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Wednesday, March 15
 

4:00pm

Let Your Genius Flag Fly
Want a way to get your students to practice CCSS skills while they’re loving what they’re learning? Get tools and ideas for a practical high school implementation of Genius Hour.
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Speakers
avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ernest Righetti High School
Passionate Lifelong Learner looking to build my teaching repertoire to support student learning! Love tech, and love collaborating with other teachers!


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

9:30am

Gamification: Engagement and Other Outcomes in the High School Classroom
Gamification is using game elements in non-gaming environments. The concepts of gamification, the different applications often used, and examples for practical applied gamification in educational settings will be provided.

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

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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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

10:00am

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

Kevin Fairchild

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


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

10:00am

Multimedia Text Sets + Google = Hyperdocs
Come harness the power of Docs to create...Hyperdocs! We’ll learn to curate and package multimedia resources. Hyperdocs organize and scaffold thinking while giving opportunities to develop digital literacy!
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avatar for Kristen Berg

Kristen Berg

Instructional Technology TSA, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Wife, Mother, EdTech Enthusiast


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Primarily Google: Introducing Google Apps for Your K-2 Class
Even our littlest learners can use powerful tools offered by Google! Come see how Primary students create in ELA, Math, and beyond with Docs, MyMaps, Forms, Sheets, Draw, and Classroom.
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avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Student Tech Team: Building a Student-Run Help Desk
What a great way for teachers and student to learn how to use and apply EdTech in the classroom. Building a student run help desk has the amazing opportunity to be a learning experience for both teachers and students and help both understand the depth and necessity of EdTech in the classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

Teacher and Technology Trainer, Covina-Valley Unified School District
David is a 17 year educator in world languages, computer science, and EL. He is currently president of the San Gabriel Valley affiliate for CUE. His passion is to bring CS to all through physical computing and maker projects. He is Google Certified Level 2, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, 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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

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

Gerardo Martinez

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


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

12:30pm

21st Century Digital Notes
Digital focused-notes creates a living document with which students interact. Participants will leave with the ability to implement an important strategy utilizing digital tools in their classroom.
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David Allen

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

California Legislature Passes Law Abolishing Homework in Grades K-8…in 1901
Why Are We Still Talking About Homework? Because collaboration allows modern teachers the opportunity to solidify their stance on homework policy decisions. Participants in this session develop a brief rationale for their homework policy position and learn how to create technology electives to demonstrate learning at home in the 21st Century.
Objective: Utilizing personal computers, Google Classroom (or other program) and You Tube Playlists, participants will develop student centered electives for students in their grade level to be available as enrichment opportunities.
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avatar for Terri Rodman

Terri Rodman

Education Services and Design, Education Premise LLC
Hello Everyone - Terri Parker RodmanI'm a veteran teacher/instructional designer dedicated to getting teachers and technology together. I provide quality research (geek alert!) for teachers and administrators expecting rigorous tech design to work in the classrooms. Member of KERN... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Connected Learning - Utilizing Publishing Tools and Social Media
Give students a choice and voice by allowing them to connect with fellow students and the public. Publishing tools and social media highlight student writing and give valuable feedback.
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avatar for Joanna Conrado

Joanna Conrado

Teacher / Tech Coach, Ballico Cressey School District
Technology and Curriculum Coach at Ballico Cressey School District. Master in Educational Technology through Boise State. Love connecting with other teachers and sharing ideas about tech integration within the elementary setting. jconrado@ballicocressey.com @paaperlessclass w... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Growth Mindset in a Tech-Rich Classroom
Often students develop a perception about themselves that impede their ability to succeed. How can teachers change that perception? Build a growth mindset using web-tools that challenge and inspire learners.
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avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

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

Gene Tognetti

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



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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology-based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.



Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Pecha Kucha as Gateway to Iron Chef Lesson Design
In this CUETip we will explore Pecha Kucha and how to make it gateway for student presentations and Iron Chef Lessons.
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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

Teacher and Technology Trainer, Covina-Valley Unified School District
David is a 17 year educator in world languages, computer science, and EL. He is currently president of the San Gabriel Valley affiliate for CUE. His passion is to bring CS to all through physical computing and maker projects. He is Google Certified Level 2, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Critical Civic Literacy: Digital Tools to Assess and Curate Information
Teaching politically relevant current events and social justice issues has become a priority for teachers and administrators. Discover how technology can support students’ in developing critical civic literacy by finding and evaluating online sources. Participants will learn how Diigo and NoodleTools can be powerful curation and collaboration tools to assess information from a variety of sources and viewpoints.

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Stacie Munoz

The Urban School of San Francisco


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

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

Sam Patterson

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

Elaine Wrenn

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


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

2:00pm

Stop Killing Trees: Revving Up Literacy in the CCSS Classroom
Learn to leverage powerful pedagogy to design an engaging and standard-based digital literacy curriculum centered around critical thinking, sound assessment, and student-tested practices. Let’s also save some trees.
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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

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

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

2:30pm

Rock Star Jam Session: Student-Centered Learning in the Middle and High School Math Classroom
Explore how technology in math facilitates inquiry-based learning. Experience math through a student perspective as you engage in activities using Desmos, Geogebra, and GAFE. Next, collaboratively plan a lesson to see how student centered learning can work for you! 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 John Berray

John Berray

Math Specialist, Grossmont Union High School District
John spent 21 years figuring out ways to make high school math class memorable. Now he spends his time talking math curriculum, tech integration, lesson design, and what motivates students. Learning first, technology second. Proud member of the GUHSDmath family, #MTBoS, and Desmos... Read More →
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Technology Resource teacher for SDUSD's 1:1 Program.


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

3:30pm

Don’t Flop Your Flip: Common Pitfalls When Flipping Your Class
There’s no one right way to flip a class, but there are sure-fire ways to make it fail. We will address the common pitfalls and provide you with solutions to overcome them.
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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Hearing Voices: Approaches to Giving ALL Students a Voice
This open-forum session will allow educators to explore best practices and practical technology to give even the most shy students a voice in & out of the class.
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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 →


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

3:30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Green Screen is in the House
Students will explore future dreams and goals. Discover digital storytelling using Green Screen by Do Ink. Encourage student creativity using Samantha Morra’s 8-step storytelling process.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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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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

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

3:30pm

Post-Apocalyptic Skills for the Classroom: Infusing Real-Life Skills into Instruction
When the apocalypse comes, the skill of carefully bubbling in answers will not be helpful. Hear how a panel of educators infuse real-life skills into project-based learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

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

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
Bill Selak is the Director of Technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, and a Google Certified Innovator. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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

Vocab Schmocab: Generative Vocabulary + Technology = ELD Success!
In this session, teachers will learn and explore what generative vocabulary is and how to incorporate technology into these lessons in order to support all students, especially English Language learners.
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avatar for Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


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

9:45am

Gamify Your Formative Assessment
When was the last time your students entered begging for formative assessment? Come discuss how gamifying formative assessment can increase motivation/ engagement, while allowing you to make strategic instructional decisions.
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avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

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


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

9:45am

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

Ashley Grim

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

Mariana Sandoval

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

Brian Wise

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


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

10:00am

Let's Play Blendopoly!
The growing desire to personalize learning has sparked a related rise in the instructional strategy of blended learning. Attend this interactive session, play Blendopoly, and learn more about blended learning.
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avatar for Greg Moon

Greg Moon

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District
Greg is currently in his fourth year as an Instructional Coach for the Romoland School District where he coaches primarily around educational technology topics, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Prior to this assignment, he spent 22 years in the classroom, primarily... Read More →
avatar for Sonal Patel

Sonal Patel

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

Snapchat. Yes, We’re Serious: Visual Storytelling in a Globally Connected World
As visual storytelling becomes a prominent method of communication, let’s consider how Snapchat Stories can connect us, inspire us, and allow us to develop empathy in a globally connected world.
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Sabba Quidai

Apple Inc., Education Development Executive


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

10:00am

Rock Star Jam Session: Think, Pear, Share
A different way of thinking, a different way of sharing, use PearDeck to give students a voice, engage and assess. Transform direct instruction from a monologue to a dialogue. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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All pre-registered attendees signed up for zero dollar (free) workshops must be in a seat five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. If not, you will lose your pre-registered seat and it will be open to other conference participants standing by.

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

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


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

12:00pm

Creating Visible Teacher Presence - Best Practices in the Online Classroom
In this presentation, participants will learn strategies for creating healthy, positive, and motivating interactions with students to promote a collaborative and engaging learning environment.
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Speakers
avatar for Betsy Fowler

Betsy Fowler

Director of Digital Learning, ASU Preparatory Academy


Friday March 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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

Building Better Math Activities
Using technology to enhance math instruction has been quite a challenge. With the Desmos Activity Builder, math teachers can now bring interactivity and the full functionality of technology to a math classroom. Join us for ready-to-use resources that are your favorite price: FREE!
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Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Todd Cherner

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



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

12:30pm

Expanding Our Students World Through Global Collaboration
This session will focus on ways to connect with classrooms all over the world. We will provide resources for blogging, global collaboration opportunities, avoiding pitfalls, and how to get started.
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Speakers
avatar for Tanis Haboush

Tanis Haboush

Math Training Specialist, Sacramento City Unified School District
Tanis Haboush is a Math Training Specialist for Sacramento City Unified School District. She has been an educator for 19 years and has a Master\'s degree in Educational Technology. Tanis\'s passion is cheering on teachers as they enhance their skill set of effective instructional... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Future Ready to Prepare College-Career Ready Students
Provide Future Ready resources, strategies and connections to school communities to collaboratively prepare students for post-secondary success. Discover how to do it.
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Speakers
avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

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

Please click here for the full list of workshop guidelines.
 

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa

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


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

1:00pm

Make it Personalized: Use TouchCast
This interactive session about TouchCast will help you find unique ways to personalize learning in your classroom through both teacher instruction and student performance tasks.

Speakers
ME

Megan Endicott

Music TeacherDolvin Elementary School


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

2:00pm

Designing Instruction with Empathy: Applications to Meet All Students' Needs
How do I make content accessible and engaging, while empowering my students to become constructors of knowledge? This sessions focuses on using technology to answer this question.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Rosselli

Erin Rosselli

TOSA Student Achievement, Orange Unified School District
I love to purposefully incorporate technology into the curriculum to increase student access, engagement, and achievement. Technology allows students to interact with content, meaningfully collaborate, actively communicate, and show their learning in creative ways.



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

2:00pm

Flipping the Speech Room: Utilizing Technology to Enhance Student’s Speech Goals
We will be discussing the innovative and promising practice of utilizing blended learning and a flipped classroom design to enhance student’s speech goals.
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Speakers
avatar for John Albert

John Albert

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


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

2:00pm

Personal Learning Backpack: Empower Learners Using the UDL Lens
Once learners indicate their strengths, challenges, and interests along with preferences and needs in the Learner Profile, then the teacher can work with them to develop a Personal Learning Backpack.
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Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Learning Designer • Podcast Host • Advocate 4 Kids & Teachers, Rethinking Learning
I always wanted to be a teacher and am passionate about what education technology can do to empower learners of any age to develop agency. I started my journey long ago and am what you might call a "digital pioneer." CUE has opened many doors for me and helped me build amazing connections... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

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

Really Good, or Just Good Enough? Benefits of Publishing Student Work Online
Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through authentic and relevant learning experiences. When students publish work online, they want it to be really good...when they turn it into the teacher, they just want it to be good enough. Participants will be equipped with practical ways to publish student work online in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus



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

2:00pm

Visual Notetaking: What's the Deal with These 'Sketchnotes'?
Have you heard about this sketchnote craze and wondered what it was all about? In my session, you will learn how visual notetaking (or sketchnotes) are beneficial to both you and your students, no matter the content area. You will learn the pedagogy behind visual notetaking and how it can be applied to any content area. Come try your hand at "sketchnotes" and walk away with a tool that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow!
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Speakers
avatar for Misty Kluesner

Misty Kluesner

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


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Iron Chef Lesson Design in a Nutshell
Participants will learn the art of Iron Chef lesson design to redefine student presentations and create a fast-paced, engaging atmosphere for all learners.
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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

Teacher and Technology Trainer, Covina-Valley Unified School District
David is a 17 year educator in world languages, computer science, and EL. He is currently president of the San Gabriel Valley affiliate for CUE. His passion is to bring CS to all through physical computing and maker projects. He is Google Certified Level 2, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CreateAccessibility: Accessible Design for Classroom Creators
Learn how to place accessible design principles in the hands of classroom creators to promote empathy, knowledge, and skills making learning accessible to all, starting with captions.
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Speakers
avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

4th Grade Teacher, Clark County School District
Melissa currently is an elementary educator in Clark County, Nevada. She has over 20 years of educational experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator.  Melissa is also National Board Certified... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Design Thinking and the Singularity
How might we design school for a world where children have “perfect knowledge?” Does having access to every fact change the role of the teacher?
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Speakers
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
Bill Selak is the Director of Technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, and a Google Certified Innovator. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.
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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 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

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

3:30pm

Tech Tools to Help Students Find and Use Their Voice
The core of personalized learning is the student has a voice and a choice in their learning. This session shares technology tools, classroom examples, and how they impact team learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Cognetta

Sebastian Cognetta

Director, Aveson Charter Schools
Sebastian Cognetta holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California and is the Director at Aveson Charter Schools, a breakthrough public school pioneering Personalized Mastery Learning (PML). With more than fifteen years experience in education... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

The Future of Learning: 2016 ISTE Standards for Students
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students represent a significant shift, including a strong emphasis on learning amplified by technology. Learn about the changes, refresh process, and resources for implementation.
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Speakers
avatar for Sarah Stoeckl

Sarah Stoeckl

Sr. Project Manager - Standards Dept., ISTE
avatar for Carolyn Sykora

Carolyn Sykora

Sr. Director, ISTE Standards, ISTE
Carolyn Sykora is the senior director of the ISTE standards. She is leading ISTE’s current efforts to update the ISTE standards for students and teachers. Sykora directs the development of resources that increase the awareness, adoption, and implementation of the ISTE standards... Read More →



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

3:30pm

Using Google Tools to Reach Divergent Learners
Come learn how to reach and teach students who struggle and have trouble accessing curriculum ON PAPER by using Google Tools and extensions to create engaging Google Drawings.
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Speakers
avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Using Virtual Worlds to Learn Fractions
Do your students have difficulty learning fraction concepts? Stop by and see how teachers in one school district used a virtual world to engage students in learning fractions.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Frankina

Kristi Frankina

Tech TOSA, Evergreen School District
I'm passionate about helping teachers. My vision is a world where every student loves coming to learn in an engaging, technology rich, 21st century environment. I'm making this happen, one classroom at a time.


Friday March 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Salon I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

9:00am

LeRoy's Big Idea: Innovative Lesson Design Competition
Five innovative classroom lesson ideas will be shared live with the audience and a panel of experts. All the teachers have already won $500 for their ideas. The audience and panel will vote for a lesson that will get an additional $2000 for their idea and a free trip to ISTE. Join the fun and see five great classroom ideas!
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The LeRoy Finkel Fellowship is intended to promote leadership in the field of educational technology. CUE "Fellows" will Strengthen professional skills; Develop an innovative technology-enhanced curriculum project, aligned to curriculum standards; and Share their ideas and strategies through the OnCUE Journal, conferences, websites, social media and much more.

In 1978, LeRoy Finkel joined a group of dedicated educators to create CUE, now nationally recognized for its leadership in the promoting technology integration across the curriculum.
 
LeRoy recognized that technology would become a major factor in the educational process. He maintained an informed perspective and appreciation of the long view that he always eagerly and generously shared as coach and mentor in his books and articles where he praised good products, sniped at bad ones, and scrutinized every aspect of educational computing constantly reminding us to stay focused on the kids and the classroom, on teaching and learning, and on never being satisfied with anything but meeting the highest standards of excellence.
 
This fellowship honors those efforts and the inspirational spirit of the man.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

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



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

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

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

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District



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

9:00am

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

Scott Bedley

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


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

9:00am

Sketchnotes, Doodles & Visual Thinking
Unleash student creativity with sketchnotes! Sketchnoting helps students organize thoughts, increases comprehension, and improves memory retention. We’ll share tips, resources, and classroom examples. Doodle with us during this hand-on session!
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Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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


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

9:00am

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

Esmeralda Chavez

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

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


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

9:00am

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Beyond the Hour of Code: Programming in the Primary Grades
Let's talk about how you can use tech already in your school to support awesome content area learning. Teachers don't need to understand programming to make great use of it.
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Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

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


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

9:30am

Low/No-Cost SBAC Tools for Everyday Use
Hiding in most computers are tools hidden to help those who have needs, bring out your designated supports!

Speakers
avatar for Erik Ward

Erik Ward

Condor Teacher


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit Hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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!
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 Erin Kahn

Erin Kahn

Science Educator, AltSchool
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

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


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

10:30am

Apps Combine for Effective Lesson Design
Integrate iOS/Chrome/Web-based apps to create effective and collaborative lessons in your classroom. The possibilities for our students are endless when apps are strategically combined through the gradual release framework!
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Speakers
avatar for Sarah Housepian

Sarah Housepian

English teacher & Technology Coordinator, Pacifica High School
I am a site Technology Coordinator and a Google Educator who loves learning about clever and innovative ways to enhance English Language Arts instruction and school-wide communication with the use of technology.


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

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Merve Lapus

Merve Lapus

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


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

10:30am

Game On! Gamifying and Flipping for Social Studies + Language Arts

Taking flipping up a notch? Gamification personalizes learning and ignites engagement: variety of student choices, learning persistence with challenges and rewards. Tech tool suggestions for leveling up your flip!
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Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Insert Coin: Engaging Learners with the Basics of Game Design
Games offer a powerful model for creating engagement in an educational setting. Explore three functional categories of game design elements and how they translate into sound pedagogy. Discuss the advantages and pitfalls of gamifying a classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

TOSA, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


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

10:30am

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

Alice Chen

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

Danielle Forst

Associate Executive Director, CUE
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

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

Delaine Johnson

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

Cate Tolnai

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


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

10:30am

Making Writing: 3D Printing to Teach Literacy & Writing
We can’t be innovative alone. Hear how one principal / teacher duo developed a new kind of Language Arts class, one leveraging 3D Printing and making to teach literacy and writing to long-term EL students.
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Speakers
avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


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

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

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


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

10:30am

You Got Flipping Questions? We Got Flipping Answers!
Trying to wrap your head around effectively implementing flipped learning strategies with your students? Experience flipping firsthand in an inquiry-based flipped lesson. This session is 100% designed around YOUR questions!

Speakers
avatar for Kate Baker

Kate Baker

9th & 12th grade English Teacher, Southern Regional High School
Kate Baker, a 9th & 12th grade English teacher at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ, is ​a contributing ​author of Flipping 2.​0​: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. With 16 years experience & 4 years flipped, Kate is adept at integrating technology... Read More →
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 →


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

10:30am

“Game of Phones”: The Role Technology Plays in Bullying Behaviors
Teachers all across America are in need of becoming more technology savvy, as students are constantly “wired” to their cell phones exploring Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other media outlets.

NEW SPEAKER 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

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



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