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Wednesday, November 5
 

12:00pm

Committee and Council GR Update

Wednesday November 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aqua Salon CD Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:00pm

Presidents' Welcome Reception
Join ACSA President Randy Delling for a dessert and coffee reception and mingle with fellow attendees. This event is free and open to all conference attendees.

Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Indigo 204 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel
 
Thursday, November 6
 

7:15am

Coffee Hour
Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and find out all of the great things opportunities that are available to you over the next 2.5 days. Meet the ACSA team and other key leaders as well as your colleagues from around the state. 

Thursday November 6, 2014 7:15am - 8:15am
Sapphire Northwest Foyer Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
Want to move your school or district from "good" to "great" in the Common Core era?  In this fast-paced session, you will learn the necessary principles to promote CCSS effective instructional practices and boost student achievement across all domains.  Leave with a plan and strategies to implement immediately-don't miss this session! 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Founder, Adams Educ Consulting
Educational Consultant


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Aqua Salon AB Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel
  • Link to presentation: Candy Singh, Fallbrook UESD

8:30am

CalPERS Benefits Basics Session
Join local CalPERS representatives to learn all about: 


  • The different retirement types

  • How your CalPERS pension is calculated

  • How to maximize your retirement benefits

  • Retirement payment option choices

  • About my|CalPERS, our online resource and planning tool

  • How to contact CalPERS



Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Indigo 202B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Preventative Discipline
Are you current and well versed in the world of student discipline and due process? Have you found yourself creating your own policies or relying on past written/unwritten practices that may/may not be aligned to California Education Code and FERPA.This highly interactive workshop will focus on basic issues confronting school administrators statewide in the area of student discipline by presenting solutions. Sample policies/procedures/forms aligned with current education code will be provided to all workshop attendees.

Speakers
SG

Sherman Garnett

Co-Director, ACSA Pupil Services Academy, ACSA


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Teaching at the Speed of Learning: a student-paced approach to Common Core
Come, bring your own device (BYOD), and experience the implications of student-paced education and how Common Core assessment emerges organically from the products of project-based learning. Join other forward-looking schools shifting from books to BYODs, from student sit-and-get to total student participation. Review the latest iPod/iPad/iPhone apps offering the kind of instant feedback that accelerates students’ learning. Enjoy replicable curricular projects and discuss how they lead to greater depth of content understanding, retention, and student motivation. Deconstruct a student-create video using the Common Core standards, and see which standards are being addressed with projects that students actually enjoy doing! Take away new evaluation and reporting schemes for proof of student learning. Get links to resources, tutorials, and examples of student work to share with the instructional leaders in your school or district!

Speakers
LB

Lynell Burmark

CEO, Educate Better
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Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Aqua Salon E Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

The New CalSTRS Contribution and the Impact on District Budgets
This workshop will explain the new regulations regarding CalSTRS contributions and what it will mean in future years to district budgets. The presentation will focus on the implication for current negotiations and the future impact on the district. We will discuss the forecasting that impacts our projections for the district budgets.

Speakers
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Mays Kakish

Chief Business Official – Moreno Valley Unified School District & ACSA Business Services Council President – Region 19
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Jon McNeil

Assistant Superintendent, Business – Whittier City School District & ACSA Business Services Council President Elect – Region 15



Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

The New CPSEL's: Changing School Climate
The historical approach to addressing behavior issues, through suspension and expulsion, is resulting in poor educational outcomes for students and disproportionately impacting students of color and other vulnerable groups. This is why the Commission on Teacher Credentialing recently adopted significant revisions to the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL’s) highlighting the importance of culturally responsive, research-based, student centered classroom management and school-wide positive discipline intervention and prevention strategies that address the social and mental health needs of the child with the goal of keeping all students in school and on course toward graduation. By fall of 2015, programs of professional preparation for administrators will need to align with these CTC actions. This session will inform current administrators of the changes expected to occur and provide strategies to address not only academics but also the social and emotional learning that can positively affect school climate, student discipline, and student health.

Speakers
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Dr. Ken Magdaleno

California State University, Fresno
Dr. Ken Magdaleno is currently the Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for the Kremen School of Education at California State University, Fresno. In addition, he is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) based in Fresno, CA. As such, CLEAR addresses the development of leadership through formal, structured mentoring programs addressing "Intentional Activism". Through the... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Indigo 202A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Travel Smart as an ACSA Retiree, Or Near Retirement
Have you thought of travel that you would like to take now that you are retired or soon-to-be retired?  Members of ACSA’s Retirement Committee who will bring experiences and travel tips from their own adventures will lead this session. Come to the session to discuss travel and vacation possibilities.  

Speakers
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Nancy Kliath

Region 12


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:40am
Indigo 204A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Adult Education Legislative and Funding Updates
This presentation will focus on the implications for Adult Education funding.

Speakers
DK

Dawn Koepke

Legislative Advocate, CCAE
LP

Laura Preston

ACSA's Governmental Relations Dept.
Legislative Advocate, ACSA


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:00am
Indigo 204B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

National Trends in Elementary Education
Opening the Elementary Strand of the Leadership Summit, the President and President-Elect of NAESP provide the national view on elementary education and administration including trends in CCSS implementation, teacher and principal evaluation, PK – 3 Education, and legislative action.

Participants will receive:
1. National View of Educational Leadership
2. Updates in Key Policies and Legislative Actions
3. Tools from NAESP to support elementary administrators
4. Effective PK-3 Practice in Instructional Leadership
 

Speakers
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Robyn Conrad

President-Elect, NAESP


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:00am
Aqua Salon D Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Rigorous Reading
Call it close reading, call it deep reading, call it analytic reading—call it what you like. The point is, it’s a level of understanding that students of any age can achieve with the right kind of instruction.  In this session, we articulate an instructional plan, squarely built on research, that includes: 

1.  Purpose & Modeling

2.  Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction

3.  Collaborative Conversations

4.  An Independent Reading Staircase

5.  Formative Assessments

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "Rigorous Reading" at the completion of the session.


Speakers
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Doug Fisher

Professor, San Diego State University
Professor of Educational Leadership, SDSU


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Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:00am
Aqua Salon C Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Attendance Does Matter
Are you really do all you can to improve school attendance at your school site/district? District? County office level?Are you in compliance with current attendance laws? What is an Excused Absence?? Unexcused Absence? What are your responsibilities?Your current and future funding is directly tied to this issue.During this interactive workshop, you will be quizzed and offered solutions as to your responsibility in the area of student attendance and shown successful examples of positive student attendance programs.

Speakers
SG

Sherman Garnett

Co-Director, ACSA Pupil Services Academy, ACSA


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

CalPERS Benefits Basics Session
Join local CalPERS representatives to learn all about: 


  • The different retirement types

  • How your CalPERS pension is calculated

  • How to maximize your retirement benefits

  • Retirement payment option choices

  • About my|CalPERS, our online resource and planning tool

  • How to contact CalPERS



Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Indigo 202B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Fostering a Fantastic School Culture~8 Best Practices
Research suggests there are several characteristics that produce a positive and even pleasurable environment conducive to learning--what are they and how can they be implemented?  Participants engage in analysis and discussion of the "Best Practices" and leave with ideas to implement immediately at their districts and sites.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Founder, Adams Educ Consulting
Educational Consultant


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua Salon AB Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Retirement Checkup: Do you know the details of your CalSTRS Retirement?
This presentation will review CalSTRS retirement requirements and guidelines, myths about retirement and practical suggestions for preparing for a successful retirement.  This session will provide for question and answer opportunities regarding retirement issues and the impact of newly enacted retirement laws. 

Speaker:  Gayle Olson, Region 18 , former district Director, ACSA Council President for Student Services and Special Education, current ACSA Member Emeritus, ACSA Retirement Committee and  CalSTRS Benefits Counselor.

Speakers
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Gayle Olson

Region 18 CalSTRS Benefits Counselor and retired Student Services and Special Education Director.


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Indigo 204A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Site and Program Budgets in the LCAP Era: Tips for school site and program leaders
LCFF/LCAP have certainly created big changes to school and program budgets.  But even in the midst of such change, there remains a set of best practices and core principles school leaders should adopt when it comes to planning and executing budgets.  This workshop will highlight best practices and leadership strategies site and program leaders need to possess in order to be successful in the LCFF/LCAP environment.

 

Speakers
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Brett McFadden

Chief Business Official, Pajaro Valley USD, Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Asst Supt/CBO Pajaro Valley USD
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Gina A. Potter

Deputy Superintendent, Lemon Grove ESD
- Over 20 years of experience in education | - Currently Deputy Superintendent for the Lemon Grove School District | - Previous positions held: Asst. Superintendent, Business Services; Principal; Associate Principal; Elementary School Teacher; Adult School Teacher; Preschool Teacher; Academic Mentor | - Grades worked with: Preschool - Adult School Students | - Specialties: School Finance, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Teacher Professional Growth, Evaluation, and New Ways of Being: Findings from 10 Innovative Models
Examine some of the key elements, skills, and ways of being that support innovative models of teacher professional growth and evaluation. See what and how other districts have successfully designed, implemented, monitored, and refined their teacher evaluation systems. Leave with reflective, breakthrough questions based on these districts’ journeys, and learn how you may access their resources and tools to inform your own work. Findings from 10 models of teacher evaluation from districts across the United States will be presented and implications for California school districts will be explored.

Speakers
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Duneen DeBruhl

School Board President, Victor Valley Union High School District
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Dr. Linda Jungwirth

President and Founder, Convening Conversations, Inc.
Dr. Linda Jungwirth, ACSA 2013 California Educator of the Year–Professor of Education (Adjunct), and President of Convening Conversations, Inc., is passionately devoted to supporting organizations in Culturally Proficient Leadership, building trusting, inclusive, collaborative communities. Dr. Jungwirth taught middle and high school science, and served as: district technology coordinator; county office curriculum and professional development... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Indigo 202A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Using Restorative Practices to Foster Healthy Relationships and Promote Positive Discipline in Schools
In schools, Restorative Practices/Approaches are multifaceted in nature. Restorative practices include interventions when harm has happened, as well as practices that help to prevent harm and conflict by helping to build a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility in the school community. This workshop will provide an overview of the principles and practices of a school based restorative approach that results in a culture which is inclusive, builds fair process into decision-making practices, and offers a disciplinary paradigm shift that focuses on the harm done, rather than on the rule broken, in the restoration of relationships.

Speakers
KB

Kerri Berkowitz

Restorative Practices Coordinator, San Francisco Unified School District



Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua 310B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Virtual Field Trips: Rich Experiences without a Rich Budget
As we embrace the complexity associated with creating an aligned, 21st century system to prepare students for the competitive global economy, our focus is shifting to knowledge, skill and innovation. Although technology investments alone cannot address the changing needs of our complex world, significant gains can be realized when technology investments are aligned with new strategies, processes and practices. Virtual Field Trips utilize technology to create immersive, multi-sensory, interactive experiences with real world environments. Learn how to motivate students by using Virtual Field Trips, and experience a demonstration of this instructional tool. 

Speakers
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Stephanie Houston

Superintendent, Colton-Redlands Yucaipa ROP


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua 310A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

9:50am

Visual Literacy: Silver Bullet for the Common Core
As your students move from compliance and regurgitation (NCLB) to thinking and creativity (Common Core), you can harness Visual Literacy to facilitate the welcome shift. Come learn where your teachers can find free images to introduce topics and spur higher-order thinking skills. Learn to apply Marzano’s research on juxtaposing images, and get a free iPad app to implement this practice in your classrooms. Experience a small-group activity for visual storytelling (a hoot for your own presentations!) that also works to assess students’ prior knowledge, introduce new content, and review, report, and assess critical course curriculum. Get tips for using student-created slideshows and videos as learning tools, instructional resources, and proof of learning (assessments). Get a resource-rich handout with links to research, replicable student projects, and hilarious video clips. Help yourself to tangible giveaways including dark chocolate (seriously), koosh balls (not so seriously), and enter to win a widescreen Epson projector!

Speakers
LB

Lynell Burmark

CEO, Educate Better
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Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:50am - 11:00am
Aqua Salon E Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

11:00am

Exhibit Hall Hour
Join our many exhibitors and learn about all of the amazing new products and services being offered to school leaders. Be sure to stop by the ACSA member services lounge and get the latest news on the benefits of being an ACSA members. Pick up some ACSA swag at the ACSA store or grab a book by some of the authors that are presenting at this year's Summit.

Thursday November 6, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sapphire Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

12:00pm

Every Student Succeeding Luncheon
This special event is designed to honor 19 very special students from around the state. We'll be sharing their stories and celebrating their success. 

Thursday November 6, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Indigo Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Arts Integration and 21st Century Learning Skills: Four Principals Reflect on Their Experiences Launching CoTA Beacon Schools, Demonstration Sites for the Creative Classroom
Working with Collaborations: Teachers and Artists (CoTA), a non-profit professional development organization, four cutting edge arts integration elementary sites in San Diego county have launched a staff development initiative designed to enable educators to teach 21st Century learning skills through the arts, engaging staff, parents and students in project-based learning in all content areas.

Speakers
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Dennis Doyle

Executive Director, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists
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Joe Frescatore

Principal, San Diego Unified School District, | Carson Elementary School
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Jodi Greenberger

Principal, Encinitas Union School District, | Park Dale Lane Elementary School | | Joe Frescatore, Principal, San Diego Unified School District, | Carson Elementary School
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Jeremy Lyche

Principal, Cajon Valley Union School District, | Flying Hills Elementary School


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Indigo 202B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

California's New Mathematics Framework: Grades TK-5/6
Session provides an overview of California's Mathematics Framework with the focus on transitional Kindergarten through grades 5/6. Presenters will highlight information in the framework that supports teachers as they implement the CCSS at the site level, as well as components that are useful for professional development. This workshop will also include updates on the mathematics instructional materials adoption.

Speakers
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Angel Barrett

Los Angeles USD
Principal of Stagg ES, LAUSD. She is a former member of the Instructional Quality Commission and was on both the ELA/ELD and math framework committees



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua Salon D Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

California’s New English/Language Arts/English Language Development
This session will provide an overview of California’s English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) and focus on how to use this document in a middle school setting. The new framework integrates the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards within all the chapters – the specific grade-level chapters and the chapters on assessment, professional learning, technology and 21st century skills, access and equity, and the criteria for the development of instructional materials.

Speakers
JI

JoAnn Isken

Commissioner, Chairperson ELA/ELD Subcommittee



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua Salon C Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

CDE New Leadership, Initiatives, and Updates
This presentation will feature the latest information from the California Department of Education (CDE) pertaining to Adult Education, Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (reauthorization), the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) funding, Career Technical Education (CTE), and College and Career Transition. This session is jointly sponsored by the ACSA Adult Education and Career Technical Education Councils.

Speakers
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Russ Weikle

Director, Career and College Transition Division, CDE


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Indigo 204B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Exploring Discipline and Disproportionality
This presentation will unpack some of the complexities of disproportionate representation concerning student discipline. It will also provide participants with a framework and tools for effectively mitigating inequitable, and often ineffective, discipline practices. Utilizing a socio-cultural approach, participants will engage in activities designed to provide a thought-provoking and comprehensive understanding of the root causes of disproportionality. Participants will leave with tools for monitoring disproportionality and solutions for preventing it, and a change in the way they conceptualize behavior and matters of equity in education. As presenters, it is our goal to strike a balance between participants’ desires for practical tools and the foundational need for shifts in perception which enable them to effectively use the tools and address complex challenges concerning equity, diversity, and discipline.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jon Eyler

Collaborative Learning Solutions
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Dr. Timothy Fulenwider

Director, Instructional Support Services, Bakersfield CSD


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua 314 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Health Care Reform: Considerations for the Business Manager
During this 90-minute session we will explore Health Care Reform topics and issues as they relate to the decision-making process of educational administrators under Health Care Reform.  We will review the different stages of Health Care Reform preparation, including education, administration and strategic considerations.  The presentation will also help session participants assess and organize key compliance activities of their organizations, proactively identify emerging issues and create their own actions plans to utilize on an ongoing basis. 

Speakers
BR

Brian Rossen

American Fidelity Administrative Service Presenter, Health Care Reform Consultant
RW

Raelene Walker

American Fidelity Administrative Service Presenter, Health Care Reform Specialist


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
A Statewide Special Education Task Force was originally formed in October, 2013 and worked throughout 2014 to develop a policy and implementation plan to guide California’s transformation of programs and outcomes for students with disabilities. The Task Force originated from the collaborative efforts of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the California State Board of Education (SBE), and the California Department of Education (CDE). The 34 members of the Task Force represented parents, teachers, special education administrators, general education administrators, higher education, non-public agency, and charter schools. The recommendations have now been formulated and respond to the basic question - As California works to transform its education system to increase achievement and positive outcomes for ALL students, how can systems of supports, services, and pedagogy align and integrate to provide students with disabilities opportunities that maximize success in college, career, and life?

Speakers
MB

Maureen Burness

TA Facilitator
Co-Director, Statewide Special Ed Task Force



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Increasing College and Career Readiness through powerful Academies and linked Learning Systems
This presentation will focus on creating/revising secondary CTE programs into an academy structure using Linked Learning strategies.  This proven system integrates rigorous A-G core academic subjects with technical skills needed by the workforce.    Topics will include how to create powerful work-based learning partnerships that meet the demands of the local workforce, how to implement project-based learning (PBL) activities while incorporating Common Core, how to expand middle school opportunities, and how to streamline articulation with community colleges to ensure a seamless transition for College and Career Readiness.

Speakers
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Deanna Keuilian

CTE Administrator, Desert Sands Unified School District
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Diana LaMar

Director Linked Learning, Palm Springs USD


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua 310A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Innovation and Inspiration through Gaming!
Not everyone realizes the amazing potential of games. Those who play know that games challenge us, push the boundaries of possibility, and feed our imaginations. They often give players a safe place to express themselves, to take on difficult tasks, connect with others, and develop important skills through practice. How might we harness this incredible experience both in and out of the classroom? In this session, explore Game-Based Learning and Gamification in education. Learn how research has shown that the concepts of “fiero” and “flow” can foster engagement with both teachers and students. Using gamification can take professional development and everyday teacher tasks to new levels of excitement. In the classroom, transform curriculum through game-based experiences using both technology and other game based strategies. Shall we play a game?

 

http://prezi.com/inqnonewhfxd/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share 

Speakers
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Greg Land

Principal, Los Altos School District
Principal, Los Altos SD
LM

Libby Murray

Los Altos SD
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Kami Thordarson

Los Altos SD


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua Salon E Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Lead with Videos that Inspire
Tap into the power of videos to inspire students, staff, parents and the larger community. From those that energize to those with a clear message to videos that are helpful to transmit info about the Common Core and leadership, we’ll share snippets of our Top 40 videos, access to the video wiki, and a brief training on how to download videos and embed in presentations so you’ll sail through tech mishaps.

www.bit.ly/videostoinspire
 

Speakers
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Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Vice President, Lakeside Joint ESD
Superintendent, Lakeside Joint School District
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Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista UESD
Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista School District
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Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua Salon AB Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Leadership Strategies to Accelerate Excellence
How do leaders motivate a staff towards growth and innovation when the data indicates that they are successful? Mediocrity still exists in high performing contexts, and yet, as leaders we are responsible for moving students forward, no matter where they begin. Join this session to discuss successful strategies that drive continuous improvement in schools with high achieving populations. Facilitators are from some of the top performing schools in the state and have experience in the quest to accelerate excellence. The successful practices presented are applicable to all school environments and leaders will gain practical information, useful strategies, as well as opportunities to collaborate with colleagues.

Speakers
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Kathryn Allaman

Asst Superintendent, Folsom-Cordova USD
Principal, Folsom HS, Folsom USD
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Rhonda S. Buss

Director, Sec Schools, ABC USD
Principal, Whitney HS, ABC USD
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Dr. Michael Roe

Principal, Riverside Poly High School
Principal, Riverside Unified School District | Adjunct Professor: California Baptist University and Concordia University | Organizational Consultant | Author


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Indigo 202A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Leading Breakthrough Schools: Raising Expectations and Student Achievement
Today’s principals are ultimately held responsible for student achievement. Hear from and interact with school leaders from Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, San Diego Met High School, San Ysidro High School, and The Preuss School UCSD. These secondary schools are recognized as MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools and are exemplars for school improvement. These schools made significant improvement in student achievement while working with large numbers of economically disadvantaged students. Breakthrough Schools are aligned with the Breaking Ranks School Improvement Framework. Learn about the successes achieved by using the Breaking Ranks School Improvement Framework that focuses on collaborative leadership, personalizing the environment, and giving attention to curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the educational success of each student. Breakthrough Schools are dynamic places of learning; evolving as required by the changing needs of their students; and staff members are committed to preparing all students for college and careers.

Speakers
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Mark S. Anderson

Principal, Pasadena USD
Principal, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, Pasadena USD
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Scott Barton

Principal, The Preuss School UCSD, San Diego Unified School District
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Hector Espinoza

Principal, San Ysidro High School, Sweetwater UHSD
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Mildred Phillips

Director, Secondary School Redesign, San Diego Unified School District



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Indigo 206 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

ON[the]LINE: The California 21st Century District Initiative
Today's technologies demand a completely new approach to policies and guidelines. A statewide initiative from CETPA, CSBA, SCCOE, ACSA, CUE, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP and others, ON[the]LINE is all about help for districts struggling with the constantly changing issues we face today. ON[the]LINE provides resources that help school districts and county offices of education establish education policies and practices that address the rapidly evolving impacts of technology in 21st Century education. Here's a hint -- it's not about the technology!
Outline: The first half of this presentation provides an overview for the initiative's beginnings, as well as the philosophy behind the need to have such an initiative. Furthermore, participants are taken through the process of simple, hypothetical policy issues. The second half of the presentation provides participants with an overview of the resource website, provides time for guided exploration and ends with a Q&A.


http://elizabethcalhoon.wix.com/ecalhoon

 

Speakers
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Elizabeth Calhoon

Manager, Educational Technology Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Mgr., Instructional Technology & Online Learning, Santa Clara COE


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Indigo 204A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Power of Instructional Coaching
This presentation will provide attendees with an opportunity to see how instructional coaching positively supports student achievement, teacher professional growth, and how it accelerates classroom implementation of district curricular/instructional initiatives. It will share the journey of FUESD coaching model:  How we got started (planning), our current model, and how it has positively impacted our student achievement. We will share how instructional coaches have been critical not only in supporting our teachers with their instructional delivery, but also with their implementation of common core curriculum and professional collaboration.           

Speakers
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Lea Curcio

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Fallbrook Union Elementary
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Eric Forseth

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District | Barbara Hopkins, Teacher on Special Assignment - Instructional Coach, Fallbrook Street School



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire 400 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Quest Academy: Alternative Middle School Setting
This presentation will include an overview of Quest Academy and what makes it a unique and effective school program designed to re-engage unmotivated and disconnected middle school students. Quest Academy is the name of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District’s Community Day School for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The uniqueness of each student’s story and the relationships that are fostered through school and family partnerships, creates a family-style environment where each entity learns from the other. Quest Academy provides an engaging program that is rich in technology to meet students’ academic, social-emotional development, and attendance needs.  We strive to engage students in learning core academic standards as well as developing appropriate standards of conduct in the classroom and society. Quest Academy provides a variety of supports to enhance the likelihood of success for its students and to help them return to a traditional middle or high school.

Speakers
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Kevin Coordt

School Principal, Quest Academy; La Mesa-Spring Valley USD
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Rachel Guera

Classroom Teacher, Quest Academy; La Mesa-Spring Valley USD
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Ryan Icenhower

Dean of Students, Quest Academy; La Mesa-Spring Valley USD
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Brian Marshall

Superintendent, Quest Academy; La Mesa-Spring Valley USD
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Ginger Radenheimer

Coordinator of Student Services, Quest Academy; La Mesa-Spring Valley USD


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire 411 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Social Media and Student Data: Implications for District Policy and Student Privacy
With the increased use of social media in schools and concerns about the collection of, use and storage of student data, this session will examine the current practices, the potential pitfalls, and how schools can position themselves to protect student privacy.  

Speakers
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Joyce Hinkson

Director, OTAN, Sacramento COE
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Aqua 313 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:45pm

Where Are We? Where Are We Going?
If you are asking yourself these questions, join us for a hands-on session on how to identify your current situation, your desired outcomes, and how to set your course of action to ensure you, your students and staff get there. Practical tools for the successful development and implementation of an effective strategic plan will be provided. 

Speakers

Thursday November 6, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire 410 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

3:30pm

1st General Session
Speakers
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Phil Boyte

Keynote Speaker


Thursday November 6, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

5:15pm

Networking Reception
Thursday November 6, 2014 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Bayfront Park Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel
 
Friday, November 7
 

7:00am

Women's Leadership Breakfast
Join ACSA's Women's Leadership Network for a breakfast featuring keynote speaker Trish Williams.

Speakers
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Trish Williams

Trish Williams was appointed to the California State Board of Education in January 2011 by Governor Brown. Having been colleagues with State Board president Kirst for over 20 years, Trish served as Vice President of the Board in 2011 and 2012. Since coming on to the Board Trish has been the primary liaison for charter school policy and for Next Generation Science Standards. Trish has been very engaged with the adoption and implementation of... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 7:00am - 8:30am
Aqua Salon CD Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

AB 86 Panel Discussion: Lessons From, and Implications For, The Field
Facilitated by Dr. Harper, Director of Adult and Continuing Education in the Campbell UHSD and member of the AB86 Work Group, panelists from large and small adult schools will share information about the status of their AB 86 (Collaborating to Better Serve the Needs of Adults) planning, promising practices, lessons learned, needs to move forward, and how the planning process will shape the future of the K-12 Adult Education delivery system.  

Speakers
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Harry R. Harper

Dir/ Adult Education, Campbell UHSD


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo 202B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Building a Community
This workshop provides practical skills and resources for educational leaders aimed at building community and improving outcomes for students and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds at the school site. Participants will be introduced to research-based strategies and theory and provide practical steps a leader can take to build a culturally proficient school community based on respect, trust and collaboration with all of the stakeholders in the school. This workshop will give examples of how school leaders are implementing such theory into action and are currently transforming a low performing school to be an innovative, inclusive school community. Leaders will learn how in one year, a new administration increased school attendance, reduced suspensions by 90% and transformed the image of a once, struggling school site.

Speakers
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Benjamin Gaines

Principal, Vista Unified
Through his 4 years at RMMS, Benjamin has led the school as a Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning School, where students received 24/7 connectivity as a 1:1 iPad School. Under his leadership, Rancho Minerva has been in the national spotlight as a P21 Exemplar School for their unique approach to teaching and learning.
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Anna Lozano

Assistant Principal, Vista Unified, Rancho Minerva Middle School


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 313 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

California’s New English/Language Arts/English Language Development
This session will provide an overview of California’s English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) and focus on how to use this document in a TK-6 school setting. The new framework integrates the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards within all the chapters – the specific grade-level chapters and the chapters on assessment, professional learning, technology and 21st century skills, access and equity, and the criteria for the development of instructional materials.

Speakers
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Angel Barrett

Los Angeles USD
Principal of Stagg ES, LAUSD. She is a former member of the Instructional Quality Commission and was on both the ELA/ELD and math framework committees
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JoAnn Isken

Commissioner, Chairperson ELA/ELD Subcommittee



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sapphire 411 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

California’s New Mathematics Framework: Higher Mathematics
This session will provide an overview of the California’s Mathematics Framework with the focus on higher mathematics. Presenters will highlight information in the framework that will support teachers as they implement the CA CCSSM at the site level, as well as components that are useful for site level professional learning on the standards and the framework document. This workshop will also include updates on the mathematics instructional materials adoption.

Speakers
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Lori Freiermuth

Commissioner, Instructional Quality Commission


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua Salon AB Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Career and College Readiness
What skills do students need to be career and college ready? How are these skills incorporated into the Common Core? How can these be included in all classrooms? The College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and the Standards for Career Ready Practice are for all students. Discover, in an interactive session, ideas on how to include these standards in your classes.


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo 204A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Common Core State Standards and Struggling Students
With the roll-out of the CCSS urban myths are growing exponentially. Many educational leaders and teachers fear that struggling students, including students who receive special education services, will not be able to successfully access the CCSS. This presentation will provide information on how the CCSS can and should be used to effectively remediate learning gaps.

Information will be provided on the following areas:

1. The linear order of the CCSS Anchor Standards and the concept of Learning Progressions.

2. Universal Design for Learning and Depth of Knowledge strategies to address a wide range of ability levels in a single classroom.

3. Forward mapping for early elementary and preschool students.

4. Backward mapping for older students with identified learning gaps.

5. Strategies for identifying and closing learning gaps using the CCSS as a road map for remediation.



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo 204B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Critical Thinking, Rigorous Writing
Common Core rejects the application of rote, flat student writing, privileging instead opportunities for students to write as critical thinkers. The task of teaching students to analyze and synthesize multiple text-rich documents before presenting well-formed, well-articulated solutions can seem daunting to teachers and administrators–but it doesn’t have to be. During this presentation, learn practical takeaways to facilitate challenging but accessible writing instruction in the classroom. Research-vetted strategies will include guided revision, genre-by-genre debriefs, “chunking” writing processes, manageable rubrics and embedded mentor text. Additionally, the presentation will directly address strategies to demystify writing-based lesson plans, empowering teachers to feel more confident in their pedagogy and more prepared to propel students to higher levels of achievement.

Speakers
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Karen DuBrule

President, Education Consultants
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Megan Schooley

Writing Coach/Math Instructor, Benicia Unified
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Emily Vizzo

Writing Coach, Mountain Empire Unified



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo 202A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

LCFF and LCAP Essentials
The Local Control Funding Formula has fundamentally altered how schools and districts operate and manage their resources. In this informative and interactive workshop, you will learn the essentials of the LCFF and LCAP and leadership concepts for effective implementation and on-going monitoring of the LCAP. 

Speakers
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Karl Christensen

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services – Santee Elementary School District & ACSA Business Services Council Past President & Representative – Region 18
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Gina A. Potter

Deputy Superintendent, Lemon Grove ESD
- Over 20 years of experience in education | - Currently Deputy Superintendent for the Lemon Grove School District | - Previous positions held: Asst. Superintendent, Business Services; Principal; Associate Principal; Elementary School Teacher; Adult School Teacher; Preschool Teacher; Academic Mentor | - Grades worked with: Preschool - Adult School Students | - Specialties: School Finance, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Multi-Tiered Behavioral Supports
This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the framework of the Multi-Tiered Behavioral System of Supports implemented by Chino Valley Unified School District. Examining the current practices and following national trends and recommendations, the CVUSD has conceptualized and implemented behavioral health services for all students through a new model known as the Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS). The basic premise of the CVUSD MTSS model was to create one comprehensive system that integrates community and district supports offered to students. Brief, yet comprehensive information will shared with the workshop participants that will allow replication of similar practices in their school districts.

Speakers
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Sherri Johnson

Coordinator, Chino Valley USD


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 314 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Restorative Discipline
This participatory workshop will explore the principles and practices of a restorative disciplinary approach that encourages personal responsibility, giving voice to the person harmed as well as the person who caused the harm and aids in the acceptance of cultural differences by offering an equitable process where all members of a community feel valued and heard, and in turn, are more likely to bring their best self to the community.

Speakers
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Kerri Berkowitz

Restorative Practices Coordinator, San Francisco Unified School District


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 310B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Stop Bullying and Improve School Climate from the Inside-Out: An Evidence-Based Approach
Many bullying prevention approaches are not delivering the desired results. This presentation will explore the effectiveness of empowering bystanders to interrupt, prevent and stop bullying and cyber-bullying. We will highlight our NREPP evidence-based Safe School Ambassadors program as one of several best-practice models. We will introduce the data-gathering app that student ambassadors safely use to record their interventions. Developed in partnership with Sprigeo, the app provides reliable data to measure school climate and intervention effectiveness.

Speakers
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Joe Bruzzese

CEO & Founder, Sprigeo
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Rick Phillips

Executive Director, Community Matters



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 310A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Student Engagement with BYOD
BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) is the future of Education. Why not allow your students to bring the device they are already comfortable with and teach them to use it in a productive way with mutual benefit to the District, Parents and Students? Learn some of the preparation, gotchas and benefits of using BYOD for student engagement.

Find materials online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxc8jSZW9HHdNk1lV0d2YzZkWUk/view
 

Speakers
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Rolland Kornblau

Director of Technology, Whittier City School District
Solutions-oriented IT Leader with notable success administering a broad range of technology initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of networking solutions and maintenance of infrastructure. | CETPA Director at Large, CETPA CTO Mentor, CETPA CCTO.


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 311A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Taking People With You
All school improvement and student success rests on extraordinary leadership. Great leaders know how to mobilize the energy and commitment of the entire school community. Successful leaders understand how the needs, desires and dreams of people build commitment and inspire through hope, meaning and purpose. What are the five essential leadership skills and attributes of great leaders that allow them to “take people with them” and build a culture of change, innovation and excellence?

Speakers
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Cindy Petersen

Superintendent/CEO, Gateway Community Charters
Superintendent, CEO, Gateway Community Charter Schools


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sapphire 400A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Technology Use: Key Legal Issues and Effective Technology Policies
Technology can be a powerful tool but also a source of legal headaches for districts and administrators. This session will provide an overview of various issues that impact technology use in districts, including search and seizure, privacy rights, free speech, social media, and technology use policies. Understanding the best practices will help administrators in supporting the safe and flexible use of technology in the classroom and workplace.

Speakers
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Sharon Ormond

Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sapphire 400B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Technology, Distance Learning, and Blended Learning Models
This presentation will feature a panel presentation of staff from the California Department of Education Adult Education Unit’s Leadership Project - Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) - and representatives from selected school districts regarding their best practices for technology, distance learning and blended learning models.

Speakers
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Joyce Hinkson

Director, OTAN, Sacramento COE
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 311B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

The Adolescent Brain
We arm students with good information because ultimately they decide what they put in their bodies and must maneuver the different obstacles that get in the way of their own learning and success. We cover:
-An overview of how the adolescent brain differs from an adult's and how physical, chemical, and emotional trauma can affect the wiring and learning during this critical phase of growth
-Brain scan slides and research websites from where this information is collected
-Risk Reduction model with drug and alcohol counseling and 12 Step Approach reviewed
-THC effect on the brain
-Relational Capacity - building safe and trusting relationships - is the critical component with students so they trust our reasons for covering all of this information

Speakers
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Barbara Boggio

Principal, Ventura Unified School District, Pacific High School
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Elsbeth Prigmore

Principal, Shasta UHSD
Capturing Kids' Hearts - The systemic path to "school transformation"! It is both an honor and very humbling to be selected as the ACSA Administrator of the Year, Educational Options, this year. I am very passionate about leadership - helping others to be successful - whether it's in our homes, our workplace or the community at large. Capturing Kids' Hearts is a phenomenal launch to even greater leadership.


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo 206 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

The Alternative Learning Center: A Social/Emotional Approach to Academic Excellence Without Sacrificing Rigor
The goal of this presentation is to share successful strategies and ideas for providing educational services in a specialized setting with an independent program of study designed to meet each student's unique academic, social/emotional and college/career readiness needs. The presenters have implemented a successful independent study program that blends these three components into a comprehensive program that specifically targets students who have attendance and behavior concerns, students with social anxiety and phobia and students who simply desire the online format.
We utilize an online independent study format; however, we transcend the typical online or independent study program in that we deliberately focus on attending to the social/emotional needs of our students and families by integrating both individual and group counseling into the program.

Speakers
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Barbara Perez

Co-Founder, Alternative Learning Center | Ocean Shores High School | Oceanside Unified School District
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Barry Tyler

Administrator, Alternative Learning Center (ALC), Oceanside USD


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sapphire 410B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

The Decisions and Shifts Required by the Common Core State Standards
Teachers, Administrators and Parents are confronted with a significant change in K-12 education, as America shifts to the Common Core State Standards.  These shifts require changes in math content, instructional practices and the demands on students.  The next generation assessments challenge students to think and do mathematics differently.  Schools and districts are making and implementing important decisions about course offerings and student pathways.  Negotiating these shifts and decisions will be discussed during this session and curricular and assessment tools will be introduced and shared.

Speakers
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David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative Mathematics Assessment Collaborative


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua Salon E Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

There is Nothing Common About Our Core: Come Paradigm Shift How You Lead PD
Called entrepreneurial, on the cutting edge, and innovative, this revolutionary model of PD (Professional Development) enables a new vision of how you can inspire and motivate teachers to lead. Students, staff, and parents are empowered as active participants. In one day, bring $10,000-$20,000 of needed funds with an educational conference held at your school. See examples from Mariposa Elementary, where National Distinguished Principal for California, Dr. Helene Cunningham created a new concept for PD. She presents how Mariposa serves as a PDS (Professional Development School) for CSUF, as well as one model of a PBL (Project Based Learning) journey through CCSS. See how you can make a difference, be inspired, and grow autonomy and purpose in your school. CCSS asks us to prepare our students by teaching them to think critically, solve real world problems, invent and create. This new PD model serves as an innovative way to do just that.

Speakers
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Dr. Helene Cunningham

Principal, BOUSD
Principal, Mariposa Elementary School, Brea USD


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sapphire 410A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

Top 14 Tech Tools for Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation
Explore our “Top 14 Tech Resources of 2014,” focusing on assessment, accountability, data analysis, and evaluation. Websites and apps that are free/low cost, easy-to-use, and very practical will be highlighted. Learn about valuable tools and explore new ways tech leaders have used these with their staff. This workshop builds on the popular series of articles and workshops that have been presented annually since 2010.

www.bit.ly/acsasummittop14 

Speakers
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Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Vice President, Lakeside Joint ESD
Superintendent, Lakeside Joint School District
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Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista UESD
Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista School District
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Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

10:15am

2nd General Session
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Friday November 7, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Indigo Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

11:45am

Lunch Break
Friday November 7, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
Bayfront Park Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

African American Students Disproportionately Identified as Emotionally Disturbed: Using a Socio-cultural Lens to Address Dysfunctional Behavioral Adjustment
The disproportionate representation of African American students as emotionally disturbed is a nationwide phenomenon that can have life-long implications for limiting access to opportunities. This presentation addresses a variety of socio-cultural issues related to the diagnosis and labeling of behavioral maladjustment and provides guidelines for avoiding misidentification of any subgroup of students in this category. The voices of students and family members will be shared through videos that illustrate the cultural mismatch that causes their dysfunctional behavior to be labeled as disturbed and strategies will be shared to re-train IEP Teams and school psychologists to become for culturally responsive in the consideration of these referrals.

Speakers
MB

Mary Bacon

TA Facilitator
Educational Consultant, Images of a Culture
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Dr. Mildred Browne

Educational Consultant | Ascendency Solutions


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon F Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Boost Your Promotion Quotient
Participants will learn “Insider Tips” and “Trade Secrets” to help them move up the career ladder in educational leadership. Four areas will be covered:
1. PLANNING: Developing the Game Plan
2. PACKAGING: The Art of Self Promotion
3. PREPARING: Practice Makes Perfect
4. PERSEVERING: Crossing the Finish Line


Speakers
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Marilou Ryder

Associate Professor Ed. D., Brandman University
Associate Professor, Brandman University



Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon E Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Building a Generationally-Friendly Workplace
Job expectations and levels of commitment change across career stage and life span. Yet, generational perspectives remain fairly constant over time. As educators, these perspectives affect how we: view learning; interact with colleagues; work with parents; and evaluate our circumstances. This presentation will help participants envision new pathways to influence and inspire teachers. Clearly, young teachers have a different outlook and orientation toward teaching than their older counterparts. If we want to put learning at the forefront of our work, we must build generationally friendly workplaces.

Speakers
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Suzette Lovely

Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified
Suzette’s career has spanned 34 years as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and Superintendent in both Orange and San Diego Counties. Her most recent role has been serving as Superintendent in the Carlsbad Unified School District, where she retired in July 2016.    Suzette is the author of three books and numerous journal articles on organizational leadership. A recent focus of her writings and research has been... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon AB Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

California’s New English/Language Arts/English Language Development Framework: Grades 9-12
This session will provide an overview of California’s English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) and focus on how to use this document in a high school setting. The new framework integrates the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards within all the chapters – the specific grade-level chapters and the chapters on assessment, professional learning, technology and 21st century skills, access and equity, and the criteria for the development of instructional materials.

Speakers
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JoAnn Isken

Commissioner, Chairperson ELA/ELD Subcommittee



Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon D Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

California’s New Mathematics Framework: Grades 6-8
This session will provide an overview of the California’s Mathematics Framework with the focus on grades 6-8. Presenters will highlight information in the framework that will support teachers as they implement the CA CCSSM at the site level, as well as components that are useful for site level professional learning on the standards and the framework document. This workshop will also include updates on the mathematics instructional materials adoption.

Speakers
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Lori Freiermuth

Commissioner, Instructional Quality Commission


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Aqua Salon C Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
It goes without saying that students learn best when they feel safe. Yet many transgender or other gender-expansive students in California attend schools unprepared to ensure they’re fully accepted and supported. How can we create safe and supportive campuses for students regardless of their gender identity or expression? Despite new legislation, schools frequently do not have the necessary experience or tools for proactively establishing a school climate that respects the gender of ALL students. This workshop will highlight specific approaches that leaders can intentionally employ to develop a gender-inclusive school climate. Utilizing a multi-dimensional framework, the session will include structural and instructional methods for developing such a campus. Recognizing that schools already have much on their plates, the model employs a developmental approach for integrating these practices in a more holistic manner. The result will be a session focused on realistic and practical ways for establishing truly gender inclusive schools.

Speakers
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Joel Baum, MS

Senior Director, Gender Spectrum
Joel Baum, MS Senior Director of Professional Development and Family Services, is responsible for all programmatic aspects of Gender Spectrum. He facilitates trainings, conducts workshops, develops curriculum, consults with parents/ professionals, and provides resources in service of a more compassionate understanding of gender. He works with a wide range of organizations, including schools, medical professionals, therapists, universities and... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Indigo 204B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Latest Updates for High School Equivalency from the California Department of Education
This presentation will feature the latest information regarding High School Equivalency options in California. Updates will be provided regarding the General Education Development Test (GED), administered by Pearson VUE; the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS); and, the Test Assessment Secondary Completion (TASC) exam administered by CTB McGraw Hill.  

Speakers
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John Boivin

Education Research and Evaluation Administrator, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Indigo 202B Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Mindful Opportunities in Retirement: Staying Knowledgeable with Retirement System Changes
This will be an interactive session (questions and answers).  This session will focus on how to stay aware of employment opportunities that exist post retirement.  These types of decisions require in depth thinking and a knowledge base of pros and cons before taking the first steps. This session will include analysis of the changes occurring with retirement laws. Specifically post retirement earnings limitations both under CalSTRS and CalPERS.

Speakers
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GARY STINE

Director, Support Services, ORANGE COUNTY DEPT OF ED


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Indigo 204A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Distributed Leadership: Building Inclusive, Trusting, and Collaborative Cultures of Shared Responsibility and Contribution
Discover how distributed leadership can support the vast changes taking place in today’s educational environment, and what it means to build inclusive, trusting, and collaborative cultures in support of distributed leadership systems. Explore elements of strengths-based leadership, trust, and what it means to extend SMART Trust based on Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust and Smart Trust.  Identify leadership as an influence relationship – the ability to influence the practices of others in ways that bring about a ‘major change in form, nature, and function of some phenomenon,’ according to Harvard Professor, John Diamond. View leadership from a distributed lens as moving beyond trying to understand leadership through the actions and beliefs of single leaders, but constituted through the interaction of leaders, teachers, and situations as they influence instructional practice. Leave with reflective, breakthrough questions and resources that support shifting to a distributed leadership system.

Speakers
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Dr. Linda Jungwirth

President and Founder, Convening Conversations, Inc.
Dr. Linda Jungwirth, ACSA 2013 California Educator of the Year–Professor of Education (Adjunct), and President of Convening Conversations, Inc., is passionately devoted to supporting organizations in Culturally Proficient Leadership, building trusting, inclusive, collaborative communities. Dr. Jungwirth taught middle and high school science, and served as: district technology coordinator; county office curriculum and professional development... Read More →
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Teri Marcos

Professor of Education, Azusa Pacific University
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Dr. Ronald Oliver

California State University, Fullerton



Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Indigo 202A Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

1:00pm

Prepare to go 'Beyond the Box': Learning CCSS within 21st Century Frameworks
Common Core, Project Based Learning, Cross-Curricular – the list goes on.  It is an exciting but overwhelming time for educators as we move to ensuring all students have engaging curriculum that prepares them for the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in an ever-changing world.  Attend this interactive session that brings these elements together and gives you a platform to think creatively and learn differently.  Bring your innovative ideas and an open mind.  Let's learn and have fun. 

Speakers
PB

Presenter: Betsy McKinstry

Director, College and Career Readiness, Antelope Valley Union High School District



Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

2:15pm

Exhibit Hall Hour
Join our many exhibitors and learn about all of the amazing new products and services being offered to school leaders. Be sure to stop by the ACSA member services lounge and get the latest news on the benefits of being an ACSA members. Pick up some ACSA swag at the ACSA store or grab a book by some of the authors that are presenting at this year's Summit.

Friday November 7, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

3:30pm

Helping K-12 leaders stay ahead of the diverse communication platforms used to engage today’s families and communities
ParentLink representatives will provide an in-depth demo on their product that will show you how your district and/or school story can be told by having your own App available through the App Store, how their social media manager built exclusively for K-12 can help districts and schools keep up with social media, and how their notification system uses traditional communication methods in extraordinary ways giving parents the day-to-day information they need to help their students succeed.

Speakers
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Chris Prince

ParentLink


Friday November 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Aqua 300 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

3:30pm

Inspire Your “Tech Guy” to be a Technology Leader
Technology is ubiquitous.  It requires the same care and feeding as the utilities powering your schools.  But it also continues to change rapidly. How do you keep up with the federal, state, and local requirements?  How do you balance the need for technology with the need for privacy and equity? Having a strong IT Leader who also understands the needs of the classroom is essential. The CA Education Technology Professionals Association will share some of its many resources to help your technology leaders stay informed and knowledgeable. Join us for the valuable discussion.

Speakers
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Andrea F. Bennett

Executive Director, CETPA


Friday November 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Indigo 206 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

3:30pm

Tech Slam
ACSA’s Technology Leadership Group members will be sharing a rapid fire sample of tips, tools and tricks  to support administrator effectiveness and student learning.  This technology “Slam”, patterned after the famous poetry slam, will provide participants with a multitude of free tools to support administrator technology use.  Joined by colleagues from the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, you are sure to come away with new applications for your tool belt.  You will even be invited to join in!  Superintendents and technology leaders will also be present to answer your most pressing questions on implementation practices you are wrestling with during the “call in” portion of the program. 

Friday November 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Indigo 202 Hilton Bayfront San Diego

6:30pm

Awards Presentation and President's Dinner Celebration
6:30 - 7:30: Statewide Awards Presentation
7:30 - 8:30: Dinner
8:30 - 11:00: Music and Dancing featuring The Mighty Untouchables. 

Friday November 7, 2014 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Indigo Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel
 
Saturday, November 8
 

7:00am

Superintendents Breakfast Conversation
This special breakfast is being held for Superintendents and requires a separate registration fee.

Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00am - 8:15am
Indigo 204 Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

8:30am

3rd General Session
Learning Leadership: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact

Joanne Quinn is an international consultant focusing on whole system change, capacity building, leadership, and professional learning. As the senior associate of Michael Fullan Enterprises, she leads whole system change projects for states and districts, consults with governments, foundations and education systems, and is a founding member of the Global Flourishing Learning Partnership. Quinns previous positions as superintendent of the Halton District School Board, director of continuing education at the University of Toronto, and advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Education give her a unique perspective on large-scale change. She co-designed the Fullan Leadership in Action on-line series (2013 Pearson) and co-authored numerous articles and reports including Lessons of Systemic Change: A Report for the Hewlett Foundation program on Deep Learning (2012). Quinn is past president of Learning Forward and founding president of the Ontario affiliate.

Speakers

Saturday November 8, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Indigo Ballroom Hilton Bayfront San Diego Hotel

10:00am

Co-Administrators Institute
This special post-conference is being held for Co-Administrators and requires a separate registration fee (see form below). 


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 2:15pm
TBD Hitlon Bayfront San Diego