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Thursday, March 16
 

10:00am

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
As educators, you know how important it is to have a large repertoire of skills at your disposal both to pique students’ curiosity and to help them discover content meaning and relevance. In this session, we will highlight a number of strategies from our research-backed 'Spotlight on Strategies' series, as well as how your students can employ these strategies for themselves.



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

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.

NEW SPEAKER 

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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

Leveraging Digital Curriculum to Help Students Graduate
Learn how James Fowler from Santa Ana USD has used Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students that need to recover credits. James will share their program’s innovative strategies for instruction, progress monitoring, and student motivation. Lessons learned and examples of success, from high levels of course completion to increases in graduation rates, will be shared with time for questions and collaboration at the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning



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

10:00am

Lights, Camera, Literacy
Discover how you can use iPad to enrich academic learning through iMovie, Explain Everything, and more. Participate in a hands-on session, and leave with strategies for what to do before, during, and after moviemaking to elevate student learning and reflection.

Speakers
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.


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, 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.

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
KF

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

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.

Speakers
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 →



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

10:00am

Take Control of Your Professional Development with Google
Join Google and Certified Google Trainers to hear about ways that you can take ownership of your training and professional development through the Google Training Center and get started on the road to becoming a Google Certified Trainer!

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Using iMovie for School Video Broadcasting That Doesn't Suck
Learn how to use iMovie to create professional quality video projects and news broadcasts.

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Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.

NEW SPEAKER 

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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

Coding for a Purpose
Engage your students’ inner mathematician, problem solver, and critical thinker skills. Use block coding with the Tickle app for iPad to challenge students and build understanding of how video games, apps, and drones work. And hear about one school’s progressive programming model.
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Speakers
avatar for Kim Bass

Kim Bass

3/4 Teacher, Fullerton School District
I love technology and teaching children! I've been working with drones, coding, Minecraft, and Computer Science!



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

12:30pm

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.

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
avatar for David Cisneros

David Cisneros

Regional Director, zSpace



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

12:30pm

Learning Spaces for Education
Learn best practices on maximizing and setting up your classroom space to help spark student learning and creativity. Hear tips and tricks directly from educators and school leaders.



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Napa Valley Adult Education
At Napa Valley Adult Education we are working to build pathways that serve students, community and industry needs. To help with successful transitions, our counselors and transition specialists help identify the right pathway for each person to reach their personal, educational, and career goals. Learn about how we support our students on their pathway to success with offerings that include English as a Second Language (ESL), GED prep, High School Diploma, Career Technical Education (CTE), Programs in Health Occupations and so much more!

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

12:30pm

Reading for Meaning—Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers with the Read Naturally Live web-based application.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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.

Speakers
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 →



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

12:30pm

Student Connections
No permission slips required for this immersive session! Join us as we explore how you can take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and engaging learning experiences. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free! Participants will learn how to make connections in the classroom and outside of the classroom with their students.



Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

EV3 Robotics (Beginning) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
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 →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

NEW SPEAKER 

Speakers


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

2:00pm

Google Classroom: Mission Control for Your Class
Learn how teachers are using Google Classroom to distribute assignments, communicate, and collaborate with their students. Find out how Classroom can help teachers go paperless, and integrate a range of digital tools for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Independent Studies: A Play Therapy Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center's approach to social-emotional learning. The program reengages and supports recent dropouts using a play therapy approach to social-emotional learning to help students back on track to graduation. Learn how to implement art therapy, robotics, meditation and other enrichment activities and discover the effects that these enrichment activities have for at-risk students.

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

2:00pm

Read Naturally’s One Minute Reader Reading App for the Apple iPad
The award-winning One Minute Reader® home reading program is available as an app for the Apple iPad! One Minute Reader uses the same research-based strategies as Read Naturally’s classroom programs. Use One Minute Reader to extend learning with parent involvement at home or to turbo charge independent, differentiated reading time in the classroom.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Research, Reflect, Share - Documenting Design Thinking & Making
Develop an understanding of how Design Thinking can be used to support meaningful making and gain experience using various apps to support and document this creative problem solving process.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Wrenn

Elaine Wrenn

Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology & Innovation, Echo Horizon School
I work with teachers and kids to give them the tools and the freedom to develop into enthusiastic lifelong learners. I began my teaching career as a Demonstration Teacher at the Lab School at UCLA and came to Echo Horizon in 1993 with a vision of supporting all teachers in integrating... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Spotlight on Strategies
Explore instructional strategies to discover how students can use observation, writing, discussions and much more to engage with digital resources within Discovery Education Streaming. The SOS series are creative, research-based instructional strategies, created by teachers for teachers. In this session learn to utilize these instructional strategies to incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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 

NEW SESSION


Speakers


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

3:30pm

10 Ways to get a C in STEM
In this session, we’ll take a look at practical ways for students to Collaborate, Communicate, Create and think Critically through a STEM lens. We’ll explore free resources from Discovery Education and our partners that can help you get started in your classroom.



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Apex Learning: Digital Content Through the Eyes of Students, Teachers and Administrators
Not all digital content is created alike. Learn how Apex Learning’s unique differences yield powerful academic outcomes for diverse student populations across the country. We will specifically focus on how students engage with course content, how teachers facilitate learning and individualize instruction, develop instructional interventions including small group and individual direct instruction, and explore implementation models from personalized learning options for every student to virtual and blended instructional models. We will end the session with a look at what is new for this year and what is coming in the future.

Speakers


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

3:30pm

Digital Ink in the Future Ready Classroom
Modern 2-in-1 laptops and Windows 10 opens the door to the wider use of digital ink. Learning outcomes will include why digital ink, how to use in the classroom and how to integrate with other technology.

Speakers


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.

NEW SESSION 


Speakers
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

EV3 Robotics (Intermediate) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
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 →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Get to Know the Classroom App
The Classroom app for iPad helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Learn how teachers can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page on any device in the class or share student work using Apple TV.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Fiello

Cheryl Fiello

Educational Technology Coordinator, Claremont Unified School District


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

NEW SPEAKER 

Speakers


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

3:30pm

Problem Solving Through Design Thinking
Learn more about the exciting partnership with IDEO’s Teacher Guild and the Google for Education team and hear how teachers are pushing transformation in the classroom. You’ll even get the chance to put on your own “Design Thinking” hats and gamestorm around a unique challenge facing educators today.



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Success with Certifications

This will be a panel discussion with teachers, including best practices, funding and how to get started with Certification.


Speakers


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

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

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

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.

Speakers
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

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

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.

Speakers
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

Speakers



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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.

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

Speakers
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
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

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.

Speakers
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

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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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

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!

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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

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.
Presenter Resources



Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Blended Learning: Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote
Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. See how you can utilize built‐in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance! Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion!

Speakers
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 →



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Bridging the Communication Divide – Aeries + Loop Communication Solution for Schools
Andrea MacDonald, will demonstrate how Aeries SIS’s new and innovative communication platform, Loop™, provides a secure and simple place for staff to communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree AB, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

EV3 Robotics (Beginning) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Free Tools Smackdown with Discovery Education
Join us as we dive into the suite of free resources from Discovery Education. Investigate resources to support arts and humanities, healthy living, STEM, professional development, and career connections. Leave with a plan for how to use these with students and share with colleagues.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Implementing an ITInventory & Helpdesk System Across a School District
An interactive presentation on implementing an ITInventory and Helpdesk Software System. Using cloud technology this system has simplified the process of tracking IT and assigning one to one devices via smartphone apps.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

iPad in Primary Learning
More than ever, teachers are using iPad and digital content to revolutionize early childhood education. Come experience a variety of curriculum-focused apps that engage students and personalize learning. Explore creativity tools on iPad that let students share knowledge in compelling new ways.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Really Good, or Just Good Enough? Benefits of Publishing Student Work Online
Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through authentic and relevant learning experiences. When students publish work online, they want it to be really good...when they turn it into the teacher, they just want it to be good enough. Participants will be equipped with practical ways to publish student work online in their classrooms.

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Road to Becoming a Google Innovator
Have you ever thought of becoming a Google Innovator? The Google Innovator Academy is an energizing 12 month professional development experience for creative leaders in education. Hear directly from Google Innovators on their journey though this program.



Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Digital Content Goes to School: Trends in K-12 Classroom E-Learning
A presentation of the *Digital Content Goes to School* study to address the state of digital content, where it is heading in the future and proper preparation for easy implementation.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for OverDrive

OverDrive

OverDrive Education
OverDrive Education delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students... Read More →




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

3:30pm

EV3 Robotics (Intermediate) – Get 4th-12th Graders Excited About STEM by Building Robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Explore Your World with Expeditions
Virtual reality has the potential to change how we teach and how we learn. Learn how teachers are using Google Expeditions to help their curriculum come alive by taking their students on virtual field trips to almost anywhere they can imagine.



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Getting Started: Learning without Borders with Skype
Using Skype, you can bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students from across town to around the world. Playing Mystery Skype, you can promote geography skills as well as global citizenship. Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more with Skype in the Classroom.

Speakers
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 →



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

3:30pm

Implementing an ITInventory & Helpdesk System Across a School District
An interactive presentation on implementing an ITInventory and Helpdesk Software System. Using cloud technology this system has simplified the process of tracking IT and assigning one to one devices via smartphone apps.



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Innovative Practices with Discovery Education Board Builder & Virtual Reality
From facilitating best instructional practices, to cultivating divergent thinking, this session will explore different examples of utilizing teacher and student boards, incorporating the VR experience in the classroom, and will challenge participants to employ new approaches with these exciting, interactive tools.



Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Make Thinking Visible: From Creation to Understanding
Look beyond the written page and learn strategies to support student thinking and reflection. We’ll explore how creation apps available on the App Store—Seesaw, Book Creator, and Pic Collage Kids—offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding.

Speakers
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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Take a Test Drive in the Future of Work
By 2020, 48% of corporations think contractors will become more important than full-time employees. I subscribe to the idea that we're preparing students for their future, not our past. So I recently experimented by doing a project where I hired contractors to create an intro video, an outro video, a script, and an explainer video and in that process, I worked with people from India, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Bulgaria. We exchanged files in the cloud and only communicated via instant messaging. Learn how this exercise helped my to better understand the world that we're preparing students for.

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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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

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

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

10:30am

Create and Publish Interactive Books for iPad and Mac
iBooks Author is an incredible free app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch books, projects, reports, and other learning materials. Drag photo galleries, video, interactive diagrams, and 3D objects into place to bring your content to life.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Discover the Best-in-Class K-12 Education Technology Platform
Learn how your district can leverage the best-in-class K-12 education technology platform to increase efficiency and deliver an engaging experience for administrators, teachers, students, and parents.

Speakers
avatar for PowerSchool

PowerSchool

Booth 113



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

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 grade levels and subject areas.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree AB, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262