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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

CUE Rock Star Black Label PL
CUE Rock Star Black Label is ultra high-quality and affordable customized PD for districts at a low per teacher rate.
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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 →


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

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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EK

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

The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures: Project Based Leaning Space Mathematics
We integrate STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, computer & foreign languages). Student interns design and prototype satellites, robots and Martian habitats. Students create podcasts for Kids Talk Radio Science.
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →



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

10:00am

B.Y.O. PD - A Guide to Personalized Professional Learning
This session focuses on why we should personalize professional learning (a Future Ready initiative), highlighting key components to successful implementation and providing attendees with a plan to implement at their sites.
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avatar for Jack Plotkin

Jack Plotkin

Director of Innovation & Student Support, El Segundo Unified School District
Personalized Learning. Personalized Professional Learning. Neurodiversity. Inclusive Learning Environments. Authentic Learning. Research in Education.



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Class Notebook in the Cloud: An Alternative to a Course Website?
A OneNote class notebook that offers an effective and a convenient alternative to a traditional course website or an LMS will be presented and compared with its website counterpart.

Speakers
avatar for Nandakumar Ganesan

Nandakumar Ganesan

Professor, CSULA
I am a professor of Information Systems at California State University, Los Angles. For the past several years, I have successfully hosted a comprehensive course website using Google Sites (http://www.ganesan.com). Currently, the course website is being migrated to a OneNote notebook... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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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Speakers
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 →
RP

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

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel - Time to Slam!
Google for Education Certified Innovators share favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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Speakers
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Meshing the Gears: Matching Future Ready Gears with LCAP Priorities
This is a presentation on the overlap/ comparison of the LCAP priorities with Future Ready gears, showing participants how helpful the Future Ready process is to developing an effective LCAP.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Redefining Learning in the Classroom with iPads

Please join Crane School District and Jamf in this session to learn how they challenged the status quo and used iPads to transform the educational experience.

NEW SESSION 


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KF

Kimberly Fuller

Strategic Account Executive, Jamf



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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

Key Ingredients to Blended and Personalized Learning
Generate your own recipe for implementing a working blended or personalized learning classroom. This hands-on session will allow educators to participate in a mock personalized learning environment while learning how to strategically implement the three phases of blended learning. Walk away with a one, two, and three year recipe card that will guide any educator through the deployment process of blended learning and/or personalized learning. 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 Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Google Apps 101 - Create, Communicate, Collaborate with Google Apps for Education
This workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use the Chromebook, the Chrome Browser, Google Drive, and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Participants will learn the ins and outs of their Chromebook, and understand how the device works seamlessly through all the Google Applications. Participants will see how Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings allows teachers and students to create rich content for learning and provide opportunities for real time collaboration. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively on documents, drawings, and presentations in support of common core, sound pedagogy, and innovation skills. Additional topics and applications may be covered with time permitting. 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 JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and a student's capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Own Your Tech: The Resource Guide

Discussion with participants will be formed around creating a personal “Technology Resource Guide." This is a tool that can help give a clear understanding of the technology components in your classroom, and the confidence in deciding what issues should be addressed in or out of class.
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Speakers
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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Lunch n' Learn: Sites for Sore Eyes: New Google Sites
Google Sites have a brand new look and feel. Bring a device and build a website during our time together with this sweet new interface. Participants need to bring in their own device. Lunch is provided.
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Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Educational Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Gregg is the Project Coordinator of Ed. Tech in Modesto, CA at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Previously he worked 15 years for the Modesto City Schools district as a 6th grade classroom teacher. Gregg holds a Masters Degree in Education Media Design and Technology from... Read More →
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into... Read More →
avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director II of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
avatar for Brandon Schut

Brandon Schut

Program Coordinator, Educational Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
A few people mistake me for a young Ryan Reynolds.


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:00am

Borderless PLCs with Edmodo
Create a global professional learning community using Edmodo.
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Speakers
avatar for Ed Bonhaus

Ed Bonhaus

Instructional Technology Consultant, Kenton County School District



Thursday March 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:30am

Personalize Learning with Mini-Courses in Edmodo
Learn how to create a mini-course in Edmodo to personalize learning for both students and teachers.
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Speakers
avatar for Ed Bonhaus

Ed Bonhaus

Instructional Technology Consultant, Kenton County School District



Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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Speakers
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

Creating Differentiated Professional Development Opportunities for All Learners
Do we model effective classroom practice through our professional development?As an EdTech team, our focus was to find ways to differentiate all learning in technology.
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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

Categorical Program Facilitator, Cajon Valley Union School District
#passionateCode.orgeducator
avatar for Bethany Schwappach

Bethany Schwappach

Coordinator of Data/Math/EdTech, Cajon Valley Union School District



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Creating Meaningful EdTech PD
How can PD include choice and meaning for individual educators while also helping schools and districts achieve their goals? We’ll explore how digital badges and micro-credentials can innovate professional development.
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Speakers
avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

VP of Professional Learning Services, PD Learning Network
Rich Dixon, VP of Professional Learning Services with PD Learning Network and has an M.A., TESL, with more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, IT director, and curriculum coordinator. In his current position he has the opportunity to develop online... Read More →
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, BUOY
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Future Ready Is Greater Than "Digital"
Could the word ‘digital’ actually undermine educational innovation? A former Chief Digital Officer explores the ‘D Word’ and poses the why, who, what and how of digital learning.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Vancouver Public Schools
Mark Ray was Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead with the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington Teacher of the Year and a 2015 NSBA "20 to Watch,” he is currently reading, writing, exploring... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Meshing the Gears: Matching Future Ready Gears with LCAP Priorities
This is a presentation on the overlap/ comparison of the LCAP priorities with Future Ready gears, showing participants how helpful the Future Ready process is to developing an effective LCAP.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Reading for Meaning—Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers with the Read Naturally Live web-based application.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Setting Up Technology for Success: Effective IT Support Structures
Best practices for setting up IT support systems. Curated through work with dozens of schools, these systems and processes allow school leaders to create effective workflows for technology issues.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Check This Out! Podcasting and Expanding Your Professional Learning
This session we will show the How, What and Why podcasting can assist your own personal learning by doing an actual podcast. Includes interviews and experiences.
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Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology. CUE board member and all around nice guy that is easily excitable and distracted by shiny things.
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Teacher, Rocklin Unified School District
I am a current Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, I have been a TOSA and social studies teacher and have been in education for 20 years. I am passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Key Leadership Competencies to Accelerate 21st Century Growth Culture
Interactive research presentation for leaders seeking strategy to accelerate the slow process of school change.


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

1:30pm

A New Take on Digital Citizenship: What School Administrators Must Know
Good digital citizenship is increasingly complex. Attend this workshop to learn what school administrators must know about safeguarding personally identifying information, managing one’s online persona, and dealing with cyber vigilantism. 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 Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Communication. Not a Single Opportunity Missed
Communication is everything. We will review a variety of approaches, platforms and styles to improve all levels of communication with the stakeholders of our schools: students, staff, families and the greater community.
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Speakers
avatar for Catina Haugen

Catina Haugen

Elementary Principal, Petaluma City Schools
I am an elementary principal in Northern California at a site of 330 Kinder through sixth grade students. As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I utilized technology to support students success and encourage creativity. Now, as an instructional leader, technology helps me be more efficient... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Design Thinking for Innovation in Your Classroom
How might we ignite students’ passion and enable them to to build solutions to real-world problems using technology? Learn how design thinking can support project-based, personalized learning in your classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Leslie McBeth

Leslie McBeth

Director of Professional Development, 1975
LESLIE MCBETH is an educator on a mission to empower students to solve the world's big problems. Leslie spent six year teaching at Greenwood College School where she used design thinking and project-based learning to engage students in real-world experiences. Prior to teaching, Leslie... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Developing Confidence and Competence Through Personalized Professional Learning
Explore competency-based professional learning models that build on strengths and personal learning goals, connected to the district’s vision, including micro-credentialing and pathways that prioritize competence over seat time.
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avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Author, Learner-Centered Innovation
I am passionate about redesigning learning to create better experiences that meet the needs of all learners in a changing world.For more information and resources, check out my website katielmartin.com-



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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.

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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

Future Ready: JET Review
The JET Review is a joint ed-tech review by CETPA and CUE, involving a detailed look at a school or district's infrastructure and the how available technology is being used to support teaching and learning. You'll learn about what the JET Review entails, and you'll hear how one school district utilized the review to pave the road to future readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Dir of Info & Instructional Tech, Union School District
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE\'s Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator.


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

I Heard it Through the Grapevine
If you've ever played the game "telephone", you understand the way things get lost in translation. Come be a part of the conversation on the statewide initiatives of OER, Professional Development and Data Privacy.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Keep Calm and Use Common Sense
Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools. Learn how to build a positive school culture that supports responsible use of technology.

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avatar for Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Instructional Specialist, Technology, OUSD



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Powerfully Leveraging GAFE for Admins: A Medley
Google Apps for Education is underrated and underused among district and site leaders. This session will provide a breadth overview of how to powerfully leverage different Google Apps for a more effective and efficient work day.

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avatar for Kristina Mattis

Kristina Mattis

Executive Director of Digital Learning, San Francisco Unified School District
http://about.me/kristinamattis


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Read Naturally’s One Minute Reader Reading App for the Apple iPad
The award-winning One Minute Reader® home reading program is available as an app for the Apple iPad! One Minute Reader uses the same research-based strategies as Read Naturally’s classroom programs. Use One Minute Reader to extend learning with parent involvement at home or to turbo charge independent, differentiated reading time in the classroom.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Improve Efficiency, Workflow and Collaboration with Google Keep
This session will highlight Google Keeps ability to improve workflow and efficiency for teachers and students in and out of the classroom as well as the app's collaborative features.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us. 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 JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and a student's capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Mobile Professional Development with Voxer Book Clubs
Looking for creative ways to provide engaging/relevant PD offerings? Come hear about our experience in implementing Voxer Book Studies, including sharing of resources that will help you get started!
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Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Haughs

Amanda Haughs

2nd grade Educator & Learning Designer, Campbell Union School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Using Technology to Manage a Remote Staff
Presentation will share examples of how to successfully manage a remote full and part time staff using various types of technology based on our experience building an online high school.
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avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Badging is About Competency: Do It to Earn It!
Experience earning a badge and examine lessons learned from three district digital badging implementations. Explore an online digital academy equipping teachers to demonstrate learning, earn badges and corresponding stipends.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Building Math Mindsets
When you mention math, do students run for the hills? Come learn how to thoughtfully integrate technology with a Growth Mindset to help lower math anxiety, drive student engagement, deepen understanding and empower young mathematicians!
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avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

Elementary Principal, Tustin Unified School District
Join @KristyAndre2 and I for "BUILDING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS- Elevating with Workshop Tools" on Friday at 10:00 in Primrose C!@LaurenMStein Elementary Principal in Tustin Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Create Partnerships with All Parents Using ClassDojo
Teachers and administrators will learn how to maximize parent involvement, communication, positive student behavior, and educational minutes on task by using the free app ClassDojo.
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Speakers
avatar for Sharon Naugle

Sharon Naugle

Intervention Specialist, Wild Rose Elementary School, Monrovia USD
I am an Intervention Specialist, Administrative Designee, ClassDojo Mentor, and Nearpod Certified Educator. I have taught general ed K-5 over my 22 years of working in education. My presentation is about how to create a high-quality class book for free. All are welcome!


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

3:30pm

Digital Ink in the Future Ready Classroom
Modern 2-in-1 laptops and Windows 10 opens the door to the wider use of digital ink. Learning outcomes will include why digital ink, how to use in the classroom and how to integrate with other technology.

Speakers


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Engaging Digital Natives in Collaborative Classrooms

Join SMART for a hands-on session about creating flexible learning environments. Learn best practices to combine interactive displays, student devices, and collaborative tools to facilitate student-centric learning, and differentiated instruction.

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, 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

Post-Apocalyptic Skills for the Classroom: Infusing Real-Life Skills into Instruction
When the apocalypse comes, the skill of carefully bubbling in answers will not be helpful. Hear how a panel of educators infuse real-life skills into project-based learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
Bill Selak is the Director of Technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, and a Google Certified Innovator. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

So What’s Your Curation Strategy?
As schools move from tidy textbooks to diverse digital content, curation is more important than ever. Whether you are a teacher or a district leader, you need a curation strategy.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Vancouver Public Schools
Mark Ray was Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead with the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington Teacher of the Year and a 2015 NSBA "20 to Watch,” he is currently reading, writing, exploring... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Student Data Privacy: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You…
EdTech apps have dramatically improved student engagement. But...are all apps safe regarding student data privacy? Are all apps appropriate for school use? Come learn how you can create a safe and engaging learning environment for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

Director, Instructional Technology Services, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Director, Fresno County Office of Education



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

3:30pm

Supporting Teachers & Classrooms Transformation Using Tech, TAM, and Digital Badges
Administrators can use the attainment of digital badges within the technology acceptance model (TAM) to support teachers in understanding the usefulness and the ease of use of any technology initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kriedeman

Douglas Kriedeman

Assistant Principal, Oceanside Unified
I began teaching science in 1993. In 2011 I became a TOSA in the SIS and testing department for my school district. From 2012 to 2015 I was the Coordinator/Director of Educational Technology for the district. In 2015 I moved back to a high school and continue to work directly... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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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Speakers
EK

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

4:00pm

Digital Text Marking and Note Taking with Doc Hub
Learn to leverage Doc Hub as a tool to lessen class paper consumption, mark text and take notes digitally. Learn to use Doc Hub to digitize paper/pencil activities.
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Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

3,2,1, Record! - Sharing with Screencasts
Whether it's a story or a how-to guide, recording your message is priceless. Expand your audience with YouTube and they can pause, rewind, and rewatch. Don't repeat yourself; screencast it!
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Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

CUE Launch: Take Your District to the Next Level
CUE Launch is professional learning that gives teachers strong models of classroom practice they can implement immediately. Learn how you can support your teachers on their journey to Level 1 Google Educator certification.
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Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, BUOY
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Gamify Your Formative Assessment
When was the last time your students entered begging for formative assessment? Come discuss how gamifying formative assessment can increase motivation/ engagement, while allowing you to make strategic instructional decisions.
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Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Tools for Leaders to…Uh…Innovate
What tools do you use to communicate to your stakeholders? Email perhaps…ya….so 2007…Come learn about some creative ways to quickly share data with teachers, tasks with your staff, resources with peers, images/videos and live video with your community and so much more!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Dangling the YouTube Carrot
Driving Digital Citizenship Culture with Student Access to Desired Tools.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

Director of Technology Support Services, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Tim Goree is the Director of Technology Support Services for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District in Fairfield, California. During 4 years of leading the technology group at FSUSD, Tim orchestrated technology personnel growth of nearly 100%, led a complete overhaul of network... Read More →
avatar for Sue Thotz

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 →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

IXL: Personalizing Learning in Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies!
One out of every nine students uses IXL due to our unique learning experience for all core subjects. Personalized content automatically adjusts in rigor and complexity to meet students' needs.

Speakers
avatar for John Dean

John Dean

Consultant, IXL
Talk to me about learning content, instructional craft, and more cowbell.



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

10:00am

Pedagogy of Podcasting
This session will be conducted by educators who create and publish their own podcasts. The subjects of these podcasts range in subject but all of these hosts are passionate about the power which podcasting has for adult learners and how this tool can be used by anyone from classroom and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology. CUE board member and all around nice guy that is easily excitable and distracted by shiny things.
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Teacher, Rocklin Unified School District
I am a current Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, I have been a TOSA and social studies teacher and have been in education for 20 years. I am passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools... Read More →
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Host of Various Podcasts via Chicago, Madison, Vegas, Alaska, Austin, & Portland. Fan of: coding, Minecraft, Beastie Boys, & Michael Jordan. #teachinginbeta
avatar for Brent Warner

Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Brent is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons as well as the times when tech isn't the answer. Brent blends technology into his lessons and talks about them on his podcasts about... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Snapchat. Yes, We’re Serious: Visual Storytelling in a Globally Connected World
As visual storytelling becomes a prominent method of communication, let’s consider how Snapchat Stories can connect us, inspire us, and allow us to develop empathy in a globally connected world.
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Speakers
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 →
avatar for Sabba Quidai

Sabba Quidai

Apple Inc., Education Development Executive


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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!
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
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

What Does a 21st Century Administrator Look Like?
Effective leaders must utilize tools to support instructional needs for teachers and student learning. Learn 21st century tools to engage teachers, students, and stakeholders to be a 21st Century Leader.
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Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



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

10:00am

Google Drive for Administrators: Come. See. Conquer.
Classroom walkthroughs. Parent communication. PLCs. Learn with a sitting principal how Google Drive can enhance these and much more. Leave with game-changing tools that will transform your practice. 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
BC

Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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Speakers
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

Cool Tools for Students
Lisa & Marlena will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-12 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Dir of Info & Instructional Tech, Union School District
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE\'s Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator.
avatar for Marlena Hebern

Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Discover How You Can Be on the Leading Edge!
Heard of Leading Edge Certification? All 4 certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, Professional Leading Learner and Administrator help educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Find out how you can earn this prestigious certification, recognized across California and beyond. Come and discover what it will take for you and your district to be Leading Edge! More information at:www.leadingedgecertification.org.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Volunteer Leadership/LEC Coordinator, CUE
Currently Eileen serves CUE in two roles. First as Volunteer Leadership Coordinator and secondly as Leading Edge Certification Coordinator.


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

How to Build a Better Principal
A middle school principal and a classroom teacher share what works and what doesn't in making their schools great - learn about being #bettertogether and feel the #leadwild flow.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Feinberg

Todd Feinberg

Principal, Union School District
I'm a middle school principal who is heavily involved in keeping our parent, student, and teaching community informed on what's going on at our school. Also, I'm relentless in seeking out professional development opportunities and inviting my staff to join me in these adventures... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Knudson

Jackie Knudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Union School District


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Integrating Tech (WEB 2.0 Tools) to Support Language
This session addresses the communication needs of English Learners through a logically sequenced series of Project GLAD strategies. Attendees will experience each step with a hands on use of Web 2.0 tools while simultaneously reviewing the pedagogy. The presentation moves through an application of an EL strategy and a Web 2.0 tool. Participants will leave with classroom applications, practice and an inspiration to apply technology.
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Speakers
avatar for Christina Baroldi

Christina Baroldi

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology and Academic Measurement, Orange Unified School District
iPad! Chromebook! Office365! AND Google, oh my! I support pre-K to 12 in our diverse district. Whether it's one device or a cartful we support all learning environments. Local Agency trainer of Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model, Apple Teacher, DEN Star Educator... Read More →
avatar for Misty Campos

Misty Campos

EL Instructional Specialist
I have been a Project GLAD trainer since 2004. I am passionate about using Project GLAD strategies with Technology, Thinking Maps, AVID and McGraw Hill Wonders. Please ask me about anything with Project GLAD!


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

12:30pm

Leading Digital Literacy: It’s Not About the Tech!
This session is about more than technology. District and site leaders: develop systems for effective tech integration. Resource allocation, scheduling, alignment to CCSS, teacher PD, cultivating culture, and more.
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Speakers
avatar for Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology & Interdisciplinary Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine is a Google Certified Trainer & Google Certified Innovator. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
The coming age of automation will dramatically alter the world of work our students will enter upon graduation. How can school leaders redesign the learning experience to best prepare them?
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Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA,” and “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Speakers


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Standards Operating Procedure: Scope, Sequence, and the New ISTE Standards
This interactive session chronicles the journey to build our technology plan upon the new ISTE standards. Come for inspiration and leave with a vision and a working template.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Systemic Change Through Professional Development
After completing device deployment, it is important to shift focus on training staff and enhancing education. See how professional development is used to build systemic change in a district.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The Science and Art of Font & Color
Color and fonts make your lessons POP. Learn what scientists and artists know about design elements and how to use them in your classroom. Includes tutorials to make your own.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Teacher, SFUSD
Hello. I am now a teacher librarian and I run our makerspace. Before that, I taught sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. I am a founding teacher at Willie... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Demystify 3D: Easy as 1, 2, 3D
Want to kick-start a successful 3D design initiative? This session will provide a proven approach, from planning to in-classroom methodology, to get students started designing and printing in 3D. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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 Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Coordinator - Computer Science, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and site administration. During this time I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now... Read More →
avatar for Gene Tognetti

Gene Tognetti

Person of Interest, Agile Educational Technology
Gene Tognetti is the founder of Agile Educational Technology Consulting. He provides professional development to educators on topics including effective classroom technology integration, growth mindset, 1:1 blended learning, and technology planning. Gene is a recovering administrator... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Play PD
Want to inspire creative learning? Provide creative professional development! Learn about the Play PD movement and engage in a demo Play PD experience. Bring Play PD to your district, making learning relevant, engaging, and FUN.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Who Shares Your Story?
Who tweets, who snaps, who shares your story? You don't have to use every social media outlet, but learn about options for sharing your TOSA & District story with the world.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Hans Tullman

Hans Tullman

STEAM Technology Specialist, Castle STEAM Academy
EdTech Coach | Educator | Speaker | GCEducator 1 + 2 | #KernCUE Director | LSG Teacher of the Year | #KITTchat | Music making, video editing, running, hiking, traveling, Christian, husband, and father.


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Make it Personalized: Use TouchCast
This interactive session about TouchCast will help you find unique ways to personalize learning in your classroom through both teacher instruction and student performance tasks.

Speakers
ME

Megan Endicott

Music TeacherDolvin Elementary School


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Becoming a Social Media Jedi
“Fear is the path to the dark side.” Fear not the the evils of social media. Instead, embrace the power that it can put in the hands of administrators.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Martin

Kathy Martin

Principal, Melinda Heights Elementary
BYOD, Chromebooks, Google Apps, Discovery Education, Social Media, UCLA


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

2:00pm

CUE Legislation, Policy, and Funding Update
This session provides an overview and updates California and National policies, legislation, and funding relevant to CUE members.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for John Cradler

John Cradler

Education Consultant, Educational Support Systems
Education technology policy, legislation, evaluation, and advocacy are my current speciality areas. I initiated the CUE legislative advocacy services in 1988. Since that time have been directly involved in developing, advising, and coordinating advocacy activities for over 20 State... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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

Implementing an ITInventory & Helpdesk System Across a School District
An interactive presentation on implementing an ITInventory and Helpdesk Software System. Using cloud technology this system has simplified the process of tracking IT and assigning one to one devices via smartphone apps.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Personal Learning Backpack: Empower Learners Using the UDL Lens
Once learners indicate their strengths, challenges, and interests along with preferences and needs in the Learner Profile, then the teacher can work with them to develop a Personal Learning Backpack.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Learning Designer • Podcast Host • Advocate 4 Kids & Teachers, Rethinking Learning
I always wanted to be a teacher and am passionate about what education technology can do to empower learners of any age to develop agency. I started my journey long ago and am what you might call a "digital pioneer." CUE has opened many doors for me and helped me build amazing connections... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

What Does 'REAL' Integrated Model Curriculum Look Like?
CTE Online staff and past curriculum writers will discuss how CTE Online is able to create and publish online dozens of STEM integrated projects every year to be used for free by educators across California.
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Speakers
avatar for MaryRose Lovgren

MaryRose Lovgren

Project Coordinator, CTE Online
I am a K-12 curriculum and educational technology specialist and project coordinator who works with teachers and educational organizations in the design, development and digital sharing of curriculum. I believe that the classroom teacher is the most critical component of education... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CreateAccessibility: Accessible Design for Classroom Creators
Learn how to place accessible design principles in the hands of classroom creators to promote empathy, knowledge, and skills making learning accessible to all, starting with captions.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

4th Grade Teacher, Clark County School District
Melissa currently is an elementary educator in Clark County, Nevada. She has over 20 years of educational experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator.  Melissa is also National Board Certified... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
NH

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

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 →



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

3:30pm

How Might We ELD Using the TK-12 Digital ELD Toolkit
What are some challenges you face when supporting the ELs in your classroom, school, or district? Come solve your ELD problems of practice with our TK-12 Digital ELD Toolkit!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Blanchard

Theresa Blanchard

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Teacher. Coach. Student. Lifelong Learner. Follow me on Twitter @CarteBlanchard


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

3:30pm

Implementing an ITInventory & Helpdesk System Across a School District
An interactive presentation on implementing an ITInventory and Helpdesk Software System. Using cloud technology this system has simplified the process of tracking IT and assigning one to one devices via smartphone apps.



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Integrating Robots Within a Makerspace Setting
Are you interested in integrating robots within a Makerspace setting? Come see examples, video clips, and photos of the use of robots in the classroom. Panel will share the lessons that parallels the SAMR model to increase effectiveness of robots in the classroom. Panel will also share their experience and thought process of integrating robots within the Makerspace setting. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Let's Change the World - Universal Design for Learning
Utilizing an app called Lightbot: One Hour Code (iOs or Android) we will discover the foundations of Universal Design for Learning and how they relate to our overall human experience.
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Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Student Data Privacy and District App Approval
Student Data Privacy is one of the biggest challenges facing school districts today. Join us to learn our District’s process for app approval using Google Forms and the add-on Autocrat.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Grim

Ashley Grim

Education Technology Specialist, Ceres Unified School District
avatar for Mariana Sandoval

Mariana Sandoval

Educational Technology Specialist, Ceres Unified District Office
I am an Education Technology Specialist for Ceres Unified School District. I have been working for Ceres Unified since 2006. I taught technology for middle school and high school students for three years at a charter school. I look forward to conversations about technology, places... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wise

Brian Wise

bwise@ceres.k12.ca.us, Ceres USD
I'm an Education Technology Specialist for a public K-12 school district located in California's Central Valley. I'm responsible for technology professional development and support at seven different school sites. My school district has boldly adopted 1:1 Chromebook devices for all... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Student Passion Con: What It Is and How To!
Do you like empowering students and supporting them in following their passions? Hold a Student Passion Conference! I’ll share what we did and share tools to hold your own.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Teacher on Special Assignment, Reed Union School District
Ashley is a teacher on special assignment. Her goal is to make schools a place where kids want to be, and learn to love learning!


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Tech Tools to Help Students Find and Use Their Voice
The core of personalized learning is the student has a voice and a choice in their learning. This session shares technology tools, classroom examples, and how they impact team learning.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Cognetta

Sebastian Cognetta

Director, Aveson Charter Schools
Sebastian Cognetta holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California and is the Director at Aveson Charter Schools, a breakthrough public school pioneering Personalized Mastery Learning (PML). With more than fifteen years experience in education... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am

Rock Star Jam Session: Harness Google Tools to Transform Your Next Meeting
Educational community change requires a leader to use technology that benefits staff and students. Participants will elicit ideas and then incorporate Google Tools creating connections and action on ideas. 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 Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator Educational Technology, Orange Unified School District
avatar for Kathy Martin

Kathy Martin

Principal, Melinda Heights Elementary
BYOD, Chromebooks, Google Apps, Discovery Education, Social Media, UCLA


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

A Guide to Integrating Ozobots Across the Kinder-5th Grade Curriculum

Are you interested in integrating Ozobots in a Kinder-5th grade classroom? Come see examples, video clips, and photos of the use of Ozobots in the classroom. Panel will share their year’s best Ozobot lessons aligned with Common Core, NGSS, and a Makerspace setting. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
Presenter Resources


Speakers
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Can I Use That? Exploring Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons
Confused about what you and your students can legally and ethically use when creating online content? Come explore copyright, fair use, Creative Commons - and how to encourage creativity while respecting intellectual property.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, "in the wild"
Jane recently retired as high school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, where she worked to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with... Read More →


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

9:00am

Designing Systems of Change: Leading in a Shifted World
This session is a deep-dive into the systems disconnects that are being brought on by the digital and technological disruption and transformation that is happening across society and how our educational organizations need to creatively and innovatively transform to meet the variety of shifts that are coming at our districts, schools and students if we are to truly prepare them for the future.

Speakers
DC

David Culberhouse

Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Got PD?
Learn how PVUSD, a large Title 1 district, has strategically developed a professional development plan to correlate with 1:1 devices in classrooms district-wide.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Felton

Miranda Felton

TOSA, Pajaro Valley Unified School District



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Minute by Minute - Knowing Students Through Formative Assessment
Attendees will gain knowledge of the importance and strategies associated with formative assessment along with practical, technology based classroom tools to put them into practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Evaluation and School Improvement, Corona-Norco Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District



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

9:00am

OneNote: One Solution to Transform Your School Campus
Come experience how SMCHS has completely transformed how students learn and how teachers teach with the implementation of OneNote and Office 365. A panel of our teachers will walk you through this amazing, must-have tool!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bricker

Scott Bricker

Director of Educational Technology, Santa Margarita Catholic High School
As the Director of Instructional Technology, my responsibilities include designing and leading teacher and student training sessions on the Windows 8 Tablet PC and accompanying software applications, while also working with Department Chairs to integrate Interactive Ebooks and all... Read More →


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

9:00am

Take Students From 'Learning to Read' into 'Reading to Learn'
Once students have learned to read they need instruction to take them into "reading to learn" to build comprehension, vocabulary, stamina, fluency and motivation. Our digital reading solution provides an adaptive assessment and personalized instruction - working simultaneously with the physical, cognitive and emotional domains of reading - not in isolation. Average gains of 1.5-2 grade levels in one semester!



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

9:00am

TECH Talks: Personalized Professional Learning
Essential apps and educational technology resources are explored and discussed with educators to identify relevancy in their instruction. CVUSD EdTECH TOSAS will share how TECH talks was developed and executed.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Esmeralda Chavez

Esmeralda Chavez

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


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

9:00am

What’s Data Got to Do with It?
Overwhelmed with student data? No student data at all? Work less, achieve more. Join our interactive session and use technology to collect and analyze data to make informed instructional decisions.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
Dr. Jody Guarino is a former National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist Certificate who has a passion for connecting research to practice. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Science Degree (M.S... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Digital Media Academy: Innovation and Learning...The Perfect Blend
Learn how districts and teachers empower students to acquire and apply their learning through the power of student video production, while mastering digital literacy skills. K-12.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
avatar for Ashley Tarquin

Ashley Tarquin

TOSA Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
Digital Media Academy Professional Development Instructor, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Leader in Next Generation Science Standards implementation, Amazon Education Fellow, TOSA/Coach in Encinitas Union School District. Served as International Baccalaureate Coordinator... Read More →


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

9:00am

Hands On! Exploring Innovative Tech Tools!
Explore the newest and most effective STEM and Makerspace tools and their impact on the future of learning and teaching.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Susan Wells

Susan Wells

Founder CEO, TechTerra
I am an educator, innovator and pioneer in the field of mobile learning. For 30 years, I served as a Principal, Administrator, Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Public Speaker and Educational Consultant. I planned and carried out the first school-wide 1:1 deployment of iPod touches... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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

Speed Geeking as a PD Model
More hands-on than poster sessions, more accessible than independent learning, and more efficient than longer presentations, Speed Geeking is an effective and engaging model for professional development.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Ito

Alexandra Ito

Director, Learning Innovation with Technology, Santa Ana Unified School District
Supporting parents in becoming digital leaders, personalizing professional development, providing 1:1 access to students - "Access for All."
avatar for Stacy Kline

Stacy Kline

Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District
I am a middle and high school teacher with the Advanced Learning Academy Early College, a personalized & flexible learning environment where our students' needs & input are paramount. Students have individualized learning plans & may adjust their program due to their current competency... Read More →
avatar for David Lofink

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Text Complexity, Evidence, Data: Gateway to College and Career Readiness
Join the presenters in an interactive session connecting text complexity and technology to help close achievement gaps as measured by SBAC and CollegeBoard in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Evaluation and School Improvement, Corona-Norco Unified School District



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Geri Coats

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

What Does a 21st Century Teacher Look Like?
Learn how 21st Century Teachers in Coachella Valley USD inspire students to leverage digital media tools to enhance their learning and creativity and prepare them for careers of the future.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


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

10:30am

What Does an Innovator in a School or District Look Like?
How are today’s innovators different and what qualities make their schools stand out? Future Ready’s Thomas Murray will share key factors in how district leaders are creating cultures of innovation in their schools.
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Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA,” and “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Speakers


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

You Got Flipping Questions? We Got Flipping Answers!
Trying to wrap your head around effectively implementing flipped learning strategies with your students? Experience flipping firsthand in an inquiry-based flipped lesson. This session is 100% designed around YOUR questions!

Speakers
avatar for Kate Baker

Kate Baker

9th & 12th grade English Teacher, Southern Regional High School
Kate Baker, a 9th & 12th grade English teacher at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ, is ​a contributing ​author of Flipping 2.​0​: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. With 16 years experience & 4 years flipped, Kate is adept at integrating technology... Read More →
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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

NEW SPEAKER 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

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