2016-17 L3: Learn, Lead, Launch Professional Learning Series

VCOE and Leadership Support Services in partnership with Corwin welcome you to the 2016-17 year of world‐class learning through L3: Learn, Lead, Launch Professional Learning Series.

Recognizing that districts/schools are at different places and have varying needs as they seek to meet the educational diversity of their students; these presentations offer the opportunity to build on the best of what is and expand thinking to create the best of what can be. Individuals and teams will network with those within and beyond Ventura County.  All will work together to discuss and reflect upon the presentation and plan next steps for disseminating information to staff at "home."  Understanding and clearly communicating the learning back to sites creates ripples of learning that expand and grow in understanding and influence.

The presentations come together to form a snapshot of today's most popular and challenging topics in education.  From "rookies" to experienced practitioners, we guarantee you will find strategies and inspiration that will make your schools even greater.

We look forward to learning together.


To strengthen educators' learning, the series has three theme strands: Visible Learning, Leadership and Student-Centered Vision, and Equity. Speakers are color-coded with their theme to help district teams choose workshops that have similar objectives. We hope that educators will attend as many of the presentations as possible in each of the themes. Reserve your spots online using the registration links below.


Themes:   Visible Learning     Equity     Leadership & Student-Centered Vision  


Presenter Date Topic  
John Hattie September 16, 2016 Visible Learning Info and Registration
Darnisa Amante  September 30, 2016 Family Engagement  Info and Registration
Russ Quaglia October 28, 2016 Student Voice Info and Registration
Lynn Sharratt November 30, 2016 Leading Collaborative Learning Info and Registration
Steve Ventura December 05, 2016 Visible Learning in Action Info and Registration
Jennifer Abrams  January 10, 2017 Having Hard Conversations Info and Registration 
Gary Howard February 14, 2017 Deep Equity Info and Registration
Jim Knight March 14, 2017 Instructional Coaching Info and Registration
Sarah Brown Wessling April 25, 2017 Teach Our Kids  Info and Registration
Zarretta Hammond May 16, 2017 Culturally Responsive Teaching Info and Registration

*All sessions will take place from 8:30 am — 12:30 pm