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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am

Project-Based Learning and CCSS and NGSS Inspired Mathematics
The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures uses geometry to build model
International Space Stations, Martian habitats, robots, and Mars laboratories. Our space mathematics program helps all students to invent to learn.

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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

5 Questions Every Flipped Classroom Teacher Must Answer
A flipped classroom is not just having your students watch video lessons. Come learn the five most important questions you must consider to successfully TRANSFORM your teaching and students’ learning.
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avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Crystal Kirch is passionate about transforming teaching and learning with technology. She flipped her high school math class for three years, blogging her journey at flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com. She released her first book in 2016, "Flipping with Kirch: The Ups and Downs from... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Designing a Future Ready Plan of Action for Professional Development
This session will engage educational leaders in a process for designing and developing a Future Ready professional development program emphasizing the District vision and personal professional learning goals. Attendees will become familiar with 21st-century tools to plan and roll out an effective action plan.

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avatar for Pam Hernandez

Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Enhance Your Math Class through Digital Exit Tickets
Digital exit tickets allow teachers to extend learning and collaboration outside the math period. Exit tickets are used to check for understanding at anytime using digital tools and Google Forms.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

How to Have Fun Using Game-Based Learning to Support Literacy
Let's explore ways that you can use Minecraft and other games to address literacy standards across grade levels and content areas and support Common Core objectives and English-language learners.
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avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John has been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years. He was awarded an MA in Education and loves to dive deep into instructional design. In 2017 John was recognized as a finalist for California Teacher of the Year and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Say Hello to Trello
Do you use Genius Hour, Project Based Learning, 20% time, but struggle with tracking student progress when they are not all working on the same thing? Trello is the answer.

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avatar for Jonathan Brubaker

Jonathan Brubaker

9th/11th Grade English Teacher, Beaumont High School
English Teacher. My strengths are teaching novels, class discussions, tech tools, and classroom management.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Mini-Game Madness: What’s Hip, Fun, and Educational
Free mini-games are readily available for iPhones, iPads, and computers. What games are currently hot, popular, and educational? What free games could you recommend to students?


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Using Robotics to Solve Real World Problems
Help students understand logic, sequencing, and CS-STEM skills by having robots perform tasks and achieve goals. Creating robots and programs helps students be excited about learning and collaborating.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Copyright Laws, Literacy, and Learning: Lessons Supporting Creativity and Research
How can students research reliably and ethically? Why should they want to when it’s easier to ignore rules? This session presents engaging lessons in law, literacy, and respect while learning.

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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Don't Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod. A sample lesson will be demonstrated as a guide for development. Device with Nearpod app highly recommended.

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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Blended Instruction Environment Components Contributing to Student Success
This session extends research into patterns of usage in a blended instruction environment. This poster focuses on instruction, practice, reinforcement, and social interaction opportunities that lead to greater student gains.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Book2Film: Book Reports for the 21st Century
Don’t give up on classic projects -- INNOVATE! Literary adaptation is an excellent way for teachers to bring project-based learning into their classrooms.
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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 18
 

10:15am

21st Century Poster Projects - Infographics for Every Content Area
Students can create infographics to demonstrate critical thinking skills and data to support their claims. In a few steps, your students can evaluate and create engaging infographics to illustrate their learning.
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avatar for Kathleen Diver

Kathleen Diver

Science teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
I teach 9th grade students how to do science. I love helping other teachers to learn to incorporate technology tools into their lessons- to make things easier for record keeping and giving their students creative ways to demonstrate their learning.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Bootstrap: Coding Videogames Using Algebra
Teach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this FREE Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Come and see the future of Algebra education.
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avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Program Manager, Brown Univ
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
This session addresses Creative Commons, copyright, and fair use in a CCSS and information literacy framework. Help students harness their intellectual property rights/responsibilities as they create and remix.
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

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

Jane Lofton

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


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

3D Modeling to Support Any Curriculum
Attendees will learn to use a 3D modeling application and will leave the session with ideas on how they can use 3D modeling in their classroom.
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avatar for Heather Virtue

Heather Virtue

7th/8th Grade Math & Science Teacher, Ballico - Cressey School District
Currently, I am a junior-high math and science teacher in central California school that is 1:1. Teaching math is a passion of mine because I struggled a lot with it when I was in high school...and consequently, I have a bit of a soft spot for those kids who are struggling. I enjoy... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Introduction to Virtual Robotics: From now until excited kids
Designed for use with LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit makes it easy to design, program, and test a simulated LEGO robot in a variety of 3D environments.
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avatar for Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz

Chief Operations Officer, Cogmation Robotics
Cogmation Robotics specializes in robotics simulation. Our newest product, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, allows users to design, program, and control a virtual replica of the LEGO Mindstorms robot using the exact same programming tools that are used to control the real thing. The... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The Digital Classroom at the Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society has innovative, free tools for teaching American history. This interactive session highlights their extensive primary source library, presidential documents, and lessons available.
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avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Too Many Devices on Your Network? Managing Device Management
Come to this fast-paced, informative session to learn the best device management systems and procedures used by PVUSD to successfully deploy over 15K devices in three years.
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avatar for Tim Landeck

Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Top Tech Tools for Increasing Student Engagement
In this session, you will learn about a variety of free web-based tools that will increase engagement, give students voice and choice, and foster 21st-century skills.

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avatar for Ashley Fulmer

Ashley Fulmer

Science Coordinator, Riverside Unified School District
I am the Science (NGSS) Coordinator for Riverside Unified School District. Former Science Teacher, Personalized Learning Coach and Assistant Principal.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Using Video to Teach the Elements of Short Story
YouTube makes teaching the elements of story easy. Using a variety of video examples, teach your students to identify these elements, and empower them to create their own stories.

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avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Achieving the Common Core: Technology Enhance Performance Tasks
CyberQuest and TC Tech Challenge are student-centered, problem-based learning activities designed to integrate technology into CCSS lessons and units. Learn about resources for designing these performance tasks as well as those already created. CyberQuest has been a highly successful students event since 1998 and has been recently redesigned to be aligned to Common Core ELA, math, and NGSS standards performance task units. TC2 Tech Challenge is a recently created challenge designed as technology infused performance task lessons. Both include research, student content creation, and 21st-century skills.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Online Learning with the Library of Congress
Tour the Library of Congress online; learn to navigate the site, and explore the LOC’s dynamic lessons. Discover some gems and how to use primary source material in your classroom.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Making iOS Devices into a Serious Video Tool in Every Class!
A showcase and guiding presentation of utilizing iOS devices as serious tools for video across the curriculum. Includes best practices and guidance to setting up devices for high quality capture, editing, effect, as well as 21st-century learning integration.

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avatar for Jon Ruffridge

Jon Ruffridge

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology, Orange Unified School District
Apple Teacher / Apple Certified Professional, Creative Apps / Ozobot Certified Educator / Microsoft Innovative Educator


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Use Open Badges in Your Class Next Week!
Open Badges transform classrooms by motivating and credentialing students’ learning. Attendees will experience the excitement of badging with Badgelist and create digital badges to use in their classroom.
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Linda McClure

Tech Coordinator/Computer Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District
Twitter @lindamcclure I teach technology at a tech magnet middle school in Long Beach. I teach code, 3D design/printing, graphics, web design, and all other wonderful things tech!
avatar for Kari Milton

Kari Milton

Computer Teacher, LBUSD
I am a middle school computer teacher teaching digital movie making, audio production, basic JavaScript, web development (html/css), computer aided drafting, and office technology. I Love to travel and learn about other cultures. I have given various educational presentations on technology... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Be the Learner - Engage in Rich, Rigorous Math
Experience a full math lesson, integrating technology to solving a rigorous problem, collaborate on a solution, and justify and publish your answer. Be prepared to be an active learner!
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avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Cupertino Union School District
Greg is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cupertino Union School District.  His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Blended Learning Mashup - Hattie Meets Marzano Meets Gameification!
Imagine an immersive learning environment where learning is fostered by a mix of online interactions supported by awesome teaching! Learn about gameified learning using methods supported by Marzano and Hattie.

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avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I LOVE adolescent literacy and motivational strategies.Everybody should be reading, talking and writing! To read and write better, read and write more! http://mikeschmoker.com/more-argument.htmlAsk me about AVID, too! It's a great program for ALL students schoolwide! www.avid.org... Read More →
avatar for Kim Barr

Kim Barr

Teacher, Fullerton School District
avatar for Phil Ling

Phil Ling

ELA Teacher, Fullerton School District
avatar for Ruben Reed

Ruben Reed

Teacher, Beechwood School
Implementing Writer's Workshop into the middle school ELA classroom. Gameification of ELA units Google Classroom and LMS


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Connecting with Kids via Minecraft, Legos, and Drones
Curious about MinecraftEDU, Lego Robotics, or Drones? Join us as we explore each of these tools and examine how they can be used to connect with kids and build your own professional learning.
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avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

C_Gamer 2015: Creating Games Advancing Multimedia Education and Research
Leverage games, gamification, and game design in your classroom. Includes current trends, numerous tricks and tips for game design and gamification in your classroom; from Eurogames, through Minecraft to Unity and beyond.
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avatar for Jeff Brain

Jeff Brain

Teacher, Brainpath Designs
I'm a lifelong gamer, 25+ year veteran teacher, artist, poet, musician and baseball enthusiast. I'm very interested in the intersection of games, comics, media and education.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

Flip It Real Good
The flipped classroom is in effect, and you should flip it good. This hands-on session will help you create your own flipped lessons using digital whiteboard apps and Zaption.
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avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Fostering Digital Collaboration
Digital Collaboration focuses first on proven/research-based effective teaching strategies and blending them with effective use of technology to create increased student collaboration and higher-level thinking skills.
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David Allen

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Integrating STEAM++, CCSS, NGSS Into Project-Based Learning for All Students
When students are motivated good things happen. We use technology tools and standards-inspired project-based learning while integrating STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages).
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Flipped Online Writing: Crossing the Border from Reactive to Proactive
Introduces an online writing platform that enables a flipped classroom and encourages students to develop independent research, documentation, analysis, and synthesis skills, suitable even for the beginning and average student.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Create Student Portfolios Using Google Sites
Create e-portfolios and student presentations of learning using Google Drive and Google Sites. Learn how to build an e-portfolio template and share it with students so that students can collaborate on their projects.
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avatar for Christine Jones

Christine Jones

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Palmdale School District
I am passionate about technology in education! As a former classroom teacher, I understand the daily struggles in using technology effectively and appropriately with students. I have been in the field of education for 33 years (and counting), but have focused on Educational Technology... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Start a TED-Ed Club--Start Hearing from Your Students
Start a TED-Ed Club and give students the opportunity to have their voices heard on a global scale. Participants gain access to lessons to develop their passions and public-speaking skills.
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Mitzi Stover

Teacher, Torrance Unified
Starting a TED-Ed Club has given student the opportunity to have their voices heard well beyond the walls of their classroom and school. They have connected with students around the world and have a platform to have their big ideas heard.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The Power of Classcraft
This session will demonstrate why Classcraft is a spectacular gamification platform and why it motivates students to excel in school. It will demonstrate the features of the program, and it will give participants the ability to begin using it on Day One.
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avatar for Travis Phelps

Travis Phelps

Assistant Principal / 8th Grade Teacher, St. Justin School
Travis Phelps is the 8th grade teacher as Assistant Principal at St. Justin School. He is a Google Education Trainer, Classcraft Ambassador, Remind Connected Educator, and an Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University's Academy of Blended Learning. He has presented at numerous edtech... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

You Plan... iPersonalize - Our History of Gameified Blended Learning Environments
Learn how the FSD personalized learning for students by leveraging technology and gaming. Explore our journey to create immersive learning environments where students are both engaged and learn.NEW ROOM

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avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I LOVE adolescent literacy and motivational strategies.Everybody should be reading, talking and writing! To read and write better, read and write more! http://mikeschmoker.com/more-argument.htmlAsk me about AVID, too! It's a great program for ALL students schoolwide! www.avid.org... Read More →
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Educator Innovation Lead, Flipgrid
Ann Kozma is an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid. She is passionate about helping others explore how to use technology to redefine teaching and learning. Ann is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015, Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:00pm

Best of Google Docs Add-ons and Extensions
Working with Google Docs provides students with a variety of helpful writing, communication and collaborative tools. Google Docs Add-ons and Chrome Extensions will increase students’ comprehension and organization skills encouraging them to develop, share, edit and finish their writing products. Google Docs also supports the Common Core CCR and State Standards for Literacy and Writing.
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avatar for Claudja Van Orden

Claudja Van Orden

Social Studies Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
I love teaching technology integration and sharing ideas about new innovative technology tools. I am a Google Certified teacher and LED Certified.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 12:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Formative APPsessments to Engage and Motivate Students
Using a variety of free cloud-based and Google-friendly programs we will learn to create formative assessments using apps so fun that your students will be begging to take another assessment.
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avatar for Joe Marquez

Joe Marquez

Education Strategist, CDW-G
Joe Marquez is a leader in technology and K-12 Educational Staratagist for CDW-G. His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Common Sense Ambassador, Apple Teacher... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Going Beyond Google Forms for Assessment
Participate in fun, hands-on activities about using Edulastic to craft free technology-enhanced assessments, measure student learning in real-time, and integrate with Google Classroom.
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Leslie Tyler

VP Marketing, Edulastic
Using formative assessments in your classroom or school district.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

How Google Classroom Transformed My Life: A Teacher's Perspective
It just works! Learn how Google Classroom streamlines communication among teachers and students, simplifies distribution of assignments and collection of student work, and promotes collaboration inside and outside the classroom. NEW ROOM
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avatar for Teresa Ozoa

Teresa Ozoa

University HS English Teacher, Irvine Unified SD
Teacher of British Lit, rhetoric and writing, 2015 UHS Teacher of the Year, CUE Lead Learner, Google Certified Innovator and Educator Level 2, UCI Writing Project Teacher/Consultant, lapsed lawyer, wife, mother, singer, surfer, knitter, reader, writer, scifi geek and cosplayer... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:00pm

Microsoft Sway
Microsoft's Office Sway is a multimedia tool that teachers and students can use to create engaging presentations that combine text, audio, images, and video. Bring your iOS device, Chromebook, or laptop (along with your Microsoft account) and create a Sway presentation to share with your classroom.

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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director II of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Students Are Makers: Building Information Literacy Skills through Makerspace Programs
Move students from receivers of knowledge and information to creators, while building information and digital literacy, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity skills. Get help starting your own makerspace program, large or small.
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

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


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Developing Student Leaders to Support Robotics Programs
Learn how to build and support district-wide, competitive robotics programs through the development of student leaders. Anyone can become a robotics coach!
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avatar for Cari Williams

Cari Williams

Digital Learning Coach and TUSD Robotics Lead, Tustin Unified
Cari works closely with science and STEAM teachers as a Digital Learning Coach in the Tustin Unified School District to help reimagine curriculum and help transition teachers into NGSS. She also leads the competitive TUSD Robotics program, which currently serves approximately 500... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

iCloud: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
Overview and demonstration of Apple's word processor (Pages), spreadsheet (Numbers) and presentation (Keynote) software. Documents are created and stored on the iCloud service, accessible across multiple platforms and devices.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

1:30pm

It's a Maze out There! Teaching Critical Thinking with Scratch
Writing programs with code provides students with real world applications and engages students in critical thinking. Learn to create a game in Scratch and how to integrate in your curriculum.
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Kristi Frankina

Tech TOSA, Evergreen School District
I'm passionate about helping teachers. My vision is a world where every student loves coming to learn in an engaging, technology rich, 21st century environment. I'm making this happen, one classroom at a time.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Students as Social Media Content Creators - We can Empower Them!
Our students can learn valuable digital citizenship and digital literacy skills through participating in, creating, and curating social media. Learn how we, as educators, can coach them in these endeavors.
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Liz Dodds

Teacher Librarian, Bullard HS


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262