Learn, Grow, and Make Change in Community

 

CATDC creates transformative learning experiences with educators, supporting dynamic collaborations that center equity, spark innovation, and foster impactful teaching and leadership.

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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

Leadership Fellows Program

This Fellowship for experienced educators from throughout California supports the unique demands of independent school leaders—the only program of its kind in the state! Facilitated by two Heads of School, the Leadership Fellows Program offers time for personal reflection on one’s leadership journey, practical knowledge and skill development specifically targeted to independent school leadership, as well as supportive professional connections.

 

Teaching Foundations

The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of teaching. Sessions are organized around the following topics: identity and culture (self, school, and learning environment); lesson design and pedagogy; building successful professional relationships; communication and feedback; and sustaining a career in teaching.

 

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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

Equity as Excellence

Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for educators to learn research-based strategies, develop concrete tools, build community, and engage in guided practice to support equity work in their schools. Returning to an in-person setting, this five-day immersive Summer Institute will provide participants with the opportunity to be more strategic in the face of ongoing resistance, find renewal, and engage their radical imagination.

 

(Re)Engaging with the Work as White Anti-Racist Educators

This two-day virtual Summer Institute will offer the opportunity to deeply (re)engage in learning and dialogue about the worldly nature of whiteness and how we can better recognize it, examine it, and disrupt it. This program will help build community among white educators who are committed to understanding whiteness and its impacts in our schools and beyond.

 

Personalized Coaching that Meets Your Needs and Fits Your Schedule

 

CATDC coaches help educators identify areas for growth, set achievable goals, and transform their practice.

Pillars of Learning

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LEADERSHIP

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The California Teacher Development Collaborative does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity expression, race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.