Equity and Access from CISP
Strengthening student performance
through the preparation of exemplary teacher leaders

California International Studies Project

Equity and Access:
Teacher Development and Student Performance

Our aim is to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills and practices necessary to help ALL students successfully meet the California State Standards and have access to the core curriculum.

Our program consists of staff development workshops and institutes that focus on Elements of Effective Teaching, assistance with curriculum planning and design, instructional coaching and video feedback based on participants’ own classroom practice, as well as demonstrations of the instructional process in their classrooms.  Outcomes are very promising.

Our organization, the California International Studies Project (CISP), is a state-legislated, professional development program that has provided academic content and pedagogical support for newly employed and career teachers in
California’s K-12 schools and districts since the mid-1980s.  CISP builds reciprocal communication and interaction bridges between university-based resources and newly qualified and veteran teachers who are prepared to invest in their own ongoing development.  Institutionally sponsored by the University of the Pacific, the project’s statewide network includes regional sites in seven locations throughout California. 


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