Professional Development

Fostering Joy and Justice Next Year: Panel Discussion Inspired by Gloria Ladson-Billings call for a “hard re-set”, come together in community with UCB PD Providers and K12 educators from across the Bay Area to explore the possibilities for education that have emerged from this last year of disruption. Hear ideas from community leaders and learn from each other as we identify discrete and expansive steps for reimagining our work with young people.
Story Telling For Social Change Introductions
Story Telling For Social Change Arundhati RoyStory Telling For Social Change Oral History
Story Telling For Social Change Narrative Excerpts
Storytelling for Social Change: Creating Space for Unheard Voices
Storytelling is a valuable tool for advancing social change, and an understanding of systemic oppression is incomplete without deep listening and learning from people who have experienced injustice firsthand. This webinar will offer participants an introduction to Voice of Witness (VOW), our oral history methodology, and the use of first-person storytelling to amplify the voices of people impacted by injustice.We will explore the power of personal narrative as a storytelling format and discuss key elements of the oral history process, including best practices in ethical interviewing and project creation.The webinar will feature VOW staff and Sara Sinclair, editor of our latest project, How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America.
Stanford Live Teacher Workshop
Stanford Live Teacher Workshop Eddie Madril Sara MoncadaStanford Live Teacher Workshop Participants
Teacher professional development workshop for K-12 educators on American Indian Arts, History, and Culture!
As we explore the beauty and diversity of both traditional and contemporary Native arts, we’ll learn approaches that can help students celebrate and respect Native cultures, appreciate diversity, reflect on their own backgrounds, and treat each other with respect and understanding.

Creatives for Compassionate Communities for Art & Spirituality Mini-Retreat
Cracking the Chrysalis: Exploring Emotions of Emergence.”  In this online event, we will explore the range of emotions through a presentation of Nava Rasa or Nine Emotions addressed in the ancient Indian treatise on theatre and dance, the Natyashastra.  Then you will have the opportunity to transform the emotions by envisioning and creating a personal Mantra Vision Board for yourself.

The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud by Isabel Baker, Founding Director of the Book Vine for Children and Amy Vandament, President of the Book Vine for Children – Aug 19th, 2020.

Google Children’s Centers Summer Series

Google Children’s Centers Summer Series Making Meaning – June 2nd, 2018.

Presentations, Panels, and Workshops. A day filled with sessions around curriculum development, inclusive practices, learning environment design, and innovative applications of materials in the classrooms.

Sally Haughey
Chamroeun Yann
Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Julie Kurtz

Transform Challenging Behavior – Online Conference, Created and made Available by Barb O Neill – Speaker, Trainer

February 2017 Group Activity for The Jewish Studio Project

February 2017 – The Jewish Studio Project.

The Jewish Studio Project is an innovative and new approach towards creativity using the medium of arts. It is the basis of discovering oneself and bringing about social change, inspiring Judaism – vibrant, connective and hopeful . To read more about the program

Innovative Teacher Project Rakhi Sachdeva

The Innovative Teacher Project – Illuminating and Examining Relationships in Reggio Inspired Settings at La Scuola International School located in San Francisco.

La Scuola’s mission is to “Inspire Brave Learners to Shape the Future” through our unique combination of the Reggio Emilia pedagogy. To read more about the program

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Helen Diller School field day

Dec 2016 – Field day at Helen Diller Nursery School located in San Francisco.

Helen Diller Preschool considers all children to have curiosity, and interest. They have the potential in engaging in social interaction, and working with what their environment offers them. They are encouraged to participate and take an active role in their path of acquiring knowledge. To read more about the program

Helen Diller School wall of values Helen Diller School Preschool Staff Introduction
ITP Studio Series

The Innovative Teacher Project – Studio Series: Materials Atelier: Building Relationships with Materials and making Ideas Visible.

Presented By: Jordan Guillory

Jordan Guillory, Atelierista of Mid-Pacific Institute OFJCC Teacher Attendees Exploring Natural Material Exploration using Clay Small Group Work Using Natural Material - Clay, Wire Small Group Work Using Natural Material

All Agency training at OFJCC: First time 250 employees from all our OFJCC departments came together for training on Aug 26th 2015. Our CEO Zack Bodner talking about the importance of TEAM.

Bing Educator Seminar: Supporting Teacher Well-Being and Care giving Relationships to Buffer Toxic Stress

Bing Nursery School’s 50th Anniversary Symposium


  • John Flavell
  • Mark Lepper
  • Eleanor Maccoby


  • Eve Clark
  • Carol Dweck
  • Jeanne Tsai

Visit to Little School: The school is located at 1520 Lyon Street, San Francisco on Wednesday. It lives up to its name in terms of being little in space, but they have done big things in the realm of inclusion and relationship building since 1984. Read more ….

Professional Development field day Bing Nursery School: Visit to Bing Nursery School Stanford Campus


Professional Development day: Jan 2016 Managing the Challenging Behaviors – workshop by Stephnie Agnew Parent education Co-ordinator

Professional Development day : March 2016 Managing/creating/working with Change by Jack Cohen