Symposium Outcomes

CCSESA and the Curriculum and Instructional Services Steering Committee (CISC) is pleased to invite you to attend this year’s symposium, Beyond the Edge – Join the Movement. This year’s event will focus on supporting leaders in creating a coherent and equitable educational environment. Each participant will engage in 3 days of immersive professional development centered around the following outcomes:

  • Contagious Culture - Get inspired. Get excited. Get results.

    Participants will learn strategies for developing a culture of positive leadership, emotional stability, and effective relationships in order to best serve the needs of all staff and students in the school community.

  • Access and Equity

    Participants will explore strategies, tools and resources for addressing persistent issues of access and equity in their district’s underserved populations.

  • MTSS and Social Emotional Learning

    Participants will deepen their knowledge of how to implement the MTSS framework across their districts while making connections to the five core competencies of SEL.

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Keynote Speakers

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt is a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of topics dealing with student engagement, technology integration, and change in schools. He is a change agent and... Read more

Anese Cavanaugh

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives... Read more

Doug Fisher

Douglas Fisher, PhD, is professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California... Read more

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is a NY Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make 'doing good, doable'... Read more

Featured Speakers

Carol Jago

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She served as president of... Read more

Sara Ahmed

Sara K. Ahmed is currently a literacy coach at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She has taught in urban, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where... Read more

Kenneth Morris

Mr. Morris descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of... Read more

Kate Kinsella

Dr. Kate Kinsella develops custom coursework for employed K–12 educators in San Francisco State University's Center for Teacher Efficacy. She provides consultancy to state... Read more

Kristin Anderson

Kristin R. Anderson is an incredibly passionate educator who strives to bring joy, hope, and empowerment to learners across the globe by helping them unleash their brilliance... Read more

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell, Ed.D. serves as the Superintendent of the Ross School District. During his tenure, the Ross School District
has progressed to the top of California districts in relation to... Read more

Afrika Afeni Mills

Afrika Afeni Mills is an instructional coach who works with teachers, coaches and administrators to transform instructional practices and empower all students to... Read more

Monica Washington

Monica Washington is a transformative educator who's spent over 20 years supporting teachers and empowering student. The 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year served as a team lead... Read more

Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie is the Executive Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing stellar professional... Read more

Wade Colwell

Wade Antonio Colwell is the co-founder of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!), an arts-based, experiential and inter-generational process of transformational... Read more

Benjie Howard

Benjie Howard is the co-founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a musical performance group and an arts based experiential outdoor education program focusing... Read more

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principle (8 years). He runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and... Read more

Trudy Arriaga

Trudy T. Arriaga, Ed.D, was privileged to serve as the first female superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years. Her journey toward the role... Read more

John Hannigan

John Hannigan, Ed. D., is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education... Read more

Jessica Hannigan

Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. She has extensive experience in... Read more