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Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for March 3-4, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. Our conference will focus on Building Capacity to Maximize Continuous Improvement and Excellence. We will continue our focus on 4 priorities from the LCAP template: pupil engagement, school climate, student achievement and parental involvement.
Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for October 15-16, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. Our conference will focus on Promoting Excellence through Equity and Empowerment: A Close Look at Social-Emotional Learning and Formative Assessment.
Save the Date California TURN Conference October 15-16 in San Diego, CA
This post originally appeared at EdWeek Teacher on March 9, 2015. While most of my focus this year has been dedicated to visiting schools around California, I'm also making time for professional activities, most recently attending the California regional meeting of the Teacher Union Reform Network (CalTURN).
Lisa Simon and Sam Buenrostro of Corona-Norco Unified School District, speaking at CalTURN Conference, 3/5/15 (photo: David B. Cohen)In a conversation moderated by Pat Dolan, teacher union leaders and district administrators from Corona-Norco Unified School District shared real challenges and important lessons about labor-management collaboration to improve teaching and learning.
Labor-management teams from nine California districts gathered in Sacramento this morning to begin two days of deep conversations and learning about how to share the work of improving schools and supporting student learning. In introductory conversations, each team shared some of the questions that bring them to this work at this time.
William Wong, president of the San Gabriel Education Association, in San Gabriel, California, was profiled in Education Week's Policy Notebook blog, written by Sara Mead. Wong's vision of union leadership is a great fit with our work in CalTURN, and he gives us a shout-out as well: [Unions] should be the leaders of the craft.
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This post originally appeared at the EdWeek Teacher blog, Road Trips in Education. Dr. Ed Burgess of San Juan Unified Teachers Association, speaking at a CalTURN conference, Oct. 2014.I recall picking up my morning newspaper, almost exactly four years ago, and reading an article about the impact of federal school turnaround rules in nearby San Francisco Unified School District; to qualify for much...