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Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am

NEW! CUE 365 Rock Star Training: Massive Creativity with Office 365!
An overview of the CUE Rock Star training now available for Microsoft districts. Discover how to harness the power of O365 to propel you and your students to success!
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Speakers
avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified, is the 2020 NCCE Closing Keynote and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN... Read More →


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

9:30am

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


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

9:30am

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

Bob Barboza

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



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

9:30am

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

10:00am

Class Notebook in the Cloud: An Alternative to a Course Website?
A OneNote class notebook that offers an effective and a convenient alternative to a traditional course website or an LMS will be presented and compared with its website counterpart.

Speakers
avatar for Nandakumar Ganesan

Nandakumar Ganesan

Professor, CSULA
I am a professor of Information Systems at California State University, Los Angles. For the past several years, I have successfully hosted a comprehensive course website using Google Sites (http://www.ganesan.com). Currently, the course website is being migrated to a OneNote notebook... Read More →



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

10:00am

Communicating Solutions: Media Making and the NGSS
Discover how media-making projects help students communicate solutions to real-world problems while addressing the NGSS and CCSS. Walk away with tools that will assist you in implementing media-making projects in your classroom.

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Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED


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

10:00am

Exploration and Innovation for Primary Students
Explore how the new ISTE student standards complement CCSS and NGSS. Transform your instruction by designing innovative experiences that inspire, challenge and meet the diverse needs of our youngest learners.
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Speakers
avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

1st Grade Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District
I am a primary elementary school teacher with 22years experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. I teach in a blended learning, flexible seating environment. I enjoy using the design process... Read More →


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

10:00am

Google 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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Speakers
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

Redefining Learning in the Classroom with iPads

Please join Crane School District and Jamf in this session to learn how they challenged the status quo and used iPads to transform the educational experience.

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
KF

Kimberly Fuller

Strategic Account Executive, Jamf



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Roland Aichele

Humanities Teacher, Westlake Charter School


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

10:00am

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

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


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

10:00am

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.
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 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

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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


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

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

12:00pm

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

12:30pm

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

Matt Vaudrey

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


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

12:30pm

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

Genevieve Pacada

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


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

12:30pm

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

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator- Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Heidi Baynes is a Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. She specializes in the integration of technology into classroom instruction and is a strong advocate of computer science education and the #CSforALL movement. Her experience in K-12... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
NR

Nancy Rink

Online Learning Manager, KQED


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

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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Speakers
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

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Julie Evans

Julie Evans

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

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


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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

Debra White

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


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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

Get Appy with Phaps! Mashing Photos with Apps!
Join us for this tooltip as teachers can learn how students can mash photos with a variety of apps to create fun meaningful ‘phappy’ projects. Many apps will be demonstrated with student samples.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

3D Printing for the K-6 Classroom
Get ready to teach 3D printing! Empower your students with authentic, real-world project-based learning using this awesome tool. Be ready to implement by Monday! Resources and CCSS/NGSS lessons provided.
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Speakers
avatar for Gina Thackrey

Gina Thackrey

STREAM TOSA, Skyline School


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

2:00pm

Computer Scientist Meets Classroom Teacher: Collaborating for 6-8 Computer Science
This is the story of how a computer scientist from Learningtech.org and a veteran classroom science teacher have been collaborating to create a three-year computer science sequence for grades 6-8.
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Speakers
DP

Deb Pierce

Teacher, Cunha Intermediate School


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

2:00pm

Design Thinking for Innovation in Your Classroom
How might we ignite students’ passion and enable them to to build solutions to real-world problems using technology? Learn how design thinking can support project-based, personalized learning in your classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Leslie McBeth

Leslie McBeth

Director of Professional Development, 1975
LESLIE MCBETH is an educator on a mission to empower students to solve the world's big problems. Leslie spent six year teaching at Greenwood College School where she used design thinking and project-based learning to engage students in real-world experiences. Prior to teaching, Leslie... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are interested in science, but often, as they progress in school, their interest wanes. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?
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Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

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

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

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


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

2:00pm

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

Mark Colwell

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified School District


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

2:00pm

You Can Do That with YouTube?
Bring your own connected device and explore the many features of YouTube, including polls, digital creation and editing. Tips will include how to capture video and edit on a chrome book.
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Speakers
avatar for Teresa Lightle

Teresa Lightle

Educational Technology Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Educational Technology Coordinator with Butte County Office of Education, classroom teacher, and currently a innovation classroom coach.


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

2:30pm

A Digital Summit of Mt. Everest!
Attendees will create a lesson plan that will have students following, via social media, blogs, emails, and GAFE a Mt. Everest Summit Expedition. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 Dana Mohn

Dana Mohn

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


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

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

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

3:30pm

Need a Social Media Makeover?
Develop a “brand” new you. Use digital literacy skills that promote ethical use of the web for you and your students.
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Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Professor of EdTech, National University, Private Non-Profit University Sanford College of Education
I am passionate about connecting the digital dots with new technologies and learning theory. I love friends and colleagues who have consistently pushed, innovated, schmoozed, and created their own digital dots. Techno-Innovators such as Peter and Paul Reynolds, Barbara Bray, David... Read More →


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

3:30pm

PBL + GAFE = Perfect Pair
Learn how the two hottest acronyms (PBL and GAFE apps) in education are the perfect combination. Not only we will have a crash course on project-based learning, we will learn how Google Apps can help to streamline the process along with tips, tricks, and some inspiration for your future projects.
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Speakers
avatar for Katie Morgan

Katie Morgan

Kaitlin is a fifth year history teacher at Minarets High School, a 21st century high school. Her integration of technology began at Woodlake High School when she was asked to pilot the Chromebooks. Now she is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 as well as a... Read More →


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

3:30pm

STEAMing It Up in Primary Grades!
Integrating STEAM in a primary class can be daunting, but once you get started, you’ll wonder what took you so long. In this presentation, you’ll have hands-on experience with a number of primary-tested challenges.
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Speakers
avatar for Jackie Knudson

Jackie Knudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Union School District


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

3:30pm

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

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

Nicholas Clayton

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



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

10:00am

Building a Student-Friendly Digital Classroom Environment
Ideas for using a digital platform to enhance classroom community and digital 1:1 blended learning. There are many available educational platforms, but Edmodo provides a user friendly platform that is appealing to elementary level students.

Speakers
avatar for Tamyra Natividad

Tamyra Natividad

Teacher, VBCPS



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Erin Dunroe

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


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

10:00am

IXL: Personalizing Learning in Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies!
One out of every nine students uses IXL due to our unique learning experience for all core subjects. Personalized content automatically adjusts in rigor and complexity to meet students' needs.

Speakers
avatar for John Dean

John Dean

Consultant, IXL
Talk to me about learning content, instructional craft, and more cowbell.



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

10:00am

Little Learners
Seesaw - the Learning Journal, is an incredibly rich and diverse interface that showcases student work digitally in a class feed or blog format that is easily accessible by young little learners and their families.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Mary Berelson

Mary Berelson

Middle School Technology Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
TTUSD and PCOE Teacher of the Year, Seesaw Ambassador, Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Innovator, Glide Apps



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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

Speakers
RR

Rosario Rodolfo

PASCO scientific




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

10:30am

Tweet It! Harness the Power of Social Media with Students
We will discuss the advantages of using Twitter with your students and how to integrate it into your lessons. Walk away with several ideas to implement right away!
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Speakers
avatar for Erin Kahn

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool


Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Purposeful Coding for Math and Science
This session will look at how student-created simulations help address the The Next Generation Science Standards and experiments. a variety of examples will be covered and analyzed.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Shilpa Balan

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ascension Reyes

Ascension Reyes

Teacher, El Centro Elementary School District



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

12:30pm

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

12:30pm

High School Mastery-Based Grading Using the Aeries Gradebook
Craig Gastauer, from Vista Unified School District, will demonstrate how Vista High School is solidifying and communicating their high school mastery-based learning system to all stakeholders using the Aeries® Gradebook.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
CG

CRAIG GASTAUER

Vista Unified School District



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

12:30pm

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.
Presentation Resources 


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

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

12:30pm

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

Rock Star Jam Session: Run Marble, Run! Designing Like an Engineer
Participants will experience a cross-curricular STEAM unit featuring the next generation science standards which they can take back to use in their classrooms to use in grades 3-8. 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 Terri Price

Terri Price

Site Based Resource Teacher, Oak Hill Elementary/Escondido Union SD
Terri is a veteran teacher who still enjoys learning new ways to bring excitement to her students. She has been a classroom teacher for 21 years, a technology coach and currently a resource teacher (non-SpEd) responsible for intervention and enrichment. In this position, she has the... Read More →



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

1:30pm

Virtual Reality: Power of Creation & Sharing Using CoSpaces

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

NEW CUE TIP

 


Speakers
avatar for James McCrary

James McCrary

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



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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

2:00pm

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.

Speakers
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

Read and Write for GOOGLE
Learn how to support struggling readers and ELLs to access complex, grade level text online and in your classroom using a FREE, easy to use tool.
Presenter Resources

NEW SPEAKER

Speakers
avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Educational Technology Coordinator, Tulare Joint Union High School Dist
Former President and Vice President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


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

2:00pm

Research Ready! Empowering All Learners as Researchers in All Grades!
What do you get when you combine the student’s own personal interests, with foundational research skills and core curriculum? You get one very excited student! Learn how to supercharge every lesson through very practical, executable and concrete student research skill tools.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

NEW PRESENTERS

Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


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

2:00pm

Upgrade Your Science Journals!

Build a digital journal where students are sharing learning, thinking, adding questions, recording projects, listing activities, sharing creations and more! Discover how to bring life to your science journals through the use of Google Slides. Students will be actively engaged in creating authentic responses to your science lessons. Participants will leave with ideas to use on Monday.
Presenter Resources


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes

Teacher, IUSD
Sarah Barnes has been working as an educator for ten years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. Sarah has served on the Technology Advisory Committee in Irvine Unified, leading numerous staff developments in the area of Ed. Tech, helping teachers in her district... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

EdTech TOSA, Irvine Unified
Jennifer has been a passionate educator that enjoys working with learners of all ages. She collaborates with IUSD K-12 staff in applying best practices with digital resources, implementing current and emerging technologies, and creating integrated activities that empower both teachers... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Ready Teacher One: Making Your Entire Class into a Game
Redesign your classroom like a video game. Create a classroom based on student engagement through elements of mastery, autonomy, and purpose that will engage students in the learning process. Leave the lesson with a new classroom layout and design that will be the start of a fully Gamified, engaged, classroom where students are the center of everything. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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 Keenan Kibrick

Keenan Kibrick

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



Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Mobile Devices & Movie Making
Use any mobile device to shoot, edit and produce videos. Session will include reasons why to use videos in the class and steps to show how easy it can be. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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

Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite E, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The 'Pied' Piper: A Kit for the STEAM in All of Us
The Piper computer kit not only provides hands-on experience in building, but guides the learner through connecting basic computer parts with the Raspberry Pi at its core. This session gives a brief overview of the power of the Piper kit in student engagement.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Designing Your Makerspace Activities
Learn how to purposefully design makerspace activities and create successful centers for creation and exploration. Leave this session with practical ideas about planning your makerspace, including PR, activities, and partnerships.

Speakers
RC

Rosan Cable

Teacher Librarian, GGUSD
I am a Teacher Librarian with a passion for technology. @cablesclasses


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

3:30pm

Elementary STEAMing Through the Months

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


Speakers
avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! GARY CARNOW has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified... Read More →
avatar for Beverly Ellman

Beverly Ellman

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


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

3:30pm

Engage and Empower - Citizen Science and Authentic Audiences
Do you want to engage your learners in real world science? Help your students become Citizen Scientist by sharing their ideas, research, and learning with their local and global community.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

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

My Nguyen

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


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
DC

David Calkins

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



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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
AO

Alexander Ordonez

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


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

3:30pm

NGSS, Common Core Google Mash-Up
This is an NGSS Google Mash-up! Common Core and NGSS require students to collaborate, communicate, think critically and communicate about scientific content. We use Google tools in my science classroom.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Diver

Kathleen Diver

Science teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
I teach 9th grade students how to do science. I love helping other teachers to learn to incorporate technology tools into their lessons- to make things easier for record keeping and giving their students creative ways to demonstrate their learning.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

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


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

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

8:30am

Give Them Video, or Give Them Death!
Students love video - so let them create them in your classroom. Learn to plan, collaborate, shoot, edit and share video so you can teach your students to do the same. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

Ed Tech, Science and CAASPP Coordinator, San Marco Unified School District
Ryan Archer, an EdTech Coordinator for San Marcos Unified, has a passion for helping teachers use technology in the classroom. As a middle and high school science teacher for 16 years, he has always worked to help students and educators experiment and ask questions. With the help... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

A Guide to Integrating Ozobots Across the Kinder-5th Grade Curriculum

Are you interested in integrating Ozobots in a Kinder-5th grade classroom? Come see examples, video clips, and photos of the use of Ozobots in the classroom. Panel will share their year’s best Ozobot lessons aligned with Common Core, NGSS, and a Makerspace setting. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
Presenter Resources


Speakers
AO

Alexander Ordonez

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


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Alphabet Soup - NGSS, CCSS, STEAM, PBL, DOK, GAFE? OMG!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Limited planning time? Our fifth grade team has designed a project that addresses standards, incorporates STEAM and uses a PBL approach. We’ll share successes and struggles.

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avatar for Trish D'Entremont

Trish D'Entremont

Multi-age Teacher Intermediate, Ada Harris Elementary


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

9:00am

Drop the Puck on STEM
Since students play sports, Hawthorne Middle School integrates sports and STEM in an engaging way. Future Goals-Hockey Scholar teaches science and math standards all while students play a video game.

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CF

Cesar Flores

Principal, Madrid Middle School
Technology leader on campus


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
San Jacinto, 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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avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


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

9:00am

Using Google Apps in the SPED Classroom for UDL Best Practices
In this lesson, participants will learn how to adapt grade level NGSS science standards and curriculum for students with Learning Disabilities using the tools provided within the Google Apps For Education Program. These best practices are aligned with the three foundations of the Universal Design for Learning, or UDL.
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avatar for John-Damien Huntley

John-Damien Huntley

iCoach, Monrovia Unified
I am an educator passionate about supporting students with disabilities in the areas of science and technology in the classroom. Please come talk to me about: - Special Education - Science / NGSS - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Teacher Education - Tacos - Antique... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

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


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

9:00am

With Video Transform from Lesson to #EduAwesome #Adventure
From simple YouTube videos teaching basics to a virtual hike that you created, don't be afraid! Get out there and try new things. Video will transform lessons to EduAwesome Adventures! Put on your hiking boots, grab your adventure hat, and let's go! Bring a phone, tablet, or laptop.
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avatar for Rebekah Remkiewicz

Rebekah Remkiewicz

Educator
Rebekah has worked in education for 20 years. She taught adult ed for five years and middle school for seven in that time. She is also a mom of two school-aged children. Embracing herself as a #TeacherMom she enjoys exploring and sharing the #eduawesome #adventure with everyone.


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

9:00am

Beyond Your Classroom Walls
It's time to open the doors of your classroom and collaborate with classrooms around the world!
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Jennifer Wagner

Teacher, CCM
Jennifer Wagner currently teaches at a private Christian School in Murrieta, CA working primarily with K6 students in the computer lab.   In her spare time, she hosts online projects at ProjectsByJen.com and is ALWAYS encouraging teachers to be creative, to try new ideas, and enjoy... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom Foyer, 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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avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
avatar for Ashley Tarquin

Ashley Tarquin

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


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

9:00am

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

Susan Wells

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


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

10:30am

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

Rebecca Girard

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

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
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My Nguyen

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


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

10:30am

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

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


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

10:30am

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

Anita Thompson

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


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

10:30am

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

Holly Steele

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


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