Issues in Student Services Virtual Workshop 10-28-2020

  • October 28, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom Virtual Workshop hosted by Southern Section
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  • CASCWA Southern Section Virtual Workshop

Southern Section Virtual Fall Workshop

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM


CASCWA'S Southern Section is hosting a "Free" Zoom workshop focusing on important issues that are being addressed in school, district and county offices across the State of California.

Registration is open to all of our members, friends and others who work in the fields of Student Services.  We are not processing multiple registrations.  We are asking for one completed registration for each workshop attendee.

All registrants will be contacted a few days before the workshop and will then receive the Zoom address for the workshop.  The registrations will be capped at 1000 registrants.  

Presenters and Topics

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Creating Inclusive Online Learning Environments that Foster Student Engagement

Presenters: Don English and Dr. Cherina Betters, San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools.

Description of Workshop:   As schools continue to navigate student engagement during remote learning, this workshop will focus on examining how to promote students showing up for class, through positive conditions of learning (physical and emotional safety, a sense of belonging, and affirming environment). We will make recommendations for how education leaders can support students and classroom teachers toward ensuring an equitable and inclusive learning environment. Given the trauma experienced by students, families, as well as district and school staff, learning environments laden with care, connection and support are most optimal to engage all learners.

Attendance and Reengagement

Presenters: Jennifer Gomez-Trejo, S4 Consulting, and David Kopperud, California Department of Education

Description of Workshop: The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) provides information at the LEA level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020-21 school year. A key component of the LCP is the requirement that LEAs develop procedures for tiered reengagement strategies for pupils absent from student learning and how outreach will be provided to students and families.  This presentation will describe effective tiered re-engagement models and will provide examples of best practices from across the state.  In addition, the presentation will introduce the revised Model SARB Application for 2020-21 and describe how it aligns with the LCP

Discipline 2020

Presenters: Alexandria M. Davidson and Alefia Mithaiwala, Attorneys with Atlkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, and Romo

Description of Workshop: This presentation will: 1) discuss several important 2020 changes to the suspension/expulsion related Education Codes and 2) discuss the “who, what, when and why” of manifestation determinations, to ensure defensibility of your discipline decisions — not just for general education students, but also for your Section 504 and IDEA eligible students.

Additional Information

For the past several years, CASCWA Southern Section has been hosting a fall workshop each October at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel.  The workshops have been well attended and the presentations have been timely and on target.  Thanks to “Southern Section’s President, Rick Riegel and the entire Executive Board”, we are continuing our fall conference tradition with topics that are relevant to all school districts in California.

These past few months have been hard on educators at every level.  Southern Section made a decision not to charge for this event for two reasons.  First, the topics are relevant for our fields of work, especially in a time where the norm is abnormal.  Second, CASCWA Southern Section wanted to say, “Thank you” for all the support that you have given to CASCWA over the years.  This event is open to all who wish to register at no cost.

We would also like to invite you to join our CASCWA Organization.  There are several sections on our website, including membership, that you may with to look over that may help you in your day to day activities.

CASCWA will also be holding a two-day virtual reality conference in April.  Mark your calendars for April 26th and 27th.

Finally, please register for this event by Monday, October 26th at 12:00, to insure your registration!

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