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Tuesday, January 26
 

8:00am

Executive Leadership Center
26 January 2015


  • 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.                  Breakfast in the San Carlos Room



  • 9:00  a.m.– 12:15 p.m.        Session I  

  • 12:15 - 12:45 Lunch



  • 12:45 – 5:00 p.m.                Session II


Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

8:30am

4:00pm

5:30pm

 
Wednesday, January 27
 

8:30am

9:00am

10:15am

A Foundation for Success Engaging Community Support through an Effective Education Foundation
School foundations can play a pivotal role in raising public awareness about the needs and accomplishments of public schools while raising funds to support programs and services. CCEF leaders will discuss the unique role of foundations, how to plan for their effective operation, key issues facing foundations, the relationship of the foundation to the superintendent, and ways districts can create and revitalize their education foundation.

Speakers
TD

Tom DeLapp

Communications Resources for Schools
Communications Resources for Schools
SS

Susan Sweeney

Executive Director, California Consortium of Education Foundations
Executive Director, California Consortium of Education Foundations



Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
San Carlos 3 Marriott Hotel

10:15am

Labor/Union Relations Legal Panel
Please join ACSA's Legal Alliance partners as they discuss current legal issues affecting school leaders.  The presentation will provide insight, offer advice, and give an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and receive free legal advice!

 This presentation will include but not be limited to:

 


  • Vergara Case

  • STRS/PERS Issues

  • Relationships: Working with Board, Community, Employees

  • Fredericks Case

  • Social Media/Privacy

  • LCFF/LCAP Implementation


 

 


 

Moderators
CA

Chris Adams

ACSA, Assistant Executive Director, Educational Services
Chris Adams has been in education for nearly 25 years. He has served asteacher, coach, mentor, registrar, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent of K-12 public schools in California. Under his tutelage as principal, Enterprise High School successfully transitioned from a 4thyear Program Improvement school into a National Model School (as named bythe Center for Leadership in Education) within just 2 years.Mr... Read More →

Speakers
NB

Namita Brown

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
JD

John Dietrich

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya Rudd & Romo
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
LL

Lou Lozano

Lozano Smith
Lozano Smith
JA

Jonathan A. Pearl

Dannis Woliver Kelley
JC

Janet Cory Sommer

Burke, Williams & Sorenson
Burke, Williams & Sorenson


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
De Anza I Portola Hotel

10:15am

Opening Doors to Equity
This session will present one district’s transformation from unintentionally participating in practices that marginalized students and their communities to being committed and successful in making the education of all students a common priority.  The presentation will pull together issues of diversity, equity, access and inclusion.  Participants will examine the values that serve as the foundation of cultural proficiency and how they inform daily district practices, policies and procedures.  Join us in the privilege and the responsibility to “open doors” for all.   

Speakers
TT

Trudy T. Arriaga

Cal Lutheran/Corwin Press
Superintendent, Ventura Unified School District (Retired)


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Bonsai Portola Hotel

10:15am

Superintendent Contracts
The major focus of this session will be to share and discuss ACSA’s Superintendent Sample Contract in light of the CalSTRS Creditable Compensation Regulations that were adopted on January, 1, 2015. The presenters will provide their best advice on how to avoid STRS issues pre and post retirement. A portion of the discussion will pertain to what has been learned from recent CalSTRS Office of Administrative Law Judge Hearings and other current cases the ACSA Member Assistance and Legal Support Team are currently engaged in plus the results of recent meetings with STRS auditors. The presentation will also cover buy out clauses and termination issues. This past year the Advocates assisted 114 Superintendents with their contracts. 

Speakers
JA

John Almond

ACSA, ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former Superintendent
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former Superintendent
JM

Janet Morey

Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent, ACSA
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent
SV

Sal Villasenor

Legislative Advocate, Association of California School Administrators
ACSA Legislative Advocate
LW

Lloyd Wamhof

Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent, ACSA
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
San Carlos 1&2 Marriott Hotel

10:15am

The Four Disciplines of Systems Leadership
California school districts will transition into a new era of accountability in 2016-17 with SBE adoption of LCAP accountability metrics and ESEA reauthorization.  Superintendents will need to develop capacity of district administrators and school principals to effectively lead district-wide, site-driven improvement efforts by aligning systems, supports and practices with student learning outcomes.  This session combines current research and best practices from the field into a simple and impactful framework for leading district-wide systems improvement.

Speakers
JW

Jay Westover

InnovatEd
InnovatEd


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
De Anza III Portola Hotel

10:15am

The Future of Ed Tech from Ed Tech Experts
Open and candid conversations from Ed Tech leaders on trends and forecast in educational technology. What should be and what will come in the future regarding educating students with proven and soon to come educational technology tools, resources and professional development in the  21st Century. 

 

Moderators
DA

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District

Speakers
avatar for Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Executive Director, TICAL | Santa Cruz County Office of Education
avatar for Bob Wise

Bob Wise

President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, Linked Learning... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
Ferrante's Bay View Room Marriott Hotel

10:15am

The State School Bond Initiative, need for capital funding, and Lease Lease-Back Issues 2016 – 2020: Four Years of Challenge for Superintendents
This presentation will focus upon the fine points of the $9 Billion State School Bond that has qualified for the November 2016 ballot and how it preserves a highly successful program of state and local partnership. Without a state bond the enormous K-12 public schools infrastructure needs of California schools will be the sole responsibility of school districts as we move further into the 21st Century. 

The panel will speak to the benefits of the state and local partnership, as the means of preserving a policy of equity for small school districts as well as large urban districts, and the only means for low property wealth school districts to meet their facility needs. 

The presentation will offer information addressing established needs of capital funding for schools and will speak to the interplay of those needs with the other policy areas that will likely be the focus of other measures on the ballot in November 2016, including the purposed continuation of the Proposition 30 tax increases. 

The presentation will also focus on construction delivery options and how districts may continue to use the Lease Lease-Back process post-Fresno v Davis and the requirements of AB 566 (O’Donnell). Included will be a discussion of a how districts are continuing to use using Lease Lease-Back in 2016.
The Panel will also comment on the Governor’s references in the newly presented State Budget, about school infrastructure and how the Governor’s views are out of step with the needs of school district as it relates to aging infrastructure and new schools, classrooms, labs, and career technical education support facilities. 

 

Speakers

Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
De Anza II Portola Hotel

10:15am

Zero Tolerance to Zero Suspensions
Reducing student suspensions and expulsions and eliminating the school to prison pipeline has been the focus of school leaders, legislators and civil rights organizations at both the state and federal level.  No longer can alternatives to school discipline be ignored with the inclusion of school climate in your LCAP.  Three of California’s leaders on the issues surrounding suspension and expulsion of students will present effective strategies for adults to use in order to change student behavior.  Reducing student suspensions and expulsions has been proven to result in an increase in student outcomes and graduation rates and provides a safer learning environment for students, teachers and principals.  

Speakers
TM

Tia Martinez

UCLA Civil Rights Project
UCLA Civil Rights Project
SO

Sara Omojola

Educational Rights Advocate for Public Counsel and
Educational Rights Advocate for Public Counsel and
CR

Castle Redmond

Project Manager, CA Endowment
Project Manager, CA Endowment


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

11:45am

Luncheon/Keynote Speaker
John Couch is the Vice President of Education at Apple, Inc. Couch holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Berkeley, 1969. He earned his master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1970. John spent an additional two years in the Computer Science PhD program. He left the program to work for Hewlett Packard as a software engineer. In 2010 John was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Philadelphia University for his innovative contributions to education.
At Hewlett Packard, John took on management roles at the same time teaching graduate courses at Cal State San Jose. He coauthored the textbook published by SRA (Science Research Associates) titled "Compiler Construction: Theory and Practice". In 1978 John was recruited by Steve Jobs as Director of New Products for Apple Computer, Inc. In early 1979 John was promoted to Vice President of Software. Like Steve, John was influenced by their visit to Xerox PARC and managed the initial graphical user interface for the Lisa system.
John was promoted to General Manager and Vice President of the newly created Lisa division, called "Personal Office Systems". [1] He ran the Lisa division through launch.
In the early years of Macintosh development, a Lisa was needed to compile software for the new machine. Bruce Horn tells a story in which he needed a Lisa for this purpose, and Steve Jobs directed him to just take one from John Couch's office when he was away. Horn did so, and even decades later "I still don't know to this day whether Steve had arranged this with John, or if John came back to the surprise of an empty desk"[2]
The truth being, at the time, the Macintosh was under development and there were a limited number of Lisa machines available to develop Macintosh software. John felt it was more important for the Macintosh developers to have the use of the machine than for him to have one on his desk.[citation needed]
Couch left Apple in 1984 to take over a struggling Christian school in Solana Beach, CA.
Couch served as Executive in Residence for the Mayfield Fund. In 1997, he became CEO of biotechnology software maker DoubleTwist (then called Pangea Systems), and served in this capacity, and then as Chairman, until the company failed in 2002.[3] At this point he returned to Apple to fill the newly created role of vice president of education.[4]

Speakers
JC

John Couch

VP of Education, Apple, Inc.
VP of Education, Apple, Inc.


Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Seaside Pavilion Custom House Plaza (outside of Jacks in Portola)

1:15pm

Building a Strong and Effective Governance Team from a Superintendent’s Perspective
This workshop will build an understanding of how the CSBA effective governance system can clarify the roles and responsibilities of board members and the superintendent to function effectively and successfully as a governance team.  This session, designed primarily for superintendents, will address issues that governance teams face and how they can be addressed in a positive and constructive manner.

Workshop Objectives:

Analyze how the revised Effective Governance System, new definition of Governance, and the revised Venn Diagram will assist the governance teams to learn how to govern effectively with the focus on success for all students.

Discuss issues that governance teams often face and how they can be addressed in a positive and constructive manner.

 




Speakers
BC

Bob Caine

Retired Superintendent and MIG faculty member
Retired Superintendent and MIG faculty member
NL

Nancy Lynch

Supt., Reed Union SD
HM

Holly McClurg

Supt., Del Mar Union School District
KM

Katie McNamara

Supt., South Bay Union SD
BR

Barry Reed

Retired Superintendent and MIG faculty member
Retired Superintendent and MIG faculty member



Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
De Anza I Portola Hotel

1:15pm

CalSTRS audits and the role they play statewide:
The Chair of the CA State Teacher’s Retirement Board will discuss current events impacting CalSTRS and the importance of accountability. School district audits play an important role over accountability for member information. A school district audit can assist with reporting the right information to CalSTRS.

 

View from the CalSTRS Board Room:

 

Why is CalSTRS at the forefront in securing pension stability? 

What’s the political outlook on public pension programs?

Why is accountability so central to CalSTRS and its obligations?

 

CalSTRS audits and the role they play statewide:

 

CalSTRS just called to schedule an audit…is your District “audit ready?”

As a current CalSTRS member, could the audit directly impact me or only retired members? What should I do to prepare for an audit of my school district?

 


  1. Why is CalSTRS auditing more school districts?

  2. Why was my school district selected for an audit?

  3. Will the auditor look at current member information or only retired members?

  4. What type of information will CalSTRS review?

  5. What are the six common audit findings?

  6. How can I prevent or correct audit findings?

  7. How will the audit results be communicated and what impact will they have on training local personnel? 


Speakers
CB

Christine Briceno

Director Service Retirement, CalSTRS
Director Service Retirement, CalSTRS
LJ

Larry Jensen

Chief Auditor, CalSTRS
Chief Auditor, CalSTRS
HK

Harry Keiley

Chair, CalSTRS Board
Chair CalSTRS Board
SV

Sal Villasenor

Legislative Advocate, Association of California School Administrators
ACSA Legislative Advocate



Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
San Carlos 1&2 Marriott Hotel

1:15pm

Culturally Proficient Leadership
ACSA’s Equity Project focuses on 3 goals: membership, professional development, and community. All of these goals support the overarching vision of building the cultural proficiency capacity of our leaders in order to effectively eliminate the educational gaps that we see in our schools.As educational leaders, we must increase our awareness of equity issues, address our own belief systems and biases, and improve our cultural proficiency levels. Once we have taken those steps in this journey, our changed hearts and mindsets will automatically lead us to next steps that effectively serve our students and school communities.This presentation will provide for an interactive session where participants will focus on serving students through a cultural proficiency lens. Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a reflection on the history of public education in the United States as well as their role as agents/targets of oppression. They will also have an opportunity to review current educational data that present equity challenges for them while brainstorming with colleagues the practical steps that they can take to lead for educational equity.,


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

ACSA, Diversity and Equal Acces Executive
Diversity and Equal Access Executive, ACSA


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

1:15pm

District-wide Technology Initiatives
Lessons from two district-wide technology rollouts that includes funding, professional development, messaging, and IT support. A district-wide technology rollout touches every aspect of the district and requires extensive planning and messaging to all constituents. Superintendents will discuss what they learned through the process. 

 


Speakers
DA

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District
GA

Gregory A. Franklin

Superintendent, Tustin USD
Superintendent, Tustin USD


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
San Carlos 3 Marriott Hotel

1:15pm

Expanding Student Success - Collaborative partnerships with before and after school programs
Maximizing opportunities for student success is at the core of every strategic plan for school districts and county offices of education. Achieving that goal depends on community engagement and collaborative efforts to maximize student performance. Before and after school programs are more than child care; they can be powerful partners in complementing classroom instruction and dealing with the social-emotional needs of children. The After School Division of the California Department of Education has launched a statewide public awareness campaign, Expanding Student Success, to demonstrate how out-of-school-day learning opportunities can help with the achievement bottom line in public schools. CDE consultants Tom DeLapp and Stephen Nichols will provide an overview of how Expanded Learning opportunities help schools and educational organizations:


  • Leverage additional resources and optimize collaborative efforts with partner organizations to enhance LEA goals and provide more support services for students.

  • Support LCAP objectives to increase parent engagement and pupil achievement - especially for the most disadvantaged.

  • Keep students engaged in activities and lessons that enhance their learning capacity in the classroom. 

  • Apply adopted Quality Standards designed to maximize the impact of programs and to promote continuous improvement.



Speakers
TD

Tom DeLapp

Communications Resources for Schools
Communications Resources for Schools
SN

Stephen Nichols

Communications Resources for Schools
Communications Resources for Schools


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Bonsai Portola Hotel

1:15pm

SURVIVAL SKILLS (the REMIX)
This session focuses on the unique position that Small School District Superintendents face on a daily basis without additional staff support. In addition to suggestions on how to maintain regular communication with the Board, the staff and the community, this session emphasizes teamwork, being visible and available to the Board, being politically astute and ethical.  A special add-on to this year’s presentation came directly from the superintendents on the Small School District Committee. Those add-ons include: Building relationships with all stakeholders;

Employees with relatives in the community; Juggling multiple roles: Sp Ed, CBO,

C & I; Time management; Professional development; Building a collaborative & supportive culture; Resources and contacts to survive first two years as a Superintendent: Nurture and care of Board Members; and, Negotiations with unions–certificated & classified.  

Speakers
DC

Don Clark

Chairperson, ACSA Small School District Committee, and Superintendent of Eastern Sierra Unified School District.
Chairperson, ACSA Small School District Committee, and Superintendent of Eastern Sierra Unified School District.
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Rich Malfatti

Region 13 Consultant, ACSA
I am a retired superintendent who is currently working as Region 13 Consultant. I am a former ACSA State Board Member, a Small School District Committee Chair and Region 13 President. I have also taught Educational leadership classes at Pepperdine University, CSU Northridge and Concordia University.


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
De Anza III Portola Hotel

1:15pm

The Four Disciplines of Systems Leadership
California school districts will transition into a new era of accountability in 2016-17 with SBE adoption of LCAP accountability metrics and ESEA reauthorization.  Superintendents will need to develop capacity of district administrators and school principals to effectively lead district-wide, site-driven improvement efforts by aligning systems, supports and practices with student learning outcomes.  This session combines current research and best practices from the field into a simple and impactful framework for leading district-wide systems improvement.

Speakers
JW

Jay Westover

InnovatEd
InnovatEd


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
De Anza II Portola Hotel

1:15pm

You Have SBAC Results -- Now What?
Your first SBAC results are in and you need to communicate with parents and local leaders about the scores and your ideas for increasing student achievement. The presenter will discuss the success that her organization has had in helping districts and individual school sites to:


  • develop a theory of action and professional learning action plan 

  • improve instruction and make it more culturally relevant 

  • increase student agency and family engagement

  • monitor progress toward goals in alignment with your LCAP

  • bring about improved academic achievement for students of color and English language learners 


 


Speakers
LA

Lisa Andrew

Regional Executive Director of California, Partners in School Innovation
Regional Executive Director, Partners in School Innovation


Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Ferrante's Bay View Room Marriott Hotel

1:30pm

ACSAtv Superintendent Interviews!
Each year the ACSAtv team looks forward to hearing from you about some of the hot topics of year.  Interviews will be from 10-15 minutes long.  This year’s topics are: Negotiation and School Finance, Student Privacy, and Local Metrics for Accountability. Please plan on stopping by to provide your thoughts and experience around these important topics.  By sharing your experience, you can provide support to others!

 

Wednesday January 27, 2016 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Ironwood Room Portola Hotel

2:45pm

Coaching 21st Century Leaders to Lead 21st Century Schools!
The shift required in leadership requires districts and site leaders to be able to move adult performance to the next level.  Participants will be actively engaged in the necessary leadership skills and actions required to lead 21st century schools.

Shifting resources in the LCAP in coaching principals and teacher leaders, Superintendents will be provided a leadership rubric that illustrates the indicators of Level V Courageous Leadership.

 

The information from the workshop can be used to assess current leadership practices and actions. In addition, each participant will be provided a Culturally Conscious Teacher Leader Continuum to ensure that Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in an integral piece of coaching teachers. 

Desired Outcomes:


  • Identifying and comparing the necessary skills for 21st Century Leaders

  • Examine and assess the Equity Teacher Efficacy Framework

  • Appraise current district practices to assess and evaluate Return on Investment of district professional development 


Speakers
EJ

Edwin Javius

Equity is not a Strategy! It is a Mind‐set! Dissatisfied by the un‐changing narrowing of the | racial achievement gap has been the driving force for Mr. Edwin Lou Javius. Advocating for | students and school equity are two of the many talents of Edwin Lou Javius. Mr. Javius has | established a reputation of inspiring educators to incorporate Educational Equity in | enhancing school transformation. As a secondary teacher and K‐12... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
De Anza II Portola Hotel

2:45pm

Expanding Student Learning Through Summer Programs
Across the state, districts have a remarkable opportunity to use LCFF dollars to re-buildand re-imagine student learning. In response, many school leaders are taking a newlook at summer time as an opportunity for innovation. They are building engaging,hands-on summer learning opportunities that motivate their highest need students aboutlearning and build essential academic and social-emotional skills. And, they are findingthat teachers and other staff are using this space to try out new instructional strategiesand curriculum to bring into their new Common Core classrooms. In this workshop,participants will learn key tips for building a successful summer program and gatherresources and tools being used by districts across the state.

Speakers
KB

Katie Brackenridge

Sr. Director, Expanded Learning Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth
Sr. Director, Expanded Learning Initiatives | Partnership for Children and Youth
RC

Ron Carruth

Superintendent, Whittier CSD
Superintendent, Whittier CSD


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ferrante's Bay View Room Marriott Hotel

2:45pm

Getting Your Next Job
Topics to be discussed:

1. Identifying the factors that should influence your decision to move to another superintendent position

2. Preparing your resume,  application letter, and your references (what kinds of references are most helpful)

3. What Boards are looking for

4. Various strategies for communicating with your present Board 

5. Communicating with your colleagues

6. Working with the search consultant

7. Background checks - what to expect

8. Preparing for the Interview

9. Practical tips for the actual interview

10. Negotiating your contract

11. Effective exit strategies

Speakers
JB

Jim Brown

Retired Superintendent
Retired Superintendent
DS

Dennis Smith

Retired Superintendent
Retired Superintendent



Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

2:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Social Media Branding
21st Century Social Media is both a blessing and a curse to school leaders.  Learn why and how to "brand" yourself, school and/or district to harness the positive aspects of social media to communicate your message to all stakeholders. This is a session you cannot afford to miss!  

Speakers
CA

Chris Adams

ACSA, Assistant Executive Director, Educational Services
Chris Adams has been in education for nearly 25 years. He has served asteacher, coach, mentor, registrar, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent of K-12 public schools in California. Under his tutelage as principal, Enterprise High School successfully transitioned from a 4thyear Program Improvement school into a National Model School (as named bythe Center for Leadership in Education) within just 2 years.Mr... Read More →
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Julie Adams

Founder, Adams Educ Consulting
Educational Consultant


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Carlos 3 Marriott Hotel

2:45pm

Interest Based Bargaining
An introduction to the principles of Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) and its practical applications in two school districts. How IBB can be used to build a positive district culture through collective negotiations, problem solving and LCAP planning.

Speakers
SB

Steve Barber

Consultant/Trainer
Consultant/Trainer
GA

Gregory A. Franklin

Superintendent, Tustin USD
Superintendent, Tustin USD
JM

Julie Mitchell

Superintendent, Rowland Unified
Superintendent, Rowland Unified


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Carlos 1&2 Marriott Hotel

2:45pm

Small School District Superintendent Contracts
The major focus of this session will center on the unique characteristics of small school districts as they relate to superintendent contracts. In addition, the new CalSTRS Creditable Compensation Regulations, which went into effect on January 1, 2015, will also be discussed as they relate to superintendent contracts. ACSA's updated Small School District's Superintendent Sample Contract will be discussed including language in the Termination for Cause and Early Termination clauses. The presenters will provide their best advice on how to avoid STRS issues pre and post retirement and share the results of a meeting with the Chief Auditor for STRS.

 



Speakers
JA

John Almond

ACSA, ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former Superintendent
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former Superintendent
JM

Janet Morey

Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent, ACSA
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent
SV

Sal Villasenor

Legislative Advocate, Association of California School Administrators
ACSA Legislative Advocate
LW

Lloyd Wamhof

Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent, ACSA
ACSA Member Assistance Advocate, Member Assistance and Legal Support Team. Former superintendent


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
De Anza III Portola Hotel

2:45pm

The 2016 Legislative Crystal Ball
Join ACSA’s legislative advocates as they identify 2016’s biggest issues before the legislature, Congress, State Board, and the courts.  The advocates will provide up-to-the-moment commentary on the state budget and legislation that will be the focus of ACSA’s advocacy this year.  In addition, input from you on a variety of topics including the teacher shortage and state bond will be solicited. 

Speakers
AM

Adonai Mack

Association of California School Administrators
ACSA's Governmental Relations Dept.
LP

Laura Preston

ACSA's Governmental Relations Dept.
Legislative Advocate, ACSA
SV

Sal Villasenor

Legislative Advocate, Association of California School Administrators
ACSA Legislative Advocate
EZ

Edgar Zazueta

Governmental Relations Dept., ACSA
ACSA's Governmental Relations Dept.


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Bonsai Portola Hotel

2:45pm

Your Retirement: What's Next?
You have reached the end of a successful career as a superintendent.  Now is the opportunity to apply your leadership and expertise skills to a second full or part-time career to maximize your rewards and enjoyment.  This session will discuss leadership alternatives from a panel of former superintendents.  Audience engagement strongly encouraged.


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
De Anza I Portola Hotel

4:00pm

One Voice for Students Discussion
Join us to finalize ACSA’s One Voice for Students goals for 2016. ACSA’s One Voice for Students initiative is a multi-year endeavor to ensure that school leaders can speak with a common voice on educational policy in three specific areas: school funding, student outcomes and human resources. Our goals this year are focusing on ensuring that California has a quality accountability system, build instructional capacity, ensuring we build a system that supports the whole child and continuing to fight for adequate resources.  

Wednesday January 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Seaside Pavilion Custom House Plaza (outside of Jacks in Portola)

6:30pm

Aquarium Dinner
Wednesday January 27, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Monterey Bay Aquarium
 
Thursday, January 28
 

7:00am

7:00am

Women's Leadership Breakfast
Keynote address by: Debbra Lindo, former superintendent, Emery School District

Thursday January 28, 2016 7:00am - 8:15am
Ferrante's Bay View Room Marriott Hotel

7:15am

7:30am

ACSAtv Superintendent Interviews!
Each year the ACSAtv team looks forward to hearing from you about some of the hot topics of year.  Interviews will be from 10-15 minutes long.  This year’s topics are: Negotiation and School Finance, Student Privacy, and Local Metrics for Accountability. Please plan on stopping by to provide your thoughts and experience around these important topics.  By sharing your experience, you can provide support to others!

 

Thursday January 28, 2016 7:30am - 5:30pm
Ironwood Room Portola Hotel

8:30am

General Session/Keynote
Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 100 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of business, medicine, education and the law.  She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment. She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.

She has provided presentations to the judges of the High Court of New Zealand, the National Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and numerous other national judicial organizations.  She has delivered lectures to the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Education and the judiciaries of Vermont, Washington, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, New Jersey, Arizona and New Mexico.  She regularly lectures to attorneys in private firms and corporations as well as district attorneys and public defenders. She lectures to state and local bar associations nationwide including the California State Bar and Michigan State Bar Associations.

She has been appointed to the National Center for State Courts, National Training Team on Implicit Bias a “think tank” for national judicial education.  She has produced documentaries on neuroscience and judicial decision-making which have received national recognition. She is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.  Her most recent academic article on neuroscience and decision-making was published in Court Review, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Judges Association.

Ms. Papillon is an attorney who previously served as California’s Statewide Fairness Education Project Manager and Senior Education Specialist for the California Judicial Council’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Prior to that she worked as an attorney in large law firms representing Fortune 500 Companies, government entities and tech start-ups.  Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Speakers

Thursday January 28, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Seaside Pavilion Custom House Plaza (outside of Jacks in Portola)

10:00am

Working Group 1: Reaching Consensus on Systems/Vision Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
CM

Carl Mack

Cultural diversity Consultant and Facilitator
Cultural diversity Consultant and Facilitator
JW

Jay Westover

InnovatEd
InnovatEd

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
San Carlos 1 Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Working Group 2: Reaching Consensus on Technology Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
avatar for Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Executive Director, TICAL | Santa Cruz County Office of Education
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education
Thomas C. Murray | Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools | Alliance for Excellent Education
avatar for Bob Wise

Bob Wise

President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, Linked Learning... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
San Carlos 2 Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Working Group 3: Reaching Consensus on Instructional Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
avatar for Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Founder, Adams Educ Consulting
Educational Consultant
JA

Jo Ann Isken

Interim Program Director, Teacher Education Program
Interim Program Director, Teacher Education Program

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
San Carlos 3 Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Working Group 4: Reaching Consensus on Equity Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
DB

Dwight Bonds

Executive Director, CAAASA
Executive Director, CAAASA
DV

David Verdugo

Executive Director, CALSA
Executive Director, CALSA

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Working Group 5: Reaching Consensus on Accountability Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
LD

Linda Darling-Hammond

Charles E. Ducommun professor of education at Stanford University
Charles E. Ducommun professor of education at Stanford University
BH

Bill Honig

Founder / President at Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE)
Founder / President at Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE)

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bonsai Portola Hotel

10:00am

Working Group 6: Reaching Consensus on Communications Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
TF

Terilyn Finders

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
TM

Trinette Marquis-Hobbs

Partner & Chief Communicator, SchoolPRPro
Partner & Chief Communicator at SchoolPRPro

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cottonwood Room Portola Hotel

12:00pm

1:00pm

Keynote Presentation
Howard Charney
Senior Vice President, Office of the President
Cisco


Senior Vice President Howard Charney is a member of Cisco's Office of the President and Executive Staff and reports directly to CEO John Chambers. He contributes to Cisco's strategy and direction and advises customers on implementing critical Internet technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness. He is the company's Executive Sponsor for the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

During more than 30 years in Silicon Valley, Charney has overseen the development and proliferation of key technologies that led directly to the global build-out of the Internet. After joining Cisco with the acquisition of Grand Junction Networks, he helped grow Cisco's new two-tier distribution business to more than US$2.4 billion and, with Cisco's brand and market momentum, helped turn Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching into fundamental, global Internet technologies.

Previously, Charney founded Grand Junction Networks in 1992. Grand Junction invented Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching, which transformed the economics of switching. In 1980 Charney co-founded 3Com, the progenitor of Ethernet and local area networking. 3Com's breakthrough technologies enabled Internet access to the desktop.

A licensed patent attorney, Charney belongs to the State Bar of California and the Federal Bar. He sits on the boards of several technology companies and on the advisory board for the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and master's of business administration and juris doctor degrees from Santa Clara University.

Speakers

Thursday January 28, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Seaside Pavilion Custom House Plaza (outside of Jacks in Portola)

2:00pm

Working Group 1: Reaching Consensus on Systems/Vision Leadership


Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:
 
An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
CM

Carl Mack

Cultural diversity Consultant and Facilitator
Cultural diversity Consultant and Facilitator
JW

Jay Westover

InnovatEd
InnovatEd

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos 1 Marriott Hotel

2:00pm

Working Group 2: Reaching Consensus on Technology Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
avatar for Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Executive Director, TICAL | Santa Cruz County Office of Education
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education
Thomas C. Murray | Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools | Alliance for Excellent Education
avatar for Bob Wise

Bob Wise

President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, Linked Learning... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos 2 Marriott Hotel

2:00pm

Working Group 3: Reaching Consensus on Instructional Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
avatar for Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Founder, Adams Educ Consulting
Educational Consultant
JA

Jo Ann Isken

Interim Program Director, Teacher Education Program
Interim Program Director, Teacher Education Program

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos 3 Marriott Hotel

2:00pm

Working Group 4: Reaching Consensus on Equity Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
DB

Dwight Bonds

Executive Director, CAAASA
Executive Director, CAAASA
DV

David Verdugo

Executive Director, CALSA
Executive Director, CALSA

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos 4 Marriott Hotel

2:00pm

Working Group 5: Reaching Consensus on Accountability Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
LD

Linda Darling-Hammond

Charles E. Ducommun professor of education at Stanford University
Charles E. Ducommun professor of education at Stanford University
BH

Bill Honig

Founder / President at Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE)
Founder / President at Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE)

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bonsai Portola Hotel

2:00pm

Working Group 6: Reaching Consensus on Communications Leadership
Reaching Consensus on Six Key Educational Areas of Leadership:  An Engaging Process between Superintendents, Thought Leaders and ACSA



This year’s symposium is building on the great work that has taken place over the past two years that has produced an engaging and purposeful environment at the symposium.  We will continue to challenge the superintendents to be present and participate in critical meetings that provide opportunity for collaboration and consensus among our superintendents (S).   

Objective:

We are asking attending superintendents to participate by giving input and honest feedback in discussions. 

For this event, ACSA is partnering with you as a selected Thought Leader (TL) to help us define and provide an environment in which

●       To learn from the S where they are in each of the six areas of leadership

●       Gain an understanding of how ACSA might best assist the S in their efforts to be the best leader in each of the six areas of leadership.

 

Moderators
TF

Terilyn Finders

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
TM

Trinette Marquis-Hobbs

Partner & Chief Communicator, SchoolPRPro
Partner & Chief Communicator at SchoolPRPro

Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cottonwood Room Portola Hotel

4:15pm

Partners Table Talk 1 - Technology

Development Group Inc. (DGI)
Presentation focused on how IT departments can, and should, move toward establishing sustainable relevancy within their districts. It’s time that IT teams move from the basement to the boardroom and establish themselves as valuable contributors to the organization. District leadership must be establish and maintain a process to help IT change from black hole cost centers filled with tactical firefighters and become relevant contributors to district strategies and objectives. IT, when properly aligned and contributing to district leadership, can profoundly impact solutions concerning common organizational objectives such as increasing ADA, campus safety, parent and student engagement, and much more. This session provides a proven process to begin to establish and maintain IT relevancy within your district.

 

Dimension Data (formerly Nexus)
Safety and Security of Students and Faculty through Advanced Technology Solutions

 

OpTerra Energy
OpTerra believes in the transformative power of energy and technology to provide thriving learning environments for students and teachers. By leveraging smart funding mechanisms such as Prop. 39 and guaranteed energy and water savings, OpTerra has expanded the paradigm of what is possible from an energy program. Let us help you see your school district's facilities through a new lens - literally - at our fun, interactive Table Talk. All participants will take home a special gift.

 

Ray Morgan

  • Longevity 
  • History with School Districts
  • Document Storage/Management
  • (Uniflow, Laserfiche, MPS, etc.)
  • Underutilized Technology
  • Workflow Efficiency
  • Enhanced Security
  • Cost Reduction and Control
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Employee Productivity
    Local Representation
  • Customer Centric
  • Access to Company Principals
  • Christian Based 
  

Thursday January 28, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

4:15pm

Partners Table Talk 1 - Legal Alliance

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Maximizing the Value from Your Law Firm.  We will discuss a few ways school districts can increase the value they receive from their law firms through additional trainings, information distributions and other channels.

 

Burke, Williams and Sorenson, LLP
Five Reasons Not To Check Your Smartphone During Board Meetings
In addition to appearances, there are potential legal issues raised by administrator and board member use of mobile devices during board meetings.  We will discuss how the Brown Act and California Public Records Act are potentially implicated by the use of technological devices, both during and away from board meetings.

 

Dannis Woliver Kelley
Best Practices for Superintendent-Board Members During Negotiations

 

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP
Protecting Data Privacy – Are You Prepared? Schools are acquiring and deploying technology in classrooms all across the state, but safeguarding data means assessing policies and practices to ensure compliance with a variety of state and federal laws. The co-chairs of F3’s eMatters practice group will offer guidance and practical tips for navigating state and federal laws on student data privacy.

 

Lozano Smith
Effective Use and Evaluation of Your Legal Counsel
The needs and personality of each district are unique and reflect the communities served. This session will focus on how to conduct a review and evaluation of your law firms as well as how to select the one that is right for your district. How do you ensure you’re utilizing their services in the most cost effective, efficient manner for the district while getting the services you need? Veteran education attorney Louis Lozano will provide insight into evaluating, communicating effectively and setting right expectations between the district and its law firm. He will also cover minimum billing standards, model invoices and how to minimize costs.



Thursday January 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:20pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

4:15pm

Partners Demonstrations and Reception
This isn't your old Exhibit Hall! Join ACSA partners for a series of presentations, table talks and networking. Get the latest information on products and services you use or or considering to implement. Grab a root beer float or other sweet treat while you are here!

Thursday January 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:45pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

4:15pm

Partners Presentation - Stage 1

Brandman University
Brandman University and its School of Education are committed to helping California’s education system thrive by promoting innovation and positive change. Professor Dr. Keith Larick will be presenting at the ACSA conference to discuss how your school or district can partner with Brandman to bring new opportunities that drive staff and student success. The school is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its outstanding academics, which are also accredited by both WASC Senior College and University Commission as well as NCATE. All of Brandman’s programs include strong components of innovation, change, and transformational leadership to develop the next generation of educational leaders, from the classroom to the district and beyond. All members of ACSA also have the unique advantage of being eligible for a ten percent scholarship worth over $5000. Join Dr. Larick and the Brandman University staff at the lounge to learn more.

ForeCast 5
Educational leaders around the country are embracing analytics to drive higher levels of organizational performance, formulate financial strategies and to create new opportunities for the communities they serve.  Forecast5 has a suite of data analytic tools designed for school administrators that generate actionable insights and accelerate decision timeframes. 

Forecast5 will provide a brief introduction to their comparative analytics and benchmarking tool, 5Sight.  This application organizes statewide data in a highly graphical and interactive format for the purpose of identifying significant trends and relevant benchmark performance comparisons.  Specific examples will be highlighted in the areas of collective bargaining analytics, benefits analysis, and expense budgeting. 

 

Flippen Group
Flip Flippen believes, “If you have a child’s heart, you have his head.”  The mission of the Flippen Group’s research-based process is to equip educators with the tools to build relationships and high-performing, self-managing teams. Through sequential systemic workshops and coaching, administrators and teachers are seeing dramatically elevated academic and behavioral standards of millions of students in thousands of classrooms worldwide. The widespread impact of Capturing Kids’ HeartsTM reads like a wishlist: Fewer tardies. Higher attendance. Dramatically lower discipline referrals. Fewer dropouts. Increased graduation rates. Higher teacher satisfaction. Rocketing student performance. Struggling schools turnaround and high performing schools get even better. Join us as we discuss how this process provides the fundamentals to create safe environments that transform classrooms and campuses into high-achieving centers of learning.

 

Progress Advisors
The 3 Keys To Effective LCAP Data Collection.  How can you collect data in a meaningful way to maximize your LCAP?  What transforms LCAP data into something useful and easily leveraged by your whole organization?  In this presentation, we will explore effective and time saving data collection strategies for your system improvement.

The Power of A Focused LCAP!  Complicated does not mean better.  What are the "tips and tricks" to making your LCAP process the best it can be?  Take advantage of this discussion and learn the tools that are available now to help you focus on the work of system improvement and let your LCAP help drive the process!

 

BlackBoard
Gone are the days when one channel was all your district needed to stay connected. Technology has multiplied the channels that districts need to reach all of their audiences. In today’s digital world, the idea of create once, publish everywhere (COPE) is a mainstay of efficiently managing and delivering content. Discover the tools of today that enable repurposing content through multiple channels & platforms is vital to efficiency.

Campbell Keller
Campbell Keller will present on elements required for a successful and timely execution of a furniture project.

  

Thursday January 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:45pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

4:15pm

Partners Presentation - Stage 2

Valic
Ensuring the financial fitness of educators through education and communication.

 

California Casualty
California Casualty offers FREE Community Impact Programs through our special ACSA Member Benefits partnership. Learn about Three California Casualty Community Impact Programs available during 2016 : 1. Academic Award – Provides $2,500 to educators for school classrooms; 2. Thomas R. Brown (TRB) High School Athletics Grants and 3: Nominate Your Educator Hero Program.

 

Keenan & Associates
The risks facing schools today are unprecedented.  There are financial risks such as OPEB, retiree liabilities, and double digit medical inflation.  There are facility risks of shooters on campus, drugs, abuse, and molestation including risks that you as a Superintendent face.  Mitigating these risks requires innovative and specialized solutions.  Keenan will provide an overview of:    

  • Mandatory Reporting and Physical and Sexual Abuse Prevention Tools
  • SafeSchools Alert Confidential Reporting System  
  • Retiree Medical Strategies and how to eliminate your OPEB Liabilities
  • Everyday Kindness Program – Partnership with ACSA that provides a turnkey program aimed at identifying, recording, and celebrating everyday acts of kindness within our schools and communities

 

AXA
The 2-3-4 planning approach of AXA Advisors.  The foundation to how AXA Advisors interact with public school employees.  

 

Renaissance Learning
Getting your students ready for CAASPP with Renaissance Learning’s 360 programs:

Learn how to enrich student growth in reading and math using Renaissance’s STAR360 assessment program and how to increase student gains in close, non-fiction reading with Accelerated Reader 360.

 

Hobsons
An introduction to Naviance. Providing a way to help support your students in establishing hope and engagement 

During this session, Tim Waldron, Regional Director of Sales, will provide an overview of Hobsons and how their software, Naviance, is helping over 9 million students plan, explore, prepare and achieve success post-secondary. Tim will be highlighting the philosophical themes that drive Hobsons as an organization, as well as provide details around how Naviance is helping educators develop a culture of hope and engagement at their districts. If you are interested in learning about ways to support SEL, manage A-G academic plans, increase Counselor effectiveness, alignment to LCAP/LCFF priorities, or even increase SAT scores, Scholarship dollars, and college going rates this is a session that you will not want to miss. 


Thursday January 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:45pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

4:50pm

Partners Table Talk 1 - Facilities

BCA Architects
Partnering with California educators to aid in funding, master planning, construction services, and 21st century learning environments.

 

Campbell Keller
Campbell Keller will present on elements required for a successful and timely execution of a furniture project.

 

Contrax Furnishings
Nearly every school district and community in California is trying to figure out how they can engage their students and create 21st Century Learning Environments.  We are interested in leading a conversation about why creating a dynamic learning space is critical to moving education forward and how you accomplish your goal of creating high impact learning spaces.

 

Isom Advisors
Since, 2008, there have been over 440 successful bond programs throughout the State that have improved classrooms and school facilities, upgraded technology, and provided general fund relief.  These bond programs have been successful from San Diego and Imperial counties to Del Norte and Siskiyou counties.  Isom Advisors has worked with nearly 100 districts since 2010 and is the leading financial advisor in assisting districts to create winning programs that save taxpayers money and maximize bond proceeds for District improvement projects.  A summary of the key steps involved in a successful program will be discussed from surveying the community, to campaigning, to selling bonds will be covered. 

 

Jones Hall
We will discuss the primary issues which should be considered by any school district contemplating the possibility of calling a general obligation bond election. This will include a discussion of the types of consultants a district may considering hiring for such an effort, types bond elections available, information which needs to be generated such as bond project lists, and timing. As time permits we are also prepared to discuss campaign legalities, recent legal developments in the courts and legislature affecting general obligation school bonds, and other financing mechanisms available to school districts such as parcel taxes, Mello-Roos community facility district bonds, and certificates of participation.

 

RBC Capital Markets
Please join RBC’s California senior education banking team as we share insights on the U.S. bond market, including what to expect following the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.  We will briefly discuss key considerations for California school districts to inform facility financing and planning.

 

Tandus Centiva/RJ Flooring, Inc.
Our discussion is on how the finishes used in your classrooms effect test scores, ADA, energy use and operational costs.  The purpose of the discussion is to highlight why this is important and what you can do to insure the best solutions are being put forth for your District.

The talk will provide:

  • Evidence based studiesmeasuring the impact the built environment has on the health, safety and long term operational expense.   
  • Studies recognizing the benefit to student achievement when classrooms are built with Teaching and Learning as the guiding principle.
  • Ideas on establishing “Guiding Principles” for your Architect, CM, Facilities and M&O to use when selecting finishes.

Thursday January 28, 2016 4:50pm - 5:20pm
De Anza Ballroom Portola Hotel

6:00pm

Hosted Receptions
Dannis Woliver Kelley - San Carlos 4, Marriott Hotel

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya Ruud & Romo – San Carlos 3, Marriott Hotel

School Services – Ferrantes Bay View, Marriott Hotel

Pepperdine University, Portola Hotel, Cottonwood Plaza 

Thursday January 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Various

7:00pm

Screening: Most Likely to Succeed
Join us for a panel discussion and screening of the film "Most Likely to Succeed". 

Movie Summary: The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century? 

Movie snacks will be provided! 

Thursday January 28, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bonsai Portola Hotel
 
Friday, January 29
 

8:00am

8:30am

General Session/Keynote
Speakers
BM

Bob Marzano

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research in Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include The Art and Science of Teaching and Effective Supervision. His practical translations of the most... Read More →


marzano pptx

Friday January 29, 2016 8:30am - 10:15am
San Carlos Ballroom Marriott Hotel

10:15am

Budget Update
This year Governor Brown proposed the least complicated education budget in recent memory. The January budget continues providing resources to support the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula and spend one time resources to pay down past state mandated claims. The governor’s single biggest proposal is to consolidate preschool programs into a block grant. This issue will be on the forefront of the education budget as a new Assembly Speaker takes the helm.  Meanwhile, schools leaders will face continued pressure to negotiate salary increases and prepare for a new accountability system. This panel discussion will feature the top experts in education finance, policy and politics. Panelists will provide perspectives and outlooks on the key issues facing school districts, county office leaders over the next two fiscal years.

Moderators
AM

Adonai Mack

Association of California School Administrators
ACSA's Governmental Relations Dept.

Speakers
RB

Ron Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, School Services of California
Chief Executive Officer, School Services of California
KG

Kevin Gordon

Capitol Advisors Group
President, Capitol Advisors Group


Friday January 29, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
San Carlos Ballroom Marriott Hotel