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Upcoming Events

Which Elephant in the Room?: Talking About the Climate Crisis and its Symptoms Courageously

February 26, 2022
9–11 a.m.

This event addresses how we can approach the subject of climate change with courage — by learning more about the social, environmental and economic injustices connected to climate issues. Learn more about teaching climate change as a socioscientific issue using evidence-based practices to help activate students' sense of agency.

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Making Powerful Connections: Teaching About Systems Thinking Using Environmental Topics

January 22, 2022
9–11 a.m.

Learn by doing! Come and experience more ways to teach NGSS-aligned curricula that integrates the ethical dimensions of socioscientific issues like climate change using a systems-thinking approach.

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Past Events

December 4, 2021
9–11 a.m.

This presentation will explore how we convey the ways in which historical events, such as redlining, shaped the evolution of students' own neighborhoods. Presenters will then apply climate science content to this context and interrogate how we plan for a more just future.

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November 13, 2021
9–11 a.m.

Attend this event if you wish to learn more about the intersectionality of climate and justice. Participants will hear about how educators can play a significant role in fighting the climate crisis, and about climate change as a socioscientific issue. How can teachers apply evidence-based practices to activate students' sense of agency? It's not hopeless!

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November 6, 2021
9 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Join a group of your fellow teachers as we focus on multilingual/multicultural learners in the time of COVID. We'll discuss ways to counter the very real stresses of the times by bringing love, healing and nourishment to ourselves and our K–16 students across subject disciplines.

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February 4, April 8 and June 3, 2021
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.

The RIMS CAP/TCAP Arts Education Network convenes online once per quarter to support K–12 and postsecondary educators in dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts and CTE AME. The network aims to further equitable, standards-based arts education that promotes students' artistic literacy. During these unprecedented times, the network provides an opportunity for arts teachers in Riverside, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, Kern and LA Counties to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas, share experiences and stay informed of statewide arts education issues and topics. Register for the remaining events.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Participants in this four-part series will gain an understanding of the different types of social justice texts and how to select them. Throughout the series, we will discuss how to implement these materials in the classroom using the four domains of social justice standards. For information, please visit the registration page. Hosted by the UCLA Reading and Literature Project.

February 6, March 6 and April 24, 2021

The Capital World Language Project (CapWLP) has developed a five-day seminar series called Teaching and Learning World Languages and ELD in Blended and Distance Learning. Join us for a unique program designed to support participants in crafting learning experiences that advance students’ linguistic proficiency and interculturality while navigating distance learning. All classes meet from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Registration fee: $30 per day or $125 for five days. Previous dates: October 10 and November 14, 2021. CEU credits available. To register, please complete this Google Form.

January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 22, 2021
3–5 p.m.

Free of cost 

TCAP's Latin Music Initiative was launched in the summer of 2020. The initiative continues with a series of webinars that explore the overall cultural impact of Latin Music, as well as its culturally authentic nuances of style. The sessions will build on the summer series, but previous attendance is not required. Please email for additional information and registration links.

Tuesdays: January 26, February 23, March 23 and April 20, 2021
8:30–10 a.m.

The UC Irvine Reading and Literature Project and the UCI Teacher Academy join to host the 7th Annual CRLP Admin PLC Leadership Series for District and Site Administrators, Teachers on Special Assignments (TOSAs), Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders. Several sessions have elapsed. If you wish to register for the remaining sessions, contact Betty Isa at She will be happy to accommodate latecomers.

November 1, 2020–March 31, 2021

The California History-Social Science Project announced a new online after-school series for history-social science teachers, organized by grade level: Grade Groups. Each group met six times beginning this fall to hear presentations by university professors, experienced teacher leaders and teacher educators and participated in discussions about recent educational and discipline-specific research, shared and received feedback on lessons and collaborated on new curriculum. Visit the Grade Groups website for upcoming session dates.

Dates: January 23, February 6, March 6 and March 27
Cost: General $250, Student Teachers $75
Time: Four-hour sessions plus optional time for collaboration, coaching and support

This program is sponsored by Stanford and the Monterey Bay World Language Projects. The course brings a culturally responsive approach to issues of motivation, taking into account heritage learners’ foundational strengths and knowledge. The curriculum incorporates current and historical topics on Latin America. Course materials and practices promote literacy development and are aligned with the CA World Languages Standards and Framework as well as Advanced Placement (AP) themes. Continuing Studies units are available. 

More information and registration:

February 20 and March 20, 2021
9 a.m.–noon

Time: Three hours, plus optional time for collaboration, coaching and support

Location: Online, with some synchronous/some asynchronous sessions.

Registration Fee: $300 ($75 Student Teachers). CEU credits available. 

Join the Stanford World Language Project (SWLP) for a special series on California’s new World Language Standards and Framework, 2020–21. All strands will include time and support to help participants develop activities, lessons and units that will enrich their teaching and motivate their students.

January 30, February 6, February 20, March 13 and March 20, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Central California World Language Project (CCWLP) has developed more than 30 free virtual workshops. Topics include The New World Languages, Standards and Framework; Storytelling with a Virtual Twist; Online Guided Practice; Reading Strategies for Dual Immersion Classes; Teaching Culture with the New Standards; and the use of tech tools like: Gimkit, Quizlet, Bitmoji, Nearpod, Google Suite. Duration: Three two-hour workshops throughout each of the days listed. 

Registration: FREE. CEU credits available for purchase. For more information and to register:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020—Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The goal of this professional development series was to understand the role of language in anti-racism work and to support Black language in our schools. Throughout the series, participants received language resources to support social justice literacy instruction in their classrooms. Registration link. Hosted by the UCLA Reading and Literature Project.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The UC Irvine Reading and Literature Project hosted this free, online program for teachers, administrators, literacy/Instructional coaches, TOSAs and teacher leaders. Participants were encouraged to get their own copy of the book prior to the meeting date. Zoom link was be sent one day prior to the session. The book used was “Islandborn” by Junot Diaz.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Reading and Literature Project from Fresno State University offered a program designed for teachers of 6th- to12th-graders. The following book was used: “SEL from a Distance.”

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The California Arts Project, primary writer of the new California Arts Education Framework,  provided the Thursday evening keynote at the California Art Education Association’s 2020 State Conference. The keynote focused on an introduction and overview of the new California Arts Education Framework with a focus on visual and media arts.

Wednesday, October, 2020–Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Book Study: Francis Su wrote this book to speak to all people, everywhere, about the ways in which mathematics can help us grow and develop character and virtue. Every chapter presents Su’s own thoughts as well as learning from Christopher Jackson, who realized later in life that he was a mathematician. Jackson credits the uninspired style in which he experienced math in school with having prevented him from realizing his calling sooner. Jackson and Su, fellow mathematical explorers, began corresponding while Jackson was in a high-security federal prison. Every chapter includes puzzles, tasks and reflection questions, allowing readers to engage meaningfully with the book. The course takes five synchronous and four asynchronous sessions. To register or for more information, write to:

Monday, October 5, 2020–Wednesday, June 30, 2021

TCAP's Conversations with California Artists, Creatives and Educators webinar series, launched in summer 2020, will continue into June 2021. The one-hour webinars provide insight into contemporary artistic practices and issues — particularly as they affect California-based creative people during the pandemic. All webinars are free and held from 4–5 p.m. For more information and webinar registration, contact