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
- Handing out iPads to students isn't enough
By Jane Margolis and Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
January 19, 2014
Schools need to focus on what makes computers work, not just on how to use them.
Computer science is driving innovation across all fields, so it makes sense that the Los Angeles Board of Education wants to provide its students with access to the latest technology. Students who develop expertise in computer science will have automatic career advantages. But is the district taking the right steps? Read more...
Project Exc-EL: Excellence for English Learners
November 8, 2013
UCLA Center X is pleased to announce Project Exc-EL has been
identified as a Highly Rated Application by the U.S. Department of
school districts (White Plains, Tarrytown and Ossining) will partner
with UCLA Center X to implement a multi-year program aimed at creating
expanded and personalized learning opportunities for students in middle
and high school who do not speak English as their first language. Known
as Project Exc-EL, or Excellence for English Learners, the program will
combine evidence-based strategies for classroom teaching with support
provided by community partners and agencies including the Center for
Secondary School Redesign, Westchester Community College, Pace
University and the RSHM Life Center. Read more...
Jesús Gutiérrez, Jr.: For LA County Teacher of the Year, It’s All in the Family
November 1, 2013
Jody Priselac: New Associate Dean for Community Programs Stands at Intersection of Research and Practice
October 13, 2013
- Kalil Cohen: TEP Alumnus Honored as Founder of Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival
October 15, 2013
Exploring Computer Science Featured on NBC’s “Today”
July 31, 2013
At Center X
Critical Teaching and the Common Core:
Access, Equity and Justice
March 22, 2014 8am-3:30pm
We invite you to join us in looking at the Common Core through the lens of social justice to ensure that the CCSS provides more equitable opportunities for low-income students of color and does not perpetuate the widening opportunity gap for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Keynote Speaker: Mike Rose
Concurrent workshop sessions led by teachers and administrators, K-university, including the California Subject
Matter Projects housed in Center X, the UCLA Principals' Center the UCLA Teacher Education Program’s Faculty and Alumni.
UCLA YOUNG SCHOLARS SUMMER PROGRAM
For Students Entering Transitional Kindergarten - 6th Grade
JULY 7-25, 2014
Nora Sterry Elementary
Registration is open!
Click here for more information.
The Young Scholars Program, in collaboration with UCLA Lab School, will engage students in hands-on learning that promotes critical thinking, academic enrichment and social development. Most important, they will have fun!
Culture matters when it comes to teaching and learning. Culturally
relevant teaching assumes that every child enters a classroom with rich
cultural knowledge and lived experiences that help them learn each day.
In this issue of XChange, UCLA faculty, alumni, and students share their
work to document and advance teaching that builds on these cultural
assets and respects the strengths of all learners.
>> Click here to read Culturally Relevant Teaching, the spring 2013 issue of XChange.