Moving Forward with Common Core State Standards: Harnessing the Power of Technology

EVENT DETAILS

  • November 14, 2013
  • Four Points by Sheraton LAX Hotel
    9750 Airport Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

Moving Forward with Common Core State Standards: Harnessing the Power of Technology

 

Almost 100 California educators gathered in Los Angeles on November 14 to build their capacity to integrate technology into Common Core State Standards implementation. Participating district and county office of education teams had opportunities to engage with experts and each other, learn about practical tools and strategies, and plan implementation of and training for the use of technology to support Common Core classroom instruction and assessment.

The goal of the event was that participants would leave:

  • With a greater understanding of how technology can be employed in the service of CCSS instruction;
  • Prepared to engage others in planning implementation and developing district policy for high quality instruction in the CCSS with the strategic use of technology; and
  • Having developed connections and a community of district and county leaders engaged in leveraging technology to implement the standards.

The keynote address, Inspiring Teachers with Technology, was presented by Rushton Hurley, Executive Director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of short, creative videos by and for teachers at http://NextVista.org.

During the day, participants tweeted, chatted online, and shared their hopes and fears about technology integration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout sessions actively engaged participants in exploring ways to prepare teachers to become not just technology literate, but technology proficient, including topics such as essentials for 1:1 initiatives, sensible technology policies, Google apps, web 2.0 and open source resources, digital storytelling, and other topics.

For more information about this event, please contact Meg Livingston Asensio, mliving@wested.org, 415.615.3196.

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