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Thursday, February 21
 

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, Educator Excellence and Equity Division
Aileen is an Education Administrator in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education. She oversees activities related to state-level professional learning for English Language Arts/Literacy, World Language, History-Social Science/Civics, the... 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, History-Social Science, 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 COE
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
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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 10:00am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall J

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
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 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
avatar for Chris Bouman

Chris Bouman

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

Rebeca Andrade, Ed.D.

Director (professional) | Founder (A Taste of Yoga), Glendale USD (professional) | A Taste of Yoga (personal)
Dr. Rebeca Andrade is an education leader serving as Director of Early Education and Extended Learning Programs at Glendale USD. In this capacity she oversees and manages programs and staff in preschool to grade 8 at 27 school sites. Prior leadership experience in education includes... 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
MC

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 (CDE). She has worked her entire career in assessments including licensure, personnel, and K-12 large scale assessments. Michelle holds a masters... 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 COE
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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Charley Gilmore

Curriculum Specialist, History-Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education
Charley Gilmore is a History-Social Science Curriculum Specialist with the Sacramento County Office of Education. Before that he spent ten years with Folsom-Cordova USD. 
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, 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

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
avatar for Colby Smart

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

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
 
Friday, February 22
 

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



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
avatar for Steve Kong

Steve Kong

Coordinator, Digital Learning Initiatives, Riverside Unified School District


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/ CUE Lead Learner, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! At the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Martin develops and facilitates professional learning on modern educational trends to improve... 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

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 Jill King

Jill King

Senior Director, Placer County Office of Education
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, Educational Services, 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 County... 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, 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, CDE
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