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Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am

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

Dr. Ben Churchill

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


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

9:30am

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

Chris Long

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


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

9:30am

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

Brian Ausland

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



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

9:30am

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

Dan McDowell

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


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

9:30am

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

Erin English

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


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

9:30am

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

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


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

9:30am

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

Kristina Ishmael

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


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

9:30am

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

Glen Warren

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


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

10:00am

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

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

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

Amanda Gray-Steinacher

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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Speakers
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

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.

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

10:00am

Thinking, Talking, and Collaborating Using Online Tools for Language Acquisition
A variety of online tools to aid language acquisition for K-12 students will be demonstrated. Pedagogies addressed will inspire students to think, talk, and collaborate to produce high quality content.
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Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Ed Tech Online Masters Faculty, CSU Fullerton


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

10:00am

Key Ingredients to Blended and Personalized Learning
Generate your own recipe for implementing a working blended or personalized learning classroom. This hands-on session will allow educators to participate in a mock personalized learning environment while learning how to strategically implement the three phases of blended learning. Walk away with a one, two, and three year recipe card that will guide any educator through the deployment process of blended learning and/or personalized learning. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended... Read More →


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

10:00am

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.
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 Margaret Agbowo

Margaret Agbowo

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


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

10:00am

Flipping Your Class from Start to Finish
Flipped Learning is not about watching videos - it's about getting time back in your classroom to deepen the learning experience. Come start your journey in this hands-on, collaborative workshop. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Blended Learning: Get Embed with Google Tools
Participants will be given tips, tools and hands-on practice on how to embed various Google Apps and other Web 2.0 Tools to create an engaging and interactive Google Site.Participants should be familiar with Google forms, documents and presentation as we will be embedding these into a site and will leave with a site ready to use!
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Speakers
avatar for Marie Criste

Marie Criste

Coordinator of Insructional Tech, Roseville Joint Union High School
Marie is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Roseville Joint Union High School District who is passionate about inspiring, sharing and teaching others how to seamlessly incorporate technology to promote creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Brooke Ahrens

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

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

12:30pm

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

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.

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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Speakers
avatar for Tracey Antista

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

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

Julie Evans

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


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

12:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Music Videos, Screencasts, and Green Screens - Oh, My!
When teachers or students create videos, especially with action-packed backgrounds using a green screen, engagement skyrockets. Learn how to make screencasts, then level up to music videos with readily-available apps and a green screen. For iPads with Green Screen by DoInk or any device with WeVideo. Prepare to play with sample mics, cameras and, of course, a green screen! Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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.
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 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

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

Jiawen Zhu

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



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

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.
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 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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Speakers
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

Customized Google Searching for Elementary Information Literacy
Students struggling with research? Let Google support learning! Explore search features in Chrome and Google Apps, create a custom search engine with pre-determined websites, and locate primary sources with Google news archive.
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Speakers
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 →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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Speakers
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

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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Speakers
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

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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Speakers
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

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

Sam Patterson

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

Elaine Wrenn

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, 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

2:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Mohn

Dana Mohn

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


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

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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Speakers
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

Digital Ink in the Future Ready Classroom
Modern 2-in-1 laptops and Windows 10 opens the door to the wider use of digital ink. Learning outcomes will include why digital ink, how to use in the classroom and how to integrate with other technology.

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

3:30pm

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

Will Kimbley

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


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

3:30pm

Engaging Digital Natives in Collaborative Classrooms

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

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies



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

3:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jody Green

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


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

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

Getting Hip With Hypermaps
Google Maps is more than just looking up directions. Transform your lessons with Hypermaps. You and your students can create interactive maps, self-guided lessons, and more. Reimagine how you teach!
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Speakers
avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

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


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, 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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Speakers
avatar for Keenan Kibrick

Keenan Kibrick

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



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

10:00am

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

Speakers
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 →


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

10:00am

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

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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.
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 Edward Gonzalez

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

Rushton Hurley

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


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

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Think, Pear, Share
A different way of thinking, a different way of sharing, use PearDeck to give students a voice, engage and assess. Transform direct instruction from a monologue to a dialogue. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 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.
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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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.
Presenter Resources

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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avatar for 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

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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Speakers
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

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

12:30pm

A Digital Historian’s Toolkit
NOT just for history teachers, an introductory look at online tools (Omeka, Voyant 2.0, CartoDB, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, JuxtaposeJS) available to teach how to think and act like museum curators, historians, or archivists.
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Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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Speakers
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.

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

12:30pm

If You Give a Struggling Reader an iPad
"I hate reading!" If you have taught for anytime at all, you have heard those words. These children are struggling with learning how to read, but may may not have the right tool that can motivate them to learn. One of the biggest roadblocks teachers have is finding a tool that is effective and engaging. 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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avatar for Tracey Antista

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 →


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

12:30pm

Increase Focus and Innovate Students with Interactive Presentations - All Devices
Create a Nearpod presentation in this fantastic make and take session. Nearpod presentations can be used as a synchronized live lessons or as a flipped presentations or homework. Bring your own device!
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Speakers
avatar for Jolene Berg

Jolene Berg

Teacher and Kern CUE Board of Directors, Kern COE and KernCUE
I've been teaching for over 30 years and I'm still going strong! I've been an Edtech teacher since we had 5" floppies and green screen monitors but I love working with my GSuite, Nearpod, and my new 3D printer! I am creative, curious, and innovative!


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

12:30pm

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.

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 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

Teacher, SFUSD
Hello. I am now 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... 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

Rock Star Jam Session: Telling Your Story with Maps, Earth, and More
Bring your laptop, mobile device, and story to tell. In this workshop we’ll use Google’s geo tools (Maps, Earth, Street View, and more) to compose digital stories with text and media.
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 Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Writing with Technology in the ELL Classroom
Writing in the ELL classroom is full of nuances. The effective teacher must know what those nuances are, but also to know what best strategies with technology to use at the appropriate time. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa

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


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

1:00pm

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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Speakers
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

1:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


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

2:00pm

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

Kristina Ishmael

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


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

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

Rushton Hurley

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


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

Susan Lehr

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


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

2:00pm

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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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

3:30pm

Tell a Story with Google Story Builder
Gone Google Story builder is a tool that allows you to build a simple story with text and characters. It creates a video of the text with background music. Come learn about this creative way to tell a story.
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Cynthia Nixon

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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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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 →
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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

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

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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

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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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

Student Passion Con: What It Is and How To!
Do you like empowering students and supporting them in following their passions? Hold a Student Passion Conference! I’ll share what we did and share tools to hold your own.
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Ashley Williams

Teacher on Special Assignment, Reed Union School District
Ashley is a teacher on special assignment. Her goal is to make schools a place where kids want to be, and learn to love learning!


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

3:30pm

The Lean (Not So Mean) Green Screen Machine
Join Ali: fly like Superman, travel to another land, or simply amaze your audience using the Green Screen movie making effects. Bring your phone or some other mobile filming device.
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Ali deGuia-Bumgarner

Teacher/Tech Integration Enthusiast, Dixie School - Dixie School District


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

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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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
 
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.
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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.



Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite E, 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.
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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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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.
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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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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

8:30am

Google Forms: May the Forms Be With You
Just like the new Star Wars movies, Google Forms has been relaunched. Join us for a hands-on session in this new episode in the Forms saga. Beyond learning the new look and feel, learn innovative ways to use them in all grades. Forms for Administrators and K-3, too! (Best on a laptop or Chromebook)
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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 →
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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

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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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

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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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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


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

9:00am

If You Build It, They Will Come: PD's That Rock!
Teacher Leaders have numerous resources at their fingertips, but how do you let your fellow teachers know about all you can offer? Get better at selling yourself with simple strategies.
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Tom Covington

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
Tom Covington is a Tech TOSA and Podcaster from Cerritos, CA. He loves tech and learning, and is geeky about getting others to love tech too! His sessions are full of hands-on learning and play, and he is always there for support, encouragement and to answer any questions!Certifications... Read More →
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Michael Jephcott

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
I am a Technology Integration Specialist (TOSA) in the Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California. I have been teaching and providing professional development for students and teachers since 2001. I am a Leading Edge-Professional Learning Leader candidate and a 2016... 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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avatar for Rebecca Wilkin

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
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

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

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

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

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avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

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


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

10:30am

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

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


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

10:30am

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