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Wednesday, October 24
 

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

8:00am

VIRTUAL: Registration
Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

100. Welcome & Keynote: Lessons You Can’t Learn from a Book: The Impact of Inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome: Kathy Wahl, Kim Boverio, Mary Ann Dewan, Jim Beall, Howard Doi Keynote: Brandon, Teresa, Tim and Margo will share their story of building an individual pathway for Brandon to navigate elementary school, then middle and finally high school. Come learn about the ways Brandon learned to overcome obstacles and change roadblocks to stepping stones.
• Benefits of inclusion
• Brandon’s story
• Learning to self-advocate
• Providing supports to foster success
• Overcoming teacher fears
• The magic triad – Teacher – Parent – Administrator
• Building on student strengths
• Begin with the end in mind
• Communication
• Relationships are everything – Building advocates along the way

Speakers
avatar for Jim Beall

Jim Beall

Senator, District 15, California State Senate
Jim Beall brings a lifetime of experience and understanding in transportation, housing, and government efficiency to the State Senate.In three decades of public service – first as a San Jose City Councilman, then as a Santa Clara County Supervisor, and legislator in the Assembly... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Dewan is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. She has served in education over 30 years. Dr. Dewan believes that all students deserve high quality, equitable, and inclusive education. She serves on a number of committees and boards and promotes effective system’s... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Founder, 321life+1
MO

Margo Olson

Director, Program Support, Contra Costa County Office of Education
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

VIRTUAL 100. Welcome & Keynote: Lessons You Can’t Learn from a Book: The Impact of Inclusion
Welcome: Kathy Wahl, Kim Boverio, Mary Ann Dewan, Jim Beall, Howard Doi Keynote: Brandon, Teresa, Tim and Margo will share their story of building an individual pathway for Brandon to navigate elementary school, then middle and finally high school. Come learn about the ways Brandon learned to overcome obstacles and change roadblocks to stepping stones.
• Benefits of inclusion
• Brandon’s story
• Learning to self-advocate
• Providing supports to foster success
• Overcoming teacher fears
• The magic triad – Teacher – Parent – Administrator
• Building on student strengths
• Begin with the end in mind
• Communication
• Relationships are everything – Building advocates along the way

Speakers
avatar for Jim Beall

Jim Beall

Senator, District 15, California State Senate
Jim Beall brings a lifetime of experience and understanding in transportation, housing, and government efficiency to the State Senate.In three decades of public service – first as a San Jose City Councilman, then as a Santa Clara County Supervisor, and legislator in the Assembly... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Dewan is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. She has served in education over 30 years. Dr. Dewan believes that all students deserve high quality, equitable, and inclusive education. She serves on a number of committees and boards and promotes effective system’s... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Founder, 321life+1
MO

Margo Olson

Director, Program Support, Contra Costa County Office of Education
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:30am

VIRTUAL: Break
Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

107. Film- "Including Samuel"
Limited Capacity seats available

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives.  

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

103. Wise Inside: Combining Yoga, Art and Neuroscience for Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

SCCOE Board of Education Volunteer of the Year

Participants will be introduced to a gender-responsive, trauma-informed and culturally responsive curriculum called Wise Inside as a model for bringing mindfulness-based practices to marginalized girls. This curriculum uses the evidence-based Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) as a foundation for healing traumatized youth and maximizing their learning. Participants will learn sensory-integrating, self-regulating techniques to regulate students and for their own self-care.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lynn Fitton

Mary Lynn Fitton

Founder, Director of Programs, The Art of Yoga Project
The Art of Yoga Project was recognized as the 2017-18 Santa Clara County Office of Education Volunteer of the Year. Mary Lynn Fitton, RN, MS, FNP founded The Art of Yoga Project in 2005, a non-profit offering trauma-informed, gender-responsive yoga and creative arts curricula to justice-involved... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

104. Bullying Prevention within Positive Behavior Support
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a thorough overview of bullying including working definitions and legal mandates, prevention and intervention strategies, and a variety of resources to help address the issue in schools. Presenters will share a pyramid of strategies from whole school prevention approaches to early and intensive intervention. Research on the dynamics of bullying will also be presented, as it defines the roles involved in bullying situations and common traits of people who display bullying behaviors and their targets. An action plan will also be shared to help support school-based efforts to strengthen schoolwide approaches and implement current best practices to prevent bullying and foster a positive school climate.

Speakers
PM

Patricia Marquez

Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Patricia Marquez currently serves as a specialist in the Safe and Healthy Schools Department at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Her work includes coordinating and overseeing violence/bullying prevention, restorative practices, and human trafficking efforts within the county... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

101. Responsive Early Education for Boys of Color: Strength-Based Approaches to Improve Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

This session presents findings from the Responsive Early Education for Boys of Color: Strength-Based Approaches to Improve Equity book project, a collaboration between WestEd and CDE-EESD. We highlight research on inequitable outcomes, discuss the role of bias and stereotypes, and introduce a range of responsive, strengths-based practices and family engagement strategies to support our youngest boys of color to thrive.

Speakers
CM

Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, Ph.D.

Senior Program Associate, WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) 
Dr. McClendon-Gourdine works as a Senior Program Associate at WestEd and provides consultation to local and state early childhood non-profit organizations as well as school districts. Previous to this, she has coached and trained early childhood educators and administrators on quality... Read More →
ID

Irenka Domínguez-Pareto, Ph.D.

Senior Program Associate, WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) 
Dr. Domínguez-Pareto is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the School of Education at Mills College. Previous to this, she has co-directed research projects focused on issues of child development, family diversity, culture and educational equity... Read More →
SY

Serene Yee

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

102. California 1 Overview: A California Equity Performance and Improvement Program (CA1-CEPIP)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education created the “California One: Highway to Success for All” project for students with disabilities, English Learners, and African American students. The grant will increase the knowledge and skills of administrators, teachers, and school staff so that they can incorporate equity and inclusion.
Session Slides​​​

Speakers
avatar for Sung Park

Sung Park

Coordinator–Inclusion Education Technical Support, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Sung Park is Coordinator in the Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, providing professional development, coaching, and technical assistance for inclusive best practices. He is the Lead Coach and Coordinator of the California Equity Performance Improvement... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

106. Supporting ALL Learners through Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The aim California MTSS is to empower districts with a framework that engages schools, families, and communities in an evidence-based, integrated, multi-tiered system of support, guaranteeing ALL students access to an equitable, inclusive education focused on the whole child. California MTSS engages LEAs in a process to assess their strengths, coordinate supports to their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP), and align their MTSS efforts with the eight state priorities. The SUMS initiative supports the California Department of Education’s vision of “one coherent system of education” to build the foundation for long-term educational excellence.

Speakers
JP

Jami Parsons

Administrator, Learning Support, Orange County Department of Education

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

108. Film-"Resilience-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"
Limited Capacity seats available

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers." Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

105. Social Skills Training for Students with Special Needs: Evidence-based Strategies that Promote Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive presentation will talk about the social deficits of students with special needs and how it impacts their school inclusion. It will give teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and caregivers, simple, easy to use, evidence-based strategies such as peer buddies, video-modeling, and activity schedule, which help students with disabilities develop social skills in practical life situations such as recess.

Speakers
avatar for Jocel Ibanez-Lazarito

Jocel Ibanez-Lazarito

Program Specialist and Autism Consultant, San Mateo County Office of Education
I am an educator specializing in Autism, evidence-based practices, and staff professional development. I graduated from St. Mary’s College’s Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership, and works as the Program Specialist and Autism Consultant at the San Mateo County Office of Education... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

VIRTUAL 101. Responsive Early Education for Boys of Color: Strength-Based Approaches to Improve Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

This session presents findings from the Responsive Early Education for Boys of Color: Strength-Based Approaches to Improve Equity book project, a collaboration between WestEd and CDE-EESD. We highlight research on inequitable outcomes, discuss the role of bias and stereotypes, and introduce a range of responsive, strengths-based practices and family engagement strategies to support our youngest boys of color to thrive.

Speakers
CM

Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, Ph.D.

Senior Program Associate, WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) 
Dr. McClendon-Gourdine works as a Senior Program Associate at WestEd and provides consultation to local and state early childhood non-profit organizations as well as school districts. Previous to this, she has coached and trained early childhood educators and administrators on quality... Read More →
ID

Irenka Domínguez-Pareto, Ph.D.

Senior Program Associate, WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) 
Dr. Domínguez-Pareto is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the School of Education at Mills College. Previous to this, she has co-directed research projects focused on issues of child development, family diversity, culture and educational equity... Read More →
SY

Serene Yee

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 102. California 1 Overview: A California Equity Performance and Improvement Program (CA1-CEPIP)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education created the “California One: Highway to Success for All” project for students with disabilities, English Learners, and African American students. The grant will increase the knowledge and skills of administrators, teachers, and school staff so that they can incorporate equity and inclusion.
Session Slides​​​

Speakers
avatar for Sung Park

Sung Park

Coordinator–Inclusion Education Technical Support, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Sung Park is Coordinator in the Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, providing professional development, coaching, and technical assistance for inclusive best practices. He is the Lead Coach and Coordinator of the California Equity Performance Improvement... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 103. Wise Inside: Combining Yoga, Art and Neuroscience for Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

SCCOE Board of Education Volunteer of the Year

Participants will be introduced to a gender-responsive, trauma-informed and culturally responsive curriculum called Wise Inside as a model for bringing mindfulness-based practices to marginalized girls. This curriculum uses the evidence-based Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) as a foundation for healing traumatized youth and maximizing their learning. Participants will learn sensory-integrating, self-regulating techniques to regulate students and for their own self-care.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lynn Fitton

Mary Lynn Fitton

Founder, Director of Programs, The Art of Yoga Project
The Art of Yoga Project was recognized as the 2017-18 Santa Clara County Office of Education Volunteer of the Year. Mary Lynn Fitton, RN, MS, FNP founded The Art of Yoga Project in 2005, a non-profit offering trauma-informed, gender-responsive yoga and creative arts curricula to justice-involved... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 104. Bullying Prevention within Positive Behavior Support
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a thorough overview of bullying including working definitions and legal mandates, prevention and intervention strategies, and a variety of resources to help address the issue in schools. Presenters will share a pyramid of strategies from whole school prevention approaches to early and intensive intervention. Research on the dynamics of bullying will also be presented, as it defines the roles involved in bullying situations and common traits of people who display bullying behaviors and their targets. An action plan will also be shared to help support school-based efforts to strengthen schoolwide approaches and implement current best practices to prevent bullying and foster a positive school climate.

Speakers
PM

Patricia Marquez

Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Patricia Marquez currently serves as a specialist in the Safe and Healthy Schools Department at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Her work includes coordinating and overseeing violence/bullying prevention, restorative practices, and human trafficking efforts within the county... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

12:15pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Cafeteria 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

12:15pm

VIRTUAL: Lunch
Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

112. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Your Child and Pupil
Limited Capacity seats available

More prevalent than autism, this neurological disorder occurs in all racial and socio-economic communities. It accounts for behaviors that may appear as ADHD and are mistakenly attributed to willful behavior that requires punishment and expulsion. Attendees will learn: most common learning and behavioral problems and their causes, frustrations of parents and teachers, and collaborative interventions for families and schools.

Speakers
CC

Christine Clifford

Special Education Teacher, retired
Christine Clifford, M.S. worked in SPED as teacher, part of a multi-disciplinary assessment team, and early interventionist home visitor. She is an active advocate for reforms in our justice system. Currently serves as Commissioner of the Re-Entry Network in SC County. Adoptive mother... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Page

Kathryn Page

President, FASDNorCal
Kathryn Page, Ph.D. was clinical director of the SCValley Medical Center's FASD Diagnostic Clinic, currently pres. of FASD NorCal. Always worked with special needs-as school psychologist, teacher with UCD Extension, member of drug treatment court team, and currently consultant with... Read More →
RL

Robert Land, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Land's practice focuses on behavior, emotional, and addiction problems. He works with the Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Dept to provide evaluations and treatment recommendations for adjudicated youth. He is active in several psychological associations and is dually licensed... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

111. DataZone=Data Relief!
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategic use of data supports alignment of district priorities and is the foundation of an integrated system of student support. Over 90 DataZone dashboards provide actionable metrics that are tied to continuous improvement processes. Each metric drills to student lists and allows the creation of student cohorts for ongoing monitoring. Early warning indicators provide a foundation for robust student support.

Speakers
ML

Marcy Lauck

Director, Data Governance, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Marcy Lauck, is a Co-founder of the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust (SVRDT) and the Senior Director of Data Governance for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Marcy brings 25 years’ experience in data governance, education data warehousing, and in guiding strategic institutional... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

109. CA Legislative Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

On the horizon are many potential legislative influencers that will impact both equity and inclusion.  Hear from experts in the field who are closely monitoring the current climate and learn what upcoming legislation will help decrease barriers to equity and inclusion.  

Speakers
avatar for Martha Alvarez

Martha Alvarez

Legislative Advocate, ACSA
ACSA Legislative Advocate
AD

Amanda Dickey

Director, Intergovernmental and Legal Affairs, CCSESA
avatar for Michael Watkins, Ed.D.

Michael Watkins, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
EG

Erin Gabel

Deputy Director of External and Governmental Affairs, First 5 California
avatar for Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

Vice President, Footsteps2Brilliance
Offering $10MM Bilingual Early Learning Literacy In-Kind Grant for Birth-3rd Free Demo Access & $10MM Bilingual Literacy Equity Grant Infohttps://app.box.com/s/9q8crfwt192ckiuizexxjqnko9km76az

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

110. Integration Without Limits
Limited Capacity filling up

A mother/teacher and her adult daughter, who is a master's degree student with cerebral palsy, share their perspectives and experiences with inclusion in the community and at school. An emphasis will be placed on how their experiences with inclusion developed the successful person she is today.

Speakers
SF

Stephanie Faso

scholar/public speaker, self
Stephanie has severe cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair and communicates with a speech generating device. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies at San Jose State University and is presently finishing her master's degree in Commuication Studies with an emphasis... Read More →
EF

Erin Faso

mother/teacher, self
Erin, now retired, taught for 29 years for Cambrian School District in San Jose. She is also the proud single parent of two daughters with differing abilities, both of whom are in graduate school. Erin has served on several boards and as a volunteer to help parents meet their children's... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

114. Film-"Elementary Genocide-The School to Prison Pipeline"
Limited Capacity seats available

"Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

115. Film-"American Teacher"
Limited Capacity seats available

As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. Yet, while research proves that teachers are the most important school-based factor in a child's future success, America's teachers are so woefully underpaid that almost two thirds must divide their time between a second job in order to make a living. Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American Teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether. But this wake-up call to our system's failings also looks at possibilities for reform. Can we re-value teaching in the United States and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

113. From Space Invaders to Collaborators: Building Successful Co-Teaching Relationships
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants in this session will have an opportunity to learn about various co-teaching models at elementary and secondary levels and discuss opportunities for implementation at their sites. We will also discuss master scheduling and curriculum adaptations.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gross

Megan Gross

Teacher & 2017 CA Teacher of the Year, Poway Unified School District
Megan Gross is a 2017 California Teacher of the Year and special education teacher at Del Norte High School, in the Poway Unified School District. She has taught and facilitated inclusive education for students with disabilities at both the elementary and secondary level for ten years... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 109. CA Legislative Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

On the horizon are many potential legislative influencers that will impact both equity and inclusion.  Hear from experts in the field who are closely monitoring the current climate and learn what upcoming legislation will help decrease barriers to equity and inclusion.  

Speakers
avatar for Martha Alvarez

Martha Alvarez

Legislative Advocate, ACSA
ACSA Legislative Advocate
AD

Amanda Dickey

Director, Intergovernmental and Legal Affairs, CCSESA
avatar for Michael Watkins, Ed.D.

Michael Watkins, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
EG

Erin Gabel

Deputy Director of External and Governmental Affairs, First 5 California
avatar for Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

Vice President, Footsteps2Brilliance
Offering $10MM Bilingual Early Learning Literacy In-Kind Grant for Birth-3rd Free Demo Access & $10MM Bilingual Literacy Equity Grant Infohttps://app.box.com/s/9q8crfwt192ckiuizexxjqnko9km76az

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 110. Integration Without Limits
Limited Capacity seats available

A mother/teacher and her adult daughter, who is a master's degree student with cerebral palsy, share their perspectives and experiences with inclusion in the community and at school. An emphasis will be placed on how their experiences with inclusion developed the successful person she is today.

Speakers
SF

Stephanie Faso

scholar/public speaker, self
Stephanie has severe cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair and communicates with a speech generating device. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies at San Jose State University and is presently finishing her master's degree in Commuication Studies with an emphasis... Read More →
EF

Erin Faso

mother/teacher, self
Erin, now retired, taught for 29 years for Cambrian School District in San Jose. She is also the proud single parent of two daughters with differing abilities, both of whom are in graduate school. Erin has served on several boards and as a volunteer to help parents meet their children's... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 111. DataZone=Data Relief!
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategic use of data supports alignment of district priorities and is the foundation of an integrated system of student support. Over 90 DataZone dashboards provide actionable metrics that are tied to continuous improvement processes. Each metric drills to student lists and allows the creation of student cohorts for ongoing monitoring. Early warning indicators provide a foundation for robust student support.

Speakers
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Marcy Lauck

Director, Data Governance, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Marcy Lauck, is a Co-founder of the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust (SVRDT) and the Senior Director of Data Governance for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Marcy brings 25 years’ experience in data governance, education data warehousing, and in guiding strategic institutional... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:30pm

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:30pm

VIRTUAL: Break
Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

116. An Overview of Trauma Informed Practices in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants learn about trauma and the impact of trauma and traumatic stress on children’s development and learning. They are introduced to trauma-informed early childhood practices that support children’s healing and resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kurtz

Julie Kurtz

Co-Director TIP-ECE, WestEd
Julie Kurtz is Co-Director for the Trauma Informed Practices in ECE at WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies. She previously was one of the founders of the Santa Clara Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program and Kid Connections providing mobile screening... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

117. Putting the Bite in the Bip: Implementing Appropriate and Positive Behavior Interventions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session provides a practical guide to implementing effective and positive behavior interventions. The session will review the components of effective school and classroom management programs, alternatives to suspension, and writing effective behavior interventions based on functional assessment. Common uses and abuses of behavior interventions will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Johns

Bev Johns

Professional Fellow, MacMurray College
Bev Johns has over 35 years experience in speciaL education in the public schools in Illinois.  She ran a public school for children with the most significant behavioral challenges in west central Illinois and provided consultation to local school districts. She is now a Professional... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

120. Planning for All Kids with DRDP (2015) Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers using the DRDP (2015) benefit from reports of children’s results. Learn more about the reports from the developers and join a team of early care and education and special education teachers as they share their experiences using DRDP (2015) reports to identify students’ strengths and areas of focus and plan developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and goals.

Speakers
TO

Tamarra Osborne

DR Project Manager, WestEd
Tamarra is an Early Childhood Content Expert for WestEd's Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project. Prior to joining WestEd in 2012, Tamarra taught infants, toddlers and preschoolers in state funded programs. She directed nonprofit childcare centers for 10 years... Read More →
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Patricia Salcedo

Project Co-Director, Desired Results Access Project
Patty is Co-Director for the Desired Results Access Project, which provides access to the statewide assessment for children with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). She has taught extensively in early childhood special education... Read More →
BT

betty tseng

Teacher, Franklin-McKinley School District



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

119. What is McKinney-Vento?
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn about the federal law and how it applies to School districts and students in Santa Clara County.

Speakers
JV

Joann Vaars

Foster & Homeless Youth Educational Services, SCCOE

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

121. Film-“Resilience-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope”
Limited Capacity seats available

As this documentary reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would

Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

122. Film-"Including Samuel"
Limited Capacity seats available

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

118. The Inclusion and Continuum of Special Education Services and Programs in Santa Clara County
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss the continuum of Special Education services and programs in Santa Clara County and the role of leadership to promote inclusive practices throughout the continuum. This session will provide resources to support conversations, assessments, and implementations of a vision that promotes an equitable, high quality, inclusive education.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Dewan is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. She has served in education over 30 years. Dr. Dewan believes that all students deserve high quality, equitable, and inclusive education. She serves on a number of committees and boards and promotes effective system’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 116. An Overview of Trauma Informed Practices in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants learn about trauma and the impact of trauma and traumatic stress on children’s development and learning. They are introduced to trauma-informed early childhood practices that support children’s healing and resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kurtz

Julie Kurtz

Co-Director TIP-ECE, WestEd
Julie Kurtz is Co-Director for the Trauma Informed Practices in ECE at WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies. She previously was one of the founders of the Santa Clara Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program and Kid Connections providing mobile screening... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 117. Putting the Bite in the Bip: Implementing Appropriate and Positive Behavior Interventions
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides a practical guide to implementing effective and positive behavior interventions. The session will review the components of effective school and classroom management programs, alternatives to suspension, and writing effective behavior interventions based on functional assessment. Common uses and abuses of behavior interventions will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Johns

Bev Johns

Professional Fellow, MacMurray College
Bev Johns has over 35 years experience in speciaL education in the public schools in Illinois.  She ran a public school for children with the most significant behavioral challenges in west central Illinois and provided consultation to local school districts. She is now a Professional... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 118. The Inclusion and Continuum of Special Education Services and Programs in Santa Clara County
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss the continuum of Special Education services and programs in Santa Clara County and the role of leadership to promote inclusive practices throughout the continuum. This session will provide resources to support conversations, assessments, and implementations of a vision that promotes an equitable, high quality, inclusive education.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Dewan is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. She has served in education over 30 years. Dr. Dewan believes that all students deserve high quality, equitable, and inclusive education. She serves on a number of committees and boards and promotes effective system’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

5:00pm

123. Networking Event
Limited Capacity seats available

All registrants are invited to mix and mingle with their peers at this no-host appetizer event.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Doubletree San Jose 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110
 
Thursday, October 25
 

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday October 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

8:00am

VIRTUAL: Registration
Thursday October 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

200. Identifying English Learners Students with Learning Disabilities
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss tools and procedures for identifying English learners with learning disabilities. Examples of accessibility support and alternate assessments of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for each language domain (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yee Wan

Dr. Yee Wan

Director, Multilingual & Humanities Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Yee Wan provides leadership for building school and district capacity in developing systems for supporting English learner success. She spearheads the national My Name, My Identity Initiative in partnership with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) for building... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

204. Using School Function Area Analysis to Implement Inclusive Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

The Leadership Effectiveness and Efficiency Analysis and Action Planning for Schools (LEAPS) provide research based School Function Areas (SFAs). Participants learn how schools can use the SFAs to guide strong discussions planning and data driven decision making for whole school inclusive practices. The SFAs have been used in schools in both the US and internationally to improve inclusive education.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Karge

Belinda Karge

Professor Doctoral Programs, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Belinda Karge is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at Concordia University Irvine and a Professor Emeritus from California State University, Fullerton. Her professional record includes two textbooks, five curriculum texts, four book chapters, over 125 articles, and numerous grants... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Discovery Source

The Discovery Source

Researchers at Stanford University are studying brain development in relation to behavior, cognition, and mood in girls.This study is an NIH-funded research project aimed to increase our understanding of the brain during a critical time of a child’s growth. Information learned from... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Discovery Source

The Discovery Source

Researchers at Stanford University are studying brain development in relation to behavior, cognition, and mood in girls.This study is an NIH-funded research project aimed to increase our understanding of the brain during a critical time of a child’s growth. Information learned from... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

203. Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Speakers
SQ

Sabba Quidwai

Education Development Executive, Apple
Sabba is an Education Development Executive with Apple Inc. Sabba travels the Northern California region advising K12 leadership teams on planning academic technology initiatives. Sabba’s experience spans K-16 having led 1:1 mobile learning initiatives at Keck USC and Fairmont Preparatory... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

205. Film-"Elementary Genocide-The School to Prison Pipeline"
Limited Capacity seats available

"Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

206. Film-"American Teacher"
Limited Capacity seats available

As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. Yet, while research proves that teachers are the most important school-based factor in a child's future success, America's teachers are so woefully underpaid that almost two thirds must divide their time between a second job in order to make a living. Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American Teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether. But this wake-up call to our system's failings also looks at possibilities for reform. Can we re-value teaching in the United States and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out.

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

201. Practical Strategies to Modify Curriculum for Students with IEPs (Individualized Education Program)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teachers can find it challenging to teach and include students with intellectual disabilities in the general education classroom. As a result, students with ID have limited opportunities for full inclusion. In this session, participants will learn how to modify curriculum so learning is possible and achievable for students who work below grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Eredics

Nicole Eredics

Inclusion Specialist, The Inclusive Class
Nicole Eredics is an educator who specializes in the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. She draws upon her years of experience as a full inclusion teacher to write, speak, and consult on the topic of inclusive education to various local and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

202. UDLA: How LA county is universally designing its support for UDL implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has developed a differentiated approach to supporting schools and districts seeking to implement Universal Design for Learning. In this interactive presentation, Dr. McKenna will review the Universal Design for Learning Academy, including how the tiered support model is being used, and explore how UDLA strives to “walk-the-walk” of UDL in its approach to learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. James McKenna

Dr. James McKenna

Coordinator II Inclusive Design, Los Angeles County Office of Education
James McKenna leads the Inclusive Design unit, part of LACOE's Division of Curriculum and Instructional Supports. As the unit name suggests, his current work focuses heavily on inclusion; he provides several options for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

VIRTUAL 200. Identifying English Learners Students with Learning Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss tools and procedures for identifying English learners with learning disabilities. Examples of accessibility support and alternate assessments of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for each language domain (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yee Wan

Dr. Yee Wan

Director, Multilingual & Humanities Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Yee Wan provides leadership for building school and district capacity in developing systems for supporting English learner success. She spearheads the national My Name, My Identity Initiative in partnership with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) for building... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

VIRTUAL 201. Practical Strategies to Modify Curriculum for Students with IEPs (Individualized Education Program)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers can find it challenging to teach and include students with intellectual disabilities in the general education classroom. As a result, students with ID have limited opportunities for full inclusion. In this session, participants will learn how to modify curriculum so learning is possible and achievable for students who work below grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Eredics

Nicole Eredics

Inclusion Specialist, The Inclusive Class
Nicole Eredics is an educator who specializes in the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. She draws upon her years of experience as a full inclusion teacher to write, speak, and consult on the topic of inclusive education to various local and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

VIRTUAL 202. UDLA: How LA county is universally designing its support for UDL implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has developed a differentiated approach to supporting schools and districts seeking to implement Universal Design for Learning. In this interactive presentation, Dr. McKenna will review the Universal Design for Learning Academy, including how the tiered support model is being used, and explore how UDLA strives to “walk-the-walk” of UDL in its approach to learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. James McKenna

Dr. James McKenna

Coordinator II Inclusive Design, Los Angeles County Office of Education
James McKenna leads the Inclusive Design unit, part of LACOE's Division of Curriculum and Instructional Supports. As the unit name suggests, his current work focuses heavily on inclusion; he provides several options for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

Exhibitor Hall
Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:30am

VIRTUAL: Break
Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

212. Positive Peer Pressure: EBPs for Students on the Spectrum
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will: Review research on Peer Mediated Instruction & Intervention (PMII) as an Evidence-Based Practice, learn the parameters for PMII, select developmentally appropriate activities to track PMII and initiate a plan that they can bring back to their school sites.

Speakers
avatar for Casandra Guerrero

Casandra Guerrero

SPED Program Specialist, San Benito High School District
Casandra has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 10 years and is a Cadre member of CAPTAIN, N.CA. She is a Program Facilitator for Circle of Friends, runs the founding chapter of CoF in San Benito County, and has established chapters in Central California. Casandra is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Reagan

Robyn Reagan

Executive Director of Program and Finance, Circle of Friends
Robyn is a lifelong advocate for children who struggle to make their gifts and needs known. As a nonpublic school administrator, she consulted with districts to promote mainstream placements and trained parents and educators on supporting at-risk students in urban schools. Robyn has... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

207. Getting to the Yes: Equity for All Students
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will gain a clear understanding of the importance of providing a standards-aligned, Tier 1 core curriculum to all students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners in an academically rigorous learning environment. The presentation will be interactive focusing on All Means ALL. Participants will be challenged to examine their belief system about all students and identify those who are invisible, based upon disaggregated data results, in achieving our high academic expectations.

Speakers
DO

Dr. Odie Douglas

Assistant Superintendent Ed Services, Pleasanton Unified School District
Dr. Odie Douglas currently serves as the assistant superintendent responsible for overseeing educational services and supervising schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District located in Alameda County. He earned his Doctor of Education degree at the University of San Francisco.Dr... Read More →
EK

Emily Knaggs

Program Specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

208. College for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Yes, It’s Possible!
Limited Capacity seats available

Inclusive college programs exist for students with intellectual disabilities. We share our journey of finding a college program for our son, Patrick, who has Down Syndrome. We explain why inclusive college programs matter and how you can help expand these opportunitites to your area.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Foraker

Beth Foraker

Founder/Director, The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion
Mom to four - Educator for 25 years - Supervisor/Lecturer UC Davis Credential/Masters Program - Founder/Director of The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion - Working to create Continuums of Inclusion: preschool through college for everyone

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

211. Responsive Early Education for Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
Limited Capacity seats available

This session highlights findings from the Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: Responsive Early Education for Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness book project, a collaboration between WestEd and CDE-EESD. We will share information on the diversity of experiences of young children in California experiencing homelessness, policies that impact services, and responsive, strengths-based teacher/caregiver practices and family engagement strategies.

Speakers
JN

Julie Nicholson

Deputy Director, WestEd
Julie Nicholson serves as Deputy Program Director with WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), where she leads new projects and product development efforts, and further builds CCFS as a leader in the early childhood development field. Nicholson is also Associate Professor... Read More →
ID

Irenka Domínguez-Pareto, Ph.D.

Senior Program Associate, WestEd's Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) 
Dr. Domínguez-Pareto is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the School of Education at Mills College. Previous to this, she has co-directed research projects focused on issues of child development, family diversity, culture and educational equity... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

213. Film-"Resilience-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"
Limited Capacity seats available

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers." Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

209. Design to Support ALL Educators to Transform Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Goalbook's mission is to empower educators to transform instruction so that all students succeed. Together, we will explore the following essential question: How can we support all educators to transform their instruction to ensure that all students succeed? We will engage in a hands-on, user-centered design thinking process. We will work to put the "design" in Universal Design for Learning, grounded in the belief that purposeful design has the power to transform our supports and services within all of our classrooms and our schools. Join Emily Sura, Northern California Partnership at Goalbook and Jon D’Angelo, Founding Team Member, for an interactive session that will leave you feeling empowered to tackle challenges in your classrooms and at your schools using the design thinking process.

Speakers
avatar for Jon D'Angelo

Jon D'Angelo

Founding Team Member, Goalbook
Jon D’Angelo has taught special education in the Bay Area, where he designed and implemented early education intervention programs, led school wide professional development trainings, and managed a language development program for English Language Learners. Jon joined Goalbook's... Read More →
avatar for Emily Sura

Emily Sura

Northern CA District Parnterships, Goalbook

Exhibitors
avatar for Goalbook

Goalbook

We empower educators to transform instruction so that ALL students succeed.We partner with leaders in 500 districts across 45 states to support educators with instructional practice. See what they're saying about our impact. Transform Instruction with Research-Based Best PracticeGoalbook... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

VIRTUAL 207. Getting to the Yes: Equity for All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will gain a clear understanding of the importance of providing a standards-aligned, Tier 1 core curriculum to all students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners in an academically rigorous learning environment. The presentation will be interactive focusing on All Means ALL. Participants will be challenged to examine their belief system about all students and identify those who are invisible, based upon disaggregated data results, in achieving our high academic expectations.

Speakers
DO

Dr. Odie Douglas

Assistant Superintendent Ed Services, Pleasanton Unified School District
Dr. Odie Douglas currently serves as the assistant superintendent responsible for overseeing educational services and supervising schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District located in Alameda County. He earned his Doctor of Education degree at the University of San Francisco.Dr... Read More →
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Emily Knaggs

Program Specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 208. College for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Yes, It’s Possible!
Limited Capacity seats available

Inclusive college programs exist for students with intellectual disabilities. We share our journey of finding a college program for our son, Patrick, who has Down Syndrome. We explain why inclusive college programs matter and how you can help expand these opportunitites to your area.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Foraker

Beth Foraker

Founder/Director, The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion
Mom to four - Educator for 25 years - Supervisor/Lecturer UC Davis Credential/Masters Program - Founder/Director of The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion - Working to create Continuums of Inclusion: preschool through college for everyone

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 209. Design to Support ALL Educators to Transform Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Goalbook's mission is to empower educators to transform instruction so that all students succeed. Together, we will explore the following essential question: How can we support all educators to transform their instruction to ensure that all students succeed? We will engage in a hands-on, user-centered design thinking process. We will work to put the "design" in Universal Design for Learning, grounded in the belief that purposeful design has the power to transform our supports and services within all of our classrooms and our schools. Join Emily Sura, Northern California Partnership at Goalbook and Jon D’Angelo, Founding Team Member, for an interactive session that will leave you feeling empowered to tackle challenges in your classrooms and at your schools using the design thinking process.

Speakers
avatar for Jon D'Angelo

Jon D'Angelo

Founding Team Member, Goalbook
Jon D’Angelo has taught special education in the Bay Area, where he designed and implemented early education intervention programs, led school wide professional development trainings, and managed a language development program for English Language Learners. Jon joined Goalbook's... Read More →
avatar for Emily Sura

Emily Sura

Northern CA District Parnterships, Goalbook

Exhibitors
avatar for Goalbook

Goalbook

We empower educators to transform instruction so that ALL students succeed.We partner with leaders in 500 districts across 45 states to support educators with instructional practice. See what they're saying about our impact. Transform Instruction with Research-Based Best PracticeGoalbook... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

12:15pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday October 25, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Cafeteria 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

12:15pm

VIRTUAL: Lunch
Thursday October 25, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

215. Preventive Care Makes Life Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

The audience will learn about new health technology being used in over 350 preschool, daycare, public school, and family resource sites in the Santa Clara County to increase efficiency in vision, dental, and hearing screenings. They will also learn about Healthier Kids case management efforts, their healthy lifestyle classes, and issues families face when accessing care.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen King

Kathleen King

Program Director, Healthier Kids Foundation
Kathleen King retired from Applied Materials, Inc. after twenty years and is currently the CEO of the Healthier Kids Foundation (HKF), a non-profit foundation focused on the health needs of low income residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo County. Kathleen became a Santa Clara County... Read More →
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Sunny Ochoa

Director of Programs, Healthier Kids Foundation
Sunny Ochoa, Director of Programs graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Social Work, she has nearly 20 years of community work experience focusing on children and families. Before working with Healthier Kids Foundation, Sunny worked at Catholic Charities of Santa... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Healthier Kids Foundation

Healthier Kids Foundation

At Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, we believe that health care is a basic human right.Healthier Kids Foundation is a family forward health agency that gives children and those who love them the education and cutting edge tools they rightfully deserve to live a healthy... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

218. Unraveling The Myths and Challenges of Mandated Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will learn the following: the availability of a new on-line interactive training tool available, the myths and challenges of mandated reporting, and gain understanding on the importance of reporting.

Speakers
AP

Angela Ponivas

Bureau, California Department of Social Services
Angela Ponivas is currently the Bureau Chief of the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP). She has been in the OCAP for over three years, working at a systems level on behalf of children and families. Prior to working for the State, Angela was an Executive Director of a Family... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

217. Strong Start and the Early Learning Master Plan
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will discuss the current state of early care and education in Santa Clara County and the roles of Strong Start of Santa Clara County and the 2017 Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan in achieving the goal of universal access to high quality early care and education.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Tinsley, Ph.D.

Matthew Tinsley, Ph.D.

Director- Strong Start, Santa Clara County Office of Education
My day job is expanding access to quality early childhood education - including leading a preschool PFS feasibility study. Out of hours I'm part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders program. AMA.

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

219. The Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet (BLKC) Education Assessment: A Community Engaged Research Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers will be virtually presenting  with Zoom from Georgia to the in-person attendees.

Learn about the findings of the BLKC Education Research Project and the culturally sensitive, community-engaged research methods used.  Working collaboratively with a community leadership group, the Researchers used publicly available information (Santa Clara County Office of Education data) and gathered data from 649 adults and youth to explore and identify barriers to education. Identified barriers include policies that impede or negatively influence African/African ancestry (AA) children and youth in our education system. The research examined ways racism and white supremacy impact the community’s academic success, how African and African Ancestry (AA) students learn, as well as elements of African-centered education. This study also produced a “Call to Action” and feedback about solutions to help African/African ancestry children and youth succeed in Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley).

Speakers
avatar for Thais Council

Thais Council

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University.
Thais Council is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. She serves as the graduate research assistant for the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership... Read More →
avatar for Joyce E. King, Ph.D.

Joyce E. King, Ph.D.

Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Georgia State University
Joyce E. King holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership at Georgia State University where is affiliated faculty in the Department of African American Studies. She received the Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education and a BA Degree in Sociology... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

220. Film-"Including Samuel"
Limited Capacity seats available

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.

Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

214. Dos and Don'ts for Being an Effective Participant in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The IEP is the heart of providing services for students needing special education. This is a responsibility that must be taken very seriously by each participant. Participants must do their homework ahead of time in preparing needed information, must participate in the writing of present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, and must write relevant goals for students. They must work together as a team to develop a relevant plan based on student needs. A checklist for participation will be provided as well as a list of the dos and don'ts.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Johns

Bev Johns

Professional Fellow, MacMurray College
Bev Johns has over 35 years experience in speciaL education in the public schools in Illinois.  She ran a public school for children with the most significant behavioral challenges in west central Illinois and provided consultation to local school districts. She is now a Professional... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

216. Disability Awareness: A Proactive Strategy for Improving School Communities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Awareness is the foundation of empathy.  For students to develop empathy, they must first gain an awareness of differences. This discussion based workshop will introduce the concept of disability awareness. By sharing case studies, resources, and hands on activities participants will leave with a better understanding of this concept and new tools to start implementing in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Drazin

Sam Drazin

Executive Director, Changing Perspectives
Sam Drazin is a certified elementary educator and former elementary school teacher. Sam was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss. As a child, Sam underwent seven surgeries while attending his local public... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives is a 501c3 not for profit organization which provides disability awareness programs in schools. We develop curriculum and provide on going educator trainings.Changing Perspectives engages students in open dialogue and real world experiences in an effort to promote... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 214. Dos and Don'ts for Being an Effective Participant in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process
The IEP is the heart of providing services for students needing special education. This is a responsibility that must be taken very seriously by each participant. Participants must do their homework ahead of time in preparing needed information, must participate in the writing of present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, and must write relevant goals for students. They must work together as a team to develop a relevant plan based on student needs. A checklist for participation will be provided as well as a list of the dos and don'ts.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Johns

Bev Johns

Professional Fellow, MacMurray College
Bev Johns has over 35 years experience in speciaL education in the public schools in Illinois.  She ran a public school for children with the most significant behavioral challenges in west central Illinois and provided consultation to local school districts. She is now a Professional... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill

President & CEO, The Discovery Source
Dave Scahill has been creating relationships and solutions for early childhood programs for the past 30 years by offering professional development, consulting with and providing materials for early childhood centers and family child care homes. Dave recently founded The Discovery... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 215. Preventive Care Makes Life Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

The audience will learn about new health technology being used in over 350 preschool, daycare, public school, and family resource sites in the Santa Clara County to increase efficiency in vision, dental, and hearing screenings. They will also learn about Healthier Kids case management efforts, their healthy lifestyle classes, and issues families face when accessing care.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen King

Kathleen King

Program Director, Healthier Kids Foundation
Kathleen King retired from Applied Materials, Inc. after twenty years and is currently the CEO of the Healthier Kids Foundation (HKF), a non-profit foundation focused on the health needs of low income residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo County. Kathleen became a Santa Clara County... Read More →
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Sunny Ochoa

Director of Programs, Healthier Kids Foundation
Sunny Ochoa, Director of Programs graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Social Work, she has nearly 20 years of community work experience focusing on children and families. Before working with Healthier Kids Foundation, Sunny worked at Catholic Charities of Santa... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Healthier Kids Foundation

Healthier Kids Foundation

At Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, we believe that health care is a basic human right.Healthier Kids Foundation is a family forward health agency that gives children and those who love them the education and cutting edge tools they rightfully deserve to live a healthy... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 216. Disability Awareness: A Proactive Strategy for Improving School Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Awareness is the foundation of empathy.  For students to develop empathy, they must first gain an awareness of differences. This discussion based workshop will introduce the concept of disability awareness. By sharing case studies, resources, and hands on activities participants will leave with a better understanding of this concept and new tools to start implementing in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Drazin

Sam Drazin

Executive Director, Changing Perspectives
Sam Drazin is a certified elementary educator and former elementary school teacher. Sam was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss. As a child, Sam underwent seven surgeries while attending his local public... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives

Changing Perspectives is a 501c3 not for profit organization which provides disability awareness programs in schools. We develop curriculum and provide on going educator trainings.Changing Perspectives engages students in open dialogue and real world experiences in an effort to promote... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:30pm

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:30pm

VIRTUAL: Break
Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

222. Universal Developmental Screening with Connection to Early Intervention Services
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the Universal Developmental Screening Initiative and Help Me Grow/KidConnections System of Care in Santa Clara County. Participants will learn about the development of this comprehensive, sustainable prevention and early intervention system, as well as how to support children and families access its developmental and behavioral health services.

Speakers
CN

Crystal Nava

Developmental and Behavioral Health Director, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Crystal Nava is the Director of Developmental & Behavioral Health for FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. She is endorsed by the State of California as an Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner, is a certified trainer in evidence based practices such as Brazelton Touchpoints... Read More →
JP

Jennifer Pham

Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager, Santa Clara County BHSD
Jennifer Pham, LCSW, is the Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager and Interim Senior Mental Health Program Manager with Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Family & Children’s Division. In her position, she oversees various programs serving children birth to age... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for First 5 Santa Clara County

First 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is proud to serve the young children and families of our county as a funder, a resource, and an advocate.Through innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and key partnerships, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

225. Building a Champion in a Superhero World
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the superhero movement to engage in STEAM ideas and positive social emotional thinking. Teachers will gain techniques on how to create a project-based learning lesson using design challenge steps, 21st Century thinking and hands-on activities. Empower students to become champion using their creative "lil' hero" powers.

Speakers
avatar for Shalek Chappill-Nichols

Shalek Chappill-Nichols

Educational Consultant, Pacific Oaks College
Shalek grew up in the inner city of San Francisco CA. Shalek was the first in her family to graduate from college in 2001 from San Jose, CA. She has worked with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities for over 25 years. She has an Education Consultant business and is an adjunct... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

223. Supporting Inclusion with digiCOACH
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how digiCOACH supports administrators, coaches, and peers during informal classroom observations with a focus on least restrictive environments and other inclusive practices. Learn how digiCOACH was embedded in the Supporting Inclusive Practices grant to support educators with the implementation of Universal Design for Learning. Attendees are invited to adopt digiCOACH at their own schools to support general and special education instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Brooks

Kristin Brooks

Executive Director, Supporting Inclusive Practices-RCOE
My bio from our website (www.sipinclusion.org) is below, but talk to me about how to best scale UDL across a large state like California and how we can partner in this work! I am a huge Food Network fan and adore my husband, kids, and 2 labradors more than anything! Enjoy the conference!Kristin... Read More →
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digiCOACH

CEO/Founder, digiCOACH Inc.
Administrators, coaches, and peers use digiCOACH during classroom observations to track high-yield strategies and support teacher efficacy by providing immediate feedback and cloud-based reporting.Prior to founding digiCOACH, Doug Whittaker was a teacher and administrator in San Bernardino... Read More →
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Brandon Mawhorter

Director of Innovation, digiCOACH Inc.
As the Director of Innovation, Brandon Mawhorter supports multiple projects and partners across the country and internationally. Being the son of an RSP teacher, Brandon was excited for the opportunity to work with the Supporting Inclusive Practices grant to study the best practices... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for digiCOACH

digiCOACH

Start in the ClassroomInstall the free digiCOACH app on your phone or tablet and head out to observe instruction. Spend five to ten minutes in a classroom with digiCOACH to track high-yield strategies used by the teacher and students. Next, reinforce the use of effective strategies... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

221. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How to Support Students with ASD in Inclusive Educational Settings
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inclusive settings requires knowledge about evidence-based practices (EBPs) for ASD. Specific EBPs will be described that address the unique needs of students with ASD so that s/he can be successfully educated in inclusive settings. The statewide initiative on ASD, CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training And Information Network), will be described as an important free resource.

Speakers
AA

Amy Andersen

Executive Director, Special Services, El Dorado County Office of Education
Amy Andersen began her career in education over 20 years ago, working for Los Angeles Unified School District in several different capacities; special education teacher, program specialist and assistant principal. After several years in traditional public schools she continued in... Read More →
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Ann England

Assistant Director/Co-Coordinator, Diagnostic Center CDE/CAPTAIN
Ann England is the Co-Coordinator of California's statewide initiative on ASD known as CAPTAIN (California Autism Training And Information Network) and the Assistant Director of the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, CDE. She provides professional development throughout California... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

224. Creating Safe and Inclusionary Spaces for LGBTQ Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will highlight the LGBTQ+ community and the pervasiveness of gender. The goal of this workshop is understand the significance in creating a safe and inclusive space for those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community in academia.

Speakers
EC

Erika Cisneros

Outreach Coordinator, The LGBTQ Youth Space

Exhibitors
avatar for The LQBTQ Youth Space

The LQBTQ Youth Space

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25, living in Santa Clara County .

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

227. Film-"Elementary Genocide-The School to Prison Pipeline"
Limited Capacity seats available

"Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

226. Calming Kit
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Calming Kit is a group of tools that provide sensory strategies and emotional supports to assist children with regulating their bodies and emotions so they can be ready to learn.  Learn about the partnership between the Inclusion Collaborative and Discovery Source and how to obtain your own Calming Kit.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →
avatar for The Discovery Source

The Discovery Source

Researchers at Stanford University are studying brain development in relation to behavior, cognition, and mood in girls.This study is an NIH-funded research project aimed to increase our understanding of the brain during a critical time of a child’s growth. Information learned from... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 221. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How to Support Students with ASD in Inclusive Educational Settings
Limited Capacity seats available

Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inclusive settings requires knowledge about evidence-based practices (EBPs) for ASD. Specific EBPs will be described that address the unique needs of students with ASD so that s/he can be successfully educated in inclusive settings. The statewide initiative on ASD, CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training And Information Network), will be described as an important free resource.

Speakers
AA

Amy Andersen

Executive Director, Special Services, El Dorado County Office of Education
Amy Andersen began her career in education over 20 years ago, working for Los Angeles Unified School District in several different capacities; special education teacher, program specialist and assistant principal. After several years in traditional public schools she continued in... Read More →
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Ann England

Assistant Director/Co-Coordinator, Diagnostic Center CDE/CAPTAIN
Ann England is the Co-Coordinator of California's statewide initiative on ASD known as CAPTAIN (California Autism Training And Information Network) and the Assistant Director of the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, CDE. She provides professional development throughout California... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →




Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 222. Universal Developmental Screening with Connection to Early Intervention Services
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the Universal Developmental Screening Initiative and Help Me Grow/KidConnections System of Care in Santa Clara County. Participants will learn about the development of this comprehensive, sustainable prevention and early intervention system, as well as how to support children and families access its developmental and behavioral health services.

Speakers
CN

Crystal Nava

Developmental and Behavioral Health Director, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Crystal Nava is the Director of Developmental & Behavioral Health for FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. She is endorsed by the State of California as an Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner, is a certified trainer in evidence based practices such as Brazelton Touchpoints... Read More →
JP

Jennifer Pham

Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager, Santa Clara County BHSD
Jennifer Pham, LCSW, is the Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager and Interim Senior Mental Health Program Manager with Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Family & Children’s Division. In her position, she oversees various programs serving children birth to age... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for First 5 Santa Clara County

First 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is proud to serve the young children and families of our county as a funder, a resource, and an advocate.Through innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and key partnerships, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 223. Supporting Inclusion with digiCOACH
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how digiCOACH supports administrators, coaches, and peers during informal classroom observations with a focus on least restrictive environments and other inclusive practices. Learn how digiCOACH was embedded in the Supporting Inclusive Practices grant to support educators with the implementation of Universal Design for Learning. Attendees are invited to adopt digiCOACH at their own schools to support general and special education instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Brooks

Kristin Brooks

Executive Director, Supporting Inclusive Practices-RCOE
My bio from our website (www.sipinclusion.org) is below, but talk to me about how to best scale UDL across a large state like California and how we can partner in this work! I am a huge Food Network fan and adore my husband, kids, and 2 labradors more than anything! Enjoy the conference!Kristin... Read More →
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digiCOACH

CEO/Founder, digiCOACH Inc.
Administrators, coaches, and peers use digiCOACH during classroom observations to track high-yield strategies and support teacher efficacy by providing immediate feedback and cloud-based reporting.Prior to founding digiCOACH, Doug Whittaker was a teacher and administrator in San Bernardino... Read More →
BM

Brandon Mawhorter

Director of Innovation, digiCOACH Inc.
As the Director of Innovation, Brandon Mawhorter supports multiple projects and partners across the country and internationally. Being the son of an RSP teacher, Brandon was excited for the opportunity to work with the Supporting Inclusive Practices grant to study the best practices... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for digiCOACH

digiCOACH

Start in the ClassroomInstall the free digiCOACH app on your phone or tablet and head out to observe instruction. Spend five to ten minutes in a classroom with digiCOACH to track high-yield strategies used by the teacher and students. Next, reinforce the use of effective strategies... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL
 
Friday, October 26
 

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

8:00am

VIRTUAL: Registration
Friday October 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

303. Promoting a Safe and Secure Learning Environment for All: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

California’s public schools serve more than six million children and their families. The State’s educators have the incredible opportunity, and responsibility, to create and maintain secure and peaceful learning environments for all students, regardless of nationality or immigration status. In a state in which half of all children have at least one immigrant parent, the ways in which our schools handle immigration issues are critically important. This guide is intended to help school officials form practical plans to protect the rights of immigrant students and their families.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Belton

Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

305. How do you Make ALL Really Mean ALL in Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) ?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for those ready to examine efforts with MTSS from the lens of All students. While strides have been made with MTSS in districts and schools, many wrestle with understanding where students with disabilities “fit” within MTSS. This session provides a way of thinking, of revisiting systems, and sharing examples that helps ensure all really means all.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Amy McCart

Dr. Amy McCart

Co-Director, SWIFT Education Center, University Kansas
Dr. McCart, Associate Research Professor and Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center at The University of Kansas serves as Co-Principal Investigator for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center, a national technical assistance program for inclusive school reform. She... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

306. Film-"Including Samuel"
Limited Capacity seats available

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

307. Film-"Resilience-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"
Limited Capacity seats available

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers." Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

300. Co-Teaching in Early Childhood: Considerations and Configurations
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review considerations related to co-teaching in early childhood. What are the similarities and differences with co-teaching in K-12? Considering the many different configurations for co-teaching in preschool environments, what additional factors do co-teachers need to take into consideration? How can co-teachers capitalize on their unique contributions for this age group?

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Golloher

Andrea Golloher

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
Andrea Golloher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Special Education at San Jose State University and Associate Director of the Early Childhood Institutes. She teaches courses in the Education Specialist and Master’s degree programs. Her research interests include methods of supporting... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

301. Utilizing the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) to Determine Quality
Limited Capacity seats available

The Inclusive Classroom Profile is a research-based, validated tool designed to measure the quality of inclusive practices for children with special needs in early childcare and/or preschool programs. This structured observation tool is designed to complement other rating tools and is used to rate the extent to which the classroom adapts activities, routines, language and instructional supports to promote active engagement of ALL children. Learn about Santa Clara County’s second pilot program utilizing the ICP and how Inclusion Endorsement will be promoted for QRIS sites and shared with local education agencies who are required to offer quality preschool inclusion programs.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

302. Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Designing Lessons that Support All
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide you specific details on HOW to create a universally designed experience. We will use the UDL guidelines, technology, and good old fashion grit and determination to create something that represents the real work of this process. So whether you are an administrator, teacher, parent, service provider, county office lead, or instructional coach, we will have something for you to create and walk away with!

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Zach Smith is in his 11th year with Sanger Unified. He served as an elementary special day class teacher for 8 years and has since left the classroom to support the district wide rollout of Universal Design for Learning. He is passionate about inclusion, specifically how the acceptance... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

304. Three Game Changing Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
Limited Capacity filling up

Come and see these three game changing strategies in Orange Unified inclusive classrooms. Join us to explore how three elementary schools have incorporated social emotional learning, technology implementation in a co-taught classroom, and an effective use of para-educators and data collection to support all learners. Let's build your inclusive toolkit!

Speakers
SG

Susan Greenwald

Instructional Specialist, Orange Unified School District
Susan Greenwald has 34 years of teaching experience in the field of special education. For 25 years, Susan has worked at Orange Unified School District as a special education teacher, and as an inclusion facilitator. Susan has taught in a residential school and was an upper elementary... Read More →
KM

Kassy Makena

TOSA, Orange Unified School District



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

9:00am

VIRTUAL 300. Co-Teaching in Early Childhood: Considerations and Configurations
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review considerations related to co-teaching in early childhood. What are the similarities and differences with co-teaching in K-12? Considering the many different configurations for co-teaching in preschool environments, what additional factors do co-teachers need to take into consideration? How can co-teachers capitalize on their unique contributions for this age group?

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Golloher

Andrea Golloher

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
Andrea Golloher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Special Education at San Jose State University and Associate Director of the Early Childhood Institutes. She teaches courses in the Education Specialist and Master’s degree programs. Her research interests include methods of supporting... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

VIRTUAL 301. Utilizing the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) to Determine Quality
Limited Capacity seats available

The Inclusive Classroom Profile is a research-based, validated tool designed to measure the quality of inclusive practices for children with special needs in early childcare and/or preschool programs. This structured observation tool is designed to complement other rating tools and is used to rate the extent to which the classroom adapts activities, routines, language and instructional supports to promote active engagement of ALL children. Learn about Santa Clara County’s second pilot program utilizing the ICP and how Inclusion Endorsement will be promoted for QRIS sites and shared with local education agencies who are required to offer quality preschool inclusion programs.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Wahl

Kathy Wahl

Director II, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathy Wahl is the Director II of Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She has worked for the Inclusion Collaborative since 2014, being involved in the development and implementation of the EPIC Credentialing Program and the State Annual Inclusion... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

VIRTUAL 302. Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Designing Lessons that Support All
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide you specific details on HOW to create a universally designed experience. We will use the UDL guidelines, technology, and good old fashion grit and determination to create something that represents the real work of this process. So whether you are an administrator, teacher, parent, service provider, county office lead, or instructional coach, we will have something for you to create and walk away with!.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Zach Smith is in his 11th year with Sanger Unified. He served as an elementary special day class teacher for 8 years and has since left the classroom to support the district wide rollout of Universal Design for Learning. He is passionate about inclusion, specifically how the acceptance... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

9:00am

VIRTUAL 303. Promoting a Safe and Secure Learning Environment for All: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

California’s public schools serve more than six million children and their families. The State’s educators have the incredible opportunity, and responsibility, to create and maintain secure and peaceful learning environments for all students, regardless of nationality or immigration status. In a state in which half of all children have at least one immigrant parent, the ways in which our schools handle immigration issues are critically important. This guide is intended to help school officials form practical plans to protect the rights of immigrant students and their families.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Belton

Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 26, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:30am

VIRTUAL: Break
Friday October 26, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

308. Adolescent Touchpoints: Keeping Parents and Teenagers Connected
Limited Capacity seats available

The Touchpoints model of development, originally described by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and his collaborators as a roadmap to early childhood, has applications to later development as well. The challenges and opportunities of adolescent touchpoints are more varied in their pace and sequence than those of infancy. Nonetheless, key events can be identified which, through regression, anxiety, and even panic in both adolescent and parent, bring about developmental accomplishments needed to propel the adolescent toward adulthood. The driving forces for growth include predictable physiological and cognitive changes, as well as external influences, including reflectors and reinforces of the adolescent’s new attributes. Qualitative changes occur as the adolescent bring to bear new skills and capacities on changing needs and demands.

Educators and healthcare professionals can help adolescents and their parents welcome adolescence as an opportunity for growth, rather than fearing it, by joining them in preparing for the signs of change, and by anticipating stressful times to come as catalysts for development.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Sparrow MD

Joshua Sparrow MD

Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center & Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brazelton Touchpoints Center/Harvard Medical School

Sponsors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

309. Leading for Equity and Systems Building in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

In our early childhood profession we are experiencing rapid change and increasing interconnectedness, and there is a robust need to address the way we envision leadership. The changing demographics and onslaught of new science have sparked an urgency for us to transform how we build capacity of those under-represented in the early education profession. Join us to learn about our leadership development model that utilizes equity as drivers of that change. We look forward to hearing from you on these topics, and how we can all make these concepts more actionable for leadership in the 21st century!

Speakers
avatar for Neva Bandelow

Neva Bandelow

Early Learning Program Manager, Alameda County Office of Education
Neva Bandelow works at the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) as the Early Learning Program Manager. She is responsible for the PreK-3rd grade Cohesion Initiative, serves in a leadership role on for Quality Improvement System, and is co-chair of a multi-county collective impact... Read More →
LW

LaWanda Wesley

Director of Quality Enhancement & PD, Oakland Unified School District
LaWanda Wesley is the Director of Early Learning for Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). LaWanda oversees OUSD's quality enhancement and professional development. Prior to her position this position, she served as the Quality Improvement Manager for the Alameda County’s Quality... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

310. Transforming the Workforce: Early Childhood Education Workforce Efforts in California
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will review resources for ECE professionals and discuss current workforce enhancement efforts in the state and nationwide. Stakeholders will review how this process has evolved though advocacy and agency partnerships within California.

Speakers
KN

Kimmy Nguyen

Professional Development Specialist, WestEd
PS

Pedro Sousa

Head Start Site Director, Santa Clara County Office of Education



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

311. Equity Based Practices that Promote Social Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

We as educators must embrace the work that addresses issues related to equity so that all of our students have opportunity and access to rigorous and relevant learning experiences. During this session participants will engage in a discussion and self reflection of key issues focusing on equity. Participants will also develop an understanding of social justice and discuss strategies for implementing in schools/classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

Mathematics Coordinator, SCCOE
Jenny is a mathematics coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has 14 years of educational experience from Pre-Kindergarten through adults, ranging from a large urban district to an international school to a highly-distinguished K-8 charter school system in the... Read More →
avatar for Ma Bernadette Salgarino

Ma Bernadette Salgarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Ma Bernadette Salgarino, Ed.D. is a Mathematics Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics, a member of the National Core Advocate Network, Instructional Leadership Corps, CA Community of Practice-Mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Sarginger

Kirsten Sarginger

Mathematics coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kirsten Sarginger is the mathematics coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She received a Masters of Education focusing on Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Arts from San... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

314. Film-"Resilience-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"
Limited Capacity seats available

"The child may not remember, but the body remembers." Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Board Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

315. Film-"Elementary Genocide-The School to Prison Pipeline"
Limited Capacity seats available

"Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.

Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

312. Bridging the Needs of English Learner Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how the Alum Rock Union School District and the Inclusion Collaborative partnered to support their staff with all the updated English Learner mandates, including the new ELPAC and its accommodations, ELD Alternate Assessment, reclassification procedures using alternate assessment, ELD standards and embedding, EL strategies and culturally responsive teaching.
Presentation Slides

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ivan Montes

Dr. Ivan Montes

Principal, San Antonio Elementary School
Dr. Montes is a California Bay Area native and proudly serves as the Principal of San Antonio Elementary School at Alum Rock Union School District (ARUSD) in East San José, CA. Driven by his passion for cross-cultural exchanges, he spent time in classrooms throughout Egypt, Yemen... Read More →
avatar for Sung Park

Sung Park

Coordinator–Inclusion Education Technical Support, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Sung Park is Coordinator in the Inclusion Collaborative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, providing professional development, coaching, and technical assistance for inclusive best practices. He is the Lead Coach and Coordinator of the California Equity Performance Improvement... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

10:45am

VIRTUAL 308. Adolescent Touchpoints: Keeping Parents and Teenagers Connected
Limited Capacity seats available

The Touchpoints model of development, originally described by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and his collaborators as a roadmap to early childhood, has applications to later development as well. The challenges and opportunities of adolescent touchpoints are more varied in their pace and sequence than those of infancy. Nonetheless, key events can be identified which, through regression, anxiety, and even panic in both adolescent and parent, bring about developmental accomplishments needed to propel the adolescent toward adulthood. The driving forces for growth include predictable physiological and cognitive changes, as well as external influences, including reflectors and reinforces of the adolescent’s new attributes. Qualitative changes occur as the adolescent bring to bear new skills and capacities on changing needs and demands.

Educators and healthcare professionals can help adolescents and their parents welcome adolescence as an opportunity for growth, rather than fearing it, by joining them in preparing for the signs of change, and by anticipating stressful times to come as catalysts for development.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Sparrow MD

Joshua Sparrow MD

Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center & Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brazelton Touchpoints Center/Harvard Medical School

Sponsors
avatar for Inclusion Collaborative

Inclusion Collaborative

The Inclusion Collaborative of Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) promotes a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining, and ensuring inclusive practices. We believe every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 309. Leading for Equity and Systems Building in the 21st Century
In our early childhood profession we are experiencing rapid change and increasing interconnectedness, and there is a robust need to address the way we envision leadership. The changing demographics and onslaught of new science have sparked an urgency for us to transform how we build capacity of those under-represented in the early education profession. Join us to learn about our leadership development model that utilizes equity as drivers of that change. We look forward to hearing from you on these topics, and how we can all make these concepts more actionable for leadership in the 21st century!

Speakers
avatar for Neva Bandelow

Neva Bandelow

Early Learning Program Manager, Alameda County Office of Education
Neva Bandelow works at the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) as the Early Learning Program Manager. She is responsible for the PreK-3rd grade Cohesion Initiative, serves in a leadership role on for Quality Improvement System, and is co-chair of a multi-county collective impact... Read More →
LW

LaWanda Wesley

Director of Quality Enhancement & PD, Oakland Unified School District
LaWanda Wesley is the Director of Early Learning for Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). LaWanda oversees OUSD's quality enhancement and professional development. Prior to her position this position, she served as the Quality Improvement Manager for the Alameda County’s Quality... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 310. Transforming the Workforce: Early Childhood Education Workforce Efforts in California
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will review resources for ECE professionals and discuss current workforce enhancement efforts in the state and nationwide. Stakeholders will review how this process has evolved though advocacy and agency partnerships within California.

Speakers
KN

Kimmy Nguyen

Professional Development Specialist, WestEd
PS

Pedro Sousa

Head Start Site Director, Santa Clara County Office of Education



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

10:45am

VIRTUAL 311. Equity Based Practices that Promote Social Justice
We as educators must embrace the work that addresses issues related to equity so that all of our students have opportunity and access to rigorous and relevant learning experiences. During this session participants will engage in a discussion and self reflection of key issues focusing on equity. Participants will also develop an understanding of social justice and discuss strategies for implementing in schools/classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

Mathematics Coordinator, SCCOE
Jenny is a mathematics coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has 14 years of educational experience from Pre-Kindergarten through adults, ranging from a large urban district to an international school to a highly-distinguished K-8 charter school system in the... Read More →
avatar for Ma Bernadette Salgarino

Ma Bernadette Salgarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Ma Bernadette Salgarino, Ed.D. is a Mathematics Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics, a member of the National Core Advocate Network, Instructional Leadership Corps, CA Community of Practice-Mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Sarginger

Kirsten Sarginger

Mathematics coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kirsten Sarginger is the mathematics coordinator at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She received a Masters of Education focusing on Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Arts from San... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

12:15pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 26, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Cafeteria 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

12:15pm

VIRTUAL: Lunch
Friday October 26, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

1:00pm

316. Keynote: The Child with Special Needs - How Families Learn to Cope
Limited Capacity seats available

T. Berry Brazelton’s concept of “Touchpoints” represents opportunities for clinicians and educators to help parents and children through difficult and predictable phases of development. Developmental growth spurts become opportunities for hope and confirmation for parents caring for children with developmental delays, disabilities, or differences. As a child approaches a spurt, he or she often experiences periods of frustration and disintegration or regression. This is likely to be an anxiety-laden time for parents. If parents understand the underlying reason for their child’s regressive behavior, they can support and comfort their frustrated child, and not just be baffled by him.
Clinicians, educators and other family-facing providers can join with parents in their struggle to understand their child’s development by anticipating these predictable periods of behavioral disorganization. Each bio behavioral shift or “Touchpoint,” which occurs just before a new spurt in development, becomes a powerful opportunity for entering into the system of the parent and infant or young child. As providers and parents grow closer in their efforts to understand the child's behavior, they can share their dreams and fears for the child’s future and face differences in beliefs about what a child with special needs will need to learn and grow with comfort, confidence and mutual respect. 

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Sparrow MD

Joshua Sparrow MD

Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center & Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brazelton Touchpoints Center/Harvard Medical School

Sponsors
avatar for First 5 Santa Clara County

First 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is proud to serve the young children and families of our county as a funder, a resource, and an advocate.Through innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and key partnerships, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

1:00pm

VIRTUAL 316. Keynote: The Child with Special Needs - How Families Learn to Cope
Limited Capacity seats available

T. Berry Brazelton’s concept of “Touchpoints” represents opportunities for clinicians and educators to help parents and children through difficult and predictable phases of development. Developmental growth spurts become opportunities for hope and confirmation for parents caring for children with developmental delays, disabilities, or differences. As a child approaches a spurt, he or she often experiences periods of frustration and disintegration or regression. This is likely to be an anxiety-laden time for parents. If parents understand the underlying reason for their child’s regressive behavior, they can support and comfort their frustrated child, and not just be baffled by him.
Clinicians, educators and other family-facing providers can join with parents in their struggle to understand their child’s development by anticipating these predictable periods of behavioral disorganization. Each bio behavioral shift or “Touchpoint,” which occurs just before a new spurt in development, becomes a powerful opportunity for entering into the system of the parent and infant or young child. As providers and parents grow closer in their efforts to understand the child's behavior, they can share their dreams and fears for the child’s future and face differences in beliefs about what a child with special needs will need to learn and grow with comfort, confidence and mutual respect. 

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Sparrow MD

Joshua Sparrow MD

Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center & Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brazelton Touchpoints Center/Harvard Medical School

Sponsors
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First 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is proud to serve the young children and families of our county as a funder, a resource, and an advocate.Through innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and key partnerships, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:30pm

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Lobby 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:30pm

VIRTUAL:Break
Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

318. Learn the Signs. Act Early. Resources to Monitor Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the importance of ongoing developmental monitoring and early identification of developmental delays. Participants will identify how to access free resources that support their understanding of developmental milestones and help identify when concerns are present. Participants can use these tools and resources as a complement to developmental screening, child find efforts, and staff or parent trainings.

Speakers
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Monica Adrian

Behavior Support Specialist, Merced County Office of Education
Monica Adrian is an Ambassador to California for the Center for Disease Control’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign. In this role, she helps promote ongoing developmental monitoring to aid in helping children with developmental delays get connected to needed early intervention... Read More →


LTSAE pdf

Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Gilroy Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

319. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

This brief overview will focus on the evidence-based strategies and supports which provide the foundation for school wide PBIS and provide examples of how schools have used this framework to support their students, staff and families. Participants will see video demonstration of schools implementing PBIS across the nation, and will have the opportunity to engage in discussion regarding how these best practices might be implemented in their own schools or districts.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Arpante, Ed.D.

Christina Arpante, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Dr. Christina Arpante transitioned her marketing background to education and now brings twenty years’ experience in elementary, middle, high school, and technical college settings. After eight years in the classroom, she served as a K-12 curriculum coach. Subsequently, Dr. Arpante... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Saratoga Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

322. How Are We doing? Using Program Evaluation to Inform Program Quality
Limited Capacity seats available

The process of self-evaluation related to implementation of inclusive practices in an early childhood program and two schools across topic areas including, Instruction, Family and Community Engagement, Instruction, and Integrated Education Framework will be shared. Emphasis will be on the use of recommended practices and tools that promote improved outcomes for children and families

Speakers
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Annie Cox

Executive Director, CHIME Early Education Programs
Annie oversees the CHIME Institute Early Education Programs serving young children and their families with an Infant/Toddler and a Preschool Inclusion Programs on the campus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She has worked as an early intervention specialist supporting... Read More →
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Amy Hanreddy

Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge
Amy is an assistant professor at the College of Education at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She has taught several classes related to inclusive and collaborative practices that benefit all students, as well as classes designed for candidates in the moderate to severe... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Oak Grove Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

323. Film-"Including Samuel"
Limited Capacity seats available

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.

Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cupertino Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

317. Talking with Parents When You Have Concerns About a Child In Your Care
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide a framework for caregivers: when they have concerns that a child in their care might have a developmental delay, disability, or significant behavior problem, when preparing to share concerns with a child’s parents or family members (anyone raising the child) and in understanding different ways family members will receive and act on the expressed concern.

Speakers
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Linda Cochran

Manager, California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) Region 5, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I am a Professional Development provider for the California Preschool Instructional Network funded by CDE/ECED. Talk to me about PD for your team!



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
San Jose Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

320. Nuts, Bolts, and Best Practices: Getting Down to the Business of Inclusion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session takes a deep dive into the actual school based practices and decision-making processes that help support inclusion. Participates will reflect on their progress to date as a school and walk away with an action plan of what steps they may take next on their inclusion journey armed with new resources and decision-making frameworks.

Speakers
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Erin Studer

Executive Director, CHIME Institute
Mr. Erin Studer is the Executive Director at CHIME Charter School, a TK-8 program that acts as a demonstration site for full inclusion. Mr. Studer has worked with students K-12 and at the college level and has provided training for hundreds of teachers in the areas of neurodevelopment... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Milpitas Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

321. Life After IEP's (Individualized Education Programs): A Curriculum Framework for Transition
Limited Capacity seats available

Transition into the adult world can present challenges for all young people. It can be a time of anxiety and stress, but it doesn't have to be. Transition is a time when young people have an opportunity to experiment with career paths and take the greatest risks. Come learn about a curriculum framework for getting all students excited about transition!

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Bautista

Kristine Bautista

Education Specialist, Mountain View-Los Altos High School District
Kristine Bautista is a teacher, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping students with disabilities view secondary transition as an exciting and exploratory time in their lives. She is a teacher of a Career Connections class and also the curriculum author of the "What I Wish I'd... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Morgan Hill Room 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 317. Talking with Parents When You Have Concerns About a Child In Your Care
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide a framework for caregivers: when they have concerns that a child in their care might have a developmental delay, disability, or significant behavior problem, when preparing to share concerns with a child’s parents or family members (anyone raising the child) and in understanding different ways family members will receive and act on the expressed concern.

Speakers
LC

Linda Cochran

Manager, California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) Region 5, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I am a Professional Development provider for the California Preschool Instructional Network funded by CDE/ECED. Talk to me about PD for your team!



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 318. Learn the Signs. Act Early. Resources to Monitor Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the importance of ongoing developmental monitoring and early identification of developmental delays. Participants will identify how to access free resources that support their understanding of developmental milestones and help identify when concerns are present. Participants can use these tools and resources as a complement to developmental screening, child find efforts, and staff or parent trainings.

Speakers
MA

Monica Adrian

Behavior Support Specialist, Merced County Office of Education
Monica Adrian is an Ambassador to California for the Center for Disease Control’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign. In this role, she helps promote ongoing developmental monitoring to aid in helping children with developmental delays get connected to needed early intervention... Read More →


LTSAE pdf

Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 319. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

This brief overview will focus on the evidence-based strategies and supports which provide the foundation for school wide PBIS and provide examples of how schools have used this framework to support their students, staff and families. Participants will see video demonstration of schools implementing PBIS across the nation, and will have the opportunity to engage in discussion regarding how these best practices might be implemented in their own schools or districts.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Arpante, Ed.D.

Christina Arpante, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Santa Clara COE
Dr. Christina Arpante transitioned her marketing background to education and now brings twenty years’ experience in elementary, middle, high school, and technical college settings. After eight years in the classroom, she served as a K-12 curriculum coach. Subsequently, Dr. Arpante... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

CA1: Highway to Success for ALL

The CEPIP is a two-year grant program from the California Department of Education to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. As a lead agency, Santa Clara County Office of Education will:Develop new resources and activities.Disseminate information... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL

2:45pm

VIRTUAL 320. Nuts, Bolts, and Best Practices: Getting Down to the Business of Inclusion
Limited Capacity seats available

This session takes a deep dive into the actual school based practices and decision-making processes that help support inclusion. Participates will reflect on their progress to date as a school and walk away with an action plan of what steps they may take next on their inclusion journey armed with new resources and decision-making frameworks.

Speakers
ES

Erin Studer

Executive Director, CHIME Institute
Mr. Erin Studer is the Executive Director at CHIME Charter School, a TK-8 program that acts as a demonstration site for full inclusion. Mr. Studer has worked with students K-12 and at the college level and has provided training for hundreds of teachers in the areas of neurodevelopment... Read More →



Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
VIRTUAL VIRTUAL