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Thursday, March 20
 

9:00am PDT

1:1 iPad Implementation or The Good, Bad, & Everything Else!
Le Grand Union High School District is a Title One high school district that decided to start on a one-to-one iPad rollout in the Fall of 2011. We are now in our third year of 1:1 and all students have iPads. We will provide insights from both a classroom and administrative perspective, and what is happening with regards to Common Core.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

How to Build a Standards-Based Focused, Secondary Gradebook in Aeries.
Keeping with the recent trend of enhancements to Aeries in support of modern grading concepts and Common Core readiness, Eagle Software will demonstrate how to build a Standards-Based Grade Reporting in Secondary Schools.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

QR Code Scavenger Hunt: A Quest to Reach Diverse Learners
QR Code scavenger hunts communicate information to students with diverse learning styles. Participants will experience a QR scavenger hunt and learn how to develop one of their own.
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avatar for Eric Hartung

Eric Hartung

Science Teacher/Department Chair, Pressman Academy
I am a 7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Physical Science teacher at Pressman Academy, a private K - 8 school in Los Angeles, CA. I serve as an 8th Grade Homeroom teacher and the Science Department Chair for the school. I am a member of the school's technology committee and served... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Pencils to Paperless: Developing a Blended Environment for Tweens
Learn how one teacher guided her honors, remedial, and elective classes into the blended world of digital Project Based Learning and Common Core connections.
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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Badges and Rewards: Achievement-Based Gamification Tools in Grades 7-12
A presentation on two years’ research and practical use of video-game style achievement apps in Independent schools. Comparisons of ClassDojo and Educachievements, utilized in 7th, 10th and 12th grade classes.
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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

Bringing Your IEPs Into the 21st Century-Student Driven Presentations
Showcase your students as the presenters of their own IEPs. By integrating technology using Google Calendar/Presentation, they will take the lead and become media stars at their own meetings.
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avatar for GeGe Drozen

GeGe Drozen

Resource Specialist/SDC Teacher/Workability Coordinator, Minarets High School
GeGe has taught for 14 years in the field of special education as an SDC teacher, Resource Specialist and Workability Coordinator. Her professional career was influenced by her experience as a mother of a son with learning differences. She has recently completed her M.A. in Educational... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

iPad iMovie Trailers from Start to Finish
Learn how students can create iPad iMovie Trailers of content from your subject area; from the planning stages, finding creative commons media, to posting projects online to a worldwide audience.
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avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Biology Teacher, Carlmont High School
Melissa teaches biology at Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.  She is a CUE Lead Learner, SVCUE VP, Google Suite for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer, and has trained teachers on NGSS topics at KCI, CUE events, and in her district.


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

2:00pm PDT

The Best Audience is NOT You: Why Student Blogging Works
Do you want your students to create writing that goes beyond anything you can imagine? Do you want your students to make a difference NOW? The answer is blogging.
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avatar for David Theriault

David Theriault

Teacher, Fountain Valley High School
I'm an English Literature Teacher who loves to take risks and meet new people. I love everything #nerd, comic books, sci-fi, samurai films, trying new food, and old school hip-hop and punk. I'm curious and I raise my hand WAY TOO often in meetings. I've taught AP English Literature... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Friday, March 21
 

11:30am PDT

Building a 21st Century School and How it Relates to You
How can schools make the shift to Common Core and technology based classrooms? How can schools take advantage of the philosophical change of Common Core? In this presentation we will discuss project based learning, challenge based learning, and common core by telling the story of our school.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

A Roadmap for Implementing Blended Learning
All schools will eventually be implementing a blended learning program to personalize learning. This session will equip participants with the planning and implementation tools needed for successful implementation.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Become a Google Magician with Scripts
Ready to lighten your workflow? Want to push docs to your students? Want quizzes to grade themselves? We will demonstrate Doctopus, Gclassfolders, Flubaroo, and more.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Developing a Digital Dossier Common Core Style
CCSS requires students to create and publish original content on the Internet. Come discuss how to encourage students to develop an academic/professional digital dossier through blogging, digital portfolios and Twitter.
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

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 Media... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:30pm PDT

Teens and Social Media
This CUE tip will cover many of the hot social media tools that teens are using. As educators it is important to be aware of the tools teens are using and the risks that are involved.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm PDT

Grab Bag of AWESOME: Web Apps, Common Core and Student-Guided Assessments
The Common Core calls upon us to put students in the driver's seat. This session will provide multiple samples of student-guided and student-choice activities and projects that are open-ended and which model the Common Core testing environment, all of which utilize free web apps to enhance engagement.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

Closing the Achievement Gap through Literacy: Blended Learning Strategies
Literacy is a key component to success in academics and in any career choice. With the landmark move in the Common Core State Standards to integrate literacy across the curriculum, we have each been called on as teachers of reading and writing. This presentation will address research regarding literacy strategies and will provide immediately usable tools to help close the achievement gap immediately in a single classroom, small learning community, and/or schoolwide. Web 2.0 tools will be used by participants throughout this workshop. 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.

10:00am PDT

BYOD: Magic Pill or Big Headache?
Districts look toward BYOD to increase students’ access to technology. But is it effective? Hear about Claremont High’s two-phase BYOD pilot, including policies, design, professional development, successes and limitations.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Project-Based Learning and Social Change
When you allow students to choose a social justice issue that they are passionate about, they are already engaged and ready to voice an opinion on the subject matter. Pair it with project-based learning, and you’ll give students a way to collaborate, create, think critically, and communicate.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Teach Digital Citizenship by Crafting Quick Flipped Tutorials and Using Existing Resources
Discover resources for teaching about cyber safety, cyber bullying, and digital footprints and learn to develop your own short embedded tutorials using Jing and other tools to engage learners step-by-step, flipping your instruction.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Google Apps for Deeper Learning
Come learn how New Tech High uses Google Apps to foster collaboration and deeper learning skills in students. Participants will learn about the different Google tools and how to best leverage them. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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avatar for Peter Abboud

Peter Abboud

Center for Excellence Program Manager, New Technology High School
After graduating from Napa New Technology High School, Peter went on to get his B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis. His M.A. is in educational technology from Touro University. While attending UC Davis, Peter worked as an academic coach at Da Vinci High School... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

Bringing All Students into the Discussion with Backchanneling
This session will introduce you to backchanneling as a means to increase student participation and engagement. Participants will learn tips on how-to lead a successful backchannel using free online tools.
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avatar for Angela Estrella

Angela Estrella

Library Media Teacher, Lynbrook High School


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish, Oh My! Changing Online Language Learning
Discover BYU Independent Study’s new asynchronous world language course model with features like Conversation Café where students speak and work together, live one-on-one speaking, interactive apps, and live lesson broadcasts.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Digital Reading Tools for the Common Core
Are you ready for the digital reading demands of the Common Core State Standards? Come try out technology tools and literacy resources for every class.
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avatar for Amy Cox

Amy Cox

Technology Teacher, Green Dot Public Schools


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

12:30pm PDT

Curated Collections with PBS LearningMedia
Dive into a treasure trove of curated media collections in PBS LearningMedia around special topics including flipped learning, making and cool careers.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

'Make' Your Own Innovative Space: FabLab, MakerSpace, Idea Lab
Explore and Discover what innovative spaces look like, the diversity of learning opportunities they provide, and how you can create your own fabulous space.
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avatar for Catherine Davis

Catherine Davis

Director of Innovation & Ed Tech, Westside Neighborhood School
I love sharing and teaching about learning and technology.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Build Your Own Mobile App In 50 Minutes... Without Coding!
We teach our students to read AND write, so why not teach them to use AND MAKE mobile applications? Learn to create your own mobile application without coding!
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avatar for Sean O'Neil

Sean O'Neil

Principal, Washington Middle College High School
I'm big on innovation of communication and how it can improve student learning. I'm a Google Certified Teacher & Education Trainer who loves to help other educators push themselves outside of the box we're all forced to work in.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Media Making: Bridging NGSS and the Common Core
Discover how media-making projects help students learn science content while also addressing the NGSS and CCSS. Walk away with tools that will assist you in implementing media-making projects into your curriculum.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
  Session, 12 - Concurrent Session

1:30pm PDT

Preparing Future Teachers for the Digital Classroom
BYU Independent Study has partnered with their university’s secondary education program to provide student teaching opportunities in Independent Study’s interactive online courses providing a unique teaching experience for future teachers.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA