K12 Lab Stanford D. School Session: Designing and Scaling the Instructional Practices Needed for Our Collective Future Description: In a world that promises to be increasingly complex, dynamic, interconnected, and filled with ambiguity, how might we leverage instructional design to ensure students are not just prepared for the future but equipped to shape the future for themselves and others. In this design-thinking workshop, we will explore inspirations and practices from deeper learning schools and then spend time imagining possible visions for how these deeper learning and other futures-focused instructional practices might scale and spread within our communities. From short, easy to implement practices that enhance belonging to lengthier practices that ask all of us to rethink the future of learning.
Dr. Douglas Fisher
Partner Consultant, Corwin Publishing Session: Leader Credibility Description: Now more than ever, schools need to be places where openness and can-do are baked into every hallway hello and every meeting. This vision-setting starts at the top, and with a combination of strategic thinking and inspiring relationship-building. With Leader Credibility, learn how to attain or amplify the qualities that all school leaders keep in motion each day. Discover efficient, persuasive ways to communicate and mentor growth by being: Trustworthy, Competent, Dynamic, Immediate, Forward thinking
Dr. Jamila Dugan
Street Data Co-Author Session: Climbing Out of Equity Traps and Tropes: Introduction to Street Data Many of our district and school equity efforts focus on oversimplified quick fixes and implementation of off-the-shelf solutions. While we may feel a sense of urgency to address deep-rooted equity issues, our attempts are often thwarted by landmines that can be identified and removed through strategic analysis and creative action. In this session, Dr. Dugan lays out common equity traps and tropes that can undermine our well-intentioned efforts. Through storytelling and real world examples, we explore why it is so hard to move equity work forward while beginning to find the courage to move toward Street Data, a next generation model for school transformation and unhinge ourselves from a legacy of “implementation” over imagination.
Ainsley B. Rose
Partner Consultant, CORE Collaborative Session: The Science of Influence: Understanding the Power and Purpose of Leading People Description: John Maxwell has written that, “leadership is influence nothing more, nothing less.” To that, Ainsley B. Rose adds that influence is an essential element of building relationships which forms the foundation of the art and science of leadership. Ainsley will explore key elements from his upcoming book about influence and its application to leadership, efficacy and impact. Ainsley’s session will lay the groundwork using the current research on influence. He will share the “influence continuum” he has created to show how it might be a useful tool for leaders to apply to their day-to-day work with colleagues for whom they are responsible. He will elaborate, in practical ways, how this work on influence is applied, specifically in helping people-leaders lead to inspire and eventually for those individuals to aspire to their own hopes and dreams. The gold standard of leadership is to support and develop people to manage and direct their own destiny to effect impact.
2022 California Teacher of the Year Session: Turning the Tide - How Sensational-Awareness Can Heal a Nation in Trauma Description: Nichi Avina is a 2022 California Teacher of the Year and a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines. A middle school science teacher at Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs Unified School District, Nichi’s efforts for students have included spearheading districtwide trauma and resiliency-informed training for educators and students with social-emotional trauma histories. In her session, “Turning The Tide - How Sensational-Awareness Can Heal a Nation in Trauma,” educators will understand their role in turning the tide on the mental health crisis afflicting our youth. Through simple classroom exercises focusing on sensational awareness, trauma and resiliency-responsive educators can teach themselves and their students how to hack into and regulate their nervous systems. The experiential activities in this workshop will not only prevent educator burnout but also save lives.
Partner Consultant, CORE Collaborative Session: Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices Description: As a dedicated social justice and wellness advocate, Tanynya Hekymara focuses on how unique experience in every element of organizational leadership allows her to be a mindful, bold, and courageous truth-teller. Tanynya delivers necessary truths, reshapes narratives, and protocols, and provides strategies of support through an intentional plan of action that brings the complex composition of a community into the work. It is her abiding passion to bring about transformational change in educational, professional, and community spaces, to include all voices, and to inspire communities to seek connection and justice.
Dr. Kristin Anderson
CEO, the Brilliance Project Session: The Catalysts and Inhibitors of Workplace Wellbeing: Cultivating the Conditions for Humans to Thrive Not Merely Survive Description: When compared to the general population, educational leaders experience lower levels of general wellbeing and more severe consequences of a lack of overall wellness including increased levels of stress and burnout. The wellbeing of district and school leaders is as imperative as the overall flourishing of those for whom they are responsible in the system (educators and students). Emotionally well leaders generate systems and espouse practices that foster the wellness of their stakeholders. This session will highlight 2022 research on what contributes to, and what takes away from, the emotional wellness of educational leaders, and provide strategies to increase one’s overall flourishing/diminish languishing. Participants will be able to: understand that one's wellbeing is complex and cannot be tended to properly with surface activities, know that wellbeing spans across eight domains, understand what emotional wellbeing is and why it's important, articulate the components necessary for emotional flourishing in the workplace, determine practical strategies for increasing their ability to flourish within their roles.
Partner Consultant, CORE Collaborative Session: We Got Clarity, Yes We Do! Description: We got clarity, how about you? If you're looking for something to get excited about, this session is for you. Jay Trujillo is a distinguished educator with over 34 years of professional experience, including 14 years as school principal. His schools consistently ranked #1 among 82 schools in his Southern California region for improvement. Join Jay in exploring 5 essential high yield practices that are fundamental to teacher AND student clarity and can double the rate of learning. Various models of implementation across grade-levels and subject areas will be shared. Participants will assess current levels of clarity implementation in their own context and generate practical ideas for next steps. Three cheers for clarity!
Partner Consultant, CORE Collaborative Session: Centering Leadership in Literacy by Understanding Diversity: Building Trust, Culture and Reflective Practice Description: Vivett Dukes will center her conversation on asking deep equity driven questions - Why is culturally responsive and sustainable teaching more than just the books you have in your classroom library? Is your teaching practice built on restorative principles? Does the curriculum you teach reflect a range of lived experiences or does it uphold the status quo? During this session, educators will be challenged to ask themselves reflective questions a such as “How do I effectively respond when building administration, parents, and colleagues challenge the books I want to teach that are more representative of our global community and shared humanity?”