School2Home hosts an annual Leadership Academy of teachers and administrators who share best practices for integrating technology into the classroom.
School2Home Leadership Academy 2018
Education leaders convened in Los Angeles on February 21-22, 2018 at the 6th annual School2Home Leadership Academy to share their expertise about transforming low-performing schools by integrating technology into teaching and learning coupled with deep parent engagement. School Leadership Teams from 12 districts and 28 schools around California came together. They heard addresses from California Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson, Riverside Unified Board of Education Vice president Dr. Angelov Farooq, Los Angeles Unified Board Member Dr. George Mckenna, ISTE Chief Learning Office Joseph South, and Google's Techquity Voice guru Kenneth Shelton. Each School Leadership Team developed an Action Plan to refine implementation of School2Home, a statewide innovative initiative led by the California Emerging Technology Fund to close both the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide. The 13 schools participating from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were spotlighted at the Leadership Academy with presentations by LAUSD executives Dr. Frances Gipson and Sophia Mendoza.
A highlight reel of Academy Events can be found here.
The following leaders gave keynote speeches:
Dr. Angelov Farooq, Vice President of Riverside Unified School District Board of Trustees - view speech
Dr. Frances Gipson, Chief Academic Officer for Los Angeles Unified School District - view speech
Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative LAUSD - view speech
Kenneth Shelton, Techquity Expert - view speech
Dr. Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer for International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) - view speech
Biographical sketches of guest speaker Geoff Belleau, Dr. Angelov Farooq, Dr. Frances Gipson, Sophia Mendoza, Ken Shelton, Joseph South, and Micah Studer, and Tom Torlakson can be found here.
A list of attendees of the 2018 School2Home Leadership Academy can be found here.
Agenda for the 2018 School2home Leadership Academy can be found here.
Action plans for the 2018 School2home Leadership Academy can be found here.
School2Home Leadership Academy 2017
During the 2017 School2Home Leadership Academy in Ontario, California, the following leaders gave keynote speeches:
Delaine Eastin, former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, School2Home Faculty Member - view speech
Carl Cohn, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Excellence in Education, the statewide agency tasked with advising and assisting student achievement via California's new Local Control and Accountability Plans - view speech
Ruben Puentedura, Founder and President of Hippasus and creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education - view speech
Geoff Belleau, Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education - view speech