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Professional Learning


A task force of high school and CSU faculty has developed the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), a full-year college preparatory English course for high school seniors. The ERWC is aligned with the California English-Language Arts Content Standards and addresses critical reading and writing problems identified by the CSU English Placement Test Committee.

The goals are the ERWC are to help students succeed in three important areas:

  • Meeting the requirements of the California English-Language Arts Content Standards;
  • Attaining the standards of the CSU English Placement Test; and
  • Achieving the expectations of college and university faculty.

Course assignments, organized into 12 modules and based primarily on non-fiction texts, emphasize the in-depth study of expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. The University of California has approved the ERWC for area "b" credit (from the "a-g" requirements), and the Course meets college preparatory requirements for both the UC and CSU. The four-day professional learning workshop series, spread over a two- to four-month period, includes all course materials and access to the ERWC's vibrant Online Community. Register for the ERWC 12th Grade professional learning series here:


Middle school teachers interested in using the ERWC curriculum may attend a three-day professional learning workshop series, spread over a two- to three-month period, includes middle school course materials. Check registration page for professional learning series fee. Register for the middle school (grades 7th-8th) professional learning series here: 

Currently we do not have an SMI professional learning scheduled.

To view training dates by the Los Angeles County of Education visit