Language Arts

513A – Academic Language Development in Action! Part A (Focus on Vocabulary)

Course ID 513A
LAUSD Course Number: #NA-05-49
Grade Level: K-6
Start Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Teachers sharpen their instructional strategies in the crucial area of academic language development. Participants analyze and reflect on unedited ELD lesson videos filmed in classrooms just like theirs.

*This course is a prerequisite to Academic Language Development in Action Part B (Strategies for Expanding Students’ Language).

Additional DescriptionMore Details

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Price: $200.00

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513B – Academic Language Development in Action! Part B* (Strategies for Expanding Students’ Language)

Course ID 513B* (Prerequisite to this course is 513A)
LAUSD Course Number: #NA-06-21
Grade Level: K-6
Start Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Teachers continue to refine their instructional strategies and develop tools to implement in the crucial area of academic language development. Participants analyze and reflect on unedited ELD lesson videos filmed in classrooms just like theirs.

*Prerequisite: Academic Language Development in Action Part A (Focus on Vocabulary).

Additional DescriptionMore Details

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Price: $200.00

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581 – California Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text (K-5)

Course ID 581
LAUSD Course Number: NA-05-72
Grade Level: K-5
Start Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider how to begin transitioning to California’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS for ELA) for K-5 Reading Standards for Informational Text. The goal of the CCSS is that all students will be college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. This course provides an opportunity for participants to carefully examine the CCSS for Reading Informational Text. Participants will learn new strategies through video examples, in-depth readings, and interactive activities that will help them apply their learning to their own classrooms and transition to the new standards.

Additional DescriptionMore Details

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Price: $200.00

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582 – California Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text (6-12)

Course ID 582
LAUSD Course Number: NA-05-73
Grade Level: 6-12
Start Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider how to begin transitioning to California’s Common Core State Reading Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS for ELA) & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The goal of the CCSS is that all students will be college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. This course provides an opportunity for participants to carefully examine the CCSS for Reading Informational Text at their grade level or content area. They will learn new strategies through video examples, in-depth readings, and activities that will help them apply their learning to their own classroom and transition to the new standards.

Additional DescriptionMore Details

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Price: $200.00

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583 – California Common Core Depth of Knowledge: English Language Arts

Course ID 583
LAUSD Course Number: NA-05-78
Grade Level: K-12
Start Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider how Depth of Knowledge offers a common language to understand “rigor,” or cognitive demand, in assessments, as well as curricular units, lessons, and tasks. Participants will learn about the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and how it is developing an assessment system based on the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the DOK levels of complexity. They will understand that these components will provide student data throughout the academic year to inform instruction, guide interventions, help target professional development and ensure an accurate measure of each student’s progress toward career- and college-readiness. Participants will understand how Webb’s four DOK levels grow in cognitive complexity and provide educators with a lens to enable them to create more cognitively engaging and challenging tasks. Participants will learn new strategies through video examples, in-depth readings, and activities to help them apply their learning to their own classroom and begin to integrate the DOK levels and the CCSS standards into their practice.

Additional DescriptionMore Details

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$250 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Price: $200.00

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