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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Wednesday March 15, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am

Using Robotics to Solve Real World Problems
Help students understand logic, sequencing, and CS-STEM skills by having robots perform tasks and achieve goals. Creating robots and programs helps students be excited about learning and collaborating.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

EPIC LEARNING...Game On!
Learn how one school district is helping students “level up” by utilizing quest-based, experiential learning to personalize instruction and help students activate agency and have epic wins in school.
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

TOSA, Fullerton School District
TOSA in Fullerton, CA. Passionate about education technology. Enjoys helping others learn how to integrate tech to transform teaching and learning. Apple Distinguished Educator. Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader. Google Level 2 Certified. 10+ years classroom... Read More →
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Robert Pletka

Superintendent, Fullerton School District
avatar for Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Rock Your World with Interactive Infographics
Explore the infinite possibilities of creating interactive infographics with Google Drawing and Thinglink. In this session you will experience the process of creating interactive infographics as well share ideas for implementation in the classroom.
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avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Technology Resource teacher for SDUSD's 1:1 Program.
avatar for Claudja Van Orden

Claudja Van Orden

Social Studies Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
I love teaching technology integration and sharing ideas about new innovative technology tools. I am a Google Certified teacher and LED Certified.


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Using iMovie for School Video Broadcasting That Doesn't Suck
Learn how to use iMovie to create professional quality video projects and news broadcasts.

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avatar for Kyte Learning

Kyte Learning

Kyte Learning
Kyte Learning provides a library of online professional development courses eligible for DLC credits. Additionally, Kyte provides school districts with the ability to create courses with their own content on the fly . Our resources are built by teachers for teachers to ensure relevant... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Ditch the Complicated Handouts: Teach User Mechanics Using Videos
Rather than rely on complicated handouts to demonstrate a new app or unfamiliar sequences, make a video. Quickly flood the room with enough collective knowledge to answer everybody’s questions.
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avatar for Aaron Bergmann

Aaron Bergmann

Instructional Technology Specialist, Village Christian School
My practice focuses around -differentiating teacher PD -making technology run smoothly -helping educators find solutions


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Favorite Google Add-Ons for Docs & Spreadsheets
The apps in G-Suite are great for students to use, however, students and teachers have felt some tools were missing. Google Add-Ons can meet these needs. This CUE Tip will show teachers some that are easy to use.
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avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

21st Century Digital Notes
Digital focused-notes creates a living document with which students interact. Participants will leave with the ability to implement an important strategy utilizing digital tools in their classroom.
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David Allen

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Bootstrap: Coding Video Games with Algebra
Teach your students to program a videogame and reinforce their Algebra skills(order of operations, linear equations, compound inequalities, and distance formula) using this FREE curriculum that runs on a Chromebook!
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avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Program Manager, Brown Univ
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Take Common Core Writing to School with Google Classroom
Using Google Classroom, experience a hands on approach on how to build lesson plans geared towards citing specific textual evidence for Common Core Writing. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

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avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Teacher/TOSA, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher and a curriculum TOSA at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP Economics to IB History of the Americas. He currently teaches a one-to-one iPad class... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

AAUW Tech Trek & Tech Savvy: Super Girls in STEM
Discover Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, two programs of AAUW designed to support girls with an interest in STEM fields in the pursuit of their interests and goals. Learn about the programs and why they work. Learn how to get your students involved.
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avatar for Debra White

Debra White

Debra White is an Arts Educator and Consultant whose passion is helping teachers and students bring together the Visual & Performing Arts and Technology. She has 33 years of classroom experience teaching theatre, visual art and technology. She currently serves as The Education Committee... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Integrating Technology in the Arts
For many schools, tech in the arts classroom is a second thought. I was lucky enough to have a principal and district that saw my passion for utilizing technology in the classroom. So, even though I don’t teach a core subject (I teach theatre full time), they supplied me with a classroom chromebook cart and about ten iPads. The goal of this presentation is to inspire you to integrate technology in your arts curriculum, because, in the real world, technology is just as prevalent in the arts as it is in all aspects of our lives.

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avatar for Misty Kluesner

Misty Kluesner

Digital Innovation ToSA, Campbell Union School District
Currently a Digital Innovation ToSA for Campbell Union School District in the South Bay Area. Passionate about integrating creativity and student voice into the classroom. KCI Merit 2016 graduate. Google Certified Educator. HyperDoc Bootcamper. Member of the #Sketch50 and #SketchCUE... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

LEGO Movie Maker Mash Up Meets William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
This make and take session allows attendees to use LEGO Movie Maker in a PBL environment with difficult literary texts. Specs include iPad, Android devices, and computers for editing.
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avatar for Melissa Baldwin

Melissa Baldwin

Program Specialist, College and Career Readiness, Washington Unified School District
Melissa Baldwin has been an English teacher and Innovative Educator in Washington Unified School District. Her work focuses on Google technology, differentiated instruction, and project based learning. Her presentations have included technology best practices and classroom creativity... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology-based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.



Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

EV3 Robotics (Beginning) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Stop Killing Trees: Revving Up Literacy in the CCSS Classroom
Learn to leverage powerful pedagogy to design an engaging and standard-based digital literacy curriculum centered around critical thinking, sound assessment, and student-tested practices. Let’s also save some trees.
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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Using Technology to Help Implement NGSS Science and Engineering Practices
This session will show you how to screencast to help flip your classroom, a formative assessment tool for modeling and graphing, and how to use and implement computer simulations.
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avatar for Mark Colwell

Mark Colwell

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

A Digital Summit of Mt. Everest!
Attendees will create a lesson plan that will have students following, via social media, blogs, emails, and GAFE a Mt. Everest Summit Expedition. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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avatar for Dana Mohn

Dana Mohn

Teacher, Mayo Elementary
I am beginning my 16th year teaching at Mayo Elementary in Compton, CA. I currently teach the GATE 5th grade class and serve as the Lead GATE Teacher and the Lead Technology Teacher. I think technology in the classroom is as important as a 2nd language for today's students.


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Spotlight: Dynamic and Interactive Google Slides to Support Reading Comprehension
‘Spotlighting’ is a dynamic, interactive approach utilizing advanced Google Slides techniques to help students easily find and extract meaning from complex text by isolating and emphasizing text structure and key concepts. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Devin Hess

Devin Hess

Director of Technology Integration / Program Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Girl Powered
Being able to empower girls to code and pursue engineering are critical to future workforce development.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McIntyre

Nancy McIntyre

Community Innovations Manager, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Nancy McIntyre joined the foundation in the summer of 2012 after a 23-year career as a teacher, administrator, coach, and robotics mentor. As a credentialed educator, she has helped to develop the foundation’s online curriculum, the engineering notebooks, and has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Don’t Flop Your Flip: Common Pitfalls When Flipping Your Class
There’s no one right way to flip a class, but there are sure-fire ways to make it fail. We will address the common pitfalls and provide you with solutions to overcome them.
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avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Crystal Kirch is passionate about transforming teaching and learning with technology. She flipped her high school math class for three years, blogging her journey at flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com. She released her first book in 2016, "Flipping with Kirch: The Ups and Downs from... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

EV3 Robotics (Intermediate) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Google Forms: The 'Gateway Drug'
They’re not just for surveys! Learn how to leverage Google Forms for daily use to (1) create flipped lessons, (2) collect info for formative assessment, (3) present and grade quizzes, and (4) “crowdsource” data for collaboration, and more.
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avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

University HS English Teacher, Irvine Unified SD
Teacher of British Lit, rhetoric and writing, 2015 UHS Teacher of the Year, CUE Lead Learner, Google Certified Innovator and Educator Level 2, UCI Writing Project Teacher/Consultant, lapsed lawyer, wife, mother, singer, surfer, knitter, reader, writer, scifi geek and cosplayer... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Passion Projects: An Intersection of Content, Pedagogy, and Technology
This interactive session will demonstrate how Passion Projects inspire students to take ownership of their learning, connect to content, and build an active and engaged PLC on the “Seesaw” app.
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avatar for Michael Vossen

Michael Vossen

The Bay School of San Francisco
President of Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County, Fulbright Scholar, Google Certified Teacher, Leading Edge Digital Educator, IPA curriculum designer, language learning advocate, salsa dancer and musician.


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

The Library of Congress Online: A Navigation Guide for Educators
Tour the Library of Congress online; learn to navigate the site and explore the LOC’s dynamic lessons. Discover some gems and how to use primary source material in your classroom.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

10:00am

Coding Across the Curriculum
Learn how to use the coding program, Scratch to incorporate coding across multiple content areas, including example projects and rubrics. Then walk through creating your own Scratch project.
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avatar for Erin Dunroe

Erin Dunroe

STEM Coach, Little Lake City School District
Erin Dunroe began her career teaching elementary school and later 7th and 8th grade science. Erin is currently the STEM Specialist for Little Lake City School District. In 2016 she was awarded District Teacher of the Year and in 2017 was named a state finalist for the Presidential... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Sketchnote for Beginners - No Artistic Skill Required
If you can draw five basic shapes and a stick figure, you too can sketchnote. This hands on session will show you the basics of sketchnoting and give you practical tools to get started.
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avatar for Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

EdTech Tosa, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Student Created E (Electronic) Portfolios in the Classroom
Using Google Sites, students will create Electronic Portfolios documenting their learning throughout the year. Students will take ownership of their learning through the reflection and evaluation of their academic artifacts.
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The Google Cultural Institute: Where Technology Meets Culture!
Don’t just talk about it, put your students there! Discover, uncover, and tour art, history, and world wonders using Google’s powerful zoom, street-view technology, and digital exhibitions. Imagine the possibilities!
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Time To Play Play Play - Gamifying Your Classroom
Gamifying your classroom sounds like a great idea, but, how do you do it? Come to this session and you will have everything you need to create a great week of gamified learning that you can use to expand to a unit!
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avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I love to see students being successful. I am a designer of the iPersonalize personalized, blended, gamified learning system. Tech makes good lessons great! Click here for the Google Slides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mWeb3ilCB-C9us96lVweq93ssJSR0F4... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Getting a Digital Video Project Going
Digital video projects are powerful, but can be daunting to implement. Learn to prepare students through techniques to simplify processes, and to get students to push themselves academically. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Purposeful Coding for Math and Science
This session will look at how student-created simulations help address the The Next Generation Science Standards and experiments. a variety of examples will be covered and analyzed.
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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Arduino - Gateway to Computer Science, STEM and Robotics
Arduino is a popular Microcontroller platform widely used in the maker movement. It is the perfect starting point for schools who are looking for a multiple use, low-cost device that can be used as a foundation for STEM, Computer Science and Robotics in the classroom.
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avatar for Ascension Reyes

Ascension Reyes

Teacher, El Centro Elementary School District



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Building Better Math Activities
Using technology to enhance math instruction has been quite a challenge. With the Desmos Activity Builder, math teachers can now bring interactivity and the full functionality of technology to a math classroom. Join us for ready-to-use resources that are your favorite price: FREE!
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avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Google on Tour: Students Empowered with Tourbuilder!
Google Education Tourbuilder lets students CREATE interactive multimedia tours online, blending Google Earth, images, video and text.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist, Tahquitz High School
Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration SpecialistState/National CUE & Ca League of Schools Presenter , Certified GAFE Educator and Presenter, Certified Newsela Educator, Kahn Academy Ambassador, CC Lead, Tech Integrated Curriculum Design, A+ mom, plus I rock the mic @ Kareoke... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

How Tech Changes Our Ideas of Literacy
Come learn how technology and collaboration enhance the reading and writing processes, and explore how our ideas of literacy must change in the 21st century. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


Friday March 17, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

EV3 Robotics (Beginning) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Maker Mindset: Transforming Learning District-Wide Through CTE Programs
Learn how one district is leveraging inherent strengths of Career Technical Education to foster 21st-century skills through authentic, project-based learning experiences. Explore digital/technical resources and industry partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce May

Bruce May

Career Technical Education Teacher on Special Assignment, Poway Unified School District
I taught middle school math and science for 11 years following a 20-year career in science, engineering and management. As a former scientist and employer of technical professionals, I firmly believe that project-based learning is the best way to help students at any academic level... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Totally Tubular Google App Tips & Tricks to Hang Ten On
A fast paced session slammed with teacher ideas to get your Google Apps even more gnarly! View useful add-ons & extensions that amp up your lessons! Docs, Slides, Forms, & Sheets covered.
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Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: First-Ever CUE365 Rock Star Jam Session!
Two Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will guide you in crafting a complete lesson using incredible free tools from Microsoft! Learn how Sway, OneNote, PowerPoint, Mix and Forms can engage your students, enhance your lessons and elevate your scores! Rock out with Microsoft! Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified, is the 2020 NCCE Closing Keynote and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Empowering Students: Finding their Genius and Making Them Thrive

Ready for a new twist to Genius Hour? Learn how to discover and showcase individual student strengths, build career skills, and create a classroom community where everyone’s super power thrives.
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Speakers
avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The 'Pied' Piper: A Kit for the STEAM in All of Us
The Piper computer kit not only provides hands-on experience in building, but guides the learner through connecting basic computer parts with the Raspberry Pi at its core. This session gives a brief overview of the power of the Piper kit in student engagement.
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avatar for Emily Hendricks

Emily Hendricks

Technology Support Specialist/Sound Arts Teacher, Hillbrook School
Empowerment is key with new technology! I strive to help students and teachers feel confident when using cool tools and workflows. Composing and teaching digital music is also a main jam of mine. #rockitout Link to Presentation: bit.ly/audioapptitude


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Building a Passion-Driven Community of Learners All Year Long
How can you build a passion‑driven community of learners all year long in your classroom to empower student ownership with their learning and make a global learning impact? Attend this session to learn new instructional approaches to personalize learning with the brain in mind to motivate, engage and excite learning for ALL students.
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Naomi Harm

Dell K12 Education Strategist, Dell
Naomi Harm is an educational thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to 1:1 mobile learning and literacy initiatives, classroom redesigns, instructional strategies, and brain-based teaching and learning to support... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Designing Your Makerspace Activities
Learn how to purposefully design makerspace activities and create successful centers for creation and exploration. Leave this session with practical ideas about planning your makerspace, including PR, activities, and partnerships.

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Rosan Cable

Teacher Librarian, GGUSD
I am a Teacher Librarian with a passion for technology. @cablesclasses


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

EV3 Robotics (Intermediate) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Ramping up to Secondary: The Journey to a Learner-Centered Environment
District-wide instructional transformation with technology calls for systemic changes in everything from curriculum to budgeting. Come learn from Baltimore County Public School's journey on moving up an initiative to transform teaching and learning to the secondary level and gain access to district developed resources.
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Tara Corona

Resource Teacher, Office Of Innovative Learning Projects
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Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
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Sandra Schmidt

Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Streamline Assigning and Grading Google Docs Using Goobric and Classroom
Using Google Classroom has made assigning and collecting work a breeze. Learn how to use Goobric (an online rubric tool) to easily grade Classroom assignments, providing written and verbal feedback.
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Melissa Hero

Biology Teacher, Carlmont High School
Melissa teaches biology at Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.  She is a CUE Lead Learner, SVCUE VP, Google Suite for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer, and has trained teachers on NGSS topics at KCI, CUE events, and in her district.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am

Give Them Video, or Give Them Death!
Students love video - so let them create them in your classroom. Learn to plan, collaborate, shoot, edit and share video so you can teach your students to do the same. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

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Ryan Archer

Ed Tech, Science and CAASPP Coordinator, San Marco Unified School District
Ryan Archer, an EdTech Coordinator for San Marcos Unified, has a passion for helping teachers use technology in the classroom. As a middle and high school science teacher for 16 years, he has always worked to help students and educators experiment and ask questions. With the help... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

3D Printing and Chromebooks: A Beginner's Guide
We will look at how to get students drafting basic 3D objects, organize and implement ready-made project0s, and a getting started guide for 3D printing in any classroom.
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Ceara Bryan

Art Teacher, Perris Union High School District
Art Teacher and Printmaker


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Alphabet Soup - NGSS, CCSS, STEAM, PBL, DOK, GAFE? OMG!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Limited planning time? Our fifth grade team has designed a project that addresses standards, incorporates STEAM and uses a PBL approach. We’ll share successes and struggles.

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Trish D'Entremont

Multi-age Teacher Intermediate, Ada Harris Elementary


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

The World Of GBL: Game Based Learning in the Classroom
How can educators use the motivational and engaging aspects of games with students? This session will discuss game fundamentals and a variety of ways to use games for supporting learning in the classroom.
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Christy Novack

Access, Equity & Innovation Specialist, Pacifica School District
Christy has been a public school educator for 16 years. Previously, she trained teachers on how to integrate and use technology tools at San Francisco State University. She also created and taught several blended learning technology elective courses for 6-8th graders. She currently... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Why the Maker Movement Matters in Education: Exploring the New STEAM Power
Enjoy a “making” experience as we discuss how Arduinos, 3D printers, and other new tools engage students and beautifully address STEAM topics.
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David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

The Great 6th Grade Race
Hook your students with a race to the finish line! Learn how to use Google Maps to create a dynamic game-based unit that your students will beg to play!
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Rebecca Wilkin

6th Grade Teacher, Selma Unified



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Where to Access Primary Sources Online
Whether you have a one-to-one digital classroom or have a computer lab, primary source materials are easily accessible online if you know where to look. This CUE Tip will show teachers some of the best digital resources to develop Document Based Questions (DBQs).
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Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Apps Combine for Effective Lesson Design
Integrate iOS/Chrome/Web-based apps to create effective and collaborative lessons in your classroom. The possibilities for our students are endless when apps are strategically combined through the gradual release framework!
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Sarah Housepian

English teacher & Technology Coordinator, Pacifica High School
I am a site Technology Coordinator and a Google Educator who loves learning about clever and innovative ways to enhance English Language Arts instruction and school-wide communication with the use of technology.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Cast Away!: Screencasts Across the Curriculum and Grade Levels!
Four classroom teachers demonstrate the educational benefits of Screencasts across the curriculum and throughout grades 3-12. Students develop conceptual understanding and oral language in these highly engaging projects.
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Jorge Velastegui

Social Science Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District
Dr. Jorge Velastegui has over 20 years experience in public education. He has worked as an elementary school teacher, elementary school principal, and is currently a high school Social Science teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District. Dr. Velastegui is also an adjunct... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Crack the Code: Connect Scratch to Your Language Arts Classroom Presentation
Learn how to promote coding skills using Scratch - an online computer programming software. This session will help you learn coding activities that connect to the CCSS ELA Standards.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Googly 21st Century Writing: Crowdsourcing, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity
Join a Google-centered collaborative writing workflow, including crowdsourced quotes in Google Slides, creation of a Google Drawing with a quote, and finally analysis of selected quotes in a Google Doc.
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Judy Blakeney

English/CTE Teacher & Instructional Coach, Capistrano Unified SD
Judy Blakeney is a Google Certifed Trainer and Innovator, with a passion for strength based education. She works as a middle school English/CTE Teacher and Instructional Coach at Aliso Viejo Middle School. She has a passion for self-directed learning using social media, particularly... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Insert Coin: Engaging Learners with the Basics of Game Design
Games offer a powerful model for creating engagement in an educational setting. Explore three functional categories of game design elements and how they translate into sound pedagogy. Discuss the advantages and pitfalls of gamifying a classroom.
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Chris Hesselbein

TOSA, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Making Writing: 3D Printing to Teach Literacy & Writing
We can’t be innovative alone. Hear how one principal / teacher duo developed a new kind of Language Arts class, one leveraging 3D Printing and making to teach literacy and writing to long-term EL students.
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Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Using OneNote in the Classroom
OneNote is a powerful tool for organization, collaboration with peers and students, and limiting the need for paper. Helpful hints and user experience will be shared.
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Geri Coats

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ernest Righetti High School
Passionate Lifelong Learner looking to build my teaching repertoire to support student learning! Love tech, and love collaborating with other teachers!


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

“Game of Phones”: The Role Technology Plays in Bullying Behaviors
Teachers all across America are in need of becoming more technology savvy, as students are constantly “wired” to their cell phones exploring Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other media outlets.

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Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262