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Professional Development

West Covina Unified School District is committed to providing educational excellence and access to high quality, well-rounded curriculum for all students. We designed our professional development initiative to maximize each teacher’s capacity to inspire students to participate in post-secondary or career activities, become critical thinkers and problem solvers, and prepare them to provide positive contributions to society.

Our Focus

Our professional development program is research-based and integrated into our existing programs to align with the expectations of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). Our district’s strategic plan identifies our core focus of:

  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Active Citizenship
  • STEM Education

Within each of these areas, our professional development participants learn to integrate 21st century skills, Common Core standards, and student engagement strategies to prepare our students to be college and career ready. We developed our workshops, seminars, and training modules using National Staff Development standards to promote:

  • Learning Communities and Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Data-driven Priorities and Decisions
  • Evaluation and Reflection
  • Research-based Strategies
  • Learning Theory Implementation
  • Equity and Access to Rigorous Instruction
  • Quality Teaching
  • Family Involvement

Our Opportunities

To further support teachers as life-long learners, West Covina Unified School District offers these practical workshops and personalized support:

 

Developing 21st Century Skills 
Designed to help teachers make purposeful connections between technology and instruction, participants in this workshop will learn to use technology as an instructional tool to deliver lessons that maximize instructional time, engage an increasingly diverse student body, and facilitate the acquisition of 21st century skills.

 

Common Core Standards
West Covina has been working to implement Common Core into our classrooms curriculum to help our students be better prepared for college and career. The state website offers several learning modules for you to take advantage of at your convenience. We encourage you to do so, and keep watching your inbox for information on our upcoming events.

Professional Development Staff

Please contact us with questions or to register for an event.

Vacant
TOSA - EL Services
626-939-4600 ext. 4611
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Joyce Savoy
TOSA - Ed. Tech & Professional Development
626-939-4600 ext. 4618
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Jessica Lunsford-Johnson
TOSA - K-12 Reading Intervention
626-939-4600 ext. 4711
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Rebecca Acosta, Ed.D.
TOSA - K-12 Reading Intervention
626-939-4600 ext. 4711
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Nancy Galvez-Ortega
TOSA - Elementary ELA
626-939-4600 ext. 4691
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Laurie San Miguel
TOSA - Elementary ELA
626-939-4600 ext. 4691
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Kristen Acosta 
TOSA - Elementary Math
626-939-4600 ext. 4634
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Rick Ortega
TOSA - Elementary Math
626-939-4600 ext. 4634
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Cindy Mata
TOSA - Secondary Social Science
626-939-4600 ext. 4690
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Maria Garza
TOSA - Secondary English
626-939-4600 ext. 4690
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Brenda Salas
TOSA - Secondary Science
626-939-4600 ext. 4601
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Tomoko Price
TOSA - Secondary Math
626-939-4600 ext. 4601
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Jeanne Berrong
TOSA - IB Programs
626-939-4600 ext. 2315
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