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Thursday, March 17
 

10:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

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


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

10:00am

Using Technology to Create Exciting UDL Lessons
Creation applications, such as Green Screen by Do Ink, Chatterpix, SketchUp, and Minecraft, increase student engagement and expression in UDL lessons.
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avatar for Kelli Garcia

Kelli Garcia

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Kelli has been an elementary educator for over two decades, both in and out of the classroom, and holds master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in technology. As an instructional technology coach for Las Virgenes USD, she provides... Read More →
avatar for Justine Wienken

Justine Wienken

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Justine was a presenter and instructor for the Reading Lions Center of Sacramento County Office of Education. This position required her to organize, plan, and deliver McGraw Hill presentations to engage large audiences for extended periods of time. She was also a Literacy Coach for... Read More →


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

10:00am

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


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Schulte

Kristen Schulte

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

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



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

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.

Speakers
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

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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Speakers
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

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

Joanna Conrado

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


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

3:30pm

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


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

3:30pm

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

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

10:15am

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 1
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 1

Speakers
avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


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

10:15am

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

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Speakers
avatar for Tracey Antista

Tracey Antista

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


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

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

Chantal Cravens

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


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

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

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



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

2:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


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

2:00pm

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 2
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 2

Speakers
avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


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

2:00pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Antista

Tracey Antista

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


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

3:30pm

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

Johnita Porter

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


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

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

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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Speakers
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

10:00am

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

Fatima Nicdao

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


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

10:00am

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

Mitzi Stover

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


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

12:00pm

The Voice! Building Language and Literacy with iPads
This hands-on session utilizes iPads to support best practices for oral language development and writing. Teachers will infuse technology with strategies including Response Frames, Academic Vocabulary, GLAD Strategies, and technology. UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

21st Century Engagement through Action
21st Century Civic Action projects, following the TPACK model using technology as a tool for collaborative and cooperative student-centered learning for ALL learners. This is a double session.
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Speakers
avatar for Billie Joe Wright

Billie Joe Wright

Teacher, William Workman High School


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

A Touch of Light: Engaging All Learners with Mobile Photography for the Classroom
Today’s mobile devices have cameras that rival the image quality of more expensive traditional cameras. Amid concerns about copyright and digital citizenship, students can use these devices to capture their own images for presentations and digital storytelling projects. In this presentation, you will learn about a variety of apps for capturing, editing, and sharing photos taken with a mobile device, as well as tips and tricks for improving the quality of your mobile photography. Join Dr. Luis Perez, a legally blind photographer, as he shares his own personal workflow for processing photos taken with a mobile device, as well as a number of fun classroom applications for mobile photography.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

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



Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262