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Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP)

 
Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP)
The Integrated Learning Specialist Program offers a series of three courses and electives that improve classroom teaching and student learning across all subject areas through arts integration, performance-based assessments, and collaborative curriculum design. Educators can increase their professional capacity and earn an Integrated Learning Specialist Certificate by completing this rich, research-based program of study.
Join the dynamic ILSP learning community to increase your skills and become an educational leader at your school, organization, or district. As you progress through the ILSP coursework, you are encouraged and supported to share your practice and network with other teacher leaders in the Bay Area. Classes are offered throughout the year. Continuing Education Units are available.
 
Course A: Strategies and Resources for Arts Integration: This hands-on course focuses on contemporary education and arts centered teaching and learning using frameworks developed at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Course A explores a range of art practices and creative strategies. Students will become familiar with Studio Habits of Mind, Teaching for Understanding and Making Learning Visible, learning how they can be used to develop a creative teaching practices that builds metacognition.
 
·        Classes occur on 4 Saturdays from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Marin County Office of Education
 
Course B: Ongoing Assessment Strategies and Applications: Participants learn ongoing assessment strategies, including Studio Habits of Mind, Making Learning Visible, documentation, rubrics and portfolios. They develop protocols, tools and applications that are useful for deepening their own learning and students’ learning. Participants will choose an area of assessment to complete an action research project to share with colleagues at the end of the semester.
 
·        Classes occur one week in June from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Marin County Office of Education
 
Course C: Collaborative Curriculum Design: Developing Arts Integrated curriculum using the Teaching for Understanding framework and receiving feedback from the collective group is the focus for this course. Participants will learn how to use a variety of protocols and tools for evaluating and deepening classroom practice. In addition, they consider point of inquiry, thinking deeply about their own context and, and present final unit to the group.
 
 
For more information, please contact Chris Spores at 415-499-5878.
 
·        Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Marin Room, MCOE
·        Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Marin Room, MCOE
·        Saturday, October 31, 2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Marin Room, MCOE
·        Saturday, November 21, 2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Marin Room, MCOE
 
 
 
Contacts:
Raquel Rose, Assistant Superintendent, 415-499-5891 - rrose@marinschools.org
Chris Spores, Director of Education Services, 415-499-5878 - cspores@marinschools.org
Beth Kradepohl, Program Manager, 415-499-5888 - bkradepohl@marinschools.org