High Impact Teaching With Technology Symposium

The Center for Maximizing Teacher Impact is pleased to host the High Impact Teaching With Technology symposium on Saturday, May 10th at Langsdorf Hall at the Cal State Fullerton campus. The symposium highlights work of local teachers and teacher education faculty who use technology to help students construct and extend knowledge to achieve the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, and the Next Generation Science Standards.

The keynote address will be delivered by local math teacher, blogger, and consultant, Robert Kaplinsky. The title of his talk is “The need for reasoning and sense-making.” Other speakers and topics include:

  • David Damico (Sweetwater Union High School District) – Using the SAMR framework to guide technology integration
  • Thomas Duarte (Anaheim Union High School District) – Using Chromebooks to advance student learning in mathematics
  • Kim Case (Cal State Fullerton) – Students using iMovie to extend learning in the humanities
  • Susan Glasset-Farrely (Cal State Fullerton) – Screencasting in mathematics
  • Jenny Brenner (Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District) – Cellphones and Websites and Chromebooks, oh my! Technology in the social studies classroom
  • Kekai Bryant-Williams – (Los Angeles Unfied School District) – Using technology in the mathematics classroom
  • Walter O’Brien (Whittier Union High School District) – Using student-created iMovies to enhance and assess students’ science learning
  • Scott Thompson (Capistrano Unified School District) – Using Live Scribe pens to assess student learning in science

Check in begins at 9:30 AM in Langsdorf Hall. Concurrent sessions will run from 10-10:50, 12:10-1, and 1:10-2. A keynote address will be delivered from 11-11:40 followed by lunch from 11:40-12:10.

Parking at CSUF is free on Saturday. It is recommended that you park in a lot or structure on the south of campus (lots F, C, or CP, or the Nutwood or Eastside parking structures)

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The Mitchell 20 Film Screening and Panel Discussion

On February 11, 2012, the CMTI at CSUF hosted a screening of The Mitchell 20 in the Titan Theater.  mitchell 20 flyer image

The Mitchell 20 is a documentary film about a group of educators who took control of their professional growth and changed their school. This 90 minute film, narrated by Edward James Olmos, chronicles the achievements and struggles of 20 teachers and their principal to improve the teaching and learning at their urban school.


The screening was followed by a panel discussion. Panelists included:

¨ Haydee Rodriguez, NBCT—teacher, Central Union High School District and Board Member, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

¨ Kiela Bonelli, NBCT—Principal, Desert Springs Middle School, Palm Springs USD

¨ Renae Bryant, NBCT — Teacher, Corona Norco USD

¨ Carey Tillery, Ph.D. — Educational Services Coordinator, Corona Norco USD

¨ Lisa Robles , NBCT — Teacher, Miles Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles USD

Watch a video of the panel discussion here!

Candidate Support Provider Training

This past March, 2013, several local teacher leaders participated in Candidate Support Provider training. Using curriculum developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, CSUF alumna and NBPTS faculty member, Leslee Milch, led seven educators through the ethics and logistics of providing support for National Board candidates. This is the third Candidate Support Provider training hosted by CSUF in the past six years. Completers are encouraged to start support programs in their home districts, or serve as support providers with the National Board Support program at CSUF.

For more information about Support Provider Training, how you can support candidates in your area, or how you can find local support providers, contact Tara Barnhart at

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NBTPS Faculty member, Leslee Milch, leads a discussion with participants.

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