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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, & Engineering in the Classroom
Fabrication (3D printing), physical computing (robotics) and programming collide with recycled materials, tinkering and craft traditions to create fun projects that exceed the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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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

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

Common Sense Media: Helping Make Good Online and Media Choices
Internet safety curriculum, essential apps for kids and teens, apps for special needs students, resources for parents, video and game reviews -- FREE! Common Sense Media, your one-stop destination, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing trustworthy information, education, and independent voice to thrive in a world of media and technology.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Core Technologies for the Common Core
How are you going to provide the learning activities for your students to meet the Common Core? Lots of free tools, applications to help you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


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

9:00am PDT

Flip Your Classroom with CaliQity
Join us to learn about the practices and principles of flipped learning and discover how to create engaging learning opportunities at little or no cost through CaliQity.
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avatar for Thomas Crawford

Thomas Crawford

Education Relations, IQ Innovations LLC
Thomas Crawford has over ten years of experience in education. He has spent several years training and working with educational organizations on creating and implementing online and blended learning programs. Mr. Crawford’s international teaching experience spans from brick and... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Free Software Tools for Common Core Mathematics
The Common Core Standards has placed new expectations on how mathematics is explored. This session explores ways technology can be used to not only help students learn mathematical thinking, but to also build a passion for this subject that might last for life.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Google Sites and the Power of an Authentic Audience
Learn how to motivate students to demonstrate and share their learning with digital portfolios and cross-curricular, common core aligned projects using Google Sites and other Google tools.
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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Catalina, 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

Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8
Windows 8 brings learning to life--apps, content publishers, and other resources will energize and engage students.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Smarter Balanced: The New Testing System Myths, Legends and Outright Lies!
Coming in 2015, The California Standards Test will be abandoned and a new test will be taking its place. But what does this mean? What will it do to our API? I heard that it is taken on a computer! If students can’t keyboard, they can’t take the test! What can I do to prepare my class, my school or district! These questions and other myths, legends, and other outright tales will be revealed.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Student EdCamps: Leading and Learning Across the Curriculum
EdCamps, as professional development, are sweeping across the nation. Come see how this structure can engage and empower your students across curricular areas, and teach you a thing or two.
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avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool Ever!
Come see why Twitter is THE best professional development tool ever in creating a network and community of other educators to learn from and share with. Be a CONNECTED educator.
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avatar for Kevin Scritchfield

Kevin Scritchfield

Adjunct Professor, Fresno Pacific University
Continuing Education Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University, High school teacher with courses in Video Production, Web Design, Yearbook, Geometry, and Precalculus - trying to be innovative with integrating technology and best teaching practices in all my courses... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

STEM, STEAM and STEAM ++ Graphic Organizers for K-12
This is a demonstration of how the new STEM & STEAM ++ graphic organizers are being used to help teachers meet Common Core and Science Standards for K-12, special needs, ESL, gifted and general education.
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Long Beach Unified School District
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalist and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He manages teams of students in a junior astronaut fellowship program in the Long Beach Unified School District. His international space science STEAM++ program... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am PDT

Using Socrative for Student Assessment
I will profile Socrative, the a student response system that runs on tablets, smart phones and laptops.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am PDT

How Blended Curriculum Mapped to Common Core Standards Improves ELL Learning Outcomes
Join us at this session if you want to learn how blended learning better engages your students, gives your teachers more time to teach, and improves learning outcomes. Also see an example of how blended learning works in ELL instruction.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Interactive International Virtual Fieldtrips Via 3D Apps & Skype
Learn easy ways for students to take live, international, interactive, virtual field-trips to anywhere in the world; Come travel with me to the Middle East!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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

10:30am PDT

ON[the]LINE: A California 21st Century School District Initiative
Districts and boards search for resources that bring together policy, legal and edtech in a meaningful, practical way. This California initiative has done just that.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

10:30am PDT

Ready, Set, Collaborate: Implementing Common Core with Shared iPads
Discover how you can create meaningful learning experiences, foster powerful collaboration, and maximize student engagement to meet Common Core standards even if students only have a few iPads to share.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

Rock the Elementary Classroom! Songwriting Across the Curriculum
Integrate the arts into the Common Core by composing music with students in GarageBand. Write an original standards-based song in this session for your students.
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avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


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

10:30am PDT

Shining a Spotlight on Student Creativity: The California Student Media Festival
Learn how the spotlight can shine on your students! This session will highlight the amazing and creative efforts from winners of the California Student Media Festival. Join us to see the innovate ways that technology is used in the classroom across the state. We hope it inspires you to get your students recognized. We will also showcase the FREE submission process and how you can “steal this festival” and start your own regional celebration.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Using Video and Self-Assessments to Reach Diverse Student Readers
Use video and Google Apps to make reading growth more personal for your students. See the needs of your diverse learners more clearly and help set student goals to raise their reading level.
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avatar for Jolene Berg

Jolene Berg

Board of Directors, member, Kern CUE - Computer Using Educators
Former President of Kern CUE, Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Ed. Tech enthusiast


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Using Your iPad to Engage Diverse Learners
Bring your own iPad or iPod Touch and explore innovative ways you can differentiate instruction using your iPad to support higher levels of engagement and thinking in your students!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Video Announcements - Be the Hero of Your School!
Be led from casting students, script writing, filming, editing, to publishing your video online. Demonstration will include computer editing AND ipad editing. Be ready to film next week...guaranteed.
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avatar for Michael Grothem

Michael Grothem

6th grade teacher, CNUSD
Michael is a 6th grade teacher in Corona, California with a master's degree and 13 years of teaching experience. He won “Best of Ed Tech” from Tech & Learning for his school video announcement program. He was won 2 international video competitions with his students and was a presenter... Read More →


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

12:30pm PDT

Making the Internet a Family Activity
Learning begins at home. http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com, developed by a librarian, is a fun safe vehicle to help families explore the Internet together.
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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 12:50pm 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

Book Trailers Rock! Inspiring Readers and Writers in the Common Core
Are you looking for that ONE strategy that will get your students reading and talking about books? Book trailers combine the best of both worlds: technology and literacy. In this workshop, you'll learn about book trailers, how to use and create them with your students, and you will  leave with lots of ideas and strategies to create your own! Bring your favorite book and any and all digital devices!
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avatar for Jen Kloczko

Jen Kloczko

TK-5 Principal, Stoneridge Elementary, Roseville City School District
Jennifer Kloczko is an elementary principal at Stoneridge Elementary in Roseville, CA. She has spent the last 22 years teaching, learning, and leading in Northern California. She is also an Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant and leads K-12 professional development in leadership... Read More →


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

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner
When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Learn the what, why, and how of personalizing learning so every learner is motivated and engaged in the learning process.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

IXL: Practice that Feels Like Play!
Come learn how IXL uses web-based practice to change the way students and teachers approach math and language arts practice!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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

Online Curating: Using Learnist and Pinterest in Education
Discover how teachers are using online curating to meet the demands of Common Core and 21st century skills. We’ll explore how to create and integrate learning boards around curriculum and to collaborate with others.
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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 →


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

12:30pm PDT

QR Codes and Augmented Reality - Harry Potter Pictures DO Exist!
QR codes are everywhere: on advertisements, coupons, tickets, and more. Within minutes, create free QR codes and discuss ways to engage your students! Then let the possibilities of Augmented Reality blow your mind.
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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 →
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


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

12:30pm PDT

The Power of 'Do!'
Do school like a Silicon Valley tech startup: move quickly, take risks, build prototypes, focus on what matters most and make learning insanely great!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Twitter: A Superpower for Educators
I tweet. What is your superpower? Learn how you can use Twitter to develop a personal learning network. Also, learn the power of the hashtag and how to participate in live Twitter edchats.
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avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Create and Collaborate using Virtual Bulletin Boards: Padlet and Mural.ly
Get your students to think visually, create, collaborate, and contribute on virtual bulletin boards. Follow their thought processes and even check their contributions with Padlet and Mural.ly.
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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 →


Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:30pm PDT

AAUW Tech Trek: A STEM Journey for Girls
Discover Tech Trek, a science, technology, engineering and math summer program for middle school girls, now becoming a National Program sponsored by AAUW. Learn about the program and why it works. Visit with Tech Trekkers and hear their experiences. Learn how to get your students involved.
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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 →


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

1:30pm PDT

Infusing Technology in Classic Models of Teaching
Looking for cool Common Core teaching approaches? Don’t reinvent the wheel! Learn about proven teaching models from the past and how to update them with an infusion of modern technology.
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avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since... Read More →


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

Heads or Tails: To flip your classroom and how to do it
Learn about flipping the classroom, and the research behind it. In this presentation I will share my resources, show you how to use them and suggest content to flip.
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avatar for Malia Hoffmann

Malia Hoffmann

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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

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

Digital Tools for PBIS and Bullying Prevention
Attendees of this session will learn how to use Google Forms and Class Dojo to improve their school-wide positive behavior plan by collecting and analyzing student behavior data. In addition, attendees will learn how to use Google Forms and QR codes to empower staff and students to report bullying at anytime and from any device.
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avatar for Dustin O'Malley

Dustin O'Malley

Assistant Principal of Alternative Education, Tustin Unified School District
I serve as the assistant principal of alternative education in Tustin Unified. I have responsibility over our continuation high school, independent study high school, adult education, and our new and upcoming independent student K-8 school.


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite DE, 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

OPEN, OPEN, OPEN and Helpful Resources from K12HSN
Find out about the many online tools and resources which are available to the K-12 community for FREE. Learn more about K12HSN’s free resources: Brokers of Expertise, CaliQity, K20Video, MyTechDesk!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Rolling Out Your Mobile Learning Initiative
In August, the Coachella Valley Unified School District rolled out a one-to-one iPad program for its more than 20,000 students. Building on islands of excellence and best practices of iPad pilot teachers during the 2012-2013 school year and in partnership with Apple, this workshop will describe the path CVUSD followed from idea to implementation.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Streamline Your Workflow 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
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Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


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

2:00pm PDT

Taking Back Assessment!
Taking Back Assessment! Ensuring that formative assessment is both constructive and actionable, but above all an enhancement to your teaching and learning program.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

2:30pm PDT

Educreations vs. Doodlecast Pro
In this session we will compare two apps Educreations and Doodlecast Pro.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:40pm PDT

Enhancing Google Forms and Spreadsheets Using Script Gallery
Jazz up your existing Google forms and spreadsheets or learn to make new ones. Then, use them to communicate more efficiently and effectively with parents, students and colleagues. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

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.

3:00pm PDT

Celebrate Creativity! Using Book Creator App on the iPad
BOOK CREATOR -Awesome App for creating books and Digital Stories in your classroom for teachers and students. This is a FREE app in the iTunes Apps store. Create and send to iBooks. Have students create books about their topics, stories, field trips and so much more... Come see book ideas for your classroom.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
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10:00am PDT

iPad Applications in the Middle School Classroom
iPads have potential to revolutionize classroom structure and content pedagogy. This CUEtip session will focus on how maximize the use of apps to promote participation, checks for understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, literacy, and responsible technology use.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am PDT

1:1 High School with Chromebooks and GAFE:Year 1
Participants will hear how putting 800 Chromebooks into the hands of students has impacted teaching, learning, and management at California's newest high school.
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Anthony Doyle

Teacher Librarian, El Capitan High School
Learning, teaching, reading, technology...


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

10:00am PDT

3D Printing in Education
This session explores the brief history of this revolution and shows some ways 3D printers are being used in a variety of educational settings. We also demonstrate some of the free software tools that students can use to design their own artifacts.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Common Core and Rigor...What Does it Really Mean?
Rigor, text complexity, and digital media are found everywhere throughout the Common Core. What does it all really mean? Learn what the Common Core really means for us teachers. You will leave with strategies you can implement tomorrow!
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Doceri: Creating Dynamic Flipped Lessons for Complete Student Engagement
Doceri has become the standard for engaged interactive classroom instruction. Teachers and students find the intuitive interface to be both simple and extremely capable in creating content for the classroom.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Empower Google Apps Educators with tools from Hapara
Hapara tools for Google Apps empower educators and IT professionals to do more. Learn about how schools around the world are making good on the 21st century learning promise.
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Dave Kootman

Dave Kootman, M.A. has classroom experience across seven grade levels. Dave has been a leader in many education networks, and has been nominated for multiple awards. Today, Dave is focused on helping educators with sustainable and scalable best practices that balance simple, yet powerful... Read More →


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

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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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

Great Common Core & Standards Aligned Resources for Monday
Common core is here, new science standards are around the corner and using open resources is on the rise! What to do? CLRN’s the answer. Use CLRN to find free, standards-aligned, interactive resources to use in your classroom tomorrow!
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Melody McGill

Educator/Science Coordinator 7-12, Modesto City Schools
Technology and education. As the world of education reshapes its self to include more online learning and global interaction, I find myself looking for new and exciting ways to use technology in the classroom.


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

10:00am PDT

i-Padwan: iPad Jedi in Training!
Come and learn how to be a Jed-i-Pad master if you have one iPad or are a 1:1 school. Harness the power of the iPad, its apps and the creativity of each and every student.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 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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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

iPad Projects for the 21st Century Classroom
In this session, two teachers share technology projects created in their elementary 1:1 iPad classrooms, which creatively focus on the integration of technology with the Common Core Standards.
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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 →


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

10:00am PDT

KQED Do Now: A National Debate Using Social Media
Public life, increasingly, is happening online. KQED Do Now provides educators with an incredible civic engagement model that builds on youth enthusiasm for digital tools.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Large-Scale SBAC Pilot Testing
Our district piloted the SBAC at 25 sites spanning all available grade levels and available subjects. This pilot required diligent planning and we are excited to share learnings with other districts.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Top Ten Classroom Tools of the Maker Movement
Learn how hard fun, big ideas, and innovative technology for K-12 classrooms come alive with 3D printing, robots, programming, wearable computing, conductive paint, and more.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

YouTube, Maximizing Innovative Digital Pedagogy to Motivate Learning
Discover ways to enhance your CCSS curriculum with YouTube. Experience inquiry-based learning through powerful videos, exploring and applying higher DOK levels. Flipped tutorials for creating your own YouTube Channel will be shared.
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Lisa Highfill

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

Teacher, 5th Grade Science, Port Orange Elementary
5th Grade Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator '09, Google Certif. Teacher, BrainPOP Advisor. All about inquiry, discovery, curiosity, and creativity.


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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.

10:15am PDT

iPads for productivity, collaboration, authentic assessment and Common Core (bring your own iPad)
The iPad goes way beyond the printed page. Using free apps you will, learn how to get students to transform into collaborating, communicating, constructors of new knowledge. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:15am - 1:15pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:30am PDT

Admin and Teachers Organize & Teach Digitally With LiveScribe Pens
Quick tips, ideas and samples for making your digital life easier with LiveScribe Smart Pens. Admin, teachers, and students can benefit from this Cue Tip session.
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Laura Conley

Technology Integration, Take Action Reporting & Consulting
Creating a Flipped PD model for teachers to enjoy learning is one of my life long goals. It's exciting to see teachers and students making the learning connections and having fun. I believe if we are enjoying learning and life then we are in the right place at the right time! I've... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am PDT

Humanoid Robots in the Classroom of the Future
We will demonstrate how we use humanoid robots in our new STEM Plus Plus classroom of the future program. Learn about backpack robotics,journalism and science and Occupy Mars Projects.
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Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Long Beach Unified School District
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalist and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He manages teams of students in a junior astronaut fellowship program in the Long Beach Unified School District. His international space science STEAM++ program... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Mindcraft Madness: Educational Benefits?
Minecraft has the possibility of huge educational benefits for children; it can help teach numerous subjects both with and without adult involvement. Learning in Minecraft could be faster than traditional methods of education, as children are often far more motivated, get more practice, and feel that what they are learning is useful. Also various negative aspects, such as overuse, will be presented.
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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

11:00am PDT

Online Learning with the Library of Congress
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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Debra White

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


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Reach for the Stars
RTI in high school is hard! See our placement and progress monitoring system giving students the appropriate instruction and letting them Reach for the Stars.
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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!


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Showcasing Student Work in a Virtual Museum
Students create artifacts for a virtual museum that enables visitors to point devices and watch the artifacts morph into explanatory documentary videos.
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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

The Mic is Back! Let Hear the Student’s Voice!
Microsoft’s New Movie Maker is a Free download and if you need a quick way for your students to create videos for those ELA CCR Anchor Standards of Speaking and Listening. The microphone for narration is back in Movie Maker. So let the content creation begin in your classroom and publish to the web right from the application.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 11:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am PDT

'Chromando' Training: Google Chrome Applications and Extensions
New to Chrome? Chromebook user? Don't miss this session! Learn how to be a more efficient educator/professional using Chrome Extensions and Applications.
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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 →


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

11:30am PDT

Asking Good Questions; Getting Good Answers = Thoughtful Projects
Experience strategies for developing good questions and effective searches from a variety of sources including InfoLit List, Google, Project Zero, Common Sense Media, and the Right Question Institute.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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

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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Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
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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

Stop Teaching and Start Learning
Let’s talk about why we teach so hard and work so much when our students should be doing all the hard and fun work of learning. How can we change?
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Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.


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

11:30am PDT

Teaching Across Campuses by Videoconference in Advanced Technology Classrooms
Learn best practices for teaching combined classes of local and remote students via videoconference, based on experiences at DeVry University’s California campuses using a network of Advanced Technology Classrooms.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Texting Students? Betcha Didn't Know You Could
Join Remind101 to learn the latest innovations in using mobile technology to extend learning beyond your classroom walls.

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

11:30am PDT

Video Modeling Changes Behavior
Video modeling of behaviors is an excellent tool to help teach social and functional skills. Learn how to create scripts and self-review sheets, using video to enhance learning and behavior.
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Sam Rosener

Speech-Language Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Write Right
Teachers can use assistive technology to motivate and enable students to more effectively express themselves through creative writing.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Common Core and Keyboarding: Options for Building this Essential Skill
My session will give attendees an overview of current online keyboarding instruction options. We will visit a variety of sites from semester-length courses to skill-building to multiuser online keyboarding games.
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Friday March 21, 2014 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:45pm PDT

Cue Can Flip; a PlayDate in Three Acts
Flipped instruction is a way to make face-to-face time more productive through the use of video; this session will help you create engaging videos in a plethora of formats.
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Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

2:00pm PDT

Assistive Technology At Your Fingertips
Many devices and materials you already use in your classrooms are Assistive Technology. Attendees will be enlightened with many free and low cost materials that help students access the curriculum.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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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

2:00pm PDT

Equip your iPad for Science
Experience collecting data on the iPad by using PASCO’s SPARK vue, AirLink 2 interface and sensors. Bring your own iPad or use ours!
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Google Docs Speak! In-Process Writing Feedback Across Grade Levels
Give real-time writing feedback to improve all level of writers. Scott, Sean, and Bill share their journey into a cross-age collaborative tutoring structure via Google Docs to give in-process feedback.
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Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


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

2:00pm PDT

Happier Educators = Increased Student Success: How Taming Technology Helps
Overwhelmed? Empower yourself and your students. Current research identifies workable strategies to inform effective teaching, learning, and living. Lay realistic plans to curtail information overload, excessive multitasking, and digital misbehavior.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners.
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Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Scriptalicious
Harness the power of Google Apps Scripts to enhance the student learning experience and strengthen a teacher’s workflow by using pre-made scripts to automate your already powerful Google Apps.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

T2C2 Teaching Technology and Common Core Leadership
What does technology integration in Common Core look like? How do you provide engaging training using technology in the Common Core? This session provides you resources to answer these questions.
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Michele Parga

Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michele Parga is a consultant with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has served in this position for fifteen years and is always working to advance the use of technology in teaching and learning excellence through providing professional development in the area of innovative... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Technology in the Common Core Age
Common Core and the Smarter Balanced assessments are changing our classrooms. This session examines the specific role of technology in this transformation - including research, best practices, and the ideas gaining traction.
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Dennis Large

Director, Educational Technology, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Dennis Large is currently the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and CA... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

The Leipomo Collaborative
What can students learn by designing a bakery (Leipomo in Finnish) or exploring planets with robots? See how students in Finland and California are collaborating on inquiry-based projects and becoming friends at the same time.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Using Edmodo to Meet Common Core Standards
Presentation focuses on meeting CCSS through Edmodo collaborative discussions, using Edmodo’s formative assessment features and align them to CCSS, and using Edmodo Apps to develop multiple skills to meet CCSS.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Visual Literacy: The Silver Bullet for Common Core
Come, discover how images spur higher-order thinking mandated by Common Core. Experience (and download) replicable, image-based projects for introducing material and assessing achievement.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

A Learning Management System Throw-Down
Join the discussion about learning management systems. Veteran users share their experiences using specific LMSs in order to help you determine what LMS is the best fit for you.
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avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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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.
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →
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Chris Long

Ed. Tech Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Blow Up Your Classroom: Using Social Media to Rock PD
Twitter will revolutionize your practice. We swear. Come learn the ins and outs of connecting with other educators via Twitter to blow up your classroom.
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avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
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Victoria Olson

West Langley Elementary School, West Langley Elementary School
Victoria is a Grade 3/4 and Tech Teacher at West Langley Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She is a graduate student in the Masters of Educational Technology program offered through the University of British Columbia. Victoria co-founded #bcedchat in a hope... Read More →
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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.


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Creating a District-Wide Assistive Technology (AT) Advisory and Assessment Team
Participants will be provided an outline of steps to consider when developing a district-level team to provide guidance and assessment for AT implementation.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Getting Social: A Classroom Without Borders
Pen pals are so passé! Now it’s all about world blogging, video chatting, and social learning. Check out how these highly engaging, student-centered activities will motivate your entire class.
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avatar for Alice Chen

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 →


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

PSSST!: Problem-Solving Strategies, Students and Technology!
Want to learn about and see how we used student-centered strategies and integrated technology across the curriculum to naturally and effectively promote critical thinking and problem-solving in students? Join us!
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Stephanie Campbell

Part Time Faculty, CSUF


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Raising College-Eligible Scores with Shmoop
Shmoop.com provides rigorous-yet-relatable online Test Prep, Common Core-Aligned Courses, and Learning Guides. Speakers will discuss Indio High School's jump from low-achieving to college-bound, with SAT, ACT, CAHSEE, and AP scores improving above the national average.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

The 3 Biggest Mistakes in 1:1 Implementations
As 1:1 implementations proliferate, newscasters and blogging pundits lambast allegedly failed attempts. We refute (most of) those allegations and share examples of replicable strategies from several extraordinary programs.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, 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.

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

Emerging Technologies: From Digitization to Digitalization
This session will present technologies that thought leaders should expect within the next two years, the next decade, and beyond. We will identify several emerging technologies that leaders of technological innovations can use to put together an institution-specific toolbox that enhances personal and organizational productivity.
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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 →


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

8:30am PDT

Exploring Digital Content with Gooru and Intelligent Papers
Digital content offers amazing value and interactivity, but making the switch can be challenging for even experienced educators. Join innovative teachers and digital content experts as we discuss practical solutions.

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avatar for Cortney Austin

Cortney Austin

Teacher, Elementary, Riverside Unified School District
I teach 5th & 6th grade Core Knowledge at Bryant School of Arts & Innovation in the downtown area with a rockin team! I am a gamer and a geek, reader and artist, dreamer and twin mommy! If you see me, say HI!
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Paulette Donnellon

Director Sales & Marketing, Intelligent Papers


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

8:30am PDT

Get SLAMMED With Google
SLAM! A posse of Google ninjas battle head-to-head on lesser-known Google Tips. Fun, inspiring, fast-paced, and informative.
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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
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 Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

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

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


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

8:30am PDT

Improve Student Performance: Creating Learning Communities in Online Courses
Building a learning community in a blended or totally online course develops a foundation for deeper learning. Proven online strategies that cross cultural boundaries and enhance participation will be presented.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Inspiration, School Improvement, and Technology
This session will explore how to inspire a school community to improve its academic and professional environments, and how technology can play a vibrant role in making this happen.
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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 →


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

8:30am PDT

The Flipped Classroom
One of the hottest topics in education today - The Flipped Classroom. We will discuss the pedagogy, methodologies, and tools behind the flipped model and ideology of instruction.
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avatar for Kevin Scritchfield

Kevin Scritchfield

Adjunct Professor, Fresno Pacific University
Continuing Education Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University, High school teacher with courses in Video Production, Web Design, Yearbook, Geometry, and Precalculus - trying to be innovative with integrating technology and best teaching practices in all my courses... Read More →


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

8:30am PDT

Video Blogging: Why Bother!?!
Help your students make a personal connection to their writing. Learn how to create successful vlog projects that will engage your most gifted to most reluctant writers.
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Lee Grafton

Educational Tech Specialist, Palm Springs USD


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

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

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
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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

Increasing Student Engagement with eBooks
Learn best practices and hear success stories on how you can engage students with eBooks, audiobooks, & more from OverDrive.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Innovative Writing Instruction for Elementary Students in the Digital Age
Discover free and innovative ways Web 2.0, digital media creation and student publishing can develop voice, dialogue, figurative language and more in your budding elementary authors.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Mobile Photography: Visual Storytelling on the Go
Get ready to learn how to take your mobile photography skills to the next level using apps on your mobile device. Learn how to take a picture, apply techniques, and enhance the final picture through text and add-ons to create a photo that truly tells a story. Classroom examples will be demonstrated. Note: This is not an iOS-specific session. Many of the tricks, concepts, and tips will be universal; however, the demonstration will be mainly via an iDevice.
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avatar for Kelly Kermode

Kelly Kermode

Teacher, Art & Digital Media, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as a teacher for Forest Hills Public Schools. With 20+ years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In May of 2018, Kelly opened a pottery studio in downtown Grand Rapids. Her goal is... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

Online Bookmarking Web 2.0 with Diigo: Untether, Tag, Annotate, Collaborate!
Where did I bookmark those Common Core resources? Untether yourself with Diigo, the Web2.0 online bookmarking site. Tag, annotate, and access resources from all your devices. Collaborate with others.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Personal Math Trainer - What is It?
The Personal Math Trainer is an intuitive program that engages students in interactive lessons featuring the new California Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The lessons are fun and adaptable, helping educators customize learning for each individual student.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree C, 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

Putting the Primary into Your Sources
Using primary sources is at the heart of the common core reading standards. Get ideas on how to integrate them, using multiple instructional strategies, to support multiple core content area.
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avatar for Kelly O'Brien

Kelly O'Brien

6th Grade English and History Teacher, Mann Middle School - SDUSD
I have been a teacher in San Diego Unified for 14 years. Presently, I am a 6th grade English and History teacher. Over the years I have found that my passion is teaching from a project based approach, which enables me to meet the needs of my diverse students. Project Based Learning... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

10:00am PDT

Student Engagement in Educational Apps
Join this session to learn how new data on student engagement can better equip educators to augment traditional classroom instruction with a personalized learning experience on the iPad.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

10:00am PDT

Using the Noa Humanoid Robot with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
K-12 educators and university level engineers are collaborating by using humanoid robots to help students with autism spectrum disorders. We invite you to see our robots, best practices and action research results.
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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Long Beach Unified School District
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalist and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He manages teams of students in a junior astronaut fellowship program in the Long Beach Unified School District. His international space science STEAM++ program... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East 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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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

10:30am PDT

The Power of Play: Digital Games to Level Up Learning
Learn how to create game-based lessons that are seamless, rigorous and joyful. Get resources and strategies to bring the power of game-based learning to your students. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Jason Darnell

Jason Darnell

President, Histrionix Learning Company
Histrionix, LLC provides fun, interactive, game-based curriculum to public, private, charter and home schools that improve student achievement by engaging all learning styles, enhancing critical thinking skills and encouraging creative problem solving, which are the building blocks... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:30am PDT

Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Programs: Baby Steps for Schools
Bring-your-own-device initiatives are growing in popularity, but require thoughtful planning and implementation. During this 3-hour BYOD workshop, participants explore strategies and identify steps to increase their chance of success with BYOD. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

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

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

Collaboration Around the Common Core Using Brokers of Expertise
Learn strategies for connecting with educators, share best practices and find resources to meet the new expectations of Common Core. Brokers of Expertise truly is a must-use tool for teachers!
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

12:00pm 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

12:00pm PDT

Harnessing the Power of Rubric Based Grading
How to effectively create a Rubrics Based Gradebook that will provide immediate feedback of student's progress with Aeries Gradebook.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

I Have an iPad, Now What?
Leverage iPads for content consumption, remixing, and creation. Analyze applications that align with Ruben Puentendura’s SAMR model (substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition).
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Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


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

12:00pm PDT

OT for AT’s & Teachers: A Glimpse through the Occupational Therapist’s Lens
This presentation will provide a glimpse through the Occupational Therapist’s lens to help participants understand how motor, perceptual & sensory processing abilities affect a student’s academic performance & potential for greater success with technology. Begin to consider these underlying motor capabilities in your decisions about accommodations, strategies & technology for your struggling students from the perspective of an Occupational Therapist.

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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Press Play: Creating Cross-curricular Videos, Streamed From Your YouTube Channel!
Video, produced by you or students, can play a multifaceted role in classrooms. Including content, instructions, assessment, and student projects; learn how one teacher utilizes online video across his curriculum.
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

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

Robert Miller

Teacher, 5th Grade Science, Port Orange Elementary
5th Grade Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator '09, Google Certif. Teacher, BrainPOP Advisor. All about inquiry, discovery, curiosity, and creativity.


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

12:00pm PDT

Read Live with Read Naturally
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining the powerful, research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Accelerate the reading achievement of Title I, special education, ELL, and mainstream students using these research-proven strategies. This session describes Read Naturally's Read Live, but the strategies can be used with any classroom reading materials.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

What's New on CLRN.org? - Free CCSS ELA/ELD Open Education Resources
Approved CLRN session. Come see the newest free Open Education Resources and Tablet Apps available to enrich your lessons and make learning engaging for your students! All interactive activities are safe, Common Core State Standards Standards aligned, and ready to use.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

What’s the difference: Office 365 and Office 2013
Learn the differences between Office 365 and Office 2013 and how they can work online or integrate with each other seamlessly in your educational environment.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

“Best Day of School Ever!” Innovation Day at Your School
Want to see students excited to come to school and create? This presentation will help you run Innovation Day this year, from planning to implementation to logistical tips.
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avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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
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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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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

20% Time in the Classroom to Inspire Innovation
How do companies like Google keep innovating? They give teams 20% time to solve autonomous and purposeful projects. Learn to give your students 20% Time for amazing project-based-learning.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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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

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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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 →
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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

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

1:30pm PDT

Reach for the Stars
RTI in high school is hard! See our placement and progress monitoring system giving students the appropriate instruction and letting them Reach for the Stars.
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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!


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