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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

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

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

Using 3D Technologies to Enhance STEMx Teaching and Learning
Learn how cutting-edge advances and applications of 3D design, 3D printing and stereoscopic 3D can take STEMx learning to the next dimension!
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

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

Bob Barboza

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


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

10:30am PDT

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

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

Training the Wizards of the Future
Discover some easy and (mostly) free resources that allow anyone to help students learn and use Computer Science concepts, programming basics, and computational thinking skills across the curriculum.
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avatar for Vicky Sedgwick

Vicky Sedgwick

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Vicky Sedgwick is a K-8 Technology Teacher at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in the San Fernando Valley. Vicky currently serves as a K-8 Teacher Representative on the CSTA Board of Directors and was a K-5 writer on the CSTA Standards. Vicky also helps to moderate the #csk8 Twitter... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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

Debra White

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


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

1:30pm PDT

Student Tech Leadership: Projects that Serve Schools and Communities
Students participating in the nonprofit MOUSE Squad Student Tech Leadership program present projects that help their schools and communities collaborate, create, and use digital technologies.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

STEM in K-5: Beebots to WeDo!
Computational thinking is essential to STEM. Learn how computer programming in primary grades is used to deliver content that’s engaging and relevant to today’s learners.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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.
 
Friday, March 21
 

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

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

10:00am PDT

i-Padwan: iPad Jedi in Training!
Come and learn how to be a Jed-i-Pad master if you have one iPad or are a 1:1 school. Harness the power of the iPad, its apps and the creativity of each and every student.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Integrating the T into STEM Design Challenges
Design challenges engage students using a project-based, hands-on approach. Twelve design challenges will be presented using multiple ways to integrate technology into each step of the engineering design process.
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avatar for Cari Williams

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

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

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

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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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avatar for Roger Pence

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

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 →
avatar for Glen Warren

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

3:30pm PDT

iPad C^3: Using iPads to Enhance Cross-Curricular Collaboration
This session will focus on a variety of ways I have used iPads to enhance my math curriculum through collaboration with PE and Science teachers. We will discuss a variety of tech tools that have both substituted and enhanced student engagement and motivation in math, PE, and Science through the collaborative teaching process.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Saturday, March 22
 

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

10:00am PDT

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

Bob Barboza

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


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Programming with Scratch 2.0
In this workshop, you will use using Scratch to create projects such as games, simulations, stories, and much more. By creating your own Scratch project, you will see how can open up whole new worlds! Participants must bring their own device. NOTE: the tools used in this session are NOT compatible with iPads.
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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

10 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
All things AR! Learn what it is and how you can enhance your current curriculum with this fascinating and exciting tool!
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros 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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Speakers
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 →
avatar for Glen Warren

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

1:30pm PDT

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

Catherine Davis

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


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

1:30pm PDT

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