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Seeing our Students

Equity, belonging, and literacy for all students


TEACHERS: Next school year will be here before you know it!

You haven’t even MET your new students yet, but you already know that only 30% or so will be able to read at grade level or above, significantly impacting their ability to learn your content.

You also probably know that only half of all students feel connected to school by the middle grades…dropping to only a third by the end of high school…and that students of color feel roughly 25% less connected to their school than white students do.


Your credential program probably didn’t prepare you for boosting equity, belonging, or literacy in your classes. You’re doing your best.


And every year, it gets harder to be the cheerleader…to coax learning out of disengaged, struggling readers.

You need…and deserve…a new game plan!

Palm Trees

At the CLE Summer Institute, you’ll gain a simple and strong plan for addressing equity, belonging, and literacy in your classroom, no matter what grade level or content area you teach.


You’ll learn with top experts like Dr. Katie McKnight, Dr. Monica Washington, and Dr. Danny Brassell.


You’ll leave with specially curated strategies, resources, and examples that, together, will make up your new game plan for 2023-24.


You’ll use the game plan to build an inclusive and culturally relevant classroom culture that supercharges engagement…while diving into science of reading-based literacy activities so your students can GET your content!


Together, you and your students will rediscover the joys of teaching, learning, and just being together.


And if you have questions later? You’ll have access to a Facebook group to share your implementation story and get ideas.

Learn to combine the power of equity with the science of reading…come to the CLE Summer Institute!


There is plenty of money available. ESSER funds apply.

The Instructors
Monica Washington
Dr. Monica Washington is an instructional trainer and education consultant supporting teachers and education leaders across the country as they make positive shifts in instruction and leadership. Monica is the 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year.
The Focus

There will be strands for teachers and administrators so you can focus on YOUR interests and leave knowing how to put new knowledge into action…with the tools to make it happen!

The Schedule
Luscious Palm Leaves

July 18

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30 am Opening Session
12:30 pm Breakout Sessions 
4:00 pm Reception


Beach Ball in Pool

July 19

7:30 am Aqua Yoga (optional)

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am General Session




What We'll Be Learning

Real-world, take-back-and-use sessions on:

  • Student behavior strategies and tactics to make room for learning again

  • Meeting the needs of all learners so every student is supported AND challenged

  • Culturally-relevant, inclusive learning communities so all students and staff belong

  • How to teach the literacy and data skills that all students need in all content areas

  • Equity-centered lessons and school systems to engage all students


Kickstart your learning and make new friends in the private social media group (must be registered to access).

Registration Rates
Register between April 15 - May 20, 2023 to receive this LOW rate!
$369 per person
$429 per person
For teams of 10 or more, please call us for special rates! 800.326.1880, ext. 1

REGISTRATION ALERT: CLE is currently changing billing procedures. There will be a $50 fee for all registrations made with a purchase order. To avoid this fee, please pay by credit card or check.

The Location

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA.


The Restaurants

Known for superior cuisine and unique gourmet dining options, the resort’s eateries showcase innovative menus with a wide variety of options.


The Amenities

Featuring an outdoor pool with a sandy beach entrance and whirlpool. Spa Esmeralda offers a full menu of pampering treatments and services.


The Rooms

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa includes 103 suites and 457 spacious guest rooms at 420 sq. ft. and includes a private balcony. 


Special room rate: $169 plus taxes & fees.

A limited number of rooms are available at the discount rate. Reserve your rooms for Monday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th. Reserve online with the Renaissance Esmeralda or call 1-800-446-9875 directly.

  • How does participation in the Education Innovation Hub benefit the California Schools to Watch program?
    Participation in the Hub directly contributes to the support of the California Schools to Watch program and fosters collaboration and idea exchange among education and business leaders.
  • How will I know if my application to the Hub is accepted?
    Invitations to participate will be extended to eligible applicants. If selected, you will receive notification of your acceptance to the Hub no later than February 2, 2024
  • Can I attend only a portion of the Education Innovation Hub event?
    No. Participants are asked to commit to attending the entire event to fully engage in the collaborative activities and discussions.
  • Can School Board Members apply?
    No, School Board Members are not eligible to participate in the Hub. The event is exclusively for principals, superintendents, deputy/assistant superintendents, and other district-level administrators.
  • Is there a limit to the number of participants?
    There are a limited number of spaces available for participants, so it is advisable to sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot.
  • What are the benefits of participation in the Education Innovation Hub?
    Registration includes lunch, a $200 scholarship for your district (superintendents only), and gifts from esteemed education partners.
  • Who is eligible to apply for the Education Innovation Hub?
    The Hub is open to current principals, superintendents, and cabinet-level district administrators.
  • Is there a deadline for registration?
    The registration deadline is January 31, 2024. Space is limited, so it is advisable to sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot.
  • Can I bring colleagues or other administrators from my district?
    The Hub is open to current principals, superintendents, deputy/assistant superintendents, and other district-level administrators. If your colleagues meet these criteria, they are eligible to attend.
  • Is there a registration fee?
    No, registration for the Education Innovation Hub is free.
  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
    Jumi Aluko, Director of Innovation |
  • When and where is the Education Innovation Hub taking place?
    The event is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2024 from 10:30am - 1:30pm at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA.
  • What is the purpose of the Education Innovation Hub?
    The Education Innovation Hub is an engaging event held during the CLE Annual Conference in Monterey, CA, The Hub aims to connect top education and business leaders for idea exchanges and collaborative activities. It directly supports the California Schools to Watch program. During the Hub focus group, participants are invited to lend their experience, expertise, and creativity to actively shape and refine education products and services, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning for students.
  • How can I apply to be a part of the Education Innovation Hub?
    The Hub is by invitation only. Eligible individuals will receive invitations to participate. Invited participants can apply by submitting their application through the online application form.
  • What are the activities for the Education Innovation Hub?
    The schedule includes presentations from education partners, a networking lunch, and roundtable discussions (three 30-minute sessions). 10:30 - 11:30 am: Presentations from Education Partners 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Networking Lunch 12:00 - 1:30 pm: Roundtable discussions
  • Can I attend the Hub without attending the CLE Annual Conference?
    Yes, conference registration is not required to participate in the Hub.
  • What funding is available?
    ESSER and Learning Recovery Emergency Fund & Antibias Education Grant monies apply.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    The preferred method of payment is by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. A $50 processing fee will be charged for purchase orders. Make checks payable and mail to: California League of Educators (or California League of Schools) 8583 Irvine Center Dr., #45 Irvine, CA 92618
  • What are the terms & conditions
    See our terms & conditions page
  • Who should attend?
    K-12 teachers and administrators. Teams encouraged!
  • Are any discounts available?
    Yes. Become a member and you will receive $60 off the current registration rate. Early bird discounts are available ... act fast!
  • What is CLE?
    Do you remember the California League of Middle Schools? That's us! We are now called California League of Educators and we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ALL educators improve school cultures and practices so students, staff, and families can contribute to meaningful learning experiences. Over the past 40 years, more than 80,000 teachers and education leaders have benefited from CLE’s conferences, courses, and programs. CLE also runs the California Schools to Watch program!
  • How do I register?
    You can register through our online registration system.
  • Where is the event being held?
    Nestled in Greater Palm Springs, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a variety of world-class accommodations, total wellness services and outdoor recreation opportunities. Experience their new water park with a lazy river, splash pad, and dueling water slides, making it the ultimate year-round destination. A limited number of hotel rooms are available, so reserve your room now.

Information is subject to change.

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