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Sign up for a CALPRO Online Course This Summer

Posted on 06/19/2015

Summer is a great time to take advantage of professional development, and CALPRO is offering two online courses beginning in July. Each course is four weeks long and requires about 3 hours per week of your time. Register soon External link opens in new window or tab, as these courses fill up quickly.


Effective Lesson Planning

Plan and deliver effective lessons! This workshop takes participants step by step through the process of lesson design and provides an opportunity to create a lesson plan using the OTAN Online Lesson Plan Builder. Participants will learn up-to-date strategies for planning lessons using a combination of the WIPPEA stages and "backward design." Using the information and skills taught in this course, participants will find that lesson planning becomes a quick, easy process.

Dates: July 6 – Aug. 2, 2015
Facilitator: Carolyn McGavock, San Diego Community College District Continuing Education
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Evidence-based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom

Do you need guidance on improving your students’ writing ability? This course helps participants improve writing instruction for ESL students who are at the intermediate and advanced levels, by applying:

  1. research-based instructional techniques,
  2. protocols for analyzing students' work, and
  3. guided instructional plans.

Dates: July 10 – Aug. 6, 2015
Facilitator: Dave Coleman, Los Angeles USD Division of Adult and Career Education
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