March & April PD Events

Hey Chrome Warriors, check out all of the fun things going on in the world of PD and educational technology online and nearby! We'll be hosting another Chrome Warrior game for the Lead 3 Symposium (similar to the one we just hosted for #CUE17)--we hope you'll join us in participating in another collaborative, gamified learning experience.

April 20-22, 2017
Redondo Beach, CA
Lead 3 Symposium

The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” Three organizations, one mission – Educational Leadership for the 21st century.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Professional development
  • Implementing educational technology
  • Gamified learning
  • Digital citizenship
  • Social media
  • Pedagogy
  • LCAP information
  • And more!

March 25-27, 2017
Anaheim, CA
ASCD Empower 17

"ASCD Empower17 will empower educators—teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents—to create their own personalized professional learning experience.

  • Start with a new vision. Hear General Session speakers who will shift your perspective with out-of-the-box thinking and breakthrough solutions sure to deliver a "wow" moment (or two)!
  • Gather new ideas. Learn what's new in education from our all-star line-up of Special Session speakers. You’ll hear from leaders in education—innovators and disrupters with important messages to share.
  • Delve into the nitty gritty. Explore practical solutions at Concurrent Sessions, where experienced practitioners will share case studies, best practices, and actionable ideas in lively, interactive sessions.
  • Roll up your sleeves! Meet up with your team on-site in the Reflection Pool—a comfortable space designed to facilitate group collaboration and innovative thinking—to begin transforming your classroom or school."

March 30, 2017
San Francisco, CA
EdSurge Panel: The Role of Accelerators in 2017

"In recent years the education sector has attracted a wide variety of talent—from young, starry-eyed entrepreneurs to blue-chip giants—all making aggressive forays into the market. Also onboard are foundations, investors and accelerators that aim to provide the capital and other resources to support sustainable businesses.

What is so attractive about this opportunity for early-stage edtech startups—and what can we learn from the successes and struggles of educators and entrepreneurs? Even more important: How will we know if their tools actually impact teaching and learning?

This event, sponsored by Intel Education Accelerator, will explore the forces at work that connect the builders, buyers and users of education technology. Panelists will offer different perspectives—from the boardroom to the classroom—into the good, bad and sometimes befuddling side of what works in this complex ecosystem.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided. EdSurge’s Sydney Johnson will moderate the panel. Stay tuned for speakers!"

April 8, 2017
San Francisco, CA
CUE SF Bridge 2 Tech Innovation Summit

"CUE San Francisco in collaboration with the SFUSD Department of Technology, is excited to present the 2nd Annual Bridge 2 Tech Innovation Summit! Join us for a hands-on, engaging day of professional learning sessions designed to help you infuse technology into your instructional practice to deepen student learning and innovate in the classroom.

We’ll kick off the morning with an engaging keynote address from Roni Habib! Roni is an expert in helping educators become more mindful, connected, and playful. In this interactive keynote we'll explore the link between Happiness, Connections, and Creativity! You'll be introduced to concepts from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Positive Psychology, to simple improv games all in the name of creating a space where students can thrive!"

April 19, 2017
Worldwide, online
ISTE: Cultivating a #DigCit State of Mind

"Teachers want a simple way to teach digital citizenship and often rely on packaged curricula that allow them to feel they can “check digital citizenship off the list.” This session will show you how to infuse digital citizenship naturally in everything you do without making it an extra or add-on. #DigCit is a mindset, not a curriculum unto itself."

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