Awakening the Learner Education Conference

Held October 22, 2015

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 featured  Robert Marzano and Darrell Scott, author’s of the newly-, popular book, Awaken the Learner.  Together, they shared  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.

Keynote Handouts:

Breakout Session Handouts:


Leadership and Lead Teacher, 4-Part Workshop Series

Dr. Mabel Franks, Presenter

TeachersThis workshop series is specifically designed for educators  in leadership roles—administrators, counselors, coaches and teachers. Participants will learn skills and strategies that can be applied immediately in any  K-12 leadership role. 

Registration Information

  • $150 per session

  • Free campus parking pass available for participants.
  • Breakfast 8:00-8:30 am.  Lunch on your own. 

 Session 4: Dealing with Difficult People

  • Date: March 11, 2016
  • Time:  8:00 am- 2:30 pm.
  • Location:  Fresno State Peters Building, Room 194

This session provides you with effective, concrete techniques for dealing with difficult people in the workplace. It provides specific strategies for creating a positive work environment that encourages complainers to agree, bullies to surrender, non-communicators to participate and pessimists to see the brighter side of life.


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