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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
 
Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 1: Setting Goals and Strategy
#GoOpen Districts that choose to implement openly licensed educational resources assess their needs, set goals, and strategically plan their work. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Dr. Ben Churchill

Dr. Ben Churchill

Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified School District
Connect with me on Twitter, FB, and Insta: @suptchurchill


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 2: Organizing a Team
#GoOpen Districts identify key stakeholders across the district to play important roles in creating, curating, and leading the transition to openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Chris Long

Chris Long

Ed. Tech Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 3: Determining Infrastructure
#GoOpen Districts that implement openly licensed educational resources at scale need a comprehensive infrastructure to ensure access to these teaching and learning resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Brian Ausland

Brian Ausland

Lead Learning Engineer, Navigation North
Hi, my name is Brian, and I now go by the self-appointed title of Learning Engineer. The team I lead works to increase student access to rich, digital Open Educational Resources (OER) that typically can't be accessed via traditional textbooks or within a given school's pool of local... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 4: Ensuring Quality
#GoOpen Districts ensure that openly licensed resources are high quality and provide the learning experiences necessary to exceed learning goals for all students. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 5: Designing Professional Learning
#GoOpen Districts leverage professional learning to ensure sustainability and scalability of openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Erin English

Erin English

Director in the Educational Excellence Department, Vista Unified School District
Currently, I am a Director in the Educational Excellence Department with the Vista Unified School District. I am directly involved in creating online professional learning opportunities for classified and certificated staff. I also work closely with the district's Future Ready Media... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Statewide Support
#GoOpen States provide guidance and leadership as districts expand their use of high-quality openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Welcome to #GoOpen
#GoOpen is a national movement that encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. But what does this really look like in your district? The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology published the #GoOpen District Launch Packet that outlines the phases in the process of this transition. Let’s dig into this guiding document to learn from #GoOpen districts that have already made this transition.
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avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After working in the classroom and at the state, she moved to DC to work on education policy in the perfect culmination of her commitment to make instructional materials inclusive and representative... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

What’s the Difference Between Proprietary, Free, and Open?
Instructional materials typically fall into three categories – proprietary, free, and open. What does this mean and how does it impact teaching and learning? Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Encinitas Union School District
Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries at Encinitas Union School District. He is an advocate for extreme personalization of student learning through the integration of multiple literacies including media information literacy, design thinking, and social... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

The Power of Audio in the Classroom
Incorporate Speaking & Listening Common Core standards, a purpose for revision, and capture learning a student may not be able to demonstrate through traditional assessment by incorporating audio in the classroom.
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avatar for Roland Aichele

Roland Aichele

Humanities Teacher, Westlake Charter School


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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.


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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.


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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

12:30pm

California Legislature Passes Law Abolishing Homework in Grades K-8…in 1901
Why Are We Still Talking About Homework? Because collaboration allows modern teachers the opportunity to solidify their stance on homework policy decisions. Participants in this session develop a brief rationale for their homework policy position and learn how to create technology electives to demonstrate learning at home in the 21st Century.
Objective: Utilizing personal computers, Google Classroom (or other program) and You Tube Playlists, participants will develop student centered electives for students in their grade level to be available as enrichment opportunities.
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avatar for Terri Rodman

Terri Rodman

Education Services and Design, Education Premise LLC
Hello Everyone - Terri Parker RodmanI'm a veteran teacher/instructional designer dedicated to getting teachers and technology together. I provide quality research (geek alert!) for teachers and administrators expecting rigorous tech design to work in the classrooms. Member of KERN... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

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

12:30pm

Growth Mindset in a Tech-Rich Classroom
Often students develop a perception about themselves that impede their ability to succeed. How can teachers change that perception? Build a growth mindset using web-tools that challenge and inspire learners.
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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 →



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

12:30pm

Integrating Standards with Engaging Tech Tools
Examine technology tools that coordinate with state standards and effective ways to integrate these resources with instructional strategies to share with your colleagues.
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avatar for Nancy Gibson

Nancy Gibson

TOA Moderator Administrator/Consultant, Center for Distance and Online Learning @LACOE
Be sure to download your state's standards on your phone or tablet for reference during this session: https://www.masteryconnect.com/state-apps.html If you would like to extend this session to informally share and discuss tech tools you have learned about at the conference, plan... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Teacher Authored Textbooks
This session will provide insight into why several teachers at our school decided to write their own textbooks, and how you can do it too! Using iBooks Author we created textbooks for our classes. We will discuss the entire journey as well as the outcomes after using the books for the last two years. Come and get inspired to write or curate your own book!
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avatar for Kathy Garcia

Kathy Garcia

Teacher, Cathedral Catholic
Director of Educational Technology, Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017 and ASL Teacher.


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

1:00pm

Read Dating: Speed Dating Books to Find the Perfect Match
Read dating, like speed dating, is a way for students to ‘hook-up’ with a good read. Students ‘‘date’ four books and hopefully “start their love affair” with an epic story.

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avatar for Cynthia Lipsig

Cynthia Lipsig

Science, Art, Technology Instructor, Central Bay High School
Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. Masters in Instructional Science and Technology. MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. Raspberry pi certified educator.


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

1:30pm

Engineering in the Classroom: Online Resources for Hands-on Activities
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a leader in engineering and space exploration. Learn about an online resource from JPL’s Education Office and how students can engage in NGSS engineering standards.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

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
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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

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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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

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

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
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Google Maps Tools
Google Maps tools are for more than finding your house and directions. They can be used by students as digital content creation tools to create history, literature, and science projects while meeting Common Core writing standards.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Supporting Independence with Technology
Students with moderate-severe disabilities can use technology to increase their independence.
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avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry Room, 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.

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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

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
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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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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

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

10:00am

CANCELLED - Hickory Dickory DOK - Critical Thinking Around the Clock
Activate your students’ 21st century skills with Rank & Reason! In this interactive session, learn how to engage students in collaborative justification and leave with a lesson you can use Monday!
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

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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.

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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

Leveling Up: Gamification and Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom
Teachers will participate in an interactive session that focuses on creating engagement in the classroom using Gamification of Education Techniques.
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avatar for Keenan Kibrick

Keenan Kibrick

Tech TOSA, Oak Park Unified School District
I'm a Tech TOSA at the Oak Park Unified School District. My specialty is the integrations of Game like learning concepts into the classroom. Along with designing innovative ways to enhance the classroom experience using Google Products for Collaboration. I am interested in Technology... Read More →



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

10:00am

Show Me a Story: Making Movies and Changing Behaviors
Ditch your boring social stories. Video modeling increases student buy-in and improves social behavior. Come learn the skills you need to use video modeling to improve communication, attention, and socialization.
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

10:30am

Lunch n' Learn: Too Legit to Click: Hammer Out the Essentials of Google Classroom
Interested in using Google Classroom but feeling like U Can´t Touch it? When thinking about starting with Google Classroom do you feel the need to Pray, just to make it today? Come learn about the basics of Google Classroom and leave after setting up your first class. Learn about assignments, announcements, and basic grading within this great Google app. Leave with a class in Google Classroom that students will exclaim, ¨Have you seen her Google Classroom?¨ Bring a device that can access the internet so that we can Turn This Classroom Out! Participants need to bring in their own device. Lunch is provided.
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Brandon Schut

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



Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:00am

Symbaloo: Symbols to Guide You
Using Symbaloo to organize and share content with students.
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Victoria Watanabe

Teacher, Jurupa unified School District
Elementary teacher who enjoys discovering new ways to use the available technology to engage, instruct, and assess my students.


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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!
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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

Going Rogue: Defeat the Dark Side by Making Better Video
The fate of student films is in your hands! Help your students make better video projects by joining this Rebel Alliance. (And leave ready to use the Force on Monday.).
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avatar for Tracy Walker

Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palladium South/North, 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.

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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

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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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
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

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.

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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.
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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

Welcome to the Access Cafe
Join Texthelp Staff and area educators to get strategies and free tools to help ALL students read and respond to grade level text, access standards and prepare for online testing.
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Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, 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.
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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
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.
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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
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Enhance Your Math Class Through Digital Exit Tickets
Digital exit tickets allow teachers to extend learning and collaboration outside the math period. Exit tickets are used to check for understanding at anytime using digital tools and Google Forms.
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Speakers
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Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.

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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

1:30pm

CANCELLED - How to Teach Students to Respect Rules with Easy Tools
Come hear how these classroom management strategies that are data driven, results based, and proven to work can make a difference in your classroom.

CANCELLED 

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Friday March 17, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Messy, Mobile Art Making: Exploring a Tra-digital Approach to Learning
Come and make a mess as we seamlessly combine hands-on practices and processes, tactile materials and mobile devices for creativity! This workshop will provide you with the confidence, tools and tactics you need to enhance creativity, visual literacy and divergent thinking using mobile devices for learning in your classroom. Full of apps, lesson ideas and concrete examples from real classrooms, this course is a lot of fun and very hands-on. We’ll mix paint and pixels, iPads and everything else, as we explore lessons unpacking the concept of abstraction, use reflected images to create kaleidoscopes, get Escher-esque drawing digital tessellations, create images with type, make talking sculptures and build timelapse towers. You'll laugh as we learn about some seriously useful pedagogical approaches for rich, cross-curricular lesson design. Want more? Well, you’ll have to come to the workshop! Must have an iPad. Also, a number of free apps will be required for participation in this 'hands-on' workshop. Please watch for an email to you two weeks before this event with a list of those to download prior to arriving in Palm Springs.
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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 Cathy Hunt

Cathy Hunt

Teacher, St Hilda's School & iPad Art Room
Cathy is a well-known advocate for the creative integration of technology in education, developing ground-breaking programs for students around the world that combine hands-on, tactile and collaborative ways of working with mobile devices. As an award-winning educational consultant... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Are You Ready to #GoOpen?
#GoOpen is a national movement that encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities in the United States. Let’s look at how transitioning to openly licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to empower teachers, keep content relevant and timely, and repurpose funding typically spent on static textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After working in the classroom and at the state, she moved to DC to work on education policy in the perfect culmination of her commitment to make instructional materials inclusive and representative... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Read and Write for GOOGLE
Learn how to support struggling readers and ELLs to access complex, grade level text online and in your classroom using a FREE, easy to use tool.
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NEW SPEAKER

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avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Educational Technology Coordinator, Tulare Joint Union High School Dist
Former President and Vice President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The ‘Maker Movement’: It’s About ‘Making’ Up Your Own Mind
What is the maker movement? Is it only about ‘making with electronics’ and ‘coding’? No. I don’t believe it should be. ‘Making’ should focus on taking charge of, and building, your mind—your learning. Making objects and artifacts is a means to that end! ‘Making’ is at the heart of constructionism, tinkering and inquiry. In this session, we will explore how Seymour Papert’s thoughts have merged with other great educational theories and practices to provide rich, constructivist environments for today’s students. Content provided by Peter Skillen.

NEW PRESENTERS

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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 →


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

3:30pm

Equity and Access in the Digital Classroom
As education invests heavily in technology, we have a responsibility to ask ourselves how we plan to use it to transform learning for ALL students. We will examine how technology can improve access and personalization on the road toward equity.
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Speakers
avatar for Dennis Large

Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Dennis Large is currently the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and CA... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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!
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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

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.
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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

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.
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Speakers
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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

3:30pm

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
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

9:00am

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

i4Coach/Tech TOSA, 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
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

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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.

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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

Sketchnotes, Doodles & Visual Thinking
Unleash student creativity with sketchnotes! Sketchnoting helps students organize thoughts, increases comprehension, and improves memory retention. We’ll share tips, resources, and classroom examples. Doodle with us during this hand-on session!
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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Take the EW! Out of Review
Review can be boring. Let’s get rid of the ew and make it exciting by using online tools to make it engaging and fun.
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Speakers
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

TK-8 Educational Technology & Curriculum Coordinator, Lake Tahoe Unified School District


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree 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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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

Building a Media Festival: District, Building or Classroom. Whys and Wows
Building a curriculum-based student and teacher media festival celebrates authentic assessment, project-based learning and gives students ownership and pride in learning. Target STEM, the Arts, or the community. Learn the nuts and bolts from rubrics to judges from a past master. Fabulous K-12 student examples.
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Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives at Discovery Education, has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher, he left the classroom to become part of an Emmy Award-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and consortiums and now serves as a board member for ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →



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

10:30am

Discover the Best-in-Class K-12 Education Technology Platform
Learn how your district can leverage the best-in-class K-12 education technology platform to increase efficiency and deliver an engaging experience for administrators, teachers, students, and parents.

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avatar for PowerSchool

PowerSchool

Booth 113



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

10:30am

Enhance Your AT Toolkit for Students with Physical Impairments
How well do you serve students with physical impairments in your classrooms? Come and learn about low- to high-tech gadgets to help them better access the curricula to bridge the gap with their nondisabled peers. Explore built-in accessibility features on iPads and PCs and walk away with resources to enhance your assistive technology toolkit to create a personalized learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

Assistive Technology Coordinator, North Orange County SELPA
With over 15 years of experience in Assistive Technology, I am passionate about finding the right tools to assist special needs students to access the curriculum and communicate in the school environment. I am also passionate about bringing AR, VR, and MR tools to enhance the curriculum... Read More →


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

10:30am

Going Green for Green Screen
Come discover green screen technology! Explore how green screen can be utilized across the curriculum to transform teaching and learning and motivate students. Play and learn about tools that will empower students to dive deeper into content in a more creative way.
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Speakers
avatar for Anita Thompson

Anita Thompson

Teacher, CCSD
I am a Robotics Facilitator in the Clark County School District. I am Google Certified Educator and an Apple Teacher. I have been teaching for nine years. Six of those years have been in Clark County School District. I am very passionate about technology and computer science at the... Read More →


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

10:30am

Kids Love Video. Now What?
With WeVideo - you'll feel empowered and emboldened to assign video projects to help kids build 21st century skills like Collaboration, Communication and Creativity across all grade levels and subject areas.
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Speakers
avatar for John Kline

John Kline

Director, WeVideo
John Kline is currently the Director of Education at WeVideo. He attended the Yale School of Music and spent a few years teaching at a university Way Out West. After teaching, John began working in education technology, helping teachers and professors use technology in the classroom... Read More →



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

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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

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
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.

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

11:00am

Go Paperless with Anytime, Anywhere Learning
Teachers will be able to use Edmodo for On-line learning with their students and Professional Development through engaging learners in a familiar social learning environment, measuring progress with the formative assessment tool Snapshot, and personalizing learning with easy to use Content Recommendations.

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Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262