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Thursday, September 7
 

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

Shelley Petersen

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

Laura Spencer

Exec. Director of Innovation and Design, 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... 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 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 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 of 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... 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

Integrated Curriculum Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
After 10 years teaching chemistry, biology, earth science and math, Jewyl Clarke designed medical chemistry and other career-contextualized curriculum for the regional pathways project. Clarke now supports pathways at SDCOE, empowering educators to support students as they explore... 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
avatar for Gail Paradeza

Gail Paradeza

County and Region Lead - MTSS, San Diego County Office of Education
Equity and MTSS work; I like to travel - domestic and international; I am currently in a doctoral program so balancing life is very challenging right now...I am an English learner so the diverse experiences of students who take on English as a 2nd language; working with Students with... Read More →



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