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Thursday, September 7
 

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, San Diego County Office of Education

Julie Goldman, San Diego County Office of Education

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
 
Friday, September 8
 

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
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. 


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
avatar for Michelle Sturm-Gonzalez

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