2015-2016 Conferences

October 22, 2015

Awakening the Learner Education Conference

Featuring:  Robert Marzano and Darrell Scott, Keynote Speakers

CVELI’s annual Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference  is designed for P-16 educational leaders—superintendents, district leaders, principals, site leaders, teacher leaders, deans, and higher education faculty—to explore the roles and critical actions of leaders as they transform their organizations into collaborative cultures of 21st century learning for students and educators. 

This year’s conference will feature Robert Marzano and Darrell Scott, author’s of the newly-, popular book, Awaken the Learner.  Together, they will share best practices designed to create and sustain an inclusive school culture that ignites a passion for learning, promotes engagement, enriches learning and cultivates a sense of belonging for students and teachers.

Morning breakout sessions will include such topics as integration of technology, building leadership capacity, project-based learning, early literacy, parent and student involvement, Data Dashboard-measuring results, EL learners, strategic planning, collaborative math problem solving, CACSS/CCR and more! 

All conference attendees will receive a FREE copy of Darrell Scott’s and Dr. Robert Marzano’s book, Awaken the Learner.

Registration begins May 8.  The conference is expected to sell out, so register early.

Click Here to Register beginning May 8

Registration Fees:

  • $215    Early registration before August 22
  • $240    August 22-September 25
  • $265    Late and on-site registration, September 26-October 22. 

Breakfast, lunch and conference materials included.

Conference location:

  • Clovis Veterans Memorial District    Clovis CA (located off 5th and Clovis Ave in downtown Clovis)

Contact Mabel Franks at mafranks@csufresno.edu for more information


CVELI Past Conferences

photo of Michael Fullan


Maximizing Leadership for Systemic Change 

Dr. Michael Fullan, Keynote Speaker



Connie Kamm


Navigating the Common Core: Standards-Driven Instruction, Formative Assessment, Intervention and Enrichment

Dr. Connie Kamm







Marking Progress on the Professional Learning Communities at Work Journey: Are You Soaring or Settling?

Becky and Rick DuFour





Exemplary Practices Education Leadership Conference: Shaping 21st Century Learning  Video featuring keynote speakers: Dr. Eric Mazur, Harvard University on Interactive "Peer" Instruction

Dr. Mariale Hardiman, Johns Hopkins University on Brain-Targeted Teaching  See resources on Hardiman website. 
Conference Presentation available (Click on title) 

Conference Handouts:

Exemplary Practices Conference with Richard Elmore and Yong Zhao

Exemplary Practices Conference with Anthony Muhammad and Eugene Garcia 

 Exemplary Practices Conference 2011 with Doug Reeves

Luis Cruz ( Feb 14, 2012 ) Promoting Equitable Schools

Tom Many (Dec 15, 2011) - Assessment

Debra Pickering ( Oct 25, 2011 ) Developing Instructional Leaders - Notes/Presentation