Sonoma County Office of Education | Santa Rosa, CA | November 7, 2015
The engaging experience includes an opening keynote, Apple Distinguished Educators, in-depth workshop sessions, and a wide variety of breakout sessions …all focused on the purposeful integration of the iPad for teaching and learning. Join us.
Register above to join us for the first EdTechTeam Sonoma County Summit featuring iOS for Education at Sonoma County Office of Education in Santa Rosa, CA on November 7, 2015Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.
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The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is a strategic partner to the county’s 40 districts and their 182 schools, providing service and support to help them carry out work with over 70,000 students. As a regional professional development center, SCOE has a variety of multi-functional meeting spaces that can accommodate different needs ranging from small meetings to conferences. The site has a robust wireless network and a technology classroom. SCOE just opened a Design Lab to promote understanding of the Maker movement among educators and the community at large.&
The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is a strategic partner to the county’s 40 districts and their 182 schools, providing service and support to help them carry out work with over 70,000 students. As a regional professional development center, SCOE has a variety of multi-functional meeting spaces that can accommodate different needs ranging from small meetings to conferences. The site has a robust wireless network and a technology classroom. SCOE just opened a Design Lab to promote understanding of the Maker movement among educators and the community at large.
Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is the center of Sonoma County. Santa Rosa’s history is rich in culture and many different groups have called the area their home. A number of technology corporations have chosen to base operational facilities in Santa Rosa including: JDS Uniphase Corporation, Keysight Technologies, and Medtronic. Santa Rosa’s downtown area is lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.
Santa Rosa is situated in the heart of California’s wine country. Popular activities include winery trips, hikes in redwood forests, river kayaking and visits to beautiful ocean coastlines. Details and information on popular attractions:
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve One of the closet redwood groves to San Francisco.
Bicycle Trips through the Wine Country Experience the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle!
Mission San Francisco Solano The 21st mission in Alta California, Mission San Francisco Solano was the northernmost and last of the missions to be established.
Sonoma County Wineries There are over 400 excellent wineries in Sonoma County.
Sonoma State University SSU offers a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Faculty are at the forefront of their fields, publish widely, and involve students in research, scholarship and experiential learning.
The following hotels and motels are 4-10 miles from SCOE.
Extended Stay America – Santa Rosa North FountainGrove Inn Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor – Sonoma Wine Country Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport Holiday Inn Express Windsor Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa Sandman Motel
Air Travel: Sonoma County has a convenient regional airport (http://www.sonomacountyairport.org/) that is one half mile from the Sonoma County Office of Education. Daily service to Los Angeles, San Diego and Portland can be booked through Horizon Airlines. Alternately, Oakland and San Francisco airports are approximately 90 minutes from Santa Rosa.
From Highway 101, exit at Airport Boulevard, turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp, and proceed 1.5 miles west. Turn right on Skylane Boulevard. The Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Boulevard, is the second driveway on the right. To access the main entrance, continue down the driveway to the parking area directly in front of the largest building.
Ample free parking is available to attendees on the SCOE campus.
Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as the Director of Technology and Digital Curriculum. In this role he works to create systems where digital curriculum can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator to help him in this pursuit, but the most important tool he utilizes are the years spent as a Jr. High social studies teacher.
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Educational Technology Task Force. Ken, both nationally and internationally, regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Digital Age Literacies, Creative Expression, Photography, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He formerly worked as an Educator for over 13 years, including teaching technology for 10 years at the Middle School level.
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Julene Reed is an educator with twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. Julene is currently the Director of Academic Technology for St. George’s Independent School in Collierville, TN. She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Discovery Education Leadership Council member, Google Certified Teacher/Administrator, Google Geo Teacher Advisory Board member, EdTech Team Member, Instructional Designer for ISTE and New Media Consortium’s Catalyst Academy, and Apple education author and presenter. Julene’s areas of expertise include global education, technology integration, digital media projects, challenge based learning, 21st century skills for education, laptop initiatives, mobile media devices in education (i.e., iPods and iPads), technology planning, interdisciplinary education, Google Apps for Education, web 2.0 tools, and more. Julene has traveled globally through her work as an Advisory Council member of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and Polar Bears International. She is the Director of PBI’s Tundra Connections program, and she travels to Churchill, Canada annually to observe polar bears in the wild and conduct live educational videoconferences and webcasts with scientists. Her passion to make a difference in the world through education and technology are clearly evident in her work.
Julene’s expertise and experience as a presenter along with her enthusiastic, energetic, and interactive approach to professional development provide meaningful, motivating, and engaging opportunities for educators of all levels and disciplines. As a consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop presenter, she has led professional development sessions internationally through conferences, webinars, and independent consulting work. Julene is currently working on a doctorate in global leadership in education.