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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am

AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy: Bringing Girls to the STEM Side
Discover Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, two programs of AAUW designed to support girls with an interest in STEM fields in the pursuit of their interests and goals. Learn about the programs and why they work. Learn how to get your students involved.
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avatar for Debra White

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 →


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

9:30am

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

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Speakers
avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

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


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

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Markley

Ben Markley

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

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


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

10:00am

Building NGSS Models with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate models to meet and exceed expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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

10:00am

Code, Code, Code Your Bot Gently down the STEAM!
Robots and coding are Literacy in the 21st Century. Teach students to think logically and become effective problem solvers. This fun hands-on session will include unplugged and plugged coding activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, 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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Speakers
avatar for Parker Kelly

Parker Kelly

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


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

10:00am

Get Your Game On! Incorporating Online Gaming with Instruction and Assessment
Online games are motivating across the disciplines. Discover how to incorporate these powerful resources within lessons using BrainPOP’s free GameUp as well as strategies for students to demonstrate standards mastery.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Teacher, 5th Grade Science, Port Orange Elementary
5th Grade Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator '09, Google Certif. Teacher, BrainPOP Advisor. All about inquiry, discovery, curiosity, and creativity.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

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

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

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


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

10:00am

Tabby the Tablet Comes to Class: Beginner’s Guide
Session includes classroom management strategies, integration ideas, best apps from the GPFE store, lessons, and much more. Best for teachers using Android tablets in primary classrooms. Come meet Tabby!

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Speakers
avatar for Coach Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Coach Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Google Certified Trainer, Independent Consultant
Coach Amanda is a passionate technology trainer who brings her 15 years of classroom teaching experience into every training session she delivers. Amanda’s technology training skills blossomed during her experiences working as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) supporting a... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

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

10:00am

Why Code
Explore specific reasons for integrating programming (aka, coding) across subject and grade levels. This session focuses various student benefits such critical thinking, creativity, computational thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, 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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Speakers
avatar for Shilpa Balan

Shilpa Balan

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


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

12:30pm

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.

Speakers
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

Code Clubs = Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication
Learn how to start a Code Club in your school to help students access the 4Cs of the Common Core and learn skills that will help them to be college and career ready.
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Speakers
avatar for Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Christina Lee • #EdTech learner & supporter • Co-Founder @CoderDojoSB • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.8 • Edmodo Support Ambassador • MBUSD Edmodo Administrator • MBUSD Google Apps for Education Administrator • MBUSD LEA Secondary Coordinator... Read More →


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

12:30pm

I Screen, You Screen... We all Screen with a Greenscreen!
Come explore greenscreen technology! Play with them, learn cool tools, explore how greenscreens can be used to transform teaching and learning, and let students have the world at their fingertips.
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Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science and coaching Science Olympiad at Beechwood School. She’s now fortunate enough to share her love of science with others as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Learning at the Edge of Chaos
For 3-12 educators curious about the Maker Movement, Project Based Learning (PBL) and technology tools for these topics; and experienced PBL and/or makerspace teachers looking for new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Dara Brady

Dara Brady

5th Grade, Lakeside Joint Union School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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Speakers
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

1:00pm

IBM Bluemix: Cloud Computing, but Not Just for Computer Science
See how educators and students can create powerful web and mobile apps, do data analysis, and experiment with the Internet of Things using IBM’s free Bluemix cloud services platform.
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avatar for Russell Walker

Russell Walker

Teaching Business Information Systems.


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

1:00pm

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


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

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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Speakers
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

Get Up and Learn with GoNoodle!
As a teacher do you find yourself thinking, I am so glad my students are always engaged and never restless or squirmy? Learn about the brain boosters and the amazing kinesthetic learning tools from GoNoodle from this session and help get your students blood pumping and their brains growing.

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avatar for Nicholas Clayton

Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), 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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Speakers
avatar for Kim Linz

Kim Linz

Principal, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Principal Manhattan Beach Unified


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

2:00pm

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

Barbara Bray

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



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

2:00pm

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

Integrated Computing and STEM Education in the 21st Century
This workshop presents the UC Davis C- STEM program with innovative CTE and Common Core standards compliant curriculum for integrating computing in C/C++ and robot programming into formal K-12 STEM education. New Session

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

2:00pm

Media Matters: Student Newscasts with TouchCast
Students collaborate, enhance creativity, and improve digital literacy using TouchCast (iPad app) for multimedia NEWSCASTS to create cross curricular, interactive projects for morning announcements, news features, weather reports, and more.
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Speakers
avatar for Zee Ann Poerio

Zee Ann Poerio

Technology Teacher, St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School
Zee Poerio is the k-8 Computer teacher, 7th & 8 grade Exploratory Classics teacher, and advisor for the Student Technology Team at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching for 22 years. Serving as a Teacher Ambassador for CREATE... Read More →



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

2:00pm

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

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

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


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

2:00pm

Scratch Crash Course
So, you’re ready to start, but a little scared of the “easy to use” Scratch? We’ll create a game in this 2-hour hands-on (BYOD) session that hits all the basics and is fun to play! This is a double session.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

Instr Technology Coord, Anaheim City SD
@CoryRobertson ___________________________________________ Instructional Technology Coordinator Anaheim City School District ___________________________________________ Director of Technology ACSA Region 17


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The 1-iPad Classroom
Only have one iPad in your classroom? No problem! Come get quick and easy tips on how to maximize its use in class.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Cornfield

Clint Cornfield

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
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.

Speakers
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

Cool Tools for K-8 Students
Lisa & Karen will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-8 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Dir of Info & Instructional Tech, Union School District
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE\'s Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator.
avatar for Marlena Hebern

Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com


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

3:30pm

Engineering Design for Young Explorers
I’ll share my journey implementing an NGSS Engineering and Design unit in my first grade classroom using robotics, Legos, coding programs and iPad apps, Minecraft EDU and integrating technology across the curriculum.

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avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

1st Grade Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District
I am a primary elementary school teacher with 22years experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. I teach in a blended learning, flexible seating environment. I enjoy using the design process... Read More →


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

Interactive Multimedia Maker Projects with HyperDuino
Learn how to create Interactive Maker multimedia classroom projects connecting physical models to videos, websites or Youtube on computers, laptops, or tablets using HyperDuino. New Session

Speakers
avatar for Diann Kueny

Diann Kueny

Digital Arts CTE Teacher, IDEA Center High School


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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
 
Friday, March 18
 

9:45am

Integrate Monthly-Themed STEM Projects with Technology
This poster features technology-enriched integrated STEM and poetry projects integrated around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Highlighted are projects rich in science, technology, engineering, math, history, language arts, social studies, and the arts.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! GARY CARNOW has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified... Read More →


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

10:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


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

10:15am

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

Ed Campos

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


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

10:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for James Koontz

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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avatar for Brian Potash

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

Flipboard: Teaching Students to Be Collaborative Content Curators
Explore how students can use Flipboard, a free app and Web-based tool, to collaboratively curate content. Learn how to help students build content knowledge while becoming critical consumers of media.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fraser

Jessica Fraser

Digital Learning Coach, Anaheim City School District
Jessica Fraser is a Digital Learning Coach, empowering K-6 teachers to teach 21st century skills through technology integration. Jessica has taught grades K-6, with the majority of her experience teaching fifth grade. Jessica recently earned her Master's degree in Educational... Read More →
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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Andreas, 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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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

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

Kyle Brumbaugh

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


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

10:30am

Top Ten Tools for Content Curation and Organization
Too many resources, too little time? Learn the latest and greatest top 10 tools for content curation, cultivation, and keeping those resources close at hand.
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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 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Heather Virtue

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


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Doug Silver

Doug Silver

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


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

12:30pm

From Know to Do: The NGSS and You!
The NGSS shift our focus to themes and practices beyond merely science content. Come discover new tools that, when purposefully used, can unlock the world of science for all learners.
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avatar for Holly Steele

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science and coaching Science Olympiad at Beechwood School. She’s now fortunate enough to share her love of science with others as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Gamification in Alternative Education: Positive Classroom Behavior and Credit Attainment
Looking for motivational classroom management tool that will bring your students together? Come see how Central Bay Alternative education has applied game theory to manage behavior and increase credit attainment.

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Cynthia Lipsig

Science, Art, Technology Instructor, Central Bay High School
Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. Masters in Instructional Science and Technology. MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. Raspberry pi certified educator.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

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

Chris Schulz

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


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

12:30pm

Kids Coding: What's All The Fuss About?
Curious about the kids coding craze? Want to bring coding to your school, but not sure where to begin? Learn from one school’s journey to introduce opportunities for kids to code.
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Kerri Willa

Director of Educational Technology, Chinese American International School
Teacher, technologist, and lifelong learner. Passionate about ed tech and leading school change.


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

12:30pm

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

Tim Landeck

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


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

1:00pm

CANCELED The Power of Film and Photography in the Classroom
Film and photography will be highlighted containing global, cultural, environmental, and social issues. Curriculum content, with personal and interdisciplinary connections, will be shared to foster the development of critical thinking in students.


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

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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


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

2:00pm

Lights, Camera, Action, Action, Action… Stop Motion Movies Made Easy!
Stop motion movies are a fun and engaging way for students tell stories and collaboratively create meaningful work. See how Lego Movie Maker makes this process, literally a “snap”.

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avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

Innovation Strategist, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Augmented Reality in the Elementary Classroom and Beyond
In this session, participants can expect to learn ways that teachers are currently using Augmented Reality in the classroom to create highly engaging 21st-century projects and ways that you can incorporate it into your classroom tomorrow.
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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Coding, Robots, and Drones... Oh My!
This hands-on experience will highlight edtech resources that support coding and robotics in the classroom and/or makerspace. Come code the robots and discover the best fit for your classroom.
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avatar for Carolyn Alexander

Carolyn Alexander

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Pleasant Valley SD
MakerEd EdTech Tools
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Kaitlyn Betterton

Teacher, Pleasant Valley School District
avatar for Michele Sciarillo

Michele Sciarillo

Teacher, Pleasant Valley SD


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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avatar for James Koontz

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

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

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avatar for Jon Ruffridge

Jon Ruffridge

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


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

2:00pm

STEAMing through the Months: It's Elementary
Hands-on STEM projects for student scientists, technologists, engineers, makers, and poets – integrated around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Experience classroom activities that are calendar-themed. Go home with many useful classroom resources.
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avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! GARY CARNOW has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Vr 2X: Virtual Reality-Find It, Make It, Integrate It
Virtual Reality is huge. Microsoft, Google, and startups impact the workforce, education, and more. Make VRs, headsets from cardboard, and hologram projectors. Impact students from curriculum to empathy! Own this new real estate for teaching and learning.

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.
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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 →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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avatar for Stacy Kline

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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avatar for Scott Bedley

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 →
avatar for Darin Nakakihara

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

3:30pm

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

Joe Wood

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


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

3:30pm

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

Jeff Brain

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


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

3:30pm

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

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED


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

3:30pm

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students PORTS Distance Learning Program
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a California State Parks distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference from a California State Park and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program. New Session

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

3:30pm

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

Cheryl Morris

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


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

3:30pm

Speech Dude Tells All: Tech Tools for the Special Needs Classroom
In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of innovative technology tools that can be easily integrated into teaching and learning in the special needs classroom. Participants will be given ideas for integrating tools into Common Core instruction in ways that engage and motivate students.

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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


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

3:30pm

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

Jodi Moskowitz

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


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

4:00pm

NASA in Your Pocket: Mobile Apps to Increase STEM engagement
Use augmented reality, access scientific data and view data visualizations, 3D models, and videos available through NASA mobile apps!

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Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

#RoadTriptoDigitalLearning
Come join us as we embark on our first year of exploration to becoming Future Ready. Hear from our panel as they share some of our stories, and future plans.


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

8:30am

Disrupt Reality: Online Learning, Augmented Reality, and Immersive Education, Oh My!
Dr. Perry will discuss and explain various digital tools that capture the attention of and evolve with tech-savvy students, but also maintain the proven experiential environment of traditional learning environments.


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

8:30am

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

Bob Barboza

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


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

8:30am

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

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

8:30am

Robotics for the K-6 Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will build a simple robot, discover applications for teaching robotics, and depart with free and affordable resources. NGSS and CCSS aligned interdisciplinary units provided.
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avatar for Gina Thackrey

Gina Thackrey

STREAM TOSA, Skyline School


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

8:30am

The Cure for the Common Code
Want to get your kids coding, but not sure where to start? Already coding and what to know where to go next? We’ll cover different avenues for coding, including Scratch, MakeyMakey, Spheros, Lego, Minecraft, Pi, and more!

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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

Instr Technology Coord, Anaheim City SD
@CoryRobertson ___________________________________________ Instructional Technology Coordinator Anaheim City School District ___________________________________________ Director of Technology ACSA Region 17


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

9:30am

Building a classroom economy with Banqer
Learn about building a virtual economy in your classroom with Banqer as the cornerstone.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

3D Printing in the Classroom - Accessible Projects from Primary and Secondary Classrooms
Primary and secondary teachers share projects, resources, and ideas on how to leverage 3D printing in the classroom. Students discover that learning can be hard and fun at the same time.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Coding in the Classroom
Participants will learn about the importance of and experiences with coding in the classroom. We will explore a variety of coding apps, sites, and programs that students can use.
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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


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

10:00am

Rigorous, Not Rigor Mortis: Creating Rigor, Not Just More Work
Dig deeper into project-based learning apps without burying your students. Discover a variety of apps that help engage and motivate students while creating rigor in the classroom.

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avatar for Lupe Escobar

Lupe Escobar

4th Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary Schooli
Lupe Escobar is an educator with thirteen years teaching experience, the last eight with the Fullerton School District. Currently, she is a 2nd year Cotsen Fellow. She earned her Masters of Science in education with an emphasis in educational technology from Cal State Fullerton in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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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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 →


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

10:00am

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

Kathy DeBest

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

Dr. Brandee Ramirez

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


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

10:00am

The Fabulous Unintended Benefits of Going Digital
Cloud-based resources, including techbooks, prove very effective for achievement. Results also show beneficial impact on personalization, referrals, and teachers. See what it looks like, why it works, why it’s time.

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.
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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

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



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

10:00am

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

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


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

10:00am

Transform Science Learning with PASCO’s Latest Hands-On Technologies
Explore PASCO Scientific’s award-winning science learning environment, offering hands-on, inquiry-based science labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science. Integrating the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software. NEW SESSION

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

10:00am

What Matters to You, Matters! The Student’s Personal Interest Framework
Students often ask, “How is this relevant to my life?” Imagine equipping the learner to be able and expected to answer that question on his/her own! Welcome information literacy into your classroom!
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Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Encinitas Union School District
Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries at Encinitas Union School District. He is an advocate for extreme personalization of student learning through the integration of multiple literacies including media information literacy, design thinking, and social... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, 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.

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

12:00pm

Choose Your Own Edventure: Creating Interactive Google Forms
Surveys are just the beginning in Google Forms. Create Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories and bring student-driven choice into lessons, stories, and movies.
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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 →
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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.


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

12:00pm

Computer Science across the Elementary Curriculum with iPad Apps
Learn how to bring Computer Science into the classroom by allowing students to demonstrate knowledge across the curriculum using tablet coding apps including: ScratchJr, Hopscotch, Tynker, and Pyonkee.
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Vicky Sedgwick

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Vicky Sedgwick is a K-8 Technology Teacher at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in the San Fernando Valley. Vicky currently serves as a K-8 Teacher Representative on the CSTA Board of Directors and was a K-5 writer on the CSTA Standards. Vicky also helps to moderate the #csk8 Twitter... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Digital Data
Don't miss the most powerful feature of tablets - mobility. Gain insights into free device-neutral apps students can use to collect and analyze data in the field. Presenter Resources  NEW SESSION

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Clint Cornfield

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


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

12:00pm

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

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


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

12:00pm

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

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


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

12:00pm

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

1:30pm

Bringing 3D Printing into the Common Core and NGSS Classroom
This session will focus on explaining the many applications of 3D printing and how Common Core and NGSS content can be addressed. Unit and project examples will be given to attendees. UPDATED SPEAKERS
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

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


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

1:30pm

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

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


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

1:30pm

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

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


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

1:30pm

Marvelous Makerspace
Have you heard the buzz? Makerspace is hands on exploration, where students participate and take charge of their own learning. Creation and design are the name of the game!
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

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

Teacher Librarian, Bullard HS


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