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Rowland Baker
Works at Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Attended Point Loma University
Lived in Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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Kasey Bell shared some great Google Resources for school and district leaders.  Check it out:
http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/20-google-chrome-apps-and-extensions-for-school-leaders
Going Google isn't as simple as flipping a switch. It takes careful planning and meaningful implementation for everyone in the district. I am a firm believer that implementing Google Apps (or anything else) should be led by school administrators, not the
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Google Summit last fall in Prague.  My daughter and Katka helping to get folks checked in.
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Had a great time in South Korea at Chadwick School. I met many new friends and got to get caught up with Shelly Luke Wille, former TICAL cadre member and Director of Chadwick School.
The Google Summit was awesome and I learned a lot from attending the sessions.  Chadwick will be hosting another one in September 2015...can't wait!
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Having a good time at the South Korea Google Summit
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Hy Sir Rowland i have meet you in Rome at the Apps Event Italy Summit. Can i see your ppt with video i'am interested in the subject of "digital footprint". Have you a link thank you. Roberto
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Executive Director of TICAL Project-By Leaders, for Leaders
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  • Santa Cruz County Office of Education
    Executive Director TICAL Project, present
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  • Director of Technology
  • Assistant Superintendent
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Father, Husband, Educational Innovator, Google Summit Presenter and Keynote
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Rowland Baker has been an educator for over thirty years in both public and private schools.  He served as a teacher for fourteen years, a principal in two different schools, a director of technology and an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in a county of about 45,000 students.  He has also directed several statewide projects for the California Department of Education. 

He has worked closely over the years with Institutes of Higher Education, the Association of California School Administrators, California School Leadership Academy, the California Technology Assistance Project and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).

Rowland serves on several state and national committees focused on technology and education. He was one of forty educators brought together from across the United States to help ISTE write the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators. He was also one of four educators selected for an internship at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for Xerox.

Mr. Baker has presented at numerous conferences and summits in the Untied States, as well as internationally.  As a Google Educator, he has presented and keynoted in various conferences across the US as well as International Google Educational Summits in the Austria, Czech Republic, England, Thailand, Viet Nam, Philippines, Bulgaria, Germany, South Korea, Thailand and Italy. 

 He was also invited to participate in the Open Educational Resource Congress, held at UNESCO in Paris, France in 2012.  Rowland was also part of a select group of educators invited to attend the EDusummIT in The Hague, Netherlands in 2009, and again in Paris France in 2011 and Washington, DC in 2013, and Bangkok Thailand in 2015.  He was one of three US educators invited to speak at the Dubai Global EdTech Forum

 During his career, he has been an advocate for innovation and technology in our schools, whether speaking with educators, legislators or congressional staff.  He has received numerous award including, Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Distinguished Service Award from Phi Delta Kappa, and the Prestigious Montague Award for Outstanding Achievement from Association of California School Administrators, ISTE's Making IT Happen Award, Educator of the year for California ASCD and CUE’s Legislative Advocacy Award.

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Over 35 years in education, directed five state-wide projects for the California department of education. Married for over 40 years, and father of one.
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  • San José State University
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  • Harvard University
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