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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm PDT

Let Your Genius Flag Fly
Want a way to get your students to practice CCSS skills while they’re loving what they’re learning? Get tools and ideas for a practical high school implementation of Genius Hour.
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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!


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

4:00pm PDT

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

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

9:30am PDT

Gamification: Engagement and Other Outcomes in the High School Classroom
Gamification is using game elements in non-gaming environments. The concepts of gamification, the different applications often used, and examples for practical applied gamification in educational settings will be provided.

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

9:30am PDT

Super Simulations: The Next Best Thing to Actually Doing It
Want to be a surgeon, architect, chef or pilot? Imitating a skill and implementing it into an Apple app is becoming common. What simulations are currently practical, popular and educational?


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

9:30am PDT

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 PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

Multimedia Text Sets + Google = Hyperdocs
Come harness the power of Docs to create...Hyperdocs! We’ll learn to curate and package multimedia resources. Hyperdocs organize and scaffold thinking while giving opportunities to develop digital literacy!
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avatar for Kristen Berg

Kristen Berg

Instructional Technology TSA, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Wife, Mother, EdTech Enthusiast


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

Thinking, Talking, and Collaborating Using Online Tools for Language Acquisition
A variety of online tools to aid language acquisition for K-12 students will be demonstrated. Pedagogies addressed will inspire students to think, talk, and collaborate to produce high quality content.
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avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Ed Tech Online Masters Faculty, CSU Fullerton


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

Flipping Your Class from Start to Finish
Flipped Learning is not about watching videos - it's about getting time back in your classroom to deepen the learning experience. Come start your journey in this hands-on, collaborative workshop. 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 Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am PDT

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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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 PDT
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am PDT

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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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 PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.
  Workshops, Paid

12:30pm PDT

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

Aaron Bergmann

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


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

12:30pm PDT

Google Tools to Model and Teach Good Digital Citizenship
Discover how Google Search teaches students about Copyright Law and Fair Use, while creative tools like Draw, and Photos empower them to become creators and collaborators of their own media.
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avatar for Genevieve Pacada

Genevieve Pacada

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara COE
M.S. Education Media Design & Technology, Google Educator, GTA MTV'14, Sketchnoter, Leading Edge Certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, and Professional Learning Leader


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm PDT

The Stories That Numbers Tell: Data Visualization in the Classroom
Learn how to use data visualization tools to provide meaningful opportunities for your students to engage in collecting and analyzing data sets to share stories with a larger audience of peers and adults.

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Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm PDT

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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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 PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

Pecha Kucha as Gateway to Iron Chef Lesson Design
In this CUETip we will explore Pecha Kucha and how to make it gateway for student presentations and Iron Chef Lessons.
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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

Teacher and Technology Trainer, Covina-Valley Unified School District
David is a 17 year educator in world languages, computer science, and EL. He is currently president of the San Gabriel Valley affiliate for CUE. His passion is to bring CS to all through physical computing and maker projects. He is Google Certified Level 2, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

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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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 PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm PDT

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are interested in science, but often, as they progress in school, their interest wanes. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for Erin Kahn

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

Instant Formative Feedback with Google Forms
This hands-on exploration of how to create Google Forms that provide instant feedback to empower teachers and students by making use of Data Validation, Quiz feature, add-ons, and section pathways.
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avatar for Katie Gault

Katie Gault

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
I am a teacher on special assignment working in Sanger Unified School District (in the Central Valley) as a District Instructional Specialist focusing on Instructional Technology and K-8 Math. I feel the thoughtful and meaningful application of technology can do wonders in the classroom... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Walking on Eggshells: Developing Social & Emotional Presence in Online Learning
How do online learners develop skills to navigate uncomfortable scenarios with teachers & classmates? See how intentional activities can support students in developing emotional and social presence in online/blended environments.
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avatar for Angel Krause

Angel Krause

Assistant Professor - School of Education, Fresno Pacific University
Hello! I am passionate about connecting with learners in online and blended settings (and face to face settings too)! I have worked with teachers for the past 15 years as a mentor, support provider, and professor. For the past 11 years, I have focussed on online education as I... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm PDT

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 PDT
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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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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 PDT
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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.

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

3:30pm PDT

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

Crystal Kirch

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


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

3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

3:30pm PDT

Hearing Voices: Approaches to Giving ALL Students a Voice
This open-forum session will allow educators to explore best practices and practical technology to give even the most shy students a voice in & out of the class.
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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 →


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

3:30pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

3:30pm PDT

Virtually Build and Mix Up Reality in the Classroom
Constructing learning through in a mixed reality setting can lead to increased immersive learning experiences among your students. Join this session about building experiential learning for all types of learners.
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avatar for Nicholas Clayton

Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm PDT

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

9:45am PDT

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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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 PDT
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am PDT

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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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 PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

Getting Hip With Hypermaps
Google Maps is more than just looking up directions. Transform your lessons with Hypermaps. You and your students can create interactive maps, self-guided lessons, and more. Reimagine how you teach!
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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade educator, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

Time To Play Play Play - Gamifying Your Classroom
Gamifying your classroom sounds like a great idea, but, how do you do it? Come to this session and you will have everything you need to create a great week of gamified learning that you can use to expand to a unit!
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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 PDT
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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

Rushton Hurley

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


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

12:00pm PDT

Creating Visible Teacher Presence - Best Practices in the Online Classroom
In this presentation, participants will learn strategies for creating healthy, positive, and motivating interactions with students to promote a collaborative and engaging learning environment.
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Speakers
avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


Friday March 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm PDT

A Digital Historian’s Toolkit
NOT just for history teachers, an introductory look at online tools (Omeka, Voyant 2.0, CartoDB, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, JuxtaposeJS) available to teach how to think and act like museum curators, historians, or archivists.
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Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

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


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

12:30pm PDT

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

John Stevens

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


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

12:30pm PDT

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.
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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 PDT
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm PDT

Future Ready to Prepare College-Career Ready Students
Provide Future Ready resources, strategies and connections to school communities to collaboratively prepare students for post-secondary success. Discover how to do it.
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Speakers
avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


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

12:30pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

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


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

12:30pm PDT

Increase Focus and Innovate Students with Interactive Presentations - All Devices
Create a Nearpod presentation in this fantastic make and take session. Nearpod presentations can be used as a synchronized live lessons or as a flipped presentations or homework. Bring your own device!
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Speakers
avatar for Jolene Berg

Jolene Berg

Teacher and Kern CUE Board of Directors, Kern COE and KernCUE
I've been teaching for over 30 years and I'm still going strong! I've been an Edtech teacher since we had 5" floppies and green screen monitors but I love working with my GSuite, Nearpod, and my new 3D printer! I am creative, curious, and innovative!


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

12:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm PDT

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.
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Speakers
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Librarian, SFUSD
Hello. I am 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 L... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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.
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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 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm PDT

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.
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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 PDT
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm PDT

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
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Megan Endicott

Music TeacherDolvin Elementary School


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

1:30pm PDT

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Mederious

Rachel Mederious

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

Make YouTube Even More Educationally Powerful!
Make video watching more educational than ever! Participants will leave with tools and know how to bring more power to instruction through the use of YouTube in the classroom!
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Speakers
avatar for Sherri Johnston

Sherri Johnston

Coordinator of Educational Technology and Professional Development, Clovis Unified School District
Sherri is currently the Coordinator of Ed Tech and P.D. for the Clovis Unified School District. She has spoken at past CUE conferences, ISTE, EdTech Summits and many conferences in the Central Valley. Most recently she was accepted as a CODE.org Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Ozobot, The Little Robot That Can Do Anything!
Ozobot will amaze your students with endless possibilities. Combine play, critical thinking, and coding to enhance everyday lessons. This little robot can do anything!
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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 Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

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

3:30pm PDT

#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.
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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 PDT
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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

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


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

3:30pm PDT

Engage and Empower - Citizen Science and Authentic Audiences
Do you want to engage your learners in real world science? Help your students become Citizen Scientist by sharing their ideas, research, and learning with their local and global community.
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Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017


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

3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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

Melissa Hero

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


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

3:30pm PDT

The Lean (Not So Mean) Green Screen Machine
Join Ali: fly like Superman, travel to another land, or simply amaze your audience using the Green Screen movie making effects. Bring your phone or some other mobile filming device.
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Speakers
avatar for Ali deGuia-Bumgarner

Ali deGuia-Bumgarner

Teacher/Tech Integration Enthusiast, Dixie School - Dixie School District


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am PDT

Give Them Video, or Give Them Death!
Students love video - so let them create them in your classroom. Learn to plan, collaborate, shoot, edit and share video so you can teach your students to do the same. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

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


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

9:00am PDT

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.
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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 PDT
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am PDT

Go Farther with Google Geo Tools
There’s more than meets the eye in Google Earth, Maps, My Maps, and Street View. Dive deeper into these Geo Tools and learn unique and engaging ways to use each.
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Speakers
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


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

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am PDT

Prescription for Innovation: Play
Let's Play! Explore the concept, digital tools, online opportunities and strategies for infusing your district, school site or classroom with "play to learn" strategies and ideas.
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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 →


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

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am PDT

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

Christy Novack

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



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

9:00am PDT

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

David Thornburg

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


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

10:30am PDT

Digital Data
Don't miss the most powerful feature of tablets - mobility. Gain insights into FREE device-neutral apps students can use to collect and analyze data in the field. (Not a commercial session!).
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Speakers
avatar for Clint Cornfield

Clint Cornfield

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


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

10:30am PDT

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

Chris Hesselbein

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


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

10:30am PDT

It Isn't Rocket Science: Google Sheets for Collaborative Data Analysis
Using Sheets and a simulation, participants will engage in NGSS-aligned inquiry. Attendees will learn skills to support students in collecting data, identifying patterns, analyzing graphs, and justifying decisions from evidence.
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Speakers
avatar for Holly Steele

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science and coaching Science Olympiad at Beechwood School. She’s now fortunate enough to share her love of science with others as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

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

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


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

10:30am PDT

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.
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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."
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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 →
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David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

10:30am PDT

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

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


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

10:30am PDT

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.
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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 PDT
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am PDT

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!

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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 →
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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 PDT
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am PDT

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

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Sue Thotz

Senior Project Manager, Common Sense Media
I'm the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education, a non-profit organization that provides free resources to parents and families. I'm based in LA and love it. Follow me on Twitter @suethotz.



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