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PART I - CONFLICT OF INTEREST SHINES LIGHT ON NATIONAL EDUCATION PLAN

Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Lynn Hatton- Hodson owns a company called InnovateEd along with her partner Jay Westover.

 

web site: http://innovateed.com/ 

InnovateEd is in a partnership called LCAPca with ACSA (the Association of California School Administrators) and Progress Advisors.

web site: http://www.lcapca.com/expert-help.cfm

InnovateEd is also part of Systems Leadership Collaborative. http://innovateed.com/systems-leadership-collaborative/

Systems Leadership Collaborative, is led by ACSA, Fullan, InnovateEd, The Flippen Group, and Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost. The Collaborative was designed to help 15 districts from around the state successfully implement their LCAP.

MICHAEL FULLAN

Trustee Hatton-Hodson failed to disclose her business interests in InnovateED, LCAPca and Systems Leadership Collaborative on her form 700. A complaint has been filed with the District Attorney for Conflict of Interest, and a complaint has been filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission for failure to disclose her business interests.

Letter to DA: http://disclosurecusd.blogspot.com/2016/08/august-28-2016-letter-to-da-tony.html

Fair Political Practices Complaint: http://disclosurecusd.blogspot.com/2016/09/fair-political-practices-complaint.html

InnovateEd has grown from a company doing less than $1 million in business to a $2.4 million dollar company because of Trustee Hatton-Hodson's partnerships with LCAPca, Systems Leadership Collaborative and the EdTech companies they have relationships with.

On August 30, 2016 the Capistrano Unified School District held a Special Board meeting to discuss potential conflict of interest charges alleged against Trustee Hatton-Hodson based on a $10,000.00 payment to ACSA/Foundation for Education for membership in Systems Leadership Collaborative. 

The Board Agenda can be seen at this link:  http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/7729939247661584722.pdf

The Board Audio can be heard at the following link: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17.html

As a Trustee, Lynn Hatton-Hodson makes decisions on curriculum and technology spending for the Capistrano Unified School District. The fact that these business relationships were not disclosed call into question some of CUSD's decisions regarding curriculum, and technology spending as outlined below.  

  

PART 2 - THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PLAN

"LOCAL CONTROL" - "COMMON CORE" - "COLLEGE AND CAREER READY"

Starts at the Federal Level and is being implemented from the top down.

The Alliance for Excellent Education; in partnership with the US Department of Education, leads "Future Ready Schools". Future Ready Schools builds on the momentum of President Obama's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the ConnectED Initiative. The goal is to foster and lead a culture of digital learning in their district, and to share what they have learned with other districts. To facilitate connectivity, the President formed the Office of Education Technology.

 

Alliance for Excellent Education

web site: http://all4ed.org/

US Department of Education 

web site: http://www.ed.gov/ 

CUSD Superintendent Kristen Vital was part of Alliance for Excellent Education's Advisory Group in 2006. http://all4ed.org/people/kirsten-vital/

  

 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

http://www.ed.gov/essa

On December 10, 2015, by Executive Action, President Obama singed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

At the same time; the US Department of Education amended the Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA has been amended to allow private for profit education companies to have access to students personally identifiable data without parent consent. For more information: http://disclosurecusd.blogspot.com/2016/05/obamas-executive-action-to-rewrite-no.html

ConnectEd Initiative

web site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/connected

 

 

US Department of Education

web site: http://tech.ed.gov/files/2015/12/Characteristics-of-Future-Ready-Leadership.pdf

Future Ready Schools

web site: http://futureready.org/

 

 

PART 3 - FUTURE READY SCHOOLS SELECTS CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATION TO ROLL OUT THE NATIONAL PLAN

To roll this out Nationally, Future Ready Schools looked for Partners in every State. In California they selected ACSA, CUE and TICAL to be the "Convening Organizations" to put on the 2016 Lead 3.0 Symposium. 

See a full list of Future Ready PARTNERS 

 

 

 

PART 4 -  THE CALIFORNIA LEAD 3.0 SYMPOSIUM 

To roll this out Nationally, Future Ready Schools looked for Partners in every State. In California they selected ACSA, CUE and TICAL to be the "Convening Organizations" to put on the 2016 Lead 3.0

California's Lead 3.0 Symposium April 13 - 16, 2016 

web site: http://www.lead3.org/

ACSA, CUE and TICAL are the "Convening Organizations" for Lead 3.0 Symposium. 

The Symposium was held April 13-16, 2016 in Redondo Beach Ca. to promote the National platform of FUTURE READY SCHOOLS to California Educators.

    

ACSA is a Partner with InnovateEd in LCAPca

 

ACSA is a Partner with InnovateEd in Systems Leadership Collaborative

 

ACSA - Association of California School Administrators

web site: http://www.acsa.org/

ACSA has a Foundation for Educational Administration

The ACSA Foundation was created to help carry out the educational, scientific and charitable purposes of the Association of California School Administrators. The Foundation conducts programs to:

     •    Advance education in the field of school administration.
     •    Develop and improve educational administration by conducting conferences, seminars and workshops.
     •    Engage in research in the field of educational administration and disseminate the results to the public by means of journals, videos and other appropriate publications.
     •    Assist federal, state and local agencies in training and research programs in the field of educational administration

.

      

 CUE

web site: http://www.cue.org/

CUE is an educational non-profit that provides Professional Learning for schools, districts, and other educational institutions.

      

Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

web site: http://tical.org/

TICAL is a statewide educational technology service provided by Santa Cruz County Office of Education with funding from the California Department of Education.

 

PART 5 - WHO'S WHO - At the Lead 3.0 Symposium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Joe Sanfelippo,

Superintendent, Fall Creek SD

When is the last time something amazing happened in your school?  How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular.  Kids gather…learn…leave…and make the world we live in a better place.  So…amazing things happen all the time.  Telling the story of schools helps create a narrative that builds culture and gives everyone in your community an identity.  Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller in your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE…BUILD YOUR BRAND…CELEBRATE KIDS!!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Sir Ken Robinson

An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, Sir Ken Robinson is also one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries.

Sir Ken works with governments in Europe, Asia and the US, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and leading cultural organizations. He led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government, was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, and was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for a strategy to become the creative hub of SE Asia.
Called “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, Sir Ken has received numerous awards and recognitions for his groundbreaking contributions. He was included in Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading business thinkers and has been named one of TIME/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. His 2009 book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into 21 languages. A 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published in 2011. Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, was published by Viking in May 2013 and is also a New York Times best seller. His latest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education (Viking, 2015), written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style, includes groundbreaking research and tackles the critical issue of how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system.

CUSD Superintendent Kristen Vital was part of Alliance for Excellent Education's Advisory Group in 2006.  

 

 

Thursday April 14, 2016 10:30 - 12:30

When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1916 and one from 2016, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are student centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as curriculum, instruction, and assessment; personalized professional learning; innovative learning spaces; community partnerships; data and privacy; among others outlined by the Future Ready Framework. Join Future Ready’s Tom Murray as he shares how this nationwide initiative can support your district’s vision moving forward. Free tools and resources will also be shared. 

InnovateEd and
ACSA are partners
in LCAPca

 

InnovateEd
and ACSA are
partners in
Systems
Leadership
Collaborative

 

 

Friday April 15, 2016

Want to be recognized as being on the "Leading Edge" with Technology? Come create a digital product to share with your stakeholders, and links to websites to save you time? Join in and begin to develop your digital toolbox. Learn web 2.0 tools to guide BYOD, CCSS, & Digital Citizenship,. Learn about Leading Edge Certification for administrators and Professional Learning Leader Certification. These professional development programs offer practical tools, as well as research to support the integration of new technologies. Bring a laptop. Leave with a digital product and websites to make YOUR busy days easier.  

 

Over the last twenty years, Mike Lawrence has been an English and web design teacher, administrator, technology coordinator and non-profit leader. He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2003. He assisted in the development and launch of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and co-founded the Google Certified Teacher program. He currently serves as CEO of CUE (CUE.org), helping the nonprofit grow threefold in 10 years, and also serves as Director of the California Student Media Festival (mediafestival.org). He led the development and launch of Leading Edge Certification and co-produces Infinite Thinking Machine, an award-winning web TV show focused on creativity and innovation in the classroom. He is a CUE Gold Disk recipient, was appointed to serve on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel, was honored as one of the National School Board Association's "20 to Watch in Educational Technology" and was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen jacket at ISTE 2013. He lives with his wife Julie, and coaches boys soccer in Southern California.

Roger Wagner is a former physics, chemistry and math teacher, and was named by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the top 5 "Most Important Educational Technology Gurus of the Past Two Decades", along with Seymour Papert, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

Roger currently serves on the Board of Directors of California CUE, and is also the founder of 1010 Technologies, which has pioneered new ways of interconnecting digital media and physical student-made projects.

Saturday April 16, 2016

Chromebooks CAN be a part of your makerspace! This workshop will provide hands-on experience connecting student-made content in Google Slides as well as YouTube videos, and other online content to student-created physical projects using the Arduino and the HyperDuino app for Chrome. If you've heard about the Arduino and makerspaces, or if your schools are creating makerspaces, this is your opportunity to learn about the best introductory approach that also provides many paths for advanced studies.

Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading professional learning and his creation, the CUE Rock Star Camp series, with over 10 camps planned nationally for Summer 2015. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country, at tiny one school events and at events as large as ISTE. Jon’s latest PL offering is the CUE Rock Star Admin: Hero’s Journey. These small, hands on camps will be lead by admins, and be designed for admins, focusing on new skills that are needed for 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project based learning, social media skills and many other skills that there is simply no equivalent for in education.

Jon is also a Google Certified Innovator (#GTAWA 2011), has been a Lead Learner for a Google Teacher Academy (#GTAMTV2), and is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has facilitated sessions in Final Cut Pro for the 2013 Apple Institute in Austin, TX. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School, which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 which has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE Teacher of the Year as well. Jon has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology at the county level. Jon’s last district was selected as a Future Ready District, implementing 1:1 from 7th grade up, adding coding, 3d printing, PBL and Minecraft Edu in all K-8 schools, among other notable innovative activities.

Thursday April 14, 2016 2:00pm

Jon Corippo will share practical and affordable ways to get the transitional balance right between PBL, 1:1 and "classic" academics. As devices proliferate, we see teachers just converting old assignments (essays and notetaking to their devices) instead of truly re-imagining the nature of classwork. Jon will be sharing new ways to combine discipline with creativity in this hands-on session where attendees play the role of K-12 students.

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:15pm

It doesn't seem like it at first, but getting wifi upgrades, buying and deploying devices and apps are really the EASIEST part of going 1:1. This session will share field-tested change/adaptation strategies that are necessary when tech becomes ubiquitous in classrooms. Learn best practices in changing classroom culture, effective change management and the mindset needed to evoke change in your schools. Simply adding technology to a classroom, without addressing the culture of teaching and learning is a mild form of insanity.

   

 

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:15 - 4:00

This is an opportunity to gain insight on state level data privacy efforts, the State OER tool and give input on the status of the implementation of the CA Ed Tech Blueprint and ideas on how to best implement PD grant funds as state projects. Join this discussion with State leaders.

Friday April 15 3:00 - 4:00

Just 40% of low-income American homes have wired Internet access and 30% of all American homes have no Internet access at all. You've rolled out that BYOD or 1:1 program for your students--how do these statistics impact implementation e.g., students completing homework? Attend this session to learn more about examples where schools and districts have attempted to address this problem. Walk away with strategies and specific ideas to help help students and teachers achieve success. The agenda can be found at: http://www.sjbrooks-young.com/id166.html

Following three decades in School Leadership (Principal & Director of Technology) I began coaching both new and experienced school administrators. I have been working with TICAL, NAP/NTC, & ACSA over the past 10 years. I am enthusiastically serving as the Coordinator for TICAL' s Leading Edge Certification Program at this time.

We are fully immersed in launching LEC Cohorts for Administrators and Professional Learning Leaders. Also, TICAL is playing an active partner role in the Future Ready initiative.

Friday April 15, 2016 1:45 - 2:45

 Want to be recognized as being on the "Leading Edge" with Technology? Come create a digital product to share with your stakeholders, and links to websites to save you time? Join in and begin to develop your digital toolbox. Learn web 2.0 tools to guide BYOD, CCSS, & Digital Citizenship,. Learn about Leading Edge Certification for administrators and Professional Learning Leader Certification. These professional development programs offer practical tools, as well as research to support the integration of new technologies. Bring a laptop. Leave with a digital product and websites to make YOUR busy days easier.

The new California Standards and assessment system challenges schools and districts to prepare students for the rigor and the technology hurdles of the CAASPP summative assessment. Come learn about tools that will help administrators and teachers to adequately prepare students. The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment System assists in meeting those demands by providing students with authentic formative assessment opportunities using the same question types and technology tools as the CAASPP summative assessment. We will also explore the professional development tools in the Digital Library that prepare teachers and administrators in formative and summative assessment success in meeting the California Standards.

TICAL published it's list of Top Ten for Leaders!

 

        

I provide statewide leadership for student data privacy, providing schools with high-speed access to the Internet (through E-rate and other state and federal discount programs), minimizing data reporting burden on local education agencies, improving quality/utility of data, helping local educational agencies apply for federal funding (e.g., Title I), etc.

I would love to hear from teachers and administrators about what works for them, what's missing, and what they would like to see from the state in terms of support, etc.

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:15 - 4:15

This is an opportunity to gain insight on state level data privacy efforts, the State OER tool and give input on the status of the implementation of the CA Ed Tech Blueprint and ideas on how to best implement PD grant funds as state projects. Join this discussion with State leaders.

This is an opportunity to gain insight on state level data privacy efforts, the State OER tool and give input on the status of the implementation of the CA Ed Tech Blueprint and ideas on how to best implement PD grant funds as state projects. Join this discussion with State leaders. 

 

PART 6 -  NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

Non-profit Partner –

$800 or in-kind donation
Benefits:
1 complimentary registration
Table for collateral
Recognition in program  

CETPA is an association of Educational Technology Professionals (technologists) within the State of California. Founded in 1960, the major emphasis of the association's activities are directed towards improving Administrative Information Processing in public education within the State of California and to prepare its membership to better meet and support the technological needs of the Instructional Program.

CETPA is a California non-profit corporation, 501(c)6, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Its Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association's Annual Conference.

One of the Association's goals is to promote the integration of instructional and administrative technology in school agencies. The Association also functions as a conduit of information between the California Department of Education and local agencies. The Association disseminates information to its membership by:

updates posted on this website;
the Association's publication, "The EdTech Journal";
discussion lists (listservs) created to support specific topical interest areas;
holding regional Special Interest Group meetings three or more times a year in various statewide locations;
strategic partnerships; and
the annual conference.
By providing pertinent information to its membership in a timely manner, the Association can prepare educational technologists to better meet and support technological demands placed upon them by their respective educational agencies in both the instructional and administrative arenas

We began as the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA) in 1960. To put things into perspective, the last CETPA Annual Conference had over 1,200 attendees, 200 booths and over 800 exhibit staff.

Please contact our office at 916-504-3264 if you have any questions.

PARTNERS

 

 

 

PART 7 -  2016 PRESENTING PARTNERS

Presenting Partner –$5,000
Benefits:
1 concurrent vendor spotlight session (6 available)
3 complimentary registrations
Pre- and post- attendee lists (non-specific org and job title lists)
Program ad (1/2 page) – can purchase upgrade to full
Table for collateralRecognition on website, in program and on-site signage

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

CDW-G

web site: https://www.cdwg.com/

 Thursday April 14, 2016 3:15 - 4:00

It doesn't seem like it at first, but getting wifi upgrades, buying and deploying devices and apps are really the EASIEST part of going 1:1. This session will share field-tested change/adaptation strategies that are necessary when tech becomes ubiquitous in classrooms. Learn best practices in changing classroom culture, effective change management and the mindset needed to evoke change in your schools. Simply adding technology to a classroom, without addressing the culture of teaching and learning is a mild form of insanity.

CUSD has had a contractual relationship with CDW-G since 2010

September 14, 2016 BOT Meeting (page numbers listed) $73,824.34 in payments to CDW in one month.

       

 

Cisco 

web site: 

Thursday April 24, 2016 2:00 - 3:00 pm

School districts and county offices of education are increasingly being provided with added funding that is expected to be invested in technology aimed at improving student achievement and accountability. This is intersecting with the requirement to implement a broad range of reforms and initiatives that will require technological solutions. As school boards, superintendents and school administrators attempt to implement new, and often expensive solutions to the challenges we face, we are beginning to see impressive success and some notable missteps. This session is intended to help districts of all sizes understand the keys to solid decision making regarding technology and some ideas for resources and standards that will help guide that process locally. 

  
Microsoft

web site:

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

 

Pearsons

web site: 

Leah Broeske
ELL/Intervention Account Executive, Pearson

Accelerating Literacy and Language Proficiency with iLit ELL: A Digitally Enhanced Curriculum

iLit California ELL is a comprehensive digital interactive intervention program that has been proven to accelerate student achievement, with students making on average 2 or more years growth in a single school year. It provides an intensive, accelerated pathway toward on-grade level language proficiency for all English learners, including Long-Term ELs. It includes more than 1,600 high-quality texts, ranging from Lexile level BR to 2500. All texts have audio support as well as translation support (both written and spoken) in 46 different languages and every word is linked to a dictionary and a picture dictionary.

iLit’s gradual release model provides an anchor text for the entire class. This is a grade-level text, which could be quite difficult for struggling readers. So iLit wraps teacher support and a shared reading experience to provide the tools for experiencing grade level complex text. The scaffolded strategies are targeted during small group instruction and then students read independently, practicing the skills and strategies from the anchor text in highly-engaging non-fiction texts that are at their reading level. This dual approach enables us to close the gap.

In iLit, students’ progress is continually assessed by a variety of measures. Embedded in iLit are the GRADE assessment--which is a NCRTI recognized independent assessment that measures reading comprehension, and the TELL assessment--which is a nationally normed assessment aligned with CA ELD standards that measures language proficiency. In addition, weekly authentic performance-based tasks that mirror SBAC style items ensure students are mastering content and prepare them for next generation assessments.

iLit combines research-proven best practices with highly-engaging texts. This results in accelerated student achievement and we have the independently verified data to prove it. Rather than lowering the bar for our ELs, iLit provides them with the boost they need to meet our high expectations.

CUSD has a contractual relationship with Pearson

September 14, 2016 BOT Meeting (page numbers listed) $684,941.18 in payments to Pearson in one month.

 

Power School

web site: http://www.powerschool.com/

Friday April 15, 2016 1:45 - 2:45

An examination of technologies that can be included in an education ecoystem and how a student information system serves as the hub to connect multiple K12 platforms.   

 

PART 8 -  2016 SPONSORING PARTNERS

Sponsoring Partner – $2,000
 
Benefits:
2 complimentary registrations
Table for collateral
Listing in program
Post-attendee list (non-specific org and job title lists)
Recognition on website and in on-site signage
Alternate benefits option:
5 Scholarship registrations
Recognition in program

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

 
 

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

 

 
   
  

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

 

Navince is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

Naviance involves personality testing of students.

CUSD has contracts with Naviance.

Naviance has traditionally been a tool used by High School Juniors and Seniors to track their College Applications and help match students to colleges.

Naviance has been expanded. It is now being used from TK- 12th grade.

Does College and Career Ready really start in TK?

CUSD is the only District that is using Naviance, not as a College Tool, but as a required class for graduation by embedding it into CCP and other Core Educational classes. Naviance does personality testing which under FERPA usually requires parents to "OPT IN". By embedding Naviance into classes that are required for graduation, there is no OPT IN and in fact students have no real way to OPT OUT. This curriculum choice is odd and is unique to CUSD and actually puts students behind in their A-G completion rates.

CUSD's relationship with Naviance is concerning and should be looked at closer. 

"If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American K-12 school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum."

"America’s kids, as well as their parents, will also be monitored and tracked in unprecedented ways from early childhood into the workforce."  ... aka STUDENT DATA MINING!

Alex Newman 2013

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/16192-common-core-a-scheme-to-rewrite-education

The New Naviance:

 
 
 
 
   
 

This Company has Contracts with CUSD 

 

 

 

DID CUSD USE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO HAVE JEREMY DAVIS BE A SPEAKER AT THIS SYMPOSIUM?

                

The Capistrano Unified School District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate those into our Curriculum Guides and Units of Study.

Thursday April 14, 2016 2:00 - 3:00

Come dig into the standards and all the digital integration that lies within. How are you grading your kindergartners on their online collaboration? Are your 11th graders allowed to blog or does your filter stop them from completing the standards? Come see the progressions from Kinder to 12th grade and the scaffolding that must be happening at every grade level. Come understand why the "they teach computers in Middle School" excuse was never valid but is especially not valid now if we are truly preparing our students for college and career readiness. If your district doesn't have defined technology skills and lessons please come and discuss the reasoning why technology should be incorporated at the Curriculum pacing guide level and what tools you should be using to get your students proficient in the standards.

 

InnovateED is a partner with Presenter Fagen Friedman & Fullfrost

 

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is a Partner with InnovateEd in

Systems Leadership Collaborative 

 

 

Friday April 15, 2016 3:00 pm

This highly informative and interactive workshop will explore The Top 10 issues and concerns facing K-12 schools as they embark in a digital world. We will review the latest news, laws, and court decisions on a range of topics: from student data privacy to employee impropriety and everything in between. Don’t be left offline…be sure to “log on” to this presentation. 

 

 

PART 9 - "COLLEGE AND CAREER READY" IS DRIVING UNPRECEDENTED TECHNOLOGY SPENDING DESPITE A LACK OF ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR BASIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

The following is CUSD's technology spending approved at the September 14, 2016 BOT meeting.

CUSD spent $2,034,306.71 million dollars on EdTech this month alone. And it should be noted that there are  many redundant platforms ie:

 CUSD has 12 Student data management systems that all claim to be the only system a district needs:

  •  Eagle Software (Aeries)
  •  BrightBytes
  •  Cambium Learning Group
  •  Catapult Learning
  •  Edupoint
  •  Follett Aspen Student Information Systems
  •  Illuminate Education
  •  Naviance
  •  Solution Tree
  •  Performance Matters
  •  Renaissance Learning
  •  School Loop

 CUSD has 5 Administrative Software Solutions that appear to do the same thing.

  •  Education Management Systems
  •  Frontline Technologies
  •  FusionStorm
  •  Thomas Kelly Software
  •  Quintessential School Systems

Every new program/platform requires staff training and Professional Development costs. Trustee Lynn Hatton  Hodson's firm InnovateEd makes revenue from Professional Development and Educator Training. 

 

FCMAT Chart showing these software platforms are all used for sharing student data:

https://csis.fcmat.org/Documents/Documentation/CALPADS-Vendors-and-Products-Capabilities.pdf

Under the State's new Education Funding Law - the Local Control Funding Formula CUSD will have had flat per pupil funding of under $8,200.00 for 14 years straight by 2021. CUSD has been forced to cut programs, increase class sizes and defer maintenance to maintain maximum employee compensation, pay for increased technology spending, and increased CalSTRS and CalPERS contributions. Trustee Lynn Hatton- Hodson influences choices on curriculum and technology spending. Is she making decisions that are in the best interest of providing a basic education to every student, or is her involvement with Common Core implementation, EdTech spending and growing professional development opportunities affecting her decisions as a Trustee. 

CUSD has no Art Music or Science unless parents fundraise for it.

CUSD has no honors classes including a basic Geometry Honors class which all Districts provide and which you would assume would be a basic component of a STEM education curriculum. 

CUSD has the largest class sizes in the Nation

CUSD has not had the funding to fix or maintain facilities since 2007-08 and has allowed students to attend school in substandard facilities with staff to student ratios that are not safe. 

Is CUSD really making the education of students it's number one priority, or is there another agenda at work here? Has Trustee Hatton- Hodson's business interests become the number one priority of CUSD?

 

PART 10 - HOW  A DISTRICT CHOOSES TO SPEND IT'S MONEY IF THE BEST REFLECTION OF IT'S PRIORITIES - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COSTS ARE ON THE RISE

Professional Development Expenditures:

    2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Travel/Conferences   $  13 $  13 $  12 $  13 $  15
Dues/Memberships   $    0 $    0 $    0 $    1 $    2
Professional/Consulting Services   $175 $175 $175 $190 $223
Total   $188 $188 $187 $204 $240
             
Books and Supplies   $203 $184 $171 $214 $231

Professional Development Expenses continue to rise at times when CUSD has had to use class size increases, furlough days, cuts to programs and services and deferred maintenance to balance its budget. CUSD now spends more on Professional Development than it spends on Books and Supplies for students.

 

PART 11 -  CUSD STUDENT DATA MINING

 PSAT

Normally a District will have interested students enroll for the PSAT directly through College Board. The cost per student is $20.00. 

CUSD is opting to do something new. CUSD is choosing to do the PSAT through Kahn Academy. This option is FREE to students, and is offered through a partnership between College Board and Khan Academy. To participate students must create an account on the Kahn Academy web site at https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/sat/ and on the College Board web site at https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login?DURL=https://cbsso.collegeboard.org:443/as/4xnbW/resume/as/authorization.ping&appId=329

Parents should read Kahn Academy's Privacy Poly: https://www.khanacademy.org/about/privacy-policy

"We may share data in connection with special programs you participate in.

"If you participate in special programs where Khan Academy partners with third parties, Khan Academy may share data collected from or about you with its third party partners to facilitate the program or services being offered. For instance, if you participate in Khan Academy’s program with College Board, Khan Academy may share information regarding your study habits, tests taken, and test scores with College Board."

CUSD's unilateral choice to offer students only the PSAT through this "special program" does not provide students with the ability to OPT OUT. Personally Identifiable Information is suppose to be protected - students and parents should be asked to OPT IN. This is unique to CUSD. If you look at Saddleback their students are taking the PSAT directly through College Board at a cost of $20 per student. CUSD wants student data which is why they have chose the Special Program - PSAT partnership between Kahn Academy and College Board. Parents should have a voice in wether or not to share personally identifiable data. CUSD has taken that option away from students.

Saddleback Unified School District

http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/guidance/testing.htm

Registration and Costs

PSAT: Given at each high school. Register at your own school early in October. Cost is $20.00.

Saddleback is not forcing students to share personally Identifiable Information.

Capistrano Unified School District

Schools taking the PSAT through College Board in Partnership with Kahn Academy at no cost

Aliso Niguel High School: http://anhs-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1268488195798/1440224284594/247980757250887834.pdf

Dana Hills High School: http://www.dhhs.net/guidance

San Juan Hills High School: http://www.sjhhs.org/news/view?d=x&id=1471333123406

Schools taking PSAT through College Board - Cost $20.00

Capo Valley High School: http://anhs-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1268488195798/1440224284594/247980757250887834.pdf

Schools that do not mention PSAT registration and testing on their web site 

San Clemente High School http://www.sctritons.com/guidance

Tessoro High School: http://www.tesorohighschool.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1413539958293

PSAT TESTING

WHO:             10th & 11th graders

DATE:             Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

TIME:              7:56 a.m. on the dot!

WHERE:          Room assignments will be posted.

BRING:            Picture ID (cannot be admitted without this)

                        # 2 pencils with erasers.  No mechanical pencils as they do not scan well.

                        Student ID number 

Calculator - optional, but if you bring one check that the batteries are fresh.

 NOT allowed:    Food and beverages, including bottled water.  There is no snack break.

                        No cell phones - not even in pockets, leave in locker or car.

                        No smart watches - leave in locker or car.

                        No backpacks or purses.

Math questions can be answered without a calculator, no solution requires one.

RE:  Calculator.  Students may use a four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator.  They may not use pocket organizers; hand-held or laptop computers; electronic writing pads or pen-input devices; or calculator with a QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad, with paper tape, that make noise or “talk,” or that require an electrical outlet.                       

Benefits of Taking the PSAT

  • Free SAT Practice Powered by Khan Academy
  • Students receive a unique SAT practice plan based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT that features:
    • Personalized online practice tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. SAT practice questions and full-length tests. Detailed feedback on their progress.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship Competitions
    • By taking the PSAT/NMSQT and meeting published entry requirements, your child may enter the National Merit®Scholarship Program conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
      • Go to www.nationalmerit.org to learn more.
    • In addition, students taking the exam now have increased access to nearly $180 million in combined annual awards for low-income and minority students through leading scholarship providers. Your child should opt into Student Search Service® when they take the PSAT/NMSQT to benefit from these opportunities. Learn more at collegeboard.org/sat-suite-scholarships.
  • AP Potential
    • Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive free feedback on their aptitude for 20+ AP courses
  • Access to College Planning Resources
    • An interactive PSAT/NMSQT score report that includes detailed answer explanations to help them practice for the SAT. A detailed personality test to help students identify their interests and find majors and careers that are a good fit. Tools allowing students to search for and explore colleges, majors, scholarships, and more.
  • Connect with Colleges
    • When your child takes the PSAT/NMSQT, he or she can say “Yes” to the Student Search Service. By participating, your child can receive free information about admission and financial aid from colleges, universities, and scholarship programs.

 

 

 NAVIANCE

CUSD has made the decision to make CCP a graduation requirement so that EVERY child must complete this course.

CUSD has made the decision to embed Naviance Family into CCP and in other core educational courses so that CUSD students can be subjected to personality testing an data mining.

Naviance was a college tool that was used to help students track their college applications and ensure they did not miss deadlines. My son took Naviance at his Private School (not as a class) but as a tool. It was an opt in and some families chose not to participate. So when I found out that Naviance is now going to be embeded into CUSD school curriculum from kindergarten to college- and every student is required to be subjected to personality testing without an ability to OPT-OUT- and Naviance Family will also track want is entered into a home computer - well the conclusion is that our kids will never have a privacy right as an adult because they will have been tracked since kindergarten. They will be directed to certain pathways based on their Personally Identifiable Data. Students may be denied an opportunity to grow into the person they want to be because some computer person determine their destiny based on data.

My son was a high level swimmer and soccer player until age 13 at which point he chose to quit swimming and just play soccer. At 14 he discovered Lacrosse and quit soccer to play lacrosse. Future children may not have the luxury of changing their minds because data will determine their course. All of my son's swim team mates are high level swimmers at major colleges. Under this system he may have been limited to swimming rather than playing the sport he loves now- lacrosse (but never discovered until he was older). Once CUSD chooses a path for your child they may never be able to change direction. Is that really what we want for our kids?

Common core implementation started in 2012-13, and since that time CUSD math scores have dropped substantially. Parents have the right to question the direction of this District and the way it spends taxpayer dollars. Look at the math scores-





Then the State of California hid 15 years of test data and changed all the testing so the public would be clueless about the decline in academic performance.

Read this mans resume and tell me - do you really need to prepare for college in Pre-K?








 

PART 12 - Jay Westover and CUSD Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson Partners InnovateEd - a timeline 

2007 Center for Educational Efficacy

2008 InnovateED 

Founder Jay Westover:

July 1, 2001- July 1, 2005 Principal at Alvord Unified School District Riverside County

July 1, 2005 - August 1, 2007 Administrator Riverside County Office of Education - Educational Leadership Services 

January 2006-2010 UU Department of Education - Trainer - In collaboration with state departments of education, school districts and business partners provided educators with tools and resources to implement data-driven learning communities.

January 2006 - 2011  PLC Associate Solution Tree

January 2009 - June 2011 

Current: Strategic Teaching http://www.strategicteaching.com/about_us.html

2009 Michael Fullan "Change Wars"

2009 InnovateED Contracts and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Montebello Unified School District (Los Angeles County)

Partnership for Academic Excellence - College and Career Planning Guide and Course Bulletin 2009-10

2010 Trustee Hatton-Hodson gets elected to the CUSD Board of Trustees

2011 InnovateED Contracts & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Corona-Norco Unified School District (Riverside County)

January 21, 2011 BOT Meeting Minutes

 

April 5, 2011 BOT Meeting Minutes

 

NOTE: LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATES HAS CONTRACTS WITH CUSD

Leadership Associates provides the following services"

  • Executive Search Firm
  • Leadership Development Services

Dr. Jent Bechler -

  • 2007-12 Superintendent Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Superintendent Walnut Valley Unified School District
  • Superintendent Duarte Unified School District

Professional Organizations:

ACSA - California Collaborative on District Reform - AASA - Southern California Superintendent- Urban Education Dialogue and Education Research Development Institute (ERDI) 

 

Alvord Unified School District (Riverside County) $19,000.00

http://www.alvord.k12.ca.us/images/Docs/2012-04-19/06.l.pdf

2011 Lynn Hatton Hodson HOT TOPIC Presentation to CUCPTSA The Reauthorization of ESEA, Common Core & College and Career Readiness.

http://cucptsa.com/uploads/Hot_Topics_3-2011_Lynn_Hatton.pdf

2015 InnovateED Contracts and Professional Development

Directory of LAUSD Contracted Common Core Professional Development Service Providers for Math and ELA May 2015

Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles County) $5,500,000 

Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles County) $1,900,000 

http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/96/Approved%20Brd%20Rpt%20382-14-15.pdf

2016 InnovateED Contracts and Professional Development

Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles County) $8,500,000 

http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/96/Brd%20Ed%20Rpt%20-%20361-15_16%20for%20May%2010%202016.pdf at page 29

Mann Middle School The Prep at HMMS - Executive Summary

G. Leadership

Provide an overview of the proposed school’s governance structure and leadership team. Highlight the strengths of the leadership team and the proposed leader. If a leader has not been identified, speak to the key attributes the potential leaders should posses. The PREP is supported through the guidance of the school-wide Instructional Leadership Team (ILT). Members of the ILT include the principal and assistant principal(s) (per District norms), two categorical coordinators (Title 1 and EL), Instructional Coordinators and Coaches, department chairs, house lead teachers and the school’s administrative assistant. In the first three years, a member of the school’s professional development partner, InnovateED, will also serve as a member of the ILT. Leadership training and capacity building will be provided to the ILT to provide instructional support to staff. This team will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the instructional program of The PREP.

Sonoma County Office of Education

LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

LEADING SYSTEMS COHERENCE FOR SONOMA COUNTY COLLABORATIVE

Presented by Sonoma County Office of Education and Santa Rosa City Schools in partnership with Michael Fullan, InnovateEd, and PlusONE

 

ABOUT

SCOE established the Leadership Center in 2004 in recognition of the critical role that school leaders play in improving student learning. At the state and local levels, considerable resources have been invested in professional development and support for teachers, but very little has been available for school leaders.

Now known as Leadership Initiatives, this area of SCOE service provides emerging, new, and experienced school leaders with the practical tools and insights they need to do their jobs, and do them well. Underlying each program is a clear emphasis on strategies for closing the achievement gap. In addition, structures are provided so that participants can take the lessons “home” and fine-tune them to the needs of their school or district.

Administrator Induction Program -https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/leadership-admin-credential.html

Coaching for Administrators - https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/leadership-coaching.html

Equity at the Core - https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/equity-at-the-core.html

Leadership Seminars - https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/leadership-workshops.html

  • Principal Leadership Retreat

Leading Systems Coherence - https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/fullan-collaborative.html

  • Superintendent Series: Michael Fullan, Mary Jean Gallagher and Jay Westover will engage district superintendents over three separate sessions using the Coherence Framework to provide support and resources for achieving district-wide priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday April 15, 2016 3:00 pm

This highly informative and interactive workshop will explore The Top 10 issues and concerns facing K-12 schools as they embark in a digital world. We will review the latest news, laws, and court decisions on a range of topics: from student data privacy to employee impropriety and everything in between. Don’t be left offline…be sure to “log on” to this presentation.

 

 

The American 2013 Common Core A Scheme to rewrite education

Dave Stewart from AVID

InnovateEd formally Center for Education Efficacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adelante Educational Services LLC

March 2012

Presentation by Jay Westover-Innovate Ed 

The Shasta Promise http://www.reachhighershasta.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ShastaPromiseSigned2013.pdf

http://www.shastacollege.edu/Student%20Services/Enrollment%20Services/Counseling/HS%20Counselors/HS%20Counselor%20PDFs/REACH%20HIGHER%20Shasta%20HS%20Counselor%20Presentation.pdf

 

September 2014

ACSA's Leadership Magazine Volume 44 Sept/Oct 2014 "Leading Systems change to build capacity". 

InnovateEd partners: Corona Norco- Desert Sands - Moreno Valley (2011)

May 2014

Reach Higher Initiative is launched by Michelle Obama The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. https://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher

October 2015

2015 Butte County Office of Education Team Leadership Development Seminar Presented by Jay Westover October 19, 2015

https://www.bcoe.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_747631/File/ess/IRC/101915%20JayWestover%20FlyerFinal.pdf

 

"If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American K-12 school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum.

"America’s kids, as well as their parents, will also be monitored and tracked in unprecedented ways from early childhood into the workforce."  ... aka STUDENT DATA MINING!

Alex Newman 2013

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/16192-common-core-a-scheme-to-rewrite-education