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.
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 is a mom, entrepreneur, writer, speaker and all-around leadership and collaboration expert. She's considered a trusted adviser, teacher and thinking partner to... Read more
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 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
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 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
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
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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 (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 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, Ed. D., is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education... Read more
Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. She has extensive experience in... Read more