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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
 
Thursday, March 16
 

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

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.

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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

10:30am

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

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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Instructional Specialist, Technology, OUSD



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

2:30pm

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

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

Cultivating a Future Ready Mindset Through Design Thinking
Use design thinking to develop a “How Might We...” question to prototype using the Discover, Define, and Do process! Leave with a concrete implementation plan, using our developed template.
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avatar for Michael Bloemsma

Michael Bloemsma

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
\"Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works as a Program Administrator of Technology & Innovation in the Department of Technology where he supports many of... Read More →
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Passion Projects: An Intersection of Content, Pedagogy, and Technology
This interactive session will demonstrate how Passion Projects inspire students to take ownership of their learning, connect to content, and build an active and engaged PLC on the “Seesaw” app.
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avatar for Michael Vossen

Michael Vossen

The Bay School of San Francisco
President of Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County, Fulbright Scholar, Google Certified Teacher, Leading Edge Digital Educator, IPA curriculum designer, language learning advocate, salsa dancer and musician.


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

Power Up Your PLN
How would your TOSA world change if you had a network of TOSAs in your pocket to call upon at any time? Let's grow your PLN to give you pocket pals that will support you. Let's discuss ways to grow your TOSA PLN and get you dialed in to some amazing networks of people!
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avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


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

9:45am

The Power of Student-Driven Leadership in a 1:1 District
A 1:1 program, EUSD recognized the lack of funds available and offered technologically motivated students the capability of using evolving technical skills to support teachers and build leadership future-ready traits.
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avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

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


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

10:00am

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Tools for Leaders to…Uh…Innovate
What tools do you use to communicate to your stakeholders? Email perhaps…ya….so 2007…Come learn about some creative ways to quickly share data with teachers, tasks with your staff, resources with peers, images/videos and live video with your community and so much more!
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avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

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

Hans Tullman

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


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

2:00pm

Are You Problem Solving or Problem Finding?
Valuable needfinding tools and strategies to help leaders and teachers innovate solutions. Use curiosity and empathy to move beyond solving the problem, to solving the right problem.

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avatar for Kami Thordarson

Kami Thordarson

Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Campbell Union School District
I am an educator who is passionate about exploring with students, engaging them with real-world content and tasks, and learning with them side by side. I am also passionate about digital storytelling, gaming, and learning more about the constantly changing world around me. Twitter... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Maker Mindset: Transforming Learning District-Wide Through CTE Programs
Learn how one district is leveraging inherent strengths of Career Technical Education to foster 21st-century skills through authentic, project-based learning experiences. Explore digital/technical resources and industry partnerships.

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avatar for Bruce May

Bruce May

Career Technical Education Teacher on Special Assignment, Poway Unified School District
I taught middle school math and science for 11 years following a 20-year career in science, engineering and management. As a former scientist and employer of technical professionals, I firmly believe that project-based learning is the best way to help students at any academic level... Read More →



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

2:00pm

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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avatar for Sean Nank

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

3:30pm

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

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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

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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avatar for Miranda Felton

Miranda Felton

TOSA, Pajaro Valley Unified School District



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

9:00am

What’s Data Got to Do with It?
Overwhelmed with student data? No student data at all? Work less, achieve more. Join our interactive session and use technology to collect and analyze data to make informed instructional decisions.
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avatar for Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
Dr. Jody Guarino is a former National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist Certificate who has a passion for connecting research to practice. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Science Degree (M.S... Read More →


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

9:00am

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

Tom Covington

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

Michael Jephcott

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


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