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Thursday, March 20
 

9:00am PDT

1:1 For Everyone - What Not To Do
Want to know what steps to take to transform your school or district into a 1:1 learning environment? Hear from two people who've been there and are doing it.
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avatar for Andrew	Schwab

Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, Union School District
Union School District


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Google Forms: May the Forms Be With You
In this intermediate session, take Google Forms to the next level. More than quizzes and surveys, use Forms for rubrics, assignment dropboxes, instant feedback, & more. Now with videos & images.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational TechnologyMonterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictMonterey, CA


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Infographics: Telling a Story With Data
Infographics are a fun and visual way to learn! I will share my journey creating infographics with students using free resources. Learn about getting started, meeting common core, and supporting students.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Moodling Masters: A Palooza of Best Practices from K-12 Educators
Masters graduates from K-12 schools present a “palooza” of curriculum-based projects using Moodle. Moodle is a powerful tool for constructing multimedia-enhanced curriculum to support blended and supplemental classrooms.
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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

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 →
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

CANCELED Mild-Moderate Classroom Technology Resources
This session has been canceled.

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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
CANCELED

10:30am PDT

Minecraft: Transforming Education One Block at a Time
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world. Learn how to leverage the education version to design and develop a unique, and customizable world where students take collaboration and problem solving to another level.
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avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

IFTTT: Your Personal Web Assistant
Ever felt like you needed someone to help you manage your online life? Well, meet IFTTT you personal web assistant. This web tool can help automate many web tasks that frustrate even the most advanced users.
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avatar for Jonathan Brubaker

Jonathan Brubaker

9th/11th Grade English Teacher, Beaumont High School
English Teacher. My strengths are teaching novels, class discussions, tech tools, and classroom management.


Thursday March 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm PDT

App-solutely Common Core
Got CCSS iOS? Own the transition to Common Core with these app-solutely rockin' iPad apps that will help you and your students develop app-titude in the 4 C's.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
avatar for Bhavini Patel

Bhavini Patel

Technology TOSA, Palm Springs USD
Bhavini is an Instructional Technology TOSA for PSUSD. She is a Certified Google Educator and an Apple Teacher. She has also completed all of the Leading Edge Certifications. In addition has experience teaching both primary and upper grades in the elementary school setting.


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Just Add Content - Differentiate Learning with Canvas FREE for Teachers
Receive your free Canvas k12 teacher account, learn how to easily enroll your students and add content. In one hour you will have fully functioning online blended learning tool.
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avatar for Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Teacher / Technology Trainer, Logan City School District


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

The Online Canvas
Learn about one of the most popular learning management systems in online learning - Canvas. This open-source, web-based tool is feature-rich yet incredibly simple to use. Plus, it's absolutely free. Learn about its features and ways to use it in your blended classroom.
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avatar for Emil Ahangarzadeh

Emil Ahangarzadeh

Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education - San Diego County Office of Education
My doctoral research addresses the use of system-wide education technology deployment processes. With a background in curriculum design and instructional practices, I have provided professional development institutes for thousands of teachers throughout California. I have served as... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Unleashing the Power of Video Broadcasting to Awaken Student Leadership
Improve student inclusion, participation, and leadership through video broadcasting! Leave with the tips and tools that you'll need to start broadcasting student-created video announcements, PSAs, and promotions in no time!
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avatar for Valerie Cypert

Valerie Cypert

Teacher, ELD and Media Literacy, Miller Middle School
I am a teacher at Miller Middle School in San José, California and have been teaching middle school for sixteen years. I have been working in a 1-1 situation for the past eleven years, which has resulted in a lot of exploration of new educational and collaborative technology. I... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Get More with What You Already Have!
Get to know well known social tools as learning tools. Increase efficiency and improve engagement and learning in your classroom with tools you already use.
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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!


Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Student Tech Leadership: Projects that Serve Schools and Communities
Students participating in the nonprofit MOUSE Squad Student Tech Leadership program present projects that help their schools and communities collaborate, create, and use digital technologies.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? This session addresses copyright, fair use, and remix culture in a CCSS and media literacy framework. Help students harness their rights and responsibilities as creators!
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

CROPPED: Creating Multimedia Collaborative Competition for Any Classroom
CROPPED is inspired by the Food Network hit show, Chopped. CROPPED combines collaborative technology projects; Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, and Documentary, with curricular "secret ingredients" to showcase creative, content-based, student learning.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Deeper Learning through Online Communication & Collaboration in the Blended Classroom
How can students develop deeper learning and critical thinking through online discussions? This presentation highlights Web 2.0 tools for the blended classroom that help promote online communication and collaboration.
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avatar for Sandy Somera

Sandy Somera

TICAL Leading Edge Faciltator, TICAL
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Instructional Technology Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Formative Assessments with Mobile Devices
Learn multiple formative assessment techniques using mobile devices. Participants will experience how to assess students to inform instruction using devices on any platform.
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avatar for Molly Hardy

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Director of Technolog, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Greg is the Director of Technology at San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in the education... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Fostering Excellence through Video Projects and Contests
Learn approaches to (and what's available for) developing video projects, as well as copyright, citation, effective feedback, and competing successfully in contests. All attendees will receive free resources.
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avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Helping Your Students Think Like iHistorians
Come explore how mobile technologies can be used to help students engage with primary and secondary sources as they view events through the eyes of a historian.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

History/Social Science Department Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning alongside my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I'm happy to chat about meaningful learning with technology as I'm a firm believer that technology is a tool, not the product.


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:40pm PDT

iPads for Productivity and Assessment in the Common Core Classroom (bring your own iPad)
Utilizing free iPad apps engage students in both English Language Arts, and Mathematics Common Core learning. Students enjoy problem solving, collaborating; speaking, listening, reading, writing and sharing with authentic audience. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.
 
Friday, March 21
 

10:00am PDT

Even Napoleon Dynamite has an iPad. Now What???
This session will address how iPads can be used for educational support for students with disabilities who are required to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Integrating the T into STEM Design Challenges
Design challenges engage students using a project-based, hands-on approach. Twelve design challenges will be presented using multiple ways to integrate technology into each step of the engineering design process.
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avatar for Cari Williams

Cari Williams

Digital Learning Coach and TUSD Robotics Lead, Tustin Unified
Cari works closely with science and STEAM teachers as a Digital Learning Coach in the Tustin Unified School District to help reimagine curriculum and help transition teachers into NGSS. She also leads the competitive TUSD Robotics program, which currently serves approximately 500... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Using High-Tech Tools to Create a Culture of Literary Nerds
Reading doesn’t have to be low-tech! Learn how to cultivate students’ love of reading with strategies and activities that get students excitedly reading, talking about, and recommending books using a variety of activities and free Web 2.0 tools.
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avatar for Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:15am PDT

Being Spielberg: Using Film Challenges to Meet Common Core (bring your own iPad/iPad mini)
Empower your students, unleash their creativity, and develop powerful Common Core literacy skills by implementing digital storytelling film challenges. Experience the process, explore curriculum connections, and develop a finished product! Participants needs to bring their own iPad 2 or higher or iPad mini running iOS6 or higher.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:15am - 1:15pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:00am PDT

Creative Computing: Teaching Programming to Middle School Students
There is an increasing need for students to be literate in computers and technology. Knowledge of programming concepts can help students make effective use of computers. A creative approach to computers and computer programming helps students to apply computer skills in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively express themselves. Take a tour through a cutting edge middle school programming class based on project-based learning and 21st century skills.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Blending in the Open
Are you looking for great Common Core or standards-aligned resources for your blended or flipped lessons? As online and blended learning have grown in popularity, more teachers are experimenting with blended and flipped lessons. We’ll demonstrate a variety of fabulous and free open content and Web 2.0 tools from CLRN’s open educational resource (OER) reviews to create blended and flipped classroom lessons.
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avatar for Brian Bridges

Brian Bridges

Director, California Learning Resource Network


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Creating a Positive Digital Footprint with ePortfolios
ePortfolios allow your students to demonstrate their mastery of concepts and leave behind a positive digital footprint. We will show you multiple methods our district has used for creating ePortfolios.
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avatar for Molly Hardy

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Director of Technolog, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Greg is the Director of Technology at San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in the education... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Level Up! - Classroom Gamification for Even the Non-Gamer
Learn how to use game dynamics in your classroom to increase student engagement, motivation, and achievement, even if you’ve never played a video game before in your life (like me)!
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avatar for Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Power Up? Questions for Teachers New to 1:1
What are you wondering about the transition to 1:1 teaching? What should you be planning for and thinking about? Come discuss the challenges and possibilities of 1:1.
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avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
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 →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

iPad C^3: Using iPads to Enhance Cross-Curricular Collaboration
This session will focus on a variety of ways I have used iPads to enhance my math curriculum through collaboration with PE and Science teachers. We will discuss a variety of tech tools that have both substituted and enhanced student engagement and motivation in math, PE, and Science through the collaborative teaching process.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Project Based Learning and 1 to 1 Chromebooks - a Perfect Synergy
Chrome apps offer incredible, affordable (free) opportunities to implement the higher order thinking skills required of Common Core, actively engaging students in authentic learning that utilizes the 4cs of Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication and Collaboration.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Demonstrate Higher-Order Thinking
In this session we will take a critical look at higher order thinking skills through Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and how it relates to the new Common Core State Standards. Participants will evaluate student’s digital products. We will examine the level of complexity to determine where it lies along Bloom’s digital taxonomy and explore ways to move students’ toward the higher order thinking and challenged-based learning. We will showcase digital resources and Web 2.0 tools that students can use.
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avatar for Sandy Somera

Sandy Somera

TICAL Leading Edge Faciltator, TICAL
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Instructional Technology Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

4:00pm PDT

Any Content on Any Image
Use Thinglink to take an image related to any course (or club, sport, etc.) and insert links to images, text, websites, Google docs, and videos.
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Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

STEM and PBL: 5 E-Z Projects for Your Classroom
Discoverer STEM-PBL Imagineering. Build 5 beginning interactive projects to introduce students to STEM-PBL Explore real-world, authentic problems; how students learn the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge with integrated projects. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:30am PDT

Coding and the Common Core: Scratch Programming for Students
Explore tools and techniques for student programming. Students create their own games, interactive art, simulations stories and animations. Students use problem-solving skills and can express themselves in new ways.
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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Reaching the Highest Form of Learning: Student Content Creation
You will be learning the amazing potential content creation has in the learning process. You will learn why it’s so crucial in education, how it can be tapped into, and finally some examples of what it looks like.
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avatar for Isaac Pineda

Isaac Pineda

Innovation and Technology Head, The Hills Institute
I'm passionate about education and technology.  ADE. Technology Integration Specialist - lifelong learner. Passionate about education & technology. Advocate for change.


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Creating Personalized Instruction for Special Education Students and Other Struggling Learners Using Khan Academy
Come explore how to harness the power of Khan Academy to create personalized learning opportunities for special education students and other struggling learners. We will share tips and tricks from our experience.
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avatar for Matt Cukro

Matt Cukro

RSP Teacher, La Habra City ESD
CR

Cezar Rossel

Special Education Teacher, La Habra City School District


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Multimedia, Bloom's, and the Common Core
Session will explore how Multimedia discussion-starters and writing prompts can serve as catalysts for Common Core readiness. Students will use blogs, Google tools, and web apps to Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Remixing and Modding in the Math Classroom
Learn how to remix and develop a unique blended instructional approach in your math classroom. Discover tools and strategies for creating a groundbreaking learning culture.
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EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Integrating SFMOMA ArtThink with Common Core ELA & Social Studies
Learn how ArtThink can be part of your Common Core classroom. Find out how students can increase visual literacy and artistic understanding by incorporating interactive media, and dynamic hands-on lessons.
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EK

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Programming with Scratch 2.0
In this workshop, you will use using Scratch to create projects such as games, simulations, stories, and much more. By creating your own Scratch project, you will see how can open up whole new worlds! Participants must bring their own device. NOTE: the tools used in this session are NOT compatible with iPads.
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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

12:00pm PDT

Going GAFE
Throughout this session participants will explore the question of why Google apps and what it takes to bring Google Apps For Education into their own, classroom, school or district.
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avatar for Dustin Ellis

Dustin Ellis

Teacher, Lead Learner, Knower of Stuff, Simi Valley USD
I am a passionate about helping teachers transform from "traditional" teaching and practices to a more well-rounded teaching mindset. Using digital technology, hands-on exploration, asking questions, problem-solving, failing repeatedly, allowing retakes, removing tests as assessment... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

20% Projects Are 100% Awesome
Implement passion-based learning through 20% Projects; give students 20% of class time for personal learning. Experience the process, then develop a structure to implement 20% Projects with your own students. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

1:30pm PDT

Bridging Informal Learning to Your PBL Classroom
Students use games, media and social networks in their private lives to enhance experiences and create informal learning. PBL is the perfect format to leverage that informal use to engage students deeply.
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avatar for James D Brown, PhD

James D Brown, PhD

Instructional Technology Coach/Coordinator, Calistoga Joint Unified School District


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Inspire Creativity While Respecting Copyright with Fair Use & Creative Commons
Learn how to teach and model respect for copyright, intellectual property, and good digital citizenship while producing creative works by understanding and leveraging Fair Use and Creative Commons and Public Domain resources.
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate... Read More →
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Vice President, California School Library Association
Glen Warren is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and is a passionate information and digital literacy advocate.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA