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Thursday, February 21
 

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor, Fresno State
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

Fresno County Office of Education
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

Retired Superintendent, Corwin Press / Cal Lutheran University
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

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
 
Friday, February 22
 

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

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

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 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 & CEOAs 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 rapidly... Read More →


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

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