Southern California K-Conference

Earn up to 3 Units of University Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Credit for Your Attendance and Participation in the 2016 Fall Professional Development Workshop “Reading, Writing, Math, and More” for Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten Educators sponsored/endorsed by the Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Inc.

A very simple registration process to follow:
You may earn 3 graduate-level units/credits for 45 hours of professional development work you do related to the SoCA K-Conference.  

ATTENTION: Not valid for Los Angeles Unified School District

Note: These graduate-level professional development units/credits are designed as professional development for salary advancement and to renew credentials. The units/credits are not designed towards attainment of an advanced degree.

We will need four things from you:

  1. Registration form(s) completed
  2. Payment – personal check or Visa, AMEX or MasterCard
  3. Certificate of Attendance from an administrator at the workshop or from SoCA K-Conference
  4. Log of extra hours of professional work

    You will email or mail your registration form to Courses4Teachers@Courses4Teachers.net
    Or Mail to:
    Courses4Teachers/University of the Pacific
    696 San Ramon Valley Blvd, #518
    Danville, CA 94526

    Click the “Registration Form” link below to complete your Registration Form
    Registration Form

It is your responsibility to know your own district’s policies regarding dates you must submit grade reports for salary advancement and regarding their policy in accepting grade reports versus formal transcripts. Please contact your personnel department for information.

Please note: It typically takes 6-8 weeks to obtain an Unofficial Transcript from the Registrar, so please plan to register and complete your coursework with this time frame in mind.

Should you need prior approval for courses with your District, here are some of the courses:
These course titles are available at the SoCA K-Conference for 1, 2 or 3 graduate-level professional development units/credits:       

P EDU 9040:  Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
P EDU 9044:  Strategies To Help Children With Learning Challenges
P EDU 9049:  Strategies For Differentiated Instruction
P EDU 9052:  Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs
P EDU 9069:  Classroom Management, Strategies That Work
P EDU 9198:  Kinesthetic and Creative Teaching Techniques for Effective Classroom Management
P EDU 9240:  Teaching Common Core Standards Effectively
P EDU 9279:  Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
P EDU 9294:  Reading, Writing and Math Curriculum for Pre-K, TK and K Teachers

A sample format for your log:
1/15/2017        Participated in SoCA K-Conference workshops and took notes — 7 hours
                        
Elaboration: Write a brief review of what you got from the Conference (Certificate of Attendance attached)
4/12/2016        Adapted ______curriculum to be incorporated to meet current teaching mandates — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide samples of work 
4/14/2016        Read __________   — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: Tell us more about this reading or provide us with notes from readings
4/15/2016        Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide us with samples 
5/5/2016          Designed lessons to incorporate technology into my curriculum — 4 hours
5/7/2016          Developed rubrics for given lessons — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide us with samples ETC….

What activities count for my Log?
You may log curriculum development, reading or research that will enhance your classroom teaching.
Your activities don’t have to relate to each other, but they have to be professional activities.
Suggestions of excellent activities: read, researched, developed, created, previewed, revised.

What activities do NOT count for my Log? 
You may not log prep work. 
You may not log attendance at a workshop or conference that is not sponsored by Courses4Teachers. 
You may not log work done at a school workshop or meeting.
You may not count correcting/grading papers, doing report cards, IEPs, photocopying, conferencing with parents, or meetings regarding specific students.
For a more comprehensive list of “what counts and doesn’t count” you may email our office at courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net

Please note: Unofficial transcripts can take up to 6-8 weeks. For more information click here:
https://www.courses4teachers.net/information-about-grades-and-transcripts/

If you’d like to continue earning graduate-level professional development units/credits for the professional work you do, please click here for a self-designed course packet. The registration process for obtaining additional graduate-level professional development semester credit is simple. We honor teachers for the hard work they do outside of their normal workday. This program is available all year long.