21st Century Education Summit
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 1 - 5:30 PM
De Anza College, Cupertino
Campus Center, Conference room
Free parking at Flint Parking, Light Refreshment

 12:00 - 1:00 PM Registration
 1:00 - 1:30 PM  Welcome

Master of Ceremonies: Kenny Ze-Kun Li, President of Student Senate; Thomasina Countess Russaw, Student Trustee
Brian Murphy, President of De Anza College
Congressman Mike Honda (watch)
Performance: Marlo Custodio (watch), spoken word Artist

 1:30 - 4:10 PM     
Panel Discussions
    Session 1
    1:30 - 2:45 PM
How To Prepare California's Students for the 21st Century Global Challenges
What are the skills needed for the global inter-connected economy? What is the framework for the 21st Century Learning? How does P21 legislation impact California education?
     Session 2
     2:50 - 4:10 PM
How To Solve A Complex Math Problem: California's Budget Crisis and School Funding
How the state budget crisis impacts education funding? How Sacramento works? and what are the possible paths to solve ongoing education budget cuts? Update on the latest budget issues.
 4:10 - 4:20 PMClosing
 4:20 - 5:30 PMBreakout Workshops

A. Social Media Workshop

Squeeze more time and efficiency out of your day. Learn how to use two basic tools in any social media-savvy parent or organizer toolkit: Facebook page management and Twitter. How can you keep your school's parent/student community informed and ready to mobilize using these two tools? Bring your laptop or tablet and your smart-phone. Dr. Cynthia Liu, online organizer, blogger since 2003, and founder of, will show busy parents and student organizers how to compress time and information to better serve education communities.

B. College student organizing
Student Action for Education (SAFE) is working to found chapters at California Colleges to advocate for the funding needed to provided access for all Californians to get a high quality college education.  This workshop will present the materials for starting a SAFE chapter.

C. Parent/Community organizing workshop

Learn how to engage parents and community members to start an advocacy effort. Share and brainstorm ideas and strategies that work.
Discuss strategies and activities on what we can do to support June revenue extension.