Student Achiever


2014-2015 Conferences 


Leading Effective Programs to Ensure English Learner Success in the 21st Century



2-Day Workshop, featuring Dr. Nancy Akhavan, author, lecturer,  presenter and EL curriculum and program expert

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  • Dates: January 26-27, 2015
  • Location: Fresno State University (Residence Dining Hall; free parking)
  • Time:  8:00 am-3:00 pm ( Includes breakfast;  lunch on own)
  • Cost: $150 per individual

 Workshop Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the new CA ELD standards and how the instructional and programmatic shifts in the standards affect expectations in the classroom and in master schedules.
  • Understand how Common Core standards connect to new ELD standards, and how to support effective programs to ensure student readiness for college and career upon graduation.
  • Examine the programmatic and instructional causes behind the large number of Long Term English Learners in our schools, and understand how to change systems to ensure students learn English and make adequate yearly progress.
  • Receive tools to  plan, implement, evaluate and monitor programs that ensure English learners attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students. 


Previous Conferences

October 2, 2014 Exemplary Practices In Education Leadership Conference

fullanMaximizing Leadership for Systemic Change 

Dr. Michael Fullan, Keynote Speaker          




 October 2, 2014 Conference Handouts: (Click on session titles to access resources)


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

Dr. Connie Kamm

Dr. Connie Kamm of the Leadership and Learning Center engaged  participants in an interactive conversation around the implementation of Common Core with and emphasis on Standards driven instruction and formative assessments in the Common Core. 


DuFoursMarking 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