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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am

TLN’s Perceptions of ISTE Essential Conditions for Technology Integration in PLCs
This study identified the ISTE essential conditions supporting technology integration in PLCs. The prerequisites for implementing essential conditions that encourage the use of technology in PLCs were discerned.

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Amna Ahmad

Professional Development Specialist, Palm Middle School
I am a Professional Development Specialist for STEAM at Moreno Valley USD for North Ridge Elementary School and Palm Middle School. I have taught as a Math high school teacher for 8 years and I have worked in educational setting since 1990. I earned my Doctorate in Education in Organizational... 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.

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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

CUE Wants You to be a Conference Presenter
Are you interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2017 National Conference.
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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Deeper Learning through Design Thinking
Participants will use the Design Thinking Process to practice deeper learning skills, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and having a growth mindset. Helpful tech tools will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

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avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
2/3 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com


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

10:00am

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

10:00am

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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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

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Technology use in education has evolved over the past 40 years. Let’s explore the good, the bad—past, present, and future—with professional development, administration, technology, and international perspectives.

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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since... Read More →
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Shed the Mystery of ELD and ELA
Successfully integrating speaking, writing, and ELD is as easy as 1-2-3. See how using The Literacy Shed has transformed one classroom from boring to dynamic.

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade educator, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


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

10:00am

There’s a Chromebook Cart in the Corner of My Classroom!
Don’t know what to do with that Chromebook cart? Learn practical information for implementation, and take back lessons that will motivate you and your students to make learning fun. Presenter Resources

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

10:00am

To Infinity and Beyond! A Principal's Journey into BYOD Implementation
Adventure. Mystery. Intrigue. The road has been bumpy, but what a ride! Prepare to lead your school to a successful BYOD program from its humble beginning to infinity and beyond! 

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avatar for Kathy Matin

Kathy Matin

Principal, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Adventures in YouTubery
Participants will leave knowing how to use YouTube's internal editing program to create videos in their classes. Participants will be able to teach their students how to make such videos. Participants will leave the session with a video they created.

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avatar for Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson

4th Grade Teacher, Gresham-Barlow School District
Doug Robertson is a fourteen-year teacher currently talking at fourth graders in Northern Oregon. He’s taught in California, Hawaii, and Oregon in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. He’s the author of three books about education- He’s the Weird Teacher, THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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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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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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

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are very interested in science, but as they progress in school, their interest can wane. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?

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avatar for Dejuana Aldrich

Dejuana Aldrich

Teacher/Coach, Holy Names High School
I have been teaching at an all girls school for 8 years. I teach Biology, AP Biology and two PLTW classes - Introduction to Engineering Design and Human Body Systems. The transformation of girls in science without the male peer influence is phenomenal. I am a wife, mom, and teacher... Read More →
avatar for Kristy Chun

Kristy Chun

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School Belmont
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Google Forms: May the Forms Be with You
Just like the new Star Wars movies, Google Forms has been relaunched. Come learn about this new episode in the Forms saga. Beyond learning the new look and feel, learn innovative ways to use them in all grades. Forms for Administrators and K-3, too!
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Instructional Coaching That Works: Rolling out 5,000 Devices for 1:1
We will walk you through how we successfully rolled out 1:1 laptops in multiple grades from 3rd - 10th by building in teacher professional development, student leadership, and supportive coaching.
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avatar for Karen Lagola

Karen Lagola

Lead Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Karen is the lead instructional tech coach for LVUSD helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She is a Certified Google Trainer, a Raspberry Pi educator, a Google Educator level 1 & 2, Leading Edge Certified... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

i4Coach/Tech TOSA, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Liven Up Literacy and Inoculate Against Zombie Learners
Pair DOK strategies with digital tools to increase literacy, transform learning, and create a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum. Pedagogy + Purposeful Tools = Powerful Learning!

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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Microsoft Sway in Your Classroom
Learn about Microsoft’s newest, FREE, easy to use product, Sway. Participants will create a Sway and learn how this engaging presentation tool can be used by you and your students.
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avatar for Darren Alcala

Darren Alcala

District Technology Coach/TOSA, Cucamonga School District
District Technology Coach in a K-8 district, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Google Certified Educator, BreakoutEDU Authorized Trainer, Nearpod Certified Educator, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, and currently Inland Area CUE 2nd Vice-President
avatar for Crystal Cammon

Crystal Cammon

District Math Coach, Cucamonga SD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

More Beautiful Questions for Learning
Exploring good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Google, Common Sense Media, Warren Berger’s work, and the Right Question Institute deepen student engagement and understanding.
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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

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

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

2:00pm

21st-Century Instruction for 21st-Century Students
21st-century instruction is about more than just using technology. This session will outline instructional shifts that will help you create a dynamic, modern, effective classroom, with or without technology.
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avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley USD
I was a high school science teacher, then a ToSA for Technology and Learning, and now work as Instructional Technology Coordinator in Saddleback Valley USD. I am also an organizer of EdCamp San Diego and a board member of San Diego CUE. I have presented at CUE National, Fall CUE... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Take a look at the current research around developing your personal learning network. Explore methods and resources to get you started.

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avatar for Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, 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

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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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

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

Leveling the Learning Field: iOS System Support for Literacy Tasks
The operating system (iOS) of iDevices ‘levels the learning field’ by providing more equitable access to curriculum content and tasks. Empower diverse learners to enable and use these accommodation options.

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avatar for Paula Dagnon

Paula Dagnon

Associate Professor, Elementary Education, Western Washington University



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CAedchat Live!
Join #caedchat moderators and your #caedchat PLN for a live and in person edchat! Be prepared for an interactive experience as we discuss issues in education.
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avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, 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

Admin and Coaches: Automating Walk-Through Data with Google Forms
Admins and coaches learn to collect walk-through data using Google Forms, create automated feedback, and build self-populating tables to view results in real time, within Google Sheets.
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avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling and Learning with Google Maps Tools
Google Maps are for more than finding your house and directions. Students create interactive maps by geotagging locations with text, images, and video demonstrating understanding of history, literature, and science.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Get Students Authoring with Book Creator App
Book Creator App is a great tool for students to write and publish dynamic, interactive books in any subject area using just an iPad or an Android Tablet!
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avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel: SLAM
Google Innovators (formerly GCTs) share their favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro-presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

It’s All Greek to Me! Simplifying Online Assessments Using Socrative
Need a way streamline basic assessments, jump-start class discussions, and check for understanding at a glance? Learn about Socrative, a free online tool that provides immediate student-learning feedback.

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Jennifer Gomez

Classroom Teacher, Claremont Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Technological Tools for Next Generation Science Standards
This dynamic session shows several technological tools that ease the transition to virtually every aspect of the new science standards.
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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

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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

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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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

10:00am

CUE Wants You to be a Conference Presenter
Are you interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2017 National Conference.
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Burt Lo

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


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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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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

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 1
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 1

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James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


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

10:15am

Digital Content and the Changing School Landscape
Learn how schools are evolving with eBooks from OverDrive’s Kevin Coon. Join the leading school digital content provider to schools to learn what you can and should expect from a digital content solution. Whether you are just starting out or farther along on your journey, Kevin will explain best practices and help answer your questions.

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Brian Potash

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


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

10:15am

Give Your Students the Raspberries with Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 1Ghz Quad Core computer that can fit in an Altoids box! See how to implement this powerful mini computer in your school program.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Innovative Changes in Education
The top innovative changes in education from the 2015 New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report will guide teachers to tools to stay at the cutting edge of technology integration in education.

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Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


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

10:15am

Integrating Technology to Enhance Project G.L.A.D.
Project G.L.A.D. instruction and strategies for English learners is enhanced by purposefully aligned iPad apps while addressing the domains of the CCSS.
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Christina Baroldi

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology and Academic Measurement, Orange Unified School District
iPad! Chromebook! Office365! AND Google, oh my! I support pre-K to 12 in our diverse district. Whether it's one device or a cartful we support all learning environments. Local Agency trainer of Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model, Apple Teacher, DEN Star Educator... Read More →
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Misty Campos

English Learner Instructional Specialist, Orange Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

LeRoy's Big Idea - Lesson Design Master Class
Watch as six award-winning educators demonstrate engaging pedagogical lessons to inspire innovative learners. An all-star panel, including past recipients will interview each finalist, probing to find the best, and together with YOU, the audience, will vote to decide who this year’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow will be. Don’t miss this action-packed hour of model lessons, tech-savvy ingenuity, and eye-popping learning opportunities. No matter who is named “Fellow,” we all win by sharing our BIG IDEAs.
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Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →
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Debra White

Debra White is an Arts Educator and Consultant whose passion is helping teachers and students bring together the Visual & Performing Arts and Technology. She has 33 years of classroom experience teaching theatre, visual art and technology. She currently serves as The Education Committee... Read More →



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

10:15am

Maximize Internet Use with Google Chrome
If you're already using Google Chrome but want to take it to the next level this session is for you. Learn how to make your browser do more than just surf the web. Use extensions, apps, and the omnibox to become a Chrome Ninja. You'll leave the session with the knowledge to make Google Chrome a powerful resource in your digital toolbox.
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Steve Kong

Riverside Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

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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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.
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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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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

10:15am

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to 1:1 Deployments
Every journey requires a great guide, this is the 1:1 guide for California. Walk away ready to enhance your program, from policy to procedures, parent handouts to student expectations.

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

12:30pm

20 Chrome Apps & Extensions in 20 minutes (and why you need them!)
Speed dating with Chrome apps to increase productivity and improve workflow. UPDATED DATE

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Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

Communicate Clearly with Graphic Design
Non-graphic designer educators can easily apply six graphic principles for infographics, presentations, print, or web sites to create clear visual communication that increases readability, comprehension, and visual appeal.
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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 →


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

Google Maps Guiding Your Classroom
Explore super helpful Google Maps features that benefit all grades and subjects.
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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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Learners Leading: Get Everyone Ready for Future Ready
Everyone within the school community has power to advance learning. Hear one district’s Future of Instruction & Technology framework and exemplars that promote ownership, voice and a culture of risk-taking and improvement.
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Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, 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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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 Art and Science of Coaching: Information All Technology Coaches Need!
Technology coaching can be very rewarding and sometimes frustrating. Come learn about proven coaching strategies that will enhance your efforts including nonverbal communication, questioning strategies, wait time, and goal setting.

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Mark Archon

Director, Instructional Technology Services, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Director, Fresno County Office of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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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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

1:00pm

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

Teacher, VCPUSD


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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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

20 Tech Tools to Make Your Teaching Life Easier
Learn how we use 20 of our favorite (FREE) tech tools make instruction, administrative tasks, and teacher training and support easier. See how you can work smarter, not harder! Presenter Resources

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Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, NDSJ
Brooke Carey Ahrens works as the Director of Educational Innovation at Notre Dame High School, San Jose.  Her career in education began over 15 years ago as middle school English and social studies teacher. Interests in student engagement and literacy led her to pursue an MA in Education... Read More →
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Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, 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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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

Accessibility Features in Mobile Devices – Support Your BYOD Movement!
By law, mobile devices must include support for persons with vision, hearing, learning, physical, and motor disabilities. For example, did you know that you could set your device to read a selection of text to you? Did you know that you could limit student access to just one app? In this session, participants will “speed date” through the accessibility features offered on iOS9 and Android-based devices.

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Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


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

2:00pm

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 2
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 2

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James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


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

2:00pm

Genius Bar: Promoting Student Leadership
Create student technology leaders! Genius Bar is a student-run technology leadership organization where students help their peers and teachers with technology needs. Students are paired with a staff buddy and support their teacher/administrator in implementing technology in the classroom and throughout the school.
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Alicia Johal

Middle School Robotics Teacher & Assistant Director of Center for Innovation, San Diego Jewish Academy
Alicia Johal is the assistant director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at the San Diego Jewish Academy. She has been an educator for 9 years teaching 7th and 8th grade science, biotechnology and marine biology. She works to create opportunities on and off... Read More →
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Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Leadership Reform + Grassroots Innovation = Empowered Classrooms
This session explores how giving administrators the tools to support and understand the modern classroom while giving teachers permission to take instructional risks can change everything.
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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

State and Federal Legislation – What Is the Status for Ed Tech?
This session will focus on legislation related to education and information technology. Updates will be provided on chaptered and pending legislation as well as major state and national initiatives.

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John Fleischman

John Fleischman is Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and is responsible for all of SCOE’s information and educational technology operations. He possesses an extensive background with creating and implementing informational... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Learn How to Build an Android App!
Learn how to build apps for Android devices using MIT’s App Inventor program, a powerful, yet simple to use web-based tool that allows anyone to build and distribute Android apps!
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Stacy Kline

Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District
I am a middle and high school teacher with the Advanced Learning Academy Early College, a personalized & flexible learning environment where our students' needs & input are paramount. Students have individualized learning plans & may adjust their program due to their current competency... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Beyond Common Core: 5 Steps to Impacting with STEAM and More
Boom! Educators will actively learn ways to implement student lead ideas to enhance STEAM-based lessons from Geo-Location activities, global connections, maker and unmaker space activities, Global Language Learning, and much more.
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Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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Darin Nakakihara

Educator, Irvine Unified School District
Darin Nakakihara is a 4th-grade teacher in the Irvine Unified School District. He has served as an EdTech TOSA and taught the 4th and 5th grade at Stonegate Elementary and, in 2014, was recognized as IUSDs Teacher of Promise. In 2015, Darin was Orange County CUEs Outstanding Emerging... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

But, I’m Not a Blogger!
Purpose, passion, publish - create a blog and write your first post in this hands-on session that uses Blogger as your launchpad for creating an online presence.
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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 →


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

3:30pm

CANCELED Own It: Facilitating Ownership of Online Identities in Middle School
We know that fear motivates people, but that’s not necessarily the best option for teaching middle school students to take responsibility for their online identity. Let’s empower them instead.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

3:30pm

Educators+ Pinterest=
An introduction to Pinterest: one of the most popular tools for finding new lessons, ideas, and PLNs.
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Devrah Lawver

San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Devrah Lawver teaches in the San Ramon Valley Unified School district. She has been presenting about Pinterest and Social Media at CUE conferences. She has an MA in Education and is working on a MA in Counseling . Her passions include crafting, reading, and being a nerd.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Navigating the Path: Integrating UDL with College and Career Readiness
Universal Design for Learning is a framework that provides increased access for ALL students. This session will cover one school district's journey in integrating UDL with learning standards.
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Johnita Porter

Coordinator, Assistive & Instructional Technology/UDL, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Johnita Porter has championed for students with disabilities most of her life. She has a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's in teaching, with an emphasis on curriculum and assessment. Currently, Johnita works for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools where she created... Read More →


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

3:30pm

One-To-One: One Team's Approach, Advice, and Tips
This panel discussion will briefly tell of a team approach to a K-8 district’s one-to-one device implementation, including advice and tips. Extensive time will be dedicated to answering audience questions.

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Vince Butler

Chief Technology Officer, Romoland School District
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Greg Moon

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District
Greg is currently in his fourth year as an Instructional Coach for the Romoland School District where he coaches primarily around educational technology topics, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Prior to this assignment, he spent 22 years in the classroom, primarily... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, 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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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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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

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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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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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

Automating Administrative Educational Tasks Using Google Forms and Google Sheets
If you aren’t using Google Forms and Google Sheets, you are working too hard! At our school, we’ve simplified and automated data collection and tasks that used to take hours.
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Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, NDSJ
Brooke Carey Ahrens works as the Director of Educational Innovation at Notre Dame High School, San Jose.  Her career in education began over 15 years ago as middle school English and social studies teacher. Interests in student engagement and literacy led her to pursue an MA in Education... Read More →
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Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Digital Interactive Notebooking
Ditch the typical spiral notebook and go digital. Use Google Sites to create a template to share with students, then learn different web tools to create output pages.
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Kim Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 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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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

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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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

Making the Hard Parts Easy - Teaching in 2016 and Beyond
Our pedagogy must shift to prepare today’s students to connect to (and interact with) the world. Be prepared to move around and mingle, discuss classroom applications, and leave with take-aways.

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Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina, 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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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

8:30am

Rock Star Professional Development
Experience new types of Professional Development in a energy session led by the creator of CUE Rock Star Camps and the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE. Jon will share several different ways to train your educators, most of which are totally free.

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Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!


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

8:30am

YouTube Lessons That Will Leave You Thinking
Join in this interactive session as you become the student - exploring, collaborating, and thinking your way through a series of lessons using powerful video.
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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 8:30am - 9:30am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Open Educational Resources: For the Teacher and Learner
This session will introduce participants to the basics of Open Educational Resources; what the are, how can you find them, and considerations for determining their quality for use in your classroom. This is a double session.
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Penny Pearson

Coordinator, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Coordinator, Distance Learning Projects, OTAN Penny Pearson is the Coordinator for Distance Learning Projects with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a leadership project funded by the California Department of Education to provide electronic collaboration, information... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Red Carpet Treatment: Mobile Moviemaking
Channel your inner Steven Spielberg during our hands-on, interactive session leading participants through a variety of filmmaking activities and lessons that can be modified for teachers to use in their own classrooms on Monday. This is a double session.
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Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:00am
Palladium North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

9:00am

CUE Wants You to be a Conference Presenter
Are you interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2017 National Conference.
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Burt Lo

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


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

10:00am

Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us.

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JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
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Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and a student's capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Bad Robot! Robot Troubleshooting to Develop Problem Solving Skills
Learn how student troubleshooting and problem solving skills can be enhanced as they observe and repair malfunctioning robots. Robot repair is an excellent authentic assessment activity.

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Douglas Sackett

Computer Teacher and Technology Director, Palm Valley School
I have 29 years in education, the last 16 as a technology coordinator, director and teacher. I've always been into hands-on, active education and the current move towards Steam/Stem/Design is of great interest to me. I'm not a robotics or programming expert, but I have several years... Read More →


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

10:00am

Beyond the Presentation: Creative and Innovative Uses for Slides
Slides can be used for so much more than presentations! We will explore hands-on creative and innovative ways students can demonstrate learning beyond the slide show.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Journey to a Learner-Centered Environment: Eight Conversions to Transformation
District-wide instructional transformation with technology calls for systemic changes in everything from curriculum to budgeting. Come learn from Baltimore County Public School's journey and gain access to district developed resources.
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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 →
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David Robb

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

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


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

10:00am

No More, Bland, Blended and Blah, Online Content
Have an LMS or use embedded links? Two online educators will share 10 new tips to spice up online content with a sprinkle of video, audio, and Web 2.0 tools. New Session


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

10:00am

Rockstars On Tour- Using Tour Builder to See the World
Participants will be able to create a Google Tour Builder Tour and will learn to teach their students to create one as well. With Tour Builder classrooms will map the world and their travels.

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Doug Robertson

4th Grade Teacher, Gresham-Barlow School District
Doug Robertson is a fourteen-year teacher currently talking at fourth graders in Northern Oregon. He’s taught in California, Hawaii, and Oregon in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. He’s the author of three books about education- He’s the Weird Teacher, THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome... Read More →


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

10:00am

TOSAs and Technology Leaders Collaborating to Revolutionize Learning
TOSAs and technology leaders in two districts have joined to share resources and spread innovative best practices. Come join our PLN and let’s move forward together!
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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 →
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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 →
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Mary Fran Lynch

STEAM ToSA, Union School District


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

10:00am

YouTube on Your Side: The Latest Ways to YouTube
300 hours are uploaded every minute. We've got all the latest and best ways to use YouTube at your school.

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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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 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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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.
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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 →
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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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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

How Flipped Online Professional Learning Can Increase Teacher Effectiveness
Does your approach to professional development have long-term impact on teacher practice and student achievement? Learn how a systematic flipped learning approach delivering synchronous online professional development engages teachers.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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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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

Spotlight on Filmmaking: Taking Student Films to the Next Level
Shine a spotlight on film critique, production design, and tools for special effects, lighting, and sound. Discussion-based and geared toward transforming and enhancing student filmmaking -- come ready to share!
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Walker

Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School


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

12:00pm

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

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


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

12:00pm

The Voice! Building Language and Literacy with iPads
This hands-on session utilizes iPads to support best practices for oral language development and writing. Teachers will infuse technology with strategies including Response Frames, Academic Vocabulary, GLAD Strategies, and technology. UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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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

Gamify Professional Development with Digital Badges
Hook your teachers with gamified professional development with digital badges. Participants will briefly learn the how-to’s of creating and managing a learning group, then will create their own learning group and add their first badge. NEW ROOM
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Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

More Than Data, Science Is a Story: Infuse Writing in Science
Science is more than numbers. It involves stories in exploration, asking great questions, making claims, and thoughtful reflection. Explore how writing and digital storytelling develops better learners in science classrooms.

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JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Jacinto, 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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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

Sketchnotes: For You and Your Students
Sketchnoting is a creative way to make learning visible. Learn how to create sketchnotes on an iPad using sketching apps (like Paper53) and how to app smash your sketchnotes.
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

1:30pm

Stop, Drop, and Write: Novel Tools for the Classroom
This interactive session highlights the resources available on the NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Program website and its free tools for developing creativity and practicing critical thinking and writing skills.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 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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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.
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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