Presentations – Thursday

Conference Schedule | Friday Presentations

Session: T1

Jill Florant (C13)


Time: 8:45am

Title: Action Research as a Guide to Developing Your Ed Tech CareerDescription: Ever wonder what turns your career will take as a result of having chosen to focus on education technology at Pepperdine? Here is one story of a 20 year ed tech veteran who started MALT while working at a small startup that quickly ran out of funding. Moving through unemployment and Cycles of Action Research at the same time, I discovered a lot about myself and “the process” of navigating opportunities in the ed tech industry.Bio: I am a systems thinker who loves helping teachers. I did an undergraduate degree in engineering at Stanford, and then worked for technology companies for more than 15 years. I have been through hundreds, if not thousands, of technology implementation projects in the K12 environment. When I was at Cisco, I helped start the first Cisco Networking Academy at Thurgood Marshall High School in San Francisco and helped many Northern California schools and districts establish their first connections to the internet. I learned about Edmodo while working on my Master of Arts in Learning Technology at Pepperdine University. I have a passion for helping solve problems related to achievement in Algebra, and love working on STEM projects.

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URL: http://www.edmodo.com/jillflorant

Session: T2

Jacquelin Sandoval (C14)

Time: 9:15am

Title: Social Media meets Learning InnovationDescription: When making sense of social media, engaging and educating a target population, and creating customers in the process count to generate business.Bio: I work for a management consultant firm based out of Los Angeles, California. I am the Sr. Program Director for Learning and Training Division. I create learning and training materials for Fortune 500′s.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/js_sandoval

URL: http://socialmediamarketinginnovates.wordpress.com/

Session: T3

Kevin Chow (C14)

Time: 9:45am

Title: Effecting Sea Change in SchoolsDescription: A few tips on how to effect sea change within well established schools and their respective social frameworks.Bio:

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Session: T4

Charlene Reed (C7)

Time: 10:30am

Title: Interior Design | The learning process from ideas to built reality!Description: Students work on an Interior Design project, for a real client providing that missing link in the typical classroom, the true design process.Bio: Charlene Reed is an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Orange Coast College. She has been teaching for 10+ years and brought with her over 15 years of industry experience in Commercial Interior Design. She teaches a variety of courses including space planning, Interior Design Studio courses and an online Building Codes class. Her true passion is connecting design students to the professional industry through mentors, events and projects. When not teaching, you might find her blogging, building websites, crafting, making jewelry or trying new recipes. She lives in Huntington Beach, CA with her husband and daughter.

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URL: http://www.charlenereed.com

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Session: T5

Trey Eubanks (C14)

Time: 11:00am

Title: Power Tools -A Study in IntegragtionDescription: A look at a more interactive style of training to help teachers integrate tech tools into their classrooms.Bio: I am a Director of Technology at a private school in Baton Rouge, LA. I am a member of Cadre 14 and just finished the program. I have 18 years experience in the IT world with 12 of those in a corporate environment, and 6 in the educational world. I play 6 musical instruments, I play in two bands and have a few cats.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/treymation

URL: http://powertoolsar.wordpress.com/the-materials/

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Session: T6

Oscar Menjivar (C13)

Time: 11:30am

Title: Teens in LA Hustle and Hack!Description: Welcome to URBAN Teens eXploring Technology (URBAN TxT)! URBAN TxT is an organization that encourages inner city teen males to become catalysts of change in urban communities. Our focus is to develop teens from South L.A and Watts into a new generation of community and technology leaders.We believe that access to technology should be available to everyone, especially low socio-economic communities. Through our curriculum we develop a culture of innovation, collaboration, and strong academics among our young men. Technology is the equalizer in the 21st Century and therefore we are committed to nurturing our future leaders.Bio: Oscar Menjivar is a social entrepreneur leading and developing new programs for low-income communities in Los Angeles. His passion stems from motivating low income parents to get involve in their child’s education to working with first generation college students. Oscar is a dedicated individual and devotes much of this time to bettering his community. Today, Oscar is Master degree candidate at Pepperdine in Leaning technology and founder of URBAN Teens eXploring Technology, a program that is revolutionizing the way teens use and learn technology in the Inner City.

Oscar’s experience includes, developing technology curriculum for Greendot, Animo Pat Brown High School. He served as a multimedia arts and leadership consultant for the USC Upward Bound Math/Science Program. During his tenure at USC, he successfully implemented a leadership and digital arts course for youth in Los Angeles. The digital arts course has produced winners for international and national website competitions.

Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/menjivar

URL: http://www.urbantxt.com

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