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Wednesday, March 16
 

3:30pm

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttle pick up is located at the front of each hotel and the PSCC. If you are staying at the Comfort Inn or the Marquee Villas please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours listed.

Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center

4:00pm

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite D, PSCC

4:30pm

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! CUE Corner is located in the badgepickup area of Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Open during badge pickup hours.

Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

4:30pm

Registration
Pick up your conference materials, academy tickets, and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy.The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org . Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

5:15pm

Welcome Session & Underwater Dreams Presentation
Welcome Session and Keynotes are all held in Oasis 4 and are streamed live in Primrose B, PSCC, Pasadena Room, Renaissance Hotel and Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel.

Underwater Dreams Screening & Panel Discussion featuring Allan Cameron

The panel will be moderatated by Jon Corippo, CUE's Director of Academic Innovation, and will include Dr. Cameron along with CUE members Julie Goo, Diane Main, Bill Selak and Sean Williams.

Dr. Allan Cameron (Ph.D, Elementary Education) taught computer programming at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, AZ.  Along with fellow teacher Fredi Lagvardi, they started an afterschool robotics team. The team and underwater robot, Stinky, became the material for film "Spare Parts & Underwater Dreams." 

Underwater Dreams, a documentary written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and to defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. The competition, however, was only the beginning. These boys forged a legacy that could not have been imagined.

If you enjoy the film and want to bring more STEAM and a student-centric pedagogy to YOUR school or classroom, join an esteemed panel of learning experts featuring Allan Cameron who will share exciting STEAM and leadership examples from their schools, answer questions, and give some extra details to your vision of a 21st century school that truly changes student lives.

No host bar and light appetizers - come early! Registration not required.

*Note this is a new Keynote timeslot for the National Conference.



Free Gift to first 100 people at the screening

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Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Thursday, March 17
 

6:30am

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttle pick up is located at the front of each hotel and the PSCC. If you are staying at the Comfort Inn or the Marquee Villas please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours listed.

Thursday March 17, 2016 6:30am - 6:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community.

Thursday March 17, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! CUE Corner is located in the badgepickup area of Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Open during badge pickup hours.

Thursday March 17, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

Registration
Pick up your conference materials, academy tickets, and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy.The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org . Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Thursday March 17, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:30am

First Time at CUE Conference - Orientation Session
First time at CUE? Want to jump-start your experience? Find out how the conference REALLY works — and meet some movers and shakers in the process.

Thursday March 17, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Kickoff Keynote
Welcome Session and Keynotes are all held in Oasis 4 and are streamed live in Primrose B, PSCC, Pasadena Room, Renaissance Hotel and Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel.

Join us after the keynote for an opportunity to win a raffle prize of online academic tutoring for a school, sponsored by Skooli.

Brad Montague and Robby Novak are co-creators of Kid President, the popular web series featured on Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake Youtube channel. Together the two have created a movement of joy and fun and created work seen by tens of millions. Kid President is a Webby Award-winning show that has gone on to be a television show “Declaration of Awesome” on the Hub Network. His “Guide to Being Awesome” is a HarperCollins Children’s book that was published in February 2015 and was on the New York Times Best Seller List! With a passion for helping foster creativity and compassion in young people, Brad is also the director of GO! Camp, an experience for teenagers who want to change the world, and co-founder of Love In Stereo, a collective of artists striving to create work that matters. Robby is currently 11. He likes basketball, football, soccer and making the world better. The two live and work in Tennessee.

Book Signing featuring Brad Montague CUE Gear Store, Lobby, PSCC 10:00 – 11:00 am

*Note this is a new Keynote timeslot for the National Conference.


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Thursday March 17, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

College Credit
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Details provided at the time of registration. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800)372-5505 for more information.

Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mesquite Hallway, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:30am

AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy: Bringing Girls to the STEM Side
Discover Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, two programs of AAUW designed to support girls with an interest in STEM fields in the pursuit of their interests and goals. Learn about the programs and why they work. Learn how to get your students involved.
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Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Project-Based Learning and CCSS and NGSS Inspired Mathematics
The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures uses geometry to build model
International Space Stations, Martian habitats, robots, and Mars laboratories. Our space mathematics program helps all students to invent to learn.

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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder, Super School K12 International University
Bob Barboza is an educator, journalists, composer and founder of Super School K-12 International University, Kids Talk Radio, Backpack Journalism, Backpack Science and Backpack Robotics afterschool and distance learning programs. His current STEAM ++ (science, technology, engineering, Arts: visual and performing, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages) school of the further project based-learning projects include: The Occupy Mars... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Take Charge of Your Own Professional Development
Professional development does not need to be something where you get sent to a workshop once a year and then quickly forget everything. It can be site-based and teacher-led.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

TLN’s Perceptions of ISTE Essential Conditions for Technology Integration in PLCs
This study identified the ISTE essential conditions supporting technology integration in PLCs. The prerequisites for implementing essential conditions that encourage the use of technology in PLCs were discerned.

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Amna Ahmad

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Research and designing presentations and websites to create a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and communication



Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

You’re Letting us Take the iPads Home?
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? Ask your own questions and learn tips and tricks from a district that is four years into a successful 1:1 iPad home deployment.

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avatar for Ben Markley

Ben Markley

Chief Technology Officer, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
avatar for Rayann Rockwell

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Developing Scientific Thinkers
Engaging students in the curriculum is essential. This is even more important in science. Through relevant, applied technology tools, students can build understanding and apply their learning in science and health with more impact.


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE Wants You to be a Conference Presenter
Are you interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2017 National Conference.
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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Book Signing
Please join us for Book Signing featuring Brad Montague.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
CUE Gear Store, Lobby PSCC

10:00am

CUE Minecraft Playground
Have you been hearing about Minecraft and want a chance to play it yourself? Are you excited about gaming in the classroom with Minecraft, but have some questions? Come check out our MinecraftEdu lab! (You can bring your own laptop too, if it’s up-to-date with Java.) We will have awesome CUE volunteers ready to help you get started and answer your questions. To get to the Hyatt use a shuttle from the PSCC or walk to 285 North Palm Canyon Drive.

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Rooms, Hyatt Hotel

10:00am

5 Questions Every Flipped Classroom Teacher Must Answer
A flipped classroom is not just having your students watch video lessons. Come learn the five most important questions you must consider to successfully TRANSFORM your teaching and students’ learning.
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avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Crystal Kirch is passionate about transforming teaching and learning with technology. She flipped her high school math class for three years, blogging her journey at flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com. Crystal used her WSQ strategy to help transform her classroom into an active learning environment focused on higher-level thinking and student collaboration and creation. Her current role is a Digital Learning Coach, where she works with teachers to... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Administrative Best Practices for Implementing an Effective Digital Curriculum Program
In this session, administrators share strategies for implementing a successful digital program, including the planning, establishing funding sources, program monitoring, evaluation, communication with stakeholders and developing effective policies and practices.

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avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Educational Technology, Pomona Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Become a Future Ready Leader!
Do you have a Future Ready vision for your students, staff, and community? Prepare to explore some key elements of what it means to be a Future Ready leader. From C&I approaches to technology infrastructure and professional development the US Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative will assist in aligning your goals and building your capacity for the future of education.

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avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. Currently he is the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Jason is a Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, and a national presenter in educational technology. Jason serves as Secretary on the CUE Board of Directors.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Building NGSS Models with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate models to meet and exceed expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Code, Code, Code Your Bot Gently down the STEAM!
Robots and coding are Literacy in the 21st Century. Teach students to think logically and become effective problem solvers. This fun hands-on session will include unplugged and plugged coding activities.

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avatar for Kyle Myers

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 typical “tech guy”. He actually never even owned, held, or touched an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. He now owns all three! Be ready for some of his signature Trivia... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Connectivity and Equity for All
Coachella Valley USD is committed to providing connectivity to families in need. Come see the strategies taken to provide access, including the installation of routers on school buses.
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avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the 21st Century!


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Copyright and Creative Commons in the Classroom
Do your students abide by copyright laws? Learn about copyright and creative commons licenses. Leave this session with a lesson plan and resources to implement directly into your classroom!
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avatar for Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Coordinator: 21st Century Innovation & Assessments, Orange Unified School District
Passionate learner and educator from Orange, California. I love learning and sharing EdTech to increase student engagement and learning.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Create Universal Design for Learning via Augmented Reality App Aurasma
Have you heard about Aurasma? What is your Aura? Come and learn how the AR app Aurasma implements some of the UDL principles. Get ideas on how this app brings content to life for all students including Special Needs students and allows them to create an AWESOME learning environment.

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Jennifer Park

Assistive Technology/Program Specialist, West San Gabriel Valley SELPA
I am passionate about finding the right technology to assist special needs students to access the curriculum and communicate in the school environment.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Deeper Learning through Design Thinking
Participants will use the Design Thinking Process to practice deeper learning skills, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and having a growth mindset. Helpful tech tools will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

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avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
4/5 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Designing a Future Ready Plan of Action for Professional Development
This session will engage educational leaders in a process for designing and developing a Future Ready professional development program emphasizing the District vision and personal professional learning goals. Attendees will become familiar with 21st-century tools to plan and roll out an effective action plan.

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Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio UESD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Engage Students through Choice: Learning to Let Go
Learn how to start letting go and give your students control over the digital content they create in the classroom to show their learning. See how to start with activities that gradually release control. You’ll be amazed what can happen when you take a step to the side and give students freedom in choice and creation.

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avatar for Kendell Middlebrook

Kendell Middlebrook

Teacher, Assistant Director of Ed. Tech, Cathedral Catholic High School
I am a teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School where I teach Forensic Science. I am also the Assistant Director of Educational Technology where I help teachers integrate technology meaningfully into their lessons and organize professional development for our faculty. In 2015 I was awarded the great honor of becoming an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Enhance Your Math Class through Digital Exit Tickets
Digital exit tickets allow teachers to extend learning and collaboration outside the math period. Exit tickets are used to check for understanding at anytime using digital tools and Google Forms.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Ensuring Student Success in Your Flipped Classroom
Flipping is not new. But how can we ensure mastery of foundational flipped content? Come see multiple strategies for student mastery and accountability to ensure success in a flipped environment.

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avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Everything’s Comin’ Up TOSAs!
Instructional Coaches are becoming valuable members of school communities. This session will encourage attendees to jump into the coaching model using the latest strategies and real-world stories from the trenches!

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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. Over his career as a secondary language arts and technology teacher, he has taught classes ranging from British Literature to New Media Design, Mass Communication to Computer Programming, Public Speaking to Mythology. He began a live, daily news show produced entirely by middle schoolers in Arcadia, a program which he managed for 14 years, and has recently outfitted a new TV program at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Free, Fun, and Easy Interactive Online Presentations and Assessments
Engage K-12 students with free and fun tools that promote subject understanding. Explore Quizlet, Google slides, Kahoot, and other tools and learn how to integrate them into any subject
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avatar for Parker Kelly

Parker Kelly

Technology Teacher, Las Lomitas Elementary School District
Technology elective teacher and tech TOSA for the district. Work in a 4-8 environment with a Mac lab, 2 Windows labs, 1:1 iPads and other devices. 17 years designing technology curriculum for: | -Productivity tools | -Digital Media Manipulation and Art | -3D design, printing and animation | -Programming and Coding | -Student-Run Broadcasting | -Networking and Cloud use | -iPad and Chromebook integration


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Get Your Game On! Incorporating Online Gaming with Instruction and Assessment
Online games are motivating across the disciplines. Discover how to incorporate these powerful resources within lessons using BrainPOP’s free GameUp as well as strategies for students to demonstrate standards mastery.

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avatar for Robert Miller

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.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Google Admin Console Best Practices
Whether you’re already a Google Apps administrator or just getting started, join the Google for Education team on an overview of the console along with best practices gathered from other GAFE users and the Google EDU team. Review some of the best third party tools for management as well.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

How to Design Transformational Makerspaces - Lessons Learned
Makerspaces? Come listen to the panel share reflections, ah-ha moments, revisions, and design ideas. What transforms student learning? What is non-negotiable in a makerspace? Why? Panel: Principals, Ed Tech TOSAS, and the Director of Educational Technology
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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . | hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. | USC Ed.D | @shareTED


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

How to Have Fun Using Game-Based Learning to Support Literacy
Let's explore ways that you can use Minecraft and other games to address literacy standards across grade levels and content areas and support Common Core objectives and English-language learners.
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avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer and certified trainer. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, is a contributor to the book "An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom" (2014) and is co-author of "Unofficial Minecraft Labs for Kids"(2016). John blogs regularly about his... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Technology use in education has evolved over the past 40 years. Let’s explore the good, the bad—past, present, and future—with professional development, administration, technology, and international perspectives.

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Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
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Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael Simkins has been a teacher, principal, and director of the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, which was cited by the U.S. Department of Education as one of two exemplary educational technology programs in the nation. He served as the creative director and then executive director of TICAL from 2001 to 2008. He continues to work with TICAL as consulting director. He worked with the FCC to help write the education component of the National... Read More →
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery across all grades and subjects.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Navigating the SAMR Spectrum
Come discover how technology can support a creative yet rigorous learning environment. Lesson plans and student samples will demonstrate how SAMR supports learning across a variety of disciplines.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Teacher/Technology Coordinator, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.
avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Panel Discussion: The Nuts and Bolts of Going 1:1

We’ll explore field-tested strategies necessary when tech becomes ubiquitous in classrooms, discuss best practices in changing classroom culture, and the mindset needed to evoke change in schools. Simply adding technology, without addressing the culture of teaching and learning is the surest path to failed initiatives. NEW SESSION


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avatar for Kris Boneman

Kris Boneman

Director of Educational Technology, Bonita USD
1:1, BYOD, IPads, Chromebooks, GAFE, Apps, collaborative tools, etc.
avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate those into our Curriculum Guides and Units of Study.
avatar for Tim Landeck

Tim Landeck

Technology Director, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CETPA Board Member and CTO Mentor
Technology Director, Pajaro Valley
avatar for John Morgan

John Morgan

Director of Ed Tech, Capistrano Unified
Science Teacher for 10 years. I have a doctorate in education from UCSD in Teaching and Learning with a focus in technology use in the classroom. Currently I am working to develop teachers' technology implementation during a district-wide chromebook rollout.
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Education Strategist, CDWG
Eric Patnoudes, former teacher and instructional technologist, is a K-12 Education Strategist at CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. In this role he provides school districts with insight, resources and strategic advice for successful and sustainable technology implementations. Eric holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, is a Level 2 Google Certified... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Wagonseller

Leslie Wagonseller

Director, IT & Ed Svcs, Lompoc USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Shed the Mystery of ELD and ELA
Successfully integrating speaking, writing, and ELD is as easy as 1-2-3. See how using The Literacy Shed has transformed one classroom from boring to dynamic.

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade Teacher, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. She has been an Ed Tech innovator in her district for over 15 years. She was, most recently, named... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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DC

David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Tabby the Tablet Comes to Class: Beginner’s Guide
Session includes classroom management strategies, integration ideas, best apps from the GPFE store, lessons, and much more. Best for teachers using Android tablets in primary classrooms. Come meet Tabby!

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Coach Amanda Gray-Steinacher

Google Certified Trainer, Independent Consultant
Coach Amanda is a passionate technology trainer who brings her 15 years of classroom teaching experience into every training session she delivers. Amanda’s technology training skills blossomed during her experiences working as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) supporting a complex 1:1 program with Chromebooks and Android Tablets. Amanda has presented at Edtechteam Google Summits and was on the faculty in 2015 for the Google Edition of... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

There’s a Chromebook Cart in the Corner of My Classroom!
Don’t know what to do with that Chromebook cart? Learn practical information for implementation, and take back lessons that will motivate you and your students to make learning fun. Presenter Resources

Speakers
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Nicole Dalesio

K-8 Technology ToSA, Union School District
Feet in the trenches, head "in the cloud," Nicole’s specialty is creativity and technology in education, and has been teaching since the last millennium. She is a K-8 Technology ToSA at the Union School District in San Jose, and is also a Google Certified Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Adobe Education Leader. Her favorite "classroom," is when she is outside exploring and taking photo walks.
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Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. I am a #googlect and love #EdCamp--#EdCampLA & #EdCampSFBay planning teams. Member of #edtechtaskforce.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

To Infinity and Beyond! A Principal's Journey into BYOD Implementation
Adventure. Mystery. Intrigue. The road has been bumpy, but what a ride! Prepare to lead your school to a successful BYOD program from its humble beginning to infinity and beyond! 

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Kathy Matin

Principal, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Using Technology to Create Exciting UDL Lessons
Creation applications, such as Green Screen by Do Ink, Chatterpix, SketchUp, and Minecraft, increase student engagement and expression in UDL lessons.
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Kelli Garcia

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Kelli has been an elementary educator for two decades, both in and out of the classroom, and holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. Kelli is currently a media specialist for LVUSD, working with teachers to implement meaningful technology to increase student engagement and achievement through presentations and coaching. She has guided teachers on how to successfully implement the use of tablets and interactive... Read More →
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Justine Wienken

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Justine was a presenter and instructor for the Reading Lions Center of Sacramento County Office of Education. This position required her to organize, plan, and deliver McGraw Hill presentations to engage large audiences for extended periods of time. She was also a Literacy Coach for LAUSD and currently is a media Specialist for LVUSD. Both positions required her to deliver many presentations to teachers. Her experience as a literacy coach... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

What's in Your Digital Toolkit for Struggling Readers and Writers?
This presentation will discuss a variety of mid-to-high tech accommodations, strategies, and tools that go beyond intervention, from the perspective of an AT Specialist and mother of a child with reading and writing disabilities.Presenter Resources


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Kristen Schulte

Assistive Technology Specialist, Corona-Norco Unified School District
I have been an AT specialist for large school districts on the east and west coasts for over 15 years. I have also received my ATP certification. I have spoken at the ATIA conference in Orlando, Fl, the "Techknowledgy" conference in Richmond, VA, and have been adjunct faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. I will be teaching at the University of Redlands in May 2016. I'm trying to finish my EdS in Instructional Design and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Why Code
Explore specific reasons for integrating programming (aka, coding) across subject and grade levels. This session focuses various student benefits such critical thinking, creativity, computational thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.

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Scott Moss

Instructional Technology Outreach Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education
I have worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. I've taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I have had educational management jobs in two districts and did a one-year stint at the San Diego County Office of Education. | | People should talk with me about coding for kids, Google's tools in education, teaching teachers about technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite D, PSCC

10:00am

Keep Calm and Media On
Are you always searching the web for the same old videos? Trapped in the confines of your iTunes library and Pandora playlists? Become an audiovisual collector and curator with YouTube and Spotify. Build channels and playlists that save you time and energize your teaching and your classroom environment. Join us and explore how to integrate media safely and efficiently to create the most rockin’ learning environment you can. Participants need to bring in their own device

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →
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Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:00am

Spheros - Toys That Teach
Play with Spehors and get hands-on experience in implementing Engineering and Design Science standards for intermediate grades. Attendees will have the opportunity to design art, mazes, Morse code message, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make various predictions and hypothesis and use Sphero to test them out in a fun and educational hands-on approach to learning. Spheros will be available. Participants need to bring in their own device.

Speakers
KB

Kim Buhler

4th Grade Teacher, LR Green - Esondido Union Elementary
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Terri Price

I am recently back in the classroom after 10 years as a technology coach at an elementary school. I needed to "walk the walk," so to speak. I'm finding it harder than expected to make my ideal tech classroom come to fruition. I have new found respect for any teacher trying something new.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:00am

Google Apps Academy 101 - Create, Communicate, Collaborate with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education
This workshop is designed to teach beginners how to use the Chromebook, the Chrome Browser, Google Drive, and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Participants will learn the ins and outs of their Chromebook, and understand how the device works seamlessly through all the Google Applications. Participants will see how Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings allows teachers and students to create rich content for learning and provide opportunities for real time collaboration. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively on documents, drawings, and presentations in support of common core, sound pedagogy, and innovation skills. Additional topics and applications may be covered with time permitting.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the educational features of your Chromebook
Recognize the educational features of your Chrome browser
Manage the Chromebook and Chrome Browser Environment
Design an efficient workflow in Google Drive
Interact with Google Docs, Presentations, and Drawing
Explore other Google Applications with time permitting
Create connections to CCSS, 21st Century Learning/Technology Skills, and College/Career Readiness
Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers, TOSAs. Participants must bring their own laptop or chromebook. (Tablet may be brought in addition.) 3 hour workshop

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google Education Trainer, YouTube EDU contributor, Google Geo Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and CUE RockStar Faculty. JR is one of the co-founders of #CAEDCHAT, a weekly twitter... Read More →
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Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and student capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background in design thinking. | | Gerardo served 9 years as a middle school math, science, and technology education teacher and 10 years as the Career Technical... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:00am

Google Workshop for Educators (Beginner/Intermediate)
The nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. Workshop for beginners/intermediate users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring in their own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett

Science Teacher, Los Alamitos High School
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides professional development and support to teachers across his district and at conferences. Above all Dan’s passion is helping others discover new and more powerful ways... Read More →
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Rachel Medeiros

Middle School Language Arts & Math, San Jose Christian School
I teach middle school language arts and math at San Jose Christian School, where I also serve as a tech mentor and "think tank." I'm also an independent consultant, where I love to focus on how we can use technology to amplify student voices. Find me on Twitter @racheldiep and on the web at amplifiedEDU.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:00am

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit area features vendor displays of current hardware, software and other materials related to educational technology. Show hours have been scheduled to allow maximum time for attendees to interact with exhibitors.

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Oasis 1, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Google Photos: Simplifying and Enhancing the Digital Photo Classroom
Looking for a tool that assists students in creating that eye-popping photo project? Maybe something that makes it simple to share out digital collages with your students' families? Come and learn how Google Photos makes it easy for students and teachers to create animations, movies, share photo albums and more to enhance your digital classroom and stay organized all at the same time! NEW SESSION

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Ed. Tech, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Gregg is the Project Coordinator of Ed. Tech in Modesto, CA at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Previously he worked 15 years for the Modesto City Schools district as a 6th grade classroom teacher. Gregg holds a Masters Degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University where he was elected Valedictorian of his class and earned the Advanced Achievement Award by his colleagues. He also serves as an Edmodo Certified... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Create a Rockstar Website
All rockstars have great websites showcasing their biggest hits (student work samples), tour dates (assignment due dates), and info about the band (class information). Most rockstars also have amazing fan (student) pages where their followers can share their love (learning). In this session, you will be the rockstar and will learn how to set up your own classroom webpage using Google Sites, as well as how to use Google Sites with your students as their class portfolios. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Biology Teacher, Carlmont High School
CUE Rockstar Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#GTASWE 2013), Google for Education Certified Trainer (2015), Smart Exemplary Educator (2008).


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

12:00pm

You-tubular Education: Curating and Creating
This session features a fast paced tour of YouTube, with the opportunity to create your YouTube Channel, as well as curate playlists.You will also create a lesson using Google Forms and YouTube videos on a topic you choose. You will add tricks, tips, and hacks to your skill set. Come to a totally tube-u-lar rocking session! Participants need to bring in their own device.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Blakeney

Judy Blakeney

Instructional Coach, Capistrano Unified School District
Judy is an Instructional Coach in Capistrano Unified School District in Orange County, CA supporting middle school teachers and students with engagement and technology strategies. Her 15-year career in education includes preschool, elementary, middle, and high school teaching experiences and credentials. As a lifelong learner, she eagerly seeks out innovative ways to reach and teach all students. Prior to becoming a Coach, she taught high... Read More →
avatar for Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Relentless Educator, Minecrafter Camp
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have recently published Minecraft Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

12:30pm

Active Learning with Technology Enhanced FLEXSpace Classrooms
Presentation includes the importance of FLEXspace classrooms and the integration of technology in FLEXspace classrooms. It is important to adapt to changing learning styles as technology advances.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Adventures in YouTubery
Participants will leave knowing how to use YouTube's internal editing program to create videos in their classes. Participants will be able to teach their students how to make such videos. Participants will leave the session with a video they created.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson has been an elementary teacher from 3rd to 6th grade and from Southern California to Hawaii to Oregon. At each of the three schools he's worked he he has been an engine for change, experimentation, and joy. Last summer he presented at CUE Rock Star Las Vegas, CapCUE, the Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference in Ashland, OR, and the OCTE conference in northern Oregon. He has also run a two day PD at Richland Upper Elementary... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Code Clubs = Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication
Learn how to start a Code Club in your school to help students access the 4Cs of the Common Core and learn skills that will help them to be college and career ready.
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Speakers
avatar for Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Christina Lee • #EdTech learner & supporter • Co-Founder @CoderDojoSB • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.8 • Edmodo Support Ambassador • MBUSD Edmodo Administrator • MBUSD Google Apps for Education Administrator • MBUSD LEA Secondary Coordinator


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Creating a Class and School Culture Using Schoology
Learn how we migrated all our classes from static web pages over to an interactive and blended platform with Schoology and how our school’s adoption increased student engagement.

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Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Tech TOSA, Rocklin Unified School District
My name is Ryan O'Donnell and I am a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and former high school social studies teacher in Rocklin California. I have been teaching since 1997 and have been an advocate for all things "tech" since I first began teaching. Along with teaching, I've been presenting at technology and social studies strategies workshops in my district and throughout the country as a trainer for Teacher Created Materials. I am on the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Creating What Matters - How Students Make a Lasting Impression
Experience iOS digital presentation apps that unleash student creativity. Engage your K-6 students with digital portfolios that curate student work and allow for personal reflection and goal setting.
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Hilda Flores

Principal, Fullerton School District
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Susie Wren

Teacher/Tech Coordinator, Fullerton School District
Susie Wren is a fourth grade teacher and technology coordinator in Fullerton, California. In addition to being a classroom teacher and having first-hand experience with 1:1 technology, she is out of the classroom one day a week to support teachers on-site with technology. Susie has been presenting in and out of her home state of California since 1993, and has been presenting on various technology topics since 2009.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship: Leveraging Google and Common Sense for District-Wide Accountability
Learn how one district is creating systems to hold its schools accountable to teach digital citizenship lessons to all students in order to meet E-Rate verification and CIPA compliance and receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship District Certification by utilizing Google Apps and Common Sense.

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avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Educational Technology, Pomona Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are very interested in science, but as they progress in school, their interest can wane. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?

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avatar for DeJuana Aldrich

DeJuana Aldrich

Teacher, Holy Names High School, Oakland
I have been teaching at an all girls school for 7 years. The transformation of girls in science without the male peer influence is phenomenal. I am a wife, mom, and teacher and love all three roles.
avatar for Kristy Chun

Kristy Chun

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School Belmont
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

science teacher and ed tech instigator, notre dame h.s.
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 22 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. Her goal is to provide support and encouragement to her school community as they work to integrate technology in meaningful ways, creating a learning environment that engages and... Read More →
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My Nguyen

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School Belmont
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 6 years now and love everything about it!
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Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I love learning, coaching, problem-solving, being a mom and wife. Baseball and music are my de-stressors. I have been in education for over 20 years and know that there has not been a better time to be in this amazing profession.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Google Forms: May the Forms Be with You
Just like the new Star Wars movies, Google Forms has been relaunched. Come learn about this new episode in the Forms saga. Beyond learning the new look and feel, learn innovative ways to use them in all grades. Forms for Administrators and K-3, too!
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Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

I Screen, You Screen... We all Screen with a Greenscreen!
Come explore greenscreen technology! Play with them, learn cool tools, explore how greenscreens can be used to transform teaching and learning, and let students have the world at their fingertips.
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Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Ann Kozma is starting her third year as a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Fullerton School District in Fullerton, CA. Prior to that, she spent 10 years in the classroom and taught a First Grade iPad 1:1 class for 4 years in an Apple Distinguished Program. As a TOSA, Ann works to support FSD's iPad 1:1 VIP Program, the iPersonalize Program, as well as working with teachers and students across the district. Ann is passionate about... Read More →
avatar for Holly Steele

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science and coaching Science Olympiad at Beechwood School. She’s now fortunate enough to share her love of science with others as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation and the use of technology to allow students to engage authentically in science education. She’s also interested in how the entire community of Fullerton can... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Independent Studies: Building a Pathway to Success for Every Student
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center’s 21st Century learning environment. The program reengages and supports at-risk students with a blended approach to learning. Learn how this center supports students behaviorally, academically and emotionally, and successfully puts them back on track to graduation
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Speakers
avatar for Pete Nguyen

Pete Nguyen

Outreach Specialist/Teacher, AUHSD
Outreach Specialist/Teacher; Western High School/Anaheim Union High School District; Anaheim, CA


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Instructional Coaching That Works: Rolling out 5,000 Devices for 1:1
We will walk you through how we successfully rolled out 1:1 laptops in multiple grades from 3rd - 10th by building in teacher professional development, student leadership, and supportive coaching.
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avatar for Karen Lagola

Karen Lagola

Lead Media Specialist, Las Virgenes Unified School District
Karen has been a media specialist for LVUSD for the past 6 years helping teacher integrate technology into their classrooms. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology and is a Leading Edge Certified Online and Blended Teacher. She has implemented iPads into the K-2 classrooms and has been instrumental in the district 1:1 Forward Learning roll out. She is passionate about working with students and teachers to enhance their learning... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Nancy has been teaching in one way or another most of her life. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and holds several degrees, including a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Since 2012, she has worked in the Las Virgenes Unified School District as a media specialist, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and has presented at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Lead Wild to be Future Ready
While some principles of strong leadership are timeless, braver leaders with creative solutions are a must in Future Ready schools. Consider how you can ‘lead wild’ to maximize opportunities and resources for students and staff within and beyond the walls of your school. New Session

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avatar for Kathy Melton

Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in another Illinois district. In the classroom, Kathy taught language arts and social studies to 6th grade students. She earned a doctorate in Educational Administration... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Moskowitz

Jodi Moskowitz

Innovation & Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools
Innovation & Technology Coach | Fulton County Schools | Atlanta, Georgia | http://jodimoskowitz.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Learning at the Edge of Chaos
For 3-12 educators curious about the Maker Movement, Project Based Learning (PBL) and technology tools for these topics; and experienced PBL and/or makerspace teachers looking for new ideas.

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avatar for Dara Brady

Dara Brady

5th Grade, Lakeside Joint Union School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
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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EK

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Literature and Coding: Creating Storyboards with Coding Apps for iPad
Support your students’ understanding of literature concepts through coding with their iPads and iMovie, Garage Band, and iBooks. During this session we will look at student projects and discuss best ways to bring storyboard design and coding to students in K-2.

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avatar for Leticia Batista

Leticia Batista

Teacher, Oxnard SD
Bilingual Kindegarten teacher in an Apple Distinguished School. We are a 1:1 District, 1:1 Kindergarten program.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Liven Up Literacy and Inoculate Against Zombie Learners
Pair DOK strategies with digital tools to increase literacy, transform learning, and create a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum. Pedagogy + Purposeful Tools = Powerful Learning!

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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, WVUSD
Alice Chen is an English Language Arts teacher and Technology Coach in Southern California. She is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, 2014 Lead PBS Digital Innovator, and Google Educator Group (GEG) SoCal Co-leader. She is dedicated to instilling a love of learning in her students and helping them achieve beyond their own expectations. She is passionate about collaborative learning, the power of student blogging, and connecting... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Mathematical Creativity and Thinking through Robotics
This session will introduce robotic possibilities for the math classroom, including a new robotic platform that is sophisticated enough for NASA, but accessible for elementary and middle school students.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Microsoft Sway in Your Classroom
Learn about Microsoft’s newest, FREE, easy to use product, Sway. Participants will create a Sway and learn how this engaging presentation tool can be used by you and your students.
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avatar for Darren Alcala

Darren Alcala

District Technology Coach/TOSA, Cucamonga School District
District Technology Coach in a K-8 district and recognized by Microsoft as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
avatar for Crystal Cammon

Crystal Cammon

District Math Coach, Cucamonga School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

More Beautiful Questions for Learning
Exploring good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Google, Common Sense Media, Warren Berger’s work, and the Right Question Institute deepen student engagement and understanding.
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Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

More to Math – Get K-3rd Students to excel at Math with this hands-on learning set!
Use LEGO bricks as the tool that makes abstract math tangible. MoreToMath easily creates rich mathematics lessons, inspires teamwork, encourages perseverance, and promotes a positive attitude toward math. Features include mathematical problem solving, making sense of problems, reasoning, perseverance, precision, modeling, and representation, with hands-on activities in numeracy, base-10 operations, algebra, measurement, data, geometry, and spatial awareness.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

nABLEing All Learners: Mobile Devices as Transformational Technology
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for designing flexible and personalized learning environments that account for the variability of all learners from the start. Technology can make the implementation of UDL easier by allowing educators to choose from a richer palette of tools to meet the needs of their diverse learners. In this session, you will learn about a number of free- and low-cost tools for providing access to the curriculum for all, starting with the universal design features that are already built into the iPads and Chromebooks in your classrooms. You will leave with a framework to help you select apps and extensions that engage and empower all learners through more transformative applications of mobile technology.

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Luis Perez

Consultant, Consultant



Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Optimize People and Systems to Support Technology
Systems need people and people need systems. This is the secret to successful leadership especially as we change the look of the classroom with blended learning projects.

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avatar for Brad Grumbles

Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista UESD
Superintendent, Panama Buena Vista School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Stop Building Missions! Transform 'Traditional' Projects with PBL
Throw away those sugar cubes and glue! Amplify projects that you and your school ‘always do’ by creating a project-based learning experience!
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avatar for Kristy Andre

Kristy Andre

Teacher, Tustin Unified School District
Kristy Andre has been an educator for 11 years and has taught in various grade levels and subjects in both elementary and middle school. For the past two years, she has been a Digital Learning Coach where she has been able to coach elementary and middle school teachers on creating rigorous and engaging lessons that prepare students for their future. Mrs. Andre loves teaching all subjects, but she is especially interested and passionate about STEM... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Steinmann

Lauren Steinmann

STEM TOSA, Tustin Unified School District
Join @KristyAndre2 and I at "Stop Building Missions!" on Thursday at 12:30 in Madera @ the Rennaissance!! | @LaurenMStein @TUSDSTEM | STEM TOSA in Tustin Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Taking The Dis Out of Distant Learning: Online Facilitation Strategies
This presentation provides teachers the tools and resources to enable them to facilitate non-traditional learning. Educators will be inspired and empowered to be a community builder within the online classroom.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Teaching an Online Course for the First Time
Ever thought of teaching an online class? Learn what worked, and what didn't work from a novice to online teaching.
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avatar for Ruth Maas

Ruth Maas

Digital Coordinator, Steele Canyon High School


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in CCSS
Need to enhance your workflow with EL's? Explore a set of key principles, workflows, and digital resources to support ELs in meeting the Common Core and beyond!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
GeekDad/TechJedi/SuperMariachi! Academic Tech Specialist, Academic Innovation Consultant, Monterey Bay CUE President, Leading Edge Certification Professional Developer/Professional Learning Leader/ Digital Educator & Google Innovator from the Monterey Bay! | Martin Cisneros is the Academic Technology Specialist for EdTech Services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In this position, Martin develops and facilitates professional... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

That's What 'He' Said... Developing Historical Literacy
Discover how technology can give students opportunities to creatively demonstrate their understanding of the thoughts and feelings of historical figures within the context of major historical events.
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avatar for Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson

Teacher/Technology Coordinator, Garden Grove USD
Learning new technology tools with my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I enjoy seeing my students actively engaged in the learning process.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Transform Your School’s Culture
Learn more about the exciting partnership with IDEO’s Teacher Guild and the Google for Education team and hear how teachers are changing the culture within their schools. You’ll even get the chance to put on your own “Design Thinking” hats and gamestorm around a unique challenge facing educators today.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Unpacking Student Motivation: The Learnification of Gaming
In this presentation we unpack the multi-faceted motivations underlying student learning. We’ll explore with real digital application examples the elements of what we call the “learnification of gaming”. Unpacking game environments as a means to ‘engage’ students is not enough, we need to be creating immersive worlds of learning for our students, using the latest award winning of Mathletics as an example. The session will explore how bridging the gap between differing student personalities and the associated learning motivations can truly inspire a love of learning.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Using CAASPP Data to Create a Culture of Perseverance
Learn how to use the SBAC claim data from the CAASPP results to foster a culture of perseverance to help increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Student Assessment and Educational Measurement, Orange Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

TOSA, Student Assessment and Educational Measurement, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

What Does the Research Say? Evidence-Based Education with Technology
Find out what research is being done in the area of teaching with educational technology. Higher education faculty share their findings and implications for a range of educational settings. Use their findings and learn how to do action research yourself.

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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University Long Beach


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite D, PSCC

12:30pm

Coding and Programming from Young to Old
From simple block-based programming to designing and coding apps, there's a vast spectrum that makes up this new literacy. Learn hands-on how the basics of programming becomes more complex from moving virtual objects to controlling physical robots.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

CUE Minecraft Playground
Have you been hearing about Minecraft and want a chance to play it yourself? Are you excited about gaming in the classroom with Minecraft, but have some questions? Come check out our MinecraftEdu lab! (You can bring your own laptop too, if it’s up-to-date with Java.) We will have awesome CUE volunteers ready to help you get started and answer your questions. To get to the Hyatt use a shuttle from the PSCC or walk to 285 North Palm Canyon Drive.

Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Rooms, Hyatt Hotel

1:00pm

Say Hello to Trello
Do you use Genius Hour, Project Based Learning, 20% time, but struggle with tracking student progress when they are not all working on the same thing? Trello is the answer.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Brubaker

Jonathan Brubaker

7th/8th Grade English Teacher, Mt. View Middle School
English Teacher, Department Chair, and Technology coach. My strengths are teaching novels, class discussions, tech tools, and classroom management.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Expanding Your Personal Learning Network
Learning can occur anytime and anywhere. This session will focus on how to use tools such as Voxer, Twitter, and Google Plus Communities to expand your Personal Learning Network.
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avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Math/Technology Integration Coach, Campbell Union School District
My passion is learning about and sharing best practices in technology integration and creating modern learning environments. Math/Tech Integration Coach. M.A. Learning Design & Tech. Leading Edge Professional Learning Leader. Google Certified Innovator #GoogleEI #MTV16. #connectedTL Team
avatar for Heather Haggerty

Heather Haggerty

Manager of Technology Integration, Campbell Union School District
I am an extremely positive technology leader in Campbell Union School District with more than 25 years of experience in the field. I have a proven track record as a manager, supervisor, computer technician, professional developer, and evaluator. One of my current professional passions is managing and delivering outstanding professional development that is thought provoking and inspiring. I serve as a liaison between the district's technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

IBM Bluemix: Cloud Computing, but Not Just for Computer Science
See how educators and students can create powerful web and mobile apps, do data analysis, and experiment with the Internet of Things using IBM’s free Bluemix cloud services platform.
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avatar for Russell Walker

Russell Walker

Teaching Business Information Systems.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Improving Math Mindsets, One Student at a Time
“I’m bad at math.” How often do you hear someone say they’re bad at reading? Somehow it’s become acceptable to not be proficient in math. How do YOU feel about math?


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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Mini-Game Madness: What’s Hip, Fun, and Educational
Free mini-games are readily available for iPhones, iPads, and computers. What games are currently hot, popular, and educational? What free games could you recommend to students?


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Using Robotics to Solve Real World Problems
Help students understand logic, sequencing, and CS-STEM skills by having robots perform tasks and achieve goals. Creating robots and programs helps students be excited about learning and collaborating.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Close Reading with ThingLink
Inspire students to interact and closely "read" images. Walk away with a creative activity to use in your classroom the next day combining Close Reading tactics and ThingLink.
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avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

Teacher, Arcadia Unified
Wonder Lead Ambassador | Newsela Certified Educator | Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator | Remind Connected Educator | Local PBS Digital Innovator | Front Row Ambassador


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Keep Calm and STEM On
In this three-hour workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience with high quality STEM resources appropriate for K-12 students. The participants will experience the power of using STEM (Students and Teachers Energizing Minds) strategies to engage all types of learners. They will leave with access to research and resources to move their students, school, and district forward with STEM. This session requires flat tables and access to Wi-Fi for all participants. Participants need to bring a device with them.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gerlach

Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education
International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

1:30pm

Video Editing Academy with the Dark Master of Video
Video is the masterful medium for teaching and learning. As both a formidable teacher tool and a vehicle for student-centered ​projects. The ability to cut and paste media, insert green-screening, mix music, add narration, and audio fx makes for killer video engagement and collaboration. Featuring WeVideo, cloud–based COPPA compliant editing for Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. All attendees will receive a 6-month WeVideo for Schools Classroom License with their Academy registration. Participants need to bring in their own device.
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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

2:00pm

Get Up and Learn with GoNoodle!
As a teacher do you find yourself thinking, I am so glad my students are always engaged and never restless or squirmy? Learn about the brain boosters and the amazing kinesthetic learning tools from GoNoodle from this session and help get your students blood pumping and their brains growing.

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avatar for Nicholas Clayton

Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with my family and our annual passes to Disneyland, our happiest place on Earth. I love my PLN on twitter and can't wait to add more friends and techies.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

#GoOpen: Personalize Future Ready Learning Through Openly Licensed Education Resources
One of the core components of the Future Ready pledge is "Providing Access to high quality, digital materials." In this session, learn about how districts across the country are committing to #GoOpen and replace one traditional, static textbook with openly-licensed educational materials. This session will also feature OER transformation stories and insights from stakeholders in the field.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

21st-Century Instruction for 21st-Century Students
21st-century instruction is about more than just using technology. This session will outline instructional shifts that will help you create a dynamic, modern, effective classroom, with or without technology.
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avatar for Kevin Fairchild

Kevin Fairchild

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Saddleback Valley USD
I was a high school science teacher, then a ToSA for Technology and Learning, and now work as Instructional Technology Coordinator in Saddleback Valley USD. I am also an organizer of EdCamp San Diego and a board member of San Diego CUE. I have presented at CUE National, Fall CUE, CUE Affiliate Tech Fairs, EdTechTeam GAFE Summits, and eLearning Strategies Symposium.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Beyond the Box - Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow through a Makerspace
Provide a space for your students to impact the future through innovative creation and design. Pacific Elementary School’s Makerspace provides high and low technology tools for students in first through fifth grades to explore STEAM concepts, change the physical world around them and create prototypes that don’t currently exist to solve the problems of today. We take the makerspace beyond STEM and integrate arts, ELA, and VAPA. Learn how to bring this exciting concept to your school!
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avatar for Kim Linz

Kim Linz

Principal, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Principal Manhattan Beach Unified


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Blended Learning with Office 365
Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? You may be aware of some of the great tools available in Office 365, but do you know how you can use OneDrive, Skype for Business, and OneNote Class Notebooks to help you incorporate blended learning in your classroom? Let's explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and see how the full suite of tools provided within Office365 will help you build a robust learning environment that fosters student success.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Build a Personal Learner Profile, Backpack, and Plan
This session will walk you through how to create and model for learners a Personal Learner Profile that guides the design of a Personal Learning Backpack and Personal Learning Plan.
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avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Creative Learning Strategist, Rethinking Learning / Personalize Learning, LLC
Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist, author, writer, speaker, and instructional designer who connects people and ideas around transforming education. She is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey. Barbara blogs on her website Rethinking Learning (barbarabray.net) and is the founder/owner of My eCoach (my-ecoach.com) that is based on a... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Take a look at the current research around developing your personal learning network. Explore methods and resources to get you started.

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avatar for Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech 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 her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and began adjuncting for Marian University. After a year of teaching as an adjunct she took a full-time position with... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Capture the Curiosity and Creativity of K-2 Learners with iPad
Create a classroom where all students are actively engaged in creating authentic artifacts of their learning, collaborating with peers, and having fun while learning! Discover how Seesaw Learning Journal, Explain Everything, and Book Creator for iPad can transform your K-2 classroom. Participants are encouraged to get 'hands-on' with their iPads during this session! If you want to play along as we share, explore, and learn, then please download these free apps from the Apple iTunes store: Seesaw Learning Journal, Puppet EDU, and Chatterpik Kids.

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avatar for Kristin Thomsen

Kristin Thomsen

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Orange County Department of Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Host Organization OCDE

2:00pm

Copyright Laws, Literacy, and Learning: Lessons Supporting Creativity and Research
How can students research reliably and ethically? Why should they want to when it’s easier to ignore rules? This session presents engaging lessons in law, literacy, and respect while learning.

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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

ELA Teacher - Speech & Debate Coach, Jefferson Middle School
I love geeking out on curriculum design. I'm passionate about educational technology and teachers as instructional designers. I am an author for Routledge Publishing, a blogger for both tweenteacher and for The George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia.org, a full-time teacher, wife, and mom.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Creating, Implementing and Evaluating an Effective District-wide, Online Learning Program
Leverage your district’s data to inform current practices, processes and procedures to ensure that students succeed in an online setting and teachers have the resources they need to support them.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Don't Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod. A sample lesson will be demonstrated as a guide for development. Device with Nearpod app highly recommended.

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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Effective Teams Support AT/AAC Team Success
You can support students in utilizing effective AT/AAC tools. An efficient multidisciplinary team is what creates high success rates and time efficiency. As we share the history of the development of our own process, session participants will receive the tools to create their own team. Materials, forms and examples will be provided to all participants.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Empowering ELLs and Their Parents: Bridging the Language/Digital Divide
Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience firsthand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with four different free, web-based applications.

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avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

Coordinator of Information & Technology Services, Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a former ELD/Newcomers Teacher/EL Coach at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Information and Technology Services for Selma USD. Efraín has 22 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences, addressing how to utilize technology to meet the linguistical/digital needs of second language learners and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Exploring the Sea of Liberty with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Monticello for Teachers has innovative, free tools for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas. This interactive session highlights the resources available on two websites and new iOS/Android app.
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avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

K-8 Computers/Gr. 8 US History Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning new things. I am a Monticello Teacher Institute Barringer Fellow and a past participant in the Society of the Cincinnati American Revolution Master Teachers... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Fall in Love with Photography
Learn to use your favorite camera to promote creativity in the classroom. You will learn how to take better pictures while also using apps to edit, organize, and share them. Presenter Resources

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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

K-8 Technology ToSA, Union School District
Feet in the trenches, head "in the cloud," Nicole’s specialty is creativity and technology in education, and has been teaching since the last millennium. She is a K-8 Technology ToSA at the Union School District in San Jose, and is also a Google Certified Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Adobe Education Leader. Her favorite "classroom," is when she is outside exploring and taking photo walks.
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. I am a #googlect and love #EdCamp--#EdCampLA & #EdCampSFBay planning teams. Member of #edtechtaskforce.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Flip Out with Google Forms
Allow Google Forms be a part of your classroom. Use forms to help your students and yourself collect and analyze data. Students can interpret data based on the responses from surveys or data gathering.

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avatar for Jason Seliskar

Jason Seliskar

Library Media Specialist, Covina-Valley USD
Jason Seliskar is a Library Media Specialist for  Covina-Valley USD  in Covina, Ca. and was one of the main instructors for his district’s 1:1 iPad program, iTeach, iLearn, iPad Program. He taught for 10 years at the elementary level and coached teachers in educational technology. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Apps for Education Trainer and an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Gamify learning w/ Breakout Edu!
Breakout EDU creates engaging learning games for all learners. Participants learn about teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration to problem-solve puzzles. Breakouts can be used with students to teach any academic subject. Experience a Breakout EDU game and take back the knowledge to your sites! NEW SESSION

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avatar for Steve Kong

Steve Kong

Staff Development Specialist, Riverside USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Improving Learning Opportunities Using Five Tech Senses
Explore hands-on strategies to use technology to increase your students’ participation in their own learning. See how the "five tech senses" can develop new depths of knowledge for all learners.
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avatar for Dana West

Dana West

Special Education Teacher, Sulphur Springs School
I love technology because it levels the playing field for my students with special needs. They push me everyday! Because of them I am a digital coach and mentor in our district helping other teachers support their students in learning through the use of technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Integrated Computing and STEM Education in the 21st Century
This workshop presents the UC Davis C- STEM program with innovative CTE and Common Core standards compliant curriculum for integrating computing in C/C++ and robot programming into formal K-12 STEM education. New Session

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Interactive Google Classroom
Google Classroom is revolutionizing the paperless classroom. In this session get hands on experience as both a teacher and a student! Learn how to use Google Classroom to increase communication with your students, stay organized, and save time so that you can spend more time on teaching.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Keyboarding Without Tears: Strategies for Success
Keyboarding Without Tears teaches pre-keyboarding and keyboarding alongside general computer readiness, digital literacy, and digital citizenship for grades K-5. Learn an innovative instructional program for teaching strategies for keyboarding success.
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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

March Madness - SAMR Lesson Smackdown!
It’s March Madness! Get ready to blast those brackets! Come check out these experienced teachers who will be sharing their SAMR aligned lessons. Who will advance to the Redefinition round?
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avatar for Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Tulare Joint Union High School District
President of CVCUE, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Certified PearDeck Coach, Leading Edge Certified- PLL, specializing in technology integration using SAMR and TPACK


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Media Matters: Student Newscasts with TouchCast
Students collaborate, enhance creativity, and improve digital literacy using TouchCast (iPad app) for multimedia NEWSCASTS to create cross curricular, interactive projects for morning announcements, news features, weather reports, and more.
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avatar for Zee Poerio

Zee Poerio

k-8 Computer Teacher, Diocese of Pittsburgh / St. Louise de Marillac School
Zee Poerio is the k-8 Computer teacher and advisor for the Student Technology Team at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching for 18 years. Serving as a Teacher Ambassador for CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and on multiple committees for the American Classical League, Zee’s passion is connecting modern technology with ancient studies. @MagistraZee loves... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Personalized Professional Development through Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a model of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn the "how" and tips for a successful coaching experience.
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avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Crystal Kirch is passionate about transforming teaching and learning with technology. She flipped her high school math class for three years, blogging her journey at flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com. Crystal used her WSQ strategy to help transform her classroom into an active learning environment focused on higher-level thinking and student collaboration and creation. Her current role is a Digital Learning Coach, where she works with teachers to... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

STEM Education That Is out of This World
This exciting presentation describes an innovative STEM program through which high school students can do Arduino-based experiments using small satellites 450 km above the Earth.
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery across all grades and subjects.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

STEM Learning for 1st-3rd with LEGO Education WeDo!
WeDo is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in programming, science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working models.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Stump the MinecraftEdu Presenters: Minecraft across the Curriculum
A panel of experienced MinecraftEdu educators will suggest ideas on the spot for specific grade levels and curricular areas of teachers.

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avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Orange Unified School District
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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer and certified trainer. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, is a contributor to the book "An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom" (2014) and is co-author of "Unofficial Minecraft Labs for Kids"(2016). John blogs regularly about his... Read More →
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Chris Scott

Relentless Educator, Minecrafter Camp
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have recently published Minecraft Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Evolving Makerspace: Planning, Building, Testing, Redesigning, and Assessing Effectiveness
Are you interested in building or redesigning a Makerspace at your school or in your district? Come see video clips, photos, and examples from a Makerspace at Los Alamitos Elementary School in Los Alamitos, California. The panel will share their experiences and thought processes in planning, building, testing, and redesigning their Makerspace. They will also share the M.A.K.E.R. rubric that parallels the SAMR model to monitor, assess, and increase effectiveness for every student engineer. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . | hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. | USC Ed.D | @shareTED


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Using Digital Media to Stimulate Thinking and Writing
Increase sentence strength with word choice and details. Develop characters, setting, and plot. Visualizing a subject sparks imagination. Use Google / resources to teach writing skills, promote collaboration, and publish writing. UPDATED TIME AND ROOM
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avatar for Joanna Conrado

Joanna Conrado

Teacher / Tech Coach, Ballico-Cressey School District
4th grade teacher and Tech Coach / IT at Ballico Cressey School District. Just finishing up my MET at Boise State. Love connecting with other teachers and sharing ideas about tech integration within the elementary setting. | jconrado@ballicocressey.com | @paaperlessclass | www.ballicotech.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite D, PSCC

2:00pm

Around the World with Google Tour Builder
Create engaging, interactive lessons that help students connect to the world around them. Learn how to use Google Tour Builder and some easy bonus tools to integrate meaningful learning across the curriculum. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade Teacher, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. She has been an Ed Tech innovator in her district for over 15 years. She was, most recently, named... Read More →
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Adina Sullivan

Ed Tech Coordinator, San Marcos Unified School District
Educational Technology Coordinator for San Marcos Unified School District, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, CUE Communications Committee, former SDCUE Board Member, Leading Edge Certification Instructor, Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Trainer, CUE Rockstar Teacher Faculty, and EdcampSD Organizer.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

2:00pm

Mobi-Photo-Thing
Get moving and unleash your learning! Learn how to use images to link content to creativity. Participants will be embarking on a short photo walk to find images that spell C-U-E. Next, we will assemble our images into collages using Pic Collage or another collage creation app. Finally, we will use ThingLink to create interactive images that demonstrate personal learning at CUE. Participants can participate with any device as long as they have the ability to take a picture. Participants may want to download Pic Collage (free on iOS and Android) and set up ThingLink accounts ahead of time. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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avatar for Rae Fearing

Rae Fearing

Director of Educational Technology/Google Certified Innovator, Del Norte County Office of Education
Rae is passionate about re-modeling education today. She feels it is time to change it up and re-engage our students. Rae is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rockstar Faculty, Leading Edge Certified Online/Blended Educator/Professional Developer, Thinglink Expert Educator and Common Sense Media Certified Educator. She holds a Masters in Science Education and is the Director of Educational Technology and STEM Coordinator for Del Norte County... Read More →
avatar for Charlene Knowlton

Charlene Knowlton

Instructional Coach Coordinator, Del Norte County Office of Education
I am currently the Instructional Coach Coordinator for Del Norte Unified School District. Most of my sixteen years as an educator has been teaching in upper elementary. My current position allows me to actively pursue and share instructional strategies that are engaging for students and teachers. I have been involved in piloting Genius Hour, implementing Digital Citizenship district wide, facilitating virtual field trips, organizing district-wide... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

2:00pm

Book Creator App Workshop, Showcase in Google Readium App
Hands-on workshop: Bring your iPad to create your first ebook in this session and post to Google Readium App on a laptop computer. Students build their digital library of books using Readium to share with parents. Book Creator and Readium are FREE apps. Great tools for CCSS.ELA-Literacy! BYOD. This is a double session.
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avatar for Genevieve Kahlweiss

Genevieve Kahlweiss

3rd Grade Teacher/Tech Coach/OCCUE President, Saint Columban School
President of OCCUE Board of Directors, Ed Tech Coach, International Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education Leadership Council, Star Teacher, and DEN Ambassador, Google for Education Certified Innovator,  SMART Board Certified and CUE 2007 Outstanding Teacher Award, Serves on OCCUE Board of Directors for over 15 years. My passion is to empower teachers and students to grow successfully in our rapidly changing digital... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Mind Your MAC Ps and Q!
Are you only using Photo Booth to take pictures, Preview to view PDFs, and QuickTime to view movies? Join me as we harness the power of these MAC OS tools to enhance your teaching and engage your students. This is a double session.
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avatar for Katie Warren

Katie Warren

Teacher Specialist, Technology, ETIS / GUSD
Katie is a Teacher Specialist in Technology for Glendale USD, providing professional development for teachers and staff. Her educational focus these days is understanding and implementing the Common Core State Standards with an emphasis on the embedded Educational Technology and Technology Literacy standards. Katie’s goal is to assist the teachers by taking the new units of instruction that are tied to the new Common Core Standards and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Scratch Crash Course
So, you’re ready to start, but a little scared of the “easy to use” Scratch? We’ll create a game in this 2-hour hands-on (BYOD) session that hits all the basics and is fun to play! This is a double session.

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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

Instr Technology Coord, Anaheim City SD
@CoryRobertson | ___________________________________________ | Instructional Technology Coordinator | Anaheim City School District | ___________________________________________ | Director of Technology | ACSA Region 17


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Creating Online Collaboration Environments across Multiple Schools
This presentation will explore the creation of an online collaborative environment created for the Drexel Schools Initiative. The presentation will explore iTunes U, Project Management Tools as Collaboration portals, and content access.

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avatar for Matthew Cordes

Matthew Cordes

Associate Director of Schools, Diocese of San Diego
Currently working with Leadership Development, Innovation, and Assessment.



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

Tools to Build Ideas, Understanding, and Stories
How we introduce a topic, build understanding, and inspire students to apply learning is rapidly changing. From augmented reality and virtual environments to deeper data analysis to creating dynamic projects, STEAM is all about relevant curricular integration.

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avatar for Henry Danielson

Henry Danielson

Director of Technology, Coast Unified School District
Henry Danielson has been the Director of Technology for Coast Unified School District for eleven years. Henry has been a professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for ten years, he currently teaches a course entitled Adolescence and Technology. I have a self-destructive aversion to low-hanging fruit! | My Google Doc on MakerSpace! | https://docs.google.com/document/d/14v076byH_eidGFr0HLIy3V_fW0WjLPFClrLQ6vzCVz8/edit?usp=sharing


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The 1-iPad Classroom
Only have one iPad in your classroom? No problem! Come get quick and easy tips on how to maximize its use in class.

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avatar for Clint Cornfield

Clint Cornfield

Digital Learning Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Leveling the Learning Field: iOS System Support for Literacy Tasks
The operating system (iOS) of iDevices ‘levels the learning field’ by providing more equitable access to curriculum content and tasks. Empower diverse learners to enable and use these accommodation options.

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avatar for Paula Dagnon

Paula Dagnon

Associate Professor, Elementary Education, Western Washington University



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CAedchat Live!
Join #caedchat moderators and your #caedchat PLN for a live and in person edchat! Be prepared for an interactive experience as we discuss issues in education.
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Jo-Ann Fox

Learning Experience Designer, Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center
Jo-Ann is a teacher first, having taught in grades K-4. Currently, she is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Last year, Jo-Ann was a TOSA for EUSD tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes fostering the creative confidence in all students and helps students access content through STEAM learning, PBL, innovative use of... Read More →
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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 use, too. Jessica's passion is student film making and her students frequently produce award-winning videos. Read her blog and presentation resources at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

A Guide to Speaking Klingon, I Mean IT
Ever feel like your technology team is speaking to you in another language? We will help you understand the most commonly used terminology associated with network and one-to-one device programs.
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avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange Unified School District
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body include advancements in Blended Learningd models in the classroom and online technology integration. He has successfully presented on numerous topics including PLCs... Read More →
avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Coordinator, Educational Technology, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Admin and Coaches: Automating Walk-Through Data with Google Forms
Admins and coaches learn to collect walk-through data using Google Forms, create automated feedback, and build self-populating tables to view results in real time, within Google Sheets.
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avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

An Invitation to Inspiring Spaces
Are you trying to make your room more collaborative and active but finding out that you are battling your classroom. Join in on an adventure to try to improve the most neglected thing in education... the Classroom. Explore what Laguna Beach USD has pioneered through a research, visitation and testing model. NEW SESSION

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Blended Instruction Environment Components Contributing to Student Success
This session extends research into patterns of usage in a blended instruction environment. This poster focuses on instruction, practice, reinforcement, and social interaction opportunities that lead to greater student gains.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Book2Film: Book Reports for the 21st Century
Don’t give up on classic projects -- INNOVATE! Literary adaptation is an excellent way for teachers to bring project-based learning into their classrooms.
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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. Over his career as a secondary language arts and technology teacher, he has taught classes ranging from British Literature to New Media Design, Mass Communication to Computer Programming, Public Speaking to Mythology. He began a live, daily news show produced entirely by middle schoolers in Arcadia, a program which he managed for 14 years, and has recently outfitted a new TV program at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Build a Path to Graduation for ALL California Students
In this session we will discuss the power of blended learning for students. First, we will see instructional models that support student’s individual learning needs. Next, we will consider the administrator's perspective on structuring their school to better supports students. Finally, we will see classroom strategies to provide a pathway to success for every student.

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avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Partnerships, Apex Learning


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Cool Tools for K-8 Students
Lisa & Karen will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-8 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!

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avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Director of Technology, Lafayette School District
Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator, a CUE Lead Learner, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, East Bay CUE President, a MERIT13 fellow, and Assistant Director of the MERIT15 and MERIT16 program. She is also the recipient of a CUE Gold Disk (2016). Lisa loves project-based and inquiry-based learning as well as STEM and computer science. http://www.LisaDeLapo.com
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Marlena Hebern

Coordinator, Instructional Technology Services, Fresno COE
Marlena is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE LEAD Learner, LEC FTA, LEC DE, Microsoft Innovative Educator and the Edcamp Yosemite Founder. Marlena works with teachers all over Fresno County helping them to integrate technology into their teaching. She learns something new everywhere she goes and loves that part about teaching and technology! She is most passionate about empowering other educators! Connect with... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Creating Digital Citizens
Why are schools issuing devices to students without empowering them with tools for good decision making? Gain understanding of digital citizenship, learn why it matters, and access free resources and classroom examples.
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Suzanne Guidi

Teacher, Juan de Anza Elementary School, Wiseburn School District
Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 23 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. She has recently joined the ranks of other 1:1 computing educators. Passionate about teaching children lifelong lessons on digital citizenship, she has earned the designation of Common Sense Educator Ambassador, and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling and Learning with Google Maps Tools
Google Maps are for more than finding your house and directions. Students create interactive maps by geotagging locations with text, images, and video demonstrating understanding of history, literature, and science.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Engineering Design for Young Explorers
I’ll share my journey implementing an NGSS Engineering and Design unit in my first grade classroom using robotics, Legos, coding programs and iPad apps, Minecraft EDU and integrating technology across the curriculum.

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avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

K-1 Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District
I am a primary elementary school teacher with 20 years experience and a passion for integrating technology throughout the curriculum. I teach a kindergarten and first grade loop. My latest passion is engineering design for early primary students to develop 21st century skills. I enjoy sharing my experiences on the use of STEM, robotics, computer science, Minecraft EDU and much more to engage young minds and make teaching and learning... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

EV3 Robotics – Get 4th-12th graders excited about STEM by building robots!
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students find creative solutions to problems by a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, software for programming and follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Get Students Authoring with Book Creator App
Book Creator App is a great tool for students to write and publish dynamic, interactive books in any subject area using just an iPad or an Android Tablet!
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avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Academic Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody P. Green is an Academic Coach in Educational Technology for the La Habra City School District. Jody has been an educator since 1997. Jody has taught a variety of grade levels. Most recently, Jody spent 12 years teaching 6th grade at a middle school before becoming an academic coach. She is passionate about connecting classrooms and helping students and teachers amplify their voices using technology. Jody is a Google Certified Innovator, a... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel: SLAM
Google Innovators (formerly GCTs) share their favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro-presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, WVUSD
Alice Chen is an English Language Arts teacher and Technology Coach in Southern California. She is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, 2014 Lead PBS Digital Innovator, and Google Educator Group (GEG) SoCal Co-leader. She is dedicated to instilling a love of learning in her students and helping them achieve beyond their own expectations. She is passionate about collaborative learning, the power of student blogging, and connecting... Read More →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School/USD
Jen Roberts is an English teacher, English Department Chair, and the Digital Teacher Leader at Point Loma High School in San Diego, and adjunct faculty in the School of Leadership and Education Studies at the University of San Diego. With Diana Neebe, she is the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. Her passions are literacy and educational technology as practically applied daily in her freshmen English classes... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Google for Education Training Center & Certifications
The Google Training Center launched over the summer with new content and certifications! Whether you’re an administrator whose district is new to Google Apps for Education, an integration specialist leading trainings or an educator in the classroom, join us for a look into how to use these lessons spur ideas for technology and classroom integration.

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avatar for Eileen Huang

Eileen Huang

Regional Program Manager, Google for Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Having a PD Plan - From Pilot to 24,000 Chromebooks in 24 Months
Come learn the professional development plan followed by a district that rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks to over 1,000 teachers. See the AUP, Google Classroom, two-day training plans, tools for all subjects, online learning, continuing support, and pedagogy involved in building a culture that is not afraid of failure.

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avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate those into our Curriculum Guides and Units of Study.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Interactive Multimedia Maker Projects with HyperDuino
Learn how to create Interactive Maker multimedia classroom projects connecting physical models to videos, websites or Youtube on computers, laptops, or tablets using HyperDuino. New Session

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avatar for Diann Kueny

Diann Kueny

Digital Arts CTE Teacher, IDEA Center High School


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

iPad for Blended Learning and ELD: The Perfect Match
Learn how to use iTunes U and the iPad to help English learners develop academic vocabulary and increase academic achievement. Discover the power of blended learning to differentiate and personalize learning to your EL’s needs. Bring your Mac, iPad and iTunes U account and join us for a basic overview of a free iTunes U course your students can navigate independently.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Cordero

Maria Cordero

STEM Director/ ELD Lead, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

It’s All Greek to Me! Simplifying Online Assessments Using Socrative
Need a way streamline basic assessments, jump-start class discussions, and check for understanding at a glance? Learn about Socrative, a free online tool that provides immediate student-learning feedback.

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Jennifer Gomez

Classroom Teacher, Claremont Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Leading 1:1 Innovation - Inspire PLC Teams with Meaningful Professional Development
Learn best practices from a 1:1 Apple Distinguished Program School. Incorporate PLAY into professional development. Walk away with resources for strengthening PLC teams. Discover apps that transform teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Helene Morris

Helene Morris

Principal, Valencia Park School
Helene Morris is the Principal of Valencia Park School, a Title I school, an Apple Distinguished Program School, and one of 20 schools in the Fullerton School District. This year, Valencia Park was one of 11 schools in the nation selected to visit Apple headquarters and participate in a research project. Through this project, Valencia Park is working with top researchers - such as Dr. Ruben Puentedura, author of the SAMR model - to develop a... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Leveraging Videoconferencing for Authentic Learning Experiences with PORTS!
Videoconferencing allows educators to extend and connect curricular content with the real world through a live video feed that breaks down the walls of the physical classroom. Come learn how K12HSN and PORTS can help.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Phillips

Alan Phillips

Coordinator, Education Technology, Imperial County Office of Education


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Take advantage of what you already have in Office 365 Education
Explore optimizing what you already own! Including: The new Office for Mac and Windows 2016, improved collaboration tools, and NEW tools for sharing results of both student and faculty work to help improve student outcomes.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Teaching and Learning in Future Ready Schools
The shift in teaching and learning is occurring nationwide. What makes up schools that are Future Ready? Come hear how schools and classrooms nationwide are transforming and undergoing a digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education
Thomas C. Murray | Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools | Alliance for Excellent Education



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Technological Tools for Next Generation Science Standards
This dynamic session shows several technological tools that ease the transition to virtually every aspect of the new science standards.
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery across all grades and subjects.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Tiered Professional Learning to Build District Capacity
What do you get when you cross a school district with a professional learning services organization? A sustainable model for producing edtech confident teachers who can lead their peers.

Speakers
avatar for Steven McGriff

Steven McGriff

Founder, DivergentED Consultants
Instructional technology can empower every educator to create student-centered learning pedagogy that integrates with their content expertise. Visual literacy, that is to say, the ability to communicate with fewer words and more imagery gives educators the ability to leap over language and communication barriers. Information literacy is an educator's key for developing their students' critical thinking skills. Creativity and problem-solving are... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Title of Presentation: 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 encourages 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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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

True Engagement: Using Rich Video More Effectively
Students are media producers as well as consumers, so our pedagogical use of video is as important as the quality itself. Gain resources for high quality video and engaging pedagogy.
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Speakers
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Associate Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Using Technology and Data to Blend+Flip+Differentiate+Individualize Learning
How can you meet the needs of 65 heterogeneously grouped students within a single classroom? Intrinsic Schools has built a personalized blended learning model with an emphasis on data-driven instruction and team teaching as a way to ensure each student receives an education tailored to his/her needs. Participants will be shown how we use various tools and resources to direct, adjust instruction, and collaborate.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite D, PSCC

4:00pm

Easy Laptop or iPad Video Conferencing
Video Conferencing is a great way to extend learning beyond your campus. PORTS and CILC are two resources that you can use to connect your classroom to outside content using your iPad or laptop.
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Speakers
avatar for Karen Vogt

Karen Vogt

1st Grade Teacher/Technology TOSA, Temecula Valley USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:45pm

Video in the Classroom Network Meeting

The VIC (Video in the Classroom) Network is made up of individuals from all different facets of education who want to play an active role in increasing the presence of multimedia educational experiences in all classrooms. We are all bound by our passion for using multimedia as a great equalizer in our schools. When used properly, video can capture a student’s imagination, increase their motivation, spur their creativity, and open doors for future success that otherwise may have remained closed. We hope to expand video opportunities through continued interaction with like-minded professionals, both electronically and through CUE-related events.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:45pm

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Closing the Homework Gap
Jessica Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. Commissioner Rosenworcel brings a decade and a half of public sector and private sector communications law experience to her position at the FCC. This experience has shaped her belief that in the 21st century strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, enhance digital age opportunity, and enrich our civic life.



FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Closing the Homework Gap

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is a national leader and authority on the power of broadband and technology to modernize education and expand opportunity. Commissioner Rosenworcel will address how to tackle the “Homework Gap,” which leaves students without broadband access at risk of being left behind in the digital age.
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Thursday March 17, 2016 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:45pm

Higher Education Network Meeting

The Higher Education Network’s mission is to serve the broad College and University faculty within CUE’s membership. We seek to connect faculty and staff at public and private colleges and universities, to inspire and nourish a dynamic, cutting-edge, collegial network of professionals dedicated to excellence in higher education through the effective and appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning.


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Agua Caliente, PSCC

4:45pm

Technology Leader Network Meeting

The mission of the CUE Technology Leader Network is to bring technology leaders together in a supportive and productive environment. The Network meets at each CUE Conference and is an open forum for all technology leaders to share experiences and resources that will assist in making all of our jobs more effective and efficient.


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

5:00pm

CUE Media Festival
Join CUE as we celebrate the best of the student media festivals from across California and Nevada. See winners from the California Student Media Festival and many others. Learn tips from the winning student filmmakers, their teachers and festival organizers. Get curriculum ideas for your next student masterpiece! Past Board Member Hall Davidson will emcee.

Thursday March 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

5:15pm

Administrator Network Meeting

The mission of the Administrator Network is to encourage school administrators at all levels (site, district, county, and state) to take an active role in planning, implementing, and evaluating the use of instructional technology in our schools. In addition to semi-annual meetings held in conjunction with the CUE Conferences, our Innovative Ed Leader twitter newsletter offers the best resources from several hundred administrators.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

5:15pm

Library Media Educator Network Meeting

The mission of the CUE Library Media Educator Network is to promote an expanded understanding of the unique and essential role of LMTs in educating the school community, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. Some of the specific activities include publicizing our work, partnering with other educators, training ourselves and others in information literacy and technology, and supporting each other.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 18
 

6:30am

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttle pick up is located at the front of each hotel and the PSCC. If you are staying at the Comfort Inn or the Marquee Villas please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours listed.

Friday March 18, 2016 6:30am - 6:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community.

Friday March 18, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! CUE Corner is located in the badgepickup area of Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Open during badge pickup hours.

Friday March 18, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

Registration
Pick up your conference materials, academy tickets, and badge. Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy.The confirmation email is from confirm@cue.org . Subject line: CUE Purchase & Payment Confirmation.

Friday March 18, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:00am

General Session & Keynote
Welcome Session and Keynotes are all held in Oasis 4 and are streamed live in Primrose B, PSCC, Pasadena Room, Renaissance Hotel and Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel.

All conference attendees are invited to the General Session Friday morning. We will be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Ceremony. Join us as we present the Gold and Platinum Disks, the Legislative Advocacy Award, the Legislator of the Year and Technology in Learning Leadership awards. Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future as we introduce the 2016 Board of Directors candidates.

CUE is honored to welcome State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to the General Session which will conclude with a 45-minute Keynote address, presented by Hadi Partovi.

Hadi is an entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Code.org, an education non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education.  A graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. Hadi was also General Manager of MSN.com where he helped deliver 30% annual growth and MSN’s only year of profit. As an entrepreneur, he was on the founding teams of Tellme (acquired by Microsoft) and iLike (acquired by MySpace). As an angel investor and startup advisor, Hadi’s portfolio includes Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, airbnb, OPOWER, Flixster, Bluekai, TASER, and many others.

Computer Science for All: America's Untapped Opportunity

Software and computers are everywhere, revolutionizing every field around us. But the majority of schools don't teach computer science. Code.org believes every student should have the opportunity to shape the 21st-century and wants to turn this problem around. Code.org has already helped over 100 million students try computer science for the first time with one Hour of Code, partnered with 70+ school districts to bring courses to schools, released a free online learning platform with 10% of students in K-8 US schools enrolled. We've helped change policy in 16 states to better support computer science. This is just the beginning of a bold vision to bring this foundational field to every K-12 public school by 2020.

Join us after the keynote for an opportunity to win a raffle prize of a Kapp 84' Capture Board sponsored by SMART

Speakers
avatar for Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

CEO and Founder, Code.org
@hadip | #CSforAll



Friday March 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

College Credit
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Details provided at the time of registration. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800)372-5505 for more information.

Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mesquite Hallway, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:45am

Are You Future Ready: Leave No Child Offline
This presentation will take the participant from A to Z in how to transform to a Future Ready, digitized, and blended personalized teaching and learning environment for all.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the 21st Century!


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Bungee... Jump Right into Technology
A newbie's experience introducing technology-driven instruction for the first time.

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Susanne Knoll

Math coach, Valley Center Pauma Unified School District
I'm a TK-12 Math Coach. I'd love to talk to people about growth mindset and how we ALL have a math brain. We just need to believe it!


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Integrate Monthly-Themed STEM Projects with Technology
This poster features technology-enriched integrated STEM and poetry projects integrated around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Highlighted are projects rich in science, technology, engineering, math, history, language arts, social studies, and the arts.

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avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
Gary A. Carnow has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified School District and Director of the Alhambra Model Technology Schools Project, funded by the State of California. He joined Alhambra in 1985, after a successful teaching career in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He recently retired from... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Our Stories of Hope: Collaborative E-Publishing in Spanish Class
Learn how students interviewed day workers and created a bilingual E-book for the workers’ families complete with narratives, comic strips portraying day workers as superheroes, and a phrasebook/resource guide.
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Speakers
avatar for Bayard Nielsen

Bayard Nielsen

Modern Language Dept Chair & teacher, Notre Dame High School


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

We’re 1:1, But Now What? Tips for Implementing Effective Teacher PD
1:1 devices have been purchased for students and staff, but now what? How do you ensure teachers have the tools they need to successfully integrate technology into daily content instruction? This poster session will provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions to take teacher Professional Development at their district to a new level. Why reinvent the wheel? Presenter resources will include items that can be used and adjusted to meet the individual needs of your district.
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avatar for Rayann Rockwell

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE Wants You to be a Conference Presenter
Are you interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2017 National Conference.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE Minecraft Playground
Have you been hearing about Minecraft and want a chance to play it yourself? Are you excited about gaming in the classroom with Minecraft, but have some questions? Come check out our MinecraftEdu lab! (You can bring your own laptop too, if it’s up-to-date with Java.) We will have awesome CUE volunteers ready to help you get started and answer your questions. To get to the Hyatt use a shuttle from the PSCC or walk to 285 North Palm Canyon Drive.

Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Rooms, Hyatt Hotel

10:00am

Developing Scientific Thinkers
Engaging students in the curriculum is essential. This is even more important in science. Through relevant, applied technology tools, students can build understanding and apply their learning in science and health with more impact.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite GH, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE 2016 Unconference
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! CUE will be providing amazing educators as hosts to handle your session-building activities and there will be room for over 200 folks to meetup informally, in small self-directed groups all three days.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite D, PSCC

10:00am

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit area features vendor displays of current hardware, software and other materials related to educational technology. Show hours have been scheduled to allow maximum time for attendees to interact with exhibitors.

Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Oasis 1, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:15am

15 iPad Apps to “Tech” the Common Core
There is nothing common about what the Common Core asks teachers to do. Learn how to address the Common Core Anchor Standards for Writing by using these 15 iPad apps.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Classroom Teacher, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP European History, IB History of the Americas, AP Government, and AP Economics. He became a Google Certified Teacher in 2012 and has taught a one to one MacBook class, utilized Google Chromebooks, and is currently teaching a one to one iPad class. He received his masters... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

21 Jump Street: Privacy and Safety Skills for 21st Century Educators
Digital privacy and security issues have recently become public conversation. 21st-century educators are also increasingly vulnerable. This session, geared towards security novices, will illustrate dangers and provide simple solutions.
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avatar for Terry Loftus

Terry Loftus

Director, Technology & Information Services, Oceanside Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

21st Century Poster Projects - Infographics for Every Content Area
Students can create infographics to demonstrate critical thinking skills and data to support their claims. In a few steps, your students can evaluate and create engaging infographics to illustrate their learning.
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Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Diver

Kathleen Diver

Science teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
I teach 9th grade students how to do science. I love helping other teachers to learn to incorporate technology tools into their lessons- to make things easier for record keeping and giving their students creative ways to demonstrate their learning.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

A Conversation with Google Teachers
A panel discussion where you’ll hear from your fellow educators how they leverage Google tools to teach, organize, and innovate their classrooms. Walk away with best practices and new ideas with which to experiment with your students!


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Becoming a Digital Colonist
Terms like Digital Native (the students) and Digital Immigrants (those of us tired teachers) paint a bleak picture of the digital landscape. How can we become Digital Colonists, move in, adapt, and thrive so our Digital Natives can too!

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Bootstrap: Coding Videogames Using Algebra
Teach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this FREE Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Come and see the future of Algebra education.
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Speakers
avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Math/Technology Teacher, Orosi High School
Ed is a high school math & computer science teacher with 12 years of teaching experience and a huge advocate for classroom redesign, especially rethinking the learning space in the math classroom. He’s a Level 2 Google Educator, a CUE Innovative Educator, as well as a LEC Online/Blended Instructor. He's presented at numerous CVCUE, Fall CUE, National CUE, Google Summits, and CUE Rockstar Teacher Camps. | He currently serves on the board of... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
This session addresses Creative Commons, copyright, and fair use in a CCSS and information literacy framework. Help students harness their intellectual property rights/responsibilities as they create and remix.
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Speakers
avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Techology Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to use technology in ways that make a positive difference in all the communities to which they belong, online or face-to-face. | | Beyond the school day, she... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Jane is a high school teacher librarian. She works to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with the world, and make a difference. She also loves working with other educators, sharing her enthusiasm for using technology and social media to enhance learning, efficiency, and engagement. She has presented at conferences... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 1
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 1

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avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Specialist, Integration, LAUSD
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Digital Content and the Changing School Landscape
Learn how schools are evolving with eBooks from OverDrive’s Kevin Coon. Join the leading school digital content provider to schools to learn what you can and should expect from a digital content solution. Whether you are just starting out or farther along on your journey, Kevin will explain best practices and help answer your questions.

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avatar for Brian Potash

Brian Potash

Manager of Education Sales, OverDrive
OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students can read and listen on all major devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only). Serving 12,000+ schools and districts worldwide.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Dive Deep into Discovery Education Streaming
Join us and we'll talk about new and exciting enhancements and uncover some resources that you never knew you had! From the Common Core Standards in the Classroom to the new My Content, this session will prepare you to dive into deeper Discovery Education Streaming integration.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

10:15am

Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students for them view on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up- have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Flipboard: Teaching Students to Be Collaborative Content Curators
Explore how students can use Flipboard, a free app and Web-based tool, to collaboratively curate content. Learn how to help students build content knowledge while becoming critical consumers of media.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Fraser

Jessica Fraser

Digital Learning Coach, Anaheim City School District
Jessica Fraser is a Digital Learning Coach, empowering K-6 teachers to teach 21st century skills through technology integration. Jessica has taught grades K-6, with the majority of her experience teaching fifth grade. | | Jessica recently earned her Master's degree in Educational Technology from Cal State Fullerton and was selected as an Edwin Carr Fellow for the College of Education. She has also earned her Leading Edge... Read More →
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Academic Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody P. Green is an Academic Coach in Educational Technology for the La Habra City School District. Jody has been an educator since 1997. Jody has taught a variety of grade levels. Most recently, Jody spent 12 years teaching 6th grade at a middle school before becoming an academic coach. She is passionate about connecting classrooms and helping students and teachers amplify their voices using technology. Jody is a Google Certified Innovator, a... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Give Your Students the Raspberries with Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 1Ghz Quad Core computer that can fit in an Altoids box! See how to implement this powerful mini computer in your school program.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Helping Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works!
Educators once cited limited access to hardware, poor quality digital instructional materials, and technical problems as primary barriers to effective technology integration. Today we know there’s more to it. In addition to addressing these concerns, educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that do more than automate what they would have done anyway. Attend this session to learn ways administrators can help teachers use the TPACK framework and SAMR model to design learning activities that employ technology and make a difference in student learning.

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Susan Brooks Young

Cadre Member, TICAL
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

If you give a resource teacher an iPad for AT...
With the abundance of iPads that are merging into the classrooms, teachers reach many of their diverse students needs. In this workshop participants will go home with hands-on, low cost or free assistive technology apps that can meet the needs of their students.

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Tracey Antista

Special Education Teacher K-6 Resource, J Robert Hendricks - Flowing Wells Unified
Howdy from Tucson, Arizona! | I am so excited to be a presenting at CUE2015. Come Discover how UDL could provide new options for all students in your classroom. I will tell you about some apps and websites that I use to accommodate students, especially those with special needs. I love answering questions about what apps can be used to help struggling readers and writers, what apps could be used for reading interventions, and apps for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Innovative Changes in Education
The top innovative changes in education from the 2015 New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report will guide teachers to tools to stay at the cutting edge of technology integration in education.

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Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech 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 her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and began adjuncting for Marian University. After a year of teaching as an adjunct she took a full-time position with... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Integrating Technology to Enhance Project G.L.A.D.
Project G.L.A.D. instruction and strategies for English learners is enhanced by purposefully aligned iPad apps while addressing the domains of the CCSS.
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Christina Baroldi

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology and Academic Measurement, Orange Unified School District
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Misty Campos

English Learner Instructional Specialist, Orange Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

IXL: Changing the way students learn in all subjects, all grades!
Come learn how IXL’s immersive learning experience is changing the way students and teachers approach core subjects at all grade levels! Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, IXL engages students with adaptive, interactive skills that help build foundational fluency and critical thinking in every subject. IXL Analytics provides teachers with insight into student and classroom performance, empowering them to drive instruction and take actions to help students excel.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

K1 Chromebook... Can Do!
Leverage the versatility of a chromebook in a K1 environment. Our session will include realistic goals, management, instruction, and projects for the early learner.

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avatar for Scott Skidmore

Scott Skidmore

Kindergarten Teacher / Technology Coach, Atwater Elementary School District
I love seeing the positive things that kids can do with technology and how their minds work developing creative products.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Leading in a Shifted World
The inability to connect societal shifts to what it means to be truly 'career' ready, creates skills gaps that limit our students choices and opportunities in a global market and workforce.

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David Culberhouse

Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

LeRoy's Big Idea - Lesson Design Master Class
Watch as six award-winning educators demonstrate engaging pedagogical lessons to inspire innovative learners. An all-star panel, including past recipients will interview each finalist, probing to find the best, and together with YOU, the audience, will vote to decide who this year’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow will be. Don’t miss this action-packed hour of model lessons, tech-savvy ingenuity, and eye-popping learning opportunities. No matter who is named “Fellow,” we all win by sharing our BIG IDEAs.
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Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading professional learning and his creation, the CUE Rock Star Camp series, with over 50 camps since 2011. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School, which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 which has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE... Read More →
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Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Lights, Camera, Literacy: Promoting Reading, Writing, and Math through Video in the Elementary Grades
Learn ways to enrich and support academic learning using the iPad through iMovie, Explain Everything, and more! It is not just about making a movie, but what is done before, during, and after that elevates student learning and reflection. Participate in a hands-on opportunity and leave with strategies to implement the next day, no matter how many iPads in your classroom!

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avatar for Maria Cordero

Maria Cordero

STEM Director/ ELD Lead, VCPUSD
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Dena Glynn

4/5 Teacher, Poway Unified School District
Dena is a grade 4/5 teacher from San Diego. She is passionate about all things ed. tech and redesigning education as we know it. Having worked for over twenty years in education, Dena is constantly in awe at how technology literally transforms learning and, when students are put in the driver's seat, "edu-amazing" things happen. See feels fortunate to work at a site with 1:1 iPads and recognized as an Apple Distinguished School. .


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Maximize Internet Use with Google Chrome
If you're already using Google Chrome but want to take it to the next level this session is for you. Learn how to make your browser do more than just surf the web. Use extensions, apps, and the omnibox to become a Chrome Ninja. You'll leave the session with the knowledge to make Google Chrome a powerful resource in your digital toolbox.
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Steve Kong

Staff Development Specialist, Riverside USD


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

On Fire with Apps and Websites That Ignite Student Learning
Ignite your students' passions and dig deep into using and exploring a variety of apps and websites to personalize and extend classroom learning. Walk away with nuggets to enhance lesson planning, RtI, Common Core, and STEM education. Tips for working with English learners and Special Ed students will also be shared. Learn to differentiate your instruction with Nearpod, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, ThingLink, and Open Educational Resources (OER) which will be demonstrated with engaging lesson ideas that will inspire your students, parents, and administrators!
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avatar for Lila Bronson

Lila Bronson

Consultant, TechEduvation


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Pulling Back the Curtain
Demystify what happens in the classroom for parents using various communication tools. Prepare for SSTS, IEPs, and grade reporting.
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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 teachers and GATE Program coordinators.You can visit www.pagegifted.org for information. She is currently teaching a 4th grade class, regular education. As a... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Simplify Your Life with Your Digital Swiss Army Knife... 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Manager, Educational Technology Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Elizabeth Brumbaugh is the Manager of Educational Technology Services with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and has been a middle school and high school site administrator, a new-teacher coach and an English Teacher and curriculum leader and developer. She is a Common Sense Media and CUE Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator, Sony Education Ambassador, Leading Edge Certified Professional Developer for Online-Blended... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director, Professional Lrng, Krause Ctr for Innovation
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google Certified Teacher-CommonSenseMedia Trainer-Sony Educational Ambassador-Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Story Starter: Create Confident and Engaged K-3rd Readers and Writers
LEGO Education’s StoryStarter curriculum supports Common Core English/Language Arts standards as a hands-on tool with full curriculum and software that students use to compose well-composed stories, using Lego pieces as manupulatives. Students build storyboards; discuss plots; write, present, and digitally publish their work, resulting in learners who are highly engaged and intrinsically motivated to participate.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Student-Powered Tech Genius Help Center: A Middle School Model
Learn how to establish a well-organized student-run Tech Genius Club Help Center at your middle school that provides technology support to students and staff in an iPad environment.
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avatar for Gina Dearborn

Gina Dearborn

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified
Gina is a seasoned educator with 22 years of experience creating and building innovative education with technology. Currently a Digital Learning Coach (DLC) for Tustin Unified School District, she supports the development of effective technology-infused instruction and the change process in digital-age education. Gina’s vast experience teaching in a 1:1 environment at the middle school level has led to an expertise in creating research-based... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Prell

Miriam Prell

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
With a background in business, embedding technology into daily lessons and routines and long-term projects became natural as a seventh grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 15 years. The result: high levels of student engagement and achievement, i.e., super energetic students who love to learn! | | Now as one of eleven Digital Learning Coaches at Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, California, the opportunity to... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Supporting Your School as a Site Technology Lead, What's Involved!
Learn the role of a school site technology lead and strategies to begin. Support teachers at your school with implementing technology and preparing students for the 21st Century.
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avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve under Dr. Darryl Adams and Michelle Murphy as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in Coachella Valley USD’s deployment of over 18,000 iPads. In addition to the deployment, Edward’s focus is to plan professional development that supports the needs of students and teachers in preparing for the Common Core and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

Tech Tools for the Writing Classroom
Teachers will be guided through four specific websites/apps for any platform that will help them add variety and infuse Common Core-level instruction into their existing writing lessons.

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David Lopez

Middle School English + Yearbook Advisor, St. Genevieve Parish Schools
Writing, writing, writing. Also graphic novels, comics, poetry and YA novels.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to 1:1 Deployments
Every journey requires a great guide, this is the 1:1 guide for California. Walk away ready to enhance your program, from policy to procedures, parent handouts to student expectations.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable, and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top websites, apps, and tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Innovation Playground
Children are hardwired to learn through play... and adults can too! Come play with electronic tools that can teach circuitry, problem solving, robotics, and coding. Participants will be able to play with tools like the Makey Makey, Little Bits, Sphero, Scratch coding, and more! Not only are these tools great for hands-on learning in a variety of subject areas and levels, but they also have extensions for coding! Get ready to play, have fun learning, and see how you can integrate these innovative tools into your classroom. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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avatar for Jennifer Bond

Jennifer Bond

Third Grade Teacher, Walled Lake Schools, Glengary Elementary
Jennifer Bond is a teacher in Walled Lake, Michigan. Over her 16 years of being an elementary educator, technology has always been an area of focus in her classroom. She enjoys leveraging her creativity with the various digital tools that technology and the web provides. She has embraced weekly BYOD Days, Genius Hour, and the Maker Movement into her educational routine. As an Edmodo Certified Trainer and Edmodo Distinguished Mentor, Jennifer... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Gwilt

Jennifer Gwilt

Program Director & Instructor, Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac
I am a High School Math and Biology teacher who is currently flipping her Algebra 2 course using iBooks, Schoology, Google forms, YouTube and Weebly. I love to leverage tech, as well as, non tech to get my students learning. We are a 1:1 iPad high school and I have started a team of teachers that are interested in creating cross curricular opportunities for our students and use student Weebly websites to create a positive digital footprint for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:15am

No More Boring Assessments
Assessment doesn't have to be a test. Formative or summative, there are lots of easy to use tech tools that will help you collect data and assess student learning. These free tools will help you run your classroom efficiently and students will love them. We'll play with Socrative, Kahoot, EdPuzzle, and other applications. Participants need to bring in their own device.

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avatar for Danielle Forst

Danielle Forst

Professional Learning Coordinator, CUE
Danielle Forst is the Professional Learning Coordinator for CUE. Prior to this role, she was a classroom teacher  and implemented a blended K-8 Independent Study program. She has also taught online courses for K-12 educators. Danielle is honored to be a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and a Leading Edge Certified Professional Developer.
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Nancy Minicozzi

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Nancy has been teaching in one way or another most of her life. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and holds several degrees, including a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Since 2012, she has worked in the Las Virgenes Unified School District as a media specialist, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and has presented at... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:15am

Google Apps Academy 201 - Organize and Engage Learning with Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education
Building on the foundations in Google Apps Academy 101, this workshop guides teachers in designing learning and engaging students by using Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a document management system that can help teachers get organized, engage students, and promote collaboration through the the use of Google Apps for Education. Participants will experience how Google Classroom organizes assignment and class folders automatically in Google Drive. Participants will experience the student side of collaborating and creating content with Google Apps, and see how teachers can send, collect, and grade assignments easily using the Google Classroom interface. See how designing learning activities with Google Apps and Google Classroom can develop higher-order thinking with students. Participants interested in going “paperless” will see how Google Classroom can help them achieve that. Requirements: Participants must have access to Google Classroom through their school domain in order to build their learning environments in this workshop. To check if you have access to Google Classroom, go to classroom.google.com and sign in with your Google Apps account. Participants will be given access to a temporary account to practice the use of Google Classroom during the session.

Learning Objectives:
Create courses/sections in Google Classroom
Recognize Google Classroom features
Experience Google Classroom from the student side with assignment creation and submission
Understand folder organization in Google Drive from Google Classroom
Distribute, collect, and comment on assignments in Google Classroom
Build foundations of digital lesson design
Understand how to engage students in research, discussions, and collaborative assignments
Discuss Online Safety and Online Citizenship
Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers, TOSAs. Participants must bring their own laptop or chromebook. (Tablet may be brought in addition.) 3 hour workshop

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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google Education Trainer, YouTube EDU contributor, Google Geo Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and CUE RockStar Faculty. JR is one of the co-founders of #CAEDCHAT, a weekly twitter... Read More →
avatar for Gerardo Martinez

Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and student capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background in design thinking. | | Gerardo served 9 years as a middle school math, science, and technology education teacher and 10 years as the Career Technical... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 1:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:15am

Google Workshop for Educators (Advanced)
The Advanced Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) invites participants to delve into innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities such as managing the document inbox, sharing collections, beyond the basics in Google Docs, exploring advanced features in Google Sites, using Forms to create rubrics, investigating scripts, and creating interactive Maps. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. This workshop is for advanced users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring their own laptop.

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avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

EdTech Coach, Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Wislocki

Brandon Wislocki

Teacher, Stonegate Elementary
Brandon Wislocki is in his 9th year as an educator, currently teaching 5th grade at Stonegate Elementary in Irvine, CA. On top of being a classroom teacher, he has also been a Technology Integration specialist and an Elementary Teaching Assistant Principal. Brandon was awarded with the 2014 OCCUE Outstanding Emerging Educator Award, has a Leading Edge Certificate and became a Google Certified Teacher in 2012. Brandon is also the current OCCUE... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 5:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

10:30am

Top Ten Tools for Content Curation and Organization
Too many resources, too little time? Learn the latest and greatest top 10 tools for content curation, cultivation, and keeping those resources close at hand.
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avatar for Deborah Dotson

Deborah Dotson

Instructional Technologist, Classroom Technology Consultants
I am passionate about infusing technology into the classroom! As a Google Certified Educator and Certified Level 1/2 Admin, I'm in Loogle (love + Google). I am a Certified Technology Integration Specialist, Common Sense Media Certified Trainer, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. My goals include designing, developing, and infusing digital learning experiences that utilize technology while modeling, coaching, and encouraging teachers to do the... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:30am

Lunch'n Learn: Tools to SAMRize Instruction
Students everywhere are gaining access to technology to address learning goals. Enjoy a catered lunch from SHERMAN's Delicatessen while discussing ideas and tools to truly integrate technology and increase the capacity for student engagement and creativity rather then simply using their devices as a substitution for traditional tasks. We will take a look at the SAMR model for technology integration and how to move students and teachers through the different levels of integration. Attendees will leave with a series of tools to address each advanced level of the SAMR model; Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition.

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avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Ed. Tech, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Gregg is the Project Coordinator of Ed. Tech in Modesto, CA at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Previously he worked 15 years for the Modesto City Schools district as a 6th grade classroom teacher. Gregg holds a Masters Degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University where he was elected Valedictorian of his class and earned the Advanced Achievement Award by his colleagues. He also serves as an Edmodo Certified... Read More →
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 classroom instruction as well as the 1:1 implementation into the alternative education setting. His passion is helping educators develop 21st century skills that... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View Ticket for room location.

11:45am

Meet the Board Candidates at the HUB@CUE
Meet the 2016 candidates for the CUE Board of Directors.

Friday March 18, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Raffle at the HUB@CUE
Turn in your raffle tickets any time during the conference then show up for the drawing. Must be present to win

Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

20 Chrome Apps & Extensions in 20 minutes (and why you need them!)
Speed dating with Chrome apps to increase productivity and improve workflow. UPDATED DATE

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avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
about.me/sean.williams


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

3D Modeling to Support Any Curriculum
Attendees will learn to use a 3D modeling application and will leave the session with ideas on how they can use 3D modeling in their classroom.
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avatar for Heather Virtue

Heather Virtue

7th/8th Grade Math & Science Teacher, Ballico - Cressey School District
Currently, I am a junior-high math and science teacher in central California school that is 1:1. Teaching math is a passion of mine because I struggled a lot with it when I was in high school...and consequently, I have a bit of a soft spot for those kids who are struggling. I enjoy creating opportunities where students can creatively express themselves, and I look forward to my afternoons where I run our school's Makerspace. On a personal note, I... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

4 Free Tools for Integrating 4-Cs Into Your Classroom
Spend some time learning about blogging, authoring, collaborating, and coding. Walk away with ideas that you can easily implement in your classroom that foster collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
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avatar for Karen Vogt

Karen Vogt

1st Grade Teacher/Technology TOSA, Temecula Valley USD


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
As educators, you know how important it is to have a large repertoire of skills at your disposal both to pique students’ curiosity and to help them discover content meaning and relevance. In this session, we will highlight a number of strategies from our research-backed Spotlight on Strategies series, as well as how your students can employ these strategies for themselves.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Training Room A/B, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, California 92262

12:30pm

A 21st-Century Model of Evaluation
Is it time to hack your evaluation? 21st-century instruction deserves a 21st-century model of evaluation. In this session we will examine models of evaluation that align with relevant, 21st-century outcomes.
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Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

An Hour of Code.org K-5 Foundational Computer Science
Join us for a fun hands-on session on foundational computer science highlighting the Code.org elementary and middle school curriculum and resources. Presenter Resources NEW SESSION 

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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

Tech Facilitator, Cajon Valley Union School District - El Cajon
#passionateCode.orgeducator
avatar for Liz Loether

Liz Loether

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon
#Awesome | Resources: http://bit.ly/cuecode
avatar for Steve Zanotti

Steve Zanotti

VLCF- Technology Integrationist, LAUSD CCTP
I am a Change Agent.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Communicate Clearly with Graphic Design
Non-graphic designer educators can easily apply six graphic principles for infographics, presentations, print, or web sites to create clear visual communication that increases readability, comprehension, and visual appeal.
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avatar for Steven McGriff

Steven McGriff

Founder, DivergentED Consultants
Instructional technology can empower every educator to create student-centered learning pedagogy that integrates with their content expertise. Visual literacy, that is to say, the ability to communicate with fewer words and more imagery gives educators the ability to leap over language and communication barriers. Information literacy is an educator's key for developing their students' critical thinking skills. Creativity and problem-solving are... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Empowering Writing Teachers with Technology
Beyond Google, research drives technology that improves writing instruction and learning across curriculum. WriterKEY tools are for effective and efficient feedback, not just grading papers.

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Doug Silver

CAO, Founder, KEYS2 Engage
I am a founder of the publisher of digital tools designed to make feedback more effective and efficient. Currently, we publish https://www.writerkey.com/  https://www.publishkey.com/ https://feedbackkey.com/ https://tutoringkey.com/ Prior to developing these web-based applications, I was an English teacher, principal, and district ELA supervisor. I went on to be a Supervising Editor at Scholastic Education and Director of Research at the... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Extreme Pedagogy Makeover: Inspiring Readers and Writers with Engaging Digital Lessons
Incorporate Google Apps, video, and free web tools to create meaningful reading and writing lessons that get students thinking. Experience many resources and ideas for implementing tech and comprehension in your classroom immediately!
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Lisa Highfill

TOSA, 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 country presenting at edtech conferences and speaking about lesson design and learning theory. Lisa is the co-creator and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook.



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Five Things Your Administration NEEDS to do BEFORE Going 1:1
Is your school or district gearing up for a 1:1 implementation next year or talking about whether they should do one? Are you an administrator who is curious or worried about how to successfully get things off the ground? Having seen and been a part of multiple 1:1 implementations, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of school technology. Discussion will focus on the five primary areas for developing a solid foundation for a 1:1 program in order to build and successfully move forward in the future. UPDATED SPEAKER

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John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students and staff with life long learning skills. Current interests include VR technology (http://www.vrstorydesign.com), design, water (all forms) sports, and... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

From Know to Do: The NGSS and You!
The NGSS shift our focus to themes and practices beyond merely science content. Come discover new tools that, when purposefully used, can unlock the world of science for all learners.
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Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science and coaching Science Olympiad at Beechwood School. She’s now fortunate enough to share her love of science with others as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation and the use of technology to allow students to engage authentically in science education. She’s also interested in how the entire community of Fullerton can... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Gamification in Alternative Education: Positive Classroom Behavior and Credit Attainment
Looking for motivational classroom management tool that will bring your students together? Come see how Central Bay Alternative education has applied game theory to manage behavior and increase credit attainment.

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Cynthia Lipsig

Science, Film, Technology Instructor, Central Bay High School
Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. Masters in Instructional Science and Technology. MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. TEaCHfearless! Avid cyclist and budding triathalete.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Google Maps Guiding Your Classroom
Explore super helpful Google Maps features that benefit all grades and subjects.
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Chris Scott

Relentless Educator, Minecrafter Camp
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have recently published Minecraft Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Inspire, Motivate, and Engage Learners with Instagram
Attendees will learn how to inspire student learning and engagement through Instagram. Best practices, innovative projects, and creative ways to collaborate with the community will be shared.
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Kay Little

Digital Learning Coach, Lakeside Union School District
Kay has taught in the elementary classroom for 21 years, and is in her 4th year as a Digital Learning Coach in the Lakeside Union School District. She is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Best Practices. She is Leading Edge Certified, and was the Lakeside Union School District's Teacher of the Year in 2004. She is passionate about doing what's best for students... Read More →
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Sandy Patterson

2nd Grade Teacher, Lakeside Union School District
Sandy Patterson is a 2nd grade teacher in the Lakeside Union School District in Southern California. She has a 1:1 iPad classroom and loves integrating technology into learning to see her students create and collaborate!


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Introduction to Virtual Robotics: From now until excited kids
Designed for use with LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit makes it easy to design, program, and test a simulated LEGO robot in a variety of 3D environments.
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Chris Schulz

Chief Operations Officer, Cogmation Robotics
Cogmation Robotics specializes in robotics simulation. | | Our newest product, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, allows users to design, program, and control a virtual replica of the LEGO Mindstorms robot using the exact same programming tools that are used to control the real thing. | | The Virtual Robotics Toolkit is an invaluable resource for both experienced FIRST LEGO League teams, as well as a cost effective alternative for STEM... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Kids Coding: What's All The Fuss About?
Curious about the kids coding craze? Want to bring coding to your school, but not sure where to begin? Learn from one school’s journey to introduce opportunities for kids to code.
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Kerri Willa

Director of Educational Technology, Chinese American International School
Teacher, technologist, and lifelong learner. Passionate about ed tech and leading school change.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Learners Leading: Get Everyone Ready for Future Ready
Everyone within the school community has power to advance learning. Hear one district’s Future of Instruction & Technology framework and exemplars that promote ownership, voice and a culture of risk-taking and improvement.
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Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in another Illinois district. In the classroom, Kathy taught language arts and social studies to 6th grade students. She earned a doctorate in Educational Administration... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: Creating Twitter Chats
Participants will hear how #TOSAChat was formed and how they can follow the model to create their own chat within their school, district, or subject where participants see a need.
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Kelly Martin

TK-8 Educational Technology & Curriculum Coordinator, Lake Tahoe Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Map It Out
Google Maps is more than just looking up directions. Transform your lessons from boring to dynamic and interesting. Create interactive maps, self-guided lessons, and much more. Reimagine how you teach!

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Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade Teacher, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. She has been an Ed Tech innovator in her district for over 15 years. She was, most recently, named... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Motorized Mechanisms – Advance students engineering and physics knowledge for 3rd-8th!
Students build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms giving them a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures, and mechanisms. They experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction; measure distance, time, speed, and weight; investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures; Measuring distance, time, speed, and weight.

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David Calkins

LEGO Education produces total solutions for preschool, K-12, and after-school programs. Kits include teacher materials, curriculum, and student worksheets. We help teachers to use theme-based kits as essential tools that engage students, challenging their creativity with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. We are experts in the field of educational robotics at all grade levels.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree ABC, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Privacy & Security Overview & Best Practices
More than 50 Million students, teachers and administrators rely on Google Apps for Education to learn, communicate and work together more efficiently. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our users, including students. We’ll be providing an overview of our privacy and security agreements, along with best practices for keeping your district’s information safe.

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avatar for Angela Larkin

Angela Larkin

Program Manager, Google


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree F, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Programming + Storytelling + Design :: Writer's Workshop + Engineering Design Cycle
Ignite learning in your elementary classroom by integrating programming/coding, music, storytelling, and design. See how the exploration of energy (light, sound and electrical) converges with these elements for an integrated learning experience. Discover the fun, purpose, and impact of making connections through integrated learning.

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Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . | hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. | USC Ed.D | @shareTED


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose D, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Putting the Sizzle in STEM
Learn about K-12 STEM challenges and competitions that can be used to engage learners in STEM. Participants will leave with ideas to use in their classrooms to get students engaged in STEM learning.

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Cindy Moss

Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Sr. Global Director of STEM Initiatives



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Students and Teachers as Publishers with iBooks Author and Book Creator
With iBooks Author, a free Mac app from Apple, anyone can publish interactive books with embedded content such as videos, slideshows, 3D simulations and more – all of which not only make these books more engaging for students but also target their diverse learning styles. Furthermore, on the iPad these digital books support a number of accessibility features that make reading a more enjoyable experience for all. Join Luis Perez as he shows how to use iBook Author to create your first interactive and accessible ebook for the iPad. The use of Book Creator for iPad, Android, and Windows to author books without the need for a Mac will also be discussed.

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Luis Perez

Consultant, Consultant



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Teaching with iPads in Your Primary Classroom = Easy as Pie!
Looking at technology standards, we’ll discuss classroom/time management, and apps to implement iPads in a primary classroom with practicality and fun! Whether you have a small set, or 1:1 iPads, this is for you!
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