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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

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