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Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am PDT

Building Together – Our Parents as Digital Leaders
This poster session will engage educators by sharing strategies and resources that they can use to support their parents’ knowledge and leadership capacity in digital citizenship.
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avatar for Alexandra Ito

Alexandra Ito

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

Stacy Kline

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District



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

10:00am PDT

21C Learning - Do Something!
21st-century instruction is about more than just using technology. This session will outline instructional shifts that will help your students learn how to do something with information they have gathered and evaluated.
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Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley USD
I was a high school science teacher, then a ToSA for Technology and Learning, and now work as Instructional Technology Coordinator in Saddleback Valley USD. I am also an organizer of EdCamp San Diego and a board member of San Diego CUE. I have presented at CUE National, Fall CUE... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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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Speakers
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 PDT
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:30am PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

11:00am PDT

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

Ed Bonhaus

Instructional Technology Consultant, Kenton County School District



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

12:30pm PDT

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

Kathy Gligo

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

Bethany Schwappach

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



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

12:30pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

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



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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

Makerspaces Nuts and Bolts
Participants will leave with inspiration, ideas, and plans for implementing a Makerspace in their classroom, library, or district.
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Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. She works as a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong... Read More →


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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

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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BC

Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

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

1:00pm PDT

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

1:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

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



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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

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

Lisa DeLapo

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Hidden Google Gems: Finding the Undiscovered Treasures
Did you know that there are undiscovered treasures to be found in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and other Google products? They aren’t really hidden, you just don’t know where they are! Let’s discover, explore and have some fun while finding some excellent tools that will support our use of GAFE in the classroom!
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Speakers
avatar for Anne Truger

Anne Truger

Application Trainer, D219
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience. Anne started her career as a Special Education teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. She went on to become a Director of Educational Technology Innovation. She is a Google... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


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

2:00pm PDT

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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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 Elaine Wrenn

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

2:00pm PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

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

2:00pm PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Teresa Lightle

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

3:30pm PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


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

3:30pm PDT

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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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Bloemsma

Dr. Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, SFUSD
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 →
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

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 →
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

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

3:30pm PDT

Need a Social Media Makeover?
Develop a “brand” new you. Use digital literacy skills that promote ethical use of the web for you and your students.
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Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Professor of EdTech, National University, Private Non-Profit University Sanford College of Education
I am passionate about connecting the digital dots with new technologies and learning theory. I love friends and colleagues who have consistently pushed, innovated, schmoozed, and created their own digital dots. Techno-Innovators such as Peter and Paul Reynolds, Barbara Bray, David... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am PDT

3,2,1, Record! - Sharing with Screencasts
Whether it's a story or a how-to guide, recording your message is priceless. Expand your audience with YouTube and they can pause, rewind, and rewatch. Don't repeat yourself; screencast it!
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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 PDT
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am PDT

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

9:45am PDT

Hook Your Teachers With G Suite
Teachers are moving full speed with busy schedules. Learn some G Suite tips and tricks to stop them in their tracks and get them interested in using technology in the classroom.
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NEW TIME

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avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →


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

9:45am PDT

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

9:45am PDT

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

9:45am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

Digital Learning Coordinator, SBCSS
Sonal Patel is the Digital Learning Innovation Coordinator at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. She supports teachers, coaches, and administrators in active professional learning grounded in solid pedagogy regarding topics that include UDL, blended and personalized... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
  Sessions, 5 - Concurrent Session, Commercial

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

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 →
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Kelly Martin

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


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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

Learn How to Grow Talent Within Your District - A Coaching Model

Learn how one district goes deeper with teachers through collaboration and coaching. The Digital Fellow program is designed to spread tech integration at sites, one teacher at a time.
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avatar for Christie Darnall

Christie Darnall

Teacher, Corona del Mar MS/HS
Christie Darnall is an Education Technology TOSA for Newport Mesa Unified School District. She has been serving K-12 grade teachers and students to help them learn ways to integrate technology into their curriculum for 15 years. She is passionate about STEM curriculum, particularly... Read More →
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Martha Felix

Ed Tech TOSA, Newport-Mesa USD
I am an Ed Tech TOSA who loves tech, teachers and tools! I work at Newport Mesa Unified and have taught all elementary grades and now support teachers and students with technology in grades PK-12.
avatar for Jenith Mishne

Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport Mesa USD
I have been passionate about technology and learning for the past 22 years. I spend my days as the Director of Education Technology, working with students, teachers and administrators as they learn to integrate technology into their learning and lives. I am also an Adjunct Professor... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Price

Melissa Price

Ed Tech TOSA, Newport-Mesa USD
I want to pinch myself sometimes! This is my third year working with an AMAZING team for NMUSD as an Ed Tech TOSA, and I learn more everyday! As a former teacher of students with Special Needs, I always focus on including ALL learners and making technology lessons all-inclusive!


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

12:30pm PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

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

1:00pm PDT

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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avatar for Amanda Haughs

Amanda Haughs

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


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

1:00pm PDT

Reimagine PD - Right-Now and Relevant Learning
Imagine blended Professional Development that meets the unique needs of adult learners! No more sit-and-get! Let’s look at ways to make Professional Learning Right Now and Relevant for all!
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NEW TIME

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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 →


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

1:00pm PDT

TOSAs Get Creative with Canva, Prisma, & More
TOSAs get creative in this make it/take it session! Employ visual design tools to support your coaching and professional learning. Create appealing images to message your TOSA brand.
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avatar for Judy Blakeney

Judy Blakeney

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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.
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Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

2:00pm PDT

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.

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

2:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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

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

2:00pm PDT

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.
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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 PDT
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
  Sessions, 7 - Concurrent Session, Commercial

2:00pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm PDT

Tackling the Digital Divide with Offline Chromebooks
What happens when 1:1 Chromebooks roll-out across a school but there is no internet access at home? Explore solutions to access, create, edit, and view using offline Chromebooks.
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Speakers
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Stacy Kline

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

2:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

Visual Notetaking: What's the Deal with These 'Sketchnotes'?
Have you heard about this sketchnote craze and wondered what it was all about? In my session, you will learn how visual notetaking (or sketchnotes) are beneficial to both you and your students, no matter the content area. You will learn the pedagogy behind visual notetaking and how it can be applied to any content area. Come try your hand at "sketchnotes" and walk away with a tool that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow!
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Speakers
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 →


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

2:30pm PDT

Ready Teacher One: Making Your Entire Class into a Game
Redesign your classroom like a video game. Create a classroom based on student engagement through elements of mastery, autonomy, and purpose that will engage students in the learning process. Leave the lesson with a new classroom layout and design that will be the start of a fully Gamified, engaged, classroom where students are the center of everything. 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.


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avatar for Keenan Kibrick

Keenan Kibrick

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



Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm PDT

Rock Star Jam Session: Mobile Devices & Movie Making
Use any mobile device to shoot, edit and produce videos. Session will include reasons why to use videos in the class and steps to show how easy it can be. 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.


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

3:30pm PDT

Artistic Skills Not Necessary: Become a Google Drawing Ninja
No artistic skill is needed to use Google Drawing to create and collaborate in any content area. Encourage creativity and build visual literacy, design, and publishing skills in your students.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →
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 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

Design Thinking and the Singularity
How might we design school for a world where children have “perfect knowledge?” Does having access to every fact change the role of the teacher?
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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 →


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

3:30pm PDT

Digital Content Goes to School: Trends in K-12 Classroom E-Learning
A presentation of the *Digital Content Goes to School* study to address the state of digital content, where it is heading in the future and proper preparation for easy implementation.
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OverDrive

OverDrive Education
OverDrive Education delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students... Read More →




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

3:30pm PDT

Leading Change Using Design Thinking
Learn how one comprehensive high school is using Design Thinking to engage teachers in shifting their pedagogy to make school “real” for students.

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avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

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

Katie Wright

Director of M.Ed Programs, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Katie Wright is the director of M.Ed programs at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the director of special education for High Tech High (HTH) schools. In this role, Wright supported inclusion and special education across the 13 HTH... Read More →



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

3:30pm PDT

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

Ashley Grim

Education Technology Specialist, Ceres Unified School District
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Mariana Sandoval

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

Brian Wise

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


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

3:30pm PDT

Take a Test Drive in the Future of Work
By 2020, 48% of corporations think contractors will become more important than full-time employees. I subscribe to the idea that we're preparing students for their future, not our past. So I recently experimented by doing a project where I hired contractors to create an intro video, an outro video, a script, and an explainer video and in that process, I worked with people from India, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Bulgaria. We exchanged files in the cloud and only communicated via instant messaging. Learn how this exercise helped my to better understand the world that we're preparing students for.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

3:30pm PDT

The Future of Learning: 2016 ISTE Standards for Students
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students represent a significant shift, including a strong emphasis on learning amplified by technology. Learn about the changes, refresh process, and resources for implementation.
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avatar for Sarah Stoeckl

Sarah Stoeckl

Sr. Project Manager - Standards Dept., ISTE
avatar for Carolyn Sykora

Carolyn Sykora

Sr. Director, ISTE Standards, ISTE
Carolyn Sykora is the senior director of the ISTE standards. She is leading ISTE’s current efforts to update the ISTE standards for students and teachers. Sykora directs the development of resources that increase the awareness, adoption, and implementation of the ISTE standards... Read More →



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

3:30pm PDT

The World Turned Upside Down: Revolutionize Your Classroom
From the 1st week of school to the daily business of running a classroom, these apps and websites will enhance the online, blended and traditional classroom.
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Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm PDT

Using Google Tools to Reach Divergent Learners
Come learn how to reach and teach students who struggle and have trouble accessing curriculum ON PAPER by using Google Tools and extensions to create engaging Google Drawings.
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Speakers
avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm PDT

Digital Table of Contents through Hyper-Docing in Any Content Area
In this session you will explore ways in which you can use a digital table of contents with hyper-docs in any content area. This works especially well in all settings and groups as well as gives the students the opportunity to have voice, choice, self pace.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cisneros

Jenny Cisneros

Teacher, Middle School, Riverside Unified School District


Friday March 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am PDT

Google Forms: May the Forms Be With You
Just like the new Star Wars movies, Google Forms has been relaunched. Join us for a hands-on session in this new episode in the Forms saga. Beyond learning the new look and feel, learn innovative ways to use them in all grades. Forms for Administrators and K-3, too! (Best on a laptop or Chromebook)
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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 Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

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


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

9:00am PDT

The Power of Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a form of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn how our coaching model has evolved to support continual growth.
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Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ciecek

Michelle Ciecek

ELA TOSA 7-12, Tustin Unified
Michelle is a 13 year veteran of education
avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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


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

10:30am PDT

A Picture Communicates 1000 Words!
Searching for ways students can demonstrate mastery beyond a multiple-choice test? Science has shown that visual imagery is a powerful tool, encouraging our brains to retain and process information. How can the creation of pictures and infographics be leveraged to enhance student communication of ideas and learning? Visual learning and the skills developed can be used across the curriculum in any content area!
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Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

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

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am PDT

Inspiring Change: A Discussion About Instructional Coaching
Come join a panel of instructional coaches as they discuss inspiring change, leading and coaching with empathy, and helping all teachers integrate technology in their classrooms.
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Speakers
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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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Danielle Forst

Associate Executive Director, CUE
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →
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Delaine Johnson

APCSP Teacher + Technology Integration Coach, Clovis Unified
Delaine Johnson teaches AP Computer Science Principles at Clovis East High School, Clovis Unified School District and is a technology integration coach for K-6 school sites. She holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology, and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator (#googleEI... Read More →
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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 →


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