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Thursday, March 17


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
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 →

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.


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.

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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 →
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Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU

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

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Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education
Discovery Education

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

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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
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.