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Keynote Speaker Dr. Darryl Adams Darryl Adams has served as superintendent of the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) since 2011. Under his servant leadership, CVUSD is the 1st school district in the nation to provide a mobile device for every student from preschool through high school. The district’s Mobile Learning and Wifi-on- Wheels initiative has been recognized by President Barack Obama.
Keynote Speaker Major Rusty Bailey William R. “Rusty” Bailey III, a Riverside native whose family came to the city in 1914, has been Mayor since 2012 and previously served on the City Council. Mayor Bailey graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in political science in 1994 and worked in public service locally and in Washington, D.C. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs in 1999 and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2013. Mayor Bailey lives in Riverside with his wife, Judy, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Julia.
33 companies were selected by a team of local educator judges to participate in Riverside Tech for Schools Summit 2016.
Adaptive math program providing instruction, practice and help from live teachers
Blended & personalized learning
Computer science - programing/coding
Interactive classroom displays
Open Source Tools
Sequenced online curriculum with teacher control
Support volume of reading
Tools for Chromebooks
April Vela is a first-year Digital Learning Coach and former English teacher. She is a Google Certified Educator and will be pursuing an Ed. D. in Educational Technology from Boise State. April was also the creator and host of Purge Poetry Open Mic in Pico Rivera.
Myles Allen is part of the Information Technology team at the Corona-Norco Unified School District. He is a former middle school math teacher and loves learning about how technology can enhance the way students learn and create. He is a fan of software updates and practicing patience with gadgets.
Aracely has over ten years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional coach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Children and Adolescent Studies from CSU, Fullerton and a Masters of Arts in Education from Whittier College. Aracely believes in building strong collaborative and positive relationships with parents to support academic goals.
Anne Marie Montgomery
Anne Marie Montgomery serves as an Assistant Principal in RUSD at Arlington High School. She works closely with the Personalized Learning team at Arlington. She has presented on instructional technology in mathematics settings at the TechEd conference (2008) and California League of Middle Schools (2007). Her interest in technology enhanced learning started in 1994 when she worked on a project during a US Department of Energy fellowship, in which she helped design computer-based-training (CBT is what they used to call it!) mathematics modules for DoE employees who needed certification to work in radioactive environments. Currently, she takes part in RUSD’s C5 Talent Committee and constantly seeks new knowledge regarding blended and personalized learning.
Sonal Patel is an Instructional Coach for Romoland School District. Part of her role is to support other educators in implementing the use of technology in a blended learning classroom. She also plays a big part in delivering professional development for each of the school sites in Romoland. Since she moved to California from England in 2008, she has seen a drastic transformation in the use of technology in schools, and she is happy to be part of these revolutionary changes. Follow Sonal on Twitter @TrPatel20
Phil Harding is the CCTO and Technology Integration Specialist for the Val Verde Unified School District. He is a long time Ed Tech journeyman who believes that it is not about the technology but the person behind the device.
Lynda has 18 years experience as a classroom teacher and is currently part of the Digital Learning Coach Team at El Rancho Unified School District. Servicing Valencia Academy of the Arts, her role is to help support other educators to implement technology integration, art integration and Project Based Learning. She is also a TEAL (Technology Enhanced Arts Learning) Coach bringing Professional Development in Art Integration through K-5 Curriculum with a personalized learning approach. She has a Masters of Education, National University and is currently seeking a Masters of Science in Education, Counseling at CSU Dominguez Hills. Follow her on twitter: @MaciasRuizDLC and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/MaciasRuizDLC
Greg is an Instructional Coach in Romoland School District coaching primarily in the area of learning technologies. He has 24 years in K-14 education, 22 of those in classrooms. He holds an undergraduate degree in finance & banking, a master's degree in computer science, and is ABD for an Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. Greg's current interests are in blended learning environments, professional learning, and certifications/microbadging.