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Thursday, March 16
 

10:00am

2 Roads Diverged, I Took the One Guided by Google
Google Maps is so much more than getting from point A to point B. Learn how to use it through student examples of digital storytelling and collaborative problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Teacher/TOSA, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher and TOSA at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP Economics to IB History of the Americas. He became a Google Innovative Teacher in 2012 and has taught... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
As educators, you know how important it is to have a large repertoire of skills at your disposal both to pique students’ curiosity and to help them discover content meaning and relevance. In this session, we will highlight a number of strategies from our research-backed 'Spotlight on Strategies' series, as well as how your students can employ these strategies for themselves.



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

App Attack! Apps for K-6 Mathematical Practices
Join us for a whirlwind exploration of 25 iPad apps to support mathematical practices in grades K through 6. It’s a math app attack!
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avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


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

10:00am

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

Jack Plotkin

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



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

10:00am

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

Disorganized and Unprepared: Technology Tools to Support Executive Functions
Middle and high school students must have the ability to take effective notes, demonstrate intact study skills, exhibit the ability to research and synthesize information, organization their school materials and manage their time effectively; essential responsibilities in their role as a student. Difficulties in any one of these areas can prevent academic success. This session will highlight ubiquitous and free tools which bypass these challenges.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



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

10:00am

EPIC LEARNING...Game On!
Learn how one school district is helping students “level up” by utilizing quest-based, experiential learning to personalize instruction and help students activate agency and have epic wins in school.
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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 Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, 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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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

Getting Started: Personalizing Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.

NEW SPEAKER 

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

10:00am

Google Apps for Scared Teachers
New to Google Apps? Just starting out? Want a firm foundation? Come learn the basics of Drive, Docs, and Slides from a VERY patient Google Certified Trainer!
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Speakers
avatar for Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Independent Consultant, Coach Amanda
Coach Amanda is a passionate technology trainer who brings her 15 years of classroom teaching experience into every training session she delivers. Amanda’s technology training skills blossomed during her experiences working as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) supporting a... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel - Time to Slam!
Google for Education Certified Innovators share favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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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 Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Great Poetry Prompts for Reluctant Writers
Taylor Mali says one of the most important things he does when teaching a poetry workshop is disabuse students of the notions of what a poem NEEDS to be. “It doesn’t need to be anything but some combination of entertaining, truthful, and informative.” In this session, Mali shares some of his favorite tips & prompts.
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Taylor Mali is a former teacher who now makes his living as a professional poet. Through poetry, passion, and perseverance, he wants to turn 1,000 people onto the teaching profession. He is considered the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his eight national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and winning the championship a record four times before anyone had even tied him at three. A native of New York City, Taylor was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He is a vocal advocate of teachers, having performed and lectured for education professionals all over the world. For more information, visit www.taylormali.com.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Leave No Child Offline: A Moral Imperative
Leave No Child Offline and Leave No Teacher Behind: Why Equity and Access to Digital Tools, Tech Savvy Teachers and the Internet are of importance to the Future of our Nation! Digital Equity and Access in the 21st Century is crucial to students being able to compete on a global level. There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role.
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Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity. 

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



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

10:00am

Leveraging Digital Curriculum to Help Students Graduate
Learn how James Fowler from Santa Ana USD has used Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students that need to recover credits. James will share their program’s innovative strategies for instruction, progress monitoring, and student motivation. Lessons learned and examples of success, from high levels of course completion to increases in graduation rates, will be shared with time for questions and collaboration at the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning



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

10:00am

Lights, Camera, Literacy
Discover how you can use iPad to enrich academic learning through iMovie, Explain Everything, and more. Participate in a hands-on session, and leave with strategies for what to do before, during, and after moviemaking to elevate student learning and reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.


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

10:00am

Meshing the Gears: Matching Future Ready Gears with LCAP Priorities
This is a presentation on the overlap/ comparison of the LCAP priorities with Future Ready gears, showing participants how helpful the Future Ready process is to developing an effective LCAP.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn

Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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 Coach, SRVUSD
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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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 →


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

10:00am

Ramen to Roth IRA: Financial Fitness for High Schoolers
Financial literacy prepares students to become responsible workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. To meet the CDE’s Standards for Career Ready Practice #6, ROP teachers incorporate EverFi’s free online financial literacy course.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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 


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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

Rock Your World with Interactive Infographics
Explore the infinite possibilities of creating interactive infographics with Google Drawing and Thinglink. In this session you will experience the process of creating interactive infographics as well share ideas for implementation in the classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

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

Claudja Van Orden

Social Studies Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
I love teaching technology integration and sharing ideas about new innovative technology tools. I am a Google Certified teacher and LED Certified.


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

10:00am

Screencasting IS the Answer!
Want to get your students talking? Want to find out misconceptions? Want to get through 30 presentations in 1 class period? Screencasting IS the answer. In this session we will discuss screencasting both as a teacher and as a student. We will explore different apps and extensions that allow students to screencast on any device. Come learn how to get your students talking and listening.
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avatar for Kimberly Calderon

Kimberly Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →



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

10:00am

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

Ryan O’Donnell

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


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

10:00am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Take Control of Your Professional Development with Google
Join Google and Certified Google Trainers to hear about ways that you can take ownership of your training and professional development through the Google Training Center and get started on the road to becoming a Google Certified Trainer!

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avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

Thinking, Talking, and Collaborating Using Online Tools for Language Acquisition
A variety of online tools to aid language acquisition for K-12 students will be demonstrated. Pedagogies addressed will inspire students to think, talk, and collaborate to produce high quality content.
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avatar for Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

Ed Tech Online Masters Faculty, CSU Fullerton


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

10:00am

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

Scott Skidmore

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


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

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

You Don’t Need a Degree to Teach Computer Science!
You’ve heard you should be teaching Computer Science but how? Learn about the free curriculum offered by Code.org that will give you the jump-start that you need!
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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

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

Bethany Schwappach

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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DA

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

Blended Learning: Get Embed with Google Tools
Participants will be given tips, tools and hands-on practice on how to embed various Google Apps and other Web 2.0 Tools to create an engaging and interactive Google Site.Participants should be familiar with Google forms, documents and presentation as we will be embedding these into a site and will leave with a site ready to use!
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avatar for Marie Criste

Marie Criste

Coordinator of Insructional Tech, Roseville Joint Union High School
Marie is currently the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Roseville Joint Union High School District who is passionate about inspiring, sharing and teaching others how to seamlessly incorporate technology to promote creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Blended Learning: Redefine Learning with Microsoft Classroom
Are you looking for a customized experience where you can manage everything from class assignments to professional learning communities and students post questions, collaborate in groups, and access all class materials needed—all in one place? Look no further! Come discover the new Microsoft Classroom, the “glue” of Office 365 Education, and learn how existing tools like OneNote Class Notebook, Sway, and more all integrate seamlessly to help you save time and improve student outcomes.

NEW SPEAKER 

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

12:30pm

Bootstrap: Coding Video Games with Algebra
Teach your students to program a videogame and reinforce their Algebra skills(order of operations, linear equations, compound inequalities, and distance formula) using this FREE curriculum that runs on a Chromebook!
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avatar for Ed Campos Jr.

Ed Campos Jr.

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


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

12:30pm

BreakoutEDU - It’s Time for Something Different
BreakoutEDU brings escape rooms to the classroom but uses a box with locks. Students use critical thinking and teamwork to unlock the box. Can be used in any grade level.
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avatar for Jeanine Huebner

Jeanine Huebner

Ed Tech TOSA, San Marcos Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roxy 1, 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 Rodman | I'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

Coding for a Purpose
Engage your students’ inner mathematician, problem solver, and critical thinker skills. Use block coding with the Tickle app for iPad to challenge students and build understanding of how video games, apps, and drones work. And hear about one school’s progressive programming model.
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avatar for Kim Bass

Kim Bass

3/4 Teacher, Fullerton School District
I love technology and teaching children! I've been working with drones, coding, Minecraft, and Computer Science!



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

Kathy Gligo

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

Bethany Schwappach

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



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

12:30pm

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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Matt Vaudrey

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

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

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

Director of Member Engagement, CUE
Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fifteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director of Member Engagement... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Digital Storytelling and Creativity on the Go
Get more creative with fun, easy to use photo and digital storytelling apps for your favorite mobile device. Learn to tell your stories and demonstrate learning in a powerful way.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. 

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Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →




Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Future Ready Is Greater Than "Digital"
Could the word ‘digital’ actually undermine educational innovation? A former Chief Digital Officer explores the ‘D Word’ and poses the why, who, what and how of digital learning.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

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Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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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Karen Larson

Lead Academic Technology Specialist, 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 →
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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

12:30pm

Hidden in Plain Site - Chrome Browser Extensions
Powerful tools are hiding in your browser! Find them and put Chrome to use for you. Browser extensions make your life better, faster, easier.
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Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, Notre Dame High School
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Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

12:30pm

Inspiring STEM and CTE Using Virtual Reality

From troubleshooting drones to dissecting human hearts, learn how students are using VR to gain a deeper understanding of difficult subjects in STEM and CTE.

NEW SESSION 


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avatar for David Cisneros

David Cisneros

Regional Director, zSpace



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Nancy Gibson

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


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

12:30pm

It’s All About Engagement!
Participants will have the opportunity to fill their instructional toolkit with an exciting array of innovative technologies that can easily be integrated into the classroom, bringing excitement to the learning process for students with special needs and other diverse learners. Participants will be provided with ideas for integrating these tools into Common Core instruction so that student’s learning experience is truly transformed.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Learning Spaces for Education
Learn best practices on maximizing and setting up your classroom space to help spark student learning and creativity. Hear tips and tricks directly from educators and school leaders.



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

12:30pm

Literacy for Littles - Yes They Can!
Calling all K-1 teachers! Engage students in the Four Cs and ISTE Standards while building skills, reinforcing concepts, and sharing student work with authentic audiences. A session just for littles!
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avatar for Susie Wren

Susie Wren

4th Grade Teacher, Woodcrest
Cotsen Mentor and Technology Coordinator at Woodcrest School in Fullerton, CA


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Little Researchers: Helping Primary Students Navigate the Web
Scandalous image search results? Citing Wikipedia? This session will help younger students learn safer research skills, evaluate sources, and utilize copyright-free images to use in their projects.
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Kristen Eveland

Curriculum Resource Teacher
I am a ToSA in a 1:1 iPad K-8 district, working with teachers and students on digital literacy, CCSS instructional shifts, and effective teaching and learning practices. I love to discuss Genius Hour and learning new ways to empower students!


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Royal I - III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

Meshing the Gears: Matching Future Ready Gears with LCAP Priorities
This is a presentation on the overlap/ comparison of the LCAP priorities with Future Ready gears, showing participants how helpful the Future Ready process is to developing an effective LCAP.

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Stephen Vaughn

Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Director- Digital Learning Innovation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Napa Valley Adult Education
At Napa Valley Adult Education we are working to build pathways that serve students, community and industry needs. To help with successful transitions, our counselors and transition specialists help identify the right pathway for each person to reach their personal, educational, and career goals. Learn about how we support our students on their pathway to success with offerings that include English as a Second Language (ESL), GED prep, High School Diploma, Career Technical Education (CTE), Programs in Health Occupations and so much more!

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

12:30pm

Reading for Meaning—Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers with the Read Naturally Live web-based application.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Setting Up Technology for Success: Effective IT Support Structures
Best practices for setting up IT support systems. Curated through work with dozens of schools, these systems and processes allow school leaders to create effective workflows for technology issues.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, 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.

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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

Student Connections
No permission slips required for this immersive session! Join us as we explore how you can take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and engaging learning experiences. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free! Participants will learn how to make connections in the classroom and outside of the classroom with their students.



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
El Dorado III/IV, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The iPad is a Writing Tool, Not Just a Toy
"I hate writing!" If you have taught for anytime at all, you are familiar with those words. These children are struggling with the writing process and are in need of a tool to motivate them to learn. This session will leave you research based tools and apps that match suggested interventions by well known publishers such as Florida Center for Reading Research, Intervention Central, and CASTs GoalBook. Come with your iPad, and be ready to play!
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Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! | I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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.

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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

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

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified School District


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

12:30pm

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

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology & Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Smita is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day school after a decade with Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) where she pioneered many programs as the first Educational Technology TOSA in the district, including the PAUSD Code Fest, 1:1 iPads... Read More →


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

2:00pm

21st Century Differentiation Hacks - Transformative Tech Use for Exceptional Learners
Give your tried-and-true differentiation strategies a makeover with easy-to-implement, effective instructional technology tools that meet the needs of today's students.
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avatar for Kelli Garcia

Kelli Garcia

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Kelli has been an elementary educator for over two decades, both in and out of the classroom, and holds master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in technology. As an instructional technology coach for Las Virgenes USD, she provides... Read More →
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Tina Johnson

District Library Media Specialist, Las Virgenes Unified School District
Tina started her career as a Middle School Language Arts teachers in Long Island, NY. For the last four years, she has been working for Las Virgenes School District in Calabasas, CA in several different capacities. As an elementary school Media Specialist, she helped teachers use... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Communication. Not a Single Opportunity Missed
Communication is everything. We will review a variety of approaches, platforms and styles to improve all levels of communication with the stakeholders of our schools: students, staff, families and the greater community.
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avatar for Catina Haugen

Catina Haugen

Elementary Principal, Petaluma City Schools
I am an elementary principal in Northern California at a site of 330 Kinder through sixth grade students. As a classroom teacher for 14 years, I utilized technology to support students success and encourage creativity. Now, as an instructional leader, technology helps me be more efficient... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

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

Customized Google Searching for Elementary Information Literacy
Students struggling with research? Let Google support learning! Explore search features in Chrome and Google Apps, create a custom search engine with pre-determined websites, and locate primary sources with Google news archive.
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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 →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

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

Katie Martin

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



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

2:00pm

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.

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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

Forget 'Thumbs Up/Down' - Precision in Formative Assessment with Digital Tools
Formative assessment is crucial. Yet, traditional “thumbs up if you get it” methods can yield incomplete results. In this session, you’ll learn about digital tools to get accurate formative data.
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avatar for Erin Nielsen

Erin Nielsen

ELA/Math Teacher, Temecula Valley Unified School District
15 year elementary teacher with experience in 1st 4th, and 5th. Current 6th grade ELA/Math instructor, district innovative technology team member, technology professional development provider and instructional leader. Google Certified. Passionate about a data-driven, pedagogy first... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Fostering Cycles of Access, Achievement and Advancement in the Digital Age
This session explores the blend of pedagogy and technology to create opportunities for equitable access to high quality instruction for all students. Participants will explore the ways in which digital tools and high leverage instructional strategies raise the bar for all students and close the gap for students who are behind. Educators will examine ways to capitalize on the power of technology to provide equal opportunities for all students to learn.


Toni Robinson is passionate about helping professionals embrace change, achieve results, and step into new possibilities. By combining her experiences as an educator and a performing artist, Toni inspires audiences to make bold, balanced, and meaningful changes in their professional practice. She skillfully designs and delivers dynamic, interactive learning experiences that incorporate technology, movement, and participant expertise. Toni was the co-host for Sunburst Visual Media’s critically acclaimed Excellence in Teaching series and worked as the host of the Professional Development Channel at Educational Management Group. Having delivered hundreds of hours of educator training in live, video and web-based platforms, Toni is at home in front of various sizes and types of groups and seasoned at facilitating meaningful discussion in a variety of settings. Through her work as an educational consultant, she has created and conducted training programs in a wide-range of corporate, academic, and nonprofit settings with notable companies such as Bank of America, Intel, CompUSA, Arizona State University, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Evans Newton Incorporated. Toni holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in Education from SUNY Albany and has completed extensive postgraduate work in Educational Technology at Arizona State University. In addition to her work in the United States, Toni has conducted workshops and training in Spain, South Africa, and Japan. Sponsored by Discovery Education.


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avatar for Toni Robinson

Toni Robinson

Director of Professional Learning, Discovery Education
Toni Robinson is a Director of Professional Development Partnerships for Discovery Education. She works with school districts to envision, design and implement systemic professional learning experiences that shift instruction and accelerate learning. As an educational consultant... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Future Ready: JET Review
The JET Review is a joint ed-tech review by CETPA and CUE, involving a detailed look at a school or district's infrastructure and the how available technology is being used to support teaching and learning. You'll learn about what the JET Review entails, and you'll hear how one school district utilized the review to pave the road to future readiness.

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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE, Inc.
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →
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Lisa DeLapo

Board of Directors, CUE, Inc
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE's Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She currently works as the Innovator in Residence at Krause Center... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Getting Started: Diverse Learning & Accessibility with Microsoft
Our mission is to empower ALL teachers and students to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and applications like Microsoft Office, along with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use and help meet the needs of diverse learners. These give teachers the opportunity to provide personalized learning and offer students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom. Come learn how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can help personalize learning for all students. We will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension, and explore ways students are able to demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text.

NEW SPEAKER 

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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, 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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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... Read More →
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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


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

2:00pm

Google Classroom: Mission Control for Your Class
Learn how teachers are using Google Classroom to distribute assignments, communicate, and collaborate with their students. Find out how Classroom can help teachers go paperless, and integrate a range of digital tools for learning.

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avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



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

2:00pm

Hidden Google Gems: Finding the Undiscovered Treasures
Did you know that there are undiscovered treasures to be found in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and other Google products? They aren’t really hidden, you just don’t know where they are! Let’s discover, explore and have some fun while finding some excellent tools that will support our use of GAFE in the classroom!
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avatar for Anne Truger

Anne Truger

Truger Tech Talk, LLC
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience. Anne started her career as a Special Education teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. She went on to become a Director of Educational Technology Innovation. | | Today she... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education


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

2:00pm

Independent Studies: A Play Therapy Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center's approach to social-emotional learning. The program reengages and supports recent dropouts using a play therapy approach to social-emotional learning to help students back on track to graduation. Learn how to implement art therapy, robotics, meditation and other enrichment activities and discover the effects that these enrichment activities have for at-risk students.

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

2:00pm

Initiating Problem-Based Learning with Nearpod
Launching a problem-based learning project can be a challenge, especially in a traditional classroom setting. Learn how to develop relevant problem-based learning projects with Nearpod.
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avatar for Angel Chavarin

Angel Chavarin

21st Century Learning Specialist, Compton Unified School District
I have been teaching in Compton Unified for 18 years. I am on my second year in my position as a 21st Century Learning Specialist for my district's Department of Educational Technology. Pedagogy and curriculum development and design, along with 21st century learning and innovating... Read More →



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

2:00pm

Instant Formative Feedback with Google Forms
This hands-on exploration of how to create Google Forms that provide instant feedback to empower teachers and students by making use of Data Validation, Quiz feature, add-ons, and section pathways.
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Katie Gault

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
I am a teacher on special assignment working in Sanger Unified School District (in the Central Valley) as a District Instructional Specialist focusing on Instructional Technology and K-8 Math. I feel the thoughtful and meaningful application of technology can do wonders in the classroom... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Instructional Specialist, Technology, OUSD



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

2:00pm

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

Suzanne Guidi

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


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Kristina Mattis

Kristina Mattis

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


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

2:00pm

Read Naturally’s One Minute Reader Reading App for the Apple iPad
The award-winning One Minute Reader® home reading program is available as an app for the Apple iPad! One Minute Reader uses the same research-based strategies as Read Naturally’s classroom programs. Use One Minute Reader to extend learning with parent involvement at home or to turbo charge independent, differentiated reading time in the classroom.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Say What? Writing Like a Historian
Come discover how technology can give students the opportunity to creatively demonstrate historical thinking skills through the writing process.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

History/Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.


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

2:00pm

Spotlight on Strategies
Explore instructional strategies to discover how students can use observation, writing, discussions and much more to engage with digital resources within Discovery Education Streaming. The SOS series are creative, research-based instructional strategies, created by teachers for teachers. In this session learn to utilize these instructional strategies to incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Sprout Pro by HP: Future-Ready Technology for Thinkers, Leaders and Innovators

Sprout Pro by HP is the Windows 10 all-in-one learning station designed to encourage hands-on learning, promote collaborative engagement and spark creativity. With its dual multi-touch interfaces, 2D and 3D scanning capabilities and HP Active Pen, it exposes students to bleeding edge, real-world technology experiences and enhances the learning process by bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds. In this session, we will introduce you to Sprout Pro through an interactive demo while also showcasing how it enhances educational work flows, including: Flipped Classroom, Blended Content Presentations, Graphic Design/Art, Storytelling, 3D Exploration, Group Research and more. Learn more at www.hp.com/go/sproutforlearning 

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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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, Point Loma High School
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

2:00pm

Trans-Form-Ative Assessment
Google Forms is a versatile tool for gathering data, receiving feedback, and providing interactive assignments for students. Come learn how to use Forms to quickly gather valuable data from students a daily check-ins, formative assessments with the quizzes feature, peer feedback, and more. Templates and classroom examples will be provided.
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avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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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avatar for Mark Colwell

Mark Colwell

Teacher On Spec Assignment, 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

Walking on Eggshells: Developing Social & Emotional Presence in Online Learning
How do online learners develop skills to navigate uncomfortable scenarios with teachers & classmates? See how intentional activities can support students in developing emotional and social presence in online/blended environments.
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avatar for Angel Krause

Angel Krause

Assistant Professor - School of Education, Fresno Pacific University
Hello! I am passionate about connecting with learners in online and blended settings (and face to face settings too)! I have worked with teachers for the past 15 years as a mentor, support provider, and professor. For the past 11 years, I have focussed on online education as I... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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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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

3:30pm

10 Ways to get a C in STEM
In this session, we’ll take a look at practical ways for students to Collaborate, Communicate, Create and think Critically through a STEM lens. We’ll explore free resources from Discovery Education and our partners that can help you get started in your classroom.



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

An Innovative Approach to Homework
How much? What kind? Should we even give homework at all? Join us for a thoughtful debate on taking a more innovative approach to best utilizing time after school.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher.

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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →



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

3:30pm

Apex Learning: Digital Content Through the Eyes of Students, Teachers and Administrators
Not all digital content is created alike. Learn how Apex Learning’s unique differences yield powerful academic outcomes for diverse student populations across the country. We will specifically focus on how students engage with course content, how teachers facilitate learning and individualize instruction, develop instructional interventions including small group and individual direct instruction, and explore implementation models from personalized learning options for every student to virtual and blended instructional models. We will end the session with a look at what is new for this year and what is coming in the future.

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

3:30pm

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

3:30pm

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

Lauren Steinmann

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


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

3:30pm

Create Partnerships with All Parents Using ClassDojo
Teachers and administrators will learn how to maximize parent involvement, communication, positive student behavior, and educational minutes on task by using the free app ClassDojo.
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avatar for Sharon Naugle

Sharon Naugle

Intervention Specialist, Wild Rose Elementary School, Monrovia USD
I am an Intervention Specialist, Administrative Designee, ClassDojo Mentor, and Nearpod Certified Educator. I have taught general ed K-5 over my 22 years of working in education. My presentation is about how to create a high-quality class book for free. All are welcome!


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

3:30pm

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

Michael Bloemsma

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

Jill Bromenschenkel

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

Julia Maynard

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


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

3:30pm

Digital Ink in the Future Ready Classroom
Modern 2-in-1 laptops and Windows 10 opens the door to the wider use of digital ink. Learning outcomes will include why digital ink, how to use in the classroom and how to integrate with other technology.

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

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Google Maps Tools
Google Maps tools are for more than finding your house and directions. They can be used by students as digital content creation tools to create history, literature, and science projects while meeting Common Core writing standards.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Electronic Steroids: Pumping Up Excellence in Online Teacher/Student Collaboration
Dramatic student improvement can be achieved through authentic publication, practical teacher collaborations, and safe, online student communities. Walk away with effective methods to improve cooperative student learning through multiple technologies.


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

3:30pm

Engaging Digital Natives in Collaborative Classrooms

Join SMART for a hands-on session about creating flexible learning environments. Learn best practices to combine interactive displays, student devices, and collaborative tools to facilitate student-centric learning, and differentiated instruction.

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avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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.

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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

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

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avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


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

3:30pm

Getting Started: Learn to Play Minecraft Education Edition
Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. This session will offer an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.

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

3:30pm

Google Forms: The 'Gateway Drug'
They’re not just for surveys! Learn how to leverage Google Forms for daily use to (1) create flipped lessons, (2) collect info for formative assessment, (3) present and grade quizzes, and (4) “crowdsource” data for collaboration, and more.
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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

John Albert

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


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

3:30pm

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
For 2018 resources, go to http://edtech.tv/catesol18 | | | | Brent has been teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language for over a dozen years to students from students from all over the world. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies... 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

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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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

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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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

Problem Solving Through Design Thinking
Learn more about the exciting partnership with IDEO’s Teacher Guild and the Google for Education team and hear how teachers are pushing transformation in the classroom. You’ll even get the chance to put on your own “Design Thinking” hats and gamestorm around a unique challenge facing educators today.



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

3:30pm

So What’s Your Curation Strategy?
As schools move from tidy textbooks to diverse digital content, curation is more important than ever. Whether you are a teacher or a district leader, you need a curation strategy.
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Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

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avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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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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

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

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avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

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



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

3:30pm

Success with Certifications

This will be a panel discussion with teachers, including best practices, funding and how to get started with Certification.


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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, 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

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

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avatar for Douglas Kriedeman

Douglas Kriedeman

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


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

3:30pm

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

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

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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Nick 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

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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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

3:30pm

Words with Friends EDU: Language Arts Game Development for Classrooms
This session is a unique adventure beginning with the teacher team with Zynga.org, the Words With Friends EDU developers, to a middle school classroom implementing online education application. We will cover technology partnerships, beta testing with students, and classroom tips when using Words With Friends EDU in schools.
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avatar for Jeff Brain

Jeff Brain

Teacher, Brainpath Designs
I'm a lifelong gamer, 25+ year veteran teacher, artist, poet, musician and baseball enthusiast. I'm very interested in the intersection of games, comics, media and education.


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

10:00am

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

Crystal Kirch

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

Jaclyn Spangler

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


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

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


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

10:00am

Bringing Google's Culture to Your Classroom
Explore how Google works and ways schools have embraced collaboration, ambiguity, and 10x thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



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

10:00am

CANCELLED - Hickory Dickory DOK - Critical Thinking Around the Clock
Activate your students’ 21st century skills with Rank & Reason! In this interactive session, learn how to engage students in collaborative justification and leave with a lesson you can use Monday!
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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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avatar for Erin Dunroe

Erin Dunroe

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

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

Jason Borgen

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


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

10:00am

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

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avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



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

10:00am

Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready

When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1917 and one from 2017, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are student centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, digital learning initiatives, among others. This keynote will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.



Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA,” and “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

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avatar for Tim Goree

Tim Goree

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

Sue Thotz

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



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

10:00am

Getting Hip With Hypermaps
Google Maps is more than just looking up directions. Transform your lessons with Hypermaps. You and your students can create interactive maps, self-guided lessons, and more. Reimagine how you teach!
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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


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

10:00am

Getting Started: Diverse Learning & Accessibility with Microsoft
Our mission is to empower ALL teachers and students to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and applications like Microsoft Office, along with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use and help meet the needs of diverse learners. These give teachers the opportunity to provide personalized learning and offer students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom. Come learn how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can help personalize learning for all students. We will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension, and explore ways students are able to demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text.

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avatar for Maria Turner

Maria Turner

Coordinator of Professional Development, NCCE
With over 25 years of educational experience, Maria Turner has always worked to bring curriculum to life by challenging her students with real life problem solving opportunities. After earning her Master’s in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she had the opportunity... Read More →



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

10:00am

Go Go Digital! Interactive Notebooks

Teachers have used Interactive Notebooks for years but why not let go of the cutting and gluing and let students CREATE interactive notebooks online? Digital Interactive Notebooks allow students a new way to present their work while address class and technology standards.


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avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist, Tahquitz High School
Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist | State/National CUE & Ca League of Schools Presenter , Certified GAFE Educator and Presenter, Certified Newsela Educator, Kahn Academy Ambassador, CC Lead, Tech Integrated Curriculum Design, A+ mom, plus I rock the mic @ Kareo... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Steve McGriff

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



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

10:00am

How to Create and Maintain a Positive Online Presence
As the world becomes increasingly connected, digital identities are no longer optional. This session provides practical ways to create and maintain a positive online presence, especially for administrators and teachers.

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avatar for Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN) | Interested in education technology, adult education, online and blended learning


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

10:00am

Innovative Technologies for Learners with Reading Differences
This session will focus on readily available technology resources which bypass students reading challenges, including decoding, fluency and comprehension. Students need access to grade level content. Participants in this session will explore ten tools and strategies which bypass reading challenges and promote success and independence.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

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avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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.

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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

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

Leveling Up: Gamification and Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom
Teachers will participate in an interactive session that focuses on creating engagement in the classroom using Gamification of Education Techniques.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom III, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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.
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avatar for Mary Berelson

Mary Berelson

Kindergarten / First Grade Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
TTUSD and PCOE Teacher of the Year, Seesaw Ambassador, Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Innovator, Learning, Watercoloring, Quilting, Teaching, Ukulele, Reading, Yoga, My Dog and Cat



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

Not What But Why? Crystallizing Your Purpose in STEM
The modern classroom is often hyper-focused on the “what” of teaching and learning and we lose sight of the impact and significance of "why?" In this session we will explore your personal “why” of STEM, so you are empowered to approach teaching and learning with purpose and effectiveness.



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 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.

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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 and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →
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
For 2018 resources, go to http://edtech.tv/catesol18 | | | | Brent has been teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language for over a dozen years to students from students from all over the world. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies... 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

Reading-Writing Techshop: Literacy in a 1:1 Classroom
Learn how a 4th/5th grade teacher transformed her traditional Reading-Writing Workshop model into a tech-embedded experience, aligning Common Core and redefining learning.
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avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.


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

10:00am

Return of 'Chromando' Training: More Chrome Applications & Extensions
New to Chrome? Chromebook user? Don't miss this session! Learn how to be a more efficient educator/professional using Chrome Extensions and Applications.

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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 →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Seymour Papert ― The Force Behind Personal Computing
Papert's contributions to kids programming is well known. Less recognized is that his ideas led to personal computers, bit-mapped displays, and touch screens years before Apple and other personal computer companies were founded. This talk by one of the inventors of some of this technology casts light on the technology we take for granted today, and helps light the way to the future.

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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 →


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

10:00am

Show Me a Story: Making Movies and Changing Behaviors
Ditch your boring social stories. Video modeling increases student buy-in and improves social behavior. Come learn the skills you need to use video modeling to improve communication, attention, and socialization.
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Sketchnote for Beginners - No Artistic Skill Required
If you can draw five basic shapes and a stick figure, you too can sketchnote. This hands on session will show you the basics of sketchnoting and give you practical tools to get started.
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avatar for Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

EdTech Tosa, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


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

10:00am

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

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

10:00am

The Google Cultural Institute: Where Technology Meets Culture!
Don’t just talk about it, put your students there! Discover, uncover, and tour art, history, and world wonders using Google’s powerful zoom, street-view technology, and digital exhibitions. Imagine the possibilities!
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Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to 1:1 Deployments

Every journey requires a great guide, this is the guide for 1:1 deployments. Walk away with everything needed to begin, expand or improve your program, from policy to procedures, parent handouts to student expectations.

The power inherent in 1:1 deployments to enhance student learning is unmistakable. Implemented with thought and purpose the 1:1 learning environment supports student equity throughout an institution. These successful 1:1 deployments don’t occur by accident, rather planning, organizational commitment, long term vision, and community partnerships are crafted to create a sustainable program.  

Take a journey through the 1:1 galaxy to discover the paths to successfully implement a 1:1 device program; from visioning, pre-planning, training, implementation stages to the deployment, reflection and iteration for success this session will visit the various education locations that create the ultimate map for 1:1 learning. Leveraging technology at each stage of the process, the session will demonstrate how innovation can ensure a quality learning experience creating equity for all students. The session explores the power of participant-driven professional learning, of engaging the community stakeholders and utilizing personalized tools to evaluate and iterate student learning. 

While the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42, this session seeks to determine if the long sought after question to that answer is, “How do you implement a successful, equitable and sustainable 1:1 device program?” 

Come to be inspired, leave empowered. Your students deserve the best - let’s learn from others’ challenges and successes.

NEW SESSION


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avatar for Robert Craven

Robert Craven

Senior Director, Technology, Tustin Unified School District


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

10:00am

Time To Play Play Play - Gamifying Your Classroom
Gamifying your classroom sounds like a great idea, but, how do you do it? Come to this session and you will have everything you need to create a great week of gamified learning that you can use to expand to a unit!
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avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I love to see students being successful. I am a designer of the iPersonalize personalized, blended, gamified learning system. Tech makes good lessons great! | | Click here for the Google Slides presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mWeb3ilCB-C9us96lVweq93ss... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

ToSA Connection
What is a ToSA? What do we do? Join us for meaningful ToSA discussion to share ideas, collaborate, and brainstorm effective strategies. All TOSAs, teachers, and administrators welcome.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. 

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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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.

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

10:00am

What Does a 21st Century Administrator Look Like?
Effective leaders must utilize tools to support instructional needs for teachers and student learning. Learn 21st century tools to engage teachers, students, and stakeholders to be a 21st Century Leader.
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Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity.

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Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



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

10:00am

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

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avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Otus
Director of Strategic Initiatives at OtusK. Former Education Strategist at CDW•G and previously a teacher, instructional technologist, and adjunct, but always an educator. Co-Founder ConnectIT Blog @Edtech_K12.



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

12:30pm

A Digital Historian’s Toolkit
NOT just for history teachers, an introductory look at online tools (Omeka, Voyant 2.0, CartoDB, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, JuxtaposeJS) available to teach how to think and act like museum curators, historians, or archivists.
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Robin Pulido @rpulido721

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


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

12:30pm

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Super Duper Edtech Geek Out
Google Expeditions, Minecraft Education Edition, Quadblogging, Crossbraining, YouTube Channels, and more! After attending nearly every major edtech conference in the US, I've seen some of the coolest classroom tech around. Join me for this fast-paced, exciting and informative session on the latest and greatest edtech on the planet.

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avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Otus
Director of Strategic Initiatives at OtusK. Former Education Strategist at CDW•G and previously a teacher, instructional technologist, and adjunct, but always an educator. Co-Founder ConnectIT Blog @Edtech_K12.



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.
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Ascension Reyes

Technology Resource 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

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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John Stevens

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

Building Student Capacity through Student-Led Technology Conference
How do we build student capacity within our students that allows opportunity to gain 21st century skills? We recognize that instilling 21st century skills within the educational experience for our students is necessary and we strive to create an environment of personalized learning. As schools become less teacher centered, and more student centered, 21st century skills are essential and necessary to become college and career-ready and globally competitive. In this session, we will show you how students put on their very own student led technology conference as they gained those 21st century skills. That’s right, they planned, prepared, and presented at their very own conference; just like adults do at CUE! From start to finish, as students were involved in putting on this incredible event, they gained skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. But more importantly, they were empowered to take ownership of their learning.

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Kerri Valenzuela

Student Advisor, Riverside Unified School District


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

12:30pm

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

Board of Directors, CUE, Inc
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE's Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She currently works as the Innovator in Residence at Krause Center... Read More →
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Marlena Hebern

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


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

12:30pm

Discover How You Can Be on the Leading Edge!
Heard of Leading Edge Certification? All 4 certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, Professional Leading Learner and Administrator help educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Find out how you can earn this prestigious certification, recognized across California and beyond. Come and discover what it will take for you and your district to be Leading Edge! More information at:www.leadingedgecertification.org.
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Eileen Walters

Volunteer Leadership/LEC Coordinator, CUE
Currently Eileen serves CUE in two roles. First as Volunteer Leadership Coordinator and secondly as Leading Edge Certification Coordinator.


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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

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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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

Everyone Can Code
Learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. Hear about Swift Playgrounds, an app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive, and take a look at the accompanying teacher guide. Also explore App Development with Swift, a high school and college curriculum for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.

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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . | hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. | USC Ed.D | @shareTED... Read More →
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Julie Garcia

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


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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Tanis Haboush

Instruction and Intervention Coordinator, Pioneer Unified School District
Tanis Haboush is the Instruction and Intervention Coordinator for Pioneer Union School District. She has been an educator for 18 years and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Tanis coaches teachers on effective instructional practices utilizing instructional technology... 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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Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer coordinates the librarianship program at CSULB, and manages the CSU ICT Literacy project. Her research interests are digital citizenship, literacies, assessment, and collaboration. See her websites http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com and tinyurl.com/FakeNewsLibGuide... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Getting Started: Learn to Play Minecraft Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this session, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.

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avatar for Benson Kwok

Benson Kwok

Coordinator of 21st Century Learning, Glendalue Unified School District
Benson Kwok is Coordinator of 21st Century Learning for the Glendale Unified School District. He works closely with the Educational Technology and Professional Development department to meet technology instructional goals and oversees its implementation for a culturally diverse population... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Going Rogue: Defeat the Dark Side by Making Better Video
The fate of student films is in your hands! Help your students make better video projects by joining this Rebel Alliance. (And leave ready to use the Force on Monday.).
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avatar for Tracy Walker

Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School



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

12:30pm

Google on Tour: Students Empowered with Tourbuilder!
Google Education Tourbuilder lets students CREATE interactive multimedia tours online, blending Google Earth, images, video and text.

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avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist, Tahquitz High School
Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist | State/National CUE & Ca League of Schools Presenter , Certified GAFE Educator and Presenter, Certified Newsela Educator, Kahn Academy Ambassador, CC Lead, Tech Integrated Curriculum Design, A+ mom, plus I rock the mic @ Kareo... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.
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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

How to Build a Better Principal
A middle school principal and a classroom teacher share what works and what doesn't in making their schools great - learn about being #bettertogether and feel the #leadwild flow.

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avatar for Todd Feinberg

Todd Feinberg

Principal, Union School District
I'm a middle school principal who is heavily involved in keeping our parent, student, and teaching community informed on what's going on at our school. Also, I'm relentless in seeking out professional development opportunities and inviting my staff to join me in these adventures... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Knudson

Jackie Knudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Union School District


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

12:30pm

If You Give a Struggling Reader an iPad
"I hate reading!" If you have taught for anytime at all, you have heard those words. These children are struggling with learning how to read, but may may not have the right tool that can motivate them to learn. One of the biggest roadblocks teachers have is finding a tool that is effective and engaging. This session will leave you research based tools and apps that match suggested interventions by well known publishers such as Florida Center for Reading Research, Intervention Central, and CASTs GoalBook. Come with your iPad, and be ready to play!
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Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! | I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

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


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

12:30pm

Increase Focus and Innovate Students with Interactive Presentations - All Devices
Create a Nearpod presentation in this fantastic make and take session. Nearpod presentations can be used as a synchronized live lessons or as a flipped presentations or homework. Bring your own device!
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Jolene Berg

Teacher and Kern CUE Board of Directors, Kern COE and KernCUE
I've been teaching for 30 years and I'm still going strong! I've been an Edtech teacher since we had 5" floppies and green screen monitors but I love working with my GSuite, Nearpod, and my new 3D printer! I am creative, curious, and innovative!


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

12:30pm

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

Christina Baroldi

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

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


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

12:30pm

Leading Digital Literacy: It’s Not About the Tech!
This session is about more than technology. District and site leaders: develop systems for effective tech integration. Resource allocation, scheduling, alignment to CCSS, teacher PD, cultivating culture, and more.
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Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology & Interdisciplinary Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine is a Google Certified Trainer & Google Certified Innovator. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators... Read More →



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

12:30pm

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

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

Education Technology TOSA, Newport Mesa Unified School District
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.
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Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport-Mesa USD
avatar for Melissa Price

Melissa Price

Ed Tech TOSA, NMUSD
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

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
The coming age of automation will dramatically alter the world of work our students will enter upon graduation. How can school leaders redesign the learning experience to best prepare them?
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Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA,” and “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

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Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Lesson Planning with Google Apps
Learn from Google Certified Innovators and Trainers to make fun and engaging lesson plans with Google tools. Walk away with best practices and activities you can implement into your next lesson!

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avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



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

12:30pm

Presentation Tools and Strategies
Presentations are excellent tools for sharing information from both a teacher and student point-of-view. We'll look at how to create effective presentations (hint - not typical bullet point slides) as well as a few presentation tools.
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Lisha Brunache

Assistant Principal / Educational Technology Specialist, San Dieguito Union High School District
Lisha Brunache is an Assistant Principal at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, CA. Prior to her role as an school site AP, she served secondary schools in SMUSD as an Educational Technology Specialist and taught high school English and Social Science. Lisha is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Standards Operating Procedure: Scope, Sequence, and the New ISTE Standards
This interactive session chronicles the journey to build our technology plan upon the new ISTE standards. Come for inspiration and leave with a vision and a working template.
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David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


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

12:30pm

STEM Dispositions
Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking do not come easily for any group from 'Pre-K to Gray.' In this session you will experience how these dispositions may be developed through a combination of both low tech hands-on experience and high tech simulations with digital tools.



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 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.

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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

Stop Building Missions! Transform ‘Traditional’ Projects with PBL
Amplify projects that you and your school ‘always do’ by creating a Project Based Learning experience.
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avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

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


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

12:30pm

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

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


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

12:30pm

The Science and Art of Font & Color
Color and fonts make your lessons POP. Learn what scientists and artists know about design elements and how to use them in your classroom. Includes tutorials to make your own.
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avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

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


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Thinking and Learning in the Digital Era
“New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” -Sir peter Blake
As the exponential evolution of technology continues, educators are encouraged to help students develop new ways of thinking and learning. Join us as we explore methods for cultivating deeper critical, reflective and computational thinking skills in students.


Toni Robinson is passionate about helping professionals embrace change, achieve results, and step into new possibilities. By combining her experiences as an educator and a performing artist, Toni inspires audiences to make bold, balanced, and meaningful changes in their professional practice. She skillfully designs and delivers dynamic, interactive learning experiences that incorporate technology, movement, and participant expertise. Toni was the co-host for Sunburst Visual Media’s critically acclaimed Excellence in Teaching series and worked as the host of the Professional Development Channel at Educational Management Group. Having delivered hundreds of hours of educator training in live, video and web-based platforms, Toni is at home in front of various sizes and types of groups and seasoned at facilitating meaningful discussion in a variety of settings. Through her work as an educational consultant, she has created and conducted training programs in a wide-range of corporate, academic, and nonprofit settings with notable companies such as Bank of America, Intel, CompUSA, Arizona State University, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Evans Newton Incorporated. Toni holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in Education from SUNY Albany and has completed extensive postgraduate work in Educational Technology at Arizona State University. In addition to her work in the United States, Toni has conducted workshops and training in Spain, South Africa, and Japan. Sponsored by Discovery Education. 

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avatar for Toni Robinson

Toni Robinson

Director of Professional Learning, Discovery Education
Toni Robinson is a Director of Professional Development Partnerships for Discovery Education. She works with school districts to envision, design and implement systemic professional learning experiences that shift instruction and accelerate learning. As an educational consultant... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Welcome to the Access Cafe
Join Texthelp Staff and area educators to get strategies and free tools to help ALL students read and respond to grade level text, access standards and prepare for online testing.
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Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

2:00pm

20 (Free) Tech Tools to Make Planning and Teaching Easier
We use tech tools to make our job tasks beyond the classroom easier. We’ll share more than 20 free tools educators can use to make lesson planning and teaching easier.
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avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Kami Thordarson

Kami Thordarson

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


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

2:00pm

Are You Ready 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. Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities in the United States. Let’s look at how transitioning to openly licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to empower teachers, keep content relevant and timely, and repurpose funding typically spent on static textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning.
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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 →


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

2:00pm

Becoming a Social Media Jedi
“Fear is the path to the dark side.” Fear not the the evils of social media. Instead, embrace the power that it can put in the hands of administrators.
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avatar for Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin

Principal, Melinda Heights Elementary
BYOD, Chromebooks, Google Apps, Discovery Education, Social Media, UCLA


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

2:00pm

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

2:00pm

Blended Learning: Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote
Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. See how you can utilize built‐in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance! Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bricker

Scott Bricker

Director of Educational Technology, Santa Margarita Catholic High School
As the Director of Instructional Technology, my responsibilities include designing and leading teacher and student training sessions on the Windows 8 Tablet PC and accompanying software applications, while also working with Department Chairs to integrate Interactive Ebooks and all... Read More →



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

2:00pm

Bridging the Communication Divide – Aeries + Loop Communication Solution for Schools
Andrea MacDonald, will demonstrate how Aeries SIS’s new and innovative communication platform, Loop™, provides a secure and simple place for staff to communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.



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

2:00pm

CUE Legislation, Policy, and Funding Update
This session provides an overview and updates California and National policies, legislation, and funding relevant to CUE members.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for John Cradler

John Cradler

Education Consultant, Educational Support Systems
Education technology policy, legislation, evaluation, and advocacy are my current speciality areas. I initiated the CUE legislative advocacy services in 1988. Since that time have been directly involved in developing, advising, and coordinating advocacy activities for over 20 State... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. 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.

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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

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.

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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

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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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

Four Fun, Powerful, and Quick Activities for Starting Class
Want a good class? Have a strong start! We'll look at kick-starting any class using freebies: images, games, discussion tools, and short videos.
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avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Free Tools Smackdown with Discovery Education
Join us as we dive into the suite of free resources from Discovery Education. Investigate resources to support arts and humanities, healthy living, STEM, professional development, and career connections. Leave with a plan for how to use these with students and share with colleagues.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Go Paperless with Math Intervention
Use data to inform intervention decisions when math students are struggling. We’ll share the tools and blended learning strategies our Title 1 school implements to boost performance on formative assessments.
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avatar for Susan Lehr

Susan Lehr

Clovis Unified, Clovis Unified
I've been in education for 25 years. My most recent job is TOSA technology and loving it! Our students learn differently today and I believe teachers are more facilitators rather than the holder of the knowledge. Using technology is just one way to make learning more meaningful to... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Multimodal Approach to Literature and Technology
A hands-on session that will give attendees key strategies and activities to incorporate comics and graphic novels in the classroom. A multimodal approach highlighting Slides, Draw, and Pixton.
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avatar for Melissa Baldwin

Melissa Baldwin

Program Specialist, College and Career Readiness, Washington Unified School District
Melissa Baldwin has been an English teacher and Innovative Educator in Washington Unified School District. Her work focuses on Google technology, differentiated instruction, and project based learning. Her presentations have included technology best practices and classroom creativity... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Implementing an ITInventory & Helpdesk System Across a School District
An interactive presentation on implementing an ITInventory and Helpdesk Software System. Using cloud technology this system has simplified the process of tracking IT and assigning one to one devices via smartphone apps.



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

2:00pm

Innovative Technologies for Learning with Writing Challenges
The writing process encompasses many subskills necessary for writing success. Students may struggle with legible handwriting, brainstorming and generating ideas, spelling, grammar and syntax, working memory, organizing ideas, and editing and revising skills. Participants in this session will learn about tools and resources which promote success and independence, despite the writing challenge.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

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avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



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

2:00pm

iPad in Primary Learning
More than ever, teachers are using iPad and digital content to revolutionize early childhood education. Come experience a variety of curriculum-focused apps that engage students and personalize learning. Explore creativity tools on iPad that let students share knowledge in compelling new ways.


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

2:00pm

Make YouTube Even More Educationally Powerful!
Make video watching more educational than ever! Participants will leave with tools and know how to bring more power to instruction through the use of YouTube in the classroom!
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avatar for Sherri Johnston

Sherri Johnston

Coordinator of Educational Technology and Professional Development, Clovis Unified School District
Sherri is currently the Coordinator of Ed Tech and P.D. for the Clovis Unified School District. She has spoken at past CUE conferences, ISTE, EdTech Summits and many conferences in the Central Valley. | | Most recently she was accepted as a CODE.org Computer Science Discoveries... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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

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avatar for Bruce May

Bruce May

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



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

2:00pm

Ozobot, The Little Robot That Can Do Anything!
Ozobot will amaze your students with endless possibilities. Combine play, critical thinking, and coding to enhance everyday lessons. This little robot can do anything!
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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 Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

TOSA, Fullerton School District


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 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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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

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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

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Otus
Director of Strategic Initiatives at OtusK. Former Education Strategist at CDW•G and previously a teacher, instructional technologist, and adjunct, but always an educator. Co-Founder ConnectIT Blog @Edtech_K12.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.
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avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, 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 →



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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

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


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

2:00pm

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

Stacy Kline

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

David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


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

2:00pm

The Road to 19,000 Chromebooks in 10 Months
This session will provide educational leaders with a roadmap for deploying 19,000 Chromebooks to students grades 2-12 to take to and from school in less than 10 months. Walk away with policies, procedures, research, tools, PD plans, communications strategy for district staff, students and parents. Mistakes made along the way and words of caution will also be shared.
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avatar for Krystal Freeman

Krystal Freeman

Administrative Secretary, Education-Information Technology



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

2:00pm

The Road to Becoming a Google Innovator
Have you ever thought of becoming a Google Innovator? The Google Innovator Academy is an energizing 12 month professional development experience for creative leaders in education. Hear directly from Google Innovators on their journey though this program.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive 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

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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 →


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

2:00pm

Totally Tubular Google App Tips & Tricks to Hang Ten On
A fast paced session slammed with teacher ideas to get your Google Apps even more gnarly! View useful add-ons & extensions that amp up your lessons! Docs, Slides, Forms, & Sheets covered.
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Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.
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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

Ed Tech 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

2:00pm

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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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

2:00pm

What Does 'REAL' Integrated Model Curriculum Look Like?
CTE Online staff and past curriculum writers will discuss how CTE Online is able to create and publish online dozens of STEM integrated projects every year to be used for free by educators across California.
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avatar for MaryRose Lovgren

MaryRose Lovgren

Project Coordinator, CTE Online
I am a K-12 curriculum and educational technology specialist and project coordinator who works with teachers and educational organizations in the design, development and digital sharing of curriculum. I believe that the classroom teacher is the most critical component of education... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

When Math and Tech Collide
Let’s talk about TECH-ifying your MATH lessons! In this session we’ll take you through a complete math lesson, while showing you how to incorporate multiple apps (1:1/single iPad classroom).
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avatar for Cheyenne Swenson

Cheyenne Swenson

Teacher, Downey Unified


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Washington USD
Melissa currently serves as Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, CA. She has over 15 year of classroom experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer... 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

Artistic Skills Not Necessary: Become a Google Drawing Ninja
No artistic skill is needed to use Google Drawing to create and collaborate in any content area. Encourage creativity and build visual literacy, design, and publishing skills in your students.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Nancy is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Nancy is one of the hosts of the TLC.ninja podcast. She blogs... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

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


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