CSU California Academic Partnership Program

CAPP/WestEd Instructional Leadership Initiative Workshop

January 21, 2005
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Featuring Special Guest Speaker Rick DuFour

Participants will:

  • Learn how to build high performing Professional Learning Community (PLC) teams
  • Identify critical action steps that schools must take to ensure high levels of learning for all students
  • Examine one high school's "collective response" when students don't learn and begin to design your school's "collective response"
  • Analyze intellectually challenging student work to calibrate performance standards statewide, to increase the rigor of scoring guides and to design an instructionally sound plan for reteaching.


  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m. - Noon: Workshop: "Professional Learning Communities at Work", Presented by Dr. Rick DuFour

  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Small-group work: Analyzing Student Work from Standards-based Assessments

    To sign up your CAPP project team - download and fill out the attached form and fax it to 562-951-4866 before December 17, 2004

    The CAPP office will reimburse CAPP team member travel expenses. Hotel reservations at the Hyatt must be made in advance, and held with a personal credit card. Call the Hyatt to reserve your room before December 2004 at 562-491-1234. For information on travel reimbursement and hotel click here.

Rick DuFour Bio:
Richard DuFour, Ed.D., served as Superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 in Lincolnshire, Illinois from 1991 to 2002. From 1983 to 1991, he was the Principal of Stevenson High School. During his tenure, the school became one of the most recognized and celebrated high schools in America.

He is the author of five books, more than 50 professional articles, and is a featured columnist in the Journal of Staff Development. He is the nation's expert on building high performing Professional Learning Communities to enhance student achievement. His inspiring stories of real work in high schools help teach the key ideas and guiding principles of Professional Learning Communities. Participants in the CAPP Conference in June read his article published in the May 2004 Educational Leadership, What Is A "Professional Learning Community"? Currently, Dr. DuFour presents workshops and consults with school districts across the United States, Canada, and Japan. We are honored to have him work with us at our Instructional Leadership Initiative (ILI) Conference on January 21


Flyer contains invite, form, and agenda information in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print.

Flyer (.pdf, 427K)

If you have any questions please call the CAPP Office at (562) 951-4780.


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Last Updated: January 11, 2005