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Thursday, April 12
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday April 12, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
Metro Foyer

8:30am

Lead 3 League Demo
Earn your leadership superpowers during Lead 3 in a fun and interactive way. Get ready as we get you started on Lead 3 League, the self-paced, Alludo game that has been specifically designed for attendees of the Lead 3 Symposium.  Many districts face the challenge of staying up to date on training related to technology and curriculum, scaling PD for hundreds to thousands of staff, while minimizing costs and providing evidence for the investment. In this hands-on session, we introduce you to online, self-directed professional development and student learning approaches that allow districts to offer dynamic learning while meeting individuals’ varying skill levels. You will learn how to provide evidence-based data in support of micro-credentialing and offer a program that incentivizes fun and engagement.

Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Metropolitan Ballroom

9:00am

Exhibitor Hours
Thursday April 12, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Metro Foyer

9:30am

A New PBL: Project-based Leadership
Participants will examine how to approach the complex job of leadership as a project in itself. Participants will utilize an adaptive leadership mindset to unlock how they can reimagine the way they approach leading complex adult learners to create new opportunities to deepen staff practices and open pathways for passions to be tapped. The session will explore frameworks for what a project-based leader looks like and participants will walk away with strategies to to approach complex professional learning decisions through a project-based lens.

Speakers
avatar for Riley Johnson

Riley Johnson

Principal, New Technology High School
I am the principal of a wall-to-wall project-based public high school. We are the flagship of the New Tech Network, a school reform network of around 200 schools.



Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Olympic

9:30am

Make a CASE for your Future Ready Technology Plan that Drive Districts
Dynamic technology conversations are created by dynamic technology plans. Based on research from state and national frameworks, this session will introduce you to Orange USD’s technology plan.   Attendees will recognize alignment between LCAP goals, stakeholders in the Future Ready Framework, and evaluation of progress using the CASE Framework.A technology plan that is effective must be able to evolve with needs of the educational community.  These needs are governed by the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Orange Unified School District developed a technology plan that reinforces and supports goals within their LCAP.  An alignment was created that supports objectives within the LCAP, pulls in stakeholders through the Future Ready Framework, and is evaluated through a technology Survey supported by the research-based CASE Framework ( Classroom, Access, Skills, and Environment).  Several designs of current technology plans and the reading of statewide CTAP-based technology plans assisted in creating the foundational model that was developed at Orange USD.  This model allows an administrator at a school site to work towards an LCAP goal located on the technology plan knowing that it is aligned to stakeholder support, district goals, and state priorities. Attending this session will take participants through the process of how the technology plan was developed and an example of how the alignment works to build connections between departments and technology initiatives.  Individuals will walk away with a process of developing their own dynamic technology plan.  PRESENTATION - http://bit.ly/2HndXTP




Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator Educational Technology, Orange USD


Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Concordia

9:30am

Monday Morning
For many administrators, technology has challenged standard ways of thinking and ways to respond. This simulation will walk participants through the first hour of school on Monday Morning as an administrator handles the online behavior of the students that was brought to a head with an altercation between two students just as buses were arriving.

Framed in all levels of the SAMR model, this session will leave participants equipped and prepared for Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Consultant, CDE
Consultant
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Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting


Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
City

9:30am

One Click Away From Disaster? How to Arm Staff Against Cyber Attacks
In our sharing and caring culture, we can sometimes become victims of social engineering and other cyber attacks. Securing our data systems is more critical today than ever before due to the risk of cyber security breaches. More than 75% of breaches are due to human vulnerability. From the Equifax breach to Target, Home Depot and education organizations, we need to be proactive in safeguarding our data systems. This session will discuss data privacy, best practices and the Technical Assistance and Professional Development (TAPD) Cybersecurity Education Program. This no cost, online professional development program is available for all California K-12 employees. The Stanislaus County Office of Education implemented the program in the spring of 2017. Join us to hear about how we obtained buy-in and rolled out the program to all staff.

Speakers
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Trish Paulson

Director II, Technology Services, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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Sally Savona

Division Director, Technology & Learning Resources, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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Emilia Simoes

Director II, Information Systems, Stanislaus County Office of Education


Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Metropolitan I

9:30am

Partner Presentation: Escape Room! from Promethean—An Immersive Learning Experience
You may have heard about Escape Rooms, seen them on TV or maybe played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to escape?! Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during this hands-on Escape Room! session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission. You will leave this session invigorated and inspired—with new ideas to engage and challenge your students!

Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Civic

9:30am

Student 360: Prioritizing Human Connection as a Learning Foundation
How can we reconnect with the human side of education? Come see how one district developed a framework for building human connection and relational intelligence, transitioning to new standards, and creating happier/healthier school climates.  In the midst of our district’s transition to 21st Century Skills, we realized that we were losing the emotional intelligence skills that had been at the heart of previous centuries, and our students and staff were struggling with high levels of stress and anxiety. This can’t-miss session shares how to radically change the way we think about preparing our kids for life.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gleason

Ryan Gleason

Director of Education and Leadership, Las Virgenes USD
Ryan Gleason has a decade of experience as an educational administrator in California. Having worked as a change leader at the site, county, and district office levels throughout southern California, he offers a unique perspective about preparing the whole-child for college, care... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Stanford

9:30am

Turning Student and Family Feedback into Action
Too often in education, important decisions are made without the voices of those most affected –students and families. How can we give agency to the people we’re ultimately trying to serve, so they’re not just our end users, but they’re also influencers? How can we tap into our stakeholders’ experience to close achievement gaps by race, family income, and English Language Learner status? You’ll hear about Novato USD’s experience integrating student and family voice, and share your own perspectives, challenges, and victories. Together we will compile best practices for gathering and using feedback to drive engagement and achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Heisters

Sonya Heisters

Director, YouthTruth
At YouthTruth, we believe that schools should be measured by more than just test scores. We help districts measure what matters -- like engagement, rigor, relationships, and culture -- and use that data to accelerate improvements. We've surveyed over 700,000 students across 38 st... Read More →
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Jim Hogeboom

Superintendent, Novato USD


Thursday April 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Cornell

10:45am

Apps Happen Part 2
Four school, district and county administrators will provide a fun and lively interactive style presentation of Technology Apps for busy school, district, and educational administrators. This session will focus on Apps for administrators that will help them make more of every moment of their day. We are all busy working to make our students, staff, schools and districts successful. This session will give you tools to help make your job just a tiny bit easier - and more fun.  This session will provide you with some great ideas for powerful leadership and great fun. Quick information for all tech knowledge levels.  No prerequisits for this session - participation is NOT dependent upon attending last year's session.  Come join us and have some fun!

Speakers
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Michael Flushman

Principal, Lucia Mar School District
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Candice Grossi

Principal, Lompoc Unified School District
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Leslie Wagonseller

Director IT and Educational Services, Lompoc USD
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Matt Zuchowicz

Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Education



Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
City

10:45am

Document Retention Policy and eDiscovery
Technology can be a powerful tool but, it is also a source of legal headaches for educational institutions.  eDiscovery has become a norm in the litigation process and higher education institutions need to align their legal strategy to be better prepared. Better preparation for unanticipated or actual litigation requires a good document retention policy to reduce an agencies risk by ensuring the proper handling of electronic data. Institutions should have a formalized plan for document retention and destruction.  This session will discuss these issues and strategies for best practices to reduce risk.

Speakers
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Scott Sachs

Senior Associate, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Olympic

10:45am

Innovate “within the box”
How can you use curriculum as a catalyst for good instruction? Piloting/adopting/writing your own curriculum should be an opportunity to focus on good INSTRUCTION, not a "program".  We need to look beyond curriculum that is full of bells and whistles, but does little to address student needs.  As administrators, we need to use the adoption/writing process as an opportunity to hone instructional practices, discuss good pedagogy, revive the enthusiasm of our teachers, and help them learn how to innovate “within the box”.  We will discuss both good curriculum adoption practices, and, more importantly, the “now what” of how to use that curriculum as an option.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Leon

Terri Leon

Director of Instructional Support, Oxnard UHSD
Terri Leon (@terristerrleon) is the Director of Instructional Support for Oxnard Union High School District in Southern California.
avatar for Cori Orlando

Cori Orlando

TOSA, Simi Valley Unified
TOSA for Simi Valley USD. Google Certified 1 & 2. Blogger for On Cue: http://blog.cue.org/ and on her personal blog: http://leadinginlimbo.weebly.com/ Follow here on Twitter: @coriorlando1
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Aimee Spurbeck-Boian

TOSA, Simi Valley Unified


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Cornell

10:45am

Partner Presentation: Panorama Education -Supporting Every Student: How District Leaders Can Leverage Social-Emotional Learning Data to Impact Academics, Attendance and Behavior.
Research shows that students who participate in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs demonstrate 11% gains in academics, improved classroom behavior, better stress management, and higher attendance. From growth mindset to sense of belonging, SEL skills and competencies are critical to students’ success in school and in life. In this session, we’ll explore how California districts like San Bernardino and Long Beach are reliably collecting, analyzing, and acting on data about SEL to better support every student. We’ll highlight how district leaders can couple SEL data with Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) to gain a deeper understanding of student progress, and demonstrate the use of this data alongside traditional indicators like academics, attendance, and behavior.

Speakers
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Gabrielle Zerbib

Outreach Director at Panorama Education, Panorama Education


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Civic

10:45am

Pathways of Professional Learning with Digital Badges
Integrating digital badges in professional development encourages educators to step outside the familiar and explore new roads to learning, both for themselves and ultimately, their students. Take a journey with us to see how badges support and honor creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, respect pace and place, and spark curiosity in continued professional development.

Speakers
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Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE
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Craig Blackburn

Director of Technology Programs & Instructional Support, SCCOE
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitat... Read More →
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Lead Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and site administration. During this time I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now... Read More →



Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Metropolitan I

10:45am

Peer Observation Sets the Destination to a New P.D. Nation
High energy session will give you tools to bring peer observation P.D. to your school. Learn how an instructional coach and a principal turned instructional rounds into high quality personalized P.D. for PLC's and the school community. Session will cover how to create a comprehensive professional development plan centered around peer observation. Participants will walk away with ideas about how guide teachers and administrators to use peer observation as a learning tool to move their school towards mastery of their schoolwide goals.

Speakers
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Katherine Branley

Academic Coach, Mission Viejo High School/ Saddleback Valley Unified
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Robert Sherlock

Principal, Saddleback Valley Unified, Serrano Intermediate


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Concordia

10:45am

Preparing Students for Jobs That Won't Exist: A Future that is Being Outsourced, Automated, and Artificial Intelligence
Today’s world is experiencing accelerated rates of change. This heightened rate and pace of change will have not only implications for the future of work, but for the focus of education. Inability of today’s educational leaders to connect these societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready will and have created skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities. In a time when the levels of outsourcing, automation, and enhanced achievements in artificial intelligence are creating previously unforeseen shifts across all of society, we need forward thinking leaders, drenched in awareness, who can see the big opportunity arising from the chaos of a very non-obvious future. In the midst of this current and coming upheaval and disruption, we need educational leaders who can prepare our students, our educators and our organizations to survive and thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Speakers
avatar for David Culberhouse

David Culberhouse

LCAP Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Stanford

10:45am

Student Run Podcasts and Videos to Connect Your Community
This session will focus on how a student run podcast and videos can help connect your school with the community.Learn about how to start a radio show led by students that showcases all the amazing activities your school does.  Parents love hearing from their students about the engaging projects being done in the classroom.  Try out some easy to use equipment and record your first "radio show" for the parents.Take a moment during this session to try out the green screen and make a video for parents and students from outer space or under the ocean.  Learn how to make videos students and parents will care about.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Coble

Corey Coble

7th Grade Teacher, Creekview Ranch K-8
Corey has been a teacher for 25 years. Throughout his career, he has always integrated technology into the classroom. Through Project-Based Learning and a Growth Mindset, Corey has developed a memorable classroom that all students enjoy learning in.



Thursday April 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Press

12:00pm

Keynote Luncheon

Building a Rubber Band Culture: A Stretch by Stretch Guide to Managing School Change.

In educational leadership, managing change is the only constant. For 20 years, John Eick has witnessed the winds of change blow some schools off course while others seem to be able to transform this energy into positive and productive reform. John Eick will bring his high energy to the Lead 3.0 stage to share his theory about building a school culture that embraces change as an opportunity to demonstrate collective efficacy.



Speakers
avatar for John Eick

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 l... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Metropolitan Ballroom

2:00pm

Managing Your Online Personna and Public Shaming
Come to learn strategies about managing your online personna and how to deal with situations involving online public shaming.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Olympic

2:00pm

Data Governance: Protecting & Maximizing Your LEA's Data Resources
Session participants will have interactive opportunities to discover data governance concepts and resources. For those asking, "What's data governance?," this is a great opportunity to learn how to maximize the accuracy, standardization, utility, and protection of data assets so that kids and educators are empowered to personalize learning and make data-based decisions. Resources curated by the California Department of Education will be highlighted, shared, and explored.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Consultant, CDE
Consultant
avatar for Elizabeth Wisnia

Elizabeth Wisnia

Education Programs Consultant, CDE
In addition to being a Data Privacy/Governance Consultant for the CDE, I am the proud mom of two squirmy, active, wonderful school-aged boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.



Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cornell

2:00pm

How cyber security is broken and what you can do it about it
Passwords are broken. Privacy is broken. Our data is for sale on the web and most teachers I know use the same password for everything. And yet, there are a few simple steps users can take to safeguard their own data and that of their students. School teachers and administrators have access to an enormous amount of private student information, and that information should be protected by a few safeguards. In this session, we’ll go over how account breaches really happen, and what can protect you: 2 step verification, recognizing phishing, avoiding password reuse, and breach notifications. Presenter qualifications include over 5 years without a spambot taking over my email!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Director of Educational Technology, Catholic Schools Diocese of Oakland


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stanford

2:00pm

Partner Presentation: Using AR/VR to Inspire STEM and CTE Careers in Schools
From troubleshooting circuitry to dissecting hearts, learn how students at across the US are inspired to join STEM and CTE careers through zSpace AR/VR Learning Labs.

Discover how zSpace...
  1. redefines learning by doing experiences
  2. expands social engagement and collaboration
  3. promotes exploration and student-directed, hands-on approaches to support active and deep learning, ultimately helping students gain the technical skills, academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education.

Speakers
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David Cisneros

Regional Director, Z Space


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Civic

2:00pm

Personalized 1:1 Coaching Across the District
Personalizing professional learning for educators takes talented coaches, a strong system, and a well-constructed framework.  This session will show alignments between coaching cycles, student-centered learning, standards evaluation and development of a reflection process that changes instruction in the classroom.Orange USD initiated a program to develop a dynamic 1:1 program.  The foundation to this system was ensuring it had a standards-based Technology Use Continuum (TUC) that supported moving teachers from a technology-enriched environment to a personalized or student-centered learning environment.  The TUC allows educators supported by coaches to self-evaluate where they are in ten technology domains.  Once they have determined their areas of growth, they then work with a coach to narrow ten ideas down to three.  Coaches then acclimate themselves with their coachees  by taking time to understand students in the classroom,the educator as acquiring  assessment data  to determine student needs.  Coaches then build a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) to support educators.  The PLP is followed as the coaching cycle is implemented to move learners through planning, rehearsing, co-teaching and debriefing while building strong collaborative relationships.  Upon completion of a three-month period, learners gather artifacts and reflect on their PLP.  New goals are set and the process starts again.  This process has been developed to support all curricular areas within the district as administrators, teachers and coaches look for new ways to implement technology in supporting a student-centered learning environment. PRESENTATION - http://bit.ly/1to1Lead3_2018

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator Educational Technology, Orange USD


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Concordia

2:00pm

Telling Your Story: District Branding & Social Media
Growing the brand of your district's identity is about more than simply creating a new logo and website!  it is about renewing and strengthening your relationship with all the stakeholders in your community.  Learn how to leverage social media to celebrate district accomplishments, invigorate instructional practices and build community support for learning.  This case study approach will highlight the work in West Sonoma County Union High School District since 2015.  The district built their brand through their social media presence from the ground up and now receive over 250,000 views annually.  Understand how this district’s efforts have resulted in community partnership, grant opportunities and leadership growth.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Kellner

Steven Kellner

Superintendent, West Sonoma County Union High School District
In my 24th year in public education, I am proud to lead the West Sonoma County Union High School District. The largest residential area in the District is the city of Sebastopol, located fifty miles north of San Francisco and 10 miles west of Santa Rosa. The District lies within... Read More →



Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
City

3:00pm

Improving Teacher Collaboration: The Best Investment an Administrator Can Make
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12osiWxl4y6PIJ3_dSo8lKVsFG_S9NRFU_CXuOJ2s2Kg/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Katrina Wilson

Principal, Panama Buena Vista USD


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Metropolitan I

3:15pm

Creating Transparent and Open Source Leadership
In this session participants will discuss change theory then craft structures using Google Apps to both manage change and create transparency within their organizations. Whether participants are team leaders, site admin or district level managers, everyone will benefit from utilizing tools that build trust and collective efficacy within an organization.

 


Speakers
avatar for John Eick

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 l... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Metropolitan I

3:15pm

Implementing the FAIR Act and Supporting LGBT Students
The State Board of Education approved new history-social science textbooks in November 2017 consistent with the FAIR Act that was passed in 2011. For the first time, teachers and administrators are required to teach LGBT history in California. Learn about successful district implementation and professional learning structures for increasing teacher content knowledge and pedagogy about LGBT history as well as history textbook selection ideas. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Darrow

Rob Darrow

Director of Research and Professional Learning, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz County
Rob is a lifelong California educator who has worked at all levels of education and specializes in LGBT history, safe and inclusive schools, curriculum development, college and career planning, and blended and online learning.



Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Concordia

3:15pm

Overwhelmed? Five Simple Stress Relief Strategies for Educators
Are you ready to empower yourself and your teachers?

Decades of research shows that educators’ sense of well-being
increases job satisfaction and directly impacts student success.
In addition, research consistently identifies five simple strategies
that lead to increased personal and professional wellbeing.

This session offers an overview of these strategies and easy-to-use
implementation techniques, so participants may begin
making changes today.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:

* Review five strategies educators can use to
increase their sense of well-being.
* Engage in activities that employ these strategies and are
designed for use in education settings.
* Leave with resources they can use immediately to increase
personal well-being.

An online agenda with links to multiple resources is available to
participants.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Olympic

3:15pm

Partner Presentation - OverDrive
Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Civic

3:15pm

There is No “Opt” in Technology
This session will explore how we can deploy educational technology more quickly and efficiently, without placing our students in harms’ way, overwhelming our administrators, or undermining parent and community confidence.  Our expert panelists will offer superintendents, CTOs and other school professionals a “new” approach to educational technology that eliminates our reliance on ineffective, inefficient, and often outdated opt-in and opt-out policies and ways of thinking, and replaces them with sound policies and practices which are more appropriate for the learning environment of both today and tomorrow.  Session attendees will learn about and discuss:
•  Technology as an instructional material
•   The pros and cons of traditional opt-in, opt-out, and acceptable use policies
•   Existing policies related to instruction, and how they can be adapted for educational technologies
•   Improved practices for efficiently and effectively vetting new technology
•   Best practices for communicating with parents and the educational community
By balancing the law with a love for learning, we will offer a “new” way of looking at education technology and will discuss how to create effective policies and practices for selecting, discussing and rolling out technological tools that protect students and districts and engage school communities in the selection and rollout process.  In this way, we can better protect students and their data, promote learning, and provide the educational community with the information needed to be informed and to feel comfortable with the digital learning tools being offered.
  

Speakers
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Penny Glover

Attorney-at-Law, Lozano Smith
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Steve Mate

Director, Technology Services Administration, Elk Grove USD



Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stanford

3:15pm

Visible Results: Are you getting the results you expect?
This is a hands on session where attendees will get an overview of the Visible Learning research done by Dr. John Hattie, as well as some practical tools and examples of how this research can be applied to your school district or site to see if you are getting the results you expect from classrooms, programs, consultants, and more.  



Speakers
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Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama Buena Vista USD


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
City

3:15pm

What PD Do You Provide Your PD Providers?
By the end of this session, participants will be able to incorporate appropriate guidance and training to those at their school sites/districts who provide professional development trainings. This session is best directed toward those who are PD providers and those who lead teams of PD providers. Challenge: Often times, trainers are former classroom teachers who have little to no experience in working with adult learners, leading teams of adults, or developing content with adult learners in mind. Interactive Learning: Because this group is not set up for success to work with adult learners, our focus will be presenting Adult Learning Theory, concepts of accessibility, and application of andragogy. Participants will engage in collaborative do-now activities and small-group conversations on affective, rational, intuitive, and experiential concepts of adult learning design. Participants will apply their conversations to examples of in-person, online, and blended learning/instructional design. Evidence of Success: The application of information will be relevant to take back and incorporate to their work immediately. We'll know that the presenters have reached success because the participants will leave with completed template/guides that are provided. For instance, participants will have drafted versions of collaborative norms and an equity frame to to present for feedback and iteration.

Speakers
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Lindsey Blass

Digital Learning Integration Designer, San Francisco Unified School District
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Kristina Mattis, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Digital Learning and Enablement, SFUSD


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cornell

4:30pm

Social Hour
Thursday April 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MASO (1st Floor)
 
Friday, April 13
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Friday April 13, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Metro Foyer

7:30am

Registration
Friday April 13, 2018 7:30am - 12:30pm
Metro Foyer

7:30am

Exhibitor Hours
Friday April 13, 2018 7:30am - 4:00pm
Metro Foyer

8:45am

Gender Equity in the STEM Subjects in Elementary Schools
Women are significantly underrepresented in the STEM fields.  Yet, according to the Department of Labor, there are currently almost 500,000 job openings in computer science fields, one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries today.  While overt sexism is hard to find in most classrooms today, subtle gender biased attitudes and actions still play a pervasive role in the lives of elementary students.  In this session, I will discuss current data and information regarding gender bias and equity.  I will also share detailed steps that our TK-8th grade district took to combat gender inequities (especially in the STEM fields) to encourage all girls to follow their passions.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Whitmire

Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look f... Read More →



Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Olympic

8:45am

Google Classroom for Facilitators of Adult Learning
Learn how two districts use Google Classroom to personalize professional learning. We’ll share our collaborative experience, resources and models so you can launch blended and online PD in your district!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District and as Adjunct Faculty for Foothill College/ Krause Center for Innovation. She directs the annual #CUEBOLD Symposium, spreading her passion for... Read More →
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Lisha Brunache

Educational Technology Coach, San Marcos Unified School District
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Kristina Mattis, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Digital Learning and Enablement, SFUSD


Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Concordia

8:45am

Leading Edge Professional Learning

As a professional lead learner how can you keep others engaged in professional learning opportunities? This session will look at key elements that will help you develop and deliver professional learning opportunities that are engaging and on the leading edge. Ideas will be shared for developing and sharing your vision and working with adult learners. Changes to your delivery approach for professional learning and learning environments will also be explored. You will received information on how you can become Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader.

 


Speakers
TD

Thom Dunks

Program Coordinator, TICAL,, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
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Sandy Somera

TICAL Leading Edge Faciltator, TICAL


Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Stanford

8:45am

Making a Makerspace - A Design Challenge from IT to C&I
How are Makerspaces revolutionizing your schools and districts? Looking to get started and/or build a better space? You will see how Portola Valley School District has built a model space in a K-3 school and a 4-8 school in less than a year that supports design, innovation, and all aspects of STEAM by developing a collaborative approach with IT staff, administration, teachers, parents, and students!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley USD
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, a... Read More →
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Sarrie Paguirigan

Design & Innovation Makerspace Coach, Corte Madera School


Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
City

8:45am

Organizing your Leadership Spice Cabinet
Are you ready to invigorate your leadership with new style, flair, and fun? Let's take that big, bad internet and filter it together to streamline tools and curate the best instructional tools from your PLN. From social media feeds to eye-catching images to digital media, you will walk away totally inspired and clear on how you can regularly model innovation.


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 l... Read More →
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Cate Tolnai

Director of Member Engagement, CUE, Inc
Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fifteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director of Member Engag... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Cornell

8:45am

Partner Session: Rethinking Personalized Learning and Beyond
Rethinking Personalized Learning and Beyond

Whether it’s a shrinking budget, a lack of classroom application, or disinterested participants, educational leaders must rethink how they approach and support professional learning for their teachers, staff, and students.

Traditional online learning means hours in front of a device followed by a short quiz. But a lack of hands-on application makes this method ineffective. In-person training that speaks to the masses instead of the individual can leave some behind, and others without a challenge.

In this session, we will explore an innovative approach to building a successful program, going beyond tradition and moving to personalized learning with Alludo. (Hosts of the Lead 3 League game)

We will demonstrate how you can:
  • Provide custom, choice-driven, and targeted learning based on the goals of the of your district and the learners proficiency
  • Submit and track evidence of learning application in the classroom and beyond
  • Support recognition for teachers, staff and students with fun incentives, stipends, and digital badging
  • Manage an affordable solution for online, blended and event-based learning for any curriculum

Alludo allows districts to develop their own content, curriculum and learning objectives. But why start from scratch? Our Community Catalog draws from districts all across the country, filled with activities built for educators, by educators. Games include Digital Citizenship, ELD, Language Arts, Google for Teachers and Students, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Classroom Apps, SAMR and more.

For students, districts are going beyond teacher professional learning by developing exciting badging games for student STEAM and DigCit experiences. The possibilities are endless! www.alludolearning.com

Speakers
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Julia Francis

Partner/Program Management, Alludo Learning
25+ years of technology and consulting including public sector, K-12, Higher Ed, and non-profit management. I love to work with districts all across the country to support them as they launch their learning programs and initiatives.


Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Civic

9:45am

Networking Time
Friday April 13, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

10 Ways Leaders Can Save Time, Be Bold, and Inspire
School Leadership is tough job, but it can be the best job!  Behind all of the paperwork, politics, and meetings, is a world of teaching and learning that you get to lead...What an awesome responsibility to have!  This session will offer a variety of strategies that school leaders can add to their leadership toolbox.   In this session, participants will learn ways to enhance school culture, build trust and relationships, push teachers and students to new heights, and connect with their entire school community.  Using studies backed by research, my own experiences in education, and the curated stories of other edu-leaders, this session will offer 10 ideas/strategies, that you can use to inspire change in your school starting Monday morning!

Follow along here.....bit.ly/Lead3SF

Speakers
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Tim Floyd

Assistant Principal, Huntington Beach High School



Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Olympic

10:45am

Beyond Bandaids
Urgency. The time to create educational change is now! If what we were already was going to work, it would have. Time for a new conversation, not just a clean bandaid. Refusal or Reinvention? Reform or Transform? At some point, every organization will have to make these choices…Relevance or Irrelevance? If we are still focusing the conversation on 'reform'…then the conversation is outdated before it even begins. Reform is our attempt to stop the bleeding...we need to get to the root cause of that bleed. The leaders and organizations that will move towards greater relevance in the future will be those that move from compliance to creativity, from implementation to innovation. From 30,000 ft. to 3 ft. disruption remains a mindset. Cascading any type of change must happen at all levels, from the student to the state, let's start now!

Speakers
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Jon Corippo

CUE
      Jon Corippo is the Executive Director for CUE, leading CUE throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon's core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is the creator of the... Read More →
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David Culberhouse

LCAP Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
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Cori Orlando

TOSA, Simi Valley Unified
TOSA for Simi Valley USD. Google Certified 1 & 2. Blogger for On Cue: http://blog.cue.org/ and on her personal blog: http://leadinginlimbo.weebly.com/ Follow here on Twitter: @coriorlando1


Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Metropolitan I

10:45am

Building a 21st Century School One Classroom At A Time!
A look at a school's technology plan and its transformation into the 21st Century Learning Team. For years, the CHS Technology Committee had tried different methods of technology implementation. However, even though the school had invested heavily in technology devices, the use of technology in the classroom remained stagnant. From all staff mandatory technology sessions to "best practices" presentations during staff meetings, our team struggled to pick up momentum. In this session you will learn about the steps that we took in order to create our 21st Century Learning Team. From mandatory staff meetings to full day "retreats," scaling PD from"all staff" to invitation based offsites, implementing shared leadership through the unconference model, supporting staff with in-house and off-site certification programs, and ensuring continous and sustainable growth through the coaching model. 

Speakers
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Jorge Alvarez

Assistant Principal, Colton Joint USD
M.A. Teaching; Leadership, Technology and LearningTED Ed Innovative EducatorCertified "Leading Edge" Online and Blended Learning Educator
RD

Raymond Delgado

Principal, Rialto Unified School District, Kelly Elementary



Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
City

10:45am

Circling the Wagons: Helping Parents Protect their Kids in Cyberspace
This session provides tips and tools to help you encourage parents as they  parent their future ready students.  Real life examples from the presenter's experience, online resources from other practitioners, and audience input will also be shared during the session.  Current research in the field will also be presented to support the concepts.

Speakers
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Matt Gehrett, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, Fresno Pacific University
Dr. Matt Gehrett began his career as a secondary math/computer teacher. He has also served as county education technology consultant, and Fresno Pacific University executive director of online/continuing education. Currently, he is an assistant professor of education, directing... Read More →



Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Cornell

10:45am

Partner Presentation: Google for Administrators
Speakers
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Andrea Bennett

Executive Director, CETPA
The California Educational Technology Professionals Association was founded in 1960 and provides benefits to its members that will improve their ability to support the technological needs of the administrative and instructional programs.
DJ

Dr. Julie Judd

President, CETPA
PS

Philip Scrivano

Director of Information Technology, Simi Valley USD


Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Civic

10:45am

Partner Session
Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Civic

10:45am

Providing Digital Access to your California State Parks
California State Parks has pioneered the use of high quality engaging video communications through it's Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Program for well over a decade.  Now California State Parks is charting a course through virtual and augmented reality products to provide more immersive digital access to California's unique natural and cultural heritage sites and resources.  Find out how school districts can engage with 21st century tools and opportunities being developed by California State Parks to connect students with content experts and bring park resources into classroom for personalized instruction and meaningful interactions.

Speakers
BF

Ben Fenkell

Program Coordinator, California State Parks
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Brad Krey

Interpretation & Education Program Manager, California State Parks
PORTS is California State Parks premier distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference demonstration and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program.


Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Concordia

10:45am

The Research About Homework, and Steps You Can Take To Move Your Staff Away From Traditional Practices
In this session, we will look at the academic research regarding the limited effectiveness of traditional homework and discuss the importance of coming to common agreements with your staff.  We will examine alternatives that can make homework more academically beneficial and engaging for students.

To preview slides please copy and paste into browser:  http://bit.ly/HWLead3



Speakers
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Brandon Blom

Director of Educational Technology, Roseville City School District
Brandon is the Director of Educational Technology for the Roseville City School District. Formerly he was the principal of Stoneridge Elementary and a middle school math teacher.  He loves seeing how technology can allow students and educators to connect, collaborate, and creat... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Stanford

12:00pm

Keynote Luncheon
Speakers

Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Metropolitan Ballroom

1:45pm

Digital Citizenship for Adults
We expect our students to be digital citizens, but what about the adults - teachers, administrators, and parents - that they interact with every day? Come learn about the different digital citizenship resources packaged in easy to use implementations for the adults at your own school or district. Activities are mastery based, build background behind the "why" of digital citizenship, use digital tools, and earn badges upon completion - a great way to launch digital citizenship for adults!  

Presentation can be found at
http://bit.ly/Lead3DigCit


Speakers
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Kim Harrison

Director II, Technology, Washington USD
Kim Harrison is the Director II of Technology in the Washington USD in West Sacramento, CA. Over the past year 4 years, she has been a catalyst for change and a voice for teachers for access to classroom technology and learning with digital tools. She leads a team of classified a... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Olympic

1:45pm

Partner Presentation: Future Ready Schools, the LCAP and You
Come and find out why 30% of the districts in California have signed up to be part of Future Ready Schools.  Learn what key districts are doing and how this process aligns with the LCAP.  Find our about special new tools to assist California schools and how these tools and can jumpstart the process.  

Speakers
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Rowland Baker

TICAL
Executive Director, TICAL | Santa Cruz County Office of Education
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Geoff Belleau

Consultant, CDE
Consultant


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
City

1:45pm

Preparing Students for Jobs That Won't Exist: A Future that is Being Outsourced, Automated, and Artificial Intelligence
Today’s world is experiencing accelerated rates of change. This heightened rate and pace of change will have not only implications for the future of work, but for the focus of education. Inability of today’s educational leaders to connect these societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready will and have created skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities. In a time when the levels of outsourcing, automation, and enhanced achievements in artificial intelligence are creating previously unforeseen shifts across all of society, we need forward thinking leaders, drenched in awareness, who can see the big opportunity arising from the chaos of a very non-obvious future. In the midst of this current and coming upheaval and disruption, we need educational leaders who can prepare our students, our educators and our organizations to survive and thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Speakers
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David Culberhouse

LCAP Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Metropolitan I

1:45pm

Ransomware: Legal Issues and Tips to Avoid Being Held Hostage
$600,000? $30,000? $10,000? How much would your district pay to get its data back?  Ransomware attacks are rampant and this billion-dollar criminal market continues to grow. This workshop will discuss the ransomware epidemic and how it can have devastating impacts on districts. Attendees will learn about prevention considerations so their districts can be more prepared for ransomware attacks, protocols for responding to an attack and the related legal implications.

Speakers
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Melissa Gallegos

Associate, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
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Tiffany Tran

Associate, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Civic

1:45pm

Section 508 and Website Accessibility: Tools and Workflows for Improving Accessibility
The recent refresh of Section 508 has increased attention on the accessibility of schools digital content for individuals with disabilities. This session will explore free tools and workflows to build awareness and skills of your stakeholders towards making your classroom, school, and/or district’s digital content more accessible. 

Speakers
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Melissa Oliver

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Washington USD
Melissa currently serves as Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, CA. In this role, she has been instrumental in providing professional development to teachers, staff, and administrators as the district creates a cultur... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cornell

1:45pm

So You're 1:1, Now What?
Union School District has been 1:1 K-8 since 2015. We are now three years into our Future Ready Learning Initiative and we've learned that just having devices isn't enough. To reimagine learning for the 21st Century required us to re-think Professional Development, re-invent our learning environments and re-define what learning looks like. We're moving into student centered, active learning with 1:many classroom devices, flexible furniture and a ton of professional development. In this session, we'll share our evolution, do's and dont's and where we think we're headed next.

Preso Here

Speakers
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Andrew Schwab

Assoc. Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Stanford

1:45pm

Would You Want to Be a Student at Your School?
How to use design theory to build a culture of instruction that excites teachers, engages learners, connects with your community, prepares students for the future and creates a culture that everyone is excited to contribute and participate. Curriculum can connotate negative images and practices, but everyone loves to create and design. LeArn how to get mastery of standards by creating unique classes using student and faculty input.

Speakers
KC

Kelly Croy

Director of Innovation and Instruction, Port Clinton City School


Friday April 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Concordia

3:00pm

App Slam
Complete your Conference Day experience by participating in a Slam Style event. Come learn and share your favorite app, tip, trick, tool to enhance your leadership experience. Learn from other school leaders! BYOD!

Speakers
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Rowland Baker

TICAL
Executive Director, TICAL | Santa Cruz County Office of Education
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Geoff Belleau

Consultant, CDE
Consultant
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Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley USD
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, a... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Metropolitan I

3:00pm

Best Practices for Using Social Media
Teachers, board members, and administrators use social media as a means of communicating with students, parents, and constituents, and with each other. This session will review social media do’s and don’ts from a legal and public relations perspective. We will examine various types of social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and discuss related legal issues which may arise in the educational work setting, such as free speech, intellectual property, and the Brown Act. Learn how to train your employees about the proper use of social media and how to respond to inappropriate conduct by employees, board members and students which occurs through social media.

Speakers
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Shawna McKee

Associate, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
SO

Sharon Ormond

Partner, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo


Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stanford

3:00pm

Leveraging Community Partnerships with Decreasing Budgets
How do you find or where do you look for community partners? See how a series of key local to global partnerships helped the presenter address key instructional technology objectives/goals at the school and district level that directly impacted student engagement and learning. Additionally, attendees will walk away with strategies and resources to start obtaining more community partnerships.  

Speakers
JF

Josue Falaise

CEO, Gomo Educational Services, LLC



Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Olympic

3:00pm

Partner Session | Converge One: How can you get to your desired destination… If you don’t know where you are?
Two of the largest obstacles to innovation are cultural and infrastructure readiness. Many districts focus on one or the other in isolation, this can cause disconnect and failure to achieve desired outcomes. Join Travis Allen CEO iSchool Initiative and Adam Eisenberg Senior Director Converge One as they discuss best practices in assessing and addressing both infrastructure and cultural needs to streamline innovation.

Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Civic

3:00pm

Stakeholder Engagement for Project Success
What's the one thing that can really trip up a project? People, of course! Spending an hour with a simple thinking tool can help you clarify and organize what you need to do to support and communicate about your project to keep it on track. You'll leave with tips, sample worksheets, and more.

Speakers
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Laurel Nava

Director of Education and Events, CETPA



Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cornell

3:00pm

Supporting Dual-Immersion Teachers and Parents
With the growth of dual-immersion programs, not only is it important to support student learning, it is vital to support teachers who are in the front lines providing instruction and help alleviate the anxiety in parents who are new to the program. This one hour session provides administrators and ToSAs some key takeaways from current dual-immersion research to best support teachers and parents with suggested edtech tools to implement and integrate in the classroom. This session will also touch briefly on the shifting role of teachers as facilitators in a dual-immersion space where teachers are the language model for the students. Further, it speaks of the necessity in helping parents become participant stakeholders in the program who work alongside classroom teachers. 

Speakers
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Valerie Sun

Immersion and EdTech Specialist, EmpowerED Consulting
Valerie is an edtech and dual-immersion specialist. She teaches at Cal State Fullerton and provides professional development to K-12 teachers in edtech integration and/or in dual-immersion best practices. She loves supporting teachers by making sure that they have the resources t... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Concordia

3:00pm

When Complaints Go Viral: How do you Effectively Respond While Protecting Your District Students and Staff
 How do you protect students and staff from media and public scrutiny during a complaint process?  This presentation will assist board members and administrators in navigating day-to-day complications. We will use a Title IX case study to cover trends in publicized and controversial complaints.  Our discussion includes an overview of legal issues and practical tips regarding press statements, correcting inaccurate media, communication protocols, interim protections, confidentiality of records, continuity of services, maintaining safety, and minimizing disruption.  

Speakers
EF

Eve Fichtner

Partner, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo


Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
City

4:00pm

Reception/Raffle Drawing
Friday April 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Metropolitan Ballroom
 
Saturday, April 14
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday April 14, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Metro Foyer

8:30am

Change at the Speed of Light
So many Administrators are told what technology tools they are going to purchase based on factors that aren't connected to the instructional vision at their school. Your environment is unique. You need an approach to evaluate and identify the technology tools & culture that will work best in your school, based on the problems you are trying to solve!

Build your own technology evaluation playbook that will guide you through the tough questions now and in the future: What's up with these makerspaces/maker classrooms? Coding? What Wifi is required in my environment and how should it be setup best for personal devices and/or district devices? Do I need a 3D printer? Where do I go to research, get answers to my questions, and learn things I didn’t even know I needed to know?

Link to presentation materials: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17a6rWLPTbRhpOPfcyD_qSnSq7mZsiZ9whTHkw47Xt4s/edit#slide=id.p

Speakers
JA

Joe Ayala

Director of Operations, Union School District
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Traci Bonde

Chief Technology Officer, Dublin USD
Technology integration will better prepare our students for the new workplace. Differentiating the instruction by introducing coding design, problem solving via game play (I.E.: Minecraft), and collaboration online with cloud tools are all invaluable for hooking kids. I am an adv... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Metropolitan III

8:30am

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Google Tools (and more) for Leaders to…..uh…Innovate
What tools do you use to communicate? Email perhaps…ya….so 2007…Come learn and apply some creative ways to quickly share data with teachers, tasks with your staff, resources with peers,  images/videos and live video with your community and so much more! Many of the tools shared will be utlizing your Google account so please be a Google for Education user (i.e., Google Drive, Gmail, etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley USD
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, a... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
City

8:30am

Get Organized with the New Google Sites
Session Resource: bit.ly/getorganizedwithsites

Are your people struggling to find online resources?
Is communication with staff and students being drowned out in every-expanding Inboxes? Wouldn't it be great if there was ONE place your teachers, students, and parents could access all the information and resources they need? Yeah, you could send them to your district/school website -- but maybe that hasn’t been the most user-friendly solution.

The New Google Sites is your one-stop solution to bring EVERYTHING together in one place.  
Sites is a simple and easy to organize website application included in G Suite for Education.  You can post Google docs, slides, sheets, forms, files, folders, and more.  In this session, YOU WILL CREATE YOUR OWN GOOGLE SITE and discover new ways to communicate, collaborate, and create a clean, simple, and easy to use website to support your staff, students, and parents. Check out a similar session I presented for STEAM teachers: bit.ly/steamsites

Speakers
avatar for Hans Tullmann

Hans Tullmann

Educational Technology Integration Coach, Richland School District
EdTech Coach | Educator | Speaker | GCEducator 1 + 2 | #KernCUE Director | LSG Teacher of the Year | #KITTchat | Music making, video editing, running, hiking, traveling, Christian, husband, and father.



Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Stanford

8:30am

Power of 3: Innovative Leadership Through Culture, Collaboration and Instruction
As educational leaders, we are constantly being pulled in so many different directions, but we are all teachers at heart. One of the most important jobs as an administrator is that of being the instructional leader on our team. In this session, we will discuss ideas for creating a collaborative culture of learning and risk taking. We will explore strategies to improve communication and workflow to open up more space to maximize your “face time” with staff. We will also participate in  hands on ways to turn staff meetings into models of what we want to see within the classroom. Walk away with ideas and strategies to take back to use with staff next week.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

CUE
      Jon Corippo is the Executive Director for CUE, leading CUE throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon's core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is the creator of the... Read More →
avatar for Cori Orlando

Cori Orlando

TOSA, Simi Valley Unified
TOSA for Simi Valley USD. Google Certified 1 & 2. Blogger for On Cue: http://blog.cue.org/ and on her personal blog: http://leadinginlimbo.weebly.com/ Follow here on Twitter: @coriorlando1
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Jay Sorensen

Coordinator of Ed Tech, Oxnard Union High School District
Jay is the Ed Tech Coordinator for the Oxnard Union High School District in Oxnard, CA.  A Google Certified Trainer who provides professional development and runs Oxnard Union Express, a gamified PD platform in his district. Follow Jay on Twitter:  @MrSorensen805


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Metropolitan I

8:30am

Recognizing Lies: Literacy in the Post-Truth Era
The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. This session explores strategies educators can use themselves and with students to effectively evaluate the truth in what they read, see, and hear.

The purpose of this workshop is to help educators identify the skills they need to master in order to help their students become more sophisticated consumers of media. Information, supporting materials, and activities are offered to address each topic.

As a result of attending the workshop, participants will:

Become familiar with common methods employed to distort the meaning of numbers and statistics.
Review effective strategies for evaluating words.
Evaluate the authenticity of information examples presented to them in the session.

An online agenda will be provided for use during and after the conference. Participants will be able to
access all materials referenced.

1. Overview
    A. Content: Overview of session purpose and objectives, introduction of presenter,
setting the stage.
    B. Timeline: 30 minutes
    C. Process: After a brief introduction of the presenter and short overview of the session objectives, participants introduce themselves to someone sitting by them by
stating when they first heard the term "fake news" and what that term means to them. Share with large group.
 
2. Evaluating Numbers
    A. Content: There are multiple ways to misrepresent numeric information, from using figures that are implausible, to distorting graphs or using poor data collection strategies.
    B. Timeline: 45 minutes
    C. Process: This segment consists of examples of misinformation in numeric form. Hands on time will be provided for participants to review supporting material made available in a LiveBinder attendees can access during and following the session.
 
3. Evaluating Words
    A. Content: Just as numeric information can be misrepresented, so can verbal facts. Recognizing reliable expertise and evaluating explanations for events are just a couple of ways to identify something that just isn't true.
    B. Timeline: 45 minutes
    C. Process: This segment consists of examples of words that misinform. Hands on time will be provided for participants to review supporting material made available in a LiveBinder attendees can access during and following the session.

 
4. Let’s Dig In Activity choices include: Which photos were manipulated? Are these websites real? Evaluating ads? Common Sense media activities
    A. Content: How accurate are our perceptions and how do they stack up against the facts? Engage in an exercise in which participants are invited to apply the skills
Discussed previously.
    B. Timeline: 45 minutes
    C. Process: Attendees will have opportunities to engage in several activities designed to allow them to practice recognizing examples of numbers and words being manipulated to misrepresent the truth. All activity materials will be available in
a LiveBinder attendees can access during and following the session.


5.   Wrap-up
    A. Content: Time to debrief on workshop activities and significant ideas, then identify ways to apply this information in the workplace.
    B. Timeline:   15 minutes
    C. Process: Participants work in their original trios to discuss what they have learned during the workshop and how they can use this information in their personal
lives and workplace.


Speakers
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Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Cornell

8:30am

Visible Thinking & Tech Strategies
CCSS and the addition of educational technology has shifted the role of teachers to be facilitators of student learning as opposed to the dispenser of academic content. This session will define pointers to help administrators and/or ToSAs encourage and support this instructional shift for their teachers. Through understanding exploratory learning, visible thinking strategies, and various educational technology tools, administrators and ToSAs can provide in-house PD that addresses this instructional shift for teachers to become facilitators while developing processing, analyzing, synthesizing, and problem solving skills with the students.

In the 3-hour workshop, presenters will provide research that supports exploratory learning and visible thinking and demonstrate eight different strategies and educational technology tools that participants can adopt for their schools. Participants will be able to experience each strategy as a learner and also be exposed to the preparation and explanation of the strategy so that they can promptly plan for on-site PD. Discussion time for vital uses of each strategy, DOK levels, and CCSS strand will be included.

Speakers
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Monica Bennett

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Orange County Educational Arts Academy
Tech Integration in (Spanish) Dual Immersion TK-8th


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Metropolitan II