CA Perkins Annual Conference 2016  November 30, 2016 – December 2, 2016

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 CA Perkins Annual Conference 2016

(JSPAC) Conference 2016

November 30, 2016 – December 2, 2016

Preconference 2016 - November 30, 2016

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Registration Begins - Conference and Pre-Conference (August 1 - November 7, 2016)

On behalf of the CA Perkins Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC), The 2016 Special Populations Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA on December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016 and  a Preconference November 30, 2016. The JSPAC is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) with a mission to promote equity and success in CTE for students from special populations, by providing educators research based professional development, instructional strategies and resources.

Keynote Presenters 

J. Luke Wood & Frank Harris — Creating Conditions that Foster Engagement Among Boys and Men of Color and other disenfranchised students

Call for Proposals

We are no longer accepting proposals. Thank you to all who submitted a proposal.


Please consider offering your time as a volunteer. This year's registration form includes a choice to volunteer.  A conference like JSPAC requires your help as a volunteer to ensure success.  A confirmation email will be sent 10 days before the conference confirming you as a volunteer with information on the role and schedule.


November 11, 2016 was the last day to reserve a room at the rate of $95.00. The new room rate is $159 code (AJ2) to reserve a room by November 18, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA on December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016 and Preconference November 30, 2016.  


We are no longer offering scholarship applications at this time. Thank you to all who applied! 

Conference Dates/Cost (No group discounts)

December 1st - 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (keynote, lunch, breakout, networking reception) 

December 2nd -  8:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. 

Registration $200 per person excluding pre-conference fee  

Preconference Workshops  - November 30, 2016 

Teaching Boys and Men of Color ($125/person) or

Accountability: New Data Tools, How to Use it for Program Improvement, and Other Wonky Things ($125/teams of two) or 

The Nexus Between Adult Education and Counseling ($125 teams of two)

Breakout Sessions (subject to change)

  • Data & Accoutnability - see what's new and what's coming    
  • Internal Barriers: Self-Efficacy, Micromessages, Attribution, etc
  • Trauma Informed Education 101 Nontraditional Students: Effective Practices
  • Nontraditional Students: Effective Practices
  • Teacher Preparation Pipeline: A Conversation
  • Perkins V: Changes & Timelines
  • Student Equity Clubs
  • Counseling for CTE Success
  • Adult Edcuation: How to Make Trasnsitions Successful
  • Veterans and Education: Barriers and Benefits