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CAIS sponsors webinars that forward its mission to support, unify, and promote efforts to increase inclusive schooling in California. Registration for future webinars and recordings of past webinars can be found below. 

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Inclusive Leadership Webinar Series

CAIS is presenting the Inclusive Leadership Webinar Series in partnership with CEEDAR center for students in administrative credential programs and faculty teaching leadership courses. Live closed captioning will be provided. Click on the webinar title to view the recording. The resources for the webinar series can be accessed by clicking here

Inclusive Leadership: Up Close and Personal with Some of California’s Exemplary and Inclusive Principal Innovators

Inclusive Principal Leadership: Foundational Structures to Support Inclusive Practices

Inclusive Principal Leadership: Structures to Support Inclusive Practices for Students with Extensive Needs

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Critical Collaboration Workshop Series

CAIS is sponsoring the Critical Collaboration Workshop Series in partnership with the CEEDAR Center, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the California Council on Teacher Education. Recordings of of the workshops and registration for the final workshop can be found by clicking on the links below:

Critical Collaboration Workshop#1:
Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Teacher Education presented by Dr. Saili S. Kulkarni

Critical Collaboration Workshop #2:
Urban Dual Credential Programs presented by Dr. Lidiana Portales Blair

Critical Collaboration Workshop #3:
Power and Empowerment: Honoring Decision and Design presented by Dr. Andratesha Fritzgerald

Critical Collaboration Workshop #4:
Why Race and Culture Matter presented by Dr. Tyrone Howard - Recording not available

Critical Collaboration Workshop #5:
Intersection of Disability, Language, and Race by Dr. Alfredo Artiles 

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Active Education Webinar Series during COVID-19 for California Teacher Candidates

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic brought about virtual classrooms throughout California for both K-12 and higher education. This created a challenge for teachers-in-training (candidates) to complete the necessary clinical practice hours and observations to meet the requirements for both student teaching and residency models.

The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS), in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education and with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University, offered a statewide webinar series. Each topic was presented at various depth levels for teacher candidates, mentor teachers, university/college supervisors, and university/college faculty at Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Institutions of Higher Education. The webinars were designed for candidates in all preliminary teacher preparation programs—Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist candidates. The webinar content was delivered by an established expert in the field with online teaching experience. The length of each webinar was approximately 60 - 120 minutes. Each webinar included suggestions for additional extension activities for teacher candidates to complete in collaboration with mentor teachers, the university supervisor, or other experienced educators upon approval from the candidate's respective prepartion program.

Webinar Partners:

See Below: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Language and Alignment with Webinar Design for Completing Required Student Teaching Hours

CAIS Active Education Webinar Series: 

Recordings of the webinars are available for viewing. The padlets for all webinars are also accessible online. Recorded webinars have closed captioning. 

FALL 2020 Webinars

For a description of each webinar, please click here.

Webinar list
Webinar Presenter(s) Date Time Register Padlet
Using Tech Tools to Universally Design Distance Learning Lina Bender, Rebecca Harrison & Pam Tupy

Thursday
Sept. 17

3:00 - 4:00 View Using Tech Tools Padlet
Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Academic Instruction (part 1 of 2) Rebecca Harrison Wednesday
Sept. 30
9:00 - 11:00 View C & L Relevant Instruction
Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Academic Instruction (part 2 of 2) Rebecca Harrison Wednesday
Oct. 14
9:00 - 11:00 View C & L Relevant Instruction
Building Community Through Restorative Practices Toby Espley Monday
Oct. 26
2:00 - 3:30 View Building Community Padlet

 Spring & Summer 2020 Webinars

Webinar list
Webinar Topic Presenter Date Time


View
Webinar

Padlet
Differentiating Instruction for P-3 Learners* (see below) Rich Villa &   Jacqueline Thousand Tuesday, April 21 10:30-11:30 / Breakout 11:30-12:30 Recording not available DI for P-3 Padlet
CalTPA Guidance for Candidates and Programs during COVID-19 Amy Reising, Wayne Bacer, Gay Roby, James Webb Wednesday, April 22 1:00-3:00 View CalTPA website
Differentiating Instruction for P-3 Learners* (see below) Rich Villa & Jacqueline Thousand Tuesday, April 28 10:30-12:30 Recording not available DI for P-3 Padlet
Differentiating Instruction for 4th-12th Learners* (see below) Rich Villa &   Jacqueline Thousand Thursday, April 30 10:30-12:30 Recording not available DI for 4-12 Padlet

CA MTSS - Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

Rhonda Marriott, OCDE Monday,  May 4 10:00-11:00 View CA MTSS Padlet
What the Heck is UDL? Kevin Schaefer & Kristin Brooks, SIP Thursday, May 14 10:00-12:00

Recording not available

UDL Padlet
Differentiating Instruction for 4th-12th Learners* (see below) Rich Villa & Jacqueline Thousand Thursday, May 21 10:30-12:30

Recording not available

DI for 4-12 Padlet
Collaborating with Students in Instruction (See below for description) Rich Villa & Jacqueline Thousand Tuesday, June 16 10:00-12:30

Recording not available

Collab
Padlet

 *Please note: "Differentiating Instruction for P-3 Learners" and "Differentiating Instruction for
4th-12th Learners" cover similar content, but include examples for specific focus grade levels.
This series of webinars is not available for on-demand viewing. 

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Language and
Alignment with Webinar Design for
Completing Required Student
Teaching Hours:

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Commission Guidance Language Options for Completion Outside of the Physical K-12 Classroom Due to School Closure Recording Hours and Evidence
Co-planning time, with veteran practitioners for lessons that the candidate will deliver. Webinars offer candidates the opportunity to co-plan and meet with veteran educators and to connect with peers to co-plan and collaborate. The extension activities offer opportunities for teacher candidates to continue developing skills beyond the webinar and breakout room. Keep a detailed record of hours met and the tasks completed during the meetings.
Working with veteran practitioners, grading and analyzing student work, reflecting on lessons, and planning for the needs of individual students The webinars offer the opportunity for teacher candidates to discuss grading practices, analyze student work samples, reflect on lessons, and plan collaboratively to meet the individual needs of students. Extension activities include ideas for candidates to work with mentor teachers, university supervisors, or other experienced educators virtually using videos, past student work (possibly provided by mentor teachers), IRIS modules, Teaching Channel, Edutopia, Edutube. Keep a detailed record of hours, all interaction, materials and videos viewed, and all tasks documented. This should be shared with your Mentor Teachers, University Supervisors, or an approved experienced educator.
Time working with professional learning communities, grade level and department meetings The webinars offer teacher candidates the opportunity to accrue hours working in professional learning communities along with other educators across the state. Record hours and tasks completed. This should be shared with your Mentor Teachers, University Supervisor and others as directed.