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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

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


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

9:30am

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


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

9:30am

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

Bob Barboza

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



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

9:30am

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

10:00am

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

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


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

10:00am

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

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 for Education Certified Innovators Panel - Time to Slam!
Google for Education Certified Innovators share favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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Speakers
avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 


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

10:00am

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.


Speakers
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

10:30am

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

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

12:00pm

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

12:30pm

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

Consultant, Kings County Office of Education
Ed currently works as an Independent Education Consultant and Math/Computer Science/Ed Tech Consultant with Kings County Office of Education in the Central Valley of California.  He taught high school Math and Computer Science for over 15 years in the San Joaquin Valley where he... 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

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

Matt Vaudrey

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


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

12:30pm

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

Karen Larson

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

Gene Tognetti

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



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

12:30pm

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

Brooke Ahrens

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

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

12:30pm

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

Heidi Baynes

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


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

12:30pm

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

12:30pm

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

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

12:30pm

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

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Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED


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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

Debra White

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


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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

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.


Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

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

Luke Hibbard

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

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

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

Forget 'Thumbs Up/Down' - Precision in Formative Assessment with Digital Tools
Formative assessment is crucial. Yet, traditional “thumbs up if you get it” methods can yield incomplete results. In this session, you’ll learn about digital tools to get accurate formative data.
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avatar for Erin Nielsen

Erin Nielsen

ELA/Math Teacher, Temecula Valley Unified School District
15 year elementary teacher with experience in 1st 4th, and 5th. Current 6th grade ELA/Math instructor, district innovative technology team member, technology professional development provider and instructional leader. Google Certified. Passionate about a data-driven, pedagogy first... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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

2:00pm

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

Mark Colwell

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified School District


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

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

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

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

Nicholas Clayton

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



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

3:30pm

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

Jeff Brain

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

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

10:00am

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

Crystal Kirch

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

Jaclyn Spangler

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


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

10:00am

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

Erin Dunroe

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


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

10:00am

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

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Rosario Rodolfo

PASCO scientific




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

10:00am

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

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Darryl Adams

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



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

10:00am

How to Create Virtual-Reality for Google Cardboard
In this hands-on session participants will learn the free workflow I use with middle school students to create their own 3D virtual reality models for Google Cardboard. 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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Edward Gonzalez

Teacher, James Curran Middle School
Edward is a middle school teacher, university lecturer, and five months away from his doctoral degree. As the 2018 CUE LeRoy Finkle Fellow and the 2016 CSU Fullerton Edwin Carr Fellow, Edward is known for having children facilitate conference sessions and professional development... Read More →


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

Makerspace - The How, What, and Why?
Become a Maker. Join us for a hands-on experience exploring the four foundational technologies and skills of a Makerspace. Learn the how, what and why’s of a Makerspace. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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Carolyn Alexander

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Pleasant Valley SD
MakerEd EdTech Tools


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

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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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

11:30am

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

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Regina Davis

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


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

12:30pm

Exploring Strategies in Teaching and Learning Introductory Programming
Presentation includes understanding the issues and strategies to learn and teach programming to novice programmers. With the rising demand for programmers, the need to provide effective learning methodologies has grown.
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Shilpa Balan

Assistant Professor, California State University-Los Angeles
Dr. Shilpa Balan is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Balan is very passionate about Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and has teaching and research interests in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

12:30pm

Arduino - Gateway to Computer Science, STEM and Robotics
Arduino is a popular Microcontroller platform widely used in the maker movement. It is the perfect starting point for schools who are looking for a multiple use, low-cost device that can be used as a foundation for STEM, Computer Science and Robotics in the classroom.
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Ascension Reyes

Teacher, El Centro Elementary School District



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

12:30pm

Cool Tools for Students
Lisa & Marlena will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-12 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!
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Lisa DeLapo

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

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

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


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

12:30pm

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

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

12:30pm

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

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


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

12:30pm

Welcome to the Access Cafe
Join Texthelp Staff and area educators to get strategies and free tools to help ALL students read and respond to grade level text, access standards and prepare for online testing.
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Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

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



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa, 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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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

Virtual Reality: Power of Creation & Sharing Using CoSpaces

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

 


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James McCrary

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



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

2:00pm

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

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

2:00pm

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

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

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DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

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.

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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

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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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

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

NEW PRESENTERS

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avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


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

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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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

2:30pm

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.
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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 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: Mobile Devices & Movie Making
Use any mobile device to shoot, edit and produce videos. Session will include reasons why to use videos in the class and steps to show how easy it can be. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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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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Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Empowering Students: Finding their Genius and Making Them Thrive

Ready for a new twist to Genius Hour? Learn how to discover and showcase individual student strengths, build career skills, and create a classroom community where everyone’s super power thrives.
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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 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), 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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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

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

Bill Selak

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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

Elementary STEAMing Through the Months

Hands-on STEAM projects for student scientists, technologists, engineers, makers and poets – centered around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Experience classroom activities and go home with many useful classroom resources.


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avatar for Beverly Ellman

Beverly Ellman

Product Planner, Clever Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! BEVERLY ELLMAN is an educator who has enjoyed wearing many different hats. She has been a classroom teacher, an author of educational publications and an educational product developer. Beverly... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

3:30pm

Integrating Robots Within a Makerspace Setting
Are you interested in integrating robots within a Makerspace setting? Come see examples, video clips, and photos of the use of robots in the classroom. Panel will share the lessons that parallels the SAMR model to increase effectiveness of robots in the classroom. Panel will also share their experience and thought process of integrating robots within the Makerspace setting. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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Alexander Ordonez

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


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

3:30pm

Zoom into Capturing a Picture Perfect Framework Focused on Coding
Coding is cool, but how do you integrate it into the CCSS? Ain't nobody got time for that! That’s why we did it for you! Get lessons to use tomorrow.
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avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, 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.

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

8:30am

Full STEAM Ahead
MakerSpace and STEAM, two of the newest buzz words in education. Let's see how they work together - plugged and unplugged - using STEAM trunks in the classroom. We will experience the implementation of STEAM trunks in the classroom, play with the robots, and other maker space concepts, then collaborate to build some new ideas together. Come and see what the STEAM whistle is all about. 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 Sherri Johnston

Sherri Johnston

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

3D Printing and Chromebooks: A Beginner's Guide
We will look at how to get students drafting basic 3D objects, organize and implement ready-made project0s, and a getting started guide for 3D printing in any classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Ceara Bryan

Ceara Bryan

Art Teacher, Perris Union High School District
Art Teacher and Printmaker


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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

OneNote: One Solution to Transform Your School Campus
Come experience how SMCHS has completely transformed how students learn and how teachers teach with the implementation of OneNote and Office 365. A panel of our teachers will walk you through this amazing, must-have tool!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bricker

Scott Bricker

Director of Educational Technology, Santa Margarita Catholic High School
As the Director of Instructional Technology, my responsibilities include designing and leading teacher and student training sessions on the Windows 8 Tablet PC and accompanying software applications, while also working with Department Chairs to integrate Interactive Ebooks and all... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Palladium South/North, 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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Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
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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Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Remkiewicz

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

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

Susan Wells

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


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

10:30am

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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Speakers
avatar for Jorge Velastegui

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

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

Clint Cornfield

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


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

Speakers
avatar for PowerSchool

PowerSchool

Booth 113



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

10:30am

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

Anita Thompson

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


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

10:30am

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

Holly Steele

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for John Kline

John Kline

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



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

10:30am

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

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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


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