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Saturday, March 18
 

9:00am

3D Printing and Chromebooks: A Beginner's Guide
We will look at how to get students drafting basic 3D objects, organize and implement ready-made project0s, and a getting started guide for 3D printing in any classroom.
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avatar for Ceara Bryan

Ceara Bryan

Art Teacher, Perris Union High School District
Art Teacher and Printmaker


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

A Guide to Integrating Ozobots Across the Kinder-5th Grade Curriculum

Are you interested in integrating Ozobots in a Kinder-5th grade classroom? Come see examples, video clips, and photos of the use of Ozobots in the classroom. Panel will share their year’s best Ozobot lessons aligned with Common Core, NGSS, and a Makerspace setting. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Alphabet Soup - NGSS, CCSS, STEAM, PBL, DOK, GAFE? OMG!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Limited planning time? Our fifth grade team has designed a project that addresses standards, incorporates STEAM and uses a PBL approach. We’ll share successes and struggles.

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avatar for Trish D'Entremont

Trish D'Entremont

Multi-age Teacher Intermediate, Ada Harris Elementary


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

9:00am

Better Math Labs with Desmos: Leveraging Technology Through Collaboration
How does technology make math better? Engage learners with free tools from Desmos. Come as a learner, and see the teacher moves that make better math labs in a classroom.
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avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

Tech TOSA, Perris Union High School District
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Can I Use That? Exploring Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons
Confused about what you and your students can legally and ethically use when creating online content? Come explore copyright, fair use, Creative Commons - and how to encourage creativity while respecting intellectual property.
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, "in the wild"
Jane recently retired as high school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, where she worked to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Designing Systems of Change: Leading in a Shifted World
This session is a deep-dive into the systems disconnects that are being brought on by the digital and technological disruption and transformation that is happening across society and how our educational organizations need to creatively and innovatively transform to meet the variety of shifts that are coming at our districts, schools and students if we are to truly prepare them for the future.

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David Culberhouse

Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Drop the Puck on STEM
Since students play sports, Hawthorne Middle School integrates sports and STEM in an engaging way. Future Goals-Hockey Scholar teaches science and math standards all while students play a video game.

NEW SPEAKERS 

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Cesar Flores

Principal, Madrid Middle School
Technology leader on campus


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Elevating Elementary Practices: Take Your Teaching to the Next Level
Learn about FREE and easy-to-use digital tools for students AND teachers that are perfect for fostering creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Bring a device to try them out!
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avatar for Emily McCourtney

Emily McCourtney

Lead Elementary Teacher, Tustin Connect


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Go Farther with Google Geo Tools
There’s more than meets the eye in Google Earth, Maps, My Maps, and Street View. Dive deeper into these Geo Tools and learn unique and engaging ways to use each.
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avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

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

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional technology coach, Las Virgenes Unified School District
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 →


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

9:00am

Google Tools for Administrators
There are many things that you can do with Google Apps for education that will make your life easier as an administrator, and lead to better learning opportunities for students and teachers. In this hands-on session, we will look at things that will make our work much more efficient, while helping lead our communities to innovative opportunities for students.


George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.  

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modelled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, The Principal of Change (georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter @gcouros.   

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avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →



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

9:00am

Got PD?
Learn how PVUSD, a large Title 1 district, has strategically developed a professional development plan to correlate with 1:1 devices in classrooms district-wide.

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Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Kids Love Video. Now What?
With WeVideo - you'll feel empowered and emboldened to assign video projects to help kids build 21st century skills like Collaboration, Communication and Creativity across all grades and subject areas.
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avatar for John Kline

John Kline

Director of Education, WeVideo
John Kline is currently the Director of Education at WeVideo. He attended the Yale School of Music and spent a few years teaching at a university Way Out West. After teaching, John began working in education technology, helping teachers and professors use technology in the classroom... Read More →



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

9:00am

LeRoy's Big Idea: Innovative Lesson Design Competition
Five innovative classroom lesson ideas will be shared live with the audience and a panel of experts. All the teachers have already won $500 for their ideas. The audience and panel will vote for a lesson that will get an additional $2000 for their idea and a free trip to ISTE. Join the fun and see five great classroom ideas!
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The LeRoy Finkel Fellowship is intended to promote leadership in the field of educational technology. CUE "Fellows" will Strengthen professional skills; Develop an innovative technology-enhanced curriculum project, aligned to curriculum standards; and Share their ideas and strategies through the OnCUE Journal, conferences, websites, social media and much more.

In 1978, LeRoy Finkel joined a group of dedicated educators to create CUE, now nationally recognized for its leadership in the promoting technology integration across the curriculum.
 
LeRoy recognized that technology would become a major factor in the educational process. He maintained an informed perspective and appreciation of the long view that he always eagerly and generously shared as coach and mentor in his books and articles where he praised good products, sniped at bad ones, and scrutinized every aspect of educational computing constantly reminding us to stay focused on the kids and the classroom, on teaching and learning, and on never being satisfied with anything but meeting the highest standards of excellence.
 
This fellowship honors those efforts and the inspirational spirit of the man.

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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 →
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Minute by Minute - Knowing Students Through Formative Assessment
Attendees will gain knowledge of the importance and strategies associated with formative assessment along with practical, technology based classroom tools to put them into practice.

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avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Evaluation and School Improvement, Corona-Norco Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

OneNote: One Solution to Transform Your School Campus
Come experience how SMCHS has completely transformed how students learn and how teachers teach with the implementation of OneNote and Office 365. A panel of our teachers will walk you through this amazing, must-have tool!

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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Palladium South/North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Prescription for Innovation: Play
Let's Play! Explore the concept, digital tools, online opportunities and strategies for infusing your district, school site or classroom with "play to learn" strategies and ideas.
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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Sketchnotes, Doodles & Visual Thinking
Unleash student creativity with sketchnotes! Sketchnoting helps students organize thoughts, increases comprehension, and improves memory retention. We’ll share tips, resources, and classroom examples. Doodle with us during this hand-on session!
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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Take Students From 'Learning to Read' into 'Reading to Learn'
Once students have learned to read they need instruction to take them into "reading to learn" to build comprehension, vocabulary, stamina, fluency and motivation. Our digital reading solution provides an adaptive assessment and personalized instruction - working simultaneously with the physical, cognitive and emotional domains of reading - not in isolation. Average gains of 1.5-2 grade levels in one semester!



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

9:00am

Take the EW! Out of Review
Review can be boring. Let’s get rid of the ew and make it exciting by using online tools to make it engaging and fun.
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avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


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

9:00am

TECH Talks: Personalized Professional Learning
Essential apps and educational technology resources are explored and discussed with educators to identify relevancy in their instruction. CVUSD EdTECH TOSAS will share how TECH talks was developed and executed.
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avatar for Esmeralda Chavez

Esmeralda Chavez

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Fillmore, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Technology and UDL: From SPED to Gifted Education
Everyone benefits, everyone learns in a technology based classroom. From severe SPED to Accelerated Gifted students, technology helps to level the playing field and challenge students at their individual levels.
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Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

The Power of Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a form of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn how our coaching model has evolved to support continual growth.
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avatar for Michelle Ciecek

Michelle Ciecek

ELA TOSA 7-12, Tustin Unified
Michelle is a 13 year veteran of education
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 →


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

9:00am

The World Of GBL: Game Based Learning in the Classroom
How can educators use the motivational and engaging aspects of games with students? This session will discuss game fundamentals and a variety of ways to use games for supporting learning in the classroom.
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avatar for Christy Novack

Christy Novack

Access, Equity & Innovation Specialist, Pacifica School District
Christy has been a public school educator for 16 years. Previously, she trained teachers on how to integrate and use technology tools at San Francisco State University. She also created and taught several blended learning technology elective courses for 6-8th graders. She currently... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top Websites, Apps and Tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the Future.


Leslie Fisher’s interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to  gure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.

After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and doing a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.

In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple’s road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say “Fore,” Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.

Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in presenting emerging and exciting technology solutions to educators all over the world. 

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!



Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Unlock Literacy for English Language Learners Through Accessibility Features and Apps for iPad
Discover the power of built-in accessibility tools for iPad that help students learning English develop academic vocabulary, access grade-level content, and improve writing. Bring your iPad and learn how to differentiate and personalize learning for your English learners.

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

9:00am

Using Google Apps in the SPED Classroom for UDL Best Practices
In this lesson, participants will learn how to adapt grade level NGSS science standards and curriculum for students with Learning Disabilities using the tools provided within the Google Apps For Education Program. These best practices are aligned with the three foundations of the Universal Design for Learning, or UDL.
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avatar for John-Damien Huntley

John-Damien Huntley

iCoach, Monrovia Unified
I am an educator passionate about supporting students with disabilities in the areas of science and technology in the classroom. Please come talk to me about: - Special Education - Science / NGSS - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Teacher Education - Tacos - Antique... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

What’s Data Got to Do with It?
Overwhelmed with student data? No student data at all? Work less, achieve more. Join our interactive session and use technology to collect and analyze data to make informed instructional decisions.
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avatar for Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
Dr. Jody Guarino is a former National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist Certificate who has a passion for connecting research to practice. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Science Degree (M.S... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Roxy 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Why the Maker Movement Matters in Education: Exploring the New STEAM Power
Enjoy a “making” experience as we discuss how Arduinos, 3D printers, and other new tools engage students and beautifully address STEAM topics.
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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 →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

With Video Transform from Lesson to #EduAwesome #Adventure
From simple YouTube videos teaching basics to a virtual hike that you created, don't be afraid! Get out there and try new things. Video will transform lessons to EduAwesome Adventures! Put on your hiking boots, grab your adventure hat, and let's go! Bring a phone, tablet, or laptop.
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avatar for Rebekah Remkiewicz

Rebekah Remkiewicz

Facilitator of Learning (Grades 7/8), Gratton Elementary School
Rebekah is a multi-subject middle school school teacher at Gratton School in the Central Valley. She is also a mom of two elementary-aged children. Embracing herself as a #TeacherMom she enjoys exploring and sharing the #eduawesome #adventure with everyone


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