Diagnostic Center, Southern California
Diagnostic Center, Southern California
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Project Services Overview

Comprehensive Professional Development Projects are individually designed to meet specific district or school site needs. Projects are designed to provide in-depth content training and multiple levels of follow-up support including demonstration teaching and on-site collaboration. These systemic projects include multiple service days that may be interspersed over a period of weeks, months or a year. Example project topics include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, and Transition. Diagnostic Center staff will work with the District to identify the project components, which often include:

  • In-depth content training (full, half-day, or 1 to 1.5 hour sessions)
  • On-site consultation Planning sessions with teachers and administrative support teams
  • Demonstration teaching, may include video taping for future staff development
  • Lesson observations with feedback sessions
  • Problem solving and coaching sessions
  • Data analysis, summative and formative evaluations

Due to our staff time commitment for these projects, they will be available on a limited basis. In many cases we begin the planning process with the local district or school site in the spring prior to the implementation year.

General Requirements:

The following general requirements apply to each of the Comprehensive Professional Development topics:

  • Evidence of strong administrative support for the project
  • Completion of identified paper work
  • Participants must be part of district team; all team members must commit to fully participate in the training

Additional requirements, specific to each topic, may also apply. For more information, please contact Laura Anderson, Director, at train@dcs-cde.ca.gov.