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Thursday, March 17
 

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

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

Crystal Kirch

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


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


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

10:00am

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

Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Pam Hernandez

Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio USD


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

10:00am

Ensuring Student Success in Your Flipped Classroom
Flipping is not new. But how can we ensure mastery of foundational flipped content? Come see multiple strategies for student mastery and accountability to ensure success in a flipped environment.

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Speakers
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

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

Parker Kelly

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


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

10:00am

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

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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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

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.

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

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

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Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

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


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

12:30pm

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

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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Speakers
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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

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


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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

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

Bill Selak

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


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

2:00pm

Personalized Professional Development through Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a model of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn the "how" and tips for a successful coaching experience.
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Speakers
avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

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


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

2:00pm

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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Speakers
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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, March 18
 

10:15am

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

Kathleen Diver

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


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

10:15am

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

Gail Desler

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

Jane Lofton

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


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

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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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

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

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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

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


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

10:15am

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

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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avatar for Jon Corippo

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 →
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 →



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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avatar for Steve Kong

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

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

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

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

Kyle Brumbaugh

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


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

10:15am

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

Edward Simoneau

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


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

12:30pm

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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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

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

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 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

12:30pm

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

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Ashley Fulmer

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


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

12:30pm

Video Projects Made Easy
Video projects can be used to communicate, demonstrate learning, and help students practice skills required to collaborate with peers. Teach your students to plan, organize, and create great video projects in a short time frame. This is a double session.
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Kathleen Diver

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


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

'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

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

Beginning Blogging: Mastering the Basics
Want to to start a professional teaching blog? This session will equip you with the power to start your own teaching blog in a step-by-step tutorial. From starting on Blogger or Wordpress to engaging your audience, you'll learn all the tips and tricks to creating an exciting new blog!
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Arisbeth Rossi

Teacher, Redondo Beach Unified School District
I'm thrilled to be presenting at CUE 2016 this year! My session will equip you with the power to start your own teaching blog in a step-by-step tutorial.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

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

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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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

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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avatar for John Fleischman

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

2:00pm

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

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

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


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

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

3:30pm

20% Project...The Nuts and Bolts to Get You Started
This presentation will provide you with the basic information, documents, and our shared experience to give you the confidence to start doing the 20% Project with your students. Presenter Resources

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Susan Moffat

LA, SS and Technology Teacher, Hewes Middle School


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), 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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avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

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


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa, 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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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

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

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

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Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

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

John Miller

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

Chris Fornell Scott

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


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

3:30pm

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

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

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
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

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

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avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

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


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

8:30am

Essential Apps for the Middle School Classroom
iPads have potential to revolutionize classroom structure and content pedagogy. This session will focus on how to maximize the use of apps to promote participation, checks for understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, literacy, and responsible technology use.
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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 →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, 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

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

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

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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avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

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

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
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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

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

Travis Phelps

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


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

10:00am

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 →
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 →
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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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avatar for Chris Fornell Scott

Chris Fornell Scott

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


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

12:00pm

Apps Combine for Effective Lesson Design
Integrate iOS/Chrome/web-based apps to create effective and collaborative lessons in your classroom. The possibilities for our students are endless when apps are strategically combined through the gradual release framework!
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:00pm

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

Ryan Imbriale

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

David Robb

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

Nick Schiner

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


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

12:00pm

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

Kim Harrison

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

Melissa Oliver

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


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

12:00pm

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

Joe Marquez

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


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

12:00pm

Google Classroom: Good for Your Sanity, Good For the Environment!
Come to this fun, hands-on, informative session and learn everything you need to get started with Google Classroom on Monday! (*Google Classroom is only available with Google Apps for Education.)
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avatar for Lance Wren

Lance Wren

IST, OUSD
Eleven years of classroom teaching experience. Lead technology teacher, mentor, and coach. Four years as a TOSA. Designed and facilitated numerous tech-based professional developments. Currently, Instructional Specialist - Technology Facilitator for four high schools in Orange USD... Read More →
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Susie Wren

Teacher/Tech Coordinator, Fullerton School District
Susie Wren is a fourth grade teacher and technology coordinator in Fullerton, California. In addition to being a classroom teacher and having first-hand experience with 1:1 technology, she is out of the classroom one day a week to support teachers on-site with technology. Susie... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

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

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

Instructional coach, Rowland unified school district


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

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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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 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

Construction Zone Ahead: Building a Successful Online Learning Program
If you've been tasked with creating and/or managing an online or blended learning program, you likely have questions and are looking for resources. Drawing upon the nearly 20-year experience of FLVS, the country's first statewide, Internet-based public high school, this session will help you ask the right questions and create a blueprint for action.

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FLVS Global

Digital Education Specialist, FLVS Global
FLVS Global provides rigorous and engaging online content that can be used in both a wholly virtual or blended setting. We have over 70 UC approved courses in addition to a full suite of NCAA compliant core courses. Our curriculum can be loaded into a variety of learning management... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite C, 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

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

1:30pm

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

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


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

1:30pm

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

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Rowland Baker

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


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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

Which One Doesn't Belong? Jumpstart Student Writing with Impostor Sets
Easy and engaging, impostor sets get students thinking critically and sharing ideas to use in writing. Originally created for math, they work for any content area. Not device or platform-specific.
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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 →


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