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Teacher Professional Development

A key part of CREATE's work is offering extensive professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.

Our programs treat educators as equity designers focused on continuous improvement of practice. We support educators to increase subject matter expertise and pedagogical effectiveness as they serve the diverse student populations of San Diego County.


California Reading & Literature Project

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high-quality, standards-based professional development in reading and language instruction to help ensure that every California student PreK-12 achieves the highest standards of academic performance.

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Every 21st-century student should have a chance to learn about algorithms, how to make apps, and how the internet works. CREATE has partnered with to expand access to computer science in the San Diego region by offering schools the training teachers need to introduce a CS course in middle and high schools.

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Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA San Diego is the local chapter of the international Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). In 2010, the CSTA San Diego formed a partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center Education Program to implement a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pilot AP Computer Science Principles course at any high school throughout San Diego County. In 2015, that partnership expanded to include UC San Diego CREATE.

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San Diego Area Writing Project

The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) is one of 16 sites of the California Writing Project network dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of writing. We provide a wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities for K-16 educators.

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San Diego Science Project

The San Diego Science Project (SDSP) is our region's site of the statewide California Science Project, a science teacher professional network. The SDSP works closely with the San Diego County Office of Education and other informal education institutions to provide a variety of long term, targeted professional development for preK-16 teachers throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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Math for America San Diego

Math for America San Diego (MfA SD) is a consortium of three public universities and five local school districts. The goal of the non-profit organization is to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and learning in our region’s low-income and high-need secondary schools.

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UC San Diego Mathematics Project

UC San Diego Mathematics Project is the newest of 20 California Subject Matter Projects for mathematics. The project is in partnership with San Diego State University’s San Diego Mathematics Project, San Diego County Office of Education, Math for America San Diego, San Diego Math Network regional school districts and institutions of higher learning.

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CREATE also partners with UC San Diego's Department of Education Studies (EDS) to support San Diego educators. We support UC San Diego undergraduates to find and enroll in EDS service learning programs, courses, and credential pathways. Many EDS-trained educators have experienced CREATE-based professional development. Together, we are strengthening the network of educators in the San Diego region.