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Thursday, March 17
 

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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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

Administrative Best Practices for Implementing an Effective Digital Curriculum Program
In this session, administrators share strategies for implementing a successful digital program, including the planning, establishing funding sources, program monitoring, evaluation, communication with stakeholders and developing effective policies and practices.

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avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


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

10:00am

Become a Future Ready Leader!
Do you have a Future Ready vision for your students, staff, and community? Prepare to explore some key elements of what it means to be a Future Ready leader. From C&I approaches to technology infrastructure and professional development the US Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative will assist in aligning your goals and building your capacity for the future of education.

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avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →


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

10:00am

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!


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

10:00am

Building NGSS Models with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate models to meet and exceed expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, 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

Connectivity and Equity for All
Coachella Valley USD is committed to providing connectivity to families in need. Come see the strategies taken to provide access, including the installation of routers on school buses.
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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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Create Universal Design for Learning via Augmented Reality App Aurasma
Have you heard about Aurasma? What is your Aura? Come and learn how the AR app Aurasma implements some of the UDL principles. Get ideas on how this app brings content to life for all students including Special Needs students and allows them to create an AWESOME learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

Assistive Technology Coordinator, North Orange County SELPA
With over 15 years of experience in Assistive Technology, I am passionate about finding the right tools to assist special needs students to access the curriculum and communicate in the school environment. I am also passionate about bringing AR, VR, and MR tools to enhance the curriculum... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Deeper Learning through Design Thinking
Participants will use the Design Thinking Process to practice deeper learning skills, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and having a growth mindset. Helpful tech tools will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

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avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
2/3 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 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.

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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

Engage Students through Choice: Learning to Let Go
Learn how to start letting go and give your students control over the digital content they create in the classroom to show their learning. See how to start with activities that gradually release control. You’ll be amazed what can happen when you take a step to the side and give students freedom in choice and creation.

Speakers
avatar for Kendell Middlebrook

Kendell Middlebrook

Teacher, Assistant Director of Ed. Tech, Cathedral Catholic High School
I am a teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School where I teach Forensic Science. I am also the Assistant Director of Educational Technology where I help teachers integrate technology meaningfully into their lessons and organize professional development for our faculty. In 2015 I... Read More →


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

10:00am

Enhance Your Math Class through Digital Exit Tickets
Digital exit tickets allow teachers to extend learning and collaboration outside the math period. Exit tickets are used to check for understanding at anytime using digital tools and Google Forms.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


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

10:00am

Ensuring Student Success in Your Flipped Classroom
Flipping is not new. But how can we ensure mastery of foundational flipped content? Come see multiple strategies for student mastery and accountability to ensure success in a flipped environment.

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avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 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!

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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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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

Get Your Game On! Incorporating Online Gaming with Instruction and Assessment
Online games are motivating across the disciplines. Discover how to incorporate these powerful resources within lessons using BrainPOP’s free GameUp as well as strategies for students to demonstrate standards mastery.

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avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Teacher, 5th Grade Science, Port Orange Elementary
5th Grade Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator '09, Google Certif. Teacher, BrainPOP Advisor. All about inquiry, discovery, curiosity, and creativity.


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

10:00am

Google Admin Console Best Practices
Whether you’re already a Google Apps administrator or just getting started, join the Google for Education team on an overview of the console along with best practices gathered from other GAFE users and the Google EDU team. Review some of the best third party tools for management as well.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


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

10:00am

How to Design Transformational Makerspaces - Lessons Learned
Makerspaces? Come listen to the panel share reflections, ah-ha moments, revisions, and design ideas. What transforms student learning? What is non-negotiable in a makerspace? Why? Panel: Principals, Ed Tech TOSAS, and the Director of Educational Technology
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Speakers
avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, 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

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Technology use in education has evolved over the past 40 years. Let’s explore the good, the bad—past, present, and future—with professional development, administration, technology, and international perspectives.

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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong Consulting
avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since... Read More →
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Navigating the SAMR Spectrum
Come discover how technology can support a creative yet rigorous learning environment. Lesson plans and student samples will demonstrate how SAMR supports learning across a variety of disciplines.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

History/Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Panel Discussion: The Nuts and Bolts of Going 1:1

We’ll explore field-tested strategies necessary when tech becomes ubiquitous in classrooms, discuss best practices in changing classroom culture, and the mindset needed to evoke change in schools. Simply adding technology, without addressing the culture of teaching and learning is the surest path to failed initiatives. NEW SESSION


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avatar for Kris Boneman

Kris Boneman

Director of Ed Tech, Bonita Unified School District
1:1, BYOD, IPads, Chromebooks, GAFE, Apps, collaborative tools, etc.
avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate... Read More →
avatar for Tim Landeck

Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley
avatar for John Morgan

John Morgan

Director of Educational Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
Science Teacher for 10 years, EdTech TOSA for 1 year, Director of EdTech for 2. I have a doctorate in education from UCSD in Teaching and Learning with a focus in technology use in the classroom. I do what I love and love what I do. Always a pleasure working with other educators who... Read More →
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Otus
Director of Strategic Initiatives at OtusK. Former Education Strategist at CDW•G and previously a teacher, instructional technologist, and adjunct, but always an educator. Co-Founder ConnectIT Blog @Edtech_K12.
avatar for Leslie Wagonseller

Leslie Wagonseller

Director IT and Education Services, Lompoc Unified School District


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

10:00am

Shed the Mystery of ELD and ELA
Successfully integrating speaking, writing, and ELD is as easy as 1-2-3. See how using The Literacy Shed has transformed one classroom from boring to dynamic.

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


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

10:00am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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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! 

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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

What's in Your Digital Toolkit for Struggling Readers and Writers?
This presentation will discuss a variety of mid-to-high tech accommodations, strategies, and tools that go beyond intervention, from the perspective of an AT Specialist and mother of a child with reading and writing disabilities.Presenter Resources


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avatar for Kristen Schulte

Kristen Schulte

Assistive Technology Specialist, Corona-Norco Unified School District
I have been an AT specialist for large school districts on the east and west coasts for over 15 years. I have also received my ATP certification. I have spoken at the ATIA conference in Orlando, Fl, the "Techknowledgy" conference in Richmond, VA, and have been adjunct faculty at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tapestry Room, 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.

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avatar for Scott Moss   @scotthmoss

Scott Moss @scotthmoss

Technology Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
I have worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. I work as an Instructional Technology Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. I've taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I have had educational management... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.

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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

Code Clubs = Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication
Learn how to start a Code Club in your school to help students access the 4Cs of the Common Core and learn skills that will help them to be college and career ready.
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avatar for Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Christina Lee • #EdTech learner & supporter • Co-Founder @CoderDojoSB • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.8 • Edmodo Support Ambassador • MBUSD Edmodo Administrator • MBUSD Google Apps for Education Administrator • MBUSD LEA Secondary Coordinator... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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
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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 →


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

Digital Citizenship: Leveraging Google and Common Sense for District-Wide Accountability
Learn how one district is creating systems to hold its schools accountable to teach digital citizenship lessons to all students in order to meet E-Rate verification and CIPA compliance and receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship District Certification by utilizing Google Apps and Common Sense.

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avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are very interested in science, but as they progress in school, their interest can wane. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?

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avatar for Dejuana Aldrich

Dejuana Aldrich

Teacher/Coach, Holy Names High School
I have been teaching at an all girls school for 8 years. I teach Biology, AP Biology and two PLTW classes - Introduction to Engineering Design and Human Body Systems. The transformation of girls in science without the male peer influence is phenomenal. I am a wife, mom, and teacher... Read More →
avatar for Kristy Chun

Kristy Chun

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School Belmont
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Google Forms: May the Forms Be with You
Just like the new Star Wars movies, Google Forms has been relaunched. Come learn about this new episode in the Forms saga. Beyond learning the new look and feel, learn innovative ways to use them in all grades. Forms for Administrators and K-3, too!
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Independent Studies: Building a Pathway to Success for Every Student
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center’s 21st Century learning environment. The program reengages and supports at-risk students with a blended approach to learning. Learn how this center supports students behaviorally, academically and emotionally, and successfully puts them back on track to graduation
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Pete Nguyen

Outreach Specialist/Teacher, AUHSD
Outreach Specialist/Teacher; Western High School/Anaheim Union High School District; Anaheim, CAAdjunct English Instructor, Santa Ana College; Santa Ana, CATalk to me about online education (distance ed or concurrent), or infusing a play therapy approach to social/emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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 →
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Nancy Minicozzi

i4 Coach/Tech TOSA, Beverly Hills HS
Nancy is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Nancy is one of the hosts of the TLC.ninja podcast. She blogs... 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

Lead Wild to be Future Ready
While some principles of strong leadership are timeless, braver leaders with creative solutions are a must in Future Ready schools. Consider how you can ‘lead wild’ to maximize opportunities and resources for students and staff within and beyond the walls of your school. New Session

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Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in... Read More →
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Jodi Moskowitz

Innovation & Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools
Innovation & Technology Coach Fulton County Schools Atlanta, Georgia http://jodimoskowitz.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.

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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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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

Literature and Coding: Creating Storyboards with Coding Apps for iPad
Support your students’ understanding of literature concepts through coding with their iPads and iMovie, Garage Band, and iBooks. During this session we will look at student projects and discuss best ways to bring storyboard design and coding to students in K-2.

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Leticia Batista

Teacher/Tech Mentor, Oxnard SD
Apple Distinguished Educator, LEC Certified, CSTA Standards Revision Task Force, CSTA Standards Revision Team, CUE Lead Learner, Former #CAedchat Moderator, Doctoral Candidate , @kindercue, @MsbatistaL, #kindercue #duallanguage Teacher


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

12:30pm

Mathematical Creativity and Thinking through Robotics
This session will introduce robotic possibilities for the math classroom, including a new robotic platform that is sophisticated enough for NASA, but accessible for elementary and middle school students.

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Lora Saarnio

Nueva School


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

12:30pm

Microsoft Sway in Your Classroom
Learn about Microsoft’s newest, FREE, easy to use product, Sway. Participants will create a Sway and learn how this engaging presentation tool can be used by you and your students.
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Darren Alcala

District Technology Coach/TOSA, Cucamonga School District
District Technology Coach in a K-8 district, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Google Certified Educator, BreakoutEDU Authorized Trainer, Nearpod Certified Educator, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, and currently Inland Area CUE 2nd Vice-President
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Crystal Cammon

District Math Coach, Cucamonga SD


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

12:30pm

More Beautiful Questions for Learning
Exploring good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Google, Common Sense Media, Warren Berger’s work, and the Right Question Institute deepen student engagement and understanding.
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Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong Consulting


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

12:30pm

More to Math – Get K-3rd Students to excel at Math with this hands-on learning set!
Use LEGO bricks as the tool that makes abstract math tangible. MoreToMath easily creates rich mathematics lessons, inspires teamwork, encourages perseverance, and promotes a positive attitude toward math. Features include mathematical problem solving, making sense of problems, reasoning, perseverance, precision, modeling, and representation, with hands-on activities in numeracy, base-10 operations, algebra, measurement, data, geometry, and spatial awareness.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


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

12:30pm

nABLEing All Learners: Mobile Devices as Transformational Technology
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for designing flexible and personalized learning environments that account for the variability of all learners from the start. Technology can make the implementation of UDL easier by allowing educators to choose from a richer palette of tools to meet the needs of their diverse learners. In this session, you will learn about a number of free- and low-cost tools for providing access to the curriculum for all, starting with the universal design features that are already built into the iPads and Chromebooks in your classrooms. You will leave with a framework to help you select apps and extensions that engage and empower all learners through more transformative applications of mobile technology.

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avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Technical Assistance Specialist, National AEM Center at CAST
Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning advocate based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’sdegree in... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Optimize People and Systems to Support Technology
Systems need people and people need systems. This is the secret to successful leadership especially as we change the look of the classroom with blended learning projects.

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avatar for Brad Grumbles

Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


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

12:30pm

Stop Building Missions! Transform 'Traditional' Projects with PBL
Throw away those sugar cubes and glue! Amplify projects that you and your school ‘always do’ by creating a project-based learning experience!
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avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

Elementary Principal, Tustin Unified School District
Join @KristyAndre2 and I for "BUILDING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS- Elevating with Workshop Tools" on Friday at 10:00 in Primrose C!@LaurenMStein Elementary Principal in Tustin Unified School District


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

12:30pm

Taking The Dis Out of Distant Learning: Online Facilitation Strategies
This presentation provides teachers the tools and resources to enable them to facilitate non-traditional learning. Educators will be inspired and empowered to be a community builder within the online classroom.

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

12:30pm

Teaching an Online Course for the First Time
Ever thought of teaching an online class? Learn what worked, and what didn't work from a novice to online teaching.
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avatar for Ruth Maas

Ruth Maas

Digital Coordinator, Steele Canyon High School


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

12:30pm

Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in CCSS
Need to enhance your workflow with EL's? Explore a set of key principles, workflows, and digital resources to support ELs in meeting the Common Core and beyond!

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avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates professional learning... Read More →


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

12:30pm

That's What 'He' Said... Developing Historical Literacy
Discover how technology can give students opportunities to creatively demonstrate their understanding of the thoughts and feelings of historical figures within the context of major historical events.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

History/Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.


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

12:30pm

Transform Your School’s Culture
Learn more about the exciting partnership with IDEO’s Teacher Guild and the Google for Education team and hear how teachers are changing the culture within their schools. You’ll even get the chance to put on your own “Design Thinking” hats and gamestorm around a unique challenge facing educators today.


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

12:30pm

Unpacking Student Motivation: The Learnification of Gaming
In this presentation we unpack the multi-faceted motivations underlying student learning. We’ll explore with real digital application examples the elements of what we call the “learnification of gaming”. Unpacking game environments as a means to ‘engage’ students is not enough, we need to be creating immersive worlds of learning for our students, using the latest award winning of Mathletics as an example. The session will explore how bridging the gap between differing student personalities and the associated learning motivations can truly inspire a love of learning.

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

12:30pm

Using CAASPP Data to Create a Culture of Perseverance
Learn how to use the SBAC claim data from the CAASPP results to foster a culture of perseverance to help increase student achievement.

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avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Student Assessment and Educational Measurement, Orange Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

What Does the Research Say? Evidence-Based Education with Technology
Find out what research is being done in the area of teaching with educational technology. Higher education faculty share their findings and implications for a range of educational settings. Use their findings and learn how to do action research yourself.

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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer coordinates the librarianship program at CSULB, and manages the CSU ICT Literacy project. Her research interests are digital citizenship, literacies, assessment, and collaboration. See her websites http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com and tinyurl.com/FakeNewsLibGuide Session... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

#GoOpen: Personalize Future Ready Learning Through Openly Licensed Education Resources
One of the core components of the Future Ready pledge is "Providing Access to high quality, digital materials." In this session, learn about how districts across the country are committing to #GoOpen and replace one traditional, static textbook with openly-licensed educational materials. This session will also feature OER transformation stories and insights from stakeholders in the field.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

21st-Century Instruction for 21st-Century Students
21st-century instruction is about more than just using technology. This session will outline instructional shifts that will help you create a dynamic, modern, effective classroom, with or without technology.
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avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley USD
I was a high school science teacher, then a ToSA for Technology and Learning, and now work as Instructional Technology Coordinator in Saddleback Valley USD. I am also an organizer of EdCamp San Diego and a board member of San Diego CUE. I have presented at CUE National, Fall CUE... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, 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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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

Blended Learning with Office 365
Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? You may be aware of some of the great tools available in Office 365, but do you know how you can use OneDrive, Skype for Business, and OneNote Class Notebooks to help you incorporate blended learning in your classroom? Let's explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and see how the full suite of tools provided within Office365 will help you build a robust learning environment that fosters student success.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

Capture the Curiosity and Creativity of K-2 Learners with iPad
Create a classroom where all students are actively engaged in creating authentic artifacts of their learning, collaborating with peers, and having fun while learning! Discover how Seesaw Learning Journal, Explain Everything, and Book Creator for iPad can transform your K-2 classroom. Participants are encouraged to get 'hands-on' with their iPads during this session! If you want to play along as we share, explore, and learn, then please download these free apps from the Apple iTunes store: Seesaw Learning Journal, Puppet EDU, and Chatterpik Kids.

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avatar for Kristin Thomsen

Kristin Thomsen

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Orange County Department of Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Host Organization OCDE

2:00pm

Copyright Laws, Literacy, and Learning: Lessons Supporting Creativity and Research
How can students research reliably and ethically? Why should they want to when it’s easier to ignore rules? This session presents engaging lessons in law, literacy, and respect while learning.

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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Creating, Implementing and Evaluating an Effective District-wide, Online Learning Program
Leverage your district’s data to inform current practices, processes and procedures to ensure that students succeed in an online setting and teachers have the resources they need to support them.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Don't Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod. A sample lesson will be demonstrated as a guide for development. Device with Nearpod app highly recommended.

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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Effective Teams Support AT/AAC Team Success
You can support students in utilizing effective AT/AAC tools. An efficient multidisciplinary team is what creates high success rates and time efficiency. As we share the history of the development of our own process, session participants will receive the tools to create their own team. Materials, forms and examples will be provided to all participants.

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Nenoska Frink

program specialist, chino valley unified school district


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Empowering ELLs and Their Parents: Bridging the Language/Digital Divide
Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience firsthand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with four different free, web-based applications.

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avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

7th Grade ELA Dept. Co-Chair | ​7th Grade ELA | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D., Comp. Sci., Journalism,Tchr., Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a 7th Academic Block | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D. Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. Efraín has 23 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, 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

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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

Flip Out with Google Forms
Allow Google Forms be a part of your classroom. Use forms to help your students and yourself collect and analyze data. Students can interpret data based on the responses from surveys or data gathering.

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avatar for Jason Seliskar

Jason Seliskar

Director of Affiliate Engagement, CUE Inc.
Jason Seliskar is the Director of Affiliate Engagement for CUE Inc. He was a fourth-grade teacher and was one of the main instructors for his district’s 1:1 iPad program, iTeach, iLearn, iPad Program. He taught for 13 years at the elementary level and coached teachers in educational... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Gamify learning w/ Breakout Edu!
Breakout EDU creates engaging learning games for all learners. Participants learn about teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration to problem-solve puzzles. Breakouts can be used with students to teach any academic subject. Experience a Breakout EDU game and take back the knowledge to your sites! NEW SESSION

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avatar for Steve Kong

Steve Kong

Riverside Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Improving Learning Opportunities Using Five Tech Senses
Explore hands-on strategies to use technology to increase your students’ participation in their own learning. See how the "five tech senses" can develop new depths of knowledge for all learners.
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avatar for Dana West

Dana West

Special Education Teacher, Sulphur Springs School
I love technology because it levels the playing field for my students with special needs. They push me everyday! Because of them I am a digital coach and mentor in our district helping other teachers support their students in learning through the use of technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Integrated Computing and STEM Education in the 21st Century
This workshop presents the UC Davis C- STEM program with innovative CTE and Common Core standards compliant curriculum for integrating computing in C/C++ and robot programming into formal K-12 STEM education. New Session

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Interactive Google Classroom
Google Classroom is revolutionizing the paperless classroom. In this session get hands on experience as both a teacher and a student! Learn how to use Google Classroom to increase communication with your students, stay organized, and save time so that you can spend more time on teaching.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Keyboarding Without Tears: Strategies for Success
Keyboarding Without Tears teaches pre-keyboarding and keyboarding alongside general computer readiness, digital literacy, and digital citizenship for grades K-5. Learn an innovative instructional program for teaching strategies for keyboarding success.
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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

March Madness - SAMR Lesson Smackdown!
It’s March Madness! Get ready to blast those brackets! Come check out these experienced teachers who will be sharing their SAMR aligned lessons. Who will advance to the Redefinition round?
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avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Educational Technology Coordinator, Tulare Joint Union High School Dist
Former President and Vice President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

STEM Education That Is out of This World
This exciting presentation describes an innovative STEM program through which high school students can do Arduino-based experiments using small satellites 450 km above the Earth.
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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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

STEM Learning for 1st-3rd with LEGO Education WeDo!
WeDo is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in programming, science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working models.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Stump the MinecraftEdu Presenters: Minecraft across the Curriculum
A panel of experienced MinecraftEdu educators will suggest ideas on the spot for specific grade levels and curricular areas of teachers.

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.
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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 →
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.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Evolving Makerspace: Planning, Building, Testing, Redesigning, and Assessing Effectiveness
Are you interested in building or redesigning a Makerspace at your school or in your district? Come see video clips, photos, and examples from a Makerspace at Los Alamitos Elementary School in Los Alamitos, California. The panel will share their experiences and thought processes in planning, building, testing, and redesigning their Makerspace. They will also share the M.A.K.E.R. rubric that parallels the SAMR model to monitor, assess, and increase effectiveness for every student engineer. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Using Digital Media to Stimulate Thinking and Writing
Increase sentence strength with word choice and details. Develop characters, setting, and plot. Visualizing a subject sparks imagination. Use Google / resources to teach writing skills, promote collaboration, and publish writing. UPDATED TIME AND ROOM
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avatar for Joanna Conrado

Joanna Conrado

Teacher / Tech Coach, Ballico Cressey School District
Technology and Curriculum Coach at Ballico Cressey School District. Master in Educational Technology through Boise State. Love connecting with other teachers and sharing ideas about tech integration within the elementary setting. jconrado@ballicocressey.com @paaperlessclass w... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Book Creator App Workshop, Showcase in Google Readium App
Hands-on workshop: Bring your iPad to create your first ebook in this session and post to Google Readium App on a laptop computer. Students build their digital library of books using Readium to share with parents. Book Creator and Readium are FREE apps. Great tools for CCSS.ELA-Literacy! BYOD. This is a double session.
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avatar for Genevieve Kahlweiss

Genevieve Kahlweiss

Fourth Grade teacher, Saint Columban School
Currently, Genny is on the ABLE (Advanced Blended Learning Education) Fellowship Team for the Diocese of Orange, teaching 4th grade at Saint Columban School, Past President of OCCUE Board of Directors, Ed Tech Coach, Discovery Education Leadership Council, Star Teacher, and DEN Ambassador... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Club, 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

2:00pm

Scratch Crash Course
So, you’re ready to start, but a little scared of the “easy to use” Scratch? We’ll create a game in this 2-hour hands-on (BYOD) session that hits all the basics and is fun to play! This is a double session.

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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

Instr Technology Coord, Anaheim City SD
@CoryRobertson ___________________________________________ Instructional Technology Coordinator Anaheim City School District ___________________________________________ Director of Technology ACSA Region 17


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CAedchat Live!
Join #caedchat moderators and your #caedchat PLN for a live and in person edchat! Be prepared for an interactive experience as we discuss issues in education.
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avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

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 →
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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, 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

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Admin and Coaches: Automating Walk-Through Data with Google Forms
Admins and coaches learn to collect walk-through data using Google Forms, create automated feedback, and build self-populating tables to view results in real time, within Google Sheets.
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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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

An Invitation to Inspiring Spaces
Are you trying to make your room more collaborative and active but finding out that you are battling your classroom. Join in on an adventure to try to improve the most neglected thing in education... the Classroom. Explore what Laguna Beach USD has pioneered through a research, visitation and testing model. NEW SESSION

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

3:30pm

Blended Instruction Environment Components Contributing to Student Success
This session extends research into patterns of usage in a blended instruction environment. This poster focuses on instruction, practice, reinforcement, and social interaction opportunities that lead to greater student gains.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Build a Path to Graduation for ALL California Students
In this session we will discuss the power of blended learning for students. First, we will see instructional models that support student’s individual learning needs. Next, we will consider the administrator's perspective on structuring their school to better supports students. Finally, we will see classroom strategies to provide a pathway to success for every student.

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avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning


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

3:30pm

Cool Tools for K-8 Students
Lisa & Karen will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-8 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!

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avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Board of Directors, CUE, Inc
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE's Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She currently works as the Innovator in Residence at Krause Center... Read More →
avatar for Marlena Hebern

Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com


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

3:30pm

Creating Digital Citizens
Why are schools issuing devices to students without empowering them with tools for good decision making? Gain understanding of digital citizenship, learn why it matters, and access free resources and classroom examples.
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Suzanne Guidi

Teacher, Juan de Anza Elementary School, Wiseburn School District
Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 23 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. She has recently joined the ranks of other 1:1 computing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling and Learning with Google Maps Tools
Google Maps are for more than finding your house and directions. Students create interactive maps by geotagging locations with text, images, and video demonstrating understanding of history, literature, and science.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Engineering Design for Young Explorers
I’ll share my journey implementing an NGSS Engineering and Design unit in my first grade classroom using robotics, Legos, coding programs and iPad apps, Minecraft EDU and integrating technology across the curriculum.

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avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

1st Grade Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District
I am a primary elementary school teacher with 22years experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum. I have taught in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. I teach in a blended learning, flexible seating environment. I enjoy using the design process... Read More →


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

3:30pm

EV3 Robotics – Get 4th-12th graders excited about STEM by building robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

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DC

David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Academic 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

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel: SLAM
Google Innovators (formerly GCTs) share their favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro-presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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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 →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Google for Education Training Center & Certifications
The Google Training Center launched over the summer with new content and certifications! Whether you’re an administrator whose district is new to Google Apps for Education, an integration specialist leading trainings or an educator in the classroom, join us for a look into how to use these lessons spur ideas for technology and classroom integration.

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avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Having a PD Plan - From Pilot to 24,000 Chromebooks in 24 Months
Come learn the professional development plan followed by a district that rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks to over 1,000 teachers. See the AUP, Google Classroom, two-day training plans, tools for all subjects, online learning, continuing support, and pedagogy involved in building a culture that is not afraid of failure.

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avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

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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

iPad for Blended Learning and ELD: The Perfect Match
Learn how to use iTunes U and the iPad to help English learners develop academic vocabulary and increase academic achievement. Discover the power of blended learning to differentiate and personalize learning to your EL’s needs. Bring your Mac, iPad and iTunes U account and join us for a basic overview of a free iTunes U course your students can navigate independently.

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avatar for Maria Cordero

Maria Cordero

STEM Director/ ELD Lead, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

Leading 1:1 Innovation - Inspire PLC Teams with Meaningful Professional Development
Learn best practices from a 1:1 Apple Distinguished Program School. Incorporate PLAY into professional development. Walk away with resources for strengthening PLC teams. Discover apps that transform teaching and learning.

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avatar for Helene Morris

Helene Morris

Principal, Valencia Park School
Helene Morris is the Principal of Valencia Park School, a Title I school, an Apple Distinguished Program School, and one of 20 schools in the Fullerton School District. This year, Valencia Park was one of 11 schools in the nation selected to visit Apple headquarters and participate... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

Take advantage of what you already have in Office 365 Education
Explore optimizing what you already own! Including: The new Office for Mac and Windows 2016, improved collaboration tools, and NEW tools for sharing results of both student and faculty work to help improve student outcomes.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Teaching and Learning in Future Ready Schools
The shift in teaching and learning is occurring nationwide. What makes up schools that are Future Ready? Come hear how schools and classrooms nationwide are transforming and undergoing a digital transformation.

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avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Schools
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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DT

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

3:30pm

Tiered Professional Learning to Build District Capacity
What do you get when you cross a school district with a professional learning services organization? A sustainable model for producing edtech confident teachers who can lead their peers.

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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 →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Title of Presentation: iMovie for Social Narratives As Easy as 1,2,3
iMovie provides an easy-to-use vehicle for the development of social narratives and video modeling that encourages positive behavior for students. Participants will receive a tutorial that will allow them to use this tool immediately in their classrooms


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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

True Engagement: Using Rich Video More Effectively
Students are media producers as well as consumers, so our pedagogical use of video is as important as the quality itself. Gain resources for high quality video and engaging pedagogy.
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avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves



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

3:30pm

Using Technology and Data to Blend+Flip+Differentiate+Individualize Learning
How can you meet the needs of 65 heterogeneously grouped students within a single classroom? Intrinsic Schools has built a personalized blended learning model with an emphasis on data-driven instruction and team teaching as a way to ensure each student receives an education tailored to his/her needs. Participants will be shown how we use various tools and resources to direct, adjust instruction, and collaborate.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 18
 

10:15am

15 iPad Apps to “Tech” the Common Core
There is nothing common about what the Common Core asks teachers to do. Learn how to address the Common Core Anchor Standards for Writing by using these 15 iPad apps.

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avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Teacher/TOSA, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher and TOSA at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP Economics to IB History of the Americas. He became a Google Innovative Teacher in 2012 and has taught... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

21 Jump Street: Privacy and Safety Skills for 21st Century Educators
Digital privacy and security issues have recently become public conversation. 21st-century educators are also increasingly vulnerable. This session, geared towards security novices, will illustrate dangers and provide simple solutions.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

21st Century Poster Projects - Infographics for Every Content Area
Students can create infographics to demonstrate critical thinking skills and data to support their claims. In a few steps, your students can evaluate and create engaging infographics to illustrate their learning.
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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 10:15am - 11:15am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

A Conversation with Google Teachers
A panel discussion where you’ll hear from your fellow educators how they leverage Google tools to teach, organize, and innovate their classrooms. Walk away with best practices and new ideas with which to experiment with your students!


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Becoming a Digital Colonist
Terms like Digital Native (the students) and Digital Immigrants (those of us tired teachers) paint a bleak picture of the digital landscape. How can we become Digital Colonists, move in, adapt, and thrive so our Digital Natives can too!

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Bootstrap: Coding Videogames Using Algebra
Teach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this FREE Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Come and see the future of Algebra education.
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avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Program Manager, Brown Univ
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
This session addresses Creative Commons, copyright, and fair use in a CCSS and information literacy framework. Help students harness their intellectual property rights/responsibilities as they create and remix.
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lofton

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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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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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

Dive Deep into Discovery Education Streaming
Join us and we'll talk about new and exciting enhancements and uncover some resources that you never knew you had! From the Common Core Standards in the Classroom to the new My Content, this session will prepare you to dive into deeper Discovery Education Streaming integration.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

10:15am

Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students for them view on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up- have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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 →
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Jody Green

Academic 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

Give Your Students the Raspberries with Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 1Ghz Quad Core computer that can fit in an Altoids box! See how to implement this powerful mini computer in your school program.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Helping Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works!
Educators once cited limited access to hardware, poor quality digital instructional materials, and technical problems as primary barriers to effective technology integration. Today we know there’s more to it. In addition to addressing these concerns, educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that do more than automate what they would have done anyway. Attend this session to learn ways administrators can help teachers use the TPACK framework and SAMR model to design learning activities that employ technology and make a difference in student learning.

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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 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

If you give a resource teacher an iPad for AT...
With the abundance of iPads that are merging into the classrooms, teachers reach many of their diverse students needs. In this workshop participants will go home with hands-on, low cost or free assistive technology apps that can meet the needs of their students.

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Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

Integrating Technology to Enhance Project G.L.A.D.
Project G.L.A.D. instruction and strategies for English learners is enhanced by purposefully aligned iPad apps while addressing the domains of the CCSS.
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Christina Baroldi

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology and Academic Measurement, Orange Unified School District
iPad! Chromebook! Office365! AND Google, oh my! I support pre-K to 12 in our diverse district. Whether it's one device or a cartful we support all learning environments. Local Agency trainer of Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model, Apple Teacher, DEN Star Educator... Read More →
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Misty Campos

English Learner Instructional Specialist, Orange Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

IXL: Changing the way students learn in all subjects, all grades!
Come learn how IXL’s immersive learning experience is changing the way students and teachers approach core subjects at all grade levels! Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, IXL engages students with adaptive, interactive skills that help build foundational fluency and critical thinking in every subject. IXL Analytics provides teachers with insight into student and classroom performance, empowering them to drive instruction and take actions to help students excel.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

K1 Chromebook... Can Do!
Leverage the versatility of a chromebook in a K1 environment. Our session will include realistic goals, management, instruction, and projects for the early learner.

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Scott Skidmore

Kindergarten Teacher / Technology Coach, Atwater Elementary School District
I love seeing the positive things that kids can do with technology and how their minds work developing creative products.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Leading in a Shifted World
The inability to connect societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready, creates skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities in a global market and workforce.

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David Culberhouse

Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE, Inc.
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →
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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 →
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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

Lights, Camera, Literacy: Promoting Reading, Writing, and Math through Video in the Elementary Grades
Learn ways to enrich and support academic learning using the iPad through iMovie, Explain Everything, and more! It is not just about making a movie, but what is done before, during, and after that elevates student learning and reflection. Participate in a hands-on opportunity and leave with strategies to implement the next day, no matter how many iPads in your classroom!

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Maria Cordero

STEM Director/ ELD Lead, VCPUSD
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Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose D, 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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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

On Fire with Apps and Websites That Ignite Student Learning
Ignite your students' passions and dig deep into using and exploring a variety of apps and websites to personalize and extend classroom learning. Walk away with nuggets to enhance lesson planning, RtI, Common Core, and STEM education. Tips for working with English learners and Special Ed students will also be shared. Learn to differentiate your instruction with Nearpod, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, ThingLink, and Open Educational Resources (OER) which will be demonstrated with engaging lesson ideas that will inspire your students, parents, and administrators!
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Lila Bronson

Consultant, Admin Coach, 2014


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Pulling Back the Curtain
Demystify what happens in the classroom for parents using various communication tools. Prepare for SSTS, IEPs, and grade reporting.
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Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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.
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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

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged K-3rd Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Student-Powered Tech Genius Help Center: A Middle School Model
Learn how to establish a well-organized student-run Tech Genius Club Help Center at your middle school that provides technology support to students and staff in an iPad environment.
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Gina Dearborn

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified
Gina is a seasoned educator with 22 years of experience creating and building innovative education with technology. Currently a Digital Learning Coach (DLC) for Tustin Unified School District, she supports the development of effective technology-infused instruction and the change... Read More →
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Miriam Prell

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
With a background in business, embedding technology into daily lessons and routines and long-term projects became natural as a seventh grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 15 years. The result: high levels of student engagement and achievement, i.e., super energetic... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

10:15am

Tech Tools for the Writing Classroom
Teachers will be guided through four specific websites/apps for any platform that will help them add variety and infuse Common Core-level instruction into their existing writing lessons.

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David Lopez

Middle School English + Yearbook Advisor, St. Genevieve Parish Schools
Writing, writing, writing. Also graphic novels, comics, poetry and YA novels.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to 1:1 Deployments
Every journey requires a great guide, this is the 1:1 guide for California. Walk away ready to enhance your program, from policy to procedures, parent handouts to student expectations.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable, and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top websites, apps, and tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

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Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

4 Free Tools for Integrating 4-Cs Into Your Classroom
Spend some time learning about blogging, authoring, collaborating, and coding. Walk away with ideas that you can easily implement in your classroom that foster collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
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Karen Vogt

5th Grade Teacher (Science/Math), Temecula Valley USD
kvogt@tvusd.k12.ca.usI have four children (11 year-old twins), 16, 23 (married and student teaching)I've taught middle school 6th - 8th grade (math and science).I was a Technology TOSA.I am currently a K-5 (just haven't taught 3rd or 4th grade).


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

12:30pm

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
As educators, you know how important it is to have a large repertoire of skills at your disposal both to pique students’ curiosity and to help them discover content meaning and relevance. In this session, we will highlight a number of strategies from our research-backed Spotlight on Strategies series, as well as how your students can employ these strategies for themselves.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

12:30pm

A 21st-Century Model of Evaluation
Is it time to hack your evaluation? 21st-century instruction deserves a 21st-century model of evaluation. In this session we will examine models of evaluation that align with relevant, 21st-century outcomes.
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Bryan Ballenger

Superintendent, Ballico-Cressey School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

An Hour of Code.org K-5 Foundational Computer Science
Join us for a fun hands-on session on foundational computer science highlighting the Code.org elementary and middle school curriculum and resources. Presenter Resources NEW SESSION 

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Kathy Gligo

Categorical Program Facilitator, Cajon Valley Union School District
#passionateCode.orgeducator
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Liz Loether

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon
#Awesome Resources: http://bit.ly/cuecode
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Steve Zanotti

Instructional Technologist, LAUSD & Code.org
Steve is an Instructional Technologist with LAUSD. While it existed, he was a TOSA for the Instructional Technology, 1 to 1 initiative. which supported the instructional and professional growth needs of administrators, students, and teacher. He has 20 years of classroom experience... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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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

Empowering Writing Teachers with Technology
Beyond Google, research drives technology that improves writing instruction and learning across curriculum. WriterKEY tools are for effective and efficient feedback, not just grading papers.

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Doug Silver

CAO, Founder, KEYS2 Engage
I am a founder of the publisher of digital tools designed to make feedback more effective and efficient. Currently, we publish https://www.writerkey.com/  https://www.publishkey.com/ https://feedbackkey.com/ https://tutoringkey.com/ Prior to developing these web-based applications... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Extreme Pedagogy Makeover: Inspiring Readers and Writers with Engaging Digital Lessons
Incorporate Google Apps, video, and free web tools to create meaningful reading and writing lessons that get students thinking. Experience many resources and ideas for implementing tech and comprehension in your classroom immediately!
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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 →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Five Things Your Administration NEEDS to do BEFORE Going 1:1
Is your school or district gearing up for a 1:1 implementation next year or talking about whether they should do one? Are you an administrator who is curious or worried about how to successfully get things off the ground? Having seen and been a part of multiple 1:1 implementations, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of school technology. Discussion will focus on the five primary areas for developing a solid foundation for a 1:1 program in order to build and successfully move forward in the future. UPDATED SPEAKER

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John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

From Know to Do: The NGSS and You!
The NGSS shift our focus to themes and practices beyond merely science content. Come discover new tools that, when purposefully used, can unlock the world of science for all learners.
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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 →


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

12:30pm

Gamification in Alternative Education: Positive Classroom Behavior and Credit Attainment
Looking for motivational classroom management tool that will bring your students together? Come see how Central Bay Alternative education has applied game theory to manage behavior and increase credit attainment.

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Cynthia Lipsig

Science, Art, Technology Instructor, Central Bay High School
Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. Masters in Instructional Science and Technology. MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. Raspberry pi certified educator.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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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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

Inspire, Motivate, and Engage Learners with Instagram
Attendees will learn how to inspire student learning and engagement through Instagram. Best practices, innovative projects, and creative ways to collaborate with the community will be shared.
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Kay Little

Digital Learning Coach, Lakeside Union School District
Kay has taught in the elementary classroom for 21 years, and is in her 4th year as a Digital Learning Coach in the Lakeside Union School District. She is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Best Practices... Read More →
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Sandy Patterson

Teacher, Lakeside Union School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Introduction to Virtual Robotics: From now until excited kids
Designed for use with LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit makes it easy to design, program, and test a simulated LEGO robot in a variety of 3D environments.
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avatar for Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz

Chief Operations Officer, Cogmation Robotics
Cogmation Robotics specializes in robotics simulation. Our newest product, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, allows users to design, program, and control a virtual replica of the LEGO Mindstorms robot using the exact same programming tools that are used to control the real thing. The... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Kids Coding: What's All The Fuss About?
Curious about the kids coding craze? Want to bring coding to your school, but not sure where to begin? Learn from one school’s journey to introduce opportunities for kids to code.
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Kerri Willa

Director of Educational Technology, Chinese American International School
Teacher, technologist, and lifelong learner. Passionate about ed tech and leading school change.


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

12:30pm

Learners Leading: Get Everyone Ready for Future Ready
Everyone within the school community has power to advance learning. Hear one district’s Future of Instruction & Technology framework and exemplars that promote ownership, voice and a culture of risk-taking and improvement.
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avatar for Kathy Melton

Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Map It Out
Google Maps is more than just looking up directions. Transform your lessons from boring to dynamic and interesting. Create interactive maps, self-guided lessons, and much more. Reimagine how you teach!

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Motorized Mechanisms – Advance students engineering and physics knowledge for 3rd-8th!
Students build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms giving them a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures, and mechanisms. They experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction; measure distance, time, speed, and weight; investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures; Measuring distance, time, speed, and weight.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


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

12:30pm

Privacy & Security Overview & Best Practices
More than 50 Million students, teachers and administrators rely on Google Apps for Education to learn, communicate and work together more efficiently. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our users, including students. We’ll be providing an overview of our privacy and security agreements, along with best practices for keeping your district’s information safe.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


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

12:30pm

Programming + Storytelling + Design :: Writer's Workshop + Engineering Design Cycle
Ignite learning in your elementary classroom by integrating programming/coding, music, storytelling, and design. See how the exploration of energy (light, sound and electrical) converges with these elements for an integrated learning experience. Discover the fun, purpose, and impact of making connections through integrated learning.

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Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED


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

12:30pm

Putting the Sizzle in STEM
Learn about K-12 STEM challenges and competitions that can be used to engage learners in STEM. Participants will leave with ideas to use in their classrooms to get students engaged in STEM learning.

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Dr. Cindy Moss

Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Cindy Moss is currently the VP of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, and travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it successfully. Previously Dr... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Students and Teachers as Publishers with iBooks Author and Book Creator
With iBooks Author, a free Mac app from Apple, anyone can publish interactive books with embedded content such as videos, slideshows, 3D simulations and more – all of which not only make these books more engaging for students but also target their diverse learning styles. Furthermore, on the iPad these digital books support a number of accessibility features that make reading a more enjoyable experience for all. Join Luis Perez as he shows how to use iBook Author to create your first interactive and accessible ebook for the iPad. The use of Book Creator for iPad, Android, and Windows to author books without the need for a Mac will also be discussed.

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avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Technical Assistance Specialist, National AEM Center at CAST
Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning advocate based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’sdegree in... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Teaching with iPads in Your Primary Classroom = Easy as Pie!
Looking at technology standards, we’ll discuss classroom/time management, and apps to implement iPads in a primary classroom with practicality and fun! Whether you have a small set, or 1:1 iPads, this is for you!
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Heather Sloan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Oak Park USD
Teacher, 21st Century Mentor, Smart Exemplary Educator, Instructional Technology Specialist, Mom, Crafter, Reader, Singer


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

The Art and Science of Coaching: Information All Technology Coaches Need!
Technology coaching can be very rewarding and sometimes frustrating. Come learn about proven coaching strategies that will enhance your efforts including nonverbal communication, questioning strategies, wait time, and goal setting.

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avatar for Mark Archon

Mark Archon

Director, Instructional Technology Services, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Director, Fresno County Office of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

The Digital Classroom at the Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society has innovative, free tools for teaching American history. This interactive session highlights their extensive primary source library, presidential documents, and lessons available.
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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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, 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

Too Many Devices on Your Network? Managing Device Management
Come to this fast-paced, informative session to learn the best device management systems and procedures used by PVUSD to successfully deploy over 15K devices in three years.
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Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose C, 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
San Jose Christian SchoolTeacher & Director of Educational Technology


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

12:30pm

Yes, We Went 1:1 with iPads. Got questions?
Going 1:1 in our K-12 district with over 7400 students has been a crazy adventure. Ups, downs, triumphs, and challenges, we can help pave the way for your school or district.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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

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

20 Tech Tools to Make Your Teaching Life Easier
Learn how we use 20 of our favorite (FREE) tech tools make instruction, administrative tasks, and teacher training and support easier. See how you can work smarter, not harder! Presenter Resources

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avatar for Brooke Ahrens

Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, Notre Dame High School
avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

21st-Century Note-Taking Revisited
Digital focused-notes creates a living document with which students interact. Participants will leave with the ability to implement an important strategy utilizing digital tools in their classroom.
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David Allen

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, 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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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

Accessibility Features in Mobile Devices – Support Your BYOD Movement!
By law, mobile devices must include support for persons with vision, hearing, learning, physical, and motor disabilities. For example, did you know that you could set your device to read a selection of text to you? Did you know that you could limit student access to just one app? In this session, participants will “speed date” through the accessibility features offered on iOS9 and Android-based devices.

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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Augmented Reality in the Elementary Classroom and Beyond
In this session, participants can expect to learn ways that teachers are currently using Augmented Reality in the classroom to create highly engaging 21st-century projects and ways that you can incorporate it into your classroom tomorrow.
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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Best Practices for Certification Success
This session will cover best practices for certification including pathway/learning material and information that is helpful in a successful certification program for the classroom.

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

2:00pm

Changing the Face of IT
IT departments have to undergo transformational change as they adapt to an educational focus based on Common Core Standards and 1:1 learning environments. Learn how CVUSD completed this shift.
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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 →
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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
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Kaitlyn Betterton

Teacher, Pleasant Valley School District
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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

Design Thinking: A Road Map
Experience the Design Thinking Process from the d.school Institute of Design at Stanford University. Use your iPad and a drawing app to develop purpose and fresh ideas for any project, from makerspaces, to STEAM labs, and more!

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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Genius Bar: Promoting Student Leadership
Create student technology leaders! Genius Bar is a student-run technology leadership organization where students help their peers and teachers with technology needs. Students are paired with a staff buddy and support their teacher/administrator in implementing technology in the classroom and throughout the school.
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avatar for Alicia Johal

Alicia Johal

Science Teacher, Sweetwater UHSD
Alicia Johal is a fifth-year, equity-driven science educator and site curriculum specialist in Sweetwater Union High School District. She is an Apple Foundations Trainer, New Teacher Induction Mentor, and Adjunct Faculty with National Univeristy who strives to innovate and lead others... 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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

Innovative Practices with Discovery Education Board Builder
From facilitating best instructional practices with boards that enable a flipped classroom or centers-based instruction, to cultivating divergent thinking with student-created boards, this session will explore different examples of teacher and student boards, and will challenge participants to employ new approaches with this exciting, interactive tool.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

2:00pm

It's a Great Big Digital World Out There
Digital safety is more important now than ever before. You will learn a blended learning approach to teaching digital citizenship with the use of tools offered from a variety of sources that infuse this important subject into everyday teaching.
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avatar for Debbie Dotson

Debbie Dotson

Regional Manager and Tech Integration Specialist, Boxlight Inc
I am passionate about infusing technology into the classroom! As a Google Certified Educator, I'm in Loogle (love + Google), and a Certified Technology Integration Specialist, former Common Sense Media Certified Trainer, and former Microsoft Innovative Educator. My goals include designing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Leadership Reform + Grassroots Innovation = Empowered Classrooms
This session explores how giving administrators the tools to support and understand the modern classroom while giving teachers permission to take instructional risks can change everything.
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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

My Google Classroom
Hear presentations directly from Google Innovators on how they are integrating Google tools and other technology into their classrooms to make their classes more interactive and engaging for their students. We’ll have Innovators across various subjects and grade levels as well, so there will be something for everyone!


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote
Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. See how you can utilize built‐in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance! Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion!


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Social Media Curation
Curation belongs in the curriculum. It should be part of your school’s inquiry toolkit, how you share web and mobile resources with learners and part of your professional development plan and your effective Web presence. Joyce will define social media curation as a learning and workflow strategy and discuss what might be curated, the best new tools for curating, engaging students as curators, the role of student work in curation, and using curation as an effective strategy for scaling instructional practice and building life skills.

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avatar for Joyce Valenza

Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

STEM Learning for 1st-3rd with LEGO Education WeDo!
WeDo is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in programming, science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working models.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Students and Social Media: Tweeting for NGSS and the Common Core
Bring social media into the classroom to engage high school students in discussing current events, deepen understanding of science and engineering concepts, and broaden critical thinking and literacy skills.

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avatar for Andrea Aust

Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED
I love working with educators to bring media and technology into classrooms in fun and exciting ways for students. I taught environmental science and marine biology for 10 years before landing at KQED. Ask me about KQED Teach and KQED Learn!


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

2:00pm

The Next Generation of Measuring Up Live
Learn about exciting revisions to Measuring Up print and digital programs, making cost-effective, standards mastery and practice solutions available for ALL California students.

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avatar for Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown

Director of Product Management & Implementation, Mastery Education



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

2:00pm

Uncommon Creativity
Common Core Standards call for educators to foster collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We’ll showcase 4C lessons that will excite, engage, and elevate your students to uncommon levels.
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avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN Award for #CultivateWorldLiteracy... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, 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

Using Google Chrome to Support Diverse Learners
Google Chrome is an excellent tool to help Diverse Learners be successful in school. A variety of tools will be demonstrated during the presentation.

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Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

2:00pm

What Does an Innovator in a School/District Look Like?
Does your school create a culture of innovation for all students? What characteristics are common among innovators? Come hear what innovators are doing nationwide to make schools that work for kids!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Schools
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

AppSmashing 101
AppSmashing 101, learning how to work smarter not harder. This session will guide educators on how to use different applications to quickly access, communicate, and collaborate with students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended and Personalized Learning Specialist, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Be the Learner - Engage in Rich, Rigorous Math
Experience a full math lesson, integrating technology to solving a rigorous problem, collaborate on a solution, and justify and publish your answer. Be prepared to be an active learner!
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avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Cupertino Union School District
Greg is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cupertino Union School District.  His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Beyond Common Core: 5 Steps to Impacting with STEAM and More
Boom! Educators will actively learn ways to implement student lead ideas to enhance STEAM-based lessons from Geo-Location activities, global connections, maker and unmaker space activities, Global Language Learning, and much more.
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avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
avatar for Darin Nakakihara

Darin Nakakihara

Educator, Irvine Unified School District
Darin Nakakihara is a 4th-grade teacher in the Irvine Unified School District. He has served as an EdTech TOSA and taught the 4th and 5th grade at Stonegate Elementary and, in 2014, was recognized as IUSDs Teacher of Promise. In 2015, Darin was Orange County CUEs Outstanding Emerging... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Blended Learning Mashup - Hattie Meets Marzano Meets Gameification!
Imagine an immersive learning environment where learning is fostered by a mix of online interactions supported by awesome teaching! Learn about gameified learning using methods supported by Marzano and Hattie.

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avatar for Mathew Barnett

Mathew Barnett

Director of Educational Services, Fullerton School District
I LOVE adolescent literacy and motivational strategies.Everybody should be reading, talking and writing! To read and write better, read and write more! http://mikeschmoker.com/more-argument.htmlAsk me about AVID, too! It's a great program for ALL students schoolwide! www.avid.org... Read More →
avatar for Kim Barr

Kim Barr

Teacher, Fullerton School District
avatar for Phil Ling

Phil Ling

ELA Teacher, Fullerton School District
avatar for Ruben Reed

Ruben Reed

Teacher, Beechwood School
Implementing Writer's Workshop into the middle school ELA classroom. Gameification of ELA units Google Classroom and LMS


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

CANCELED Own It: Facilitating Ownership of Online Identities in Middle School
We know that fear motivates people, but that’s not necessarily the best option for teaching middle school students to take responsibility for their online identity. Let’s empower them instead.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

3:30pm

Common Core with Discovery Education Streaming Plus
Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a multimedia offering that simultaneously excites and engages students while providing educators with instructional support to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. In this session, explore how Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides concrete tools and practical resources that empower educators to meet the demands of the CCSS with digital content, instructional strategies, model lessons, and assessments that are designed to address specific Mathematics and English Language Arts standards.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

3:30pm

Connecting with Kids via Minecraft, Legos, and Drones
Curious about MinecraftEDU, Lego Robotics, or Drones? Join us as we explore each of these tools and examine how they can be used to connect with kids and build your own professional learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Creating your district’s vision
In this session, meant for school administrators and district leadership, we’ll discuss the importance of a clear, easy to articulate vision for your school. You’ll hear specific examples of how other districts have defined their vision and get some hands time to begin defining your vision and identifying next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Customized Google Searching for Elementary Information Literacy
Students struggling with research? Let Google support learning! Explore search features in Chrome and Google Apps, create a custom search engine with pre-determined websites, and locate primary sources with Google news archive.
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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 →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr 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

Decreasing the Achievement Gap with STEM
Learn strategies that have been used successfully in K-12 schools to decrease the achievement gap. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies to use engaging STEM topics to immerse students in rigorous literacy, math, science and social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss

Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Cindy Moss is currently the VP of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, and travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it successfully. Previously Dr... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

EV3 Robotics – Get 4th-12th graders excited about STEM by building robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

Speakers
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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary... Read More →


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

3:30pm

If you give a struggling reader an iPad...
Children that are struggling in learning how to read may just not have found the right tool that keeps them engaged. This workshop will leave you with research-based activities and apps that can substitute for those teacher-made tools.
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Speakers
avatar for Tracey Antista

Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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.

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.


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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Speakers
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

Literacy + Programming/Coding + Engineering Design Process = Connected Learning
Come experience the power of connecting literacy, computer programming, and the engineering design process to create transformational learning opportunities for every student. Many photos and video clips will be used as evidence.
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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED


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

3:30pm

Literacy for Little Learners
Learn how to use creation apps in different ways to build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for primary students while fostering creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
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Speakers
avatar for Emily McCourtney

Emily McCourtney

Lead Elementary Teacher, Tustin Connect


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

3:30pm

Making Global Connections with Skype in the Classroom
Want to connect your classroom with the world and promote global citizenship? Using Skype, you can connect students across town, around the world, bring in industry experts, or take virtual field trips. Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more from Skype in the Classroom.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Navigating the Path: Integrating UDL with College and Career Readiness
Universal Design for Learning is a framework that provides increased access for ALL students. This session will cover one school district's journey in integrating UDL with learning standards.
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Speakers
avatar for Johnita Porter

Johnita Porter

Coordinator, Assistive & Instructional Technology/UDL, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Johnita Porter has championed for students with disabilities most of her life. She has a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's in teaching, with an emphasis on curriculum and assessment. Currently, Johnita works for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools where she created... Read More →


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

3:30pm

One-To-One: One Team's Approach, Advice, and Tips
This panel discussion will briefly tell of a team approach to a K-8 district’s one-to-one device implementation, including advice and tips. Extensive time will be dedicated to answering audience questions.

Speakers
avatar for Vince Butler

Vince Butler

Chief Technology Officer, Romoland School District
avatar for Greg Moon

Greg Moon

Instructional Coach, Romoland School District
Greg is currently in his fourth year as an Instructional Coach for the Romoland School District where he coaches primarily around educational technology topics, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Prior to this assignment, he spent 22 years in the classroom, primarily... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students PORTS Distance Learning Program
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a California State Parks distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference from a California State Park and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program. New Session

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Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Live.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Educational Consultant, Read Naturally
During her years in education, Kim has focused on the importance of reading and literacy as a foundation for all learning. Along with supporting educators in an administrative role as an assistant principal and an instructional coach, she has had the privilege of teaching in kindergarten... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Screencasting and Broadcasting in Your Classroom and Beyond
This session will overview all of the unique and various ways you can display and record your device and computer. Web tools, apps, hardware and software will be discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn about the various software titles available to aid you in interactive elearning which is perfect for the flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.



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

3:30pm

Silent Labs: Take Away the Teacher Voice by Adding Student Moviemaking to Science Labs
Design authentic science assessments where students use iMovie to problem solve. See a variety of ideas on how to integrate original video into everyday science classes. Engage in a sample performance activity using iMovie for iPad. Discover how students film teacher demonstrations and illustrate their understanding of Next Generation Science Standards through their writing and voice.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Mabery

Maggie Mabery

7-8th Grade Science Teacher, Manhattan Beach Middle School
I have been teaching middle school science for 15 years and LOVE it! I am passionate about teaching the the next generations about the power of science and technology. I am also the 2015 California Teacher of the Year/National Nominee.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, 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

3:30pm

Speech Dude Tells All: Tech Tools for the Special Needs Classroom
In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of innovative technology tools that can be easily integrated into teaching and learning in the special needs classroom. Participants will be given ideas for integrating tools into Common Core instruction in ways that engage and motivate students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


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

3:30pm

The Future's Here: Are you Ready to Join the Innovation Movement?
Personalization is key for our staff and our students as we move toward innovative Future Ready schools and classrooms. There are many layers to this personalization including learning for staff, innovating the instruction for the classroom, and meaningful use of devices within instruction. How can you as district and school leaders and coaches be prepared for the innovative Future Ready classroom that our students need?
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avatar for Jodi Moskowitz

Jodi Moskowitz

Innovation & Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools
Innovation & Technology Coach Fulton County Schools Atlanta, Georgia http://jodimoskowitz.com


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

3:30pm

Time Warp: Living in 2015 and Wondering What's Next
Come listen closely to this overview session of statewide projects. Time is fleeting so we will help you learn more about how your school and classroom can thrive during these astounding times.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

#RoadTriptoDigitalLearning
Come join us as we embark on our first year of exploration to becoming Future Ready. Hear from our panel as they share some of our stories, and future plans.


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

8:30am

10 FREE Microsoft Tools to Energize Your Classroom!
Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft's top free tools for energizing your classroom and empowering teachers and students. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

21st-Century Schools – Chromebook Academies
Building 21st-century technology classrooms is a tall order, but with proper planning, relevant professional development, and an upgraded infrastructure any district can be successful. Come and see how the Palmdale School District is using 1:1 Chromebooks to convert formerly technology-poor classrooms into models for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Jones

Christine Jones

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Palmdale School District