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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
avatar for Dr. Terri Leon

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
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Johnna Grell

Superintendent, Oakland Military Institute


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

3:45pm

Maverick Leadership
Inspire the maverick in all educators – give them tools and techniques to move even the most reticent educational institutions forward to benefit all kids. Attendees will walk away with immediately applicable ways to transform the culture of their campus to provide students with the best possible opportunities for success through innovative approaches to professional learning, passion-based initiatives and inspiring examples of leadership. Rather than recommend formal lesson plans, we believe 21st century learners require more flexible strategies and mindsets in their teachers.

Education draws passionate & talented individuals to its ranks. These professionals are completely dedicated to student learning, and strive daily to connect with each student to help them achieve. Often, these motivated individuals get driven into a ‘bunker’ mentality by forces beyond their control, and take refuge in making the learning environment the best for those students within their scope of influence.

Learn how educational leaders break out of these confines and stretch their entrepreneurial muscles through innovative public-private partnerships, contests, outreach and other efforts. Inspire the maverick in all educators – using successful examples to give them tools and techniques to move even the most reticent educational institutions forward for the benefit of all kids.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Chief Technology Officer, Laguna Beach Unified School District
LBUSD is 1 of 3 districts to watch in CA as a “leading digital district.” Laguna is a… “Bright spot serving as a light of encouragement and guidance for our state.” - Tom Torlakson Laguna was named 4th in the top 10 small digital districts in the Nation through the NSBA... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence

Senior Director, Educator Engagement, PowerSchool
Mike is an award-winning teacher, administrator and educational leader. He served as the CEO of CUE, expanding the nonprofit’s impact, and also directed the California Student Media Festival (mediafestival.org) for a decade. He served two terms on the ISTE Board and on the UNES... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

3:45pm

Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World
Are you ready to empower yourself and your staff? Decades of research shows that educators’ sense of well-being increases job satisfaction and directly impacts student success.  In addition, research consistently identifies five simple strategies that lead to increased personal and professional well being. This session offers an overview of these strategies and easy-to-use implementation techniques, so participants may begin making changes today.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:
  • Review five strategies teachers and students can use to increase their sense of wellbeing.
  • Engage in activities that employ these strategies and are designed for classroom use.
  • Leave with resources they can use immediately to increase personal well-being.

An online agenda with links to multiple resources is available to participants.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:45am

Digital Response Drill
For many administrators, technology has challenged standard ways of thinking and ways to respond. This simulation will walk participants through the first hour of school on Monday Morning as an administrator handles the online behavior of the students that was brought to a head with an altercation between two students just as buses were arriving.  This session has been updated with current legislation

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Soeth

Matthew Soeth

Founder, #ICANHELP
Matt Soeth is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for #ICANHELP, a non-profit aimed at educating and empowering students to help delete negativity online. At the helm of #ICANHELP, Matt works to grow the vision and resources of the nonprofit which have included an expanded digital... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wisnia

Elizabeth Wisnia

Education Programs Consultant, CDE
In addition to being a Data Privacy/Governance Consultant for the CDE, I am the proud mom of two squirmy, active, wonderful boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Club Room Hilton Universal City

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

10:30am

Future Ready Staff Meetings For Millenials to Baby Boomers
Regardless of your age, every educator hopes to be engaged as a professional and empowered as an individual. Staff meetings are the precious moments we can depend upon as team leaders to bring everyone together and truly take our community to the “next level.” Get experience with impactful, simple instructional strategies that are sure to bring more choice, clarification, connectivity, and celebration to your next meeting and professional development day.

Areas that will be explored: 
  • Gamification
  • Passion Projects
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Creative Communication
  • Meeting Protocols

If we want our teachers to infuse their classrooms with excellent instruction, we have to model it! 

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Adjunct Faculty, BUOY Consultants
In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

10:30am

How Lead 3 Changed Me
Come and hear about the different lessons learned from LEAD 3 and how they’ve been applied at both the school site and district level. Join us as we share the different ways that LEAD has had an impact on our practices and the lives of the students we serve.We will share the high leverage learning that we’ve taken from LEAD and the specific ways in which it was implemented in our everyday work to improve teaching and learning. We will share examples of everything from developing multi-tiered levels of district wide technology professional development to specific ways to build culture at your school and district. Plus, you will have an opportunity to share your own life changing LEAD experiences!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Luque

Mark Luque

Assistant Superintendent, Bakersfield City School District
Assistant Superintendent, Bakersfield CSD
avatar for Abe Rivera

Abe Rivera

Principal, Washington Middle School
Lead Learner at @WMSofBCSD. #BeMighty #TeamBCSD
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Ben Boesch

Educational Technology Specialist, Bakersfield City School District
LK

Lemuel Kwon

Principal, Bakersfield City School District Casa Loma Elementary
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Rayshell Fambrough

Educational Technology Specialist, Bakersfield City School District


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon 8 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

From Chief Technology Officer to Chief Storytelling Officer: Modeling Modern Administrative Communication
Administrators expect teachers to implement 21st century skills in lessons, but communications from administrators don’t often engage teachers with cutting-edge tools. We'll talk about how to become a better storyteller: tutorials, social media, announcements and more!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Adjunct Faculty, BUOY Consultants
In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

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

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
avatar for Andrew	Schwab

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

Work Smarter with Evernote
Looking for ways to organize everything you need to be more productive, collaborate with teammates and get organized in both your personal and professional life?  Then you need to try Evernote to create and store your own set of digital notes that let you take notes, make to-do-lists, capture ideas, store relevant documents and emails.  In other words, Get Organized.  

With the abundance of information, tasks to complete and the need to collaborate today's leaders must not only know what the new tools are but must also use them to be productive in their own lives.  This workshop will provide the information and hands on experience to get you started using Evernote.   
Participants will learn how to:

* Gather ideas and inspiration
* Collect data in any format and put it all in one place
* Organize projects and to-do’s
* Share your notes with a collaborator or team
* Easily find what you are looking for, fast
* Collaborate with team members 


Speakers
avatar for Butch Owens

Butch Owens

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL Cadre
TICAL Cadre Member


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 8 Hilton Universal City
 
Saturday, April 13
 

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