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Thursday, September 7
 

7:00am

Registration
Thursday September 7, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Bayview Foyer

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday September 7, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Grande Foyer

8:00am

Opening Remarks and Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Gothold

Dr. Paul Gothold

Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education
Dr. Gothold began his career with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, working with adjudicated youth in the county's Division of Alternative Education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He later worked in the county's Beginning Teacher Support and Assessmen... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am
Grande Ballroom

8:15am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Author, Education Consultant, and CEO, New Frontier 21
Dr. Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty ye... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Grande Ballroom

9:45am

Team Discussion with Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Author, Education Consultant, and CEO, New Frontier 21
Dr. Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty ye... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 9:45am - 10:10am
Grande Ballroom

10:10am

Break
Thursday September 7, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Grande Foyer

10:30am

Team Discussion with Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Author, Education Consultant, and CEO, New Frontier 21
Dr. Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty ye... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Grande Ballroom

11:00am

Academics and Innovation: Getting it Right!

The world of education is buzzing with topics such as tinkering, project-based learning, maker spaces, personalized learning, and design thinking. All of these have a place and a purpose, but not in the absence of academic rigor and instructional expertise. In this session, teachers and leaders will examine practices which focus on high-quality instruction, a strong academic core, and the skills that matter most for today's students. Participants will explore structures where learning is the focus and drives the intentional use of tinkering, project based learning, maker spaces, personalized learning, and design thinking. Environments can come alive with critical thinking, real-world applications to solving problems, and curiosity that is encouraged through creativity and innovation.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 


Speakers
avatar for Holly McClurg

Holly McClurg

Superintendent, Del Mar School District
Holly McClurg, Ph.D., is the superintendent of Del Mar Union School District.
avatar for Shelley Petersen

Shelley Petersen

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services, Del Mar School District
Shelley Petersen is the assistant superintendent of instructional services at Del Mar Union School District. 
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Director Of Student Services, Del Mar Union School District
Laura Spencer is the Executive Director of Innovation and Design with the Del Mar Union School District. 


Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Marina 4

11:00am

Developing Powerful Readers with Writers in Diverse 21st Century Classrooms

This talk explores a socially, culturally, and digitally relevant model of literacy education that draws upon multicultural literature, contemporary events, and youth popular culture to inspire students as social actors, while also developing powerful readers, writers, speakers, and users of emergent digital technologies.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Ernest Morrell

Author, Researcher, and Macy Professor of Education, Director, Columbia University
Ernest Morrell is an award-winning author, teacher, and researcher. He is the Macy Professor of English Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Morrell is also past-president of the National Council of Teachers of English, a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and an appointed member of the International Literacy... Read More →

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Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 4

11:00am

Developing Student Agency through Formative Assessment Practice

The formative assessment process can double the rate of student learning, especially for those students who are most behind. Implementing consistent classroom practices of student self- and peer-assessment, developing systems for ongoing feedback, and promoting student voice in tasks and assessments will support students in making meaning, participating and contributing, and managing their own learning.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Steven Green

Senior Director, San Diego County Office of Education
Steven Green is the senior director of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability department at SDCOE. He has been an educator in San Diego Country for 24 years, serving as teacher, teacher on special assignment (TOSA), district assessment coordinator, and site administrator... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Spadin

Melissa Spadin

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Melissa Spadin supports the implementation of a balanced assessment system and provides professional learning around assessment literacy and formative assessment at SDCOE. Previously, she was the interim NAEP state coordinator and assessment program specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education and served as a secondary English teacher and theatre... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 5

11:00am

Equity Through the Lens of College AND Career Readiness

How do we ensure that 100% of our students are prepared the demands of higher learning and the workforce? This session will highlight effective practices that support equity as we prepare students for success in high school, college, career and beyond. You will obtain tools that allow you to help students link their personal interests to career opportunities and see the connection this has to their current study and higher education. Learn how to build integrated career pathways where students master content core while developing career preparedness skills.



Speakers
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Brian Butler

Director, College and Career Leadership, San Diego County Office of Education
Brian Butler has worked in education for 20 years as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Education Service. His currently position is the Director or College and Career Leadership. While at SDCOE, he has worked to support Career Pathways through the implementation of the California Career Pathway Trust Grant... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Marina 5

11:00am

Ikigai for All: Providing Students with the Opportunities and Tools to Find their Purpose

We all want students to find fulfilling careers that pay a living wage, and there are a number of things we can do to prepare them for this throughout their educational journey. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help students find what they like, what they are good at, what the world needs, and what they can get paid to do. These approaches can be applied at the classroom, district, or regional level, as we work together to help all students discover and pursue their ikigai, or purpose.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
avatar for Jewyl Clarke

Jewyl Clarke

Career Pathways Curriculum Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education
Jewyl Clarke spent 10 years in the classroom teaching chemistry, medical chemistry, biology, earth science, and math. She now supports career pathway development and enhancement through curriculum support and professional learning at SDCOE. She empowers educators to provide oppor... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Marina 3

11:00am

Innovationships: The 5 C's of Profound and Systemic Relationships in the 21st-Century

This session will outline a model for introducing innovative, relationship-based strategies into the school system. We will highlight five programs that have created systemic school change while improving school climate and culture, all accomplished by developing productive and restorative stakeholder relationships. Our model aims to facilitate the planning and evaluation of both academic and social-emotional activities and initiatives.

Audience: Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders




Speakers
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Ricardo Cooke

Principal, Sweetwater Union High School District
Ricardo Cooke, Ed.D., is a principal at Eastlake Middle School. 
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Aaron Magnan

Assistant Principal, Sweetwater Union High School District
Aaron Magnan is a second-year assistant principal. He has worked to improve school and district systems through innovative relationship-building and outcomes-based planning.



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 3

11:00am

MTSS: Not Public Mass Transit, but a Vehicle to Address Student Needs

Learn about the California Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework as defined within the Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative. The session will look at the difference between Response to Instruction and Intervention and MTSS and introduce the domains of the state MTSS Framework and the Tiered Intervention Matrix. It will also introduce Universal Design for Learning as a critical component of the framework and the state standards.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Gail Paradeza

Program Improvement Coordinator, Special Ed., San Diego County Office of Education
Gail Paradeza is a coordinator in the District and School Improvement department at SDCOE. Previously she worked at San Diego Unified School District, first as a classroom teacher then at the district level supporting middle school teams in special education. At SDCOE, Paradeza assists schools and districts in developing systems that address the needs of students with disabilities. She also provides leadership coaching, both customized and through... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 1

11:00am

Improvement Science Seminar - Part 1

Facilitated by specialists from the Center for Research on Equity and innovation at HTH Graduate School of Education, participants will use improvement science tools and methodologies to reflect on current practices, strengths, and needs of their organization in order to understand root causes. Participants will walk away with a plan to begin transforming their system into one that is equitable for staff and students.

 


Speakers
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Ryan Gallagher

Project Director, NGSS Early Adoption Initiative, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ryan Gallagher is the project director of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
avatar for Daisy Sharrock

Daisy Sharrock

Education Research Specialist, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Daisy Sharrock is an education research specialist of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education,



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Marina 2

11:00am

TED TALK - Fostering Active Student Voice Through Innovation

Participants will learn how Fresno Unified has used rapid innovation techniques to advance active student voice in career readiness. They will also learn how the work has evolved to other district teams and departments, such as campus culture and how synthesis of the work is progressing to prevent silos. Student solutions will be highlighted with first-person accounts from students on how cultivation of their voice has increased their agency.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Kristen Boroski

Director of Career Technical Education, Fresno Unified School District
Kristen Boroski has been active in education for nearly 30 years, focusing on innovative approaches to curriculum development and alignment and has conducted professional learning sessions for more than 20 school districts in California. She is the director of career technical education in Fresno Unified School... Read More →
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Wendy McCulley

Executive Management Fellow and Adviser, Fresno Unified School District
Wendy McCulley is a FUSE Fellow in the Office of the Superintendent at Fresno Unified School District focusing on career readiness programs. She initiated the rapid innovation work at the district. McCulley is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania's... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 2

11:00am

TED TALK - Six High-leverage, Researched-base, Instructional Practices for Writing

Learn how to apply research-based, instructional writing practices in K-12 disciplinary language and literacy contexts. Participants will discuss how to improve content learning through integrating purposeful reading, writing, and academic oral language.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
avatar for Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman

Board Member, Kumeyaay Community College
Julie Goldman, Ed.D., is a coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education. She facilitates professional learning around academic literacy for schools and districts throughout California. Throughout her career as a K-16 educator in the United States and internationally, G... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 2

11:00am

TED TALK - Social Justice through Interdisciplinary Instruction

In teaching an interdisciplinary unit with a theme that is centered on the world of the student (social justice), teachers create a bridge between the world of academia and the reality of the student. Students can embark on an experience that provides an opportunity for them to engage in a more relevant and less fragmented experience where they begin to understand that all disciplines intertwine to create knowledge that serves them in their world. A true interdisciplinary unit goes beyond a mere humanities class. Multiple disciplines (math, English, history, science, art, and technology) are needed to create a curriculum that identifies the correlations between disciplines, but reveals how it is not possible to fully understand one’s world without recognizing all disciplines as equally important.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators


Speakers
avatar for Mark Jeffers

Mark Jeffers

Literacy Coordinator/Teacher, Grossmont Union High School District
Mark Jeffers is a teacher and literacy coordinator at Mount Miguel High School in Grossmont Union High School District. After spending 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and six years working for Kings County Probation Department, Jeffers became a high school English teacher. He currently is the English Department Chair at Mount Miguel High School and the coordinator and founder of Matador Early College, a dual enrollment academy at Mount Miguel. Jeffers has a... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 2

11:00am

TED TALK - The Cost of Literacy: Providing Greater Access to Books for All Readers

Despite the fact that research clearly shows that access to books and voracious pleasure reading are the only way to become proficient and advanced readers, many schools actually spend little to nothing on these components when compared to other expenses in their literacy budget. This presentation will combine telling statistics, personal anecdotes, and provocative questions to challenge the audience to re-examine their literacy priorities and budget their financial resources accordingly.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Jonathan Hunt

Coordinator, Library and Media Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Jonathan Hunt is the Library Media Services coordinator at SDCOE. He frequently presents, writes, and teaches about the intersection of libraries, literature, and literacy. He is also a voracious reader: His favorites are The Lord of the Rings and Les Miserables.


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Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nautilus 2

11:00am

Know Thyself: Academic Mindsets Part 1

If we really want to create learning environments in our schools where all learners are valued and seen as capable of achieving desired outcomes, we have to begin with the belief that they can. But to cultivate this belief, we must start with understanding ourselves. In this session, we will use the design thinking process to explore our own identities and the unique lenses we apply to our environments. Then, we will unpack four academic mindsets for deeper learning (from Dr. Camille Farrington’s work at the University of Chicago) and leverage our collective voices to ideate about how to cultivate academic mindsets for deeper learning in our schools and classrooms.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Director of District Leadership, Buck Institute for Education
Katie Martin, Ph.D., is the director of district leadership at the Buck Institute for Education.  Through partnerships with local and national school districts, she has helped develop systems that facilitate personalized professional learning for educators. Katie works with leade... Read More →
avatar for Katie Wright

Katie Wright

Director of M.Ed Programs, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Katie Wright is the director of M.Ed programs at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the director of special education for High Tech High (HTH) schools. In this role, Wright supported inclusion and special education across the 13 HTH schools. She researched the development of a rich professional adult learning community of inclusion specialists across the HTH network for her... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Grande A

12:15pm

Lunch Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education

Thursday September 7, 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
TBA

12:45pm

Keynote Speaker: Liz Murray
Speakers
avatar for Liz Murray

Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker, Author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
From homeless to Harvard...it is an unlikely turn of events. Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray’s life as the child of cocaine-addicted parents in the Bronx was bitterly grim. There was never food in the house, everything was filthy, drugs were everywhere, and the welfare checks were spent before they arrived.By age 15... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Grande Ballroom

2:00pm

Break
Thursday September 7, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grande Foyer

2:30pm

A School's Journey of Utilizing MTSS to Ensure Student Agency

This presentation will share the story of a principal's leadership journey with her school and the learning path she decided to take to ensure equity and excellence for students, teachers, staff, and families. She will share how she built trusting relationships and systems that changed the school's mindset and culture, and then allowed inclusive settings to thrive and ensured agency for all stakeholders, especially students.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 


Speakers
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Stacy Jones

Principal, San Diego Unified School District
Stacy Jones is the principal of Miller Elementary in San Diego Unified School District, where she has worked for more than 38 years. Previously, she spent seven years as classroom teacher at Emerson Elementary, six years as a vice principal at Euclid Elementary, and principal at... Read More →
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Gail Paradeza

Program Improvement Coordinator, Special Ed., San Diego County Office of Education
Gail Paradeza is a coordinator in the District and School Improvement department at SDCOE. Previously she worked at San Diego Unified School District, first as a classroom teacher then at the district level supporting middle school teams in special education. At SDCOE, Paradeza assists schools and districts in developing systems that address the needs of students with disabilities. She also provides leadership coaching, both customized and through... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 1

2:30pm

Changing Community Mindsets through Student Voice

This session will describe an innovative process to ensure student and community voice in the development of the district LCAP. Sweetwater Union High School District will provide background on the first ever State of the District event, which included showcases, performances, alumni guest speakers, and school discussions facilitated by students. This event was a chance for our community to gather to see what schools are doing and to actively participate in the district’s vision for each student. Participants will understand the techniques used to train school leaders and their students using a protocol that engaged each school community in a discussion around our four LCAP goals.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 


Speakers
avatar for Heather Bolles

Heather Bolles

English TOSA, Sweetwater Union High School District
Heather Bolles is an English teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in the office of State and Federal Programs at Sweetwater Union High School District. While with the district for 27 years, she has helped author the LCAP, provided curriculum professional development, and supporte... Read More →
avatar for Amy Illingworth

Amy Illingworth

Director of Professional Growth, Sweetwater Union High School District
Dr. Amy Illingworth is the director of professional growth at Sweetwater Union High School District. She has served as a teacher, literacy coach, assistant principal, and principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Illingworth is passionate about equitable and en... Read More →
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Karen Janney

Superintendent, Sweetwater Union High School District
Dr. Karen Janney is the superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School District, the largest secondary school district in the state, with a vision to support each student's academic and social-emotional well-being. Janney is a former student, teacher, administrator of the Sweetwa... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 3

2:30pm

Clearing a Path for All Students to Own Their Future

Explore the College Board’s resources and services to prepare students for a successful transition to college using the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9), K-12 Integrated Data Portal, and AP Potential and Instructional Planning Reports to close achievement gaps. Dive into the College Board/Khan Academy Official SAT® Practice partnership by experiencing personalized instruction and practice to help students fill their knowledge gaps and take a journey on connecting low-income and minority students to scholarships, college credit, college admissions applications, and assessment fee waivers.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 


Speakers
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Scott Hill

Vice President, State and District Partnerships, The College Board
Scott Hill is vice president at the College Board, where he leads the team that supports students, teachers, schools, and higher education institutions in the western region. Hill joined the College Board in 2013. For more than 20 years, Hill served in various leadership positions in California in the areas of standards, assessments, accountability, and organizational management. Previously, he was a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where his portfolio managed the... Read More →
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Tacey Rodgers

Associate Director, K12 Services, The College Board
Tacey Rodgers is the associate director of K12 services for the College Board Western Regional Office.

Sponsors

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Marina 5

2:30pm

De-tracking Elementary Mathematics

Learn about equitable practices that support all students in achieving a deeper understanding of mathematics. Design a plan for your classroom, school, or district that avoids deficit labeling, supports effective grouping structures, and ensures each and every student has access to high-level mathematics tasks.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Elementary Administrators, District Office Leaders


Speakers
avatar for Mark Alcorn

Mark Alcorn

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Mark Alcorn is a mathematics coordinator at SDCOE. Before coming to the County Office, Alcorn spent 23 years at elementary school sites teaching K-6 mathematics. His belief is that all students are capable of being successful in mathematics.



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Marina 4

2:30pm

Engaging Black and Latino Males with Intent via Constructs of Social and Cultural Capital

This discussion will center on an historical look at the educational experiences of Black and Latino males, review constructs and theories of social and cultural capital and show how implementing targeted interventions, such as conferences and symposiums, can improve the engagement and educational outcomes of these historically underserved groups. 

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators


Speakers
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Michael Love

Mathematics Teacher and Department Chair, Grossmont Union High School District
Michael Love is a mathematics teacher and department chair at Mount Miguel High School. He has been a math teacher for 24 years. He is also a Brother to Brother club adviser and has spent a dozen years organizing an annual Young Men's Leadership Conference at Mount Miguel. He was... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 2

2:30pm

Every Single One: Cultivating a Spirit of Innovation from Team, to Teacher, to Student

A teacher’s dream is to have a collaborative, organized system providing all students access to relevant, rigorous curriculum. We have bridged the dream with the practical. In this presentation, we offer our approach to keep the pioneering spirit alive for educators and students, sharing how we use tech tools to ensure all students ― regardless of teacher or level ― participate in the best possible education. We will also showcase the byproduct of this planning system: a school-wide initiative called “The Genius Project.” Digital planbooks, lockstep lesson planning, and virtual collaboration are at the heart of our professional learning model, which is changing the classroom experience.

Audience: High School Teacher, High School Administrators


Speakers
avatar for Shannon Alberts

Shannon Alberts

English Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District
Shannon Alberts calls Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad her home. She is thrilled to be a part of such an awesome team. An English teacher for 13 years, she also serves as a teacher leader in the California Reading and Literature Project, UCI and UCSD regions. 
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Amy Kuehl

English and Multimedia Journalism Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District
Amy Kuehl is an English and multimedia journalism teacher at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad. She works with a dedicated, innovative, and student-centered team. She launched her school’s hybrid (online and broadcast) journalism program and is a Link Crew coordinator.
avatar for Corrie Myers

Corrie Myers

English Teacher and Department Chair, Carlsbad Unified School District
Corrie Myers is an English teacher and the department chair at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad. She spent 11 years teaching high school English and AVID, then she found her niche with her dream team at Sage Creek High School. Together, the team has built a school from the grou... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 4

2:30pm

Expanding Engagement, Equity, and Access Through Technology

With ever-increasing options, integrating technology into instruction can seem overwhelming. Join us for an interactive session to learn easy and innovative ways to engage students (and staff) and facilitate learning through technology. We will share a Systems Leadership Framework and explain how technology connects throughout the framework, supporting your ability to lead various initiatives within your system. We will discuss how technology can be used to facilitate learning, engagement, and differentiation to increase equity and access for all students. Lastly, we will address finding the balance between using screen time and face-to-face interaction to continue to develop communities of learners.

Please note that this session is interactive and a device is suggested for full participation. 

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, Elementary Administrators


Speakers
avatar for Feather Gentry

Feather Gentry

Director of Technology and Learning Support, Saint John School
Feather Gentry is the director of technology and learning support for a K-8 school in Encinitas. In addition to providing professional development for teachers, she serves as a support teacher for beginning teachers and recently completed her Preliminary Administrative Services C... Read More →
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Tan Huynh

CEO, OClassrooms Educational Services
Tan Huynh is an accomplished math and science teacher working with middle and high school students. He is a technology enthusiast who has created his own apps. Huynh has recently completed his Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
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Jacqueline Riley

Instructional Coach and Teacher Consultant, Oceanside Unified School District
Jacqueline Riley is an instructional coach and teacher consultant for the Oceanside Unified School District. She leads with 18 years of teaching experience and 12 years supporting beginning teachers. Riley recently completed her Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and... Read More →



Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 5

2:30pm

The Power of Significant Adults: Accessing Afterschool Staff

Human relationships are the driver for student learning, the intrinsic motivator that students need in an increasingly self-motivated-learning world. Dr. James Comer of Yale University said, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” In this workshop, participants will explore the issues and factors that foster the most important feature of high-quality afterschool programs: positive relationships. We will address the importance of developing staff members who build supportive relationships in afterschool programs. Specifically, participants will gain a greater understanding of what it is about afterschool staff members that leads to significant relationships, which is important in supporting our students’ success in school and life.

Audience: Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 

 


Speakers
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Liza Flowers

Program Manager, Expanded Learning, San Diego County Office of Education
Liza Flowers is an educator and program manager for Expanded Learning programs at SDCOE. After-school programs have always been a part of her life from being a participant, to a site coordinator, to oversight of programs at a large school district. She currently works with distri... Read More →
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Gale Gorke

Educational Consultant, Kids Kan
Gale K. Gorke has been an educator for almost 35 years. Her doctorate focused on academic intervention in after-school programs and her education specialist degree concentrated on students with special needs. She effectively models teaching that accommodates all students, regardl... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Marina 3

2:30pm

Native American Indian Grant Collaboration
Closed session - for attendees with the SDCOE Native American Grant only

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grande Ballroom

2:30pm

Improvement Science Seminar - Part 2

Facilitated by specialists from the Center for Research on Equity and innovation at HTH Graduate School of Education, participants will use improvement science tools and methodologies to reflect on current practices, strengths, and needs of their organization in order to understand root causes. Participants will walk away with a plan to begin transforming their system into one that is equitable for staff and students.

 


Speakers
RG

Ryan Gallagher

Project Director, NGSS Early Adoption Initiative, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ryan Gallagher is the project director of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
avatar for Daisy Sharrock

Daisy Sharrock

Education Research Specialist, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Daisy Sharrock is an education research specialist of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education,


Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Marina 2

2:30pm

Know Thyself: Academic Mindsets - Part 2

If we really want to create learning environments in our schools where all learners are valued and seen as capable of achieving desired outcomes, we have to begin with the belief that they can. But to cultivate this belief, we must start with understanding ourselves. In this session, we will use the design thinking process to explore our own identities and the unique lenses we apply to our environments. Then, we will unpack four academic mindsets for deeper learning (from Dr. Camille Farrington’s work at the University of Chicago) and leverage our collective voices to ideate about how to cultivate academic mindsets for deeper learning in our schools and classrooms

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Director of District Leadership, Buck Institute for Education
Katie Martin, Ph.D., is the director of district leadership at the Buck Institute for Education.  Through partnerships with local and national school districts, she has helped develop systems that facilitate personalized professional learning for educators. Katie works with leade... Read More →
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Katie Wright

Director of M.Ed Programs, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Katie Wright is the director of M.Ed programs at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the director of special education for High Tech High (HTH) schools. In this role, Wright supported inclusion and special education across the 13 HTH schools. She researched the development of a rich professional adult learning community of inclusion specialists across the HTH network for her... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grande A
 
Friday, September 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday September 8, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Grande Foyer

8:00am

Closing Equity Gap in Schools
Participants will focus on serving students through an equity lens in this interactive session. Reflect on the history of public education in the United States and your role in maintaining or ending educational gaps. Also learn more about the current educational data that present equity challenges while brainstorming with colleagues on the practical steps to take to advocate for educational equity.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, Distr

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Nicole Anderson

Diversity and Equal Access Executive, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
Nicole Anderson has served as the diversity and equal access executive for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for the past three years. She spent 16 years in Vallejo City Unified School District, where she served as a high school teacher, activities director, and vice principal, as well as an elementary principal... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Marina 3

8:00am

Extracting a Data Goldmine for Language Development

The Data Dashboard is a tool to reveal essential milestones for student language development in any target language. This county office developed-model demonstrates the power of visually analyzing student progress. In this session, administrators and teachers will discover critical tools for mining their own local data and improving their students' academic and linguistic outcomes.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Jorge Cuevas-Antillon

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Jorge Cuevas Antillón is the steward for Common Core en Español, the state and national headquarters of the language arts and mathematics standards in Spanish, at SDCOE. He facilitates professional learning for multilingual schools. 
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Olympia Kyriakidis

Language Learner Adviser, San Diego County Office of Education
Olympia Kyriakidis is the SDCOE Language Learner adviser and leader of the Dual Language Network. She was the principal of Riverview Elementary School and International Academy, where she created and led trilingual immersion programs in Lakeside Union School District.  



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 1

8:00am

How Leadership Mindsets Influence Equity and Excellence

In schools that achieve multiple evidences of equitable and excellent learning results, we have found that leaders exhibit specific mindsets that influence school culture, teaching, and learning. This session will describe both the challenges leaders face as they seek to pursue equity and the mindsets of leaders who successfully overcome those challenges.

Audience: Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Joseph Johnson

Dean, San Diego State University
Joseph Johnson is the dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University and the executive director of the National Center for Urban School Transformation.



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Grande A

8:00am

Innovative School Counseling Programs Improving Equity for ALL Students

This session will share the stories of statewide, award-winning school counseling programs that have improved equity, access, and outcomes for all students. These innovative school counseling programs use evidenced-based practices aligned with the American School Counselor Association national model. School counselors in these districts have aligned their programs to the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), to create multi-tiered, multi-domained systems of support. School counselors ensure all students receive core instructional curriculum and data driven interventions in the domain areas: academic, college/career, and social emotional development. This session will share best practices in K-12 settings.

Audience: Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle Duarte is the director of professional development for Hatching Results. She is a former school counselor and grant project director. She trains school counselors and administrators nationwide. She has experience at all levels and earned RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) status. Duarte is past president of the California Association of School Counselors and during that time was involved in Michelle... Read More →
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Trish Hatch

President, CEO, Hatching Results
Dr. Trish Hatch is a professor at SDSU and the founder and president/CEO of Hatching Results. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2014), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003; 2005) and Evidenc... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Marina 5

8:00am

L.O.V.E. of Learning (Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone)

It has been wonderful to see a growing acceptance of student-centered learning, where the student is welcomed to pursue any course of inquiry while at school. In a sense, this is the beginning or the revival of academic freedom for our students. Teachers can now say to students “What matters to you, matters!” Yet educational alienation persists and the infinite personal interests and loves our students still have little or no place at school. Participates will gain concreate methods that provide students with learning opportunities that value everyone.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders

 


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Jeff Hittenberger

Chief Academic Officer, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Jeff Hittenberger is a chief academic officer at the Orange County Department of Education.
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Glen Warren

Director, Literacies, Outreach and 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 socia... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Marina 4

8:00am

Pathways to Achievement through Development of Culture

Mt. Carmel has spent four years reorganizing and reformatting how students and teachers engage in the process of learning. Participants will understand how agency – developed first in the adults at Mt. Carmel – helped build pathways to achievement for our students through relationships, mindsets, and innovations. We will explore our four-year process of developing and implementing our purpose statement, “Crafting the Student Experience.” We will look at how this purpose statement has generated a number of questions about our practice and how the pursuit of answering these questions has helped us uncover many answers to some of our challenges. The session includes how to improve data markers for A-G completion, attendance, discipline, and a kind and caring culture.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Kim Bronson

Counselor, Poway Unified School District
Kim Bronson is a school counselor at Mt. Carmel High Schoool.
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Greg Magno

Principal, Poway Unified School District
Greg Magno has been principal of Mt. Carmel High School for four years. Previously, he was a principal at Black Mountain Middle School, an assistant principal at Mt. Carmel, and a math teacher in Sweetwater Union High School District.
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Colin Young

Assistant Principal, Poway Unified School District
Colin Young is an assistant principal at Mt. Carmel High School, where he represents a team of administrators and teachers. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing cultural changes for positive academic outcomes. Previously, he taught social science at Poway High... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 3

8:00am

Tapping the Full Potential of the Latino Male Student

Participants will learn about the young Latino male and his rite of educational passage. This includes the critical importance of answering the three core questions connected to success in education for Latino males: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Session topics will cover a demographic portrait of the Latino male; the current condition of education for Latino males; why so many are failing in school; how to empower Latino male students; developing a local blueprint for community action including student achievement, student engagement, college recruitment, retention, graduation, student service leadership models; school and college climates; and Latino father engagement. Personal student testimonials are included.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


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Joaquin Aganza

bilingual school psychologist, Vista Unified School District
Joaquin Aganza is a school psychologist and adjunct professor at SDSU.
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Juan Gaytan

Researcher, San Diego State University
Juan Gaytan is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine.
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Roberto Rivas

Chief Executive Officer, Encuentros Leadership
Roberto Rivas is the CEO of Encuentros Leadership. He has 40 years of executive nonprofit leadership experience, providing organizational consultant services in the following areas: grant writing, special event fundraising, project management, nonprofit board development and trai... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 5

8:00am

Technology Equity: Students as Video Producers to Improve Science Comprehension and Literacy

As a teacher at a Title I school, the presenter understands the importance of differentiating lessons for all learners in the heterogeneous classroom. Technology fosters equity in the classroom to further prepare students with 21st century skills, and to be college- and career-ready. This approach to teaching includes English language development, special education, and gifted students. By attending this session, educators will learn through action research data and results, how to support students’ needs using one-to-one classroom technology through video production. Teachers will walk away with engaging strategies to support culturally relevant lessons and promote equity for all students.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, High School Teacher

 


Speakers
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Alicia Johal

Science Teacher, Sweetwater Union High School District
Alicia Johal is a fifth-year, equity-driven science educator and site curriculum specialist in Sweetwater Union High School District. She is an Apple Foundations Trainer, New Teacher Induction Mentor, and Adjunct Faculty with National Univeristy who strives to innovate and lead o... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 4

8:00am

Improvement Science Seminar - Part 3

Facilitated by specialists from the Center for Research on Equity and innovation at HTH Graduate School of Education, participants will use improvement science tools and methodologies to reflect on current practices, strengths, and needs of their organization in order to understand root causes. Participants will walk away with a plan to begin transforming their system into one that is equitable for staff and students.

 


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Ryan Gallagher

Project Director, NGSS Early Adoption Initiative, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ryan Gallagher is the project director of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
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Daisy Sharrock

Education Research Specialist, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Daisy Sharrock is an education research specialist of the NGSS Early Adoption Initiative for the Center for Research on Equity and Innovation at High Tech High Graduate School of Education,


Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Marina 2

8:00am

TED TALK - In Search of Excellence - Agency, Voice, and Academics in 9th Grade

Participants will learn about San Marcos High School's Quest Academy, an innovative cohort model program for incoming 9th-grade students that focuses on increasing academic achievement, student agency, and student voice. Participants will learn about the history of the program, recruitment efforts, curriculum, and sustainability efforts.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Tiffany Campbell

Director of Secondary Education, San Marcos Unified School District
Tiffany Campbell is a director of secondary education for San Marcos Unified School District. She has been in education more than 20 years as an English teacher, AVID teacher, coordinator, and most recently was the principal at San Marcos High School. For the past 11 years, Campb... Read More →
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Nicole DiRanna

Assistant Principal, San Marcos Unified School District
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Nicole Scott

Quest Academy Coordinator/Teacher, San Marcos Unified School District
Nicole Scott is Quest Academy coordinator and a teacher at San Marcos High School.



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 2

8:00am

TED TALK: Leadership: Focus in an era of education innovation

Leaders are inundated with a constant stream of information about new initiatives, new networks, new programs, new organizations to connect with, new ideas about the school experience – the list is endless. Leadership in education is complex and more important than ever. Leaders must narrow the focus and lead for radical change to dramatically impact the school experience for children.

Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School Administrators, Superintendents, and District Office


Speakers
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Shelley Petersen

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services, Del Mar School District
Shelley Petersen is the assistant superintendent of instructional services at Del Mar Union School District. 


Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 2

8:00am

TED TALK: The Influence of the Student Panel

Special Services at Sweetwater Union High School District offers student and parent outreach meetings regarding topics such as self-advocacy, communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making as students develop independence and gain a sense of agency. The most well-attended and successful meetings include a student panel with firsthand experience in a specific topic, such as employment or college. In addition, parent panels have provided guidance to others going through challenging phases with their own students. Participants will see a video, hear a panel, and receive specific steps on how to incorporate peer panels as an effective outreach to build relationships with their surrounding community and to influence positive change.

Audience: High School Administrators, District Office Leaders


Speakers
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Michelle Sturm-Gonzalez

Special Education Program Manager, Sweetwater Union High School District
Michelle Sturm-Gonzalez is a special education program manager at Sweetwater Union High School District. She is passionate about transitioning young adults with disabilities into the workplace with independence and soft skills development. She lives in San Ysidro with her husband... Read More →



Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Nautilus 2

9:15am

Breakfast Refresher sponsored by AVID
Sponsors

Friday September 8, 2017 9:15am - 9:35am
Grande Foyer

9:35am

Keynote Speaker: George Couros
Speakers
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George Couros

Educator, Consultant, Author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked at all K-12 school levels as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator. He is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 9:35am - 11:35am
Grande Ballroom

11:35am

Team Planning
Friday September 8, 2017 11:35am - 12:30pm
Grande Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday September 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Bayview Lawn

1:15pm

Keynote Speaker: George Couros
Speakers
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George Couros

Educator, Consultant, Author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked at all K-12 school levels as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator. He is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grande Ballroom

2:15pm

Team Planning with George Couros
Speakers
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George Couros

Educator, Consultant, Author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked at all K-12 school levels as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator. He is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Grande Ballroom

2:45pm

Native American Indian Grant Debrief
Closed session - for attendees with the SDCOE Native American Grant only

Speakers
avatar for Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Language Learner Adviser, San Diego County Office of Education
Olympia Kyriakidis is the SDCOE Language Learner adviser and leader of the Dual Language Network. She was the principal of Riverview Elementary School and International Academy, where she created and led trilingual immersion programs in Lakeside Union School District.  


Friday September 8, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Grande A