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Thursday, May 12
 

8:30am PDT

Registration/Breakfast
Thursday May 12, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Main Foyer 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

Announcement/Guest Seated
Thursday May 12, 2022 10:15am - 10:20am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Spoken Word
Thursday May 12, 2022 10:20am - 10:22am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Spoken Word (Opening) Alyce Smith Cooper
Alyce Smith Cooper, also known as 'The Golden Brown Fairy Godmother', has been an advocate for the arts, community growth and preservation for over 60 years. As a poet, storyteller, actress and TV talk show host Alyce is a champion for creativity, compassion and inclusion. Her work as a Registered Nurse, Chaplain and Ordained Minister garnered her inclusion into the Women's Museum of San Diego Hall of Fame in 2014. Currently she sits on the Playhouse Leadership Council of the La Jolla Playhouse and is a retired Elder from the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2015 Alyce collaborated with Dr. Judy Sundayo and Jamie Victoria Jones to publish 'The Gumbo Pot Poems'. This prize-winning book (available through Amazon.com), currently serves as a textbook in several San Diego colleges. Currently she is in process of writing the history of the Educational Cultural Complex for the San Diego Community College Continuing Education Department.

Speakers
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Alyce Smith-Cooper

The Golden Brown Fairy Godmother | The Ancestral Storyteller | Reverend Alyce


Thursday May 12, 2022 10:20am - 10:24am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:24am PDT

Land Acknowledgement and Blessing
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stanley Rodriguez, Ed.D. (Kumeyaay)

Dr. Stanley Rodriguez, Ed.D. (Kumeyaay)

Director, Kumeyaay Community College
Stanley Rodriguez, member of the Kumeyaay Santa Ysabel Band of the Iipay Nation is an educator, language teacher, and tribal singer. He is an advocate for his community’s culture and traditions and serves in a number of advising and teaching roles in the San Diego and Native Kumeyaay... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 10:24am - 10:25am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:25am PDT

Welcome from Dr. Paul Gothold, Superintendent of SDCOE
Speakers
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Dr. Paul Gothold

Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Dr. Paul Gothold was named San Diego County Superintendent of Schools in 2017, after four years leading Lynwood Unified School District where he championed systemic changes to improve student outcomes.Gothold has more than 25 years in K-12 education with a focus on building school... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 10:25am - 10:40am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:40am PDT

Welcome and Introduce State Superintendent Tony Thurmond
Tony Thurmond is the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Superintendent Thurmond is an educator, social worker, and public school parent, who has focused  on improving the services provided to foster youth and at-risk youth. 
Over the course of Thurmond's tenure as State Superintendent, he has championed and created many historic initiatives on behalf of California's students, including establishing the first-ever Office of Equity within the California Department of Education (CDE), promoting social justice, and the implementation of programs supporting the academic achievement of California's lowest-income students. 
He also authored legislation that successfully expanded the free lunch program, bilingual education, and college scholarship programs for foster youth. Additionally, Superintendent Thurmond  introduced legislation to expand STEM education, improve school conditions for LGBTQIA+ youth, and fund early education and afterschool programs.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Thurmond

Tony Thurmond

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Thursday May 12, 2022 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:55am PDT

Introducing Dr. Pedro Noguera
Thursday May 12, 2022 10:55am - 10:56am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:55am PDT

Speaker Dr. Pedro Noguera (Virtual)
Speaker 1

Thursday May 12, 2022 10:55am - 11:30am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

Break/Transition to Breakout Session #1/Network/Vendors
Thursday May 12, 2022 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Elevate Equity, Social-Emotional Learning, and Achievement with a Literacy Infused Asset-based Approach
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Children have unlimited potential that can be unlocked when issues of equity, SEL, and achievement are addressed using a literacy infused asset-based approach that includes (1) explicit instruction framed by and anchored in 7 Strengths that include belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, courage, confidence, and hope, (2) literacy engagements (interactive read alouds, shared/close reading, literacy clubs, family intervention, etc.), and (3) access to a an abundance of culturally relevant texts that act as 'mirrors, windows, and doors' that provoke identity development and sociopolitical consciousness.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joyce Jamerson

Dr. Joyce Jamerson

Director of Academic Planning & Solution Development, Scholastic Education Solutions
Dr. Joyce Jamerson supports educational leaders as a thought-partner and strategist in her position as a Director of Academic Planning & Solution Development for Scholastic Education Solutions. She has consulted with school districts and education organizations nationwide on a range... Read More →
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Marsha Lafferty

Account Manager, Scholastic Education Solutions
Marsha Lafferty is an Account Manager for Scholastic Education. She has 9 years of teaching experience working with PK-8 schools as a teacher and over 18 years working with school districts in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Ms. Lafferty holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 32B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Speaker Dr. Jessica Jamese Williams
Limited Capacity seats available

Jessica Jamese Williams,PhD is a Black feminist artist and educator dedicated to the creation of authentic and empathetic relationships, communities, and organizations. Her work focuses on empowering individuals—centering the marginalized—to create inclusive and compassionate communities. Dr. Williams is CEO and co-owner of Golden Peaches— a wellness resource created to empower individuals and organizations to become more authentic and aligned through identity work, comprehensive wellness, creative expression and community building that helps participants define strength and claim their sovereignty. Dr. Williams’ most recent contribution to the field of authenticity and identity can be found in the New York Times best-selling anthology, You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame and the Black Experience. 

Speakers
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Dr. Jessica Jamese Williams

CEO and Co-owner, Golden Peaches
Jessica Jamese Williams, PhD, is a Black feminist artist and educator dedicated to the creation of authentic and empathetic relationships, communities, and organizations. Her work focuses on empowering individuals—centering the marginalized—in an effort to create inclusive and... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
28ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Building Community in Your CS Classroom - CS for ALL in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

By 2026, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 1.5 million computing jobs but just 400,000 students with the skills to apply for those jobs. Yet, while we have newly adopted K-12 Computer Science Standards in California, a recent report by the Kapor Center showed that just 42% of California’s high schools offered a CS course in 2018-19; In this presentation we’ll reflect on these data, and explore strategies to make CS accessible to all learners through Inclusive Teaching Pedagogies. Additionally, we’ll explore resources and tools we can implement back in our districts, or in the classroom tomorrow to engage learners in computational thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Omar Shepherd

Omar Shepherd

STEM/Career Education (CTE) Educational Services Division, Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)
Omar Shepherd, serves a Curriculum Specialist in STEM and Career Education with the Orange County Department of Education. A primary focus of his work is increasing equity and access for all students to engage in Computer Science. Omar serves as an ambassador for CS for ALL Teachers... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
33C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Moved to Friday Speaker Martin Odima Jr.
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout Session 1 Speaker 3

Speakers
avatar for Martin Odima Jr.

Martin Odima Jr.

Special Education Teacher Coach, Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota
Martin Odima Jr. is a special education teacher coach in Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate students the fundamentals of special education at the University of St. Thomas. Martin studied psychology... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 28DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Performance Management: Using an Equity and Access Lens
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will master and implement a continuous improvement process using an equity and access lens. Using HCG's Equity & Access Tool, PM Workbook, and district scenarios to  pull and apply the PM equity levers that will support leaders' equity and access planning and implementation process.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Hulce

Carla Hulce

Principal, Hulce Consulting Group (HCG)
Carla Hulce is the Principal Member at HCG. Carla works with schools, districts, and states to implement successful turnaround and transformation services. As part of this work, she provides guidance on the design, implementation, and evaluation of school reform initiatives and designs... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 29A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

(Canceled) Three Ways to Keep Equity and Student at the Center of Your Data Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Please look through the PPT ED&D Team will be sending a Podcast version of the presentation for Post Conference Viewing! 
Educators want equitable outcomes for their students. But when there’s no clear path toward using equity and disproportionality data, they’re left overwhelmed instead of empowered. In this talk, the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) team will share about how they use data in the service of equity. They’ll also show participants how to cut through the cryptic concepts of disproportionality data so they can take action on it.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Estrellado

Ryan Estrellado

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Ryan Estrellado is an Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project. He is the author of the forthcoming book The K–12 Educator’s Data Guidebook: Reimagining Practical Data Use in Schools. Ryan tells inspiring stories about the reality... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Marcus Jackson is an Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project. He supports districts with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and school culture. He has served as a school psychologist in K-12 comprehensive and alternative... Read More →
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Olivia Rivera

Executive Consultant & Content Lead for the San Diego South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) project, San Diego County Office of Education
Olivia Rivera is an Executive Consultant, Content Lead for the San Diego South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) project. Olivia has served as an educator for 27 years across San Diego and Riverside counties.As a... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Erin Mahoney

Dr. Erin Mahoney

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity, Disproportionality, and Design Team, San Diego County Office of Education
Dr. Erin Mahoney is an Executive Consultant with the Equity, Disproportionality, and Design team at the South County SELPA. She has experience as a Special Education teacher, Academic Coach, Associate Principal, and Principal. With her dissertation focus on social emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 29B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Conscious Communication: Restoring Community in Our Schools Post School Closure
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The goal of this workshop is to equip leaders, as they reopen schools and seek to create a sense of normalcy, with practical strategies that create inclusive school communities. It is critical to engage our students, staff, and families in this process to reach this goal. It is also imperative to provide leaders with a foundation in communication and conflict management skills to add to their existing toolkit as navigating various dynamics is inevitable post-pandemic. It should also be noted that many of the strategies highlighted in this workshop will be universal concepts that can be applied to all areas of their leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Shamar Edwards

Shamar Edwards

Educational Leadership Consultant & Senior Director of Equity, Restorative School Leadership Consulting, Alameda Unified School District
Shamar Edwards has over 20 years experience leading and transforming schools as an educator, administrator, principal, and coach. I currently serve as a Senior Director of Equity. I hold 3 masters degrees in the following areas: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, USC, Masters... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 29C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

White Privilege in Education
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation targets how white privilege impacts our education system, policies, curriculum, and how teachers show up in the classroom.  It defines white privilege and is explicit with what it is and what it is not.  It encourages everyone to start on an equity journey, to be able to examine what they bring to the classroom or school when they work with students who do not look like them and why it is important for all of us to be willing to have conversations about uncomfortable subjects such as white privilege, equity and systemic racism.

Speakers
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Rebecca Anderson Fly

School Social Worker, Columbia Heights Public Schools
Rebecca Anderson Fly graduated from the University of Minnesota as their first white graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Afro-American Studies. After getting her master’s degree in social work, she began her career as a school social worker. As a white woman with her education... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 29D 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Native Ways of Knowing: Understanding the American Indian Student in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to design intentional learning spaces to engage, support, and honor PK-12 American Indian students. This indigenized professional learning will create a foundation for understanding American Indian student identity and needs; raise awareness about historical bias and institutional racism; and encourage participants to identify strategies for American Indian student success.  Explore how California Indian Education for All (CIEFA) supports teachers and schools to educate children and youth about the diverse histories, cultures and contributions of California Native peoples. Access culturally responsive resources that improve representations and classroom climates for teaching and learning about California's first people.  https://caindianeducationforall.com

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lim, J.D.

Nicole Lim, J.D.

Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC)
Dr. Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, directs museum projects, including supporting K-12 schools and districts with culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.
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Dr. Staci Block

Executive Leadership Coach in the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) Department, Learning and Leadership Services Division, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Over the past 23 years Dr. Staci Block has served as a county office of education administrator, school principal, curriculum and instruction director, and classroom teacher. Staci has provided hundreds of customized professional learnings that activate teachers and administrators... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Joely Proudfit

Dr. Joely Proudfit

Director of California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center Department Chair, American Indian Studies, CSU San Marcos (CSUSM)
A full professor, Dr. Proudfit has been tenured three times in the CSU system. In addition to her academic positions, she was the first special advisor to the Honorable Cruz M. Bustamante, lieutenant governor of California, for California Indian Sovereign Nations in 2002.In 2016 she... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
30ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

(Canceled) Speaker Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout Session 1 Speaker 2 Author of Shattering Inequities Real World Wisdom for School and District Leaders

Speakers
avatar for Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez

Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez

Superintendent, Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD)
Mrs. Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez became the first female Superintendent for Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) in July of 2019.  Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language in 1990 and Masters in Spanish Literature in 1993, both from the University... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Rooted in Cultura: Encuentros Leadership and the Semilla Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

In the wake of the recent “racial awakening”, institutions have moved to center race and racism in their operating frameworks. Encuentros Leadership (EL), which since its inception in 2003 has recognized the struggles Latinx male youth face in education, will present a culturally affirming, racially conscious and strength-based framework in addressing the issue pertaining to Latinx male youth. EL does this by recognizing students’ proclivity for growth and development, given the appropriate and enriching environment for them to do so. EL presents a framework focused on creating these spaces so that Latinx male youth specifically, but all marginalized students at large, can maximize their potential in an environment that recognizes their strengths and contributions to society.

Speakers
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Juan Gaytan

Secretary, Encuentros Leadership
Juan Gaytan is a son of immigrants and a first-generation college student. Juan is currently finishing his PhD in education and his research is on the Latinx male teacher pipeline and finding ways to recruit and retain more teachers of color. This research serves as the bedrock of... Read More →
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David Espinoza

Vice Chairperson, Encuentros Leadership
David Espinoza has been involved with Encuentros Leadership for 15 years and serves on the board of directors. His experience is in education and the non-profit sector. He currently works for Project SUPPORT in CSUSM’s School of Education, which focuses on recruiting and mentoring... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 31A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Introducing a New Publication - Supporting the African American Learner: A Guide for Transforming Belief, Systems and Practices for African American Students
Limited Capacity seats available

As one of the most vulnerable student groups in California the data is clear.  We are not adequately addressing many of the needs of our Black Students. Join us to learn about this new publication and how schools and districts can use to examine current policies and practices to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for African American learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathryn Edwards

Dr. Kathryn Edwards

Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Kathryn Edwards serves as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). In this role, she is responsible for development and implementation of LACOE’s equity strategy both for the organization internally, and in support of the... Read More →
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Dr. Jamaal Williams

Coordinator III for Equity, Access, and Acceleration, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Dr. Jamaal Williams is an educator and lifelong equity advocate. As the Principal of Alain Leroy Locke’s Upper Academy, he oversaw dramatic improvements in school culture and academic measures. After completing a successful principalship at Locke Jamaal was accepted into Harvard’s... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 31B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

CANCELLED San Marcos Middle School Mentorship Program
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will review  our mentorship program. Our story our WHY. Share the impact that it has had not only in our school, but in our community. Have both Mentors and mentee's share their stories as well.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Ramirez

Fernando Ramirez

Assistant Principal, San Marcos Middle School
Fernando Ramirez believes mentors are important and does not think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship. Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. Everyone is a mentor to someone, even if they are not aware of it.Fernando’s personal experiences as... Read More →
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Nicole Scott

Principal, San Marcos Middle School
Nicole Scott has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury and a masters’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. After earning her degrees, she immediately entered the world of teaching. She has devoted 24 years of experience in education... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 32A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Evidence and Empathy: A Site Systems Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a combination of data science and equity strategies, we will explore creating simple, executable systems that work as a model for revitalizing the current structures of a school. During the session you will gain knowledge of key problems in education via samples of successful systems; you will work with a problem at your school and identify appropriate data for a needs assessment to begin your own work at your site, all in the name of providing the most transparent systems for marginalized populations.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Magnan

Aaron Magnan

Principal, Chula Vista School District
Aaron Magnan is a principal at Rosebank Elementary in Chula Vista, and had worked in high schools and elementary schools for twenty years. In his time as an educator he has created systems in literacy, restorative practices, SEL and continuous improvement. Throughout his work he emphasizes... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 33A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:45am PDT

Mirrored in Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Purposeful daydreaming sessions improve inclusivity, wellness and creative problem solving when implemented strategically by giving learners permission to take a creative pause. Daydreaming provides time for learners to imagine more hopeful futures and ways to take action for positive impact. Learn the research behind the process and discover implementation options for professional and personal settings, in order to harness the mind's superpower, for good.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Luibel

Sarah Luibel

Elementary School Teacher, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools
Sarah Luibel is an elementary school teacher who is dedicated to ensuring student voice, empowerment, and choice are at the center of her teaching practices. Luibel uses Project Based Learning as a gateway for students to engage in, think critically about, and develop their own ideals... Read More →
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Richard Santer

Instructional Coach at the La Mesa Arts Academy, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
Richard Santer is an educator, avid audiobooker, and spirit day costume enthusiast. He currently serves as an instructional coach at the La Mesa Arts Academy, in the La Mesa - Spring Valley School District. In his seven years of teaching, Rickie has sought to infuse an excitement... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 33B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Break/Transition to Room/Network/Vendors
Thursday May 12, 2022 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:45pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday May 12, 2022 12:45pm - 12:45pm PDT
Outdoor Patio 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:45pm PDT

Lighthouse Awards Part 1
Lighthouse Awards: Day 1 - Turnaround Teacher, Turnaround Support Staff, and Turnaround School Site Leader

Thursday May 12, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

1:45pm PDT

Speaker Ivory Toldson
Limited Capacity seats available

(Speaker 2)

No BS (Bad Stats): Using Data for Equity in the Post-reform Era of Education

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson can trace his lineage back to two men who were born slaves and died Civil War veterans and his future to a data revolution in education. In 2020, people created 2.5 quintillion data bytes daily; producing more data in 2 years than all data ever produced before 2010. Yet, the information we use to understand our children consist of a narrow set of data points (e.g., standardized test scores and GPAs) and biases from constant exposure to BS (Bad Stats). In a post-reform era, we are experiencing unprecedented demographic changes, heightened levels of social awareness, and technological advancements. In his keynote speech, Dr. Toldson will critique antiquated and ineffective educational policies and practices, and promote equity, belonging and justice in education by using good data, thoughtful analysis, and a compassionate understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ivory Toldson

Ivory Toldson

Director of Education Innovation and Research for NAACP | Professor at Howard University | Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Negro Education, NAACP, Howard University, Journal of Negro Education.
Dr. Ivory Toldson was dubbed a leader "who could conceivably navigate the path to the White House" by The Washington Post, one of "30 leaders in the fight for Black men," by Newsweek Magazine, and the "Problem Solver" by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. Dr. Toldson served as the... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

2:45pm PDT

Break/Transition to Breakout Session #2/Network/Vendors
Thursday May 12, 2022 2:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

How to Advance Educational Equity Even During Pandemic Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Be inspired by the leaders of the Fallbrook Union High School District who are meeting the challenges of the pandemic WHILE accelerating equitable education for students. Like many districts, even before the pandemic, not all members of the district and community believed that students from every demographic group were equally capable of reaching the highest academic levels. The health crisis made the range of beliefs even more extreme. Hear about the specific research, dispositions and actions that uniquely positioned the district to respond to emergency needs and special interests without derailing their quest to ensure that every student graduate university-eligible and prepared. The team will share results that demonstrate how their efforts have impacted students in powerful ways.

Speakers
avatar for Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez

Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez

Superintendent, Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD)
Mrs. Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez became the first female Superintendent for Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) in July of 2019.  Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language in 1990 and Masters in Spanish Literature in 1993, both from the University... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Resiliency: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shree Walker

Dr. Shree Walker

Author, Educator, and Motivational Speaker
Society often thinks people are products of their environment. As a young woman growing up in a poverty-stricken single parent home, Dr. Shree Walker refused to be a victim of circumstance. Being the eldest of six children and the backbone of her family, she has been faced with many... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
28ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Speaker Martin Odima Jr.
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout Session 2 Speaker 3

Speakers
avatar for Martin Odima Jr.

Martin Odima Jr.

Special Education Teacher Coach, Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota
Martin Odima Jr. is a special education teacher coach in Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate students the fundamentals of special education at the University of St. Thomas. Martin studied psychology... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
28DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

School-Based Racial Battle Fatigue and Trauma in the Lives of Black Students in TK-12th Grade Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Hasan-Hamilton

Katrina Hasan-Hamilton

Education Chair, NAACP San Diego Branch; Founder of United Shades of Black and Brown (USB²); Doctoral Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, NAACP San Diego Branch
Katrina Hasan-Hamilton is an educator and journalist with over 20 years of wide-ranging experience, including teaching preschool through higher education, working in educational sales, and writing culturally empowering editorials and children’s stories. Hailing from Inglewood, California... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
29A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Equity Starts with Us
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Starts with Us - Social identity and diversity affect how individuals experience the world. Understanding your own identity helps build appreciation for others. In this session we will explore key dimensions of diversity and focus on the importance of understanding the intersectionality that informs an individual’s identity and experiences. Participants will use the Distinctions of Equity as a tool for reflection and explore the Eight Common Competencies of Culturally Responsive Educators. Participants will identify which competencies are current strengths, which provide areas for further study and growth, and make a self-commitment to take action.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Cochrane

Chelsea Cochrane

Science Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Chelsea Cochrane has a strong passion for helping all people thrive and letting their brilliance shine. Early in her career she developed a passion for teaching science. Helping students and colleagues see that science is for everyone has been the most rewarding part of her career... Read More →
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Dr. Shannon Baker

Senior Director, Curriculum and Instruction, Learning and Leadership Services Division, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Dr. Shannon Baker is the Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the San Diego County Office of Education. In her 25 years in the education field, she has served as a teacher, instructional coach, site administrator, consultant, and district administrator all in service of... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
29B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Using Mathematical Routines that Honor and Develop Expert Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Access to high quality mathematics instruction is an equity issue - and one that requires dismantling historically fear-based, trauma-inducing, teacher-centered instructional practices. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and mathematics routines can provide access and opportunity for each and every student, building them up as expert learners and reducing the association of the mathematics classroom as a place of fear. Join us as we explore specific routines, the teaching moves that connect to UDL principles, and design next steps to empower the students in your school to become expert learners in mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Alcorn

Mark Alcorn

Mathematics Coordinator​ Learning and Leadership Services, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Mark Alcorn is a Mathematics Coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education. Currently, he leads teachers and administrators in developing a deeper understanding of the mathematics standards and their implementation. Before coming to the County Office, Alcorn spent 23 years... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Mendivil

Audrey Mendivil

Director of Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Mathematics, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Audrey Mendivil is a Director of Curriculum & Instruction focusing on Mathematics at the San Diego County Office of Education. She still identifies as a secondary math teacher and works to support math teachers and students in rethinking mathematics teaching and learning. Informally... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
29C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Re-thinking our approach to chronic absenteeism post pandemic
Limited Capacity filling up

Most systems address school absences in a formal, threatening manner. Basically, students receive punitive letters describing the potential consequences of absences that are often written in a legalistic manner and at a grade level far above the average reader. Instead of punishing families and children for absences, we approached this challenge from a different perspective. Similar to other assets-based, harm-reduction strategies, we used relationship-building and assets-based letters to “nudge” parents and students to change their behavior in an effort to reduce chronic absenteeism in schools. This session will describe our efforts along with the outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Langager

Todd Langager

Evaluation Coordinator in the Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation Department, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Todd Langager is an Evaluation Coordinator in the Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation Department at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). In this role, he supports and builds the capacity of district and site leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
29D 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Native Ways of Knowing Discussion Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from a panel of American Indian educational experts. Participants will learn strategies for confronting anti-Indigenous racism and colonialism in California. The presenters will provide free, resources from California Indian Education for All and TeachRock | RUMBLE: Music and Indigenous People in the Classroom to honor and engage American Indian students and families. Participants will learn Native Ways of Knowing concepts that include: understanding American Indian student identity and needs; acknowledging historical bias and institutional racism; revitalizing and honoring Indigenous languages; learning about current California policies and initiatives to support American Indian Education; and identifying strategies to support American Indian student success. The panel will reflect on how to design intentional culturally responsive, place-based learning spaces to engage, support, and honor K-12 American Indian students and families. 
 https://caindianeducationforall.com

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joely Proudfit

Dr. Joely Proudfit

Director of California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center Department Chair, American Indian Studies, CSU San Marcos (CSUSM)
A full professor, Dr. Proudfit has been tenured three times in the CSU system. In addition to her academic positions, she was the first special advisor to the Honorable Cruz M. Bustamante, lieutenant governor of California, for California Indian Sovereign Nations in 2002.In 2016 she... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Lim, J.D.

Nicole Lim, J.D.

Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC)
Dr. Nicole Myers-Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, directs museum projects, including supporting K-12 schools and districts with culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.
avatar for Dr. Stanley Rodriguez, Ed.D. (Kumeyaay)

Dr. Stanley Rodriguez, Ed.D. (Kumeyaay)

Director, Kumeyaay Community College
Stanley Rodriguez, member of the Kumeyaay Santa Ysabel Band of the Iipay Nation is an educator, language teacher, and tribal singer. He is an advocate for his community’s culture and traditions and serves in a number of advising and teaching roles in the San Diego and Native Kumeyaay... Read More →
avatar for Bill Carbone

Bill Carbone

Executive Director, TeachRock | RUMBLE: Music and Indigenous People in the Classroom, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
Bill Carbone is Executive Director at Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation (RRFF), where his skills as an ethnomusicologist, educator, musician, and people-person coalesce. At RRFF, Carbone leads a staff of 13 curriculum designers, policy wonks, and development professionals... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Staci Block

Dr. Staci Block

Executive Leadership Coach in the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) Department, Learning and Leadership Services Division, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Over the past 23 years Dr. Staci Block has served as a county office of education administrator, school principal, curriculum and instruction director, and classroom teacher. Staci has provided hundreds of customized professional learnings that activate teachers and administrators... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
30ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

How to Advance Educational Equity Even During Pandemic Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Be inspired by the leaders of the Fallbrook Union High School District who are meeting the challenges of the pandemic WHILE accelerating equitable education for students. Like many districts, even before the pandemic, not all members of the district and community believed that students from every demographic group were equally capable of reaching the highest academic levels. The health crisis made the range of beliefs even more extreme. Hear about the specific research, dispositions and actions that uniquely positioned the district to respond to emergency needs and special interests without derailing their quest to ensure that every student graduate university-eligible and prepared. The team will share results that demonstrate how their efforts have impacted students in powerful ways.

Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Leveraging SEL Data to Support Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jordy Sparks

Dr. Jordy Sparks

Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Oceanside Unified School District
Dr. Jordy Sparks received his education leadership doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in May of 2018, and as newly appointed Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is leading the district's efforts to ensure that all students receive supports... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Snyder

Kevin Snyder

Outreach Director, Panorama Education
Kevin Snyder began his career in education as a high school English teacher, continuing his work outside of the classroom supporting school districts with College/Career Readiness, Social Emotional Learning, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. He is currently an Outreach Director... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
31A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Building Insights to Navigate Hate and Antisemitism: Strategies for Inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

In preparation for the inclusion of Ethnic Studies courses, as well as broader curriculum diversification throughout California, the ADL is inviting educators to join us for a workshop on understanding and challenging antisemitism, and supporting Jewish students and families.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Greenberg Young

Kelsey Greenberg Young

Education Director, ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
As Education Director for ADL San Diego, Kelsey coordinates partnerships with schools across the county. She oversees the No Place for Hate® framework and anti-bias workshops that support all school stakeholders in recognizing the harms of bias, building understanding for the value... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
31B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Language Access Plans for School Districts
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on identifying the essential components involved in developing a framework for establishing how school districts can begin to respond to and design meaningful language access plans and related services for LEP students and families. The emphasis of the presentation will be to illustrate how appropriate provision of language services can help to enhance an informed decision making process not only for families, but all district stakeholders. Three San Diego county translation/interpretation departments will present on the foundations of a language access plan based on meaningful communication aimed at providing greater involvement.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Kemp Lopez

Diane Kemp Lopez

Community Relations Liaison, Oceanside Unified School District
Diane Kemp López is Community Relations Liaison for Oceanside Unified School District. She has over 30 years of combined experience in the field of language services with a focus in education. Diane meets regularly with other local counterparts to discuss shared challenges, solutions... Read More →
avatar for Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia

Supervisor for the Special Education Translation Interpretation Department, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
Mario Garcia is Supervisor for the SDUSD Special Education Translation Interpretation Department. He has over 30 years of combined experience in the field of language services with a focus in education and also designs curriculum, teaches and consults with school districts and agencies... Read More →
avatar for Alejandra Hoffman

Alejandra Hoffman

District Special Education Interpreter & Translator, Vista Unified School District
Alejandra Hoffman is a District Special Education Interpreter/Translator for Vista Unified. She has over 30 years of combined experience in the field of language services with a focus in education. Alejandra meets regularly with other local counterparts to discuss shared challenges... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
32A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Be Mindful of Our Situation: We Truly Are Trying Our Best
Limited Capacity seats available

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a national crisis of educational disruption and disengagement across the P-16 pipeline. This session will focus on direct high school to college enrollment, persistence and completion. The presenters conducted a survey with San Diego High School seniors and SDSU EOP students to acquire a deeper understanding of the unique needs they face and compared these findings with a national survey sample. The presenters will share what was learned from the students and a set of recommendations for all educational staff who assist students with postsecondary planning during and after the pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Laura Owen

Dr. Laura Owen

Executive Director for the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, San Diego State University (SDSU)
Dr. Laura Owen is the Executive Director for the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University (SDSU). A prior urban school counselor and district counseling supervisor, she is a passionate advocate for closing college opportunity gaps. Her research... Read More →
avatar for Rocio Zamora

Rocio Zamora

Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, San Diego State University
Rocio Zamora is the Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University. She has years of experience working in educational equity, policy advocacy, and community organizing. She recently completed a State Policy Fellowship... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
32B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Cultural Competency: Providing Equitable Math Instruction Through Cultural Relevance
Limited Capacity seats available

Scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggest that if current educational practices in math classrooms remain the same, the achievement gap between Caucasians and African descent demographics will be eliminated in approximately 217 years. To close the academic achievement gap for all students, teachers must be equipped with methods to conduct equitable instruction that is culturally relevant. In this session, attendees will learn methods for providing cultural relevance within specific academic settings. Participants will be empowered with strategies to engage students in a relevant manner and  acquire pedagogy, perspective, and practices to implement in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. India White

Dr. India White

National Education Consultant, Big Ideas Learning
Dr. India White is a speaker, author, national education consultant and mentor coach. White has held positions as a math teacher, math coach, Assistant Principal, and a National Ed Consultant for Big Ideas Learning. India’s mission is to find out how to use equitable practices in... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
33A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

The Equity Through-line: A Vision of Equity Implementation Through Systems Change Coaching
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Systems for District Improvement staff coached district leadership to create a cycle of inquiry-based, data-informed continuous improvement while identifying a through-line between the identified needs of student groups, action plans, and local metrics to measure and monitor success for all students by also making connections with the goals and actions within local plans (LCAP, CSI, SPSA, EL Master Plan, CCEIS, SEP, etc). Learn strategies to build a trusting environment for self-reflection and allow difficult conversations around Equity to transform learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Schmidt

Jeff Schmidt

Coordinator for District Improvement and Supports, San Mateo County Office of Education
Jeff Schmidt is a Coordinator for District Improvement and Supports for the San Mateo COE. Jeff is a former CTE and STEAM Coordinator at the Santa Clara COE, and the Assistant Principal and CTE Coordinator for the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education center. Recently Jeff served... Read More →
avatar for Gracie Hough

Gracie Hough

Coordinator of English Learner Support Services, San Mateo County Office of Education
Gracie Hough is the Coordinator of English Learner Support Services at San Mateo County Office of Education. Ms Hough works with District Leaders on state policy implementation, the structuring of English Learner programs and services, and provides professional development to teachers... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
33B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Equity Within My Four Walls
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop, we will look at how educational and relational equity can be achieved within the four walls of your classroom even when school or district policies and politics are inequitable.

Speakers
avatar for Myesha Reynolds

Myesha Reynolds

Owner, Equity Lens Consultants
Myesha L. Reynolds is the founder and president of Equity Lens Consultants.  She provides quality, personalized equity coaching and consulting to schools, businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Before launching Equity Lens Consultants, Myesha spent nearly 20 years working... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
33C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:45pm PDT

Break/Transition to Room/Network/Vendors
Thursday May 12, 2022 3:45pm - 3:55pm PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:55pm PDT

Speaker Angeline Boulley
Speaker 3

Speakers
avatar for Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley

Author | Member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Authors Unbound.
Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 3:55pm - 4:40pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

4:40pm PDT

Announcements & Movie Treats
Thursday May 12, 2022 4:40pm - 4:45pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

4:45pm PDT

Home From School: The Children of Carlisle Documentary Screening
Caldera Productions

Q & A and Panel Discussion with Dr. Joely Proudfit

About the film:
In 2017 a delegation of Northern Arapaho tribal members traveled from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to retrieve remains of three children who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the 1880s. It’s a journey into the troubled history of Indian boarding schools and a quest to heal generational wounds.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joely Proudfit

Dr. Joely Proudfit

Director of California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center Department Chair, American Indian Studies, CSU San Marcos (CSUSM)
A full professor, Dr. Proudfit has been tenured three times in the CSU system. In addition to her academic positions, she was the first special advisor to the Honorable Cruz M. Bustamante, lieutenant governor of California, for California Indian Sovereign Nations in 2002.In 2016 she... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 4:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm PDT

End of Day Wrap Up!
Thursday May 12, 2022 6:00pm - 6:05pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
 
Friday, May 13
 

7:00am PDT

Breakfast/Registration/Student bands
Friday May 13, 2022 7:00am - 7:45am PDT
Main Foyer 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

7:00am PDT

Annoucement/Guest seated
Friday May 13, 2022 7:00am - 7:50am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

7:54am PDT

Day 2 Welcome
Friday May 13, 2022 7:54am - 7:56am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

8:00am PDT

Introduce Speaker Julissa Arce
Friday May 13, 2022 8:00am - 8:00am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

8:00am PDT

Speaker Julissa Arce
Speaker 4 How Racism and Ableism Impact Teacher Student Relationships: Developing Culturally Sustaining Relationships in School Communities

Speakers
avatar for Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce

Author, Speaker, & Social Justice Advocate
Julissa Arce is a writer, social justice activist, and nationally best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, CNN, CNBC, Vogue and other outlets. Her forthcoming book You Sound Like a White... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:00am PDT

Break/Transition to Breakout Session #3/Network/Vendors
Friday May 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Stakeholder Focus Groups; A chartered path to engagement & culture change
Limited Capacity seats available

“Institutions are the sum of the people within them.” (Hill, Molitor, Ortiz. 2014). Aid schools and districts by honoring the most important voices in your district.
·        Come to build on the process of gaining immediate feedback and long-standing solutions. 
·        Better serve students and stakeholders within your learning community.
·        Develop processes to listen to your institution's greatest assets, your teachers, your staff, and support personnel.
This tool allows folx to move from merely understanding the role of individuals, to understanding the role individuals play in their institutions and systems. Only then can we move to action. This is “the why” in our service to provide enlightening experiences within stakeholder focus groups.


Speakers
avatar for Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Youth Advocate | Change Agent | Public Speaker, LinebackerDAD
Joe is a humble graduate of the illustrious Hampton University, a tactful sociologist in the experiences of people and community. Joe Smith takes a unique approach to understanding folx unique gifts, and the demographics that impact education. With 15+ years of experience and serving... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
Room 33B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

The Politics of Implementation During the Tortuous Journey Toward Equity (Part 1)
Limited Capacity filling up


These sessions focus on the political dynamics which have major affect on the degree of success experienced during the start up of equity initiatives or during their implementation when the benchmarks for success experienced are not what is being attempted. The first session addresses THE LAY OF THE LAND when engaged in equity efforts. The second session addresses THE FOUNDATION NEEDED.

PART ONE will include definitions of key terms which have major bearing on what is being undertaken in equity efforts, followed by all participants self-selecting into small groups of 2-4 persons to briefly react to some factors which they may experience as the CONTEXT of whatever they are attempting to accomplish. This is followed by how a brief definition of CULTURALLY COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP [CCL] applies to their situation. Each participant will then respond to a few items in two diagnostic questionnaires by the presenter about the degree to which equity efforts they are attempting or observing require a greater degree of cultural courageousness. Part one concludes with participants identifying how they can use what was learned and questions they have for next steps back home.

PART TWO will include attention to the foundation either already laid by participants engaged in equity initiatives, or the foundation they might want to consider developing during such initiatives. The characteristics and needs of seven stakeholder groups will be addressed within the context of both cultural and structural barriers they identify as presently being experienced. A major component of CCL is COLLABORATION BY ALL STAKEHOLDERS, and two major characteristics of culturally courageous leaders are being COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND CONSCIENTIOUS COACHES. The politics of playing such roles will be briefly addressed at the end of the session when participants are asked to identify what their next steps might be back home in the near future.

Speakers
avatar for John Robert Browne, Ed.D.

John Robert Browne, Ed.D.

CEO and Executive Coach, Third Millennium Enterprises
John is from Columbus, Ohio, and received his A.B. from Ohio University, Athens. He has taught at junior or senior high schools in Columbus, Hartford, Conn., & Huntington, N.Y.He received his Master’s degree from Antioch College, and as a Ford Fellow, his Doctor of Education degree... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
31C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Speaker Martin Odima Jr.
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Martin Odima Jr.

Martin Odima Jr.

Special Education Teacher Coach, Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota
Martin Odima Jr. is a special education teacher coach in Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) district in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate students the fundamentals of special education at the University of St. Thomas. Martin studied psychology... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
28 ABC

9:15am PDT

Be Mindful of Our Situation: We Truly Are Trying Our Best
Limited Capacity seats available

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a national crisis of educational disruption and disengagement across the P-16 pipeline. This session will focus on direct high school to college enrollment, persistence and completion. The presenters conducted a survey with San Diego High School seniors and SDSU EOP students to acquire a deeper understanding of the unique needs they face and compared these findings with a national survey sample. The presenters will share what was learned from the students and a set of recommendations for all educational staff who assist students with postsecondary planning during and after the pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Laura Owen

Dr. Laura Owen

Executive Director for the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, San Diego State University (SDSU)
Dr. Laura Owen is the Executive Director for the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University (SDSU). A prior urban school counselor and district counseling supervisor, she is a passionate advocate for closing college opportunity gaps. Her research... Read More →
avatar for Rocio Zamora

Rocio Zamora

Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, San Diego State University
Rocio Zamora is the Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University. She has years of experience working in educational equity, policy advocacy, and community organizing. She recently completed a State Policy Fellowship... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
28DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Led by two professionals dedicated to supporting transgender and other gender non-conforming people, this session offers tools and resources to better understand issues around gender diversity and to support, respect, and empower employees and students of all genders.

Speakers
avatar for Kathie Moehlig

Kathie Moehlig

Executive Director, TransFamily Support Services (TFSS)
Kathie Moehlig (she/her) Executive Director of TransFamily Support ServicesAn outspoken educator supporting transgender and non-binary youth and their families. A tireless advocate for the LGBTQ community, she was named “Woman of the Year'' by then California Assembly person Todd... Read More →
avatar for Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Community and Youth Programming Manager, TransFamily Support Services
Evan Johnson (they/them/theirs) is the Community and Youth Program Manager for TFSS. They’ve fostered connection and understanding over the past six years by sharing their own journey as a nonbinary youth, student, and young professional with many audiences, from national conferences... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
29A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Introducing a New Publication - Supporting the African American Learner: A Guide for Transforming Belief, Systems and Practices for African American Students
Limited Capacity seats available

As one of the most vulnerable student groups in California the data is clear.  We are not adequately addressing many of the needs of our Black Students.  Join us to learn about this new publication and how schools and districts can use to examine current policies and practices to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for African American learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathryn Edwards

Dr. Kathryn Edwards

Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Kathryn Edwards serves as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). In this role, she is responsible for development and implementation of LACOE’s equity strategy both for the organization internally, and in support of the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamaal Williams

Dr. Jamaal Williams

Coordinator III for Equity, Access, and Acceleration, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Dr. Jamaal Williams is an educator and lifelong equity advocate. As the Principal of Alain Leroy Locke’s Upper Academy, he oversaw dramatic improvements in school culture and academic measures. After completing a successful principalship at Locke Jamaal was accepted into Harvard’s... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
29B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Lift Every Voice: A Counter Narrative Experience to Disrupt the Dominant Single Story
Limited Capacity seats available

An interactive experience where educators will engage in the power of creating counter-narrative experiences for secondary students. Participants will create and learn from a variety of counter-narratives in order to learn how to create spaces for Student Voice and Agency to thrive in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Scott Pierce

Dr. Scott Pierce

Principal & Equity Design Team, Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE)
Dr. Scott Pierce has spent his educational career working with underrepresented students in a variety of educational settings, including juvenile court schools. His dissertation focused on quality literacy instruction for incarcerated youth. As an educator, his primary focus has... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
29C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

"Leveling the Playing Field" The Impact of Technology on CTE Programs of Study
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will highlight how technology integration across the curriculum has shortened the learning curve in acquiring advanced technical skills taught within our CTE programs of study.  Through these technologies, IBC certifications, internships, school and community partnerships, we are building a strong foundation for our students to compete in the real world.  Our goal is for students to continue to a post-secondary education or be workforce ready.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Rosa

Fernando Rosa

Director of Career and Technical Education, San Benito CISD
With 31 years of experience, Fernando Rosa has had the pleasure of teaching at all grade levels with stints at The Regional Service center and The University of Texas in Austin. Fernando has served as a Dean of Instruction, Assistant principal, Director of Instructional Technology... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Ramirez

Stephanie Ramirez

Director of Professional Development, San Benito CISD
Stephanie Ramirez, M. Ed. is an innovative, servant, and reflective leader with 27 years of experience in education. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for San Benito CISD in south Texas. Prior to becoming a director, Stephanie served in the capacity... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
29D 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Resiliency: Meeting the needs of Diverse Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shree Walker

Dr. Shree Walker

Author, Educator, and Motivational Speaker
Society often thinks people are products of their environment. As a young woman growing up in a poverty-stricken single parent home, Dr. Shree Walker refused to be a victim of circumstance. Being the eldest of six children and the backbone of her family, she has been faced with many... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
30ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

A Simple View of Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners will examine oracy as the gateway to literacy, defining oral skills as a critical part to literacy learning. “Readers with poor listening comprehension skills are likely to have poor reading comprehension” (Garcia and Cane 2014). Teachers must be proactive in creating opportunities for structured academic discourse. In this session, participants will both learn as students and reflect as educators.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Estill

Michele Estill

Director of English Learner Programs, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD)
Michele Estill currently serves as the director of English Learner Programs for the Grossmont Union High School District and has been serving students and teachers for the last 20 years. She serves over 2500 multilingual students in her high school, only district of 17 thousand students... Read More →
avatar for Joann Phillips

Joann Phillips

English Learner Curriculum Specialist, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD)
Joann Phillips has been an educator for 20 years where she has served varied learners at the high school level. She currently serves as the English Learner Curriculum Specialist for the Grossmont Union High School District. She serves over 2500 multilingual students in her high school... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Power of the Pause: Triumphs and Challenges of Pausing for Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will have the opportunity to hear stories from school leadership teams to  understand the impact and importance of taking “equity pauses” not only as individuals, but as a community in order to evoke change in the system.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Buczek

Kristen Buczek

21CSLA Project Manager, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Kristen Buczek is an educational enthusiast and has made it her life’s work to empower other educators to bring the most equitable practices into our schools. Throughout her career, she has served in many roles including classroom teacher, mentor, instructional coach, assistant... Read More →
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Joanne Sithe

21CSLA CORE Professional Learning Coach, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Joanne Sithe strives to build liberatory school cultures that provide every student with a high-quality education that is not just about ACCESS but also self-empowerment. Her 11 years as a teacher and school leader have been active with deep inquiry, implementation of equitable practices... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
31A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

White Privilege in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation targets how white privilege impacts our education system, policies, curriculum, and how teachers show up in the classroom. It defines white privilege and is explicit with what it is and what it is not.  It encourages everyone to start on an equity journey, to be able to examine what they bring to the classroom or school when they work with students who do not look like them and why it is important for all of us to be willing to have conversations about uncomfortable subjects such as white privilege, equity and systemic racism.

Speakers
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Rebecca Anderson Fly

School Social Worker, Columbia Heights Public Schools
Rebecca Anderson Fly graduated from the University of Minnesota as their first white graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Afro-American Studies. After getting her master’s degree in social work, she began her career as a school social worker. As a white woman with her education... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
31B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

I SEE YOU: Combating invisibility of culture in educational settings.
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will share Lynwood Unified School District's quest to establish a more culturally inclusive curriculum Pre-K - 12th grade.  Participants will be guided through a process they can use to evaluate their own curriculum, hear student voice,and ensure students can see themselves reflected in what they learn. Real practitioners will share their work on curriculum assessment, designing a culturally relevant curriculum which includes the Social Justice Standards, how to infuse culture into core content subject areas, as well as the establishment of an Ethnic Studies Cohort.

Speakers
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Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco & Team Lynwood Unified

Lynwood Unified School District
I SEE YOU: Combating invisibility of culture in educational settings.This workshop will share Lynwood Unified School District's quest to establish a more culturally inclusive curriculum Pre-K - 12th grade. Participants will be guided through a process they can use to evaluate their... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
32B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

Daydreaming to Elevate the Art of Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Purposeful daydreaming sessions improve inclusivity, wellness and creative problem solving when implemented strategically by giving learners permission to take a creative pause. Daydreaming provides time for learners to imagine more hopeful futures and ways to take action for positive impact. Learn the research behind the process and discover implementation options for professional and personal settings, in order to harness the mind's superpower, for good.

Speakers
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Paula Intravaia

Public School Educator & Design Thinker, Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Paula Intravaia designs meaningful learning experiences as a public school educator and design thinker. Along with her role of supporting teachers, students and administrators with the Del Mar Union School District in developing mindsets and skills for the integration of design thinking... Read More →
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Holly Morey

Intervention Specialist, Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Holly Morey is an innovative educator that seeks opportunities to make meaningful connections with learners. She has a passion for designing learning experiences with empathy at heart. She currently works as an intervention specialist for grades 1-6 in the Del Mar Union School Di... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
33A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

9:15am PDT

What’s Whiteness Got to Do With It? Racial Identity Development in the Lives of Leaders and Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

In this interactive workshop, participants will think about their own racial identity development and explore how this influences their work as educators. In particular, we will focus on Robin DiAngelo’s notion of “white fragility” -- the silence, discomfort, and/or defensiveness that many white folks feel when talking about issues of race and racism. How might our racial identities help or hinder our ability to form meaningful relationships with colleagues and students? What structures might allow us to engage with each other productively about race? We will explore these and other questions and, in the process, experience some tools and texts which can be used to bring this work to a range of contexts.

Speakers
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Katie Weisberg

Co-Director of the Master's in Educational Leadership Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH)
Katie Weisberg is the Co-Director of the Master's in Educational Leadership program at the High Tech High (HTH) GSE. Katie began working at HTH in 2005, initially for the central office, and later teaching reading, writing, social science, and special education. After serving as Academic... Read More →
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Dr. Sarah Fine

Director for San Diego Teacher Residency, Lecturer for the Education Studies Department, Adjunct Lecturer, High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH ) | University of California San Diego (UCSD) | Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator and scholar working at the intersection of practice and research. She currently directs the San Diego Teacher Residency, hosted at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, and also teaches courses in educational leadership at the University of... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
33C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:00am PDT

Break/Transition to Breakout Session #4/Network/Vendors
Friday May 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

The Politics of Implementation During the Tortuous Journey Toward Equity (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

These sessions focus on the political dynamics which have major affect on the degree of success experienced during the start up of equity initiatives or during their implementation when the benchmarks for success experienced are not what is being attempted. The first session addresses THE LAY OF THE LAND when engaged in equity efforts. The second session addresses THE FOUNDATION NEEDED.

PART ONE will include definitions of key terms which have major bearing on what is being undertaken in equity efforts, followed by all participants self-selecting into small groups of 2-4 persons to briefly react to some factors which they may experience as the CONTEXT of whatever they are attempting to accomplish. This is followed by how a brief definition of CULTURALLY COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP [CCL] applies to their situation. Each participant will then respond to a few items in two diagnostic questionnaires by the presenter about the degree to which equity efforts they are attempting or observing require a greater degree of cultural courageousness. Part one concludes with participants identifying how they can use what was learned and questions they have for next steps back home.

PART TWO will include attention to the foundation either already laid by participants engaged in equity initiatives, or the foundation they might want to consider developing during such initiatives. The characteristics and needs of seven stakeholder groups will be addressed within the context of both cultural and structural barriers they identify as presently being experienced. A major component of CCL is COLLABORATION BY ALL STAKEHOLDERS, and two major characteristics of culturally courageous leaders are being COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND CONSCIENTIOUS COACHES. The politics of playing such roles will be briefly addressed at the end of the session when participants are asked to identify what their next steps might be back home in the near future.

Speakers
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John Robert Browne, Ed.D.

CEO and Executive Coach, Third Millennium Enterprises
John is from Columbus, Ohio, and received his A.B. from Ohio University, Athens. He has taught at junior or senior high schools in Columbus, Hartford, Conn., & Huntington, N.Y.He received his Master’s degree from Antioch College, and as a Ford Fellow, his Doctor of Education degree... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
31C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Stepping Away from the Old Postsecondary Advising Song and Dance Routine and Moving to Real-World Responsive Advising Techniques that Redefine the Value of Education and Offer Long-Term Success for High School Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Within the SDSU’s Center for Equity and Post secondary Attainment, the College Avenue Compact Program redefined its postsecondary advising model from a one size fits all enrollment into 4 year universities to an equitable and asset-based approach linked to post-pandemic realities and educational recovery, introducing apprenticeships, certification avenues, degrees offered at community colleges, and employable skill building. Serving 2,000+ 9th-12th graders from a highly urban, low income high school (98% students of color), participants will learn the responsive advising techniques, working with students and families to redefine the value of education and while addressing systemic barriers for future success.

Speakers
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Tricia Hodge

Director of Research and Evaluation with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA), San Diego State University (SDSU)
Tricia Hodge is the Director of Research and Evaluation with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA) at San Diego State University. She received her Master’s in Public Health from SDSU where she studied social science research, health promotion, and youth development... Read More →
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Rocio Zamora

Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, San Diego State University
Rocio Zamora is the Director of College Enrollment with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University. She has years of experience working in educational equity, policy advocacy, and community organizing. She recently completed a State Policy Fellowship... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
28ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Equity begins with Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Schools do not function in a vacuum and are often mirrors of society.  This is why it is so important to develop socially conscious, transformational leaders in schools to create truly equitable communities. This session will utilize multiple means of engagement to describe how to implement practices into PASC and CASC programs that will assist in developing social consciousness and transformative leaders.

Speakers
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Dr. Jessica Miller

Learning and Leadership Coordinator, Placer County Office of Education
Dr. Jessica Miller is the Learning and Leadership Coordinator at PCOE. Her work responsibilities include professional development in teaching and leadership, culturally relevant teaching, equity, and social justice. Prior to joining PCOE, Jessica served as a Site Principal, Assistant... Read More →
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Kim Gerould

Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)
Kim Gerould, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, is a Coordinator, C & I at the Placer County Office of Education. She works with districts, schools, and educators to support their efforts in literacy and English language development. Her 24 years of experience as a teacher and site... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
28DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

“But What Does Equity Look Like?” Grade-level, Engaging, Affirming & Meaningful Instruction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many districts have adopted a renewed focus on equity. But how do we prevent it from living only as a buzzword, and instead cause true change in our classrooms? In this session, get to know a framework for teaching that has the power to disrupt systemic racism: instruction that is grade-level, engaging, affirming and meaningful. Explore characteristics of educator mindsets, planning practices, and teacher actions that embody cultural relevance and antiracism in the classroom, as well as the attributes of professional learning that can transform instruction system wide.

Speakers
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Rolanda Baldwin

Vice President, Mathematics, UnboundEd
Rolanda Baldwin has worked in mathematics education for nearly 2 decades as a middle and high school math teacher, a math instructional coach, and a math curriculum coordinator at Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She began her career at UnboundEd as a math specialist before... Read More →
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Andrea Hancock

Deputy Chief, Program Design & Development, UnboundED
Andrea Hancock has worked as an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, principal, network lead, and instructional leadership executive director in Baltimore City Public Schools. Andrea transitioned into leading the Baltimore division of the Emerging Leaders Program at New... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
29A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

CANCELLED Three Ways to Keep Equity and Student at the Center of Your Data Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Please look through the PPT ED&D Team will be sending a Podcast version of the presentation for Post Conference Viewing!
Educators want equitable outcomes for their students. But when there’s no clear path toward using equity and disproportionality data, they’re left overwhelmed instead of empowered. In this talk, the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) team will share about how they use data in the service of equity. They’ll also show participants how to cut through the cryptic concepts of disproportionality data so they can take action on it.

Speakers
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Ryan Estrellado

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Ryan Estrellado is an Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project. He is the author of the forthcoming book The K–12 Educator’s Data Guidebook: Reimagining Practical Data Use in Schools. Ryan tells inspiring stories about the reality... Read More →
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Marcus Jackson

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Marcus Jackson is an Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity and Disproportionality Project. He supports districts with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and school culture. He has served as a school psychologist in K-12 comprehensive and alternative... Read More →
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Olivia Rivera

Executive Consultant & Content Lead for the San Diego South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) project, San Diego County Office of Education
Olivia Rivera is an Executive Consultant, Content Lead for the San Diego South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and the Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D) project. Olivia has served as an educator for 27 years across San Diego and Riverside counties.As a... Read More →
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Dr. Erin Mahoney

Executive Consultant with South County SELPA’s Equity, Disproportionality, and Design Team, San Diego County Office of Education
Dr. Erin Mahoney is an Executive Consultant with the Equity, Disproportionality, and Design team at the South County SELPA. She has experience as a Special Education teacher, Academic Coach, Associate Principal, and Principal. With her dissertation focus on social emotional learning... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
29B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Support Engaging, Standards-based Science Instruction and Build Culturally Relevant Lessons Through Connections and Experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will equip participants with the #4REAL approach in achieving high quality STEM instruction through a racial and social justice lens when addressing culturally responsive teaching. We will address how to drive standard-and culturally responsive instruction using Phenomenon and Social Justice Standards in the STEM classrooms through the 3D5E lesson design. There exists key practices that widen or narrow opportunity gaps for underrepresented students. Participants will see what equitable STEM instruction looks like using culturally responsive and content-driven phenomena. This session involves action planning for next steps, creating equitable learning outcomes that promote content, equity and access for ALL.

Speakers
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Leena Bakshi

Executive Director, STEM4Real
Dr. Leena Bakshi is the founder of STEM4Real, a nonprofit professional learning organization committed to combining STEM and NGSS standards-based content learning and leadership with principles of equity and social justice. She also serves as the Board Secretary for the California... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
29C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Teaching as a Purposeful Act: Grounding the Development of an Equity-literate Framework through Intentional Activities in College Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage participants in teaching as a purposeful act by grounding the development of an equity-literate framework through intention activities for students.

Speakers
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Xochitl Archey

Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s (SOE) Multilingual and Multicultural unit, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
Dr. Xochitl Archey is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s (SOE) Multilingual and Multicultural unit at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). Prior to her appointment at CSU, San Marcos, Dr. Archey was an education specialist teaching English Learners (ELs... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
29D 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Uplifting Student Voice in Education: Nothing About Us With Out US!
Limited Capacity filling up

We are excited to have the voice of our students across the County of San Diego elevated in this student panel discussion that will be moderated by Mr. Anthony Ceja (Sr. Manager for the System of Supports Department at the San Diego County Office of Education). Engaging with the experience of students in school through listening will help us all in supporting the needs of our students.

Speakers
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Anthony Ceja

Sr. Manager, System of Supports Department, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Anthony Ceja, M.S.W.Anthony Ceja served as a volunteer for 8 years with Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity in the US and El Salvador serving homeless and displaced youth and families. After receiving his master’s degree in Social Work from San Francisco State... Read More →
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Student Panel

Uplifting Student Voice in Education: Nothing About Us Without Us!
Uplifting Student Voice in Education: Nothing About Us Without Us!We are excited to have the voice of our students across the County of San Diego elevated in this student panel discussion that will be moderated by Mr. Anthony Ceja (Sr. Manager for the System of Supports Department... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
30ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Voices from Trans and Nonbinary Youth
Limited Capacity filling up

Meant to be joined in addition to the session “Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Youth,” this session expands upon the basic working knowledge of the transgender community through the personal stories and voices of our youth. Here our youth will tell you their experiences directly, answering your questions and giving their direct perspective on allyship, what they’re experiencing right now in their schools, and more.

Speakers
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Evan Johnson

Community and Youth Programming Manager, TransFamily Support Services
Evan Johnson (they/them/theirs) is the Community and Youth Program Manager for TFSS. They’ve fostered connection and understanding over the past six years by sharing their own journey as a nonbinary youth, student, and young professional with many audiences, from national conferences... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Rooted in Cultura: Encuentros Leadership and the Semilla Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

In the wake of the recent “racial awakening”, institutions have moved to center race and racism in their operating frameworks. Encuentros Leadership (EL), which since its inception in 2003 has recognized the struggles Latinx male youth face in education, will present a culturally affirming, racially conscious and strength-based framework in addressing the issue pertaining to Latinx male youth. EL does this by recognizing students’ proclivity for growth and development, given the appropriate and enriching environment for them to do so. EL presents a framework focused on creating these spaces so that Latinx male youth specifically, but all marginalized students at large, can maximize their potential in an environment that recognizes their strengths and contributions to society.

Speakers
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Juan Gaytan

Secretary, Encuentros Leadership
Juan Gaytan is a son of immigrants and a first-generation college student. Juan is currently finishing his PhD in education and his research is on the Latinx male teacher pipeline and finding ways to recruit and retain more teachers of color. This research serves as the bedrock of... Read More →
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David Espinoza

Vice Chairperson, Encuentros Leadership
David Espinoza has been involved with Encuentros Leadership for 15 years and serves on the board of directors. His experience is in education and the non-profit sector. He currently works for Project SUPPORT in CSUSM’s School of Education, which focuses on recruiting and mentoring... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
31A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Equity Within My Four Walls
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will look at how educational and relational equity can be achieved within the four walls of your classroom even when school or district policies and politics are inequitable.

Speakers
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Myesha Reynolds

Owner, Equity Lens Consultants
Myesha L. Reynolds is the founder and president of Equity Lens Consultants.  She provides quality, personalized equity coaching and consulting to schools, businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Before launching Equity Lens Consultants, Myesha spent nearly 20 years working... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
31B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Building Insights to Navigate Hate and Antisemitism: Strategies for Inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

In preparation for the inclusion of Ethnic Studies courses, as well as broader curriculum diversification throughout California, the ADL is inviting educators to join us for a workshop on understanding and challenging antisemitism, and supporting Jewish students and families.

Speakers
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Kelsey Greenberg Young

Education Director, ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
As Education Director for ADL San Diego, Kelsey coordinates partnerships with schools across the county. She oversees the No Place for Hate® framework and anti-bias workshops that support all school stakeholders in recognizing the harms of bias, building understanding for the value... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
32A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

Addressing the Social-Emotional, Academic, and Linguistic Needs of Newcomers
Limited Capacity filling up

Schools play an essential role in helping newcomers adapt and contribute as they integrate into our communities and society at large. By understanding the socio-emotional, linguistic, and academic needs of newcomers and by learning how to create an asset-oriented welcoming environment, administrators and teachers enhance learning for not only the newcomer student, but for the entire learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

National Biliteracy Consultant, Author, National Biliteracy Consultant, Author
Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes is well known for her contributions in the areas of curriculum design, ELD, Spanish Language Arts, Professional Development and Parent Involvement.Her area of expertise is biliteracy with a focus on academic writing and the organization of instruction for... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
32B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

CANCELLED Social Emotional Learning: Parent Voice as a Pathway to Building Authentic and Equitable Parent/Community Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in opening activities that focus on SEL competencies that highlight strategies for connecting the cultural capital that all families bring. Connections will be made to valuing parent voice in order to build equitable and culturally responsive Family Engagement Practices. Research will be presented on the under-representation of minority families in school activities and a video will be shared that demonstrates parent voice and the need for engaging families and the community in authentic ways.The Toolkit for Family Engagement (CDE), SEL Competencies,  and the Dual Capacity Framework will be examined as strategies to build authentic relationships and collaboration with all stakeholders.

Speakers
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Cathie Johnson

Technical Assistance Facilitator, Consultant
Cathie Johnson has worked in the field of education for over 35 years, in both special and general education. Her roles have included paraprofessional, teacher, principal, coordinator, director, university professor, and consultant. The main focus and passion of her work has been... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
33B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

10:20am PDT

What’s Whiteness Got to Do With It? Racial Identity Development in the Lives of Leaders and Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, participants will think about their own racial identity development and explore how this influences their work as educators. In particular, we will focus on Robin DiAngelo’s notion of “white fragility” -- the silence, discomfort, and/or defensiveness that many white folks feel when talking about issues of race and racism. How might our racial identities help or hinder our ability to form meaningful relationships with colleagues and students? What structures might allow us to engage with each other productively about race? We will explore these and other questions and, in the process, experience some tools and texts which can be used to bring this work to a range of contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Weisberg

Katie Weisberg

Co-Director of the Master's in Educational Leadership Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH)
Katie Weisberg is the Co-Director of the Master's in Educational Leadership program at the High Tech High (HTH) GSE. Katie began working at HTH in 2005, initially for the central office, and later teaching reading, writing, social science, and special education. After serving as Academic... Read More →
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Dr. Sarah Fine

Director for San Diego Teacher Residency, Lecturer for the Education Studies Department, Adjunct Lecturer, High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH ) | University of California San Diego (UCSD) | Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator and scholar working at the intersection of practice and research. She currently directs the San Diego Teacher Residency, hosted at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, and also teaches courses in educational leadership at the University of... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 10:20am - 11:05am PDT
33C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:05am PDT

Break/Network/Vendors
Student Band Performance

Friday May 13, 2022 11:05am - 11:25am PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:25am PDT

Lighthouse Awards Part 2
Friday May 13, 2022 11:25am - 12:25pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

11:25am PDT

Lunch
Friday May 13, 2022 11:25am - 12:45pm PDT
Outdoor Pation 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:25pm PDT

Break/Transition to Breakout Session #5/Network/Vendors
Friday May 13, 2022 12:25pm - 12:30pm PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Stakeholder Focus Groups; A chartered path to engagement & culture change
Limited Capacity seats available

“Institutions are the sum of the people within them.” (Hill, Molitor, Ortiz. 2014). Aid schools and districts by honoring the most important voices in your district.
·        Come to build on the process of gaining immediate feedback and long-standing solutions. 
·        Better serve students and stakeholders within your learning community.
·        Develop processes to listen to your institution's greatest assets, your teachers, your staff, and support personnel.
This tool allows folx to move from merely understanding the role of individuals, to understanding the role individuals play in their institutions and systems. Only then can we move to action. This is “the why” in our service to provide enlightening experiences within stakeholder focus groups.


Speakers
avatar for Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Youth Advocate | Change Agent | Public Speaker, LinebackerDAD
Joe is a humble graduate of the illustrious Hampton University, a tactful sociologist in the experiences of people and community. Joe Smith takes a unique approach to understanding folx unique gifts, and the demographics that impact education. With 15+ years of experience and serving... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
33C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Equity begins with Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Schools do not function in a vacuum and are often mirrors of society.  This is why it is so important to develop socially conscious, transformational leaders in schools to create truly equitable communities. This session will utilize multiple means of engagement to describe how to implement practices into PASC and CASC programs that will assist in developing social consciousness and transformative leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jessica Miller

Dr. Jessica Miller

Learning and Leadership Coordinator, Placer County Office of Education
Dr. Jessica Miller is the Learning and Leadership Coordinator at PCOE. Her work responsibilities include professional development in teaching and leadership, culturally relevant teaching, equity, and social justice. Prior to joining PCOE, Jessica served as a Site Principal, Assistant... Read More →
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Kim Gerould

Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)
Kim Gerould, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, is a Coordinator, C & I at the Placer County Office of Education. She works with districts, schools, and educators to support their efforts in literacy and English language development. Her 24 years of experience as a teacher and site... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
28DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by two professionals dedicated to supporting transgender and other gender non-conforming people, this session offers tools and resources to better understand issues around gender diversity and to support, respect, and empower employees and students of all genders.

Speakers
avatar for Kathie Moehlig

Kathie Moehlig

Executive Director, TransFamily Support Services (TFSS)
Kathie Moehlig (she/her) Executive Director of TransFamily Support ServicesAn outspoken educator supporting transgender and non-binary youth and their families. A tireless advocate for the LGBTQ community, she was named “Woman of the Year'' by then California Assembly person Todd... Read More →
avatar for Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Community and Youth Programming Manager, TransFamily Support Services
Evan Johnson (they/them/theirs) is the Community and Youth Program Manager for TFSS. They’ve fostered connection and understanding over the past six years by sharing their own journey as a nonbinary youth, student, and young professional with many audiences, from national conferences... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
29A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Elevate Equity, Social-Emotional Learning, and Achievement with a Literacy Infused Asst-based Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Children have unlimited potential that can be unlocked when issues of equity, SEL, and achievement are addressed using a literacy infused asset-based approach that includes (1) explicit instruction framed by and anchored in 7 Strengths that include belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, courage, confidence, and hope, (2) literacy engagements (interactive read alouds, shared/close reading, literacy clubs, family intervention, etc.), and (3) access to a an abundance of culturally relevant texts that act as 'mirrors, windows, and doors' that provoke identity development and sociopolitical consciousness.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joyce Jamerson

Dr. Joyce Jamerson

Director of Academic Planning & Solution Development, Scholastic Education Solutions
Dr. Joyce Jamerson supports educational leaders as a thought-partner and strategist in her position as a Director of Academic Planning & Solution Development for Scholastic Education Solutions. She has consulted with school districts and education organizations nationwide on a range... Read More →
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Marsha Lafferty

Account Manager, Scholastic Education Solutions
Marsha Lafferty is an Account Manager for Scholastic Education. She has 9 years of teaching experience working with PK-8 schools as a teacher and over 18 years working with school districts in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Ms. Lafferty holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
29B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Conscious Communication: Restoring Community in Our Schools Post School Closure
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this workshop is to equip leaders, as they reopen schools and seek to create a sense of normalcy, with practical strategies that create inclusive school communities. It is critical to engage our students, staff, and families in this process to reach this goal. It is also imperative to provide leaders with a foundation in communication and conflict management skills to add to their existing toolkit as navigating various dynamics is inevitable post-pandemic. It should also be noted that many of the strategies highlighted in this workshop will be universal concepts that can be applied to all areas of their leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Shamar Edwards

Shamar Edwards

Educational Leadership Consultant & Senior Director of Equity, Restorative School Leadership Consulting, Alameda Unified School District
Shamar Edwards has over 20 years experience leading and transforming schools as an educator, administrator, principal, and coach. I currently serve as a Senior Director of Equity. I hold 3 masters degrees in the following areas: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, USC, Masters... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
29C 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Teaching as a Purposeful Act: Grounding the Development of an Equity-literate Framework through Intentional Activities in College Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage participants in teaching as a purposeful act by grounding the development of an equity-literate framework through intention activities for students.

Speakers
avatar for Xochitl Archey

Xochitl Archey

Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s (SOE) Multilingual and Multicultural unit, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
Dr. Xochitl Archey is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s (SOE) Multilingual and Multicultural unit at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). Prior to her appointment at CSU, San Marcos, Dr. Archey was an education specialist teaching English Learners (ELs... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
29D 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Discussion Panel with Equity Leaders Across San Diego County
Limited Capacity filling up

SDCOE District Panel

Panelists:
Amy Illingworth- Assistant Superintendent, Encinitas Union School District
Carol Osborne- Associate Superintendent, Poway Unified School District 
Jackie Preciado- English Teacher, WASC Coordinator, Equity Team Member, San Marcos High School
Kelly Carr-Brown- Assistant Principal, San Marcos High School        
Kevin Osborn- Executive Director, Helix Charter High School
Scott Parr- Principal/CEO, Steele Canyon Charter High School
Shawntanet Jara- Director II, Equity & Improvement, Poway Unified School District

Discussion Panel with Equity Leaders Across San Diego County:
We are in a unique position during this pandemic to reimagine and redesign how school systems create more consistent equitable outcomes for all students.  How do we do this work in a meaningful and authentic way that honors the voices of everyone involved in this process?  This session includes leaders from across the county who are currently leading significant equity work for whole school systems during this complex time.  The panel consists of district office leaders and site administers who will highlight their equity leadership journey followed by Q&A. 

Speakers
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Rebecca Penh

Executive Leadership Coach for Equity, Learning and Leadership Services, San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Rebecca Penh will be the moderator for the District Panel.


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
28ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

School-Based Racial Battle Fatigue and Trauma in the Lives of Black Students in TK-12th Grade Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Keashonna Christopher

Keashonna Christopher

School Counselor, San Diego Unified School District
Keashonna Christopher, is a San Diego native and Mother of 4.She has devoted decades of her life, immersed in the education field and through various humanitarian efforts. Within local underserved communities, Keashonna noticed the prevalence of unjust and inequitable experiences... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
30DE 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Leveraging SEL Data to Support Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jordy Sparks

Dr. Jordy Sparks

Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Oceanside Unified School District
Dr. Jordy Sparks received his education leadership doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in May of 2018, and as newly appointed Director of the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is leading the district's efforts to ensure that all students receive supports... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Snyder

Kevin Snyder

Outreach Director, Panorama Education
Kevin Snyder began his career in education as a high school English teacher, continuing his work outside of the classroom supporting school districts with College/Career Readiness, Social Emotional Learning, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. He is currently an Outreach Director... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
31B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

(Canceled) San Marcos Middle School Mentorship Program
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will review  our mentorship program. Our story our WHY. Share the impact that it has had not only in our school, but in our community. Have both Mentors and mentee's share their stories as well.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Ramirez

Fernando Ramirez

Assistant Principal, San Marcos Middle School
Fernando Ramirez believes mentors are important and does not think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship. Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. Everyone is a mentor to someone, even if they are not aware of it.Fernando’s personal experiences as... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Scott

Nicole Scott

Principal, San Marcos Middle School
Nicole Scott has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury and a masters’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. After earning her degrees, she immediately entered the world of teaching. She has devoted 24 years of experience in education... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
32A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

I SEE YOU: Combating Invisibility of Culture in Educational Settings.
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will share Lynwood Unified School District's quest to establish a more culturally inclusive curriculum Pre-K - 12th grade.  Participants will be guided through a process they can use to evaluate their own curriculum, hear student voice,and ensure students can see themselves reflected in what they learn. Real practitioners will share their work on curriculum assessment, designing a culturally relevant curriculum which includes the Social Justice Standards, how to infuse culture into core content subject areas, as well as the establishment of an Ethnic Studies Cohort.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco & Team Lynwood Unified

Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco & Team Lynwood Unified

Lynwood Unified School District
I SEE YOU: Combating invisibility of culture in educational settings.This workshop will share Lynwood Unified School District's quest to establish a more culturally inclusive curriculum Pre-K - 12th grade. Participants will be guided through a process they can use to evaluate their... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
32B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Daydreaming to Elevate the Art of Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Purposeful daydreaming sessions improve inclusivity, wellness and creative problem solving when implemented strategically by giving learners permission to take a creative pause. Daydreaming provides time for learners to imagine more hopeful futures and ways to take action for positive impact. Learn the research behind the process and discover implementation options for professional and personal settings, in order to harness the mind's superpower, for good.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Intravaia

Paula Intravaia

Public School Educator & Design Thinker, Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Paula Intravaia designs meaningful learning experiences as a public school educator and design thinker. Along with her role of supporting teachers, students and administrators with the Del Mar Union School District in developing mindsets and skills for the integration of design thinking... Read More →
avatar for Holly Morey

Holly Morey

Intervention Specialist, Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Holly Morey is an innovative educator that seeks opportunities to make meaningful connections with learners. She has a passion for designing learning experiences with empathy at heart. She currently works as an intervention specialist for grades 1-6 in the Del Mar Union School Di... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
33A 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm PDT

Mirrored in Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Our students should have the opportunity to see themselves mirrored in the books that they read. Walk through a Project-Based Learning unit focused around the Essential Question: “How can we ensure equitable representation in literature?” Come learn how our class examined the voices being represented in our school’s library, and made a plan to help  create a library that better represented our school’s population.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Luibel

Sarah Luibel

Elementary School Teacher, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools
Sarah Luibel is an elementary school teacher who is dedicated to ensuring student voice, empowerment, and choice are at the center of her teaching practices. Luibel uses Project Based Learning as a gateway for students to engage in, think critically about, and develop their own ideals... Read More →
avatar for Richard Santer

Richard Santer

Instructional Coach at the La Mesa Arts Academy, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
Richard Santer is an educator, avid audiobooker, and spirit day costume enthusiast. He currently serves as an instructional coach at the La Mesa Arts Academy, in the La Mesa - Spring Valley School District. In his seven years of teaching, Rickie has sought to infuse an excitement... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
33B 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

1:15pm PDT

Break/Transition to Room/Network/Vendors
Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 1:25pm PDT
Hallways 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

1:25pm PDT

Introduce Speaker Richard Carranza
Friday May 13, 2022 1:25pm - 1:30pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Speaker Richard A. Carranza
Speaker 5

Speakers
avatar for Richard A. Carranza

Richard A. Carranza

Chief of Strategy and Global Development, IXL Learning
Richard A. Carranza is the Chief of Strategy and Global Development for IXL Learning. Having most recently served as the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation, where he was responsible for educating 1.1 million students in... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

2:30pm PDT

Conference Close/Raffle Announcement
Friday May 13, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Main Ballroom 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm PDT

Superintendent's Reception Sponsored by Nancy Akhavan Education Consulting
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday May 13, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
30ABC 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101