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Wednesday, February 20
 

7:00am

Elementary School Tour (Prior Registration Required)
The Elementary Tour is to Wittmann Elementary School in ABC USD in nearby Cerritos.

At award-winning Wittmann Elementary School, the mission is to provide an education that challenges each child to be the best that they can be within a safe and nurturing environment. Wittmann’s vision is to provide a world-class education for every child and create well-rounded students who are highly adaptable to the learning environment. Wittmann endeavors to provide a total education by helping students gain command of fundamental processes basic to their future learning, encouraging a desire for learning, teaching student self-discipline and responsibility, emphasizing strengths, and teaching students to respect the rights and beliefs of others. Participants will learn about Wittmann’s collaborative environment that ranks among the top 5% of elementary schools in the entire state by offering a rigorous, standards-based curriculum as the foundation of an instructional program that adapts to the needs of students. Come see Wittmann’s rigorous core curricula in action, as well as arts education, Google Ecosystem, computer coding and robotics classes, and more!

Prior registration for this school tour is required.

Space is limited! Select the "Register for Site Visitation" button above and register today!


Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:00am - 11:30am
Wittmann Elementary School

7:00am

Secondary School Tour (Prior Registration Required)
The Secondary Tour is to Savanna High School in Anaheim Union School District.

Participants will visit Savanna High School – an award-winning high school with a proud community of dedicated staff, involved parents, and empowered students whose members are engaged in academic excellence and are called to develop purposeful lives. Our mission is to support diverse and innovative learners in reaching their highest potential through meaningful and challenging experiences so they can be successful in a rapidly changing world. Students will dedicate themselves to their own education and character development. Teachers will encourage, equip, and empower learners with a rigorous curriculum using differentiated instruction to ensure our students are critical thinkers and inquirers, academically and personally accountable, communicators and collaborators, globally aware and culturally competent, and digital-age learners. Counselors will help learners make good academic decisions. Administrators will lead while ensuring the learning environment is both safe and effective. All staff will teach and consistently model school-wide expected behaviors. Parents, guardians, and other members of the community will support the efforts of students and teachers to maintain a successful learning community.

Prior registration for the secondary school tour is required.

Space is limited! Select the "Register for Site Visitation" button above and register today!

Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:00am - 11:30am
Savanna High School

7:00am

Check-In
Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
Center Lounge

9:00am

Hands-on Robotics: Inspire and Excite thru Robotics and Coding
These ARE the droids you're looking for!
Learn how to leverage partnerships to bring robotics and coding into student’s hands from diverse backgrounds and language experiences. Participants will use robots as students do, to understand the value of robotics from a student’s perspective, turning coding from an abstract concept to a physical three-dimensional experience.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Division Director of Innovation, Tuolumne County Office of Education
Education Technology Advocate, Father, Husband, and a firm believer that Cancer Sucks!
avatar for Matt Zuchowicz

Matt Zuchowicz

Director, Educational Technology Services, Santa Barbara County Office of Education
Director Educational Technology for Santa Barbara County Office of Education


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

9:00am

Leveraging G Suite For Leadership (Beginners)
In this beginner level session you will discover how to create, collaborate, and share using Google’s suite of productivity tools. You’ll learn about all of the amazing features of G-Suite, and we’ll share ways you can to improve leading and learning in your school or district - with a techie twist! 
(For the best experience, bring your own laptop or Chromebook)

Presenters:
Dennis Large, Ed.D. - Director, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Mike Leffin - Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Steve Hickman, Ed.D. - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE  
Heidi Baynes - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong advocate of computer science education and the #CSforALL movement. Her experience in K-12... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hickman, Ed.D.

Steve Hickman, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
My mission is to transform teaching and learning.
avatar for Dennis Large

Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Large is currently the director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and state standards... Read More →
avatar for Mike Leffin

Mike Leffin

Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education; Educational Technology Services Administrator


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

9:00am

Teach Us All - Movie and Debrief
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Zoroya

Leslie Zoroya

Reading/Language Arts Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Leslie Zoroya | is a Coordinator II for Reading/Language Arts in the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Leslie serves as a member of the CA State Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee subcommittee for Language... Read More →



Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

12:30pm

Cybersecurity and School Network Cyber Risks
Cybersecurity is a critical but often misunderstood and overlooked aspect of a school district’s technology infrastructure. We now operate in an environment where a successful cyber-attack can seriously disrupt the educational mission and the day-to-day business operations of any school district. As such, it is critical that superintendents and their executive leadership understand the importance in minimizing their LEA’s cybersecurity risks. A comprehensive cybersecurity strategy starts with informed executive leadership team that prioritizes transparent communication and collaborative risk management. The focus of this session is to equip superintendents with the information they need to know so that they may develop a culture of cybersecurity that emphasizes responsible data privacy, operational stability and the effective mitigation of risk necessary in the 21st century classroom.

Speakers
avatar for David Thurston

David Thurston

Chief Technology Officer, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.
David Thurston is Chief Technology Officer for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools where he oversees Technical Services and the Digital Learning Services departments. David’s team serves over 33 school districts and supports the educational efforts of more than 400,000... Read More →



Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

12:30pm

Game Learning (History/Social Studies)
Game Learnings Founder & CEO will host a blended learning experience featuring educational Video Games, Graphic Novels, and a short lecture from professor Nicholas Gliserman Ph.D. This will be a fun interactive and educational session.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Massman

Matt Massman

Founder & CEO, Game Learning
Matthew Massman- Founder & CEO | As founder of Game Learning, educational entrepreneur Matthew B. Massman is once again at the forefront of enhancing educational opportunities for today’s students. With the launch of Game Learning, Massman is yet again filling a void left in the... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

12:30pm

Leveraging G Suite For Leadership (Intermediate)
In this intermediate level session you will dig deeper into Google’s suite of productivity tools. This session will unlock some of the magic of G Suite features you may not be using. You will discover ways to enhance how you lead the learning in your educational environment, and how you communicate with your stakeholders. G-Suite can change the way you do business!
(For the best experience, bring your own laptop or Chromebook)

Presenters:
Dennis Large, Ed.D. - Director, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Mike Leffin - Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Steve Hickman, Ed.D. - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE  
Heidi Baynes - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong advocate of computer science education and the #CSforALL movement. Her experience in K-12... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hickman, Ed.D.

Steve Hickman, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
My mission is to transform teaching and learning.
avatar for Dennis Large

Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Large is currently the director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and state standards... Read More →
avatar for Mike Leffin

Mike Leffin

Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education; Educational Technology Services Administrator


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

12:30pm

Tools to Support Academic English Learners in Constructing Competent Written Responses
English learners and struggling readers in grades 3-10 need informed, interactive and
systematic instruction across the curriculum that addresses their academic English language
and rhetorical voids. Rather than spending abundant class time silently journaling, completing
graphic organizers, or receiving misinformation from peer editors, neophyte writers need every
teacher to serve as the over-the-shoulder writing coach their parents cannot generally be. Dr.
Kinsella details cross-curricular writing instruction imperatives for educators serving English
learners and struggling readers, including a focused yet accessible analytic rubric for each
assignment, targeted lessons on academic language and rhetorical devices for specific writing
types, explicit analysis of an appropriate writing model, and brief, frequent doses of interactive,
teacher-meditated writing practice to build critical competencies for longer, independent
assignments. Participants leave with extensive digital and print practical resources to facilitate
immediate implementation and provide site-based support to colleagues.

Participants will learn effective ways to:
  • Introduce and unpack a model paper exemplifying the critical elements of a writing type:
    informative, opinion, argument
  • Provide a student-friendly analytical rubric that specifies the elements of the writing type
  • Frontload rhetorical conventions and academic language for specific writing types
  • Design academic interactions that guide students in applying vocabulary, syntax and
    rhetorical devices they can deploy in subsequent written work
  • Structure teacher-mediated doses of scaffolded writing to build foundational
    competencies for extended responses
  • Facilitate productive peer feedback sessions targeting appropriate rubric criteria


Speakers
avatar for Kate Kinsella

Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator & ELD Consultant, Dr. Kate Kinsella and Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →



Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

1:00pm

CISC '19 Beyond the Edge Scavenger Hunt
Gather your alliance and join us for a Star Wars-themed scavenger hunt through the Disneyland Hotel and Downtown Disney! The top -scoring Rebel Squadrons will be rewarded handsomely. Be warned, you will have to be brave enough to be silly in public. Do or do not. There is no try.

May the Force be with you!

  1. Download the App:-iTunes GooseChase App     -Android GooseChase App
  2. Register for a personal account with a username & password of your choice.
  3. Search for the “CISC SYMPOSIUM '19 BEYOND THE EDGE” game & follow the prompts to select your team.
  4. You will need to have location access turned on in order to play!
  5. Our game is password protected: cisc19
  6. Create or join a team. If joining a team, enter the team password.
  7. Game begins on 2/20 at 1pm and ends 2/22 at 9am.


Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:00pm - Friday February 22, 2019 9:00am

4:00pm

Presentation of Colors & Star Spangled Banner
Presentation of Colors by Scouts BSA Troop 7272

National Anthem by Julio Martinez, LACHSA

Wednesday February 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:07pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

Keynote: Kevin Honeycutt
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt is a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of topics dealing with student engagement, technology integration, and change in schools. He is a change agent and believes in preparing students to be future ready and empowering teachers to do the same. He is a technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom

4:15pm

Student Performance - Conga Kids
Featuring students from La Primaria Elementary, Mountain View SD,

Wednesday February 20, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Thursday, February 21
 

6:00am

Fun Run/Walk
Join your friends and colleagues for a 3 mile run/walk around the Disney property. You will get an easy to read map of the course, and all fitness levels are encouraged to participate.
Meet in the Center Lounge of the Disneyland Hotel promptly at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
All walkers/runners will receive a small token of appreciation for their participation!

Thursday February 21, 2019 6:00am - 7:00am
Center Lounge

7:00am

Breakfast
Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00am - 8:15am
Exhibit Hall

7:00am

Check-In
Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
Center Lounge

8:00am

Sponsor Exhibits
Come visit with our wonderful sponsors, including:
Corwin
BetterLesson
Schools First Credit Union
Cyber High Online Learning Solutions
Teachers Created Materials Publishing
ParentSquare
Game Learning
Imagine Learning
Renaissance
Piper
Jump Start
OverDrive Education
My SBAC Coach
Flocabulary

Thursday February 21, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall

8:15am

Student Performance - Mariachi Tierra Querida Mia de Ismael Hernandez
Featuring Cassandra (16yrs) and Isabella Hernandez (7yrs) from Hacienda La Puente USD.

Thursday February 21, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom

8:30am

Keynote: Doug Fisher
Speakers
avatar for Doug Fisher

Doug Fisher

Sponsored by Corwin
Douglas Fisher, PhD, is professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California. He teaches courses on instructional improvement, lesson design and delivery, policy, research, and literacy. As... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

A Deep Dive into California's Quality Professional Learning Standards
This interactive workshop will take participants on a journey through the seven Quality Professional Learning Standards that describe the characteristics of high-quality professional learning that build individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Aileen Allison-Zarea

Aileen Allison-Zarea

Education Administrator, California Department of Education
Aileen is the Education Administrator of the Professional Learning Innovations Office in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). The EEED conducts state-level professional learning activities that support implementation of the Quality... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Safari

10:00am

Beyond Classroom Walls: Global Connections & Collaboration
Crumble classroom walls by connecting and collaborating with classrooms from around the world. Prepare to get started with global collaboration opportunities and avoid pitfalls along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Tanis Haboush

Tanis Haboush

Instruction and Intervention Coordinator, Pioneer Unified School District
Tanis Haboush is the Instruction and Intervention Coordinator for Pioneer Union School District. She has been an educator for 18 years and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Tanis coaches teachers on effective instructional practices utilizing instructional technology... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall H

10:00am

Impact School Culture by Working Smarter, Not Harder - The easy and simple practices you didn't learn in principal school
This session will focus on impacting school culture by developing three to five easy, simple, and consistent practices in three areas; communication, relationships, and expectations.

These practices will apply to staff, students, and families. Participants will leave the session with self-developed practices that they can begin to immediately implement.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Isbell

Joy Isbell

Principal, Scott Valley Unified School District
Joy Isbell is a firm believer of communicating expectations and will introduce herself to new families by letting them know that she is "firm, fair, and fun". Full of humor and common sense, this "small-town" girl will tell you that leading the elementary school in her hometown... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Adventure

10:00am

Make Interdisciplinary Learning Come Alive with the Arts !
Step into the Dunhuang Caves, a Silk Road outpost and UNESCO World Heritage site. Through these caves, which are one of the greatest artistic and religious wonders of the world, learn how to inspire interdisciplinary connections across the curriculum to deepen student learning and provide strategies for equity in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Wilkins

Shannon Wilkins

Project Director, Educational Leadership Programs and Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Shannon Wilkins currently serves as the Project Director for Educational Leadership Programs and Visual and Performing Arts at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She runs the Educational Leadership Programs, training administrators in all aspects of educational leadership... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall G

10:00am

Start with SELf
It is important for adults to understand their own social emotional strengths and areas for growth in order to cultivate a learning environment that supports the academic and behavioral needs of all students. This session is a facilitated conversation exploring social emotional competencies and resources for continuous growth.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Barnes

Jill Barnes

Induction Program Manager, Napa County Office of Education
Building relationship is my superpower. As an undergrad at Sonoma State University, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while digging into the motivations and mysteries of the human mind. 11 years as an elementary educator and coach continued to develop my understanding of... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Castle

10:00am

California's K-12 Online Content Project
Attendees will become familiar with the California State Library databases that are available at no cost to every K-12 school and student in the state, explore database contents, and learn how to register their district. Commonly referred to as "library databases," these paid resources provide educators, school librarians and library staff, students, and parents or guardians access to a large body of digital resources: eBooks, scientific and scholarly research, newspaper articles, photos, streaming videos and more – all chosen to support the California Common Core curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Dunlevy

Cindy Dunlevy

Coordinator, Library Media Service, San Diego County Office of Education
avatar for Debra Lockwood

Debra Lockwood

Library Media Supervisor, Tulare County Office of Education
Debra Lockwood is the Library Media Supervisor for Tulare County Office of Education, having held this position since 2015. During the previous 20 years of her career, she taught information literacy, digital citizenship, and promoted a love of reading as a teacher librarian in elementary... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall E

10:00am

Census 2020 Count Me In! Curriculum Coming Soon to Classrooms Across California!
An accurate count in the upcoming 2020 Census will directly impact California’s Congressional representation, resources, and social services to all members of society. This initiative provides lesson plans, resources, and teacher guides designed to infuse both the historical aspects of the US census and the future implications of full participation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →
avatar for Frank Pisi

Frank Pisi

Director, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
Frank began his teaching career at the middle school and high school levels in the Elk Grove Unified School District, serving as classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator. At the California Department of Education, Frank helped shape school reform policy and worked to ensure greater... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall C

10:00am

Implementing a System of Support, beginning with Name, Face, Story
You will learn how the Huntington Beach Union High School District worked to implement a philosophy of Name, Face, Story to support all students. We will share the framework we implemented across our district and how a large comprehensive high school created a system, known as Kids on the Radar, to monitor student success.

Speakers
avatar for Owen Crosby

Owen Crosby

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Dr. Owen Crosby has been the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Huntington Beach Union High School District for over four years.  While in this position, he and his team have worked closely with the Orange County Department of Education, as a Knowledge Development... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall D

10:00am

Improved Integrated Planning through the New School Plan for Student Achievement
This session will provide a walk-through of the new School Plan (aka, School Plan for Student Achievement or SPSA). The new requirements for school plan development support a more streamlined approach to implementation and better integration with LEA level planning. The new School Plan template has been completely redesigned to meet ESSA’s CSI/TSI/ATSI and Title I school-wide school planning requirements, to be more aligned to the LCAP, and be more accessible to stakeholders. This session will also review guidance on the new CSI prompts included in the LCAP template recently adopted for use by LEAs in the 2019-20 school year.

Speakers
JB

Jeff Breshears

Director, California Department of Education
Jeff Breshears is the Director of the Local Agency Systems Support Office at the California Departments of Education and has been with CDE for 14 years. In his current role, he supports the statewide implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), including work with County... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall J

10:00am

CVNIC-A Journey Towards Improving Math Outcomes for Students
Discover how seven districts are collaborating to learn what impacts student learning in mathematics. Teachers, coaches, and administrators focused on developing growth mindset, learning about instructional practices, and supporting continuous improvement. Providing access to rich mathematics for our students has resulted in positive outcomes for students overall and growth for specific student groups. Learn how our journey began, what we have learned, and what we're curious about learning next.

Speakers
KW

Kim Webb

Tulare COE
Kim is passionate about developing students’ love for learning, teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching, and administrators’ capacity to support instructional shifts. Kim has served as an educator in California’s Central Valley for over 21 years as a classroom teacher, curriculum... Read More →
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Stephanie Verners

Math Curriculum Specialist, Tulare Office of Education



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

10:00am

Financial Literacy: A Key Step Toward Equity and Access to Opportunity
Even without a mandate, over 600 California high schools offer a standalone personal finance course, and many other districts integrate concepts crucial to financial capability throughout K-12 classrooms. What is working? California Jump$tart will share results, and identify training and resources available absolutely free of charge.

Speakers
LM

Laurel Mitchell, Ph.D.

Chair of California Jump$tart Coalition, Jump $tart
Laurie Mitchell is Chair of California Jump$tart Coalition, Professor Emeritus of University of Redlands, and Trustee of the American Funds. After working with thousands of college youth at several universities throughout California, Laurie is dedicating her energies to improving... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Exhibit Hall B

10:00am

UDLA: How LA County is universally designing support for implementing UDL
Learner variability isn't just for kids, and to better support its constituents, The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has developed a multi-tiered, universally designed approach to supporting schools and districts seeking to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this interactive presentation, Dr. McKenna will review the barriers to serving a diverse and geographically vast client base and introduce LACOE's efforts for overcoming them. He will outline Universal Design for Learning Academy, including how the tiered support model is being used, and explore how UDLA strives to “walk-the-walk” of UDL in its approach to learning. 

Speakers
avatar for James McKenna

James McKenna

Coordinator II - Inclusive Design, Los Angeles County Office of Education
James McKenna leads the Inclusive Design unit, part of LACOE's Division of Curriculum and Instructional Supports. As the unit name suggests, his current work focuses heavily on inclusion; he provides several options for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

10:00am

Unleashing Your Personal Power
The amalgamation of decades of research from multiple sources clearly demonstrates that the educator is the single greatest influence on student achievement, and that what we do instructionally supersedes anything a child may come to school with.

In this session, participants will learn about the many benefits to fostering one’s belief in their individual capabilities, and receive tools to embed these concepts into their daily practice in order to fully unleash their personal power.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson

Sponsored by BetterLesson
Kristin R. Anderson is an incredibly passionate educator who strives to bring joy, hope, and empowerment to learners across the globe by helping them unleash their brilliance. She motivates systems leaders, educators, consultants, and students to leverage their strengths and apply... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

10:00am

Bridging the Gaps: Teaching California’s Standards through an Integrated Curriculum
Participants will explore multiple approaches to planning an integrated curriculum. Using an inquiry-based framework, the presenters will model ways to design essential questions that are rigorous, relevant, and aligned with state standards. Guidance for future professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, and parents/legal guardians will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Gregson

Stephanie Gregson

Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education
Dr. Stephanie Gregson is the Director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at the California Department of Education and the Executive Director of the Instructional Quality Commission. Stephanie has 20 years of extensive experience in education, as she... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall I

10:00am

Equitable Services to English Learners: A Model for Improvement-- Plan, Do, Study, Act
Engage in collaborative conversations on best practices that districts are adopting to implement the new state policy and guidance documents for conducting English learner programs, the California English Learner Roadmap. Engage in conversations on how to implement the California Ed.G.E. Initiative (Prop. 58) regulations within your local system of support.
Facilitators will share information on the new ELPAC Reclassification Criteria, legislation impacting English learners and tools available to districts to support continuous improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Aguila

Veronica Aguila

Director of the English Learner Support Division, California Department of Education
Veronica Aguila, Ed.D., is the Director of the English Learner Support Division at the CDE. The division oversees the Language Policy and Leadership Office, Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office, and Migrant Education Office and coordinates the CDE’s efforts to address the... Read More →
MR

Marcela Rodriguez

Division Consultant - English Learner Support, California Department of Education



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall F

10:00am

Fostering Math Standards Implementation Program -- Providing Quality Math Instruction for ALL students (with emphasis on access for Students With Disabilities)
This session will orient attendees to a new professional development series focused on increasing K-6 teachers’ ability to deliver high quality math instruction which provides equitable access and support for all students, specifically students with special needs.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Espindola

Heidi Espindola

STEM Coordinator, Placer County Office of Education
"Hello, my name is Heidi, I'm a former math teacher... | And now I'm a STEM educator!" | With experience in math, engineering, coding and STEM education, I now work with districts, schools and teachers to facilitate strategic planning, professional learning, coaching and lesson... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Monorail

10:00am

Establishing Districtwide Instructional Norms and Evidence-Based Practices to Advance Academic Language Proficiency
California educators grapple with distinctions between content and pedagogy suitable for Designated versus Integrated ELD. It is unlikely that K-12 teachers will consider adopting an academic language mentor role when a district has not agreed upon and clearly communicated reasonable expectations for language-focused instruction. Analyze eight bedrock instructional norms to anchor your school’s ELD instruction within any context. Explore a selective toolkit of evidence-based instructional practices that help educators schoolwide embrace and actualize each norm. Receive digital and print resources to support professional learning initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Kinsella

Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator & ELD Consultant, Dr. Kate Kinsella and Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

10:00am

Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership
Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership
Why do leaders need coaches? Too often leaders are being asked to do more with less, and that puts them at the risk of losing sight of their moral purpose. A coach can help a leader focus on a goal that will impact the school community, and during the process that leader can learn how to coach their assistant principals to help build stronger school leadership. Leadership author, consultant and coach Peter DeWitt, Ed.D. will guide participants through the coaching process and help them learn how to coach others using a unique case study approach.
Session Outcomes
  • Participants will learn why leadership coaching can be a powerful method to help leaders become more successful.
  • Participants will learn four areas that all leaders who were surveyed want to focus on.
  • Participants will learn the necessary elements of leadership coaching, both on the part of the coach and the leader.
  • Participants will understand why leadership self-efficacy is important and why it is so difficult to raise it.
  • Participants will learn how collective efficacy plays an important role in the growth of a leader.
  • Participants will learn practical tips on how to have deeper conversations with leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt

Sponsored by Corwin
Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on collaborative leadership and fostering inclusive school climates. His work has been adopted at the state... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

A Coaching Approach to Leadership
In this session, you will learn about what it means to adopt a coaching approach in your own leadership. We will discuss the positive impact of taking a coaching stance in leadership, as well as specific coaching skills you can take back and use tomorrow with your teachers, colleagues, and team members in supporting growth and change throughout your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Serin

Ashley Serin

Coordinator C&I, Placer County Office of Education
Ashley Serin, M.A., is a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator who provides support to counties, districts and school sites on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation and coaching. She does this through training, demo lessons, lesson study, one-on-one or team coaching... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Castle

11:00am

Creativity Across Sectors: Building a Climate of Access and Equity
Looking for ways to improve school climate; increase social and emotional learning; expand parent and community engagement; and boost student achievement? Try the arts! This workshop will examine the impact of a comprehensive arts education strategic plan on all facets of a school and community. In this interactive session, you will explore a model strategic plan and learn how to build genuine cross-sector collaboration, ensuring a well-rounded education for every child.  You will also discover the myriad of ways arts education can align to LCAP priorities, Title I goals, and other state and federal programs. Join the Tulare County Office of Education and the California Alliance for Arts Education as they take you on a journey to discover the impact of the arts.






Speakers
avatar for Kate Stover

Kate Stover

Visual and Performing Arts Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Proud to be fourth-generation Tulare County, California born and raised, Kate is driven by deep local roots and a passion for ensuring equitable access to the arts. She believes in the power of the arts to heal, to empower, and to provide an outlet for creative self-expression. Kate... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall D

11:00am

DataZone=Data Relief!
A data warehouse helps districts connect, integrate, and analyze data from a variety of source systems such as student information systems, state testing files, intervention programs and human resource systems, and is integral to improving decision-making and targeting resources for highest impact. As a resource for all school districts in California, the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s DataZone saves valuable time for administrators & teachers with complete data integration, automated data loads and easy-to-use dashboards.

Speakers
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Marcy Lauck

Director, Data Governance, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Marcy Lauck, is a Co-founder of the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust (SVRDT) and the Senior Director of Data Governance for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Marcy brings 25 years’ experience in data governance, education data warehousing, and in guiding strategic institutional... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall E

11:00am

Dusty Chromebook Carts: Access Alone Does Not Equal Equity
Billions of dollars have been spent statewide to support technology infrastructure and purchase technological devices. However, these resources are not used equitably in each classroom. Build capacity of educators through coherent 4 Cs lesson design that empowers ALL teachers to effectively integrate technology into the classroom, regardless of technological proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology and Integrated Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators regarding pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom, computer... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall H

11:00am

Local Control and Accountability Plan Template – The Current State of Flux [Changes; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow]
The State Board of Education recently adopted revisions to the LCAP template for the 2019-20 school year. This session will review the updates made to the LCAP template, including the new CSI prompts and the process for approving CSI Plans. As time allows, this session will end with a discussion of the upcoming LCAP template redesign to be first used by LEAs for the 2020/21–2022/23 LCAP cycle.

Speakers
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Jeff Breshears

Director, California Department of Education
Jeff Breshears is the Director of the Local Agency Systems Support Office at the California Departments of Education and has been with CDE for 14 years. In his current role, he supports the statewide implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), including work with County... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall J

11:00am

Project based learning with hands on STEAM activities that connect to social/emotional learning

There is an economic demand for STEAM workforce in the United States and yet the majority of young adults in America are unable to fill this demand. In California alone, jobs in the STEM sector are predicted to grow 22% by 2023 leaving local agencies, parents and communities reflecting on whether schools are truly preparing students for their future. The Committee on Integrated STEM education by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council (NRC) emphasize that students learn both in the classroom and in the real world where K-12 regular school day and expanded informal learning are integrated.

This presentation will provide information on current STEM education policies; the most recent computer science and engineering state standards and definitions; and offer models of practices and implementations using innovative hands-on STEAM solutions that current school districts and departments use to move beyond the edge in creating STEAM ecosystems for students at the primary, secondary, and expanded learning settings.




Speakers
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Chris Bouman

Piper
Hands-on STEAM solutions for grades 3 - 8
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Rebeca Andrade, Ed.D.

Director, Glendale USD
Educational Leader with 22 years of public school service as teacher, school principal, and director in settings preschool - grade 8. Interested in interdisciplinary STEAM integration through project based learning/hands-on activities; integrated approaches to social emotional learning... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall G

11:00am

Student Accessibility for the CAASPP and ELPAC Assessments
The California system of assessments lead the nation in the accessibility resources we provide to students. This presentation will highlight some of these resources, and provide an update of the latest developments and key enhancements to each of the CAASPP and ELPAC assessments.

Speakers
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Michelle Center

Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, California Department of Education
Michelle Center is the Director for the Assessment Development and Administration Division of the California Department of Education. She has worked her entire career in assessments including licensure, personnel, and K-12 large scale assessments. Michelle holds a masters’ degree... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Safari

11:00am

The Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Project – A State Funded Initiative to Support Deeper Implementation of the California History-Social Science Framework
Have you been to a History-Social Science Framework Rollout but need more support? To support full implementation of the Framework, this state funded initiative provides high-quality professional learning, resources, and Community of Practice technical assistance to meet state priorities and prepare students for college, career, and civic life.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Pisi

Frank Pisi

Director, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
Frank began his teaching career at the middle school and high school levels in the Elk Grove Unified School District, serving as classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator. At the California Department of Education, Frank helped shape school reform policy and worked to ensure greater... Read More →
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Charles Gilmore

Curriculum Specialist, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

Equity in Action: Empowering Instructional Leaders to Transform School Communities
Creating school environments that empower all students, regardless of race, gender, religion, or ability level, to thrive requires changes to both systems and instruction. In this session, leaders will unpack blind spots in their policies and curriculum that may lead to inequitable practices. Participants will explore resources that support school leaders to address inequities in their schools and leave with an action plan for implementing equitable practices in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Afrika Afeni Mills

Afrika Afeni Mills

Senior Manager of Inclusive and Responsive Educational Practices, BetterLesson
Afrika Afeni Mills is the Senior Manager of Inclusive and Responsive Educational Practices and an Instructional Coach with BetterLesson who works with teachers, coaches and administrators to transform instructional practices and empower all students to thrive. Afrika believes that... Read More →
avatar for Monica Washington

Monica Washington

BetterLesson
Monica Washington is a transformative educator who’s spent over 20 years supporting teachers and empowering student. The 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year served as a team lead, department head, new teacher mentor, and school improvement chairman in Tennessee and Texas before becoming... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Adventure

12:00pm

Lunch & Entertainment
Thursday February 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Exhibit Hall

12:40pm

12:45pm

Keynote: Anese Cavanaugh
Speakers
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Anese Cavanaugh

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:15pm

CRSPA: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Distributed Professional Learning Programs designed for California's Rural Educators
The California Rural Superintendent-Principal Academy (CRSPA) is a statewide professional learning opportunity for rural administrator's. This session will explore best practices and lessons learned when building ongoing and effective distributed professional learning programs for California's hard to reach educators.

Speakers
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Heidi Moore

Assistant Superintendent, Humboldt County Office of Education
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Colby Smart

Director of Learning Support Services, Humboldt County Office of Education
Director of Learning Support Services for HCOE. Colby has years of experience facilitating professional learning networks, communities of practice, consultation, instructional leadership, and administrative leadership. He has taught at Ferndale High School and Clear Lake High School... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall E

2:15pm

Journey to Responsiveness: A Focus on Culture and the Instructional Benefits
This session defines concretely what is cultural responsiveness and why it is necessary in our schools today. It builds knowledge and creates the context for addressing the needs of underserved students in terms of their sociopolitical and sociolinguistic relativity in the American educational system.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharroky Hollie

Dr. Sharroky Hollie

Sponsored by Teacher Created Materials
Sharroky Hollie is the Executive Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing stellar professional development for educators desiring to become culturally responsive. He is a co-founder of the nationally... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

2:15pm

Strengthening Your Leadership Pipeline
The principalship can be a lonely job!  In this interactive workshop, participants will use tools and processes to build the instructional leadership capacity of their team. We’re seeking feedback on a prototype network designed to reduce principal isolation by bringing teams together to learn.  Come learn with us and leave with tools and protocols you can use with your team next week!



Speakers
avatar for Ayele Dodoo, Ed.D.

Ayele Dodoo, Ed.D.

Network Director, WestEd
Ayele serves as the Network Director for WestEd’s Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. She leads the Center’s efforts to develop a network for technical assistance providers that support California State Standards implementation with an emphasis on improving outcomes... Read More →
avatar for Teresa López Alonzo, Ed.D.

Teresa López Alonzo, Ed.D.

Associate Director, School Networks, WestEd
Teresa López Alonzo serves as the Associate Director of School Networks for WestEd’s Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning. She partners with school site leadership teams, using continuous improvement methodology to strengthen teaching, learning and leadership to improve... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Exhibit Hall C

2:15pm

Assessing for MTSS: An Assessment Inventory Process to Support your MTSS Implementation
A key component of MTSS is identifying and implementing a comprehensive assessment system for academic, behavioral, and social emotional indicators. But how do we determine what will best meet our needs? In this session we will share how we developed a process to close the gap between the current and desired state of our MTSS assessment system. Bring technology if possible! Session materials at bit.ly/CISC2019MTSS

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spadin

Melissa Spadin

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Melissa Spadin currently serves as the Coordinator of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation at the San Diego County Office of Education, helping to improve assessment literacy across southern California. Prior to this role, she was an Assessment Program Specialist and NAEP State... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

2:15pm

Conga Kids: Learning 21st Century Skills Through Partner Dance
This session will replicate Conga Kid's first lesson. CK will take a group of 5th grade students on a journey from terrified 10 year-olds to sophisticated ladies and gentlemen, dancing in ballroom/partner position, and walking out arm-in-arm in with heads held high.

Open to educators of all grade levels, as Conga Kids has several different curricula spanning elementary to high school education.

Come experience an engaging first session and new way to enhance socio-emotional learning though the art of dance. Be prepared to move and have fun!

http://www.congakids.org/

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ponickly

Daniel Ponickly

Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Conga Kids
Daniel Ponickly is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Conga Kids, a non-profit, dance-arts in education organization that teaches students how to Merengue, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango, and Swing, but more than that, we teach students critical 21st century socio-emotional skills of... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Safari

2:15pm

Creating a Contagious Culture with the GROW Mentor Model
Strong mentors and coaches for teachers and principals are the key to creating a culture where student learning thrives. How do you know your mentoring/coaching program is working and has the necessary ingredients for success? Learn the methodology behind the GROW mentoring model and improve the coaching your leaders and teachers receive.  The GROW Model mixes the ingredients of Culture, Decision Quality, and Balance to help teachers, principals, and superintendents set strong, specific Goals, work through the Resistance, look for Opportunities, and decide what they Will do next. Leave inspired to examine your mentoring/coaching system and make improvements that will make a difference for your people.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Hess

Dr. Robert Hess

Eugene 4J School District and CEO of BreakThrough Consulting, LLC
For the last 30 years, Rob has been a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He is currently the administrator for Staff Growth and Effectiveness with the Eugene School district in Eugene, Oregon. He is the author of four books and founded BreakThrough Consulting in 2018 to support... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall I

2:15pm

Let's Stop Doing Obsolete Things Better and Start Doing Better Things: The Bold New Alphabet for Education: AR, VR, AI, and ML
There is a new alphabet of technologies impacting the world of work and daily life. AI (artificial intelligence) is a massive wave that will transform nearly everything. Machine Learning (ML) makes it powerful. AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and Mixed Reality (MR) are embedded in industries from manufacturing to transportation to design. This new alphabet must be integrated into classrooms and traditional subject matter and available for ALL students.  Learn how these technologies can bring equity to learning in this engaging session that will include live demos and live cross country virtual reality sessions.  Come read to volunteer to to be inside a VR headset getting your groove on in front of your peers!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Barbara Nemko

Dr. Barbara Nemko

Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Napa COE
Dr. Barbara Nemko has served as Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to his Transition Team, Technology Task Force, Blueprint I and II Committees and “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before... Read More →
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Steven Sato

Director of Technology, Rolling Hills Country Day School
Steven Sato is currently the Technology Director for Rolling Hills Country Day School in Los Angeles.  He has been an educator for 19 years and as a life-long learner he dedicates his time to the advancement of K12 education through the appropriate use of technology.  He is a Google... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall D

2:15pm

Practical Tools for Mastering Integrated and Designated ELD
Explore practical tools to support English learners in developing academic language proficiency and gaining ownership of the academic language required by the Common Core State Standards. These tools include resources for lesson development and high impact instructional strategies to be used during Integrated and Designated ELD.

Speakers
avatar for Lilly Rosenberger

Lilly Rosenberger

Management Analyst, Local Control and Accountability, Kern County Office of Education
I am a passionate educator and advocate for English learners with expertise in curriculum and instruction with a focus on equity and access. My experience in education spans over 20 years and includes 15 years of teaching experience in a rural district serving a large population of... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Monorail

2:15pm

Reaching ALL Students: Leveraging Instructional Materials and Collaboration for Change
Knowing that high-quality instructional materials are a critical lever to providing all students access to college and career expectations , one district launched a transparent, data-driven collaboration with OCDE to select new materials that are aligned with standards and practices, as well as focused on district priorities.

Speakers
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John Drake

Director, Curriculum and Instruction, Newport-Mesa USD
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Shannah Estep

Outreach Specialist, EdReports
avatar for Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange CDE
Dr. Jody Guarino is a former National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist Certificate who has a passion for connecting research to practice. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Science Degree (M.S... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall F

2:15pm

Transitioning to Standards Based Grades: Lessons Learned & What the Books Didn’t Prepare Us For
Standards based grading practices challenge century old conventions of grading in order to promote equity, advance learning for all students, and increase student self-efficacy. Learn how one district is navigating this difficult transition as they share strategies for success, opportunities for improvement, valuable resources, and suggestions to support parents.

Speakers
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Christina Fitzgerald

Director Curriculum & Instruction, Westside Union School District
Chris Fitzgerald is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Westside Union School District in Quartz Hill, CA.  She has served over twenty years in education as a teacher, program coordinator, and administrator with experience at both the primary and secondary school levels... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall H

2:15pm

Using Essential Learning Events to Support High Quality Science Teaching and Learning
Essential Learning Events were developed to guide teachers in planning NGSS aligned lessons. Leaders can use these events as a guide when observing science classrooms and coaching teachers in providing three-dimensional learning experiences for all students. Learn how to use this resource to support universal academic instruction for all students.

Speakers
avatar for John Spiegel

John Spiegel

Science Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
John Spiegel is a leader in NGSS implementation efforts in San Diego County and California. He works closely with districts to help build capacity of educators   to deepen understanding of the structural and instructional considerations to improve science teaching and learning. In... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall B

2:15pm

Where’s the Evidence?: Practical Techniques for Finding Evidence of Program Impact and Effectiveness.
Administrators are responsible for oversite and evaluation of numerous programs and interventions, but how can we find evidence of impact or effectiveness. This session will focus on the justification, process and techniques to help make programmatic decisions based on valid evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Greenlaw

Corey Greenlaw

Director, Fresno County Office of Education
Corey Greenlaw has worked for almost 20 years in PK-12 education as a counselor, and a school, district, and county administrator. Most of his work has been around data and assessment, particularly large scale assessments and the use of assessment results in the formative process... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall J

2:15pm

History, Human Rights and the Power of One
Take a living history journey with a direct descendant of two of America's most influential heroes. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. Ken will give a dynamic presentation about the history of his famous family, the pressure he felt growing up in the shadow of his esteemed ancestors, and his work today fighting against modern slavery as President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). He will also share information about FDFI's latest project promoting equity, literacy, and civic engagement called One Million Abolitionists.


Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Morris

Kenneth Morris

Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Mr. Morris descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom

2:15pm

Aligning Your Multi-tiered System of Support to a Shared Vision of Student Readiness
We introduce the Inflexion Approach as a framework schools are using to implement California's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) - a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Matt Coleman

Dr. Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Inflexion
Executive Director | Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system. He has served as an educational assistant, middle school teacher, high school teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, director of... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall G

2:15pm

Democracy at Risk: Leadership to Prepare ALL Students for Responsible and Informed Civic Engagement
The current political climate, characterized by a lack of civil discourse, distrust of government institutions, and failure to govern effectively is being modeled for our young people on a daily basis. As educators, we have a responsibility to reverse this trend by preparing the next generation to be actively and responsibly engaged in civic life. Learn how these educational leaders and civic learning champions are leading the charge to engage all students in high quality civic learning in their local districts and across the state. Embrace the mission of the Power of Democracy led by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Civic Learning Awards, the California State Seal of Civic Engagement, California Democracy Schools, and other initiatives to help you fulfill the civic mission of our schools and impact state priorities on the California Dashboard. Meet a student who will discuss the impact of real-life civic engagement experiences on their learning, skill set, and commitment to democratic processes in their future. The future of our democracy is in our hands. We are here to help.

Speakers
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Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles County Office of Education
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →
MB

Michael B. Matsuda

Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District
ML

Michael Lundgren

Principal, Bellflower Middle/High School, Bellflower Unified School District
BH

Bill Honig

Former Chair of the Instructional Quality Commission, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction
avatar for Tom Adams

Tom Adams

Deputy Superintendent, Teaching and Learning Support Branch, California Department of Education
Thomas Adams, Ph.D., was appointed Deputy Superintendent of the Teaching and Learning Support Branch at the California Department of Education in December 2015. Previously, he served as Director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division and as Executive Director... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

2:15pm

The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is in Crisis
Too often today's students are choosing not to read. Whilst it is not within a teacher’s power to pry smartphones from their hands, we can invite the students in our care to open a book for a draught of fresh air. Reading demands that we look outward, beyond the familiar boundaries of our lives. It stretches our imaginations. Reading also teaches us that we are not alone. Carol Jago will reference current research in the field and demonstrate methods for creating a community of readers. She will also offer strategies for helping reluctant readers engage with text and introduce you to titles sure to pique students’ interest.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Jago

Carol Jago

California Reading and Literature Project, UCLA
Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and chair of the College Board's English Academic Advisory... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

2:15pm

Equity in School Discipline: Don’t Suspend Me!
This workshop is designed to shine a light on the disproportionality in school discipline with students of color and special education students. The purpose of this workshop is to help educators understand the positive impact of creating effective behavior systems in schools that are equitable for ALL students. An alternative discipline overview will be provided using the book Don’t Suspend Me! as a framework for designing effective discipline using restorative, reflective, and instructional methods of supports.
Learning Outcomes: 
•Demonstrate the need for establishing equitable behavior tiered systems in schools.
•Reflect on current discipline practices in relation to equity and disproportionality.
•Develop a baseline understanding of how to utilize the alternative discipline framework.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Hannigan

Jessica Hannigan

Sponsored by Corwin
Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. She has extensive experience in P-12 general education and special education administration at the school and district level.She also works as an educational consultant... Read More →
avatar for John Hannigan

John Hannigan

Sponsored by Corwin
John Hannigan, Ed. D., is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education for over 15 years as a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and teacher.Under his nine years as principal at Reagan... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Castle

2:15pm

Escorting Students Through Open Doors
Dr. Trudy T.  Arriaga has served as a committed educator to cultural proficiency for all students and their families for over 40 years.  She started her career in the Ventura Unified School District in Ventura, California as a bilingual para-educator and ended her career in the same district as the superintendent. She recently co-authored her first book, Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency with her esteemed colleague and mentor, Dr. Randy Lindsey.  She is currently working on her second book as she explores the topic of women in leadership with a culturally proficient lens. Trudy travels throughout the United States working with districts and their journeys towards equity, inclusion and excellence for every individual.  
Trudy will share the journey of transforming districts from unintentionally participating in practices that marginalize students and their communities to being committed and successful in making the education of all students a common priority.  Trudy will demonstrate how to apply the tools of cultural proficiency in schools and districts as we challenge ourselves to ensure that our actions reflect our values.  Join this inspirational session as we engage in a common vision to escort students and their communities through open doors.

Speakers
avatar for Trudy Arriaga

Trudy Arriaga

Sponsored by Corwin
Trudy T. Arriaga, Ed.D, was privileged to serve as the first female superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years. Her journey toward the role of superintendent included trilingual paraeducator, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director. She was honored... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Adventure

3:15pm

Continuous Improvement for Alternative School Success
PCOE leaders from the Alternative Education (Susan Connolly) and Curriculum and Instruction (Jennifer Hicks) will share their efforts to break down silos and engage in cross departmental work to benefit students from alternative programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hicks

Jennifer Hicks

Assistant Superintendent, Placer County Office of Education
Jennifer Hicks is the Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction for Placer County Office of Education. Ms. Hicks is responsible for supporting schools and districts with continuous improvement efforts. Her work has successfully integrated a framework for implementation... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall E

4:00pm

UDL County Office Meet-Up
This meeting is for members of the UDL COE Network. CAST's CEO, Linda Gerstle, and Director of Professional Learning, Jennifer Levine, will be on hand to meet our members and learn more about what we're doing to advance UDL in California.  Also, several COEs have been working together to draft a system of support to regions and counties that we will review and revise with network member input before seeking state-level support (we already have some agreements in principle!)

Speakers
avatar for James McKenna

James McKenna

Coordinator II - Inclusive Design, Los Angeles County Office of Education
James McKenna leads the Inclusive Design unit, part of LACOE's Division of Curriculum and Instructional Supports. As the unit name suggests, his current work focuses heavily on inclusion; he provides several options for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and... Read More →



Thursday February 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monorail

4:30pm

4:30pm

Reception - Sponsored by Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us from 4:30-6:00 p.m in the Exhibit Hall for a Thursday Night reception hosted by Canvas.
Appetizers and a cash bar. Entertainment provided by Mariachi Los Hermanos Morales, a talented family mariachi band!

Seating is limited so please request a ticket at Registration.

Thursday February 21, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall

5:00pm

Reception Happy Hour
Thursday February 21, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall
 
Friday, February 22
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Friday February 22, 2019 7:00am - 8:15am
Exhibit Hall

7:00am

Check-In
Friday February 22, 2019 7:00am - 11:00am
Center Lounge

8:00am

Bringing SEL to Life for Opportunity Youth through Literacy
Come learn about an exciting literacy program that incorporates SEL and provides students with the literacy skills they need for success in college and career. Through an inviting and supportive curriculum, that uses novels students can relate to, our Opportunity Youth students have increased their reading skills by three or more grade levels within six months. This wraparound approach to literacy has proven to work for our students. Come see how it can work for your students!

Speakers
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LaShonda Taylor

LaShonda Taylor currently serves as the Director of the Career Pathways Grant II, with the Alameda County Office of Education, to provide career pathways development and implementation in court, continuation, and community schools within Alameda and Contra Costa County. Under her... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall D

8:00am

Creating a Contagious Culture at the High School
This session tells the story of how a high school in the Moreno Valley Unified School District was transformed by implementing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in such a way that engaged all students and stakeholders. Co-presenters include Mr. Eric Swanson, Principal of Vista del Lago High School and Mr. Kim Kruger, Assistant Principal at Vista del Lago High School.  Attendees will leave this session with practical tools and ideas that can be implemented at any school.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Janelle Woodward

Dr. Janelle Woodward

Senior Leadership Associate, Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall G

8:00am

Diving into the 2018 California School Dashboard
Learn how to utilize the new user interface for the California School Dashboard to understand the gaps between student groups used to identify districts for differentiated assistance and schools for support under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kazanis

Cindy Kazanis

Director, Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division, California Department of Education
Oversees the development, calculation and analyses of statewide education data for state and federal accountability reports, DataQuest, School Accountability Report Cards, School Awards programs, and the Local Control Funding Formula.



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

8:00am

Educational Equity: Making Social Studies Real and Relevant through Multiple Points-of-View
We teach what we know but what if what we know doesn't look like our students? In this session, educators will receive information about different points of view and HOW to present these different points-of-view to students and why it matters.  The content focus of the session is on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s through the use of multi-media primary sources.



Speakers
avatar for Loki Mulholland

Loki Mulholland

Studies Weekly
Loki Mulholland is an award-winning filmmaker, author, activist and son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. An Emmy-winning producer who has received 40 Telly Awards, Loki’s films on race and social justice issues have won 12 Best Documentary awards including the National... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall I

8:00am

Elements of Intentional Instruction for English Learners in the Integrated Classroom
Participants will examine four key instructional practices that propel the achievement of both content and language development for English learners in any discipline. Resources to support teachers will be provided, along with walk-through tools for instructional coaches and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Zoroya

Leslie Zoroya

Reading/Language Arts Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Leslie Zoroya | is a Coordinator II for Reading/Language Arts in the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Leslie serves as a member of the CA State Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee subcommittee for Language... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Monorail

8:00am

EPIC Transformation of Professional Learning: Equity, Personalization, Innovation, Choice
See how Riverside County Office of Education has increased engagement and access to personalized professional learning through gamification. Players select from a number of learning pathways for skill development and application. As players complete self-selected, short, incremental activities, they will earn points and digital badges affirming their increased expertise.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Almeida

Tonya Almeida

Director, Riverside County Office of Education
Tonya Almeida is the Director of New Teacher Induction at the Center for Teacher Innovation, sponsored by Riverside County Office of Education. She and her team have used technology to transform professional learning engagement and access for teachers around the globe. Tonya holds... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall C

8:00am

How to Implement UDL School or District Wide
In this session, participants will learn the 5 stages of UDL implementation, analyze their district’s placement within these stages, review sample implementation plans from a variety of districts, hear a firsthand account of UDL implementation, and walk away with next steps and actions for the 2018/2019 school year

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Serin

Ashley Serin

Coordinator C&I, Placer County Office of Education
Ashley Serin, M.A., is a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator who provides support to counties, districts and school sites on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation and coaching. She does this through training, demo lessons, lesson study, one-on-one or team coaching... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall E

8:00am

Operationalizing Equity through the lens of Master Planning for Innovation
On a large scale level, learn how Riverside Unified used master planning tools to operationalize and scale out equity to ensure that achievement is maximized for every student, every day.

Speakers
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Steve Kong

Dr. Jacqueline Perez serves as the Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Support in Riverside USD (42,000 students). She oversees Research, Assessment & Evaluation, Technology Services and Innovation & Learner Engagement. Previously, she served as an Assistant Superintendent in... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Safari

8:00am

Rehumanizing Mathematics through Leadership
Participants in the Region V Social Justice in Mathematics will develop an understanding of social justice and culturally relevant pedagogy in mathematics in order to:
• Create a more engaging, equitable, and transformative classroom experience for all students;
• Increase student access to high quality mathematics instruction that values diversity and promotes academic success; and
• Support students in developing a positive mathematics identity.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

Mathematics Coordinator, SCCOE
Jenny is a mathematics coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has 14 years of educational experience from Pre-Kindergarten through adults, ranging from a large urban district to an international school to a highly-distinguished K-8 charter school system in the... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall H

8:00am

Start Younger, Start Stronger: Elementary ELL Success Through Tech Strategies
It’s 2019, you have the school access, you have one to one at school or you are getting closer; the digital equity issue is deeper than access. It’s about what students can do with technology. In this session, educators will build their toolkit of digital design strategies to increase student voice through grouping, collaboration, and peer feedback, while supporting student growth in 21st-century skills and beyond :-) K-12 educators bring your laptop to this highly interactive, engaging and fun learning experience and leave with digital design strategies to use on Monday... or right after this session!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

8:00am

Supporting English Learners through a Comprehensive Professional Learning System
See how one district built capacity to implement a school wide initiative of expanding and enhancing English Language Development by building an infrastructure for developing individual, school, team, and school system capacities needed to drive educator learning and increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Wriston

Leslie Wriston

English Learner Program Specialist, San Juan Unified School District
Leslie Wriston, M.S.Ed, is currently the English Learner Program Specialist in San Juan Unified and is responsible for professional learning and implementation of English Language Development | K-12 throughout the 60 school sites. She leads a team of teachers on special assignment... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall B

8:00am

The Benefits and Practical Application of Mindfulness in the Classroom: MTSS Tier 1 Supports
This session will introduce educators to the benefits and practices of mindfulness in the classroom as a proven method for reducing stress and increasing coping strategies. Social emotional learning strategies include mindful breathing and mindful stretching, yoga. Resources and videos of students using these strategies will be included.

Speakers
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Otto Lengel, Ph.D.

Administrator, Riverside COE
Dr. Otto Lengel earned his doctorate from Kansas State University. Dr. Lengel holds firm to the belief, that regardless of the disability and challenges, all students can learn and all teachers can be successful. He has committed his career of over 30 years in the field of special... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Exhibit Hall F

8:00am

The Lead Learner: Crafting Personal Leadership Skills for Impact
This session focuses on the key actions educational leaders use to create the right message, establish systems, and mobilize people to ensure students gain more than one year’s growth in one year’s time in core content and skills. Focusing on personal leadership skills this session gets to the heart of the Lead Learner and how such a leader is critical for today’s students, staff, and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Sponsored by BetterLesson
Michael McDowell, Ed.D. serves as the Superintendent of the Ross School District. During his tenure, the Ross School District has progressed to the top of California districts in relation to student connectedness and wellbeing as well as being in the top tier of districts in academic... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

8:00am

Developing Coach Leaders in Your Organization
How do we develop leaders who grow staff using a coaching mindset? Leaders often struggle to build collaborative, professional work cultures focused on positive communication and growth mindset. In this session Jennifer Hicks, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education and Jennifer Abrams, Educational Consultant, speaker and author will explore strategies for developing leaders’ coaching mindsets, including:
- Offering Effective Feedback
- Having Hard Conversations
- Communicating Effectively Across Generations

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hicks

Jennifer Hicks

Assistant Superintendent, Placer County Office of Education
Jennifer Hicks is the Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction for Placer County Office of Education. Ms. Hicks is responsible for supporting schools and districts with continuous improvement efforts. Her work has successfully integrated a framework for implementation... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall J

8:00am

Embedding VAPA and ELD Across Content Standards to Empower All Learners
Join us to experience the ways in which VAPA and ELD enrich content, and provide rigorous learning and positive SEL opportunities for all ages. Come dive into our contagious culture of achievement as you experience art making, where you will communicate, think critically, and collaborate, through the creative process.

Speakers
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Dr. Helene Cunningham

Director, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Hacienda La Puente USD
In her 23rd year as an administrator, Dr. Helene Cunningham served as school principal for 18 years, nine at the secondary level, nine at elementary. As the National Distinguished Principal for California in 2013, she traveled to Washington DC to discuss our nation’s educational... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Castle

8:00am

Environmental Literacy: A Path Toward Advancing Equity and Access in Education
This session will feature visionary leaders that are supporting districts in utilizing environmental learning as the context for inclusive, relevant engagement with core subject area content, while empowering student community action. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and apply capacity-building strategies to their own work.

Speakers
avatar for Andra Yeghoian

Andra Yeghoian

Environmental Literacy Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
Andra Yeghoian is the Environmental Literacy Coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education. She provides leadership in implementing a broad Environmental Literacy Initiative across San Mateo County. Andra has 15 years of experience in education across public and private... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
South Lounge

8:00am

Universally Design Your Professional Learning (UDL for PL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) celebrates variability and calls upon teachers to take a proactive approach to designing experiences accessible for ALL students. But what about our adult learners? Can we UDL our PL? Learn tips and strategies for embedding UDL principles into professional learning experiences designed for educators.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology and Integrated Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators regarding pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom, computer... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Adventure

8:00am

Exhibitor Quick Talks
8:00 am- 8:20 am
California JumpStart Coalition - Rebecca Gallagher

8:20 am- 8:40 am
Canvas - Matt Carlson

8:40 am- 9:00 am
Cyber High- Rob Cords

9:00 am- 9:20 am
Flocabulary - Fred Jones

9:20 am- 9:40 am
My SBAC Coach - Christine Supe

9:40 am- 10:00 am
Schools First Federal Credit Union - Hazel Oh


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Sleeping Beauty Pavilion

8:00am

Literate Lives: Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Our Learners
How can we meet today’s academic goals and engage kids in a literacy workshop model inspired by real-world texts and authors?

In a word, inquiry.

Participants will notice and note through activities that show exactly how to use an inquiry mindset to bolster the way students can read like readers and read like writers. 

Drawing from Sara’s books, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to teach Social Comprehension and Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry, participants will also do the practical work to help students to amplify voice and learn the targeted social skills and habits to help us comprehend social issues and participate in relevant, transparent conversations.

If we can commit to approaching this work as the lead learner, teaching with curiosity and modeling vulnerability rather than rigid certainty, we can build habitats of trust where kids (and adults) participate in a learning discussions, and where expression, identity, and social literacy matter.

Together we will be immersed in, and create, a workshop model built around choice, agency, identity, small-group collaboration, and critical thinking. We will walk out with a toolbox filled with teaching strategies and structures in instruction and discourse.

Audience: All elementary and secondary, leadership

Speakers
avatar for Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed

Sara K. Ahmed is currently a literacy coach at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She has taught in urban, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where her classrooms were designed to help students consider their own identities and see the humanity... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 10:15am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

8:00am

Sponsor Exhibits
Come visit with our wonderful sponsors, including:
Corwin
BetterLesson
Schools First Credit Union
Cyber High Online Learning Solutions
Teachers Created Materials Publishing
ParentSquare
Game Learning
Imagine Learning
Renaissance
Piper
Jump Start
OverDrive Education
My SBAC Coach
Flocabulary

Friday February 22, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall

9:15am

A Model for implementing Universal Design for Learning in an MTSS Framework: Accessible Curriculum for All
This session will describe a project to support a transformational shift to create a more effective multi-tiered system of support for access to learning, focusing on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as the instructional framework as well as digital tools and assistive technologies to equalize access for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian King

Jillian King

Director, Facilitated Improvement and Support, Placer County SELPA
Jillian is the Director of the newly awarded California Department of Education SELPA Content Lead grant- "Open Access", that will assist SELPAs across California in building capacity around Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology in an MTSS model.



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall E

9:15am

Don't Stop Believin': How Trust Transforms a School Culture
"Permission to fail means being more afraid of mediocrity than mistakes." Learn how a school transformed it's culture by allowing teachers to step out of mediocrity and fixed mindsets by implementing Workshop Teaching in ELA/Literacy and Math that resulted in improved student engagement and achievement. Practical tools will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Budz

Timothy Budz

Staff Development Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
Timothy is an ELA/ELD Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist serving Central Valley school districts in ELA, Literacy, and ELD support based on researched-based instructional practices, including Reading and Writing Workshop. He currently serves as the lead for the Region VII ELA... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall B

9:15am

Engaging the Disengaged through the Arts
ALL SESSION RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE: bit.ly/2EbEgg7

In this session you will discover the connections between the arts and SEL through hands-on activities aligned to each of SEL’s five core competencies. Participants will leave with SEL + Arts lessons, resources, and a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the arts for students, staff, and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Bryan

Aaron Bryan

Visual & Performing Arts Program Manager, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Aaron Bryan serves as the Program Manager for the Visual & Performing Arts Department in the office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Aaron is also an adjunct faculty member for the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. He holds a BA in Music Education from... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Safari

9:15am

Esports is the STEM Trojan horse
Esports is the "thing" for students and it is happening now. Leveraging student interest in order to support innovative STEM learning is the goal of this program. For almost two years, we have hosted tournaments and written curriculum to support esports as a vehicle for student engagement in STEM and the future workforce.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Turner

Tom Turner

Executive Director, Orange County Department of Education
I currently serve as the Executive Director of Educational Services with the Orange County Department of Education. In this role, I regularly interact with site administrators and district leadership in implementing professional learning and program development throughout Orange... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

9:15am

Mendota High School Newcomer Academy
Our session will discuss our journey in the creation of a newcomer pathway at Mendota High School. Over the past 3 years we have seen an average of 100-130 newcomers to our high school of 900 students. In order to provide effective services we needed to make changes to our ELD program and in turn create a newcomer pathway for our students. Our goal is to share our story to be able to provide a resource to districts facing the same situation.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Bautista

Manuel Bautista

Director of Educational Services, Mendota Unified School District
My name is Manuel Bautista. This is my 16th year working for Mendota Unified School District. I began my career at Mendota Unified as a 2nd grade teacher. After six years of teaching 2nd grade, I taught Special Education for 1 year. I then went into my first assignment outside of... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall I

9:15am

MTSS in Action: Creating the Bayshore Elementary School District's MTSS Playbook
The Bayshore Elementary School District's MTSS in Action Playbook is a collection of instructional resources, strategies, tools and guides that support district staff to build their knowledge and expertise relative to the Bayshore Way of meeting students' academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs. The BESD Playbook makes teaching and learning expectations transparent, facilitates peer-to-peer coaching opportunities, and is the primary Bayshore MTSS communication tool.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hall

Robin Hall

Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Robin Hall presently manages Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. During 2018, Dr. Hall supported districts in San Mateo County as Director of State and Federal Initiatives and Special Projects. She served as Executive Director... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall H

9:15am

Relating Classroom Context and Academic Behaviors to Student Outcomes
In 2017-18, districts from SCCOE’s DataZone User Community developed a Social Emotional Learning Survey to better understand how non-cognitive factors shape students’ school performance. Participants will learn about the survey development and validation process, administration logistics and how the DataZone dashboards present and link survey results with other school measures.

Speakers
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Marcy Lauck

Director, Data Governance, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Marcy Lauck, is a Co-founder of the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust (SVRDT) and the Senior Director of Data Governance for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Marcy brings 25 years’ experience in data governance, education data warehousing, and in guiding strategic institutional... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall C

9:15am

Student Empowered Research and Design - "Begin with The Endless in Mind"
Is it possible that we have underestimated our students and consequently under equip them? We are living in the day when almost infinite amounts of information are available to our students and yet we have a fixed mindset on what they’re going to learn. It’s time for us to begin with the endless in mind!  

The session we’ll cover three actionable shifts:
1. Moving from unit and project-based thinking to process and passion based Learning.
2. Equipping a student-empowered learning culture through research and design skills.
3. Increasing Academic and aesthetic freedom for students and teachers that includes equity of access to creativity, civility, literature, and libraries!

Participants in this session can expect to walk out with models of thinking that will spark rich leadership conversations, new data provided by students that shapes instruction, essential research skills that increase the power of design thinking for both teachers and students, and old and new tools that will make a world of difference!

Student Empowered Research and Design - Begin with The Endless in Mind

Session Outline:

From the END to the ENDLESS in Mind
  • Student Engagement & Empowerment Models
  •  What Matters to You Matters – New Data from Students
  •  From Pupils to Partners – Responsive Actions

An Empowered Learning Culture – Research and Design Skills
  • An Example from the Field – Students Researching and Designing the District's New Research and Design Centers
  •  Research and Design Equipping and Tools: Q.U.E.S.T.
  •  Access to Understanding – The New School Library

Innovation and Access Equity
  • Any Learning is Possible (ALPS)
  •  Student Directed and Connected Learning
  •  Cultural Proficiencies that include Literacies and Literature Paring!



Speakers
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, Libraries, Encinitas Union School District
Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries at Encinitas Union School District. He is an advocate for extreme personalization of student learning through the integration of multiple literacies including media information literacy, design thinking, and social... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall D

9:15am

Thinking in Processes: Uncovering Gaps to Improve Equity
Looking for a way to build shared understanding of current practices and increase equitable outcomes for students? SDCOE will share how they worked with schools to uncover inconsistencies in student access to college and career opportunities. Participants will learn about and create process maps to support understanding of their systems.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Warshaw

Jeff Warshaw

Executive Leadership Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
Jeff serves as an Executive Leadership Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education, providing professional learning and leadership development support for school and district leaders across San Diego County. Prior to joining the SDCOE team in 2013, he spent ten years as a... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall F

9:15am

Universally Speaking- The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a District Wide Comprehensive MTSS System
Please join us as we share the details of our journey on how we implemented our Multi-Tiered System of Support across our district in record speed. You will take away usable information and strategies you can put to use the next day at your school or district.

Speakers
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Dr. Ziggy Robeson

Superintendent, Ripon Unified School District
Dr. Ziggy Robeson has over 35 years of experience in education in private, public and charter schools. She currently serves as the Superintendent of the Ripon Unified School District.  In addition to her degrees; double Bachelors of Arts, Masters, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

9:15am

What Does an Effective Professional Learning System Look Like?
In this session, participants will consider the way in which professional development is more effectively situated in a system of professional learning (PL). They will discuss what an effective PL system looks like for teachers and administrators and how California districts and schools are creatively addressing common challenges to implementing an effective PL system.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Murchison

Barbara Murchison

Director, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, California Department of Education
Barbara Murchison is the Director of the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). In this role, she has the pleasure of leading a team that supports and promotes high quality professional learning for educators as a key strategy for... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

9:15am

The Power of MTSS and Healthy Special Education Systems
Special Education is a valuable and important service for students with disabilities.  However, for the adults trying to make it happen every day for our students it feels like keeping up with special education responsibilities can feel overwhelming and sometimes impossible.  From managing IEP timelines to being structurally organized for success, without the right systems in place managing special education responsibilities will be impossible.  Creating this feeling for many that no matter how hard we work we cannot seem to get to the core of what special education is about: students.  We are perfectly set up for the results we are getting.

This session will review how MTSS serves as a critical foundation to healthy special education systems.  In addition, the presenter will share the critical elements of a healthy special education system and provide examples that have proven over time to be essential to managing the multiple responsibilties associated with special education.  Let's get back to the core "why" of special education by examining whether we actually have the right systems in place to be able to focus on attaining successful outcomes for students with disabilities.


Speakers
avatar for Karla Estrada Ed.D.

Karla Estrada Ed.D.

Director, Systems Improvement and Innovation, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
Dr. Karla Estrada serves as a Director overseeing strategic partnerships and personalized learning for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).Estrada has spent over 20 years as an educational leader committed to successfully addressing educational opportunities... Read More →



Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Monorail

9:15am

A Blended Learning Experience by Game Learning
Game Learnings Founder & CEO will host a blended learning experience featuring educational Video Games, Graphic Novels, and a short lecture from professor Nicholas Gliserman Phd. This will be a fun interactive and educational session.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Massman

Matt Massman

Founder & CEO, Game Learning
Matthew Massman- Founder & CEO | As founder of Game Learning, educational entrepreneur Matthew B. Massman is once again at the forefront of enhancing educational opportunities for today’s students. With the launch of Game Learning, Massman is yet again filling a void left in the... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall G

10:15am

10:30am

Closing Session with Benjie Howard and Wade Colwell
Speakers
avatar for Benjie Howard

Benjie Howard

Sponsored by Corwin
Benjie Howard is the co-founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a musical performance group and an arts-based experiential outdoor education program focusing on developing youth leadership for equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. He is the co-architect... Read More →
avatar for Wade Colwell

Wade Colwell

Sponsored by Corwin
Wade Antonio Colwell is the co-founder of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!), an arts-based, experiential and inter-generational process of transformational stewardship of our school communities. As an educator engaging the creative/cultural modalities of song, spoken-word, movement... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Keynote: Craig Kielburger
Speakers
avatar for Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Co-founder of the WE Movement, which includes WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise and WE Day., We.Org
Craig Kielburger is a NY Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make 'doing good, doable'.Over the past two decades, he along with his co-founder and brother Marc Kielburger, have... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom