The California School Leadership Academy (CSLA) Regional office led by UC Berkeley provides professional development and learning opportunities for educators, from teacher leaders all the way through, and including, system leaders, who are committed to equity and building a culture of deep reflection at their institutions.
UC Berkeley's Regional Academy focuses on the areas of leadership development; coaching; disciplinary-specific learning; curriculum development; distance learning; and technical assistance, among others. These professional learning opportunities are experienced in a variety of formats, including but not limited to, research symposiums; curriculum development; and technical assistance.
Programs are offered at no cost to participants employed in Title II districts and schools, and will include leadership coaching as well as an emphasis on improving instruction and achievement outcomes for English Learners; students with disabilities; low-income students; and other historically marginalized students.
In conjunction with the 21CSLA State Center, UC Berkeley’s 21CSLA Regional Academy covers educational institutions in six Bay Area counties – Alameda; Contra Costa; San Francisco; San Mateo; Santa Clara; and Solano.
Among the major campus partners are the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI); GSE Leadership Programs; College & Career Academy Support Network (CCASN); and UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers (UCBPDP), which range in membership from the Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS) and Cal Performances to Lawrence Hall of Science, the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), and the Berkeley World Language Project.
With input from the field, UC Berkeley's 21CSLA Regional Academy expects to begin offering professional learning opportunities by Fall 2021.
About UC Berkeley's 21CSLA Regional Academy Partners
Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute (PLI). Since 1999, Berkeley PLI has prepared more than 600 educational leaders for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond with a focus on creating more equitable schools for vulnerable and historically underserved students. Its programs offer degrees for aspiring and early career administrators including a master’s degree, and the Clear Administrative Services Credential through its Leadership Support Program. Berkeley PLI is a flagship among the GSE’s Leadership Programs, which includes Leaders for Education and Democracy, a doctorate program.
College & Career Academy Support Network (CCASN). Founded in 1998, CCASN is committed to bold strategies that will transform California’s education system. CCASN engages in a broad range of efforts and partnerships that align research findings with practical solutions for educators, leaders and learning communities that improve college and career readiness for all students, in particular, those furthest from opportunity. CCASN offers professional and leadership development, coaching, resource materials, and technical assistance for educators, schools, and districts in and beyond California.
UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers (UCBPDP). UCBPDP is a coalition of professional learning units located at UC Berkeley that partner directly with K-16 teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators from Bay Area schools and districts. Participating units aim to support lifelong learning for educators throughout their careers, bridging K-16 communities of research and practice.