January PD Events in CA

January 6-8, 2017
Monterey, CA
Harnessing the Power of Connected Learning Conference

“21st century technology allows teachers and students access to information and innovation in the classroom like never before. Join educators from around the state and explore ways to bring connectivity, creativity, and flexibility into the classroom.

In addition to the general sessions, educator-led breakout sessions are included in the cost of registration. Learn from innovative practitioners and experts in educational technology featuring topics such as 1:1 device implementation, STEAM/STEM, equitable access, flipped classrooms, technology integration, coding, and more. Gain practical solutions to technological challenges you face in your classroom, school, or district every day.”

And check out the App Lab: “Do you find that you often walk away from technology conferences with a list of apps to try, but no time to actually learn to use them? The App Lab aims to change that. Based on the PLAYDATE un-conference concept, The App Lab is a break-away from sit and get sessions. While each session in The App Lab will focus on a specific app and will have a facilitator, this won't be a traditional lecture session where someone else is teaching you how to use an app. Instead, The App Lab is a place for you to explore and experiment with new apps and to interact with/learn from other conference attendees in a more organic way.”

January 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
EdSurge: Mobile Technologies in Teacher Education (MiTE)

“Join us in Los Angeles for the International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE) for educators from institutions of higher education, County Offices of Education, and schools. The annual Winter Conference is in its third year, attracting highly skilled professionals who are interested in the integration of innovative approaches and emerging technologies into teacher education, inquiry and productivity. Enjoy poster sessions, research-based sessions, practitioner-based sessions, plenary presentations and workshops. Converse with international like-minded practitioners and change agents to develop meaningful relationships and shape the future of education.”

12 Hands-on Learning Sessions:

  • From Direct Instruction to Design Thinking
  • Trifecta! Creating Curriculum at the Intersection of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Passion and Purpose: Social Justice Projects
  • Cinematic Storytelling with iPad
  • Project-Based Learning with an Global Focus
  • Social Media for Personalized Professional Development
  • Mobilizing Learning with iPads

January 18, 2017
San Jose, CA
EdSurge: Blended Learning Leaders Forum

“What does it take to implement a high-quality, student-focused, blended learning program? We invite you to join us January 18 for our California Blended Learning Leaders Forum for a hands-on, interactive, and collaborative workshop to explore the crucial steps of designing and building an effective blended learning program. We look forward to providing you with the expertise, information, and tools needed to develop a program that helps you meet the challenges facing your district and your students.”

The Forum will feature:

  • Engaging sessions with blended learning classroom and program leaders
  • A Discussion around integrating Project-Based Learning and other complementary learning models into blended learning environments
  • A complimentary step-by-step guide that details how to plan, implement, and measure a blended learning program
  • An opportunity to network and collaborate with peers from districts and schools who share interests in blended learning
  • Interactive sessions led by education consultants with expertise in creating blended learning programs
  • A certificate of attendance to put toward CEU

January 21, 2017
Temecula, CA
IACUE 1st Annual Tech Fair

“IACUE will have many new technology infused CCSS curricular sessions, using technologies/topics such as.

  • Scratch, Coding, Arduinos, & Spheros
  • 1:1 Planning & Implementation
  • Design Thinking
  • Makerspace Workshops
  • Creating & Enhancing Personal Learning Networks
  • App Smashing
  • Flipped Classroom Strategies
  • Blended and Online Learning
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

Lunch is included. Networking is encouraged. Fun is required.”

January 27 - 28, 2017
Riverside, CA
EdSurge: SoCal Regional Tech For Schools Summit

Education Leaders Worskhop (January 27) "Small group sessions where school administrators explore tech, build partnerships & network with other leaders.

Workshops give education leaders the inside track on emerging tech & trends

  • Engage in small group sessions with leading edtech companies selected based on your district priorities
  • Take part in thoughtful conversations around critical issues such as data management, evaluating tech & building partnerships
  • Meet & share your experiences with peers from other schools & districts

Educator Day (January 28) Hundreds of teachers, tech coordinators and administrators exploring dozens of leading products.

Get hands-on with products in a place where your voice is heard

  • Try out the latest innovations for supporting teaching
  • Give your feedback so companies know how to tune their products to fit your needs
  • Meet other teachers and expand your network of friends & colleagues