2018 Keynote Speakers
Jon CorippoTuesday, November 20, 9:45–10:45 a.m.
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director for CUE, leading the organization throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads, and designs professional learning experiences all over the country. His core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core State Standards, project-based learning, social media skills, and lesson design. He is the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp series and the CUE Rock Star Admin Camp series, as well as planner for the CUE Super Symposium and JET Review Program.
Under Jon’s leadership, and with his CUE professional learning team, CUE PL has trained more than 42,000 teachers between 2015 and 2018. Jon is a Google Certified Innovator (#GTAWA 2011), has been a Lead Learner for a Google Teacher Academy (#GTAMTV2), is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and has facilitated more than 10 executive briefings and led sessions in Final Cut Pro for the 2013 Apple Institute. He was co-designer of Minarets High School, which originated as a Google Apps for Education, 1:1 Macbook, and PBL-based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has also been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE Teacher of the Year. He has served as an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and director of technology at the county level.
Tricia EbarviaMonday, November 19, 8:00-9:45 a.m.
Tricia Ebarvia is an English teacher at Conestoga High School, PA (American literature, AP English, and AP Capstone), and Co-director of the PA Writing & Literature Project. Tricia’s pedagogy is grounded in critical literacy practices through which students can become responsible, engaged members of their communities. Her action research as a Heinemann Fellow interrogated the ways in which readers’ intersecting personal identities inform the ways students can read beyond bias. As a consultant, Tricia presents on topics that include independent reading, writing with mentor texts, multigenre research writing, student inquiry, digital literacies, antibias pedagogy, teacher action research, and curriculum design. Tricia contributes to Moving Writers and Write Share Connect and has been published in Education Week, Literacy Today, and English Journal. She is also a literacy consultant with The Educator Collaborative.
Carla EspañaMonday, November 19, 8:00-9:45 a.m.
Carla España is a bilingual Latinx writer, educator, and researcher. Carla’s love of storytelling began with her undocumented journey from Chile to the United States at five years old, when her mother used stories to ease the transition. Carla’s teaching and learning from bilingual Latinx students began in New York City with sixth graders. At Hunter College, CUNY, Carla is the Bilingual Education Clinical Doctoral Lecturer, teaching Educational Foundations, Multicultural Education, Bilingual Literacy (Spanish), Literacy Research for Change, and Student Teaching Seminar courses with graduate students. She has taught Perspectives on Literacy across the Content Areas and Introduction to Urban Education: Topics and Issues around Diversity and Equity with undergraduate students.
Carla’s research examines the ways teachers and bilingual students make meaning of their schooling. Her research interests include bilingual education, translanguaging, culturally sustaining pedagogy, arts integration, Latinx education, teaching for social justice, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.
Christopher LehmanMonday, November 19, 8:00-9:45 a.m.
Christopher Lehman is the founding director of The Educator Collaborative. He is an international speaker, consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author. He holds degrees from UW–Madison, NYU, and Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris has been a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, a literacy coach, and a senior staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. In addition to consulting and writing, he serves as Special Advisor to the National Center for Families Learning, an elected member of the NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee (2014–18), and a Booksource Advocate for classroom libraries. With The Educator Collaborative, he is working to innovate the ways educators learn in person and online, providing opportunities for teachers, coaches, and administrators to share their expertise so students can hold their brightest futures.
Pernille RippSunday, November 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th- and 5th-grade teacher and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. Pernille is also a speaker, author, blogger at pernillesripp.com, mom, and passionate advocate for education. She’s an award-winning expert in literacy and technology integration and dedicates her life efforts to uplifting engaged and empowered students. She is also the founder of The Global Read Aloud that has connected millions of students in more than 85 countries. Pernille’s books and blogs are sources of tremendous inspiration and insight for teachers, parents, and educators around the world: her newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, was just released in 2017. She believes in having the courage to change and even break the rules for the good of kids and education. Besides being with her own family, there is no place she would rather be every day than in the classroom, teaching her awesome students.
LaVonna RothMonday, November 19, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
Lavonna Roth, internationally known author, speaker, consultant, and creator and founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® movement and framework, will challenge you to grow personally and professionally. Her mission is to help individuals discover who they are, what they can become, and to build self-motivation to see how far they can go. LaVonna taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of eight books, including the Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners series. She has a deep passion for using neuroscience as a fundamental foundation to help students, educators, parents, and community members to honor and value each other so we unite and become unstoppable in what can be achieved. By using these fundamentals, she identifies how to reframe adversities and use those moments to become the exceptional person you really are. This enlightenment will occur throughout but be brought to light as she shares parts of her own personal story.
Sunday, November 18, 1:30 – 6:45 p.m.
1:00–1:30 p.m. CEL State Liaison Meeting
1:30–2:00 p.m. First Timers Session
2:00–3:30 p.m. Opening Session with Pernille Ripp
3:45–4:45 p.m. Breakout Session A
5:00–5:30 p.m. Breakout Session B
5:45–6:45 p.m. CEL Social: 50th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 p.m. Facilitated Dinners
Monday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
8:00–9:45 a.m. Breakfast with Christopher Lehman, Tricia Ebarvia, Carla España
10:00–11:00 a.m. Breakout Session C
11:15–12:15 a.m. Breakout Session D
12:15–2:00 p.m. Luncheon with LaVonna Roth
2:15–3:15 p.m. Breakout Session E
3:30–4:00 p.m. Breakout Session F
4:15–5:15 p.m. Breakout Session G
5:30–5:45 p.m. Ignite Sessions
Tuesday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00–8:15 a.m. Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum (CELF)
8:15–9:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions H
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Closing Session with Jon Corippo and Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum (CELF)
Past CEL Conventions
2018 CEL Annual Convention
CELebrating the Vision, Voice, and Momentum of Leadership
November 18-20, 2018
2017 CEL Annual Convention
Literacy Leadership for Access and Opportunity
November 19-20, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
2016 CEL Annual Convention
November 20-22, 2016
2015 CEL Annual Convention
A Leader’s Legacy
November 22-24, 2015
2014 CEL Annual Convention
Leading in a Collaborative World
November 23-25, 2014
2013 CEL Annual Convention
Transformative Literacy Leadership and Learning
November 24-26, 2013
2012 CEL Annual Convention
Writing as Leadership: Fostering a Culture of Writing and Reflective Practice
November 18-20, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada
2011 CEL Annual Convention
November 22-24, 2011