L3 Series: Professional Learning for 2018-19

Learn, Lead, Launch! For 2018-19, we are proud to bring a dynamic series of nationally renowned speakers to Camarillo for the benefit of Ventura County educators. L3 continues a tradition of bringing you cutting-edge presenters who will share the latest techniques to energize your teaching and inspire your students. Don’t miss these opportunities for high-quality professional development right here in Ventura County.

See below for event details and links to online registration.

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Serving the Needs of Emergent Bilingual Students in Dual Language Program (A 3-Part Series)
October 8, 2018  •  January 11, 2019  •  March 4, 2019   •   8:30am - 3:00pm

October 8: Participants will engage with biliteracy research via interactive activities that will allow them to better serve emergent bilingual students.

January 11: Participants will engage in research-based interactive activities that will allow them to better plan for, and ensure, a more equitable environment that is culturally responsive to each student's strengths.

March 4: Participants in this workshop will engage with culturally-responsive strategies that will be able to be implemented at the classroom, school and district levels.

More About Dr. José Medina

Dr. José L. Medina is the founder of Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions. Dr. Medina served as the Director of Dual Language Education and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington D.C. and supports dual language programs across the United States and globally. He is a former dual language school principal and is co-author of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, Third Edition.

  • District/Site Administrators K-12
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Teachers

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The T3 Challenge

September 26, 2018   •   8:30am - 3:00pm

Learn the all about the T3 Framework for Innovation in Education a research based, actionable model for learning organizations to shift from low- impact technology use toward systemic technology uses to ignite creativity and problem solving in all learners! Research demonstrated that the use of the strategies of the T3 framework produced gains equal to a quadrupling of achievement.

This session is the first step in the year-long T3 Challenge.

More About Sonny Magana

Sonny Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. There have been 161 meta-analyses on various aspects of computers in education – from 10,226 studies, and the average effect is d =.34 – and this effect has not changed over the past 50 years despite phenomenal changes in the technology. A major reason for this lack of impact is most technological interventions do not change the dominant “tell and practice” teaching model. Moving beyond translation and transforming current practice to transcendent uses of technology is clearly where we should go. We need to build collaborative communities of students solving problems, explaining to others (regardless of ability) and using the social media aspects of technology to change classroom conversations from monologue to dialogue, increasing student impact questions, and allowing errors to be stated and dealt with – this can be so transcendental. This is the core of Magana’s claims, and indeed this is how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!

--John Hattie

  • Anyone involved in educating students: Teachers, Administrators, TOSA's, Coaches, IT Staff, Technology Directors, District Office Personnel. Bring a Team!

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SEL Kick-Off

September 28, 2018   •   8:30am - 3:00pm and/or 4:00pm - 7:00pm

What is Social and Emotional Learning and why is it important?
• What are trends that are making SEL so important?
• How do we teach these skills? How do we build transformative programs for students?
• Developing relationships and redirecting behavior (without relationship cost) to build climate and fuel achievement. Engagement and state management SEL strategies.
• “Make it as you wish”

More About R. Keeth Matheny

Keeth Matheny is a national award winning teacher, author and speaker. He was a 2015 winner of the Crystal Star Award for Excellence in supporting student success from the National Dropout Prevention Center. He teaches an innovative course, MAPS (Methods for Academic and Personal Success), which has helped reduce freshman failures by 41% and discipline referrals by 71% at Austin High School over a four year period. He is a co-author of School-Connect a research and evidence based social and emotional learning curriculum now in over 1000 secondary schools. He is a frequent public speaker and keynote on SEL, student engagement and character education. He is the keynote for four educational conferences this year. His work has been featured in national webinars, magazine articles and journals of best practices. In the recent past he has presented at two congressional briefings in Washington DC and over twelve national education conferences. He has helped launch over 180 secondary school SEL programs in past 4yrs.

  • Teachers, Administrators, TOSA's, Coaches, Counselors, District Office Personnel. 

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So, Now What?

October 25, 2018   •   4:00pm - 7:00pm

If you're saying to yourself:

  • I've called home
  • I've assigned detention
  • I've seen them at the office...So, Now What?

Come learn these four Tier 1 strategies to respond to persistent student misbehavior. 


More About Susan Isaacs 

Susan Isaacs began her career in education teaching children with emotional and behavior disorders. For over 17 years, she worked with this student population in both elementary and secondary schools.

In 1994, she took a position as a behavior consultant for the Kentucky Behavior Consultant Network, which evolved into the Model Schools Program: Kentucky Behavior Initiative, and later the Kentucky Instructional Discipline and Supports (K.I.D.S.) project. In this role, she worked with school teams throughout the state guiding the implementation of schoolwide positive discipline policies.

Several years ago, Susan founded Behavioral Solutions, a company that allows her to continue her work with schools as an educational consultant.


Susan has a comprehensive understanding of all SCS materials and is a trainer for:

  • Foundations: Establishing Positive Discipline Policies
  • CHAMPs: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Managment
  • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students
  • Administrator's Desk Reference
  • Teachers Encyclopedia of Behavior Management
  • ParaPro: Supporting the Instructional Process
  • START on Time! Safe Transitions and Reduced Tardies

Currently, she is working with educators in our Large District Implementations focusing on schoolwide initiatives.

  • Teachers, Administrators, TOSA's, Coaches, Counselors, District Office Personnel

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Living History: A Story Well Told

January 29, 2019  •   4:00pm - 6:00pm

VCOE is proud to welcome SHEP [Senior History Experts Program (formerly SEASONS)] to the L3 series where they will share their life experiences. In this special session, you will hear from Holocaust survivors who will tell their stories. Participants will learn how to integrate this living history into their curriculum. 


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  • Teachers, Administrators, TOSA's, District Office Personnel, History Buffs, Students, Families 

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Museum of Best Practices

February 7, 2019   •   4:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join us for a showcase of Ventura County schools' best practices!  Michael Fullan will be here to deliver a keynote, as well as participate in the evening discussions with participants and provide a closing message based on the evening's experiences. . 


More About Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, O.C., is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.

A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.

  • Teachers, Administrators, TOSA's, Coaches, Counselors, District Office Personnel

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The L3 and Team L3 professional learning series are proudly presented by VCOE Leadership Support Services and Corwin.