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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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Speakers
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

9:30am

You’re Letting us Take the iPads Home?
As your district or school moves towards a 1:1 program for iPads, wouldn’t it be great to hear from a group that has already done it? Ask your own questions and learn tips and tricks from a district that is four years into a successful 1:1 iPad home deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Markley

Ben Markley

Chief Technology Officer, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
avatar for Rayann Rockwell

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


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

10:00am

Administrative Best Practices for Implementing an Effective Digital Curriculum Program
In this session, administrators share strategies for implementing a successful digital program, including the planning, establishing funding sources, program monitoring, evaluation, communication with stakeholders and developing effective policies and practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


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

10:00am

Become a Future Ready Leader!
Do you have a Future Ready vision for your students, staff, and community? Prepare to explore some key elements of what it means to be a Future Ready leader. From C&I approaches to technology infrastructure and professional development the US Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative will assist in aligning your goals and building your capacity for the future of education.

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Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


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

10:00am

Connectivity and Equity for All
Coachella Valley USD is committed to providing connectivity to families in need. Come see the strategies taken to provide access, including the installation of routers on school buses.
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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 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Copyright and Creative Commons in the Classroom
Do your students abide by copyright laws? Learn about copyright and creative commons licenses. Leave this session with a lesson plan and resources to implement directly into your classroom!
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Speakers
avatar for Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Coordinator: 21st Century Innovation & Assessments, Orange Unified School District
Passionate learner and educator from Orange, California. I love learning and sharing EdTech to increase student engagement and learning.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.

Speakers
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

Everything’s Comin’ Up TOSAs!
Instructional Coaches are becoming valuable members of school communities. This session will encourage attendees to jump into the coaching model using the latest strategies and real-world stories from the trenches!

Speakers
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Free, Fun, and Easy Interactive Online Presentations and Assessments
Engage K-12 students with free and fun tools that promote subject understanding. Explore Quizlet, Google slides, Kahoot, and other tools and learn how to integrate them into any subject
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Speakers
avatar for Parker Kelly

Parker Kelly

Technology Teacher, Las Lomitas Elementary School District
Technology elective teacher and tech TOSA for the district. Work in a 4-8 environment with a Mac lab, 2 Windows labs, 1:1 iPads and other devices. 17 years designing technology curriculum for: -Productivity tools -Digital Media Manipulation and Art -3D design, printing and animation -Programming... Read More →


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

10:00am

How to Design Transformational Makerspaces - Lessons Learned
Makerspaces? Come listen to the panel share reflections, ah-ha moments, revisions, and design ideas. What transforms student learning? What is non-negotiable in a makerspace? Why? Panel: Principals, Ed Tech TOSAS, and the Director of Educational Technology
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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
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Alexander Ordonez

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


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

10:00am

Navigating the SAMR Spectrum
Come discover how technology can support a creative yet rigorous learning environment. Lesson plans and student samples will demonstrate how SAMR supports learning across a variety of disciplines.
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Speakers
avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

History/Social Science Department Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Active Learning with Technology Enhanced FLEXSpace Classrooms
Presentation includes the importance of FLEXspace classrooms and the integration of technology in FLEXspace classrooms. It is important to adapt to changing learning styles as technology advances.

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Speakers
avatar for Shilpa Balan

Shilpa Balan

Assistant Professor, California State University-Los Angeles
Dr. Shilpa Balan is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Balan is very passionate about Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and has teaching and research interests in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Creating a Class and School Culture Using Schoology
Learn how we migrated all our classes from static web pages over to an interactive and blended platform with Schoology and how our school’s adoption increased student engagement.

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Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Teacher, Rocklin Unified School District
I am a current Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, I have been a TOSA and social studies teacher and have been in education for 20 years. I am passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship: Leveraging Google and Common Sense for District-Wide Accountability
Learn how one district is creating systems to hold its schools accountable to teach digital citizenship lessons to all students in order to meet E-Rate verification and CIPA compliance and receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship District Certification by utilizing Google Apps and Common Sense.

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Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

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

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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

12:30pm

Optimize People and Systems to Support Technology
Systems need people and people need systems. This is the secret to successful leadership especially as we change the look of the classroom with blended learning projects.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grumbles

Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Using CAASPP Data to Create a Culture of Perseverance
Learn how to use the SBAC claim data from the CAASPP results to foster a culture of perseverance to help increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Student Assessment and Educational Measurement, Orange Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Expanding Your Personal Learning Network
Learning can occur anytime and anywhere. This session will focus on how to use tools such as Voxer, Twitter, and Google Plus Communities to expand your Personal Learning Network.
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Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →
avatar for Heather Haggerty

Heather Haggerty

Manager of Technology Integration, Campbell Union School District
I am an extremely positive technology leader in Campbell Union School District with more than 25 years of experience in the field. I have a proven track record as a manager, supervisor, computer technician, professional developer, and evaluator. One of my current professional passions... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Beyond the Box - Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow through a Makerspace
Provide a space for your students to impact the future through innovative creation and design. Pacific Elementary School’s Makerspace provides high and low technology tools for students in first through fifth grades to explore STEAM concepts, change the physical world around them and create prototypes that don’t currently exist to solve the problems of today. We take the makerspace beyond STEM and integrate arts, ELA, and VAPA. Learn how to bring this exciting concept to your school!
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Speakers
avatar for Kim Linz

Kim Linz

Principal, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Principal Manhattan Beach Unified


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

2:00pm

Build a Personal Learner Profile, Backpack, and Plan
This session will walk you through how to create and model for learners a Personal Learner Profile that guides the design of a Personal Learning Backpack and Personal Learning Plan.
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avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Learning Designer • Podcast Host • Advocate 4 Kids & Teachers, Rethinking Learning
I always wanted to be a teacher and am passionate about what education technology can do to empower learners of any age to develop agency. I started my journey long ago and am what you might call a "digital pioneer." CUE has opened many doors for me and helped me build amazing connections... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, 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.

Speakers
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

Creating, Implementing and Evaluating an Effective District-wide, Online Learning Program
Leverage your district’s data to inform current practices, processes and procedures to ensure that students succeed in an online setting and teachers have the resources they need to support them.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Empowering ELLs and Their Parents: Bridging the Language/Digital Divide
Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience firsthand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with four different free, web-based applications.

Speakers
avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

7th Grade ELA Dept. Co-Chair | ​7th Grade ELA | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D., Comp. Sci., Journalism,Tchr., Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a 7th Academic Block | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D. Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. Efraín has 23 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Fall in Love with Photography
Learn to use your favorite camera to promote creativity in the classroom. You will learn how to take better pictures while also using apps to edit, organize, and share them. Presenter Resources

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 →
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

March Madness - SAMR Lesson Smackdown!
It’s March Madness! Get ready to blast those brackets! Come check out these experienced teachers who will be sharing their SAMR aligned lessons. Who will advance to the Redefinition round?
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Speakers
avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Personalized Professional Development through Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a model of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn the "how" and tips for a successful coaching experience.
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Speakers
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

STEM Education That Is out of This World
This exciting presentation describes an innovative STEM program through which high school students can do Arduino-based experiments using small satellites 450 km above the Earth.
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Stump the MinecraftEdu Presenters: Minecraft across the Curriculum
A panel of experienced MinecraftEdu educators will suggest ideas on the spot for specific grade levels and curricular areas of teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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 →
avatar for Chris Fornell Scott

Chris Fornell Scott

Executive Director, Woven Learning and Technology
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Executive Director at Woven Learning and Technology, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have published Minecraft STEM Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Evolving Makerspace: Planning, Building, Testing, Redesigning, and Assessing Effectiveness
Are you interested in building or redesigning a Makerspace at your school or in your district? Come see video clips, photos, and examples from a Makerspace at Los Alamitos Elementary School in Los Alamitos, California. The panel will share their experiences and thought processes in planning, building, testing, and redesigning their Makerspace. They will also share the M.A.K.E.R. rubric that parallels the SAMR model to monitor, assess, and increase effectiveness for every student engineer. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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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
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Alexander Ordonez

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Mind Your MAC Ps and Q!
Are you only using Photo Booth to take pictures, Preview to view PDFs, and QuickTime to view movies? Join me as we harness the power of these MAC OS tools to enhance your teaching and engage your students. This is a double session.
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avatar for Katie Warren

Katie Warren

Teacher Specialist, Technology, Glendale Unified School District
Katie is a Teacher Specialist in Technology (retired) Katie is a STAR Discovery Educator, Google Certified Teacher, SMART Certified Trainer, SymbalooEDU Certified, Edmodo Certified, and has served on the Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network. Katie has been active... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Creating Online Collaboration Environments across Multiple Schools
This presentation will explore the creation of an online collaborative environment created for the Drexel Schools Initiative. The presentation will explore iTunes U, Project Management Tools as Collaboration portals, and content access.

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avatar for Matthew Cordes

Matthew Cordes

Associate Director of Schools, Diocese of San Diego
Currently working with Leadership Development, Innovation, and Assessment.



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

A Guide to Speaking Klingon, I Mean IT
Ever feel like your technology team is speaking to you in another language? We will help you understand the most commonly used terminology associated with network and one-to-one device programs.
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avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange USD
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body... Read More →
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Creating Digital Citizens
Why are schools issuing devices to students without empowering them with tools for good decision making? Gain understanding of digital citizenship, learn why it matters, and access free resources and classroom examples.
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Suzanne Guidi

Teacher, Juan de Anza Elementary School, Wiseburn School District
Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 23 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. She has recently joined the ranks of other 1:1 computing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Having a PD Plan - From Pilot to 24,000 Chromebooks in 24 Months
Come learn the professional development plan followed by a district that rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks to over 1,000 teachers. See the AUP, Google Classroom, two-day training plans, tools for all subjects, online learning, continuing support, and pedagogy involved in building a culture that is not afraid of failure.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Leading 1:1 Innovation - Inspire PLC Teams with Meaningful Professional Development
Learn best practices from a 1:1 Apple Distinguished Program School. Incorporate PLAY into professional development. Walk away with resources for strengthening PLC teams. Discover apps that transform teaching and learning.

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avatar for Helene Morris

Helene Morris

Principal, Valencia Park School
Helene Morris is the Principal of Valencia Park School, a Title I school, an Apple Distinguished Program School, and one of 20 schools in the Fullerton School District. This year, Valencia Park was one of 11 schools in the nation selected to visit Apple headquarters and participate... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Leveraging Videoconferencing for Authentic Learning Experiences with PORTS!
Videoconferencing allows educators to extend and connect curricular content with the real world through a live video feed that breaks down the walls of the physical classroom. Come learn how K12HSN and PORTS can help.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Teaching and Learning in Future Ready Schools
The shift in teaching and learning is occurring nationwide. What makes up schools that are Future Ready? Come hear how schools and classrooms nationwide are transforming and undergoing a digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready SchoolsⓇ, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Tiered Professional Learning to Build District Capacity
What do you get when you cross a school district with a professional learning services organization? A sustainable model for producing edtech confident teachers who can lead their peers.

Speakers
avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 18
 

9:45am

Are You Future Ready: Leave No Child Offline
This presentation will take the participant from A to Z in how to transform to a Future Ready, digitized, and blended personalized teaching and learning environment for all.

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 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

We’re 1:1, But Now What? Tips for Implementing Effective Teacher PD
1:1 devices have been purchased for students and staff, but now what? How do you ensure teachers have the tools they need to successfully integrate technology into daily content instruction? This poster session will provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions to take teacher Professional Development at their district to a new level. Why reinvent the wheel? Presenter resources will include items that can be used and adjusted to meet the individual needs of your district.
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Speakers
avatar for Rayann Rockwell

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

21 Jump Street: Privacy and Safety Skills for 21st Century Educators
Digital privacy and security issues have recently become public conversation. 21st-century educators are also increasingly vulnerable. This session, geared towards security novices, will illustrate dangers and provide simple solutions.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

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

Becoming a Digital Colonist
Terms like Digital Native (the students) and Digital Immigrants (those of us tired teachers) paint a bleak picture of the digital landscape. How can we become Digital Colonists, move in, adapt, and thrive so our Digital Natives can too!

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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 →
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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

10:15am

Helping Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works!
Educators once cited limited access to hardware, poor quality digital instructional materials, and technical problems as primary barriers to effective technology integration. Today we know there’s more to it. In addition to addressing these concerns, educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that do more than automate what they would have done anyway. Attend this session to learn ways administrators can help teachers use the TPACK framework and SAMR model to design learning activities that employ technology and make a difference in student learning.

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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


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

10:15am

Leading in a Shifted World
The inability to connect societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready, creates skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities in a global market and workforce.

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David Culberhouse

Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

On Fire with Apps and Websites That Ignite Student Learning
Ignite your students' passions and dig deep into using and exploring a variety of apps and websites to personalize and extend classroom learning. Walk away with nuggets to enhance lesson planning, RtI, Common Core, and STEM education. Tips for working with English learners and Special Ed students will also be shared. Learn to differentiate your instruction with Nearpod, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, ThingLink, and Open Educational Resources (OER) which will be demonstrated with engaging lesson ideas that will inspire your students, parents, and administrators!
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avatar for Lila Bronson

Lila Bronson

Consultant, 1991


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

10:15am

Pulling Back the Curtain
Demystify what happens in the classroom for parents using various communication tools. Prepare for SSTS, IEPs, and grade reporting.
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avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Simplify Your Life with Your Digital Swiss Army Knife... 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


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

10:15am

Supporting Your School as a Site Technology Lead, What's Involved!
Learn the role of a school site technology lead and strategies to begin. Support teachers at your school with implementing technology and preparing students for the 21st Century.
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avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

A 21st-Century Model of Evaluation
Is it time to hack your evaluation? 21st-century instruction deserves a 21st-century model of evaluation. In this session we will examine models of evaluation that align with relevant, 21st-century outcomes.
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Bryan Ballenger

Superintendent, Ballico-Cressey School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

An Hour of Code.org K-5 Foundational Computer Science
Join us for a fun hands-on session on foundational computer science highlighting the Code.org elementary and middle school curriculum and resources. Presenter Resources NEW SESSION 

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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

Categorical Program Facilitator, Cajon Valley Union School District
#passionateCode.orgeducator
avatar for Liz Loether

Liz Loether

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon
#Awesome Resources: http://bit.ly/cuecode
avatar for Steve Zanotti

Steve Zanotti

Instructional Technologist, LAUSD & Code.org
Steve is an Instructional Technologist with LAUSD. While it existed, he was a TOSA for the Instructional Technology, 1 to 1 initiative. which supported the instructional and professional growth needs of administrators, students, and teacher. He has 20 years of classroom experience... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Empowering Writing Teachers with Technology
Beyond Google, research drives technology that improves writing instruction and learning across curriculum. WriterKEY tools are for effective and efficient feedback, not just grading papers.

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avatar for Doug Silver

Doug Silver

CAO, Founder, KEYS2 Engage
I am a founder of the publisher of digital tools designed to make feedback more effective and efficient. Currently, we publish https://www.writerkey.com/  https://www.publishkey.com/ https://feedbackkey.com/ https://tutoringkey.com/ Prior to developing these web-based applications... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Five Things Your Administration NEEDS to do BEFORE Going 1:1
Is your school or district gearing up for a 1:1 implementation next year or talking about whether they should do one? Are you an administrator who is curious or worried about how to successfully get things off the ground? Having seen and been a part of multiple 1:1 implementations, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of school technology. Discussion will focus on the five primary areas for developing a solid foundation for a 1:1 program in order to build and successfully move forward in the future. UPDATED SPEAKER

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avatar for John Patten

John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: Creating Twitter Chats
Participants will hear how #TOSAChat was formed and how they can follow the model to create their own chat within their school, district, or subject where participants see a need.
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avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


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

12:30pm

The Ins and Outs of Using OneNote in the Classroom
OneNote is a powerful classroom tool. Learn how to use it to keep yourself organized, collaborate with peers and students, and manage/minimize the need for paper in your classroom.

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Tech coordinator at HS on Central Coast of CA, former English Teacher, lover of ed tech and looking to the future! Santa Barbara CUE President


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

Yes, We Went 1:1 with iPads. Got questions?
Going 1:1 in our K-12 district with over 7400 students has been a crazy adventure. Ups, downs, triumphs, and challenges, we can help pave the way for your school or district.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Cybersecurity Curriculum for Middle and High School
Cybersecurity curriculum is needed in Middle/High School to promote job growth in Computer Science and STEM related careers. This poster session will present curriculum from National University Computer Science students. NEW SESSION

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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

'Peer'ing into Collaboration with Google Apps
This session will guide teachers through the process of developing Peer Review tools for a variety of different assignments using Google Apps for Education.
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avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

A Day in the Life of an Ed Tech TOSA
A deeper dive into the world of an Educational Technology TOSA. From setting up support systems, building PLNs, developing materials, providing PD, and keeping a positive attitude during stressful times.
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avatar for Maricela Hernandez

Maricela Hernandez

Teachers Training Teachers T3, Coachella Valley Unified School District


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

2:00pm

Changing the Face of IT
IT departments have to undergo transformational change as they adapt to an educational focus based on Common Core Standards and 1:1 learning environments. Learn how CVUSD completed this shift.
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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 →
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Google Draw: Let Students SHOW What They Know
Infographics are great tools for information literacy -- even better when your students make them. Learn how to use Google Draw to assess your students in a fun way.

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Tech coordinator at HS on Central Coast of CA, former English Teacher, lover of ed tech and looking to the future! Santa Barbara CUE President


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

2:00pm

It's a Great Big Digital World Out There
Digital safety is more important now than ever before. You will learn a blended learning approach to teaching digital citizenship with the use of tools offered from a variety of sources that infuse this important subject into everyday teaching.
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avatar for Debbie Dotson

Debbie Dotson

Regional Manager and Tech Integration Specialist, Boxlight Inc
I am passionate about infusing technology into the classroom! As a Google Certified Educator, I'm in Loogle (love + Google), and a Certified Technology Integration Specialist, former Common Sense Media Certified Trainer, and former Microsoft Innovative Educator. My goals include designing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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

What Does an Innovator in a School/District Look Like?
Does your school create a culture of innovation for all students? What characteristics are common among innovators? Come hear what innovators are doing nationwide to make schools that work for kids!

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avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready SchoolsⓇ, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

AppSmashing 101
AppSmashing 101, learning how to work smarter not harder. This session will guide educators on how to use different applications to quickly access, communicate, and collaborate with students.

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avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

Bullying and Cyberbullying—What Administrators Need to Know
Rite of passage or act of abuse? Bullying in some form has gone on for as long as there have been kids in school. Learn best practices administrators can use and share with teachers for dealing with bullies and their victims, as well as how to prevent bullying.

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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

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

3:30pm

Immersed in MinecraftEdu as a Springboard Learning Environment
Come brainstorm and explore possibilities with the panelists for using a game world as a learning environment to foster remote collaborative and creative work.

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avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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 →
avatar for Chris Fornell Scott

Chris Fornell Scott

Executive Director, Woven Learning and Technology
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Executive Director at Woven Learning and Technology, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have published Minecraft STEM Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


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

3:30pm

Let’s Talk PD: How Can We Personalize it to Improve it
We will be discussing ways to make professional development more personalized and differentiated so that all teachers are able to grow as learners and in turn help their students grow.
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avatar for Brandi Miller

Brandi Miller

Instructional Technology TOSA, Rowland Unified School District
Brandi is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Rowland Unified School District and previously taught grades 1-4 for 11 years. She works with teachers TK-12 on thoughtfully integrating technology to enhance teaching and student learning. She is a Google Innovator (#MTV16), Google... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Literacy + Programming/Coding + Engineering Design Process = Connected Learning
Come experience the power of connecting literacy, computer programming, and the engineering design process to create transformational learning opportunities for every student. Many photos and video clips will be used as evidence.
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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


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

3:30pm

Puppetting in the Classroom: Building Community, Teaching Content, and Developing Empathy
Puppets can be used for just about any grade and any subject. From simple sock-puppets to ones you might see on Sesame Street, puppets are a way to engage students, help them make media without compromising their privacy, and help students grow into a community of empathetic learners. In this session, not only will you get Puppetting Pedagogy 101, but you will actually make a puppet and that puppet will star in your very first Puppet Video! Fun will be had by all!
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avatar for Cheryl Morris

Cheryl Morris

Teacher, San Jose Middle School
Cheryl has been teaching for 13 years, mostly high school with a few years of 6th grade and one of 7th grade at the end. She is a PBS Digital Innovator, as well as a Google Certified Innovator. With her cross-country collaborative partner, Andrew Thomasson, she has been exploring... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Reading for Meaning with 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. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Live.

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avatar for Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Educational Consultant, Read Naturally
During her years in education, Kim has focused on the importance of reading and literacy as a foundation for all learning. Along with supporting educators in an administrative role as an assistant principal and an instructional coach, she has had the privilege of teaching in kindergarten... Read More →


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

3:30pm

The Future's Here: Are you Ready to Join the Innovation Movement?
Personalization is key for our staff and our students as we move toward innovative Future Ready schools and classrooms. There are many layers to this personalization including learning for staff, innovating the instruction for the classroom, and meaningful use of devices within instruction. How can you as district and school leaders and coaches be prepared for the innovative Future Ready classroom that our students need?
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avatar for Jodi Moskowitz

Jodi Moskowitz

Innovation & Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools
Innovation & Technology Coach Fulton County Schools Atlanta, Georgia http://jodimoskowitz.com


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Time Warp: Living in 2015 and Wondering What's Next
Come listen closely to this overview session of statewide projects. Time is fleeting so we will help you learn more about how your school and classroom can thrive during these astounding times.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


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

8:30am

21st-Century Schools – Chromebook Academies
Building 21st-century technology classrooms is a tall order, but with proper planning, relevant professional development, and an upgraded infrastructure any district can be successful. Come and see how the Palmdale School District is using 1:1 Chromebooks to convert formerly technology-poor classrooms into models for the future.

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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 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

CANCELED You Can Use Social Media for That? Research Supported Strategies to Engage
Examining the research on social media and learning and learn how you can meet the student learning expectations of your curriculum in an engaging and collaborative way. Social media, with the right supports in place, can extend your curricular boundaries and create an environment where learning for all in an exponential way is attained. Tangible and real examples from classrooms in my school system engaged in Social Media in Education will be shared.

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avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning... Read More →


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

8:30am

Edmodo: Blended Learning and PD Tools for Teachers and Admins
Educators rely on Edmodo because it makes blended learning easy and effective. Students love that it gives them a new way to express themselves. Edmodo benefits administrators, too, with premium features that can quickly and effectively help you scale Communication, Collaboration and Coaching. Join this session to learn about how to incorporate Edmodo into your school or district for effective blended learning as well as enhancing Professional Development.

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

8:30am

Empowering ELLs and Their Parents: Bridging the Language/Digital Divide
Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience firsthand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with four different free, web-based applications.NEW SESSION

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avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

7th Grade ELA Dept. Co-Chair | ​7th Grade ELA | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D., Comp. Sci., Journalism,Tchr., Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a 7th Academic Block | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D. Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. Efraín has 23 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences... Read More →


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

8:30am

Help Your Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works!
Educators once cited limited access to hardware, poor quality digital instructional materials, and technical problems as primary barriers to effective technology integration. Today we know there’s more to it. In addition to addressing these concerns, educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that do more than automate what they would have done anyway. Attend this session to learn ways administrators can help teachers use the TPACK framework and SAMR model to design learning activities that employ technology and make a difference in student learning.

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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


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

8:30am

Implementation for a Dynamic 1:1 Program - Our Journey
Orange Unified School District began a 1:1 program to get devices into the hands of teachers and students. This interactive panel discussion provides participants with a replicable model.
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avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose C, 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

8:30am

Labdisc An all-in-one portable wireless laboratory
Introducing Boxlight new STEM tool –– the LABDISC. An all-in-one, wireless laboratory with 15 built in probes for K-12 science. The easiest to use science lab, selected by over 500,000 elementary and middle school students. NEW SESSION

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

8:30am

Learn How to Grow Your Own Talent within Your District
Learn how one district goes deeper with teachers through collaboration and coaching. The Digital Fellow program is designed to spread tech integration at sites, one teacher at a time.

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avatar for Jenith Mishne

Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport Mesa USD
I have been passionate about technology and learning for the past 22 years. I spend my days as the Director of Education Technology, working with students, teachers and administrators as they learn to integrate technology into their learning and lives. I am also an Adjunct Professor... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge!
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Certifications include Online and Blended Teacher, Digital Educator, Administrator, and Professional Learning Leader.
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avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Coordinator, Leading Edge Certification/CUE
Online and Blended Learning, Curriculum Development, Leadership


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

8:30am

Optimize Instructional Power and Satisfaction of Learning Management Systems
This program will explore traits educators should look for when selecting or designing a Learning Management System as well as practical ideas to improve instructional use. NEW ROOM
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avatar for Grant Murray

Grant Murray

AP Language and Composition Instructor, California Connections Academy


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

BYOD: A District's Perspective
Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace… so why not in our schools? As technology has changed, so has the learner. A personalized learning experience is the key. BYOD is a necessary element to providing this learning experience to students.

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avatar for Jeffrey Felix

Jeffrey Felix

Superintendent, Coronado USD
Dr. Jeffrey Felix has been superintendent of Coronado Unified SD since 2008 and a superintendent in SD County for the past 20 years. Jeff was named the ACSA Region 18 Superintendent of the Year in 2004 and 2013. He earned a MS in Computers and Education from NU and a Doctorate in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Ed Tech Tool Box: Redefine Instruction with Google and Movies
Learn how to engage 21st Century Learners through Google (Classroom, Forms) and redefine content through iMovie, Adobe Voice, and Weebly. Make your class come to life with these tools.
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avatar for Fatima Nicdao

Fatima Nicdao

Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy
Fatima Nicdao has been in education for 10 years as an English, Theology, History, and Journalism (Yearbook and Newspaper) teacher. In addition, she has teaching experience in Nicaragua and India. After a two year stint working at Apple in Santa Monica as a specialist and trainer... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

TECHSperts: Small Experts with Big Ideas
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn step-by-step ways to implement “Techsperts” on their campus.
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avatar for Kathy DeBest

Kathy DeBest

Technology Support Teacher, Tustin Unified School District
Kathy DeBest has been an educator for 20 years teaching everything from middle school science to various grade levels in elementary school. For the past 3 years, she has been a Technology Support Teacher at Hicks Canyon Elementary. She spent the first year developing the I.T. side... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


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

10:00am

TouchCast: Students Showing Their Thinking and Understanding
TouchCast is an iPad app that is 100% free. Touchcast is a new media where video meets the web. See how easy it is to engage the YouTube generation.
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avatar for Mike Saracini

Mike Saracini

8th Social Studies, FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
I am a 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn Talk to me about anything iPads, White Sox baseball or College football.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Change the Conversation: Telling Your School's Story
Come learn how one large urban district utilizes digital tools and social media in a multi-faceted communications plan. Leave with practical ideas to effectively tell your school or district story.
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avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
avatar for David Robb

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Nick Schiner

Nick Schiner

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


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

12:00pm

Creating a Globally Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
GlobalCOlab (GCL), students teaching students from around the world, connects learners from around the world to cross-cut disciplines, curricula, and traditional subjects to empower participants through student-led and student-created topics.
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avatar for Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Co-Founder/Head Administrator, GlobalCOlab
Creating a global classroom where students can interact using an asynchronous interface. This not only removes timezone difficulties that live video conference calls have, but allows students to interact with the subject manner in a more meaningful way.
avatar for Liz Meredith

Liz Meredith

Science Teacher, St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools
I teach 8th grade science in St. Clairsville, a small rural town in Eastern Ohio. Having spent two years as a curriculum writer for the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University, I continue to conduct professional development programs for on educational technology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ayelet Segal

Dr. Ayelet Segal

Head of Education, TouchCast
Dr. Ayelet Segal has devoted the last 25 years exploring problems in the realm of Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology, in both academia and industry. Dr. Segal earned her Master’s and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia... Read More →



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

12:00pm

Creating Transformative Professional Learning with Technology
Learn how one district leveraged its technology professional learning to bring about transformative change in classrooms through strategically building and sustaining effective professional development practices and partnerships.
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avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

Chief Technology Officer, Folsom Cordova USD
Kim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Folsom-Cordova USD and has more than 12 years of experience leading professional development focused on using technology tools to engage students in meaningful and purposeful ways. A CUE member since 1998, Kim’s work with CUE began in... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

4th Grade Teacher, Clark County School District
Melissa currently is an elementary educator in Clark County, Nevada. She has over 20 years of educational experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator.  Melissa is also National Board Certified... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Future Ready Leadership Is​ ​Delicious​ Ambiguity
The story of school is no longer as clear as it used to be, but that doesn't mean we can't embrace the ambiguity and use it to our advantage in the future. Join us for a holistic and pragmatic look at pedagogy, society, and the transformational technology shift of today. This one hour session aspires to inspire teachers, administrators, and IT leaders that despite national rhetoric (test scores, standards, tech integration, cyberbullying, etc.), their role in society is more valuable than ever before. Bring your device and a penchant to work through some empowering leadership strategies that you can use to build a vision of delicious ambiguity in your schools.

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avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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 to Close the Opportunity Gap for Underrepresented Students using Computer Science
Learn about recent policy changes to teacher credential authorizations in computer science. Explore ways that curriculum and professional development programs help increase teaching and learning opportunities for underrepresented students in computer science. New Session

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avatar for Julie Flapan

Julie Flapan

Director, CSforCA and Computer Science Equity Project, UCLA
Education Inequality and Statewide Change


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

12:00pm

HyperDocs: Engage, Educate, and Inspire with Transformative Digital Lessons
HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology.
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

ONtheLINE: The California 21st Century District Initiative
Districts and boards search for resources that bring together policy, legal, and edtech in a meaningful, practical way. This California initiative has done just that.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

QR Codes 101: Engaging Students, Parents, and the Community
Did you know QR Codes are FREE and easy to use? Incorporating QR codes can help engage all students, parents and the community. They can transform your students classroom experiences and bring novelty in how you communicate with parents and the community. Discover the magic behind QR Codes and learn how you can use them in your classroom.
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avatar for Nancy Delgadillo

Nancy Delgadillo

Instructional coach, Rowland unified school district


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

1:30pm

Break Office365 out of the Office and into the Classroom
Are you at Microsoft school? Learn how to utilize Office365 with your students to organize, simplify, and go further with Office in the cloud.

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Tech coordinator at HS on Central Coast of CA, former English Teacher, lover of ed tech and looking to the future! Santa Barbara CUE President


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

1:30pm

Creating Interactive Classroom Environments to Support 21st Century Skills (4C's)
This session will examine the use of technology in the classroom to support 21st Century Learning Skills - creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking - using Prowise interactive displays and one-to-one devices.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Google Migration Toolkit for Schools
Thinking about going Google? We have the toolkit for you. Join us as we share our model that is customized for users from Outlook/Groupwise to Google with a heavy emphasis on using Google throughout the migration as the training platform. UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Hey, Administrators! Let Google Drive Make You a Better Leader!
Learn with a sitting principal practical ways the apps of Google Drive + free add-ons can transform your practice, making you more efficient, effective, and a hero to your staff.
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avatar for Brent Coley

Brent Coley

PreK-5 Principal, Alta Murrieta Elementary School
BrentColey.com.\">Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Is Your School Future Ready?
This session will help ensure that your school is Future Ready and the components are evident in all schools and linked to LCAP outcomes, to benefit every student.

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avatar for Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Rowland Baker has been recognized for his leadership in the United States and Internationally with his work in education, innovation, leadership and technology. He has served public education for over forty years, and has been awarded for his work as a teacher, principal, director... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Lead Wild! Admins: Wake Up!
Time to lead wild! Sick of being in your office? Learn how to better connect with students, have fun with your team, and build the school community you’ve dreamed of leading.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Ready, Get Set, Go, Run with 1:1 iPads
Learn how to implement a successful, sustainable schoolwide 1:1 program. In our fourth year of implementation, we bring in a great deal of experience to the implementation process.
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Shining a Spotlight on Student Creativity: The California Student Media Festival
This session will highlight creative winning projects from the California Student Media Festival, detail how to enter your students' work, and showcase free resources for creating media in the classroom.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

The Power of Small Data to Make Big Success Happen
In this session, you will learn how diagnostic data from a valid assessment tool combined with professional learning communities can cultivate individualized student learning, improve motivation, and ensure student success.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

To the Podcast and Beyond
Are you ready to take your learning to the next level? How can you bring the power of podcasting as a tool to enhance your own learning and model this for your students? In this session you will record your first podcast session and publish it. Let’s go!
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avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology. CUE board member and all around nice guy that is easily excitable and distracted by shiny things.
avatar for Adnan Iftekhar

Adnan Iftekhar

Technology and Innovation Specialist, Synapse School


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