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Thursday, March 16
 

10:00am PDT

The Power of Audio in the Classroom
Incorporate Speaking & Listening Common Core standards, a purpose for revision, and capture learning a student may not be able to demonstrate through traditional assessment by incorporating audio in the classroom.
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avatar for Roland Aichele

Roland Aichele

Humanities Teacher, Westlake Charter School


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am PDT

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.
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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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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 PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm PDT

Google Tools to Model and Teach Good Digital Citizenship
Discover how Google Search teaches students about Copyright Law and Fair Use, while creative tools like Draw, and Photos empower them to become creators and collaborators of their own media.
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avatar for Genevieve Pacada

Genevieve Pacada

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara COE
M.S. Education Media Design & Technology, Google Educator, GTA MTV'14, Sketchnoter, Leading Edge Certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, and Professional Learning Leader


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

12:30pm PDT

Rock Star Jam Session: Music Videos, Screencasts, and Green Screens - Oh, My!
When teachers or students create videos, especially with action-packed backgrounds using a green screen, engagement skyrockets. Learn how to make screencasts, then level up to music videos with readily-available apps and a green screen. For iPads with Green Screen by DoInk or any device with WeVideo. Prepare to play with sample mics, cameras and, of course, a green screen! Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

2:30pm PDT

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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 →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

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


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

3:30pm PDT

Supporting Independence with Technology
Students with moderate-severe disabilities can use technology to increase their independence.
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avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

10:00am PDT

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

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avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

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

Brian Briggs

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

Ryan O'Donnell

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

Jon Samuelson

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

Brent Warner

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


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

11:30am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Regina Davis

Regina Davis

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

NEW PRESENTERS

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avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

9:00am PDT

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

Scott Bedley

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


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

9:00am PDT

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

Kelly Martin

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


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

9:00am PDT

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

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
avatar for Ashley Tarquin

Ashley Tarquin

TOSA Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
Digital Media Academy Professional Development Instructor, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Leader in Next Generation Science Standards implementation, Amazon Education Fellow, TOSA/Coach in Encinitas Union School District. Served as International Baccalaureate Coordinator... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

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

Rebecca Girard

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

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

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


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