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Thursday, April 11
 

2:15pm

5 Cybersecurity Questions Every Executive Leader Should Ask
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 Laurel Nava

Laurel Nava

Director of Education and Events, CETPA



Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

2:15pm

Connect: Providing Equity Through Access
Devices in the hands of students have little impact if teachers are not trained to integrate technology effectively within the lesson design. The Connect initiative moves beyond devices to ensure connection and equity.  In developing the Connect initiative, our district addressed devices, internet access at home through an LTE network, and teacher training.  This session will describe the processes and strategies used to involve multiple departments, ensuring that cross department teams worked together to make decisions regarding student devices, at home internet connection, and plans for professional development.  

Speakers
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Scott Bailey

Superintendent, Desert Sands USD
avatar for Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D.

Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D.

Chief Innovation and Information Officer, Desert Sands Unified School District


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

2:15pm

Culture Eats Structure for Breakfast
 The #1 thing that successful school organizations have in common is that the adults work together as a team within a culture of respect. But how do we make that happen? Leadership is not a quick-fix; leadership is the art of cultivating a long-term reciprocal relationship built around teamwork and what’s best for kids. This session is presented by two principals- one elementary and one continuation high school- and will focus on how they each used the same concepts in different ways to redefine culture at their schools.  The session will focus on how to re-energize teachers to find their "why", and how to align that to who you purport yourselves to be as a school.

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Sarris

Shanna Sarris

Principal, Simi Valley Unified School District
avatar for Dr. Terri Leon

Dr. Terri Leon

Principal, Simi Valley Unified School District


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

2:15pm

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
MG

Melissa Gallegos

Associate, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo



Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

2:15pm

Who you gonna call (at the CDE)? #WeCanHelp
With changes in leadership at the state level, come learn and have an opportunity to give input on the future direction of the department. Give input on student data privacy, data systems, connectivity, professional development opportunities and more...

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Jerry Winkler

Jerry Winkler

Director, CDE
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 boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.


Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

3:45pm

Are You Providing a Habitat of Happiness?
Ask staff members what makes them unhappy at work, and you will hear about low salary, apathetic students and parents, and possibly an unskilled supervisor.  Did you know that most people leave their bosses not their jobs? Managed badly, some factors make people miserable. But even if they are managed wonderfully, it doesn’t make anyone work much harder or smarter.  Staff members are motivated, instead, by interesting work, challenge and increased responsibility.  These intrinsic factors answer people’s deep- seated need for growth and achievement.  Participants will walk away from this session with very doable actions and resources that help to create meaning in their staff’s day-today work. 


Speakers
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Johnna Grell

Superintendent, Oakland Military Institute


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

3:45pm

Impacting Instruction with Innovation
As school districts continue to move further into adopting state standards and NGSS is there an opportunity for providing teachers with more options that can impact student learning, shift pedagogy, increase engagement and adopt effective tools.  Orange Unifed School District has begun infusing computer science ideology into core curriculur classrooms through a three step process.  Participants in this presentation will be introduced how the district has introduced new tools through an evaluation process that turned into hands on experiences for teachers and classroom demonstrations for school sites.  This all culminates with teachers then being able to check out tools they can use that will influence purchasing decisions. Individuals will walk away with a system that can work for nearly any technology adoption for instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

3:45pm

Maverick Leadership
Inspire the maverick in all educators – give them tools and techniques to move even the most reticent educational institutions forward to benefit all kids. Attendees will walk away with immediately applicable ways to transform the culture of their campus to provide students with the best possible opportunities for success through innovative approaches to professional learning, passion-based initiatives and inspiring examples of leadership. Rather than recommend formal lesson plans, we believe 21st century learners require more flexible strategies and mindsets in their teachers.

Education draws passionate & talented individuals to its ranks. These professionals are completely dedicated to student learning, and strive daily to connect with each student to help them achieve. Often, these motivated individuals get driven into a ‘bunker’ mentality by forces beyond their control, and take refuge in making the learning environment the best for those students within their scope of influence.

Learn how educational leaders break out of these confines and stretch their entrepreneurial muscles through innovative public-private partnerships, contests, outreach and other efforts. Inspire the maverick in all educators – using successful examples to give them tools and techniques to move even the most reticent educational institutions forward for the benefit of all kids.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Chief Technology Officer, Laguna Beach Unified School District
LBUSD is 1 of 3 districts to watch in CA as a “leading digital district.” Laguna is a… “Bright spot serving as a light of encouragement and guidance for our state.” - Tom Torlakson Laguna was named 4th in the top 10 small digital districts in the Nation through the NSBA... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence

Senior Director, Educator Engagement, PowerSchool
Mike is an award-winning teacher, administrator and educational leader. He served as the CEO of CUE, expanding the nonprofit’s impact, and also directed the California Student Media Festival (mediafestival.org) for a decade. He served two terms on the ISTE Board and on the UNES... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

3:45pm

Media and Information Literacy Toolkit
It is more important than ever for our students and educators to be media and information literate. Join us and learn about the recent efforts at the California Department of Education (CDE) to support media and information literacy and the newly passed requirements of Senate Bill 830. Come prepared to share your ideas and lessons that integrate California's Model School Library Standards and other content areas  - your contributions will help the CDE build out a free, online toolkit that will help educators, students, and parents in California and beyond!

Speakers


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

3:45pm

Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World
Are you ready to empower yourself and your staff? 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 well being. 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 teachers and students can use to increase their sense of wellbeing.
  • Engage in activities that employ these strategies and are designed for classroom use.
  • 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
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

3:45pm

You're My Best Friend: Password Management & You
"If I get one more password and login, I'm gonna lose it." "Oh, I just make them all the same thing so I don't forget." "What was my password again?" Do these sound like you, your staff, or your students? In this session, get hands-on with a password manager while Webs and Mike talk through why this is an essential tool for you, your staff, and your students in order to protect their data and privacy all while making your lives easier.

Speakers
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Mike Lang

Technology Strategist, The Intelligent Hoodlums, Dearing ES - Clark County School District
avatar for Stephanie Weber

Stephanie Weber

Software Developer & Digital Coach, The Intelligent Hoodlums
Presently, I spend my days as a software developer. Previously, I've been in education as a classroom teacher, digital learning coach, specialist, and curriculum designer. I get fired up about digital hygiene. Tweet me and I'll help you set up your password manager.



Thursday April 11, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon 8 Hilton Universal City
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:45am

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, push teachers and students to new heights, and connect with their entire school community using social media.  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, many tech-related, that you can use to inspire change in your school starting Monday morning!  

Speakers
avatar for Tim Floyd

Tim Floyd

Assistant Principal, Huntington Beach Union High School District
I have spent 16 years in education. 2 years as an instructional aide and a sub, 10 years a teacher and coach, and I have spent the past 4 years as a high school administrator. I am very passionate about education and I enjoy learning and sharing with others.


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

8:45am

Communicating with Purpose: "Harnessing the Power of Google to Create a Centralized Communications Hub in Your Organization."
Do you have staff members who are constantly asking the office for dates, schedules, and lists?  Or perhaps, your site may struggle with clarity or consistency of communication?  Maybe you're even looking for practical ways to use less paper without sending tons of emails.  If you are familiar with Google tools and wan't to learn a practical way to harness the power of a "Google Hub" to enhance communication and clarity at your site, then this session is for you!  You will come away with knowledge and ideas for creating a Google Hub at your site.  This will enable you as a school leader to have a central location in the cloud for your staff to access any needed bulletins, communications or schedules 24/7, 365.   Say good bye to the days of constantly having to send emails and provide paper copies of lists and schedules and say hello to a new culture of efficiency and clarity with your staff through a Google Hub!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cukro

Matt Cukro

Principal, Meadow Green Elementary School- Lowell Joint School District



Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

8:45am

Digital Response Drill
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.  This session has been updated with current legislation

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Soeth

Matthew Soeth

Founder, #ICANHELP
Matt Soeth is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for #ICANHELP, a non-profit aimed at educating and empowering students to help delete negativity online. At the helm of #ICANHELP, Matt works to grow the vision and resources of the nonprofit which have included an expanded digital... Read More →
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 boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Club Room Hilton Universal City

8:45am

Empowered by What You See: Transforming Teachers with Video-Reflective Practices
Administrators and coaches consistently look for innovative ways to enhance professional learning for teachers.  Did you know that it only takes a few minutes of video footage to capture a wealth of visual and auditory information related to classroom instruction and climate?  The question is, ‘What should you be looking at’? This session provides research based information to help cultivate reflective teachers by teaching them how to distinguishing between details and evidence.  Additionally, this session provides essential tools in coaching teachers as they learn to watch personal teaching segments with purpose, and learn to prioritize and analyze evidence in efforts to promote self-directed change to instruction and delivery style.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kasey Hutchinson

Dr. Kasey Hutchinson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Newton County School System
Dr. Kasey Clements-Hutchinson is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Newton County Schools. Dr. Hutchinson has worked extensively with Title I Schools for 21 years holding various roles including classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology specialist. She is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall

Director of Technology and Media Services, Newton County School System
Ever since Adam received his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the amazing things that technology can add to instruction. Dr. Phyall began teaching as a science teacher and quickly saw the power technology had on classroom instruction. Very early on, he worked with students... Read More →



Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

8:45am

Student Technology Interns and The Power of What If
Over the past four years, our student technology intern program has developed into an organic empowerment initiative. It began with one student’s bold email asking about a possibility and has led to a cultural transformation regarding professional development, department organization,  and tech support. Join us as we reflect on our journey to provide authentic experiences for our students as learners and hear how they became leaders, teachers, collaborators, and change-makers. 

This session will offer school leaders practical tips on bringing this program to their schools as well as a planning guide to examine student, staff, and parent needs supported by an internship program. 


Speakers
RK

Rucha Kadam

student intern, LCHS
JK

Jeffrey Kaufman

student intern, LCHS
avatar for Jamie Lewsadder

Jamie Lewsadder

Teacher, www.lcusd.net
I'm obsessed with Design Thinking after tagging along with our junior high history teachers on a trip to Stanford's D School. Since then, I see the world differently and want to find ways to share what I learned. When not talking about redefining the purpose of open house or challenging... Read More →
KM

Kevin Mo

student intern, LCHS
DP

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, LCHS


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Future Ready Staff Meetings For Millenials to Baby Boomers
Regardless of your age, every educator hopes to be engaged as a professional and empowered as an individual. Staff meetings are the precious moments we can depend upon as team leaders to bring everyone together and truly take our community to the “next level.” Get experience with impactful, simple instructional strategies that are sure to bring more choice, clarification, connectivity, and celebration to your next meeting and professional development day.

Areas that will be explored: 
  • Gamification
  • Passion Projects
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Creative Communication
  • Meeting Protocols

If we want our teachers to infuse their classrooms with excellent instruction, we have to model it! 

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Co-Founder, Partner, BUOY Consultants
In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As co-founder of BUOY Consultants, her deep interest in professional... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

10:30am

Harmonizing Policies to Save Time, Money and Headaches Related to eDiscovery, Public Record Act Requests and Data Breaches
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, Public Records Act requests are becoming a weekly occurrence, and Data Breaches are occurring with increasingly frequency. The time is now to properly align your institution’s policies and legal strategy to be better prepared for these events. Institutions should have a formalized plan for document retention and destruction that acts as a starting point for effectively handling these situations. This session will discuss these issues and strategies for best practices to reduce risk, headaches and ultimately save time and money for your district.

Speakers
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Paul Sachs

Senior Counsel, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

10:30am

How Lead 3 Changed Me
Come and hear about the different lessons learned from LEAD 3 and how they’ve been applied at both the school site and district level. Join us as we share the different ways that LEAD has had an impact on our practices and the lives of the students we serve.We will share the high leverage learning that we’ve taken from LEAD and the specific ways in which it was implemented in our everyday work to improve teaching and learning. We will share examples of everything from developing multi-tiered levels of district wide technology professional development to specific ways to build culture at your school and district. Plus, you will have an opportunity to share your own life changing LEAD experiences!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Luque

Mark Luque

Assistant Superintendent, Bakersfield City School District
Assistant Superintendent, Bakersfield CSD
avatar for Abe Rivera

Abe Rivera

Principal, Washington Middle School
Lead Learner at @WMSofBCSD. #BeMighty #TeamBCSD
BB

Ben Boesch

Educational Technology Specialist, Bakersfield City School District
LK

Lemuel Kwon

Principal, Bakersfield City School District Casa Loma Elementary
RF

Rayshell Fambrough

Educational Technology Specialist, Bakersfield City School District


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon 8 Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Innovative Leadership that Supports Student Achievement
During this session, participants be invited to deepen their understanding about what it takes to be an innovative leader from any seat. We will discuss what Innovative Leadership looks like, how we can support it, and what to look for when evaluating programs. Based on some of the teachings in the book The Innovator's DNA, we will break down the elements that lead to supporting and encouraging innovative practices in schools. We will also discuss barriers that prevent innovative practices and share ways to overcome the barriers.

Speakers
avatar for Erin English

Erin English

Executive Director of Innovation, San Diego County Office of Education
My goal is to ensure all children are provided with tools and experiences that will ensure they become productive, participating, self actualized adults.


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Leading with Social Media
A panel discussion with state leaders and organizations that are focusing on showcasing educators and students who are Social Media Leaders and real life digital citizens. Walk away with resources and tools that can be used in our district/school.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
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 boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.
avatar for Matthew Soeth

Matthew Soeth

Founder, #ICANHELP
Matt Soeth is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for #ICANHELP, a non-profit aimed at educating and empowering students to help delete negativity online. At the helm of #ICANHELP, Matt works to grow the vision and resources of the nonprofit which have included an expanded digital... Read More →
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Club Room Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Preparing Our Students For A Non-Obvious Future
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, as well as issues around poverty, under and unemployment, and connections between education and employment, 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


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

10:30am

Saturday Summits: Building Professional Learning Capacity
Our district has established a program of regular Saturday Summits, in which teachers learn from other teachers in a conference-style day. In this discussion, we will share how we got started, how we support teachers as presenters, how we organize the days, and lessons we have learned.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
I am a former high school science teacher and ToSA for 21st-Century Instruction. Now I work as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, helping teachers move toward student-centered, inquiry-based, technology-rich instruction. I am a Google Certified Innovator, an organizer of EdCamp... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

1:45pm

(#Go)Open is a State of Mind
The #GoOpen movement has been spreading across the nation. This shift to replace textbooks with Open Educational Resources curriculum collections can help modernize instructional practices and provide flexible high quality materials. This session will get behind the why, the how, and the what of the Grossmont Union High School District's move towards open resources in the context of a 1:1 Chromebook program.

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

1:45pm

Data Privacy: Scams, Laws & Resources, Oh My!
In the ever-shifting landscape of data privacy, come learn about current trends, new mandates (e.g., the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018) and resources that can help you stay abreast of what's happening and provide effective leadership for the staff, teachers, students, and parents in your school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Jerry Winkler

Jerry Winkler

Director, CDE
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 boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

1:45pm

Digital Citizenship for your Whole District
Participants will be guided structures and resources that will help them implement a Digital Citizenship program and curriculum throughout their entire district. There will be a take-away framework with connected templates, free resources, and activities that can be applied to any collective of educators, big or small. Participants will be given time to identify possible obstacles and generate solutions through shared experiences.

Agenda:
The Why
Rationale for implementing Dig Cit
Finding stakeholders who can be impacted by these issues
The What
Scope & Sequence
Resources for teachers, admin, and families
The How
Communication Templates and Organizational Tools
Garnering top level support
Event Planning Guides for school sites and parent groups
Forming Partnership within and outside of your district
Tracking Successes

Speakers

Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

1:45pm

From Chief Technology Officer to Chief Storytelling Officer: Modeling Modern Administrative Communication
Administrators expect teachers to implement 21st century skills in lessons, but communications from administrators don’t often engage teachers with cutting-edge tools. We'll talk about how to become a better storyteller: tutorials, social media, announcements and more!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Co-Founder, Partner, BUOY Consultants
In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As co-founder of BUOY Consultants, her deep interest in professional... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

1:45pm

Lead the Feed: Mastering Your Social Media Approach
Ten years ago social media was something we did on the side...now it's deeply integrated into the K-12 classroom. Teachers, students, staff, administrators--not only are we constantly checking our feeds, but we're incorporating it into lesson design. But as fast as we learn one system, another one crops up. How can you stay ahead of the curve, master a constantly-changing tool, all while keep your students and their data safe, private, and secure? Join us as we take a look at how social media has impacted the classroom environment and district policies on privacy. Learn what school administrators can do to safeguard students, staff and their district from unintended negative outfall from social media use.


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bennett

Andrea Bennett

Executive Director, CETPA


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

1:45pm

Relationships Above All
Connections matter more than anything.  Effective leaders understand that.  And in this interactive session you're not only going to learn about Positive Psychology research critical to actualizing the potential of your staff and students.  You will also engage in experiential activities from the field of interpersonal neurobiology to simple improv games and feel the benefits yourself!  All in the name of creating healthy relationships in your school. Warning - this session will be active, super fun, and you’ll learn a ton!


Speakers
avatar for Roni Habib

Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

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
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Club Room Hilton Universal City

3:00pm

Building Leadership Capacity: A Future Ready Model for District PD
Leaders across the organization are faced with ever increasing demands and challenges. How does a district go about providing relevant and timely support to leaders? Where are the future leaders coming from? Learn how Union School District is building a culture of learning leaders through professional development and a service oriented district office mindset. We'll share our successful (and not so successful) approaches to building leadership capacity across all levels of the organization.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew	Schwab

Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mandarin A Hilton Universal City

3:00pm

Data & Budget: Connecting Instructional Technology Data to Budget Planning
One of the challenging and exciting aspects of being a district administrator is collaborating with stakeholders to design a technology department budget that aligns with the technology plan and measured by outcomes.  In order to do this, multiple sources of data (Instructional Technology Audits, BrightBytes, Stakeholder Interviews, Change Management Data, etc.).must be triangulated and connected back to technology plan goals, then budget planning.  This session is designed to be nuts and bolts while being visionary and aspirational.

Speakers
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Lisa Bieler

TOSA,, BHUSD, Horace Mann School
JB

Jesse Braun,

TOSA, BHUSD, Beverly Hills High School
avatar for Bernadette Lucas

Bernadette Lucas

Director of Technology, Beverly Hills Unified School District


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mandarin B HIlton Universal City

3:00pm

Hacking Social Emotional Learning
Creating a multifaceted social-emotional learning program that is both ongoing and engaging to students of all ages can be a daunting task for any school leader. Come discover the ideas/strategies one school site implemented to make SEL a priority. 

This will be a hands-on, interactive, and high-energy presentation. Participants will hear about and see examples of the various strategies, ideas, and events we implemented on our campus and in our classrooms that not only went beyond the traditional motivational speaker/assembly but made SEL as much a part of the curriculum as math or science. Participants will also get an opportunity to hear how we incorporated our upper-grade students in a variety of ways to be models for our primary students including teaching the social-emotional lessons to our K-3 classes themselves!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Schmidt

Todd Schmidt

Principal, Weaver Elementary
Lead Innovator @WeaverWhales. Proud husband, father to 2 beautiful girls #DadsAsPrincipals; Ed.D- @USC (Fight On!). Faculty- @ChapmanU & #cuerockstar. Phil 4:13


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hiro Room Hilton Universal

3:00pm

Life after San Jose: Complying with the California Public Records Act in 2019
The California Public Records Act was originally enacted prior to the proliferation of the internet, email and smart devices. Compliance with the Act in the digital age has become increasingly difficult as recognized by the California Supreme Court in City of San Jose v. Superior Court (2017) 2 Cal.5th 608. This presentation will explore the current state of the law as well as practices and strategies put in place by local educational agencies to ensure the increasing demands of the Act are met.

Speakers
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Paul McGlocklin

Associate, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Partner


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 6B Hilton Universal City

3:00pm

Taking the First Step: Making Personalized Learning Work for Your Classroom
Personalized Learning, while a popular concept in education, is often daunting and nebulous for teachers wishing to implement.  This session will review a case study where a middle school Language Arts teacher adapted his unit design to allow for a personalized approach.  It guides teachers and administrators on simple first steps that can be taken to transform pedagogical approach.  This session is co-presented with a teacher and district administrator.

Speakers
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Jake Booterbaugh

Language Arts Teacher, El Segundo Middle School
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Jack Plotkin

Director of Innovation & Student Support, El Segundo Unified School District
Personalized Learning. Personalized Professional Learning. Neurodiversity. Inclusive Learning Environments. Authentic Learning. Research in Education.



Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sierra Suite Hilton Universal

3:00pm

Work Smarter with Evernote
Looking for ways to organize everything you need to be more productive, collaborate with teammates and get organized in both your personal and professional life?  Then you need to try Evernote to create and store your own set of digital notes that let you take notes, make to-do-lists, capture ideas, store relevant documents and emails.  In other words, Get Organized.  

With the abundance of information, tasks to complete and the need to collaborate today's leaders must not only know what the new tools are but must also use them to be productive in their own lives.  This workshop will provide the information and hands on experience to get you started using Evernote.   
Participants will learn how to:

* Gather ideas and inspiration
* Collect data in any format and put it all in one place
* Organize projects and to-do’s
* Share your notes with a collaborator or team
* Easily find what you are looking for, fast
* Collaborate with team members 


Speakers
avatar for Butch Owens

Butch Owens

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL Cadre
TICAL Cadre Member


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 8 Hilton Universal City