Small and Rural School Districts Attendee Guide

This year, we’re proud to once again offer programming of particular interest to board members and superintendents from small and rural school districts.


Thursday, November 30

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • Pure Politics: The Political Landscape for Schools
  • Become Your Own Credentialing Agency: Improve Culture While Building Teacher and Leadership Capacity
  • Effectively Funding Your District’s Priorities Utilizing the Smarter School Spending Approach to Strategic Budgeting and Planning
  • NGSS Vision and Implementation: Best Practices
  • School Readiness 0-3: Home Visitation and Center-Based Parent and Child Interactive Programs
  • Innovative and Data-Driven Approach to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Wellness: A District and Community Endeavor
  • Making Grades More Accurate and Equitable
  • Shifting your Negotiations from No to Yes! Collective Bargaining for Today's Issues
  • Achieve District Goals Through Environmental Literacy
  • Managing an Emergency on Your Campus: It's Easier Than You Think
  • FOCUS on Children Under Stress
  • Student Assistance Program: Social, Emotional and Behavioral Gateways to Learning... and Life!

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • A K-14 Partnership for Career Technical Education
  • Don’t Let Your Crisis Define You: A Communications Toolkit
  • Show Us the Money! The Fiscal and Political Outlook for School Funding
  • Empowered! Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
  • The Learning QUEST: Using Design Thinking to Ignite Real-World Learning
  • Board Members’ and Superintendents’ Panel: Insights, Ideas and Strategies on the Use of the Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • Cost-Effective Mental Health Services Through Partnerships


Friday, November 30

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • A K-14 Partnership for Career Technical Education
  • Don’t Let Your Crisis Define You: A Communications Toolkit
  • Show Us the Money! The Fiscal and Political Outlook for School Funding
  • Empowered! Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
  • The Learning QUEST: Using Design Thinking to Ignite Real-World Learning
  • Board Members’ and Superintendents’ Panel: Insights, Ideas and Strategies on the Use of the Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • Cost-Effective Mental Health Services Through Partnerships

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

  • A Comprehensive PreK-12 Parent Engagement Program That Works
  • Building Capacity for Equitable, Scalable and Sustainable Computer Science
  • Need More Funding? Bonds and Parcel Tax Tips for Success
  • The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on California Schools
  • Transformative Leadership in Districts Through a Continuous Improvement Process
  • The Need for Trauma-Informed Schools: Changing Adult Mindsets to Create Healthy School Cultures

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • Building Bridges: Making the Leap to Authentic Community Engagement and the LCAP
  • Love 4 Literacy: Creating Academically Equitable Communities
  • Work Ready! Certification in Solano County
  • Leverage Chronic Absence Data for School Improvement
  • Role of COE, District School Boards and SELPAs in the Statewide System of Support
  • Turning State Mandates into Successful Outcomes: How Districts Leverage State Policy to Advance Student Mental Health and Wellness
  • The ABC's of Inclusion: Success Stories for Creating Welcoming Schools
  • Learning Spaces to Promote Creativity and Innovation


Saturday, December 1

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • The ABC's of Inclusion: Success Stories for Creating Welcoming Schools
  • Learning Spaces to Promote Creativity and Innovation
  • Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Access to Opportunities in the Sciences, Math and Arts



To view workshop descriptions, presenters, and other details, search for the session by name here.