EdTech & Innovation





Goal: Develop the capacity of educators & administrators to engage in continuous improvement cycles that promote innovative educational practices and successful implementation of educational technology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Innovation Leadership Summit

June 23, 2021

9:00 am -1:00 pm

Free via Zoom


An online leadership summit promoting transformative practices to create modern-day learning.


Educators, Administrators & Educational Leaders

Beginning of the Year Reboot

Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00-1:00 pm
Free via Zoom


During the pandemic educators & students utilized technology like never before. But how can we carry those skills forward?


Join regional leaders in EdTech & Educational Innovation for a morning of inspiring sessions designed to illustrate how to take the tools we've acquired and repurpose them for use face to face while keeping equity & accessibility at the center.

Audience: TK-12, Teachers, Admin, Paras

CUE Crew: Supporting Educators in Conference Applications

September 13, September 27 & October 4, 2021

3:30-4:30 pm

Free via Zoom


To drive and celebrate innovation in our educator community, CUE Crew will offer study sessions to support local educators and administrators in submitting speaker applications to CUE, as well as other educational conferences.


Educators, Administrators & Educational Leaders

Book Study: Think Again by Adam Grant

October 11, October 25, November 8, 2021
3:30-4:30
Free via Zoom


In Think Again, Adam Grant challenges us to become alright with not knowing, being wrong, and rethinking our conventional wisdom. In these 5 sessions, participants will have an opportunity to discuss the book and make connections between the ideas presented by Grant and their own teaching practices.

Audience: TK-12, Teachers, Admin, Paras

Ramp Up to Digital Citizenship Week

October 12, 2021
4:00-4:30 pm
Free via Zoom

October 13, 2021
5:00-5:30 pm
Free via Zoom


Get a virtual walk through of all the resources and lesson plans we've collected so that you can bring Digital Citizenship Week to your students!

Audience: TK-12, Teachers, Admin, Paras

Change Agents: Design Thinking for Educators

October 21, 2021
8:30-3:30 pm
In-person

November 18, January 20, March 17 & May 19, 2021
3:30-5:00
Free via Zoom


Are you looking to enact change in your educational practice? Join a cohort of local educators who will go through the design thinking process with the mentorship of Santa Cruz COE Leaders to become agents of change. Participants will select a topic of study from their own classroom to research, design, implement & iterate a solution for. We will end with a showcase.

Audience: TK-12, Teachers, Admin, Paras

Media Literacy Series: Fostering Independent Thinking & 21st Century Literacy Skills

October 18, November 15, November 29, December 13 & January 31, 2021

3:30-5:00

Free via Zoom


The ability to think critically about the powerful images, words, sounds and messages that saturate contemporary culture increases students' chance of success in and outside the classroom. Using KQED's Media Literacy Resources as a starting point, educators will explore digital citizenship, digital design, podcasting, digital storytelling and key considerations when showcasing and assessing students' media projects.


Educators, Administrators & Educational Leaders

TechTanks

Wednesday afternoons

TIME TBD

Free via Zoom


In one hour participants will walk away with quick, practical tips for implementing EdTech in their classroom the next day! Each week there will be two thirty minute sessions hosted by regional leaders in EdTech and Innovation on tech tools and topics of the speakers' choice. The sessions are always pop-in and are recorded for later viewing! Created in collaboration with Santa Cruz City Schools, Pajaro Valley Union School District, Campbell Union High School District & the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. More information coming soon!


Educators, Administrators & Educational Leaders

Questions?

Please contact Stephanie Sumarna, EdTech & Innovation Coach.