LACEF believes that professional development for educators is a critical component to students and supports programs that provide teachers and administrators with opportunities to advance their skills and abilities. LACEF partners with the Los Angeles Office of Education (LACOE), offers the following programs:
After School Technical Assistance – Aspire
LACOE’s After School Technical Assistance Unit (ASTAU), located at the Los Angeles County Office of Education provides technical assistant to the field utilizing a variety of strategies.
The High School Civics Education Initiative will engage ten high schools in Los Angeles County to work as professional learning communities to receive (at no cost) professional development, resources, guidance, coaching assistance, and teacher stipends to implement effective civic practices in classrooms. The project will strengthen existing initiatives including the Common Core State Standards, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Civic Mission of Schools. Application for 2013 now closed.
Nutrition Policy and Obesity Prevention Programs
SHAPE Programs promote enhanced physical and emotional wellness and safe and healthy learning environments. We offer technical assistance in the areas of Safe and Supportive Schools, Tobacco Use Prevention (TUPE), comprehensive health education, coordinated school health programs, and physical education including adapted physical education. We support districts and schools in Los Angeles County as they address the issues of resiliency/asset development, nutrition, substance use, bullying, and HIV/AIDS.