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January 23, 2015

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March 16-19, 2015 CCSA's Annual Conference will make its return to the capital city at the Sacramento Convention Center. Spend your time in Sacramento learning, sharing and networking with multiple types of programming and events. Here's what's new in 2015:

The Brown v. Board Programming Thread will explore the historic decision and it's implications for the charter school movement today. Programming includes but are not limited to:

  • The Case That Everyone Knows and No One Understands: How did the civil rights movement build a social movement and legal strategy to overturn the Supreme Court precedent of "Separate, but Equal?" Learn about the California case, Mendez v. Westminster, which contributed to the strategy and foreshadowed the decision in Brown.

  • Equity is the Core to Common Core: The workshop will share concrete strategies to lead and deliver equitable practices in implementing Common Core standards for diverse students. Educational leaders and teachers will understand an Efficacy Framework, which deepens the learning for students of color.

  • School Tours: The thread also offers the opportunity to tour Sacramento City charter schools serving predominantly African-American students and learn from charter leaders how they have transformed the community they serve. 10:00 am-2:00 pm: School Tours, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm: Lunch and Group Discussion. Registration for the tour is $10 to cover transportation fees.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Arrive early and take advantage of pre-conference workshops being offered on March 16. These workshops are $75 for non-members, $50 for members and FREE for school developer members.

NEW in 2015! Workshop 1 (1:00-5:00pm):

How Do I Handle That? Conflict Communication Skills for Education Professionals

One (1) semester hour of graduate level professional development credit is available through Brandman University to participants who attend the training and complete the coursework assignment. Cost of this credit is $130.

And returning pre-conference favorites:

NOTE: Registration in a pre-conference workshop or school tour does not include participation in the rest of the conference taking place March 16-19, 2015. To attend the entire conference, purchase of a full conference registration is required.

In 2015, CCSA's Breakout Sessions program is being offered in 6 new and improved programming strands.

Sessions within each strand are organized around critical topics such as special education, legal issues and updates and charter school policy. Review the new strands that offer something for everyone.

As always, CCSA is proud to offer:

  • Exhibit Hall Expos:Don't miss this exciting programming for an opportunity to interact with presenters in a more intimate setting. Programming will include 4 Expos: Blended Learning/Tech, Facilities and Funding, Operations and Compliance + the Teacher Expo.

  • Plenary Sessions: Plenary Sessions bring the charter school community together to celebrate with speakers--including Jed Wallace, President and CEO of CCSA, Amanda Ripley, investigative journalist and best-selling author and Juan Williams, Fox News Contributor and best-selling author as well as award presentations and student performances--don't miss them.

  • Networking Events: Join your colleagues for fun social events and network with other conference attendees.

February 27 is the last day to receive a discounted registration rate.

Register now for conference. Already registered and want to add school tours and/or preconference workshops? Re-access your registration using your last name and the registration confirmation number you received on your confirmation email. Can't remember your confirmation number? Call our office at 800.280.6218 or email Register Now, Pay Later: Use a PO# to purchase your registration, lock in standard pricing and don't pay until after March 2015.

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