Fall Forum


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Invoice #: 102813
CAWS Tax ID: 94-3381716 (CAWS is a non-profit organization)
Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento CA
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Registration: $250 per person includes Monday breakfast, refreshments, and lunch plus conference materials. Advance payment is required.
If payment is not received prior to the conference, please be prepared to present a credit card or personal check at registration.
Authorized Schools that have paid their 2012/13 CAWS dues pay $200 per person
Registrations will be confirmed only upon receipt of a Check or Purchase Order.
No refunds after October 1. Registrations close October 21st.
Contact: Pat Prather - Executive Director
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA 92003
Phone: 760.758.9829 - Fax: 760.758.0167
Email: pkprather@sbcglobal.net


The Fall Forum of 2013 features Dr. David Conley, Chief Executive of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), speaking about: IB: Preparing students for College, Careers, and the Common Core

The central elements of an IB education are well matched to the goals for student success envisioned by the CCSS. The IB shares concepts such as clear standards, collaborative teacher delivery and design, college and workforce preparation, internastonal benchmarking, flexible and accessible learning. Dr. Conley will explore these elements and the relationship between the IB and the Common Core Standards. The Break out groups will focus on “Core Traits”, inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, and how to infuse them into all subjects. The wrap-up will look at what makes good teaching in the IB and the Common Core

Hotel Reservation Guide

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, for Saturday and Sunday nights, October 26th and 27th at the rate of $137 a night plus tax. Book your reservation today by calling 1-800-325-3535. Please ask for the group name, “California Association of IB Schools block” The last day for reserving rooms in the block is 5pm, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Below you will find the appropriate link(s) to access the site:

The hotel is located in the restored historic Public Market Building, twelve miles south of Sacramento International Airport. The hotel does not provide a shuttle but transportation is readily available. Taxis cost about $45.00 each way and the super Shuttle (1-800-bluevan) is $13.00 per person each way. The Super Shuttle stops in front of the hotel every 15 and 45 after the hour. Parking is an additional fee each night: $18 for self-parking and $28.00 for valet. The hotel provides in-room dining and a restaurant. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.

Additional Information

Send your payment to Pat Prather at
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA.
See Contact Information above for additional details.

Click here for details on guest speaker David Conley

Daily Schedule

Sunday – 27th
5:30 - 6:30 pm Early Registration - Meet and Greet
Beverages available in the lounge
Monday – 28th
7:00 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 CAWS Business Meeting
  • Presentation of the 2013-14 Budget
  • Advantages of Paying Association Dues
  • Approval of the Business Meeting Minutes Feb. 25, 2013
9:00 - 9:30 Legislative Updates - Barrett Snider, Capitol Advisors
9:30 - 10:00 University Recognition Updates – Bob Poole/Dot Battenfeld
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote – Dr. David Conley, Chief Executive of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
IB: Preparing Students for College, Careers, and the Common Core
11:30 - 12:00 pm Questions/Answers
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Breakouts (DP/MYP/PYP) How do we infuse "Core traits" - inquiry, critical thinking, analysis - into ALL subjects? (Breakout Facilitators)
2:15 - 3:00 What makes great teaching in the IB and the Common Core?

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