Workshops Scheduled for Winter 2015


 Getting Googly -- Communicate, Collaborate, Create, Engate with Google

 [NOTE:  4 Spaces Left]

Hosted by Charter Oak Unified School District

20350 E. Cienega Ave., Covina  91724, Room A-1, Adult Educ. Tech Center

Thursday, February 5, 2015 -- 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.






Jason Borgen

is native to using technology in education. During his tenure as a teacher, Jason spent time providing technology support and professional development to teachers, administrators, and students. He earned a Masters degree in educational leadership from San Jose State University and is currently working for The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). TICAL is a statewide project in California, funded by the Department of Education.  TICAL's mission is to assist administrators across the state with technology integration and support. TICAL also provides services to the state of Arkansas.  Working out of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Jason provides professional development workshops and credential coursework to local teachers and administrators.  Jason became a Google Certified Teacher in 2008.   He presents at national, statewide, and regional education conferences.



Description of Workshop:

This full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. A Google Certified Teacher, will share implementation strategies relating to Google Docs, Google Chrome, Google Classroom, Google Sites, and... even more.

Note: Participants should bring their own laptop equipped with Google Chrome and with ability to connect wirelessly.



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California ASCD, Scholastic and the Visalia Unified School District Present:


Preparing Reticent Writers to Construct Competent CCSS-Aligned Responses

Presenter:  Dr. Kate Kinsella


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visalia Unified School District, Visalia



Dr. Kate Kinsella is an adjunct faculty member in San Francisco State University’s Center for Teacher Efficacy. Her extensive national consultancy, training, and publications focus upon improving achievement of less proficient readers and immigrant youth. She provides guidance to state departments and districts on evidence-based instructional practices to promote gains for English Learners and under-resourced students in states as varied as New York, California and Texas. A teacher’s teacher, Dr. Kinsella has maintained active classroom involvement by teaching high school English Learners in her University’s Step to College Program and by providing in-class coaching and model lessons across the K-12 curricula. Her areas of professional focus are academic oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing development for career and college readiness. 







California ASCD and the California Science Teachers Association Present:

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning


Wednesday, February 20, 2015

Hosted by Walnut Valley Unified, Walnut



Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

Workshop Description and Presenter information and Registration [Click Here]



California ASCD, Dublin Unified School District and Scholastic Present:


Creating a Culture of High Expectations

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.









Bill Daggett,  Ed.D.,  Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. He has assisted a number of states and hundreds of school districts with their school improvement initiatives.

Linda Jordan loves that she can impact student learning for the better on a daily basis. As the Director of Content Development, Linda uses her background in neuroscience and education to develop ground-breaking strategies for comprehensive school improvement. She builds teachers’ expertise by facilitating their own understanding of how to better help their students. Linda focuses on differentiated learning and provides teachers with gentle guidance on maneuvering the intricacies of brain development.



California ASCD, Charter Oak Unified School District and Scholastic present:


Preparing Reticent Writers to Construct Competent CCSS-Aligned Responses

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Royal Oak Middle School, 303 S. Glendora Ave., Covina






California ASCD in partnership with Discovery Education are pleased to offer:

Connecting the Dots with STEM Academy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by:  Charter Oak Unified School District, Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 S. Glendora Ave., Covina  91724

A workshop for school district and school level administrators


In a new collaboration, CA ASCD and Discovery Education are pleased to offer the Connecting the Dots with STEM Academy. Designed for school district and school level administrators, this unique one day event empowers participants to explore STEM as it relates to their location. Participants will be:

· Immersed in STEM teaching and learning

· Explore STEM resources

· Experience instructional strategies that promote STEM skill building

· Examine data about future STEM opportunities in California

· Begin creating their own STEM definition and strategy


· The academy will be led by Discovery Education experts with extensive experience partnering with districts and schools to transform teaching and learning and create a culture of STEM.