July 28-30, 2020

SAT® Symposium

Horizon Education announces its first all virtual SAT Symposium for educators. The three day event will bring together high school teachers, counselors, and administrators from across the nation to learn and share best practices for SAT readiness. 

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About the Virtual Symposium

The Symposium takes a comprehensive look at SAT readiness with several strands:

Understand the SAT

Take a detailed look at each section of the SAT. Discover the knowledge, skills, and strategies students need to master the SAT.

Prepare the Whole Learner

Go beyond the test content and explore ways to support the whole student when preparing a student for the SAT.

SAT and the Instructional Program

Look at how educators can integrate SAT skills into classroom instruction and how PSAT/SAT data can be used to support all learners.

Symposium Schedule

Each day will feature one group general session and multiple breakout sessions:

Day 1: July 28, 2020

8:30-9:20am PST
General Session
9:30-10:20am PST
Breakout Session 1
10:30-11:20am PST
Breakout Session 2
11:30-12:20pm PST
Breakout Session 3
12:30-1:20pm PST
Breakout Session 4

Day 2: July 29, 2020

8:30-9:20am PST
Breakout Session 5
9:30-10:20am PST
Breakout Session 6
10:30-11:20am PST
General Session
11:30-12:20pm PST
Breakout Session 7
12:30-1:20pm PST
Breakout Session 8

Day 3: July 30, 2020

8:30-9:20am PST
Breakout Session 9
9:30-10:20am PST
Breakout Session 10
10:30-11:20am PST
Breakout Session 11
11:30-12:20pm PST
Breakout Session 12
12:30-1:20pm PST
General Session

Day 1: July 28, 2020

9:30-10:20am MST
General Session
10:30-11:20am MST
Breakout Session 1
11:30-12:20pm MST
Breakout Session 2
12:30-1:20pm MST
Breakout Session 3
1:30-2:20pm MST
Breakout Session 4

Day 2: July 29, 2020

9:30-10:20am MST
Breakout Session 5
10:30-11:20am MST
Breakout Session 6
11:30-12:20pm MST
General Session
12:30-1:20pm MST
Breakout Session 7
1:30-2:20pm MST
Breakout Session 8

Day 3: July 30, 2020

9:30-10:20am MST
Breakout Session 9
10:30-11:20am MST
Breakout Session 10
11:30-12:20pm MST
Breakout Session 11
12:30-1:20pm MST
Breakout Session 12
1:30-2:20pm MST
General Session

Day 1: July 28, 2020

10:30-11:20am CST
General Session
11:30-12:20pm CST
Breakout Session 1
12:30-1:20pm CST
Breakout Session 2
1:30-2:20pm CST
Breakout Session 3
2:30-3:20pm CST
Breakout Session 4

Day 2: July 29, 2020

10:30-11:20am CST
Breakout Session 5
11:30-12:20pm CST
Breakout Session 6
12:30-1:20pm CST
General Session
1:30-2:20pm CST
Breakout Session 7
2:30-3:20pm CST
Breakout Session 8

Day 3: July 30, 2020

10:30-11:20am CST
Breakout Session 9
11:30-12:20pm CST
Breakout Session 10
12:30-1:20pm CST
Breakout Session 11
1:30-2:20pm CST
Breakout Session 12
2:30-3:20pm CST
General Session

Day 1: July 28, 2020

11:30-12:20pm EST
General Session
12:30-1:20pm EST
Breakout Session 1
1:30-2:20pm EST
Breakout Session 2
2:30-3:20pm EST
Breakout Session 3
3:30-4:20pm EST
Breakout Session 4

Day 2: July 29, 2020

11:30-12:20pm EST
Breakout Session 5
12:30-1:20pm EST
Breakout Session 6
1:30-2:20pm EST
General Session
2:30-3:20pm EST
Breakout Session 7
3:30-4:20pm EST
Breakout Session 8

Day 3: July 30, 2020

11:30-12:20pm EST
Breakout Session 9
12:30-1:20pm EST
Breakout Session 10
1:30-2:20pm EST
Breakout Session 11
2:30-3:20pm EST
Breakout Session 12
3:30-4:20pm EST
General Session
Attendees are recommended to join every general session and will have multiple options for each breakout session.
Every session will be recorded and available to view for all attendees after completion of the symposium.
Breakout sessions are currently being finalized, but will include topics such as: 

SAT Instruction

  • Understanding Each Section on the SAT
  • Using OERs to Support Learning
  • 10 Things Every Student Should Know About the SAT

Support the Whole Child

  • Setting SAT Goals
  • Guided Meditation for SAT Performance
  • Test Prep in a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Leadership & Data

  • Unpacking PSAT/SAT Data
  • College Admissions for the Class of 2021
  • Measuring the Impact of an SAT Prep Program

Featured Speakers

Subject matter experts on everything related to the SAT. More speakers to be announced soon!

Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno

President & Founder
The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research
Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno is a Social Justice and Equity Leader and the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) based in Fresno, CA. At CLEAR the focus is to support Social Justice and Equity leadership development.  Dr. Magdaleno recently retired as the Associate Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Magdaleno earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA and presented his dissertation, Lending a Helping Hand, Mentoring Latina and Latino Leaders into the 21st Century at the Leadership Roundtable at Oxford, England.

Dr. Alysia Odipo

Instructor
University of California, Irvine
Alysia Odipo, Ed.D. is the former Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services for the Laguna Beach Unified School District. She has extensive experience helping teachers and administrators prepare for and examine 21st century teaching and learning, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments to support learning. Prior to this role, Dr. Odipo served as a director, principal, assistant principal, district literacy coach, and elementary school teacher for Walnut Valley Unified School District and Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

Pete Watson

Retired Superintendent
Upland Unified School District
Pete Watson brings an extensive educational background to his position. He has worked for over 30 years in a variety of different California school districts leading reform efforts through the use of quality data and visionary leadership. Pete supported the implementation of the Common Core curriculum at Standards Plus, he also served as a Senior National Consultant for ETS after retiring as Superintendent of the Upland Unified School District where he also was the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Pete’s career experience has allowed him to teach at both the elementary and middle school level, to serve as an Assistant Principal at the middle school level and to lead as a Principal at both the Elementary and Middle School levels. As Superintendent of a diverse 12,000 student K-12 district he employed data to sustain student performance growth.

Julie Zeller

Former Administrative Director
Birmingham Community Charter High School [LAUSD]
Julie has had many successes working in urban high schools [LAUSD] serving diverse student populations. She is a strong site leader with experience leading small and large school-based groups, supervising an international student program, evaluating and providing support to classroom teachers, supervising school wide assessment, developing site-based programs to ensure equity and access for all students, managing components of day-to-day school operations. She has extensive experience leading schools in Team-Building and Leadership, Educational Technology, Classroom Management Support, Standards-Based Instructional Planning, Curriculum Development, Professional Development, and Teacher Support. Julie earned a B.S. from University of California, Irvine and a M.Ed from Concordia University, Portland. 

Dustin Bainbridge

Founder & CEO
Horizon Education
Dustin Bainbridge is the Founder and CEO of Horizon Education. He has spent his career in education and is passionate about closing the achievement gap. Dustin began his career as a Regional Sales Director at Princeton Review. His passion and commitment to underserved school communities inspired Dustin to start Horizon Education in 2013.

Over the past 6 years, Horizon Education has worked tirelessly to provide services and supports to students, educators and families to position itself as an industry leader in increasing the skills, content knowledge and professional learning for College and Career Readiness. Horizon Education has been able to increase students’ college entrance assessment scores of all students at incredibly successful rates.

James Fleming

Chief Learning Officer
Horizon Education
James Fleming is an experienced leader and a passionate educator. He has 18 years of secondary experience, including classroom teacher, site administrator, and Director of Assessment and Accountability.  He guided his district through an overhaul of their assessment program, driving the organization to focus on fewer tests that produced more actionable data.

He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of master schedule and multi-tiered systems of support in high school settings.  He believes in the power of data to transform schools and to improve outcomes for all learners. He currently resides in Washington State.

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