Speakers: Tech & Learning Live @ California 2015



Keynote Speaker
Howard Rheingold
Author, Teacher, and Consultant

Howard Rheingold's 2002 book, Smart Mobs, was acclaimed as a prescient forecast of the always-on era. The weblog associated with the book has become one of the top 200 of the 8 million blogs tracked by Technorati, and won Utne Magazine's Independent Press Award in 2003. A former editor of the Whole Earth Review, founding executive editor of Hotwired, and author of numerous books including Tools for Thought and The Virtual Community, Rheingold has a very popular videoblog that covers a range of subjects. In 2008, he was a winner in the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning competition and he used his award to
work with a developer to create a free and open source social media classroom.

Rhengold teaches Participatory Media/Collective Action at UC Berkeley's School of Information, Digital Journalism and VirtualCommunity/Social Media at Stanford University. He is a non-resident Fellow of the Annenberg School for Communication, and a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Most recently, he has been concentrating on learning and teaching 21st Century literacies. Current projects include: Rheingold U, the Peeragogy Project and Connected Learning.
George Araya, Director of Educational Technology , Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA.
Asim Babovic , Assistant Director IT , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA.
Scott Bailey, Chief Academic Officer, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV.
Jeremy Davis , Chief Technology Officer , Capistrano Unified School District , Capistrano, CA.
Carl Fahle , Sr. Director, Technology , Sun Juan USD , Carmichael, CA.
Emy Flores , Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services , Fullerton School District , Fullerton, CA.
Robert Gravina , Chief Information Officer , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Dr. David Haglund, Deputy Superintendent , Santa Ana Unified School District , Santa Ana, CA.
Rolland Kornblau , Director of Technology , Whittier City School District, Whittier, CA.
Krissy Lorz, Teacher, Templeton USD, Templeton, CA.
Bernadette Lucas , Director, Common Core Technology Project , Los Angeles Unified School District , Los Angeles, CA.
Silvia Martinez , Teacher , Portola Valley School District , Portola Valley, CA.
Jay McPhail , Chief Technology Officer, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA.
Jenith Mishne , Director of Education Technology , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA.
Richard Newman , Director of Innovation, , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Megan Power , Teacher , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA.
Brandee Ramirez , Digital Learning Coach , Tustin Unified School District and Passion 2 Educate , Tustin, CA.
Robert Sidford , 21st Century Learning Coordinator , Washoe County School District , Reno, NV.
Susan Tandberg , Director of Curriculum and Instruction , Los Angeles Unified School District , Los Angeles, CA.
John Umekubo, Director of Technology , St. Matthew's Parish School , Pacific Palisades, CA.
Jennifer Wagner , K-6 Technology Instructor , Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools , Murrieta, CA.
Jennifer Wilson, Teacher, Templeton USD, Templeton, CA.

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