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DHP Spring 2023

DESTINATION HIGH PERFORMANCE

West Coast 2023

March 14-15, 2023 | Estacada, Oregon

*Registration closes on Wednesday, March 8.

Tickets: $175

Leading Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools and Districts

Join us in Estacada, Oregon for an inside look at improvement journeys from academic leaders, operational leaders and teachers across school districts focused on the successful implementation of continuous improvement practices from the district to the classroom.

 

This event takes place across multiple locations. On Day 1, our activities will take place in the Estacada School District (255 NE 6th Ave, Estacada, OR 97023). On the evening of Day 1 and for Day 2, our activities will take place at McMenamin's Edgefield (2126 SW Halsey Troutdale, Oregon 97060). We recommend participants secure rental cars to enable the necessary travel between hotel and event sites.


CONFERENCE VENUE AND HOTEL

 

Venues:

Day One 
Estacada School District | 255 NE 6th Ave., Estacada, OR
Park at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints: 30498 SE Eagle Creek Rd., Estacada, OR

Day Two
McMenamins Edgefield | 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR

 

Available Hotels

Hampton Inn Portland East | 3039 NE 181st Ave., Portland, OR
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Embassy Suite by Hilton Portland Airport | 7900 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portland Airport | 9189 NE Cascades Pkwy., Portland, OR
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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Vancouver | 411 SE 123rd Ave., Vancouver, WA
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Agenda

 

MAR 14

TUESDAY

*All sessions are in Pacific Time (times subject to change).

 

DAY ONE: Estacada School District

Park at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

30498 SE Eagle Creek Rd, Estacada, OR 97023

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Arrive at Designated Parking
Shuttle Pickup to Estacada Middle School

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

 

7:45 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Coffee

Estacada Middle School

 

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Welcome and Setting the Stage

Estacada Middle School Auditorium
  • Melissa Matarazzo, Principal and Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Janet Pilcher, Managing Director, Studer Education
  • Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent, Estacada School District
  • Guest Board Member, Estacada School District
9:45 - 10:00 AM

Break

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Continuous Improvement in Action
Classroom Observations & Rotations #1

Estacada High School
Estacada Middle School
River Mill Elementary School
Clackamas River Elementary School

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Estacada High School

 

1:00 - 2:40 PM

Continuous Improvement in Action
Classroom Observations & Rotations #2

Estacada High School
Estacada Middle School
River Mill Elementary School
Clackamas River Elementary School

 

2:40 - 3:15 PM

Student Panel: Owning Our Learning Progress

Estacada Middle School Auditorium
  • Jennifer Behrman, Estacada School District
3:15 - 3:25 PM

Closing Reflections & Planning for Day 2

Estacada Middle School Auditorium

 

4:30 - 7:30 PM

Evening Reception

McMenamins Edgefield

2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060

MAR 15

WEDNESDAY

*All sessions are in Pacific Time (times subject to change).

 

DAY TWO: McMenamins Edgefield

2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060

Please select one of these two strands below when you register.

LEADING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT STRAND

Strand outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational components and reasons for using a systems approach to continuous improvement.
  • Learn to use high quality tools that promote employee engagement and ownership.
  • Create a plan for implementing continuous improvement practices.
7:30 - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome

  • Kathy Oropallo, Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Larry Didway, Superintendent, Clackamas Education Service District
8:30 - 8:45 AM

School Observation Plus / Delta Activity

  • Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent, Estacada School District
8:45 - 9:45 AM

Leading Improvement: Systems at Work

  • Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent, Estacada School District
  • Casey Blochowiak, Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Kathy Oropallo, Leader Coach, Studer Education
9:45 - 10:00 AM

Break

 

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Superintendent Panel:  Strengthen Your Systems - Scorecards, Always Actions, and Developing Leaders

  • Melissa Matarazzo, Principal and Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent, Estacada School District (OR)
  • Charan Cline, Superintendent, Redmond School District (OR)
  • Elizabeth Herrboldt, Curriculum and Continuous School Improvement Director, Tea Area School District (SD)
  • Sergio Mendoza, Superintendent, Burton School District (CA)
10:45 - 11:00 AM

How Did We Know We Created Improvements? Measures That Matter

  • Casey Blochowiak, Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Kathy Oropallo, Leader Coach, Studer Education
11:00 - 11:45 AM

Roundtables: 90-Day Scorecard Cycle Report-Out

Estacada Scorecard Pillar Sponsors:

  • Successful Students
  • Strong, Inclusive Collaboration Culture
  • Engaged Family & Community
  • Up-to-Date Buildings & Facilities
  • Sustainable Finances & Accountability
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

 

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Always Actions: Nine Principles Tactics for Engaging Our Teams

  • Principle #5 - Rounding: KK Owen, Leader Coach, Studer Education
  • Principle #8 - Key Words at Key Times: Amy Fowler, Leader Coach, Studer Education
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Getting Started: Team Time to Reflect and Plan

 

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing: Empowering People with Stories of Impact

  • Casey Blochowiak, Leader Coach, Studer Education

SCHOOL & CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENT STRAND

Strand outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational components and reasons for using a systems approach to continuous improvement.
  • Make connections to the principles and practices of continuous improvement and strengthen the processes you already have in place.
  • Learn simple high-quality tools that promote student ownership of learning.
  • Start a plan for integrating continuous improvement practices into your classroom.
7:30 - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome

  • Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent, Estacada School District
8:15 - 8:30 AM

Introductions and Observation Plus / Delta Activity

  • Pat Greco, Leader Coach, Studer Education
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Setting and Communicating Clear Direction

  • Sue Lee, Leader Coach, Studer Education
9:30 - 9:45 AM

Break

 

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Understanding Systems:  Aligned Processes

  • Sue Lee, Leader Coach, Studer Education
10:45 - 11:15 AM

Team Discussion Activity

 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Engaging Students in the Improvement Process: Regularly and Frequently Evaluating Learning Progress
Practicing the Plus / Delta

  • Sue Lee, Leader Coach, Studer Education
1:00 - 1:45 PM

The Voices of Practitioners: School and Classroom Improvement Examples

  • Instructional Coaches, Estacada School District
1:45 - 2:30 PM

Team Worktime: Actions to Get Started

 

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing: Sharing Our Learning, and Next Actions

  • Pat Greco, Leader Coach, Studer Education

FEATURED SPEAKERS