16th Annual Riverside County Education Summit

Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation Workshops

Addressing the Needs of English Learners Long Term and At-Risk English Learners

Corona-Norco USD Eastvale Elementary School
Eastvale Elementary has made it their priority to tear down all barriers that impede with students’ success by addressing the needs of English Learners Long Term and At-Risk English Learners. This session will highlight best practices that are in place to address these needs.

Office Hours

Corona-Norco USD Santiago High School
In collaboration with administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff, the program Office Hours provides all students with an opportunity to meet with their teachers for re-teaching sessions embedded systematically throughout the week and the school year. Attendees will learn how Santiago High School has moved Response to Intervention to the level where staff collaborate and focus on the needs of all students.

Induction Coaching: A Multiplier Effect

Desert Sands USD
Desert Sands has implemented innovative teacher support programs through recruiting, training, and rotating a pool of highly-qualified coaches; comprehensive training, strategic assignment of coaches; and collaboration with administrators. This session will share information about the programs and the effectiveness of the Peer Assistance and Review Council.
Slides Handout 1  |  Handout 2  | Handout 3

Vertical Articulation and Alignment Through “Team Teaching Model”

Desert Sands USD James Monroe Elementary School
Monroe Elementary’s unique “Team Teaching Model” reflects the design thinking mindset and simultaneously addresses several needs including providing equity and access to first best instruction for all students, streamlining best practices, reaching the rigors of common core, and creating a unified school culture. The session will share information about this ‘team-like’ approach that allows all teachers to take ownership over the academic success of all students.

Culture of Continuous Improvement: Implementation of Academic Standards, School Climate, Student Achievement, Student Engagement

Hemet USD
The Culture of Continuous Improvement began as a need to create systems and processes to refine work to improve outcomes for all students. Part of the process includes addressing how the district office structure supports the work of school sites. Attendees will learn how all leaders in the organization engage in the action plan process to provide a strategic plan around the data, goals, and action steps specific to the context they are leading.

Integrated Systems Framework (ISF) Development

Hemet USD
The Integrated Systems Framework (ISF), developed to braid Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Response to Intervention, and physical/mental health services, is a tiered system designed to enhance school climate, school-based services, community collaboration, and meet the needs of all students academically, behaviorally, and socio-emotionally. In this session, learn about the involvement of community-based organizations who collaborate to provide services to students.

Digital Gateway

Jurupa USD
The Digital Gateway initiative ensures inclusive student access to current technology, offers intensive, comprehensive professional development, and connects underserved students to new opportunities through technology. Attend this workshop and learn about the uncommon approach that not only extends and expands learning opportunities beyond the school day and year, but also provides students and families a sense of ownership and responsibility for the devices.

Building Assets, Reducing Risks

Moreno Valley USD Moreno Valley, Valley View, and Vista Del Lago High Schools
Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of all students. In this session, attendees will learn about the model and the goals of BARR which include students earning all course credit, higher achievement scores, becoming more engaged in learning, and reducing the adverse effects of alcohol and other drugs.
Slides Handout 1 | Handout 2

Cyber Elite

Moreno Valley USD Canyon Springs and Valley View High Schools
The goals of the Cyber Elite program are to provide innovative Cyber Security learning and close the achievement/opportunity gap to underrepresented student populations, while addressing the cyber demands of our state. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the collaborative CTE Cyber Security Pathway that prepares students to become Information Communication Technology Cyber Security Specialists in diverse industries.

District-wide Implementation of Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports/Multi-Tiered System of Support

Moreno Valley USD
Moreno Valley USD has received 34 awards for framework fidelity from the California PBIS Coalition. The district has received invitations to share strategies, challenges, and outcomes at state and national conferences. This session will provide information on the model that has led to creating expectations, solving practical issues, and creating a cohesive climate together.

Murrieta Summit Adult Transition Program

Murrieta Valley USD
The Murrieta Summit Adult Transition Program symbolizes the continuation of opportunities and supports for students not graduating with a regular education diploma in the pursuit of their dreams. The program offers students with severe disabilities equitable opportunities for employment and leading a life as contributing community members. Presenters will share information about the program, including the strong community ties and relationships with over 50 employers in the city.

Murrieta Valley Induction Program

Murrieta Valley USD
The Murrieta Valley Induction Program has a unique model based on integrated and collaborative work with other departments and support personnel in the district and the leveraging of a variety of technologies that help target support for specific populations of students and their teachers. This session will provide information about the program that has helped the district focus on meeting specific needs related to LCAP goals while simultaneously supporting retention of new teachers.

Sky View Integrated Learning Academy

Perris Elementary SD Sky View Elementary School
The Sky View Integrated Learning Academy provides English Language Learners and students struggling academically – over 50% of the academic population – with opportunities to improve their reading and writing skills across all content areas. Participants will learn more about providing ELLs and struggling students with meaningful and engaging standards-based language arts activities, preparing them to be successful 21st century learners.

E3 – Engage, Enrich, Empower

Riverside USD Bryant School of Arts and Innovation
Realizing the importance of student engagement with and connection to school and community, Bryant created an afterschool program titled E3 – Engage, Enrich, Empower. The program is a direct result of continued program evaluation by all partners including teachers, administrators, parents, and community members. Attend the session and learn more about how the E3 program builds positive school culture.

Freshman Connection

Riverside USD Martin Luther King High School
The Freshman Connection hosts multiple freshman exclusive events intended to “hook” students at the beginning and maintain engagement throughout the year. Key components to the program include freshman specific activities and events, personalized communication, individual recognition, school-wide staff involvement, monitoring of academic success, and peer academic counseling when appropriate. Presenters will share information on how the Freshman Connection helps to keep students engaged.

STEAM Saturday School

Riverside USD George Washington Elementary School
To reduce chronic absenteeism and increase positive attendance, Washington Elementary School developed an attendance initiative that includes Saturday school sessions with a focus on STEAM education. On STEAM Saturdays, students participate in coding, engineering, physical education, and art with a credentialed art teacher, and community building circles to support school culture. Attend this session to learn more about the program that allows students to make up absences and earn back monthly recognition certificates and/or trimester awards.

English Learner Reclassification System

Romoland SD
Romoland SD is committed to reclassifying all English Learner students as fluent English proficient prior to completion of grade eight. This is achieved through the implementation and monitoring of intentional strategies to increase student language acquisition, achievement, and goal-setting success. Attendees will learn more about the elements of the English Learner reclassification system.

Building Innovators Through Makerspaces

San Jacinto USD
Schools and districts all over the world are developing Makerspaces in order to give students an opportunity to learn and explore. A Makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials. In this session, presenters will share how the Makerspaces in San Jacinto USD facilitate cooperative, student-driven, STEAM-based activities, and focus on student creation over consumption.

District Attendance Initiative

San Jacinto USD
San Jacinto USD has developed a Multi-Tiered System of Support to improve attendance and remove barriers to learning. Each school has attendance activities and interventions that occur at a tier one, tier two, and tier three level. Learn more about how setting attendance goals and collaborating with all school sites has assisted students and families by connecting them to school and community resources.
Slides Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

New Teacher Academy

San Jacinto USD
The New Teacher Academy (NTA) is an inclusive model that addresses the need for additional, targeted teacher support. The program is designed for all teachers new to the district, including those new to the profession, transfer veterans, interns/pre-interns, and long-term substitutes. This session will feature information about the academy including how the program provides successful induction and retention of qualified teachers.

Highlights from the 15th Annual Riverside County Education Summit