LA STARS Professional Development Seminars
Department of Education
Fall Program (September - December) - Now accepting registrations.
2016 program information - See program details.
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Winter Spring Program ( December - April) - Now accepting registrations.
2016-2017 program information See program details.
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Calendar of Language Events
See the calendar of language events for Southern California.
Jobs Bulletin Board
Need a teacher? Need a job? See the LA STARS Jobs Bulletin Board for Southern California.
World Language Content Standards
Download "Aligning the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools with the Common Core Standards"
Download Presentation on Common Core
Download California World Language Content Standards.
Download California Foreign Language Framework.
Download "The Educators' Toolbox: Introducing the 2009 World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools"
Common Core Standards
Download "Common Core 21st Century Skills Differentiation"
Download "The Brave New World of Common Core Standards"
Download "Common Core Standards and Reasonable Outcomes for the World Language Classroom"
California Subject Matter Project
Download Our brochure: "Academic Achievement, the California Subject Matter Project and Occidental College's World Language Project."
What does it take to become a teacher?
If you are passionate about education and the well-being of children, you should teach. If you are one who believes they can lead and inspire children, you should teach. If you are brave and willing to move beyond traditional teaching methods by being at the forefront of modernizing education, you should teach.
Every state has different requirements for becoming a great teacher. However, in most states, it is required that candidates hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, complete a Teacher Preparation Program, and pass the required state examinations.
To find out the requirements to become a teacher in your state, go to Teacher.org.
Brandon Zaslow, Site Director
Iman Hashem, Program Director