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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

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

Ed Campos

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


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

4:00pm

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

4:00pm

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

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

4:00pm

Making the Words Come Alive, Bringing Historians into Your Classroom
Learn how to use free video conferencing to bring expert historians into your classroom. Walk away with a new-aged view of a classroom and ready to go lesson plans!


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

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

9:30am

NEW! CUE 365 Rock Star Training: Massive Creativity with Office 365!
An overview of the CUE Rock Star training now available for Microsoft districts. Discover how to harness the power of O365 to propel you and your students to success!
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avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

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


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

9:30am

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

9:30am

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

Bob Barboza

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



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

9:30am

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

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

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

2 Roads Diverged, I Took the One Guided by Google
Google Maps is so much more than getting from point A to point B. Learn how to use it through student examples of digital storytelling and collaborative problem solving.

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avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

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


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

10:00am

App Attack! Apps for K-6 Mathematical Practices
Join us for a whirlwind exploration of 25 iPad apps to support mathematical practices in grades K through 6. It’s a math app attack!
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avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


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

10:00am

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

Jack Plotkin

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



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

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

Communicating Solutions: Media Making and the NGSS
Discover how media-making projects help students communicate solutions to real-world problems while addressing the NGSS and CCSS. Walk away with tools that will assist you in implementing media-making projects in your classroom.

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Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED


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

10:00am

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

Ann Kozma

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

Superintendent, Fullerton School District
avatar for Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


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

10:00am

Exploration and Innovation for Primary Students
Explore how the new ISTE student standards complement CCSS and NGSS. Transform your instruction by designing innovative experiences that inspire, challenge and meet the diverse needs of our youngest learners.
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avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

1st Grade Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District
I am a primary elementary school teacher with 22years experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. I teach in a blended learning, flexible seating environment. I enjoy using the design process... Read More →


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

10:00am

Google Apps for Scared Teachers
New to Google Apps? Just starting out? Want a firm foundation? Come learn the basics of Drive, Docs, and Slides from a VERY patient Google Certified Trainer!
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avatar for Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Independent Consultant, Coach Amanda
Coach Amanda is a passionate technology trainer who brings her 15 years of classroom teaching experience into every training session she delivers. Amanda’s technology training skills blossomed during her experiences working as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) supporting a... Read More →


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

10:00am

Google Classroom: Introduction to Classroom, Docs, and Slides
You have heard about the Google Classroom, but you have NO idea what it is. Come by and learn the basics of setting up your own Google Classroom in grades 2-8.
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avatar for Heather Love-Fleck

Heather Love-Fleck

EdTech TOSA, OUSD
Heather Love-Fleck is an EdTech TOSA for Oceanside Unified School District. She provides support in the area of educational technology, helping teachers and students implement tech as a tool to meet learning objectives. Heather has been teaching for 11 years, working with students... Read More →



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

Leveraging Digital Curriculum to Help Students Graduate
Learn how James Fowler from Santa Ana USD has used Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students that need to recover credits. James will share their program’s innovative strategies for instruction, progress monitoring, and student motivation. Lessons learned and examples of success, from high levels of course completion to increases in graduation rates, will be shared with time for questions and collaboration at the end of the session.

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avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning



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

10:00am

Lights, Camera, Literacy
Discover how you can use iPad to enrich academic learning through iMovie, Explain Everything, and more. Participate in a hands-on session, and leave with strategies for what to do before, during, and after moviemaking to elevate student learning and reflection.

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avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

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


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

10:00am

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

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avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

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


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

10:00am

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
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Primarily Google: Introducing Google Apps for Your K-2 Class
Even our littlest learners can use powerful tools offered by Google! Come see how Primary students create in ELA, Math, and beyond with Docs, MyMaps, Forms, Sheets, Draw, and Classroom.
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avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Ramen to Roth IRA: Financial Fitness for High Schoolers
Financial literacy prepares students to become responsible workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. To meet the CDE’s Standards for Career Ready Practice #6, ROP teachers incorporate EverFi’s free online financial literacy course.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Screencasting IS the Answer!
Want to get your students talking? Want to find out misconceptions? Want to get through 30 presentations in 1 class period? Screencasting IS the answer. In this session we will discuss screencasting both as a teacher and as a student. We will explore different apps and extensions that allow students to screencast on any device. Come learn how to get your students talking and listening.
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avatar for Kim Calderon

Kim Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →



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

10:00am

Sharing: Empower Yourself by Tapping into the Digital Sharing Culture
Become an empowered educator by getting active in the digital sharing culture. Find resources and other educators learn how to share yourself with tools like social media, blogging, and podcasting.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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David Calkins

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



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

10:00am

Student Tech Team: Building a Student-Run Help Desk
What a great way for teachers and student to learn how to use and apply EdTech in the classroom. Building a student run help desk has the amazing opportunity to be a learning experience for both teachers and students and help both understand the depth and necessity of EdTech in the classroom.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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

10:00am

You Don’t Need a Degree to Teach Computer Science!
You’ve heard you should be teaching Computer Science but how? Learn about the free curriculum offered by Code.org that will give you the jump-start that you need!
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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

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

Bethany Schwappach

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


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

10:00am

Make Learning Computer Science at Any Grade a Snap!
Session attendees will have a hands-on experience with Snap, a drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch from the MIT Media Lab. Snap’s advanced capabilities allow users to build their own blocks and build physical computing connections to Finch Robots, Raspberry Pi,and Arduino boards. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 


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

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Ballin’ on a Budget: Cheap Makerspaces in Your Classroom
Teachers will learn how to create a maker space in their classroom on a limited budget. Teachers will explore different types of maker spaces and will have time to collaborate with others to design their own. We will explore NGSS Engineering Design and Crosscutting concepts as well as Common Core Math and ELA standards. 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 Cicely Day Butler

Cicely Day Butler

Fab Lab TOSA, West Contra Costa Unified School District
I am a teacher, maker, coach, photographer, mother, wife, sister, aunt and an all around awesome human being!


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Shake It Up: Infusing Technology into Blended Math Instruction
Goodbye to the days of forward facing rows and the teacher-driven content delivery. Experience how blended learning can help you maximize instructional time by increasing engagement and individualizing instruction. 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 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 10:00am - 11:30am
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CS for All with Code.org's Computer Science Fundamentals
With President Obama pledging $4 billion toward K-12 computer science education, every teacher can teach computer science and bring #CSforAll students with Code.org’s online curriculum, class management, and unplugged activities.
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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 Margaret Agbowo

Margaret Agbowo

Technology Integration Specialist, New Haven USD
Tech Teacher * Tech Integrator * Tech Thinker || Integrating technology into the educational experience, connecting learning to goals and careers, and hands-on, project-based experiences where all students benefit ... that's the goal of this Tech Teacher * Tech Integrator * Tech... Read More →


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

10:00am

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.


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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 10:00am - 1:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

10:30am

Our New 3D Printer...A Story of Struggles and Success
We thought a 3D printer would transform our STEAM program and Makerspace overnight. But first came some unexpected challenges. We’ll share the realities of our first 3D printer experience.
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avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Own Your Tech: The Resource Guide

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

Emily Hendricks

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


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

10:30am

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

Gregg Eilers

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

Luke Hibbard

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

Burt Lo

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

Brandon Schut

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


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

12:00pm

Explore Mars with Scratch Programming
Discover how students can use Scratch as a way to explore visual programming while learning about Mars and the operation of a Mars rover.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Aaron Bergmann

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


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

12:30pm

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


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

12:30pm

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

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified


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

12:30pm

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

Ed Campos

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


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

12:30pm

BreakoutEDU - It’s Time for Something Different
BreakoutEDU brings escape rooms to the classroom but uses a box with locks. Students use critical thinking and teamwork to unlock the box. Can be used in any grade level.
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avatar for Jeanine Huebner

Jeanine Huebner

Ed Tech TOSA, San Marcos Unified School District


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

12:30pm

Coding for a Purpose
Engage your students’ inner mathematician, problem solver, and critical thinker skills. Use block coding with the Tickle app for iPad to challenge students and build understanding of how video games, apps, and drones work. And hear about one school’s progressive programming model.
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avatar for Kim Bass

Kim Bass

3/4 Teacher, Fullerton School District
I love technology and teaching children! I've been working with drones, coding, Minecraft, and Computer Science!



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

12:30pm

Connected Learning - Utilizing Publishing Tools and Social Media
Give students a choice and voice by allowing them to connect with fellow students and the public. Publishing tools and social media highlight student writing and give valuable feedback.
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avatar for Joanna Conrado

Joanna Conrado

Teacher / Tech Coach, Ballico Cressey School District
Technology and Curriculum Coach at Ballico Cressey School District. Master in Educational Technology through Boise State. Love connecting with other teachers and sharing ideas about tech integration within the elementary setting. jconrado@ballicocressey.com @paaperlessclass w... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Desmos: God's Gift to STEM Teachers
It's tough to give instant feedback or to craft a lesson where students discover math and science. Wouldn't it be great to have a resource for that? For free?
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avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

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



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

12:30pm

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

Hidden in Plain Site - Chrome Browser Extensions
Powerful tools are hiding in your browser! Find them and put Chrome to use for you. Browser extensions make your life better, faster, easier.
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Speakers
avatar for Brooke Ahrens

Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, NDSJ
Brooke Carey Ahrens works as the Director of Educational Innovation at Notre Dame High School, San Jose.  Her career in education began over 15 years ago as middle school English and social studies teacher. Interests in student engagement and literacy led her to pursue an MA in Education... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

12:30pm

Literacy for Littles - Yes They Can!
Calling all K-1 teachers! Engage students in the Four Cs and ISTE Standards while building skills, reinforcing concepts, and sharing student work with authentic audiences. A session just for littles!
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avatar for Susie Wren

Susie Wren

4th Grade Teacher, Woodcrest
Cotsen Mentor Alum and Technology Coordinator at Woodcrest School in Fullerton, CA


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

12:30pm

Little Researchers: Helping Primary Students Navigate the Web
Scandalous image search results? Citing Wikipedia? This session will help younger students learn safer research skills, evaluate sources, and utilize copyright-free images to use in their projects.
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avatar for Kristen Eveland

Kristen Eveland

Curriculum Resource Teacher
I am a ToSA in a 1:1 iPad K-8 district, working with teachers and students on digital literacy, CCSS instructional shifts, and effective teaching and learning practices. I love to discuss Genius Hour and learning new ways to empower students!


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

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


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

12:30pm

Napa Valley Adult Education
At Napa Valley Adult Education we are working to build pathways that serve students, community and industry needs. To help with successful transitions, our counselors and transition specialists help identify the right pathway for each person to reach their personal, educational, and career goals. Learn about how we support our students on their pathway to success with offerings that include English as a Second Language (ESL), GED prep, High School Diploma, Career Technical Education (CTE), Programs in Health Occupations and so much more!

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

12:30pm

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

12:30pm

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

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

12:30pm

STEM Learning for 1st-3rd with LEGO Education WeDo!
WeDo is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in programming, science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working models.

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David Calkins

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



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

12:30pm

Tweet to Learn! Twitter for Personalized, On-Demand Professional Development
With Twitter, you can have a PLN (Professional Learning Network) made up of educators all over the world, all sharing resources on how to improve your craft! Come learn how!
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Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


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

12:30pm

‘Making’ It Happen: Maker Education in the Elementary Classroom
Learn how to incorporate cross-curricular lessons in an elementary school using STEM and The Maker Method of teaching with or without a Makerspace.
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


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

12:30pm

Making Critical Thinking Real with Digital Content
Let’s get digital with critical thinking. Using art, science and civics as the context, this workshop examines new digital content for developing and measuring critical thinking skill development. 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 Julie Evans

Julie Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
I am passionate about including the voices and views of students, educators, parents and community members in discussions and decisions regarding the future of learning, particularly as it pertains to digital learning. Our Speak Up Project, which I created in 2003, is the largest... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Graphic Design for Teaching and Learning
‘Non-graphic designers’ can improve the graphic design quality of every project. Experience a model learning activity about foundational design principles using Google Draw and an iterative process. 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 Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Music Videos, Screencasts, and Green Screens - Oh, My!
When teachers or students create videos, especially with action-packed backgrounds using a green screen, engagement skyrockets. Learn how to make screencasts, then level up to music videos with readily-available apps and a green screen. For iPads with Green Screen by DoInk or any device with WeVideo. Prepare to play with sample mics, cameras and, of course, a green screen! 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 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 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Teaching Chinese Culture
It is a project designed for teaching Chinese Culture in E-learning ways. It could be served for business field as training tools or Chinese learners.
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avatar for Jiawen Zhu

Jiawen Zhu

MEd student, University of Pittsburgh
As a MEd student and will be a PhD in Educational Technology direction, I'm always eager to explore more in technology-enhanced learning, especially in language learning aspect. I'm also interested in online learning and mobile assisted language learning.



Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Tide Pools and Technology – Virtual Learning in State Parks
With the implementation of technology, classrooms can take virtual field trips to gain experiences they otherwise may not have, all while maintaining the ability to interact with experts in the field.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

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

Debra White

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


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

1:00pm

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

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

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avatar for Misty Kluesner

Misty Kluesner

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


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

1:00pm

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

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

Melissa Baldwin

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


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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

Get Appy with Phaps! Mashing Photos with Apps!
Join us for this tooltip as teachers can learn how students can mash photos with a variety of apps to create fun meaningful ‘phappy’ projects. Many apps will be demonstrated with student samples.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

A New Take on Digital Citizenship: What School Administrators Must Know
Good digital citizenship is increasingly complex. Attend this workshop to learn what school administrators must know about safeguarding personally identifying information, managing one’s online persona, and dealing with cyber vigilantism. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

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


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

1:30pm

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology-based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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.



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

21st Century Differentiation Hacks - Transformative Tech Use for Exceptional Learners
Give your tried-and-true differentiation strategies a makeover with easy-to-implement, effective instructional technology tools that meet the needs of today's students.
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avatar for Kelli Garcia

Kelli Garcia

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Kelli has been an elementary educator for over two decades, both in and out of the classroom, and holds master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in technology. As an instructional technology coach for Las Virgenes USD, she provides... Read More →
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Tina Johnson

District Library Media Specialist, Las Virgenes Unified School District
Tina started her career as a Middle School Language Arts teachers in Long Island, NY. For the last four years, she has been working for Las Virgenes School District in Calabasas, CA in several different capacities. As an elementary school Media Specialist, she helped teachers use... Read More →


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

2:00pm

3D Printing for the K-6 Classroom
Get ready to teach 3D printing! Empower your students with authentic, real-world project-based learning using this awesome tool. Be ready to implement by Monday! Resources and CCSS/NGSS lessons provided.
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Gina Thackrey

STREAM TOSA, Skyline School


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

2:00pm

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

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


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

2:00pm

Computer Scientist Meets Classroom Teacher: Collaborating for 6-8 Computer Science
This is the story of how a computer scientist from Learningtech.org and a veteran classroom science teacher have been collaborating to create a three-year computer science sequence for grades 6-8.
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Deb Pierce

Teacher, Cunha Intermediate School


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Critical Civic Literacy: Digital Tools to Assess and Curate Information
Teaching politically relevant current events and social justice issues has become a priority for teachers and administrators. Discover how technology can support students’ in developing critical civic literacy by finding and evaluating online sources. Participants will learn how Diigo and NoodleTools can be powerful curation and collaboration tools to assess information from a variety of sources and viewpoints.

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Stacie Munoz

The Urban School of San Francisco


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

2:00pm

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

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


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

2:00pm

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

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



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

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David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

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

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Jon Corippo

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


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

2:00pm

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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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 →
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Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
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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
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

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Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


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

2:00pm

Independent Studies: A Play Therapy Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center's approach to social-emotional learning. The program reengages and supports recent dropouts using a play therapy approach to social-emotional learning to help students back on track to graduation. Learn how to implement art therapy, robotics, meditation and other enrichment activities and discover the effects that these enrichment activities have for at-risk students.

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

2:00pm

Initiating Problem-Based Learning with Nearpod
Launching a problem-based learning project can be a challenge, especially in a traditional classroom setting. Learn how to develop relevant problem-based learning projects with Nearpod.
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Angel Chavarin

21st Century Learning Specialist, Compton Unified School District
I have been teaching in Compton Unified for 18 years. I am on my second year in my position as a 21st Century Learning Specialist for my district's Department of Educational Technology. Pedagogy and curriculum development and design, along with 21st century learning and innovating... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, 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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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

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

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Richard Ireland

Instructional Specialist, Technology, OUSD



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

2:00pm

Modeling Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
Prepare your students to be future ready. Learn what digital citizenship means, why it matters, explore the Common Sense Education curriculum, and extension activities that your students will love!
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Suzanne Guidi

Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 24 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. Passionate about teaching children lifelong lessons on... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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Kristina Mattis

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


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

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

Research, Reflect, Share - Documenting Design Thinking & Making
Develop an understanding of how Design Thinking can be used to support meaningful making and gain experience using various apps to support and document this creative problem solving process.
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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 →
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Elaine Wrenn

Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology & Innovation, Echo Horizon School
I work with teachers and kids to give them the tools and the freedom to develop into enthusiastic lifelong learners. I began my teaching career as a Demonstration Teacher at the Lab School at UCLA and came to Echo Horizon in 1993 with a vision of supporting all teachers in integrating... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Say What? Writing Like a Historian
Come discover how technology can give students the opportunity to creatively demonstrate historical thinking skills through the writing process.
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Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

History/Social Science Department Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.


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

2:00pm

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

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


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

2:00pm

Trans-Form-Ative Assessment
Google Forms is a versatile tool for gathering data, receiving feedback, and providing interactive assignments for students. Come learn how to use Forms to quickly gather valuable data from students a daily check-ins, formative assessments with the quizzes feature, peer feedback, and more. Templates and classroom examples will be provided.
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Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Using Google Chrome to Support Diverse Learners
Google Chrome is an excellent tool to help Diverse Learners be successful in school. A variety of tools will be demonstrated during the presentation.

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

2:00pm

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

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified School District


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

2:00pm

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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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

2:00pm

You Can Do That with YouTube?
Bring your own connected device and explore the many features of YouTube, including polls, digital creation and editing. Tips will include how to capture video and edit on a chrome book.
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Teresa Lightle

Educational Technology Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Educational Technology Coordinator with Butte County Office of Education, classroom teacher, and currently a innovation classroom coach.


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

2:30pm

Mind the Gap! Closing the Assignment Gap with Standards Alignment
50% of assignments do not meet the rigor of the standard, creating an assignment gap. Mind the gap--utilize a PLC to develop short cycle assessments and improve workflow using apps.
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Elizabeth Wells

Teacher, Jurupa Unified School District
Teacher for 13 years, Instructional coach for four years. Leading Edge Digital Educator Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1, Common Sense Certified Educator, CLMS Educator of the Year 2010, Teacher of the Year for MLMS 2014, IERC Celebrate Literacy award 2014.


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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Dana Mohn

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


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

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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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 →
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Gerardo Martinez

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


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

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Student-Centered Learning in the Middle and High School Math Classroom
Explore how technology in math facilitates inquiry-based learning. Experience math through a student perspective as you engage in activities using Desmos, Geogebra, and GAFE. Next, collaboratively plan a lesson to see how student centered learning can work for you! 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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John Berray

Math Specialist, Grossmont Union High School District
John spent 21 years figuring out ways to make high school math class memorable. Now he spends his time talking math curriculum, tech integration, lesson design, and what motivates students. Learning first, technology second. Proud member of the GUHSDmath family, #MTBoS, and Desmos... Read More →
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Julie Garcia

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


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

2:30pm

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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Devin Hess

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


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

3:00pm

ePortfolios that Won't Put You to Sleep
This presentation introduces two ways to create ePortfolios. The presenter will provide ideas and student examples for curriculum integration addressing middle and high school grade levels.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

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

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Nancy McIntyre

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


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

3:30pm

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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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 →
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Amanda Haughs

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


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

3:30pm

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

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


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

3:30pm

Apex Learning: Digital Content Through the Eyes of Students, Teachers and Administrators
Not all digital content is created alike. Learn how Apex Learning’s unique differences yield powerful academic outcomes for diverse student populations across the country. We will specifically focus on how students engage with course content, how teachers facilitate learning and individualize instruction, develop instructional interventions including small group and individual direct instruction, and explore implementation models from personalized learning options for every student to virtual and blended instructional models. We will end the session with a look at what is new for this year and what is coming in the future.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree AB, 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

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

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


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

3:30pm

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

Sharon Naugle

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


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

3:30pm

Cultivating a Future Ready Mindset Through Design Thinking
Use design thinking to develop a “How Might We...” question to prototype using the Discover, Define, and Do process! Leave with a concrete implementation plan, using our developed template.
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Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 21 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works as a Program Administrator of Technology & Innovation in the Department of Technology where he supports San Francisco... Read More →
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Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →
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Julia Maynard

Teacher, 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 →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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

Crystal Kirch

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


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

3:30pm

Electronic Steroids: Pumping Up Excellence in Online Teacher/Student Collaboration
Dramatic student improvement can be achieved through authentic publication, practical teacher collaborations, and safe, online student communities. Walk away with effective methods to improve cooperative student learning through multiple technologies.


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

3:30pm

Engaging Digital Natives in Collaborative Classrooms

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

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

3:30pm

Get to Know the Classroom App
The Classroom app for iPad helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Learn how teachers can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page on any device in the class or share student work using Apple TV.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


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

3:30pm

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

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

3:30pm

Hablar Tecnología?講技術: Technology Strategies for Dual Immersion Classrooms
This interactive session embeds technology to enhance Dual Immersion classrooms. The audience will learn to deliver enhanced technology strategies to build student’s academic vocabulary in the target language.
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avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange USD
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Green Screen is in the House
Students will explore future dreams and goals. Discover digital storytelling using Green Screen by Do Ink. Encourage student creativity using Samantha Morra’s 8-step storytelling process.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

Michael Vossen

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


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

3:30pm

PBL + GAFE = Perfect Pair
Learn how the two hottest acronyms (PBL and GAFE apps) in education are the perfect combination. Not only we will have a crash course on project-based learning, we will learn how Google Apps can help to streamline the process along with tips, tricks, and some inspiration for your future projects.
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Speakers
avatar for Katie Morgan

Katie Morgan

Kaitlin is a fifth year history teacher at Minarets High School, a 21st century high school. Her integration of technology began at Woodlake High School when she was asked to pilot the Chromebooks. Now she is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 as well as a... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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

Sam Patterson

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

Bill Selak

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


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

3:30pm

STEAMing It Up in Primary Grades!
Integrating STEAM in a primary class can be daunting, but once you get started, you’ll wonder what took you so long. In this presentation, you’ll have hands-on experience with a number of primary-tested challenges.
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Speakers
avatar for Jackie Knudson

Jackie Knudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Union School District


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

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



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

3:30pm

Supporting Independence with Technology
Students with moderate-severe disabilities can use technology to increase their independence.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kriedeman

Douglas Kriedeman

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

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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Speakers
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

3:30pm

Vocab Schmocab: Generative Vocabulary + Technology = ELD Success!
In this session, teachers will learn and explore what generative vocabulary is and how to incorporate technology into these lessons in order to support all students, especially English Language learners.
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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Words with Friends EDU: Language Arts Game Development for Classrooms
This session is a unique adventure beginning with the teacher team with Zynga.org, the Words With Friends EDU developers, to a middle school classroom implementing online education application. We will cover technology partnerships, beta testing with students, and classroom tips when using Words With Friends EDU in schools.
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Speakers
avatar for Jeff Brain

Jeff Brain

Teacher, Brainpath Designs
I'm a lifelong gamer, 25+ year veteran teacher, artist, poet, musician and baseball enthusiast. I'm very interested in the intersection of games, comics, media and education.


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

4:00pm

Chatterpix: Projects for Any Grade, Any Subject
This presentation will give an overview of the Chatterpix app and how to use it in a variety of grade levels as well as multiple subjects. Chatterpix is an app in which students can take any image and record a voice for the object/ picture. The app has many applications to extend learning in a dynamic and innovative way that enhances student engagement.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

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

Dan Bennett

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


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

9:45am

Green Screen Playground
What better way to learn than through play? On the GreenScreen Playground you'll learn tips, tricks, and best practices for green screening with students or to promote your work.
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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 →


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

9:45am

Super TOSA: Building your TOSA Onmipresence
As a "Teacher on Starbucks Assignment," you must fight the darkness to make yourself viewable, visible, and accessible by your teachers. Become the superhero as we dig into ways to "market" yourself to your teachers that make you appear to be everywhere.
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Speakers
avatar for Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell

Teacher, Alisal Union School District
Kinder teacher @kindrockets, husband & dad of 4 | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas| @mbcue | #cuerockstar & #cuebold | #alisalstrong | #LAX18 #GoogleE


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

9:45am

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

Cate Tolnai

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


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

9:45am

E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One…Civics for All!
Experience innovative Civic Engagement utilizing technology to meet College, Career, and Civic Readiness Standards. View mock trial, teacher-designed and piloted grade level units, and gather resources from student samples, vetted resources, and district strategies.
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Speakers
avatar for Robyn Litt

Robyn Litt

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
Robyn Litt is a Teacher on Special Assignment for Encinitas Union School District (K-6). She has led over 40 teachers in her district in a civic education movement over the past six years, resulting in Top Statewide Civic Learning Awards in three schools and permanent branding of... Read More →
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 →


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

9:45am

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

Lindsey Blass

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


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

9:45am

Teaching Music with Garageband: Developing Musicianship Through Technology and Creativity
Garageband can be used in 21st century music classrooms to include all learners and interests, focus on creativity rather than performance, and provide a digital maker’s space for all students.
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Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

The Power of Student-Driven Leadership in a 1:1 District
A 1:1 program, EUSD recognized the lack of funds available and offered technologically motivated students the capability of using evolving technical skills to support teachers and build leadership future-ready traits.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
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 →


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

9:45am

YouTube Diner - Free Webtools and Apps for Teachers
Hey, Daddy-O! Come to our table to try out some swell webtools and apps that will help you cruise through your YouTube lessons, including Tube Chop, View Pure, and Floating.
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Speakers
avatar for Ashley Grim

Ashley Grim

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

Mariana Sandoval

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

Brian Wise

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


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

10:00am

Allow Your Students to Take Charge Through Student-Led Tech Teams
Empower your students to be tech leaders. Learn how to facilitate a student-led tech team that will help teachers and students become more proficient technology users to enhance student learning.
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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 →
avatar for Jaclyn Spangler

Jaclyn Spangler

Assistant Principal, Tustin Unified
Jaclyn Spangler is the Assistant Principal at Hicks Canyon Elementary School in the Tustin Unified School District. She has worked in education for ten years, all in TUSD. For the past three years, she was a teacher on special assignment/digital learning coach at various secondary... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Become an Apple Teacher
Learn about Apple Teacher—a new program to help educators unlock the magic of Apple products in the classroom. Get tips and hear about classroom successes of educators who’ve earned Apple Teacher badges. Learn about starter guides that are designed to train teachers on the fundamentals of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps. And find out to sign up, earn badges by testing your knowledge, and then receive an official Apple Teacher logo to share your achievement with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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

Erin Dunroe

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


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

10:00am

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

Jason Borgen

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


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

10:00am

Compliance to Self-Reliance: Rebooting Digital Citizenship
While digital citizenship has traditionally focused on teaching kids to be safe and responsible online, the ability to thrive will require engagement and facility with our digital and networked world.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

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



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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

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

Sue Thotz

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



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

10:00am

Go Go Digital! Interactive Notebooks

Teachers have used Interactive Notebooks for years but why not let go of the cutting and gluing and let students CREATE interactive notebooks online? Digital Interactive Notebooks allow students a new way to present their work while address class and technology standards.


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 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Graphic Design Ideas! Whirlwind Style
You’re a non-graphic designer? No worries! You can easily apply graphic principles to create well-designed projects that improves visual appeal and readers’ comprehension. Fast paced presentation: whirlwind style!
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Speakers
avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →



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

10:00am

How to Create and Maintain a Positive Online Presence
As the world becomes increasingly connected, digital identities are no longer optional. This session provides practical ways to create and maintain a positive online presence, especially for administrators and teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)Interested in education technology, adult education, online and blended learning


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for John Dean

John Dean

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



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

10:00am

Let's Play Blendopoly!
The growing desire to personalize learning has sparked a related rise in the instructional strategy of blended learning. Attend this interactive session, play Blendopoly, and learn more about blended learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Greg Moon

Greg Moon

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District
Greg is currently in his fourth year as an Instructional Coach for the Romoland School District where he coaches primarily around educational technology topics, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Prior to this assignment, he spent 22 years in the classroom, primarily... Read More →
avatar for Sonal Patel

Sonal Patel

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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

Little Learners
Seesaw - the Learning Journal, is an incredibly rich and diverse interface that showcases student work digitally in a class feed or blog format that is easily accessible by young little learners and their families.
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Speakers
avatar for Mary Berelson

Mary Berelson

Middle School Technology Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
TTUSD and PCOE Teacher of the Year, Seesaw Ambassador, Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Innovator, Glide Apps



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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

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

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


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

10:00am

Return of 'Chromando' Training: More Chrome Applications & Extensions
New to Chrome? Chromebook user? Don't miss this session! Learn how to be a more efficient educator/professional using Chrome Extensions and Applications.

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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 →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

EdTech Tosa, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


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

10:00am

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 →
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Sabba Quidai

Apple Inc., Education Development Executive


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

10:00am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

10:00am

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

10:00am

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

10:00am

Use Your Computing Devices to Meet Some Requirements of NGSS
Are you looking for ways to use your students’ devices more effectively for the science and engineering practices called for in NGSS? In this session you will learn inexpensive ways to add state-of-the-art measurement technology to your STEM program.

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Rosario Rodolfo

PASCO scientific




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

10:00am

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

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Darryl Adams

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



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

10:00am

What Should Come First, Training or Professional Development?
Explore the difference between training, the HOW — a user manual on devices, software, apps etc. and professional development, the WHY— building teacher capacity to shift away from traditional teaching strategies.

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avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

10:00am

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

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


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

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Think, Pear, Share
A different way of thinking, a different way of sharing, use PearDeck to give students a voice, engage and assess. Transform direct instruction from a monologue to a dialogue. 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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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 10:00am - 11:30am
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Google Drive for Administrators: Come. See. Conquer.
Classroom walkthroughs. Parent communication. PLCs. Learn with a sitting principal how Google Drive can enhance these and much more. Leave with game-changing tools that will transform your practice. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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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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Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Makerspace - The How, What, and Why?
Become a Maker. Join us for a hands-on experience exploring the four foundational technologies and skills of a Makerspace. Learn the how, what and why’s of a Makerspace. 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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Carolyn Alexander

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Pleasant Valley SD
MakerEd EdTech Tools


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



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

11:30am

The Check-In Method
Good teachers always find ways to connect with their students and build trusting relationships. I want to share a practical tip that can create even stronger relationships of trust with your students. The method is simply called: Checking In. Give your students a way to check-in with you confidentially at least once a day. Ask your students to report how they are feeling, and tell you something that is important to them every morning.

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Regina Davis

Teacher, Goleta Union School District
Resource Specialist and Assistive Technology Consultant


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

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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Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


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

12:30pm

Google Classroom Tips for Homework
Discover some new ways to improve your homework program using Google Classroom. You will see a variety of ways that you can engage your students online through Google Classroom, making homework more meaningful. I will also have ideas for helping students without internet access at home.

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Sarah Barnes

Teacher, IUSD
Sarah Barnes has been working as an educator for ten years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. Sarah has served on the Technology Advisory Committee in Irvine Unified, leading numerous staff developments in the area of Ed. Tech, helping teachers in her district... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Super Duper Edtech Geek Out
Google Expeditions, Minecraft Education Edition, Quadblogging, Crossbraining, YouTube Channels, and more! After attending nearly every major edtech conference in the US, I've seen some of the coolest classroom tech around. Join me for this fast-paced, exciting and informative session on the latest and greatest edtech on the planet.

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avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

12:30pm

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

John Stevens

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


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

12:30pm

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.
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Marlena Hebern

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


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

12:30pm

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

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


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

12:30pm

Educational Technology in Engineering Activities at a Community Organization
This presentation discusses experiences of teachers who worked in interdisciplinary teams to plan and conduct STEM workshops at a community organization, incorporating tablet computers in units focusing on engineering.
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Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Evaluating Tech Tools for Literacy: A Research-Based Checklist
With an emphasis placed on students reading and writing digitally, this presentation offers attendees a resource they can use to evaluate the literacy implications for using different apps and websites.
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Todd Cherner

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Todd Cherner, PhD, is an assistant professor of education in the Graduate School of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. Cherner specializes in using instructional technology to develop students’ literacy abilities across the content areas, and he is committed to... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Expanding Our Students World Through Global Collaboration
This session will focus on ways to connect with classrooms all over the world. We will provide resources for blogging, global collaboration opportunities, avoiding pitfalls, and how to get started.
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Tanis Haboush

Math Training Specialist, Sacramento City Unified School District
Tanis Haboush is a Math Training Specialist for Sacramento City Unified School District. She has been an educator for 19 years and has a Master\'s degree in Educational Technology. Tanis\'s passion is cheering on teachers as they enhance their skill set of effective instructional... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

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


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

12:30pm

High School Mastery-Based Grading Using the Aeries Gradebook
Craig Gastauer, from Vista Unified School District, will demonstrate how Vista High School is solidifying and communicating their high school mastery-based learning system to all stakeholders using the Aeries® Gradebook.
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CG

CRAIG GASTAUER

Vista Unified School District



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree AB, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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avatar for Todd Feinberg

Todd Feinberg

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

Jackie Knudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Union School District


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

12:30pm

Igniting Next Generation Science Standards K-6
INVESTIGATE the three dimensions of NGSS, effectively GUIDE learning, NAVIGATE through the performance expectations. Advance as INSPIRED TEACHERS eager to create units where students ENGAGE, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate.
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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 →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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 →
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Misty Campos

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


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

12:30pm

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

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



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

12:30pm

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

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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

Presentation Tools and Strategies
Presentations are excellent tools for sharing information from both a teacher and student point-of-view. We'll look at how to create effective presentations (hint - not typical bullet point slides) as well as a few presentation tools.
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avatar for Lisha Brunache

Lisha Brunache

Assistant Principal / Educational Technology Specialist, San Dieguito Union High School District
Lisha Brunache is an Assistant Principal at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, CA. Prior to her role as an school site AP, she served secondary schools in SMUSD as an Educational Technology Specialist and taught high school English and Social Science. Lisha is a Google for Education... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, 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

STEM Learning for 1st-3rd with LEGO Education WeDo!
WeDo is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in programming, science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working models.

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

12:30pm

Stop Building Missions! Transform ‘Traditional’ Projects with PBL
Amplify projects that you and your school ‘always do’ by creating a Project Based Learning experience.
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avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

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


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

12:30pm

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

Edward Simoneau

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


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

12:30pm

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

12:30pm

What Would Seymour Say?
Honoring Seymour Papert, father of educational computing and constructionism, the panel will share influential ideas now in practice developed and promoted by this important pioneer.
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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

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

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



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

12:30pm

Writing with Technology in the ELL Classroom
Writing in the ELL classroom is full of nuances. The effective teacher must know what those nuances are, but also to know what best strategies with technology to use at the appropriate time. 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 Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa

TOSA Technology and Data, San Mateo Foster City
Anything Tech that is applicable to the classroom and in particular to ELL students.


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

1:00pm

'Mash-Up' - The Future of Online Curriculum
Developing online courses to meet the standards of ASU Preparatory Academy requires a “mash-up” of purchased content, Cambridge style course work and the use of open educational resources.
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avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Organize your ToSA Work with Google Calendars and Forms
A look at how instructional coaches, TOSAs and admin can use Google tools to streamline their work and coaching.
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Speakers
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Amanda Haughs

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


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

Become an Innovative Educator
This year, CUE launched its first annual “Shortlist” - a bellwether of what’s next in education. It focuses our attention on 5 educational activities to abandon and 5 to adopt. But much like New Year’s resolutions, success or failure is all in the details. Let CUE leaders offer practical ways to implement these 10 important concepts in your learning environment. Stop by for an infusion of edu-awesome ‘use-it-Monday’ techniques to reinvent learning the CUE way!

NEW SESSION

Speakers
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 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

CANCELLED - Coding for Educators: Resources K-12
The session presentation provides educators with exciting ways to introduce computer coding to K-12 students. Educators will discover multiple resources on how to introduce computer coding to students in specific grade levels to encourage the learning of coding. Educators will learn how to integrate 21st Century digital skills to facilitate student learning, skill acquisition, and motivation through the teaching of coding with students all the while aligned with Common Core Standards. The resources shared include introducing Kinder to coding all the way to students learning a specific coding language.
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CANCELLED

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Matthew Evans

Director of Technology Integration, MakerBit
Matthew Evans, M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology, authorized Google Education Trainer, is an experienced educator, currently teaching prospective educators how to integrate technology in their curriculum at the University of San Diego. He has served as an Educational Technology... Read More →


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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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

5 Building Blocks for Online Education
Teachers who are new to online teaching and learning may need some scaffolding to help them restructure curricula or design new courses to take advantage of the online platform. I have identified 5 building blocks that have provided a clear foundation for teachers who are teaching online for the first time.
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Speakers
avatar for Robin Worley

Robin Worley

District Ed Tech TOSA, Oceanside Unified School District
I'm new to the Oceanside School District and I couldn't be more excited to get started as an Ed Tech TOSA. I've held just about every role possible in education: teacher, instructional designer, tech coordinator, distance learning leader and more. Looking forward to creating a new... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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

Virtual Reality: Power of Creation & Sharing Using CoSpaces

Learn about the latest in virtual reality for education. CoSpaces allows students to not only create VR easily, but can share their virtual environments easily.
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NEW CUE TIP

 


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avatar for James McCrary

James McCrary

Academic Technology Coordinator, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
James McCrary is the Academic Technology Coordinator at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge working with students, teachers, administrators, and parents to successfully use technology. He joined the Episcopal community in 2011 with the first three years serving as a Social Studies educator... Read More →



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

1:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


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

2:00pm

Digital Media Production in Elementary School
Learn how to design meaningful standards-based lessons centered around digital media at your elementary school!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Seiter

Dawn Seiter

Digital Media/Technology Teacher, Chula Vista School District
Media Arts


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

How to Start a Blended Learning Program
Tips for starting a new blended learning program to meet the needs of your community.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

20 (Free) Tech Tools to Make Planning and Teaching Easier
We use tech tools to make our job tasks beyond the classroom easier. We’ll share more than 20 free tools educators can use to make lesson planning and teaching easier.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

2:00pm

Are You Problem Solving or Problem Finding?
Valuable needfinding tools and strategies to help leaders and teachers innovate solutions. Use curiosity and empathy to move beyond solving the problem, to solving the right problem.

Speakers
avatar for Kami Thordarson

Kami Thordarson

Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Campbell Union School District
I am an educator who is passionate about exploring with students, engaging them with real-world content and tasks, and learning with them side by side. I am also passionate about digital storytelling, gaming, and learning more about the constantly changing world around me. Twitter... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

Kathy Martin

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


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

2:00pm

Beyond Performance: The Digital Song Lab
Garageband can be used in 21st century music classrooms to include all learners and interests, focus on creativity rather than performance, and provide a digital maker’s space for all students.
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Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Bridging the Communication Divide – Aeries + Loop Communication Solution for Schools
Andrea MacDonald, will demonstrate how Aeries SIS’s new and innovative communication platform, Loop™, provides a secure and simple place for staff to communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.



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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

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

John Cradler

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


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

2:00pm

Designing Instruction with Empathy: Applications to Meet All Students' Needs
How do I make content accessible and engaging, while empowering my students to become constructors of knowledge? This sessions focuses on using technology to answer this question.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Rosselli

Erin Rosselli

TOSA Student Achievement, Orange Unified School District
I love to purposefully incorporate technology into the curriculum to increase student access, engagement, and achievement. Technology allows students to interact with content, meaningfully collaborate, actively communicate, and show their learning in creative ways.



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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

Flipping the Speech Room: Utilizing Technology to Enhance Student’s Speech Goals
We will be discussing the innovative and promising practice of utilizing blended learning and a flipped classroom design to enhance student’s speech goals.
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Speakers
avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange USD
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Four Fun, Powerful, and Quick Activities for Starting Class
Want a good class? Have a strong start! We'll look at kick-starting any class using freebies: images, games, discussion tools, and short videos.
Presenter Resources

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Go Paperless with Math Intervention
Use data to inform intervention decisions when math students are struggling. We’ll share the tools and blended learning strategies our Title 1 school implements to boost performance on formative assessments.
Presenter Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Lehr

Susan Lehr

Clovis Unified, Clovis Unified
I've been in education for 25 years. My most recent job is TOSA technology and loving it! Our students learn differently today and I believe teachers are more facilitators rather than the holder of the knowledge. Using technology is just one way to make learning more meaningful to... Read More →


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

2:00pm

iPad in Primary Learning
More than ever, teachers are using iPad and digital content to revolutionize early childhood education. Come experience a variety of curriculum-focused apps that engage students and personalize learning. Explore creativity tools on iPad that let students share knowledge in compelling new ways.


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Bruce May

Bruce May

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



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

2:00pm

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!
Presenter Resources

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

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


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

2:00pm

Really Good, or Just Good Enough? Benefits of Publishing Student Work Online
Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through authentic and relevant learning experiences. When students publish work online, they want it to be really good...when they turn it into the teacher, they just want it to be good enough. Participants will be equipped with practical ways to publish student work online in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

2:00pm

Supercharging Teacher Learning Communities with Slack
Struggling to maximize the potential of your PLCs? Learn strategies from LearnZillion's TeachFest PD Program for using Slack's free online platform for virtual collaboration. Reflect on your community's professional learning goals and create a professional learning plan that uses remote collaboration to manage student work and lesson artifacts, streamline conversations using research-based protocols, connect your teams across geographic and time barriers, and change instructional practices as teachers become instructional leaders on the new standards.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Road to 19,000 Chromebooks in 10 Months
This session will provide educational leaders with a roadmap for deploying 19,000 Chromebooks to students grades 2-12 to take to and from school in less than 10 months. Walk away with policies, procedures, research, tools, PD plans, communications strategy for district staff, students and parents. Mistakes made along the way and words of caution will also be shared.
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Speakers
avatar for Krystal Freeman

Krystal Freeman

Administrative Secretary, Education-Information Technology