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Thursday, April 11
 

2:15pm

Culture Eats Structure for Breakfast
 The #1 thing that successful school organizations have in common is that the adults work together as a team within a culture of respect. But how do we make that happen? Leadership is not a quick-fix; leadership is the art of cultivating a long-term reciprocal relationship built around teamwork and what’s best for kids. This session is presented by two principals- one elementary and one continuation high school- and will focus on how they each used the same concepts in different ways to redefine culture at their schools.  The session will focus on how to re-energize teachers to find their "why", and how to align that to who you purport yourselves to be as a school.

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Sarris

Shanna Sarris

Principal, Simi Valley Unified School District
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Dr. Terri Leon

Principal, Simi Valley Unified School District


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

3:45pm

Are You Providing a Habitat of Happiness?
Ask staff members what makes them unhappy at work, and you will hear about low salary, apathetic students and parents, and possibly an unskilled supervisor.  Did you know that most people leave their bosses not their jobs? Managed badly, some factors make people miserable. But even if they are managed wonderfully, it doesn’t make anyone work much harder or smarter.  Staff members are motivated, instead, by interesting work, challenge and increased responsibility.  These intrinsic factors answer people’s deep- seated need for growth and achievement.  Participants will walk away from this session with very doable actions and resources that help to create meaning in their staff’s day-today work. 


Speakers
JG

Johnna Grell

Superintendent, Oakland Military Institute


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

3:45pm

Impacting Instruction with Innovation
As school districts continue to move further into adopting state standards and NGSS is there an opportunity for providing teachers with more options that can impact student learning, shift pedagogy, increase engagement and adopt effective tools.  Orange Unifed School District has begun infusing computer science ideology into core curriculur classrooms through a three step process.  Participants in this presentation will be introduced how the district has introduced new tools through an evaluation process that turned into hands on experiences for teachers and classroom demonstrations for school sites.  This all culminates with teachers then being able to check out tools they can use that will influence purchasing decisions. Individuals will walk away with a system that can work for nearly any technology adoption for instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

3:45pm

Media and Information Literacy Toolkit
It is more important than ever for our students and educators to be media and information literate. Join us and learn about the recent efforts at the California Department of Education (CDE) to support media and information literacy and the newly passed requirements of Senate Bill 830. Come prepared to share your ideas and lessons that integrate California's Model School Library Standards and other content areas  - your contributions will help the CDE build out a free, online toolkit that will help educators, students, and parents in California and beyond!

Speakers


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:45am

Empowered by What You See: Transforming Teachers with Video-Reflective Practices
Administrators and coaches consistently look for innovative ways to enhance professional learning for teachers.  Did you know that it only takes a few minutes of video footage to capture a wealth of visual and auditory information related to classroom instruction and climate?  The question is, ‘What should you be looking at’? This session provides research based information to help cultivate reflective teachers by teaching them how to distinguishing between details and evidence.  Additionally, this session provides essential tools in coaching teachers as they learn to watch personal teaching segments with purpose, and learn to prioritize and analyze evidence in efforts to promote self-directed change to instruction and delivery style.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kasey Hutchinson

Dr. Kasey Hutchinson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Newton County School System
Dr. Kasey Clements-Hutchinson is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Newton County Schools. Dr. Hutchinson has worked extensively with Title I Schools for 21 years holding various roles including classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology specialist. She is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall

Director of Technology and Media Services, Newton County School System
Ever since Adam received his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the amazing things that technology can add to instruction. Dr. Phyall began teaching as a science teacher and quickly saw the power technology had on classroom instruction. Very early on, he worked with students... Read More →



Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

8:45am

Student Technology Interns and The Power of What If
Over the past four years, our student technology intern program has developed into an organic empowerment initiative. It began with one student’s bold email asking about a possibility and has led to a cultural transformation regarding professional development, department organization,  and tech support. Join us as we reflect on our journey to provide authentic experiences for our students as learners and hear how they became leaders, teachers, collaborators, and change-makers. 

This session will offer school leaders practical tips on bringing this program to their schools as well as a planning guide to examine student, staff, and parent needs supported by an internship program. 


Speakers
RK

Rucha Kadam

student intern, LCHS
JK

Jeffrey Kaufman

student intern, LCHS
avatar for Jamie Lewsadder

Jamie Lewsadder

Teacher, www.lcusd.net
I'm obsessed with Design Thinking after tagging along with our junior high history teachers on a trip to Stanford's D School. Since then, I see the world differently and want to find ways to share what I learned. When not talking about redefining the purpose of open house or challenging... Read More →
KM

Kevin Mo

student intern, LCHS
DP

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, LCHS


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Innovative Leadership that Supports Student Achievement
During this session, participants be invited to deepen their understanding about what it takes to be an innovative leader from any seat. We will discuss what Innovative Leadership looks like, how we can support it, and what to look for when evaluating programs. Based on some of the teachings in the book The Innovator's DNA, we will break down the elements that lead to supporting and encouraging innovative practices in schools. We will also discuss barriers that prevent innovative practices and share ways to overcome the barriers.

Speakers
avatar for Erin English

Erin English

Executive Director of Innovation, San Diego County Office of Education
My goal is to ensure all children are provided with tools and experiences that will ensure they become productive, participating, self actualized adults.


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Preparing Our Students For A Non-Obvious Future
Today’s world is experiencing accelerated rates of change. This heightened rate and pace of change will have not only implications for the future of work, but for the focus of education. Inability of today’s educational leaders to connect these societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready will and have created skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities. In a time when the levels of outsourcing, automation, and enhanced achievements in artificial intelligence, as well as issues around poverty, under and unemployment, and connections between education and employment, are creating previously unforeseen shifts across all of society, we need forward thinking leaders, drenched in awareness, who can see the big opportunity arising from the chaos of a very non-obvious future. In the midst of this current and coming upheaval and disruption, we need educational leaders who can prepare our students, our educators and our organizations to survive and thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Speakers
avatar for David Culberhouse

David Culberhouse

LCAP Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Saturday Summits: Building Professional Learning Capacity
Our district has established a program of regular Saturday Summits, in which teachers learn from other teachers in a conference-style day. In this discussion, we will share how we got started, how we support teachers as presenters, how we organize the days, and lessons we have learned.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
I am a former high school science teacher and ToSA for 21st-Century Instruction. Now I work as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, helping teachers move toward student-centered, inquiry-based, technology-rich instruction. I am a Google Certified Innovator, an organizer of EdCamp... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

1:45pm

(#Go)Open is a State of Mind
The #GoOpen movement has been spreading across the nation. This shift to replace textbooks with Open Educational Resources curriculum collections can help modernize instructional practices and provide flexible high quality materials. This session will get behind the why, the how, and the what of the Grossmont Union High School District's move towards open resources in the context of a 1:1 Chromebook program.

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

1:45pm

Digital Citizenship for your Whole District
Participants will be guided structures and resources that will help them implement a Digital Citizenship program and curriculum throughout their entire district. There will be a take-away framework with connected templates, free resources, and activities that can be applied to any collective of educators, big or small. Participants will be given time to identify possible obstacles and generate solutions through shared experiences.

Agenda:
The Why
Rationale for implementing Dig Cit
Finding stakeholders who can be impacted by these issues
The What
Scope & Sequence
Resources for teachers, admin, and families
The How
Communication Templates and Organizational Tools
Garnering top level support
Event Planning Guides for school sites and parent groups
Forming Partnership within and outside of your district
Tracking Successes

Speakers

Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

1:45pm

Relationships Above All
Connections matter more than anything.  Effective leaders understand that.  And in this interactive session you're not only going to learn about Positive Psychology research critical to actualizing the potential of your staff and students.  You will also engage in experiential activities from the field of interpersonal neurobiology to simple improv games and feel the benefits yourself!  All in the name of creating healthy relationships in your school. Warning - this session will be active, super fun, and you’ll learn a ton!


Speakers
avatar for Roni Habib

Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

3:00pm

App Slam
Complete your Conference Day experience by participating in a Slam Style event. Come learn and share your favorite app, tip, trick, tool to enhance your leadership experience. Learn from other school leaders! BYOD!

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

3:00pm

Building Leadership Capacity: A Future Ready Model for District PD
Leaders across the organization are faced with ever increasing demands and challenges. How does a district go about providing relevant and timely support to leaders? Where are the future leaders coming from? Learn how Union School District is building a culture of learning leaders through professional development and a service oriented district office mindset. We'll share our successful (and not so successful) approaches to building leadership capacity across all levels of the organization.

Speakers
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Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

3:00pm

Data & Budget: Connecting Instructional Technology Data to Budget Planning
One of the challenging and exciting aspects of being a district administrator is collaborating with stakeholders to design a technology department budget that aligns with the technology plan and measured by outcomes.  In order to do this, multiple sources of data (Instructional Technology Audits, BrightBytes, Stakeholder Interviews, Change Management Data, etc.).must be triangulated and connected back to technology plan goals, then budget planning.  This session is designed to be nuts and bolts while being visionary and aspirational.

Speakers
LB

Lisa Bieler

TOSA,, BHUSD, Horace Mann School
JB

Jesse Braun,

TOSA, BHUSD, Beverly Hills High School
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Bernadette Lucas

Director of Technology, Beverly Hills Unified School District


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

3:00pm

Hacking Social Emotional Learning
Creating a multifaceted social-emotional learning program that is both ongoing and engaging to students of all ages can be a daunting task for any school leader. Come discover the ideas/strategies one school site implemented to make SEL a priority. 

This will be a hands-on, interactive, and high-energy presentation. Participants will hear about and see examples of the various strategies, ideas, and events we implemented on our campus and in our classrooms that not only went beyond the traditional motivational speaker/assembly but made SEL as much a part of the curriculum as math or science. Participants will also get an opportunity to hear how we incorporated our upper-grade students in a variety of ways to be models for our primary students including teaching the social-emotional lessons to our K-3 classes themselves!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Schmidt

Todd Schmidt

Principal, Weaver Elementary
Lead Innovator @WeaverWhales. Proud husband, father to 2 beautiful girls #DadsAsPrincipals; Ed.D- @USC (Fight On!). Faculty- @ChapmanU & #cuerockstar. Phil 4:13


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

3:00pm

Taking the First Step: Making Personalized Learning Work for Your Classroom
Personalized Learning, while a popular concept in education, is often daunting and nebulous for teachers wishing to implement.  This session will review a case study where a middle school Language Arts teacher adapted his unit design to allow for a personalized approach.  It guides teachers and administrators on simple first steps that can be taken to transform pedagogical approach.  This session is co-presented with a teacher and district administrator.

Speakers
JB

Jake Booterbaugh

Language Arts Teacher, El Segundo Middle School
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Jack Plotkin

Director of Innovation & Student Support, El Segundo Unified School District
Personalized Learning. Personalized Professional Learning. Neurodiversity. Inclusive Learning Environments. Authentic Learning. Research in Education.



Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal
 
Saturday, April 13
 

8:30am

Abraham Lincoln Was a Woman and Other Fake News
To prepare our students as critical thinking, responsible citizens, we need to teach them how to search for and locate REAL information. In this session we'll look at strategies to get to facts and primary sources. We'll also look at how knowing these can help us to design better lessons that lead to deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Educational Technology Coordinator, San Marcos Unified
A focus on student needs, equity/accessibility, and teacher goals is the basis of Adina’s work. Adina is a K12 Educational Technology Coordinator for San Marcos Unified School District, EquityEDU Founder, a member of the CUE Board of Directors, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer... Read More →
avatar for Laura Spencer, @LSpencerEdD

Laura Spencer, @LSpencerEdD

Director of Instructional Technology Integration, Elite Academic Academy
 laurakspencer.com">KEYNOTE SPEAKERLaura K. Spencer Dr. Laura Spencer is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. She has served as a classroom teacher, an edtech director, and most recently as a district administrator who led transformational... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

8:30am

Just How Effective Are Your Social Justice Leaders?
We must examine our beliefs and affirm, that all students  can and deserve to succeed and master rigorous standards.  Many conditions of school success are, in fact, under our control. When we affirm that virtually all students can succeed and master challenging expectations, we are compelled to seek and provide what it takes to make it happen.  Participants will hear and learn the key beliefs and actions that foster inclusion, access and opportunities for all.   We all need to aim to create schools that literally serve each and every student. It is time that we commit our practice to positioning educators as a driving force toward social justice for not only marginalized students but for ALL students. 



Speakers
avatar for Gary Soto

Gary Soto

National Speaker and Leadership Coach, GDS Consulting


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

8:30am

Know Better Do Better (#KBDB)
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou.

Why change? It is quite simple- we have no option not to. Our students, our schools, our lives, our futures - are in a constant state of flux. If we are not also in a continuous state of learning and growing- ourselves and our students will be left behind. 

How do we change? We adopt the “Know Better, Do Better” mantra. 

In this session, we will provide activities to guide your educators to “discover” their “Know Better” practices. The ones that are no longer effective or supportive for students. 

Attendees will also participate in practical examples and lesson ideas to support your staffs to “Do Better” on Monday. 

This session is guaranteed to be a fun, fast paced, practical, interactive session full of heart, anecdotes, hands on learning and a good time!”

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I'm not a tech geek. I'm a teaching geek who loves edtech. I've helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let's #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!
avatar for Cori Orlando

Cori Orlando

Administrator, RUSD
Cori is currently an administrator (Instructional Services Specialist for Elementary ELA) in Riverside Unified School District. Prior to that she was most recently a third grade teacher in Ventura County. Previously, she was a TOSA and worked with JK-12 grade students, teachers and... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Club Room Hilton Universal City