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Friday, March 17
 

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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avatar for Robin Pulido   @rpulido721

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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avatar for Ascension Reyes

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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avatar for John Stevens

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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avatar for Kerri Valenzuela

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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avatar for Lisa DeLapo

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 →
avatar for Marlena Hebern

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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avatar for Eileen Walters

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 →
avatar for Julie Garcia

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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avatar for Tanis Haboush

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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avatar for Lesley Farmer

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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CG

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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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 →


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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avatar for Ashley Tarquin

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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avatar for Jolene Berg

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 →
avatar for Misty Campos

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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avatar for Katherine Goyette

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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avatar for Christie Darnall

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.
avatar for Jenith Mishne

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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avatar for Lisha Brunache

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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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

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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avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

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


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