January & February CA PD Events

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January 28, 2017
Seaside, CA
Monterey Bay Digital Rodeo

"Join us for the Monterey Bay Digital Rodeo! This is a day where educators can learn about using technology for enhancing teaching, transforming learning and empowering students. Our efforts are focused on bringing together the best practices in innovative teaching with blended educational technology, connected learning, site leadership and classroom methods to develop deeper educator collaborations across the Monterey Bay's districts, as we embark into effectively integrating technology in Common Core and everyday learning in our schools. Topics include: Web Tools 3.0, Technology Basics, Technology Frameworks & Standards, Enhancing Lessons with Technology, Google Apps for Education, Blending Tech in Common Core, Rethinking Learning Spaces and Digital Citizenship."

Bring your own laptop!

January 28 - 29, 2017
San Francisco, CA
CUE Rock Star TOSA Edition

Check out TOSA-specific workshops from professionals around the area. Some topics include:

Comfort in the Chaos "Have you lost count of all of the "to do" lists that build from the many hats you wear as a TOSA? Ready to harness the chaos to create opportunity? Come explore how Chrome extensions, Google Keep, and other tools allow us to supercharge our TOSA powers by boosting productivity and streamlining our workflow. Share these tools with your teachers to create a culture of productivity where our focus can remain where it really matters: creating high quality learning experiences for students!"

Professional Development: Diamond Time or Just Passing Time...? "Let's transform Professional Development so that it isn't a "Bueller...? Bueller...? Bueller...?" experience! TOSAs and coaches need to know how to "ruin PD" for everyone! Let's figure out how to transform our Professional Development so that trainings, workshops and school are not just ways to pass the time. We will experience playground-style PD and go hands-on with green screens, sketchnotes and explore how to add a gamification layer to our PD too. We will be the coaches and TOSAs who help teachers (and students!) start thinking of school as Diamond Time rather than passing time."

Building Capacity with Innovation "PD sessions come and go but how can you help change the CULTURE of a school or a district to develop teacher leaders? Inspired by the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program, you will see how to build capacity in your teacher leaders by helping them 1) become connected with a cohort support system 2) focus on their own learning journey by developing their own Innovation Project and 3) return to their sites to become instructional leaders. Through utilizing a positive growth mindset, districts can create their own successful professional development system."

February 1, 2017
Watsonville, CA
CETPA Digital Leadership Summit

"Supporting district leaders with a day of fast-paced high energy and hands on activities about leading in 21st century schools."

Workshops will include Google Education: Our Culture at Your Organization, and Systemic Approach to Future Ready Implementation: "The research-based Framework emphasizes collaborative leadership and creating an innovative school culture. All content focuses on seven key areas (called gears), plus leadership, each of which are addressed during the comprehensive planning process. This framework keeps student learning at the heart of all decision-making."

February 3, 2017
San Jose, CA
CTA Good Teaching Conference (North)

"The CTA Good Teaching Conferences continue to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers via peer-to-peer instruction. Offering a variety of diverse workshops focused on curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conferences provide opportunities for professional development and offer time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field of education. Join us on Friday for two newly updated and timely pre-conferences.

Come and learn from experts in your field, share your ideas, expand your knowledge and network with your colleagues.  Register now and join us at the Fairmont San Jose for this exciting and informative professional development opportunity.

  • Choose from more than 80 sessions designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers.
  • Topics cover Common Core, Classroom Management, Technology, Student Motivation, Musical Innovation, Fitness, ELL, Special Education and so much more.
  • Visit the vendor and exhibitor showcase for the latest in classroom materials, tools, technology and learning aids."

February 4, 2017
Santa Ana, CA
CUE Tech Fest 2017

"Spend the day meeting with other educators around Orange County as we celebrate learning and professional growth. We are providing our 101-Strand for educators who are new to any type of technology that is offered. Don't know much about iPads or Chromebooks? Take the iPad 101 or Chromebook 101 sessions. Don't know much about Google or Google Classroom? Take the Google 101 sessions. As always, we will also offer advanced sessions where experienced users can get geeky with technology. With sessions at every digital level, great food, amazing raffle prizes, and good friends...how can you say no?"

The event will also feature the OCDE STEM Student Showcase: "OCDE is transforming this year's showcase to emulate a hands-on/minds-on approach to learning. Our mission is to provide evidence-based strategies and practices that spark innovation, promote collaboration and showcase the learning through integrated STEM/STEAM education."

And check out the additional Superintendents and District Administrators: STEM Leadership Academy with Dr. Robert Corbin on February 3, 2017.

February 8 - 10, 2017
Indian Wells, CA
ACSA Superintendent's Symposium

"The goal of ACSA’s Superintendents’ Symposium is to bring school leaders from around the state together for an invaluable two and a half days of professional learning, networking and advocacy. This is the best time to look at the Governor’s Budget and for superintendents to get together to review the state-of-the-state and the state-of-the-district. That's essential, but more than ever before it is time for Superintendents to lead a movement to restore California schools to their once held rank of the best in the nation. As part of this Symposium's networking and professional learning we will focus on integrating technology into curriculum and professional development in a digital world."

February 11, 2017
Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills

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Come enjoy a FREE day of collaborative learning with colleagues. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to facilitate or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative discussion with multiple facilitators.

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