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.
General Session | Friday, January 10 | 9:00 - 10:30 am
Friday, January 10 | 10:45 - 11:45 am
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
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.
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.
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
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.
$409 members / $469 non-members
$449 members / $509 non-members
Not a current member? Get the best rates by first joining CLS, then registering for the conference.Educator of the Year Dinner Tickets Price $60
College credit is available - sign up at conference check-in.
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.