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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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Speakers
avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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

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



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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Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Turner

Maria Turner

Coordinator of Professional Learning, 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.


Speakers
avatar for Natalie Valles

Natalie Valles

Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration Specialist, Tahquitz High School
Teacher, Tech Instructional Integration SpecialistState/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 @ Kareoke... 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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Speakers
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.

Speakers
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/catesol18Brent 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 into lessons... 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


Speakers
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-C9us96lVweq93ssJSR0F4... 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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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 →



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.

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