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Wednesday, March 14
 

9:00am

Conference Guidelines
CUE Code of Conduct
Do only that which helps you or your colleagues learn. It is expected that all involved in CUE are professionals and will behave in a manner appropriate and should use their best judgment and common sense in refraining from disseminating information that is inappropriate or harmful. The above code shall be followed by all attendees, volunteers, members, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and CUE staff at CUE events, whether occurring face to face or online. Further, CUE reserves the right to revoke current and future membership, attendance, volunteer duties, exhibition or speaker opportunities for those violating the above policy.


Sessions
There is no seating along the walls or in back of the rooms. If all seats are taken please exit due to fire marshal rules and regulations. The CUE door monitor volunteers will be more than happy to help you find a different session.

Workshops
  • You can add paid all day workshops online if you pay via credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) or eCheck if you have already registered for the Spring CUE 2018 Conference. Cost for paid workshops is in addition to conference registration. Please note there are no refunds on paid all-day workshops. All Sales are final.
  • To pre-register for a paid workshop, you must do so through your cue.org account. The conference online program is only a resource to view session listings and schedule information.
  • Registration materials must be picked up in the Registration area in the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center, prior to attending. Tickets are required for admission.

Copyright
The copyright laws require the payment of a user fee before any performance of copyrighted work (such as music or literature) is used. Speakers and Exhibitors are responsible for procuring permission to use any copyrighted work that is performed, broadcast, or displayed by such persons at the Spring CUE 2018 Conference.
 
 

Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00am - 7:30pm
TBA

9:30am

MIE Teacher Academy - Minecraft: Education Edition
CUE Conference registration is required to attend this workshop.
FREE Workshop Registration Required. Available while seats last.  
Sign up: 
MIE Teacher Academy


Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will:
Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games.  
Become a Minecraft player. Learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning.
Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into your classroom. Learn what’s worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.
Take a learner’s role, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft. Then, move through examples traversing grade span and subject area, demonstrating the global applicability of Minecraft in schools.

Speakers

10:30am

MIE Teacher Academy
CUE Conference registration is required to attend this workshop.
FREE Workshop Registration Required. Available while seats last.  
Sign up:
 
MIE Teacher Academy


K-12 Teachers- Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your students to achieve more!  Bring your own Windows 10 device to this one-day professional learning experience to learn how to maximize your use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in O365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, and Sway, including how to provide your students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls in your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community.

Speakers

10:30am

MIE Trainer Academy (2 Day)
CUE Conference registration is required to attend this workshop.
FREE Workshop Registration Required. Available while seats last.  
Sign up:
 MIE Trainer Academy


This is a two-day academy.

K-12 teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training- Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your teachers and students to achieve more!  Attend this 2-day in-depth professional learning experience to learn how to maximize the use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in O365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Microsoft Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide teachers and students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls of the classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community. *This free workshop is a train the trainer model and will provide you with the skills and materials necessary for you to redeliver Microsoft in Education training to other educators.

Speakers

2:30pm

How to Start Making PBL Great PBL
CUE Conference registration is required to attend this workshop.
FREE Workshop Registration Required. Available while seats last.  
Sign up:
 How to Start Making PBL Great PBL



How can PBL be a fulfilling experience that is as energizing for teachers as it
is for all students, regardless of their background? Let’s experience how technology can take high-quality PBL to take teaching and learning to the next.

In this exclusive CUE workshop, you will have the opportunity to experience elements of PBL in order to feel the power of this instructional practice, gain an understanding of what constitutes high-quality PBL, how to leverage technology to facilitate learning that promotes equity regardless of the grade or subject matter. Participants will walk away with resources and ideas that they can implement in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

Director of Online Learning, Buck Institute for Education
Rich is deeply involved and active in the EdTech community as a thought leader, keynote presenter, and workshop facilitator. He has been on the faculty of three schools of education teaching the instructional technology course, including his current role within the graduate school... Read More →
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Director of District Leadership, Buck Institute for Education
Katie Martin is the Director of District Leadership for the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). She works with districts and school leaders to create the conditions that support deeper learning for all students. Previously, at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship... Read More →


2:30pm

Krause Center for Innovation - California’s Innovative Learning Center
CUE Conference registration is required to attend this workshop.
FREE Workshop Registration Required. Available while seats last.  
Sign up:
 KCI


Learn about the KCI, a great professional learning option in California. Join us for a variety of classroom tips and tricks that you can implement right away. By the end of the session, you will have plenty of resources to engage your students and parents. During the session we will provide opportunities for free learning programs.

Learn about the KCI, a great professional learning option in California. We offer a variety of professional learning programs, college courses, workshops and events. Some programs pay you to attend. Some college credit courses are less than $100 with many courses available online, allowing attendance from anywhere in the state.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Learning Network, Krause Center for Innovation
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Board of Directors, CUE, Inc
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE's Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She currently works as the Innovator in Residence at Krause Center... Read More →


4:00pm

Escape the Bus - Save the Future
Free Registration Required

Our time-travelling bus has gone back in time in order to save the future. A student, who graduated from this school in 2025, went on to colonize Mars, cure cancer, and bring world peace! Someone has tampered with the past though, and went back in time to change education to be focused on memorization and testing! This student lost interest in school and dropped out by the time they were 15 and didn’t go on to create the world we live in today. We were sent here with this bus to change the course of history yet again and bring awareness to the future classroom! Your mission, if you choose to accept, will be to discover the secrets of learning in order to save this student from dropping out!

4:00pm

Catch the #FlipgridFever
Check out the hottest tool around and see how Flipgrid is empowering student voice like never before. Play and learn with us as we share tips and tricks to help you get started with Flipgrid today. Join us and catch the #FlipgridFever!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Lucretia Anton

Lucretia Anton

Innovation Coach/Rancho Lab School Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District
Lucretia Anton joined the Arcadia Unified Instructional Technology program in the fall of 2016 after serving as an elementary classroom teacher and Academic Program coach for over 15 years. Her patient manner is a comfort to both students and teachers alike as she strives to help... Read More →
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Flipgrid


4:00pm

Get Scratchy with Narrative Coding!
Let your students get Scratchy while integrating literature, music, art, and coding! Discuss how to expand an existing novel unit to integrate music, art and code, look at how Foley/music and art can help to think deeply/differently about writing.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kimber Johnston

Kimber Johnston

Director of Technology, The Prentice School
Kimber is Director of Technology for a K-8 school specializing in students with learning differences. She is a Google certified Educator levels 1&2 and Google certified Trainer. Kimber loves to think of interesting ways to challenge her students while leveraging technology. Session... Read More →


4:00pm

Make YouTube Work for YOU!
YouTube has BAZILLIONS of hours of resources to be used in your classroom to support instruction. PreTeach, ReTeach, differentiate, engage, and more! Learn how YouTube can support your classroom by creating lists, using a channel, and even editing videos so they fit the personal needs of your classroom/school.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ernest Righetti High School
Passionate Lifelong Learner looking to build my teaching repertoire to support student learning! Love tech, and love collaborating with other teachers!


4:00pm

Tech Trek and Tech Savvy: STEM Journeys for Girls
Discover Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, two programs of AAUW designed to support girls with an interest in STEM fields in the pursuit of their interests and goals. Learn about the programs and why they work. Learn how to get your students involved.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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 →


4:00pm

These are the Bits you're looking for
During this poster session, participants will interact and become familiar with the Micro and Hyperduino setup as a platform for student-led projects. Using any computer and coming from any skill level, participants will learn how to start with the logic of programming to full robotics projects.

Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

Teacher, Covina-Valley Unified School District
David is a 17 year educator in world languages, computer science, and EL. He is currently president of the San Gabriel Valley affiliate for CUE. His passion is to bring CS to all through physical computing and maker projects. He is Google Certified Level 2, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →


4:00pm

Where to Access Primary Sources Online
Whether you have a one-to-one digital classroom or have a computer lab, primary source materials are easily accessible online if you know where to look. This poster session will show teachers some of the best digital resources to develop Document Based Questions (DBQs).

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


4:00pm

CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. Once Search.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! The CUE Gear Store is located in the badge pickup area of the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Registration
Pick up your conference materials and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy. The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org. Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

Shuttle Service
GREEN Route – Departs PSCC every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm  
  • Ace Saguaro 
  • Courtyard 
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

RED Route – Departs PSCC every 15 minutes from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
  • Riviera 
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)


BLUE Route – Departs PSCC every 10 minutes from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
  • Hyatt 
  • Hilton 
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)
*To access shuttles from Hard Rock, exit back of the hotel and walk to Hilton for pickup.

5:00pm

First Time at CUE Conference - Orientation Session
First time at CUE? Want to jump-start your experience? Find out how the conference REALLY works — and meet some movers and shakers in the process.

Speakers

6:30pm

Welcome Session & Keynote - Matt Miller, Johwell St-Cilien, Jean-Michel Dobaria
Ditch That Textbook  -  Matt Miller
Ditching isn't about tossing dusty textbooks into dumpsters. It's a change in mindset, from following a script to writing your own. It takes creativity and risk-taking, but you already have that within you, whether you realize it or not. In this presentation, you'll be inspired to step out of your comfort zone and blaze a new trail, not because you have to but because your students are begging you to.

Matt Miller is an educator and blogger. He’s the author of two books: “Ditch That Textbook,” a book about revolutionizing the classroom with innovative teaching, mindsets and curriculum, and “Ditch That Homework,” a book full of strategies to help teachers become less reliant on homework to the point they can ditch it. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. Matt is a Google Certified Innovator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and two-time Bammy! Awards nominee. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com or on Twitter at @jmattmiller.

(Matt Miller will also be available to sign books at the CUE Gear Store Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:00 am.)

Documentary filmmakers Johwell St-Cilien and Jean-Michel "MK" Dobaria
C.A.S.A.: An Education Revolution is a narrative documentary about Jamaal Bowman, the founding principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School; and how he uses Hip Hop as pedagogy for school and community transformation. Filmmakers Johwell and “MK” will share the story about making the documentary and Bowman’s year after year relentless fight for each of his roughly 300 students to obtain a holistic education that encompasses the creative arts, entrepreneurial skills, knowledge of self, and interdisciplinary curriculum. “We are very clear that we have been called to serve a particularly vulnerable population, and believe strongly that an education rooted in the multiple intelligences and creativity, will transform the world for generations to come.” @casadocumentary casadocumentary.com

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Michel “MK” Dobaria

Jean-Michel “MK” Dobaria

Director of Photography/Editor
Jean-Michel “MK” Dobaria was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris, France, with a family background from the Reunion Island. He is the CEO and founder of Maison A.I.P (Art In Progress). MK is an accomplished videographer, introduced to the French Hip Hop music business at an... Read More →
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, DitchThatTextbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →
avatar for Johwell Saint-Cilien

Johwell Saint-Cilien

Founder, Writer/Director/Editor
Johwell St-Cilien Films is writing, directing, co-filming and editing its first feature film: C.A.S.A. An Education Revolution. Get all the details on the documentary's official website:www.casadocumentary.com


 
Thursday, March 15
 

6:30am

Conference Guidelines
CUE Code of Conduct
Do only that which helps you or your colleagues learn. It is expected that all involved in CUE are professionals and will behave in a manner appropriate and should use their best judgment and common sense in refraining from disseminating information that is inappropriate or harmful. The above code shall be followed by all attendees, volunteers, members, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and CUE staff at CUE events, whether occurring face to face or online. Further, CUE reserves the right to revoke current and future membership, attendance, volunteer duties, exhibition or speaker opportunities for those violating the above policy.

Sessions
There is no seating along the walls or in back of the rooms. If all seats are taken please exit due to fire marshal rules and regulations. The CUE door monitor volunteers will be more than happy to help you find a different session.

Workshops
  • You can add paid all day workshops online if you pay via credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) or eCheck if you have already registered for the Spring CUE 2018 Conference. Cost for paid workshops is in addition to conference registration. Please note there are no refunds on paid all-day workshops. All Sales are final.
  • To pre-register for a paid workshop, you must do so through your cue.org account. The conference online program is only a resource to view session listings and schedule information.
  • Registration materials must be picked up in the Registration area in the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center, prior to attending. Tickets are required for admission.
Copyright
The copyright laws require the payment of a user fee before any performance of copyrighted work (such as music or literature) is used. Speakers and Exhibitors are responsible for procuring permission to use any copyrighted work that is performed, broadcast, or displayed by such persons at the Spring CUE 2018 Conference.

Thursday March 15, 2018 6:30am - 6:30pm
TBA

6:30am

Shuttle Service
GREEN Route – Departs PSCC every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour from 6:30 am – 10:30 am & 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (No service from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Ace Saguaro
  • Courtyard
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

RED Route – Departs PSCC every 15 minutes from 6:30am – 10:30am & 2:00pm – 6:30pm (No service from 10:30am – 2:00pm)
  • Riviera
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

BLUE Route – Departs PSCC every 10 minutes from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm 
  • Hyatt 
  • Hilton
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

Doubletree route departs PSCC every 15 minutes from 6:30 am – 11:30 am 
  • Doubletree 
  • Palm Springs Convention Center


*To access shuttles from Hard Rock, exit back of the hotel and walk to Hilton for pickup. 

7:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. Once Search.

Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:00am

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! The CUE Gear Store is located in the badge pickup area of the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:00am

Registration
Pick up your conference materials and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy. The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org. Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Thursday March 15, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:30am

First Time at CUE Conference - Orientation Session
First time at CUE? Want to jump-start your experience? Find out how the conference REALLY works — and meet some movers and shakers in the process.

Speakers

8:45am

Keynote Viewing
The keynote will be live streamed to this room for viewing.

8:45am

Keynote Viewing
The keynote will be live streamed to this room for viewing.

8:45am

Kickoff Session & Keynote - Meredith Walker & Jasmyn Wright
This Keynote is held in Oasis 4 and is streamed live in Primrose A and B, PSCC.

All conference attendees are invited to the Kickoff Keynote Thursday morning. We will be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Ceremony. Join us as we present the Making IT Happen, Advocate of the Year, and Gold Disk awards.

Special guest Jasmyn Wright will be featured at the beginning of the keynote.

Change the World By Being Yourself - Meredith Walker
If we want to lead a life we find more interesting; one based on our truest and most honest self, we will first have to dare to embrace our individuality. If we continually give in to what the world tells us to do and be, we will never discover the person we could be and never achieve something more substantial. That “something more” is within each of us. Through the telling of her own story, Meredith provides creative ways for her audience to appreciate their truest selves and embrace them as a source of strength and encouragement.

Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Walker began her television career under the mentorship of legendary journalist Linda Ellerbee at Nick News. As a producer of that show, Walker traveled the U.S. interviewing kids for the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series. This experience became the foundation of Walker’s deepening interest in the lives of young people.

Walker went on to serve as the head of the Talent Department for Saturday Night Live, where she met her best friend, Amy Poehler. The pair decided to combine talents to create their shared vision of an organization encouraging and celebrating everyday girls experiencing adolescence.
Now living in Austin, Texas, Meredith is leading the charge of what that shared vision became: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. What started as an online “clubhouse” primarily for girls has evolved to become an inclusive, positive online community for anyone who identifies with its mission of positive self-identification and advocacy.

Walker travels near and far to promote the mission of Smart Girls. She served as the journalism envoy for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Culture and Education’s mission to the Al Za’atari and Emirates Refugee Camps and visited remote primary-care clinics on delegations to Haiti and Malawi.
In 2015 Meredith was named a “Profile In Power” finalist by the Austin Business Journal and Austin Way designated her “The Confidence Builder.” Tribeza Magazine called her “unapologetically, brilliantly herself” in naming her one of their 30 “Persons of the Year.” She was the September 2016 cover woman for Austin Woman magazine.

In 2016, Meredith was a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School for Public Service. She was a guest of the White House both to host the Champions of Change for Computer Science Education summit and to serve as an expert panelist for The White House Summit: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media. She returned to Washington, D.C. for the first summit of The United State of Women, where she and Amy Poehler served as co-panelists on the subject of “Revolutionizing Gender Norms.”

Meredith’s appointments include the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Advisory Council, Common Sense Advisory Board for Gender Equality, The UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC) and the ONE Girls and Women Advisory Board. She teamed up with the Austin-American Statesman for her outdoor series POCKET ADVENTURES and has been published by POETRY and MOTTO for TIME.

Push Through with Jasmyn Wright
Jasmyn is going to inspire us, just like she does with her students! Central to all of Jasmyn's work is the belief that education, advocacy, and empowerment hold the key to eliminating barriers. She is the CEO & Founder of The Push Through Organization - a non-profit that seeks to equip and inspire people all over the world to overcome adversity. Jasmyn’s Push Through mantra went viral back in November 2016 with 3.7 million views. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News, NPR News, The Today Show, BET, ESSENCE, etc.  Her new and shortened Push Through mantra is now featured in a GAP Kids back to school commercial. Jasmyn’s empowering mantras have been adapted into adult and elementary classroom settings around the world. @Just_Jasmyn #PushThrough wepushthrough.org

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Executive Director, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Walker began her television career under the mentorship of legendary journalist Linda Ellerbee at Nick News. As a producer of that show, Walker traveled the U.S. interviewing kids for the Peabody... Read More →
avatar for Jasmyn Wright

Jasmyn Wright

CEO & Founder, The Push Through Organization
Jasmyn is going to inspire us, just like she does with her students!Jasmyn’s work is the belief that education, advocacy, and empowerment hold the key to eliminating barriers. She is the CEO & Founder of The Push Through Organization – a non-profit that seeks to equip and inspire people all over the world to overcome adversity. Jasmyn’s Push Through mantra went viral back in November 2016 with 3.7 million views. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News, NPR News, The Today Show, BET, ESSENCE... Read More →


9:00am

20 Core Apps for English and History Writing
Writing is at the core for both English and history classes. The following 20 iPad apps, Google Extensions, or websites can be used by any English or history teacher. Each tool falls into the following categories: research, organization, writing/feedback, and presentations.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Classroom Teacher, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher and TOSA at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP European History, IB History of the Americas, AP Government, and AP Economics. He became a Google... Read More →


9:00am

Data Driven Blended Learning + PBL= Achievement
Discover the PBL Data-Driven Blended Model to engage students in problem-solving and differentiate learning using adaptive technology and small-group instruction. In this interactive presentation, we'll focus on the systems and structures one urban school district developed for blended learning. You'll leave with five steps and resources for implementation.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Alvaro Brito

Alvaro Brito

21st Century Learning Specialist, Compton Unified School District
21st Century Learning Specialist @ComptonUnified | M.A. Teaching @USC | M.S. Ed Tech @CSUF | Google Certified Lvl 1 | Apple Teacher |#EdChat #TOSAchat #EdTech


9:00am

Google Forms on Steroids
Come learn how this amazing tool, combined with free add-ons, can be used to create awards, automatically deliver positive feedback, and more! Take your practice to the next level and save time for what's most important -- your students.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Brent Coley

Brent Coley

Principal, Murrieta Valley Unified
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently Principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He has a passion for helping... Read More →


9:00am

Science Enrichment And ResearCH (SEARCH class): Teaching Innovation En Masse
SEARCH class offers an authentic scientific research experience driven by student-generated projects where a business perspective would make science readily applicable. Students experience navigating the use of technology to create and design, working in a team to bring an idea to life, and persevering through iterations of all possible outcomes.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Terry Chou

Terry Chou

Science Teacher, Miller Middle School
Leverage the Startup Mentality to get students to solve real world problems! | | Email me: chou_terry@cusdk8.org | | CEEF Innovative Teacher Award Winner 2015 | Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award 2016 | FabLearn Conference 2016 speaker at Stanford | Imagine K12 Advisory... Read More →


9:00am

College Credit
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Details provided at the time of registration. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800) 372-5505 for more information. You can also register here: https://ce.fresno.edu/cpd/workshops/coursedetails.aspx?courseCode=TEC-1844&courseCode=TEC-1844 


9:30am

HUB@CUE
Come see all the exciting events going on at the HUB@CUE on Thursday, including a special display in honor of CUE's 40th anniversary!

CUE Tips
will be presented 10:30 am - 4:20 pm.


10:00am

The Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop
The foundation for our Certified BrainPOP Educator program. The “CBE” program is designed to help you take full advantage of the features included in a school-wide BrainPOP subscription – from creation and reflection tools to learning games to the ability to keep track of learning. Register: brainpop.com/cbegeneral

Speakers
avatar for Kari Stubbs, PhD

Kari Stubbs, PhD

VP, Learning & Innovation, BrainPOP
Dr. Kari Stubbs, our Vice President of Learning and Innovation, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in education technology. She’s spoken extensively at events around the world, including UNESCO Mobile Learning Week (Paris), 21st Century Learning... Read More →


10:00am

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit area features vendor displays of current hardware, software and other materials related to educational technology. Show hours have been scheduled to allow maximum time for attendees to interact with exhibitors.

10:15am

Book Signing - Matt Miller
Please join us for a book signing featuring Matt Miller

10:30am

A Time-Saving Tool for Evaluating YouTube Videos for Teaching
This Cue Tip presentation will introduce a tool that clarifies and simplifies the process for higher education teacher preparation faculty evaluating YouTube for K-12 instruction purposes. It will present a practical tool, developed by the author with the purpose of helping educators more efficiently and effectively evaluate YouTube videos (single or combination of short clips) to support their lessons in teacher preparation programs. Specifically, the checklist is designed with the purpose in mind to emphasize and maximize time for teaching using YouTube resources and minimize the time evaluating such content in a more user-friendly way. Audience: beginner to intermediate

Speakers

10:30am

CUE Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Playground
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are two of the hottest terms on the bleeding edge of education right now. Come to the AR/VR Playground to get hands-on with some of the hottest gear and apps available right now!  This year, CUE has taken the initiative to highlight Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education.  All day Thursday CUE Spring attendees have the amazing opportunity to experience the latest Immersive technologies available to Educators.  Separate from the Expo Hall, and located this year in the Main Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention center, attendees can visit the AR/VR Playground anytime between 10:30am and 4:30pm on March 15th.  Plan on spending time in the Playground to experience everything from Virtual Field Trips in MobileVR to high end VR Physics based puzzles in HTC Vive.  Attendees will also be privy to the latest in AR/VR consumption and creation apps.  CUE is also honored to be showcasing TreeVR which recently won Best VR Location Based Short at the Lumiere Awards.  Finally experts from the Immersive Industry as well as your peer practitioners will be on hand to discuss challenges and bring awareness to Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education.  See what a AR and VR can offer your classroom today and find out how you can get started.

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Thursday March 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

"Pathways to Participation" - How 'badges' are helping build a new professional association
Find out how a new professional association (The California Association of School Data, Assessment, and Accountability Professionals CASDAAP.org) is using the BadgeList platform to create 'pathways to participation' for our members. We'll look at badge need identification, organization, and development, plus we'll spill all our secrets . . .
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avatar for JANET LANDON

JANET LANDON

Consultant, CASDAAP
I am a board member on CASDAAP and worked directly with Chris Moggia on the data guide and developing the website badges. | | As a charter school founder and director, I have experience in the demands of reporting, authorizer relationships, and the need for accessible (user-friendly... Read More →


10:30am

#WhereAreWeGoingNext? Little Global Citizens in a Great Big Digital World

Many of our young students have not had opportunities to explore the world beyond their own schools and neighborhoods. Let’s discuss best practices to help our little learners become participants and creators in the larger digital learning community. This session is designed for users of any experience level on any device.

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Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


10:30am

100 Ways to Use Discovery Education
Are you looking for new and creative ways to integrate digital media into your curriculum? Learn how members of the Discovery Education Community are using videos, images, audio files, interactives, and other to engage their students. Take a deeper dive into quick and easy ways you can immediately learn new instructional strategies for teaching, share the world with your students, and connect with fellow inspiring educators.

10:30am

Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners
Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the builtin accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

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10:30am

ACSA Welcome Session
Whether you are a new to Spring CUE or a seasoned veteran of Spring CUE here's a chance to mingle with some of ACSA's boldest leaders. Get great ideas for maximizing your Spring CUE visit and how you can get the ideas that your teachers see in Palm Springs happening in your classes next week. Future Ready's Tom Murray will also be sharing innovative ideas around Personalized Professional Learning. Invest an hour on Thursday to maximize your entire Spring CUE investment!

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avatar for Holly Edds

Holly Edds

Assistant Superintendent, Orcutt Union School District
Dr. Holly Edds serves as the Assistant Superintendent for the Orcutt Union School District, where she has served the community for fourteen years. Her background includes regular and special education and has taught in both English and Spanish. Dr. Edds is a faculty member for Cal... Read More →
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Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio Union Elementary School District
avatar for Michael R. McCormick

Michael R. McCormick

Superintendent, Val Verde USD
Superintendent Val Verde Unified School District
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Tom Murray

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


10:30am

Alphabet Soup
CALPADS, CAASP, CBEDS, BIIG, K12HSN, TAPD, CRA, EDGO, GoOpen.... Come be a part of a Question/Answer, "office hour" type session where CDE staff will field and address questions relating to Statewide programs and local impact. Take this opportunity to make your voice heard!

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Consultant, CDE
Consultant
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Elizabeth Wisnia

Education Programs Consultant, CDE
In addition to being a Data Privacy/Governance Consultant for the CDE, I am the proud mom of two squirmy, active, wonderful boys. I love to run, bake, write, and get outdoors as often as possible.


10:30am

Blended Learning: Fostering Student Ownership with Online Tools
Blended learning should empower students with engaging technology and increase their 21st-century skills. This session guides teachers tracking student progress and growing student ownership. Our interactive PD supports building or enhancing blended learning environments. We’ll explore free blended learning platforms providing immediate feedback including Kiddom, Khan Academy, and more. Hear from an educator with blended learning classroom experience modelling blended learning in this interactive PD.

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10:30am

Blogging and Podcasting: Painlessly Prodding Students into Authentic Writing
Do you know what motivates students to write well? A public arena! Learn to teach your kids writing through blogging. Participants will go through the steps of how to use blogging and commenting to improve student voice and the revision process. We will also walk through how to use podcasts to increase engagement and publish student work. Come see why the real trick to improving writing is establishing a wider, authentic audience.
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Kristina Allison

Teacher, Chilton


10:30am

Coaching without Sweating: Digital Tools for the Instructional Coach
Teachers and coaches can be bogged down by clerical work. Just as grading takes time away from teachers planning lessons, the deskwork of coaching can get in the way of supporting teachers. Come take the systems I’ve built, adapt them, and share your successes.
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avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

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


10:30am

CUE Connections—People, Tools, and Good Ideas
If Steve Jobs were here, he’d talk about the evolution of hardware. If Bill Gates were here, he’d talk about the evolution of software. We’re talking about the evolution of ideas, the effective use of technology in education, and how the people connections made it all possible.

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avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


10:30am

Design & Deliver with Empathy: Using Technology to Meet All Students' Needs
How do we design the classroom environment and craft lesson delivery to meet all students’ needs? This session strives to answer that question by focusing on creating a classroom environment based on empathy and providing tools to design engaging lessons for students with various interests and readiness.

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Abby Mann

Instructional Specialist, Technology, Orange Unified School District
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Erin Rosselli

TOSA Student Achievement, Orange Unified School District
I love to purposefully incorporate technology into the curriculum to increase student access, engagement, and achievement. Technology allows students to interact with content, meaningfully collaborate, actively communicate, and show their learning in creative ways.


10:30am

Designing for Accessibility with GSuite and Google Chrome
Let’s not leave anyone out! Google Chrome and GSuite are powerful tools in the classroom, but some students need additional supports to be successful. We’ll look at how to create Docs, Slides, and Sites that meet accessibility needs for students and parents as well as Chrome Extensions to support them outside of GSuite, too.

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avatar for Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Adina Sullivan-Marlow

District Educational Technology Coordinator, San Marcos Unified
Adina is a K12 Educational Technology Coordinator for San Marcos Unified School District, CUE Board Member, CUE Rockstar Faculty, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and Leading Edge Certification Instructor. With a focus on student needs, teacher goals, and equity/accessibility... Read More →


10:30am

Engage Students with Transformative Media, STEM, and State-Adopted Techbooks
Students and teachers engage with content differently than they did in previous generations. There are new ways to learn content, make real world connections, and prepare for college and career. Those ways include Lexile differentiation, individualized assignments, multi-modal content, VR, plus integration with Google Classrooms and other LMS’s. See how cloud-based curriculum changes the way students learn, share, and connect with relevant (and timely!) learning experiences. Built-in tools and teacher-to-teacher connectivity amplify traditional instruction with cloud-based power. See why districts across North America partner with Discovery Education--- and never look back.
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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Senior Director for Global Learning initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson is a renowned speaker in educational technology. He presents to audiences around the world to educate and inspire them to leverage the power of technology in today’s classrooms. These high-energy, impactful keynotes have built an impressive following as he tweets... Read More →


10:30am

Improving Student Efficiency and Productivity with iPad
iPad changes the way teachers teach and students learn. With the wealth of new
features in iOS 11, students can increase their productivity and efficiency.
Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators who share examples of workflows
and uses of these new features from their own classrooms.

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10:30am

Intro to Arduino: The little computers that power the Maker movement
Arduino computer chips are small, affordable electronics boards that can build hundreds of different projects to support STEAM, design thinking, MakerSpace, NGSS, and Computer Science. We will get hands-on and build a simple circuit as well as explore classroom projects that get middle and high school students building and programming.

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avatar for Colin Matheson

Colin Matheson

Education Technology, Carmel Unified School District
Ed Tech Professional Development Coordinator. Maker. Arduino. Moodle.


10:30am

Less Teacher Talk...More Student Voice: Choice Boards and DOK
Choice Boards and Interactive Playlists are ways to give students the opportunity to have that voice and choice in the classroom. Learn what they are, how to use them, how to design them and actually experience one as a student!

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Steve Morris

TOSA, Personalized Learning, Riverside USD


10:30am

Leveling Up! Navigating the Four Realms of Technology Use
Is your use of technology as well-rounded as you think? The use of technology takes many forms, including using Remind and Classroom, showing a YouTube video, or creating digital projects. This session explores how embracing the four pillars of technology - organization, communication, integration, and innovation enhances the learning and instruction.
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avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Resources, GUHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


10:30am

Maps and Legends: Google Tools for Exploration
Learn how you and your students can use Google tools for exploration in any subject area. You’ll learn how to build and use MyMaps; we’ll also explore Google Earth, Expeditions, Arts and Culture, Timelapse, and Streetview, which allow students to explore the world around them and how it has changed.
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avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
I am a former high school science teacher and ToSA for 21st-Century Instruction. Now I work as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, helping teachers move toward student-centered, inquiry-based, technology-rich instruction. I am a Google Certified Innovator, Leading Edge Certified... Read More →


10:30am

Permission to be Brave: Promoting Creativity for Learners with Special Needs
During this session we will share how districts across the country use the 4Cs with special needs learners. We will showcase examples of collaborative STEAM-projects, digital storytelling, creative career pathways, and assessment. Walk away with ideas and strategies for empowering EVERY student across all grades.
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avatar for Andrea Calvin

Andrea Calvin

Vice President, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity
| We firmly believe that a well-educated student is not complete without less "test-able" skills, including the 4 Cs (plus 1): creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking — and compassion. We also believe in providing hands-on, meaningful, authentic learning... Read More →
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Dr. Denine Jimmerson

Executive Director of Curriculum & Design, FableVision Learning
Dr. Denine Jimmerson is an education consultant who specializes in creating and implementing curriculum and instruction that is focused on the engagement of creative thinking. She is a professor, researcher, and professional development expert who specializes in bringing creativity... Read More →


10:30am

Personalizing Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook 
Using the OneNote Class Notebook, you can make every learning experience personal. Learn 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 the student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.

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10:30am

Project-Based Learning....The True 21st Century Pedagogy
This is for all educators who are looking for the pedagogy to help tie together all of their standards, initiatives, assessments, technology and skills mastery into one. Our focus needs to be on all students addressing real-world challenges, producing high-quality public work and having an increased voice and ownership in their learning. PBL is not a flavor of the month, but an actual path to a better learning environment.

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avatar for Michael Niehoff

Michael Niehoff

Michael Niehoff is currently a Career Technical Education Manager at the College of the Sequoias. He has been a secondary educator for 27 years as a teacher, advisor, director of activities, learning director and principal. After several years in the media industry, he became an educator... Read More →


10:30am

Seven steps for teachers and administrators adapting technology in a 1:1 environment.
Come discuss seven steps that will ensure implementing technology in a meaningful way. We will address lessons learned during a district 1:1 implementation program, discuss how classrooms were able to achieve a zero percent failure rate, and see how these lessons can inform your district, school, and classroom.
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Sean Nank

California State University San Marcos


10:30am

Speech Dude Talks Tech: Practical Technology for Moderate to Severe Students
In this session, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of innovative technology tools that can be easily integrated into teaching and learning for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Cutting-edge tools including apps, extensions and various websites will be discussed, along with simple implementation strategies to increase access to content and improve student engagement and productivity. Note: special emphasis on adolescents and transitional students. 

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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


10:30am

Tech Tools to Communicate, Collaborate, and Create in the Humanities Classroom
Hear how teachers are moving beyond paper, pencils, and the textbook and discovering powerful ways technology can deepen learning in ELA and social studies classes. We will explore how a variety of tech tools (including G Suite apps, Padlet, Newsela, etc.) can promote analysis, discussion, collaboration, sharing, and more.

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avatar for Mia Gittlen

Mia Gittlen

K-8 Instructional Technology TOSA, Berkeley Unified School District
Mia is the K-8 Instructional Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley, CA. For over a decade, she has taught middle and high school in public and independent schools in the Bay Area and Massachusetts. 


10:30am

You CAN Do That! Bringing Flexible Learning To Your School
Come listen to the story of one teacher and her principal who brought flexible learning to first her classroom and then their school. Get strategies and resources on how you can start small in your own classroom or school and bring flexible learning to your students!

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avatar for Taryn Flamson

Taryn Flamson

Teacher, Harbor View Elementary
avatar for Todd Schmidt

Todd Schmidt

Lead Innovator, Harbor View Elementary School
Lead Innovator @harborviewelem. Proud husband, father to 2 beautiful girls #DadsAsPrincipals #MakerDads; Ed.D- USC (Fight On!). Faculty-#cuerockstar. Phil 4:13


10:30am

Climbing the SAMR Ladder: Designing Engaging Lessons for 21st Century Learners
You’ve heard about SAMR and the 4C’s, but how do you create engaging lessons that develop key 21st century skills in students? Learn how to take your lesson up the SAMR Ladder!

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avatar for Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works for San Francisco Unified School District in the Department of Technology. In his role as the Program Administrator... Read More →
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Teacher, SFUSD
Hello. I have been teaching sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. Currently, I am a founding teacher at Willie L. Brown Middle School in San Francisco and... Read More →


10:30am

Do As I Say AND As I Do: Using Nearpod for PD
Do you find it ironic to lecture teachers from PowerPoint about student-centered lessons? We will demonstrate the capabilities of a Nearpod presentation (NPP), view existing Nearpod Professional Development, witness the transformation of a static .ppt into an engaging NPP, and develop your own Nearpod PD or lesson plan.
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avatar for Matthew Nickerson

Matthew Nickerson

Instructional Technology Teacher Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools


10:30am

Take Your Paper Notebook DIGITAL
Help! My Worksheet is Stuck in my Notebook!!! Studies show that students learn well by keeping and maintaining a notebook with all their work. The problem? It's messy and the work gets misplaced or worse, lost. This session will show how to take this notebook and turn it digital. Hyperdocs and GSuite incorporated. Not to mention easier grading on the teacher end! No more packets! SAMR Model will be applied to this session, and participants will walk away with everything from basic to advanced skills in using GSuite in the classroom. Templates and resources will be shared for participants to walk away with and make their own. Not just for students...but for teachers creating lessons, as well!
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avatar for Elizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong

Teacher/Tech Coach, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
High School ELA Teacher (10 years), 5 years in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom. 4 years presenting PD for GSuite/Chromebook/PowerSchool, MA EdTech.


10:30am

Using Google Classroom to Take Interactive Notebooks Online
Interactive notebooks are beneficial for students across the curriculum. Learn how to use Google Classroom and the G Suite applications to take your notebooks online!  We will look examples of online notebooks and real student feedback.  Finally, we will use what you have learned to create your own assignments.

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avatar for Erin Dunroe

Erin Dunroe

Little Lake City School District
Erin Dunroe began her career teaching elementary school and later 7th and 8th grade science. Erin is currently the STEM Specialist for Little Lake City School District. In 2016 she was awarded District Teacher of the Year and in 2017 was named a state finalist for the Presidential... Read More →


10:30am

PROGRAMMING PAPER CRAFTS: CHIBITRONICS LOVE TO CODE
We introduce the Love to Code kit from Chibitronics which blends paper craft, electronics and programming. We will create personalized artworks and learn electronics and computation along the way. Finally we share activities, resources and project galleries designed by educators for educators to use in the classroom.

1. Build a paper circuitry artwork with LEDs and sensors using Chibitronics Love to Code.
2. Program your artworks using Arduino-based text programming and Microsoft Makecode block programming to bring the artworks to life!
3. Share ways for educators to facilitate creative learning experiences with paper electronics tools.

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Chibitonics

Chibitonics
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Lora Saarnio

Nueva School


10:30am

Beyond the Essay - An Alternative Approach to Research Dissemination for Students
Struggling under the weight of student essays? Here is a new way to look at the research report using two online programs, Canva and Google Draw. Even the most inexperienced of students can master presenting information in a visually appealing way.
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avatar for Laurie Russo

Laurie Russo

Language Arts Teacher, Badger Springs Middle School
I have been teaching 8th grade Language Arts for over 15 years now. | | I am a very outside the box kind of person. As a matter of fact, there is no box as far as I am concerned. I see connections everywhere and try to instill that vision in my students.


10:30am

Going “Green” Screen in the K-6 Classroom
This presentation will take green screen beginners through the steps to develop a green screen presentation utilizing DoInk and ipads. Participants do not need previous experience to be part of the session. This session is designed for attendees to learn how to develop a green screen video with hands-on experience.
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avatar for Catherine Scanlon

Catherine Scanlon

5th Grade Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
I love using technology intentionally into my curriculum. I am a LEC Digital Education, a Google 1 Certified Education, and I am ambassador for Seesaw. I'm currently teaching fifth grade in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, but have also implemented the use of technology... Read More →
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Amanda Taylor

EdTech Tosa, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


10:30am

Meet and Greet with Ozobot
Ozobot is a tiny robot with a lot to offer. Come by and see everything this amazing little bot is doing in Saddleback Valley Unified , and what they can do in your classroom - no matter your subject area or grade level.
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avatar for Jen Anderson

Jen Anderson

EdTech ToSA, SVUSD
I have been an educator in California for 25 years. I value sharing ideas, empowering teachers, and inspiring students. I am currently an EdTech ToSA in SVUSD leading students and teachers in after-school trainings, all-day workshops, and daily classroom co-teaching lessons focusing... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

EdTech Tosa, Saddleback Valley Unified School District


10:30am

OneNote-Palooza: Answers to Your Questions on All Things OneNote
New to OneNote? Seasoned user? Just curious to see what exactly OneNote and Class Notebook are? Bring your curiosities, questions, and requests to OneNote-Palooza. Attendees can talk shop with a seasoned user and MOS certified trainer of Microsoft's OneNote, covering everything from features, integration examples, and even troubleshooting.
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10:30am

Teaching Ethical Creativity in a Digital World
Today’s students are media consumers, but also creators, publishers, and distributors. They need ground rules for ethics and creativity. When is it ok to reuse someone else’s work? How should others respect their work? We’ll discuss ways to include creativity, copyright, and fair use in your digital citizenship program.
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avatar for Heather Hultgren

Heather Hultgren

Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District


10:30am

What does a 21st Century Administrator Look Like?
Effective leaders must utilize tools to support instructional needs for teachers and student learning. Learn 21st century tools to engage teachers, students, and stakeholders to be a 21st Century Leader.
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Patrick Beal

Ed Tech TOSA, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Patrick Beal also used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Patrick now uses his passion for educational technology to train teachers on using SAMR and TPACK to help students and teachers meet the rigor of Common Core and 21st Century Skills.
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Esmeralda Chavez

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
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Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


10:30am

Let’s Get Physical with Raspberry Pi
During this hands-on three hour workshop, participants will explore the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and several of its basic components necessary for getting started in the classroom. Presenters will discuss practical educational uses for Pi and share student projects from a variety of grade levels and subject matters.
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avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education


10:30am

CUE Live!
CUE Live! is CUE's Internet TV show. Every year, we broadcast from CUE's Spring Conference in Palm Springs as CUE Live! Through an engaging talk show format, leading education and technology experts discuss the ways that innovative uses of technology are making a positive impact on education across the world. Members of CUE's Communication Committee conduct the interviews and produce the episodes. Each show is archived and available online allowing the thousands of CUE attendees to reconnect with their experience after the conference. View these at youtube.com/cueinc after the conference and don't forget to subscribe!

Stop by the CUE Live! stage to watch interviews being recorded.

10:30am

Deploy iOS by the CUE Deployment Squadron (Paid Workshop - Ticket Required)
Attendees of this session will have hands-on experiences in deploying iOS Devices, configuring a free MDM and filter to support 1:1 and mass deployments. Join CUE IT experts that deploy over 40,000 devices a year in their districts for a workshop dedicated to technology managers that deploy iPad in schools and districts of all sizes. Get an overview of Apple School Manager, the Classroom app, Shared iPad and more. CUE’s Tech Manager-Level Lead Learners will lead the session and bring their country-wide real-world experience managing iPad and Mac with the latest technologies from Apple.

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avatar for John Patten

John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students... Read More →


10:30am

Google Workshop for Educators - CUE Launch (Paid Workshop - Ticket Required)
The Google Workshop for Educators - CUE Launch is a fresh, new approach to the meaningful implementation of the Google Education Suite. The CUE Launch is a full-day of slide-free, gamified, collaborative, hands-on and pedagogically sound work. Participants will take a deep dive into Collaboration, Curation, Organization, and Communication through G Suite. All Launch events are lead by Google Certified Trainers, and content is aligned to the Google Educator Level 1 Exam. One complimentary Google Educator Level 1 Exam voucher will be issued to each registered participant. Participants may take the Google Educator Level 1 Exam following the workshop.

This workshop is for Google users who want to increase skills in and knowledge of the pedagogical application of the Google Education Suite and who have a goal of earning Google Educator Level 1 certification. Participants need to bring their own laptop. Participants who arrive with a tablet only will have limited functionality with course content and hands-on work.

CUE is an official Google for Education Partner.

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avatar for Joe Ayala

Joe Ayala

CUE Lead Learner


10:30am

Escape the Bus - Save the Future
Free Registration Required

Our time-travelling bus has gone back in time in order to save the future. A student, who graduated from this school in 2025, went on to colonize Mars, cure cancer, and bring world peace! Someone has tampered with the past though, and went back in time to change education to be focused on memorization and testing! This student lost interest in school and dropped out by the time they were 15 and didn’t go on to create the world we live in today. We were sent here with this bus to change the course of history yet again and bring awareness to the future classroom! Your mission, if you choose to accept, will be to discover the secrets of learning in order to save this student from dropping out!

11:00am

Are You Open Yet? Why Open Education Matters.
Curating content is one of the great arts of teaching; but it can be time-consuming and tiresome. Open education makes it easier to find, use, and share quality content and resources. Join us as we talk about open education - what it is, it’s potential impact, and tips for getting started.

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avatar for Kelly Dean

Kelly Dean

Product Marketing Manager, Instructure
For nearly fifteen years, Kelly has worked in education. She began her career as a researcher for the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, an NSF-funded initiative created to improve mathematics teaching and learning in Wisconsin. Realizing the heartbreaking reality that homelife and... Read More →


11:30am

Brain Breaks
Boost the ability for your students to learn more through movement in the classroom. Multiply-replicated studies show that non-specific physical activity increases blood flow, stimulates executive functioning, sustains working memory and enhances neuroplasticity. In this short session, participants will learn how to implement brain breaks in their classrooms.

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12:00pm

2 See, 2 Saw, and 2 Do!
This QUE Tip Session is targeted to all EdTech levels. I will be providing a brief demo on the app, Seesaw. My sharing includes all tools, some activities (student samples), assessment ideas, grading, folder system, & device management. Lastly, I will provide “sandbox time” for teachers & interested people to experience.

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avatar for Sissie Lola

Sissie Lola

1st Grade Teacher, Niles Elementary School, Fremont Unified
Since I was in grade school, I had always wanted to be a teacher. Years later and after much personal heartache and change, I got on track at Cal State, Hayward, CA and declared my undergrad major in Liberal Studies (education sector) in 1993. Four years later with a B.A., an M.A... Read More →


12:30pm

Constructionist NASA Lessons for ELL and SPED Students
In this session, we will detail how we modified NASA education lessons to promote communication, collaboration, and revision. This is most pronounced for inclusion of SPED and ELL students.

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avatar for Julie Gerges

Julie Gerges

Teacher, San Fernando Institute for Applied Media
Julie Gerges is a middle English, science, theater and technology teacher at San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (SFiAM). She has taught English in South Korea, worked at a Montessori school, then joined Teach for America and taught elementary at KIPP Iluminar before ending up... Read More →
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Brandon Rodriguez

​Brandon Rodriguez is the Educator Professional Development Specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of a collaboration with Texas State University. Before working at JPL, he taught high school chemistry and worked in the private sector doing research and development... Read More →


12:30pm

CUE Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Playground
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are two of the hottest terms on the bleeding edge of education right now. Come to the AR/VR Playground to get hands-on with some of the hottest gear and apps available right now! See what a virtual world or a virtual field trip can offer your classroom today.

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Thursday March 15, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

360 Degree Math: A Classroom Revolution
Flip the script in the math class by putting your students center stage with 360 degree math. Transform the learning environment with any given budget. Get your students up, performing, solving, and persevering by livening up the environment with whiteboard surfaces, music cues, and visible random groupings.

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Ed Campos

Bootstrap Trainer & Social Media Outreach, Brown University
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →


12:30pm

5 Steps for Integrating Social Media in Your Classroom Instruction
Social media can provide so many opportunities for student learning but with potential pitfalls and an ever changing technology landscape, educators could use some guidance to get things started. In this session, you will learn 5 practical steps for implementing social media effectively, safely and purposefully in the classroom. You will leave with digital citizenship resources to set the stage for social media use and practical ideas for integrating social media tools in your instruction.

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Merve Lapus

Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education


12:30pm

6 Steps for building a collaborative classroom with Microsoft Teams
Are you looking for a customized experience where you can easily manage your daily workflow all in one place? Then join Microsoft Educators to learn how Office 365 tools like Microsoft Teams can help you facilitate content creation, collaborative classrooms, and personalized learning in a digital hub experience.



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12:30pm

A SOS Call for Digital Integration
Are you familiar with Discovery Education? Are you looking for creative ways to utilize digital media? We have heard your SOS call! Join us to learn how Discovery educators from around the globe are engaging their students with videos, images, audio files and more through the Spotlight on Strategy series. Walk away with ready to use digital integration strategies to incorporate into your curriculum.

12:30pm

Big Technology in Little Hands: Chromebooks for K-2
Want to use more tech with younger students? This presentation gives workarounds for primary students to utilize Chromebooks during daily instruction. This includes teacher management tips for teachers, interactive activities for young students who might not yet be reading, and technology accommodations for students to help manipulate touch pads and keyboards.

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Christie Darnall

EdTech TOSA, NMUSD
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Martha Felix

Ed Tech TOSA, NMUSD
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Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport-Mesa USD
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Melissa Price

Education Technology TOSA, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Coaching and supporting teachers to embed technology into daily instruction / their core curriculum (ex. Project Based Learning, Professional Growth, Teacher Training, Student Privacy, Device Management, etc.)


12:30pm

Breakout EDU
BreakoutEDU truly is something DIFFERENT for the classroom. It’s a great way to not just gamify learning, but also an effective way to build perseverance while utilizing the Four C's of 21st Century Learning. Come learn how to implement BreakoutEDU in your class and perhaps play a game…
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Darren Alcala

District Technology Coach/TOSA, Cucamonga School District
District Technology Coach in a K-8 district, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Google Certified Educator, BreakoutEDU Authorized Trainer, Nearpod Certified Educator
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Erik Lenaburg

Teacher/Tech Coach, The Ontario Center School
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Lindsay Munoz

3rd Grade Teacher, Tech Coach, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Cucamonga School District


12:30pm

Building NGSS Models with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate models to meet and exceed expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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12:30pm

Collaborative Inquiry in the Connected Classroom
Students are always asking questions. How can we go beyond the traditional research paper to put student inquiry at the center of learning? This session will explore methods and resources designed to connect students to other classrooms as they ask questions, investigate answers, and create multimedia responses to share.

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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!
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Rachel Roberson

News education manager, KQED
Rachel Roberson is KQED's news education manager. Previously, she was a English and social studies teacher leader for 14 years in San Francisco, Austin and overseas. Before she became a teacher, Rachel was a newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area.


12:30pm

Crumbling Classroom Walls: Global Connections & Collaboration
Crumble your classroom walls by connecting and collaborating with classrooms around the world. Prepare to get started with global collaboration opportunities and avoid pitfalls along the way.
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Tanis Haboush

Instruction and Intervention Coordinator, Pioneer Unified School District
My passion is expanding student learning beyond the classroom walls through distance learning and connecting students with classrooms from around the world. I love connecting and collaborating with other educators. In my district, I lead PD on effective instructional practices for... Read More →


12:30pm

Develop a Districtwide 1:1 iPad Implementation to Raise Student Achievement
The purpose and objective of this presentation is to provide a background for the planning and implementation of a successful district-wide, 1:1 iPad initiative; particularly for the elementary grade levels of Pre-K through 8th Grade. Hear about the important steps one district took to implement a 1:1 iPad initiative for 2,200 students and 300 teachers in a four-school PK-8 district. You'll also discover how the initiative raised student achievement to the highest levels the district has ever seen.
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Phil Hintz

Director of Technology, Gurnee School District 56
Phil Hintz is the Director of Technology for Gurnee School District 56 in Gurnee, Illinois where he has been for the past 12 years. Currently, Phil's district is in their 6th year of a district- wide, 1:1 iPad initiative for all 2400 students and teachers in grades Pre-K through 8... Read More →


12:30pm

Digital Literacy Work Stations for Littles
Get your littles reading and writing with hands on language and literacy activities. Learn how to organize and facilitate these digital activities for your TK-2 students using any platform. Participants will be provided with a variety of ready made Google Doc and Slide activities for Monday morning. All skill levels.
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Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Office of Education
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. | Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com


12:30pm

Engaging STEM Learners with iPad
Join us to learn how educators use iPad to create and deliver engaging STEM
learning experiences. Learn how iPad can help STEM learners connect with
content, demonstrate their learning, and express their creativity. Discover new
resources to personalize learning and help students of all learning styles grasp
challenging STEM concepts.

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12:30pm

Free Tech Tools for Assistive Technology
A survey and demonstration of a number of Chrome extensions and other free tools that provide assistive technology support to students, including strategies for modeling them and using them with students.
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Kimber Johnston

Director of Technology, The Prentice School
Kimber is Director of Technology for a K-8 school specializing in students with learning differences. She is a Google certified Educator levels 1&2 and Google certified Trainer. Kimber loves to think of interesting ways to challenge her students while leveraging technology. Session... Read More →


12:30pm

Game Design in the STEAM Classroom
Take gamification to a new level by creating a classroom of game designers. Practical and creative ways to bring the design and gaming process into your classroom using digital and analog tools in a wildly entertaining collaborative environment.
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Jeff Brain

Teacher, Brainpath Designs
I'm a lifelong gamer, 25+ year veteran teacher, artist, poet, musician and baseball enthusiast. I'm very interested in the intersection of games, comics, media and education.


12:30pm

Get ConnectED! Tear down your walls!
Get out of your cave and share your classroom with the world! The 21st century classroom has no walls. Come learn how to give every student in your classroom a voice with back channels, open up their world with social media and invite guest speakers digitally and broadcast your amazing lessons live to the world. Learn how to cultivate a classroom of great Digital Citizens. Technology has connected our world, why can’t it connect our classrooms! Teaching is the most important job in the world so let's see your classroom and students shine!.
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12:30pm

Google Classroom: Streamline Content and Productivity Tools In Your Classroom
Learn how to use Google Classroom as a tool to provide access to Google programs, manage assignments, and integrate digital content. Come ready to set up your own Google Classroom.
Beginner

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Karen Vogt

5th Grade Teacher (Science/Social Studies), Temecula Valley USD
kvogt@tvusd.k12.ca.us | | I've taught middle school 6th - 8th grade (math and science). | I was a Technology TOSA. | I am currently a K-5 (just haven't taught 3rd or 4th grade).


12:30pm

HyperDocs+YouTube- Learn the Art of Creating, Packaging, and Delivering Digital Lessons
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

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 →



12:30pm

Information Technology vs. Instructional Technology: The Fight of the Century!
In a world of 1:1 initiatives, Single Sign On, and other 21st century tools, what does a district do to ensure that technology supports student and teacher success? You SHIFT! Discover how Information Technology can be a friend to school innovation to maximize instructional time for student success.


12:30pm

Inspiring Change: A Discussion about Instructional Coaching
Come join a panel of instructional coaches as they discuss inspiring change, leading and coaching with empathy, and helping all teachers integrate technology in their classrooms.
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Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Quantum Academy of the Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment at Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center, a grades 4-8 STEAM school she helped design. In her career has taught kinder-4th grade and currently is enjoying working with middle school students. She works in a 1:1 iPad school (Apple... Read More →
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Delaine Johnson

Educational Technology Consultant, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
An educational technology enthusiast, Delaine Johnson provides support to teachers and administrators through technology integration coaching, and enjoys positively affecting the lives of students through enriching professional development! Delaine has worked at the Office of the... Read More →


12:30pm

ISTEcs: Educator Edition
The ISTE Cyber Scholars (ISTEcs) course is a year-long professional development course that focuses on the development of lesson plans, classroom instruction, and professional practice guided by the 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators.

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Patrick Beal

Ed Tech TOSA, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Patrick Beal also used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Patrick now uses his passion for educational technology to train teachers on using SAMR and TPACK to help students and teachers meet the rigor of Common Core and 21st Century Skills.
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Esmeralda Chavez

T3 TOSA, Coachella Valley USD
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Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


12:30pm

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session provides hands-on opportunities for getting comfortable with easy, paper-based digital design and fabrication software tools. Participants experience the benefits of rapid paper prototyping, which allows for quick cycles of testing and iterative design enhancements - especially helpful within limited class periods. Explore research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating.
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Andrea Calvin

Vice President, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity
| We firmly believe that a well-educated student is not complete without less "test-able" skills, including the 4 Cs (plus 1): creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking — and compassion. We also believe in providing hands-on, meaningful, authentic learning... Read More →
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Dr. Denine Jimmerson

Executive Director of Curriculum & Design, FableVision Learning
Dr. Denine Jimmerson is an education consultant who specializes in creating and implementing curriculum and instruction that is focused on the engagement of creative thinking. She is a professor, researcher, and professional development expert who specializes in bringing creativity... Read More →


12:30pm

Podcasts: It’s not just for Serial anymore
Podcasting has been a growing medium for listening to stories and learning on the go. Podcasting is to audio as DVR/TiVO is to television. With the increase of educational podcasts for teachers, you can now find a show that meets your needs. Discover your own professional development needs from Pedagogy topics from The Cult of Pedagogy to new tools, tips and tricks like what you can find in the show Check This Out.

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Brian Briggs

Keynote, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →
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Ryan O’Donnell

Teacher / TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've... Read More →


12:30pm

Power Up PD: Top Ten Workshops for 1:1
We will explore best practices for delivering professional development to teachers new to 1:1 teaching and learning. Engage in the interactive teacher-tested modules that we have used to succeed in changing instruction. You will walk away with ten Creative Commons licensed modules that are ready to modify and deploy.
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Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


12:30pm

Textually Active Teens: Empowering Student Voice through Authentic Interactions with Texts
Close reading is a habit of mind (not a worksheet)! This interactive session will provide participants with a number of tech (and analog) driven strategies to help students think deeply about texts. Let’s work together to provide our students with learning experiences that will excite, empower, and ignite their learning.
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Matthew Brown

Associate Professor, The Master's University
Matthew taught junior high and high school English for 22 years and served as the English Department Chair and Academic Dean at Santa Clarita Christian School. He is the co-director of the Writing Project at CSUN, leading professional development workshops throughout the year. He... Read More →


12:30pm

The Joy of Professional Learning: Supporting Innovative Learning with Your Faculty - ISTE
Experience a variety of creative professional learning activities from Apple
Distinguished Educators. Explore successful professional learning strategies
and collaborate in hands-on activities that you can use immediately with
educators in your school. Discover a combination of resources created by
ADEs along with the new Apple Teacher program resources.


12:30pm

The past and future of use of computers in K-12 education
I have lived during and been an active participant in the 50 years of use of computers at the K-12 level, and both preservice and inservice of teachers at these levels. I have written extensively about thee experiences and about possible futures iin education. My presentation will be future-oriented, but rooted in past and currenent education theory and practice,
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12:30pm

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.

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Leslie Fisher

lesliefisher.com
I am a geek that likes to speak!


12:30pm

Universal Design for Learning: From UDL to YOU-DL Neuroscience meets pedagogy
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a Neuroscience, evidence based, framework that shifts any content to active learning. Come lean how to meet the diverse needs of your learners by activating the recognition, affective and recognition networks. Simple shifts, supported by the technology you are already using yield amazing results.
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12:30pm

What Everyone Should Know (but probably doesn’t) about Students and Digital Learning
Plan to be surprised! Based upon 2017 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide, learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning - key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets.
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Julie Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
I am passionate about including the voices and views of students, educators, parents and community members in discussions and decisions regarding the future of learning, particularly as it pertains to digital learning. Our Speak Up Project, which I created in 2003, is the largest... Read More →


12:30pm

Wonder Dots - Hitting the 5C's of Mathematics Instruction
Empower your students in the 5C's of mathematics through a visual, open ended process that challenges students and they love it. Wonder Dots is a free resource that focuses on numeracy and it's enjoyed by math learners at all levels TK-12.
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Jeremiah Ruesch

Jeremiah Ruesch is an instructional coach for the Burton School District in Porterville, California. Jeremiah is passionate about fostering curiosity and promoting a growth mindset for all learners.


1:00pm

Littles in the Lab
Whether you send “littles” (K-3) to a computer lab or have devices in the classroom, finding resources suitable to younger children may be a challenge. This CUE Tip will show teachers some that are easy to use and adjust to different levels.
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Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


1:30pm

Digital Portfolios for Collegebound Students
Digital Portfolio Design with Weebly and Google Classroom/Drive

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Christina Parkhill

Teacher, M.A. Firebaugh High School
I have been teaching in Lynwood California for the past 12 years. In that time I have taught ASB, AVID and English. I am currently teaching 10th grade English and 12th grade AVID.
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Vicky Tucker

Teacher, Lynwood High School
For the last 12 years, I have served the Lynwood Unified School District as an English and AVID teacher, at the secondary level. I decided to become an English teacher after an experience in one of my college freshman composition courses. Throughout this course, it became clear... Read More →


1:30pm

Book Signing - Peter and Paul Reynolds
Please join us for a book signing featuring Peter and Paul Reynolds

1:30pm

Digital Badges with Tech Superheroes: Earn your Badge and Level Up
Digital badges have the power to increase professional learning. By focusing on learner outcomes, we can transform PD from sit-and-get to an ongoing showcase of skills and knowledge that positively impact teaching and learning. Learn how we use badges to increase technology integration and build a community of professional learners.
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Brandi Miller

Instructional Technology TOSA, Rowland Unified School District
Brandi is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Rowland Unified School District and previously taught grades 1-4 for 11 years. She works with teachers TK-12 on thoughtfully integrating technology to enhance teaching and student learning. She is a Google Innovator (#MTV16), Google... Read More →


1:30pm

Facilitating Online Discussions Effectively Using Google Classroom
No specific skills are needed to attend this section. Section is suitable for those who are teaching online course at college level.

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1:30pm

From Death Valley to Mars: A Technology-Enhanced Problem-Based Learning Experience
The Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology (RAIN) Network was utilized for a Geology/Chemistry interdisciplinary project-based learning lab.

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1:30pm

Level Up: Gamification for Professional Learning & Classroom Engagement
Gamification facilitates meaningful, differentiated, and personalized learning. Four educators from Louisiana, Indiana, and Texas present 4 innovative approaches to gamification for professional learning and classroom engagement. Gain XP (experience points) as you explore each approach and the tools used to gamify such as OneNote Class Notebook, the Microsoft Education Community, Sway, and Office 365. No matter your level or tools used, leave with a template and an idea for implementation. 
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Melanie LeJeune

Tech Integration Coach/Librarian, St. Louis Catholic High School
Melanie began her journey in education 20 years ago and enjoys coaching teachers and students in technology integration and digital literacy. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Skype Master Teacher, and a Microsoft Certified Educator.
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Mary Villaume

Teacher, St. Louis Catholic High School
Mary Villaume is an English and Latin teacher who loves to find new ways of engaging students in these languages. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Global Minecraft Mentor.
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Summer Winrotte

Technology/Instructional Coach, Lafayette School Corporation
Summer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She works as a digital instructional coach and math teacher at Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In her digital... Read More →


1:30pm

Seeing the World in 360°: Using Immersive Photography to Express Deeper Understanding
If they say a photo is a powerful communicator, what can a 360° photo do? Discover the possibilities of spherical photos and videos in the classroom. This session will include hands-on demonstrations of spherical photo production and sharing as well as ideas for implementation.
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David Lofink

Curriculum Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District


1:30pm

TOSAs Talking Tech LIVE!
Drop into a live recording session for our podcast, TOSAs Talking Tech! Learn some tricks of the trade while podcasting with your hosts @TechTomBUSD and @TechMikeBUSD. You will learn how to record, interview, edit and publish your own podcast for you and your students.

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Tom Covington

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
Tom Covington is a Tech TOSA and Podcaster from Cerritos, CA. He loves tech and learning, and is geeky about getting others to love tech too! His sessions are full of hands-on learning and play, and he is always there for support, encouragement and to answer any questions! | | Certifications... Read More →
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Michael Jephcott

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
I am a Technology Integration Specialist (TOSA) in the Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California. I have been teaching and providing professional development for students and teachers since 2001. I am a Leading Edge-Professional Learning Leader candidate and a 2016... Read More →


1:30pm

Iron Chef: Protocols + UDL
Immerse yourself in the Iron Chef Protocol + UDL, a workflow suitable for all diverse learners in ELA, history, social-studies, or foreign languages. The protocol emphasizes future ready skills, scaffolding, and templates to create learning and grading efficiencies. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is built in to help create expert learners.
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Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
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Steven McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


1:30pm

The Certified BrainPOP Educator Program
Apply to get started with our certification program, offered to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to and creativity using BrainPOP resources. In these sessions, led by our BrainPOP Educators team, attendees learn about BrainPOP’s latest and greatest features through hands-on exploration and modeling via large-group, small-group, and partner activities. We rely on CBEs for their perspective and expertise, inviting them to beta test, weigh in, and consult with our team on pipeline projects. Register:
https://educators.brainpop.com/certified-brainpop-educator-program/

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avatar for Kari Stubbs, PhD

Kari Stubbs, PhD

VP, Learning & Innovation, BrainPOP
Dr. Kari Stubbs, our Vice President of Learning and Innovation, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in education technology. She’s spoken extensively at events around the world, including UNESCO Mobile Learning Week (Paris), 21st Century Learning... Read More →


2:00pm

Scratch Programming Crash Course
Scratch Programming Crash Course is designed for teachers with little or no programming experience who want to teach their students some simple logic-based computer programming.

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Ruth Maas

Adjunct Professor, United States University


2:00pm

CUE Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Playground
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are two of the hottest terms on the bleeding edge of education right now. Come to the AR/VR Playground to get hands-on with some of the hottest gear and apps available right now! See what a virtual world or a virtual field trip can offer your classroom today.

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Thursday March 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

#CreateWithChromebooks
This session will show lesson ideas and inspiration on how teachers can maximize chromebooks to have students CREATE not just consume.

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avatar for Ryan O’Donnell

Ryan O’Donnell

Teacher / TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've... Read More →


2:00pm

#Sketch50: Doodles, Noodles, and You!
Explore #Sketch50 - the 2017 growth mindset movement! Learn the science behind sketchnoting and practice with the guidance of the #Sketch50 team. (Tablet or paper/pencil/pens recommended)
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Misty Kluesner

Digital Innovation ToSA, Campbell Union School District
Currently a Digital Innovation ToSA for Campbell Union School District in the South Bay Area. Passionate about integrating creativity and student voice into the classroom. KCI Merit 2016 graduate. Google Certified Educator. HyperDoc Bootcamper. Member of the #Sketch50 and #SketchCUE... Read More →
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Genevieve Pacada

Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE
M.S. Education Media Design & Technology, Google Educator, GTA MTV'14, Sketchnoter, Leading Edge Certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, and Professional Learning Leader


2:00pm

10 things you can do with Office 365 Online that you never knew
Are you familiar with Office Online but ready to take the next step in utilizing the suite to its fullest capability?  Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office Online can help you and your students work smarter with the best tools available for collaborating, analyzing and creating.


2:00pm

All Eyes On Me: The World is Watching
Provide students with access to the outside world and connect with peers across the globe via technological tools using Google tools such as Hangouts, Blogger, YouTube, and Sites. Break down the walls of the classroom and create an environment of global collaboration for yourself and your students.

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avatar for Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology and Integrated Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators regarding pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom, computer... Read More →


2:00pm

Awokenings: Cultivating and Reprioritizing Political Consciousness, Creativity, and Passion
In this session, participants will integrate reading, writing, and a tech smorgasbord (GAFE, coding, iPad apps, photography) to create PBL units that develop social-emotional competencies for political consciousness.
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Jonathan Almerido

Teacher, ARUSD
Jonathan Almerido is a fourth grade teacher at L.U.C.H.A. Elementary in East San José, California, where he's entering his third year as a teacher. In his first two years, he's taught third through fifth grade, with an emphasis on social justice, purposeful tech integration, and... Read More →


2:00pm

ClEvR Lab Reports Using Adobe Spark Video
Learn a creative way for students to demonstrate what they have learned from a lab by creating a quick and easy video featuring a ClEvR argument (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning). Students will be practicing their CCSS speaking and listening skills, the four Cs, and communicating their learning in modalities other than just writing.
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Melissa Hero

Biology & AVID Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Carlmont High School
Melissa Hero is biology and AVID teacher and technology coordinator at Carlmont High School. Melissa believes that good teaching requires strong pedagogy, and if used correctly, technology can enhance a lesson and student learning. Melissa teaches using the flip class model and... Read More →


2:00pm

Clips: Life is Short—Capture it!
Clips, a free iOS app for iPhone and iPad, creates a fun new way for video to
redefine how students demonstrate learning. In this hands-on session with
Apple Distinguished Educators, you’ll explore how to capture and share
learning moments with new features like Live Titles, filters, stickers, and more.


2:00pm

Digital Student Portfolios: The Whole Picture!
Digital portfolios allow teachers, parents and students to track a student’s progression through the school year. Digital notes, Google Map projects, screencasts, collaborative projects and reading fluency assessments are among some of the learning activities displayed in digital portfolios. Embedded calendars help students develop time management skills.

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Jorge Velastegui

Social Science Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District
Dr. Jorge Velastegui has over 20 years experience in public education. He has worked as an elementary school teacher, elementary school principal, and is currently a high school Social Science teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District. Dr. Velastegui is also an adjunct... Read More →


2:00pm

Effective Use of Google Classroom: Meet the Needs of all Learners
In this workshop, you will learn to how to engage diverse learners within the Google Classroom platform. Differentiation is the key to effectively meeting the needs of all your learners. Learn 5 effective strategies that will empower your ability to differentiate within the Google Classroom. You will leave with class assignment(s) ready to use with your own students.
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Shawn Goehring

Teacher (On-Assignment), Upland Unified
Instagram: g.up.land
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Jennifer Morris

5th Grade/Instructional Coach, Upland Unified School District
I am a half-time TOSA and half-time 5th-grade teacher. I love teaching Project Based Learning integrating math and science into all of my projects. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to learning is one of my favorite hobbies. Talk to me about innovative ideas.


2:00pm

Empowering ELLs in the Google Age
Get your ELLs speaking and writing more through these highly engaging, low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies that support academic language development. Using Google Cultural Institute, StreetView, and YouTube, these lessons allow students to practice high-level cognitive skills and consider the world from different perspectives.

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Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Abby is an ed-tech evangelist and proud member of the MERIT14 cohort. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available resources to help students construct learning whether it be through LEGOs, drama or baking. She is excited and committed... Read More →


2:00pm

Engaging Students in Decision Making: Empowering Computational Thinkers
Learn how two classroom teachers have demystified the new ISTE Student Standard for Computational Thinker by aligning computational thinking with NGSS and Common Core standards. In this interactive session, experience sample lessons, strategies and materials that can be used Monday morning in your upper elementary or middle school classroom.

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Katherine Hayden

Professor, CSU San Marcos
I work with teachers to identify interactive ways to integrate technology to support student learning. Grants include QUEST CT, CyberQUEST, iQUEST and ACT. I am currently working in the following areas: STEM, Computational Thinking, and virtual learning.


2:00pm

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel - Time to Slam!
Google for Education Certified Innovators share favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →
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Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
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JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
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Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


2:00pm

Great Google Extensions
There are so many things to do for you and your students in your school Gsuite accounts.  Extensions can help your teaching practice and student achievement using GsuiteEDU. Get hands on practice and see some in action in this session.  Chromebooks or Computers, not for iPads.

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Drew Warden

Curriculum Resource Teacher
I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. I taught 5th grade for 20 years and this is my fourth year as a TOSA as a Curriculum Resource for Technology at Westside USD. | | Talking points: Google, cool tech for the classroom, new tech... Read More →


2:00pm

Hot Topics in Education with Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support educators in your quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with our favorite resources for supporting these hot topics including instructional strategies, fresh ideas and perspectives, and ways to continue the conversation within the DEN Online Community.

2:00pm

How to Boost Student Engagement by Implementing Digital Storytelling with Tools by Peter H. Reynolds
This session will show powerful examples of how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students in deeper exploration of content. The programs highlighted will be easy to use and based upon award-winning Author/Illustrator Peter H Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story. Get-hands on with Animation-ish and watch your stories come alive.
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Andrea Calvin

Vice President, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity
| We firmly believe that a well-educated student is not complete without less "test-able" skills, including the 4 Cs (plus 1): creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking — and compassion. We also believe in providing hands-on, meaningful, authentic learning... Read More →
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Dr. Denine Jimmerson

Executive Director of Curriculum & Design, FableVision Learning
Dr. Denine Jimmerson is an education consultant who specializes in creating and implementing curriculum and instruction that is focused on the engagement of creative thinking. She is a professor, researcher, and professional development expert who specializes in bringing creativity... Read More →


2:00pm

Igniting The Spark: Empowering Students Through Media Creation
Ads, Billboards, and Magazines, it seems the world has mastered the art of visual storytelling, and more importantly effective and engaging communication. The World Economic Forum says that by 2020 creativity will be one of the "10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution". How are we preparing our students to visually communicate beyond powerpoint slides? Discover how Adobe Spark's simple and powerful app suite can prepare our students to master the art of visual communication through imagery, color, and text to develop a creative and visual foundation for their future.

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Michael Cohen

Director of Innovation, YULA Boys High School
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society... Read More →


2:00pm

Learning Through Inquiry
All elementary teachers come learn how questions drive the inquiry process. You'll learn how to help students generate questions, different kinds of questions, and how to help them turn questions into ones they can investigate. You'll also learn how this connects to NGSS and can be integrated across the curriculum.

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2:00pm

Making the Most of 3D Printing in the Classroom
In this session, Liz Arum, Education Community Strategist at Ultimaker, will explore how educators can bring digital fabrication to STEAM curriculum. By walking through specific use cases, she will leave attendees feeling inspired about the possibilities of 3D printing in their own classroom, regardless of subject or experience level.
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Lizabeth Arum

Ultimaker


2:00pm

Mindfulness and radical self care
Have you ever felt overwhelmed at work? If your answer is no, then this session is not for you. :) For most of us, the answer is absolutely! If you want to be the best you can be as an administrator for a long long time, it’s time to take self care and mindfulness seriously. This will be an active session in which we learn about what mindfulness is, it’s benefits, and how to bring it into our lives, and the lives of our staff and students.

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Roni Habib

Lead Trainer, 1981
Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill... Read More →


2:00pm

Principals’ Journeys in Scaling Tech Integration Across Schools: Sharing Successes and Challenges
Hear how four principals from three districts share successes/challenges in scaling up tech integration. Staff communications, PD, changing school culture and tech integration into Writing Workshop are addressed. Learn how principals became a cross-district community-of-learners committed to moving technology forward. Participate in panel discussion on scalability. Includes photos /video.


2:00pm

Pump Up Google Classroom using Google Add-Ons, Apps, and Extensions
Teachers will learn which tools will enhance the Google Classroom experience for students and learn how to connect parents with their classroom. They'll walk away with tools to use and ideas for creating engaging lessons that solidify learning.
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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 →


2:00pm

Rubrics+GSuite=Effective Feedback
There are many rubric tools available that improve efficiency for teachers and students. Listen to a coach and a high school teacher give you tips and tricks on using Goobric and JoeZoo. Walk away with a strategy for improving your feedback on Monday!
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Kristi Frankina

Tech TOSA, Evergreen School District
I'm passionate about helping teachers. My vision is a world where every student loves coming to learn in an engaging, technology rich, 21st century environment. I'm making this happen, one classroom at a time.
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Joseph Frankina III

Teacher, Mt. Pleasant High School


2:00pm

The Great Race - Engaging Students Through Game Based Learning
The Great Race has students racing around the “world” to solve problems. The first to the finish line is declared the victor. Along the way, students build communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in a game-based unit. This presentation will demonstrate how Google maps along with other GAFE tools can be used to create a learning game for any content area.
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Rebecca Morris

5th Grade Teacher, Selma Unified


2:00pm

The Power of Choice-Based Learning: Helping Students Discover Their Element
Ken Robinson defines one’s “element” as the place where your passion and talent meet. Learn how Quantum Academy began the mission to help students unveil their hidden talents and passions and how you can easily implement a choice-based program in your own class, grade level, or school.
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Quantum Academy of the Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment at Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center, a grades 4-8 STEAM school she helped design. In her career has taught kinder-4th grade and currently is enjoying working with middle school students. She works in a 1:1 iPad school (Apple... Read More →


2:00pm

Thinking Critically about the (FAKE!) News
The internet plays an indispensable role in facilitating access to information. However, it also proliferates misleading and false information. Educators must equip students to successfully navigate this reality. Citing research from education leaders, this session will review resources educators can use to help students evaluate the reliability of online information.

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2:00pm

Too Cool for School, Make the Tools work for YOU!
So many tools! What to use? This session will show you which tools do what, and how to best implement them in your classroom to engage your students and make YOUR life easier. Includes some old favorites and some new kids on the block!
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Geri Coats

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ernest Righetti High School
Passionate Lifelong Learner looking to build my teaching repertoire to support student learning! Love tech, and love collaborating with other teachers!
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Cathleen Petty

Teacher, Ernest Righetti High School


2:00pm

Truth is in the eye of the beholder: Visual literacy through fake news
Leverage fake news interest to teach media literacy and digital citizenship. This session shares teens' attitudes and knowledge about media literacy, offers strategies to teach media literacy, and explores ways to help teens become civicly engaged via media.

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Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer coordinates the librarianship program at CSULB, and manages the CSU ICT Literacy project. Her research interests are digital citizenship, literacies, assessment, and collaboration. See her websites http://k12digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com and http://cyberfami... Read More →


2:00pm

Unleashing Your Creative Genius with iPad
Join Apple on a creative journey with powerful creation apps on iPad.
Unlock your iPad, launch Clips, create a video, jam out a soundtrack
with GarageBand, and conjure the magic of Keynote to bring it all
together.

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2:00pm

Why Technology is Shifting Education from Nouns to Verbs
Since the rise of the mass produced book, formal education has been cemented in the world of “things” ― facts to be regurgitated on tests. The rise of computers in education opened the door to shifting education from facts to processes. The benefit is that, while students may forget what they read, they don't forget what they've made. This presentation explores the impact of the technologies of making in the classroom with concrete ideas that can be applied immediately.

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David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


2:00pm

“First Steps” into the world of STEM / STEAM / MAKE!
This session offers participants a “first step” into the world of STEM / STEAM / MAKER with easy, inexpensive materials and a take-away of weekly design challenges for one school year. Come learn simple ways to get started with STEM / STEAM / MAKER in your classroom.
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Nancy Buck

Teacher, Jellick Elementary School
Sixth grade teacher and Creativity Lab Coordinator for a K-6 school. Happy to learn and share with others.


2:30pm

Finders Keepers? Copyright, Fair Use, and Citation of Digital Images
Technology puts more resources than ever at our fingertips. How do we teach our students how to choose and use that information ethically? This session focuses on using tools embedded in search engines or databases to identify non-text resources licensed for reuse and to build a habit of citing sources.
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3:00pm

Forget the Popsicle Sticks, Use Flippity Instead!
Randomly select students with ease using Flippity, a Google Sheets add-on. Even better, you can also create groups of various sizes. Transform the culture of your class and encourage students to participate and work with others with Flippity!

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Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I currently teach 7th and 8th grade History and I also serve as the history department chair. At my school site, I am a member of the Technology Advisory Committee and I serve as a PLC Facilitator. In the district, I am a History-Social Studies mentor teacher working with the Literacy... Read More →


3:30pm

Google-Slides for Self-paced work
Looking to transform the learning in your class and make it more responsive to the needs of your students? Try google slides for workflow management.
Some talks make you think, this one changes what happens in your classroom.

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Sam Patterson

Echo Horizon School
Makerspace Coordinator at Echo Horizon School


3:30pm

CUE Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Playground
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are two of the hottest terms on the bleeding edge of education right now. Come to the AR/VR Playground to get hands-on with some of the hottest gear and apps available right now! See what a virtual world or a virtual field trip can offer your classroom today.

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Thursday March 15, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

(CANCELLED) Scale K-12 Coding Curriculum with Ozobots
With the exciting movement to bring coding into mainstream instruction, a need has risen for a continuum of platforms, devices and curriculum that teachers can use to progress student learning to the next steps. In Orange USD, Ozobots have been leveraged in learning coding with a platform that provides flexible curricular integration and can be scaled K-12 to challenge student engagement and learning.
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Jon Ruffridge

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology, Orange Unified School District
Apple Teacher / Apple Certified Professional, Creative Apps / Ozobot Certified Educator / Microsoft Innovative Educator


3:30pm

A Fireside Chat with Peter H. and Paul Reynolds
Join FableVision’s CEO and co-founder and author Paul A. Reynolds and his identical twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Illustrator, in an informal session, something we like to call the Fireside Chat. This is a unique opportunity to sit down with Peter and Paul and personally connect with them. Go behind the scenes of what it is like to manage an impact company like FableVision and a he Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity. Learn how the brothers collaborate in creating stories, books, and animations. Their latest collaborations include “Going Places” and “Sydney and Simon” a STEM chapter book series that gets high marks from its readers and the publishing industry. This is a great time to ask questions about your own stories and illustrations and perhaps share one your creations. Bring a cup of tea, sit back, and get ready for an inspiring hour.
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Paul Reynolds

Co-Founder, Executive Director, FableVision/Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity
As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the 501-c3 non-profit Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity, he oversees the organization’s mission to foster creative, purposeful human potential around the globe. To that end, the Reynolds Center is committed to developing... Read More →
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Peter Reynolds

Founder, FableVision Studios
Peter is a New York Times best-selling children's book author illustrator ( Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, Someday ), selling over 20 million books in over 25 languages around the globe. In 1996, he founded FableVision as a social change agency to help move the world to a better... Read More →


3:30pm

Advancing Financial Capability through Digital Learning
Explore how blended learning approaches towards personal finance instruction help middle and high school students better understand these abstract, yet critical topics. Educators are encouraged to bring devices and will learn how EVERFI's learning platform can support the "Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment" component of the Future Ready Framework.

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3:30pm

Bring the world to your students with Skype in the Classroom!
Bring in experts, take virtual field trips, and collaborate with other classrooms on global projects all live via Skype. It’s a great way to teach Global Citizenship and bring the curriculum to life. Skype in the Classroom is a part of the Microsoft Educator Community and is completely free to use.


3:30pm

Build Your Brand Through Fun, Communications, and Relationships
Trying to get the message out about your edtech department, or a new 1:1 device program? Trying to educate your organization and/or let the community know you exist? We’ve been there too, and we’ve got some fun and human ideas to share with you on our success.
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Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong
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Josh Harris

Director of Educational Technology, Alisal Union School District
Josh Harris is an educator who is passionate about bringing equity to all student through the use of and access to digital tools and the global community of learners. He has been in public education since 1999.  He started in education as an ASL interpreter.  From 2000 to 2013 he... Read More →


3:30pm

Chrome-My-Gosh, you won’t believe these extensions!
Are you interested in learning about some must-have Chrome Extensions? Come learn about extensions that will help students and educators. These extensions will help differentiate, bridge gaps, and improve digital workflow.

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Sheryl Brennan

Academic Coach for Technology, Lamont School District
I am the Academic Coach for Technology for Lamont School District, where I assisted with the implementation of G Suite and the deployment of over 3000 Chromebooks. I have a huge passion for Computer Science, and it is my goal to see computational thinking skills implemented in all... Read More →
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Monica Daniel

Instructional Technology Coach, McFarland Unified School District
I am a 1st grader in the PBVUSD. I love write stories and reading. I like using my iPad and my mom’s MacBook. I like using different apps and online games. I have a G Suite account at school and at home.
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Hans Tullman

STEAM Technology Specialist, Castle STEAM Academy
EdTech Coach | Educator | Speaker | GCEducator 1 + 2 | #KernCUE Director | LSG Teacher of the Year | #KITTchat | Music making, video editing, running, hiking, traveling, Christian, husband, and father.


3:30pm

Circling the Wagons: Helping Parents Protect their Kids in Cyberspace
How do parents of your students protect their children in a connected world? This session provides tips and tools to help you encourage parents as they face this parenting challenge.
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Matt Gehrett

Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Fresno Pacific University
Dr. Matt Gehrett began his career as a secondary math/computer teacher. He has also served as county education technology consultant, and Fresno Pacific University executive director of online/continuing education. Currently, he is an associate professor of education, directing the... Read More →


3:30pm

Creating (and Lighting Up) a Map of Your Learning
In this hands-on session, participants will map their trajectory of technology learning while hearing about how youth learn across setting and times and how learning environments can catalyze interest-driven learning. Following the development of personal maps, each participant will use paper circuits (Cheap! Easy!) to light up their map with LEDs. Learn how you can bring this mapping & circuits interdisciplinary project back to your own students!
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Robert Pronovost

Innovative Learning & Technology Integration, SMCOE


3:30pm

Cultivating Critical Thinkers with Learn to Code
Coding is essential for students to thrive in a future driven by technology.
When you teach coding, you also teach critical thinking and problem-solving
skills. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators who use the free Swift
Playgrounds app and Learn to Code lessons in their middle and high school
classes.

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Michael Cohen

Director of Innovation, YULA Boys High School
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society... Read More →


3:30pm

Designing Brain Friendly Learning Spaces
The physical environment that surrounds our learning is an essential component to amazing achievement. Join this conversation about how to think like a designer and construct brain friendly learning spaces.

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3:30pm

Designing, Creating, and Deploying 360° VR Lessons and tours - Step by step
Learn how to create and publish immersive 360° VR Lessons and tours such as bit.ly/WilliamsburgVR. We will cover hardware, software, online requirements, design tips for creating a good flow between scenes, and classroom management tips while engaging students in class. Work flow developed by Oak Park USD.
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3:30pm

Developing the Ecosystem to Support High Quality Project Based Learning
To ensure all learners develop deeper learning competencies required for success in a changing world, the Buck Institute for Education has partnered with districts to create an “ecosystem” that supports project based learning. Participants will learn about the journey of diverse districts and assess their own context to support PBL.

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Rich Dixon

Director of Online Learning, Buck Institute for Education
Rich is deeply involved and active in the EdTech community as a thought leader, keynote presenter, and workshop facilitator. He has been on the faculty of three schools of education teaching the instructional technology course, including his current role within the graduate school... Read More →
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Katie Martin

Director of District Leadership, Buck Institute for Education
Katie Martin is the Director of District Leadership for the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). She works with districts and school leaders to create the conditions that support deeper learning for all students. Previously, at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship... Read More →


3:30pm

Draw Your Learning - A Picture Communicates 1000 Words
Searching for ways students can demonstrate mastery beyond a multiple-choice test? Science has shown that visual imagery is a powerful tool, encouraging our brains to retain and process information. How can the creation of visuals be leveraged to enhance student communication of ideas and learning? Come play and create as we discuss visual learning for all ages and in any content area!
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Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. | | 2013 MEd... Read More →


3:30pm

Empowering Personalized Professional Learning
No one knows better than an educator the uniqueness of each learner. So what about them? Every teacher comes to the classroom with a different background, a different set of skills and differences in how they learn best. In this session, participants will explore what it takes to redesign towards a learner-centric model of professional learning. They will engage in a brief design sprint that will lead to the next steps that empower them to become agents of change for a modern professional learning journey.
An education veteran with more than two decades served as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and learning designer, Colleen leads education and pedagogy at AltSchool. Her experience includes key leadership roles at schools in the U.S. and abroad in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, and Brazil, in both private and public settings. Prior to AltSchool, Colleen helped launch four schools, and most recently, she served as Chief Learning Designer at ReSchool Colorado.

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Colleen Broderick

Vice-President of Pedagogy, AltSchool
An education veteran with more than two decades served as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and learning designer, Colleen leads education and pedagogy at AltSchool. Her experience includes key leadership roles at schools in the U.S. and abroad in Malaysia, Kazakhstan... Read More →


3:30pm

Empowering students with scaffolding, choice, relevancy, and ownership of learning.
Students, especially middle schoolers, hate being told what to do. By focusing on sound methodology, to not only engage but empower students, we will make them leaders in their learning. Exploring lesson design made with built in student choice and scaffolding will allow for student success.
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Terri Hughes

2nd Grade Teacher and Technology Coach, Campbell Union School District
I have been a teacher in the district since 1991. During my years, I have worked hard to extend my knowledge and skills through participation in professional development. I have taught all subjects, and fifth through seventh grades. I strive to teach innovative, culturally relevant... Read More →


3:30pm

From Chief Technology Officer to Chief Storytelling Officer: Modeling Modern Administrative Communication
Our jobs as Tech Directors go way beyond fixing servers and cracked screens. Administrators expect teachers to implement 21st Century skills in lessons, but communications from administrators don’t often engage teachers with cutting edge tools. We'll talk about how to become a better storyteller: tutorials, social media, announcements, and more!
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Brian Briggs

Keynote, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →
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Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School


3:30pm

From Roadie to Producer: Creating and Supporting Your Epic Band
As TOSAs, we often function as roadies for teachers rather than as producers. Come explore how Change Theory, coaching strategies, and reflection can help shift your role of roadie into the role of a producer. Leave with the skills you need to create and support your epic band (of educators).
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Jody Green

TOSA, La Habra School District
Jody Green is a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an Academic Coach focusing in Educational Technology in sunny La Habra, California. She has been creating and delivering professional development and helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.Jody holds a Bachelor... Read More →


3:30pm

Future Ready Research – Essential Student Questions!
Research appears as a required academic skill in in grade levels and in multiple core content area standards. California state standards require student to use research skills in English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and in the new Social Science History Standards. However, after over a decade of NCLB very few teachers were ever trained on how to teach research skills in the context of the digital resource available and their relevance to each content area. The current state of how we teach student to research is by saying "Go research that!" We can do better! This session will provide practical tools and accessible resources to help teachers integrate the research process to any subject matter and understand its learning power!
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Luz Santana

Luz Santana

Co Director, The Right Question Institute
Luz Santana, Co-Director of the Right Question Institute (RQI), an organization that advances a strategy for teaching all people, no matter their level of education or income, how to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions. In her capacity as Co-Director... Read More →
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries, Encinitas Union
Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone (LOVE) | "What matters to you, matters!" & "Who matters to you, matters!" | Information Literacy, Student Academic Freedom, & Equity of Access


3:30pm

Insert Coin: Engaging Learners with the Basics of Game Design
Games offer a powerful model for creating engagement in an educational setting. Explore three functional categories of game design elements and how they translate into sound pedagogy. Discuss the advantages and pitfalls of gamifying a classroom.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

Innovation Strategist, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


3:30pm

Integrating Coding & Curriculum | Bringing the Standards to Life Through Coding
Inspire student learning, build confidence, unleash creativity, and foster innovation through coding projects tied directly to the standards. Projects and creative ways to integrate coding and the curriculum will be shared. (It is recommended that teachers have access to coding devices in their classroom to get the most out of this session.)
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kay Little

Kay Little

Digital Learning Coach, Lakeside Union School District
Kay has taught in the elementary classroom for 21 years, and is in her 4th year as a Digital Learning Coach in the Lakeside Union School District. She is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Best Practices... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Patterson

Sandy Patterson

Teacher, Lakeside Union School District


3:30pm

Integrating Educational Technology in the Redeveloped CalTPA, Providing Support for Pre-service Teachers
The Commission’s newly redeveloped California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) will begin full implementation in the summer/fall of 2018. The redeveloped CalTPA will require, based on the updated Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), that all teacher candidates demonstrate that they are able to integrate educational technology, in their lesson planning, instruction, and assessments, in their student teaching or intern teacher placement.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bacer

Wayne Bacer

Consultant, CTC
Dr. Wayne Bacer for the past 11 years, has been the lead TPA Consultant for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He spent 13 years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and has served as a site / district level technology mentor / coordinator. For 17... Read More →
avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

Chief Technology Officer, Folsom Cordova USD
Kim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Folsom-Cordova USD and has more than 12 years of experience leading professional development focused on using technology tools to engage students in meaningful and purposeful ways. A CUE member since 1998, Kim’s work with CUE began in... Read More →
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Amy Reising

Director of Performance Assessment Development, CTC
Amy Reising currently serves as the Director of Performance Assessment Development for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).She has extensive experience designing and implementing large scale performance assessment and exams programs in California. She is currently... Read More →


3:30pm

It takes a school community to build a robotics program
Teachers in this session will learn the basics of what is involved in the development of a competitive robotics program in their school. From getting a team started to the development of summer camps, to the incorporation of the program in the school day with curriculum, and industry certification programs.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McIntyre

Nancy McIntyre

Staff, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
After a 23-year career in education as a teacher, coach and administrator Nancy McIntyre now works for the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. She plays an instrumental role in managing the organization’s on-going curriculum and professional development opportunities for... Read More →


3:30pm

K-2 Writing skills supports using your tech tools
This session is primarily for the beginner and will focus a lot on leveraging Google Docs and complementary tools.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Skidmore

Scott Skidmore

Kindergarten Teacher / Technology Coach, Atwater Elementary School District
I love seeing the positive things that kids can do with technology and how their minds work developing creative products.


3:30pm

Much Better Staff and Team Meetings
Digital media apps and collaboration tools can allow crafting staff meetings that inspire teachers to work together in new ways, see new possibilities for school improvement, and launch new initiatives. Join in as we look at how to use current technologies to revamp how you can work with your teams to make your meetings far more powerful experiences for everyone, and strengthen morale and professional satisfaction along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


3:30pm

NEW Visually Speaking. Discover the Magic of Keynote
Learn how to get the most from Keynote. Explore the new Shapes
feature, and how to create infographics that communicate with impact.
Discover the infinite possibilities for telling stories, presenting ideas,
representing change through animations, and more.

Speakers

3:30pm

Ready to Increase Focus and Innovate Students with Interactive Presentations?-All Devices
Create a Nearpod presentation in this fantastic make and take session. Nearpod presentations can be used as a synchronized live lessons or as a flipped presentations or homework. Nearpod can integrate PowerPoint presentations and Google Slides. Bring your own device! All platforms with internet and a browser.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jolene Berg

Jolene Berg

Teacher and Kern CUE Board of Directors, Kern COE and KernCUE
I've been teaching for 30 years and I'm still going strong! I've been an Edtech teacher since we had 5" floppies and green screen monitors but I love working with my GSuite, Nearpod, and my new 3D printer! I am creative, curious, and innovative!


3:30pm

Robotics and Coding, It’s Elementary!
You don’t need a computer science degree to introduce coding and robotics to your students. We will explain the benefits of coding while highlighting our favorite websites, apps, robots and projects. Leave with an understanding of how to use coding and robotics to integrate the 4 C’s in your PK-3rd-grade classroom.

Attendees will have a chance to win an Ozobot, a Dash robot, a Wonder Workshop Curriculum Pack, and other fun coding swag!

Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Arakawa

Caitlin Arakawa

Kindergarten, Valley Preparatory School
IB PYP | Apple Teacher | ClassDojo, GoNoodle, & Seesaw Ambassador | DEN Ambassador
avatar for Carrie Willis

Carrie Willis

Technology Director and STEAM Coordinator, Valley Preparatory School


3:30pm

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Free Tools from Discovery Education
When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education? If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage is a portal granting access to a slew of FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us as we riff through some of the most sought-after gems organized just for you in the categories of STEM, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and more. From webinars and virtual field trips to lesson plans and virtual interactives, there's sure to be something here for you to use and share.

3:30pm

Sheets Happen
You’ve collected the data. Now what do you do with it? Collected data is useless until it is organized. Learn the basics of manipulating the data in your sheet.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Duane Habecker

Duane Habecker

Mathematics Coordinator, Merced County Office of Education
http://theothermath.com | http://www.MathVillage.info | http://embarc.online


3:30pm

Tech Walkthroughs: Monitoring Growth of Integrated Technology in Classrooms
Participate in a panel discussion including a district Superintendent, Executive Director of Cotsen, tech director, and principal on ways to identify and provide thoughtful classroom tech integration feedback. Explore a variety of walk-through tools and a continuum. Hear different perspectives related to targeted feedback. Includes photos and video clips.


3:30pm

The Neuroscience of Learning: the missing link between learning and storing new information
Come be amazed at how increasing your understating of Executive Function Skills and how critical they are for all new learning will change your teaching. Embrace the neuroscience (impress your friends) and intentionally build supports and practice EF skills and watch the magic happen. Technology tools will support your efforts.

Speakers

4:00pm

Green Screen Movie Making on a $20 Budget
Fly like Superman, travel to another land, or simply amaze your audience using green screen materials all for under $20. Bring your phone or some other mobile filming device and jump in.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Ali deGuia-Bumgarner

Ali deGuia-Bumgarner

Teacher/Tech Integration Enthusiast, Dixie School - Dixie School District


5:00pm

Administrator Learning Network Meeting
The mission of the Administrator Network is to encourage school administrators at all levels (site, district, county, and state) to take an active role in planning, implementing, and evaluating the use of instructional technology in our schools. In addition to semi-annual meetings held in conjunction with the CUE Conferences, our Innovative Ed Leader twitter newsletter offers the best resources from several hundred administrators.


5:00pm

Computer Science Learning Network Meeting
The Computer Science Learning Network seeks to help its members to enhance the teaching of computer science in PK–12 education as well as advocate for its inclusion in all classrooms.

5:00pm

eLearning Network Meeting
The mission of the eLearning Network (the California chapter of iNACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning through collaborative expertise and leadership in online teaching and learning.

5:00pm

Higher Education Learning Network Meeting
The Higher Education Network's mission is to serve the broad College and University faculty within CUE's membership. We seek to connect faculty and staff at public and private colleges and universities, to inspire and nourish a dynamic, cutting-edge, collegial network of professionals dedicated to excellence in higher education through the effective and appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning.


5:00pm

Library Media Educator Network
The mission of the CUE Library Media Educator Network is to promote an expanded understanding of the unique and essential role of LMTs in educating the school community, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. Some of the specific activities include publicizing our work, partnering with other educators, training ourselves and others in information literacy and technology, and supporting each other.

5:00pm

Technology Leader Learning Network Meeting
The mission of the CUE Technology Leader Network is to bring technology leaders together in a supportive and productive environment. The Network meets at each CUE Conference and is an open forum for all technology leaders to share experiences and resources that will assist in making all of our jobs more effective and efficient.

NEW LOCATION 


 
Friday, March 16
 

6:30am

Conference Guidelines
CUE Code of Conduct
Do only that which helps you or your colleagues learn. It is expected that all involved in CUE are professionals and will behave in a manner appropriate and should use their best judgment and common sense in refraining from disseminating information that is inappropriate or harmful. The above code shall be followed by all attendees, volunteers, members, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and CUE staff at CUE events, whether occurring face to face or online. Further, CUE reserves the right to revoke current and future membership, attendance, volunteer duties, exhibition or speaker opportunities for those violating the above policy.

Sessions
There is no seating along the walls or in back of the rooms. If all seats are taken please exit due to fire marshal rules and regulations. The CUE door monitor volunteers will be more than happy to help you find a different session.

Workshops
  • You can add paid all day workshops online if you pay via credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) or eCheck if you have already registered for the Spring CUE 2018 Conference. Cost for paid workshops is in addition to conference registration. Please note there are no refunds on paid all-day workshops. All Sales are final.
  • To pre-register for a paid workshop, you must do so through your cue.org account. The conference online program is only a resource to view session listings and schedule information.
  • Registration materials must be picked up in the Registration area in the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center, prior to attending. Tickets are required for admission.
Copyright
The copyright laws require the payment of a user fee before any performance of copyrighted work (such as music or literature) is used. Speakers and Exhibitors are responsible for procuring permission to use any copyrighted work that is performed, broadcast, or displayed by such persons at the Spring CUE 2018 Conference.

Friday March 16, 2018 6:30am - 10:00pm
TBA

7:00am

Shuttle Service
GREEN Route – Departs PSCC every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour from 7:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (No service from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Ace
  • Saguaro
  • Courtyard
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

RED Route – Departs PSCC every 15 minutes from 7:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 6:30pm (No service from 11:00am – 2:00pm)
  • Riviera
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

BLUE Route – Departs PSCC every 10 minutes from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Hyatt 
  • Hilton
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC)

*To access shuttles from Hard Rock, exit back of the hotel and walk to Hilton for pickup.

8:00am

CUE Booms
CUE members are always ready to share their excitement and passion for EdTech tools, trends, and best practices that impact teaching and learning. Come hear presenters in this fast-paced session! Each presenter will get 3 minutes to present on their topic. Are you ready? Get set... BOOM!

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Calderon

Kimberly Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim has taught 6th, 7th & 8th grade Science over the last 11 years in Fowler, CA. She currently is teaching Coding and Engineering electives as well as the schools STEM classes. Kim also coaches the schools Science Olympiad and Lego Robotics teams as well as working with students... Read More →
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →
avatar for Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, San Francisco Unified School District
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works for San Francisco Unified School District in the Department of Technology. In his role as the Program Administrator... Read More →
avatar for Misty Kluesner

Misty Kluesner

Digital Innovation ToSA, Campbell Union School District
Currently a Digital Innovation ToSA for Campbell Union School District in the South Bay Area. Passionate about integrating creativity and student voice into the classroom. KCI Merit 2016 graduate. Google Certified Educator. HyperDoc Bootcamper. Member of the #Sketch50 and #SketchCUE... Read More →
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Flipgrid
avatar for Tara Martin

Tara Martin

Educator, Author, Speaker, Media & Communications Director, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
I’m an educator, writer, leader, and hugger. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an instructional coach by default because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. | | I'm honored... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Pacada

Genevieve Pacada

Academic Technology Specialist, SCCOE
M.S. Education Media Design & Technology, Google Educator, GTA MTV'14, Sketchnoter, Leading Edge Certifications: Digital Educator, Online and Blended Teacher, and Professional Learning Leader
avatar for Todd Schmidt

Todd Schmidt

Lead Innovator, Harbor View Elementary School
Lead Innovator @harborviewelem. Proud husband, father to 2 beautiful girls #DadsAsPrincipals #MakerDads; Ed.D- USC (Fight On!). Faculty-#cuerockstar. Phil 4:13
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Director of Member Engagement, CUE
Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fifteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director of Member Engagement... Read More →


8:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. Once Search.

Friday March 16, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! The CUE Gear Store is located in the badge pickup area of the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Friday March 16, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Registration
Pick up your conference materials and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy. The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org. Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Friday March 16, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground
Please join us in the CUE STEAMpunk Playground, where teachers can engage in hands-on sessions with technology for use in any classroom. CUE STEAMpunk educators will share how robots, 3D design and printing, coding, programming and so much more can boost creativity and engagement amongst students. Take away ideas and links to “quick start” lesson plans for all grade levels—kindergarten through college. We will have LittleBits, Sphero, Wonder Worskop, Raspberry Pi, Piper, Sony and educators demonstrating how they use these devices in the classroom. 

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

TOSA Tiki Playground
TOSA’s unite! Come check out our TOSA Tiki Playground, a place where TOSAs can come to grow, share, connect, and collaborate with TOSAs from around the state. The playground will be centered on the ISTE coaching standards with best practices you can implement tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Beardsley

Nicole Beardsley

Equity TOSA, Campbell Union School District
Nicole is an Equity TOSA in the Campbell Union School District (located in the San Jose area). Nicole is passionate about student-centric learning, especially through HyperDocs, high quality professional development for educators, and #AllMeansAll mindset. Nicole is a Google Certified... Read More →
avatar for Judy Blakeney

Judy Blakeney

English/CTE Teacher & Instructional Coach, Capistrano Unified SD
Judy Blakeney is a Google Certifed Trainer and Innovator, with a passion for strength based education. She works as a middle school English/CTE Teacher and Instructional Coach at Aliso Viejo Middle School. She has a passion for self-directed learning using social media, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong
avatar for Tom Covington

Tom Covington

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
Tom Covington is a Tech TOSA and Podcaster from Cerritos, CA. He loves tech and learning, and is geeky about getting others to love tech too! His sessions are full of hands-on learning and play, and he is always there for support, encouragement and to answer any questions! | | Certifications... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jephcott

Michael Jephcott

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
I am a Technology Integration Specialist (TOSA) in the Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California. I have been teaching and providing professional development for students and teachers since 2001. I am a Leading Edge-Professional Learning Leader candidate and a 2016... Read More →
avatar for Hans Tullman

Hans Tullman

STEAM Technology Specialist, Castle STEAM Academy
EdTech Coach | Educator | Speaker | GCEducator 1 + 2 | #KernCUE Director | LSG Teacher of the Year | #KITTchat | Music making, video editing, running, hiking, traveling, Christian, husband, and father.


Friday March 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

100 Ways to Use Discovery Education
Are you looking for new and creative ways to integrate digital media into your curriculum? Learn how members of the Discovery Education Community are using videos, images, audio files, interactives, and other to engage their students. Take a deeper dive into quick and easy ways you can immediately learn new instructional strategies for teaching, share the world with your students, and connect with fellow inspiring educators.

9:00am

7 Steps to help teachers make learning environments more inclusive & accessible
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone. These 7 simple steps could make a significant impact for the people who need accessible materials.

Speakers
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Daphne Williams

Murrieta Valley Unified School District


9:00am

Apple iPad success in 1:1 Learning
Come and learn how one district has found success in using Apple iPads and JAMF management to enhance their instructional process and engage students.

Speakers

9:00am

Arduino: What is it? What do I do with it?
Participants will work in small groups to get “hands-on” with an Arduino microcontroller and learn the basics about the device and using it in the classroom. Participants will work together to light an LED using Arduino and basic computer programming commands. No prior experience necessary. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop to the presentation.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Baynes

Heidi Baynes

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education


9:00am

Building A Model Magnet School through Business Partnerships
Learn the process Laurel Magnet School went through in creating a problem based learning elementary school facilitated through business partnerships forged with local companies and businesses who adopted each classroom.

Speakers
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Brad Mason

Superintendent, Brea Olinda Unified School District


9:00am

Creating Future Ready Schools
When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1918 and one from 2018, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are learner-centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, digital learning initiatives, among others. This session will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

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


9:00am

Empower Learners by Building Communication Skills
Flipgrid? Vlogging? Class presentations? More than ever, we encourage students to communicate in a variety of styles for diverse audiences. Learn the art and science of effective tech-enhanced oral or visual presentation, and teach those skills to your students! We’ll touch on design principles, developing clear ideas, and understanding audience.

Speakers
avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


9:00am

Flipping the Elementary Classroom
Flipped learning isn’t only for middle and high school teachers. Elementary teachers can better differentiate their classrooms by including flipped learning techniques into their everyday routines, and in return, dedicate more time towards small group instruction. Leave with tools you can use on Monday, no matter what your experience level.

Speakers
avatar for Ann-Marie Skaggs

Ann-Marie Skaggs

Teacher on Special Assignment
Mrs. Skaggs has been teaching elementary school in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005. Currently, she is the Inquiry and Technology TOSA for the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District. She has received her Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Dominican University... Read More →


9:00am

Four Video Projects that are Academically Meaningful
There are all sorts of free online tools and resources to do simple and powerful projects with digital video. In this workshop we will explore a set of projects that are both straightforward to implement and strong for getting students to push their learning to higher levels.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


9:00am

Gamify Your Assessment
When was the last time your students entered begging for formative assessment? Come discuss how gamifying formative assessment can increase motivation/ engagement, while allowing you to make strategic instructional decisions. We will explore theory behind gamification through hands-on exploration of tech tools that make it possible!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District and as Adjunct Faculty for Foothill College/ Krause Center for Innovation. She directs the annual #CUEBOLD Symposium, spreading her passion for... Read More →


9:00am

Get Creative with Design Engineering
Channel your creativity as we explore the design engineering process with a hands-on activity. In this workshop, you will be challenged to build a robot that does not use wheels or a track to move. We will discuss how to apply STEM concepts as well as how to problem solve. Walk away with ideas to get your students excited about the design engineering process.

Speakers
avatar for Lego Education

Lego Education

Regional Key Account Manager, LEGO Education


9:00am

Google Certifications 101
Are you a teacher looking to learn more about GSuite for Education? Or are you a seasoned GSuite user ready showcase your skills? Learn about the multiple layers of Google for Education certification, including Trainer and Innovator, and what you can do to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

Staff Development Specialist, Riverside Unified School District
Ari is a Staff Development Specialist for the Department Innovation & Learner Engagement at Riverside Unified School District & supports 42 schools with educational technology integration. She earned a Masters of Educational Technology degree from Boise State University. She’s also... Read More →


9:00am

Got Earth? How About Maps?
Google Earth has been rebuilt from the ocean floor up to the highest mountain peaks. Explore all the new features and learn how to use them in your classroom. After exploring the Earth, we will share unique and engaging ways to create and use My Maps. Device agnostic.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

TOSA, La Habra School District
Jody Green is a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an Academic Coach focusing in Educational Technology in sunny La Habra, California. She has been creating and delivering professional development and helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.Jody holds a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Nancy is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Nancy is one of the hosts of the TLC.ninja podcast. She blogs... Read More →


9:00am

How to Boost Student Engagement by Implementing Digital Storytelling with Tools by Peter H. Reynolds
This session will show powerful examples of how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students in deeper exploration of content. The programs highlighted will be easy to use and based upon award-winning Author/Illustrator Peter H Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story. Get-hands on with Animation-ish and watch your stories come alive.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Calvin

Andrea Calvin

Vice President, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity
| We firmly believe that a well-educated student is not complete without less "test-able" skills, including the 4 Cs (plus 1): creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking — and compassion. We also believe in providing hands-on, meaningful, authentic learning... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Denine Jimmerson

Dr. Denine Jimmerson

Executive Director of Curriculum & Design, FableVision Learning
Dr. Denine Jimmerson is an education consultant who specializes in creating and implementing curriculum and instruction that is focused on the engagement of creative thinking. She is a professor, researcher, and professional development expert who specializes in bringing creativity... Read More →


9:00am

L.O.V.E. of Learning (Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone)
The Beatles wrote “all you need is love” and right now love is exactly what our teachers and students need! Teachers and students are successfully learning the required content, but are they loving it? Too often the answer to that question is “no.” The shift from learning to loving is found in personalization, empowerment, partnership, and academic freedom for both students and teachers. This session will focus on three practical academic practices that are simple to implement in all content areas that will always welcome the teacher’s and student’s personal interests and curiosities into all areas of learning. Additionally we will introduce a new approach to PBL that will leave the emphasis on the “project” part behind! Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone (LOVE) will liberate learning and bring passionate coherence.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries, Encinitas Union
Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone (LOVE) | "What matters to you, matters!" & "Who matters to you, matters!" | Information Literacy, Student Academic Freedom, & Equity of Access


9:00am

Learn to Code with iPad
Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork,
and inspires creativity. Join Apple to learn how you can engage elementary and
middle school students in the world of coding on iPad with visual-based apps,
Swift Playgrounds, and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.

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9:00am

Learning with iPad. It's Personal!
Learning is personal for students. How can we make it more accessible for all
learners? Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement your
vision, hearing, motor skills, and literacy. Learn from Apple Distinguished
Educators as they guide you through hands-on activities to enable
individualized learning opportunities for students.

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Leticia Batista

Teacher/ Tech Mentor, Oxnard School District
Apple Distinguished Educator, LEC Certified, 2016-2017 CSTA Standards Revision Task Force Member, CUE Lead Learner, #CAEdchat Moderator, Bilingual @Kindercue Teacher, Doctoral Student #primarycoders #kindercue #kinderSAMR #kinderSTEAM
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Diane Darrow

Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Diane Darrow is a Technology Integration Specialist who speaks and writes about how meaningful use of technology deepens the learning experience for students. Her teaching career spans 25 years and extends from pre-school, to University level instruction. She designs curriculum experiences... Read More →


9:00am

Let's make Computer Science for All, a reality now!
You don’t have to be an IT Professional to have a successful computer science program at your school.  You’ll leave this session with curriculum resources, established nation-wide club information, ideas for teaching to special ed populations, and fun competition ideas for your students to participate in right away!

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Paul Werner

I am a computer science teacher at Rocklin High School, and I'm very passionate about making computer science accessible to all regardless of age, gender, or prior experience. I teach several different levels of computer science classes, and am currently working with teachers and... Read More →


9:00am

Making Sense of Common Sense Media
The importance of Digital Citizenship in the classroom is more evident than ever in this digital age. As students start to navigate the web to create their digital footprints, teachers need to know what skills they will need to teach in addition to your standard content areas. This session will describe the eight digital citizenship topics outlined by Common Sense Media and give participants an opportunity to experience a few of the lessons from the website.
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Margaret Chai

K-12 Instructional Tech TOSA, Garden Grove Unified School District
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An Wren

Office of Instructional Technology, Garden Grove Unified School District
Hue-An Wren is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the K-12 Office of Instructional Technology at Garden Grove Unified School District. Prior to that she was an elementary teacher for 12 years where she has been able to implement technology with students as young as kindergarten. She... Read More →


9:00am

No Tech, No Problem
Do you lack the technology in your classroom to provide your students with the tools and resources they need to create, communicate, collaborate and think critically with their peers in their classroom? You can also give them the access to resources and people from around the world.

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Elizabeth Brumbaugh

K-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
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Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Learning Network, Krause Center for Innovation


9:00am

On an Island NO More . . .Cross District Collaboration and Technology Integration
As administrators, it can be hard to find the time and space to collaborate on technology integration and best practices. Learn how the Cotsen Foundation has supported a professional learning network for administrators regarding tech integration and learn different technology tools that can support those professional learning communities.

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Brandi Miller

Instructional Technology TOSA, Rowland Unified School District
Brandi is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Rowland Unified School District and previously taught grades 1-4 for 11 years. She works with teachers TK-12 on thoughtfully integrating technology to enhance teaching and student learning. She is a Google Innovator (#MTV16), Google... Read More →
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Claudette Pantney

Teacher, Pomona Unified School District
I am an Instructional Coach TOA in the Pomona Unified School District. I have taught various grade levels for 18 years. I work with K-6 teachers on integrating technology across the curriculum, CGI Math and Writer's Workshop. I am a lifelong learner and very passionate about integrating... Read More →
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Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


9:00am

One District's Journey to Personalized PD for All
Tired of sit-and-get PD? Have you realized that one size doesn't fit all? Explore how the TJUHSD designed a comprehensive program of personalized PD for both teachers and administrators. We will share our journey of moving from a traditional approach to adult learning to offering an innovative way to engage all faculty and staff in choice, blended and online PD.
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Denise Douglass

Educational Technology Coordinator, Tulare Joint Union High School Dist
President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


9:00am

Personalizing Education with the Unified Classroom
Discover how PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom ease of use and flexibility provides teachers, students and school leadership with the tools they need to achieve even greater success with personalized learning.

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9:00am

Personalizing Learning through OneNote
Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that has revolutionized organization in the classroom. ClassNotebook is a resource that can be used to personalize learning in a 1-to-1 classroom. This session focuses on the methods to implement a personalized classroom and resources to make that possible.

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Jessie Boyce

I love flexible seating, personalized learning, edtech, and taking risks.


9:00am

Rubric: The Guide on the Side
Rubrics? As guides for multi-dimensional, open-ended projects!? Yes, you can! Join two teacher educators to discuss the pluses and minuses of rubrics for authentic assessment of student project outcomes, inspiring students’ creative process, and helping teachers save time with grading and feedback. Take our examples, templates, and resources to go!
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Steven McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →
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Valerie Sun

EmpowerED Consulting
Valerie is a K-12 edtech and dual-immersion practitioner and researcher. She likes to find student-centered tools that can be adapted to bilingual classrooms. Currently she teaches middle school STEM PBL and French. She enjoys flipping her classes with Nearpod, EdPuzzle, and Google... Read More →


9:00am

Speech Dude’s 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 ways that engage and motivate our diverse learners.

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Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


9:00am

Student Blogging: Redefining Student Voice and the Updating the Writing Process
Why should students blog? How does it compare to other forms of writing in the classroom?  Blogging brings our students into the 21st century in both literacy and Digital Citizenship.  Empower student voices and motivate them with collaborative, cross-curricular writing assignments starting tomorrow.

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Jedidiah Butler

Tech TOSA, Perris Union High School District
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →
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Judy Lane

English Teacher Heritage High School, Perris Union High School District
Using Technology in the [English] classroom. Blogging and blogging with students. PLN Twitter:@judykaylane


9:00am

Student Tech Team: Building a student run help desk
What a great way for teachers and student to learn how to use and apply EdTech in the classroom. Building a student run help desk has the amazing opportunity to be a learning experience for both teachers and students and help both understand the depth and necessity of EdTech in the classroom. Participants will hear about the joys of building a team and how to avoid some pitfalls as well. In addition, participants will learn how using GenYes, Google tools, and digital badges help give students goals and experience to becoming effective student technology leaders.
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