Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Redwood City

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Blended & Personalized Learning—Separating Myths From Reality

Dates: This event took place on March 3-4, 2017

Location: Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Ask three different school administrators for a definition of blended and personalized learning and be ready for three different answers: “it’s adaptive technology!;” “It’s remote access!”; “It’s virtual schooling for part of the day and face-to-face classes the rest!” During the March, 2017, School CIO Summit in Redwood Shores, CA, more than 50 innovative district leaders will convene to hone those answers and create a definition of what blended and personalized learning really means at a district level. Participants will share best practices from their districts, analyze models that work, and discuss the challenges faced by district leaders as they work to support the diverse needs of their communities.

In addition to examining this theme, attendees will have the opportunity to suggest topics for small group discussions that they will attend during the second day of the conference. Topics range from data privacy to professional learning, 1:1 models to facilitating change. SchoolCIO Summit participants are both teachers and learners at these events, sharing their challenges and successes with their peers, brainstorming solutions to a variety of challenges, building a personal learning network of colleagues they can turn to for counsel throughout the year, and walking away with action items they can put into place in their districts.



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Pullman San Francisco Bay hotel 223 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA 94065

Venue Information, Location and Directions

Overlooking a lagoon, this contemporary hotel is 5.8 miles from shopping and dining in downtown San Mateo and 10 miles from San Francisco International Airport.


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ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink(r) OneClick(r) includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.



Gaggle has been keeping students safe for more than 15 years. If your school district uses G Suite for Education or Microsoft Office 365, talk to us about protecting your students and keeping them safe. Gaggle helps prevent bullying, inappropriate behaviors, school violence, and saves students lives.

Gaggle continues to innovate, providing school and district websites that exceed ADA compliance standards and work on all mobile devices. The company also offers affordable archiving and data backup for Exchange, Google apps, Office 365 and other leading communication platforms.



GoGuardian uniquely provides the best security available for Chromebooks in Education. When educators deploy Chromebooks, GoGuardian protects student internet use, keeps educators informed on students’ Chromebook habits and trends, and gives peace of mind knowing Chromebooks, if lost or stolen, are recoverable. GoGuardian provides the most capable CIPA compliant filter (complemented by our advanced Flagged Activity engine) including customizable filtering services so that educators can both ensure students’ safety on the internet, and dialogue with students as necessary. GoGuardian’s Monitoring functions provide the most complete set of Chromebook usage analytics, as well as individualized user statistics allowing administrators to improve their bandwidth usage for educational purposes. GoGuardian protects schools’ investments with our unparalleled and unique in-the-market Chromebook asset recovery system which includes geo-location, key-logging, screen capture etc. GoGuardian stands above the competition, providing unparalleled solutions for our clients' Chromebook education programs. Go with GoGuardian.


itslearning empowers educators to reimagine how learners learn and teachers teach. Our intuitive learning management system (LMS) facilitates curriculum alignment and fuels student engagement. Educators rely on our platform to enable a clear path to mastery and to enhance the learning experience both in and out of the classroom. By streamlining curriculum, coursework and routine administrative tasks, itslearning allows teachers to do what they love most - focus on the learner. As a trusted partner to millions across the globe, itslearning is the only login educators need to exceed objectives, inspire critical thinking, and make learning personal.

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DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning® Math provides a deeply personalized learning experience that guides and engages all levels of students. The combination of a rigorous K-8 math curriculum and a amotivating learning environment with in-the-moment feedback that work seamlessly together with our intelligent adaptive technology is the DreamBox difference. This unique combination showcases the power of learning by differentiating the content, pace, and sequence for each user. Students who use DreamBox to develop the strategies, critical thinking skills, deep understanding, and reasoning abilities needed to achieve success. We’re passionate that every child should have access to a learning experience that motivates them to persist, progress and achieve success for a lifelong confidence in math and in life.

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Howard Technology Solutions

Howard Technology Solutions leads the way when it comes to progressive concepts in education. In addition to our own custom-built laptops, desktops, and servers, we offer over 250,000 brand name technology products, including distance learning and interactive classroom solutions. We also provide a powerful array of network security tools to ensure that your system is fully protected. We understand the requirements and challenges associated with education networks, and we’ve got what you need to build a solid IT infrastructure. From end-to-end planning, design, and implementation of storage and backup solutions to robust email archiving systems that preserve file integrity and safeguard data, our professional services team has both the technical expertise and experience required to meet your network needs. Our goal is to assist in creating blended learning environments that engage students and foster achievement by providing the latest, most advanced technology and making it affordable.

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GuideK12 is web-based software that provides administrators the ability to visualize student data with a geographic component on an interactive map for real time scenario planning. Users can filter and query on any characteristic to instantly understand the impact of a new idea. Applications range from boundary changes, referendum planning, local voter data, resource placement, emergency preparedness, school choice tracking or academic performance analysis and more. This easy to use tool allows those closest to the strategic plan the ability to quickly analyze data with access based on role. GuideK12 enables administrative teams to be more effective, efficient and insightful.

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Starin brings technology to education. The NovoAssurED collaboration bundle is a hardware, software, and support suite designed to help educators implement wireless collaboration with their students inside the classroom regardless of the devices your school has purchased. Advanced Network Devices is your bridge to life safety and communication. Full deployment of your critical paging, clocks, visual notification and alerting using your existing network for distribution. Each device is an appliance, with all the features built in. Let your communication systems adapt to your needs, not the other way around!