Education Program

The Summit was created to serve stakeholders in the education sector, and the purpose of the education program is to provide insight into the strategies and best practices behind successful programs.

Register for a one- or two-day pass and take advantage of this opportunity to benefit from the experience of some of the nation's leading green school practitioners, experts in fields ranging from green building to curriculum.

Concurrent Sessions
The grid below provides a summary of the topics that will be covered each day. Technology Showcase sessions are included with free keynote and Expo registration.

Titles of sessions for which presenters have provided descriptions are hyperlinked to further information. Session details, including dates and times, are subject to change. Check back for updates. To learn about our speakers, click here.

Workforce Development
The program for October 29 will include a series of sessions for community college attendees focused on workforce developement. These sessions are open to registrants who have an education pass for that day. For details, click here.

Pre-Summit Training: ZNE Retrofits: ZNE Retrofits
On October 28, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, New Buildings Institute will facilitate "Path to Zero Net Energy School Retrofits: Technical Training for Building Industry Professionals." This training is available at no cost to all Summit attendees. To see the agenda for the day, click here.

Pre-Summit Training: Low-Water Landscapes
October 28 will also include the session "Landscape Alternatives: Drought with the Possibility of Rain," from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. This one-day session will focus on innovative approaches to water-wise landscape design, including outdoor classrooms and edible gardens. Come learn from some of the state’s leading practitioners. Details here.

Green Technology is an ICC Preferred Provider and a AIA Provider. Sessions currently approved by AIA are noted. Additional sessions are pending approval; check back for updates. ICC credits are pending.

All sessions will offer Build it Green credtis (one credit per hour) and Construction Management Association of America renewal points (one per hour). All registrants will receive a certificate of participation.

October 29

Prop 39
Water Conservation
Potpourri Facilities Technology Showcase
11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Proposition 39 Program Updates

Landscape Irrigation: Challenges and Strategies

CHPS PreFAB: From prototype to production to two-story

US EPA’s Resources for Clean, Green, and Healthy Schools

Sustainable Roofing Solutions
1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Is There a Best Prop 39 Project Delivery Method?

Southern California Water Supply and Conservation Strategies

Taking Stock: California's K-12 Facilities and the High Performance Standard in 2015

Expanding the Reach of Green Ribbon Schools: How Can ALL California Schools Be Winners?

LEDs - What You Should Know

3:15 pm-4:15 pm 3:15 pm-4:15 pm 3:15 pm-4:15 pm 3:15 pm-4:15 pm 3:15 pm-4:15 pm

Prop 39:
Engaging Students to Maximize Financial, Environmental
and Learning Outcomes

The Water/Energy Nexus for School Sites

Project Green: Student-Led Capital Improvement Projects

Strategies for the Successful Prop 39 ("CA Clean Energy Jobs Act") Program, Funding Approval Strategies, Project Execution and Job Creation

The California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy:
Fundamental to 21st Century Education, NGSS, LCAPS, CC, and More

October 30

Prop 39
Potpourri USGBC
Technology Showcase
11:15 am-12:15 pm 10:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Proposition 39
California’s New Vision for Weaving the Environment
into NGSS
Money, Money, Money for Green Projects

Nature + Creativity: The Power of
Play in Creating Innovative

Time to Take Another Look at
1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Utility Programs and Prop 39: Recent Changes and Case

Grades of
Green: How to Green Your

Blue and Green Together-
Developing Sustainable Approaches to Green Technologies and Water

Implementing a Green
Curriculum: Strategies and Sucess Stories

Save Energy Costs Without Investment Fees – Solar Heating & Cooling for the Education Sector

2:45 pm-3:45 pm 2:45 pm-3:45 pm 2:45 pm-3:45 pm 2:45 pm-3:45 pm 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Labs Hidden in Prop 39

Hot Issue: Climate Change and Curriculum - The Resilient School

On the Road
to Zero Waste

Trust your Gut - Where Intuition and Science Connect to Health and Wellness (Pllars II and III)

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Schools Advisory Board

Tom Torlakson
California Superintendent
of Public Education

Chet Widom
California State Architect

Colleges Advisory Board

Erik Skinner
Deputy Chancellor
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

Van Ton-Quinlivan
Vice Chancellor
Economic Development and
Workforce Preparation
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

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