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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

Crafting Digital Stories with Google Apps
Explore the intersection between Common Core and digital writing through Google Apps. During this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to support storytellers and meet the demands of Common Core through the use of Docs, Sites, Maps/Earth and YouTube.
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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director II of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
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 →


Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

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

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

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

iPads for Content Creation
The true power of iPads is in their ability to be used as a tool for the creation of content for both students and teacher alike.
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avatar for Shelly Moses

Shelly Moses

2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
I have nicknamed myself the Mean Evil Step Teacher because I make my students work hard. On the first day of school I tell them to kiss their bottom goodbye because they will work it off. And they do! Happily! By synthesizing technology with hands-on learning and excitement, we... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, 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

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

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

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

Unleashing the Power of the iPad: Moving from Substitution to Creation
How do we redefine our view of the iPad classroom? Join us as we demonstrate examples of ways to work within Common Core while increasing student achievement by implementing new tasks using creation apps (Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Numbers, and Google) that have never previously been possible.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

11:30am PDT

Subtext App and Digital Reading Tips for Meeting Common Core State Standards
Come learn amazing tips for using Subtext and other digital reading strategies to help students better comprehend text and become more engaged and purposeful readers.
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avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Director of Innovative Learning, Oakhill Academy
Holly Clark is The Director of Innovative Learning at a school outside of San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 11:30am - 11:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm PDT

Adventure Quests: Bring the Adventure Back to Upper Elementary/Middle Classroom
Use your favorite webpage creator to make interactive lessons for your students. Lesson include movie clips, interactive labs, reading, maps, hands-on, plus much, much more!!
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avatar for Angela Gallacher

Angela Gallacher

Teacher Librarian, James Workman Middle School
At JWMS we are dedicated to our students, reading for pleasure, and the MakerSpace revolution!


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

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

Elementary Microblogging: Connect your Classroom with the Global Community
You’re never too young to tweet! Harness practical applications of digital citizenship as students collaborate on global and content-specific projects through classroom social media.
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avatar for Victoria Olson

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 →


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

12:30pm PDT

iStart to iFinish: Creating Student-Centered iPad Lessons
Create an app-based iPad lesson in four steps using the 4 C's. Walk away with an easy plan that can be implemented immediately.
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avatar for Kristy Andre

Kristy Andre

Connect Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Join @LaurenMStein , @lainierowell and I for "EVOLVING LEARNER" on Friday at 2:00 in Primrose A -and- @LaurenMStein and I for "BUILDING MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS" on Saturday at 9:00 in Renaissance- Sierra!


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

Reading-Writing “Tech-shop:” Redesigning Literacy in an 1:1 Classroom
Learn how a 4th/5th grade teacher transformed her traditional Reading-Writing Workshop into a tech-embedded experience, aligning Common Core and redefining learning.
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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 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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

2:00pm PDT

50 of My Favorite K-6 Apps
Need some new app ideas for your K-6 classroom? These apps have been tested in classrooms all over the world! Come and see my 50 favorites and share some of yours, too!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

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

Gail Desler

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Sandy Somera

TICAL Leading Edge Faciltator, TICAL
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Instructional Technology Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Common Core
Universal Design for Learning (ULD) incorporates teaching strategies that support the full range of learners. Multiple means of presentation, expression and engagement allow all students access to the CCSS.

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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

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

Melissa Hero

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Moving Towards Mastery: the Rigorous Flipped Classroom School Day
Session will explore the traditional school day for a flipped classroom. Focus will be on Project Based Learning, differentiation, Web 2.0 tools, and ongoing assessment for mastery while emphasizing 21st Century Skills.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Madera, 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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avatar for David Theriault

David Theriault

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


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

2:40pm PDT

Create, Collaborate and Compute with Scratch 2.0 across Common Core Curriculum
Inspire, engage, motivate students to create while teaching critical thinking, problem solving, and computational thinking to meet common core standards across the curriculum (STEM). Easy to use object oriented programming!
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


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.
 
Friday, March 21
 

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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avatar for Dave Kootman

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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avatar for Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

Speech Pathologist, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


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

10:00am PDT

Flipping the Classroom with Edmodo and Video
Flip classroom instruction to increase student involvement , engagement and achievement using Edmodo and video.
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avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, 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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avatar for Melody McGill

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

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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avatar for Kay Little

Kay Little

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


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

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

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

Megan Ellis

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


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

10:00am 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

Flipped Out: An Elementary Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Explore how the flipped model can be used in a multiple subject classroom setting. Session will cover creating of videos and how to using already available videos and organization/storage.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:15am - 1:15pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:15am PDT

Interactive Curriculum: How iBooks Author can Revolutionize the Textbook
Why wait for publishers to make digitally rich Common Core textbooks? This workshop will demonstrate how to design and publish interactive textbooks for iPads that will revolutionize your classroom textbooks.
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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.

11:30am PDT

60 Standards in 60 Minutes
Take a roller coaster ride through 60 standards in 60 minutes. We will visit the College and Career Readiness anchor and K-12 ELA standards, and technology resources for success.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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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avatar for Molly Hardy

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

Don't Miss Your 'App'ortunity to Write in the 21st Century!
Bring your iPad to explore apps that bring digital writing to life. Through apps, learn how to effectively engage students in creative, collaborative writing to take on the 21st Century!
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Amanda Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Amanda has been an elementary teacher for over 10 years. As a digital learning coach for Tustin Unified School District, she works with teachers to effectively and efficiently use technology tools to enhance teaching and learning. Amanda is passionate about providing students with... Read More →
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Brandee Ramirez

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Life is good when there is a little tech for everyone! I love teaching and I love helping children learn especially when it's fun and involves a little tech for the soul!


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

11:30am PDT

Online Performance Tasks for the Common Core State Standards
Join us to see how CTAP has collected a variety of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released performance tasks that students can complete using Web 2.0 tools in an online environment.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

PBL and Screencasting
Join Lisa and Ali as we demonstrate how to integrate Project Based Learning with the Common Core State Standards. Add in a bit of screencasting to highlight students creativity for various project and you will be prepared for an exciting school year.
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Ali deGuia

District Instructional Technology Coach, Dixie School District
How many people are given the opportunity to teach a subject that they are passionate about? My passion for computers and technology grew a few of years ago when I stepped onto the GooglePlex. Now I am a EdTech enthusiast and integrator, a district tech coach, classroom flipper and... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Rebecca Girard

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


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

2:00pm 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

Let the iPad Tell a (Digital Story): iPad with iMovie
Explore the pedagogy, techniques, and application to content using student-generated digital stories created on the iPad using iMovie. Authentic research, writing, and speaking become transferable 21st century skills. Resources provided!
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Roger Pence

Science Teacher, Benicia Middle School
I am convinced that visual literacy and creativity have a potentially transformative place in student learning. Through the creation and presentation of student-generated digital content, students can showcase and guide their own discovery, as well as hone useful 21st century skills... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

Supplement, Not Supplant: Real-World Workflows for Integrating Digital Tools
New to Technology? This is the session for you! With the coming of the Common Core standards, learn how to integrate and initiate digital learning and teaching in your classroom. Watch as classroom teachers weave together disparate strands of various apps, websites, and services to streamlining and modernize their classrooms. Workshop is platform agnostic (Windows, Mac, iPad, friendly).
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avatar for Josh Ornelas

Josh Ornelas

Education and Information Technology Manager
Technology + Education = One happy Josh


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite DE, 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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avatar for Michele Parga

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

The Uncommon Core: New Standards, New Literacies, and Student Significance
Common Core and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills have partnered together to open the educational door allowing each student's own personal interest to finally have an important role to play at school!
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

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


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pasadena, 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

Chrome is the New Black - Creativity Directly in the Browser!
Most people use browsers to go places. That’s so 2011. It’s time to use the browser to create and share like never before. Google Chrome is completely customizable to the harness the creativity in learners of all ages. This workshop will cover many unique Chrome extensions and apps that will help educators migrate their computing to a completely cloud based solution.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Digital Photography, the Cloud, and Common Core
Attendees will gain ideas to use digital photography and the cloud to implement common core.  Strategies will be shown to make Edmodo, Subtext, Tools 4 Students, Kidblogs, Wiki Spaces, Green Screen Wizard, Dropbox, and digital photography successful tools for teaching creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.  While not required, bringing your own laptop or ipad may be helpful.  Ipads will be made available for use during the session for the first 35 attendees.  Hard copies of all materials will be provided for the first 50 attendees, and links to materials provided will be posted online following the session.  The session will be presented by Kathleen Pickard NBCT and the Cedargrove Technology Team.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

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

3:30pm PDT

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

3:30pm PDT

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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avatar for Stephanie Campbell

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

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

3:30pm PDT

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

Sandy Somera

TICAL Leading Edge Faciltator, TICAL
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Eileen Walters

Instructional Technology Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education


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

CCSS Math, Web Tools & You
Learn to incorporate Web Tools into your Elementary Math classroom in order to meet the needs of CCSS. These tools will allow students to collaborate, explain, and publish their knowledge and understanding.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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

Getting Googly
We’ll cover practical ways to integrate the Google Tools that you're not (yet) using into your classroom: Google Voice, Advanced Search, Conditional Formatting, Docs Story Builder, YouTube Safety, etc.
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avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


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

8:30am PDT

Video Meets Primary Sources to Make History Come Alive
Students use historical primary sources, mainly art, to record the historic moment in their own words and actions. These actions are then recorded on video to share with others.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Creating the Schools Our Students Need – Digital Writing with Digital Kids
Your students are digital writers at home. What about at school? Examine the use of blogs, wikis, Google Docs, and video to build the schools our students need and meet the digital literacy demands of Common Core.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 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

Life through Presentations; Creating Content Rich Presentations that Avoid Boredom
Avoid “Death by Powerpoint” by learning powerful strategies and methods for creating content rich and effective presentations with any presentation software! Students can benefit from living through YOUR quality presentations.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Making Magic With Augmented Reality
Get excited to redefine your classroom with Augmented Reality. Create a magical learning experience, engage your students on a whole new level, and even leverage AR for student created products.
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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 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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

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

Standards-Based Lessons from Scratch 2.0
This presentation will begin by describing a Scratch 2.0 programming environment within which to focus on programming concepts while supporting standards-based curriculum and concepts. We will look at principles behind an engaging programming environment.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.

12:00pm PDT

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

Angela Estrella

Library Media Teacher, Lynbrook High School


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

12:00pm PDT

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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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

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

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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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.


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

12:00pm PDT

The Uncommon Core: New Standards, New Literacies, and Student Significance
Common Core and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills have partnered together to open the educational door allowing each student's own personal interest to finally have an important role to play at school!
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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 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way 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

“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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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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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 →
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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.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
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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

Day in the Life of an iPad Classroom: Year 2
You have a classroom set of iPads, but how do you effectively use them? Learn how iPads have changed the way teachers teach and students learn at PRIDE Academy.
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Katy Hammack

Curriculum Resource Teacher, PRIDE Academy
This is my 29th year teaching for the Santee School District. I am passionate about using technology in ways that will engage and motivate my students. For the past four years I have taught with 1:1 iPads and iPod Touches. This year, I am one of four curriculum resource teachers... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

iPods, Little Kids and Reading
Come see how we have integrated iPods into our daily language arts instruction. We will include ideas for reading comprehension/fluency, learning new sight words, writing, and independent activities.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, 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

Project-Based Learning With Your Global Classmates
Learn how to engage your students in project-based learning on the global stage. Students leverage technology to develop global and 21st century citizenship.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Redefining your Classroom with SAMR
Discover a process to help you redefine your classroom with SAMR. See examples of each step of the process and how it can redefine your educational program.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA