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Thursday, April 16
 

2:00pm

A WASCing We Will Go
Use Google apps to prepare for your WASC visit and get more authentic participation and collaboration than ever before. Your WASC team can use Google tools to expand stakeholder participation from your pre-writing activities to your post-visit reflections.

Speakers
JD

Janice Delagrammatikas

Principal, Come Back Kids Charter
Principal, Come Back Kids/ Riverside County Office of Education


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

2:00pm

Are you Officially Future Ready?
Learn more about the official Future Ready Schools initiative and how you and your team can get involved! The movement kicked off in November of 2014 at the White House, when President Obama launched the Future Ready Schools pledge and regional summits to a room packed with superintendents. Since then, over 1,800 districts have signed the pledge and three of the thirteen regional summits have already taken place across the country.

In this session you will:
1. Learn about the pathway for a district to become Future Ready: take the pledge, complete district self-assessment, attend a summit, network with regional peers, access national experts in the digital transition, develop action plan with Interactive Planning Dashboard, maintain connections with regional peers;
2. Learn more about the regional summits, including the newly added summit in Southern California;
3. Explore the Future Ready Interactive Planning Dashboard and how it is revolutionizing the digital transition planning process.

For more information on Future Ready Schools, please check out our website (www.futurereadyschools.org), or read the recent EdSurge piece on the first three summits: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-04-02-two-days-one-pledge-at-the-future-ready-summits-district-leaders-move-from-vision-to-action


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

2:00pm

Essentials for Building a District Educational Technology Department
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwORNoOHSOSOfmlXWkhlaEl0SE1OWS04VWFMRnJQblhOLUNJWkxpeHF0VkdWTzIxV2hodlk&usp=sharing

This workshop explains the essentials for building a district Educational Technology Department. Coachella Valley Unified School District recently completed a 1:1 iPad Mobile Learning Initiative that served over 1,000 staff members and over 21,000 students. Under Dr. Darryl Adams, Michelle Murphy, and the rest of the Educational Technology Department, the Mobile Learning Initiative has been a success as the team continues to focus on helping district staff prepare students for the Common Core State Standards as well as developing 21st Century Skills.
From California to Maine, educators have acknowledged that mobile devices provided to all students and teachers afford users a dynamic, relevant individualized learning opportunity. And yet, few have discussed the real world nuts and bolts process necessary to implement a district wide 1:1 mobile learning initiative from the ground up. This fast paced workshop will provide an overview of the Coachella Valley Unified School District 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative and the process taken to create an Educational Technology Department that serves the needs of teachers and students within the district. Participants will leave with lessons learned, timelines, staff engagement and training practices, important infrastructure and budgetary considerations when contemplating the development of an Educational Technology Department, as well as critical steps to take when developing and executing a successful voter approved funding mechanism that includes technology.

Participants will receive help answering the following questions?
What are the steps involved? Who are the professionals I need to engage? What credentials should I look for?
How do I to effectively educate my internal and external stakeholders regarding the benefits of 1:1 mobile learning?
How do I establish a culture of engagement and empowerment while asking my staff to revamp their entire curriculum and integrate dynamic mobile learning techniques?
How do I assist district teachers and administrators with using the technology to engage students and effectively meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards?

Session Outline:
Introductions and CVUSD Backstory (~5 min)
CVUSD Vision (~5 min)
Creating an Educational Technology Department (~20 min)
Department Vision
Department Organization
Positions
Job Descriptions
“Getting the right people on the bus”
Startup like Business Model
Department Services (~20 min)
Delivering PD
Tech Tuesdays, Doctor’s is in…, SAMRai
Track-it-Web for instant PD requests
Project and Deployment Management
Shared Collaboration (Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive)
Support for Site Administrators
Support for Teachers
Support for Parents, Students, and other Stakeholders
Questions & Answers Session (~10 min)

Speakers
MM

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

2:00pm

Leading in the Digital Age: A Primer
As Administrators, we have the responsibility to take the lead on our campuses and districts. Currently in California, our teachers are often ahead of Administrators with respect to the integration of technology in classrooms. It is time for Administrators to join the efforts of our teachers to not only understand the possibilities, but also help lead the way in supporting local and state-wide trends that will allow our students greater success on our campuses. It will be through our leadership that teachers will have the support to think outside the box and students will have the chance to achieve at even greater levels. These dynamic changes will improve education, strengthen our implementation of CCSS, and produce a generation of individuals capable of critical thinking, comfortable with change, and ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

In this session you will:
1. Explore technology options for connecting on your campus and with other Administrators in your district, around the state, and around the world: Twitter, G+, Voxer, LinkedIn
2. Discuss how technology is a game-changer for CCSS by looking at some of the technology-enhanced trends in education at the moment such as blogging, 20% time, PBL, e-portfolios, flipping, SAMR, GAFE
3. Consider the impact on your campus culture of “changing the game” by removing the concept of failure
4. Talk about the benefits of Social Media for your office as well as your classrooms
5. Develop an action plan that you can take back to your site/district to ultimately change the culture on your campus

Presentation Resources at:

http://goo.gl/tFacBY

 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

2:00pm

Programing Happiness Leadership
The most important and valuable resource in any school district is the people who work there. How valuable the people are is based on how effective the people are at working together and how productive each person is in their specific role. Over the last decade, research in the field of Positive Psychology has revealed that people are more productive when they are experiencing a state of wellbeing. In other words: when they are happy. More importantly, the research reveals that individuals can improve their wellbeing by implementing some simple strategies and have a positive cascade effect on the others around them.

In this session, attendees will learn the basic concepts of Positive Psychology and the implications for educational leadership. They will also experience a variety of technology-based resources to learn and internalize wellbeing strategies. The session will focus on the importance of the supervisor/ employee relationship and its impact on productivity. Attendees will leave with a plan to implement a wellbeing development program to improve productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

2:00pm

The great iPad vs Chromebook Showdown
Jon Corippo and Will Kimbley will square off in a (semi) competitive session about the virtues of two common 1:1 platforms in a 9 round extravaganza. We'll discuss each platforms benefits and weaknesses, including aspects of deployment, costs, use of apps and much more. Join Jon and Will and the #EDUREF who will keep all the blows above the belt.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seascape Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

3:15pm

#TwitterRocks! Join the Party! #fiesta
Why would you ever want a Twitter account?! Isn't that just ONE more thing to do?! Or maybe you've been wondering what your colleagues are talking about when they say "tweet" and "hashtag"... #what? If so, get in here! #hurry Newsflash: It's OUR responsibilities as leaders to share the story of our schools. Learn the basics, hear the rationale of Twitter, and get connected with other educators to build your Personal Learning Network! #neverstoplearning  Seriously, this session will be fun! 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Fadeji

Amy Fadeji

Principal, Penngrove Elementary
Amy Fadeji is the principal of Penngrove Elementary in Petaluma, California. In her seventh year as principal, she continues to find herself reaching out to educators across the country to build a growing network of innovative and inspiring colleagues. After attending Cal Poly San... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:15pm

A Brave New Classroom: A Journey to 1:1
Deploying 1:1 devices can be difficult. Do you have a plan or vision for how to successfully implement technology throughout your school or district? Join us for a discussion on the important stages (purchasing, sustainability, curriculum, professional development, strategic planning, and personnel) necessary to create environments where teachers will be able to effectively blend technology and curriculum in their brave new classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grumbles

Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
avatar for Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Coordinator, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
Curriculum Specialist, Panama-Buena Vista USD
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:15pm

Technology in High School CTE Pathways
Students use technology in a ubiquitous way in their personal lives. The workplace is also changing. As schools prepare students for Careers after high school, CTE courses are charged with integrating technology in student learning to prepare students similarly to what they will experience in the workplace. Come hear more and hear best practices aligned to the CA State CTE Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Orange Unified School District
I am passionate about educating students, teachers and leaders with ideas that excite, motivate and build towards a strong future for our world. Technology provides a great structure that allows this to happen.


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:15pm

The Magnificent Seven, Seven ways to model 21st Century Staff Development and meetings
Too often our meetings and professional development sessions do not model the kind of engaging teaching and learning we want to see in the classroom. We need to exemplify the 21st century teaching and learning we advocate. Seeing is believing! Experiencing is understanding.

Here are seven websites that can be used in staff development or in meeting to model 21st century teaching and learning. Each offers a free version for education, and is relatively easy to use. None require participants to have a computer and can be accessed with a smart phone and can be easily integrated.

Speakers
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Bob Blackney

Director, AUSD
Director of Ed Services, AUSD


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Seascape Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:15pm

The Maker Movement: A Global Revolution Goes to School
The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:15pm

The Way of the SAMRai-Becoming a SAMR Advanced Instructor

Resource Folder: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwORNoOHSOSOfkNQS2c0RXZsZkJuS2oxbnM4QnV2QWowbUZUVmFDT01yb2pvVFlDeVdoZzA&usp=sharing

Technology alone cannot enhance the learning taking place within a classroom; it takes strategic planning from a content, pedagogical, and technological standpoint. In Coachella Valley Unified School District, we recently completed an iPad initiative that served over 1,000 staff members and over 21,000 students. In order to prepare teachers and administrators for the Common Core State Standards, our Educational Technology Department developed a 5 part workshop that progresses teachers and administrators through the SAMR Model. Upon successful completion of the program, staff members gain the title of SAMR Advanced Instructors. In addition to Dr. Puentedura’s SAMR Model, the workshops also highlight the TPACK framework to train staff members about the importance of using technology in conjunction with rigorous content knowledge and engaging pedagogical practices. The SAMRai workshops also include Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, which will prepare participants to equip students for the cognitive challenges necessary for the 21st Century.
This workshop provides a one-hour condensed version of CVUSD’s SAMR Advanced Instructor program. Participants will understand TPACK, SAMR, and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to learn how they are all interconnected. Content, Pedagogy, and Technology must work intertwined to truly enhance student learning. Upon understanding how these areas work together, participants will learn strategies to help them effectively move up the SAMR Model. The final part of the session will allow participants to begin looking at lesson design and lesson task development, while also gaining insight from video lesson demonstrations and first-hand experiences from presenters and participants in attendance.

Upon leaving this workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of how SAMR, TPACK, and Webb’s DOK work cohesively to meet the rigor of CCSS and 21st Century Learning. Participants will also have answered the following questions:
What is SAMR and how can I use it in my classroom?
Which strategies and apps allow me to move across the 4 levels of SAMR?
How can I begin training my staff so they are aware of and able to use SAMR strategies?
How does technology support the Common Core State Standards? How can teachers utilize technology with their students to prepare them for the 21st Century?

Session Outline:
CVUSD Overview (~5 min)
SAMR: Administrator Considerations (~5 min)
SAMRai Introductions (~5 min)
SAMRai Training (~20 min)
TPACK
SAMR
Pedagogy
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
TIM Video Analysis and SAMR Considerations (~10 min)
Today’s Meet Discussion
SAMR/CCSS Lesson Task Development (~15 min)
Q&A format specific to lesson development

Speakers
DA

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District
MM

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District
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Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs
 
Friday, April 17
 

8:30am

Building an Army of Instructional Ninjas
Ninjas are highly trained individuals who execute instruction with technological savviness and pedagogical precision. Building an army of instructional ninjas requires changes in the delivery of professional development. End passive training for teachers. Implement this flipped model that differentiates while promoting mastery and accountability. Participants will learn how to use Google Apps to build a structure for innovative, flipped professional development that includes the tools necessary for delivering a self-paced model customized for individual school sites, with the support of on-site facilitators, as well as best practice options for fostering accountability while fostering mastery and not compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Garman

Sheryl Garman

Program Administrator, Merced Union High School District
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Alan Peterson

Principal- Atwater High School


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

8:30am

Digital Early Literacy: It's a Game Changer
Research has documented a 30 million word gap between the children of low-income, poorly educated parents and children from more affluent homes. By the time they reach kindergarten, these children typically score two years behind their more privileged peers on standardized language tests.

The Napa County Office of Education has been providing digital early literacy to our districts since a pilot program in 2011, which we expanded to all families with preschool children in 2014. Statistically significant results on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test in receptive and expressive language indicate that we can successfully intervene. We will share our program and strategies, which can be replicated in any district.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Barbara Nemko

Dr. Barbara Nemko

Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Napa COE
Dr. Barbara Nemko has served as Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to his Transition Team, Technology Task Force, Blueprint I and II Committees and “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

8:30am

Do it anyway! Practical habits of an agent of change...
Are you “learning ready”? Being “learning ready” means embracing flexibility, innovation and change as well as being at peace with the unknown. How much learning should be just in time vs just in case? What practical skills and tools will you need to be effective and lead innovation? Finally, what are some changes you can bring to your community. How about a new approach to the first five days of school or a new vision for how technology should be impacting learning. Its not about being an expert its about being a learner.

Presentation Resources:

http://www.slideshare.net/Babs2teach/copy-of-2015-lead3-4-slideshare-47122608


Speakers
BB

Barbara Barreda

Principal, St. Columban School
Principal, Diocese of Orange/ St Columban School


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

8:30am

From Technology Management to Organizational Leadership
One of California's most dynamic and effective educational technology leaders shares his core leadership principles through illustrations, stories, and experiences that anyone can relate to. If you're looking to leave management behind and take up the challenge of true leadership, this session is for you. If you want to make an impact across your organization from within the technology leadership position, come find out how! There will even be opportunities to share your views and best practices on technology leadership!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

Director of Technology Support Services, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Tim Goree is the Director of Technology Support Services for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District in Fairfield, California. During 4 years of leading the technology group at FSUSD, Tim orchestrated technology personnel growth of nearly 100%, led a complete overhaul of network... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

8:30am

In your Face—Current Thinking on Bullying and Cyberbullying
How many times have you heard a child counseled to ignore being picked on, to toughen up, or to fight back? Adults often fail to understand the impact bullying has on a child—some even view it as a rite of passage. Face-to-face bullying can make anyone’s life miserable; but technology has upped the ante. Targets of cyberbullies typically face a 24/7 stream of harassment via cell phones, the Internet, and other forms of electronic communication. Attend this session to:

• Review a clear definition of bullying and common characteristics of bullies and their victims.
• Explore tactics for identifying instances of bullying and common strategies for reining in bullying.
• Identify strategies parents and educators can use to identify and deal with cyberbullying.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, SJ Brooks-Young Consulting
Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

8:30am

Top 15 Tech Tools for Personalized Learning
Bring a device and visit our recommended Top 15 resources for personalized learning as we share them. Interact with the sites and why we recommended them as tools for delivering instruction, tools for gathering feedback on student learning, and tools to practice independent work. A special addition includes an additional section on tools for professional development. Come and broaden your use of tech to meet the needs of all students.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/lead3top15
 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gonzales

Lisa Gonzales

ACSA President 2017/18
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD
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Charles Young

Associate Superintendent, Palo Alto USD


Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Seascape Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

10:15am

Google Apps: District and School Organizational Strategies
This workshop will provide school-level administrators hands-on learning opportunities to develop proficiency with Google tools for communication and support of stakeholders. By leveraging Docs, Folders, and especially Sites to share information in a systematic and efficient way with the entire school community, school-level administrators can meet increasing demands for accountability and access in our 21st century learning environments. Designed for the beginner to intermediate audience.

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

10:15am

Leading Your Staff Through SAMR
Implementation of Technology in your institution can be a slow process. Leading by examples is an effective way to create a transformative environment in your
educational programs. SAMR provides you with a model that will allow you to move yourself and your staff through technological implementation. This session will show you how to use each stage of the model to begin to transform your leadership and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Orange Unified School District
I am passionate about educating students, teachers and leaders with ideas that excite, motivate and build towards a strong future for our world. Technology provides a great structure that allows this to happen.


Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

10:15am

Leveraging Instructional Technology with LCAP

Learn the basics of LCAP, the regulations and specifics of the implementation of LCFF. Learn how to connect instructional technology to the eight state priorities, and data you can gather to support a focus on technology in LCAP.  Share ideas with other participants about how their districts have placed instructional technology in their plans as focus for improving instruction and closing the access, opportunity, and achievement gaps.


Speakers
avatar for Alicia Ausara

Alicia Ausara

Education Services Executive, ACSA
I am passionate about students!



Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

10:15am

Personalization & Technology - Creating Learner-Centered Environments: Leading in the Digital Age
Find out what is needed to ensure that every school has an equitable, effective 1:1 digital learning environment. Explore the required instructional shift to learner-centered, customized, blended environments, powered by curriculum and necessitating extensive professional development for all stakeholders. Examine what it means to lead through ambiguity and implementation of large-scale organizational change.

S.T.A.T. --Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow is transforming how the Baltimore County Public Schools meet the needs of 110,000 students. Every aspect of teaching and learning – from the curriculum driving daily instruction to assessment and training supported by improvements to infrastructure and policy – are benefiting from better access to technology systemwide.

Resources:

http://www.bcps.org/academics/stat/

 

http://lighthouse.bcps.org/

 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
avatar for David Robb

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools



Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

10:15am

Planning, Funding, and Implementing a 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative

Resource Folder: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwORNoOHSOSOfkF5cjVYYUxMczdpM09Qc3pqZ1Fnc2JhbzVHOElmcm1UNzl3bEgwZWQzMFk&usp=sharing 

From California to Maine, educators have acknowledged that mobile devices provided to all students and teachers afford users a dynamic, relevant, and individualized learning opportunity. Despite this fact, few have discussed the real world nuts and bolts process necessary to implement a district wide 1:1 mobile learning initiative from the ground up. This fast paced workshop will provide an overview of the Coachella Valley Unified School District’s 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative and Measure X Bond, a voter approved bond used solely to purchase 18,000 iPads and and fund the infrastructure improvements necessary to implement a district-wide 1 to 1 mobile learning initiative.
The workshop will provide participants with lessons learned, timelines, staff engagement and training practices, important infrastructure, and budgetary considerations when contemplating a mobile learning initiative. Also highlighted are critical steps to take when developing and executing a successful voter-approved funding mechanism that involves technology.

Upon leaving, this workshop will help you answer the following questions:
What are the steps involved?
Who are the professionals I need to engage?
How do I to effectively educate my internal and external stakeholders regarding the benefits of 1:1 mobile learning?
How do I establish a culture of engagement and empowerment while asking my staff to revamp their entire curriculum and integrate dynamic mobile learning techniques?

Session Outline:
Overview of Coachella Valley Unified School District (~5 minutes)
Financial Considerations and Device Selection (~15 minutes)
Technical Considerations and Infrastructure (~20 minutes)
Professional Development and the Educational Technology Structure (~15 minutes)
Other MLI Considerations and Vendor Support (~5 minutes)

Speakers
DA

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District
MM

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District
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Israel Oliveros

Mobile Technology Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Israel Oliveros demonstrated his abilities and passion for technology as a Systems Technician for Coachella Valley Unified School District. Israel’s natural abilities to organize and develop action plans led him to become the Director of Technology to oversee CVUSD’s Mobile Learning... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

10:15am

Superintendent/CTO Leadership Forum
The superintendent of a district relies heavily on their team to support the various aspects of managing a school district. Come participate in this fast-paced interactive session to share your ideas and learn from your peers about systems, tools and processes to help create a team approach to successful district leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Landeck

Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD


Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Seascape Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

10:15am

What You Need to be a Digital Leader

What You Need to be a Digital Leader

Create a digital product to share with your stakeholders. Get links to time-saving websites. Build your digital toolbox with Web 2.0 tools that explain BYOD, CCSS, Digital Citizenship, or other technology innovations. All this is part of the Leading Edge Certification for administrators. Based on ISTE Administrator standards, this program guides administrators as they innovate in their schools. Bring a laptop; leave with a digital product to make YOU look good!

 


Speakers
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Rowland Baker

Director, Santa Cruz COE,
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Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence

CEO, CUE
Over the last twenty years, Mike Lawrence has been an English and web design teacher, administrator, technology coordinator and non-profit leader. He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2003. He assisted in the development and launch of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Ocean Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

1:45pm

Building the STEAM Shop: Makerspaces in Public Schools
PCHS is building one of the few public school makerspaces in Southern California. We’ve tackled the challenges of fundraising, tool safety, curriculum innovation, and UC requirements, while working directly with local institutions of higher education to bridge the gap between curiosity and career. Come learn how our STEAM Shop story can support change at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Mandosa

Donna Mandosa

Director of Technology, Palisades Charter High School
Driven by an insatiable curiosity about all things tech, Donna Mandosa has been a leader in the Southern California educational technology community since her graduation from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2003. Powered by a passion for using technology to achieve social... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

1:45pm

Moving Beyond Engagement, Creating Fascination in the Classroom
Engagement is a temporary state of being. Research shows that students are only engaged in the classroom 17% of the time. We must move beyond engagement to creating environments that fascinate students. Students still move from one subject to the next and if they are lucky, eventually find something that interests them. If we are to continue to develop as a nation, our students today need more than that. We must electrify our students. Create a curiosity for learning and help our students develop their own passions. In this way, we open the door for students to the world and only in this way can the teacher truly become a facilitator. For possibly the first time in history we have the technology to make this happen on a large scale. In this session we will explore the concept of Fascinating our students and see real examples of how this is being done at all ages, from kindergarten through high school.
In this session participants will learn how to use technology to move beyond engagement into fascination, creating a passion and curiosity in students for learning. Real life examples of how technology is being integrated into classroom lessons will be presented to demonstrate this concept. In this session you will take home ideas that will immediately help both your tech and teaching staffs. This is a new way of thinking about the use of technology in the learning environment and will cause you to want to rethink your vision for technology.

Speakers
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Robert Gravina

Chief Information & Technology Officer, Poway Unified School District
Chief Information and Technology Officer, Poway Unified School District


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel
  • CETPA-Endorsed Sessions CTOs

1:45pm

1:45pm

Supporting STEM with Your Badging SYSTEM
Badging is a motivational process to show incremental progress as train your staff. The CaMSP grant is training teachers in connecting STEM to the classroom. Badging is a central component to encouraging, assessing and showcasing participant progress. This session will walk you through understanding badging, it’s motivational aspects, and the design process for the CaMSP grant.

Speakers
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Randy Kolset

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Orange Unified School District
I am passionate about educating students, teachers and leaders with ideas that excite, motivate and build towards a strong future for our world. Technology provides a great structure that allows this to happen.


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

1:45pm

Tighten up your Admin Tool Belt with Tech Tools
In this session you will learn how to implement technology in your daily workflow to become a more efficient administrator of your classroom, library, office, or your campus.

Teachers, librarians, resource teachers, and administrators have so much on their plates these days being efficient in all aspects of their responsibilities is a must. With so many technology tools at our fingertips, there is no better way to be efficient than through the use of technology. As an assistant principal, I am using the experience I have gained with all of the tech tools I have been exposed to over the years to be more efficient at my job. Conducting observations, trainings, and attending meetings are never ending for all stake holders mentioned above. The practice of conducting business through only email needs to come to an end. My goal as an administrator is to teach anyone that will listen how to be more efficient with your time through the use of tech tools.

Presentation resources:
 

http://www.thinglink.com/scene/644766413398999041


Speakers
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Roberto Bonilla

Assistant Principal, Sweetwater UHSD
Assistant Principal, Southwest High School (SUHSD)


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

1:45pm

Using Google Automation Tools to Improve Administrative Workflow
In this session, administrators will learn to collect and analyze instructional walk through data with customizable Google Forms. All participants will walk away from the session with the tools to build their own form, create automatic data populating tables, and create automatic mail-merged feedback to staff from walkthroughs.

Presentation Resources at: www.learnwithjohneick.com 

Speakers
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John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

1:45pm

Videos for Leadership
Tap into the power of videos to inspire, motivate, and info for students, staff, parents and the larger community. From those that energize to those with a clear message to videos that are helpful to transmit info about the Common Core and leadership, we’ll share snippets of our Top 100 videos, access to the video wiki, and a brief training on how to download videos and embed in presentations so you’ll sail through tech mishaps.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/videostoinspire  

Speakers
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Lisa Gonzales

ACSA President 2017/18
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Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD
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Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD
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Charles Young

Associate Superintendent, Palo Alto USD


Friday April 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Seascape Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:00pm

An Invitation to Inspiring Learning Spaces
Outside of our schools, we have seen an increasing intersection between the virtual and the physical world, yet our classrooms have largely remained unchanged for over 100 years. This problem spurred Laguna Beach Unified School District in California to embark on an ambitious journey called the “4Cs Learning Environments” (4CLE) to re-envision how to improve learning by creating inspiring learning spaces.

Speakers
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Michael Morrison

mmorrison@lagunabeachschools.org


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Esplanade

3:00pm

Elementary Coding and 3D - What Works?
So you want to integrate coding and/or 3D into your school's program(s)? No problem! Find out how! Why recreate the wheel when you can save yourself some time and trouble and benefit from our experiences creating a k-5 tech lab. Learn about coding apps and websites that work best for different levels of elementary students. Find out how you can streamline and simplify 3D instruction and workflow. We'll show you how it all comes together for elementary students!

Speakers
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Kimberly Kern

Principal, Wade Thomas School


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bay Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:00pm

From Seat Time to Competency Based Professional Development (Digital Badges)
Blended and personalized learning is good for both students and teachers. This innovative approach to professional development allows teachers and administrators to work at their own pace as they build competencies and earn compensation.


We can all agree that a one size fits all model for learning isn't effective for children. This is also true for adult learners. In this presentation district leaders will take away templates and structures for personalizing teacher professional development using online digital badges and competency based demonstrations of learning. The Cajon Valley Union School District developed an online digital academy that provides teachers with the content and skills necessary to complete a Demonstration of Learning (DOL), which leads to the earning of a digital badge and corresponding stipend. Most professional development models pay teachers for their time to sit through a "training" or "workshop". This innovative approach to professional development makes time the variable and learning constant. Advanced teachers can skip through modules and go straight to the Demonstrations of Learning. Novice teachers on a given competency may go slow, work with a team, or have in person support if necessary as they complete their badges.

Outline

I. Digital Academy and Digital Badges
II. Working With the Teacher's Association to negotiate compensation for Badges
III. Building Capacity and Ongoing Development

Speakers
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Kari Hull

Deputy Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District
Assistant Superintendent Ed Services ‐ Cajon Valley Union School District
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David Miyashiro

Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District
I love Cajon Valley... Best place to live, work, play, and raise a family=)
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Dr. Steve Regur

Educators Cooperative
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Dr. Carmen Restrepo

Coordinator of Education Technology ‐ Cajon Valley Union School District


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:00pm

Reflections on the Gift of a STEM Program
In the second year of our K-5 STEM Magnet School program and in partnership with Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California we have learned many invaluable lessons about the shift in our pedagogical styles, curriculum selection and delivery, the choice of effective and engaging project-based learning activities, and beneficial assessment strategies, that we would like to share. We believe that we are on the right track for integrating the specifics of our self-created program with both the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. We will also share insight into various aspects of our program from the following: students, parents, a local foundation that supports our technology, and our Advisory Committee comprised of parents, community members, teachers, governing board members,and technology endeavors such as Walmart and Facebook.

Speakers
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Stephanie Demaree

Professor Notre Dame de Namur University
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Robert Ferrera

Professor Notre Dame de Namur University
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Colleen Hennessy

Second Grade Teacher San Bruno Park
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Melissa Hinkle

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher 
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Adrienne Hwee

Fifth grade teacher San Bruno Park
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Skip Johnson

Principal, El Crystal/San Bruno Park


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Redondo 2/3 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:00pm

Slamming for Leaders
Back by popular demand. Join us for a fun and lively session as some of the Best in the West share their favorite tools, tricks and tips in 3 minutes or less. Audience participation is encouraged. Note: this Slam format is not for the thin skinned or faint of heart.

Speakers
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Rowland Baker

TICAL
Executive Director, TICALSanta Cruz County Office of Education
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Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA
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Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley
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Danny Silva

Director of Professional Development, CUE,


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel

3:00pm

Technological Timesavers
"Oh! I meant to ask the staff about..." "School Site Council Elections?" Do you find that you methodically plan for dozens of deadlines and still wind up with last-minute tasks? Learn to create simple Google Forms for all occasions and share them with your staff, students, and community. Easily collect and utilize data for CPM, School Site Council, LCFF etc. All you need is a Google account. No experience necessary. Your staff will love it!

Presentation Resources:
http://goo.gl/qSvc7p
https://www.smore.com/r1mhv?
 

Speakers
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Kathy Matin

Principal, Orange Unified School District


Friday April 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Redondo 1 Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel