The Santa Barbara County Education Office will present the annual Showcase of Innovative Learning, 4-7 p.m. May 21 in the education office auditorium.

The event is an opportunity for educators to experience students and educators sharing exemplary innovative educational technology practices to implement the California State Standards in an engaging manner.

Registration is free, but is required, and includes dinner, exposure to new digital tools, and a chance to win prizes. Sign up at

Presenters include:

Graciela Romero of Solvang School, who will show videos of endangered-animal that her students created.

Justin Frasier of Delta High School, discussing the VEX robotics program and video games his students designed.

Katherine Barbour of Patterson Road Elementary School, showing the Flipgrid videos her students created to help them learn about math.

Chris Hanna of Ellwood Elementary School, talking about the coding his students have been learning with Sphero Robots.

Paul Koskie of Lompoc Valley Middle School, bringing students to fly CoDrones, miniature drones.

Dave Lovejoy and Robert Cooper from Santa Barbara Unified School District, demonstrating virtual reality creation tools.

Veronica Tadeo of Fessler Junior High School, demonstrate assessments using Google Forms and Google Keep.

Daniel Barrett of Peabody Charter School, showing the scaling and modeling his students have learned using 3D printers.

Linda Sparkuhl of El Camino School, discussing her Destination Imagination project, a STEAM-based competition with performance tasks to be demonstrated. Her team advanced to the state level competition and will be providing opportunities for others to experience a competition level challenge.

Movies Orcutt will present the winning entries in the Orcutt Union School District Educational Media Innovation Awards.

In addition to the teacher presentations, the following vendors will be sharing their products and raffle off prizes: Sphero (Sphero Bolt robot), MakeBlock (1 mBot explorer kit, Cody Rocky robot), BlocksCad (one-year subscription for 30 students).

Sony Koov (KOOV starter kit), Alissa Mrazek (2 Presence of Mind books), Robolink (1 CoDrone flying drone), Little Bits (1 little Bits Code Kit, 1 Little Bits Droid Kit), Primo Toys Cubetto Bellow Group (Omni 20 power bank), PIPER (one PIPER kit), and Lesson Planet (10 $100 gift cards).

The products will be raffled off at the end of the event.

— Tracey Beauchamp for Santa Barbara County Education Office.