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2016 CSDC Conference: Pre-Event Program and 4 New Workshops

Published September 21, 2016 17:38

CSDC is excited to announce that the pre-event program for the 2016 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference is now available for download in PDF format.

Scheduled to coincide with California's annual policymaking cycle, this conference is an annual gathering of nearly 1,000 charter school directors, CFOs, teachers, board members and other key personnel who will convene in San Diego on December 8-9 to receive timely updates on the critical issues facing their schools.

This year's conference features 8 extended workshops, dozens of breakout sessions, 3 keynotes (including Harvard's Dr. Howard Gardner), and structured networking opportunities.

Announcing 4 New Extended Workshops—Included at No Additional Cost

Adding to the 4 previously announced workshops are the 4 new extended workshops we have just included in the conference lineup. The conference offers an abundance of training opportunities for teachers—so be sure to bring them along!

With your conference registration, you may select and attend one of these extended, 3.75-hour extended workshops at no additional cost:


CSDC's 2016 Leadership Update Presentation
An annual update providing "must know" information for charter leaders, including the latest budget information and funding rates, legislative and policy updates, and practical guidance for the school year ahead. More»



Charter School Governing Board Training
This extended training is designed for charter school board members, with an emphasis on providing timely training for new members of charter school boards and refresher training for continuing board members ... More»


Start Smart Workshop for Charter School Developers
This presentation is intended to help charter school developers understand what it takes to start a charter school. The first segment provides an overview of the development process and the second segment focuses on drafting the charter petition itself ... More»


Motivating Reluctant Learners: Strategies for Success
New brain-based discoveries reveal powerful mind-body states to optimize learning. Equip your students with a burning desire to learn! In this interactive session, you’ll explore what motivates students to achieve success in the classroom. Teaching for learning is our goal ... More»


Transitioning to NGSS: Focus on Modeling and Systems
This workshop will identify key shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and provide practical guidance for implementing engaging instruction that effectively reflects those shifts. The presenters will walk through lessons that focus on using an interesting scientific phenomenon ... More»


Transdisciplinary Teaming: Practical Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities
Diverse student populations require the effective collaboration of many, highly qualified team members to ensure that all students’ needs are met continuously ... More»


Teacher Tech Tools: Common Core Instruction for EL Students & the 4 Cs
This workshop will present technology tools to transform instruction for English Learners and to address the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity ... More»


Positive Discipline
This workshop will explore best practices of Positive Discipline, a social emotional program that fosters the development of relationships and is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. It is a non-behaviorist practice that ... More»


Conference Details

2016 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference
December 8-9, 2016
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Located 3 miles away from San Diego International Airport
Discounted rooms (with additional perks) available!



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