ASCD California

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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    • 09/30/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065

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    California ASCD and San Mateo County Office of Education in Partnership with California Reading & Literature Project present:  

    Essential Instructional Routines within Designated and Integrated ELD
    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Saturday September 30, 2017
    Hosted by: San Mateo County Office of Education
    Location: 101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

    Workshop Description: 

    The California English Language Development Standards are anchored on three foundational premises: 1) Using English Purposefully (The Why); 2) Interacting in Meaningful Ways (The How); and 3) Understanding how English Works (The What). Although classroom teachers and instructional coaches may have studied the new ELD standards and perused charts and vignettes within the appendices, many remain significantly challenged to design and implement effective lessons within either a designated or integrated ELD course of study. One unfortunate consequence is that ELD instructional decisions often amount to who should be teaching what and when, rather than the consistency and integrity of the instructional practices used to advance language and learning throughout the school day. Another outcome is that English learners are constantly adjusting to new classroom activities and strategies that prevent them from reaping the purported academic benefits.

    Drawing from research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum or context. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with extensive practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, co-teaching and coaching initiatives.

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an adjunct teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K-12 subject areas. Her 25 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. A consummate “teacher’s teacher”, Dr. Kinsella maintains active K-12 classroom involvement by writing and implementing curriculum, co-teaching lessons, and providing practical mentoring for teachers and instructional coaches. Her extensive publishing record includes articles, chapters, English learners’ dictionaries, English Language development curriculum, and reading intervention programs. She is particularly proud of the research validated and extensively implemented programs she has written to support English learners in making academic strides: READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.


    • 10/13/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Charter Oaks USD, Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 Glendora Ave., Covina, CA 91724
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    California ASCD and Charter Oak Unified School District present:

    Trauma Informed Practice:  

    Fostering Resilient Learners  

      with Presenter Kristin Souers

    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Hosted by: Charter Oak Unified School District
    Location: Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 Glendora Ave. , Covina, CA 91724
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  Registration Includes Lunch

    Workshop Description: 

    More and more children come into classrooms with physical, mental and emotional needs that go far beyond standard educational training.  How can we help these children to thrive as learners, and how can we support the adults who strive to teach them?  This is an opportunity to bring our health and education partners together to learn about shaping our school systems, community partners, classroom practices and cultures to create compassionate, versatile and healthy teaching and learning environments.  

     Intended Professional Learning Outcomes:

    • Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
    • Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories—helping to sustain learning-ready states.
    • Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
    • Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.  
    Discussion Topics:  
    • What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed?
    • Impact of Trauma on Learning and Graduation Rate
    • Strategies for Staff and Community
    • Self-Care and Awareness
    • Best Practice

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    Kristin Souers is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington.  She is an assistant director at Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) in the CLEAR Trauma Center.  Kristin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters of Counseling Psychology Program at Gonzaga University.  She is an expert in understanding the impact of trauma on individuals and families and has provided consultation and training on this topic to education and human services systems for more than 20 years.  She is the Co-Author of the ASCD Publication “Fostering Resilient Learners:  Strategies for Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Classroom”.                                                            


    • 10/26/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776
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    California ASCD and Yolo County Office of Education present:

    C3-California State Standards 

    Cadre-North:  Creating Access for ALL Students

      with Presenter Sue Z. Beers

    6 Dates:  Thursday, October 26, 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, Tuesday, December 5, 2017,  Friday, January 26, 2018, Thursday, March 15, 2018 and Friday, March 16, 2018 (Registration includes 6 days of workshops, webinars, digital support, sharing of materials and resources.)  It is imperative that participants commit to all sessions over the one-year project. 
    Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
    Location: 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776
    Time: 8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

    Workshop Description: 

    Six Day In-depth Experience for Teachers, Instructional Staff and Administrators:

    The California State Standards Cadre is an intensive 1-year professional development experience, designed to provide participants with deep knowledge and experience in implementing the CSS with high levels of quality and rigor.  Training will go into depth on various aspects of CSS implementation and instructional design.  C-3 CSS Cadre members will be formed into cadres or networks of job-alike groups to gain a deep understanding of the standards and how they can become embedded in instructional practice in classrooms.

    Project Goals:  

    •  The goal is to build internal capacity in schools and districts by creating in-house expertise to model, deliver and monitor successful implementation of the CSS.
    • The project will span 1 year with five or six face-to-face sessions and digital contents between sessions.
    • Sessions will be hands-on and interactive.  Participants will be asked to reflect on, build and share their understanding of the CSS and its instructional shifts.
    • Networking systems among participants will be built in order to share work and increase the quality and quantity of work produced.  Webinars and cohorts will support the work between sessions.
    • Learning from the sessions will be implemented in the classroom for piloting, feedback and refinement. These classroom experiences will also provide observation opportunities for staff members not in the cadre training.   

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    During her 35 year career in education, Sue Z. Beers has been a middle and high school teacher, technology coordinator, and school administrator.  She is currently the Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, which serves over 160 schools and districts in Iowa.  Sue has worked with over 400 school districts in the areas of secondary reading strategies, effective teaching, 21st century  learning, curriculum mapping, instructional coaching, student assessment and school improvement.                                       


    • 10/30/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
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    California ASCD and Tulare County Office of Education present:

    10/30/17 Trauma Informed Practice:  

    Fostering Resilient Learners  

      with Presenter Kristin Souers

    Friday, October 30, 2017
    Hosted by: Tulare County Office of Education
    Location: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

    Workshop Description: 

    More and more children come into classrooms with physical, mental and emotional needs that go far beyond standard educational training.  How can we help these children to thrive as learners, and how can we support the adults who strive to teach them?  This is an opportunity to bring our health and education partners together to learn about shaping our school systems, community partners, classroom practices and cultures to create compassionate, versatile and healthy teaching and learning environments.  

     Intended Professional Learning Outcomes:

    • Participants will deepen their understanding of the prevalence of childhood trauma and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on learning and development.
    • Participants will explore multiple strategies for education staff and community members to utilize with children with (known and unknown) trauma histories—helping to sustain learning-ready states.
    • Participants will collaborate to identify best practices associated with trauma-informed care that they can implement into their workplace settings.
    • Participants will reflect on how this information impacts their role and their overall health, collecting several suggestions for self-care and self-awareness.  

    Discussion Topics: 

    • What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed?
    • Impact of Trauma on Learning and Graduation Rate
    • Strategies for Staff and Community
    • Self-Care and Awareness
    • Best Practice

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    Kristin Souers is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington.  She is an assistant director at Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) in the CLEAR Trauma Center.  Kristin also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters of Counseling Psychology Program at Gonzaga University.  She is an expert in understanding the impact of trauma on individuals and families and has provided consultation and training on this topic to education and human services systems for more than 20 years.  She is the Co-Author of the ASCD Publication “Fostering Resilient Learners:  Strategies for Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Classroom”.                                                            


    • 11/29/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

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    California ASCD and Tulare County Office of Education present:  

    Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD 
    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Hosted by: Tulare County Office of Education
    Location: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

    Workshop Description: 

    Although classroom teachers and instructional coaches may have studied the new California ELD standards and perused resources within the appendices, many remain significantly challenged to design and implement effective lessons that bolster academic speaking and listening competencies within either a designated or integrated ELD course of study.  One unfortunate consequence is that ELD instructional decisions may amount to who should be teaching what and when, rather than the consistency and integrity of the instructional practices used to advance language proficiency and learning throughout the school day. Another outcome is that vulnerable English learners are constantly adjusting to new classroom activities and strategies that prevent them from reaping the purported academic benefits.

    Drawing from research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of potent instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum, content area, or grade level. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with extensive practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, and coaching initiatives.

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an adjunct teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K-12 subject areas. Her 25 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. A consummate “teacher’s teacher”, Dr. Kinsella maintains active K-12 classroom involvement by writing and implementing curriculum, co-teaching lessons, and providing practical mentoring for teachers and instructional coaches. Her extensive publishing record includes articles, chapters, English learners’ dictionaries, English Language development curriculum, and reading intervention programs. She is particularly proud of the research validated and extensively implemented programs she has written to support English learners in making academic strides: READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.


    • 12/15/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776
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    California ASCD and Yolo County Office of Education present:

    Promoting Excellence Through Equity 

    in California Schools  

      with Presenter Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.

    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
    Location: 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776
    Time: 8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

    Workshop Description: 

    Across our Nation, courageous conversations are underway about confronting the fundamental ways inequalities affect students' learning and opportunities to reach their full potential.  But talk isn't good enough, and more work must be done to attain greater equity and opportunity for all students.  To cultivate more effective practices, Dr. Pedro Noguera brings a thought-provoking discussion that advances our shared work in attaining equity and opportunity for ALL students!  Join us for a day that promises to challenge and move your thinking!  Sometimes changing hearts, minds and actions start with a compelling message!

    Participants Will Learn:  


    Required Focus on the Five Essential Ingredients for School Improvement;
    • A coherent instructional guidance system.
    • Ongoing development of the professional capacity of staff.
    • Strong parent-community-school ties..
    • A student-centered learning climate.
    • Shared leadership to drive culture.   

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D. is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Dr. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts.  Dr. Noguera holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development.  He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in NYU's Department of Sociology.  Pedro Noguera is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  Dr. Noguera has published over 200 research and scholarly articles, monographs, research reports, and editorials on topics such as urban school reform, education policy, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society as well as the author of several books.                                            


    • 01/09/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534

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    California ASCD and Solano County Office of Education present:  

    Building Your Instructional Repertoire to Support Student Learning:  The Art and Science of Teaching
    with Presenter Tony Frontier, Ed.D.

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Hosted by: Solano County Office of Education
    Location: 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA  94534
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

    Workshop Description: 

    The implementation of new standards, assessments, and systems of teacher evaluation require us to think more strategically than ever about the inter-relationship among curriculum, assessment and instruction.  Teachers must consider how to effectively connect students to standards through the use of effective instructional strategies.  In this interactive workshop, teachers will develop an understanding of a practical, research-based framework for effective instruction - Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching - to create engaging classrooms that build each student's understanding of important concepts and develop each student's ability to utilize important skills.

    Participants Will:

    • Understand how Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching framework can be used to guide decisions that clarify which instructional strategies will best support the varied needs of learners.
    • Understand which instructional strategies are more and less effective at the beginning of a unit, after key concepts have been taught, and supporting students' on-going inquiry.
    • Clarify the critical distinction between learning goals and learning activities.
    • Learn and implement instructional strategies that build student engagement and connect students to standards.
    • Honor the critical role of reflection and autonomy support to empower teachers to make informed decisions about which instructional strategies will best support each student's learning. 

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Tony Frontier, Ed.D. is an award winning teacher, engaging presenter and best-selling author.  He works with teachers and school leaders nationally and internationally to help them prioritize efforts to improve student engagement and student learning.  Frontier emphasizes a systems approach to build capacity to empower teachers to improve each student's schooling experience.  Tony Frontier is co-author of the ASCD books "Five Levers to Improve Learning:  How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School" with Jim Rickabuagh, "Effective Supervision:  Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching" with Bob Marzano and David Livingston, and the forthcoming "Balancing Teacher Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection" with Paul Mielke.  Frontier is a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership, and facilitates workshops on school improvement, student engagement, curriculum design, formative assessment, and standards-based instructional practices at international conferences and in schools and districts around the country.  In addition to his work as a consultant, Tony Frontier serves as an Assistant Professor of Doctoral Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University, where he teaches courses in curriculum development, organizational learning, research methods, and statistics.


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