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Thursday, March 16
 

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 1: Setting Goals and Strategy
#GoOpen Districts that choose to implement openly licensed educational resources assess their needs, set goals, and strategically plan their work. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Dr. Ben Churchill

Dr. Ben Churchill

Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified School District
Connect with me on Twitter, FB, and Insta: @suptchurchill


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 2: Organizing a Team
#GoOpen Districts identify key stakeholders across the district to play important roles in creating, curating, and leading the transition to openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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Speakers
avatar for Chris Long

Chris Long

Ed. Tech Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 3: Determining Infrastructure
#GoOpen Districts that implement openly licensed educational resources at scale need a comprehensive infrastructure to ensure access to these teaching and learning resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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Speakers
avatar for Brian Ausland

Brian Ausland

Lead Learning Engineer, Navigation North
Hi, my name is Brian, and I now go by the self-appointed title of Learning Engineer. The team I lead works to increase student access to rich, digital Open Educational Resources (OER) that typically can't be accessed via traditional textbooks or within a given school's pool of local... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 4: Ensuring Quality
#GoOpen Districts ensure that openly licensed resources are high quality and provide the learning experiences necessary to exceed learning goals for all students. Learn more at this playground session!
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Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Instructional Technology, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Phase 5: Designing Professional Learning
#GoOpen Districts leverage professional learning to ensure sustainability and scalability of openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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avatar for Erin English

Erin English

Director in the Educational Excellence Department, Vista Unified School District
Currently, I am a Director in the Educational Excellence Department with the Vista Unified School District. I am directly involved in creating online professional learning opportunities for classified and certificated staff. I also work closely with the district's Future Ready Media... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

#GoOpen Statewide Support
#GoOpen States provide guidance and leadership as districts expand their use of high-quality openly licensed educational resources. Learn more at this playground session!
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Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Welcome to #GoOpen
#GoOpen is a national movement that encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. But what does this really look like in your district? The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology published the #GoOpen District Launch Packet that outlines the phases in the process of this transition. Let’s dig into this guiding document to learn from #GoOpen districts that have already made this transition.
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Speakers
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

What’s the Difference Between Proprietary, Free, and Open?
Instructional materials typically fall into three categories – proprietary, free, and open. What does this mean and how does it impact teaching and learning? Learn more at this playground session!
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Speakers
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, Libraries, 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 →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:30am - 3:00pm
Salon II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Pre K to Early Middle School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Late Middle School to High School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


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

2:30pm

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Pre K to Early Middle School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

9:45am

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

Dan Bennett

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


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

9:45am

Green Screen Playground
What better way to learn than through play? On the GreenScreen Playground you'll learn tips, tricks, and best practices for green screening with students or to promote your work.
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Speakers
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Academic Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

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


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

9:45am

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

Kelly Martin

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


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

9:45am

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

Ben Cogswell

Kindergarten Teacher, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong


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

10:00am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Late Middle School to High School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


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

12:30pm

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Pre K to Early Middle School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


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

1:00pm

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

Amanda Haughs

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


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

1:00pm

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

Lindsey Blass

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


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

1:00pm

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

NEW TIME

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

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


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

1:00pm

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

Judy Blakeney

English/CTE Teacher & Instructional Coach, Capistrano Unified SD
Judy Blakeney is a Google Certifed Trainer and Innovator, with a passion for strength based education. She works as a middle school English/CTE Teacher and Instructional Coach at Aliso Viejo Middle School. She has a passion for self-directed learning using social media, particularly... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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

Hans Tullman

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


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

2:30pm

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Late Middle School to High School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

9:00am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground (Powered by Apple) - Late Middle School to High School
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators.


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262