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Hacienda La Puente Unified Discusses the Power of Learning During 2022 Annual Unity Conference
Posted 8/31/22

City of Industry - Hacienda La Puente Unified administrators presented at the 2022 California Latino School Boards Association (CLSBA) Annual Unity Conference from Aug. 25 to 28, highlighting the District’s 2022-23 theme ‘Explore, Learn, Grow: Inspire Deep Learning.'

 

During the presentation, Board Vice President Christine H. Salazar, Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Fancher discussed the District’s partnership with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), a global initiative designed to inspire learning and amplify academic achievement.

 

In support of this year’s theme, Hacienda La Puente Unified will continue fostering Districtwide the NPDL six Global Competencies: Character, Citizenship, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. 

 

“We wanted this year’s theme to represent who we are as a District,” Jiménez said. “Our journey with NPDL has helped us develop innovative practices and cultivate learning partnerships among students, teachers and families and we look forward to expanding the pedagogy foundation this year.”

 

Hacienda La Puente Unified offers various opportunities to explore, learn and grow, including career technical education pathways; expanded computer, science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs; Conga Kids; the Youth Cinema Project in partnership with the Latino Film Institute; an ethnic studies elective course and five-year implementation plan for TK-12th-grade students, and much more.

 

“Thank you to CLSBA for allowing us to share our District’s successes and participate in meaningful workshops and conversations to help strengthen opportunities for our Latinx students, families and faculty,” Jiménez said. “We are off to a great start this year and look forward to continuing to create safe spaces for students to explore their curiosities, deepen knowledge and courageously develop new skills."