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Lesson Design Seminars (LDS)
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1. How many days is the LDS?
The LDS consists of 6 consecutive weekdays with two follow-up days. Follow-up days are determined during the LDS.

2. What are the hours of the LDS?
The LDS will promptly begin at 8:30 AM and will run up to 3:30 PM.

3. Where is the LDS held?
The LDS is held at the UTLA Building. Meeting room will be included in the letter provided at least two weeks prior to the event. UTLA's address is 3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

4. Do I need to bring anything with me to the LDS?
Yes, please bring the following:
  • Laptop. If you do not own a laptop, please obtain one from your school. Details on how and where to obtain a laptop from your school is provided in the letter sent to all participants at least two weeks prior to the LDS. If you cannot obtain one from your school, ISCA will loan a laptop for use during LDS time only. You may not take the laptop home. If you use ISCA's laptop, it is highly recommended that you bring a portable USB Flash Drive.
  • Story. All participants in the Language Arts or Social Studies subjects must read the story provided in the letter sent out at least two weeks prior to the LDS. If you did not receive the story, please contact us immediately.
  • Portable hard drive. Although not required, it is highly recommended that you bring a portable hard drive with you to store your files. These portable hard drives are more commonly known as "USB Flash Drives," "jump jacks" or "USB drives" and may be purchased at your local office supply store (i.e. Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.).

5. What kind of credit can I receive by joining the LDS?
Participants may choose one of the following credits:
  • 3 Salary Points
  • 1.5 CSUDH Units (Requires $120 registration fee. Registration fee subject to change without notice.)
  • $ 1,000 Stipend (2 $500 Payments)
  • Professional Growth Hours (56 Hours)
  • BTSA/Induction Technology
  • 3 Salary points and BTSA/Induction Technology

6. What must I complete in order to receive my credit?
Participants must complete all of the following in order for ISCA to begin the process of confirming the participant's selected credit:
  • Attend all 6 days of the LDS. A maximum of 2 excused hours is allowed for emergencies only.
  • Provide a soft (computer file) and hard (paper) copy of all documents produced during the LDS.
  • Attend the follow-up days (1 day for Common Scoring and 1 day for Redesign of the unit)
  • Provide a clean copy (soft and hard) of all documents during the Redesign of the unit.

7. When will my credit be processed?
If a participant opts for the $1000 stipend, the first $500 payment will be confirmed at the completion of the 6 days of the Lesson Design Seminar. The second $500 payment will be confirmed at the completion of the Common Scoring and Redesign of the unit.

All other credits will be processed when the participant meets all requirements listed in #6.

8. Is parking provided? Where? Do you validate?
Yes, parking is available. Parking structure is located behind the UTLA Building between 6th and Wilshire along Berendo Blvd. Parking validation will be provided at the sign-in area of the LDS.

9. Will lunch be provided?
Yes, lunch will be provided by ISCA and will be served at 12 Noon. ISCA will also provide light refreshments in the morning. If you are strictly a vegetarian, please contact us immediately so that we can adjust meal orders.

10. How do I sign up for Lesson Design?
Log in to your ISCA account, download the Lesson Design application, fill out it out, and submit it via Internet. If you need an ISCA account, you can enroll here. In order to be eligible for an ISCA account, however, you must be a teacher from one of the following schools: Foshay Learning Center, Gage Middle School, Roosevelt Highschool, Manual Arts High School, and Muir Middle School. If you have any further questions about enrollment, please contact us here. .

11. Can't find the answer?
If you can't find the answer in any of the categories provided in the F.A.Q. page, please feel free to contact us.

3303 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 430
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (213) 639-0800
Fax: (213) 381-9229

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