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Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

Open Educational Resources: For the Teacher and Learner
This session will introduce participants to the basics of Open Educational Resources; what the are, how can you find them, and considerations for determining their quality for use in your classroom. This is a double session.
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avatar for Penny Pearson

Penny Pearson

Coordinator, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Coordinator, Distance Learning Projects, OTAN Penny Pearson is the Coordinator for Distance Learning Projects with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a leadership project funded by the California Department of Education to provide electronic collaboration, information... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Red Carpet Treatment: Mobile Moviemaking
Channel your inner Steven Spielberg during our hands-on, interactive session leading participants through a variety of filmmaking activities and lessons that can be modified for teachers to use in their own classrooms on Monday. This is a double session.
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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 →
avatar for Tracy Walker

Tracy Walker

6th Grade/Tech Elective, Sinaloa Middle School


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 11:00am
Palladium North, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

3D Printing in the Classroom - Accessible Projects from Primary and Secondary Classrooms
Primary and secondary teachers share projects, resources, and ideas on how to leverage 3D printing in the classroom. Students discover that learning can be hard and fun at the same time.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us.

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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

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

Gerardo Martinez

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


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Bad Robot! Robot Troubleshooting to Develop Problem Solving Skills
Learn how student troubleshooting and problem solving skills can be enhanced as they observe and repair malfunctioning robots. Robot repair is an excellent authentic assessment activity.

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Douglas Sackett

Computer Teacher and Technology Director, Palm Valley School
I have 29 years in education, the last 16 as a technology coordinator, director and teacher. I've always been into hands-on, active education and the current move towards Steam/Stem/Design is of great interest to me. I'm not a robotics or programming expert, but I have several years... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Beyond the Presentation: Creative and Innovative Uses for Slides
Slides can be used for so much more than presentations! We will explore hands-on creative and innovative ways students can demonstrate learning beyond the slide show.
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avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Washington USD
Melissa currently is an elementary educator in Clark County, Nevada. She has over 20 years of educational experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator.  Melissa is also National Board Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

BYOD: A District's Perspective
Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace… so why not in our schools? As technology has changed, so has the learner. A personalized learning experience is the key. BYOD is a necessary element to providing this learning experience to students.

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avatar for Jeffrey Felix

Jeffrey Felix

Superintendent, Coronado USD
Dr. Jeffrey Felix has been superintendent of Coronado Unified SD since 2008 and a superintendent in SD County for the past 20 years. Jeff was named the ACSA Region 18 Superintendent of the Year in 2004 and 2013. He earned a MS in Computers and Education from NU and a Doctorate in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Coding in the Classroom
Participants will learn about the importance of and experiences with coding in the classroom. We will explore a variety of coding apps, sites, and programs that students can use.
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avatar for Darren Alcala

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
avatar for Crystal Cammon

Crystal Cammon

District Math Coach, Cucamonga SD


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Create Student Portfolios Using Google Sites
Create e-portfolios and student presentations of learning using Google Drive and Google Sites. Learn how to build an e-portfolio template and share it with students so that students can collaborate on their projects.
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avatar for Christine Jones

Christine Jones

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Palmdale School District
I am passionate about technology in education! As a former classroom teacher, I understand the daily struggles in using technology effectively and appropriately with students. I have been in the field of education for 33 years (and counting), but have focused on Educational Technology... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Creating Educational Games that Work
7 Generation Games develops video games that combine math, social studies and adventure gaming to create cross-curricular games that produce demonstrated standards-aligned results. Drawing from what works best in video games and what is most effective in student instruction, we've created virtual environments designed to teach and where students are motivated to persevere.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Ed Tech Tool Box: Redefine Instruction with Google and Movies
Learn how to engage 21st Century Learners through Google (Classroom, Forms) and redefine content through iMovie, Adobe Voice, and Weebly. Make your class come to life with these tools.
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avatar for Fatima Nicdao

Fatima Nicdao

Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy
Fatima Nicdao has been in education for 10 years as an English, Theology, History, and Journalism (Yearbook and Newspaper) teacher. In addition, she has teaching experience in Nicaragua and India. After a two year stint working at Apple in Santa Monica as a specialist and trainer... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Get Tuned in to iTunes U
Amazing content has already been created and is waiting for you to consume and share.The Apple Distinguished Educator community has published iTunes U courses loaded with content that can be used tomorrow in your classroom on your iPads. Take a tour of iTunes U and learn how you, too, can create your own!

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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 →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Google Tools For Everyone: Access to CCSS, SBAC and More
Educators will accommodate different learning styles using the Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbars, find new resources for open digital text, create customized vocabulary lists and study guides, analyze and respond to multiple digital texts, be eligible for free access to Read&Write for Google Chrome.

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avatar for Nora Trentacoste

Nora Trentacoste

Regional Director, Text Help
At Texthelp we help all students read and respond to content. Read&Write for literacy, WriQ for Writing, EquatIO for math: All means ALL!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Have a #Smashing Good Time with Apps!
iPads are an awesome tool for creating in the classroom, but there isn't one app that does it all. Come learn how to smash apps to make them work for you. New Session

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avatar for Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Teacher on Special Assignment, Reed Union School District
Ashley is a teacher on special assignment. Her goal is to make schools a place where kids want to be, and learn to love learning!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

How to Manage Your Assets
As technology becomes more prominent in the classroom, districts now have more assets than ever that need to be tracked, reported, and protected. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your educational dollars by leveraging new technologies and ensuring California’s SBAC requirements.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

10:00am

Journey to a Learner-Centered Environment: Eight Conversions to Transformation
District-wide instructional transformation with technology calls for systemic changes in everything from curriculum to budgeting. Come learn from Baltimore County Public School's journey and gain access to district developed resources.
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avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
avatar for David Robb

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Nick Schiner

Nick Schiner

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Little Learners Love Tech Tools - Easy Peasy QR Codes
Why and how to easily create QR codes for young learners. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to see/create several types of QR coded links and will leave with some ready-for-tomorrow activities.
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avatar for Mary Berelson

Mary Berelson

Middle School Technology Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
TTUSD and PCOE Teacher of the Year, Seesaw Ambassador, Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Innovator, Glide Apps


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

No More, Bland, Blended and Blah, Online Content
Have an LMS or use embedded links? Two online educators will share 10 new tips to spice up online content with a sprinkle of video, audio, and Web 2.0 tools. New Session


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Rigorous, Not Rigor Mortis: Creating Rigor, Not Just More Work
Dig deeper into project-based learning apps without burying your students. Discover a variety of apps that help engage and motivate students while creating rigor in the classroom.

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avatar for Lupe Escobar

Lupe Escobar

4th Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary Schooli
Lupe Escobar is an educator with thirteen years teaching experience, the last eight with the Fullerton School District. Currently, she is a 2nd year Cotsen Fellow. She earned her Masters of Science in education with an emphasis in educational technology from Cal State Fullerton in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Rockstars On Tour- Using Tour Builder to See the World
Participants will be able to create a Google Tour Builder Tour and will learn to teach their students to create one as well. With Tour Builder classrooms will map the world and their travels.

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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 →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Start a TED-Ed Club--Start Hearing from Your Students
Start a TED-Ed Club and give students the opportunity to have their voices heard on a global scale. Participants gain access to lessons to develop their passions and public-speaking skills.
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Mitzi Stover

Teacher, Torrance Unified
Starting a TED-Ed Club has given student the opportunity to have their voices heard well beyond the walls of their classroom and school. They have connected with students around the world and have a platform to have their big ideas heard.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Support Digital Literacy with Bing in the Classroom
Students need strong digital literacy skills in order to conduct research, evaluate the credibility of online sources, and communicate effectively. Explore lesson plans, resources, tips, and tricks developed by teachers and how the Bing in the Classroom program helps effectively build digital literacy skills. Come discover ways to prepare your students for success in school and beyond!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

TECHSperts: Small Experts with Big Ideas
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn step-by-step ways to implement “Techsperts” on their campus.
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avatar for Kathy DeBest

Kathy DeBest

Technology Support Teacher, Tustin Unified School District
Kathy DeBest has been an educator for 20 years teaching everything from middle school science to various grade levels in elementary school. For the past 3 years, she has been a Technology Support Teacher at Hicks Canyon Elementary. She spent the first year developing the I.T. side... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The Power of Classcraft
This session will demonstrate why Classcraft is a spectacular gamification platform and why it motivates students to excel in school. It will demonstrate the features of the program, and it will give participants the ability to begin using it on Day One.
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avatar for Travis Phelps

Travis Phelps

Assistant Principal / 8th Grade Teacher, St. Justin School
Travis Phelps is the 8th grade teacher as Assistant Principal at St. Justin School. He is a Google Education Trainer, Classcraft Ambassador, Remind Connected Educator, and an Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University's Academy of Blended Learning. He has presented at numerous edtech... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

TouchCast: Students Showing Their Thinking and Understanding
TouchCast is an iPad app that is 100% free. Touchcast is a new media where video meets the web. See how easy it is to engage the YouTube generation.
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avatar for Mike Saracini

Mike Saracini

8th Social Studies, FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
I am a 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn Talk to me about anything iPads, White Sox baseball or College football.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Transform Science Learning with PASCO’s Latest Hands-On Technologies
Explore PASCO Scientific’s award-winning science learning environment, offering hands-on, inquiry-based science labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science. Integrating the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software. NEW SESSION

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Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

What Matters to You, Matters! The Student’s Personal Interest Framework
Students often ask, “How is this relevant to my life?” Imagine equipping the learner to be able and expected to answer that question on his/her own! Welcome information literacy into your classroom!
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avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, Libraries, Encinitas Union School District
Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries at Encinitas Union School District. He is an advocate for extreme personalization of student learning through the integration of multiple literacies including media information literacy, design thinking, and social... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

You Plan... iPersonalize - Our History of Gameified Blended Learning Environments
Learn how the FSD personalized learning for students by leveraging technology and gaming. Explore our journey to create immersive learning environments where students are both engaged and learn.NEW ROOM

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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 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 →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262