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Saturday, March 19


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).

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Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD
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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.
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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 →
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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 8:00am - 11:00am
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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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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

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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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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.

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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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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

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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 →

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
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