Charter Leader Spotlight Series: Gayle Nadler, Executive Director, Multicultural Learning Center

April 28, 2022

Last month, the Multicultural Learning Center received the California Charter Schools Association’s (CCSA) Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year (Southern California). The Hart Vision Awards, established in 1995, are named in honor of Gary K. Hart, the former California State Senator and former California Secretary of Education. The prestigious Hart Vision Awards are given annually to individuals and organizations with outstanding records of leadership and excellence in furthering California’s charter public school movement. The award recognizes​​ the work and achievements of exceptional charter public schools, leaders, and advocates.

We’re proud to work with MLC as a longtime client and admire their steadfast commitment to students and families. As a part of our Charter Leader Spotlight Series, we interviewed Gayle Nadler, the co-founder and Executive Director of MLC, to learn more about MLC, how it feels to receive such a prestigious award, and why developing global citizens is such a critical part of the school’s mission and vision!

 

EdTec: How does it feel to be the winner of the CCSA Hart Vision Award  for Charter School of the Year (Southern California)?

Gayle: It’s an honor to receive an award in Gary Hart’s name. I heard him speak at the CCSA conference many years ago and was inspired by him, the movement he started, and his brave work to get charter schools on the map in California back in 1992. He passed away in January this year, so it’s even a little more heartfelt to receive the award in his name.

I was very excited that receiving the award had to do with not only our growth academically but also our innovative dual immersion program along with our emphasis on developing global competencies in our students.

To be honest, the timing was really incredible, coming out of the two years that we’ve just experienced. To be recognized when we have felt so vulnerable shows the impact of the hard work and determination of our community. It really comes down to who you are as an organization and your values, your team, and your community especially in the toughest of times.

It’s MLC’s time to share what we’re doing, and the outcomes we’re achieving. We’re willing to share all the work that we do so that other schools and students can benefit from what we’ve learned. It’s been 20 years of innovation, creation, development, and making mistakes and fixing them. There’s a lot that we can share with developing charter schools and other organizations.

 

EdTec: Have you ever been approached by other charters for advice?

Gayle: We’re frequently working with other schools on different levels. We’re approached by a lot of developing dual language schools. These schools usually want to hear about how we teach in two languages, what curriculum we use, and where we find bilingual teachers. We’ve also been approached about different things that we do in terms of organizational culture, special programs, instruction, planning, development, and strategy.

MLC is not in this movement for solely our own benefit. We want our school to do well and be successful for the community we serve, but we’re in this movement to improve education for all students, families, and educators in California.

 

EdTec: What has been the most rewarding part of this 21-year journey for you?

Gayle: The thing that always makes me smile most, is our alumni. It’s most rewarding to hear from the alumni in terms of what they’re doing with their lives, how they furthered their education, and the impact MLC has had on who they have become as global, bilingual citizens.

 

EdTec: What has been your most valuable lesson learned over the past 21 years?

Gayle: I say this to new charter leaders all the time, the most valuable lesson you can learn as a charter leader is this: there will always be obstacles – that is the job! Don’t hope or wait for the day there will be smooth sailing because it won’t come! The job is riding the waves and sticking to your vision and mission and the reason you opened in the first place. There’s always going to be challenges in front of you and because your vision and mission is so powerful, you have what it takes to overcome them.

 

EdTec: What is it like working with your mom?

Gayle: For the first eleven years, my mother was the Executive Director and I worked under her as the Program Director. She retired in 2012, so for the last 10 years, I’ve been running the show, although she is on the board and she volunteers in the classrooms. Without her knowledge and powerful ways of making things happen, I don’t know that we would have opened. She got us going, so that I could take the reins one day and take it to the next level.

Honestly, the work is so hard and so demanding, especially in those first 10 years of running a charter school  that you don’t even have time to think about anything else! We definitely had to create boundaries and have very clear delineations – “Okay, am I talking to you as your employee or as your daughter?” So, there was a lot of that in the beginning. We were excited to build something together. It really came from our experiences as mother and daughter when I was in public school. The fact that we took this really deep experience from my childhood, and her experience as my mother, and turned it into something that would fulfill us and the community, is a very powerful thing.

 

EdTec: As a charter school leader, you need a strong support system in place. What kind of support has been key to your success?

Gayle: On the ground, it is having an operational and instructional team that is completely committed to the school, to the vision, to the purpose. You need instructional leadership that is extremely talented and focused on outcomes for students, social, emotional, and academic.  And the operations team must have wide knowledge and experience with facilities, finance, and human resources.

Beyond your staff team, you need partners like EdTec!  Having a strong, trusting relationship with our back-office provider has been essential because it’s such a fluid relationship. Our relationship with EdTec has been essential in overcoming some of those hurdles that we face on the back end of things, so that the school can operate and have all these outstanding outcomes for kids.

Other community partners and the LA philanthropic community play a critical role. And of course, our parents – they know their students best, they are true partners in their education.

It’s also important to allow an opportunity for all folks, whether they’re administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, after school tutors, custodial staff, to have a voice in the organizational operations, policies, procedures. Your supporting community should have a strong voice and a seat at the table where they can express themselves, where they can share ideas, give feedback, make suggestions, and make decisions. The key to having a strong school organization is a collaborative approach in the truest sense. This requires a lot of listening and a lot of empathy on the part of leaders. It takes a lot to create that in an organization, but that’s a key element in our success.

 

EdTec: Why is developing global citizens is so important to you?

Gayle: It’s very important for young people to know how to navigate and live in a world with diverse thinking, diverse backgrounds, diverse cultures and language. For young people to be successful in a diverse world, they must be raised in an environment where they not only are taught to be respectful to people who are different, but to live and breathe and share space each day with people who come from diverse backgrounds. The experience at MLC enables young people to think more critically when they’re adults and to look at all sides of a story, to see different perspectives and points of view. Our students can also speak in more than one language which creates greater compassion and understanding. It’s also about having the confidence and the commitment to create change when it’s necessary. Those are the skills that we’re building when we talk about global citizens.

 

EdTec: What is your vision for the future? What is something you hope to accomplish in the next few years?

Gayle: Right now, we’re working on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. I see us bouncing back and getting back into the groove of what we do. Then it’s about what can we do to take us to the next level because we never stop growing. I’d like to see us become more involved in creating change and spreading the word about some of our successful initiatives to influence others and perhaps policy.

I also want to bring in more partners, to engage more folks in the community and perhaps document our work. One of the benefits of being a charter is you’re this little incubator of innovation. But you’re so busy doing it, that you don’t really have time to sit down and document all the wonderful things you’ve done or put it into a guidebook.  It would be great to document some of the things that we’ve done so that it can be more easily shared, studied, or developed to influence equitable access to high quality education for all students.

Thank you to Gayle, and congratulations to the MLC community!

CCSA produced a special video series featuring the exemplary charter school leaders who received the 2022 Hart Vision Award. You can view the MLC video here.

The Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) is a K-8 public charter school in Los Angeles founded in 2001 by mother and daughter team Toby Bornstein and Gayle Nadler with the vision to “bring together a diverse community of learners where cultural and individual differences are the building blocks of academic, social, and intrapersonal success.” MLC achieves this vision through the school-wide implementation of a dual immersion program (Spanish/English) and a focus on global and social-emotional competencies.

Connect with EdTec at the 2022 California Charter Schools Conference!

March 7, 2022

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2022 California Charter Schools Conference! The conference will take place in Long Beach from March 14-17, 2022. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present six breakout sessions, as well as one session at the virtual School Developer Summit. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise with charter developers, new schools, and established schools.

Because everyone can always use a new headshot, EdTec is the Headshot Bar sponsor this year! The Headshot Bar will be set up at the back of the exhibit hall in the right corner during exhibit hall hours (Tuesday from 9:00am – 4:30pm, and Wednesday from 9:00am – 4:30pm).

We will have two booth locations in the exhibit hall. We hope you will stop by Booth 1112 to meet the EdTec team and learn more about our charter development and back office services. Our school data and assessment experts will be available at Booth 1515 to discuss how we help charters to create actionable school plans by supporting school leaders with accountability reporting, performance analysis, and educational partner engagement.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

Monday, March 14

Tuesday, March 15

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions, in-person for the first time in three years! We hope everyone has a great conference experience full of learning, networking, and inspiration.

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Join EdTec at the 2021 National Charter Schools Conference!

June 15, 2021

EdTec is excited to be an exhibitor and presenter at the 2021 National Charter Schools Virtual Conference! The conference takes place June 20-23, 2021. We invite you to stop by the EdTec booth in the Solutions Center to say hello to our team members and learn how our charter experts can support your school with business, operations, and performance services. We’re also eager to share how we meet the needs of new school developers around the country with our expertise in charter development.

Annice Weinstein, EdTec’s Sr. Manager, Assessment Data and Analysis, will present a Solutions Session on Tuesday, June 22. We invite you to attend “Data Driven School Culture, But Make It Easy” at 12:00 pm ET.  We will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.  We will also share how we have partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse®  to provide verified data for charters on their graduates’ college enrollment, persistence, and completion status, along with key reports to support your school’s renewal and other compliance requirements.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge in this area and learning about your school’s data needs.

We hope everyone has a wonderful conference experience!

Connect with EdTec at the California Charter Schools Virtual Conference!

(This post has been updated to include links to the session recordings that are only accessible to conference attendees.) 

March 2, 2021

EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the California Charter Schools Virtual Conference! The conference is scheduled for March 15-19, 2021. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present 10 breakout sessions, as well as participate in the School Developer Summit and present during the Solutions Hour. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise and connect with charter leaders across the state.

On Tuesday, March 16 at 11am, as part of the Solutions Hour, EdTec will open up its monthly, clients-only Leadership Hour series to all conference attendees! Our school finance and accountability experts will provide updates on current issues impacting California charter schools, including the 2021-22 State Budget proposal and related legislation. We’ll also provide guidance on the Local Indicators and 2021-24 LCAP development, preparing you to align your goals, set reasonable metrics, and track expenditures.

We also hope you will visit our booth in the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet the EdTec team and learn more about our services.  We’ll be available everyday during exhibit hall hours to meet one-on-one to discuss how we can support your school with new charter petitions, back office, CALPADS,  student achievement analyses, the LCAP, licensing for learning management solutions, charter renewal, grant writing, and more.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

Monday, March 15

Tuesday, March 16

Wednesday, March 17

Thursday, March 18

Friday, March 19

 

EdTec Booth Demos

Monday, March 15 

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Wednesday, March 17

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Thursday, March 18

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 10:00am – 10:30am
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Friday, March 19

  • Verified Data from National Student Clearinghouse | 10:00am – 10:30am
    • EdTec has partnered with National Student Clearinghouse® to provide verified data for charters on their graduates’ college enrollment, persistence, and completion status. EdTec makes the StudentTracker® data process simple and provides key reports to support your LCAP and renewal.

We look forward to connecting at our sessions, during our booth demos, and in the exhibit hall. We hope everyone has an informative and fun conference experience!

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A Message of Unity from EdTec

June 12, 2020

Dear Partner,

You inspire us with your fierce determination to do whatever it takes to create a better school for your community.

You amaze us with the passion, creativity, innovation and selflessness that inform all you do for and with your students and communities.

You humble us with your wisdom, perspective, insight and, most important, the way in which you make us feel like a part of your community.

We are inspired to see how you, our school partners, are coming together to advocate for social justice and lead our nation in creating a safer, more just, and equitable future for our young people.

We are sickened and outraged by the racial injustices perpetrated against communities of color, and the lack of leadership in addressing these systemic issues. While these issues are not new, we are hopeful that the powerful message of solidarity against systemic racism that continues to be sent through Black Lives Matter protests around the nation is finally beginning to break through. We realize that there is still much work to be done and we commit to doing our part.

We exist because we see education as a foundational catalyst for change:

“We believe:

  • Charter schools improve education, which is a cornerstone of our society
  • Our company is a community, where respect and mutual caring are paramount”

That is an excerpt from our original mission statement – since 2001, we have existed solely to support you in bringing equity and community to public education. We are proud to be your partner as you strive for social justice by providing opportunities for students who would not otherwise have them, and by equipping them to combat the structural inequalities that are embedded in our society.

The events of the past weeks have reminded us that we can, and need, to do more. We are committed to the important work of confronting bias and reinforcing EdTec’s values of diversity and inclusion in our workplace, and to that end have started to engage in meaningful discussions with our team. We have also been actively discussing actions we could take as a company to enact lasting change both internally and throughout the communities we serve.

Unsettling times like these only reignite our motivation to support you in the hard work needed to break the cycle of inequity. As always, we stand determined and ready to support, learn from, and serve you and your communities as best we can. We look forward to engaging in those conversations with you, and to moving forward, together.

EdTec

Resources to Help Schools Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

Originally published March 12, 2020; last updated July 9, 2020

Amid growing concerns of the rising threat of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, many governments, businesses, families, and schools are facing the responsibility of developing a response plan. School leaders also need to be ready to answer questions from concerned students, parents, and staff, as well as consider alternative learning models to support continued education in the event of a school closure.    

We know there is a lot of information out there, and it is hard to keep track of all the updates. We gathered a list of resources from government and health agencies as well as charter organizations so that we can all be better equipped to help prevent the spread of the virus, minimize the impact of disruptions, and proactively communicate our plans with those who depend on usThis list will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available.  

National Resources 

The Safe Reopening of Charter Schools by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

A collection of public resources on guidance for the safe reopening of charter schools.

Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This interim guidance is intended to help administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff. 

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel by the U.S. Department of Education  

Useful information, resources, trainings, and tools for addressing infectious diseases, related topics, and protecting the school community. 

COVID-19 Resources for Charter Schools by the National Alliance For Public Charter Schools

A collection of information from trusted partners to help schools support their staff and families, including guidance on federal resources, SBA loans, distance learning, and educational equity, as well as a list of upcoming webinars. The website also includes links to information from state charter support organizations. 

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures by Education Week 

The coronavirus outbreak in the United States is prompting K-12 education leaders to shut down individual schools or entire districts. Track where closures are happening and how many students are affected. 

State-Specific Resources  

California 

Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safer Opening of California’s Public Schools

Released on June 8, this guidebook aims to support public school leaders as they work with local health officers to plan for the safe reopening of campuses and classrooms this fall.

Coronavirus Information and Resources by the California Department of Education

New additions as of May 11, 2020 include comprehensive guidance on topics such as distance learning, mental health, school meals, special education, and child care and student supervision, as well as a new statewide benefit program to help food insecure students.

COVID-19 Resources by California Charter Schools Association  

CCSA is providing California charter schools with guidance and sample resources to support planning and communications to your school community.  

Colorado  

COVID-19 Resources for Schools by the Colorado Department of Education  

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has created COVID-19 fact sheets, guidance for schools and childcare providers and more.  

COVID-19 League Support by Colorado League of Charter Schools

Resources include news, a member survey designed to understand urgent needs, weekly support calls, and virtual learning webinars.

Georgia 

COVID-19 and Schools by the Georgia Department of Education  

Detailed guidance for school districts on the preparations to take to prepare for the potential spread of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Schools, Students and Families by Georgia Charter Schools Association

Information on topics such as assessment and accountability, special education, meal service, and paid sick leave, as well as a list of online resources for students and teachers.

Louisiana

COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Schools by Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

Includes guidance on remote learning, free family resources, and communication support such as sample letters to families.

COVID-19 Information and Resources by the Louisiana Department of Education

Up-to-date guidance for schools as well as resources for families such as a list of school meal sites and a toolkit to support learning at home.

Nevada 

COVID-19 Resources by Nevada Department of Education

Tips and resources to keep Nevada’s communities safe and healthy, including online resources for schools, students, and families, and mental health resources.

CSAN COVID-19 Information by the Charter School Association of Nevada

Resources include a list of frequently asked questions and a list of local food banks to share with families.

New Mexico 

COVID-19 Resources for Schools by the New Mexico Public Education Department  

Includes the most current information as well as protocols, procedures, and best practices for all schools.  

Continuing to Learn by NewMexicoKidsCAN

This report includes summaries of distance learning plans from every district and charter school across the state.

New York 

COVID-19 Information and Guidance for Schools by the New York State Education Department  

This guide provides an update on measures needed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak as well as recommended interventions and community containment measures including a checklist for schools to assist in planning.  

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates by the New York Charter Schools Association

A collection of guidance published by state and federal education and health agencies, as well as links to charter-specific tools and resources.

Tennessee  

Update on Coronavirus by Tennessee Department of Education  

The Tennessee Department of Education has prepared guidance for education leaders to help support them in making the best possible local decisions for their students, schools, and communities.  

COVID-19 Resources by Tennessee Charter School Center

A list of information and resources on topics such as online and at-home learning, education of vulnerable populations, and nutrition.

This is a very challenging time, but we know educators and school leaders are uniquely equipped to demonstrate perseverance and leadership. Here at EdTec we’ll be monitoring the situation closely and will provide updated resources as needed.   

EdTec’s Winter & Spring LCAP Workshops

January 2020

This year EdTec is offering  a series of workshops  to make sure your school is fully prepared to tackle the LCAP!  While the fall workshop has already passed, school leaders still have the option to register for the Winter & Spring Workshop Bundle. Each workshop addresses relevant topics to focus on in the winter and spring, and together build cumulative knowledge that will lead to a quality, actionable LCAP. Registration is now open for the Winter & Spring Workshop Bundle, as well as the individual Winter Workshop; the workshop dates, times, and topics are outlined below. When you register for the workshop bundle, you save $100 off the total price of the two workshops!

Workshop Overview

EdTec’s charter school LCAP experts will lead you through small-group, hands-on workshops designed to strengthen your LCAP and teach you to engage stakeholders, align your goals, set reasonable metrics, and track expenditures. We’ll also make sure to provide updates about policy and accountability requirements along the way.

Workshop Locations, Dates, & Times

Winter Workshops

Emeryville (Bay Area) EdTec Office: Friday, January 24, 9am – 12pm Register here!

Los Angeles – Japanese American Cultural & Community Center: Friday, February 7, 9am – 12pm Register here!

Spring Workshops

Emeryville (Bay Area) EdTec Office: Friday, April 24, 10am – 3pm

Los Angeles EdTec Office: Friday, May 1, 10am – 3pm

Registration is now open for the Workshop Series, as well as the individual Winter Workshop. You may register for the workshops using the links above or by clicking the buttons below.

EdTec is Ready for CSDC 2019!

Connect with EdTec at the 2019 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference.

EdTec will be attending the 2019 Charter Schools Development Center Conference as an exhibitor and presenter! The conference takes place on December 2-3 in Anaheim at the Anaheim Marriott. We’ll be at Booth #4 in the Grand Ballroom so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn more about how we support California charters with charter petition development, back office, and school data and compliance.

We’re also excited to share that EdTec staff will present four sessions on Tuesday, December 3. These sessions are designed to educate charter school leaders about various aspects of charter school operations. 

We invite you to attend “Understanding Your Impact on State and Federal Accountability Measures” from 11:15 AM- 12:30 PM, with Chris Lim, VP of School Performance and Analytics, and Annice Weinstein, Sr. Manager Assessment Data and Analysis. The session aims to help schools identify pitfalls and areas they can improve through their data reporting. 

Our next session, “Facilities Planning Options and Lessons Learned from Schools,” is also scheduled for 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM. Amita Parikh, Director of Client Management, and Kapil Mathur, Executive Director at the OCASA Charter School, will discuss the challenges charter schools face when making significant facility changes. 

Later on Tuesday, EdTec will present “Get Ready for Your Charter Renewal” from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. EdTec team members Jennifer Reyes, Ed.D., Educational Support Services Manager; Annice Weinstein, Senior Manager, Assessment Data and Analysis; and Eric Noll, Associate Client Manager, will share their expertise in charter school finance, governance, and student performance, and draw from lessons learned to provide advice about how to tackle the charter renewal petition process. This session will cover nearly all facets of the process, from reviewing the original charter to renewal petition advocacy.

The fourth session, “How to Survive and Thrive During Your School’s Audit,” is also scheduled for 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM and will feature Kristin Dietz, VP of Client Management, and Marlen Gomez, Director at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. Participants of this session will learn how to implement key fiscal policies, understand various audit requests, and effectively interact with their school’s auditor, so they have a more positive experience. 

We look forward to sharing our experiences and expertise with charter school leaders from across the state!

Calling All Student Artists for EdTec’s 2019 Holiday E-Card Contest!

This holiday season, EdTec will select student artwork from a partner school to feature in our official holiday e-card! The winning student’s school will receive a donation for art supplies. Read on for more information about how to enter, rules and guidelines, and judging and prizes.

HOW TO ENTER

Schools may submit students’ artwork electronically to melanie.horton@edtec.com, or may mail it to EdTec’s LA office: ATTN: Melanie Horton, 811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1420, Los Angeles, CA 90017

All artwork must be submitted electronically or postmarked by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

An entry form is required for each student submission.

For artwork submitted electronically, please name each file with the school and student’s name, and for artwork submitted via mail, please label the back of each piece with the school and student name. This information will be matched to the entry form required for each submission.

RULES & GUIDELINES


Medium:
Please submit a two-dimensional piece of visual art (painting, drawings, photography, computer-aided design, etc.).

Theme: JOY!
Students should submit artwork reflecting something in their school community that brings them joy, such as a group of friends, a favorite class, or a favorite extracurricular activity. *Note: Artwork containing religious and/or culturally-specific symbols including Santa Claus, Christmas trees, menorahs, or similar objects will not be eligible.

Size:
Minimum size: 5” x 7”; Maximum size: 8.5” x 11”

Deadline:
All artwork must be submitted electronically or postmarked by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Additional Requirements:

  • School must be a current client of EdTec.
  • Students must be enrolled in Grades K-12 to be eligible to enter.
  • There is a limit of one submission per student.
  • Artwork submitted must be original work and must include the school’s name and student’s name for identification purposes.

JUDGING & PRIZES

The panel of judges will include EdTec employees. The considerations will be creativity, artistic merit for age group, and the embodiment of the spirit of the holidays and theme mentioned above.

The panel of judges will choose a first-place winner as well as two runners-up. Winners’ schools will be notified during the second week of December.

The first-place winner’s artwork will be selected to be included in EdTec’s holiday e-card! The first-place winner will receive an award certificate, gift card, and recognition on our social channels. The school of the first place winner will also receive a donation for art supplies!

The runners-up will receive award certificates and gift cards, along with recognition on our social channels.

Submit Your Students’ Artwork Today!

EdTec’s 2019 LCAP Workshop Series

EdTec’s popular LCAP workshops are back, and this year we’re offering a series of three workshops starting in the fall to make sure your school is fully prepared to tackle the LCAP!

EdTec’s charter school LCAP experts will lead you through small-group, hands-on workshops designed to strengthen your LCAP and teach you to engage stakeholders, align your goals, set reasonable metrics, and track expenditures. We’ll also make sure to provide updates about policy and accountability requirements along the way.

Workshop Series Overview

The workshop series begins in the fall and is designed to make sure you have smart processes in place from the start to guide the successful development of your LCAP throughout the school year and help you to avoid the last-minute LCAP scramble! Each workshop addresses relevant topics to focus on in the fall, winter, and spring, and together build cumulative knowledge that will lead to a quality, actionable LCAP.

LCAP Workshops

Registration is now open for the workshop series. If you wish to register for just the individual workshops, registration is now open for the Fall Workshop. You can register for the Fall Workshop by clicking the links below or buttons at the bottom of the page.

Workshop Locations, Dates, & Times 

Fall Workshop

Emeryville (Bay Area) EdTec Office: Friday, October 25, 9am – 12pm | Register Here!

Los Angeles EdTec Office: Friday, November 8, 9am – 12pm | Register Here!

Winter Workshop

Emeryville (Bay Area) EdTec Office: Friday, January 24, 9am – 12pm

Los Angeles EdTec Office: Friday, February 7, 9am – 12pm

Spring Workshop

Emeryville (Bay Area) EdTec Office: Friday, April 24, 10am – 3pm

Los Angeles EdTec Office: Friday, May 1, 10am – 3pm