Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers

Colloquium | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Center for Race and Gender

While policy makers and practitioners call for increasing the number of Black male teachers, researchers find that this subgroup has the highest rate of turnover. Despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers’ school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools. To fill this gap in the...   More >

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity

Seminar: Lawrence Hall of Science: BAWP (Bay Area Writing Project) | September 29 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Darrick Smith, ED.D, Educational Leadership at USF

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of "culturally relevant pedagogy" has continued to be a popular pedagogical approach within the broader educational community. This session will attempt to address critical questions regarding the possibilities for the collective embracing and implementation of a culturally relevant pedagogy at your school site.

 

  RSVP online or by calling Jasmine Lopez at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Jasmine Lopez at lopezj@berkeley.edu by September 29.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

How to Read an Object: focus on Timbuktu

Workshop: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | October 6 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  To be provided to participants

  , Richmond, CA

 Mariane Ferme, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with the city of Timbuktu.

 free for teachers

  Register online

Blackboards

Film - Feature | October 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The starkly desolate mountains of Kurdish Iran serve as backdrop for Samira Makhmalbaf’s second feature, which follows a group of itinerant teachers, heavy blackboards on their backs, trudging through the landscape in search of pupils. Education seems like a dream to those they meet, however, who think blackboards are better used as a gurney for a sick man, or as shields from gunfire. Makhmalbaf...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (FOSS, NSTA)

Workshop | October 11 | 8 a.m.-9 p.m. |  Reno-Sparks Convention Center

 FOSS Project Staff

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of 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 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning. (Gr 3¬8)

 

  Register online

Friday, October 12, 2018

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Global Transformation of Time by Vanessa Ogle

Meeting: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

 

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Botanical Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

 $85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Meeting: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

 

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Education as the Project of Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-76

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Joanne Tien, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Joanne Tien will discuss how teachers and students in the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project navigated the ideological tension between constructivist pedagogical approaches and the cultivation of explicit political values that challenge systems of oppression.

 The O'Neill Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Why the Constitution? The Problem of Taxes and Slavery

Lecture: UCBHSSP (UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project) | October 18 | 4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, This is a webinar event.

 Robin Einhorn, Professor, Department of History

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP is pleased to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center, this virtual scholar talk with the Professor Robin Einhorn of the UC Berkeley Department of History.

This webinar will examine the relevant clauses of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, along with extracts from and letters about the key debates in the Continental Congress, Philadelphia convention, and some...   More >

 This is a virtual event.

Friday, October 19, 2018

CCASN Informational Exhibition

Information Session: Graduate School of Education | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way

 Professional Development for Educators

The College and Career Academy Support Network (CCASN) will be holding an informational session about its work with county offices of education, districts, schools, career academies, and students. Over it's 20 history, CCASN has provided support services in many areas of the education field including, but not limited to, Linked Learning, A-G course writing, proposal writing, Career Technical...   More >

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Community Convening: Facilitating Controversial Conversations

Workshop: UCBHSSP (UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project) | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join Bay Area history educators for the first of three community conversations about history teaching. UCBHSSP will introduce participants to conflict dialogue pedagogy, model facilitation, and discuss procedures and context for leading these conversations in your unique context.

 This event is directed at educators.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trees and Tones - Wooden Instrument Traditions: Sitars and Tamburas

Presentation: UC Botanical Garden | November 11 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn all about sitars and tamburas with instrument maker J. Scott Hackleman. For over 40 years Scott has been learning sitar, travelling to India, and making and repairing hundreds of Indian instruments for artists all over the world.

 $40 / $35 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (FOSS, NSTA)

Workshop | November 15 | 8 a.m.-9 p.m. |  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

 FOSS Project Staff

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of 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 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning. (Gr 3¬8)

 

  Register online

Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about Dialect Variation, Identity and Power

Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Amanda Godley, Professor, English Education & Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Pittsburgh

 Berkeley Language Center

Description: Language and literacy education scholars have long called for the teaching of language to be more critical, raising students’ awareness of how language choices and varieties convey power, identity and ideologies. In this talk, I focus specifically on Critical Language Pedagogy, an approach to teaching about dialect variation and language ideologies. I will share curriculum materials...   More >

Saturday, November 17, 2018

How to Read a Film: Zero for Conduct

Workshop: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | November 17 | 2:45-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 ORIAS

Learn methods for critical film-viewing that you can use in your classes. In this second collaboration with the PFA, film curator Kate MacKay will lead teachers in a pre- and post-viewing discussion of Zero for Conduct, a short, accessible French film that takes place in a school.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

 free

  Registration opens August 31. Register online by November 16.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Botanical Perfume Gift Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop: UC Botanical Garden | December 1 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume gift workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

 $85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Community Convening: Assessment in the H-SS Classroom

Workshop: UCBHSSP (UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project) | December 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join Bay Area history educators for the second of three community conversations about history teaching. UCBHSSP will introduce models for assessing student learning in a history classroom.

 This event is directed at educators.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity: Students Are Thinkers: Developing a Dynamic Approach to Teaching in our Schools

Seminar: BAWP (Bay Area Writing Project) | January 26 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

At the center of teaching is understanding the intellectual power of our students. What do we learn from our students? How do we distill what we’ve understood into anti-racist teaching strategies? Hear from a panel of experienced educators and journalists grappling with these questions.

 

  RSVP online or by calling Jasmine Lopez at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Jasmine Lopez at lopezj@berkeley.edu by January 26.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A UCBHSSP Un-Conference

Workshop: UCBHSSP (UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project) | February 23 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP invites Bay Area educators to participate in an "un-conference." This participate-driven event will allow teachers to share and learn from one another with regard to how they are approaching history instruction at this historical moment - What does this moment demand of us as history teachers?

 This event is directed at educators.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity: Ruth Cossey

Seminar: BAWP (Bay Area Writing Project) | March 23 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 

Ruth Cossey

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

Ruth Cossey teaches pre-service mathematics methods, Equity Leadership, and master degree research courses in the Mills College School of Education in Oakland, CA, where she has taught over 20 years. Her most recent research focuses on the establishment of the Oakland Urban Teacher Residency.

 

  RSVP online or by calling Jasmine Lopez at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Jasmine Lopez at lopezj@berkeley.edu by March 23.