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Saint Mary’s summer teaching seminar this week

By Sam Richards
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 12:42 pm in Uncategorized.

It may be real short notice, but Saint Mary’s College offers this seminar for K-12 teachers Thursday at the college. To learn more about it, read here:

Saint Mary’s Summer Institute for teachers Thursday
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 06/22/2011 12:33:45 PM PDT

MORAGA — Saint Mary’s College will hold its second annual Summer Leadership Institute For K-12 Educators Thursday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soda Center on the Moraga college campus.

“Transforming Ourselves & Our Schools: Achieving Results In Difficult Times” is the focus of the academic seminar hosted by the Saint Mary’s Kalmanovitz School of Education. An important aspect will be discussion of how educators can continue to meet the academic needs of California’s K-12 students despite increasing financial restraints.

Discussions will include leaders such as Gordon Jackson, assistant superintendent for California’s Department of Education; motivational speaker Darrell “Coach D” Andrews, author of several books, including “Believing The HYPE-Seven Keys To Motivating Students of Color;” award-winning educator T.C. Roekle, author of “Designing Thriving Schools;” and the recently appointed new Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education Phyllis Metcalf-Turner.

The cost is $50 for the general public and $25 for Saint Mary’s students, staff and faculty. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. For more information, visit the event website or call 925-631-4700 or contact professors Kathy Perez, 925-631-4506 ( or Rebecca Proehl, 925-631.4994 (

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