2019 CETPA Annual Conference
November 12 – 15, 2019
700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Visit Nth Generation & HPE Booth #456
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This is the conference that will help you learn the best practices and the things to avoid if you are starting a new project, doing research or trying to connect better with your colleagues. Networking opportunities are plentiful and encouraged. With all aspects of the conference included in registration, it is an affordable and valuable professional learning event. The registration fee includes keynotes, sessions, hands on labs, showdowns, featured speakers as well as meals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Attendees of this conference support all facets of IT including CTOs and Directors of Technology, Network Managers and Engineers, Data Base Administrators, Support, and Technicians. We also attract the Classroom Teacher, Administrators, and District and County Superintendents. All these groups converge to share ideas and information and find out the latest, best technology tools to help improve teaching, learning and administration. In addition, there is an impressive list of exhibitors and vendors providing the latest products and services. Anyone interested in the effective use of technology in schools is welcome!
CETPA’s Mission is to lead, develop, and support technologists and education organizations to foster student success.
The California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) is an association of Educational Technology Professionals (technologists) within the State of California. Founded in 1960 as the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA), the major emphasis of the association’s activities is directed towards improving Administrative Information Processing in public education within the State of California and to prepare its membership to better meet and support the technological needs of the Instructional Program.
CETPA’s Core Values are:
- Leadership – They believe that technology leadership is essential.
- Advocacy – They believe Advocacy facilitates and accelerates change.
- Learning – They believe technology can enhance learning. Learning is ongoing and lasts a lifetime.
- Community – They believe a strong community enables the abilities of all of its members. There exists in our community the talent to solve any problem.
CETPA is a California non-profit 501(c) 6 organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Their Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association’s Annual Conference.
One of their goals is to promote the integration of instructional and administrative technology in school agencies. CETPA also functions as a conduit of information between the California Department of Education (CDE) and local agencies. Their association disseminates information to its membership by:
- Updates posted on their website
- The association’s publication, “The EdTech Journal”
- Online communities and mailing lists
- Sponsoring Regional Group meetings in various statewide locations
- Strategic partnerships, and their annual conference each November
By providing pertinent information to their members in a timely manner, CETPA is able to support educational technologists to better meet and support technological demands placed upon them by their respective educational agencies, in both the instructional and administrative arenas.
CETPA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors consisting of officers including President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer, along with seven other Directors At-Large.
For more information about CETPA please visit their website at https://cetpa.net/.
Source: https://cetpa.net/page/About Accessed 11/2/19.