Our vision is to be the most inspiring and empowering source of connection, collaboration, and learning for California independent school educators, meeting them where they are and taking them to the next step of their professional journeys in order to better serve students in a changing world.
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Decentering the Western Canon: Humanities Curriculum Cohort
Humanities educators have a critical role in supporting the affirming and illuminating experiences we want our students to have as they encounter diverse stories and voices. CATDC’s Humanities Curriculum Cohort will provide a space where teachers can share what's working for them, get support on what's not yet working optimally in their classrooms, and pilot new strategies using critical friends or lesson study protocols. This group will also support navigating conversations with colleagues about culturally responsive teaching practices. Participants will gain classroom strategies, routines, and protocols that center the unique needs of their students.
Decolonizing Science Curriculum Series
In this interactive and practical series, science educators of all levels will engage with the concept of decolonizing their curricula, as well as reflect on concepts, tools, and resources that can be integrated into specific lessons and content. Shifting away from euro-centric, white supremacist structures and classroom power dynamics, participants will debunk the assumption that this work can happen more naturally in the humanities. Throughout the series, participants will have the opportunity to build or workshop lessons with fellow educators and develop a long-term plan for continuing this work within their departments, divisions, and school communities.
At CATDC, we believe that every young person and adult in our schools should be supported to thrive. Advancing equity is a core value and a strategic priority. This means that CATDC serves as a resource for educators and schools in the ongoing work of disrupting systems, practices, and policies that prevent full participation of underrepresented and underserved groups. We work in collaboration with the CATDC community to create more just and equitable schools.
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Accountability in the Digital World: Navigating the Complex Social Media Landscape in Partnership with our Students
Supporting Neurodivergence in Early Childhood Education Through Sensory Regulation, Classroom Design, and Motor Development
This day-long workshop for early childhood educators will explore how to support neurodivergent learners through sensory regulation, classroom design, and motor development. The brain's readiness for learning is greatly impacted by the environment in which the learning takes place. When the brain becomes overstimulated, it may quickly become dysregulated. In a child, dysregulation often leads to many "challenging" behaviors. Oftentimes, by shifting our focus away from the behavior and instead looking for possible environmental triggers, we find ways to more intentionally set up our learning spaces for student success.
Pillars of Learning
Whether you are a classroom teacher, an aspiring leader, or an experienced administrator, our programs provide you with the opportunity to develop key skills and habits of mind to lead effective teams in positive, impactful ways.
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
With a focus on fostering joyous, safe, healthy, and supportive school communities, these programs provide tools and strategies to support the emotional well-being of students and adults.
CURRICULUM & PEDAGOGY
Informed by the latest educational research, our programs provide opportunities to improve classroom practices and design coursework that will lead to more engaging and meaningful learning experiences for your students.
EQUITY & INCLUSION
To ensure all students and school stakeholders have the opportunity to learn and thrive in our schools, we offer equity-centered programs that will increase your capacity to create responsive classrooms, inclusive curricula, affinity spaces, and school communities that are supportive of everyone.
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