Empowering Equity

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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, December 3

1:15pm PST

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 PST
Valencia VI

1:15pm PST

Annual Data Submission
Keynote Speakers

Teri Clark

Director, CTC

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Esmeralda 7

1:15pm PST

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 →
avatar for Jill Barnes

Jill Barnes

Program Manager, Napa County Office of Education
Building the capacity of others is the focus of my work in education. Eleven years as an elementary educator and coach offered many opportunities to develop leadership skills and support growth in students, families, and colleagues. Now, in my administrative role, I facilitate the... Read More →

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Valencia I

1:15pm PST

Creating a Truly Equitable Classroom Environment
Keynote Speakers
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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 PST
Esmeralda 6

1:15pm PST

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
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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 PST
Rodes A&B

1:15pm PST

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

Director, Teacher Residency and Administrator Programs, San Mateo COE
Elizabeth Veal is the Director of the SMCOE/Alder GSE Teacher Residency Program at the San Mateo County Office of Education. In her role, she works in partnership with Alder Graduate School of Education to recruit and educate excellent teachers and leaders who reflect our schools... Read More →

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
Valencia II

1:15pm PST

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

Thierry Rackley

Teacher Adviser, Los Angeles Unified
Induction, Cluster 4

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
San Remo

1:15pm PST

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 PST
Esmeralda 8

1:15pm PST

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 PST
Valencia V