Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

Learning Spaces: An Introduction to Performative Pedagogy

Lecture | September 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Susanne Even, Indiana University

 Berkeley Language Center

All of us perform multiple roles in our normal daily lives without necessarily being aware of it. But when it comes to learning another language, ‘normality’ is suspended: learners enter a different world they cannot navigate as easily due to less developed lexical, structural and pragmatic knowledge. To improve foreign language skills, teachers employ grammar, communication and activity-oriented...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Connecting Invisible Makers and their Wares: Site-Specific Digital Storytelling as a Response to Globalization

Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Sarah Nelson Wright’s work, part of the Hearst’s exhibit People Made These Things, addresses the crucial question: who are the makers of mass-produced objects in our lives today? In this talk, Wright will share stories and media from a research trip to India and Sri Lanka to observe garment factories and meet marginalized workers. She will discuss a work-in-progress, Invisible Seams, an augmented...   More >

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand B:: Designing Lessons for Reading, Writing and Assessment

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Angela Martinez, Associate Team Member, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

6 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to learn and practice new strategies to engage students in reading and writing. Leave with ideas, materials, and the confidence to use them on Monday morning.

 $350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand A:: Designing Lessons for Speaking and Listening

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Angela Martinez, Associate Team Member, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

6 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to learn and practice new strategies to engage students. Leave with ideas, materials, and the confidence to use them on Monday morning.

 $350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand C:: Designing Thematic Units: Our theme for 2017-18: “Out of Africa !”

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Don Doehla, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Gloria Payette, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

5 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to:
• Augment your toolbox of Common Core literacy development strategies
• Guide instruction with essential questions and learning targets
• Incorporate authentic resources: video, text, and multi-media of all types
• Improve proficiency-based assessments: rubrics, formative, summative

 $350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Baltimore)

Workshop | October 5 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Baltimore Convention Center

 1 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Friday, October 6, 2017

2017-18 California H-SS Framework Implementation Study Group for Teachers

Workshop | October 6 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project in partnership with the SCCOE is offering professional development to support teachers in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks. This year-long study group will work in a collaborative setting with support from staff from the UC Berkeley, California History-Social Science Project (a chapter of the CHSSP that was the...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Program to Support Administrators and TOSA's in Implementing the California H-SS Framework

Workshop | October 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework. Many site or district administrators and TOSAs have already been engaged in providing PD for their teachers or will initiate this process following...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SF/Bay Area Fall Amgen Biotech Experience PD Workshop

Workshop | October 21 – 22, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Our Fall training on the abridged series of the ABE labs will be held October 21-22, 2017 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. We welcome new and returning Bay Area AmgenBiotech Experience teachers to join us for the training. To sign up, please please contact Maia Binding: mbinding@berkeley.edu or...   More >

Sunday, October 22, 2017

SF/Bay Area Fall Amgen Biotech Experience PD Workshop

Workshop | October 21 – 22, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Our Fall training on the abridged series of the ABE labs will be held October 21-22, 2017 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. We welcome new and returning Bay Area AmgenBiotech Experience teachers to join us for the training. To sign up, please please contact Maia Binding: mbinding@berkeley.edu or...   More >

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Who Owns the Founding?: Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robin Kelley, Professor, History, UCLA; Mark Peterson, Professor, History, UC Berkeley; Shannon Steen, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative. How does the play handle the tension between historical accuracy and crafting a narrative that allows today’s Americans to identify with the story of the Founding? Is it possible to make history “usable” for...   More >

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Milwaukee)

Workshop | November 9 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Wisconsin Center

 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA New Orleans)

Workshop | November 30 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

 901 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.