More information for 2017
January 6-8, 2017, Monterey, CA
Join us for a 3-day conference focused on best practices and current topics associated with the implementation of educational technology. It features keynote speakers Alice Keeler and Rafranz Davis; numerous educator-led breakout sessions; optional ticketed sessions with the keynote speakers; and The App Lab, an edtech-focused unconference space.
NEW! The App Lab
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, and learn from, other conference attendees in a more organic way. Get more information and sign up today!
Who Should Attend
K-12 technology coaches and coordinators, site administrators, teachers, academic coaches, district curriculum and technology staff.
Suggested Funding Sources
Title I, Title 2, Title 3, SIG, LCFF, and SB77 funds
Drew Minock & Brad Waid; Co-founders Two Guys and Some iPads blog and Two Guys Show podcast, elementary school teachers, augmented reality experts
General Session | Friday, January 8 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
True innovation happens when collaboration and creativity are given the opportunity to run wild! Finding many different solutions to the same problem creates outside the box thinking and using technology with this approach breeds innovation. During this session, Drew and Brad will tackle an abundance of web tools, applications and devices to get students working as a team to reach new heights. Come explore how to use technology as a tool to inspire student innovation, collaboration, and creativity! Dedicated Q&A time with Drew Minock and
Brad Waid following their keynote presentation
Catlin Tucker; Google Certified Teacher, bestselling author, high school English teacher - Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education
General Session | Saturday, January 9 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Common Core Standards open the door for new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Teachers have the opportunity to make learning more relevant, engaging and student-centered. Join Catlin as she shares how she is using technology to put students at the center of learning. Catlin will share photos and student work to demonstrate practical ideas for addressing the Common Core Standards using technology. Walk away feeling energized about this shift and eager to explore how you can use technology to transition to the Common Core. Meet and greet/book-signing with Catlin Tucker following her keynote presentation
Joe Marquez; Technology coach, middle school science teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer
General Session | Sunday, January 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
To increase student learning and engagement in an increasingly digital age, the implementation of technology is a critical step in the 21st century classroom. With so many new apps and devices at our disposal, the hardest part of incorporating technology into daily lessons is trying to figure out where to start. Teachers cannot do this alone. They must rely on their fellow educators and their students to drive lessons to the next level. Joe will help you discover how technology can transform your daily lessons, communication with students and help you take control of the Common Core. Come and see why teachers, students and technology are "better together."
You must be registered for the conference to attend these sessions.
Friday, January 8 / Drew Minock & Brad Waid
10:00 am – 12:15 pm
1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Saturday, January 9 / Walking Tour of Monterey
Tour: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Workshop: 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
If you or your school is not a current member, get the best rates by first joining CLMS (middle school educators), CLHS (high school educators) or CLES (elementary school educators), then registering for the conference.
Register Online (secure online form)
Hotel rooms, conference check-in, the exhibit hall and all sessions will be held at:
Monterey Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Marriott conference room rate: $145; call the hotel directly at (831) 649-4234
Ask for the special CLS conference rate (hotel sells out quickly; alternative hotel listed below)
The Monterey Marriott is within easy walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are just minutes away.
Hotel Pacific conference room rate: $145; call the hotel directly at (831) 373-5700
Ask for the special CLS conference rate. The Hotel Pacific is a short walk to the Marriott.
Friday, January 8, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 9, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 10, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Credit: Earn one semester unit from Fresno Pacific University; sign up on-site.
Cancellation requests must be in writing and faxed to (562) 430-5607. Please call as soon as you fax your request to verify receipt at (562) 430-3136. ALL registrations submitted are subject to the cancellation policy. There is no refund for no-shows.
Prior to 11/8/15 - $60 fee; 11/8/15 - 12/7/15 - 50% fee; after 12/7/15 - no refund.
A colleague may substitute for you to avoid cancellation penalties.
Conference information is subject to change. Meals are not included.