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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

CUE Rock Star Black Label PL
CUE Rock Star Black Label is ultra high-quality and affordable customized PD for districts at a low per teacher rate.
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avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Program Manager, Brown Univ
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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EK

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

9:30am

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

Alexandra Ito

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

Stacy Kline

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District



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

10:00am

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

Kevin Fairchild

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


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

10:00am

B.Y.O. PD - A Guide to Personalized Professional Learning
This session focuses on why we should personalize professional learning (a Future Ready initiative), highlighting key components to successful implementation and providing attendees with a plan to implement at their sites.
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avatar for Jack Plotkin

Jack Plotkin

Director of Innovation & Student Support, El Segundo Unified School District
Personalized Learning. Personalized Professional Learning. Neurodiversity. Inclusive Learning Environments. Authentic Learning. Research in Education.



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Google Classroom: Introduction to Classroom, Docs, and Slides
You have heard about the Google Classroom, but you have NO idea what it is. Come by and learn the basics of setting up your own Google Classroom in grades 2-8.
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avatar for Heather Love-Fleck

Heather Love-Fleck

EdTech TOSA, OUSD
Heather Love-Fleck is an EdTech TOSA for Oceanside Unified School District. She provides support in the area of educational technology, helping teachers and students implement tech as a tool to meet learning objectives. Heather has been teaching for 11 years, working with students... Read More →



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

10:00am

Sharing: Empower Yourself by Tapping into the Digital Sharing Culture
Become an empowered educator by getting active in the digital sharing culture. Find resources and other educators learn how to share yourself with tools like social media, blogging, and podcasting.
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avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

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


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

10:00am

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

Scott Skidmore

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Using iMovie for School Video Broadcasting That Doesn't Suck
Learn how to use iMovie to create professional quality video projects and news broadcasts.

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avatar for Kyte Learning

Kyte Learning

Kyte Learning
Kyte Learning provides a library of online professional development courses eligible for DLC credits. Additionally, Kyte provides school districts with the ability to create courses with their own content on the fly . Our resources are built by teachers for teachers to ensure relevant... Read More →



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

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Ballin’ on a Budget: Cheap Makerspaces in Your Classroom
Teachers will learn how to create a maker space in their classroom on a limited budget. Teachers will explore different types of maker spaces and will have time to collaborate with others to design their own. We will explore NGSS Engineering Design and Crosscutting concepts as well as Common Core Math and ELA standards. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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avatar for Cicely Day Butler

Cicely Day Butler

Fab Lab TOSA, West Contra Costa Unified School District
I am a teacher, maker, coach, photographer, mother, wife, sister, aunt and an all around awesome human being!


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Mesquite F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Google Apps 101 - Create, Communicate, Collaborate with Google Apps for Education
This workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use the Chromebook, the Chrome Browser, Google Drive, and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Participants will learn the ins and outs of their Chromebook, and understand how the device works seamlessly through all the Google Applications. Participants will see how Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings allows teachers and students to create rich content for learning and provide opportunities for real time collaboration. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively on documents, drawings, and presentations in support of common core, sound pedagogy, and innovation skills. Additional topics and applications may be covered with time permitting. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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

10:30am

Own Your Tech: The Resource Guide

Discussion with participants will be formed around creating a personal “Technology Resource Guide." This is a tool that can help give a clear understanding of the technology components in your classroom, and the confidence in deciding what issues should be addressed in or out of class.
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avatar for Emily Hendricks

Emily Hendricks

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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

Gregg Eilers

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

Luke Hibbard

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

Burt Lo

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

Brandon Schut

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:00am

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

Ed Bonhaus

Instructional Technology Consultant, Kenton County School District



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

12:30pm

Ditch the Complicated Handouts: Teach User Mechanics Using Videos
Rather than rely on complicated handouts to demonstrate a new app or unfamiliar sequences, make a video. Quickly flood the room with enough collective knowledge to answer everybody’s questions.
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avatar for Aaron Bergmann

Aaron Bergmann

Instructional Technology Specialist, Village Christian School
My practice focuses around -differentiating teacher PD -making technology run smoothly -helping educators find solutions


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Kathy Gligo

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

Bethany Schwappach

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



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

12:30pm

Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Creating Meaningful EdTech PD
How can PD include choice and meaning for individual educators while also helping schools and districts achieve their goals? We’ll explore how digital badges and micro-credentials can innovate professional development.
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avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

VP of Professional Learning Services, PD Learning Network
Rich Dixon, VP of Professional Learning Services with PD Learning Network and has an M.A., TESL, with more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, IT director, and curriculum coordinator. In his current position he has the opportunity to develop online... Read More →
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, BUOY
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Nancy Gibson

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


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

12:30pm

Teacher Authored Textbooks
This session will provide insight into why several teachers at our school decided to write their own textbooks, and how you can do it too! Using iBooks Author we created textbooks for our classes. We will discuss the entire journey as well as the outcomes after using the books for the last two years. Come and get inspired to write or curate your own book!
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avatar for Kathy Garcia

Kathy Garcia

Teacher, Cathedral Catholic
Director of Educational Technology, Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017 and ASL Teacher.


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

Tweet to Learn! Twitter for Personalized, On-Demand Professional Development
With Twitter, you can have a PLN (Professional Learning Network) made up of educators all over the world, all sharing resources on how to improve your craft! Come learn how!
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BC

Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


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

12:30pm

‘Making’ It Happen: Maker Education in the Elementary Classroom
Learn how to incorporate cross-curricular lessons in an elementary school using STEM and The Maker Method of teaching with or without a Makerspace.
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


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

12:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Graphic Design for Teaching and Learning
‘Non-graphic designers’ can improve the graphic design quality of every project. Experience a model learning activity about foundational design principles using Google Draw and an iterative process. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


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avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Take Common Core Writing to School with Google Classroom
Using Google Classroom, experience a hands on approach on how to build lesson plans geared towards citing specific textual evidence for Common Core Writing. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

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

Check This Out! Podcasting and Expanding Your Professional Learning
This session we will show the How, What and Why podcasting can assist your own personal learning by doing an actual podcast. Includes interviews and experiences.
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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 →


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

1:00pm

Integrating Technology in the Arts
For many schools, tech in the arts classroom is a second thought. I was lucky enough to have a principal and district that saw my passion for utilizing technology in the classroom. So, even though I don’t teach a core subject (I teach theatre full time), they supplied me with a classroom chromebook cart and about ten iPads. The goal of this presentation is to inspire you to integrate technology in your arts curriculum, because, in the real world, technology is just as prevalent in the arts as it is in all aspects of our lives.

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avatar for Misty Kluesner

Misty Kluesner

Digital Innovation ToSA, Campbell Union School District
Currently a Digital Innovation ToSA for Campbell Union School District in the South Bay Area. Passionate about integrating creativity and student voice into the classroom. KCI Merit 2016 graduate. Google Certified Educator. HyperDoc Bootcamper. Member of the #Sketch50 and #SketchCUE... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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

2:00pm

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

Katie Martin

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



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

2:00pm

I Heard it Through the Grapevine
If you've ever played the game "telephone", you understand the way things get lost in translation. Come be a part of the conversation on the statewide initiatives of OER, Professional Development and Data Privacy.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


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

2:00pm

Modeling Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
Prepare your students to be future ready. Learn what digital citizenship means, why it matters, explore the Common Sense Education curriculum, and extension activities that your students will love!
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avatar for Suzanne Guidi

Suzanne Guidi

Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 24 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. Passionate about teaching children lifelong lessons on... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Powerfully Leveraging GAFE for Admins: A Medley
Google Apps for Education is underrated and underused among district and site leaders. This session will provide a breadth overview of how to powerfully leverage different Google Apps for a more effective and efficient work day.

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avatar for Kristina Mattis

Kristina Mattis

Executive Director of Digital Learning, San Francisco Unified School District
http://about.me/kristinamattis


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

2:00pm

Using Google Chrome to Support Diverse Learners
Google Chrome is an excellent tool to help Diverse Learners be successful in school. A variety of tools will be demonstrated during the presentation.

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

2:30pm

Mind the Gap! Closing the Assignment Gap with Standards Alignment
50% of assignments do not meet the rigor of the standard, creating an assignment gap. Mind the gap--utilize a PLC to develop short cycle assessments and improve workflow using apps.
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avatar for Elizabeth Wells

Elizabeth Wells

Teacher, Jurupa Unified School District
Teacher for 13 years, Instructional coach for four years. Leading Edge Digital Educator Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1, Common Sense Certified Educator, CLMS Educator of the Year 2010, Teacher of the Year for MLMS 2014, IERC Celebrate Literacy award 2014.


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

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


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

3:00pm

Girl Powered
Being able to empower girls to code and pursue engineering are critical to future workforce development.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McIntyre

Nancy McIntyre

Community Innovations Manager, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Nancy McIntyre joined the foundation in the summer of 2012 after a 23-year career as a teacher, administrator, coach, and robotics mentor. As a credentialed educator, she has helped to develop the foundation’s online curriculum, the engineering notebooks, and has worked with teachers... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Mobile Professional Development with Voxer Book Clubs
Looking for creative ways to provide engaging/relevant PD offerings? Come hear about our experience in implementing Voxer Book Studies, including sharing of resources that will help you get started!
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avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Haughs

Amanda Haughs

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Badging is About Competency: Do It to Earn It!
Experience earning a badge and examine lessons learned from three district digital badging implementations. Explore an online digital academy equipping teachers to demonstrate learning, earn badges and corresponding stipends.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Building Math Mindsets
When you mention math, do students run for the hills? Come learn how to thoughtfully integrate technology with a Growth Mindset to help lower math anxiety, drive student engagement, deepen understanding and empower young mathematicians!
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avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

Elementary Principal, Tustin Unified School District
Join @KristyAndre2 and I for "BUILDING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS- Elevating with Workshop Tools" on Friday at 10:00 in Primrose C!@LaurenMStein Elementary Principal in Tustin Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Get to Know the Classroom App
The Classroom app for iPad helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Learn how teachers can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page on any device in the class or share student work using Apple TV.

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avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Hablar Tecnología?講技術: Technology Strategies for Dual Immersion Classrooms
This interactive session embeds technology to enhance Dual Immersion classrooms. The audience will learn to deliver enhanced technology strategies to build student’s academic vocabulary in the target language.
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avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange USD
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Student Data Privacy: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You…
EdTech apps have dramatically improved student engagement. But...are all apps safe regarding student data privacy? Are all apps appropriate for school use? Come learn how you can create a safe and engaging learning environment for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

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



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

3:30pm

Supporting Independence with Technology
Students with moderate-severe disabilities can use technology to increase their independence.
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Speakers
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
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Supporting Teachers & Classrooms Transformation Using Tech, TAM, and Digital Badges
Administrators can use the attainment of digital badges within the technology acceptance model (TAM) to support teachers in understanding the usefulness and the ease of use of any technology initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kriedeman

Douglas Kriedeman

Assistant Principal, Oceanside Unified
I began teaching science in 1993. In 2011 I became a TOSA in the SIS and testing department for my school district. From 2012 to 2015 I was the Coordinator/Director of Educational Technology for the district. In 2015 I moved back to a high school and continue to work directly... Read More →


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

3:30pm

The Library of Congress Online: A Navigation Guide for Educators
Tour the Library of Congress online; learn to navigate the site and explore the LOC’s dynamic lessons. Discover some gems and how to use primary source material in your classroom.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

3,2,1, Record! - Sharing with Screencasts
Whether it's a story or a how-to guide, recording your message is priceless. Expand your audience with YouTube and they can pause, rewind, and rewatch. Don't repeat yourself; screencast it!
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Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

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


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

9:45am

Super TOSA: Building your TOSA Onmipresence
As a "Teacher on Starbucks Assignment," you must fight the darkness to make yourself viewable, visible, and accessible by your teachers. Become the superhero as we dig into ways to "market" yourself to your teachers that make you appear to be everywhere.
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Speakers
avatar for Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell

Teacher, Alisal Union School District
Kinder teacher @kindrockets, husband & dad of 4 | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas| @mbcue | #cuerockstar & #cuebold | #alisalstrong | #LAX18 #GoogleE


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

9:45am

CUE Launch: Take Your District to the Next Level
CUE Launch is professional learning that gives teachers strong models of classroom practice they can implement immediately. Learn how you can support your teachers on their journey to Level 1 Google Educator certification.
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Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, BUOY
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

YouTube Diner - Free Webtools and Apps for Teachers
Hey, Daddy-O! Come to our table to try out some swell webtools and apps that will help you cruise through your YouTube lessons, including Tube Chop, View Pure, and Floating.
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Speakers
avatar for Ashley Grim

Ashley Grim

Education Technology Specialist, Ceres Unified School District
avatar for Mariana Sandoval

Mariana Sandoval

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

Brian Wise

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


Friday March 17, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Jaclyn Spangler

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


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

10:00am

Become an Apple Teacher
Learn about Apple Teacher—a new program to help educators unlock the magic of Apple products in the classroom. Get tips and hear about classroom successes of educators who’ve earned Apple Teacher badges. Learn about starter guides that are designed to train teachers on the fundamentals of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps. And find out to sign up, earn badges by testing your knowledge, and then receive an official Apple Teacher logo to share your achievement with the world.

Speakers
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Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


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

10:00am

Compliance to Self-Reliance: Rebooting Digital Citizenship
While digital citizenship has traditionally focused on teaching kids to be safe and responsible online, the ability to thrive will require engagement and facility with our digital and networked world.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

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



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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

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

Sue Thotz

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



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

10:00am

Graphic Design Ideas! Whirlwind Style
You’re a non-graphic designer? No worries! You can easily apply graphic principles to create well-designed projects that improves visual appeal and readers’ comprehension. Fast paced presentation: whirlwind style!
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Speakers
avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →



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

10:00am

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

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 →
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

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

Ryan O'Donnell

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

Jon Samuelson

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

Brent Warner

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


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

10:00am

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

Student Created E (Electronic) Portfolios in the Classroom
Using Google Sites, students will create Electronic Portfolios documenting their learning throughout the year. Students will take ownership of their learning through the reflection and evaluation of their academic artifacts.
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

What Should Come First, Training or Professional Development?
Explore the difference between training, the HOW — a user manual on devices, software, apps etc. and professional development, the WHY— building teacher capacity to shift away from traditional teaching strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

11:00am

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

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

Lisa DeLapo

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

Marlena Hebern

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


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

12:30pm

Evaluating Tech Tools for Literacy: A Research-Based Checklist
With an emphasis placed on students reading and writing digitally, this presentation offers attendees a resource they can use to evaluate the literacy implications for using different apps and websites.
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Speakers
avatar for Todd Cherner

Todd Cherner

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Todd Cherner, PhD, is an assistant professor of education in the Graduate School of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. Cherner specializes in using instructional technology to develop students’ literacy abilities across the content areas, and he is committed to... Read More →



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

12:30pm

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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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 →


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

12:30pm

Igniting Next Generation Science Standards K-6
INVESTIGATE the three dimensions of NGSS, effectively GUIDE learning, NAVIGATE through the performance expectations. Advance as INSPIRED TEACHERS eager to create units where students ENGAGE, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate.
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Speakers
avatar for Ashley Tarquin

Ashley Tarquin

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


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

12:30pm

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

Christina Baroldi

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

Misty Campos

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Christie Darnall

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

Martha Felix

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

Jenith Mishne

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

Melissa Price

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


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

12:30pm

Systemic Change Through Professional Development
After completing device deployment, it is important to shift focus on training staff and enhancing education. See how professional development is used to build systemic change in a district.
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Speakers
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

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


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

What Would Seymour Say?
Honoring Seymour Papert, father of educational computing and constructionism, the panel will share influential ideas now in practice developed and promoted by this important pioneer.
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Speakers
avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

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

Gene Tognetti

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



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

1:00pm

Copy the Right Way
Sharing tools that can ensure images used in the classroom are available for re-use and properly credited in student work.
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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 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Organize your ToSA Work with Google Calendars and Forms
A look at how instructional coaches, TOSAs and admin can use Google tools to streamline their work and coaching.
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Speakers
avatar for Amanda Haughs

Amanda Haughs

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


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

1:00pm

Play PD
Want to inspire creative learning? Provide creative professional development! Learn about the Play PD movement and engage in a demo Play PD experience. Bring Play PD to your district, making learning relevant, engaging, and FUN.
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Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

Hans Tullman

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


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

1:00pm

Become an Innovative Educator
This year, CUE launched its first annual “Shortlist” - a bellwether of what’s next in education. It focuses our attention on 5 educational activities to abandon and 5 to adopt. But much like New Year’s resolutions, success or failure is all in the details. Let CUE leaders offer practical ways to implement these 10 important concepts in your learning environment. Stop by for an infusion of edu-awesome ‘use-it-Monday’ techniques to reinvent learning the CUE way!

NEW SESSION

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

1:00pm

CANCELLED - Coding for Educators: Resources K-12
The session presentation provides educators with exciting ways to introduce computer coding to K-12 students. Educators will discover multiple resources on how to introduce computer coding to students in specific grade levels to encourage the learning of coding. Educators will learn how to integrate 21st Century digital skills to facilitate student learning, skill acquisition, and motivation through the teaching of coding with students all the while aligned with Common Core Standards. The resources shared include introducing Kinder to coding all the way to students learning a specific coding language.
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CANCELLED

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Director of Technology Integration, MakerBit
Matthew Evans, M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology, authorized Google Education Trainer, is an experienced educator, currently teaching prospective educators how to integrate technology in their curriculum at the University of San Diego. He has served as an Educational Technology... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Beyond Performance: The Digital Song Lab
Garageband can be used in 21st century music classrooms to include all learners and interests, focus on creativity rather than performance, and provide a digital maker’s space for all students.
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Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Supercharging Teacher Learning Communities with Slack
Struggling to maximize the potential of your PLCs? Learn strategies from LearnZillion's TeachFest PD Program for using Slack's free online platform for virtual collaboration. Reflect on your community's professional learning goals and create a professional learning plan that uses remote collaboration to manage student work and lesson artifacts, streamline conversations using research-based protocols, connect your teams across geographic and time barriers, and change instructional practices as teachers become instructional leaders on the new standards.

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Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

3:30pm

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

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


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

3:30pm

How Might We ELD Using the TK-12 Digital ELD Toolkit
What are some challenges you face when supporting the ELs in your classroom, school, or district? Come solve your ELD problems of practice with our TK-12 Digital ELD Toolkit!
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Theresa Blanchard

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Teacher. Coach. Student. Lifelong Learner. Follow me on Twitter @CarteBlanchard


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

3:30pm

Let's Change the World - Universal Design for Learning
Utilizing an app called Lightbot: One Hour Code (iOs or Android) we will discover the foundations of Universal Design for Learning and how they relate to our overall human experience.
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Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:30am

Anybody Can Learn: Bring Code.org to Your Classroom
Introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible. The workshop will cover content for all three courses and teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the course back at their sites! 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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Steve Kong

Riverside Unified School District


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

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

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

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


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

9:00am

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

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Miranda Felton

TOSA, Pajaro Valley Unified School District



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

9:00am

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

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avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

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

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District



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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

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

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
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Edward Simoneau

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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


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

9:00am

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

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


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

9:00am

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

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
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Ashley Tarquin

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


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

10:30am

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

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Hall Davidson

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



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

10:30am

Create and Publish Interactive Books for iPad and Mac
iBooks Author is an incredible free app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch books, projects, reports, and other learning materials. Drag photo galleries, video, interactive diagrams, and 3D objects into place to bring your content to life.


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

10:30am

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

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avatar for Merve Lapus

Merve Lapus

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Associate Executive Director, CUE
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Jo-Ann Fox

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

TOSA-Instructional Technology, Clovis Unified
An educational technology enthusiast, Delaine Johnson is a computer applications teacher at Reyburn Intermediate School at Clovis Unified and provides support to teachers and administrators through technology integration coaching. Delaine holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology... Read More →
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Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, BUOY
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


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

10:30am

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

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

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

10:30am

Text Complexity, Evidence, Data: Gateway to College and Career Readiness
Join the presenters in an interactive session connecting text complexity and technology to help close achievement gaps as measured by SBAC and CollegeBoard in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

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avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Evaluation and School Improvement, Corona-Norco Unified School District



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

10:30am

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

Edward Simoneau

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


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