Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Education Los Angeles
UCLA Center X works to transform public schools in Los Angeles to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.
We are a community of educators working to transform public schooling
to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.
UCLA Center X is dedicated to dramatically changing schooling for the underserved students of Los Angeles.
Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and administrators committed to social justice, instructional excellence, the integration of research and practice, and caring in low-income urban schools.
Center X's work extends across two graduate credential programs
and many professional development initiatives.
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Center X in the News
AP Readiness Workshops at UCLA Propel Students to Success on AP Tests
For 15 years, LAUSD educators have prepared students with test strategies to raise scores and enhance college applications as part of Center X's AP Readiness project.
Teacher Education Program alumni, Principal Leadership Institute alumni, Center X Fellows and mentors number
nearly half of 25 educators recognized for innovative teaching in Los
Angeles schools. Read more...
Daniel Buccieri, Writing Project Fellow and History Project Fellow, and Michael Corley, Writing Project Fellow, were both recognized for engaging their high school history students and changing the students' attitudes toward history.
The program at UCLA's Center X will receive funds for recruitment and training of STEM teachers.
Isabel Morales (’05) and Hector Perez-Roman (’05) are now in the running for California’s Teacher of the Year Award.
The recent events in
Ferguson, Missouri have raised important questions about the fate of
young Black men and more broadly speaking, young men of color in this
Episode 1 - IMPACT Overview
IMPACT Preparing Effective Teachers for Urban Schools
A six-part series on Center X's IMPACT
program aired on KLCS (LA area PBS) in September and October, 2014.
The IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency program brought together teacher
candidates from our Teacher Education Program and accomplished
teachers throughout LAUSD for an apprenticeship experience that
benefitted both students and mentors alike.
Episode 1 - IMPACT Overview
Episode 2 - Social Justice
Episode 3 - Apprentice Teachers
Episode 4 - Mentor Teachers
Episode 5 - The Impact of IMPACT
Episode 6 - A Look Back at IMPACT
See all of the episodes...
Video About Exploring Computer Science
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Jane Margolis and
her team investigated why so few girls and under-represented minorities were learning computer science. They developed "Exploring Computer
Science," or ECS, to reverse the trend.
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