Sponsored by the California Department of Education
The Sixth Annual AME Leadership Institute
"Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in AME"
March 15-17, 2020
San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Gender In Media Symposium

Sunday, March 15, 1:30- 6:30pm

FREE with your AME Leadership Institute Registration

or register at Eventbrite

More information here:



Sunday, March 15

11:00 AM-1:00 PM: CA AME Industry Advisory Meeting (invitation only)

1:30 PM: Registration Opens

1:45-2:35 PM: Gender in Media Symposium Session 1

2:45-3:35 PM: Gender in Media Symposium Session 2 

3:45-4:35: Gender in Media Symposium Session 3

4:35-5:00 PM - Break (Coffee/Cookies)

5:00-6:30 PM: Strengthening the Role of Women in Media

Monday, March 16

7:00 AM: Registration Opens 

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: General Session and Keynote

9:45-11:00 AM: Breakout 3 and Certiport Lab

11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Breakout 2 and Certiport Lab

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch Buffet

1:15-2:00: General Session

2:15-3:30 PM: Breakout 3 and Keynote

3:30-5:00 PM: Live Flight Drone Demo, AME Resource Fair

5:00-6:15 PM: "St. Louis Superman" Screening and Talkback

7:00-9:00 PM: Reception Sponsored by Wacom

Tuesday, March 17

7:30 AM: Registration Opens

7:45-8:45 AM: Breakfast Buffet

8:30-9:30 AM: General Session/Keynote 2

9:45-11:00 AM: Breakout 4 and Certiport Lab

11:15-12:15 PM Breakout 5 and Certiport Lab

12:15-1:15 PM Lunch Buffett

12:45-1:15 PM General Session

1:30-2:30 PM Breakout 6 and Ceritport Lab

2:00-2:30 PM Closing     

AME Leadership Institute

Location and Registration Costs


San Diego Marriott La Jolla

 4240 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, CA 92037

Credit Card Only

Late: $450 (After February 25, 2020)

Register by Credit Card at RegFox

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after February 25, 2020

Hotel Reservations

San Diego Marriott La Jolla

 4240 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, CA 92037

Reservation Deadline: February 25, 2020

After February 25, 2020, please contact the hotel for room rate and availability: (858) 587-1414

Complimentary Wireless Internet


Hotel Self-Parking: 

Day $8 

Overnight $20 


Funding Sources:

CTEIG, CCPT, SSP, Perkins, and California Partnership Academy funds can be used to attend the AME Leadership institute 2019.

Good News!

Up to 5% of your Perkins budget can be used for sending non-CTE credentialed teachers to the institute.

How can we foster creative work and a creative workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and society?

The 2020 AME Leadership Institute will engage industry and educational leaders with this important question.

Come learn about powerful strategies in industry and AME classrooms that are creating inclusive opportunities and lend your voice to the conversation.

  • Attendees will receive information and  explore Career Readiness Certifications for AME Pathways

  • Attendees will engage in hands-on AME Industry Technologies and Techniques

  • Attendees will explore the Components of High-Quality AME Programs

  • Attendees will experience how High-Quality AME Pathways use Industry Advisories to Maximize Industry Interaction with Their Students

Who Should Attend?

Industry – Arts, Media, and Entertainment professionals who want to network with AME teachers in the schools

Administrators – District, school, and county offices

Teachers – CTE and Arts teachers who teach within a CTE AME, Fine Arts, or STEAM program

Teachers – Any teacher interested in building an AME program 

Counselors – Any counselor who has an AME program in their school

Further Questions? Registration: Kris McClung kris.mcclung@coronadousd.net  

Programming: Ashley Adams ameleadershipinstitute@gmail.com

Special Feature

Certiport Certification Lab

Certiport is hosting a certification lab for all registered attendees.


Come test your knowledge of your
favorite software and receive industry-recognized certification for free!

Available certification exams are listed below.

After Effects
Premiere Pro

In addition, if you would like to take a practice test before the actual certification exam, please follow
four easy steps described below:


1. Go to www.gmetrix.net and login or create a user account by clicking on “Sign up now.”

2. Once registered, log in to www.gmetrix.net.

3. Redeem the access code by clicking on the “Redeem” field on the left taskbar; then
enter code and click "Redeem". Your code is 17278-GMXTrial-36131.

4. Select the language.

To learn more about the Adobe and Unity certifications and the available learning resources, visit the Certiport booth or visit www.certiport.com.

Please feel free to email april.baek@pearson.com with any questions and concerns.

Extension Units Available

through CSU San Marcos!

Click Here for Direct Registration Link


Click Here for Professional Development Home Page


The 2020 AME Leadership Institute, March 15-17, sponsored by the California Department of Education, is the only professional development conference for California secondary teachers whose teaching assignment includes the Career Technical Education (CTE) Industry Sector called Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME). 


You do not have to hold a CTE credential to attend the conference or take EDUC 1109 to attend.


CTE curricula must include current industry practices, and attendance at the Institute is an opportunity for teachers to interact with industry experts. The two-day professional development opportunity includes:

Six 1.25 hour workshop sessions that feature topics such as:

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in AME industries


AME Model Programs

Certiport Testing Center for AME


Media Applications

Industry Trend-setting Technologies

Developing AME Pathways

CTE Credentialing for teachers


Certifications for Students

Creative Partnering with Industry Partners

Networking sessions with colleagues and industry partners


Introducing the Artful Hands-On Lab!

The Artful Hands-On Lab is a special breakout space designated for our most experiential breakout sessions. In the Artful Hands-On Lab, you will learn by doing, alongside experts. Come get your body moving or your hands on the latest software or equipment.

A few of our Artful Hands-On Lab Breakouts include...

Wireless Best Practices presented by Shure Audio

Creative Editing for Film & Video: Rules of Thumb You’ll Always Remember presented by EditMentor

Moving Through Identities presented by Mark Travis Rivera of Axis Dance

Beyond the Concert Stage presented by Artistic Director of Huntington Beach APA, Diane Makas


Producing Hip Hop Inside the Box presented by Hip Hop Educator, Dennis Weaver

Congratulations to our 2020 AME Leadership Institute Keynote Speaker, Smriti Mundhra, for her Oscar-nominated documentary film "St. Louis Superman"!

We will be screening "St. Louis Superman" on Monday night of the Institute, followed by a talkback with Ms. Mundhra. Don't miss out!

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