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
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.
- Annamarie Francois: New Executive Director Takes Helm at UCLA’s Center X
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At Center X
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8am - 1pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. THELMA MELENDEZ DE SANTA ANA
- Developing Biliteracy through Writing, Grades K-8
- Using Spanish Mentor Texts to Guide Instruction and Student Learning, Grades 3-5
- Dual Language Teaching in a Digital 21st Century Environment, Grades K-8
- Growing a Dual Immersion in the era of Common Core, Grades K-5
- DOK and Shared Reading: Promoting Comprehension and Conversation in the Bilingual Classroom! Grades 1-3
- Supporting Academic Language and Literacy in the Dual Immersion Classroom, Grades K-8
Learning in residence is a powerful approach to teacher education that
pairs apprentices with mentor teachers, supported by university
coursework and urban communities. In this issue of the Center XChange,
UCLA faculty, staff, students, and partners share their work over the
past five years to create and study an urban teacher residency program
called IMPACT: Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of
>> Click here to read The Power of Urban Teacher Residencies: The Impact of IMPACT, the fall 2014 issue of XChange.