Registration & Breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM
Lobby & Room 142

Please arrive between 8:30-9:00 AM to register, fill out stipend paperwork (if applicable), sign up for workshops, and enjoy breakfast.

Breakfast Assorted Bagels, Coffee and Tea
Coffee provided by Mocha Cafe. 

Opening Speaker:

9:00-10:45 AM
Room 142

Shakti Butler, PhD, is Founder and President, World Trust Educational Services, a non-profit transformative educational organization.  Shakti is an inspirational facilitator, trainer and lecturer who is sought after by schools, universities, public and private organizations, and faith-based institutions. Dr. Butler has produced four documentaries - The Way Home; Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible; Light in the Shadows, and Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity – which form the core of World Trust’s teaching tools. Shakti’s work incorporates whole body learning through stories, art, movement, and dialogue. Her current film/dialogue project, Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, is intended to popularize a national conversation about justice, responsibility and healing.

Dr. Shakti Butler’s keynote will provide transformative educational experiences that deconstruct the system of racial inequity, allowing new ideas and narratives on race to emerge. She will create an environment that promotes justice and healing while fostering a culture of respect and belonging. Participants will gain a practical framework for understanding and deconstructing systemic racial inequities,
enabling positive dialogue and engagement in processes of institutional change.



Welcoming & Grounding

10:45-11:00 AM
Room 142

LaShonda Taylor and Chris Boynton,
Alameda County Office of Education

Moment of Movement & break

11:00-11:15 AM
Room 142

Before you take a break, join us for a moment of movement.

Photo Scavenger Hunt – Have fun with your table group while you stretch and get moving!  The first team to submit a photo from each station of the group doing the activity wins bragging rights! And maybe a prize, too….

Email photos:
Text photos:   510-206-8072

Site visit: Meaning maker Studio

11:15-12:00 PM

Francisco Nieto,
Alameda County Office of Education

Tour the Meaning Maker Studio, ACOE’s makerspace to learn how making and digital fabrication and design thinking are reshaping the way teachers engage students, and how those students experience learning in more meaningful ways. Learn how laser cutting, 3D printers, robots, electronics, and engineering can come together to take learning to new heights, reaching kids that are traditionally disengaged. As part of the tour, teachers will have a chance to engage in a small  hands-on design challenge. 

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12:00-12:30 PM

Lunch provided by Pomegranate.

Mediterranean- Hummus, Dolmas, Falafel and Gyros

earn & learn East Bay

12:30-2:00 PM
Room 142

Gina Del Carlo,
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Earn & Learn organizes work-based learning experiences that are easy and
meaningful for employers and transformational for youth.  We connect students and young adults to activities at the school and in the workplace.  Earn & Learn East Bay is a single point of contact for employers  to work with the region’s schools, colleges and community organizations. Participating employers offer internships, workplace tours, guest speakers and other activities.




2:00-2:15 PM

Need a boost?  Grab a snack in the hallway, or visit the Mocha Cafe for a beverage.  

Cashing in On College Credit

2:15-3:30 PM
Room 142

Paula Armstead,
College of Alameda

This workshop will answer the question of how your students can “cash in on college credit”. Ever wonder what dual enrollment is? Or, if articulating a course would meet the needs of your students? What is early college credit? Are credits earned in no credit courses? Postsecondary staff will provide the answers to these questions and more. Please come prepared with questions for these experts.

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Feedback & Closing Session

3:30-4:00 PM
Room 142


Link to feedback survey will be provided during the closing session.