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Saturday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

Closing the Achievement Gap through Literacy: Blended Learning Strategies
Literacy is a key component to success in academics and in any career choice. With the landmark move in the Common Core State Standards to integrate literacy across the curriculum, we have each been called on as teachers of reading and writing. This presentation will address research regarding literacy strategies and will provide immediately usable tools to help close the achievement gap immediately in a single classroom, small learning community, and/or schoolwide. Web 2.0 tools will be used by participants throughout this workshop. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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8:00am PDT

STEM and PBL: 5 E-Z Projects for Your Classroom
Discoverer STEM-PBL Imagineering. Build 5 beginning interactive projects to introduce students to STEM-PBL Explore real-world, authentic problems; how students learn the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge with integrated projects. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
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8:30am PDT

Adding Pizzazz to Google Sites
Are you bored with Google Sites standard themes? Do you want to add personal touches and pizzazz to your classroom site or portfolios? Do you need to create a customized template for your students e-portfolios? This session will show you the basics of adding simple customizations to Google Sites using the Site Layout and Colors and Font tools. Learn to add banners, background images, horizontal navigation, and change default colors and fonts without knowing any html. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Anna Massi

Anna Massi

Google Apps Certified Trainer, Technology Specialist,, Diocese of Oakland
I am a Google Certified Trainer with over 20 years of classroom teaching experience, specializing in K-8 schools. I have been instrumental in building fully integrated networks that support 21st century learning and assisted in the migration of schools to Google Apps for Education... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
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10:30am PDT

The Power of Play: Digital Games to Level Up Learning
Learn how to create game-based lessons that are seamless, rigorous and joyful. Get resources and strategies to bring the power of game-based learning to your students. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Jason Darnell

Jason Darnell

President, Histrionix Learning Company
Histrionix, LLC provides fun, interactive, game-based curriculum to public, private, charter and home schools that improve student achievement by engaging all learning styles, enhancing critical thinking skills and encouraging creative problem solving, which are the building blocks... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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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
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11:30am PDT

Google Apps for Deeper Learning
Come learn how New Tech High uses Google Apps to foster collaboration and deeper learning skills in students. Participants will learn about the different Google tools and how to best leverage them. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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avatar for Peter Abboud

Peter Abboud

Center for Excellence Program Manager, New Technology High School
After graduating from Napa New Technology High School, Peter went on to get his B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis. His M.A. is in educational technology from Touro University. While attending UC Davis, Peter worked as an academic coach at Da Vinci High School... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm PDT
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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
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12:30pm PDT

20% Projects Are 100% Awesome
Implement passion-based learning through 20% Projects; give students 20% of class time for personal learning. Experience the process, then develop a structure to implement 20% Projects with your own students. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


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