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Thursday, April 16


Redesigning Literacy for the Digital Common Core Classroom
Learn how this 4th/5th grade classroom teacher transformed a traditional Reading-Writing Workshop into a Reading-Writing “Tech-shop.”  She will showcase a variety of literacy tools embedding Common Core standards to help your staff empower students to take ownership of their own learning. It doesn’t matter if your site is 1:1, carts, or labs, come see a new twist on a traditional model utilizing devices to redefine literacy for the 21st Century. 


Dena Glynn

4th/5th Grade Teacher, Tierra Bonita Elementary, Poway USD

Thursday April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm


#325 Cisco presents
Speed Geeking with Cisco: 

Urban Entertainment Institute (UEI):  Prepares students for careers / job opportunities emphasizing STEAM via an in or after school study in vocal, dance, digital recording, theatrical and musical performance, as well as a technical understanding of the entertainment business, including merchandising and marketing.

GameDesk:  Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education” offers a transformative education via a research institute, commercial development studio, online community platform, and physical school.  Subjects are presented via authentic role-play experiences, game challenges, simulations, and design. 

Cisco Network Academy (CNA):  Prepares students for careers / job opportunities emphasizing STEM via a “networking” education at an early age, raising student exposure to real world challenges and solutions, demanding careers, and “credit” in a field of study rarely presented in high school.

CyberPatriot:   Prepares students for careers / job opportunities emphasizing STEM via an Air Force sponsored defense competition that is designed to give hands-on exposure to the foundations of cybersecurity.  It teaches only defensive means of fixing vulnerabilities and hardening systems, not hacking.  



George Brown

Director Engineering, Cisco

Fred Martin

Founder / CEO, Urban Entertainment Institute

Karen Stanton

WASTC Coordinator, Cisco Network Academy

Lucien Vattel

Founder / CEO, GameDesk

Thursday April 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Friday, April 17


2 years in 1: Catching Students Up to Grade Level
Students who struggle with Literacy need immediate support. Through teacher modeling of Literacy strategies in grade-level complex text, and the practice of those skills in engaging independent-level texts, 4th-10th grade students can move more than two reading levels in one academic year. See how the exciting new digital curriculum, iLit, can support teachers and kids in making this happen! 


Leah Broeske

Intervention Specialist, K-12

Shawn Ward

Measurement Specialist, K-12

Friday April 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am


Enabling Change: Preparing Teachers & Students for CAASPP Testing
Common Core alignment & CAASPP testing are now upon us! More comprehensive change for both Teachers and Students is hard to imagine. So isn’t an assessment system designed specifically to respond to your Common Core and CAASPP testing needs the only answer in this time to lead? See how California districts like yours are using these assessment management and development tools to empower the teachers as Common Core Standards expert. And how students build a familiarity and confidence with the online testing environment by using it throughout the school year. All resulting in a painless transition to this new world!


Sara Walke

Implementation & Training Manager, SchoolCity

Friday April 17, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am