This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Reform and incremental growth will not be enough to restore US public schools to the globally elite. We must transform our public schools leveraging modern technologies to personalize and catapult student achievement through blended learning. This talk provides a roadmap for achieving that goal. Dr. David Miyashiro currently serves as the Superintendent of The Cajon Valley Union School District. He Brings 20 years of successful experience in education to the post. Cajon Valley has been dubbed “One to Watch” by The Classroom of the Future Foundation and has earned both local and national recognition for its leadership in transforming public education. Dr. Miyashiro began his career as a teacher because of his love of children and passion for learning. Whereas these motivations continue to drive him, David believes the role and impact of public educators goes far beyond the classroom walls. “In order to keep pace with the rapidly changing world, our systems of public education both in California and the United States must be in a constant state of evolution”. The Cajon Valley Union School District in San Diego, California, demonstrates just how possible it is not only to keep pace, but to lead the way. David formerly served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Encinitas Union School District. In this role he designed and implemented a one to one digital learning initiative as well as a comprehensive health and wellness program. Dr. Miyashiro served as a Principal in the Fullerton and East Whittier School Districts. There he led two Title I schools with challenging demographics successfully out of program improvement status with a combined API growth of over 240 points. He was a teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the Rowland Unified District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. He also served as the Co-Chair of the North County Professional Development Federation and has presented at the National School Boards Association Conference, the California School Boards Association Conference, The Computer Using Educators Conference and on the topic of digital learning and the changing educational Paradigm. David completed his doctoral studies at UCLA, Masters of Education at Grand Canyon University, and Bachelors Degree at Long Beach State University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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