Blass and Cisneros

The Seventh Annual Tech Rodeo returns as an in-person event Saturday, January 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Middle School in Visalia. The full-day educational technology conference features learning options for educators, administrators, and coaches to meet the needs of students in all grade levels, regardless of the content area or the devices/applications being used. 

This year, the conference will feature Adobe “Education Evangelists” Lindsey Blass and Martin Cisneros. The pair have decades of experience in education, leading students, schools, and districts to infuse creativity into the classroom to boost engagement and fuel academic achievement.

Read more in the News Gallery Week.

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Profiles in Character
Vianka Martinez

In partnership with TCOE and the Downtown Visalia Kiwanis, Golden West High School volleyball player Vianka Martinez was celebrated as a fall Pursuing Victory with Honor (PVWH) student-athlete winner.

Her volleyball coach Kayla Swift wrote:

"Vianka Martinez is a student-athlete that exemplifies the definition of character. On the volleyball court there have been numerous times where she has displayed the six pillars of character. A true testament was during her team’s first round of league this season. Golden West was playing Monache in an intense back and forth set. The score, 23-23. A Monache attacker sent a ball out of bounds. The Trailblazers now had the game point. For most athletes, they would focus on the next point and not argue the call. Not for Vianka. She didn’t hesitate to inform the official that she touched the ball as she blocked at the net. The call was overturned and Monache received the point. Golden West ended up losing the set, but the fairness that Vianka exemplified is what was remembered from that night. The opposing coach even made it a point to recognize her integrity.

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