K-12 Common Core, Personalized Learning & Technology Conference
January 10-12, 2014, Monterey, CA
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The Common Core era brings educators new challenges and opportunities. Instructional practices must be altered to address weighty topics such as informational text and abstract reasoning. Yet these sweeping changes also bring a benefit: the chance to truly engage students by connecting teaching and learning to opportunities to pursue personal interests, collaborate with peers, and use technology for project-based learning. Come to the K-12 Common Core, Personalized Learning & Technology Conference to learn more about:
The Common Core standards – What elementary, middle and high school teachers must know about literacy development, academic vocabulary, mathematical practices and more; how to adjust your teaching to target the knowledge, concepts and skills your students need to build.
Technology – How the Common Core standards will prepare our students for the global economy and technology-rich workplace; ways to use tools and techniques such as cloud computing, mobile learning, and 1:1 Chromebook/iPad or bring-your-own-device programs to engage students in relevant, project-based learning.
Personalized Learning – Ways you can create learning environments that address the learning needs, preferences and interests of all students – from English learners to gifted and special education – so they may develop the life, literacy and study skills necessary to perform at grade level and ultimately succeed in college and career.
- LOW registration and hotel rates!
- Training from keynote speakers Dr. Ernest Morrell, Dr. Nancy Frey and Kevin Brookhouser on the Common Core standards, writing and digital media
- More than 80 sessions included with conference registration
- Hands-on computer lab
- For K-12 teachers, administrators, counselors and academic coaches
- College credit available
Keynote Speaker Sessions
Included with Conference Registration
The following sessions (plus over 80 other sessions) are free with registration.
Dr. Ernest Morrell
Director, Institute for Minority and Urban Education, Columbia University Teachers' College; Author
General Session, Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:00 am-10:00 am
Powerful Teaching, Successful Schools: Engaging Diverse Youth in the Digital Age
Explore a socially, culturally and technologically relevant, evidence-based model of education developed by Dr. Morrell and colleagues that engages students and raises academic excellence in 21st-century schools. See how your school can infuse media across the content areas, meet the Common Core State Standards, and boost achievement and graduation rates in the process. Grade-level examples will be provided.
Dr. Nancy Frey
Professor, San Diego State University; Teacher-Leader, Health Sciences
High and Middle College; Author
General Session, Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 am-10:00 am
Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st-Century Classrooms
Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. Students in the 21st century still need the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and learn how to use technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways.
Digital Citizenship and Humanities Teacher, York School; Google Certified Teacher
Closing Session, Sunday, January 12, 2014, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Personalizing Learning to Reach a Public Audience
Student-centered learning is wonderful. Even better is audience-centered learning, in which students discover their passions and talents by creating real solutions for real people. By merging Common Core standards with the latest digital publication and distribution tools, students can learn to work with peers to empathize with others, prototype ideas, iterate with feedback, and design products and solutions that meet real-world needs.
Optional Ticketed Sessions
Sessions are first-come, first-served. Sign up as soon as possible during the conference registration process to reserve your space. You must be registered for the conference to attend.
Friday, January 10 / 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Dr. Ernest Morrell
Successfully Teaching Media and Popular Culture Across the Content Areas
How can we get students excited about learning while also transmitting necessary disciplinary content and imparting relevant 21st-century skills? How can students become informed and capable media consumers and producers in math, English, science and social studies classes? In this hands-on workshop, educators will explore ways to infuse social media, digital documentary filmmaking, film, music, advertisements, and other forms of contemporary media into their already existing curricula. Price: $85
Saturday, January 11 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dr. Nancy Frey / Teaching Students to Write Like Reporters
The CCSS writing standards challenge students to produce writing that is based on their reading, rather than demonstrated as a stand-alone skill. But simply assigning more writing will not result in more skilled writers. Rather, students need to be carefully taught the conventions and grammars of writing, as well as the kinds of text types they can produce. This session will focus on text-based writing, and how writing stamina and skill can be purposefully built using an instructional framework that ensures students will be able to write like reporters. Price: $85
Friday, January 10 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
iPad for Educators – includes the new iPad Mini! Price: $485
Saturday, January 11 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
iPad for Educators – bring your own iPad. Price: $85
Get a 16-GB wifi iPad mini or bring your own iPad and learn to use it! See how to unleash your creativity and empower your students for Common Core and project-based learning with this classroom tool. Explore set-up, the microphone and camera, adding and creating content, and using educational, media and other apps. Review mobile learning in the classroom, 1:1 programs, and volume licensing for education.
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.
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Registrations will be accepted (online, by mail and fax) through noon on January 6, 2014. After that, all registrations must be done onsite at the Monterey Marriott (there is no extra fee).
Location and Schedule
Hotel rooms, conference check-in, the exhibit hall and all sessions will be held at:
Monterey Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Special conference hotel room rate: $135; call the hotel directly at (831) 649-4234
Please reserve your hotel room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
The Monterey Marriott is within easy walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are just minutes away.
Schedule of Conference Activities
Friday, January 10, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 12, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Check-in will begin at 7:00 am on Friday morning (and possibly Thursday evening, check with hotel registration upon arrival).
About California League of Schools
California League of Schools is a nonprofit educators’ association encompassing the communities of California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools and California League of Elementary Schools. CLS is dedicated to helping K-12 educators improve student learning through useful, evidence-based professional development and other resources.
University Credit: Earn one semester unit for $83 from Fresno Pacific University; sign up on-site.
Who Should Attend
Grades K-12 site administrators, teachers, counselors, academic coaches; district curriculum and technology staff. Bring a team for best results.
Suggested Funding Sources
Titles I, II and III; QEIA; Common Core implementation funds; EIA (Economic Impact Aid); LCFF
Conference information is subject to change. Meals are not included.
ALL registrations received are subject to the cancellation policy. 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. There is no refund for no-shows.
Through 11/11/13 - $60 fee; 11/12/13 through 12/10/13 - 50% fee; After 12/10/13 - no refund.
A colleague may substitute for you to avoid cancellation penalties.