RIVERSIDE – Positive behavior intervention programs, a multi-cultural council, innovative STEM-focused programs, and a 100-mile health and fitness club, are examples of the 24 district programs that were honored at the 12th Annual Riverside County Education Summit and Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
More than 400 educators, parents, and community leaders attended the event sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education which also featured a keynote presentation from Alan November, an international leader in education technology and author of Who Owns the Learning. In his keynote address, November provided step-by-step strategies that create a culture of the empowered, self-directed and collaborative learner.
Following the keynote address was series of workshops by school and district personnel responsible for the programs recognized as Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation. These exemplary programs have proven successful in improving student academic achievement and can be replicated countywide. Each award winner was recognized during the luncheon by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth Young.