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Welcome to our 2019 Conference "Moving Into The Future Together"
For registration, lodging and other up-to-date conference information please visit our CCEA website:
https://cceanet.org/ccea-conference-2019/ 


 

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Thursday, April 25
 

5:00pm

Thursday Evening Early Registration
Join us for early registration in the Grand Ballroom  foyer.

Thursday April 25, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Friday, April 26
 

7:00am

Buffet Breakfast
Buffet Breakfast will be available for all conference attendees in the California Ballroom (Salons 6-9). Breakfast will be followed by the 2019 CCEA Conference opening message, introductions and our Keynote Address given by Ken LaVigne.

Friday April 26, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom

7:00am

Registration
Registration and Presenter check-in in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Registration will continue throughout the day. Remember, conference attendees must have a name badge to attend sessions.

Friday April 26, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:15am

Welcome Message and Introductions
Join us in the California Ballroom (Salons 6-9) for the official opening of our 2019 CCEA "Moving Through the Future Together" Annual Conference. Meet your CCEA Board Members and Representatives.

Friday April 26, 2019 9:15am - 9:40am
California Ballroom

9:45am

Keynote Message: Building Curriculum that Promotes Core Values for Students and the Value of Positive, Nurturing Relationships with Students.
In this presentation Ken LaVigne will address the value of developing positive, nurturing relationships with our students and building curriculum around core values that will help prepare students for the future. He will be referencing stories from his book, "Coach the Soul."


Friday April 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am
California Ballroom

9:45am

Model School Visit to Boynton High School
Join us in the Hotel Lobby at 9:45am to board the bus for a visit to Boynton High School. This visit will require conference attendees to register online beforehand and wristbands will be required to board the bus. Please pick up your wristbands at the registration desk when you check in. 

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Speakers
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Tim Cooper, Live Oak High School

Principal, CCEA Region.4 Advisor, Live Oak High School Antioch Unified School District

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 9:45am - 12:00pm
Hotel Lobby

10:45am

Best Practices Discussion: Math
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your Math  colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and make connections.


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Prospector Suite B

10:45am

Transitioning from a Trimester System to a "Fluid System"
Transitioning from a trimester system to a "Fluid System" was a large task our site took on this school year.  What is a fluid system?  Teachers created what is known as a cover sheet for each course that breaks down exactly what the student needs to do to earn 5 credits and the cover sheet rubrics the entire course.  In weekly collaboration, our staff has constantly adjusted their curriculum in the effort of finding a sweet spot where the expectation is that students typically finish a 5 credit course every 6 to 10 weeks of study.  Join us for this session and where we will discuss, why the fluid system works,  how it has transformed the academics at our school, and why the fluid system makes better sense for a continuation school whose enrollment constantly changing.



School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Marc Trocchio

Marc Trocchio

District Employee, Back Bay High School
Alternative Education

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon D

10:45am

How to Successfully Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century Classroom….Tools & Tips You Can Implement Immediately to Engage the Willfully Defiant Student
California teachers are under immense pressure to deal with the defiant student during class time in order to decrease suspensions/expulsions for their districts. California’s implementation of AB420 that restricts the ability to suspend/expel students who choose to disrupt or defy authority, has led to enormous pressures and job dissatisfaction among California teachers. Having the tools as a teacher to avoid the power-struggles and confrontations that lead to the loss of teaching time is vital to the success of both teachers and students. This seminar will reach to the very core of the teacher’s heart as Jamie Lynn shares with you from her own personal experience how she rediscovered her passion for teaching. Through using the same strategies and tools, her classroom environment was transformed resulting in a reduction of daily disruptions and written referrals by 90%.

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Speakers
avatar for Jamie Lynn Bianchi

Jamie Lynn Bianchi

Teacher/PD Presenter, Modesto City School
Jamie Lynn Bianchi combines a love of teaching with a passion for conveying information in ways that informs and inspires. She brings over 17 years of classroom teaching experience along with years as a varsity high school coach. Speaks to teachers and parent groups, school administrators... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon A

10:45am

The Military's Role in Serving Our At-Risk Youth
In 1993, The United States Congress determined that the Drop-Out rate is a domestic crisis.  For any domestic crisis (i.e. Wild fire, flood, earthquake, etc), The National Guard is there.  So, who better to call in when we are losing 1.2 million students every year?  The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 22-week, Residential, Quasi-Military, Credit Recovery Program serving ALL of California.  Our mission is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old "High School Dropouts", and students who are not on track to graduate on time/ at all because of multiple risk factors.  Our goal is to be a resource for ALL of the continuation schools in California. The Academy is completely voluntary and there is zero enlistment requirement.  The program is completely free (worth $22k per student). 


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Speakers
avatar for Chief Matthew J. Reece

Chief Matthew J. Reece

Chief of Recruiting, Placement, Mentoring and Outreach, Discovery ChalleNGe Academy
Twelve years ago, I raised my right hand and swore an oath to support and defend this nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. I enlisted as a Medic because I wanted to save lives. 5 years ago my career switched paths and allows me to save lives in a different way.In 1993... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon E

10:45am

Uncovered Leaders In Hidden Schools:  Effective Leadership Practices of Principals in California Model Continuation High Schools
The purpose of this presentation is to examine and discuss the findings of research regarding the effective leadership beliefs and practices of principals from California Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS) based on Transformational Leadership Theory (Avolio, Bass, & Jung, 1999). Quantitative and qualitative data was collected and triangulated using an Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods design. As a point of comparison, a Non-MCHS was researched utilizing the same methodology. Based on survey results from the MLQ-5X (Avolio & Bass, 2004), principals from the MCHS and Non-MCHS settings were rated by their teachers as predominantly transformational leaders. The second most prevalent leadership style was transactional; they were least rated as passive/avoidant leaders. Five salient transformational leadership traits and practices that surfaced from this research across principals are: cultivating a school culture of resilience through caring and positive relationships (IIA and IC) and a compelling vision and mission (IIB and IM), innovation (IS), lifelong learning (IIA, IC and IM), and high expectations (IM). The principals expressed state accountability is needed to improve equity and access to quality education for at-risk youth. Consequently, principals demonstrated transformational leadership by leveraging the power of internal accountability within their respective sites for their students.  The findings coincide with the research base which states although there are serious challenges inherent to continuation education, effective leadership at the principal level is foundational to high performing continuation schools (Bush, 2012; Farris, 2014; Hemmer, Madsen, & Torres, 2013; Perez & Johnson, 2008; Ruiz de Velasco & McLaughlin, 2012; Ruiz de Velasco et al., 2008; Sumbera, 2017).


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Santa Barbara

10:45am

WASC: Tips for a Successful Visit
WASC can be challenging for small schools and not all visiting teams understand continuation schools. Learn several configurations for home groups and focus groups that work for continuation schools. Suggestions for what to provide the visiting committee during the visit will be shared as well. Having chaired 18 alternative school WASC visits, I will share what I have learned.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Margie Moriarty

Dr. Margie Moriarty

School District Employee, Frontier High School
Educational optionsContinuation school administration

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Newport Beach

10:45am

Creating Connectivity through Circles
A circle creates equity and equality and allows everyone to have a voice. In this active workshop, you will learn to create connectivity and belonging using circles with staff, students, family, and community. Learn how affirmative statements and affirmative questions can build trust with both kids and adults, in the classroom and the home.

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Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon C

10:45am

Enhancing School Culture
How can we increase attendance? Decrease behavioral referrals? Help students to feel connected to school? Join two teachers, from a Model Continuation School, as they share strategies that support PRIDE on their campus.  They will also explore Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) and how they adapted PBIS to fit their needs. To access the Slide Show Click Here

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Speakers
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Robert Bonnifet

School District Employee, Albert Powell High School
avatar for Jillian Damon

Jillian Damon

District Employee, Albert Powell High School
Jillian has been teaching for seventeen years and has found her calling in alternative education. She teaches Social Science at Albert Powell High School, a 2018 CDE Model Continuation School, where she works with her colleagues to make sure every student is connected to a team of... Read More →

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Seattle

10:45am

New Student Orientation - Setting Our Students Up For Success
The need for consistency in the transient nature of Continuation school has lead Dr. John H. Milor High School to streamline their orientation process.  JMHS intakes a minimum of 40-50 students each quarter.  We wanted to start all of our new students out on the same foot, no matter where they were coming from.  We also wanted to know what they needed from us, so we can best serve them.  The orientation we designed not only introduces the student to the school processes; such as PBIS expectations, student handbook information, and the overall school community expectations. Through the use of technology, we administer multiple assessments to attain baseline information for each individual student.  All this occurs during a traditional school day, allowing the students to attend a day of school on the JMHS campus, and get a feel for the site.  Through this orientation process, we have been able to create better initial connections with students and their families and set them up for success. Students are presented with the school social climate expectations, as well as the academic expectations.  They are informed about how to be advocates for their own education.  They learn how to read their transcripts.  Student's current academic knowledge is assessed.  They take a math assessment and write a personal essay.  These essays are assessed for writing knowledge, as well as social/emotional needs.  All aspects of the orientation utilize the content and academic language.  Our high standards for academic and social success are modeled through the way we present the information and how we present ourselves and our school.  The orientation is a snapshot, for the students, about how Milor will be when they attend.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Andres Luna

Andres Luna

Principal, Dr. John H. Milor High School
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Cynthia Pool

Teacher/Academic & Technology Coach, Dr. John H. Milor High School
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Johanna Cuellar

School District Employee, Dr. John H. Milor High School

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Prospector Suite A

10:45am

Why Discipline Exclusions Are Ineffective, And What To Do Instead – Practical Classroom Management Strategies That Work
Students learn nothing in the office, and discipline exclusions can actually make student misbehavior worse. Yet you can't just let inappropriate behaviors slide by. This session will show participants 5 key classroom management strategies that can be implemented immediately - at no cost - that will decrease office referrals, correct disruptive student behavior, and improve student-teacher relationships. The strategies include:
- Practical ways to build rapport and trust with students
- How to create a supportive physical environment
- How to teach behavior expectations and routines instead of waiting for students to misbehave and then punishing them
- Managing your own emotions so you can avoid power struggles and escalation
- How to be consistent and fair with all students
Each participant will receive a reference guide packed with effective classroom management strategies that work. Teachers will be able to use the resource guide to implement the strategies in their own classrooms. Administrators and instructional coaches will be able to use the resource guide to train their staff.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Ayres

Katrina Ayres

Educational Consultant, Positive Teaching Strategies

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon B

10:45am

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help With Your Classroom Success
Higher educational institutions now more than ever embrace a student center partnership ultimately leading them to accomplish more student success. These institutions and their rigorous programs and course work require students to also be effective in every sense possible. As students get admitted and transition through various programs and steps of their educational goals, they face many challenges and stressors, affecting their productivity and success rate. Imagine if we were able to help our students get connected to their own emotional strengths by assisting them to identify, understand, manage and use their emotional ebbs and flows. This could be possible if we were able to add an emotional intelligence component to our learning experiences. This would mean more student success, institutional effectiveness and in general healthier generation of graduates. That is what this presentation will be, helping educators learn how to enhance the emotional intelligence of their students.


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Portland

12:00pm

Lunch—Ridgeview High School in Paradise CA Recognition
Lunch will be available for all conference attendees in the California Ballroom (Salon 6-9). Paradise California's Ridgeview High School will receive  this year's Proclamation Recognition.

Friday April 26, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom

1:15pm

Best Practices Discussion: Science
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your Science  colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and make connections.

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Speakers
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Casey Hall

Teacher, Albert Powell High School

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prospector Suite B

1:15pm

Focus on the Learning - Stamp System of Credit Accrual
Help motivate students and keep focused on the learning by implementing a stamp-based credit accrual system for all students, school wide. This system serves as a positive behavior intervention system, a consistent method of checking for understanding, and a motivator for students to stay focused on learning. While at once the system may seem simple, upon closer reflection it is a system that encourages self-direction and encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and progress.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Chris Balogh

Chris Balogh

Principal, Paloma Creek High School
Focus on the Learning: Stamps! Presentation Link: https://sites.google.com/atasusd.org/atascadero-usd-alt-ed/pchs/paloma-creek-high-school-information Digital Hall Pass Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eWWSafUPak5N3Qs71u8ECEtkfjPXgL00ptCJ6mV8AYw/edit?us... Read More →
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Scott Killen

School District Employee, Paloma Creek High School

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon D

1:15pm

Low Stress Classroom Strategies for Highly Successful Educators
This program presentation is for new teachers, veteran teachers, staff and administrators. This program provides tools that can be used immediately in the classroom as soon as teachers return to school. Mutual respect, camaraderie, team work and a true sense of belonging are a few of the positive results of incorporating the tools of the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom®. This interactive presentation is facilitated by an award winning retired teacher. If we are not prepared for someone else’s initial reaction to our new skills, we have no new skills. Otherwise, they will try and perhaps succeed in making us go back to our old ways. If a student can argue with a teacher, that student will never develop respect for that teacher. If a student brings a teacher down to their level, the teacher is no longer an authority figure. Teachers do not have to be a friend, but a powerful, loving, friendly authority figure. The benefit is respect and admiration. Teachers can produce an environment that compels students to actively engage, as well as teach accountability and problem solving in a loving way.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Laurie Erceg

Laurie Erceg

Independent Facilitator/Consultant, The 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom®
Laurie speaks from experience, presenting on the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Program. This program provides classroom engagement strategies that offer effective communication with children and teens (enforceable statements delivered with love), teaching responsibility... Read More →

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prospector Suite A

1:15pm

Using Instagram to Influence your Lessons, Classroom Management, and Self-Care!
Instagram is a great platform for professional development and educational networking. Instagram allows teachers to connect and learn from one another from all over the world. Many teachers share instructional lessons, classroom management strategies, and self-care tips. Through this presentation I will showcase some of the top Instagram teachers and share their lessons, strategies, and self-care tips with attendees. I will feature Alt Ed. teachers whom I follow on Instagram as well as many other primary and secondary teachers who are amazing role models in the teaching profession. The lessons, classroom management strategies, and self care tips have all been adapted and practiced in my alternative high school classroom.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ells

Rachel Ells

Social Science Teacher, Lorin Griset Academy
Hello! My name is Rachel Ells and I am a 5th Year Social Science teacher from Orange County! This is my first year teaching at an Alternative Education school and I am so excited to connect with other teachers who teach in a similar setting. I learned about CCEA through an Instagram... Read More →

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Santa Barbara

1:15pm

Activities and Athletics Works in Continuation Schools
Activities and Athletics greatly enhance student grades and attendance. Learn some valuable ideas that you can implement an intramural sports program as soon as you return to school. Be prepared to network and explore new ideas that will enrich your academic programs.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Lauretta A Eldridge

Lauretta A Eldridge

School District Employee, Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School
Lauretta has been an Activity Director and coach for 25 years. Working as an educator for over 28 years, she has taught in the inner city, middle school, high school and college. She has presented at schools, colleges and conferences across the United States. Lauretta seeks to make... Read More →

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon B

1:15pm

Indelible Connections - Creating a Right Now Curiosity for Learning and Life Using Tattoo Culture and Art Journaling
Art Right Now's series of workshops and curriculum supports Social and Emotional Learning by using tattoo culture (design, art techniques, salemanship, and real world connection) to help foster a familiar and engaging context for learning, promote effective communication through collaboration, and spark a curiosity for life and learning through mindful art journaling practices.  Connecting educators and students to their Right Now.

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Speakers
avatar for Joe Swanson

Joe Swanson

Art Educator, Art Right Now

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon E

1:15pm

Seeking to Understand: A Trauma-Informed Approach
This session is an introduction to a Trauma- Informed Approach. The session will examine Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), along with how trauma can impact a student’s ability to self-regulate. How do we look past the behavior, and attempt to identify the lagging skills or unmet need(s)? The presenters will share the framework they are currently using at the continuation high school where they teach, recognized as a 2018 California Department of Education Model Continuation School. To access the presentation click here.

School/Company
Speakers
avatar for Jillian Damon

Jillian Damon

District Employee, Albert Powell High School
Jillian has been teaching for seventeen years and has found her calling in alternative education. She teaches Social Science at Albert Powell High School, a 2018 CDE Model Continuation School, where she works with her colleagues to make sure every student is connected to a team of... Read More →
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Robert Bonnifet

School District Employee, Albert Powell High School

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Seattle

1:15pm

Confidently Share Success Stories
Do you find it difficult to tell a poignant success story with ease? Do you worry about speaking confidently without bragging? Do you listen to yourself ramble on and on until you forget the point of your own story? This workshop will help you tackle these issues and more.

Join us for this hands-on workshop as you discover how to confidently craft and share success stories that are clear, concise and impactful. You'll learn to take on the bragging issue, create concise stories from an outline and trim stories to their essence. Learning objectives: 1. The importance of self-advocacy 2. The importance of story 3. The difference between confidently sharing and bragging  4. To craft a concise success story 5. To confidently share a success story

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Speakers
avatar for Kristin Link

Kristin Link

Public Speaking Coach, Link Coaching
Kristin Link inspires her clients to discover and share their stories. In doing so, they learn more about themselves, find their voice and speak their truth. When authentic stories are shared, the impact is quite profound.Prior to being a Public Speaking Coach and Storyteller, Kristin... Read More →

Position

Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Salon A

1:15pm

Principal Leadership Academy
This sessions will be a panel presentation with 3 current continuation high school principals.  The three school leaders will give a description of the programs and services their schools offer to their students. In addition, session participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.  This session is of interest to new continuation high school site administrators.  We will touch on how one of the site is working through assistance under the new accountability measures. 

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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Margie Moriarty

Dr. Margie Moriarty

School District Employee, Frontier High School
Educational optionsContinuation school administration
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Daniel Barajas

School Principal, Valley High School
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Mark Kaliponi

School Principal, Somerset High School

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Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Newport Beach

1:15pm

Listen as Wise Youth Discuss what Supports or Undermines Resiliency and Success
A youth panel will discuss factors that are at the core of student resiliency and learning. Participants will (1) learn about factors that support or undermine youth engagement in school and the community and (2) learn about factors in school and the community that support or undermine youth resiliency in the face of challenges (3) experience how wise youth are, especially about these issues. This will include overall school climate, academic challenges, behavioral and attendance challenges, and being respected in their cultural and other forms of identity. Resiliency involves how one continues in the face of adversity. Local control accountability plans address academic data, as well as school climate concerns that include absenteeism, behavioral interventions, and designated student populations. The plans are expected to include input from key stakeholders. This workshop goes directly to the most numerous stakeholders, students. We need to reshape our actions based on what they say. As time allows, participants will discuss in small groups amongst themselves how to implement the wisdom just shared by the youth panel.

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Speakers
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Dan Sackheim

Educational Options Consultant, California Department of Education
Dan Sackheim is statewide program lead for the California Department of Education for several types of public schools and programs for at-risk/at-promise students and serves on a dozen related state boards, interagency workgroups, and boards of professional organizations including... Read More →

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Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Portland

1:15pm

The ABCs of S.E.A.L (Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning)
To flourish means “to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as a result of a particularly favorable environment.”  If we want students and staff to flourish, then educational leaders need to plant the seeds, nourish the environment, and cultivate the climate for optimum growth. Research is clear that social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical for student success in school, college, work, and life. The truth is, SEL isn’t separate from academics – the two go hand-in-hand, and that is why this series is called S.E.A.L. – Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning.

In this engaging session, Dr. Joelle Hood will demonstrate how SEL needs to be modeled from all adults and integrated into all areas of the school site and district. She will share how she has brought this deep dive learning into Executive Cabinets and District Management Retreats, into multi-day sessions with teachers and counselors, and into an innovative and interactive online course to empower educators with the opportunity to strengthen their own social-emotional intelligence, well-being and resilience, and deepen their understanding of WHY these skills are so important to students and staff. Participants will engage in discussions and activities that they can immediately replicate with their staff. to initiate positive change in the lives of all stakeholders. The experiential learning is designed to help leaders have a deeper understanding of S.E.A.L. in order to provide support and guidance to their staff, as well as to infuse this mindset into site and district practices.


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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joelle Hood

Dr. Joelle Hood

Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Writer, Influencer, Outside Speaker
Dr. Joelle Hood brings over 25 years of educational and leadership experience to her clients. As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Joelle brings passion, energy, and expertise to helping all humans thrive. In addition to her doctorate degree in Organizational... Read More →

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Friday April 26, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:30pm

Best Practices Discussion: ELA
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your English colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate and make connections. If you are interested in adding to the discussion please upload any documents or forms that will add to the conversation of best practices by clicking the blue text.


Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Prospector Suite B

2:30pm

Intro to the Engaging Work of Interactive Instruction
Join Santa Barbara Crystal Apple Winner, Glynda Maddaleno, to learn how anyone in any subject area can create a fun, exciting, and engaging environment that includes built-in differentiation, instant participation feedback, and can be used for any level of rigor. Come with an open mind and enthusiasm and leave with Interactive lessons and tools you can use in the classroom tomorrow!

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Speakers
avatar for Glynda Maddaleno

Glynda Maddaleno

School District Employee, Delta Model High School
Delta Model High School - I'm MaDd about alternative Education!! I graduated from Delta High school which is where I am now the Acting Administrator, teacher, and Instructional Coach for the district. My strengths are creating engaging curriculum, providing fun and exciting Instructional... Read More →

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seattle

2:30pm

Providing Opportunities For Access to Quality Credit Recovery Education
Gateway High School has transformed its credit recovery program over to using an online course provider, Edgenuity. This has enabled our students the opportunity to access quality core courses, electives, and even world languages that they otherwise wouldn't be able to complete for graduation. We provide access to credentialed teachers 6 periods out of the day alongside Edgenuity courses. The courses provide robust standards-based instruction with a variety of tools that help the population of students we serve. Many of our students arrive with partial completion credits and Edgenuity provides the flexibility to customize courses to fulfill whatever they might need to meet graduation requirements. Students also have access to courses at home which helps increase opportunities. Edgenuity is used district-wide and as a district, we've increased our graduation rate for students a semester or more behind. This has a positive impact on graduation rates and meets the needs of all of our students.

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Speakers
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Rees Warne

School District Employee, Gateway High School
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Laura McGee

School District Employee, Gateway High School

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon E

2:30pm

Yoga in Schools, A Partnership for Kids
In most cases, students who attend alternative high schools have a hard time finding ways to center themselves. Through a strong community partnership with a yoga studio, we have taken on a different approach to PE and offered students a therapeutic way to meet stress, beat stress and cope with it in a healthy way. Not only are students learning strategies to stay mentally and physically healthy in school, they are taking these strategies home to their families where, in many cases, there is trauma, little time for processing and no time for healthy habit building. Students are sharing ways to be resilient with one another and their families while increasing their attendance, decreasing their negative behavior at school and performing better in their classes. Through this partnership, we would like to share some of these strategies with you as we have seen a tremendous change over the past three years.

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Speakers
avatar for Katherine Wallace

Katherine Wallace

Principal, Maple High School
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Martena Wilson

School District Employee, Maple High School

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

From Zero to MTSS: Connecting Frameworks to Support Students
2016-17 was the start of a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) journey with our school that was the beginning of establishing a tiered systems model to support students. PBIS implementation and an at-risk counselor were only the beginning...this presentation is a reflection of one C-school moving through its discipline data into an MTSS frame of mind.

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Speakers
avatar for Eric Barrientos

Eric Barrientos

Assistant Principal, Brea Olinda High School
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Jesus Horta

School District Employee, Brea Canyon High School
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Ignacio Rios

School District Employee, Brea Canyon High School

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Prospector Suite A

2:30pm

"Access Team" Using LCAP Funds to Support Under-Resourced Students
The "Access Team", which is part of an overall district transition program in the Clovis Unified School District, focuses on providing LCAP students with additional supports to increase their achievement and engagement.  Targeted students have access to a multitude of resources that support them in the areas of academics, social/emotional wellbeing, community connections, and personal/family wellness.  Through mentoring activities, the Access Team helps to build grit, resilience, and coping skills within students, so they can navigate through adversity and daily challenges to operate at their fullest potential.

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Speakers
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Greg Connor

School District Employee, Gateway High School

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Santa Barbara

2:30pm

Hall Passes for Small Schools -- Instant Notification
At Paloma Creek High School (a school with eighty students) it is vital that the staff have clear and constant communication tools. In this presentation, you will be taught how to create a Google Form and implement a script that allows all staff members on your campus to be instantly alerted when a student leaves class. At Paloma Creek High School, we use this type of form for two reasons: Students complete a form for a Hall Pass, and teachers complete a form when they have a student concern or need to send a student to another location.

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Balogh

Chris Balogh

Principal, Paloma Creek High School
Focus on the Learning: Stamps! Presentation Link: https://sites.google.com/atasusd.org/atascadero-usd-alt-ed/pchs/paloma-creek-high-school-information Digital Hall Pass Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eWWSafUPak5N3Qs71u8ECEtkfjPXgL00ptCJ6mV8AYw/edit?us... Read More →

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Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

5:00pm

Bus Transportation to Levi Stadium
Meet us in the lobby to catch the bus to Levi Stadium for our Model School Gala

Friday April 26, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Hotel Lobby

5:30pm

President's Reception
Mingle and network with conference attendees and guests.

Friday April 26, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Levi Stadium

6:30pm

Model School Gala
Join us for our 2019 Model Schools Gala. This year we will be recognizing 31 Model Continuation High Schools from across the state of California.

Friday April 26, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Levi Stadium
 
Saturday, April 27
 

8:00am

Buffet Breakfast
Buffet Breakfast will be available for all conference attendees in the California Ballroom (Salons 6-9).

Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom

9:30am

Best Practices Discussion: CTE
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your CTE  colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and make connections.

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Rebecca Ingrahm

Maple High School, Maple High School


Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Prospector Suite B

9:30am

Ready, Set, Go -Coaching Students to Self-Efficacy
Is the lack of Student Engagement in your classroom driving you crazy?  Have you felt like you keep going around and around only to end up in the same place?  Please join me in the session to learn about how to stop going in circles. Get ready to see things differently as you will be introduced to the role of Coaching students as an effective practice in engaging today's learners.  Learn why teaching to self-esteem does not work and why Coaching to self-efficacy does work towards encouraging a growth mindset in your students and their taking responsibility for their learning. Get SET to participate, have fun while learning, and gain energy to GO back to your classroom with easily implemented strategies.  Your Mission Impossible will become Mission Possible!

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Speakers
avatar for Cyndee Kawalek

Cyndee Kawalek

Educational Trainer and Consultant, Cyndee's Teacher Training
My role in all of my education positions has always been as an "Agent of Change" for both students and educators. I have been committed to sharing my educational philosophies on Classroom Management, Student Engagement, and Classroom Community Building. My background in Social Work... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Salon A

9:30am

To Infinity and Beyond: Math Classes of the Future
Students and teachers are discovering that writing in a math class can be an interesting and useful tool for us all. We will show how we have spent the last year incorporating writing, assessment(s), technology, and the co-teaching model to support and close the achievement gap and to master the standards continuum that spans the educational landscape. Our goal is to meet the CCR standards for ELA within the math class. As the students get more comfortable in expressing the ideas, concepts, and justifications of math problems we are hoping to see that success translate across curricula. As a site, we have added writing components to all core classes and into some elective courses.

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Speakers
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Karin Lee

School District Employees, San Jacinto USD
I love curriculum and revising curriculum. My partner in math (Jordan Smith) and I are always always tweaking lessons, assessments, Projects/Tasks, writing prompts and SBAC prep and... anything we can think of to help turn on the light and have our students succeed.
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Dr. Jordan B. Smith Jr.

School District Employees, Mountain View HS
After 20 years in the Marine Corps as a Major of Marines, in 2004 Mr. Smith decides to become a teacher of mathematics. Dr. Smith is a teacher leader after some 15 years in the district. He brings innovation, new fresh ideas that integrate technology to develop self-directed learners... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Portland

9:30am

How to Become a Model Continuation High School
This presentation will address everything you need to know about building your Model School Application. Components of the Review Process will be reviewed as well as strengths and challenges of the written application and site visit expectations. Be prepared with questions you may have as we will go through every section of the application.


Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Newport Beach

9:30am

Leading a Climate of Hope
In the area of dropout prevention, alternative education is a promising practice to lower the dropout rate in schools throughout the United States. In addition, creating a positive school climate in these schools furthers supports our most vulnerable students on their path to high school graduation and beyond. In this presentation, you will hear research from three model continuation schools in regards to promising practices that support a positive school climate along with implications for creating structures that allow for hope in alternative school.

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Speakers
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Dr. Jamie Alarcon

School District Employee, Allan F. Daily High School
I have been an educator for the past 14 years with a passion for Continuation High Schools and working with at-risk students. During that time I have been looking for ways to engage and facilitate learning that to demonstrates growth in my student's ability to read, write, and organize... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Prospector Suite A

9:30am

Arts as a Solution Partner
Research and data continue to reinforce that a high quality education that includes the arts positively impacts students, including increased student engagement, achievement, attendance, and graduation rates. Join us in exploring how the arts can transform teaching and learning in the continuation school environment.

California statewide partners have joined together as the Create CA coalition to be solution partners with schools, districts and county offices to implement the state Education Code requirement for providing visual and performing arts instruction to all students. With one out of seven jobs in California now in the creative industries, the integration of the arts into a whole child curriculum has never been more urgent. The alignment with social/emotional priorities is impactful and exciting for school transformation. This interactive presentation will include a data walk, real strategies and next steps, as well as resources available to move forward with an integrated curriculum for all students. Planning partners include the California Department of Education, CCSESA (California County Superintendents Educational Services Association), California Alliance for Arts Education and the Alameda County Office of Education.

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Speakers
avatar for Patricia Wayne

Patricia Wayne

Program Director, Create CA
Pat Wayne has served as the Program Director of CREATE CA, California’s Statewide Arts Education Coalition since 2015.  Prior to joining CREATE CA, Pat was Deputy Director of Arts Orange County, the county-wide arts council. She has held the positions of Manager of Community Programs... Read More →
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Peggy Burt

Arts Now Program Director, California Alliance for Arts Education
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Gregg Witkin

Campbell Union High School District
A 20 year veteran of the alternative high school environment specializing in creating a digital media environment where all students feel confident to create, share and explore topics they have never considered. Was also one of the original 10 lead educators through the global... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Salon E

9:30am

Leadership Lenses: Using Reflection to Improve Leadership
You are a leader- either of a team, a class, or your own life! Research indicates that effective reflection is key to effective leadership.. In this session participants will be presented with research regarding full-presence and effective reflection. The workshop will include engaging the Leadership Lenses protocol and will conclude with an individually personalized to-do list summarizing areas for growth. By the end of this workshop participants will: 1. Understand the research behind effective reflection, 2. Understand their personal leadership strengths and areas for improvement, 3. Participate in the Leadership Lenses self-inventory and reflection protocol, 4. Gain access to further resources.

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Speakers
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Erik Conklin

School District Employee, Murray H.S. / Prism Education
Dr. Erik Conklin, M.A., Ed.D., is a continuation school teacher and certified as a compassion and mindfulness coach from both the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education housed at Stanford University’s Medical School and U.C.L.A.’s Mindful Awareness Research... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Santa Barbara

9:30am

Leading Like a Lady: Changing the Game through Supportive Leadership
While women still only make up about one in five C-Suite leaders, the top traits and practices of effective leaders are stereotypically “feminine”. Actually, Gallup research shows that employees who work for a female manager are six percentage points more engaged, on average than those who work for a male manager. The great news is that while these traits are more socialized and inherent in women, they are traits and strategies that can be learned and practiced by anyone! In this session, Nikki shares how anyone and everyone can and should utilize the top practices of engaging leaders and leaves audiences with actionable items to implement immediately to increase your team’s engagement. Key Takeaways: 1. How to use the top practices and traits of engaging leaders to send your employee retention through the roof 2. Learn to course-correct and prevent problems without working 24/7 3. How to effectively toe the line between being friends vs. being friendly with your teams and why that is so important

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Salon D

9:30am

Response-Ability Training Program
This presentation is an overview of Valley High's successful 6 week orientation program that introduces students and sets high expectations for high school in academics and behavior. All students who enroll in Valley High School are required to enroll in the Response-Ability Training Program course in order to help ensure their success. Throughout the course students engage in a variety of collaborative experiences designed to communicate positive expectations, develop their interpersonal skills and behavior, and improve their coping skills. A great emphasis is placed on ensuring students engage in fun, uplifting activities that promote positive interpersonal relationships among their peers as well as the instructor and other adults on campus. Expected outcomes include increased academic achievement as well as improved social-emotional well-being.   Focus is on students social emotional health and teaching the students how to be aware of external events that may be impeding on their education. After taking the course students feel ready to respond to past failures and have tools to be successful on campus and in the "Real World." Big emphasis is put on how to self-advocate, how to set goals, working on communication skills, and participating in team building exercises.

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Monica Lee

School District Employee, Valley High School
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Noemi Iraci

School District Employee, Valley High School

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Salon B

9:30am

Behavior, Trauma, Discipline, and Academic Engagement – What neuroscience tells us about how we can respond effectively to help ourselves and our students
In this workshop, we look at the brain, how we are wired to respond to danger (trauma). We go the next step: now that we understand behavior better after looking at the neuroscience, what can we do? How do we help ourselves and our students? How do we implement low-cost policies in our classrooms and schools that will help us with challenging behavior and disengagement? How do we make ourselves more patient and less frustrated at work? In this workshop, we will have tangible ideas you can implement your next day at work. This workshop is for anyone who works in education.

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Speakers
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Joseph Antonelli

School District Employee, CNUSD
In alternative education, we encounter many students with challenging behavior. But what is going on in the brain of a “misbehaving” child? And how do we approach behavior in a way that will create meaningful and lasting changes in the child?

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Seattle

9:30am

Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.
When students and staff experience chronic stress, it negatively impacts their motivation, performance, and wellbeing, Participants in this engaging workshop will walk away with simple research-based practices from the fields of Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, that they can utilize with both themselves and students to reduce stress and anxiety, improve attention and performance, and strengthen overall physical and psychological well-being.

Stress is an issue of global concern among teachers, students, and well, humans in general.  Chronic stress is harmful to our physical, mental, and social-emotional health.  Additionally, when students and staff feel stressed, it negatively impacts their motivation, performance, and overall well being, which can affect the morale and resilience of the home, the classroom, the organization, and the community.

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Speakers
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Dr. Joelle Hood

Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Writer, Influencer, Outside Speaker
Dr. Joelle Hood brings over 25 years of educational and leadership experience to her clients. As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Joelle brings passion, energy, and expertise to helping all humans thrive. In addition to her doctorate degree in Organizational... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Salon C

10:45am

Seeing the Future by the Dashboard Lights
Like it or not the California Accountability Dashboard is here to stay and a continuation school staff must plan to monitor instruction and learning outcomes.  Students and teachers are discovering strategies to overcome the fear of taking the 11th-grade summative assessment. We will share our strategies for preparing credit deficient students for the CAASPP using the SBAC digital resources incorporating expository writing, formative assessment, and technology to master essential standards for college and career readiness.

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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jordan B. Smith Jr.

Dr. Jordan B. Smith Jr.

School District Employees, Mountain View HS
After 20 years in the Marine Corps as a Major of Marines, in 2004 Mr. Smith decides to become a teacher of mathematics. Dr. Smith is a teacher leader after some 15 years in the district. He brings innovation, new fresh ideas that integrate technology to develop self-directed learners... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Portland

10:45am

Best Practices Discussion: Special Ed
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your Special Education colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and make connections.

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Jill Adams

Education Specialist, Somerset High School

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Saturday April 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Prospector Suite B

10:45am

Are You Drowning in a Sea of Discipline Referrals?
Why waste precious instructional energy?  Why send students to the Principal's office when you can refocus their energy back to the task at hand?  You can solve problems without transferring your authority or losing your dignity. You will learn how to respond using the Student Mood Assessment and Rapid Response Technique strategies (SMARRT). It is possible to stop low-level misbehavior in its tracks before it escalates using strategies such as diffusers and teach-tos.  In this session, you will be able to practice these strategies so that you can easily implement them in your classroom and see immediate results. The beauty of the SMARRT technique is that your instruction will continue with little interruption of precious instructional time. You WILL have time to teach and they WILL have the opportunity to learn.

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Speakers
avatar for Cyndee Kawalek

Cyndee Kawalek

Educational Trainer and Consultant, Cyndee's Teacher Training
My role in all of my education positions has always been as an "Agent of Change" for both students and educators. I have been committed to sharing my educational philosophies on Classroom Management, Student Engagement, and Classroom Community Building. My background in Social Work... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon A

10:45am

The Military's Role in Serving Our At-Risk Youth
In 1993, The United States Congress determined that the Drop-Out rate is a domestic crisis.  For any domestic crisis (i.e. Wild fire, flood, earthquake, etc), The National Guard is there.  So, who better to call in when we are losing 1.2 million students every year?  The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 22-week, Residential, Quasi-Military, Credit Recovery Program serving ALL of California.  Our mission is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old "High School Dropouts", and students who are not on track to graduate on time/ at all because of multiple risk factors.  Our goal is to be a resource for ALL of the continuation schools in California. The Academy is completely voluntary and there is zero enlistment requirement.  The program is completely free (worth $22k per student).

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Speakers
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Chief Matthew J. Reece

Chief of Recruiting, Placement, Mentoring and Outreach, Discovery ChalleNGe Academy
Twelve years ago, I raised my right hand and swore an oath to support and defend this nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. I enlisted as a Medic because I wanted to save lives. 5 years ago my career switched paths and allows me to save lives in a different way.In 1993... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Prospector Suite A

10:45am

A Model Continuation High School Panel Discussion on Promising Practices for Application Writing and Site Validation Visit Preparation
This panel presentation will give an overview of the Model School Application, a description of the application review process and indicate the expectations for the site visits. The current Model School Application will be thoroughly reviewed and time will be allotted for your questions to be answered.  


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Newport Beach

12:00pm

Lunch, Vendor’s Raffle Prizes
Lunch will be available for all conference attendees in the California Ballroom (Salon 6-9). During lunch we will be raffling off prizes donated by our Vendors as well as auctioning off some baskets. All money raised will go to the winners of this year's Essay and Art Cover Contest winners. Lunch will be followed by the second Keynote Message from Ken LaVigne. 

Saturday April 27, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
California Ballroom

12:30pm

Keynote Message: Classroom Strategies that Nurture Common Respect, Perspective, Great Listening Skills, and Meaningful Learning
Ken LaVigne will share a few examples that can be used in the classroom to nurture common respect , perspective, great listening skills, and meaningful learning. He will be referencing stories from his book, "Coach the Soul."


Saturday April 27, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
California Ballroom

1:15pm

DASS dashboard and School Accountability
Jenny Singh, Administrator from the California Department of Education Academic Accountability Unit, will have a designee, Consultant Betty Miura, speaking on the issues pertaining to the DASS Accountability System.  Please join us for an informative discussion. 


Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Newport Beach

1:15pm

Best Practices Discussion: Social Science
Round Table discussions are your chance to connect with other educators from your content area. Join your Social Science  colleagues from across the state to share experiences and have collaborative conversations. This is not a planned presentation, but an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and make connections.


Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Prospector Suite B

1:15pm

Breaking Barriers to Healthcare Careers
Breaking the cycle of poverty that many continuation students were raised in is a goal involving many strategies. One commonality among all high school students is disengagement with coursework as it becomes increasingly irrelevant to the realities of their lives as young adults. What if you could connect the dots for students by making class fun, relevant and accessible? Learn about an exciting, hands-on Health Science Careers course running successfully in dozens of Continuation Schools throughout California that is UC A-G approved, appealing to kinesthetic, EL and SPED learners, and inclusive of entry-level and certificated careers throughout healthcare. Fitting well into the credit-recovery model, this program boosts engagement and helps build confidence and hope in students as they discover their interests, aptitudes and real world job opportunities.

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Speakers
avatar for Marianne Bland

Marianne Bland

Educational Consultant, Paxton/Patterson
Curriculum partner offering turnkey CTE courses in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand industry sectors.Northern & Central California Rep: Marianne Bland, marianne@paxpat.com C: 408.710.4184Southern California Rep: Jud Wood, jud@paxpat.com C: 949.370.6657Social media:Twitter: @PaxPatLearningYouTube & Facebook: /PaxtonPattersonLearningPlease visit the Grand Canyon University Representatives at Table 4 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer and attend their session on Saturday at 1:15 in Salon A... Read More →
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Dr. Olga Orlova

Instructor, Central High School
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Lauren Crume

Instructor, Marie Hare High School
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Eric Singleton

Instructor, Vista High School
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Lisa Glick

CTE Director, Monterey Peninsula USD
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Cheyenne Pronga

Pathways Coach and Instructor, Oakland USD
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Shannon Wernette

Instructor, Alta Vista High School

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon E

1:15pm

Literacy and ELD strategies Across the Content Areas
Valley High School in Escondido offers a Connections course once a day to all students enrolled. The Connections course is a trimester long course that can be repeated for elective credit.  The Connections class is intended to help students make the academic, career and college connections necessary to become successful in high school and post-secondary endeavors across interdisciplinary areas. The classroom and extended learning experiences will provide students with conceptual understanding and development in the following areas: goal setting, personal focus of responsibility, ownership of personal actions, decision making/problem solving, time management, organizational skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, college/career readiness, financial literacy, computer skills, community service learning and development of a professional portfolio. Due to the developmental nature of the acquisition and mastery of all course components, this course is to be taught with fluidity which emphasizes skills in advancing levels of application which will include site adopted literacy routines aligned to both English Language Arts and College & Career Readiness Standards. Each unit of study is designed to foster student growth in content literacy (reading and writing).  All units are broken down to facilitate student participation in a required reading/writing activity two days per week.  Students may be enrolled in Connections up to two years and will continue to develop their skill, for a maximum of six trimesters of coursework. I intend to present on this course and how it can be adopted and modified to be taught in other continuation school settings. It can be a stand-alone curriculum or the literacy strategies can be applied across the content areas.

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Esthela Ledezma

School District Employee, Valley High School
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Catarina Garcia Kohnen

School District Employee, EUHSD/ Valley High School

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon B

1:15pm

New Student Orientation - Setting Our Students Up For Success
The need for consistency in the transient nature of Continuation school has lead Dr. John H. Milor High School to streamline their orientation process.  JMHS intakes a minimum of 40-50 students each quarter.  We wanted to start all of our new students out on the same foot, no matter where they were coming from.  We also wanted to know what they needed from us, so we can best serve them.  The orientation we designed not only introduces the student to the school processes; such as PBIS expectations, student handbook information, and the overall school community expectations. Through the use of technology, we administer multiple assessments to attain baseline information for each individual student.  All this occurs during a traditional school day, allowing the students to attend a day of school on the JMHS campus, and get a feel for the site.  Through this orientation process, we have been able to create better initial connections with students and their families and set them up for success. Students are presented with the school social climate expectations, as well as the academic expectations.  They are informed about how to be advocates for their own education.  They learn how to read their transcripts.  Student's current academic knowledge is assessed.  They take a math assessment and write a personal essay.  These essays are assessed for writing knowledge, as well as social/emotional needs.  All aspects of the orientation utilize the content and academic language.  Our high standards for academic and social success are modeled through the way we present the information and how we present ourselves and our school.  The orientation is a snapshot, for the students, about how Milor will be when they attend.

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Speakers
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Andres Luna

Principal, Dr. John H. Milor High School
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Cynthia Pool

Teacher/Academic & Technology Coach, Dr. John H. Milor High School
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Johanna Cuellar

School District Employee, Dr. John H. Milor High School

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon A

1:15pm

They’re Not Crazy: The Teenage Brain and What To Do About It
Brains do not come out fully formed as empty vessels just waiting for us in education to fill with knowledge. Brains develop over time, and some of the development that happens in adolescence drives us crazy. This workshop will go over the neuroscience and evolution of teen brain development and behavior, and how we can interact with teenagers in a way that minimizes our frustration and maximizes our effectiveness. This workshop is for educators and parents.

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avatar for Joseph Antonelli

Joseph Antonelli

School District Employee, CNUSD
In alternative education, we encounter many students with challenging behavior. But what is going on in the brain of a “misbehaving” child? And how do we approach behavior in a way that will create meaningful and lasting changes in the child?

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Seattle

1:15pm

Our Pyramid Scheme: Why a Multi-tiered SYSTEM of Support Must Provide an Integrated Approach to Attendance, Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Mental Health
Local control accountability plans address academic data, as well as school climate concerns that include absenteeism, behavioral interventions, and designated student populations. Mental health challenges can undermine success. Much of the talk about educational solutions is framed as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Our workshop presents how all of these challenges and proposed answers must be considered together in an integrated approach we call our Pyramid Scheme. Participants will (1) learn about why a Multi-tiered SYSTEM of Support must provide an integrated approach to attendance, behavioral interventions and supports, and mental health.   (2) learn how each of these integrated elements area can be addressed in Tier 1 Prevention, Tier 2 Early Identification and Response, and Tier 3 Intensive Interventions;  (3) Learn about team approaches, including Student Support Teams and School Attendance Review Boards that integrate all of these elements. As time allows, participants will discuss in small groups amongst themselves how to implement MTSS Pyramid Schemes.

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Dan Sackheim

Educational Options Consultant, California Department of Education
Dan Sackheim is statewide program lead for the California Department of Education for several types of public schools and programs for at-risk/at-promise students and serves on a dozen related state boards, interagency workgroups, and boards of professional organizations including... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Portland

1:15pm

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup: What it Takes to Be an Effective Leader
It might sound cliché, but it is absolutely true. In a time where the “self-care” market has blown up with fancy spa treatments and retreats, it can be overwhelming to really understand what self-care is and is NOT and why it is incredibly important to your success as a leader. In this session Nikki shares the science behind mindfulness and self-care’s benefits for leaders and takes the audience through reflective practices to rejuvenate yourself on the regular. Trust me, your team is going to THANK YOU! Key Takeaways: 1.      The importance (and science) of self-care for leaders and managers 2. How to increase your mindfulness even if that word makes your skin crawl 3. Actionable ways to incorporate wellness into your workplace

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

1:15pm

Nurtured Heart Approach
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is used by parents, educators, and mental health professionals for developing positive relationships with students.  It supports adults in relating to children in ways that guide them to use their intensity successfully and positively.  If you want to learn an effective way to work with students in alternative education, this is the workshop for you.   Come see how Yosemite High School uses the NHA to a make positive impact on some of their most intense students in the classroom and in the counseling setting.  Through this workshop,  you will learn: 1) basic stands of the NHA,  2) the impact of this approach at Yosemite High School, 3) strategies to shift negative energy in your students into positive energy, and  4) ways to empower students to recognize their own greatness.

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Viviana Barajas

School District Employee, Yosemite High School
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Charles Jolly

Principal Yosemite High School, Merced Union High School District

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Prospector Suite A

1:15pm

THE BIOLOGY OF BELONGING
Strong social connections strengthen our immune system, lower anxiety and depression, and even help us live longer.  Additionally, people who feel connected are more empathetic, trusting, and cooperative.  This engaging and interactive workshop, will provide participants with research, strategies, and structures for building belonging and cultivating connection in the classroom, the staff room, at home, and in the community.
If we want to increase the likelihood that our students will be successful, we have to “Maslow Before We Bloom.” Establishing a sense of belonging and connection in the classroom creates an academically safe environment where students are more likely to participate, ask questions and engage in the lessons.  Belonging can also strengthen hope and optimism, key factors in resilience, which is needed for academic success.
In this highly engaging and interactive workshop, participants will learn research explaining the biology of belonging, as well as strategies and structures that provide opportunities to build belonging and cultivate connection in classrooms, in staff rooms, at home, and in the community.


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avatar for Dr. Joelle Hood

Dr. Joelle Hood

Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Writer, Influencer, Outside Speaker
Dr. Joelle Hood brings over 25 years of educational and leadership experience to her clients. As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Joelle brings passion, energy, and expertise to helping all humans thrive. In addition to her doctorate degree in Organizational... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

1:15pm

Transforming Stress into Challenge: Games
Students who have inappropriate responses to stress and challenge will not be able to focus on any academic achievement, as they can sabotage themselves with their behavior. This workshop seeks to help teachers and leaders understand the vital importance of social-emotional learning as foundational to the academic success of students. Scientific research has demonstrated the human body and brain decrease in efficacy when stressed; both increase in efficacy when challenged. Many continuation school students experience a great deal of stress in their lives, from home to school. In this session participants will experience several games that help teach productive and appropriate responses to stress and failure as well as learn the neuroscience and physiology underlying these experiences. Games will be played, then debriefed; this session will include conversation to facilitate understanding the pros and cons of implementing play curriculum. By the end of this two-hour session participants will be able to: 1. Understand the science behind the use of play as an avenue to transforming stress to challenge, 2. Participate in several games to uncover what students and staff may experience, 3. Understand how to apply games to your specific context, 4. Access additional resources.

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avatar for Erik Conklin

Erik Conklin

School District Employee, Murray H.S. / Prism Education
Dr. Erik Conklin, M.A., Ed.D., is a continuation school teacher and certified as a compassion and mindfulness coach from both the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education housed at Stanford University’s Medical School and U.C.L.A.’s Mindful Awareness Research... Read More →

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Saturday April 27, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Santa Barbara

2:30pm

Round Table Discussion Classified and Support Staff
Classified and support staff will have the opportunity to come together and share successes and ideas for working in continuation high schools. All are welcome.

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Noemi Iraci

School District Employee, Valley High School

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Prospector Suite B

2:30pm

I Wish I Learned This Years Ago! Commonsense Classroom Management That Keeps You Focused On Teaching, Not Damage Control
Do you spend more time on discipline than teaching in your classroom? Do you need easy, workable strategies that help you bond with your students, take back time to spend on the curriculum and provide structure and support? This workshop shares research-based, classroom-proven, game-changing approaches to help you manage your classroom compassionately, skillfully and effectively, and also teaches highly successful strategies that lead to dramatic improvements in academic achievement and test scores in Literacy and across the entire curriculum because of: increased student engagement; increased attendance and decreased suspension rates; large drops in office referrals; up to 90% drop in student behavior problems; more time for quality instruction because discipline issues are controlled; increased teacher satisfaction and productivity. This session is for you.

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Alison Shearman

School District Employee, Sherwood Ridge Public School

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A

2:30pm

CTE Student-Run Business
This workshop will go over a CTE student-run business and how to use CTE pathways to meet the indicators.

Here is the link to presentation resources: https://sites.google.com/lompocschools.org/mhsbusiness/home 

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Rebecca Ingrahm

Maple High School, Maple High School

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon E

2:30pm

Creative Writing: Pathway to Increased Academic Literacy and Expanded Interpersonal Skills
This interactive presentation offers practical creative writing techniques and strategies that are presently being used successfully with incarcerated and other underserved youth in the greater Sacramento area. Through supportive and non-threatening creative writing practices, teen writers learn the power of their stories, as they build writing fluency, and gain respect for the stories of others. A writing community develops that often extends beyond the classroom. The motivation to understand and use standard conventions of writing greatly increases as students strive to communicate their stories clearly. Creative writing students are motivated to improve their story-telling skills through increased vocabulary and through learning and practicing standard writing conventions. This in turn leads to greater motivation to read the work of others and to recognize what works for other writers. The non-threatening nature of these creative writing practices and the ongoing sharing of written stories leads to a sense of community and engagement.

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Marilyn Reynolds

Consultant, 916 Ink

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

Educational Updates
Please join CCEAs lobbyist, Mr. Barrett Snider, for this informative session. He will be discussing  updates on current policy and fiscal issues affecting educational options in schools and programs, with a particular focus on accountability and funding. There will also be a discussion on how to become advocates for your schools and students.

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Barrett Snider

CCEA Lobbyist, Capitol Advisors Group

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Newport Beach

2:30pm

Bullying: It’s Great - if You’re The Bully.
Why is bullying such a prevalent behavior that between 100-400 MILLION kids engage in it each year? Why aren’t anti-bullying programs effective? In this workshop, we will examine the evolutionary causes of bullying and the functions that it serves. We will look at the bully, the bully-victim, how to lessen the behavior and how to assist the bully-victim.  

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Joseph Antonelli

School District Employee, CNUSD
In alternative education, we encounter many students with challenging behavior. But what is going on in the brain of a “misbehaving” child? And how do we approach behavior in a way that will create meaningful and lasting changes in the child?

Position

Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seattle

5:00pm

Professional Awards Dinner
Join us for our Annual Professional Awards Dinner in the Grand Ballroom. Awards will be presented for CCEA Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, Support Person of the Year, Superintendent of the Year, Officer of the Year, Exemplary Programs, Student Essay winners, Student Program Cover Contest winner. We will also be auctioning off our regional baskets to raise money for our student contest winners.

Saturday April 27, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom

7:30pm

Hospitality Suites
All are welcome to our Annual Regional Hospitality Suites. This is a CCEA tradition!!! Get to know your region and other CCEA members. Room locations will be announced on Saturday. 

Saturday April 27, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, April 28
 

8:00am

Closing Breakfast
Breakfast will be available for all conference attendees in Salons 1-4..

Sunday April 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Salons 1-4

9:00am

Continuation Education in Light of New Changes
Please join CCEAs lobbyist, Mr. Barrett Snider, for the latest updates pertaining to alternative education and the state of education in California today.  In this session Mr. Snider will further his discussion on addressing updates on current policy and fiscal issues affecting educational options schools and programs, with a particular focus on accountability and funding. Barrett Snider has spent nearly two decades working in California politics and is a founding partner of Capitol Advisors Group, where he manages the daily government relations operations of the firm. His diverse experience in both legislative advocacy and political campaigns provides clients with valuable industry expertise and strategic political consulting. Immediately prior to the founding of Capitol Advisors Group, Barrett ran the operations of California’s then-largest K-12 government relations firm in Sacramento. He also served as a Legislative Advocate in the firm of Peter Birdsall & Associates. Mr. Snider has also worked on a number of legislative and statewide political campaigns under political consultant Gale Kaufman. He was a consultant and spokesperson for the Yes on Prop 1D campaign - the $10.4 billion statewide school facilities bond passed by voters in November 2006. Mr. Snider has also served on the Board of Directors of the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation. He began his career as an intern in the office of United States Senator Barbara Boxer. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with degrees in Political Science and Communication.

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Barrett Snider

CCEA Lobbyist, Capitol Advisors Group

Position

Sunday April 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salons 1-4

10:00am

Exemplary Program and Round Table Showcase
Join us after the Educational Update as this year's Exemplary Program recipients showcase their programs followed by the Round Table Showcase. 

Sunday April 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Salons 1-4

11:00am

Conference Closing
CCEA Executive Officers will officially close our 2019 CCEA Conference

Sunday April 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Salons 1-4