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 will be honored at the 12th Annual Riverside County Education Summit and Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, in Palm Springs.
More than 400 educators, parents, and community leaders are expected to attend the event sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education which will also feature a keynote presentation from Alan November, an international leader in education technology and author of Who Owns the Learning. In his keynote address, November will provide step-by-step strategies that create a culture of the empowered, self-directed and collaborative learner.
Following the keynote address will be a series of workshops by school and district personnel responsible for the programs being 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 will be recognized during the luncheon by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth Young. Registration for the event is $125 per person and includes all workshops, breakfast, and lunch. Individuals can register online at rcoe.k12oms.org.