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Empowering Equity

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Tuesday, December 3
 

10:45am PST

10:45am PST

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 PST
Valencia II

10:45am PST

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 PST
San Remo

10:45am PST

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
avatar for Griffith Montgomery

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 PST
Valencia VI

10:45am PST

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 →
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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 →


Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Esmeralda 6

10:45am PST

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
avatar for Julie Schneider

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 PST
Valencia V

10:45am PST

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 PST
Esmeralda 7

10:45am PST

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 PST
Rodes A&B

10:45am PST

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 PST
Valencia I