IMTSS - February 15, 2017

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The Desert/Mountain SELPA is committed to building the capacity for schools, families, and communities to encourage the academic and social success of every student by developing positive social cultures focused upon:

  • Student Voice, presented by Dr. Russel Quaglia
  • John Hattie's Visible Learning, presented by Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo
  • Universal Design for Learning, Equal Access for All
  • Understanding Cultural and Gender Diversity
  • Latest Trends Among the Young
  • When Children are Defiant: Creating a Responsive Classroom

Registration includes:

  • A copy of Dr. Russell Quaglia's book, Student Voice: The Instrument of Change
  • A copy of John Hattie's book, Visible Learning for Teachers
  • A copy of Dr. Jenni Donohoo's book, Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning
  • A light breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and refreshments

The Desert/Mountain SELPA I-MTSS Symposium will focus on the integration and implementation of these topics and will offer nationally renowned keynote speakers, smaller workgroup sessions, and opportunities for collaboration in order for participants to learn from colleagues.

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Dr. Russell Quaglia

Keynote Speaker and Invited Presenter

Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures.

In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Dr. Quaglia also founded and currently chairs the Aspirations Academies Trust, a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in England built upon his aspirations research. Most recently he has founded the Teacher Voice and Aspirations International Center, dedicated to amplifying the voice of teachers in order for them to realize their aspirations and reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Quaglia earned his bachelor's degree at Assumption College, a masters degree in economics from Boston College, and master of education and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring that students' and teacehers’ voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon.


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Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo

Keynote Speaker and Invited Presenter

Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo, is a best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 20 years experience in leading school change. Jenni’s books include: Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitator’s Guide to School Improvement, The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry: Realizing Change in Schools and Classrooms (co-authored by Moses Velasco) and Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning. Jenni completed her doctorate in 2010. Her dissertation focused on fostering metacognition in adolescent students. Jenni is the past president of Learning Forward Ontario. In addition to her consulting work, Jenni is on secondment to the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Education. In this role she works alongside system and school leaders in order to improve the quality professional learning and collaboration in schools and districts.

Dr. Donohoo has been seconded to the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Education for the past few years. In this role she works with system and school leaders in order to support high quality professional learning and improve adolescent literacy. Jenni earned a doctorate in education from the Joint Program at the University of Windsor, Brock and Lakehead in 2010. Since then, her passion for research and writing has grown. This is Jenni’s third book with Corwin. Jenni lives with her husband and their two golden retrievers in a heritage home in historic Amherstburg.


Topic and Presenter Description Handouts

Morning Keynote

Student Voice: The Key to Unlocking Schools Potential

Dr. Russell Quaglia

Dr. Quaglia will address the importance of student voice and the impact it has on their aspirations and degree of academic motivation. Whether we are ready for it or not, students have something to teach us. Educators must stop being fearful of what they don’t know and be willing to listen to, learn from, and lead with our students. He will share data he has collected from thousands of students and the implications that data has for each and every one of us.

Teacher Voice

Dr. Russell Quaglia

Participants will be provided with a general introduction to the concept of Voice, based on 30 years of research and work conducted by Dr. Russell Quaglia and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA). National results from the Quaglia Teacher Voice Survey will be analyzed and discussed, and will be threaded throughout all five sessions. Participants will discuss teacher voice in the context of the teaching profession and explore various strategies to support and enhance teacher voice in schools to positively affect the teaching and learning environment.

Equal Access for All

Dr. Bonnie Garcia, CAHELP

Have you ever wondered how to make instruction work in inclusive settings? How does one manage all of the learning differences found in one classroom? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that recognizes dispels the myth of the average learner by recognizing learner variability. In this session, you will learn how UDL supports teachers in systematically addressing learner differences and creating equitable access to the curriculum for all students. Materials

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Understanding Cultural and Gender Diversity

Ami Davis, Reach Out

This workshop is designed for social service providers, counselors, and others whom regularly interact with LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning) communities, especially youth. It will cover language, ideas and concepts, suggested practices, sensitivity, and resources applicable to LGBTQ communities. Pronouns, law/policy in California, unique hardships, discrimination and its effects, gender identity, the transition process, and other transgender youth topics will be discussed in detail during the workshop. Your presenter Ami Davis will be available during and after the workshop to address all case by case needs and/or questions.

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Afternoon Keynote

John Hattie’s Visible Learning

Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo, Corwin Press

John Hattie has undertaken the world’s largest research based around the question – what works best for student achievement? That body of ongoing research has revealed some key strands for teachers and leaders to understand: the Visible Learner, Know Thy impact, Effective Feedback, the Inspired and Passionate Teacher, and the Visible Learning school. This session is an introduction to the Visible Learner strand. Participants will learn key messages and build on these messages to support the development of learners and to understand that the actions take and the environments we create as teachers and schools affect the types of learners we produce. By the end of the session, participants will be able to (1) describe the characteristics of a visible learner, (2) explain to a colleague how to develop a visible learner, and (3) know how to target learning through the use of effective learning intentions and co-designed success criteria.

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Understanding Collective Teacher Efficacy

Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo, Corwin Press

When teachers believe that together, they are capable of developing students’ critical thinking skills, creativity, and mastery of complex content, it happens! Collective teacher efficacy (CTE) refers to a staff’s shared belief that through their collective action, they can positively influence student outcomes, including those who are disengaged and/or disadvantaged. Educators with high efficacy show greater effort and persistence, a willingness to try new teaching approaches, set more challenging goals, and attend more closely to the needs of students who require extra assistance. In addition, when collective efficacy is present, staffs are better equipped to foster positive behavior in students and in raising students’ expectations of themselves by convincing them that they can do well in school. Ranking as the greatest factor impacting student achievement (Hattie, 2016), collective teacher efficacy deserves the attention of every educator, everywhere. This introductory session focuses on the effect size research, sources shaping collective efficacy beliefs, and the consequences of collective teacher efficacy.

When Children are Defiant: Creating a Responsive Classroom

Kami Murphy, PBIS Coordinator, CAHELP

This workshop will focus on preventing, de-escalating and responding to defiance in the classroom. There are going to be times when defiance happens, even with a positive system in place and positive relationships are being fostered. Most often, students want to feel significant and get their needs met any way they can and believe it or not they are not USUALLY trying to annoy us. Participants will see twists on strategies they know and gather new approaches to use in their classroom all while continuing to grow strong relationships with their students.

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Latest Trends Among the Young

Clark Marrow, Public Affairs, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

This is the one presentation adults need to see most. There are thousands of ways young people today can get into trouble, and they seem to be taking advantage of all of them. Plus, those methods of self-endangerment seem to change daily. In this hour-long PowerPoint slideshow, you will gain a bird’s eye view of the world of juvenile mischief and mayhem in the 21st century: everything from social media misdoings, to the latest fads in self-intoxication, to how adolescents are taking the world’s oldest profession onto school campuses, to how gangs and gang tactics are morphing before our very eyes. Unless you are on the front lines of law enforcement, you will be shocked and surprised by what the little ones are up to – often right under the noses of their parents and teachers.

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Agenda
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast    
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening and Welcome - Jenae Holtz    
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Arbor Main- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Russ Quaglia - Student Voice    
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break, Snacks, and Transition    
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Terra A

Dr. Bonnie Garcia

Universal Design for Learning, Equal Access for All

Terra B

Ami Davis

Understanding Cultural and Gender Diversity

Arbor Main

Dr. Russ Quaglia

Amplifying Teacher Voice

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Team Time    
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Terra A

Clark Morrow

Latest Trends Among the Young

Terra B

Kami Murphy

When Children are Defiant: Creating a Responsive Classroom

Arbor Main

Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo

Understanding Collective Teacher Efficacy

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break, Snack, and Transition    
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo - John Hattie’s Visible Learning    
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Raffle and Closing - Corinne Foley    
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation/Refund Deadline: February 1, 2017

No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations after the registration deadline.