Innovative Educational Programs to be Honored for Excellence at 15th Annual Riverside County Education Summit

RIVERSIDE – Innovative programs incorporating restorative justice and aquaponics to reading interventions and developing all-star foster youth are among the fourteen programs from eight Riverside County districts that will be honored at the 15th Annual Riverside County Education Summit and Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Riverside Convention Center (3637 Fifth Street, Riverside).

More than 300 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 Barry E. Knight, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BEK Impact Company, entitled: “The 4 P’s for Disruption, Change, and Innovation.”

Following the keynote address, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from the best practices of educators in neighboring Riverside County districts by attending 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 were selected, in part, by their ability to be replicated countywide. Each award winner will be recognized during the luncheon by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Judy D. White.

“When schools and districts are discovering new and innovative ways to help students succeed and solve vexing challenges, we have a responsibility as leaders to make sure those solutions are shared with every school and district in the county,” said Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Judy D. White. “Every community deserves the best for their students, and we are actively encouraging all districts to consider how these highly effective programs can be adapted and integrated into their own schools.”

Registration for the event is $175 per person and includes all workshops, breakfast, and lunch. Individuals can register online or download the registration brochure.

The 2017 Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation are as follows:

Reading Workshop: Closing the Gap
Arlanza Elementary School, Alvord Unified School District

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Mentor Program – PBIS Connections
Palm Elementary School, Beaumont Unified School District

Equity Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support
Three Rings Ranch Elementary School, Beaumont Unified School District

Dual Language Immersion Program
Garretson Elementary School, Corona-Norco Unified School District

“All Star” Foster Youth Program
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Corona-Norco Unified School District

Student Youth Court
Jurupa Unified School District

Next Generation Science Standards Implementation
Jurupa Unified School District

Accelerating Success Through Employment, Responsibility, Inspiration, Skills, and Knowledge – A.S.T.E.R.I.S.K.
Moreno Valley Unified School District

Project Moving Forward
Seneca Elementary School, Moreno Valley Unified School District

Creating a Collaborative, Committed, Caring, Connected (C4) Community
Frank Augustus Miller Middle School, Riverside Unified School District

The Uni Way – PBIS, Restorative Practices, and Student Engagement
University Heights Middle School, Riverside Unified School District

Collaborative SAI Model
Boulder Ridge Elementary School, Romoland School District

Aquaponics and Sustainable Living for School Connectedness
Mountain View High School, San Jacinto Unified School District

Comprehensive School Counseling Program
San Jacinto Unified School District