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EdTechTeam Northern California iPad EDU Summit

June 17-18, 2015

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Acalanes High School | Lafayette, CA | June 17 & 18, 2015

The engaging experience includes an opening keynote, Apple Distinguished Educators, in-depth workshop sessions, and a wide variety of breakout sessions …all focused on the purposeful integration of the iPad for teaching and learning. Join us.

Rushton Hurley
Brad Ovenell-Carter
Holly Clark
Ben Friesen

Inspiring, Hands-on, Pedagogy, Fun, Innovative, Authentic

Agenda - Day 1:

  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM - Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Keynote
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Session 1
  • 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Session 2
  • 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM - Lunch - Provided
  • 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM - Session 3
  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Session 4
  • 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM - Closing

Agenda - Day 2:

  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Keynote
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Session 5
  • 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Session 6
  • 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM - Lunch - Provided
  • 1:15 PM to 3:00PM - Make & Take Sessions
  • 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Closing
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Group rates now available online!

Register above to join us for the first EdTechTeam Northern California Summit featuring iPads for Education at Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette, CA, on June 17-18, 2015

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.

Pre-summit Workshop
June 16, 8:30AM - 3:30PM | Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Google iOS for Education Workshop

Get hands-on with the Google Apps for Education on iOS. We’ll devote significant time to Google-iPad workflows, including Google Classroom, to help you transform your teaching and make Google Drive the digital hub of your classroom. You’ll participate in fun, paperless activities while exploring the Google apps available on the iPad, as well as, tips and tricks and additional recommended apps that are good for any classroom. We’ll dig into Google Drive, Docs, Slides and Sheets on iOS, and also will explore the Google Search, YouTube Capture, Google Earth, Google Plus and more.

iOS Summits highlight quality apps making a difference in classrooms around the world

Local Sponsors

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

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Acalanes High School 1200 Pleasant Hill Road Lafayette, CA 94549



Acalanes High School 1200 Pleasant Hill Road Lafayette, CA 94549

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the East San Francisco Bay Area, the Acalanes Union High School District is home to four high performing high schools that have a history of innovative curricular technology integration focusing on student learning. The iOS Summit will be held at the district’s namesake school, Acalanes High School, which is situated in the City of Lafayette, California. Lafayette is in close proximity to a variety of cultural, educational and recreational venues. The City also borders on the town of Walnut Creek and the shopping at Broadway Plaza which houses many cafes, shops and retail establishments. For those looking to explore the Bay Area, Lafayette is 40 minutes by car from San Francisco and 20 minutes from the University of California, Berkeley. A quick trip by car from Lafayette will also get you to Jack London Square in Oakland, Tilden Park in the Berkeley hills, the Oakland Museum and the Lawrence Hall of Science. And for a trip to San Francisco, Lafayette connects via rapid transit system (BART) to both the Oakland and San Francisco Airports with a variety of stops in-between. Walking (or biking) distance from the Lafayette BART station to the high school is a healthy 2 mile uphill trek so having a car is recommended. There is plenty of parking at the school and Acalanes is easily accessed from Highway 24.

Accomodations Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
Address: 3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone:(925) 283-3700

Embassy Suites Walnut Creek
Address: 1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone:(925) 934-2500

Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel
Address: 2805 Jones Road Walnut Creek California 94597
Phone: (925) 938-8700

Walnut Creek Marriott
Address: 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone:(925) 934-2000

Travel Information Oakland International Airport (OAK)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Parking: Self parking is FREE for all attendees.



Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, and laughing at himself.

Rushton founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of hundreds of short videos by and for teachers and students at Additionally, he is the Global Project Lead for the Krause Center for Innovation. His graduate research at Stanford University included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the 1990’s his work with teenagers at a high school in California led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches.

Rushton has trained teachers around the world, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives of teachers.

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter has spent more than a decade exploring the impact of technology on education and his adventures include leading an international student body and faculty around the world with an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. A member of the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished Educator program and a Google Certified Teacher, he has presented at Apple Education Leadership Institutes, Apple Distinguished Educator Institutes, Alan November’s Building Learning Communities, Google Apps for Education Summits and SXSWedu. He has also led professional development workshops at the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of British Columbia as well as in individual schools in Canada and the United States. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that the essence of technology has nothing at all to do with anything technological.

Holly Clark

Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Presently she consults with schools internationally on improving their iPad integration and using Google Apps for Education to empower learning. Holly has taught for over 16 years and is a former administrator.

Ben Friesen

Ben taught junior high science for 7 years and is now a Digital Content Specialist in the Hopkins Public Schools in Minnesota. He is Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer and serves on the Google Geo Teachers Advisory Board. He enjoys traveling and sharing his passion for connecting students to the world. Ben is the Director of Professional Development – iOS Summits for the EdTechTeam.