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Thursday, March 17
 

10:00am

Google Apps Academy 101 - Create, Communicate, Collaborate with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education
This workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use the Chromebook, the Chrome Browser, Google Drive, and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Participants will learn the ins and outs of their Chromebook, and understand how the device works seamlessly through all the Google Applications. Participants will see how Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings allows teachers and students to create rich content for learning and provide opportunities for real time collaboration. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively on documents, drawings, and presentations in support of common core, sound pedagogy, and innovation skills. Additional topics and applications may be covered with time permitting.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the educational features of your Chromebook
Recognize the educational features of your Chrome browser
Manage the Chromebook and Chrome Browser Environment
Design an efficient workflow in Google Drive
Interact with Google Docs, Presentations, and Drawing
Explore other Google Applications with time permitting
Create connections to CCSS, 21st Century Learning/Technology Skills, and College/Career Readiness
Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers, TOSAs. Participants must bring their own laptop or chromebook. (Tablet may be brought in addition.) 3 hour workshop

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

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

Gerardo Martinez

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


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
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10:00am

Google Workshop for Educators (Beginner/Intermediate)
The nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. Workshop for beginners/intermediate users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring in their own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU
San Jose Christian SchoolTeacher & Director of Educational Technology


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
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1:30pm

Keep Calm and STEM On
In this three-hour workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience with high quality STEM resources appropriate for K-12 students. The participants will experience the power of using STEM (Students and Teachers Energizing Minds) strategies to engage all types of learners. They will leave with access to research and resources to move their students, school, and district forward with STEM. This session requires flat tables and access to Wi-Fi for all participants. Participants need to bring a device with them.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gerlach

Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education
Discovery Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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1:30pm

Video Editing Academy with the Dark Master of Video
Video is the masterful medium for teaching and learning. As both a formidable teacher tool and a vehicle for student-centered ​projects. The ability to cut and paste media, insert green-screening, mix music, add narration, and audio fx makes for killer video engagement and collaboration. Featuring WeVideo, cloud–based COPPA compliant editing for Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. All attendees will receive a 6-month WeVideo for Schools Classroom License with their Academy registration. Participants need to bring in their own device.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Friday, March 18
 

10:15am

Google Apps Academy 201 - Organize and Engage Learning with Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education
Building on the foundations in Google Apps Academy 101, this workshop guides teachers in designing learning and engaging students by using Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a document management system that can help teachers get organized, engage students, and promote collaboration through the the use of Google Apps for Education. Participants will experience how Google Classroom organizes assignment and class folders automatically in Google Drive. Participants will experience the student side of collaborating and creating content with Google Apps, and see how teachers can send, collect, and grade assignments easily using the Google Classroom interface. See how designing learning activities with Google Apps and Google Classroom can develop higher-order thinking with students. Participants interested in going “paperless” will see how Google Classroom can help them achieve that. Requirements: Participants must have access to Google Classroom through their school domain in order to build their learning environments in this workshop. To check if you have access to Google Classroom, go to classroom.google.com and sign in with your Google Apps account. Participants will be given access to a temporary account to practice the use of Google Classroom during the session.

Learning Objectives:
Create courses/sections in Google Classroom
Recognize Google Classroom features
Experience Google Classroom from the student side with assignment creation and submission
Understand folder organization in Google Drive from Google Classroom
Distribute, collect, and comment on assignments in Google Classroom
Build foundations of digital lesson design
Understand how to engage students in research, discussions, and collaborative assignments
Discuss Online Safety and Online Citizenship
Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers, TOSAs. Participants must bring their own laptop or chromebook. (Tablet may be brought in addition.) 3 hour workshop

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

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

Gerardo Martinez

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


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 1:15pm
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10:15am

Google Workshop for Educators (Advanced)
The Advanced Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) invites participants to delve into innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities such as managing the document inbox, sharing collections, beyond the basics in Google Docs, exploring advanced features in Google Sites, using Forms to create rubrics, investigating scripts, and creating interactive Maps. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. This workshop is for advanced users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring their own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

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 →
avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 5:15pm
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11:30am

Lunch'n Learn: Tools to SAMRize Instruction
Students everywhere are gaining access to technology to address learning goals. Enjoy a catered lunch from SHERMAN's Delicatessen while discussing ideas and tools to truly integrate technology and increase the capacity for student engagement and creativity rather then simply using their devices as a substitution for traditional tasks. We will take a look at the SAMR model for technology integration and how to move students and teachers through the different levels of integration. Attendees will leave with a series of tools to address each advanced level of the SAMR model; Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
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1:45pm

Google Classroom Academy
Get ready to establish your own Google Classroom during this hands-on academy. Explore the various features and recent updates that allow you to transform document management with your students, as well as learning tips on best practices, customization, and organization. Come learn about designing assignments that pave the pathways for authentic assessments, allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge in ways that let their individual talents shine. Google Classroom fosters 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creation. You and your students can fully immerse yourselves and engage in all that Google Apps for Education offers, including research, hyperlinking, and visuals. Because there is emphasis in appropriate use of these online tools, Google Classroom provides an opportunity to examine digital citizenship through walled-garden discussion boards in which you and students can link and attach learning materials from various locations such as YouTube and Google Drive. Participants need to bring in their own device.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

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

Kristina Mattis

Executive Director of Digital Learning, San Francisco Unified School District
http://about.me/kristinamattis


Friday March 18, 2016 1:45pm - 4:45pm
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Saturday, March 19
 

8:00am

Minecraft Academy 101
You've heard about Minecraft, now come see what it is and try your hand at playing the game. We will look at how MinecraftEDU bolsters learner engagement and can be used as a platform for many learning activities. BYOL - participants need to bring their own Windows or Mac laptop (NOT a Chromebook or iPad).

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD
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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00am - 11:00am
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8:00am

Google Workshop Apps Domain (CTOs)
Google Admin Playland: Do you need an opportunity to explore, and break, a real domain that isn't yours? We're here to provide that opportunity. Dare to enter the sacred land of GAFE Admins as you click through all the ways to manage settings, users, devices, and software in a real domain. In awe of districts who can deploy 5,000 Chromebooks from order to white-glove deployment in six weeks? You. Can. Too. Participants need to bring their own laptop.


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00am - 2:30pm
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8:30am

Office 365 Academy
Explore communication and collaboration with Microsoft Office 365! With powerful email and file storage options, including online web apps like Word, PowerPoint and OneNote, come learn Office 365 tips and tricks to increase productivity and unleash creativity. We’ll also cover the OneNote Class Notebook creator for shared collaborative note-taking and lesson distribution. Participants need to bring their own device.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Delaine Johnson

Delaine Johnson

TOSA-Instructional Technology, Clovis Unified
An educational technology enthusiast, Delaine Johnson is a computer applications teacher at Reyburn Intermediate School at Clovis Unified and provides support to teachers and administrators through technology integration coaching. Delaine holds a Master of Arts in Educational Technology... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
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8:30am

STEAMpunk Academy
Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with Drones, Spheros, Makey Makeys, little bits, 3D printers, etc. to encourage Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Coding -- and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with Lessons, Leverage, and the Love for STEAM in your classroom. Participants need to bring in their own device.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
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11:15am

Lunch'n Learn: Multimedia Digital Assessment with EdPuzzle
The landscape of 21st century learning and leading is rich with media. Students need to demonstrate the ability to process and apply information learned from video sources. Relax and savor a catered lunch from SHERMAN'S Delicatessen while learning to utilize the formative assessment tool EdPuzzle, which allows students to respond to questions embedded in video content and provides immediate feedback to instructors. UPDATED END TIME

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education
avatar for Luke Hibbard

Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.