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Upcoming Professional Development Events

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    • 01/08/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Monrovia High School, Room 210, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
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    California ASCD and Monrovia Unified School District present:  

                      1/8/20-Enhancing Positivity and Productivity in Your School Office

    with Presenter Justin Baeder, Ph.D.

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

     

    Hosted by: Monrovia Unified School District
    Location: Monrovia High School, Room 210, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia,  CA  91016

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. 

    Workshop Description: 

    In this one day program for office professionals, you'll learn how to create boundaries and systems for dealing with difficult situations-no matter what comes your way.  We'll explore strategies for de-escalating stressful interactions with parents, staff, and students, and for managing the challenging emotions that are an inherent part of working in the main office.  You'll discover how to create systems for dealing with interrruptions and handling everything that's clamoring for your attention, so you can get your key work done without feeling overwhelmed. 

    A few key items from the AM Agenda: 

    • De-Escalating Stressful Situations
    • How to create and uphold boundaries for a safe, productive, professional office environment
    • Specific phrases and nonverbal responses you can use to calm people down and help them get their problem resolved
    • The neuroscience behind emotional regulation, and what happens in the brain and body when people become dysregulated
    • How to respond when people are dysregulated or inappropriate, without taking it personally or triggering your fight-or-flight response 

    A few key items from the PM Agenda: 

    • Dealing with Interruptions
    • How to finish what you're working on, even when the phone is ringing off the hook (and no one else is picking up)
    • Streamlining intra-office communication so everyone interrupts each other less and gets more done
    • Self-service systems for students and staff-how to route routine requests to lists you can deal with when you're ready, instead of getting interrupted every time
    • Working with Administrators and staff
    • Systems for effective workflow and communication with Administrators

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:


    Justin Baeder is the Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school leaders build capacity for instructional leadership.  A former principal in Seattle Public Schools, Dr. Baeder is the author of Now We're Talking!  21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree).  He is the host of Principal Center Radio, a podcast featuring education thought leaders, and holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy from the University of Washington.

    • 01/09/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Clearwater Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 1640 Murrieta Road, Perris, CA 92571
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    California ASCD and Perris Elementary School District present:  

                      1/9/20-Enhancing Positivity and Productivity in Your School Office

    with Presenter Justin Baeder, Ph.D.

    Thursday, January 9, 2020 

    Hosted by: Perris Elementary School District
    Location: Clearwater Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 1640 Murrieta Road, Perris,  CA  92571 

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    In this one day program for office professionals, you'll learn how to create boundaries and systems for dealing with difficult situations-no matter what comes your way.  We'll explore strategies for de-escalating stressful interactions with parents, staff, and students, and for managing the challenging emotions that are an inherent part of working in the main office.  You'll discover how to create systems for dealing with interrruptions and handling everything that's clamoring for your attention, so you can get your key work done without feeling overwhelmed. 

    A few key items from the AM Agenda: 

    • De-Escalating Stressful Situations
    • How to create and uphold boundaries for a safe, productive, professional office environment
    • Specific phrases and nonverbal responses you can use to calm people down and help them get their problem resolved
    • The neuroscience behind emotional regulation, and what happens in the brain and body when people become dysregulated
    • How to respond when people are dysregulated or inappropriate, without taking it personally or triggering your fight-or-flight response 

    A few key items from the PM Agenda: 

    • Dealing with Interruptions
    • How to finish what you're working on, even when the phone is ringing off the hook (and no one else is picking up)
    • Streamlining intra-office communication so everyone interrupts each other less and gets more done
    • Self-service systems for students and staff-how to route routine requests to lists you can deal with when you're ready, instead of getting interrupted every time
    • Working with Administrators and staff
    • Systems for effective workflow and communication with Administrators

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:


    Justin Baeder is the Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school leaders build capacity for instructional leadership.  A former principal in Seattle Public Schools, Dr. Baeder is the author of Now We're Talking!  21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree).  He is the host of Principal Center Radio, a podcast featuring education thought leaders, and holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy from the University of Washington.

    • 01/21/2020
    • 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:  

                      1/21/2020-Leading Transformation through Innovation and Equity

    (Grades K-12) 

    with Presenter Thomas C. Murray

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
    Location:  1280 Santa Anita Court,  Woodland,  CA  95776

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    Today’s school and district leaders are facing more challenges than ever before. Rising costs, inadequate funding, and political pressures seemingly force leaders to do more and more with less and less each year. Simultaneously, the current speed of technological breakthroughs has led to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter upon graduation. With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, school and district leaders must work tirelessly to break many patterns of the past, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a redesigned learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal and authentic, where each child has a voice, and their unique story is valued. To prepare our students for the world ahead, we must lead the needed transformation through a culture of innovation, while ensuring equity in access and opportunity for all.

    Join us for this full-day, hands-on workshop and leave with strategies and tools to support you in leading the work forward.

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:


    Thomas C. Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. 

    Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, was published by ASCD in 2017 and his new book, Personal & Authentic was just released in the fall of 2019. 

    • 01/24/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Clovis USD, Clovis Professional Learning Center, 362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101, Clovis, CA 93612-0300
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    California ASCD and Clovis Unified School District present:  

                      1/24/20-Techniques and Tools for Bolstering 

                    Academic Vocabulary Knowledge and Skills

    (Grades 3-12) 

    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Hosted by: Clovis Unified School District
    Location: Clovis Professional Learning Center, 362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101, Clovis,  CA  93612-0300 

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    Productive word knowledge, the ability to competently use a word in speech and writing, is pivotal to school and workplace achievement.  Drawing on scholarship and extensive classroom experience, Dr. Kinsella introduces research-based instructional principles and practices to prepare English learners and striving readers for the vocabulary demands of academic interaction, text analysis, and constructed response.  She provides a schema for prioritizing vocabulary for robust instruction and illustrates informed word selection with practice texts. She demonstrates explicit instruction of central concepts and topic words as well as high-utility word families (e.g., compare, comparison) essential for advanced communication.  Dr. Kinsella explains how to design effective application tasks and brief, daily formative assessments that advance word knowledge. Participants receive digital and print resources, including sample lessons, note-taking guide formats, and competency-aligned word lists to support implementation.

    Participants will learn effective ways to:

    • Analyze text to establish conceptual, topical, and high-utility vocabulary priorities

    • Frontload central lesson concepts using a clear process and customized organizers

    • Explicitly teach high-utility academic word families linked to academic competencies

    • Integrate examples and practice using common communications (academic word partners)

    • Structure brief, constructed verbal and written responses applying new lesson terms

    • Guide informed analysis of text context to ascertain new word meaning

    • Briefly address low-incidence and low-priority words using a viable instructional routine 

    • Set up an organized vocabulary notebook with relevant sections and note-taking guides

    • Design and implement brief formative assessments to provide meaningful review

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy.  She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement.  A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation.  Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.  Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL.  In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD.  Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.


    • 01/28/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Monrovia Unified School District, 325 East Huntington Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016
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    California ASCD and Monrovia Unified School District present:  

                      1/28/20-Techniques and Tools for Bolstering 

                    Academic Speaking and Listening Across the

    School Day - Day 1 (Grades 3-12)

    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Day 1 (Day 2 is on 1/29/20 same location)

    Register for BOTH days and receive a 10% discount!

    Hosted by: Monrovia Unified School District
    Location: Monrovia Unified School District, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia,  CA  91016

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    Every student is an AEL:  Academic English Learner. No youth speaks academic English as a home language.  Every student we serve across the K-12 grade levels will clearly benefit from planned, informed and dynamic academic language instruction.  Drawing from compelling research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of proven practices and instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum, content area, or grade level.  Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, and coaching initiatives.

    Essential ALD instructional routines include effective ways to:

    • Provide mindful modeling of academic language throughout lesson delivery
    • Engage learners at every English proficiency level in academic discussions
    • Facilitate productive student interaction and collaboration with clear language targets
    • Design and assign response frames that model and scaffold competent communication 

    • Encourage thoughtful elaboration and justification during lesson discussions

    • Guide students in constructing brief written responses using academic register

    • Integrate accountable listening tasks with clear language targets

    • Set up lesson tasks with verbal clarity, visual support, and requisite modeling

    • Monitor language production during student interactions and class discussions

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy.  She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement.  A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation.  Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.  Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL.  In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD.  Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.

    • 01/29/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Monrovia Unified School District, 325 East Huntington Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016
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    California ASCD and Monrovia Unified School District present:  

                      1/29/20-You Can't Write What You Can't Say!  Writing Instruction With Embedded Language Development for Academic English Learners - Day 2 - (Grades 3-12)

    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Day 2 (Day 1 is on Tuesday, 1/28/20)

    Register for BOTH days and receive a 10% discount!

    Hosted by: Monrovia Unified School District
    Location: Monrovia Unified School District, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia,  CA  91016

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    Students in upper-elementary and secondary grades approach formal writing assignments with varying degrees of confidence and competence. At every literacy level, from gifted voracious reader to striving reticent reader, students benefit from targeted efforts to improve their text knowledge and academic language skills for distinct writing types. Drawing upon research and extensive teaching experience, Dr. Kinsella shares evidence-based instructional routines and extensive practical resources to integrate routine doses of intentional, teacher-mediated interactive writing support that advances communicative competence. Participants receive print and digital resources to facilitate immediate implementation. 

    Essential ALD instructional routines include effective ways to: 

    • Introduce and unpack a model paper exemplifying the critical elements of the writing type: informative, opinion
    • Provide a student-friendly analytical rubric that specifies elements of the writing type
    • Frontload rhetorical conventions and academic language for specific writing types
    • Design academic interactions that guide students in applying vocabulary, syntax and rhetorical devices they can deploy in subsequent written work
    • Structure teacher-mediated doses of scaffolded writing to build foundational competencies for extended responses
    • Facilitate productive peer feedback sessions with clear guidelines, modeling and tools

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy.  She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement.  A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation.  Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.  Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL.  In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD.  Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.

    • 02/06/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, 4200 Ashe Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313
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    California ASCD and Panama-Buena Vista Union School District present:  

                      2/6/2020-Techniques and Tools for Bolstering Academic Vocabulary Knowledge and Skills

    (Grades 3-12) 

    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    Hosted by: Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
    Location:  4200 Ashe Road, Bakersfield,  CA  93313

    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    Productive word knowledge, the ability to competently use a word in speech and writing, is pivotal to school and workplace  achievement.  Drawing on scholarship and extensive classroom experience, Dr. Kinsella introduces research-based instructional principles and practices to prepare English learners and striving readers for the vocabulary demands of academic interaction, text analysis, and constructed response.  She provides a schema for prioritizing vocabulary for robust instruction and illustrates informed word selection with practice texts.  She demonstrates explicit instruction of central concepts and topic words as well as high-utility word families (e.g., compare, comparison) essential for advance communication.  Dr. Kinsella explains how to design effective application tasks and brief, daily formative assessments that advance word knowledge.  Participants receive digital and print resources, including sample lessons, note-taking guide formats, and competency-aligned word lists to support implementation.

    Participants will learn effective ways to:

    • Analyze text to establish conceptual, topical, and high-utility vocabulary priorities
    • Frontload central lesson concepts using a clear process and customized organizers
    • Explicitly teach high-utility academic word families linked to academic competencies
    • Integrate examples and practice using common collocations (academic word partners)
    • Structure brief, constructed verbal and written responses applying new lesson terms
    • Guide informed analysis of text context to ascertain new word meaning
    • Briefly address low-incidence and low-priority words using a viable instructional routine
    • Set up an organized vocabulary notebook with relevant sections and note-taking guides
    • Design and implement brief formative assessments to provide meaningful review

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy.  She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement.  A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation.  Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.  Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL.  In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD.  Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.


Past events

05/20/2019 5/20/19-Instructional Tools and Proven Practices to Advance Academic Language Proficiency Across the School Day (Grades 3-12) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
10/26/2018 Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/26/2018
10/25/2018 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners-LEVEL 1- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/25/2018
10/16/2018 Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works: Classroom-Ready Techniques for Increasing Student Achievement with Presenter Cheryl Abla 10/16/2018
09/18/2018 Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 9/18/2018
04/13/2018 Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 4/13/2018
04/12/2018 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners-LEVEL 1- with Presenter Kristin Souers 4/12/2018
03/19/2018 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers 3/19/2018
03/14/2018 3/14/18-Tools to Support English Learners and Struggling Readers in Constructing Competent Written Responses (Grades 3-10) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
02/05/2018 2/5/18-Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD (Grades 3-12) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
12/15/2017 Promoting Excellence Through Equity in California Schools with Presenter Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
12/14/2017 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers, MA LMHC 12-14-17
11/29/2017 Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
10/30/2017 Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners with Presenter Kristin Souers
05/25/2017 Grading Smarter, Not Harder with Presenter Myron Dueck
04/27/2017 Creating Passionate Learners; presented by Tony Frontier, hosted by Los Angeles County Office of Education,
11/29/2016 Teaching, Leading and Learning in a Digital World
09/28/2016 Preparing EL to Construct Competent CCSS-Aligned Written Responses
08/25/2016 Board of Directors August Meeting

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