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Friday, March 18


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
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers, TOSAs. Participants must bring their own laptop or chromebook. (Tablet may be brought in addition.) 3 hour workshop

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JR Ginex-Orinion

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

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

Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 1:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.


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.

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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 →
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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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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.

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Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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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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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.

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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 →
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Kristina Mattis

Executive Director of Digital Learning, San Francisco Unified School District

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