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Thursday, March 16
 

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

Redefining Learning in the Classroom with iPads

Please join Crane School District and Jamf in this session to learn how they challenged the status quo and used iPads to transform the educational experience.

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Kimberly Fuller

Strategic Account Executive, Jamf



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

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

12:30pm

Inspiring STEM and CTE Using Virtual Reality

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

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avatar for David Cisneros

David Cisneros

Regional Director, zSpace



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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Engaging Digital Natives in Collaborative Classrooms

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

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avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

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Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

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

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.

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avatar for Robert Craven

Robert Craven

Senior Director, Technology, Tustin Unified School District


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

2:00pm

Read and Write for GOOGLE
Learn how to support struggling readers and ELLs to access complex, grade level text online and in your classroom using a FREE, easy to use tool.
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Denise Douglas

Educational Technology Coordinator, Tulare Joint Union High School Dist
Former President and Vice President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


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

2:00pm

The ‘Maker Movement’: It’s About ‘Making’ Up Your Own Mind
What is the maker movement? Is it only about ‘making with electronics’ and ‘coding’? No. I don’t believe it should be. ‘Making’ should focus on taking charge of, and building, your mind—your learning. Making objects and artifacts is a means to that end! ‘Making’ is at the heart of constructionism, tinkering and inquiry. In this session, we will explore how Seymour Papert’s thoughts have merged with other great educational theories and practices to provide rich, constructivist environments for today’s students. Content provided by Peter Skillen.

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avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

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.

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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

10:30am

“Game of Phones”: The Role Technology Plays in Bullying Behaviors
Teachers all across America are in need of becoming more technology savvy, as students are constantly “wired” to their cell phones exploring Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and other media outlets.

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avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

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



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262