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Thursday, March 17
 

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

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

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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avatar for Dr. Malia Hoffmann

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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avatar for Nenoska Frink

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

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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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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, 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

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