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Thursday, March 17
 

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.

Speakers
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

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

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

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.

Speakers
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

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


Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, 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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Speakers
avatar for Pete Nguyen

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Batista

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

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.

Speakers
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 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.


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

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

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.

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, 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.

Speakers
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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Speakers

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

Speakers
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

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

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.

Speakers
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

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
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

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.

Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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

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
 
Friday, March 18
 

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

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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Speakers
avatar for Brian Potash

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

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.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Cordero

Maria Cordero

STEM Director/ ELD Lead, VCPUSD
avatar for Dena Glynn

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

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.

Speakers
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 →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Silver

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

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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Speakers
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

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.

Speakers
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 →


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.

Speakers
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.

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


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

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!

Speakers

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

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

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.

Speakers
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 →


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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Speakers
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.

Speakers
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

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

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

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 →


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

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.

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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

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.

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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
 
Saturday, March 19
 

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

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

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

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

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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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

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

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.

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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

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

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!

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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

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

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

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

12:00pm

Blended Learning for All with Hapara
Hapara powers connected learning for schools and districts using Google Apps. In this demonstration, learn how both early and advanced GAFE adopters can use Hapara Dashboard, Highlights, and Workspace to transform their instructional approach by facilitating digital citizenship and increasing student agency and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lyons

Jessica Lyons

Account Manager, Hapara
Education is the foundation of any great society and I’ve dedicated my career to building one that fits the needs of the 21st century. I've been a teacher, curriculum designer, instructional coach, strategist, campaign manager, and entrepreneur--I'm excited to share how Hapara's... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Blended Learning vs. Technology Integration: Personalized Literacy Growth for ALL Students
Blended Learning is more than teaching with technology for technology sake. It requires a well-designed instructional model and continuously adaptive diagnostic tools. In this session learn how the right mix of teacher led lessons, small group and online instruction, and adaptive technology can help build students fundamental literacy skills.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

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!


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Create Your Own Interactive Learning Materials with iBooks Author
Stop searching for just the right resource. Make it! Teachers and students can create interactive books for the Mac and iPad to reach learning goals and communicate ideas. Come see possibilities and experience iBooks Author.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Discovery Education MakerSpace
In this hands-on session, participants will select a project they would like to create: a narrative or persuasive photo essay that combines Discovery Education images and sound effects; an annotated video, in which closed-captioning is used as a tool to refute, amend, extend, or otherwise engage with a Discovery Education video; or an interactive, multimedia timeline using Discovery Education resources.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

12:00pm

Engage every student with personalized education
Looking for an effective and easy-to-use way to ensure all students receive quality education? Come learn how Front Row has changed the way I teach in my classroom. Front Row provides personalized Math and ELA programs for grades K-8, including innovative, real-world Inquiry Based Lessons, Math Fact Practice, and more.

Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Going Beyond Google Forms for Assessment
Participate in fun, hands-on activities about using Edulastic to craft free technology-enhanced assessments, measure student learning in real-time, and integrate with Google Classroom.
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Speakers
LT

Leslie Tyler

VP Marketing, Edulastic
Using formative assessments in your classroom or school district.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

What Should Come First, Training or Professional Development?

Come explore the ultimate chicken or the egg conundrum in education: Training, the HOW, a user manual for Google Apps/Microsoft. Professional development/learning, the WHY, a pedagogical examination of how we leverage the affordances of edtech to provide learning opportunities that didn’t otherwise exist. NEW SESSION


Speakers
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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Construction Zone Ahead: Building a Successful Online Learning Program
If you've been tasked with creating and/or managing an online or blended learning program, you likely have questions and are looking for resources. Drawing upon the nearly 20-year experience of FLVS, the country's first statewide, Internet-based public high school, this session will help you ask the right questions and create a blueprint for action.

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FG

FLVS Global

Digital Education Specialist, FLVS Global
FLVS Global provides rigorous and engaging online content that can be used in both a wholly virtual or blended setting. We have over 70 UC approved courses in addition to a full suite of NCAA compliant core courses. Our curriculum can be loaded into a variety of learning management... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Creating Interactive Classroom Environments to Support 21st Century Skills (4C's)
This session will examine the use of technology in the classroom to support 21st Century Learning Skills - creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking - using Prowise interactive displays and one-to-one devices.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Driving the Connected Learning Classroom
The E-rate funding program is in full swing however the many forms and processes can be confusing. Do you need some help understanding the E-rate process? In this presentation, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the new E-rate program. NEW SESSION

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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Literacy and Discovery Education Streaming
In addition to providing compelling core content, Discovery Education’s digital resources support comprehensive literacy. Attend this session to gather great resources and strategies for enhancing students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; and learn how these tools complement students’ acquisition of emerging literacies, such as information literacy, digital literacy, and critical literacy.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

1:30pm

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.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Print Disabilities... Be Gone! Accessibility for All, so Every Student Can Create
Using the native accessibility features in iOS with all students can equalize the playing field for students with print disabilities. See how students can create for authentic audiences using Book Creator and creation apps. By enabling the built-in accessibility features, students who need the help can have it and every student has the choice!


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262