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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

iPad in Education (includes iPad Air)
iPad changes the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. This workshop will cover the initial setup of iPad, how to add content to the device, how to make the most of iTunes U, and how to find the best educational Apps available - including Apps for creating content and media on iPad. An overview of mobile learning in the classroom, cutting-edge 1:1 programs, and volume licensing for education will also be included. Time permitting, the session will include a primer on using the mobile version of Google Docs (and Forms). Fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps make this session a highlight of the conference. Best of all, participants each receive a 16 GB wifi iPad air to take with them when they leave! NOTE: Equipment subject to change and may not be most current version if updated within 2 months of conference.
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avatar for Luke Hibbard

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 →


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

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

9:00am PDT

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

10:30am PDT

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

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

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


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

10:30am PDT

Scratch-ing the Computer Programming Itch
You’ve undoubtedly seen Scratch, a Lego-like programming application. Come learn the basics, and how a district rolled it out to 4th-6th grade students as a programming competition.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Dustin O'Malley

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


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

2:00pm PDT

MS Office Tips and Tricks for Teachers
This session will introduce teachers to new or lesser known features of MS Office.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Your Going to Let Me Take the iPad Home?
Tips and Tricks for District iPad Deployment. As your district or school moves towards a 1:1 program for iPads, wouldn’t it be great to hear from a group that has already done it? Listen to tips and tricks for a successful 1:1 take-home iPad deployment.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Friday, March 21
 

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

11:30am PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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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avatar for Dennis Large

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

3:30pm PDT

Are You Ready to Be an Innovative Educator?
In this session CUE Professional Learning Staff will show you some quick tips to get you on your way to infusing technology into your classroom. You will also hear about the Innovative Educator Advanced Studies Certificate available from CUE and Fresno Pacific University. Bonus: A CUE member will tell how they went from CUEbie to a CUE Rock Star Teacher with a little help from her PLN.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

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

3:30pm PDT

Google Forms for School Efficiency
Google Forms for School Efficiency allows any school to run in the most efficient manner while still accomplishing all goals to run an effective school in the 21st Century.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
San Jacinto, 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
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:30am PDT

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

Emil Ahangarzadeh

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


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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

Creating 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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avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

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


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

11:30am PDT

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

12:00pm PDT

Becoming a Change Agent: A Primer on Change Theory and Innovation Adoption
Come explore how to become an educational technology change agent. Explore the role change theory, innovation adoption, and diffusion of innovations play in the successful transformation of your school and district.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Hey, Administrators! Could You Use Your iPad for That?
This practical session goes beyond giving you a shopping list for great apps; we discuss how and why you’d want to use them! Come, power up your creativity and efficiency!
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

CANCELED Designing Learning Spaces for a Mobile World
This session has been canceled.

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avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US... Read More →


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