K12 Teaching Webinars & Workshops

The Center for Critical Thinking and Creativity is pleased to offer free professional development to P12 teachers. This online webinar and in person workshop series focuses on a wide range of teaching strategies and support for teachers at all levels of education. All webinars are posted on the College of Education's YouTube Channel and freely available to all.

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning: Making PBL Manageable and Starting Small

September 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Zoom 

Presenters: Dr. Gavin Tierney and Teacher Susie Min gtierney@fullerton.edu

Are you interested in Project-Based Learning (PBL), but unsure how to get started? In this workshop, we will learn about the core principles of PBL, explore PBL examples, and discuss the impact PBL can have on student access, learning, and engagement. We will specifically focus on how to start small, providing resources for those new to PBL to create and implement short PBL tasks and lessons.

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Virtual Reality and Social Emotional Learning Lessons

Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 - 11:00 AM, CSUF campus

Presenter: Mrs. Jennifer Lopez

Participants will practice using virtual reality goggles and participate in a lesson demonstration about social emotional learning to support empathy among students. Limited to 20 participants. Participants will receive a VR view headset to use in future lessons.

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Proud to be “YOU” Social Emotional Learning and Social Media

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM online

Presenter: Dr. Sangeetha Carmona scarmona@fullerton.edu 

Participants will practice hands-on three effective classroom strategies that can be used the very next day to build their students' skills in digital wellness through community building and empowering individual voices.

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Social Emotional Learning Coaching in Special Education

October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 AM -10:00AM online

Presenter: Dr. Tiffany Row trow@fullerton.edu

Participants will learn strategies to enact the role of an SEL "coach" to students with disabilities, providing routinized modeling, meaningful practice, and feedback that promotes growth.

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Literacy Strategies to Engage Learners

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 – 11:00 AM online

Presenter: Dr. Joyce Gomez-Najarro jgomez-najarro@fullerton.edu  

Participants will examine approaches to literacy and reading assessment and intervention/instruction that are anchored in just, equitable, and inclusive principles.

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Podcast Like a Pro: Students and Educators

November 3, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST, online

Presenters: Dr. Hoffmann and Christianne Sainz mahoffman@fullerton.edu

When individuals know their work will be made public, they create a higher quality product. Learn how to write a script, produce, record, edit, publish, and create authenticity. All this can be done with no studio or extra equipment. 

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Promoting Student Growth with HyperRubrics

November 11, 2022 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM online

Presenters: Dr. Hoffman and Christianne Sainz mahoffmann@fullerton.edu 

Create clarity of expectations for student projects. This workshop will help educators differentiate instruction through individualized rubrics that serve as a guide for student learning. Students can self-assess to work towards subject mastery.

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Podcast Like a Pro: Students and Educators

February 16, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST, online

Presenters: Dr. Hoffmann and Christianne Sainz mahoffman@fullerton.edu 

When individuals know their work will be made public, they create a higher quality product. Learn how to write a script, produce, record, edit, publish, and create authenticity. All this can be done with no studio or extra equipment. 

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Promoting Student Growth with HyperRubrics

February 23, 2023 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM online

Presenters: Dr. Hoffman and Christianne Sainz

Create clarity of expectations for student projects. This workshop will help educators differentiate instruction through individualized rubrics that serve as a guide for student learning. Students can self-assess to work towards subject mastery.

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Proud to be “YOU” Social Emotional Learning and Social Media

February 11, 2023 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM online

Presenter: Dr. Sangeetha Carmona scarmona@fullerton.edu 

Participants will practice hands-on three effective classroom strategies that can be used the very next day to build their students' skills in digital wellness through community building and empowering individual voices.

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Social Emotional Learning Coaching in Special Education

February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 AM -10:00AM online

Presenter: Dr. Tiffany Row trow@fullerton.edu

Participants will learn strategies to enact the role of an SEL "coach" to students with disabilities, providing routinized modeling, meaningful practice, and feedback that promotes growth.

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Literacy Strategies to Engage Learners

February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 – 11:00 AM online

Presenter: Dr. Joyce Gomez-Najarro jgomez-najarro@fullerton.edu  

Participants will examine approaches to literacy and reading assessment and intervention/instruction that are anchored in just, equitable, and inclusive principles.

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Independent Literacy Activities to Support Struggling Readers  

Teachers will learn how to create engaging and content-rich independent literacy activities that are effective with elementary-level students in Tier 2 or Tier 3 levels of Response to Intervention. Activities shared will incorporate sensory experiences, technology, and partner practice.    

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Critical Thinking and Writing Skills for High Schoolers

Presenters: Dr. Street and Mrs. Jimenez cstreet@fullerton.edu 

Join us for this engaging and interactive session to learn more about strategies to support the writing process. We will focus on a wide range of literacy activities that can be completed by high school students.

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Building a Class Library That Reflects Your Students  Building a class library that is representative of your students’ identities helps students feel more connected to your classroom, literature, learning content, and the school as a whole. Students achieve greater academic gains when they recognize themselves in book characters and topics. In this webinar, several book recommendations will be shared, along with engaging learning activities to go along with a selection of the books. 

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August 13, 2022 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am ONLINE

Author's Corner

Participants will learn how to design a diverse “Author’s Corner” in their classroom which highlights different authors and provides in-depth engagement in the authors’ published works as well as their background. Several examples will be shared along with related learning activities.

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Building Literacy Skills through Art Exploration

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Supporting Relationship Building Skills

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SEL Activities for Early Childhood Special Education

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Making Reading Fun!

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What is embedded instruction? Join us and find out more!

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Teaching Practices That Help Introverted Students Thrive 

Introverted students have so much to offer, but many of the common practices in our schools are centered around the needs of extroverted students. In this workshop, you will learn some simple practices to create a rich learning environment where everyone can thrive. 

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Sensitive Children: The Hidden Gems in Our Schools 

Did you know that high sensitivity is a normal genetic trait present at birth in 20% of the population? And did you know that sensitive people are often creative, empathetic, highly attuned, and very intelligent? Sensitive children have so much potential, but they are very susceptible to their environments, for better or worse. In the right setting, they shine! But too much overwhelm and they may shut down – for years. In this workshop, you will learn more about high sensitivity and how to help sensitive children thrive in a world that often feels too loud. 

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Shaming in Schools: How to Interrupt A Harmful Common Practice 

Presenter: Dr. Row

Shaming as a disciplinary tool in schools comes in many different forms, all of which do more harm than good. And it can be especially harmful to quiet or sensitive students who tend to internalize shame in a way that interrupts their ability to learn. Shame in schools is so common and often very subtle that it can be hard to even recognize. This workshop aims to shine a light on common shaming practices and provide tools for developing healthier and more effective ways to connect with students. 

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Inspiring Quiet Leaders

Presenter: Dr. Row

Just because a student is quiet doesn’t mean they can’t be effective leaders. Quite the opposite! Some of our most respected leaders throughout history were/are introverts who learned to use their quiet nature as an advantage in developing impactful leadership skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to provide opportunities in your classroom that allow all students the opportunity to find their voice and lead.  

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Writing Effective IEP Goals

Presenter: Jennifer Taberski

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Successful IEP Meetings

Presenter: Jennifer Taberski

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Encouraging Student Participation in IEP Meetings

Presenter: Rosalinda Larios

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 Making Reading Fun! 

Presenter: Dr. Melinda Pierson

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Strategies that Support Students with Special Needs

Presenter: Dr. Pierson

Grades: K-12

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 Online Teaching Webinar: Humanizing Online Teaching

Presenter: Ms. O'Neill 

Grades: K-12

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Creating Clarity in Virtual Teaching 

Presenter: Dr. Row 

Grades: K-12

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Active Engagement for the Literacy Rich Classroom

Presenter: Dr. Pierson 

Grades: K-12

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Disrupting Math Inequities

Presenter: Dr. Brye Grades:K-6

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Using Flipgrid as an Assessment Tool

Presenter: Ms.Nigro

Grades: K-6

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Resources for Collaboration and Accountability in Online Environments

Presenter: Dr. Ylagan-Nicanor

Grades: K-6

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Engaging P6 Students in Online Learning Environments

Presenter: Dr. Gonzalez

Grades: K-3

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Nutrition Education: Why it Matters and How to Make it Work in Distance Learning

Presenter: Pheobe Peterson, Daily Council of California

Grades: K-12

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Active Engagement for the Literacy-Rich Classroom

Presenter: Dr. Pierson

Grades: K-6

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Make Learning Fun! Virtual Learning Ideas

Presenter: Dr. Pierson

Grades: K-6

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Special Education High Leverage Practices: Practical Ideas for Instruction

Presenter: Dr. Tiffany Row

Grades: K-12

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Make It Meaningful: Virtual Instruction that doesn't feel like busy work

Presenter: Dr. Row

Grades K-12

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Building Authentic Connections with Students

Presenter: Dr. Row

Grades K-12

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Backwards Design Strategies

Presenter: Ms. O'Neill

Grades K-12

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Creating Deeper Discussions in Online Sessions

Presenter: Dr. Street

Grades 7-12

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Rehumanizing Online Teaching

Presenter: Ms. O'Neill

Grades K-12

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Growing Young Scientists with Online Teaching Strategies

Presenter: Dr. Cox-Peterson

Grades K-2

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Strategies to Teach Writing Skills Online

Presenter: Dr. Street

Grades 7th - 12th

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NGSS, Local Habitats, and Online Teaching Strategies

Presenter: Dr. Cox-Peterson

Grades 3rd - 6th

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Incorportaing Films to Teach Literature Online

Presenter: Dr. Ambracetti

Grades 7th- 12th

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Reaching Struggling Learners Virtually through High Leverage Practices

Presenter: Dr. Row

Grades P-12

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NGSS, Decomposition/Chemistry and Online Instruction

Presenter: Dr. Cox-Peterson

Grades 6th - 8th

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Creating Clarity in Virtual Teaching Students Learn More and Stress Less

Presenter: Dr. Row

Grades P-12

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Teaching Literacy in a Remote Learning Context

Presenter: Dr. Gomez-Najarro

Grades K-5

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Free Apps for Educators Teaching Online

Presenter: Ms. O'Neill

Grades: P-12

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