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Thursday, March 17
 

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

3:30pm

Teaching and Learning in Future Ready Schools
The shift in teaching and learning is occurring nationwide. What makes up schools that are Future Ready? Come hear how schools and classrooms nationwide are transforming and undergoing a digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Schools
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools



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

10:15am

LeRoy's Big Idea - Lesson Design Master Class
Watch as six award-winning educators demonstrate engaging pedagogical lessons to inspire innovative learners. An all-star panel, including past recipients will interview each finalist, probing to find the best, and together with YOU, the audience, will vote to decide who this year’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow will be. Don’t miss this action-packed hour of model lessons, tech-savvy ingenuity, and eye-popping learning opportunities. No matter who is named “Fellow,” we all win by sharing our BIG IDEAs.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Debra White

Debra White

Debra White is an Arts Educator and Consultant whose passion is helping teachers and students bring together the Visual & Performing Arts and Technology. She has 33 years of classroom experience teaching theatre, visual art and technology. She currently serves as The Education Committee... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable, and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top websites, apps, and tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Extreme Pedagogy Makeover: Inspiring Readers and Writers with Engaging Digital Lessons
Incorporate Google Apps, video, and free web tools to create meaningful reading and writing lessons that get students thinking. Experience many resources and ideas for implementing tech and comprehension in your classroom immediately!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Putting the Sizzle in STEM
Learn about K-12 STEM challenges and competitions that can be used to engage learners in STEM. Participants will leave with ideas to use in their classrooms to get students engaged in STEM learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss

Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Cindy Moss is currently the VP of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, and travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it successfully. Previously Dr... Read More →



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

Social Media Curation
Curation belongs in the curriculum. It should be part of your school’s inquiry toolkit, how you share web and mobile resources with learners and part of your professional development plan and your effective Web presence. Joyce will define social media curation as a learning and workflow strategy and discuss what might be curated, the best new tools for curating, engaging students as curators, the role of student work in curation, and using curation as an effective strategy for scaling instructional practice and building life skills.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Vr 2X: Virtual Reality-Find It, Make It, Integrate It
Virtual Reality is huge. Microsoft, Google, and startups impact the workforce, education, and more. Make VRs, headsets from cardboard, and hologram projectors. Impact students from curriculum to empathy! Own this new real estate for teaching and learning.

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

What Does an Innovator in a School/District Look Like?
Does your school create a culture of innovation for all students? What characteristics are common among innovators? Come hear what innovators are doing nationwide to make schools that work for kids!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Schools
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools



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

3:30pm

Decreasing the Achievement Gap with STEM
Learn strategies that have been used successfully in K-12 schools to decrease the achievement gap. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies to use engaging STEM topics to immerse students in rigorous literacy, math, science and social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss

Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Cindy Moss is currently the VP of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, and travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it successfully. Previously Dr... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Screencasting and Broadcasting in Your Classroom and Beyond
This session will overview all of the unique and various ways you can display and record your device and computer. Web tools, apps, hardware and software will be discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn about the various software titles available to aid you in interactive elearning which is perfect for the flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.



Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

Transliteracy/Metaliteracy: An Unintentional Film Festival or 10 Big Things We Should Be Teaching in 2016
What strategies might ensure learners at all levels grow as literate/transliterate citizens? From a better understanding of intellectual property to best tools for telling stories and communicating new knowledge, Joyce counts them down and reveals granular strategies for delivering instruction, using illustrations from classic film.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →



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

8:30am

YouTube Lessons That Will Leave You Thinking
Join in this interactive session as you become the student - exploring, collaborating, and thinking your way through a series of lessons using powerful video.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The Fabulous Unintended Benefits of Going Digital
Cloud-based resources, including techbooks, prove very effective for achievement. Results also show beneficial impact on personalization, referrals, and teachers. See what it looks like, why it works, why it’s time.

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →



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

10:00am

The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About
Sure. You might Facebook and maybe even tweet, but, there are new websites being released all the time. Especially for educators. This session will introduce you to some of the newest, coolest, and most effective Web 2.0 sites out there. Everything from classroom, personal productivity, and just plain ol’ fun will be discussed and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.



Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

App Smashing
What do your students have on their device? Are they flexing their apps or just randomly accessing a rather wimpy list of random tools. Creating dashboards for learning is a new essential skill for your students and you can model. If you are implementing 1:1 or BYOB, this session will prepare you to smash together a variety of digital tools together to use in your own school community.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →



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

12:00pm

HyperDocs: Engage, Educate, and Inspire with Transformative Digital Lessons
HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oasis 4, 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

1:30pm

STEAM-Students and Teachers Energizing Active Minds
Learn ways to integrate movement and the arts into STEAM classrooms. Participants will experience ways to use the arts to engage students in rigorous learning of core content standards.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss

Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Cindy Moss is currently the VP of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, and travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it successfully. Previously Dr... Read More →



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