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”.                                                            


    • 10/30/2017
    • 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.


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