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Thursday, March 16
 

10:00am

Disorganized and Unprepared: Technology Tools to Support Executive Functions
Middle and high school students must have the ability to take effective notes, demonstrate intact study skills, exhibit the ability to research and synthesize information, organization their school materials and manage their time effectively; essential responsibilities in their role as a student. Difficulties in any one of these areas can prevent academic success. This session will highlight ubiquitous and free tools which bypass these challenges.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



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

10:00am

Great Poetry Prompts for Reluctant Writers
Taylor Mali says one of the most important things he does when teaching a poetry workshop is disabuse students of the notions of what a poem NEEDS to be. “It doesn’t need to be anything but some combination of entertaining, truthful, and informative.” In this session, Mali shares some of his favorite tips & prompts.
Presenter Resources


Taylor Mali is a former teacher who now makes his living as a professional poet. Through poetry, passion, and perseverance, he wants to turn 1,000 people onto the teaching profession. He is considered the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his eight national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and winning the championship a record four times before anyone had even tied him at three. A native of New York City, Taylor was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He is a vocal advocate of teachers, having performed and lectured for education professionals all over the world. For more information, visit www.taylormali.com.

Speakers


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Leave No Child Offline: A Moral Imperative
Leave No Child Offline and Leave No Teacher Behind: Why Equity and Access to Digital Tools, Tech Savvy Teachers and the Internet are of importance to the Future of our Nation! Digital Equity and Access in the 21st Century is crucial to students being able to compete on a global level. There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role.
Presenter Resources

Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity. 

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Digital Storytelling and Creativity on the Go
Get more creative with fun, easy to use photo and digital storytelling apps for your favorite mobile device. Learn to tell your stories and demonstrate learning in a powerful way.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →




Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Future Ready Is Greater Than "Digital"
Could the word ‘digital’ actually undermine educational innovation? A former Chief Digital Officer explores the ‘D Word’ and poses the why, who, what and how of digital learning.
Presenter Resources


Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



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

2:00pm

Fostering Cycles of Access, Achievement and Advancement in the Digital Age
This session explores the blend of pedagogy and technology to create opportunities for equitable access to high quality instruction for all students. Participants will explore the ways in which digital tools and high leverage instructional strategies raise the bar for all students and close the gap for students who are behind. Educators will examine ways to capitalize on the power of technology to provide equal opportunities for all students to learn.


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.


Speakers
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 →



Thursday March 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

An Innovative Approach to Homework
How much? What kind? Should we even give homework at all? Join us for a thoughtful debate on taking a more innovative approach to best utilizing time after school.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →



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

3:30pm

So What’s Your Curation Strategy?
As schools move from tidy textbooks to diverse digital content, curation is more important than ever. Whether you are a teacher or a district leader, you need a curation strategy.
Presenter Resources


Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 17
 

10:00am

Compliance to Self-Reliance: Rebooting Digital Citizenship
While digital citizenship has traditionally focused on teaching kids to be safe and responsible online, the ability to thrive will require engagement and facility with our digital and networked world.
Presenter Resources

Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA "20 to Watch" in 2015, he has visioned, led and promoted 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative library programs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ray

Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready

When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1917 and one from 2017, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are student centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, digital learning initiatives, among others. This keynote will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.



Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the US Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, and the US Department of Education. Murray serves as a conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA,” and “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Speakers


Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Innovative Technologies for Learners with Reading Differences
This session will focus on readily available technology resources which bypass students reading challenges, including decoding, fluency and comprehension. Students need access to grade level content. Participants in this session will explore ten tools and strategies which bypass reading challenges and promote success and independence.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

ToSA Connection
What is a ToSA? What do we do? Join us for meaningful ToSA discussion to share ideas, collaborate, and brainstorm effective strategies. All TOSAs, teachers, and administrators welcome.


Nicole Dalesio is a ToSA and staff developer in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for nearly 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and tutorials. Nicole has also been recognized as an Adobe Education Leader, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
El Dorado I/II, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

What Does a 21st Century Administrator Look Like?
Effective leaders must utilize tools to support instructional needs for teachers and student learning. Learn 21st century tools to engage teachers, students, and stakeholders to be a 21st Century Leader.
Presenter Resources


Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

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?
Presenter Resources


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.

Speakers


Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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. 

Speakers
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

2:00pm

Innovative Technologies for Learning with Writing Challenges
The writing process encompasses many subskills necessary for writing success. Students may struggle with legible handwriting, brainstorming and generating ideas, spelling, grammar and syntax, working memory, organizing ideas, and editing and revising skills. Participants in this session will learn about tools and resources which promote success and independence, despite the writing challenge.


Karen Janowski is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. Janowski is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
As an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, my passion is to remove the obstacles to learning for all students. It is important to make the curriculum accessible to all learners and provide opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles... Read More →



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

3:30pm

P3: Unlocking Student Potential in the Classroom
This session explores the intersection of purpose, passion and possibility in the modern classroom. Through a guided process, participants will explore digital tools and strategies to help students: 1) clarify and own their instructional purpose and goals; 2) identify and ignite their passions; and 3) visualize and create new possibilities for success.


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. 

Speakers
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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom I, Riviera Hotel 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 18
 

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.   

Speakers
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

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!
Presenter Resources


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.

Speakers
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

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. 

Speakers
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

10:30am

Personalized Learning 4 All: The Time is Now
Special education students have had Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for decades. It is way past time to allow all students to have the same specialized attention and program. Many school districts are changing the script and changing the game from a traditional education system to a truly personalized individualized education system based on student interest, talent and passion. I call it the “help them find their passion in life and they never have to work a day in their life" system. Personalized learning plans, done correctly, prepares students to become who they want to be as opposed to what we want them to be! Dr. Adams will discuss and explore his experience with this innovation prospect for systemic change!
Presenter Resources


Dr. Darryl Adams, the world’s rock and roll superintendent, has spent almost 30 years as an educator and administrator with the goal of preparing students for College, Career and Citizenship. As former superintendent, Dr. Adams led significant reform efforts in the Coachella Valley Unified School District and in the nation. Under Dr. Adams’ leadership the voters in CVUSD approved “Measure X”, a 21st-century Mobile Learning initiative that placed an iPad in the hands of all 20,000 CVUSD students from preschool through high school. Dr. Adams has been named by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Superintendents in the Nation. Dr. Adams was recently praised by President Obama for his innovative work and collaborative spirit in ensuring that all students in his district have digital tools and broadband internet access that provides 21st-century learning opportunities. The President gave Dr. Adams a most celebrated shout-out for his innovative and creative Wifi-on-Wheels program that installs Wifi routers on school buses and then parks them in neighborhoods and trailer home parks where there is no connectivity. 

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →



Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Stay Sparky
A pep talk from the creator of Kid President on making your classroom a place where sparks fly. Brad will be using examples of real life world changers who credit a pivotal moment when a grown up encouraged their creative spark instead of squelching it.


Brad Montague is a writer, director, and father who believes if kids and grown-ups work together, we could change the world. As creator of Kid President, he developed the idea after being inspired by the young world changers at an annual summer program he and his wife founded. His work has inspired and encouraged millions of people around the world as he’s worked to creatively communicate hope to children of all ages. 

Speakers


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About
Sure. You might Facebook and maybe even tweet, but, there are new websites being released all of the time. Especially for educators. This session will introduce you to some of the newest, coolest and most effective Web 2.0 sites out there. Everything from classroom, personal productivity and just plain ole fun will be discussed and demonstrated.


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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Leslie Fisher

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

10:30am

What Does an Innovator in a School or District Look Like?
How are today’s innovators different and what qualities make their schools stand out? Future Ready’s Thomas Murray will share key factors in how district leaders are creating cultures of innovation in their schools.
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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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Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262