AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination
AVID, “Advancement Via Individual Determination,” is an exciting, internationally recognized curriculum that uses Writing,
Inquiry, Collaboration and Reading to improve learning for students, grades 4-12.   Participants will learn how to implement
these strategies in their classrooms and schools. Find out why universities KNOW that AVID students are prepared for
Paula Harvey   pharvey@el-tejon.org
Director of Curriculum, and Programs, El Tejon Unified School District

Developing Hearts and Minds through Service Learning
Linking community service to academic work engages students and helps them see themselves as responsible members of a
broader community while helping students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Learn about the five core
elements of a service-learning project: investigation, preparation, action, reflection and celebration. Plan how to use these
techniques in your classroom or school.
Debbie Faigenbaum     dfaigenbaum@sfedfund.org
Director, SF Teacher Residency. San Francisco Education Fund/San Francisco USD

Increasing Student Academic Talk
Do you want your students to have more opportunities to practice academic language in the classroom?  In this session
participants will experience 3-4 different structures in pairs or small groups that can be used to get students talking about
academic content and critical thinking skills in any language.
Katherine Carter    katherine.carter@ousd.k12.ca.us
Founding Principal, Manzanita SEED, Oakland

Strategies for Active Teaching
Experience a variety of active teaching strategies that can be utilized to enhance instruction.  Share these strategies with your
staff or colleagues.   Strategies will focus on:        • Activating Prior Knowledge
   • Encouraging Student Interaction
   • Organizing Information and Making Connections
Melinda Fowler        mfowler@iusd.org
Assistant Principal, University High School, Irvine, Ca.

Sticky Strategies for Content Area Reading: Collaboration on Making an Effective Literacy Plan
What can make reading stick for students and students stick with reading? This session demonstrates the versatile use of
sticky notes and the “Cycle of Effective Instruction” in improving literacy learning and engaging and assessing students in
content area reading. Also, get the chance to learn strategies from each other!
Sally Truong   mrs.sallytnt@gmail.com  
Teacher/Literacy Coach, Bert Corona Charter School, Los Angeles, California

iCan Educate the iPod Generation: Innovative Teaching and Learning using Harvard University’s Teaching for
Understanding with Technology Framework
Are you interested in using technology to improve teacher instruction and student learning at your school?  In this session,
participants will learn about the five key elements of this framework, evaluate student digital projects, and develop an
instructional unit using free computer- and web-based technologies.  Session concludes with a raffle.  
Jonathan Tiongco            jtiongco@ucla.edu
Instructional Design Coordinator, Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools
Los Angeles, California

Marzano's Instructional Strategies
An overview of research based instructional strategies to increase student learning and teacher effectiveness.  Participants
will learn how to use Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning Activities, Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback, and
how to increase student engagement and learning.
Jeanne Mellor          jmellor@alameda.k12.ca.us
Assistant Principal, Alameda Unified School District

Brain Connections—How Students Learn Best
Maximize your students’ potential!  Learn how the brain processes information, how to develop memory systems for
knowledge retention, and how to integrate physical activity into lessons that stimulate the brain.  Indispensable information
for teachers, administrators, and parents who want to deepen their understanding of the way students process/retain
Patrick Garcia   ABPatrick@aol.com
District Coordinator of Extended School Programs, Monrovia Unified School District

Cyber Citizenship: How to Foster Responsible, Ethical, Safe Cyber Citizens
This session provides parents, students, and educators necessary skills and tools to help keep children safe online. Topics
include cyber vs "real" world, positive cyber personae's, and what parents need to know to help support their child's safety
Thomas Drescher      tdrescher@tamdistrict.org
Principal, Tamalpais High School, Tamalpais Union High School District

The Power of Play
When students are involved in rich play experiences their language, problem solving, social, emotional and cognitive skills
increase. Learn to use play as a means for developing life long skills in a fun, interactive seminar.  Well-designed play
environments can enhance all of these social, physical, cognitive and academic areas.
Suzanne Heck   mrshex@gmail.com
Principal, Canyon Early Learning Center, Los Angeles, California

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Linda Orozco, Ph.D.    Lorozco14@yahoo.com
Founder & Director, Leadership Innovation
Dr. Orozco received her Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Minnesota; her M.A. from Calif. State
University, Long Beach; and her B.A. from Whittier College.  She is Past Director of the Professional Administration
Credential Program and Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University, Fullerton. Her experience
includes 23 years in educational leadership including both public and private educational settings, district and county offices
of education, and higher education administration.  Major research and publication endeavors include technology in
education and administration, educating diverse populations, as well as effective interagency collaboration.  She continues to
conduct research internationally including Brazil, Thailand and Vietnam.  She is an avid surfer and runner.
Skypename: lindachristineorozco

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