• Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Cost: Complimentary Registration
  • Location: The Westin Long Beach
    333 East Ocean Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90802

Registration is now open!

Districts around the country are pursuing the goal of putting a device in the hands of every student.

Register now to attend this event to learn about implementing detailed plans that are responsive enough to change course based on feedback from the classroom. This event will provide a lively exchange of ideas among educators who share the common goal of using technology to transform education.

Attendees will hear experts discuss:

  • Strategies for getting buy-in from teachers, parents and students
  • Choosing a device that will be appropriate, flexible and sustainable
  • Maintaining ongoing, personalized PD for teachers and administrators
  • Using mobile devices for blended learning
  • Tips for device management

Who should attend?

  • Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
  • Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Directors/Managers of Technology
  • CTOs
  • Directors/Managers of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructional Technologists
  • Directors of Programs: Humanities, STEM
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Professional Development Directors

Featured Speakers:

  • Mike Casey
  • Director of Technology, Del Mar Union Schools
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    Michael Casey has over 35 years of experience in Education as a classroom teacher, Educational Technology Resource teacher, Program Manager for Educational Technology and as an Executive Director for Information Technology at San Diego Unified School District. Mr. Casey has taught chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science at the secondary levels. He also taught at the university level at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Extension College. His accomplishments include: enterprise implementations of ERP solutions in human resources, finance, supply chain; student information systems; data warehouse; Microsoft Collaboration Tools; video conferencing; enterprise wireless and special education solutions. He is nationally recognized for successful ERP implementations and has reviewed numerous implementations for the Council of the Great City Schools.

    Mike is a member of Google’s Think Tank for Education. He is currently the Director of Technology for Del Mar Union Schools and the President and CEO of Eire Group a technology consulting solutions group.

  • Daniel Owens
  • Partner, The Learning Accelerator
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    Daniel Owens is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator. He has a wealth of experience in education, philanthropy, and business strategy. His work at TLA focuses on helping districts purchase EdTech devices better, faster, and cheaper, as well as leading The Partnership for LA Schools district-wide blended learning implementation.

    Daniel participated in Teach for America, where he taught underprivileged sixth graders math and science in south central Los Angeles. He joined TLA from J.P. Morgan, where he was an analyst in the Private Bank and focused on strategy and resource allocation. Daniel has served on young leadership boards for both his alma mater (William & Mary) and an education non-profit organization (Summer Search). He has an undergraduate degree in finance from William & Mary, a M.Ed. from Loyola Marymount University, and has studied economics and romance languages at the University of Buenos Aires as a Rotary Scholar.

  • Christopher Piehler
  • Editor-in-Chief, THE Journal
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    Christopher Piehler is the Editor-in-Chief of T.H.E Journal. In addition to the monthly publication, he edits the newsletters Common Core Tech Update, K-12 Mobile Classroom, and FETC Learning Network. He hosts a monthly webinar in EdWeb.net’s EdTech Innovators community, and also appears regularly on Education Talk Radio. He has been a presenter at CoSN and FETC, and recently served as a judge for SIIA’s CODiE Awards.

  • Leslie Wilson
  • CEO, One-to-One Institute
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    Ms. Wilson is CEO and a founding member of One-to-One Institute, a non-profit serving organizations in successful implementation of 1:1 programs. She earlier co-directed Michigan’s 1:1 initiative, Freedom to Learn.

    Ms. Wilson served public education for 31 years as teacher and administrator. An Education Policy/Program Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Ms. Wilson created an advanced fellowship program for educational technology leaders. She completed her undergraduate and doctoral coursework at the University of Michigan, has an MA in instructional technology from Wayne State University, and special education administrator certification from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently Board President of Nexus Academy, Lansing, Michigan, a blended learning high school – redefining education.

    Ms. Wilson co-authored the groundbreaking Project RED research and prior to that another book, “Technology for Learning-A Guidebook for Change”. Follow on publications include: “A Global Toolkit: Project RED” and “Ready, Set, Go”- a guide for implementing 1:1 technologies. As contributing author, Ms. Wilson worked with leaders, policy makers, FCC and USDOE to publish “The Digital Textbook Playbook”. For the text, “Science, Technology & Mathematics (STEM)”, Ms. Wilson wrote the chapter on “Transforming Education: One-to-One”. She is also a frequent blogger, a keynote speaker for many organizations. Recognized as an international expert in education technology-particularly around one to one programs, Ms. Wilson frequently writes and presents to support others’ efforts.

  • Kristen Wright
  • Technology Teacher, Desert Sands Unified School District
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    Kirsten Wright works at Desert Sands Unified School District as a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and is a certified gTrainer. For 8 years she has supported staff and students across 20 elementary schools use Chromebooks, tablets, online web applications, gradebook/report card, and all things Google in the classroom. Previous to this position, she taught 7 years in an elementary classroom. It is truly her passion to be an innovator and blend technology in the curriculum and make learning relevant, fun and exciting!

  • Darryl Adams
  • Superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District
9:30 - 10:00AM
10:00 - 10:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Christopher Piehler
Editor-in-Chief, THE Journal
10:05 - 11:05AM
Opening Keynote: The Ed Tech Device Dilemma: What to Buy, How Much to Pay for It, and Why Is It Always Such a Headache?
Daniel Owens
Partner, The Learning Accelerator
11:05 - 11:35AM
Lessons Learned 1
Darryl Adams
Superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District
11:35 - 11:55AM
Preparing and Maintaining Your 1-to-1 Network
11:55AM - 12:30PM
12:30 - 1:00PM
Lessons Learned 2: A Curriculum Approach to Technology Integration
Mike Casey
Director of Technology, Del Mar Union Schools
1:00 - 2:00PM
Panel: "What Are the Key Steps to 1-to-1 Success?"
2:00 - 2:15PM
2:15 - 2:45PM
Lessons Learned 3: Closing the Gap: A District's 1-to-1 Success Story
Kristen Wright
Technology Teacher, Desert Sands Unified School District
2:45 - 3:45PM
Closing Keynote: Why 1-to-1 Is a Game-Changer: 20 Years of Insight
Leslie Wilson
CEO, One-to-One Institute
3:45 - 3:50PM
Closing Remarks
Christopher Piehler
Editor-in-Chief, THE Journal
3:50 - 5:00PM
Cocktails and Networking

The Westin Long Beach


The Westin Long Beach offers event valet parking for $10 per car and self parking for $8 per car.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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