TOSAs Talking Tech's Podcast

Two teachers talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is.
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Two teachers from Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California, talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about SAMR and why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is. Visit our district page here: and our resources at 

Dec 13, 2017

Primer and discussion. Get in the know.

Nov 28, 2017

Conference Overview- California Educational Technology Professionals Association, Pasadena, Ca Nov. 14-17, 2017

Astronaut Fun! Overall take on the conference

Tom's Take Away- John Morgan and the One thing they did at Capo Unified to make their PD great and timely and applicable to their whole organization

Mike's Take Away-1:1 Rollouts by other districts, Andrew Schwab, wireless shoutout (Unite, Apple TV, AirTame, ScreenBeam, NovoPro), Capstone w/ Capo USD, Future Ready (Rocklin, Pomona, Davis school districts)

Exhibit Hall Madness!

IACUE Presentation and what to expect and how to visit us

Flipgrid Ambassador and licenses


Nov 17, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 9, 2017

Inland Code Consortium- CS for All Event

Saw Hadi Partovi give a great key note on coding and why everyone should be coding. Talked about his upbringing and how his father was able to teach him how to code and how that completely changed his life. On coming to America and the doors that were open to him because of this skill he had acquired.

Had two different panels,

one with college and career focus, and why we should be coing and learning new languages

Other with Middle school teacher, high school teacher, and high school senior, and they were focusing on how coding was becoming a part of their school life, and the opportunities and sense of accomplishment that they felt while teaching or learning codin. All three were female.

Student Showcase- they had schools from all over the inland empire and some SGV schools with showcase displays, showing their coding clubs, their robotics, or makerspaces, or competition squads that go out and compete.


Different type of conference for us. What are we looking forward to seeing/doing/learning?

Digital Learning Initiative

What does it take to actually roll out a 1:1 program? Office of Educational Technology has an idea! Great resource for any who have not heard of it.

Why is 1:1 become a passé phrase now? Why changing a name can bring success to a program.

What considerations or preparation surprised you? Which piece made you say "yea, no duh"

Common Sense School, District and work we have been doing.  Referenced in Episode 50

How did this start?

What was our process?

How did it go?

Office 365 Trainer of Trainers

What was this program?

How did we select?

What did they do?

What have they done since?

Nov 1, 2017

FallCue 2017 and the Podfather

  • Thursday 10/26
    • Need you to present right now! (Audio in the Classroom)
    • Sketch 50 w/ Misty Kluesner & Cate Tolnai
    • No room for you!
  • Friday 10/27
    • Playtime in the STEAMpunk Playground Ozobots and Spheros
      • Helping to set-up, more than willing...
    • Digital Breakout Edu with Microsoft OneNote with Maria Turner & Melinda Richwine
    • Circuit Studies with Makey-Makeys with Rick Phelan
    • Better Together Learning Network
    • Aurdino: What is it what do I do with it? with David Platt, Heidi Baynes and special guest Roger Wagner of Hyperduino and Hyperstudio
  • Saturday 10/28
    • Tried to get into Lesson Builder's Fair session with Jon Corippo and Lindsey Blass Absolutely packed, next time.
    • Went to with David Thornburg and his wife Norma -STEAM curriculum areas with 3D printers, Arduinos, micro:bits and other new tools for the K-12 classroom.
    • with Jennifer Harrison Principal, Tustin Unified School District and Traci DiLellio Teacher Grades 3/4, Tustin Unified School District
    • with Monica Bennett and Valerie Sun
    • Finally, with Heidi Baynes TOSA-Instructional Technology, San Jacinto Unified School District, Gabrielle Henderson, Denise Leonard, Mark Synnott, Joseph Williams and again special guest Roger Wagner.
  • Sunday 10/29 Podfather Leo Laporte
    • check out about the hour and fifteen minute mark to see us in the studio, and a sticker of ours on Leo's Desk.
Oct 23, 2017


Episode 52

  • SGVCUE Wrap up- highlights and good take aways
    • SGVCUE Board did an amazing job
    • Superintendent and board member Armando Barajas
    • Ann Kozma
    • Playground
    • Coordination and prep work, wow
    • Lessons learned from hosting our first CUE tech conf. (wear comfortable shoes!, bring extra dongles and connectors, ask for as much help and volunteers as possible!)
      • Jason, Katie, David, James, Christine, Kistrina, Kris, Matt, Jose, Valerie, April
  • FallCUE
    • Looking forward to:
      • Connecting with Friends
      • Getting some good PD ideas- digital Breakout EDU w/ OneNote
      • Sharing our expertise in STEAMpunk and ConntectedTL playgrounds
      • Visiting the podfather Leo Laporte
    • Working In:
      • STEAMPUNK Playground
      • Better Together TOSAchat and ConnectedTL Joint venture
    • Other highlighted sessions
    • Brad Montague
  • Congrats to Covina High Launching their podcast! Covina High Tech Tips with Tech Squad
Oct 3, 2017

Silver State Tech Fair International Podcasting Day Manic Minutes with Ben Cogswell, Kyle Anderson, Sara Boucher, Heidi Carr, Ariana Flewelling, Dennis Ryan, Amanda Haughs, Denise Snow Parrot Good Times!

Sep 19, 2017

Episode 50 Common Sense Media Been working on this since we started in this position Did three months of research on Digicit Providers, lots of options, but we found that the best choice for us, the most comprehensive and one of the only k-12 curriculums

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