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Thursday, February 21
 

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
avatar for Kim Webb

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 COE



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
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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 Dr. James McKenna

Dr. 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 Dr. Veronica Aguila

Dr. Veronica Aguila

Director, 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 →
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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
With experience in STEM education, I now work with districts, schools and teachers to facilitate strategic planning through improvement science and professional learning, including coaching and lesson study in all areas of STEM. I am focused on building capacity and improving service... Read More →


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

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 →
avatar for Steven Sato

Steven Sato

Executive Director, LifesaVR
Steven Sato is the Founder and Executive Director of LifesaVR, a pending 501c3 focused on immersive safety training technologies.  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... 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 County DE
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

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 Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Inflexion
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 secondary education... 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
avatar for Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D.

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

Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Educat
Debra Duardo was appointed Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors effective May 15, 2016, designating her as the top education leader of the nation’s most populous and diverse county.Previously executive director of Student Health... Read More →
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 →
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Michael B. Matsuda

Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District
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Michael Lundgren

Principal, Bellflower Middle/High School, Bellflower Unified School District
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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
 
Friday, February 22
 

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