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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am

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

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Speakers
avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

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


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

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Markley

Ben Markley

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

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


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

10:00am

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

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

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

Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

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


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Pam Hernandez

Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio USD


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

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

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


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

10:00am

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

Parker Kelly

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


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

10:00am

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

John Miller

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


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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Matin

Kathy Matin

Principal, Orange Unified School District


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

10:00am

Using Technology to Create Exciting UDL Lessons
Creation applications, such as Green Screen by Do Ink, Chatterpix, SketchUp, and Minecraft, increase student engagement and expression in UDL lessons.
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avatar for Kelli Garcia

Kelli Garcia

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Kelli has been an elementary educator for over two decades, both in and out of the classroom, and holds master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in technology. As an instructional technology coach for Las Virgenes USD, she provides... Read More →
avatar for Justine Wienken

Justine Wienken

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Justine was a presenter and instructor for the Reading Lions Center of Sacramento County Office of Education. This position required her to organize, plan, and deliver McGraw Hill presentations to engage large audiences for extended periods of time. She was also a Literacy Coach for... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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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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

Creating What Matters - How Students Make a Lasting Impression
Experience iOS digital presentation apps that unleash student creativity. Engage your K-6 students with digital portfolios that curate student work and allow for personal reflection and goal setting.
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avatar for Hilda Flores

Hilda Flores

Director - Elementary Instructional Programs, West Covina Unified School District
avatar for Susie Wren

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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, 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

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

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

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

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


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

1:00pm

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

Lindsey Blass

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

Heather Haggerty

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


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

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

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

Exploring the Sea of Liberty with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Monticello for Teachers has innovative, free tools for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas. This interactive session highlights the resources available on two websites and new iOS/Android app.
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avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Andreas, 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

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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avatar for Zee Ann Poerio

Zee Ann Poerio

Technology Teacher, St. Louise fe Marillac
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

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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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

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

Book2Film: Book Reports for the 21st Century
Don’t give up on classic projects -- INNOVATE! Literary adaptation is an excellent way for teachers to bring project-based learning into their classrooms.
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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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Speakers
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

3:30pm

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


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

3:30pm

Technological Tools for Next Generation Science Standards
This dynamic session shows several technological tools that ease the transition to virtually every aspect of the new science standards.
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David Thornburg

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →


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

9:45am

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

Steve McGriff

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


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

12:30pm

Google Maps Guiding Your Classroom
Explore super helpful Google Maps features that benefit all grades and subjects.
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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.


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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avatar for Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

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


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

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


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Ashley Fulmer

Ashley Fulmer

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


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

12:30pm

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

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avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


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

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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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 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

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

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


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

2:00pm

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

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

Kyle Brumbaugh

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


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

2:00pm

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

Maricela Hernandez

Teachers Training Teachers T3, Coachella Valley Unified School District


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

2:00pm

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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avatar for Arisbeth Rossi

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

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
avatar for Kaitlyn Betterton

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

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

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Kari Milton

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


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

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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avatar for Susan Moffat

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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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

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


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

3:30pm

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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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

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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avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

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

John Miller

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

Chris Fornell Scott

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


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

3:30pm

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

Brandi Miller

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


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

3:30pm

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

Special Education: Go Mainstream with Technology
I will give ideas for helping special education students access the curriculum, increase engagement, and express what they know through a variety of iOS apps, Google Drive, and online tools.
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Cindy Loper

STEAM ToSA, Union School District/Guadalupe School
Special Education and STEAM ToSA


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

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

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avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

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


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

8:30am

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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avatar for Alicia Johal

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 →
avatar for Mari Venturino

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

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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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

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

8:30am

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

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

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School


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

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

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

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



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

10:00am

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

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


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

10:00am

Have a #Smashing Good Time with Apps!
iPads are an awesome tool for creating in the classroom, but there isn't one app that does it all. Come learn how to smash apps to make them work for you. New Session

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Ashley Williams

Teacher on Special Assignment, Reed Union School District
Ashley is a teacher on special assignment. Her goal is to make schools a place where kids want to be, and learn to love learning!


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

10:00am

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

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

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

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


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

10:00am

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

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


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

10:00am

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

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

STEAM ToSA, Union School District


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

10:00am

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.

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Chris Fornell Scott

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


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

12:00pm

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

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


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

12:00pm

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

12:00pm

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

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

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

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



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

12:00pm

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

Chief Technology Officer, Folsom Cordova USD
Kim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Folsom-Cordova USD and has more than 12 years of experience leading professional development focused on using technology tools to engage students in meaningful and purposeful ways. A CUE member since 1998, Kim’s work with CUE began in... Read More →
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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 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

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



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

12:00pm

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

12:00pm

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

Nancy Delgadillo

Instructional coach, Rowland unified school district


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

12:00pm

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

Jessica Pack

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

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

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

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

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


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

1:30pm

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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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 →


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