California Kindergarten Conference

Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits related to the California Kindergarten Conference

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 California Kindergarten Conference. Karin & Staff will be at the Conference and you can meet with them to review your registration form and log of curriculum development, reading and research work that you have completed prior to the Conference.
Note: These graduate-level professional development semester units/credits are designed as professional development for salary advancement and to renew credentials. These units/credits are not designed towards attainment of an advanced degree.

The cost is $200 for 3 graduate-level professional development semester units/credits (regularly $297)!

To be awarded these units/credits, you will need to do the following prior to registration:

  1. YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM to us at the Conference. (If for some reason you can not register the day of the Conference, you need to come see us so we can make note that you were in attendance). To register prior to the Conference, please use this link Registration Form. Fill out the form, print it and bring it with you.
  2. Keep a log of hours of curriculum development. Your participation at the California Kindergarten Conference will award you 20 hours (this will be the first entry on your log – see sample log below), in addition you will need to log 25 hours of reading, research & curriculum development you have completed outside the classroom. You may not count prep work.
  3. You may send in your log after the Conference or preferably turn it into Karin Alexander and Staff at the Conference. They will be at the University of the Pacific Booth near the Conference registration desk. They will review your work, keep your log, and confirm your grade.

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 keep this time frame in mind when registering.

Should you need prior approval for courses with your District, listed below are all the courses available for $200:
These course titles are available for 3 graduate-level professional development semester units/credits:

ECE Course Numbers and Titles (Early Childhood Education):
P ECE 9000 – Teaching Foundational Reading Skills to ECE Students
P ECE 9001 – Teaching Foundational Math Skills to ECE Students
P ECE 9002 – Supporting English Language Development in the ECE Classroom
P ECE 9003 – Assessment of ECE Goals and Lesson Plan Effectiveness
P ECE 9004 – Understanding Developmental Stages of Early Childhood
P ECE 9005 – Promoting Social Emotional Growth in ECE Students
P ECE 9006 – Teaching to Diversified Developmental Levels, Personality Types & Learning Styles in the ECE Classroom
P ECE 9007 – Teaching Language and Literacy to ECE Students

EDU Course Numbers and Titles:
P EDU 9015 – Adding New Ideas to your Curriculum
P EDU 9034 – Developing Effective Curriculum
P EDU 9040 – Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
P EDU 9044 – Strategies to Help Children with Learning Challenges
P EDU 9046 – Introducing More Literature into your Reading Program
P EDU 9049 – Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
P EDU 9051 – Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Reading
P EDU 9052 – Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs
P EDU 9055 – Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Writing Skills
P EDU 9060 – Evaluating and Enhancing Your Science Program
P EDU 9061 – Evaluating and Enhancing Your Math Program
P EDU 9063 – Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Art
P EDU 9066 – Enhancing Your Skills Using Technology
P EDU 9069 – Classroom Management Strategies
P EDU 9070 – Music Across the Curriculum

A sample format for your log:

1/15/2017        Participated in workshops and took notes — 20 hours
4/12/2016        Worked on rubric for phonic skills — 3 hours
4/14/2016        Read __________  (children’s lit), page #s _____ — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: This book was about… and I recommend this book because….
4/15/2016        Developed lesson plans to use in ______ learning center(s) — 3 hours
4/25/2016        Reviewed and evaluated existing lessons teaching the ABC’s — 2 hours
5/5/2016          Designed lessons to incorporate sight words into my curriculum — 1 hour
5/7/2016          Researched online for lesson plan ideas for teaching math — 3 hours
                        Elaboration: List the sites you visited, explain what each was about & how valuable they were 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/

Courses4Teachers booth hours at the Conference:
Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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.