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Wednesday, February 20
 

9:00am

Hands-on Robotics: Inspire and Excite thru Robotics and Coding
These ARE the droids you're looking for!
Learn how to leverage partnerships to bring robotics and coding into student’s hands from diverse backgrounds and language experiences. Participants will use robots as students do, to understand the value of robotics from a student’s perspective, turning coding from an abstract concept to a physical three-dimensional experience.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Division Director of Innovation, Tuolumne County Office of Education
Education Technology Advocate, Father, Husband, and a firm believer that Cancer Sucks!
avatar for Matt Zuchowicz

Matt Zuchowicz

Director, Educational Technology Services, Santa Barbara County Office of Education
Director Educational Technology for Santa Barbara County Office of Education


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

9:00am

Leveraging G Suite For Leadership (Beginners)
In this beginner level session you will discover how to create, collaborate, and share using Google’s suite of productivity tools. You’ll learn about all of the amazing features of G-Suite, and we’ll share ways you can to improve leading and learning in your school or district - with a techie twist! 
(For the best experience, bring your own laptop or Chromebook)

Presenters:
Dennis Large, Ed.D. - Director, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Mike Leffin - Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Steve Hickman, Ed.D. - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE  
Heidi Baynes - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong advocate of computer science education and the #CSforALL movement. Her experience in K-12... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman

Coordinator, Educational Technology, RCOE
My mission is to transform teaching and learning into practices that maximize the affordances of educational technology and personalize the educational experience.
avatar for Dennis Large

Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Dennis Large is currently the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and CA... Read More →
avatar for Mike Leffin

Mike Leffin

Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education; Educational Technology Services Administrator


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

9:00am

Teach Us All - Movie and Debrief
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Zoroya

Leslie Zoroya

Reading/Language Arts Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education



Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

12:30pm

Cybersecurity and School Network Cyber Risks
Cybersecurity is a critical but often misunderstood and overlooked aspect of a school district’s technology infrastructure. We now operate in an environment where a successful cyber-attack can seriously disrupt the educational mission and the day-to-day business operations of any school district. As such, it is critical that superintendents and their executive leadership understand the importance in minimizing their LEA’s cybersecurity risks. A comprehensive cybersecurity strategy starts with informed executive leadership team that prioritizes transparent communication and collaborative risk management. The focus of this session is to equip superintendents with the information they need to know so that they may develop a culture of cybersecurity that emphasizes responsible data privacy, operational stability and the effective mitigation of risk necessary in the 21st century classroom.

Speakers
avatar for David Thurston

David Thurston

Chief Technology Officer, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.
David Thurston is Chief Technology Officer for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools where he oversees Technical Services and the Digital Learning Services departments. David’s team serves over 33 school districts and supports the educational efforts of more than 400,000... Read More →



Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 4

12:30pm

Game Learning (History/Social Studies)
Game Learnings Founder & CEO will host a blended learning experience featuring educational Video Games, Graphic Novels, and a short lecture from professor Nicholas Gliserman Ph.D. This will be a fun interactive and educational session.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Massman

Matt Massman

Founder & CEO, Game Learning
Matthew Massman- Founder & CEOAs founder of Game Learning, educational entrepreneur Matthew B. Massman is once again at the forefront of enhancing educational opportunities for today’s students. With the launch of Game Learning, Massman is yet again filling a void left in the rapidly... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1

12:30pm

Leveraging G Suite For Leadership (Intermediate)
In this intermediate level session you will dig deeper into Google’s suite of productivity tools. This session will unlock some of the magic of G Suite features you may not be using. You will discover ways to enhance how you lead the learning in your educational environment, and how you communicate with your stakeholders. G-Suite can change the way you do business!
(For the best experience, bring your own laptop or Chromebook)

Presenters:
Dennis Large, Ed.D. - Director, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Mike Leffin - Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE 
Steve Hickman, Ed.D. - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE  
Heidi Baynes - Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside COE


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong advocate of computer science education and the #CSforALL movement. Her experience in K-12... Read More →
avatar for Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman

Coordinator, Educational Technology, RCOE
My mission is to transform teaching and learning into practices that maximize the affordances of educational technology and personalize the educational experience.
avatar for Dennis Large

Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Dennis Large is currently the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and CA... Read More →
avatar for Mike Leffin

Mike Leffin

Administrator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education; Educational Technology Services Administrator


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3

12:30pm

Tools to Support Academic English Learners in Constructing Competent Written Responses
English learners and struggling readers in grades 3-10 need informed, interactive and
systematic instruction across the curriculum that addresses their academic English language
and rhetorical voids. Rather than spending abundant class time silently journaling, completing
graphic organizers, or receiving misinformation from peer editors, neophyte writers need every
teacher to serve as the over-the-shoulder writing coach their parents cannot generally be. Dr.
Kinsella details cross-curricular writing instruction imperatives for educators serving English
learners and struggling readers, including a focused yet accessible analytic rubric for each
assignment, targeted lessons on academic language and rhetorical devices for specific writing
types, explicit analysis of an appropriate writing model, and brief, frequent doses of interactive,
teacher-meditated writing practice to build critical competencies for longer, independent
assignments. Participants leave with extensive digital and print practical resources to facilitate
immediate implementation and provide site-based support to colleagues.

Participants will learn effective ways to:
  • Introduce and unpack a model paper exemplifying the critical elements of a writing type:
    informative, opinion, argument
  • Provide a student-friendly analytical rubric that specifies the elements of the writing type
  • Frontload rhetorical conventions and academic language for specific writing types
  • Design academic interactions that guide students in applying vocabulary, syntax and
    rhetorical devices they can deploy in subsequent written work
  • Structure teacher-mediated doses of scaffolded writing to build foundational
    competencies for extended responses
  • Facilitate productive peer feedback sessions targeting appropriate rubric criteria


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Kinsella

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator, Author, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →



Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2