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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.