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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
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 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

8:30am

Boy, We Need Those Stinking Badges!
What are digital badges? In this session we will explore how to create, award, earn, and display digital badges to recognize a learner’s skills, knowledge, and experience.

Speakers
avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
OTAN


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

CANCELED Walkthroughs and Observations: Evidence of Transformational Learning in K-8 iPad Classrooms
What should I look for in an iPad-enabled classroom to determine the level of technology implementation? What specific evidence could I gather? What does transformational learning look like? If you are asking any of these questions, then join the discussion. We will share photos, video clips, tools, tips, and techniques we use when conducting administrative walkthroughs and observations.

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


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

8:30am

CANCELED You Can Use Social Media for That? Research Supported Strategies to Engage
Examining the research on social media and learning and learn how you can meet the student learning expectations of your curriculum in an engaging and collaborative way. Social media, with the right supports in place, can extend your curricular boundaries and create an environment where learning for all in an exponential way is attained. Tangible and real examples from classrooms in my school system engaged in Social Media in Education will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning... Read More →


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

8:30am

CUE Annual Membership Meeting
This meeting will feature the introduction of Board of Directors officers and 2016 Board candidates. CUE’s Board President will present a review of CUE programs, partnerships and the annual financial report. There will be a discussion of Affiliate and Learning Network activities and ways to get involved in their programs. We will also discuss progress on our Strategic Plan and the future of the organization. The session will end with questions and answers. NEW SESSION

Conference registration not required for this session

Speakers
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 →


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

8:30am

Digital Interactive Notebooking
Ditch the typical spiral notebook and go digital. Use Google Sites to create a template to share with students, then learn different web tools to create output pages.
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Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Calderon

Kimberly Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Disrupt Reality: Online Learning, Augmented Reality, and Immersive Education, Oh My!
Dr. Perry will discuss and explain various digital tools that capture the attention of and evolve with tech-savvy students, but also maintain the proven experiential environment of traditional learning environments.


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

8:30am

Edmodo: Blended Learning and PD Tools for Teachers and Admins
Educators rely on Edmodo because it makes blended learning easy and effective. Students love that it gives them a new way to express themselves. Edmodo benefits administrators, too, with premium features that can quickly and effectively help you scale Communication, Collaboration and Coaching. Join this session to learn about how to incorporate Edmodo into your school or district for effective blended learning as well as enhancing Professional Development.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

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.NEW SESSION

Speakers
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 →


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

8:30am

Essential Apps for the Middle School Classroom
iPads have potential to revolutionize classroom structure and content pedagogy. This session will focus on how to maximize the use of apps to promote participation, checks for understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, literacy, and responsible technology use.
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Speakers
avatar for Alicia Johal

Alicia Johal

Assistant Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking, San Diego Jewish Academy
Alicia Johal is the assistant director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at the San Diego Jewish Academy. As a justice-driven educator, she works to create opportunities on and off campus for students to have access and achievement, and has been awarded by... 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 →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

Flip It Real Good
The flipped classroom is in effect, and you should flip it good. This hands-on session will help you create your own flipped lessons using digital whiteboard apps and Zaption.
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Speakers
avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Fostering Digital Collaboration
Digital Collaboration focuses first on proven/research-based effective teaching strategies and blending them with effective use of technology to create increased student collaboration and higher-level thinking skills.
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Speakers
DA

David Allen

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


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

8:30am

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 8:30am - 9:30am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Help Your 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.

Speakers
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 →


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

8:30am

Implementation for a Dynamic 1:1 Program - Our Journey
Orange Unified School District began a 1:1 program to get devices into the hands of teachers and students. This interactive panel discussion provides participants with a replicable model.
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Speakers
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Orange USD


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

8:30am

Integrating STEAM++, CCSS, NGSS Into Project-Based Learning for All Students
When students are motivated good things happen. We use technology tools and standards-inspired project-based learning while integrating STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages).
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

iOS 9.3 in Education Preview
Find out what’s new for schools in iOS 9.3 beta, which makes it even easier to get devices in the hands of your students. See how Shared iPad provides a personal learning experience for students using shared devices. Learn how the Classroom app is the new teaching assistant. See how Apple School Manager simplifies and streamlines deployment. And, discover how Managed Apple IDs provide easy access to Apple services. NEW SESSION


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

8:30am

Labdisc An all-in-one portable wireless laboratory
Introducing Boxlight new STEM tool –– the LABDISC. An all-in-one, wireless laboratory with 15 built in probes for K-12 science. The easiest to use science lab, selected by over 500,000 elementary and middle school students. NEW SESSION

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

8:30am

Learn How to Grow Your Own Talent within Your District
Learn how one district goes deeper with teachers through collaboration and coaching. The Digital Fellow program is designed to spread tech integration at sites, one teacher at a time.

Speakers
avatar for Jenith Mishne

Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport-Mesa USD


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

Making the Hard Parts Easy - Teaching in 2016 and Beyond
Our pedagogy must shift to prepare today’s students to connect to (and interact with) the world. Be prepared to move around and mingle, discuss classroom applications, and leave with take-aways.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge!
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Certifications include Online and Blended Teacher, Digital Educator, Administrator, and Professional Learning Leader.
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Speakers
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 →
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Coordinator, Leading Edge Certification/CUE
Online and Blended Learning, Curriculum Development, Leadership


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Optimize Instructional Power and Satisfaction of Learning Management Systems
This program will explore traits educators should look for when selecting or designing a Learning Management System as well as practical ideas to improve instructional use. NEW ROOM
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Speakers
avatar for Grant Murray

Grant Murray

AP Language and Composition Instructor, California Connections Academy


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

Robotics for the K-6 Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will build a simple robot, discover applications for teaching robotics, and depart with free and affordable resources. NGSS and CCSS aligned interdisciplinary units provided.
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Speakers
avatar for Gina Thackrey

Gina Thackrey

STREAM TOSA, Skyline School


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

The Cure for the Common Code
Want to get your kids coding, but not sure where to start? Already coding and what to know where to go next? We’ll cover different avenues for coding, including Scratch, MakeyMakey, Spheros, Lego, Minecraft, Pi, and more!

Speakers
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


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Use Follett’s Universal Search & LightBox to Engage Digital Natives
Students and teachers want one location to access all print and digital content. Teachers want engaging lessons that fill curriculum gaps to effectively support standards. Universal Search is a 21st century search environment built for digital natives. Lightbox is an interactive supplemental learning solution to engage students through text, video, interactive lesson plans, and quizzes.

Speakers
JW

John Williams

With twenty-five years of instructional technology experience in K-12, John A. Williamshas lead, managed, and developed K-12 instructional technology products and services.Additionally John has delivered technology training workshops, materials, videos, andweb based materials focused... Read More →


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

8:30am

Using Apps to Differentiate for Common Core Math
Differentiate math instruction using gamification in your classroom. Participants will leave with a list of apps and strategies to easily assess, differentiate, and enhance learning and engagement in the classroom.
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Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

Teacher and CapCUE Speaker, Westlake Charter School
I've taught down from first and up to 7th and loved every bit of it! I love incorporating technology and creative ideas and strategies to best engage, differentiate, and meet the needs of all of my students. Feel free to chat with me about PBL, GAFE, Tech, Gamification, Engagement... Read More →


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

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