PUSD Educational Technology

PUSD's Digital Learning Vision

Equity and access is at the heart of the Pomona Unified School District's Educational Technology Team's effort to expand the walls of the classroom to “everywhere, all the time learning” and support the digital learning vision of: Providing opportunities and environments that will equip, inspire, and empower all learners to effectively use technology and become self-directed, goal-oriented, and productive members of their communities.

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Welcome Message from EdTech

Hello, and welcome to Pomona Unified School District's EdTech website, where we hope to create a one-stop shop for all things 'educational technology.' On this website you will find resources around our Future Ready Promise District Technology Plan, our Future Ready Promise Schools One-to-One (1:1) Program, the Computer Science/Robotics for All Program, professional learning resources such as videos and how-to guides, digital curriculum reviews/pilots, and much more.

Our mission in Educational Technology is to ensure that all PUSD students have access to technology as a tool for learning, and ensure that all students are equipped, inspired, and empowered to become their best selves, and are college and career-ready when they graduate. To do this, we work to build administrator and teacher capacity in actively utilizing technology for blended and personalized learning within our schools.

Now is the time to fully integrate technology as a tool for deeper student learning, while understanding that it is okay to take risks, fail forward, and continue to grow. As Google Education evangelist Jaime Casap has said, "Technology needs to become a more invisible, organic, seamless part of teaching and learning." Most importantly, how we integrate the technology into teaching and learning. We are working to ensure that it truly meets the learning needs of PUSD students - and do so with strategy, pedagogy, and purpose. (BOLD School, Weston Kieschnick, 2017)

Your PUSD EdTech Team is here to help everyone on this journey. Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time. Please continue to return to this website as we will continue to build and provide resources around educational technology and district initiatives related to EdTech. Be sure to follow us on the social media sites below. Let us know if there are specific topics or resources that should be added. We are always open to new, innovative ideas that will best serve the PUSD community.

EdTech Team Directory and Contact List

Dr Cynthia Sanchez

Director

cynthia.z.sanchez@pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

"Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of a great teacher can be transformational."

~George Couros

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Ellen Palmer

Program Administrator

ellen.palmer@apps.pusd.org

(909) 397-4711 ext 21213

@PUSDMrsPalmer

"The purpose of education is not knowledge, the purpose of education is action."

~Herbert Spencer

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Rebecca Becerra

Teacher Specialist - Secondary

rebecca.becerra@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow"

~John Dewey

Rebecca Bulsombut

Teacher Specialist - Elementary

rebecca.bulsombut@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

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Michael Dyer

Teacher Specialist - Elementary

michael.dyer@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

"21st century education will be defined by a fundamental shift in what we are teaching - a shift towards learner centered education and creating creative thinkers."

~Karl Fisch

Genae Fernandez

Teacher Specialist - Elementary

genae.fernandez@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

@GenaeFernandez

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." -

~John D. Rockefeller

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Sabrina Jordan-Ortega

Teacher Specialist - Elementary

sabrina.jordan-ortega@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."

~Benjamin Franklin

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Justin Kirkpatrick

Teacher Specialist - Secondary

justin.kirkpatrick@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

~Plato

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Jeffrey Canfield

Technology Specialist

jeffrey.canfield@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21212

"Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing."

~Robin Williams

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Omar Enriquez

Technology Specialist

omar.enriquez@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

"Tech gives the quietest student a voice."

~Jerry Blumengarten

Jesus Guillen

Technology Specialist

jesus.guillen@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21218

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

~Vince Lombardi

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Charles Wang

Application Specialist

charles.wang@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21214

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics, whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were, and ask, ‘why not?’”

~President John F. Kennedy

Miriam Galvan

Administrative Secretary

Miriam.Galvint@apps.pusd.org

Phone: (909) 397-4711 ext 21217

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