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Thursday, March 20
 

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

Digital Portfolios
A digital portfolio is an excellent assessment and evaluation tool. It's a great way to showcase student work and get students to think about and write about their learning. Teachers can also use the Digital Portfolio as a self-evaluation tool and a way to showcase their curriculum to others. Learn how to create a digital portfolio using Wordpress and leave with four simple multimedia projects that you can adapt for any subject.
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avatar for Margaret Agbowo

Margaret Agbowo

CUE 2016 Outstanding Teacher, Code.org Affiliate, Khan Academy Ambassador, Tech Integration Specialist, New Haven Unified School District
I work to integrate technology in all subjects to embrace and engage 21st century learners and make teachers' lives more efficient. || See the resources I presented at ShoestringSTEM.com or bit.ly/agbEdsurge2016


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

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

Eric Hartung

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


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

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

10:30am PDT

Give Me Five
Learn from five Apple Distinguished Program teachers and walk away with 5 QR Code project based learning activities. All classrooms and all grade levels will benefit from these strategies!
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Educator Innovation Lead, Flipgrid
Ann Kozma is an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid. She is passionate about helping others explore how to use technology to redefine teaching and learning. Ann is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015, Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning... Read More →
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Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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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

REimagine Mobile Learning: the Device is Just the Beginning
It's not the technology itself that holds the power to engage students and transform learning-but the opportunities technology creates for anywhere, any time learning, collaboration, and community.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Smoketree C, 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

12:30pm PDT

Accessibility - Unleashing the Power of Mobile Devices
In this session, participants will discover the depth resources available through accessibility features offered on iOS7 and Android-based devices.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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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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

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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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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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

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

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

1:00pm PDT

Early Childhood Web Resources
Even commercial learning web sites can be utilized for free. A few popular cross-curricular web resources for young learners will be reviewed along with classroom integration strategies.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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

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

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

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

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
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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 →


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Melissa Hero

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

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


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

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

Google Apps: 30 Tools, 2 Classrooms, 1 Year
Learn and steal ideas from a fast-paced demo of 30 Google tools that have revolutionized student learning, parent communication, and staff collaboration in our first year as a Google school.
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avatar for Jackie DenOuden

Jackie DenOuden

3rd Grade Teacher, San Jose Christian School
I am a third grade teacher at San Jose Christian School. I've been a classroom teacher for eleven years. I enjoy using technology to enrich student learning. I received my Masters in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in 2012. I have a passion for helping teachers integrate... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


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

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

Student Digital Portfolios - Rethinking Assessment with Google and iPads
In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important - to how we can use Google Drive and Google Sites to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work using GAFE -with a focus on the best iPad apps that integrate with Google Drive. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator in 2014!
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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 →


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

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.

11:00am PDT

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

11:00am 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

11:30am 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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avatar for Amanda Johnson

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 →
avatar for Brandee Ramirez

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

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

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

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.

1:45pm PDT

iPad Boot Camp: Teaching, Learning, and Creating (bring your own iPad)
Already have an iPad? Ready for more effective classroom use? Bring your iPad to learn management tips, integration techniques and apps. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Carolyn Tuomy

Consultant, Palo Alto Unified School District
Carolyn taught kindergarten through grade 6. She is now a consultant specializing in technology integration.


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

2:00pm PDT

No More Flat Words
The question is no longer to blog or not to blog, but rather is blogging the next genre of writing? Learn how we developed a middle school full of bloggers.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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

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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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

3:30pm PDT

Twenty Four Students Capture a Trip to Alcatraz Within an iBook
Learn how a teacher and an Edtech coach combined forces to empower fifth grade students to use their voices, teach others and capture experiential learning through an iBook publishing project.
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Ellen Kraska

District Instructional Coach, Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Kraska is passionate about designing learning experiences that integrate collaboration and creativity within agile learning environments.   Ellen designs and facilitates professional learning experiences for educators across twelve elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified... Read More →
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Christina Nosek

5th-grade Teacher & Author, Nixon Elementary School


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:30am PDT

10 Things We Learned With iPad Implementation
iPads are a terrific tool for student communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Without proper and insightful implementation, it can be a disaster. Learn 10 tips for successful iPad implementation.
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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 →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, 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

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

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


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

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

8:30am PDT

What and How?? 20 Time in Education
WHAT is 20 Time and HOW do we implement it in the K-12 classroom? Let your brain swirl with ideas about inspiring creativity while meeting Common Core State Standards.
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Kate Petty

Director of Events, EdTechTeam
Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

Creative Learning Opportunities with iOS
Bring your iOS device and participate in technology-rich activities ranging from content consumption to dynamic creative thinking projects that utilize a variety of free and low-cost apps.
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Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into... Read More →
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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.


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

10:00am PDT

Flipped Out: An Elementary Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Session will focus on how to effectively implement the flipped model in a self contained class setting. Discussion will cover not only how to create and use these videos with your students, but will also touch on how to the school day looks.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Madera, 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

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

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

10:00am 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

10:30am 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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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
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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

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

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

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

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

James D Brown, PhD

Instructional Technology Coach/Coordinator, Calistoga Joint Unified School District


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

1:30pm PDT

Get Tuned in to iTunesU Creation
Publish the 21st Century way… with iTunes U. This session will focus on creating courses that extend the four walls of teaching and learning with media-rich resources and content.
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Jason Seliskar

Director of Affiliate Engagement, CUE Inc.
Jason Seliskar is the Director of Affiliate Engagement for CUE Inc. He was a fourth-grade teacher and was one of the main instructors for his district’s 1:1 iPad program, iTeach, iLearn, iPad Program. He taught for 13 years at the elementary level and coached teachers in educational... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite C, 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

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