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The Education Conference 2018

October 6th - 8:00 AM-3:30 PM @ William Jessup University

A conference for educators to collaborate on best practices for tomorrow’s classroom.

Join us Saturday, October 6th, 2018 for the 7th year of The Education Conference, held annually at William Jessup University. The Education conference is designed to address the needs of PK-12 teachers, higher education faculty as well as those preparing to be teachers.

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2018 Featured Speakers

Paul Robins

As the morning news anchor on FOX40, I can be found on the big red couch weekday mornings from 5-10 a.m. In years past, I was one of “The Answer Guys” on The Discovery Channel and a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated Evening Magazine (snagged a couple of Emmy Awards along the way).

I’m proud to have shared a morning radio microphone for 20 years with my friend Phil Cowan—anybody remember “The Paul & Phil Show?” I’m a Sac State grad, a frustrated novelist, and a runner of marathons (Boston twice). My wife and I live in Granite Bay. We have three lovely daughters, two handsome sons-in-law, and three beautiful grandsons.


John Eick

John Eick has served the educational landscape of Sacramento, CA for 20 years and is honored to have served K-12 in the roles of teacher, High School Principal, Director of Instructional Technology, and proudly serves today as the Executive Director of Westlake Charter School. John is a Google Certified Innovator, a CUE Lead Learner, a CUE Rockstar Faculty Member and currently serves as the President to the Capitol CUE Board of Directors. John has been honored to speak and present on the topic of education from British Columbia to New Orleans and some amazing stops in between. Some favorite speaking topics include: Creating a Culture of Change & Inspiring Innovation.

From John: After 20 years as an educator, I realize every day there is still so many amazing things to learn and so many incredible people to learn from! I have proudly served as a volunteer, a substitute teacher, an intern, a teacher, a department chair, a Vice Principal, a Principal, a Director of Instructional Technology and the Executive Director. I proudly serve on the Cap CUE Board of Directors, as CUE Rockstar Faculty and am a Google Certified Teacher.


Conference Goals

  1. Identify “Front Burner” Educational Needs
  2. Create a Forum to Share, Discuss and/or Practice Instruction that Improves Student Learning
  3. Highlight and Discuss the Application of Current Educational Research
  4. Promote and Support Teacher Learning Communities
  5. Be a Highly Accessible and Affordable Professional Development Opportunity

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM: Registration and Connection

08:50 AM - 9:50 AM: Keynote Presentation with John Eick

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Breakout Session 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM: Breakout Session 2

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM: Breakout Session 3

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Keynote Presentation with Paul Robins

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Raffle and Closing

Share your Experiences and Ideas with Colleagues and Pre-Service Educators!

The Education Conference is designed to address identified educator needs. Presenter’s will present during one or two of the three breakout sessions of the day. Presenter benefits include: optional on-campus pre-conference dinner, free registration to attend main sessions and additional breakouts (as available), access to the presenter hospitality room, free conference lunch, room assistants and mailed certificate of appreciation for presenting at the conference. Your participation will allow you to expand your professional portfolio and be a part of a dynamic community of current and past presenters.


All presentations will challenge attendees to consider and apply new student centered practices in their classroom!


The conference is proudly located at William Jessup University, the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area. Its sprawling 125-acre Rocklin campus began as the design of award-winning architect Frank Gehry and continues to expand to meet the needs of a rapidly growing university.


William Jessup University is easily accessible from I-80 by means of CA-65.
2121 University Ave Rocklin, CA 95765


A feature unique to The Education Conference is the dining experience. Lunch is included with the conference provided by Bon Apetit. In addition to fine dining, plenty of parking is available and friendly ‘red shirt’ volunteers await to help and direct questions.

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