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Friday, March 21
 

3:30pm

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

Scott Bedley

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

Jody Green

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

Chris Long

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


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

3:30pm

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
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
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 →
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.


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

3:30pm

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
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Creating a Website with Weebly in Education
In this fast paced, hands-on session, we will set up a free Weebly for Education account, review the features, select a theme, customize a layout, and begin adding content to build your own classroom webpage.
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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 →


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

3:30pm

Deploying and Managing Your One to One
It is one thing to hand out laptops or tablets. It is quite another to effectively manage, distribute apps and content and help students and teachers to focus on learning rather than the device. Come and learn how Filewave can help you to successfully deploy your one to one initiative… even BYOD.


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

3:30pm

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
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Final Cut Pro X in Less Than 30 Minutes
FinalCut Pro X is a remarkable professional video editing app for everyone. This hands-on session is for the pure FCPX beginner., and participants will ingest, edit and output video.
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I'm not a tech geek. I'm a teaching geek who loves edtech. I've helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let's #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!


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

3:30pm

Final Cut Pro X Introduction: For New Editors
Have you been waiting to learn Final Cut Pro? Now is the time, from one of the world’s premier FCP and video-journalism instructors. This concise one-hour session will introduce you to the revolutionary new Final Cut Pro X interface, its organizational tools, editing functioning, titling and effects.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

iMovie for Social Narratives; As Easy as 1, 2, 3
iMovie provides an easy to use vehicle for the development of social narratives and video modeling that encourage positive behavior for students. Participants will receive a tutorial that will allow them to use this tool immediately in their classrooms.

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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Instructional Lessons Learned: Creating and Supporting an Innovative 1:1 Program
From LAUSD, Tustin, Fullerton... 1:1 environments are exciting and challenging. Learn how to increase engagement, expand creativity, and prepare for the Common Core through these leadership and classroom lessons learned.
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avatar for Mathew Needleman

Mathew Needleman

Instructional Technology Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District


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

3:30pm

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
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

iPads and Struggling Readers: LANGUAGE! Live Comes Alive in Classrooms
Explore CCSS and the newest reading research combined with the iPad. Teach struggling students using adaptive online instruction, LANGUAGE!Live, that reignites students’ enjoyment of peer interaction, combined with proven learning strategies to promote academic achievement.
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avatar for Shauna Williams

Shauna Williams

National Consultant, Benchmark Education Company
I am passionate about technology and how I am constantly challenged to keep up with all of the changes. I'm always learning!


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

3:30pm

Leveling up with Discovery Education: Video Games in Classroom Instruction
Do you play video games? From Candy Crush to the Civilization Series everyone you know plays video games in some form or another. Join us and find out how to support your classroom instruction by leveraging the video games your students are playing at home.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262 USA

3:30pm

Organizing your Work with Sky Drive
The power of cloud computing can be easily harnessed with the power of Microsoft Office’s Sky Drive.  An administrator, teacher or student can connect, collaborate and create with web versions of the Microsoft Office Suite or build on your computer and sync to the online environment.  Walking away from this presentation you will have an understanding of the collaborative power Skydrive, One Note, the Microsoft Office Web Apps and their impact on organizing your educational work.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Panel: Implementing 1:1 and Smarter Balanced Assessments
Join district leaders as they discuss how they are preparing their infrastructures, staff and policies for the advent of 1:1 and Smarter Balanced Assessments.


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

3:30pm

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
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

QR Codes in the Classroom
QR Codes are everywhere! All about QR codes - what they are, how to make them, and how to use them in your school and classroom for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!
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avatar for Gwyneth A. Jones

Gwyneth A. Jones

Teacher Librarian & Technology Leader, The Daring Librarian
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, an international Ed Tech speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of Social Media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, PBS-MPT-NTTI Teacher of the Year, and the author... Read More →



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

3:30pm

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

3:30pm

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
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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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avatar for Ellen Kraska

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 →
avatar for Christina Nosek

Christina Nosek

5th-grade Teacher & Author, Nixon Elementary School


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

3:30pm

Using Data to Drive Instruction
Learn how your school district can use data to drive instruction through a sophisticated web based platform. Teachers and administrators can manage all of their instructional resources, curriculum, assessments and reporting efficiently with personalized dashboards and relevant student information at their fingertips.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Instructional Technology Specialist, Contra Costa County Office of Education


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

3:30pm

With Liberty and iPads For All: Accessibility For All Students
Enable learning for all students with the iPad. Make content more accessible with apps and system settings. Create a closed captioned video that supports the accessibility to benefit diverse learners.
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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.


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA