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Thursday, March 16
 

12:30pm

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

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified


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

12:30pm

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.

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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

Ed Campos

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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avatar for Matt Vaudrey

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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avatar for Rich Dixon

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 →
avatar for Cate Tolnai

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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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 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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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 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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avatar for Genevieve Pacada

Genevieve Pacada

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


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

12:30pm

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

Karen Larson

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 →
avatar for Gene Tognetti

Gene Tognetti

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



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

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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avatar for Brooke Ahrens

Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, Notre Dame High School
avatar for Melanie Duffin

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.

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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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avatar for Kristen Eveland

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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avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

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


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

12:30pm

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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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 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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avatar for Kathy Garcia

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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avatar for Tracey Antista

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