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Upcoming Professional Development Events

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    • 02/01/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Placentia Yorba-Linda USD, Professional Development Academy, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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    California ASCD and Tulare County Office of Education present:  

    2/1/18-Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening for Long-Term English Learners within Integrated ELD (Grades 3-12)
    with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

    Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Hosted by: Placentia Yorba Linda USD, Professional Development Academy
    Location: 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yoba Linda, CA 92886
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch

    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.


    • 02/05/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
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    California ASCD and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools present:  

    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.

    Monday, February 5, 2018
    Hosted by: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
    Location: 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno,  CA  93721
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch and Parking Fee 

    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.


    • 02/16/2018
    • 03/19/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, 1111 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
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    C3-Cadre - 6 Dates - 2/16/18, 3/19/18, 5/21/18, 9/21/18, 10/19/18 and 11/16/18

    California ASCD and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools present:  

    Ensuring Success for ALL Students:  Designing Effective Instruction

    Six Day In-depth Collaborative Experience for Teachers, Instructional Staff and Administrators
    with Presenter Sue Z. Beers

    Friday, February 16, 2018; Monday, March 19, 2018; Monday, May 21, 2018; Friday, September 21, 2018; Friday, October 19, 2018; and Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hosted by: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
    Location: 1111 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA  93721
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

    Workshop Description: 

    The C3 Cadre is an intensive 1-year professional development experience, designed to provide participants with deep knowledge and experience in implementing the California Standards with high levels of quality and rigor.  Participants will develop units of instruction and practice instructional strategies as they develop expertise and skill.  Develop internal capacity to support standards implementation by creating a team of experts within your school or district.

    How we design and deliver instruction is the key to helping to ensure that ALL students have an equitable opportunity to become college, career and citizenship ready.  the C3 Cadre is an intensive, hands-on approach to providing teachers, instructional coaches and administrators with the skills they need to design and deliver effective instruction.  Participants begin by examining how instruction can be designed to eliminate barriers to learning.  Participants will examine each phase of the instructional process through the lens of MTSS and the Universal Design for Learning.

    Training will go into depth on various aspects of CA Standards implementation and instructional design.  C3 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.  Mechanisms for sharing ideas and experiences, as well as for collaborative problem-solving, will be integral to helping cadre members become prepared to deliver assistance to others in the district or building.

    • 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 standards.
    • The project will span one year with six face-to-face sessions and digital content between sessions.
    • Sessions will be hands-on and interactive.  Participants will be asked to reflect on, build and share their understanding of the standards 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.

    WORKSHOP PRESENTER:

     Sue K. Beers - During her 35 year career in education, she has been a middle and high school teacher, technology coordinator, and school administrator.  Sue Beers is currently the Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, which serves over 160 school 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.

    *For Educators who only attend Day 1 or Day 2 (or both days):  the cost for members will be $160 per day and $182.50 per day for non-members. 

    • 03/12/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
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    California ASCD and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools present:  

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

    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Hosted by: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
    Location: 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno,  CA  93721
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes the parking fee

    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:

    • Learn and implement instructional strategies that build student engagement and connect students to standards. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, Ph.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.


    • 03/14/2018
    • 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:  

    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.


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Hosted by: Yolo County Office of Education
    Location:  1280 Santa Anita Court
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch 

    Workshop Description: 

    English learners and struggling readers in grades 3-10 need informed, interactive and systematic instruction across the curriculum that addresses their academic English language and rhetorical voids.  Rather than spending abundant class time silently journaling, completing graphic organizers, or receiving misinformation from peer editors, neophyte writers need every teacher to serve as the over-the-shoulder writing coach their parents cannot generally be.  Dr. Kinsella details cross-curricular writing instruction imperatives for educators serving English learners and striving readers, including a focused yet accessible analytic rubric for each assignment, targeted lessons on language and rhetorical devices for specific writing types, explicit analysis of an appropriate writing model, and brief, frequent doses of interactive, teacher-meditated writing practice to build critical competencies for longer, independent assignments.  Participants leave with extensive practical resources to facilitate immediate implementation and provide site-based support to colleagues.

    Participants will learn essential ELD instructional routines including effective ways to:

    ¨ Introduce and unpack a model paper exemplifying the critical elements of a writing type: informative, opinion,  argument

    ¨ Provide a student-friendly analytical rubric that specifies the 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 targeting appropriate rubric criteria

    ¨ Review well-written language objectives addressing lesson writing demands

    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.


    • 03/19/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, 1111 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
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    California ASCD and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools present:

    3/19/18 Trauma Informed Practice:  

    Fostering Resilient Learners

                  "TRAUMA IS A WORD, NOT A SENTENCE" 

      with Presenter Kristin Souers, MA LMHC

    One day of training and consultation with a team of educators on how to support students and staff at the whole group, small group and individual basis (i.e., Tiers 1, 2 and 3).

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Hosted by: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
    Location: 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno,  CA  93721
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

    Workshop Description: 

    Trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe.  In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of "Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom") about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting.  Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered around the role that trauma plays in the school environment; the importance of self-awareness and regulation and strategies to support these in the school setting; the power of relationships and the role they play in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health.  This professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.   

     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
    Comments from her 10/30/17 workshop hosted by Tulare COE in Visalia:
    • Great Presenter and so knowledgeable! Extremely enthusiastic!  Presenter was awesome!
    • She provided practical advice for the classroom - illustrated the upstairs and downstairs brain. A deeper understanding of what it means to be trauma informed and understanding difficult students
    • She presented the 3 R's, videos and finding the base line and good content.  Helpful and great explanation and ideas on how and why to reconnect with students
    • Great strategies to help students self-regulate
    • The validation of the importance of creating safe learning environments while meeting the needs of our students with trauma
    • Understanding behaviors as attempts to solve a problem that becomes the basis of empowerment. Very positive view on teaching behavior
    • Kristin is a fabulous presenter, she is the real deal-EVERY educator should have the privilege of hearing Kristin’s message to support all students

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    Kristin Souers, MA LMHC 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”.                                                            


    • 04/17/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Charter Oak 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:

    4/17/18 Trauma Informed Practice:  

    Fostering Resilient Learners

                  "TRAUMA IS A WORD, NOT A SENTENCE" 

      with Presenter Kristin Souers, MA LMHC

    One day of training and consultation with a team of educators on how to support students and staff at the whole group, small group and individual basis (i.e., Tiers 1, 2 and 3).

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Hosted by: Charter Oak Unified School District
    Location: Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 Glendora Ave.,  CA  91724
    8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.  

    Workshop Description: 

    Trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe.  In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of "Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom") about the importance of trauma informed practices in the school setting.  Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered around the role that trauma plays in the school environment; the importance of self-awareness and regulation and strategies to support these in the school setting; the power of relationships and the role they play in the establishment and maintenance of school safety; and the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health.  This professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.   

     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
    Comments from her 10/30/17 workshop hosted by Tulare COE in Visalia:
    • Great Presenter and so knowledgeable! Extremely enthusiastic!  Presenter was awesome!
    • She provided practical advice for the classroom - illustrated the upstairs and downstairs brain. A deeper understanding of what it means to be trauma informed and understanding difficult students
    • She presented the 3 R's, videos and finding the base line and good content.  Helpful and great explanation and ideas on how and why to reconnect with students
    • Great strategies to help students self-regulate
    • The validation of the importance of creating safe learning environments while meeting the needs of our students with trauma
    • Understanding behaviors as attempts to solve a problem that becomes the basis of empowerment. Very positive view on teaching behavior
    • Kristin is a fabulous presenter, she is the real deal-EVERY educator should have the privilege of hearing Kristin’s message to support all students

    Workshop Presenter:                     

    Kristin Souers, MA LMHC 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”.                                                            


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