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Wednesday, March 15
 

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
 
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

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

Kristina Ishmael

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


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

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.

Speakers
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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Speakers
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

Rock Your World with Interactive Infographics
Explore the infinite possibilities of creating interactive infographics with Google Drawing and Thinglink. In this session you will experience the process of creating interactive infographics as well share ideas for implementation in the classroom.
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avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

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

Claudja Van Orden

Social Studies Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
I love teaching technology integration and sharing ideas about new innovative technology tools. I am a Google Certified teacher and LED Certified.


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

10:00am

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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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 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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Speakers
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

Tips and Tricks 4 Chromebooks and iPads in K-1 Classrooms
Teach with small groups in a centers / station model of instruction. Learn to leverage your technology to create independent learning stations, even for "Pre" literate students.
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avatar for Scott Skidmore

Scott Skidmore

Kindergarten Teacher / Technology Coach, Atwater Elementary School District
I love seeing the positive things that kids can do with technology and how their minds work developing creative products.


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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

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

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

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

Gregg Eilers

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

Luke Hibbard

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

Burt Lo

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

Brandon Schut

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
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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

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

Terri Rodman

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



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

12:30pm

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

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

Karen Larson

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

Gene Tognetti

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



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

12:30pm

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

Nancy Gibson

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


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

12:30pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

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


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

12:30pm

The iPad is a Writing Tool, Not Just a Toy
"I hate writing!" If you have taught for anytime at all, you are familiar with those words. These children are struggling with the writing process and are in need of a tool to motivate them to learn. This session will leave you research based tools and apps that match suggested interventions by well known publishers such as Florida Center for Reading Research, Intervention Central, and CASTs GoalBook. Come with your iPad, and be ready to play!
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Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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.


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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.


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avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

12:30pm

Take Common Core Writing to School with Google Classroom
Using Google Classroom, experience a hands on approach on how to build lesson plans geared towards citing specific textual evidence for Common Core Writing. 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 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 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa, 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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Brian Briggs

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

Ryan O'Donnell

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


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

1:00pm

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


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

1:00pm

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

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.


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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

CODEveloping Curriculum
Are you interested in coding in the classroom? Has your district just scored a few Dash robots? Are you wanting to learn how to dance the robo-boogie? Come develop lessons to introduce your students to coding and robotics. This hands-on workshop will focus on K-6 grades using code.org, scratch, codecombat, and wonder workshop products. 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 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 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 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.
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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 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 →
avatar for Tina Johnson

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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avatar for Gina Thackrey

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

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

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

Leslie McBeth

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


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

2:00pm

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

Katie Martin

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



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

2:00pm

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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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
Primrose A, 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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avatar for Angel Chavarin

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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avatar for Katie Gault

Katie Gault

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


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Instructional Specialist, Technology, OUSD



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

2:00pm

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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avatar for Suzanne Guidi

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

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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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

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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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 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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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
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

2:30pm

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

2:30pm

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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avatar for Elizabeth Wells

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

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 →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

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


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

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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avatar for Devin Hess

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

3:30pm

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

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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avatar for Michael Bloemsma

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 →
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

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

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

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

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

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avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

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



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

3:30pm

Success with Certifications

This will be a panel discussion with teachers, including best practices, funding and how to get started with Certification.


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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

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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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

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

4:00pm

Digital Text Marking and Note Taking with Doc Hub
Learn to leverage Doc Hub as a tool to lessen class paper consumption, mark text and take notes digitally. Learn to use Doc Hub to digitize paper/pencil activities.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

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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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

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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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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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

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.
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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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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

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

10:00am

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

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avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

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

Sue Thotz

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



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

10:00am

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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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.

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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.

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avatar for John Dean

John Dean

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



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

10:00am

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

Keenan Kibrick

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



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

10:00am

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.

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avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

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

Brian Briggs

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

Ryan O'Donnell

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

Jon Samuelson

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

Brent Warner

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


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

10:00am

Reading-Writing Techshop: Literacy in a 1:1 Classroom
Learn how a 4th/5th grade teacher transformed her traditional Reading-Writing Workshop model into a tech-embedded experience, aligning Common Core and redefining learning.
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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.


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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avatar for Amanda Taylor

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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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Sabba Quidai

Apple Inc., Education Development Executive


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

10:00am

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

Time To Play Play Play - Gamifying Your Classroom
Gamifying your classroom sounds like a great idea, but, how do you do it? Come to this session and you will have everything you need to create a great week of gamified learning that you can use to expand to a unit!
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Speakers
avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I love to see students being successful. I am a designer of the iPersonalize personalized, blended, gamified learning system. Tech makes good lessons great! Click here for the Google Slides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mWeb3ilCB-C9us96lVweq93ssJSR0F4... Read More →



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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

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



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

10:00am

It's a Maze Out There! Coding for Critical Thinking
In this hands-on lesson, you will build a maze game from "Scratch" and walk away with a lesson plan ready for Monday morning. This session will not work on iPads - laptops and Chromebooks work perfectly!
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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 Kristi Frankina

Kristi Frankina

Tech TOSA, Evergreen School District
I'm passionate about helping teachers. My vision is a world where every student loves coming to learn in an engaging, technology rich, 21st century environment. I'm making this happen, one classroom at a time.


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.


Speakers
avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

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


Friday March 17, 2017 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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BC

Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


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

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.


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Alexander

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

Tweet It! Harness the Power of Social Media with Students
We will discuss the advantages of using Twitter with your students and how to integrate it into your lessons. Walk away with several ideas to implement right away!
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avatar for Erin Kahn

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool


Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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

11:00am

Purposeful Coding for Math and Science
This session will look at how student-created simulations help address the The Next Generation Science Standards and experiments. a variety of examples will be covered and analyzed.
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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

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

Victoria Watanabe

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


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

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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avatar for Regina Davis

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

12:30pm

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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avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

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

Marlena Hebern

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


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

12:30pm

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

Eileen Walters

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


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

12:30pm

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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avatar for Todd Cherner

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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avatar for Tanis Haboush

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

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

Lesley Farmer

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


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

12:30pm

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

Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School



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

12:30pm

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

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

Christina Baroldi

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

Misty Campos

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


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

12:30pm

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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avatar for Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette

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



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

12:30pm

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

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

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

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 →


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

1:00pm

Copy the Right Way
Sharing tools that can ensure images used in the classroom are available for re-use and properly credited in student work.
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avatar for Victoria Watanabe

Victoria Watanabe

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


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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avatar for Amanda Haughs

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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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

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

Hans Tullman

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


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

1:00pm

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

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

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


Friday March 17, 2017 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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avatar for Matthew Evans

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

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

1:00pm

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

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ME

Megan Endicott

Music TeacherDolvin Elementary School


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

1:30pm

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

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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

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

2:00pm

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

Kristina Ishmael

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


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

2:00pm

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

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.

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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

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.
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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

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Multimodal Approach to Literature and Technology
A hands-on session that will give attendees key strategies and activities to incorporate comics and graphic novels in the classroom. A multimodal approach highlighting Slides, Draw, and Pixton.
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Speakers
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 →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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!
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Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

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


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

2:00pm

Research Ready! Empowering All Learners as Researchers in All Grades!
What do you get when you combine the student’s own personal interests, with foundational research skills and core curriculum? You get one very excited student! Learn how to supercharge every lesson through very practical, executable and concrete student research skill tools.
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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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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
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


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

2:00pm

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

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Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


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

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

Upgrade Your Science Journals!

Build a digital journal where students are sharing learning, thinking, adding questions, recording projects, listing activities, sharing creations and more! Discover how to bring life to your science journals through the use of Google Slides. Students will be actively engaged in creating authentic responses to your science lessons. Participants will leave with ideas to use on Monday.
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Speakers
avatar for Sarah Barnes

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 →
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

EdTech TOSA, Irvine Unified
Jennifer has been a passionate educator that enjoys working with learners of all ages. She collaborates with IUSD K-12 staff in applying best practices with digital resources, implementing current and emerging technologies, and creating integrated activities that empower both teachers... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

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

MaryRose Lovgren

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


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

2:00pm

When Math and Tech Collide
Let’s talk about TECH-ifying your MATH lessons! In this session we’ll take you through a complete math lesson, while showing you how to incorporate multiple apps (1:1/single iPad classroom).
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Speakers
avatar for Cheyenne Swenson

Cheyenne Swenson

Teacher, Downey Unified


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

2:30pm

Closely Reading Using ThingLink
Inspire students to interact and closely "read" images. Walk away with creative lessons to use in your classroom the next day combining Close Reading tactics and ThingLink.
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Speakers
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Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills Unified School District
Leticia Citizen, an educator for 20 years, is beginning her 2nd year as an i4Coach. She uses many tools of instruction to impactfully educate, with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. As a result, she effectively implements many applications available to teachers... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

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.


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

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: First-Ever CUE365 Rock Star Jam Session!
Two Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will guide you in crafting a complete lesson using incredible free tools from Microsoft! Learn how Sway, OneNote, PowerPoint, Mix and Forms can engage your students, enhance your lessons and elevate your scores! Rock out with Microsoft! 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 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 →


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

3:00pm

The 'Pied' Piper: A Kit for the STEAM in All of Us
The Piper computer kit not only provides hands-on experience in building, but guides the learner through connecting basic computer parts with the Raspberry Pi at its core. This session gives a brief overview of the power of the Piper kit in student engagement.
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Speakers
avatar for Emily Hendricks

Emily Hendricks

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Iron Chef Lesson Design in a Nutshell
Participants will learn the art of Iron Chef lesson design to redefine student presentations and create a fast-paced, engaging atmosphere for all learners.
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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

Melissa Oliver

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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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Speakers
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

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

3:30pm

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

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


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

3:30pm

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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Speakers
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
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Designing Your Makerspace Activities
Learn how to purposefully design makerspace activities and create successful centers for creation and exploration. Leave this session with practical ideas about planning your makerspace, including PR, activities, and partnerships.

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Rosan Cable

Teacher Librarian, GGUSD
I am a Teacher Librarian with a passion for technology. @cablesclasses


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

3:30pm

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

Rebecca Girard

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

My Nguyen

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


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

3:30pm

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

Dennis Large

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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.

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

3:30pm

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

3:30pm

Make Thinking Visible: From Creation to Understanding
Look beyond the written page and learn strategies to support student thinking and reflection. We’ll explore how creation apps available on the App Store—Seesaw, Book Creator, and Pic Collage Kids—offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Sabba Quidai

Apple Inc., Education Development Executive



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

3:30pm

NGSS, Common Core Google Mash-Up
This is an NGSS Google Mash-up! Common Core and NGSS require students to collaborate, communicate, think critically and communicate about scientific content. We use Google tools in my science classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Diver

Kathleen Diver

Science teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
I teach 9th grade students how to do science. I love helping other teachers to learn to incorporate technology tools into their lessons- to make things easier for record keeping and giving their students creative ways to demonstrate their learning.


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

3:30pm

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

Melissa Hero

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


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

3:30pm

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

4:00pm

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

4:00pm

Using Virtual Worlds to Learn Fractions
Do your students have difficulty learning fraction concepts? Stop by and see how teachers in one school district used a virtual world to engage students in learning fractions.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Frankina

Kristi Frankina

Tech TOSA, Evergreen School District
I'm passionate about helping teachers. My vision is a world where every student loves coming to learn in an engaging, technology rich, 21st century environment. I'm making this happen, one classroom at a time.


Friday March 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am

Rock Star Jam Session: e-Portfolios for All!
Students enjoy creating and saving their work almost as much as their parents love seeing it. This workshop will offer a number of different eportfolio tools which can strengthen the home-school connection for students as early as TK through to grade 12.
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.



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

8:30am

Rock Star Jam Session: Harness Google Tools to Transform Your Next Meeting
Educational community change requires a leader to use technology that benefits staff and students. Participants will elicit ideas and then incorporate Google Tools creating connections and action on ideas. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

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

Kathy Martin

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


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

8:30am

Voice and Choice: Using Interactive Playlists and Choice Matrix Using DOKs
Learn how to give students voice and choice by designing interactive playlists and/or a Choice Matrix using DOK levels. Let students move at their pace while choosing their activities. 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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Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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


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

9:00am

Alphabet Soup - NGSS, CCSS, STEAM, PBL, DOK, GAFE? OMG!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Limited planning time? Our fifth grade team has designed a project that addresses standards, incorporates STEAM and uses a PBL approach. We’ll share successes and struggles.

Speakers
avatar for Trish D'Entremont

Trish D'Entremont

Multi-age Teacher Intermediate, Ada Harris Elementary


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

9:00am

Better Math Labs with Desmos: Leveraging Technology Through Collaboration
How does technology make math better? Engage learners with free tools from Desmos. Come as a learner, and see the teacher moves that make better math labs in a classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

Tech TOSA, Perris Union High School District
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


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

9:00am

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

Gail Desler

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

Jane Lofton

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


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

9:00am

Elevating Elementary Practices: Take Your Teaching to the Next Level
Learn about FREE and easy-to-use digital tools for students AND teachers that are perfect for fostering creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Bring a device to try them out!
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Speakers
avatar for Emily McCourtney

Emily McCourtney

Lead Elementary Teacher, Tustin Connect


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

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

Jody Green

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

Nancy Minicozzi

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


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

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Felton

Miranda Felton

TOSA, Pajaro Valley Unified School District



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

9:00am

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

John Kline

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



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

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

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

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District



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

9:00am

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

Scott Bedley

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


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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

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

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
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Edward Simoneau

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


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

9:00am

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.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

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

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



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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

With Video Transform from Lesson to #EduAwesome #Adventure
From simple YouTube videos teaching basics to a virtual hike that you created, don't be afraid! Get out there and try new things. Video will transform lessons to EduAwesome Adventures! Put on your hiking boots, grab your adventure hat, and let's go! Bring a phone, tablet, or laptop.
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Rebekah Remkiewicz

Educator
Rebekah has worked in education for 20 years. She taught adult ed for five years and middle school for seven in that time. She is also a mom of two school-aged children. Embracing herself as a #TeacherMom she enjoys exploring and sharing the #eduawesome #adventure with everyone.


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

9:00am

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

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
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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 →


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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

The Great 6th Grade Race
Hook your students with a race to the finish line! Learn how to use Google Maps to create a dynamic game-based unit that your students will beg to play!
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Rebecca Wilkin

6th Grade Teacher, Selma Unified



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

9:30am

Low/No-Cost SBAC Tools for Everyday Use
Hiding in most computers are tools hidden to help those who have needs, bring out your designated supports!

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Erik Ward

Condor Teacher


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Lunch n' Learn: Google Photos: Simplifying and Enhancing the Digital Photo Classroom
Looking for a tool that assists students in creating that eye-popping photo project? Maybe something that makes it simple to share out digital collages or slideshows with your students’ families? Come and learn how Google Photos makes it easy for students and teachers to create collages, movies, share photo albums and more to enhance your digital classroom, stay organized, and enjoy some lunch all at the same time! Participants need to bring in their own device. Lunch is provided.
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avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
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10:30am

Where to Access Primary Sources Online
Whether you have a one-to-one digital classroom or have a computer lab, primary source materials are easily accessible online if you know where to look. This CUE Tip will show teachers some of the best digital resources to develop Document Based Questions (DBQs).
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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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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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


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

10:30am

Apps Combine for Effective Lesson Design
Integrate iOS/Chrome/Web-based apps to create effective and collaborative lessons in your classroom. The possibilities for our students are endless when apps are strategically combined through the gradual release framework!
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Sarah Housepian

English teacher & Technology Coordinator, Pacifica High School
I am a site Technology Coordinator and a Google Educator who loves learning about clever and innovative ways to enhance English Language Arts instruction and school-wide communication with the use of technology.


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

10:30am

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

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Hall Davidson

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



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

10:30am

Cast Away!: Screencasts Across the Curriculum and Grade Levels!
Four classroom teachers demonstrate the educational benefits of Screencasts across the curriculum and throughout grades 3-12. Students develop conceptual understanding and oral language in these highly engaging projects.
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Jorge Velastegui

Social Science Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District
Dr. Jorge Velastegui has over 20 years experience in public education. He has worked as an elementary school teacher, elementary school principal, and is currently a high school Social Science teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District. Dr. Velastegui is also an adjunct... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Crack the Code: Connect Scratch to Your Language Arts Classroom Presentation
Learn how to promote coding skills using Scratch - an online computer programming software. This session will help you learn coding activities that connect to the CCSS ELA Standards.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


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

10:30am

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

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PowerSchool

Booth 113



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

10:30am

Empowering Educators to Work with Tech Friendly Formative Assessment Tools
Formative assessment plays an important role in how we individualize instruction in our classroom, but some tools if used inappropriately, could violate student data privacy. Learn about some trustworthy tools that can take formative assessment in your classroom to new levels.

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avatar for Merve Lapus

Merve Lapus

Sr. Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education
Oversees Education Outreach and Professional Development for Common Sense Education, including school adoption, district implementation, parent/community engagement, and strategic education partnerships. Centered on supporting communities to create positive learning cultures around... Read More →


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

10:30am

Googly 21st Century Writing: Crowdsourcing, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity
Join a Google-centered collaborative writing workflow, including crowdsourced quotes in Google Slides, creation of a Google Drawing with a quote, and finally analysis of selected quotes in a Google Doc.
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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 →



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

10:30am

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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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 Danielle Forst

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 →
avatar for Delaine Johnson

Delaine Johnson

TOSA-Instructional Technology, Clovis Unified
An educational technology enthusiast, Delaine Johnson is a computer applications teacher at Reyburn Intermediate School at Clovis Unified and provides support to teachers and administrators through technology integration coaching. Delaine holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology... 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
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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

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


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

10:30am

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

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



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

10:30am

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

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

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

10:30am

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

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


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

10:30am

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


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

10:30am

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

NEW SPEAKER 

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avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

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



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

11:00am

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

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