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Center for Continuing Education

Professional Development for Education and Mental Health Professionals to Advance Equity and Justice

The mission of the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) is to support the quality and impact of school and mental health professionals by offering professional development that is research-based, collaboratively developed, and justice oriented.

Launched in Fall 2014, the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) of the University of San Francisco School of Education offers effective and impactful professional development for teachers, administrators, and mental health professionals. Workshops, courses, and specializations are developed and offered in partnership with public school districts, Catholic schools, and mental health organizations. We welcome students who seek to grow and flourish in their professions and to be change agents as they serve and act in solidarity with the children, families, and communities most in need.

The CCE brings to both new and veteran professionals the expertise and commitments of the USF School of Education, a school whose efforts have been centered on diversity, equity, and social justice for the last forty years. USF is San Francisco’s first university and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite students’ passion for social justice and desire to “Change the World From Here.”

Ed tech conference

Harnessing the EdTech Ecosystem: EdTech Professional Development Conference

April 18 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the School of Education room 110

Join us for a day of free professional development workshops presented by graduate students in USF's Digital Technologies for Teaching & Learning program. The focus of this year's conference is on real-life solutions to everyday challenges in the classroom.

We will explore ways to use Webquests to differentiate instruction, harness social media and other technologies to engage students in learning, elicit student stories with digital storytelling, and use free tools like Google Earth and iBooks Author. We will also be explaining how assistive technologies can help students with special needs to excel, and demonstrating how blending learning and hands-on coding works in real classrooms. We'll introduce you to innovative iPad apps for assessment and to tools for creating digital portfolios that put student learning in the spotlight. We'll even show you how to create your very own makerspace in your classroom.

Keynote address by Ramsey Musallam, Ed.D., of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.

This conference is free, but seats are limited.

  • A total of three Continuing Education hours will be offered for this event for a $20 fee.
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Teaching and Learning After the Death of a Student

May 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the USF School of Education room 101

Teachers have the profound responsibility of not only educating their students, but also handling student trauma and death. To address these challenges, we have created an interactive and experiential workshop for educators to appropriately support students and families, explore their own experiences, garner support from their peers and community, and further instill meaning into their professional identities and responsibilities. Presented by Rick Ayers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Cori Bussolari, Psy.D., Associate Professor, USF School of Education. This workshop is for K-12 Educators and School Counselors.

  • A total of four Continuing Education hours will be offered for this event for a $20 fee.
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Theory, Evaluation and Use of Assessment

May 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the USF School of Education room 102

This workshop will provide education professionals with a background in psychometric theory that will enable them to make informed judgments on specific assessment practices in school contexts, as well as to contribute to the larger conversations about the role of testing in education. Presented by Isabel Nunez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, USF School of Education. This workshop is for K-12 Educators and School Counselors.

  • A total of three Continuing Education hours will be offered for this event for a $20 fee.
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These workshops are offered by the Center for Continuing Education at the USF School of Education, which is a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District.

For more information please contact the School of Education at (415) 422-6525.