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The third annual in-depth speaker series for educational leaders will focus on

Embracing the Challenges to Make a Good School Great Featured Speakers and Dates October 23, 2008 - Jack O’Connell November 20, 2008 - Anthony Muhammad January 15, 2009 - Karin Chenoweth February 18, 2009 - Willard Daggett March 26, 2009 - Alan Blankstein Event Schedule 4pm - 5pm Registration and Cocktail Reception 5pm - 7pm Speaker Presentation/Audience Participation Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results! This is where many principals and their staffs find themselves. However, there are many schools who “Get the Job Done for Students.” In the 2008-2009 Spotlight on Education Speaker Series you will learn how some schools succeed despite constraints and barriers. Our presenters will highlight models which will guide you in changing your school from good into great. Who should attend: • Principals, vice principals, superintendents, assistant superintendents • Site leadership teams and teacher leaders • Central office administrators

REGISTER TODAY- SPACE IS LIMITED! Series registration fee is $375. Individual sessions are $75 each. Substitutions allowed. Early registration discounts available for the series. For best rate register by September 20. 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 260-8839 phone (619) 849-8171 fax

Featured Speakers for the 2008-2009 Spotlight on Education Speaker Series October 23, 2008: Changing Good Schools Into Great Schools Jack O’Connell, California Superintendent of Public Instruction

This presentation provides a wonderful opportunity for educators to engage in discussion with the state Superintendent of Public Instruction about current educational issues in California. Bring your questions and concerns to this session during this opportunity to discuss them with the speaker.

November 20, 2008: Redefining the Norm Anthony Muhammad, Founder of New Frontier 21

Dr. Muhammad’s presentation addresses the norms and values of traditional schools that thrive on a normally distributed system of learning which are diametrically opposed to the ideal of “learning for all.” The push for universal achievement has caused a philosophical conflict that has caused a stalemate in many schools. He will present solid, research-based techniques to break this stalemate and get all of the stakeholders on the same page for the benefit of children.

January 15, 2009: It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools Karin Chenoweth, Author of “It’s Being Done”

Karin Chenoweth will identify some of the key characteristics of high performing and rapidly improving schools where most of the students are children of color or children of poverty or both. Her book, “It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools” provides you with a deeper understanding of the schools she profiled.

February 18, 2009: The Nation’s Most Successful Schools - Lessons Learned Willard Daggett, President of the International Center for Leadership in Education Dr. Willard R. Daggett is president of the International Center for Leadership in Education. The Center studies both the nation’s most successful schools and the most rapidly improving schools. The International Center has identified eight Components of School Excellence that schools typically address to achieve rigor, relevance and relationships for all students. Dr. Daggett will provide an overview of these components and explain how other schools can make substantial improvement by addressing the components.

March 26, 2009: Failure is not an Option Alan Blankstein, Founder and President of the HOPE Foundation

Alan Blankstein leads this interactive session by illustrating six principles essential for creating and sustaining learning communities where all student succeed. He will provide specific strategies and processes drawn from fifteen years of research on how high performing learning communities sustain success. Blankstein will address learning how to build courageous leadership capacity at all levels.

REGISTER TODAY - SPACE IS LIMITED! 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 260-8839 phone (619) 849-8171 fax