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Teaching with Technology

Technology in the classroom has the potential to bridge gaps in learning and level the playing field for many students; however, as technology becomes more and more present in education, we need to be mindful that the technology we use is helping, and not further harming, our most vulnerable students. It is critical to ensure that it doesn’t widen gaps in equity. How can we, as educators, make sure that the technology we are using is giving ALL students voice and bridging gaps that need to be bridged?

At this year’s Teaching with Technology conference, CLS is turning a critical eye towards how technology can help ALL students access a quality education. Join us for 3 days of the great edtech content you have come to expect from this conference, as well as important discussions around edtech equity and access for all students.

Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

General Session | Friday, January 10 | 9:00 - 10:30 am
Crafting Kaleidoscopes

Identities are like kaleidoscopes; made up of many tiny pieces that come together to create unique images. Educators have the power to help students create their kaleidoscopes every day. Together, we will explore stories of identity, and we will learn how we can foster environments that give each student the opportunity to represent and feel proud of their identity.

Ari Flewelling

Ken Shelton

Friday, January 10 | 10:45 - 11:45 am
Equity and Inclusion: You Are The Binder

When it comes to ensuring your classroom or school is equitable and inclusive, many educators look outside of themselves to find the resources to ensure they are doing it correctly. This method may work in the short term, but in order to become an equitable and inclusive educator, you need to put in the work necessary to become an equitable and inclusive person, then you can simply teach naturally. In this session, we will take an active look at some ways to create inclusion and community in any classroom or school and then examine our own identities to determine how who we are affects institutional inequalities that contribute to the predictability of who succeeds and fails in our schools. (Included with registration)

General Session | Saturday, January 11 | 8:30 - 10:00 am
Techquity: Creating Learning Environments For Sustainability, Equity, and Access

Learn how to address one of the biggest challenges educators face today -- providing students with equitable learning opportunities. The primary purpose of this keynote is to provide a detailed analysis of why we must ensure our students are provided a diverse and equitable educational experience. Further expanding on the primary purpose will be a look at how technology serves as both a needed and critical component to that end. Also, we will look at how to incorporate a culturally relevant and culturally responsive pedagogy to any content area.

Educator-led Breakout Sessions

Choose from a variety of 1-hour sessions, included with registration. Registered attendees will be able to create their schedules approximately 1 week prior to the conference. Session offerings are subject to change.

Optional Ticketed Sessions

The following sessions are offered at an additional cost and you must be registered for the conference to attend. Schedule is subject to change.

Ari Flewelling | Crafting Kaleidoscopes, Deep Dive | Friday, January 10 | 1:00 - 3:15 pm
During this session we will dive into the Share strategy from the Crafting Kaleidoscopes keynote. We will learn about using Screencastify to showcase student work and about Flipgrid for student voice and community. Ideas presented will be aligned to the SAMR model and can be applicable in a TK12 environment. We will use the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards to guide our conversations and thinking. Price $65

Ken Shelton | Designing A Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy | Saturday, January 11 | 2:15 - 4:30 pm
This highly interactive workshop will take participants through the process of creating culturally sensitive/responsive learning opportunities for students. We will look at and participate in several key instructional outcome areas as well as identify several technology-rich integration strategies. Key takeaways are as follows: 1. What are the characteristics of and how to become better culturally responsive educators? 2. What are the characteristics of and how do we ensure cultural relevance in our learning environments? 3. How and why does technology play a critical role in both areas of culture as well as sustainability in providing equitable access to learning? Price $65

Conference Highlights

The AppLab is a break-away from sit and get sessions; it is a space where participants can collaboratively explore what they have learned at the conference. While each session in The AppLab will focus on a specific app or activity and has a facilitator, this isn’t a traditional lecture session where someone is teaching how to use an app. Instead, The AppLab is a place to explore and experiment with new apps and to interact with/learn from other conference participants in a more organic way.

CLS Educator of the Year Awards
The Elementary and High School Educator of the Year awards are given annually to educators from each of the CLS regions who exemplify educational excellence and have made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform in elementary and high schools. The regional nominees will be honored during the Saturday keynote and the State Educators of the Year will be announced during the Sunday closing session.

The Monterey Marriott is within easy walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf. Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are just minutes away.

Special CLS hotel rate: $169, plus taxes and fees.
Book online or call the hotel directly at (831) 649-4234.


Conference Rates

Early Bird (through December 10th):

$409 members / $469 non-members

Regular Rates (after December 10th):

$449 members / $509 non-members

Not a current member? Get the best rates by first joining CLS, then registering for the conference.

Register Online

Educator of the Year Dinner Tickets Price $60
Download Printable Registration Form

Conference Schedule
Friday, January 10, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, January 11, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 12, 8:30 - 12:15 pm

Suggested Funding Sources
Apply LCAP Supplemental & Concentration, Title I, Title II, and Title III funds to help fulfill your LCAP Stakeholder Engagement goals and specific actions.

College Credit

College credit is available - sign up at conference check-in.

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. ALL registrations submitted are subject to the cancellation policy. There is no refund for no-shows. Prior to 11/10/19 10% cancellation fee; 11/11/19-12/10/19; 50% fee; after 12/10/19 - no refund; a colleague may substitute to avoid cancellation penalties.

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