Cal TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

October 15-16, 2015

Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for October 15-16, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. Our conference will focus on Promoting Excellence through Equity and Empowerment: A Close Look at Social-Emotional Learning and Formative Assessment. We will continue our focus on 4 priorities from the LCAP template: pupil engagement, school climate, student achievement and parental involvement. We will also further explore the changing roles of our union, school and district leadership in building and strengthening collaborative partnerships to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning.

We are assembling presenters, both from our local unions and districts as well as nationally recognized specialists and guests to share promising practices so we can learn from and support each other’s work.

Topics include:

·Establishing & Growing a Culture of Collaboration, Trust and Voice Focused on Learning

·Reflecting on the Use of LCAP

·Focusing on Social-Emotional Learning through Collaborative Partnerships

·Establishing Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes, Indicators and Measurements

·Strengthening Our Collaborative Cultures

Our Cal TURN teams represent union & teacher leaders, school & district administrators and board members who are working jointly to plan and implement teacher evaluation systems and the common core standards to improve teaching and learning. We continue to encourage and support our Cal TURN teams to jointly develop, implement and share their efforts. Additionally, we will work with teams to develop action plans in order to facilitate the work in our school communities.

Cal TURN locals are encouraged to invite representatives from their district and school administration, boards of education and community leaders to join their teams for this two-day forum. The conference will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 15, with registration beginning at 9:00am, and will conclude by 1:00 pm on Friday, October 16.


A block of rooms will be reserved at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for Cal TURN participants at a rate of $249, plus taxes & fees per room, per night based on single or double occupancy. To guarantee room accommodations at this rate, you must make your hotel reservations by September 23, 2015 by phoning 619-564-3333 and using the group code "CAL" when requesting rooms for the block.


The registration deadline is October 12, 2015. The registration fee is $125 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days. Payment may be made via purchase order or check made payable to the Consortium for Educational Change and mailed to:

Consortium for Educational Change
2030 Timberbrooke, Suite A
Springfield, IL 62704
Or fax to: 217-546-3038
Attention: Laura Sestak

For more information regarding registration and logistics, contact Laura Sestak at or 217-546-8574.