There are many reasons to visit Samueli Academy:
Are you a parent/guardian or student and are interested in applying to attend or learning more? If so, make sure to visit our Admissions page for more information. Please be advised that due to the number of applicants we receive, we are not always able to accommodate tours for admissions purposes, but we do host “Information Nights” where you can come and learn more.
Are you an outside individual or organization looking to volunteer or find ways to get involved? If so, please visit our Volunteer page or email our Executive Director, Anthony Saba, at asaba@SamueliAcademy.org
Tours and Professional Development Opportunities
TOURS ** All proceeds go towards Samueli Academy programmatic support.
30-45 min tour of campus during instruction: FREE
Receive a guided tour of our campus and classrooms (during instruction) by a student or staff member.
90 -120 min detailed overview presentation and tour of campus during instruction: $75/person
Receive a detailed overview of the school and its successes by an administrator, including a tour of our campus and classrooms (during instruction).
3-4 hour tour and leadership discussion tailored to your school/organization’s needs:$150/person**
Receive an in-depth presentation and tour, as well as a collaborative discussion with school leadership tailored to your needs. Participants will leave with applicable resources.
6-7 hour in-depth tour/admin discussion/teacher panel/student panel: $3,000** (up to 12 people)
An in-depth agenda will be created, tailored to your needs, and including individual meetings with many Samueli Academy stakeholders (including students) as well as an in-depth presentation and tour. Participants will leave with a multitude of resources.
Custom experience: Price varies**
We’re certainly open to customizing an experience to fit your needs.
For questions or to make a reservation contact our Executive Director, Anthony Saba, at ASaba@samueliacademy.org or 714-619-0215
** All proceeds go towards Samueli Academy programmatic support
Professional Development Opportunities
Intensive Project-based Learning training
We are an official Certified Training Center by the New Technology Network and offer the following trainings:
– PBL Prep
– Portrait of a Graduate
– PBL Teams
For questions or to make a reservation contact our Executive Director, Anthony Saba, at
ASaba@samueliacademy.org or 714-619-0215
Samueli Academy is an official Certified Training Center by the New Technology Network
New Tech Network’s (NTN)
Preparing early for whole school transformation moves your school community faster. New Tech Network’s (NTN) holistic approach to transformation has successfully guided over 200 schools and districts to their project-based learning destination. We are proud to partner with schools in our network as a regional Certified Training Center. The services provide additional supports to your Leadership Team, School Team and classroom teachers. For pricing or questions, please contact Anthony Saba at ASaba@SamueliAcademy.org
PBL Prep: A one day workshop for individuals, grade-level, or whole school team. The primary aim of a PBL Prep workshop is to increase the teaching and fostering of deeper learning skills at a school, through the use of New Tech Network Learning Outcome Rubrics and student-centered teaching practices aligned to the outcomes.
Portrait of a Graduate: This one day workshop aims to help school and district teams identify what deeper learning outcomes look like and why they are so critical for college and career success. Connections are made between the impetus for school innovation and what success looks like in the graduates of schools. Some teams come with an already articulated “Why” and/or Portrait of a Graduate and others use this workshop to build the first iteration of one. In both cases, teams develop ways to articulate the purpose and strategy behind school innovation efforts and specific next steps to get there.
PBL Teams: PBL Teams is a 2 day workshop with an additional 3rd day of a New Tech Network Development Coach on your site to continue the work. The Teams training focuses on:
Designing and teaching standards-based projects
Creating a professional and collaborative culture among students and staff
Utilizing technology to enhance learning, and
Designing assessments and providing feedback targeting the New Tech’s Learning Outcomes.
Teams use several structures that we know work to transform the learning environment; a focus on New Tech Learning Outcomes, team-teaching of integrated courses where possible, a 1:1 student computer ration (for grades three and up), and dedicated collaboration time for faculty. This training is focused on leadership and school teams to attend together.
For pricing or questions, please contact Anthony Saba at: ASaba@SamueliAcademy.org
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