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Empowering Equity

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Monday, December 2
 

7:30am

10:00am

New Leaders Academy
Keynote Speakers
avatar for James Webb

James Webb

Consultant, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
James Webb has been in education for over twenty years as a classroom English teacher and Induction mentor. Currently, he serves as the Induction Director for the William S. Hart Union High School District where he oversees both the district's Teacher and Administrator Induction Programs... Read More →
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Melissa Meetze-Hall

Adminisatrator, Riverside and San Bernardino Co Offices of Education
I love learning and asking tough questions.
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Teri Clark

Director, CTC


Monday December 2, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Esmeralda 1-5 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Q & A Admin Induction
Keynote Speakers
avatar for Gay Roby

Gay Roby

Consultant Professional Services Division, CTC
CTC Consultant since 2010, serving the teacher and education leader induction programs. Former BTSA Cluster Regional Director and local program director. Site visit consultant for many CTIP visits. Mom of 4, grandma of 8 (and hoping for more), loves reading, sewing, and crafting... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Esmeralda 8 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:00pm

5:00pm

 
Tuesday, December 3
 

7:00am

7:00am

8:15am

Welcome and Introductions
Keynote Speakers
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Julie Sheldon

BTSA Coordinator, Walnut Valley Unified


Tuesday December 3, 2019 8:15am - 8:45am
Esmeralda 1-5 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

8:45am

Keynote
Q & A and book sales to follow

Keynote Speakers
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Ron Clark

Ron Clark Academy
Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 8:45am - 10:45am
Esmeralda 1-5 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

10:45am

Administrator Induction: Lessons From the Field
Are your induction candidates increasing their own self-efficacy through developing their skills on the CPSEL's in order to meet students' needs? Do the needs of the candidates in the administrator induction program match the perceptions of what the coaches believe they are providing? In this session, learn from the research how to strengthen your induction program or learn about the researchers' findings as you begin to build your induction program.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

An Exploration into SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Schools
Do you have LGBTQ+ students and/or colleagues? Do you have the courage to create a safe environment that fosters bravery to explore sexual orientation, gender identity and expression? This workshop is a transformative experience into privilege, identity, laws and terms as it applies to SOGI. It may be of particular interest to those who want to foster positive relations and support LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

Equity Partnerships for Disrupting Potential Divisions between General Education and Special Education: Teacher Induction, a Springboard for Collaboration
Calling all equity leaders. We need you! The days of working in isolation have created ripple effects that still burden our school communities. Students are classified by labels and educators work in isolation, by department or specialization, doing their best to support the majority of students. Is it enough? No. All students have a right to a high quality education and need the teamwork of a dedicated and collaborative team of teachers and leaders to create community and an outcome that supports all students to grow and thrive.

Teacher Induction programs are a springboard for beginning teachers and their coaches to embody this credo. Join the San Mateo County Office of Education Teacher Induction Team for an interactive presentation discussing the benefits of designing collaborative professional learning experiences for General Education teachers, Education Specialists and their coaches where they work side by side to design positive outcomes for all students. Attendees will engage in a professional learning experience where they will develop goals and next steps to move towards greater coherence of equitable practices across general education and special education. The SMCOE presentation will include presentation slides, facilitated discussion, team product design and Q&A with the SMCOE Induction team.

Keynote Speakers
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Griffith Montgomery

Coordinator Teacher Induction, San Mateo County Office of Education
Griffith is a dedicated educational innovator focused on equitable outcomes for all students. Griffith has worked in a variety of settings: teacher, school development, special education, district level leadership, county office leadership, professional development for teachers, school... Read More →
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Stacey Tisor

Induction Coordinator - general education, San Mateo County Office of Education
I have been a BTSA coordinator for the San Mateo County Office of Education for the last 11 years. I have been working closely with our education specialist coordinator to bring our general education Induction program in line with our education specialist program. I am passionate... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

Mentoring Matters: Offering Support, Creating Challenge, Facilitating Professional Vision
It has never been more apparent that the need for highly capable and qualified teachers is a key goal for educational systems. How one supports another’s growth and builds capacity as effective problem-solvers and decision-makers does not happen by chance. It requires skills and knowledge that go beyond content expertise and begins with establishing and maintaining learning-focused relationships. Within that relationship the mentor balances three key functions: offering support, creating cognitive challenge, and facilitating professional vision to energize growth and learning.

One tool skilled mentors use is to navigate across a Continuum of Interaction to customize responses in developmentally and contextually appropriate ways for meeting the learning needs of novices. Within these learning-focused conversations, the Continuum increases novices’ capacity to learn from their teaching, while decreasing their dependency on their mentors.

This interactive session will describe each of the three functions and identify mentor moves and strategies for each as well as connections to the Continuum of Interaction. Participants will engage with the content through facilitated discussion, application of strategies and tools with scenarios, and identify goals for refining their own skills.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Peggy Olcott

Peggy Olcott

Associate, MiraVia, LLC
Peggy Olcott is an international consultant with over 30 years of experience in education ranging from elementary and middle school teaching to district level coordination of curriculum and instructional programs. For over eleven years, Peggy provided leadership for professional development... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Danielson

Lisa Danielson

Associate, MiraVia
Lisa Danielson is Director of Training for MiraVia, LLC. She is an experienced educator and consultant, who presents workshops and seminars on learning-focused conversations for mentoring and supervision, facilitating collaborative groups, and professional learning designs. Lisa has... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Esmeralda 6 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

Mentoring with Poverty in Mind
Through a combination of theory and real-world classroom implications, this session will focus on mentoring new teachers who are facing issues with poverty in their classrooms. This workshop will look at both generational and situational poverty in order to identify best practices to assist mentors in reviewing poverty's effect on learning and social-emotional well-being. Participants will leave with mentoring ideas and stems to assist new teachers feel equipped to work with students who deal with poverty in an effort to promote an equitable classroom for all.

Keynote Speakers
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Julie Schneider

Lead Mentor/Teacher, William S. Hart School District
Julie Schneider has been working as an educator in the William S. Hart District for 25 years.  She has taught at the junior high school and high school level teaching both English and theater arts.  Since 2012 Julie has served as an Induction Support Provider and in 2019 took on... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

Practical Classroom Management Skills for New & Struggling Teachers
Students who struggle academically, emotionally, or socially often engage in off-task or disruptive behaviors as a way to avoid the difficulty of learning. When new or struggling teachers attempt to re-direct them, this can sometimes lead to friction and escalation. There is a tremendous need for a more compassionate perspective on discipline and management, coupled with concrete techniques that arise from that perspective. Come explore specific practical solutions to the most common classroom management problems new teachers face. Learn a dozen simple, easy-to-share strategies that will help your new teachers increase time on-task, de-escalate confrontations, create smooth classroom transitions, and connect positively with their most challenging students. Help your new teachers create the classroom environment they’ve always wanted.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Esmeralda 7 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

The Classroom: A Place Where Students Shine
How can we create a learning environment so that all students feel that they are valued members of a dynamic community of learners? We need to design a student-centered space where creativity is celebrated and hidden talents are unearthed. Let’s amplify student voices, personalize the learning process, and help them shine. Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session and be prepared to participate both face-to-face and digitally.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:45am

Utilizing Gap Analysis as a Mechanism to Support Programmatic Assessment
In light of the newly adopted standards for teacher induction programs, consideration of the data we collect, analyze, and report is essential to support ongoing programmatic assessment and evaluation of program components to ensure our programs are meeting the emergent development needs of our participating induction teachers. This session presents an applied framework that supports ongoing program assessment and evaluation efforts. Participants will review the applied framework, via presentation delivery, and then engage in an interactive activity where they will reflect on current methods of data collection and analysis and identify at least one key action step to enhance program evaluation and assessment practices in their respective organizations.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:30pm

Teacher of the Year
Rosie Reid is a 2019 California Teacher of the Year and California's nominee for National Teacher of the Year.  She has been teaching for 17 years and has taught every level of high school English and ELD. Her personal experience as a foster, adoptive, and biological mom of a multiracial family with a range of sexual orientations and academic abilities has heightened her awareness of issues of equity.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid grew up in rural Northern California. She didn’t have electricity until she was eight years old, the nearest stoplight was a two hour drive, and her family often didn’t own a car, so books became her escape and her best friends. Growing up, teachers took an interest... Read More →



Tuesday December 3, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Esmeralda 1-5 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

A Great Teacher for Every Classroom
Through presentation slides, learn how our District and Teachers Association collaborated to design a Professional Growth System to improve the quality of teaching at all levels. Understand the systematic , job-embedded robust mentoring system used to facilitate a teacher induction program that is highly individualized and aligned to the state induction standards. Presenters will facilitate a discussion centered around coaching for Equity.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or electronic device as they will have access to a digital choice board with tools to move the needle and interrupt the status quo. 

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Christine Hicken

Christine Hicken

Prof. Growth Systems Site Support Teacher, Riverside Unified School District


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

1:15pm

Building a System of Formative Mentor Assessment
In this interactive session, leaders will have the opportunity to review, analyze, and discuss the key induction standards that outline the required quality training and assessment of mentors. Starting with our “why” and using induction standards 4 and 6 as our foundation for discussion, we will examine as a group how we are meeting the elements of these two key standards and identify areas of strength in assessing mentor quality and where we would like to develop further. Induction leaders from the Napa County Office of Education and the Sacramento County Office of Education will share their current practices for mentor assessment and support. Session participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and develop a deeper understanding with colleagues around the state i for implementing a formative assessment system that supports strong mentoring practice and is aligned to each organization’s context and meets induction program requirements.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Tammy Patten

Tammy Patten

Coordinator, Teacher Induction, Sacramento County Office of Education
As the Coordinator for Teacher Induction for the Sacramento County Office of Education, I am excited to bring my experience and passion for supporting our newest educators to the Sacramento region. Through my 27 years as an educator, I have had the privilege to teach and to lead and... Read More →
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Jill Barnes

Induction Program Manager, Napa County Office of Education
Building relationship is my superpower. As an undergrad at Sonoma State University, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while digging into the motivations and mysteries of the human mind. 11 years as an elementary educator and coach continued to develop my understanding of... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

Creating a Truly Equitable Classroom Environment
Keynote Speakers
avatar for Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid grew up in rural Northern California. She didn’t have electricity until she was eight years old, the nearest stoplight was a two hour drive, and her family often didn’t own a car, so books became her escape and her best friends. Growing up, teachers took an interest... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Esmeralda 6 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

Increasing the Impact of Inquiries in Learning-Focused Conversations
Not all questions have equal value. Planning, reflecting and problem solving require specific ways of thinking. Learning-focused mentors craft inquiries that purposefully include cognition and produce higher levels of thinking. Inquiries that invite and focus thinking enhance professional capacity and advance self-directed learning. Inquiries are customized in order to be developmentally appropriate to the level of the practitioner’s knowledge and skills, in the moment and over time.

This interactive session will provide strategies and tools to develop inquiries that focus on criteria for choices, source of data, evidence and purposes or reasons for delving into educational practices. Participants will engage with the content through practice and application of the strategies and tools, facilitated discussion and video models.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Lisa Danielson

Lisa Danielson

Associate, MiraVia
Lisa Danielson is Director of Training for MiraVia, LLC. She is an experienced educator and consultant, who presents workshops and seminars on learning-focused conversations for mentoring and supervision, facilitating collaborative groups, and professional learning designs. Lisa has... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Olcott

Peggy Olcott

Associate, MiraVia, LLC
Peggy Olcott is an international consultant with over 30 years of experience in education ranging from elementary and middle school teaching to district level coordination of curriculum and instructional programs. For over eleven years, Peggy provided leadership for professional development... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

Leading with Equity
What does it look like to lead with equity? A program leader from the San Mateo County Office of Education will share the concrete and explicit ways her administrative induction team has deepened their program to: 1) intentionally lead with equity and 2) engage candidates and mentors in examining their own actions, beliefs and practices and the impacts on students and adults. This session outlines the experience and growth of the candidate and the learnings of the CASC program leaders as the program continues to evolve and grow its focus on leadership for equity.

Keynote Speakers
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Elizabeth Veal

Coordinator, Leadership and Administrator Services, San Mateo County Office of Education
Elizabeth Veal currently serves as a Coordinator of Leadership and Administrator Services with the San Mateo County Office of Education (Northern California).  She has 25 years of public education experience in the Bay Area serving both under served and affluent communities as an... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

Meeting the Needs of New Education Specialist Teachers
One of the most challenging areas in a large urban school district is providing the necessary support and feedback for new special education teachers now included under the Teacher Induction Standards. Since the Teacher Induction programs are locally designed and implemented and aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, various models are used throughout the State. Challenging is ensuring that trained like credentialed Mentors are matched with each Education Specialist teacher.

Determining the model that meets the needs of the incoming teachers which also provides sufficient support and feedback in the most cost effective and responsible manner was essential in determining the LAUSD Teacher Induction for Education Specialist teachers. The support of the participants by their Lead Mentor in the District’s Teacher Induction program with emphasis on the education specialist teachers is based on four important elements: peer support and networking; like- credentialed Lead Mentors; site Administrative support and input; and a teacher driven reflective process which provides just in time’ support, feedback and coaching based on classroom observations. To accomplish this endeavor, the use of technology has been instrumental in the Teacher Induction Program, as there are presently over 350 Education Specialists assigned a liked credentialed mentor for the specialty areas MSD, MMD, ECSE, DHH, and VI.


Keynote Speakers
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Thierry Rackley

Teacher Adviser, Los Angeles Unified
Induction, Cluster 4


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

Strategies for Implementing Video Reflection into Teacher Training, Induction, and Mentoring Programs
Once you decide to implement video observation, what will teachers record? How will mentors facilitate learning? This session will examine protocols for facilitating productive conversations in a virtual context and offer concrete strategies for designing several types of video-based learning cycles. Participants will leave with the building blocks for taking action and transferring field-tested ideas into their own context.

Keynote Speakers
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Adam Geller

Author, Evidence of Practice
Adam Geller is the author of "Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning." He started his career in education as a science teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2011, Adam has overseen the evolution of Edthena from a paper-based prototype into a research-informed... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Esmeralda 8 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

1:15pm

What Could Possibly Go Wrong for Administrators? Does Microburst Education Make a Difference?
Is it even possible to have professional development 5 minutes long, layered in with interactive video, relevant questions, meaningful content and short responses in an engaging format? Microburst learning research says yes. Join us as we explore this system in the context of an Induction Program for New Adminstrators. Our layered Microburst learning has effectively been used to scaffold learning to engage Administrators as they coach new leaders. The Flipgrid structure of online collaboration within the Microburst learning structure also empowers the practitioners voice to articulate their truth with one another. Coaches used these Microburst learning sessions and scenarios that educators traditionally struggled in articulating on the elusive topic of professional ethics to focus their coaching sessions with new leaders.
Presentation delivery: Powerpoint slides, facilitated discussion, interactive session with technology.
Participants will engage with Microburst learning and respond on Flipgrid to experience part of the Induction Program Experience.


Keynote Speakers
avatar for Susan Mills

Susan Mills

Consultant, Riverside County Office Of Education
I retired from the Riverside Unified School District after 36 years as a teacher and principal at all three levels. In my last five years as an Assistant Superintendent of Personnel ,I was able to focus on building the leadership capacity of school leaders. Now at the Riverside County... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Adult Learning Theory: Informing Our Practice
This presentation focuses on the influential work of Malcolm Knowles and is applied directly to supporting mentors, providing them with tools to best meet the needs of their teachers. Using induction-related tasks, the connections are made between what adults need and want in their personal learning experience. Participants work together to engage with eight principles of adult learning and relate them directly to mentor and teacher tasks.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

2:30pm

Building Cohesive Teams Through Positive Leadership and Coaching
Are you interested in leading with equity and a growth mindset? Do you need strategies to boost motivation and build teacher and administrator efficacy?
The tenets for building cohesive teams will be explored in this interactive presentation based on Jon Gordon's three pillars of Communication, Coach, and Care. Ideas for listening, re-framing questions, and being an empathetic leader will be discussed as ways to build trust and cohesion. This is an interactive session in which participants will engage in pair share, whole group, journaling, and video clip discussions using presentation slides, facilitated discussions, and hands on activities. You will want to use these strategies with your own teams! Participants will receive a booklet with a collection of team building ideas.
Get ready to move, interact, engage, and have fun!


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Teachers
Do you aspire to build your own resilience, or that of those you coach, lead, or supervise? Do you want to make organizational changes that foster resilience in groups? The Cultivating Emotional Resilience workshop will present strategies to cultivate resilience that can be incorporated into conversations—be those coaching or supervision conversations, as well as suggestions for organizational and structural changes that foster resilience in teams and groups. You’ll learn how to recognize entry points to building resilience in individuals and in organizations, and you’ll practice doing so. The content of this workshop is based on Elena Aguilar’s book, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Jossey-Bass, 2018) and is perfect for those who support beginning teachers or those who design programs of support in both the pre-service and induction settings and who seek to practice these strategies that cultivate resilience and consider systematic implementation.

Keynote Speakers
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Janet Baird

Senior Associate, Bright Morning Consulting
Janet has been in education for over 20 years, teaching, coaching, and designing and facilitating professional development. She holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University in English and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education from San Francisco State University... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Esmeralda 7 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Effectively Supporting Mentors Using Online Tools and Resources
Quality mentors develop their practice by collaborating and networking with their mentoring peers. This interactive session will provide participants with practical and engaging ways to support mentors using online tools. Unique ways to provide feedback, promote networking and offer just-in-time support will be shared. Participants will walk away with specific mentoring resources and protocols to use. Participants will have the opportunity to experience online support strategies and tools firsthand. Bring a laptop or tablet for easy access to the tools.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Marcia Russell

Marcia Russell

Director, Educator Support and Effectiveness, Ventura County Office of Education
I am an educational leader dedicating my career to supporting teachers and school leaders in order to improve outcomes for our children. I lead and support teacher and administrator induction for Ventura County Office of Education and am always interested in connecting with other... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Far from the Shallows: Diving Deep into Induction and Mentor Training (Previously scheduled at 3:45)
During this interactive session, participants will be provided with an overview of the Ceres Teacher Induction Program.  The on-going processes for the utilization of induction resources to support new teacher learning, mentor support and training has resulted in a robust program.  Ongoing coaching for program staff has increased the effectiveness and purposefulness of candidate and mentor meetings which has resulted in greater teacher retention and satisfaction. Join your colleagues for an opportunity to collaborate and share ideas for a deep and meaningful dive into induction.

Keynote Speakers
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Ronda Munoz

Induction Program Specialist, Ceres Unified
Administrator for Ceres Induction Program and continuum of new teacher support.
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Julie McVicker

Senior Consultant, Just ASK Publications and PD
We provide professional development in all aspects of education. We work with many California districts and across the nation. See us about our powerful induction and mentoring programs.


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Social & Emotional Learning Change Agents: Mission Possible
This engaging, collaborative session will take participants through the beginning stages of SEL district-wide implementation using a grass roots model used at Walnut Valley Unified School District. In this workshop, participants will see how a district formed and empowered an SEL K-12 advisory cohort that researched different SEL models, created district surveys, desegregated data, planned curriculum, and delivered engaging and energetic social emotional presentations to various stakeholders across the district. Learn how a district vision and mission statement were developed to ignite hope and to promote positive emotional support for students and the school community. At this dynamic workshop, presenters with K-12 experience, will also model meaningful, hands-on SEL strategies. Participants will engage in making powerful student connections, participate in SEL activities, learn how to make a calming jar, and will practice other meaningful SEL strategies that can be immediately used in their classrooms or sites. Other highlights of the workshop will be the Mood Meter from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER Program and the development of wellness spaces at various sites. Get ready to make SEL Mission Possible at your site!

Keynote Speakers
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Elisabeth Jones

Instructional Coach, Walnut Valley USD


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Video-based Observation: Increasing Equity for Both Educators and Learners
Sponsored Presentation. Recent research has underscored the critical value of video observations to effectively assess and improve teaching skills as well as to provide mentorship and coaching support. Video continues to stand out as the most comprehensive and natural means to capture performance in educational settings. Yet the ability to conduct frequent and effective video observations has been perceived as cumbersome and expensive.

This session will present a practical overview of new tools and strategies that facilitate the use of video economically and at scale. The presentation will include a live interactive demonstration highlighting the ease with which new cloud-based technologies can be deployed.

In particular, we will demonstrate how video solutions can support timely, formative feedback in professional learning environments. We will address how the demonstration of competency, informed self-reflection, and thoughtful input from qualified observers (including peers) can be achieved using video, and how video observations can be integrated into existing professional development best practices and standards.

Finally, we will provide guidance on emerging trends and upcoming standards that assume the use of video technology. There will be open time for Q & A and follow up information provided.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

2:30pm

Writing to the CASC Program
Keynote Speakers
avatar for Gay Roby

Gay Roby

Consultant Professional Services Division, CTC
CTC Consultant since 2010, serving the teacher and education leader induction programs. Former BTSA Cluster Regional Director and local program director. Site visit consultant for many CTIP visits. Mom of 4, grandma of 8 (and hoping for more), loves reading, sewing, and crafting... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Esmeralda 8 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Admin Induction Best Practices
Keynote Speakers
avatar for Gay Roby

Gay Roby

Consultant Professional Services Division, CTC
CTC Consultant since 2010, serving the teacher and education leader induction programs. Former BTSA Cluster Regional Director and local program director. Site visit consultant for many CTIP visits. Mom of 4, grandma of 8 (and hoping for more), loves reading, sewing, and crafting... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Esmeralda 8 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Anti-Bias Teacher Training
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Teacher Training provides teachers and administrators with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to respond to prejudice and discrimination. Focusing on bias, identity-based bullying, and intergroup conflict, facilitated discussion of anti-bias education also enables teachers to help students address bias and prejudice in their school community. Throughout this interactive session, Personal and Cultural Identity activities help participants explore the ways they identify themselves and how their personal and cultural identities shape their thoughts, attitudes and perceptions of others. Understanding the Language of Bias includes activities that assist participants in establishing a common language for discussing issues associated with bias. Examining Bias activities assist in developing participants’ capacity to recognize and acknowledge prejudice and discrimination in themselves, in others and within institutions. Assessment activities involve participants in a process of examining personal attitudes and behaviors and organizational policies and practices for bias and inequity.


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Data Driven and Differentiated Induction Mentor Development (Previously scheduled at 2:30)
With the focus on quality mentor development in the recently revised California Induction Program Standards, questions that arise include: How does the Induction program support the development of quality mentors? How does the Induction program collect data on the effectiveness of mentor development?  How does an Induction program determine the content and focus of mentor training? How does the Induction program provide differentiated options for mentors of varying levels of experience and expertise?  

In this interactive session participants will explore the answers to these questions and establish a path forward in developing a more responsive and targeted approach to mentor development. With guidance from facilitators, participants will:

1) Evaluate the effectiveness of current mentor training opportunities through exploration and analysis of a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
2) Analyze trends in mentor data to inform both the content and format of mentor professional learning
3) Reimagine the content of their current training through the use of a mentor development rubric or continue exploration of digital remote and independent mentor training formats.

Keynote Speakers
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Allison Brown

Induction Coordinator, PUC Schools


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Fostering a Culture of Continuous Growth Through Induction and Beyond
How can districts foster a culture of continuous learning for teachers? The San Diego County Office of Education will share a process for developing growth-based professional learning systems that focus on enhancing teacher capacity by building a bridge between Induction, teacher growth and evaluation. Presenters will share models of how districts across San Diego are creating teacher evaluation systems that embrace the idea of professional learning as a central component to educator effectiveness. Participants will learn structures for developing a common language of effective teaching and learning, aligning professional development to teacher needs, providing opportunities for meaningful feedback, and building capacity of administrators to foster a culture of continuous improvement.

During the session participants will examine research-based components of effective professional learning systems, review professional articles on how changing the culture of teacher evaluation can foster continuous growth through a teacher’s career, engage in discussions for utilizing the CSTP to develop district-wide common language of effective teaching, and reflect upon key learnings from pioneer districts.
Participants will walk away with clear processes for guiding the development of a growth-based system of professional learning and evaluation in their district.

Keynote Speakers
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Jill Tellier

Coordinator, Teacher Effectiveness, San Diego County Office of Education
The San Diego County Office Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation team provides a wide range of supports and professional learning to districts and charters throughout California.


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Helping New Teachers Achieve Equity and Excellence Through Student Talk
Sponsored Presentation. This interactive presentation outlines how induction program leaders and school/district administrators can help new teachers build inclusive classrooms that drive more equitable student outcomes through student talk. Research shows when students talk more in class, they learn more and score higher on standardized tests. But the average teacher talks for 80% of class—and this problem is particularly acute among new teachers. Attend this presentation to learn how to help new teachers automatically measure student talk in their classrooms, receive personalized feedback on student-centered instructional practices, and get students to do more of the talking and learning—without you having to be in the back of their classrooms all the time.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

3:45pm

Tools and Tidbits for Addressing the Challenges and Concerns of New Teachers
Sponsored Presentation. Meeting the diverse needs of our new teachers is a challenge of great interest for all of us. If you want to expand and refine your repertoire of ways to support new teachers as they learn to deal with the possibilities and pitfalls they face, join us to explore tools and tidbits from practitioners and researchers across the country. With an emphasis on practicality, the resources we explore will be explicitly linked to components of the CSTP; that way, you will know which tool to use when. Plus, you will walk away with not only your notes but ready-to-use tools tucked into your conference bag!

Keynote Speakers
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Paula Rutherford

Just ASK Publications, Just ASK Publications
Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK) is based in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Established in 1989, Just ASK provides publications, products, and services for educators in formats that facilitate a shared understanding and the use of best practice in teaching... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

TPA to Inform Induction
Keynote Speakers
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Beth Roybal

New Teacher Support Specialist, Salinas Union High School District
I spent many years managing the development of educational materials and programs before becoming a middle school English teacher. My current role is as a teacher on special assignment, working with new district teachers who need to clear their credentials in the areas of general... Read More →
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Melissa Meetze-Hall

Adminisatrator, Riverside and San Bernardino Co Offices of Education
I love learning and asking tough questions.
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Wayne Bacer

Consultant, CTC
Dr. Wayne Bacer for the past 11 years, has been the lead TPA Consultant for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He spent 13 years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and has served as a site / district level technology mentor / coordinator. For 17... Read More →
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James Webb

Consultant, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
James Webb has been in education for over twenty years as a classroom English teacher and Induction mentor. Currently, he serves as the Induction Director for the William S. Hart Union High School District where he oversees both the district's Teacher and Administrator Induction Programs... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Esmeralda 6 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3:45pm

Your First Steps to Stress Less
Stress methods are easy to teach. They are also easily forgotten when the bumpy months of the school year hit. We can't eliminate stress, but we can develop the skill to work through the rough patches of the school year. You will learn the skills and gain momentum as I help you start a stress management practice to do yourself or with your fellow educators.

Keynote Speakers
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Mike Jara

Owner | Consultant, Do The Practice
Stress sucks. It sucks our energy, our willpower, and our relationships.I've worked hard to work through the negative habits that stress me out. I did this working as a civil servant, a corporate photographer and website producer, and a middle school librarian. Then I started to see... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, December 4
 

7:00am

7:45am

8:00am

Keynote
Meet and Greet and book signing to follow

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Esmeralda 1-5 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

9:15am

Change Your Aim: Inclusive Practices for All Classrooms (Previously scheduled at 10:30)
When I believe that I have a voice, I speak. When I believe that my voice is valued, I listen. When I listen, I learn. Establishing classrooms in which students believe that their viewpoints matter results in students eager to interact with perspectives outside of their own personal frames of reference. And students who learn to appreciate the others’ points-of-view grow-up to be adults with global perspectives. In Change Your Aim: Inclusive Practices for All Classrooms, we look at working toward the inclusive classroom as a model for establishing equitable, supportive, and welcoming learning environments that foster the qualities necessary in becoming global citizens: self-confidence and motivation, teamwork, empathy, and reflection. Participants should expect a combination of slide presentation, discussion, and hands-on planning for next steps.

Keynote Speakers
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Ashley Rhoads

New Teacher Coach, LBUSD
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Linda Mocilnikar

Induction Coach, Long Beach Unified


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Coaching Teachers to Build Relationships with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Scholars
Research shows that positive relationships with students has a significant impact on learning outcomes. During this interactive session participants will learn strategies for coaching teachers to develop positive relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Coaches will learn how to shift mindsets and address gaps that can get in the way of developing these relationships. Participants will be able to differentiate the use of these strategies to implement learning with their teachers to increase teacher efficacy in this topic. Supporting CSTP elements: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4; 2.1, 2.2; 4.1; 6.5, 6.6

Keynote Speakers
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Shaundala Jessamy

Teacher Induction Program Mentor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Christina Grimm Petriccione

Induction Mentor, San Bernardino City Unified School District
Hello Everyone! My teaching background is in middle school science and I have been involved with teacher induction for about 7 years. I have had the wonderful opportunity to be a full time release teacher induction mentor for the past 3 years and work with an amazing team of people... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Creating A Safe Space - Legal Obligations in Today's Classrooms for LGBTQ Students and Teachers
This workshop will explore best practices and strategies for implementing the California Student Safety & Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (AB537), Seth’s Law, AB1266, Title IX and Opt IN/OUT obligations. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and discuss specific laws that define the role of educators when working with all protected classes and LGBTQ+ students and staff. All grade levels welcome.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Esmeralda 7 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Explore the Possibilities of Online Learning! Virtual Professional Development for Induction Coaches
Explore the Possibilities of Online Professional Learning
Leverage technology to provide coach trainings with flexibility and ease.  Gain insight from CTI’s  experience how we have implemented online and asynchronous activities for networking that are meaningful and relevant for the growth of our coaches. 
Outcomes:
Participants will discuss the needs of their coaches and their current training delivery model.
Participants will engage with web tools that can enhance their current model.
Web tools that will be featured:  iSprings, GoReact, FlipGrid, ZOOM and more!

Keynote Speakers
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Jaymie Baiza

Coordinator, RCOE Center for Teacher Innovation
EPIC is available for districts, school sites, or individuals to integrate into their professional learning. By licensing with CTI, agencies will have annual licensing for the EPIC content, supporting instructional material, and promotional resources to launch the program successfully... Read More →
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Angel Van Horn

Online Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Esmeralda 6 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Fostering Equitable Student Learning Communities Through The Lens of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
As support providers, it is not uncommon for mentors to decode the language of the CSTP with their teachers. One phrase that we see throughout the CSTP is culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP). CRP is not a series of static strategies but a mindset that requires continuous learning. In this session, participants will begin to think through how to connect the CSTP to teacher practice to create a more equitable learning environment for all students.


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

How CalAPA informs Induction: The ASC Transition Plan
Keynote Speakers
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Gay Roby

Consultant Professional Services Division, CTC
CTC Consultant since 2010, serving the teacher and education leader induction programs. Former BTSA Cluster Regional Director and local program director. Site visit consultant for many CTIP visits. Mom of 4, grandma of 8 (and hoping for more), loves reading, sewing, and crafting... Read More →
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James Webb

Consultant, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
James Webb has been in education for over twenty years as a classroom English teacher and Induction mentor. Currently, he serves as the Induction Director for the William S. Hart Union High School District where he oversees both the district's Teacher and Administrator Induction Programs... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Induction and the Changing Face of Special Education
This presentation will focus on changes in special education and the initial preparation of special education teachers that have resulted in the need for change in the content and focus of induction programs. New evidence-based practices and programs are becoming well-established, as research plus teacher and administrator experience shape these practices for different contexts.
Significant modifications to the Preliminary Education Specialist standards will be presented, as background for understanding current and future beginning teachers’ bases of knowledge and skills. The evolution of Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Social-Emotional Learning, and collaboration and co-planning/co-teaching practices and their place in Individualized Learning Plans will be described, with examples. We will examine how these approaches and practices are aligned with CTC Induction Standards.
A study of the needs of beginning special education teachers in induction, as stated by the teachers themselves, will be the second part of this presentation. The variety of concerns as well as the commonalities will promote a constructive discussion among participants. There will be room in the conversation for beginning teachers, experienced teachers, induction mentors, and administrators to contribute and question.
The presentation methods will include a welcoming activity, presentation slides with embedded interactive activities, and a facilitated discussion. A handout and QR code for links to relevant resources will be available.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:15am

Vetting the Skills - Create your own Micro-Credential Badging for Mentors
The breakout session will highlight the Level Up Your Mentorship, ( LUYM) microcredential created and run through the Orange County Department of Education.
Participants will be guided through a virtual field-trip with the LUYM and will participate in an interactive, mock creative process of building program specific microcredential badges. The California Teaching Commission requires every California Induction program to document the mentor growth for mentors participating in their programs. LUYM does this in an engaging and effective way. As the mentors complete the activities, they earn badges that lead to the microcredential. Instead of creating more things for the mentors to do, the LUYM activities parallel the mentoring process throughout the year. Each activity provides program specific opportunities for the participants to enhance their mentoring practice, as well as reflect and document their skills and growth.
Administrators or coaches could also use this microcredential process, as a high engagement feature to vet their teachers in specific target areas of knowledge, skill or ability.

Keynote Speakers
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Susan Carle

Coordinator of English Language Arts, Orange County Department of Education
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Steve Regur

Founder and CEO, Educators Cooperative
Steve Regur, EdD leads the Educators Cooperative, a membership group of educators, professors, teachers, and others who are committed to supporting innovation in education. Steve has authored more than $4.2 Million in grants for schools, completed his doctoral work on the role of... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

6 Ways to Individualize Coaching Cycles
Our students require individualized approaches to learning, why wouldn’t our teachers? Come learn how the Torrance Unified School District Induction Program restructured its coaching cycles to offer individualized support for the unique needs of their teachers. Participants will explore six different coaching cycles designed to offer a menu of choices that addresses individualized support options.
During the session, participants will have the opportunity to reflect and discuss with others. They will leave with examples that can be implemented into their own programs. Come explore the possibilities!

Keynote Speakers
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Nancy Jackson

Induction Mentor, Torrance Unified
Nancy Jackson is in her 27th year in education, spending 21 years in elementary classrooms, 3 years as a literacy resource teacher, and in her 3rd year as a full-release mentor in the TUSD Induction Program. Guiding teachers towards using best teaching practices, supporting teachers... Read More →
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Lori Nagaoka

Induction Mentor, Torrance Unified School District
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Barbara Waldrop

Induction Coordinator, Torrance Unified School District
Hello! I am the Teacher Induction Coordinator for the Torrance Unified School District. I have been with the district for over 15 years and was a former middle school math and science teacher before I started working as a mentor for Induction. I truly enjoy supporting new teachers... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Valencia II 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

10:30am

Analyzing Credentials: Out of State, Out of Country, & Level I Renewal Requirements and Applying for Extensions
Due to the shortage of teachers in California, there has been an increase in out of state recruitment. California credentialing requirements are more stringent than other states. Therefore, teachers prepared outside of California may have additional renewal requirements on the California issued preliminary credential. There are also an increasing number of teachers who need an extension to complete renewal requirements, including Induction. LACOE’s Induction program serves over 500 teachers yearly and at least 15% are teachers prepared out of state or country, hold a Level I, or need an extension.

As Education Code changes often, it is critical for program leaders and credential analysts to stay current. Come and learn the nuances of credential renewal requirements to help guide teachers through (1) additional requirements listed on the California issued preliminary credential for teachers who earned the preliminary credential outside of California, or hold a Level I Education Specialist credential, and (2) the extension appeal process. The presentation, consisting of slides and discussion, will cover a breakdown of requirements, review pathways, and provide tangible resources that can be used immediately. Exploring case studies will ensure participants leave with a clear understanding of how to advise teachers in their own Induction program.

Keynote Speakers
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Kevin Koga

Coordinator II, LACOE


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Esmeralda 7 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

CalSTRS- My Retirement Benefits/Onboarding New CalSTRS Members
In this workshop, you’ll learn: how we calculate your CalSTRS monthly retirement benefit; about the gap between your CalSTRS monthly retirement income goal and ways you can bridge it; about CalSTRS Pension2 403(b) and 457(b) plans; steps to take now to increase your retirement benefit and when you'll be eligible to retire. Bring your CalSTRS Annual Progress Report to review your personal information as we discuss the various benefits available to you in this PowerPoint presentation. After learning about your own benefits we will introduce you to a brand new onboarding program available for you to use in your Induction curriculum. We have created mini learning modules that will give new employees the basics of their pension to engage them early in their careers. It is never too early to plan for your financial success!


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Rodes A&B 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

Collaboration - The Real, The Ugly, and The POSSIBLE!
It takes a village, but getting all of the villagers to work together effectively is not a simple task. This session will focus on the realities, challenges, and power of collaboration. Examples and practical strategies for building a network of support beyond the mentor will be provided. In this session, we will share and discuss how to maximize various resources to support Induction teachers in both collective and personalized ways. How can administrators, teachers, content coaches, program specialists (ELD, SpED, GATE), and community resources connect and support in meaningful ways? Come discover and share the possibilities!

Keynote Speakers
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Allyson Bader

Induction Mentor, Program Specialist
Hi! I'm an Induction Mentor and Special Education Program Specialist with TUSD. This is my 3rd year as a Mentor and 4th year as Program Specialist. Three years ago we added our Special Education Dept to our Induction Program. My background is in Early Childhood Special Education... Read More →
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Heather Nakasuji

GATE Coordinator & Induction Mentor, Torrance Unified School District
Hello! My name is Heather Nakasuji and I am a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Coordinator and Induction Mentor. I enjoy engaging in the journey to differentiate and extend learning in meaningful and effective ways. I have a passion for collaborative opportunities that help... Read More →
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Denise Leonard

Induction Mentor, Torrance Unified
Hello! My name is Denise Leonard and I am a full-time release mentor for Torrance Unified School District. I support mostly teachers with Education Specialist credentials but, I do have a Multiple Subject credential as well so, I also support general education elementary teachers... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Valencia I 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

Culturally Competent Leaders: Bridging the Divide (Previously scheduled at 9:15)
Your life is a “Living Letter” that others will read. What message are you sending? How are you being perceived? Why should anyone want to follow your lead? Important questions to ask and answer in building, sustaining and cultivating diverse relationships.If you are a Teacher, Administrator, Induction Leader, Mentor/Coach #Cultural #Competence is vital to your continued success. #Equity, #Access and #Inclusion are action words, thus actionable steps are a necessary reality in empowering equity. This workshop is designed for leaders who are repositioning for the next season and interested in culturally competent leadership.
Three Key take-a-ways:
Altering practices to reach different cultural groups.
Applying Cultural knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness.
Acknowledging Cultural similarities and differences.

Keynote Speakers
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Dr. Donna M. Hunter

CEO, Hunter Educational Consutling
Dr. Donna Marie Hunter retired Principal, Administrator and Counselor from the Walnut Valley Unified School District with over 20 years of excellence leadership. As a conference speaker, child advocate and school administrator, Donna’s mission is to educate, enlighten and empower... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Valencia VI 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

10:30am

The Mentor's Experience in Teacher Induction Today
The Mentor’s Experience In Teacher Induction Today

This interactive workshop seeks to describe the tools Newark Teacher Induction developed to address the aspects of Program Standards 3, 4, 6 that involve mentor support, assessment, and on-going professional learning. It will tell a story of the mentor’s experience through induction.

How did this Induction program provide support to its mentors?
How was the quality and level of support provided to candidates assessed?
What feedback was solicited from mentors and how did the data impact program improvement?
How did program leadership provide regular feedback to mentors?

Participants will learn how these tools developed by Newark Teacher Induction provided a comprehensive system of guidance, support, and feedback to its mentors:

Mentor Descriptions of Practice
Mentor Log
Program Effectiveness Surveys
Candidate Logs

This workshop will be presented via Google slides. A link may be shared and in included with all conference materials. Participants will also access live links during the presentation to interact with the materials to facilitate group interaction/ discussion.


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
San Remo 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

10:30am

Using the Problem of Practice Inquiry Cycle to Promote Equity
The Los Angeles Administrative Services Credential (LAASC) program is a two-year clear administrative credential program. In addition to gathering evidence to demonstrate professional learning and growth around the CPSELs, each candidate engages in a two-year Problem of Practice (PoP) inquiry. Through an equity lens and coaching support, candidates conduct research focuses on instructional and/or systemic issues. Through the continuous improvement model, administrators select an issue, identify potential causes, and implement a research-based action-plan. Over 24 months they monitor, analyze results, revise the action plan, draw conclusions, and reflect on the process and the impact on their leadership development. We have approximately 186 leaders that have engaged in PoP this inquiry cycle and have presented their findings in a culminating leadership conference.

Common themes explored through the inquiry cycle include equity and access, reclassification, chronic absenteeism, intervention, least restrictive environments, and positive behavior support. Learn how this work started small, scaled up, frequently blossomed, and continues to positively impact students and our district long after our candidates have received their credential. Through coaching and the PoP inquiry process LAASC continues to transform leadership practices in LAUSD.

Keynote Speakers
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Jose M. Rodriguez

Administrative Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Jose M. Rodriguez, is an Administrative Coordinator, coaching and supporting, administrators, building their capacity as leaders for the responsibilities associated with high-need schools. He fully understands the deep level of responsibility that comes with administration and... Read More →
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Heather Lower Lowe

Administrative Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
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Ana Escobedo

Administrative Coordinators, LAUSD
Ana M. Escobedo was born and raised in Los Angeles and a proud product and professional of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has served LAUSD as a professional for 25 years at the elementary school level. Ana started as a Teacher Assistant and worked her way up from there... Read More →


Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Valencia V 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

11:45am