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CETPA 53rd Annual Conference

This year’s theme, Enhancing Education through Innovation reflects our membership’s ability to enact forward thinking ideas and meaningful change in the lives of students and educators alike. Selected sessions below are from the 2013 conference at the Pasadena Convention Center.

  1. CETPA Luncheon Presentation & Awards

  2. CETPA Keynote

  3. MULTITASKING MADNESS

    CAN WE REALLY BECOME “SUPERTASKERS” AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE OR ARE WE FACING AN iDISORDER WITH OUR CONSTANT TASK SWITCHING?

    This talk will examine a wealth of work on the positives and negatives of multitasking from a variety of perspectives including neuroscience, psychology, business and eve our personal lives to provide a structure in which to understand why we attempt to constantly juggle chain saws and why we are in danger of losing the best parts of our mind. Strategies will be offered to help contain the impulse to switch to something more interesting (at least in our minds) and to learn to focus and become more productive.

  4. LIVING IN A WORLD OF RAPIDLY EMERGING “MINI GENERATIONS”

    HOW VALUES ARE SHAPED AND MOLDED BY TECHNOLOGY.

    This study will focus on an understanding of six generations of Americans who differ in values and ideals depending on their birth year and their use of technology. Dr. Rosen will present data from studies showing how technology has changed our world from one in which generations lasted 20-25 years and slowly changed values to one where mini generations last a scant 10 years and are inundated with rapidly changing technologies that lead to absorbing new values.

  5. THE DISTRACTED MIND

    WHY WE FIND IT SO HARD TO CONCENTRATE AND AVOID A WORLD OF DISTRACTIONS

    This talk will focus on Dr. Rosen’s next book entitled: The Distracted Mind, which uses both psychology research and theory and neuroscience research to explore why technology has such a draw that it literally pulls us away from what we are doing and makes it impossible to avoid constant pesky distractions. Using brain imaging studies plus observational research and psychological laboratory studies, Dr. Rosen will show you why it is so difficult to stay focused and what we can do to enhance our ability to maintain our humanware and avoid those interruptions from hardware and software.