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Thursday, April 11
 

8:30am

Buff Up Your Online Communication Skills
Communication is a huge part of the school leader’s role, and technology can help you give an Oscar-worthy performance. Develop a nimble and quick communications tool kit which will allow you to deftly and effectively reach out to all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Olmstead

Christine Olmstead

Assistant Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
Christine serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Orange County Department of Education. 


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
TBA

8:30am

Digital Citizenship and the Common Core
Relationships, work, and activities are happening online for us as well as our students, but do students hold the same values and ethics as we do when it comes to online behavior and using online resources? Come find out what it means to be a truly good and responsible digital citizen and what types of resources are available to schools, parents, classrooms, and the larger community to promote digital citizenship. As Common Core focuses on more web-based informational text, collaborative tools, and multimedia creation, it is more important than ever to prepare students and staff to be true digital citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. Currently he is the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Jason is a Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, and a national presenter in educational technology. Jason serves as Secretary on the CUE Board of Directors.


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
TBA

8:30am

Microsoft’s Best Kept Secrets

Microsoft offers a wide range of resources, many of them free, that can help you and your staff work more productively and creatively. Learn to take advantage of tools such as OneNote , Sky Drive, AutoCollage, Songsmith, and Photo Story. Discover new features of familiar programs like Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. This workshop is very useful for anyone but of particular value to those of you working in Windows environments.


Speakers
avatar for Delaine Johnson

Delaine Johnson

Educational Technology Consultant, Fresno County Office of Education
As an educational technology enthusiast, I am happily employed at the Fresno County Office of Education, providing support to teachers and administrators via technology integration coaching. It's an exciting position, with new technologies pushing the boundaries of learning; I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing I am positively affecting the lives of students through enriching professional development! | | I have been a member of... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
TBA

8:30am

The Power of Personal Learning Networks

Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s) have been around for centuries and can be defined as relationships that individuals leverage for learning. Learn how 21st Century educators can utilize the Internet and Web 2.0 tools such as micro-blogging services, social networking websites, social bookmarking tools to create their PLN’s and customize their “always-on” learning networks. Arm yourself with tools to better prepare and understand the common core state standards, college & career readiness, technology integration, engaging learners, and effective leadership strategies.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

Principal, New Milford High School
Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Trabuco C

8:30am

Understanding and Integrating iBooks Author and iTunes U
Apple has engaged with educators for over 30 years to explore and enhance the experience of teaching and learning. From our earliest days through today, Apple has focused on making the learning experience personal. And we’ve found that the key to creating a personalized learning environment is that the learner must be at the center of technology, content, and pedagogy. Access to rich content 24/7 brings all these devices to life. From engaging iBooks textbooks for iPad and the largest online collection of free education content in iTunes U to apps for every grade level and subject, student learning is enhanced and expanded well beyond the classroom. Students and educators can research, gather information and resources, analyze data, and publish their work wherever they may be. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a multi-touch interactive digital book with iBooks Author as well as their own course in iTunes U. Understand how the Apple ecosystem can learning at all levels.

Speakers
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Ted Lai

K12 Development Executive, Apple


Thursday April 11, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
TBA

9:00am

Google Workshop for Educational Leaders
Search, learn, share! This Google Workshop for Educational Leaders introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational strategies for instruction and leadership. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshop for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. (Registration includes lunch; BYO Laptop.)

Thursday April 11, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
TBA

11:30am

Buffet Lunch
Attendees enrolled in full-day workshops or one morning and one afternoon workshop receive a ticket to this buffet lunch as part of their workshop registration fees.  Others may purchase a ticket when they register.  Fee = $35 (includes buffet, beverages, tax and tip)

Thursday April 11, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:30pm

Digital Tools for Leadership and the Common Core
Are you ready? The Common Core State Standards require students to utilize technology as a tool for learning. As leaders, we need to think, plan and act differently to support teachers as we make this transition to a digital environment. The advent of tablets, mobile phones, and digital resources has brought new tools for CCSS curriculum, instruction and assessment into the hands of administrators. How to use these tools to lead unfortunately doesn’t come included in the box. Spend some time learning to use these digital tools and devices, and see what they can do in the classroom with Common Core. Explore apps that benefit administrator productivity and strategies for using mobiles, tablets, and the web. This session will feature iPads but show applications to other platforms and devices. Come, learn, and share.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer

Vice President, Professional Development – Common Core, Discovery Education
Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public schools. First beginning as a grade two elementary teacher, she has also taught fifth grade, seventh grade and graduate level courses.  Dr. Beerer has served as a reading specialist and an elementary principal as well as a Supervisor of Curriculum and Professional Development. She has spent the last 8 years as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Harnessing the Power of Your iPad: Apps for School Administrators
As a school administrator, you are constantly gathering data, not just related to student performance, but for a variety of purposes. You have an iPad and like the mobility it affords you. Now you’re ready to tackle some of these tasks using your iPad. This BYO iPad workshop helps you identify free and low-cost apps you can use to harness the power of your iPad for informal observational tasks ranging from campus maintenance checks to classroom walkthroughs and more.

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 as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Smarter Balanced: Myths, legends and outright lies!
Get the real skinny on the new assessment system. Leave with a “balanced” understanding and practical resources to take back to your school or district.

Speakers
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Bob Blackney

Director Staff Development, Assessment and Technology, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Bob has a breadth of experience in education. He has taught grades 1-12 for 19 year and has served as a mentor teacher for a number of years. He directed the TASC II academic model technology project in California from 1988 until 1994. The TASC II Project focused on using technology to teach at-risk students technology. Bob has administrative experience at the elementary and Junior High levels before he became an administrator at the count level... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Thinking Strategically about Multiple Intelligences: IQuest:

(CANCELED - Mr. McKenzie unable to be here due to flight cancellations; registrants may select another workshop or request refund.)

Today's classrooms must support multiple learning styles while simultaneously addressing common core standards. Learn how ideas from multiple intelligences and project-based learning can be combined in a flexible new instructional model, iQuest, that includes a clear structure and specific goals for a technology-infused classroom. You will leave with a breakdown of the nine intelligences into three domains and the iQuest format for your own instructional planning. (Registration includes your own copy of Intelligence Quest: Project-Based Learning and Multiple Intelligences, published April 2012 by the International Society for Technology and Education.)


Speakers
avatar for Walter McKenzie

Walter McKenzie

Strategic Advisor, ASCD
Walter McKenzie is Director of Constituent Services at ASCD, including state, regional, provincial and international affiliates, connected communities, emerging leaders and student chapters. As Director, McKenzie also supports ASCD governance, education policy and educator advocates, and the Whole Child and Healthy School Communities initiatives. He is a strong proponent of using social media technologies to transform organizations as they strive... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:15am

Opening Session
Moderators
avatar for Christine Olmstead

Christine Olmstead

Assistant Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
Christine serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Orange County Department of Education. 

Friday April 12, 2013 8:15am - 8:45am
Salon AB

9:00am

Beach Balls, Tinker Toys and Vacation Pictures—Unlikely tools for vision building?
The leader who wants to move a group forward must have go-to activities that examine where you are and where you would like to be. Experience three simple yet powerful exercises that are fun, active, and engaging and will work with any group, in any situation!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Standard School District
Superintendent, Standard USD


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Trabuco A

9:00am

Flipping for Common Core
Learn how flipped teaching and blended learning can be effectively integrated into the Common Core to meet 21st Century Skills. We will cover defining blended instruction and how to utilize tools that support the CCSS for ELA and Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Ed
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 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Shady Canyon (Apple Lab)

9:00am

Getting Past the Glitz: Choosing Apps that Support Instruction
First use of a new technology often becomes entrenched use—even when better resources are identified later. Educators must approach the use of tablets and other touch technologies with a critical eye. This session offers tools educators can use to expand their own understanding of the importance of, and strategies for, selecting mobile apps for instructional uses as part of a school’s overall plan for effective instruction. This is a BYOD session, appropriate for iOS and Android OS devices, laptops or netbooks will also work to access online resources.

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 as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Trabuco C

9:00am

Poof! Your Students Are Educated About Digital Literacy and You Are CIPA Compliant—For Free!
As technology continues to expand into the Common Core world and online learning environments, proper education on digital literacy has become essential. Ventura County Office of Education has developed a dynamic digital citizenship course that is available to all schools in California through K12HSN and CaliQity at no cost! It will keep you CIPA compliant with E-Rate as well as AB 307 compliant. Don't miss out on your chance to meet the digital divas that developed this course!

Speakers
EA

Edward Avelar

Outreach & Special Projects, Imperial County Office of Education
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Thomas Crawford

Education Relations, IQ Innovations LLC
Thomas Crawford has over ten years of experience in education. He has spent several years training and working with educational organizations on creating and implementing online and blended learning programs. Mr. Crawford’s international teaching experience spans from brick and mortar classroom teaching in the United Kingdom to online education in the United States. Mr. Crawford earned his BS in Mathematics and Education from the State... Read More →
avatar for Dana Greenspan

Dana Greenspan

Educational Technology Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education
Since 2007, I have been an Educational Technology Specialist (formerly CTAP) at the Ventura County Office of Education. I am an active leader in the area of Digital Citizenship, having chaired the VCOE AUP Task Force, and co-creating, with Jane Mintz, of the CADigitalCitizenship course offered on CaliQity through K12HSN. Recently, an area of focus for me is protecting the privacy of student data, so I'm working on the deployment of the CA... Read More →
avatar for Jane Mintz

Jane Mintz

Director of Educational Technology, Oak Park Unified School District


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Saddleback A

9:00am

Teach Them To Fish: A student-based guide to selecting and evaluating mobile technology apps for special education.

Adrift in a sea of suggested apps for special education? Students, teachers, and administrators frequently are misled and overwhelmed. Attendees at this session will receive a clear and effective process to select individualized apps, using the proven instructional structures of rubrics and collaboration. This process will insure the connection between the selection of mobile device apps and a student's progress on Common Core Claims. Though the process is designed for Special Education, it is certainly applicable to regular education settings.


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


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Saddleback C

9:00am

The Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and Technology: a recipe for college and career ready students.
How are 21st Century Skills and technology intertwined into the Common Core Standards that will be tested in 2015? How do these three elements blend in the tested and taught Common Core Standards to make students college and career ready? Come see the roadmap and specific examples of how technology and 21st Century skills are reflected in the standards and in student work.

Speakers
BB

Bob Blackney

Director Staff Development, Assessment and Technology, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Bob has a breadth of experience in education. He has taught grades 1-12 for 19 year and has served as a mentor teacher for a number of years. He directed the TASC II academic model technology project in California from 1988 until 1994. The TASC II Project focused on using technology to teach at-risk students technology. Bob has administrative experience at the elementary and Junior High levels before he became an administrator at the count level... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Saddleback B

9:00am

Writing in the Common Core with Web 2.0 Tools
Is your school site fully engaging digital natives when it comes to writing? Learn how to incorporate Web 2.0 tools to engage students while satisfying writing and language Common Core State Standards across the curriculum. Explore how to use technology, including the Internet, to produce writing, publish writing and collaborate with others.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Vice President, Lakeside Joint ESD
Superintendent, Lakeside Joint School District
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Trabuco B

9:00am

BYOL for BYOD
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives have captured the attention of school leaders across the globe looking to stretch budgets while at the same time expanding access to technology. At this time, the road to a successful BYOD implementation is not well paved, but it's a road that must be travelled. Drawing on experiences from several Southern California districts, this session offers a frank and informative conversation on the success and challenges of implementing a BYOD initiative including equitable access, device choice, home-to-school collaboration, and professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Rivierside Unified School Distrcit
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Chief Operating Officer, EdTechTeam
Chris Bell has been with EdTechTeam since the company incorporated and has held a variety of roles within the company. Chris is now the Chief Operating Officer tasked with organizing and directing the systems and operations within the company. Chris oversees the Global Summits and works closely with all departments to align their goals and objectives to the mission of EdTechTeam. | Chris most recently was the District Coordinator of... Read More →
avatar for Robert Craven

Robert Craven

Senior Director, Technology, Tustin Unified School District
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Michael Morrison

CTO, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Theater

9:00am

InFocus Mondopad - A large collaboration tabet for the classroom, administration meetings, and teacher training.
In this session you learn how schools are using the Mondopad in the classroom to connect to the world through video conferencing, to run virtually any lesson planning or educational software, electronic whiteboard, connect iPads, and much more. We will also discuss how it's being used for e-learning, teacher training, and conducting adminstration meetings between remote locations. It really is one device that does it all.

Speakers
avatar for Ole Dame

Ole Dame

Regional Sales Manager - West, InFocus
Ole graduated with a degree in finance from Santa Clara University and has worked at InFocus for over 18 years. He was formerly the National Sales Manager - Education and I has a lot of experience helping educators with technology in the classroom. He carries a CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification from Infocomm.


Friday April 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Pelican Hill

10:30am

Building Your Common Core 'Apptitude'
Attend this this session and learn about an array of useful apps and resources. You'll leave with everything Common Core at your fingertips.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Olmstead

Christine Olmstead

Assistant Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
Christine serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Orange County Department of Education. 
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. | | Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional developer which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Trabuco A

10:30am

CCSS/SBAC Race to 2014–15
We are more than half way between when California adopted the CCSS and full implementation of the CCSS. This session will address those tasks that still need to be complete before all students begin the SBAC summative assessments in spring of 2015. We have been working diligently to bring together administrators from curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability, information technology, human resources, business services, site leadership, and teacher leaders in an effort to ensure schools and districts are all on the same page. In this session, we will share best practices, identify common issues, and explore promising solutions to full CCSS/SBAC implementation.

Speakers
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Dennis Deets

Program Manager, CTAP Region 10
Dennis currently oversees CTAP Region 10 and is the statewide CTAP chair. He also works with my county's Educational Support Services to provide CCSS/SBAC support to local districts. A former high school principal and high school math teacher, Dennis rides his bicycle a lot when he's not working or enjoying the day with his wife and dog.


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Trabuco B

10:30am

Developing a Lease-to-Buy iPad Program: Win-wins and warning signs
Tierra Bonita Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District undertook an experimental program for students to purchase their own iPads. The first year of this program has resulted in every fourth and fifth grader having an iPad to present new learning and to implement a schoolwide individualized math program. Learnings, remaining challenges and opportunities to move a school to a one-to-one environment will be shared.

Speakers
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Joe Erpelding

Principal, Tierra Bonita Elementary School
Joe Erpelding is Principal at Tierra Bonita Elementary School in Poway, CA. He initiated the fist one-to-one 24/7 iPad program in Poway Unified through a four option process (BYO iPad, purchase, rent-to-own, or borrow). He believes that in order to move education forward and to support the success of all students, we must create an individualized one-size-fits-one approach so that our students can become critical thinkers, empowered learners... Read More →
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Eric Lehew

Executive Director II, Poway Unified School District


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Trabuco C

10:30am

It's ON[the]LINE: The CA 21st Century District Initiative

ON[the]LINE provides resources that help school districts and county offices of education establish education policies and practices that address the rapidly evolving impacts of technology in 21st Century education. ON[the]LINE is a service provided through a coalition of education professionals, education associations (including CSBA, ACSA, CETPA, SCCOE, CUE and others) and the law firm of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP.


Speakers
KC

Kelly Calhoun

Assistant Superintendent and CTO, Santa Clara County Office of Education


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Saddleback C

10:30am

The Technology Revolution in Education: The engine that drives the common core
The educational technology revolution, coupled with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, have changed classroom education forever. In a world that changes daily, how are teachers, principals and technology specialists to plan for the future of instruction? The key is not to look at headlines, breakthrough products, or fads, but to examine the greater trends which these support. We'll examine major trends in technology that will likely have impact on education. Through discussion and sharing, we will outline possibilities, challenges, and the ways teachers and administrators can prepare for the elusive horizon of tomorrow.

Speakers
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Greg Dhuyvetter

Superintendent, Diocese of Orange
Greg Dhuyvetter is celebrating his 31st year in Education. For the first 28 years he was an English teacher and administrator at Mater Dei High School and for the past two he has served as Superintendent for the Diocese of Orange California. He has been involved in educational technology for over fifteen years. He has worked with strategic planning, program development, and faculty development, trying to anticipate and create the new realities of... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Saddleback A

10:30am

Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
Tired of telling students to turn off their cell phones? In this workshop, discuss ways to integrate cell phones that students are connected to 24/7. Learn to use texting as a learning tool and to deliver reminders for students and parents. Learn how to integrate polling activities in the classroom to engage all learners. Participants will discuss concerns and ways to manage appropriate cell phone use. This presentation will change your motto from "Students, turn those cell phones off!" to "Students, get your cell phones out and let's start learning!" Bring your cell phone to the workshop, charged, and ready to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
Project Specialist, OTAN District: SCOE | Boy, We Need Those Stinking Badges! presentation link: http://goo.gl/57sOOO


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Saddleback B

10:30am

Creating a Shared Vision in a Common Core World
As Common Core looms on the horizon, we know that our old ways of doing things will not get the results we need. Dr. Linda Darling Hammond has said, “The new mission of schools is to prepare students to work at jobs that do not exist, creating ideas and solutions for products and problems that have not yet been identified, using technologies that have not yet been invented.” Hear what three educational leaders have done to create a shared vision to meet the above challenge at three levels: school, district and county.

Moderators
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Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Rowland Baker has been recognized for his leadership in the United States and Internationally with his work in education, innovation, leadership and technology.  He has served public education for over forty years, and has been awarded for his work as a teacher, principal, director of technology and assistant superintendent for over 45,000 students.  He is one of a handful of educators who was requested to present to White House Staff... Read More →

Speakers
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Skip Johnson

Principal, San Bruno Park School District
avatar for Barbara Nemko

Barbara Nemko

Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education
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 and Technology Task Force and currently serves on his “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before coming to Napa she was at the University of California, Davis for 12 years as project director and principal investigator for 11 California Department of... Read More →
DR

David Rainey

Superintendent, Dumas School District, Arkansas
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Theater

10:30am

Beyond the Textbook with Discovery Education Techbook
Replacing traditional K-12 textbooks across the country, Discovery Education Techbooks are dynamic, core instructional resources that help classrooms transition to a digital curriculum in order to meet the unique needs of individual learners and accelerate student achievement. In this session, find out more about Discovery Education Techbooks ignite student curiosity, promote critical thinking, and empower educators with tools to incorporate cutting-edge advancements and current issues into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Hopkins

Lindsay Hopkins

Director, Strategic Partner Implementation, Discovery Education
In her role as Director, Strategic Partner Implementation, Lindsay supports Discovery Education's global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. With a focus on meaningful integration of digital media and technology, Lindsay shares ideas for technology use across the country through professional development and state, local, national, and international conferences.


Friday April 12, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Pelican Hill

12:00pm

Luncheon and Keynote Address
Moderators
avatar for Rowland  Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Rowland Baker has been recognized for his leadership in the United States and Internationally with his work in education, innovation, leadership and technology.  He has served public education for over forty years, and has been awarded for his work as a teacher, principal, director of technology and assistant superintendent for over 45,000 students.  He is one of a handful of educators who was requested to present to White House Staff... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

Principal, New Milford High School
Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon AB

2:00pm

Believe the Numbers!
This is a hands-on, participatory session that will give you, the administrator, the knowledge and foundation to implement, support, and evaluate differentiated classrooms, using today and tomorrow’s electronic learning tools. We will share the experiences of three classrooms that integrated these tools and saw extraordinary improvement in student achievement. Common Core State Standards, handheld devices, blended learning, flipped classrooms, BYOD, project-based learning—these and so many other technological innovations and ideas have invaded our educational universe. Now it's our job as administrators to lead from the front and give support to 21st Century changes as they occur.

Speakers
avatar for Warren Dale

Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →
avatar for John White

John White

Principal, Retired, ACSA/CLMS


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Trabuco A

2:00pm

Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Common Core
Discover how 21st Century Skills have been integrated into the Common Core. Free resources, digital tools, lesson, and exemplars will be shared. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful and effective ways.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Olmstead

Christine Olmstead

Assistant Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
Christine serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Orange County Department of Education. 
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. | | Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional developer which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Shady Canyon (Apple Lab)

2:00pm

Google Apps: A schoolwide solution for organization and preparation
Google Apps provide schools with an invaluable set of tools that can be easily utilized to provide a structure for schoolwide information and data. Its collaborative features lend itself to a school environment, allowing multiple authors and easy sharing. This session will outline how Google Apps has been used at West Hills High School in Santee, California to prepare two WASC reports, organize committees, track progress, and collaborate within and across PLCs.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Hoffman

Reuben Hoffman

Digital Learning Coach, Grossmont Union High School District
Reuben Hoffman is a Social Science teacher turned Digital Learning Coach in the Grossmont Union High School District (San Diego County).  He holds an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Reuben volunteers as Vice President of San Diego CUE (SDCUE).  He is a WeVideo Ambassador and has been recognized as a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator.
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology, Grossmont Union High School District
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 leader in his district and around the country. Additionally, he teaches in the Learning, Design and Technology department at San Diego State University.


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Trabuco C

2:00pm

Legal Issues Impacting Technology Use
Technology can be a powerful tool but also a source of legal headaches for districts and administrators. This session will provide an overview of various issues that impact technology use in districts. Topics include search and seizure, privacy rights, free speech, defamation, social media, and technology use policies—all presented from a practical perspective. Understanding these best practices will help administrators support the safe and flexible use of technology in the classroom and workplace.

Speakers
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Sharon Ormond

Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo | | Sharon Ormond is a Partner in the Cerritos and Irvine offices.  She represents California public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations and personnel matters, including certificated and classified discipline, reductions in force, unfair practice charges, contract grievances, and the investigation and defense of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation... Read More →
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Karen Reed

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, South Pasadena Unified School Distr


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Trabuco B

2:00pm

Powerhouse Potpourri

Grab a seat and hold onto it! In this fast-paced session, you’ll hear from five experts in their fields, each with only ten minutes to deliver a powerful and compact message. Who makes better decisions, leaders or “smart” people? How do we help students who are immersed in social media develop a social conscience? How can a district leverage Web 2.0 to increase stakeholder awareness of Common Core and SBAC? Can Facebook play a role in adult basic education? How can you best support the adult learners who are the parents and guardians of your K-12 students? You’ll get answers to those questions as well as the opportunity to ask some of your own.


Moderators
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Rick Fitzpatrick

Principal, Enterprise School District

Speakers
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Mark Cunningham

Principal, Yuma Elementary School District #1
Mark Cunningham grew up in Phoenix, AZ, participated in a variety of sports at Washington High School and graduated from Arizona State University in 1985 and from Northern Arizona University in 2003. Mark taught social studies and coached swimming at Kofa High School in Yuma, AZ from 1985-2004 before becoming the Assistant Principal at Gila Vista Junior High. Currently, Mark is the principal at James B. Rolle Elementary School in Yuma. Mark has... Read More →
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Darrell Lynn

CEO, live2sync
Darrell has excelled in education and technology for many years. He won a White House award in the early nineties for creating the first educational fiber optic network in Palos Verde, CA. He went on to become a software engineer at NEXT with Steve Jobs. Most recently at Apple he was the National Director of 1 to 1 Computing with goals to bring the implementation to schools across America and beyond. Darrell has a great passion for creating... Read More →
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Branka Marceta

Technology Projects Coordinator, OTAN
Since 2006, Branka Marceta has held the position of Technology Projects Coordinator with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a leadership project funded by the California Department of Education to provide electronic collaboration, information and support for instructional technology and distance learning to literacy and adult education providers throughout the state. In this role Branka has been planning, delivering and... Read More →
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Michael R McCormick

Superintendent, Val Verde USD
It is a pleasure to serve the students, parents, staff, teachers, administrators, and community of Val Verde Unified School District. As I begin my nineteenth year in this amazing District, I am proud and humbled to be part of this family – this is a dream come true!! | | Continuing to build trust throughout the fabric of the district is a key priority. I am committed to enhancing structures and building relationships that lead to increased... Read More →
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Penny Pearson

Coordinator, OTAN
Penny Pearson is a Coordinator for Distance Learning Projects at OTAN supporting professional development projects to help adult educators integrate technology into day-to-day classroom practices as well as help teachers gain necessary skills for effective online teaching. Prior to coming to OTAN, she was a Career Technical Education instructor teaching computer skills, digital photography and storytelling. She implemented staff development... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Saddleback C

2:00pm

Turn Professional Development into 'Personal Discovery!'
In a world where every educator can create personalized and portable global classrooms with hand-picked teachers and textbooks, professional development should focus less on teacher's classrooms and more on their living rooms. Learn how to ensure that your educators leverage these transformative learning environments for personal and professional improvement. Make a plan for school-based professional development that generates concrete results by relying on the research from organizational behavior and adult learning broken out into three easy steps to PD transformation.

Speakers
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Rob Mancabelli

Co-Founder, BrightBytes
Rob Mancabelli is an award-winning speaker and author on educational technology, and the co-founder of BrightBytes, an organization that's helped thousands of schools improve student learning through the use of technology. An educator with over a decade of experience leading change within schools and a regular keynote speaker at educational conferences, Rob has become a global resource for school leaders looking to build 21st Century learning... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Saddleback B

2:00pm

The New Book Becomes the Old Backpack: The unexpected benefits of digital and dhat it means for adminstration
Going digital has an amazing unintended consequence for learning. New digital "techbooks" arrive on mobile devices with cloud-based media DNA: fluid, differentiated, embedded and rich as the world wide web. When administrators work to move a site or district to digital, it helps to see what "digital" and "cloud" really mean. The inevitable "smart books" have profound implications because when the textbook goes digital, the whole game changes. New learning resources not only touch the cloud, they also become their own earthly backpack with a camera, sensors, encyclopedias, and much more. Interactive projects, digital evaluation tools, online assessments, and mobile-to-mobile media break down old silos in education. BYOD and new assessment models suddenly make more sense. The ability to monitor both students and teachers gets more effective. Come get help wrapping your mind around these powerful tools!

Speakers
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Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Conference Theater

2:00pm

The Six Million Dollar Teacher: How Canvas Can Make Teachers Bionic!

The job of preparing students to be successful and inspiring them to learn has always been demanding but with the addition of the Common Core, teachers are being asked to take learning to the next level. Teachers will need to be equipped with new curricular resources and tools to enable them to meet this challenge. Come see how Canvas can help transform teachers and give them superhuman abilities to deliver instructional resources, gauge learning and interact with students in ways they never could before.


Speakers
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Steve Brunner

Solutions Engineer, Instructure
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Keith Lew

K12 Regional Director, Instructure
Keith Lew has spent the last 14 years helping to design, deliver and support 21st-century learning environments for numerous K-12 schools and districts. In addition to his 9+ years representing Apple, Keith's specialties include 1-to-1 technology initiatives, digital media production and implementing cloud-based software solutions—like Turnitin for plagiarism prevention, Naviance for college and career readiness and, of course, Canvas.
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Chris Long

Ed Tech Coordinator, HBUHSD
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask questions and experiment. | | This past year, Chris designed and taught Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom for UCI. This is a Massive... Read More →
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Nick Schwab

Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District


Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Pelican Hill

3:30pm

Build? Buy? License? What Online Curriculum Is Right for You?
In the decision-making process for selecting online curriculum, we need to remember that acquisition is essentially adoption. As such, it needs to go through a rigorous review process to ensure the best fit for your program, site or district. This session will provide an overview of a content review process, and provide you with the tools to facilitate the online content adoption process at your site or district.

Speakers
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Molly Large

Coordinator, RIMS CTAP
Ms. Molly Large has worked in education for more than 23 years. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for the California Technology Assistance Project in Region 10, coordinating the design and implementation of comprehensive professional development programs and facilitating strategic partnerships with districts in Riverside, Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties. Much of her work in the past four years has focused on the use... Read More →
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Yma Maranon

Project Specialist, RIMS CTAP


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Trabuco A

3:30pm

Cyber-Misconduct in the Digital Age
Navigating the issues of electronic or “cyber” misconduct can be difficult for today’s administrators and site leaders. Responding to cyber-misconduct becomes even more difficult when the electronic misconduct involves free speech protections and/or takes place away from the school or work environment. School leaders must be prepared to respond to this conduct as technology transforms the social interactions of their students, employees, and the community.

Speakers
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Bryan Martin

Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
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Peter Schaffert

Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Peter Schaffert represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including discrimination/harassment claims, employee terminations and discipline, grievances, workplace privacy, wage and hour requirements, and litigation. Mr. Schaffert also has experience in advising public sector employers in complying with the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Saddleback B

3:30pm

Don’t Create a Lousy Online or Blended Course
So you want to create an online, blended, or flipped classroom? With CLRN now certifying online courses, the University of California will require that homegrown online courses meet more rigorous criteria. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and create courses that engage students, incorporate multiple media, and challenge students to apply their knowledge.

Speakers
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Brian Bridges

Director, ESS, eLearning Strategies Symposium
@bbridges51 @elearns My Blog http://brianbridges.org


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Trabuco C

3:30pm

Findings from the NMC Horizon Report > K-12 Edition

In this session, the presenter will be exploring the current edition of the NMC Horizon Report > K-12 edition, which discusses the top emerging technologies, trends, and challenges that will have a major impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in pre-college education over the next five years.


Speakers
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Holly Ludgate

Senior Director, Program Development, The New Media Consortium


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Saddleback C

3:30pm

Freedom vs. Central Control
What framework can directors of technology and chief technology officers use for finding a balance between freedom of technology choices and centralized control of technology use? Investigate the web of interrelationships among students, teachers, administrators, and service/supply providers. Based on recent research findings, we will explore four recommendations for technology leaders in education.

Speakers
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Emil Ahangarzadeh

Director, TechSETS
Emil is Director of Technical Statewide Education Technology Service (TechSETS). He earned a Doctorate in education leadership from University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies and has background experience in language acquisition and categorical programs.


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Trabuco B

3:30pm

Influencing Change with an iPad Cart
Can't afford a 1:1 roll out but see the iPad as an agent of change? Learn how to use a class set of iPads to create an inclusive environment of experimentation, application, and execution in teaching with the iPads.  Tthis session will cover the 5 key components of successful  iPad cart roll out.  Join this session and benefit from a team of presenters that offers the perspective of a principal, a teacher , and a tech support leader.

Speakers
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Angela Addiego

Principal, San Bruno Park School District
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Kathryn Marinos

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, San Mateo County Office of Education
Kathryn Marinos, Coordinator, Instructional Technology, has worked as an Educational Technology Teacher on Special Assignment, Middle School Teacher, Corporate Training, Non-profits and Website Developer. While at San Francisco Unified School District, she was an Educational Technology TSA providing support for teachers around technology in the classroom and the district’s various iPad implementations. She has been an active part of the San... Read More →
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Julia Maynard

Teacher, San Bruno Park School District
Julia Maynard has been teaching sixth grade in San Bruno for seven years. For the first six years she was in a self-contained class at Crestmoor Elementary. This year she moved up to Parkside Middle School and now teaches English, history and Genius Hour. She has worked hard to transition both schools to the digital word by implementing online tools for collaboration and communication. Julia has been a technology leader in the district and has... Read More →
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Ben Stever

Technical Help Desk, San Bruno School District


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Saddleback A

3:30pm

Supporting New Administrators Through a Blended Learning Model
This session will highlight how to support new administrators in a blended learning model while incorporating a paperless environment. Participants will see how the CPSELs and the NETS•A are connected in a manner to support an educational leader in the 21st century. Participants will also learn how Google Apps for educators are used to create a paperless environment while enhancing the work of an administrator.

Speakers
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Lori Musso

Curriculum and Instruction Services Administrator, San Mateo County Office of Education
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Audra Pittman

Educational Services Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
Audra Pittman is the Coordinator for Educational Services with the SMCOE. It is in this capacity that she is the director of the Administrative Services Clear Credential Program. Prior to this position she was a principal, assistant principal, math coach and high school math teacher.


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Shady Canyon (Apple Lab)

3:30pm

Mobile Computing, Mobile Learning

10 minutes each! That is all each presenter has to share their highlights of techniques, tools and approaches to integrating mobile computing into the educational environment.


Moderators
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Sandy Miller

ACSA TLG, ACSA/TICAL
Assisting educators in learning about technology to become 21st century leaders!

Speakers
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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 as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and... Read More →
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Skip Johnson

Principal, San Bruno Park School District
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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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Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
Project Specialist, OTAN District: SCOE | Boy, We Need Those Stinking Badges! presentation link: http://goo.gl/57sOOO


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Conference Theater

3:30pm

Invest for Learning: Making technology funding more manageable

Join us for an overview and discussion of the Invest for Learning program from Apple, a flexible and affordable way to bring Mac or iPad to every student and teacher in your school. This program allows schools to offer a 21st century educational experience and lets parents contribute to technology costs - all online. And because every school has its own technology funding needs, the Invest for Learning program allows your school to customize features and requirements based on standards you set. And best of all, you are able to affect the success of students by providing them with the necessary tools today for skills they'll need in the future.


Speakers
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Kyle Corley

Account Executive, Financial Services, Apple
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Sean Nelson

Account Manager, Xerox Business Services
Sean Nelson is an Account Manager with Xerox Consumer Financial Solutions currently working with Apple to build, maintain, and oversee the ‘Invest for Learning’ program.
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Astrid Ramirez

Account Executive, Apple


Friday April 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pelican Hill

4:45pm

Apps for Apps

All attendees are invited to this networking reception.  Volunteers will be sharing their favorite apps at tables around the room and delicious edible apps will be served.  No host bar.  Apps for Apps is sponsored this year by California ASCD and Concordia University Irvine.


Friday April 12, 2013 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Salon B
 
Saturday, April 13
 

8:00am

24/7—Applying Research to Your Online Professional Development
The demands for relevant professional development at your school or district keep rising; yet the resources to provide high quality PD keep dwindling. Online PD can be part of the solution. There are many decisions to make, but first you need to know what the research really says about providing effective online professional development.

Speakers
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Dennis Large

Director, Riverside County Office of Education


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Trabuco A

8:00am

Applying 21st Century Learning Skills in a BOYD World
The Oxnard Union High School District vision is to redesign the high school experience for the 21st century learner. The District has dramatically enhanced its infrastructure with E-Rate funding to support a seamless high density wireless connectivity for the implementation of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) format. Students and teachers are able to connect to through web portals to support new ways of teaching and learning. Come learn how we have provided a BOYD redesign experience for 16,000 students, and how we have progressed towards the CCSS.

Speakers
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Puneet Sharma

IT Director, Oxnard Union High School District
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Gabe Soumakian

Superintendent, Oxnard Union High School District
Gabe Soumakian’s interests in technology began in the early 1980’s shortly after entering the teaching profession at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He wrote and developed a football scouting analysis database. Gabe has worked in both private and public schools teaching computer applications and physical education. Since 1996 he has served as an administrator in a variety of educational settings. As an adjunct professor at the university... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Trabuco B

8:00am

Are You In Top Form? Collecting and analyzing data with Google forms
The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) has designed several FREE templates to assist school Administrators in their never ending quest to compile, aggregate, disaggregate, and analyze data to guide their instructional programs.

Speakers
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Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. Currently he is the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Jason is a Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, and a national presenter in educational technology. Jason serves as Secretary on the CUE Board of Directors.
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Youssef Elias

Intstructional Technology Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District
Youssef has been in the field of educational technology for more 17 years, and has been a Google Certified Teacher since 2008. He has delivered professional development sessions at the state and local levels. He has developed workshops for administrators, teachers, parents, para-professionals and district level personnel on the effective use and integration of technology.


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Trabuco C

8:00am

Beyond Powerpoint: Use Prezi to engage you staff, students, parents, and board
Participants will walk away with the skills to make a very solid Prezi moving presentation utilizing words and pictures rather than sentences and paragraphs. Participants will learn the importance of storytelling, and will be able to talk to their staff members about utilizing Prezi in the classroom as an alternative to written reports.

Speakers
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Jeremy Davis

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Anaheim City School District
Father, Husband, Teacher, Administrator, Technologist, Certificated Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Education STAR educator, Google Certified Teacher, Glogster Ambassador, 12 years in Education 10 years in Educational Technology, Administrative Credential Technology Trainer for Orange County Department of Education.
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Kris Linville

Educational Technology Director, IUSD
Kris Linville started teaching in 2000 at a middle school in Irvine. He has taught a variety of courses and age levels from elementary computer basics, to a Masters course in interactive learning objects. In 2010 Kris was awarded the honor of Irvine’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. Kris is currently the Education Technology Coordinator for Irvine Unified School District. His main focus is implementing a new instructional management system... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Shady Canyon (Apple Lab)

8:00am

iPads in Early Childhood Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
This presentation will show how the iPad is being used to develop vocabulary, American Sign Language skills, school-to-home communication, and relationships within a preschool DHH class. Learn about apps to build ASL skills, guide vocabulary development, and allow students to share stories and school day activities with parents who may not sign themselves.

Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Saddleback A

8:00am

Manhattan Unified School District iPad Program from Inception to Implementation
Learn from leaders of Manhattan Beach Unified School District about their iPad pilot journey from inception to implementation in K-12 classrooms. Participants will hear about successes and challenges of bringing a district into the 21st century. Topics will include the idea phase, plan development, board approval, teacher application process, professional development, technology infrastructure, pilot evaluation, and next steps. One benefit of jumping forward with an iPad program is the opportunity to share knowledge with districts considering a similar initiative. The presenters hope that attendees will form collaborative partnerships with MBUSD and each other to facilitate sharing of best practices using tablet technology.

Speakers
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Karina Gerger

Teacher on Special Assignment 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Karina Gerger is the Teacher on Special Assignment 21st Century Teaching and Learning for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Over the past two years, Karina has worked alongside teachers, students, parents and administrators in implementing mobile devices as a tool to integrate technology into instruction. She will continue to strive in her efforts to support mobile and digital learning anytime, anywhere, and on any device. She has been... Read More →
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Michael Matthews

Superintendent, Manhattan Beach USD
As Superintendent of Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Michael works with a 5-member Board of Trustees to supervise 8 schools, over 700 employees, and nearly 7,000 students in Manhattan Beach, California. Student achievement scores in MBUSD are very high, but the district still strives for improvement, doing extraordinary work in the areas of writing and technology. Michael is working this year to further improve the district by... Read More →
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Carolyn Seaton

Executive Director, Human Resources, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Carolyn Seaton is entering her 32nd year in K-12 education, and she is proud to be an educator. As the Manhattan Beach Unified School District's administrator in charge of human resources, Carolyn is steadfast in her determination to attract and retain the best teachers to her district. She loves providing teachers with the tools and training they need to help every child succeed. Learning more about how students learn best is her passion... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Saddleback B

8:00am

Assessment 101: Supporting principals in transitioning to next generation assessments
What are some of the “must-knows” that principals should be aware of regarding Next Generation Assessments? What are some resources site administrators might use from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and California Department of Education to build knowledge and capacity among their teaching staff? In this session, learn how the use of technology has supported principals in conversations about Next Generation Assessments and refining current assessment practice to align with the expectations of 21st Century skills and Common Core State Standards habits of mind.

Speakers
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Vanessa Galey

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Vanessa Galey has been Coordinator of Assessment and Accountability at Orange County Department of Education for five years. She previously was a teacher in Anaheim Union High School District.
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Joy Oseguera

Assistant Principals, Curriculum & Instruction, Brea Olinda High School


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Conference Theater

8:00am

Windows in the Classroom

Windows in the Classroom seminars are a source of inspiration to school leaders and educators who want to better understand how technology can be used in the classroom. Led by an educator, this seminar will provide you with rich curriculum samples and global examples of best practices that demonstrate how technology can enhance teaching, learning, and assessment for students. Participants will be better understand how technology and devices enable consumption, creation, and collaboration for students, educators, and parents.


Speakers
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Sonja Delafosse

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Everett Public Schools
The first twelve years of my career was as a K-6 elementary music teacher (for two years) in a two-room school house near Ellensburg, WA and then as a Middle School choral and math teacher at Tolt Middle School in Carnation, WA. While teaching at Tolt, I saw the impact that technology had on student learning and wrote and received a $50,000 NO LIMIT! grant so that the five math teachers could purchase technology to integrate into our... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
Pelican Hill

9:30am

Bring Your School Alive: iMovie Trailers

Learn how to use two simple tools in the Apple Suite (iPhoto and iMovie Trailers) and create a video promo for your school or district in this fun-filled session. Even with minimal photo and video skills, anyone can create a simple, clean and professional video. Join two experienced presenters to walk through this process and take a great product home with you!

 


Speakers
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Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Lrng, Krause Ctr for Innovation
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google Certified Teacher-CommonSenseMedia Trainer-Sony Educational Ambassador-Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Shady Canyon (Apple Lab)

9:30am

Common Core: An uncommon opportunity for a change in paradigm and practice
With good leadership, can the Common Core change our educational paradigms and our classroom practice? Focusing on the potential of the Common Core as an agent of change, we will look at some Common Core elements that call us to new ways of doing things. We will explore resources and focus points as well as some practical approaches to help the faculty with the changes. We will also look at how technology is integral to the Common Core and decide where we are and where we want to go.

Speakers
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Barbara Barreda

Principal, St Columban School
Barbara Barreda has been involved in the integration of technology across the curriculum since the early 1990’s first as a classroom teacher and for the last 14 years as a K-8 administrator in California. As an administrator she has initiated 1:1 programs, developed teacher training, coordinated numerous global projects and ran a technology conference at her school site. Her innovative ideas have been featured online, in magazines and as case... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Trabuco A

9:30am

Drawing High School Students to STEM Through an Exciting Cyber Competition
Attracting high school students to STEM is an enormous challenge for every high school in America. Drawing students to these challenging fields requires innovation, leadership, adept use of technology, a creative element, and a “spark” that attracts students. The National High School Cyber Defense Competition—CyberPatriot—offers exactly that. Created by the non-profit Air Force Association, it has grown from just eight teams in Florida in 2009 to over 1,200 teams in all 50 states in 2012. Using technology and excitement, students learn about cyber security, how a network works, and how to defend a network against hackers and other vulnerabilities. The competition culminates with the all-expenses paid National Finals Competition in Washington DC each spring.

Speakers
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Bernard Skoch

Commissioner, CyberPatriot, The Air Force Association
b.skoch@uscyberpatriot.org | | Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.) was named the Commissioner of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association's national high school cyber defense competition, in 2010. Skoch graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force. His 29-year Air Force career took him throughout the United... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Trabuco B

9:30am

Implementing Online Learning - What has worked and what has not..
Join Sean McCarthy, Instructional Coordinator at Murrieta Valley Unified School District and Butch Owens, Director of Student Support and Alternative Education. Learn how online curriculum is being successfully used in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. The webinar will cover the district’s experience with vendor provided curriculum and online curriculum developed by district staff and teachers. Topics covered will include high school credit recovery, alternative education, teacher developed courses, open source software, professional development, future plans, and much more!

Speakers
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Sean McCarthy

Coordinator Educational Services, Murrieta Valley Unified School District
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Butch Owens

Director Student Support, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Saddleback B

9:30am

Making Learning Irresistible
Building a 21st century learning environment is about more than boxes and boards, a bunch of "C"s, the latest hot device, and photo ops for district leadership. It's about changing the way we think about teaching and learning. Join in the discussion of powerful ideas for learning, making the right technology choices, and transforming learning spaces into places that make learning irresistible.

Speakers
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Jim Klein

Director of Information Services and Technology, Saugus Union School District
Jim Klein is the Director of Information Services and Technology for the Saugus Union School District, a position he has held for nearly 17 years. Through over two decades of IT experience, Mr. Klein has become widely renowned as an aggressive technology leader, particularly in the areas of open source and social media. He has written a number of articles for industry magazines, advocates for education technology personally within his state and... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Trabuco C

9:30am

Using Social Media to Collaborate with Your Personal Learning Network
In this session, administrators will learn to use a social media site such as Edmodo to create a personal learning network (PLN). The audience will see several working examples that are being used by principals and coordinators in Irvine Unified School District. Participants will learn how to join other PLNs and best practices to keep their PLN active by sharing content and collaborating online.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Anaheim City School District
Father, Husband, Teacher, Administrator, Technologist, Certificated Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Education STAR educator, Google Certified Teacher, Glogster Ambassador, 12 years in Education 10 years in Educational Technology, Administrative Credential Technology Trainer for Orange County Department of Education.
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Kris Linville

Educational Technology Director, IUSD
Kris Linville started teaching in 2000 at a middle school in Irvine. He has taught a variety of courses and age levels from elementary computer basics, to a Masters course in interactive learning objects. In 2010 Kris was awarded the honor of Irvine’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. Kris is currently the Education Technology Coordinator for Irvine Unified School District. His main focus is implementing a new instructional management system... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Saddleback A

9:30am

Data Visualization: Understanding school finance
We are in an age where information is abundant and overwhelming. How does one make sense of it all? Harder yet, how do you use that data to tell compelling stories that lead to change? Learn new tools to help make sense of data—particularly school financial data—and tell your stories with free websites and resources including Animoto, Many Eyes, Word Clouds and more. These resources can be used with all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Dr. Lisa Gonzales

Vice President, Lakeside Joint ESD
Superintendent, Lakeside Joint School District
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent, Vista USD
Superintendent, Vista USD


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Conference Theater

9:30am

Going "1-to-Web" with Google

This session will provide a high level overview of the Google in Education team and Google's vision for the Web as a platform for learning. We'll discuss how school systems using open-web applications and Google products have been able to shift EdTech adoption from the ideal of 1-to-1 to 1-to-Web. 


Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Global Education Evangelist, Google
Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.  Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education.  He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models.  His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students across the globe.  Jaime was named one of Tech... Read More →
avatar for Tom Gierke

Tom Gierke

Education Specialist, Google


Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Pelican Hill

11:00am

Closing session/Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Global Education Evangelist, Google
Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.  Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education.  He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models.  His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students across the globe.  Jaime was named one of Tech... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Salon AB

12:15pm

Debriefing

Members of the TICAL cadre, Steering Committee, and ACSA Technology Group are invited to attend.  A box lunch will be served.


Moderators
avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael Simkins has been a teacher, principal, and director of the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, which was cited by the U.S. Department of Education as one of two exemplary educational technology programs in the nation. He served as the creative director and then executive director of TICAL from 2001 to 2008. He continues to work with TICAL as consulting director. He worked with the FCC to help write the education component of the National... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30am
Pelican Hill