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Thursday, March 14
 

8:30am

Microsoft O365 Teacher Academy
SPACE IS LIMITED, AND WORKSHOP REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 12. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS ACADEMY.


In order to sign-up and attend this workshop, you MUST be registered for the CUE 2019 conference.   If you are not a registered attendee for CUE 2019 you will be prohibited from attending this event.


This six-hour academy is designed to give educators an understanding of how Office 365 can provide the right environment for better learning outcomes. With Office 365, educators will learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use. It is aimed at educators for whom Office 365 is relatively new and who are looking to implement solutions to classroom problems right away. This training will explore Office 365 through hands-on activities that will introduce educators to OneDrive for Business, Office Online, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Sway, OneNote and Class notebook, as well as get a high-level overview of other tools that can enhance a classroom environment.


Objectives:
  •  Understand how to create a Microsoft Team in Office 365
  • Build awareness of the multiple functions Microsoft Teams can serve as an extension of the classroom
  •  Practice using Teams as an extension of classroom learning


Sign up: Microsoft O365 Teacher Academy

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:30am - 2:30pm
Mesquite D Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

MIE Minecraft Academy
SPACE IS LIMITED, AND WORKSHOP REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 12. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS ACADEMY.


In order to sign-up and attend this workshop, you MUST be registered for the CUE 2019 conference.   If you are not a registered attendee for CUE 2019 you will be prohibited from attending this event.


For Minecraft: Education Edition, we have provided a modular workshop approach that allows trainers to customize the materials to suit a variety of professional development opportunities. Using only the "Get to Know Minecraft" workshop, participants can complete the professional development in a 60-90-minute timeframe if necessary. For a full-day approach, trainers will use all available modules, the last of which is a facilitated planning session for attendees to create one of their own lesson plans applicable to their grade level and subject area.


Objectives:
  • During Get to Know Minecraft, participants will focus on why Minecraft has a place in learning, what Minecraft is, and how Education Edition is uniquely suited for teaching & learning, along with next steps on their journey.
  • During the Learn to Play Minecraft module, participants will be led through a facilitated session, learning the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence as a Minecraft player and lowering anxiety about game-based learning.
  • In Breakout EDU participants will work in teams to solve puzzles presented in a Minecraft world. The theme for these puzzles is the study of Native American history. Ideally, these puzzles open physical locks on a Breakout EDU box, but it can be done with a slide displaying the locks as well.
  • In the Minecraft In Your Classroom module, participants will take the role of students, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft as a creative platform. They will also step through all the opportunities for customization and setup of a Minecraft world. Finally, they will sign up and create profiles on education.minecraft.net.


Sign up: MIE Minecraft Academy

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 8:30am - 2:30pm
Mesquite E Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Photo Gallery
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. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. Once Search.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

11:00am

Continuing College Credit
Obtain graduate-level credit for attendance at the Spring CUE 2019 Conference. Visit Fresno Pacific University in the Mesquite Hallway for on-site registration. Visit cue.org/spring/ceu/ for CEU opportunities provided Fresno Pacific University, University of the Pacific, and Liberty Learning.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mesquite Hallway

11:00am

Exhibit Hall
Enjoy personal conversations and face time with your favorite educational companies and organizations inside the expansive CUE Exhibit Hall. Roam around and discover new features, special offers, and amazing insight into the platforms and devices you use (or want to use) in your classroom. Not sure what to do when you see a booth that catches your eye? Walk up, introduce yourself, and simply ask a question or give some feedback. Take advantage of this annual personal connection time and walk away full of information and intel worth sharing! 

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
Oasis 1 Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

The Conference Game (Powered by Alludo)
Experience the #CUE19 conference totally differently by playing "The Conference Game (Powered by Alludo)" From selfies to reflections to awesome links you discover, unleash your inner creator and play! Alludo offers K12 districts and organizations an alternative to traditional instruction with our gamified, online and blended learning platform. Imagine a FUN solution that engages learners with choice PD, allows districts to scale learning, requires evidence of application, and can be done anytime, anywhere.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Badge Pick-up & Registration
Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Concierge Desk
The CUE Team is here to help make your Spring CUE 2019 Conference experience the very best possible! If you require any assistance or have any questions about any aspect of the conference or just want to pop over and introduce yourself, please visit us at the Concierge Desk. We're happy to help.

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Bailey

Alexa Bailey

Office and Membership Assistant, CUE
avatar for Danielle Forst

Danielle Forst

Associate Executive Director, CUE
avatar for Merrie Lee John

Merrie Lee John

Business Operations Manager, CUE
avatar for Kayla Jones

Kayla Jones

Program Coordinator, CUE


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Conference Guidelines
CUE is a community of people. Humans. Mothers and fathers. Sons and daughters. Husbands, wives, and dear friends. Diverse backgrounds come together under shared passions and the result is pure EDUmagic. As the saying goes, “Treat others as you would have them treat you.” As you prepare for our CUE event, please assume goodwill and value in each of the attendees, staff members, Board Directors, exhibitors, and volunteers. Our Code of Conduct exists to set a tone of mutual respect, transparency, and unity.

CUE Code of Conduct
Do only that which helps you or your colleagues learn.
It is expected that all involved in CUE are professionals and will behave in a manner appropriate and should use their best judgment and common sense in refraining from disseminating information that is inappropriate or harmful. The above code shall be followed by all attendees, volunteers, members, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and CUE staff at CUE events, whether occurring face to face or online. Further, CUE reserves the right to revoke current and future membership, attendance, volunteer duties, exhibition or speaker opportunities for those violating the above policy.


We look forward to your attendance and believe in the collective power of the group. We are always #bettertogether.



Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

CUE Gear
CUE Gear is always popular, with hundreds of items being gobbled up at CUE Conferences. We have a limited amount of the popular CUE RAINBOW LOGO shirts and new CUE COLLEGIATE-style shirts. Check out our exclusive, one of a kind tie-dyed shirts.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground, Featuring Roger Wagner’s Interactive Maker Showcase
Join us in the CUE STEAMpunk Playground, Featuring Roger Wagner’s Interactive Maker Showcase where teachers can engage in hands-on experiences with technology for use in any classroom. Learn more about how robots, 3D design and printing, coding, programming and so much more can boost creativity and engagement amongst students. Take away ideas to “quick start” lesson plans for all grade levels—kindergarten through higher education.

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators: Enhancing Creativity, Productivity, and Content Creation
Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how global
educators are using these tools to create content and design
learning experiences. You’ll see examples of learning activities from
Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Teachers that transform
teaching and learning

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:45pm

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 14, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Shuttle Service
Shuttles will run every 15 minutes between the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel.

  • Thursday, March 14: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 15: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

20 in 50: Twenty ways AI is built into Office 365 to revolutionize your productivity
Office has adopted the world of AI and uses this powerful technology to make educators' lives simpler every day. Get ready to see the top twenty things you didn't know Office could do that will blow your mind!

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

A Few of Our Favorite Things
Description
Get ready for a rapid fire session from KernCUE Board Members about their favorite apps, sites, and tools to use in the classroom with their ideas on how to transform your classroom into a learner-driven environment.

Learning Outcome #1
Educators will use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Learning Outcome #2
Educators will acquire ideas to design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators number 5 Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Jolene Berg

Jolene Berg

Teacher and Kern CUE Board of Directors, Kern COE and KernCUE
I've been teaching for 30 years and I'm still going strong! I've been an Edtech teacher since we had 5" floppies and green screen monitors but I love working with my GSuite, Nearpod, and my new 3D printer! I am creative, curious, and innovative!
avatar for Sarah Camp

Sarah Camp

Teacher, PBVUSD
I am in my 11th year of teaching and love integrating technology, using PBL, and trying out new things in my classroom. I have had over 70 projects funded through DonorsChoose.org and am a proud Twitter addict for professional development.
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Susan Denton

Principal & KernCue Board of Directors, Standard Middle School
Principal at Standard Middle School. Educator for 20+ years. Moderator of #positiveprincipal Twitter chat. I love all thing #edtech and #studentlearning! Passionate about creating and maintaining a positive school culture. | | Join the conversation-Twitter Chat #PositivePrincip... Read More →
avatar for Katie McNamara

Katie McNamara

Future Ready Teacher Librarian that loves learning and trying new things to engage, empower, and excite other teachers and students. Enjoys inspiring others to be innovative and global digital leaders. Active tweeter and voxer. KernCUE board, AR/VR enthusiast, California School Library... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

ACSA Welcome Session
Description
Here's your chance to mingle with some of ACSA's boldest leaders. Get great ideas for how you can get the ideas that your teachers see in Palm Springs happening in your classes next week! Future Ready's Tom Murray will also be sharing innovative ideas around Personalized Professional Learning. Invest an hour, multiply your experience as a team exponentially!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will have developed a plan for moving their school/district forward as a result of having attended CUE

Learning Outcome #2
As a result of this session, participants will network and connect with other administrators from around the state

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educational Leaders 3. Empowering Leaders a. Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills, and pursue personalized professional learning

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Holly Edds

Holly Edds

President, Orcutt UESD
Dr. Holly Edds serves as the Assistant Superintendent for the Orcutt Union School District, where she has served the community for fourteen years. Her background includes regular and special education and has taught in both English and Spanish. Dr. Edds is a faculty member for Cal... Read More →
avatar for Pam Hernandez

Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio Union Elementary School District
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Schools
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools

Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Blended Learning in an Early Childhood Classroom (TK - 2)
Description
Have you heard of Blended Learning, but don't know how that fits into an Early Childhood classroom? Using Nearpod as a platform, learn how to create a blended learning environment for the younger grades. This presentation will review different apps, different center rotation ideas, classroom management strategies, and some troubleshooting that will help any teacher transform their classroom.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to immediately create a successful blended learning environment in any early childhood classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to confidently differentiate their instruction using adaptive technology.

Standards
ISTE 1c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Erin Watson

Erin Watson

Teacher, Diocese of Orange
Erin is the second grade teacher at St Catherine of Siena Parish School and one of six ABLE (Advancing Blended Learning Education) fellows in the Diocese of Orange. As an ABLE fellow, Erin is working with four teachers at a different Diocesan school in transforming their classrooms... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

CG-I Love Math
Description
Redefine your math instruction using apps including Seesaw, Flipgrid, and screencasting! Learn how to build a student-centered, engaging, and positive mathematics classroom that incorporates 21st century skills. Find out WHY and HOW you can support your learners in becoming mathematicians.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to utilize various technology applications to capture student understanding of mathematical concepts.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to create CGI math problems/lessons and implement them using technology.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Kirstin Greig

Kirstin Greig

4th Grade Teacher, Capistrano Unified
Kirstin Greig is a 4th grade teacher and has presented at regional and national conferences, including CUE, OCCUE, SDCUE, and at UC Irvine. She is the 2018 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher of the Year, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 2, mentor teacher... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Creative Uses for Google Slides in Your Classes
Description
Google Slides has been a standard for multimedia presentations for students and teachers for several years. With the new and improved Google Slides, you can create interactive presentations with Slides that will add a new spark to presentations. Check out these Slides tricks and tips and share.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to use specific features of Google Slides such as hyperlinked table of contents, addition of videos, use other Google Apps such as Sheets, images, links into Slides to support Science and Math presentations. Participants will learn ways to use one slide presentation per class with each student being responsible for a specific part of the presentation.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to use Cropping, Masking, and Recolor tools to customize images for their (or their students) presentations. Participants will be able to use the custom setting in Background setting to create original backgrounds for presentations. Participants will also be able to use Slides with students to present choice options for student created products to demonstrate learning.

Standards
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas CCSS ELA-literacy RST 6-8.7 Students will use Slides to integrate quantitative or technical information into a collaborative product assimilating ideas and information from one or more sources to demonstrate their learning based on the readings. Students will include graphs / charts as appropriate to the product.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Pat Judd

Pat Judd

Sixth grade Math/Science Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
She believes that technology should be seamlessly embedded into all aspects of the academic day for her students rather than added on as a supplement to lessons. Pat has used GAFE in her classroom for the last 4 years. Her students use Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Spreadsheets... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Creativity: Bring Back the Creative Genius in every student!
Discover why this skills set is so important and how to provide Creative Learning Opportunities for all subject areas.

Speakers
Sponsors
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Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Grow Social Skills in a New World: Minecraft in Your Classroom
Description
Social Skills (SEL) are used throughout the school day. All students, particularly those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, need engaging ways to practice this essential skill. SEL often needs to be explicitly taught in the classroom as much as academics. What better place than a new world they create themselves?

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, workshop participants will see examples of ways Minecraft support SEL skills development. They will walk out with knowledge of an issue Minecraft could address in their environment, specific models, and a vision of ways the technique could be applied for the greater good.

Learning Outcome #2
Workshop participants will understand and plan engaging ways to use Minecraft to meet SEL needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social cognitive disorders.

Standards
H/SS- Past:Present; Point of View; Historical Interpretation ISTE.6a-Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings. ISTE.6c-Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Linda Berger

Linda Berger

Teacher, Santa Clara Unified School District
Empathy and Design Thinking drive the work I do with students. When we give them the right tools, their curiosity and creativity shines. Let's talk so we can find ways to make your own ideas a reality.

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

How to Google Like a Pro
Description
No one does research like Google! Let’s teach our students to curate and evaluate information in this digital age. Come learn how to enhance the research experience for your students. Presenters will identify tools that will teach your students about finding reliable sources, citing credit, and other useful search strategies.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will understand why it is important to teach digital literacy skills to our students.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will also leave the session with resources that they can use to teach these skills to students.

Standards
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing » 8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Corey Mathias

Corey Mathias

Instructional Tech TOSA, Garden Grove Unified School District
Corey is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Garden Grove USD. As a TOSA, he enjoys building teacher capacity in leveraging technology to enhance student education and making learning fun. He is also a Google Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher, and Flipgrid GridGuide.
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An Wren

TOSA, GGUSD
Hue-An Wren is a TOSA at GGUSD. Prior to that she was an elementary teacher for 12 years. She is also a Google Certified Innovator and enjoys working in this community to bring best practices to our district. Hue-An earned her doctorate in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine Un... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Maker, Maker Everywhere. Now's the Time to Make
Description
Makerspaces are trendy right now but how do you know if it’s a good fit for your school? Why not start one in your library? We will explore how to incorporate a makerspace into any curriculum and show how easy it is to get one started at any budget.

Learning Outcome #1
connect with their librarian or media specialist to create a makerspace at their school.

Learning Outcome #2
convince anyone that a makerspace compliments a curriculum and fits with the standards.

Standards
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Julia Maynard

Julia Maynard

Teacher, SFUSD
Hello. I have been teaching sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. Currently, I am a founding teacher at Willie L. Brown Middle School in San Francisco and... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

New Aeries Teacher App
Come see the early work on the Aeries Teacher App

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Principals’ Journeys in Scaling Technology Integration Across Schools
Description
Learn about the journeys of four principals from various districts as they share their successes and challenges in scaling up technology integration at their sites and discover how these principals became a cross-district community of learners. Staff communication, professional development, school culture and purposeful technology integration are addressed.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to identify and explain various examples, strategies, and resources to develop a digital age learning culture.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to describe specific strategies to model purposeful technology integration as a site leader.

Standards
ISTE Standard for Administrators #2 - Digital Age Learning Culture - Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Anthony Abney

Principal, Fullerton School District
AR

Annette Ramirez

Principal, Rowland Unified School District
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Cindy Bak

Assistant Principal, Fullerton School District

Affiliates
Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reading - Read-Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment
Description
Explore this new reading series with: • Poems written in the same meter as The Cat in the Hat • Word highlighting in sync with audio tracks Measure learning with adaptive assessment for: • Reading comprehension • Rhymes • Syllables & stress in words • Vocabulary & meaning Learn and practice: • Strategies for teaching syllables & stress in words

Learning Outcome #1
Prepare all students to identify rhyme, rhythm and meter in poetry

Learning Outcome #2
Improve listening comprehension and speech for English Language Learners

Standards
This series satisfies multiple common core standards for grades 1-6 as it combines poetry and natural science facts, and focuses on vocabulary & meaning. Just one example is: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10 With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1. (Reading grade levels range from 1-6)

Session Resource Link

Speakers
Sponsors
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AmEnglish.com

AmEnglish.com® provides online programs for reading, vocabulary & communication skills: • Read Aloud eBooks with adaptive assessment (Smart Book Award) grades 1 - 6 • Vocabulary Builder (middle school) combines poetry & natural science • Pronunciation, Writing, & Idioms in... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

SGVCUE Affiliate Booms! Learning strategies through the grade levels.
Description
Join the San Gabriel Valley CUE Board in their version of a CUE BOOM as they discuss engagement strategies to help students get into learning. We'll explore tips, tools, tricks, and strategies as we explore lesson design.

Learning Outcome #1
Teachers, TOSAs, and administrators will walk away with new ideas or how to use something they already know in a new and inventive way.

Standards
ISTE Teacher Standard #1: Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

David identifies himself as a husband, father, and Edtech Evangelist. David is a teacher and technology trainer at Covina High School. He has served in Covina-Valley Unified for 16 years. During that time he has been a model classroom teacher, technology mentor and trainer, and assisted... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Social Clout: What We Can Learn from Our Students' Social Media Habits
Description
Ever wonder what your students are doing on their phones all day? Watch student interviews and learn how students engage and connect through social media. Explore the elements students love about social media, so you can apply them to your classroom and lesson plans. The Google Doc "100 Social Media Apps to Use in the Classroom" will be shared!

Learning Outcome #1
Educators will understand how and why students use social media

Learning Outcome #2
Educators will discuss ways to incorporate elements of social media into

Standards
ISTE Digital Citizenship- Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Gillespie

Carissa Gillespie

Educator/Speaker, Proviso West HS
Passionate about students, parents and teachers and the ties that bind them. I have presented nationally and locally on Teens and Social Media and Classroom Management.


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The 6 Elements of Student Engagement for Adult Learning
Description
Teachers can be some of the toughest audiences, but they are just like their students -- they want to be engaged! Stop by my session to learn the 6 elements of student engagement and how we can use them to engage our adult learners. These researched-based elements will drive your planning and take your PD game to the next level!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session participants will be able to name all 6 elements of student engagement.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will share how they will engage their teachers with 1 element of engagement on Flipgrid

Standards
ISTE Coach Standard 2.b. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students

Session Resource Link

Speakers
Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Top Down or Bottom Up? OER Implementation Needs Both
Description
Should OER implementation be directed from the top of the organization? Should it be driven by teachers at the grassroots level? In Carlsbad Unified, we've successfully implemented OER by relying on drivers from both the district office and the classroom. We’ll share about how we’ve worked to collaboratively implement OER.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will be able to replicate a successful OER implementation in their District.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will be able to use the OER-related tools developed in our District.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators 5. Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. 5b. Educators design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
MA

Megan Arias

Director, Secondary Education, Carlsbad Unified School District
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Dr. Ben Churchill

Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified School District
Connect with me on Twitter, FB, and Insta: @suptchurchill
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Mary Martin

Secondary Instructional Specialist, Carlsbad Unified School District
Mary Martin serves as the Secondary Teacher on Special Assignment in the Instructional Services Department of the Carlsbad Unified School District. As a part of the Instructional Services team, Ms. Martin works collaboratively with teachers, support staff, school and district administrators... Read More →
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Rob Nye

Assistant Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified School District


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Touch Screen, Classroom, and Android - Oh my
Come get hands-on with 2-in-1 Chromebooks and test drive how Android Apps on your Chromebooks can transform your classroom and school.  Control your desktop and teach from anywhere in your classroom, annotate and share screens, and use simple programs to track standards-based longitudinal data is here and easier than you think.  Participants will get hands-on with FREE tools like Chrome Remote Desktop, Android versions of tools like Classroom, and easy common assessment tools.  This will change your classroom - guaranteed!


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Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Unlocking Success for Struggling Students
Description
Join William S Hart Union High School District for an exploration into how to recognize and support unique learning needs, including English language learners, students with learning gaps and below proficient readers.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants identify effective personalized learning practices to engage learners, remediate learning gaps support struggling readers and ELL students.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave prepared to take steps to support struggling students as soon as they are identified to better prepare them for college and career.

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Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Apex Learning

Apex Learning

Apex Learning puts rigorous, standards-based curriculum within reach for all students—from those struggling to ready for acceleration. Courses provide original credit and credit recovery, while Tutorials with adaptive remediation provide instruction that increases student achievement... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Using Cyber Sandwich to Promote Inquiry in Social Studies
Description
California Council for the Social Studies teachers present an #EduProtocol that spans the K-12 grade levels and promotes inquiry in Social Studies research projects. This collaborative strategy moves students out of the copy/paste cycle by having them compare two like or unlike topics and develops writing skills that can be transferred to larger research projects.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able move their students away from simply copying and pasting summaries to comparing and contrasting two like or unlike topics.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to use the Cyber Sandwich protocol to cover multiple content standards and maximize their instructional time.

Standards
CCSS RSL-HSS: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Connie Mimura

Connie Mimura

Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District
avatar for Scott Petri

Scott Petri

History Teacher - John F. Kennedy High School, Southern California Social Science Association
Scott Petri has taught social studies at the middle school level and high school level since 2003. He has also served as a coordinator and small school principal in LAUSD. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Educational Administration from California State... Read More →

Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

What’s New from Apple
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available Thursday, at 11:00 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session.  


Description: Learn about the latest education tools and resources from Apple. Discover new iOS, macOS, and tvOS features for education. Find out how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. And see how the Classroom and Schoolwork apps make it easy to guide how students use devices and apps in the classroom and provide teachers valuable insight into each student’s progress.

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Won’t you be my neighbor? Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Office Online build communities around the world
Enrich your students' learning experiences through providing ways for them to collaborate locally and globally using Skype in the Classroom projects, Microsoft Teams, Translator, and Office Online.

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Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

You Only Need One: Digital Portfolios are Amazing!
Description
What’s the big deal about digital portfolios? I can’t add ONE MORE THING on my to-do list! Yes, you can! This idea of a yearlong Google Slide Project is an all encompassing, cross curricular, efficient, early finisher, natural extension, highly engaging, keepsake that you and your students will LOVE.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to push out a Yearlong Google Slide Template for their students through Google Classroom on Monday with a clear understanding of how to seamlessly incorporate it into their daily teaching/learning experiences.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to create a shared folder in Google Drive for their students with various subfolders for each subject area in order to share class photos that can be consistently accessible and uploaded into student Yearlong Google Slide Projects.

Standards
ISTE 1: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals. 1d: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

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Speakers
avatar for Jennie Bolinger

Jennie Bolinger

Classroom teacher of a 2/3 combo, Alderwood Elementary
I love getting creative with tech, utilizing our 1:1 Chromebooks, using makerspace and flexible seating...


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The CUE Escape Experience
Meet on the Convention Center Esplanade at the iSchool Initiative Bus for a quick orientation for the challenge. Teams will depart for the Exhibit Hall, promptly, 5 minutes after the orientation.

Participants will engage in an active learning experience, working in teams and competing against other conference attendee's to be the first to "escape". After participating in this experience, you will leave with ideas on how to develop problem solvers in your district, design engaging professional learning activities, and learn about innovative ed-tech solutions levering the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PSCC Esplanade 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Inspiring Future Steminists
Description
Over half of the degrees given out this year were to women, but less than half of those degrees were in STEM fields. How can educators, administrators and parents work together to decrease the gender gap in STEM fields and inspire the future Steminists?

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will walk away with strategies that can be implemented when they return to school to get more girls interested in STEM disciplines.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will feel empowered to ask their administration if they can begin a program or try a strategy to get more girls involved in STEM.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Teachers 6- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Calderon

Kimberly Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →
avatar for Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

Staff Development Specialist, Riverside Unified School District
Ari is an innovative educator with eight years of experience in education and specializes in pedagogy-first technology integration to enhance practices and student achievement. Her passion is inspiring others to others share their stories and skills through technology. | She is currently... Read More →
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

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

Kelly Martin

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

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Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

PIONEER PERSPECTIVES: Robotics, Telecommunications, and Coding—Then and Now
Description
Three CUE Pioneers explore the early and current state of robotics, telecommunications and coding in the classroom. Starting with their experiences in a world before Facebook, twitter, Arduinos and Scratch, the presenters show how the basic ideas they explored years ago remain relevant today.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn about early technology tools in educational.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn how these early tools have become more sophisticated and address current educational issues, and set the stage for the future.

Standards
The topic relates to the ISTE standards in general, but is primarily consisting of historical insights from pioneers in the field of educational technologies.

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Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

A PRIMARY FOCUSED POSTER SESSION STRAND
Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Bring the Chatter and Spark Back into Learning
Description
Engage little learners in a simple, creative way to explain their thinking by using Chatterpix and Adobe Spark for so many things! In this poster session learn quick, hands on ways to use Chatterpix and Adobe Spark for retelling, comprehension, and assessment. Leave with knowing how to use this tomorrow in your classroom!

Learning Outcome #1
After this session teachers will have a strategies on how TK-2 grade students can create with technology.

Learning Outcome #2
After this session, teachers will have a variety of resources to implement specifically into the TK-2 learning environment.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 - Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:

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Speakers
avatar for Jackie Knudson

Jackie Knudson

Teacher, Union School District
Growth mindset kindergarten teacher in Union School District, who has taught primary grades for the last nine years. I have a passion for STEAM and making learning exciting for students by offering a variety of experiences for them. Besides being in the classroom, I love leading professional... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Green Screen Playground
Description
Want to be able to transcend time and space, just like Miss. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus? With the magic of green screen all of this is possible. In this poster session get ready to for hands on learning with green screen. Even better, you will leave with ideas that you can implement for you K-2 classroom tomorrow!

Learning Outcome #1
After this session teachers will have a strategies on how TK-2 grade students can create with technology.

Learning Outcome #2
After this session, teachers will have a variety of resources to implement specifically into the TK-2 learning environment.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 - Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Primarily Google - Me on the Map! Geo Tools for Little Learners
Description
Where are we going NEXT?!?!?! Many young students have not had opportunites to explore the world beyond their own schools and neighborhoods. Let's look at ways to use Google's Geo Tools, including Google My Maps, Google Earth, and Google Cardboard, to begin developing a global perspective in our littlest learners.

Learning Outcome #1
After this session teachers will have a strategies on how TK-2 grade students can create with technology.

Learning Outcome #2
After this session, teachers will have a variety of resources to implement specifically into the TK-2 learning environment.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 - Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Speaker's Corner
Description
Empower little learners to find their voice! In this poster session explore a variety of presentation tools and strategies aimed to support young learners with the 4 C's! Incorporate these HIGHLY ENGAGING digital apps and websites in your lessons to practice oral expression (that cover the standards too!)

Learning Outcome #1
After this session teachers will have a strategies on how TK-2 grade students can create with technology.

Learning Outcome #2
After this session, teachers will have a variety of resources to implement specifically into the TK-2 learning environment.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 - Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

Academic Coach, Salinas City Elementary School District
I am an Academic Coach for elementary teachers in Salinas, California. I love incorporating technology with students, in professional developments, and staff meetings. I also like dogs.


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

The #FlipgridFever for Young Scholars
Description
Interested in using Flipgrid with your youngest scholars? Come learn some tips and tricks that will allow you to empower student voice, explore how to personalize learning pathways and app smash your way to student engagement!

Learning Outcome #1
After this session teachers will have a strategies on how TK-2 grade students can create with technology.

Learning Outcome #2
After this session, teachers will have a variety of resources to implement specifically into the TK-2 learning environment.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 - Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

Flipgrid


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Coding for Science
Description
This session will guide teachers through the creation of science experiments and simulations Using Scratch. Participants will create a computer program that will produce different results, depending on user-input. These tasks address ISTE, Math, and Next Generation Science Standards. The authentic tasks involve design thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learning Outcome #1
Learners will create computer-based simulations that address the Next Generation Science Standards

Learning Outcome #2
Learners will describe ways to evaluate student-created simulations best suited to their learners' skills and grade-level standards

Standards
Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. (ISTE Standard for Educators #5)

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Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss   @scotthmoss

Scott Moss @scotthmoss

Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
I have worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. I work as an Instructional Technology Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. I've taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I have had educational management... Read More →

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Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Create With Chromebooks
Description
Chromebooks have been fantastic devices for schools. Many teachers, though, fall into the routine of just using these tools as a way for students use GSuite and browse the web. This session will show how teachers can maximize chromebooks to have students shift from being just consumers to becoming CREATORS

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to have a list of ideas to take back and have their students create projects

Learning Outcome #2
They will also walk away with having created many of these themselves

Standards
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. 4a Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

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Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary 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... Read More →
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSARocklin Unified School District

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

CUE Craft
Description
Learn awesome #openpedagogy based lesson plans that will bring a dramatic increase in student creativity, collaboration and communication with seamless technology use!

Speakers
avatar for Marlena Hebern

Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Office of Education
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. | Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com
avatar for Steven McGriff

Steven McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Desmos: God’s Gift to STEM Teachers
Description
It's tough to give instant feedback or to craft a lesson where students discover new vocabulary, math, or science. Wouldn't it be great to have a resource for that? For free? Come explore Desmos, find pre-built activities, and discuss instructional shifts, then leave with next steps to improve your pedagogy.

Learning Outcome #1
TWBAT: Borrow and manipulate graphs and activities

Learning Outcome #2
TWBAT: Apply them to classroom use

Standards
Standards for Mathematical Practices #6: Attend to precision All Desmos tools begin with low-floor (every student can start somewhere) and generate a need for specificity as students proceed through the activity (high-ceiling). This encourages guessing initially, but students need more tools and better tools to reach the goals of activities.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Immersive Games in the Classroom
Description
Join an interactive workshop on Games in the classroom. Participate in Immersive Role Playing Games that you can take back to the classroom. The games focus on using the 4Cs to explore language arts and history topics where students collaboratively control the storytelling and exploration of a topic. Leave with the materials to run all the games in the classroom.

Learning Outcome #1
Take home 3 games they can bring to the classroom and play the next day to help engage and immerse students into literature and history

Learning Outcome #2
Learn methods to help students want to play immersive engaging education games and help create classroom enthusiasm for this type of activity

Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
KK

Keenan Kibrick

Oak Park USD

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Krause Center for Innovation - The California Learning Network
Description
Learn about the Krause Center for Innovation programs and classes at this workshop. You'll also meet the KCI Chief Innovation Officers and see their symposium presentations. The CIO program, a program partnered with CUE, prepares educators to be the cabinet-level technology leaders at their school sites, districts, and county offices of education. Applications for the 2019 cohort open from February 4 until April 26. The program runs from August to March.

Learning Outcome #1
Provide information to teachers and other educators regarding KCI programs and coursework

Learning Outcome #2
provide options for teachers and other educators to complete additional coursework for professional advancement

Standards
ISTE Standard #1 - Empowered Learner

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer
avatar for Lisa Delapo

Lisa Delapo

Innovator in Residence, Krause Center for Innovation
Google Certified Innovator; Microsoft Innovative Educator, MERIT13, Director of MERIT at Krause Center for Innovation, Innovator in Residence at Krause Center at Foothill College, and CUE Board of Directors Elect.

Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Supporting SEL* with Makerspace & Media *Social Emotional Learning
Description
Participants will construct two STEAM project samples using common materials supplied. Through the open ended projects participants will practice the emotional intelligence skills of perseverance and self motivation. The projects will elevate skills needed to improve their own exploration grit. Three digital examples will be highlighted to support publishing artifacts.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will experience challenges to their own perseverance and self motivation during the STEAM challenge inspiring creation, implementation and assessment of significant integrative learning experiences for their students with SEL needs.

Learning Outcome #2
Provide opportunities for participants to gain practical digital publishing experiences, using varied resources.

Standards
ISTE Standard 1 Empowered Learner Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 1a Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Suminski

Felicia Suminski

Intervention Specialist / Technology Coach, Dublin Unified School District
Enrichment inspired Intervention, Podcasts, Podcasting with students, google classroom, Virtual Book Club, Intervention, Title I, After school technology classes

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:00pm

Using the QFT to Ignite Inquiry in the Classroom
Description
The Question Formulation Technique is a great tool to get started with inquiry for both teachers and students. The QFT is the perfect start to get students thinking critically and asking questions. We'll do the QFT, discuss digital tools that support it, then build one that can be used tomorrow.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to facilitate the QFT process with their students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to create a QFT with an appropriate Question Focus (Q-Focus).

Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sorensen

Jay Sorensen

Coordinator of Ed Tech, Oxnard Union High SD
I am the Ed Tech Coordinator for Oxnard Union High School District. I provide training and manage the gamified PD Oxnard Union Express. I moderate the #VCHSchat, co-founded #Skoolcade, and am an organizer for both #EdCampRio & #EdCamp612. I am also the 2018 Technology Leader of the... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

5 Inventory Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
Description
With more technology in the classroom than ever before, inefficient inventory management is not an option. Learn how some of the largest districts in the country have identified (and fixed) their inventory mistakes to ensures students and staff have the resources and they need to be successful.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of best practices for asset management in K-12 schools.

Learning Outcome #2
The content will dive deeper into why schools should make inventory a priority, how to establish clear goals and objectives, and best practices for communicating those expectations and goals.

Standards
Systems Designer

Speakers
avatar for Hayes Software Systems

Hayes Software Systems

Hayes Software Systems
Booth 740Hayes Software Systems specializes in asset management software and consulting services to support K-12 mobile and fixed assets as well as instructional material accountability. For nearly 30 years, Hayes has empowered administrators to make confident, data-driven decisions... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hayes - Asset Management Software

Hayes - Asset Management Software

Hayes Software Systems specializes in asset management software and consulting services to support K-12 mobile and fixed assets as well as instructional material accountability. For nearly 30 years, Hayes has empowered administrators to make confident, data-driven decisions with products... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

A Data Driven Approach to Tech Coaching
Description
In this session you will learn how our data driven approach to tech coaching has helped build a culture of support and sharing. Through knowledgeable coaches, clear technology goals, and Google Forms and Sheets wizardry, our team provides the reactive and proactive support that our K-12 1:1 teachers need.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will understand how data collection and analysis can guide technology coaching efforts to provide targeted, balanced support to all teachers.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will also learn some quick tips and tricks for working with data in Google Sheets. Our demonstration will show easy ways to use filters, basic formulas, and pivot tables to create easy-to-read dashboards.

Standards
Our tech coaching program is a collaborative, metrics-based approach that is designed specifically to meet the needs of all teachers, which makes it perfectly aligned to ISTE Administrator Standard 4: Systemic Improvement.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Joel Handler

Joel Handler

Director of Technology, Hillsborough Board of Education
Joel T. Handler is the Director of Technology for the Hillsborough School Township Public Schools in New Jersey. He has two masters degrees, one in Computer Science and another in Educational Administration from Rutgers University. He has presented at several New Jersey venues including... Read More →
avatar for Todd MacDonald

Todd MacDonald

Technology Integration Specialist, Hillsborough Township Public Schools
Todd MacDonald has been a Technology Integration Specialist for 3 years. He has a Masters Degree in Geography (specialization in Geographic Information Systems) and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Learning Technologies. Prior to working in the field of education, he was... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Appy Hour: History Edition
Description
Teachers will be introduced to easy to use apps (most of which work across devices) and how they can be utilized to support student learning in the history classroom.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Standards
ISTE 3b Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Sandoval

Amanda Sandoval

Teacher & Rouge TOSA, Corona-Norco Unified School District
⭐ TEACHING: 11th grade US History & Sheltered Teacher | ⭐ SUPPORTING: ERHS Technology Coach; CUE Lead Learner | ⭐ PASSIONS: Student engagement; real-world application; EdTech | ⭐ CERTIFICATIONS: Level 2 Google Certified | ⭐ AWARDS: CNUSD & RCOE Teacher of the Year; State... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Yung

Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a Middle School History Teacher, Tech Coach, Google Certified Educator & Innovator, Apple Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and Flipgrid Teacher. I strongly believe in the power of student voice and am passionate about empowering students to be better citizens in the classroom, community... Read More →

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Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Bring computational thinking into any classroom using Microsoft MakeCode and Hacking STEM
Pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking, and decomposition are core thinking skills that apply to any subject. Come see how to integrate these components into any content area with Microsoft MakeCode projects and Hacking STEM lessons - low cost, hands-on activities that engage students immediately.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Creating Equity Through Intra-District Competitions and Showcases
How to get ROI on your STEAM Programs

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Lego Education

Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Creating Personal Learning Experiences: Inventing Big with littleBits - CS Pathways
Description
Using Design Thinking and Project Based Learning, students become the innovators of the future. Learn how to use circuitry, coding, and imagination with littleBits to have your students design and code prototypes to create personalized learning experiences for younger schoolmates to support their learning. Also, gain insight to the computer science pathways our school has worked to implement K-8th grade.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my presentation, participants will learn how design thinking can be used in creating a personal learning experience for another student through building with classroom materials, littleBits circuitry, and block coding a game. Participants will be able to see how listening skills, empathy, and creativity combine to create a unique learning game that other students can play.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my presentation, participants will be able to propose ideas for a project based learning experience for their schools with the idea of combining a maker's space feel, with technology and coding capabilities. Participants will gain insight into developing their own learning opportunities for students to grow as an innovational designer.

Standards
ISTE Standard for students: 4 - Innovative Designer (4a-4d)

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Kim Bass

3/4 Teacher, Fullerton School District
I love technology and teaching children! I've been working with drones, coding, Minecraft, and Computer Science!

Affiliates
Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Equity of Opportunity: Ignite the Potential of All Students
Description
Learn how the equity initiatives at Baldwin Park High School are improving systemic culture, conditions, and competencies to raise achievement for all students.

Learning Outcome #1
Leveraging the methodical use of technology, personalization for students and instructional practices that are more effective in serving all students to drive improved outcomes and achievement.

Learning Outcome #2
How to effectively evaluate the success of an equity initiative and how it’s impacting student performance and educator engagement.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
Sponsors
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Apex Learning

Apex Learning puts rigorous, standards-based curriculum within reach for all students—from those struggling to ready for acceleration. Courses provide original credit and credit recovery, while Tutorials with adaptive remediation provide instruction that increases student achievement... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Everyone Can Create—Ignite Creativity with iPad
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on Thursday, at 11:00 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session.  


Description: Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad.

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Exercise your EDUMuscles. Get in your #EDUReps
Description
Having trouble getting your students to work through boring math and English concepts? Transform the classroom by introducing EDUReps to not only get students working through many different concepts, but do it quickly, and enjoying it too.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of our session, participants will be able to successfully implement #EDUReps in their classrooms. They will leave with a complete understanding, and the resources, in order to replicate meaningful change in their classrooms.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of our session, participants will be able to create and share #EDUReps based on the needs of their students.

Standards
ISTE Educator Standard #5 Designer - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Lisa Nowakowski

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... Read More →
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David Platt

David identifies himself as a husband, father, and Edtech Evangelist. David is a teacher and technology trainer at Covina High School. He has served in Covina-Valley Unified for 16 years. During that time he has been a model classroom teacher, technology mentor and trainer, and assisted... Read More →
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Jeremiah Ruesch

Jeremiah Ruesch is an instructional coach for the Burton School District in Porterville, California. Jeremiah is passionate about fostering curiosity and promoting a growth mindset for all learners.

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Game On! Adventures in the Gamified Classroom
Description
In this interactive session you will learn how to layer the most motivational techniques of gameplay over your curriculum to increase student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Come away with practical strategies that you can use in any class or grade level to make learning come alive! You will leave ready to turn your classroom into a gamified adventure!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to explain what gamification is and how it applies to the educational setting. They will leave with a clear understanding of the concept and be able to adapt it to their classroom or educational environment.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to layer story and game mechanics over content to create an immersive learning environment. I will demonstrate how I have layered story and game mechanics over my course content and empower participants to create a gamified experience in their educational setting.

Standards
Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. In the gamified classroom, students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways using digital and non-digital tools creating an experience that is personalized, immersive, and empowering.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Tisha Richmond

Tech Integration Specialist, Medford School District 549c
Tisha Richmond is a passionate and innovative Tech Instructional Specialist in Medford, OR and author of the newly released DBC, Inc book, Make Learning Magical. She is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play and gamified strategies into classrooms to make learning MAGICAL. She... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Give Me the Space to Learn
Description
Learning is changing and accelerating at a dizzying pace. It is requiring a rethink of all aspects of the learning journey. One area that remains led by inertia and momentum is the concept of learning space. How can we develop new mental models around learning space as a catalyst for disruptive changes in formal and informal learning.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to bring new ideas and design into their learning space.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to spark new conversations with colleagues as it relates to space design.

Standards
Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Session Resource Link

Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Google Sheets for Administrators
Description
Come and learn how Google Sheets can help you efficiently manage your school data. By the end of this session you will know how to reduce the time spent processing data so you can increase the time spent analyzing data and using your data to make a difference at your site.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to apply the spreadsheet skills being taught to real life situations that a school administrator may face.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to identify one or two Google Sheets skills that they want to apply to their current practice.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Administrators 4b Collaborate to establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance and student learning

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Ryan Bradford

Director of Technology and Integration, YPI Charter Schools
Ryan is a former teacher and current administrator. Ryan is passionate about having teachers use technology to enhance learning. Ryan believes that students should be using tech to innovate and create, not just consume. Ryan is an active member of the local education community and... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

How (and Why) to Become a Google Certified Trainer and/or Innovator
Description
Wondering about the Google Certified Trainer and/or Innovator program? I’ll share tips and tricks of the application process as well as what to expect once accepted. Is the process worth it? ABSOLUTELY! These two programs have significantly enhanced my career and I highly encourage everyone to apply!!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will understand the importance, value, and benefits of Google Certified Trainer Program. They will feel confident and inspired to apply for this program and take a leadership role in education technology. They will understand the application process and know how to access study materials. Participants will also leave knowing that if they have questions, they are welcome to contact me at anytime for help and support when preparing to apply for this program.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will understand the importance, value, and benefits of Google Certified Innovator Program. They will feel confident and inspired to apply for this program and take a leadership role in education technology. They will understand the application process (including current deadlines) and how to present their Innovator idea. Participants will also leave knowing that if they have questions or would like a “sounding board”, they are welcome to contact me at anytime for help and support when preparing to apply for this program

Standards
ISTE Standards for Teachers 2a: Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders. Lead by mentoring or collaborating with colleagues to improve practice using technology. Connect with stakeholders, engage with PLNs and thought leaders, and express opinions on education technology policy.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Christina Whitmire

Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look forward... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Lights, Camera, Action: Weekly News Bulletins for Classes
Description
Creating a weekly video show for your campus is not as hard as you think. Come learn how you can get started and share tips and tricks of hosting a weekly news bulletin from a middle school and elementary school teacher team who have students developing and creating information for their campuses.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of the presentation, participants will have digital copies of the tools they will need to begin a weekly video show for their campus, as well as resources for students to take on a leadership role in running a weekly show on their own, or with minimal teacher guidance.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of the presentation, participants will be armed with strategies to address any possible pitfalls or set-backs they may experience in the video-making process.

Standards
ISTE 6d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Doreen Lucero

Activities Director, Alvarado Intermediate


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Literacy Connections 24/7: A TeachingBooks Intro
Description
Do you enjoy learning from authors? Would you like to have authors in your libraries, classrooms, and book clubs? Discover the newest addition to your digital toolbox with this CA State Library funded resource--TeachingBooks.net. From this library of 10,000+ videos and recordings with authors to lesson plans, book trailers and more, you'll discover amazing ready-to-implement strategies and media.

Learning Outcome #1
Deepen connections to books while discovering online materials to engage readers, support families, and empower colleagues. Locate titles, author interviews, lesson plans and book trailers to match curriculum needs.

Learning Outcome #2
locate books and resources by genre, grade level, text complexity and/or cultural area and share them with colleagues, students and their communities using share tools such as digital calendars, QR codes, social media and Google Classroom.

Standards
ISTE: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Session Resource Link

Speakers

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Passion Projects to build Writing and Information Literacy
Description
Participants will walk through a roadmap for doing passion projects with their students while addressing ELA standards, building research skills, and developing competency with tech tools.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to build a passion project unit for their own students

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to embed research and information literacy skill building in student-driven projects.

Standards
ISTE Research and information fluency

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Kimber Johnston @kimber_johnston

Director of Technology, The Prentice School
Kimber is the Director of Technology for The Prentice School, a K-8 school specializing in students with learning differences. She has been Technology and STEAM specialist for K-6 schools, and has taught 5th & 6th grade and middle school science. She has her BS in Communication Design... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Using Google G Suite for Education in an Aeries Student System Environment
Lisa Ceja, Google Innovator for Pioneer High School, will present how their teachers utilize Google G Suite to manage their curriculum, assignments, and assessments to track their student's performance while tightly integrated with Aeries Software's Gradebook. The session will also include discussion on how Aeries integrates with G Suite.

Speakers
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Lisa Ceja

EdTech Coach, AP Stats Teacher, & Ed Consulting CSC Co-Founder, Whittier Union High School District
I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, an Ed Tech Specialist and a High School Math Teacher with 25 years of experience in the classroom. I implement daily what I am most passionate about, G Suite for Education tools and Educational Technology. My passion for... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

Want to build an inclusive classroom? Learning Tools is your superpower
It is important for educators to design authentic activities that acknowledge and accommodate for all variations of learners. Learning Tools brings advanced accessibility options for a wide range of students with proven success in reading and writing achievement. 

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

The CUE Escape Experience
Meet on the Convention Center Esplanade at the iSchool Initiative Bus for a quick orientation for the challenge. Teams will depart for the Exhibit Hall, promptly, 5 minutes after the orientation.


Participants will engage in an active learning experience, working in teams and competing against other conference attendee's to be the first to "escape". After participating in this experience, you will leave with ideas on how to develop problem solvers in your district, design engaging professional learning activities, and learn about innovative ed-tech solutions levering the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PSCC Esplanade 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

General Session & CUE Duet
Join two of CUE's amazing members for a new kind of opening session - a duet. John Eick will moderate as Alice Chen and Martin Cisneros attempt to out ideate each other on a single educational subject.

Plot twist: The speakers won't have seen each other's slides before the session. Alice and Martin will each get a timed slide and the chance to upgrade each other's one idea.

CUE updates and announcements will also be shared by the CUE Board of Directors and CUE Executive Director, Jon Corippo.

Get ready for an exciting opening to your Spring CUE 2019 Conference!

Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →

Affiliates

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:30pm

District Digital Citizenship Exemplars: A Panel of Innovative Leaders
Description
Districts are working to effectively integrate digital citizenship into the culture of their schools. Take a look at how three districts are taking an innovative approach to digital citizenship by integrating with their STEM, badging, and wellness and character initiatives. Receive takeaway resources that your district can use to inform your own district practices.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to plan for the replication of initiatives that were demonstrated by panelists incorporating digital citizenship programming into school culture efforts.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to identify potential resources and challenges to initiating their own district-wide digital citizenship programs.

Standards
This session directly supports ISTE educator Standard 3b: Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
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Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Education, Common Sense
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense in Chicago by partnering with educators and parents to help them create a culture where students use technology in a meaningful, thoughtful, and respectful way. Since moving... Read More →

Partners

Thursday March 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 15
 

7:15am

Badge Pick-up & Registration
Please have your confirmation bar code available via your mobile device or printed copy.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:15am

Concierge Desk
The CUE Team is here to help make your Spring CUE 2019 Conference experience the very best possible! If you require any assistance or have any questions about any aspect of the conference or just want to pop over and introduce yourself, please visit us at the Concierge Desk. We're happy to help.

Speakers
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Alexa Bailey

Office and Membership Assistant, CUE
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Danielle Forst

Associate Executive Director, CUE
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Merrie Lee John

Business Operations Manager, CUE
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Kayla Jones

Program Coordinator, CUE


Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:15am

Conference Guidelines
CUE is a community of people. Humans. Mothers and fathers. Sons and daughters. Husbands, wives, and dear friends. Diverse backgrounds come together under shared passions and the result is pure EDUmagic. As the saying goes, “Treat others as you would have them treat you.” As you prepare for our CUE event, please assume goodwill and value in each of the attendees, staff members, Board Directors, exhibitors, and volunteers. Our Code of Conduct exists to set a tone of mutual respect, transparency, and unity.

CUE Code of Conduct
Do only that which helps you or your colleagues learn.
It is expected that all involved in CUE are professionals and will behave in a manner appropriate and should use their best judgment and common sense in refraining from disseminating information that is inappropriate or harmful. The above code shall be followed by all attendees, volunteers, members, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and CUE staff at CUE events, whether occurring face to face or online. Further, CUE reserves the right to revoke current and future membership, attendance, volunteer duties, exhibition or speaker opportunities for those violating the above policy.


We look forward to your attendance and believe in the collective power of the group. We are always #bettertogether.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
TBA

7:15am

Continuing College Credit
Obtain graduate-level credit for attendance at the Spring CUE 2019 Conference. Visit Fresno Pacific University in the Mesquite Hallway for on-site registration. Visit cue.org/spring/ceu/ for CEU opportunities provided Fresno Pacific University, University of the Pacific, and Liberty Learning.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Mesquite Hallway

7:15am

CUE Gear
CUE Gear is always popular, with hundreds of items being gobbled up at CUE Conferences. We have a limited amount of the popular CUE RAINBOW LOGO shirts and new CUE COLLEGIATE-style shirts. Check out our exclusive, one of a kind tie-dyed shirts.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:15am

CUE STEAMpunk Playground, Featuring Roger Wagner’s Interactive Maker Showcase
Join us in the CUE STEAMpunk Playground, Featuring Roger Wagner’s Interactive Maker Showcase where teachers can engage in hands-on experiences with technology for use in any classroom. Learn more about how robots, 3D design and printing, coding, programming and so much more can boost creativity and engagement amongst students. Take away ideas to “quick start” lesson plans for all grade levels—kindergarten through higher education.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

7:15am

Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators: Enhancing Creativity, Productivity, and Content Creation
Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how global
educators are using these tools to create content and design
learning experiences. You’ll see examples of learning activities from
Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Teachers that transform
teaching and learning

Sponsors

Friday March 15, 2019 7:15am - 3:30pm
Lobby Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
TBA

7:30am

Meet the Authors @ Coffee CUE
Meet CUE members who are also published, authors. Books will be for sale, and authors will be available for book signing. Complimentary coffee will be provided for the first 50 CUE members who join us on the terrace.

  • Max and The Mouse - Safe in Cyberspace By: Kimberly Franklin
  • Stories of EduInfluence: 10 Life-Changing Powers to Unleash in Your School By: Brent Coley
  • Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids: Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring Concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math By: Chris Fornell Scott
  • The EduProtocol Field Guide By: Marlena Hebern 
  • Creating a Google Apps Classroom: The Educator's Cookbook By: Robert Wachtel Pronovost
  • Be REAL: Educate from the Heart By: Tara Martin
  • Make Learning Magical By: Tisha Richmond
  • Educated By Design By: Michael Cohen
  • The HyperDoc Handbook By: Lisa Highfill 
  • Bring the World to Your Classroom Using Google Geo Tools By: Kim Randall & Kelly Kermode
  • Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning By: Jen Roberts
  • Learner-centered Innovation: Spark curiosity, ignite passion and unleash genius By: Katie Martin
  • The Google Infused Classroom By: Holly Clark
 
 

Speakers
avatar for Brent Coley

Brent Coley

Principal, Alta Murrieta Elementary School
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He has a passion for... Read More →
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Chris Fornell 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.
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Lisa Highfill

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... Read More →
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Michael Cohen

Director of Innovation, YULA Boys High School
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society... Read More →
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Kelly Kermode

Integrated Learning Strategist, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Innovative Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In the past few years, Kelly has been found teaching high school... Read More →
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Robert Wachtel Pronovost

Innovative Learning & Technology Integration, SMCOE
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Kim Randall

Educational Technology Consultant, Global Educational Technology Consultant
Kim Randall is a global educational technology consultant and the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools. She leads professional development workshops for schools and districts, centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational technologies... Read More →
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Katie Martin

Head of Partnerships, AltSchool
Katie Martin, Ph.D., Head of Partnerships at AltSchool and author of Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius.  Through partnerships with local and national school districts, she has helped develop systems that facilitate personalized professional... Read More →
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Tara Martin

Educator, Author, Speaker, Media & Communications Director, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
I’m an educator, writer, leader, and hugger. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an instructional coach by default because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. | | I'm honored... Read More →
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Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →
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Tisha Richmond

Tech Integration Specialist, Medford School District 549c
Tisha Richmond is a passionate and innovative Tech Instructional Specialist in Medford, OR and author of the newly released DBC, Inc book, Make Learning Magical. She is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play and gamified strategies into classrooms to make learning MAGICAL. She... Read More →
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Kimberly Franklin

Author & Educator
I'm on a mission to turn elementary school students into Super Cyber Citizens, and I hope you'll join me. As a teacher I noticed a huge lack of curriculum on Digital Citizenship for our youngest screen surfers, so I decided to write it myself. Taking a very serious subject and putting... Read More →

Affiliates

Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
TBA

7:30am

Shuttle Service
Shuttles will run every 15 minutes between the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel.

  • Thursday, March 14: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 15: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

7:30am

The Conference Game (Powered by Alludo)
Experience the #CUE19 conference totally differently by playing "The Conference Game (Powered by Alludo)" From selfies to reflections to awesome links you discover, unleash your inner creator and play! Alludo offers K12 districts and organizations an alternative to traditional instruction with our gamified, online and blended learning platform. Imagine a FUN solution that engages learners with choice PD, allows districts to scale learning, requires evidence of application, and can be done anytime, anywhere.

Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 4:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

A POSTER SESSION STRAND POWERED BY: eLearning Network
Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Barboza Space Center’s Student Mars Robot Showcase Fellowships
Description
Students receive fellowships from the Barboza Space Center to design, build, operated and repair robots, Martian habitats and science lab prototypes for the Occupy Mars Learning Adventures. Students intern for the Barboza Space Center and respond to (RFP’s) request for proposals.

Learning Outcome #1
Teachers and students will learn how to apply for STEAM++ Occupy Mars Learning Adventures Fellowship Programs. Student will learn how to build robots that can compete at the World Robot’s Competitions in Beijing, China in 2019.

Learning Outcome #2
Students and teachers will learn how we use STEAM++ Graphic Organizers to build robots. We will share how we use Hyperduino to showcase the Occupy Mars Learning Adventures Fellowship Program and how we use ePortfolios.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Administrators As educational administrators our goals are to inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformation throughout the Barboza Space Center. We are demonstrating how we inspire, engage and advocate for space science through STEAM++ project-based learning.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEM journalists, composer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning robot and satellite design... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Going Places with Green Screen!
Description
Redefine lessons and projects using the Doink Green Screen app! Give students voice and choice by allowing them to be in the African jungle during a newscast or sit in the Oval Office while giving their presidential speech. All things possible with this easy to use transformational Doink Green Screen app!

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn the basic steps to create green screen projects with their students.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will know how to find samples of and resources for curriculum-based green screen activities.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Students- Creative Communicator 6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

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Jen Anderson

EdTech ToSA, SVUSD
I have been an educator in California for 25 years. I value sharing ideas, empowering teachers, and inspiring students. I am currently an EdTech ToSA in SVUSD leading students and teachers in after-school trainings, all-day workshops, and daily classroom co-teaching lessons focusing... Read More →
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Kathleen Shafer

EdTech ToSA, Saddleback Valley Unified S.D.
Experienced teacher (30 years), EdTech ToSA, Google Level 2 Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador. Presented “Capturing the Creativity and Curiosity of the K-2 Learner” at the National CUE in 2016, "Activating the Power of Seesaw with Blended Learning Experiences" at the National CUE... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Open House with a Techy Twist
Description
Learn ways to incorporate interactive, technology-enhanced activities that engage your families and leave your classroom excited all while reviewing the school year.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to collaborate with students to decide how to demonstrate their learning and include creative digital artifacts to share with parents.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to engage parents in digital activities by empowering students to lead the demonstration of their learning successes with technology.

Standards
Knowledge Constructor Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

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Leticia Citizen

K-8 Instructional Technology TOSA, Hawthorne School/BHUSD
Leticia is in her 19th year as an educator. She has a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. She has presented at national conferences including NSTA (2018), ISTE (2017 & 2018), and NCFL (2016 & 2017). Leticia also shares how she integrates digital platforms at CUE-affiliate... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Unlocking Accessibility with Microsoft Learning Tools: Hands-on Poster Session
Description
This poster session will allow visitors to explore how Microsoft Learning Tools can unlock accessibility for ALL students! Learning Tools include tools such as read aloud, dictation, and a picture dictionary. This poster session will show visitors how to help students work smarter, not harder, with a hands-on approach!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will have experienced first-hand how various Microsoft Learning Tools can assist students with various academic tasks.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will know where to find Microsoft Learning Tools, see how they're used in the classroom by watching short videos, and understand the importance of offering accessibility tools for various ability groups.

Standards
ISTE Educators Standard 5a: Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

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Speakers
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Alexandra Larson

Kennesaw State University
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Patricia Thomas

Instructional Technology Teacher, Fulton County Schools/Evoline C. West Elementary
Instructional Technology Teacher | Evoline C West ES

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

VR in the Classroom: Exploring the Curriculum with Google Expeditions
Description
Drop by and see how we use VR in the classroom using Google Expeditions to get outside the four walls of the learning space and help students relate and connect more deeply and completely to the curriculum they are learning by using virtual reality as part of our STEAM program.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn the basics of using VR with students including required equipment, searching Google Expeditions for content, and classroom strategies for implementation.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will understand the difference between “leading” and “following” an Expedition as well as using background information and differentiated questions provided within the application.

Standards
Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences (ISTE Student Standard)

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Speakers
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Elizabeth Armstrong

Teacher/Tech Coach, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
High School ELA Teacher (10 years), 5 years in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom. 4 years presenting PD for GSuite/Chromebook/PowerSchool, MA EdTech.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Deploy iOS Hands-On Workshop by the CUE Deployment Squadron
Note: Additional paid workshop registration is required. Members can purchase this workshop via the Spring CUE 2019 Conference registration. 


Description
Attendees of this session will have hands-on experiences in deploying iOS Devices, configuring a free MDM and filter to support 1:1 and mass deployments. Join CUE IT experts that deploy over 40,000 devices a year in their districts for a workshop dedicated to technology managers that deploy iPad in schools and districts of all sizes.

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

Google Workshop for Educators (Intermediate/Advanced)
Note: Additional paid workshop registration is required. Members can purchase this workshop via the Spring CUE 2019 Conference registration.


Description
The Intermediate/Advanced Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways the Google Suite for Education can be leveraged 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. GWE presenters are Google Certified Innovators or Google Certified Trainers who share ways they’ve implemented tools such as Google Docs, Slides, Forms, Sites, and more.

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Jody Green

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


Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:00am

CaliforniaStreaming Photo Gallery
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. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. Once Search.

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 3:30pm
TBA

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Enjoy personal conversations and face time with your favorite educational companies and organizations inside the expansive CUE Exhibit Hall. Roam around and discover new features, special offers, and amazing insight into the platforms and devices you use (or want to use) in your classroom. Not sure what to do when you see a booth that catches your eye? Walk up, introduce yourself, and simply ask a question or give some feedback. Take advantage of this annual personal connection time and walk away full of information and intel worth sharing!

Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 3:30pm
Oasis 1 Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Bring computational thinking into any classroom using Microsoft MakeCode and Hacking STEM
Pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking, and decomposition are core thinking skills that apply to any subject. Come see how to integrate these components into any content area with Microsoft MakeCode projects and Hacking STEM lessons - low cost, hands-on activities that engage students immediately.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Connect Math and Science Through Creativity
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on Friday, at 7:15 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session. 


Description: Experience an interdisciplinary math and science lesson as Apple Distinguished Educators share how the new Everyone Can Create learning materials help students observe, synthesize, and share learning through creative expression. A Numbers spreadsheet becomes the canvas for visualizing data through drawing, and a promotional video comes to life in Clips.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

CUE Booms
Let's start Friday with a BOOM. See six CUE members each share their unique and inspirational 3-minute message. We love the idea of starting the day with passionate members firing us up for a great day of learning. Get ready to be inspired and yell BOOM with Ann Kozma and the CUE Boomers!

Moderators
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Ann Kozma

Flipgrid

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Design Thinking Integration for the 6-8 Humanities (Art/ELA/History) Classroom
Description
Have you been searching for ways to incorporate innovation, making & design thinking into your students’ daily learning, but are struggling to find a way to get started? In this hands-on session, presenters will share resources that will help you easily create your own engaging, standard-based design-thinking lessons for a middle school ELA, History or Art class.


Learning Outcome #1
At the end of the session, participants will be able to implement new strategies to intentionally integrate design thinking & grade level standards in order to engage students in their learning.


Learning Outcome #2
At the end of the session, participants will be able to leave with ideas and lessons on building empathy and incorporating real-world problems while hitting grade level standards and curriculum.


Standards
ISTE Standard 4: Innovative Designer Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions

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Speakers
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Elizabeth Steele

Teacher, 6th and 7th grade History, San Marcos Unified School District
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Heidi Kniseley @heidi_kniseley

Art/Inquiry Teacher, San Marcos Unified School District
Visual Art

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Designing an Energy Bar: Engineering in Middle School Science
Description
Experience a unit of instruction in which students take on the role of a food engineer and design a health bar for rescue workers and the victims of a natural disaster. In response to a "formal" RFP, students will utilize a digital simulation and the iterative design process to meet all criteria in the RFP, and submit a successful proposal.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to understand how engineering and design fits into a 6-8 science curriculum, and will be able implement an engineering and design activity into their classroom

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to better speak to the engineering and design process and how it relates to science education and digital citizenry

Standards
ETS1-1: Engineering Design, ETS1-2: Engineering Design, ETS1-3: Engineering Design, ETS1-4: Engineering Design

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Amplify

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of their students. Amplify serves more than three... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Empowering ELLs in the Google Age
Description
Get your ELLs speaking and writing more through these highly engaging, low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies that support academic language development. Using Google Cultural Institute, StreetView, and YouTube, these lessons allow students to practice high-level cognitive skills while considering the world from different perspectives.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn strategies and lesson designs that create an environment that promotes cultural and linguistically relevant learning and teaching.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will explore and be able to plan for a variety of English Language Development lesson designs that build upon students’ assets while strengthening their speaking and writing skills

Standards
ISTE-E.5a -- Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

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Speakers
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Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Abby is an ed-tech evangelist and proud member of the MERIT14 cohort. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available resources to help students construct learning whether it be through LEGOs, drama or baking. She is excited and committed... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Flipgrid + Anchor, A Dynamite student sharing combo!
Description
Students will share more through audio than they ever would digitally. In this session, learn how to use two awesome tools, Flipgrid and Anchor, to make student learning a cooperative and engaging experience. You will walk away with ideas on how to integrate both of these awesome tools into your toolbelt with lesson demos and integration ideas.

Learning Outcome #1
Implement a Flipgrid Topic in class for reflection and feedback, using built in rubrics, and with students responding to each other.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will produce their first classroom podcast, with a brief explanation about what it is, how they will be using it, and applications to use this tool throughout the year.

Standards
Speaking and Listening k-12, mostly #2

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Speakers
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Tom Covington

Technology Integration Specialist, Bassett Unified School District
Tom Covington is a Tech TOSA and Podcaster from Cerritos, CA. He loves tech and learning, and is geeky about getting others to love tech too! His sessions are full of hands-on learning and play, and he is always there for support, encouragement and to answer any questions! | | Certifications... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Globally Exchanging and Communicating: PURPOSE DRIVEN Writing with Technology
Description
Participants will engage in an interactive presentation highlighting technology-based approaches for globally exchanging and communicating writing. See examples of how PURPOSE DRIVEN technology expands student writing beyond classroom walls to communicate and exchange ideas. Examples of student work and a bank of digital resources will be available to participants.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will expand their repertoire of interactive tools for sharing and publishing student writing within and beyond the classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will experience how PURPOSE DRIVEN technology utilizing a variety of interactive writing tools provides students with authentic voice and choice.

Standards
ISTE 7a Use digital tools with learners of various backgrounds and cultures to broaden perspectives and knowledge.

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Speakers
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JoAn M Strasser Durrin

Cotsen Mentor / Teacher, Rowland Elementary
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LaDonna Guzman

4th-5th Combo teacher, Rowland Unified
I am passionate about teaching. I am equally passionate about students seeing purpose in their learning. I am dedicated to using technology to break down the walls of the classroom, so that student work can be effectively shared with a global audience.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Goodbye Paper! These are the Journals You're Looking For!
Description
Goodbye paper! Hello Apps! Come learn how you can use digital interactive journals for inquiry-based lessons to increase creativity and engagement across the curriculum. Going digital with journals supports a blended learning environment, helps students take ownership of their learning, and reduces the clutter!

Learning Outcome #1
By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of: How digital journals can be used across the curriculum to teach the standards. How to create and implement digital journals for both teachers and students.

Learning Outcome #2
By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of: How digital journals can be used with integrated learning.

Standards
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. (ISTE Standards for Students)

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Speakers
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Claudette Pantney

Instructional Coach, Pomona USD
I have been teaching for the past 20 years in Pomona, CA. Currently, I am an Instructional Coach and a Technology Teacher Lead for a K-6 school. I mentor teachers in the area of reading, math, science, and tech integration. I also oversee the student leadership teams. I teach robotics... Read More →
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Anita Thompson

Teacher, Clark County School District
I am a Robotics Facilitator in the Clark County School District. I am Google Certified Educator and an Apple Teacher. I have been teaching for nine years. Six of those years have been in Clark County School District. I am very passionate about technology and computer science at the... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Got Dig Cit?
Description
Are you looking to take your digital citizenship to the next level? Have your students become ambassadors of #DigCit, create their own products and share them with students, teachers, parents, and even the WORLD. In this session, we will build on resources like Common Sense and Google’s Be Internet Awesome.

Learning Outcome #1
By the end of the session, teachers will begin to gamify Digital Citizenship with engaging games from Common Sense Media and Google’s Be Internet Awesome.

Learning Outcome #2
By the end of this session, teachers will have practical ideas of how to implement Digital Citizenship into their curriculum by having students create products and share them with others.

Standards
ISTE Standard 3 - Citizen: Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.

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Speakers
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Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong
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Norma Gamez

McCabe Union Elementary School District

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

How to Start Making PBL, Great PBL
Description
How can PBL be a fulfilling experience that is as energizing for teachers as it is for all students, regardless of their background? Let’s experience how technology can take High Quality PBL (HQPBL) teaching and learning to the next level.

Learning Outcome #1
Learn high quality PBL practices and expand awareness for how to help to leverage free & fee based technology to create more equitable access to HQPBL via technology.

Learning Outcome #2
Discover how typically underserved students are engaging in powerful high quality project-based experiences and examine projects they have done.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators, 5b, Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

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Speakers
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Rich Dixon

Director of Online Learning, Buck Institute for Education
Rich is deeply involved and active in the EdTech community as a thought leader, keynote presenter, and workshop facilitator. He has been on the faculty of three schools of education teaching the instructional technology course, including his current role within the graduate school... Read More →
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Michael Niehoff

Michael Niehoff is currently a Career Technical Education Manager at the College of the Sequoias. He has been a secondary educator for 27 years as a teacher, advisor, director of activities, learning director and principal. After several years in the media industry, he became an educator... Read More →

Partners

Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Implementing a STEAM Model: Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid
Description
Learn how a low performing, low SES elementary school transformed to a district operated STEAM Academy. They will share lessons learned, the impact on the school culture as they implemented core instruction around the NGSS and Project Based Learning, and their experience on redesigning classrooms on a limited budget.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to use the information gained to begin to implementing a STEAM Model, 5E NGGS lessons and Project Based Learning in their classrooms and school. Participants will walk away with plans and resources to implement in their classroom the next day.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will gain knowledge of the transformative impact the STEAM model has had in changing school culture, student performance (both in academics and specifically in 21st century learning skills), parent engagement, and the development of community partnerships.

Standards
ISTE 5b - Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

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Speakers
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Andrea Fuentes

4th grade teacher, Sylvan STEAM Academy
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Mary Kelley

1st Grade Teacher, Sylvan STEAM Academy
I’m a 1st grade teacher at a local public elementary school. We’ve recently transformed our neighborhood school into a STEAM Academy with an amazing group of innovative teachers. We are interested in PBL, technology integration, and 21st century skills.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Integrated and Designated ELD Opportunities with NGSS (A Sample Lesson)
Description
Explore how ELD standards can support NGSS by walking through a model 3rd grade lesson. This model lesson includes unpacking some ELD standards to guide opportunities for integrated and designated ELD. The lesson demonstrates how ELD standards can lead to meaningful scaffolds (i.e. sentence frames).

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will see how ELD standards play a role in supporting NGSS. The lesson designing process will be modeled to show how ELD standards are unpacked to support the language production needed for an NGSS performance expectation. The unpacked ELD standards also play a role in integrated ELD and designated ELD.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will see student examples (videos and written work) from the model 3rd grade NGSS/ELD lesson. They will hear how the lesson was adjusted for students with disabilities and launched in an inclusive learning environment.

Standards
NGSS Standard: 3-PS2-3 Ask Questions to determine cause and effect relationship of electric or magnetic interactions between two obkects not in contact with each other. ELD Standards: PI.3.9 PI.3.5 PII.3.6

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Integrating Educational Technology in the Redeveloped CalTPA, Pre-service Teacher Support
Description
The Commission’s newly redeveloped California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) will begin full implementation in the summer/fall of 2018. The redeveloped CalTPA will require, based on the updated Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), that all teacher candidates demonstrate that they are able to integrate educational technology, in their lesson planning, instruction, and assessments, within their student teaching or intern teacher placement.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will develop an understanding of the redeveloped CalTPA, how educational technology is integrated in the updated Teaching Performance Expectations. (TPEs)

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn about the up and coming technology support workshops that will be available to teacher candidates, university faculty, school district master and supervising teachers.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Teachers 2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards S

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Speakers
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Wayne Bacer

Consultant, CTC
Dr. Wayne Bacer for the past 11 years, has been the lead TPA Consultant for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He spent 13 years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and has served as a site / district level technology mentor / coordinator. For 17... Read More →
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Amy Reising

Director of Performance Assessment Development, CTC
Amy Reising currently serves as the Director of Performance Assessment Development for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).She has extensive experience designing and implementing large scale performance assessment and exams programs in California. She is currently... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Let's Team Up! 6 Steps for building collaborative classrooms with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams offers multiple functions that reduce workload, increase efficiency, and bring groups of educators and students together in a collaborative environment like no other. Learn how to create a Team and use core features to bring your work into this digital hub.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Maker Space 2019 and Beyond!
Get Inspired to Start Making, Tinkering and Learning: Set up a Makerspace Today. Get real examples of these innovation hubs and how to leverage them to provide STEAM equity on every campus.

Speakers
Sponsors
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Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Math Rocks! Exploring the Elementary Standards of Mathematical Practice
Description
Make Math thinking visible! The Standards of Mathematical Practice ask that students engage with numbers in a whole new way! Let’s explore FREE online resources as well as Seesaw and Google Slides to support the development of the math practice standards while engaging young learners through play, inquiry, and authentic tasks.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify at least three free math-based web resources to use with students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will be able to use Seesaw as a way to curate and collect student math content, including audio, video, and visual mathematical displays.

Standards
Standards of Mathematical Practice: CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1-8

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Speakers
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Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Mindful Integration: Creating a Mindful Classroom Through Design Thinking Experiences
Description
Wrap your mind around mindfulness while developing ways to incorporate literacy and design-thinking. Extend your mindful lesson by proposing design-thinking challenges where students will use empathy, problem-solving and growth mindset to design solutions.

Learning Outcome #1
Take what they have learned and create a mindful classroom through conversations, literacy connections, and shared learning experiences that come through design thinking projects.

Learning Outcome #2
Understand what it means to be mindful. Leave with a list of resources that promote being mindful in the classroom. Leave with an understanding of what design thinking is and how to apply the extension activities in a learning space.

Standards
ISTE Standard: Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity NGSS Standard: Engineering and Design

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Speakers
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Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.
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Cathy Lachel

I am a 5th grade teacher in Poway. I love learning new ways to help students be successful - and to have fun doing it! I always enjoying hearing about new books to read to my students, or to have in my library. Great places to Mountain bike could also be an interesting topic of discussion... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

News Media Literacy in the Digital Age: Critical Thinking and Civic Engagement
Description
In this session, preliminary research findings will be shared related to News Media Literacy education and its connections to civic engagement. Participants will actively engage in a collaborative discussion on topic areas related to media literacy, news media literacy, and democracy in the age of social media. Resources and tools will be shared.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will have a better understanding of media literacy education in general and news media literacy in particular. This knowledge will support participants ability to engage with news media more effectively and to help build similar skills in their students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will leave with a curated list of tools and resources that will support both formal and informal teaching of media literacy skills with an emphasis on news media literacy.

Standards
ISTE-S: 3a, 3b, 3c,3d, and ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.8: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

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Speakers
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Catharine Reznicek

Ed Tech Specialist, Ventura County Office of Eeducaiton

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

O.M.G-Suite
OMG! Come join me for an interactive session where we will dive into various tools, tips and tricks on how use the G-Suite to empower and amplify student voice and choice.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

PIONEER: Help Students Ask Good Questions for Deep Learning
Description
Let’s explore good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Common Sense Media, Warren Berger’s work, and the Right Question Institute to deepen student engagement and understanding.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will: Consider what makes a good question--and a "more beautiful" question--and explore different methods of formulating good questions. They will experience an abbreviated version of the Right Question Institute’s process for helping students get to good questions for research.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will: Make the link between good questions and effective search terms and learn about and see a variety of online tools for evaluating search results.

Standards
ISTE Standards empowered learner and knowledge constructor are addressed in the thoughtful development of good questions and finding, considering, and developing good answers through brainstorming and online searching.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Start a Coding Club
Sessions and workshops are first come, first served. Adding the session or workshop to your Sched does not guarantee a spot in the session or workshop. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.


Description
Interested in starting a code club at your school? Join us as we share best practices for organizing a coding club and explore teaching resources for Scratch, HTML, Python, and more! You'll also learn about the Code Club community, which supports educators leading code clubs across the world.

Learning Outcome #1
Learn about free resources available to support students in learning coding through a project-based learning approach.

Learning Outcome #2
Experience a coding session as a participant and discuss facilitation strategies to support their Code Club environment.

Standards
Code Club encourages young learners to use technology to solve problems (4a-5d), express themselves creatively (6a-d), and have fun. The content in the program is project-based and gives students agency over their learning journey (1a-d) while teaching concepts of computational thinking (5a-d).

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Speakers
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Andrew Collins

Educator Training Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Andrew Collins leads educator training programs for the Raspberry Pi Foundation in North America. He's passionate about connecting with educators interested in digital making, engaging youth in technology, and hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

The Inventor’s Guide to the Future: the Power of Tinkering
Description
Come, have fun, learn and enjoy this dynamic presentation! You will get practical insights for the transformation of classrooms to hotbeds of inventive ways to explore a wide range of curricular topics using innovative and inexpensive technology that is appropriate for grades 3 and up.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn how to have students build interactivity into class projects across the curriculum.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will see how almost any computer can be linked to dynamic projects in unique ways.

Standards
Cuts across spectrum of NGSS, Common Core, and ISTE standards

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Speakers
avatar for David Thornburg

David Thornburg

Director of Education, 1010 Technologies
Have worked in the field of educational technology since 1981, written numerous books, consulted for schools and government agencies, invented educational technologies, and am currently Director of Education for Polar3D. I have taught part time at Stanford University, University of... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

What's Up, (Hyper)Doc?
Description
In this hands-on session, you will experience firsthand how HyperDocs can transform the learning experience and increase engagement for your students (staff too!). Following the HyperDoc Cycle of Learning, you will interact with a HyperDoc as you explore curated resources and learn about shifts you can start making Monday morning.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to gain a firsthand experience of blended learning lesson design by getting hands-on with a HyperDoc, as well as walk through the HyperDoc Cycle of Learning through the eyes of a learner (student or staff).

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will gain and understanding of the need for instructional shifts in the cycle of learning we use in our classroom (and our adult learners) and how packaging learning experiences into HyperDocs creates a more student-centric experience.

Standards
ISTE Educator Standard 5c: Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

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Speakers
avatar for Nicole Beardsley

Nicole Beardsley

Equity TOSA, Campbell Union School District
Nicole is an Equity TOSA in the Campbell Union School District (located in the San Jose area). Nicole is passionate about student-centric learning, especially through HyperDocs, high quality professional development for educators, and #AllMeansAll mindset. Nicole is a Google Certified... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

The CUE Escape Experience
Meet on the Convention Center Esplanade at the iSchool Initiative Bus for a quick orientation for the challenge. Teams will depart for the Exhibit Hall, promptly, 5 minutes after the orientation.


Participants will engage in an active learning experience, working in teams and competing against other conference attendee's to be the first to "escape". After participating in this experience, you will leave with ideas on how to develop problem solvers in your district, design engaging professional learning activities, and learn about innovative ed-tech solutions levering the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
PSCC Esplanade 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

CUE Rock Star - Office 365 Edition
Description
All the awesomeness of CUE Rock Star in the Microsoft environment. Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed. STEM, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Master Trainer, will guide you through hands-on experience with incredible free tools from Microsoft! Learn how Sway, OneNote, PowerPoint, Sway, Photos and Forms can engage your students, enhance your lessons and elevate your scores! Rock out with Microsoft! Participants need to bring in their own device.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Dunbar

Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN Award for #CultivateWorldLiteracy... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

CUE Rock Star Jam Session - EL Edition
Description
Come rock out with our CUE Rock Star Educators in our classic PD offering. If you’ve never been to a CUE RocK Star Camp, you can get a sample of amazing hands on learning that’s a CUE classic for good reason.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →
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Katherine Goyette

Educational Technology and Integrated Studies Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. Katherine holds professional learning sessions for teachers, coaches, and administrators regarding pedagogically sound EdTech integration in the classroom, computer... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Digitize Your Documentation
Description
Come explore digital tools to support pedagogical documentation. Explore Google Keep, Name Those Docs!, docAppender (including Google Forms), Google Slides/Sites, Google Drive Mobile Device App and Google Sheets. This session will include demonstrations, walk-throughs, and time to explore & customize. We will also discuss best practices for each model.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to pick an appropriate tool to document student learning.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be comfortable using at least one technology tool to support pedagogical documentation.

Standards
Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

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Speakers
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Jen Giffen

Digital Literacy Consultant, York Region DSB
Jen Giffen: Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, mother of three, and up for just about anything. Jen is a believer that you have time to do anything you want - you just need to make time. Former player of the game of school, she now seeks to ensure... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Get InFORMed: Using Google Forms to Get Data You Want
Description
Google Forms- a powerful tool for gathering data, but only if the data truly informs. In this beginner session future inFORMers will... learn about qualitative and quantitative data... write questions that work to get the needed information... create a form... dip into working with the data in Sheets using extensions.

Learning Outcome #1
Create a Google Form with at least five questions that will purposefully inform.

Learning Outcome #2
Sort and filter the data in Google Sheets, and add a useful extension to further understand their data.

Standards
For Coaches: Professional Development and Program Evaluation -Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs that result in a positive impact on student learning. -Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Solve the CODE for teaching the 4Cs through computer programming.
Description
Learn how coding can foster critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration. Come prepared to set up your class at CODE.org and do a little coding yourself. It’s a great tool for technology buddies. 5th grade student mentors will be available to assist you.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will have a better understanding of what coding is and how students can develop the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) through programming. They will be able to navigate through the Code.org website and determine which level of programming is best suited for their students (ages and abilities).

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be ready to implement Code.org courses with their students. They will participate in an unplugged activity, complete several lessons of a course of their choice, experience paired-programming, and set up their class and be ready to launch it with students when they return to their classroom.

Standards
Each lesson addresses multiple standards: (Sample from Course A Lesson1): Common Core English Language Arts Standards RL - Reading Literature SL - Speaking & Listening Common Core Math Standards G - Geometry MD - Measurement And Data MP - Math Practices CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards AP - Algorithms & Programming Next Generation Science Standards ETS - Engineering in the Sciences

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Speakers
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Karen Locke

Educational Technologist, Linfield Christian School
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Karen Vogt

5th Grade Teacher (Science/Math), Temecula Valley USD
kvogt@tvusd.k12.ca.us | I have four children (11 year-old twins), 16, 23 (married and student teaching) | I've taught middle school 6th - 8th grade (math and science). | I was a Technology TOSA. | I am currently a K-5 (just haven't taught 3rd or 4th grade).

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Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Learning A-Z: Blended Learning with a Balanced Literacy Framework
Description
Using the differentiated and multi-digital format of the Blended Learning's Flex Model, Learning A-Z's RAZ Plus provides teacher resources with a digital platform to customize the literacy needs of each student with a Balanced Literacy framework of instruction.

Learning Outcome #1
At session's end, the attending will learn about Learning A-Z' and RAZ Plus digital, printable and projectable resources that help with a Blended Learning integrated classroom and a Balanced Literacy Framework with differentiation for whole class, small groups, or individual students

Learning Outcome #2
As per this session, attending will walk away with the knowledge how Learning A-Z and RAZ Plus satisfy not only NGSS, CCSS and the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators but how to meet the unique instructional needs of all K-6 students in a Blended Learning classroom.

Standards
Teachers as Facilitators, ISTE for Educators 6, specifically 6b working together with ISTE for Students 3, specifically 3C.

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Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z® is a literacy-focused PreK–6 education technology provider. Our products blend traditional teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources to make teaching more effective and efficient, and learning more informed and proactive. Our products include: Raz-Plus... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

A POSTER SESSION STRAND POWERED BY: Computer Science Learning Network
Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Beatboxing with Arduino: It's bits and bots and bits and bots
Description
In this poster session, participants will be engaged with different Arduino projects including smart cars and fun maker designs. Throughout the poster session, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the Arduino and how it can be introduced into the classroom for amazing physical computing and maker projects.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of the session, participants will be able to have a clearer understanding of the power of the Arduino microcontroller. They will be able to understand what a microcontroller is and how they are an integral part of bringing physical computing into the classroom environment. They will have a firm understanding of how the Hyperduino shield works with the Arduino and how it helps minimize the challenges of breadboards and resistors to allow for more direct student creations.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of the session, participants will be presented with multiple formats and programming styles to introduce the Arduino into the classroom. By introducing Snap, Scratch, mBlock, iForge, and the Arduino IDE environments, they will understand that many languages are scaleable and allow for low threshold yet high ceiling outcomes in relation to lessons and student projects.

Standards
ISTE Educator Standard 5 Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

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Speakers
avatar for David Platt

David Platt

David identifies himself as a husband, father, and Edtech Evangelist. David is a teacher and technology trainer at Covina High School. He has served in Covina-Valley Unified for 16 years. During that time he has been a model classroom teacher, technology mentor and trainer, and assisted... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

California Computer Science Standards: What You Need to Know!
Description
Did you know California now has Computer Science Standards? Come and talk to some of the writers of these standards, and get some ideas on how you might implement them in your district, school, or classroom.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be introduced to the Computer Standards for grades K-12 that were recently adopted by the California Department of Education.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will know where to find the California Computer Science Standards and leave with some ideas on how these might be implemented in a district, school site, or classroom.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators California K-12 Computer Science Standards

Speakers
avatar for Myra Deister

Myra Deister

Teacher, Sunny Hills High School
I am a Computer Science and Math Teacher at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, CA. I am a CUE Board member, leader of the CUE CS Learning Network and the Vice President of the Education Chapter of the Alumni Association for Cal State Fullerton. Additionally, I am a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology & Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Smita is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day school after a decade with Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) where she pioneered many programs as the first Educational Technology TOSA in the district, including the PAUSD Code Fest, 1:1 iPads... Read More →
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Bryan Twarek

Computer Science Program Administrator, SFUSD
I'm working to expand CS education, from pre-K to 12th grade, to all students in San Francisco public schools.

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Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Coding for all Kids
Description
The poster session will describe and demonstrate how Coding and Robotics is used in the community with Girl Scouts, including girls with significant disabilities, to increase motivation in STEAM activities.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to list at least two Coding/Robotics packages and how to use them across Science, Math, Language Arts, and Visual/Performing Arts curricular areas (STEAM) with students ages 6-18.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to list at least three reasons to use Robotics/Coding with students in elementary, JHS, and HS, in community based programs such as Girl Scouts, and with students of all ability levels, including Students with Special Needs and EL learners.

Standards
Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

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Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

STEM for Girls: Tech Trek, Tech Savvy and STEMpacks
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. Added bonus: STEMpacks, STEM curriculum for girls.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of the session participants will be able to understand and explain Tech Trek, Tech Savvy and AAUW STEMpacks to fellow staff, students and parents.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of the session participants will be able to locate Tech Trek and Tech Savvy programs in their district or school locations and make the contacts needed to involve girls in these programs.

Standards
Tech Trek and Tech Savvy programs address a number of the ISTE Standards for participating girls. One standard addressed throughout these programs is:
3. Knowledge Constructor
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

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Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

What Does Computer Science Look Like in K-5?
Description
Does your school participate in the Hour of Code or have a coding club? That’s great, but did you know that computer science is more than just coding? Come learn about elementary computer science (coding and beyond) and see how it can be integrated into the elementary school day.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to articulate how computer science is more than just coding.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave the session with strategies to integrate computer science into the elementary school day.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators: 2 Effective teaching and learning Strategies - Computer Science Educators demonstrate effective content pedagogical strategies that make the discipline comprehensible to students. California K-5 Computer Science Standards

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Sedgwick

Vicky Sedgwick

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Winnetka, CA
#csk8 Twitter Chat Moderator | CSTA (Computer Science Teacher's Association) K-8 Board Representative

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Friday March 15, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Adding Digital Ingredients to Feed ALL Hungry Readers and Writers
Description
Looking for ways to cook up reading and writing instruction using technology in your classroom? This session has the ingredients to spice up and feed those hungry students through the use of authentic audience, choice and timely, easy feedback.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to implement a workflow in their own classroom to get students reading and writing on a more frequent basis.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to evaluate their own practices and determine if students are truly engaged through 4Cs and UDL.

Standards
This session will hit Common Core Standards: RL 1-6, W 4-7 SL 4-5, but also focus digital literacies needs and on strategies that hit all learners (4Cs and UDL)

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Speakers
avatar for Kristina Allison

Kristina Allison

Teacher, Chilton


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Administrator’s Handbook for Shifting Math Culture
Description
Transform the math culture at your site by experiencing a classroom that’s rich with the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and Positive Norms for a Growth Mindset culture. Gain free tools to observe teachers, have meaningful conversations, and push their practice and performance, and save money with free open education resources.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to provide their staff with the best proven resources and tools for an engaging math classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to observe, assess and reflect on the math practices and norms for positive math culture with their teachers.

Standards
SMP 5 Use appropriate tools strategically.

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Speakers
avatar for Cristina Bustamante

Cristina Bustamante

STEAM/Tech TOSA, Alum Rock School District
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Ed Campos

Bootstrap Trainer & Social Media Outreach, Brown University
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Anonymous Peer to Peer Evaluations
Description
Learn how using technology with peer to peer evaluations increase learning and saves you time! It is okay to step back and have students learn more independently; allowing the student to discover knowledge for him or herself can be very powerful. And one way that many students learn well, is from one another.

Learning Outcome #1
Compare current classroom feedback practices to presentation, appraise the effectiveness of current classroom feedback practices, and justify supporting peer feedback as a tool for learning.

Learning Outcome #2
Develop student support skills on how to give and receive critical feedback using rubrics, devise examples of quality feedback, and evaluate computer programs available to assist in peer to peer learning events.

Standards
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards Production and Distribution of Writing 5.) Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach 6.) Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others

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Speakers
avatar for Terri Rodman

Terri Rodman

Education Services and Design, Education Premise LLC
Hello Everyone - Terri Parker Rodman | I'm a veteran teacher/instructional designer dedicated to getting teachers and technology together. I provide quality research (geek alert!) for teachers and administrators expecting rigorous tech design to work in the classrooms. Member of KERN... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Before Clicking "I Accept": Protecting Student Data Privacy
Description
Teachers and administrators are increasingly making informed educational decisions based on student data. While this data provides a wealth of information, and new technologies can meaningfully disaggregate the data, there is an inherent risk associated with data storage/sharing. Join us for a conversation about protecting our students by protecting their data.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to explain the importance of protecting student data as education continues to use data to inform instruction. They will also be able summarize the key points of federal laws concerning the protection of student data privacy, and what many districts and education vendors are doing to remain compliant.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to access resources to continue the conversation at the school site or district level to ensure that all parties involved in the education process are aware of and adhering to Student Data Privacy laws. Furthermore, participants will be able to read and interpret the fine print regarding student data online, identify potential issues, and be prepared to address issues should they arise.

Standards
ISTE Educator3d: Educators model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy. Administrator5: Administrators model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical, legal issues and responsibilities related to an evolving digital culture. 5BPromote, model, establish policies for safe, legal ethical use of digital information and technology.

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Speakers
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Kathy Cambra

Technology Site Assistant, Manteca Unified School District
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Kristen Messer

Tech Coordinator/Teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Kristen is an educator with over 25 years’ experience in primary grades and in high school. She is also the technology coordinator in Manteca Unified, a 1:1 district with nearly 24K students and 1200 teachers. Kristen is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Surface Master Trainer... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Building Math Mindsets- Cotsen
Description
When you mention math, do students run for the hills? Come learn how to thoughtfully integrate technology with a Growth Mindset to help lower math anxiety, drive student engagement, deepen understanding and empower young mathematicians!

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will leave empowered to take charge of math instruction in their classroom. We will obliterate the long-held notions that some people aren't 'math people', and instead drive teachers to embrace the Growth Mindset in math in order to make the subject accessible more and enjoyable for all students.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will walk away with a full toolbox, ready to transform their classroom the very next day. New teaching tools such as 3-Act Math Tasks, Clothesline Math, Number Talks, Estimation180 and SolveMe Mobiles will drive teachers to be invigorated and excited for math instruction!

Standards
ISTE Standards for Students 5. Computational Thinker Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

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Speakers
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Kristy Andre

Connect Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Join @LaurenMStein and I at "A Coaching Toolkit" on Friday at 10:45am!

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Chrome My Gosh 2.0
If you liked our 2018 session, you will love what are sharing today!  Are you ready to learn about some new must-have Chrome Extensions? Come learn how to leverage extensions to help students, educators and administrators. These extensions will help differentiate, bridge gaps, and improve digital workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Hans Tullman

Hans Tullman

STEAM Technology Specialist, Castle STEAM Academy
EdTech Coach | Educator | Speaker | GCEducator 1 + 2 | #KernCUE Director | LSG Teacher of the Year | #KITTchat | Music making, video editing, running, hiking, traveling, Christian, husband, and father.
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Sheryl Brennan

Academic Coach for Technology, Lamont School District
I am the Academic Coach for Technology for Lamont School District, where I assisted with the implementation of G Suite and the deployment of over 3000 Chromebooks. I have a huge passion for Computer Science, and it is my goal to see computational thinking skills implemented in all... Read More →
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Monica Daniel

Vice-Principal, McFarland Middle School | I am an educator who is a Google Certified Trainer and loves the world of Educational Technology. I have taught in the elementary school setting, worked with students in grades TK-12 with technology and currently a middle school Vice Principal... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Digital Storytelling with Google Tour Builder
Description
Every story has a place. Every place has a story. Come see a tool that helps your students tell a story with a real geographic setting. It's free, it's fun, and everyone can do it.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of our session, participants will be able to use Google Tour Builder to tell a digital story using real world locations.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of our session, participants will be able to use Google Tour Builder to create a geographical timeline.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Students 6a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

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Speakers
avatar for Mark Hall

Mark Hall

Curriculum Specialist, Stockton Unified School District

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Digital Tools, Design Thinking, & Diving into a Future-ready Lesson
Description
We will engage in a technology enhanced lesson start to finish, while we also equip students with a design thinking mindset they'll need to be future ready! Experience: what might it look like to leverage technology throughout a lesson: i.e. for background knowledge, inquiry, research, creation, self-reflection & feedback.

Learning Outcome #1
Educators will be equipped to apply design thinking & an engineer's mindset to current lessons (across curriculum).

Learning Outcome #2
Leverage multiple methods of technology to increase student inquiry, voice, engagement & creation in daily lessons.

Standards
5c-Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District and as Adjunct Faculty for Foothill College/ Krause Center for Innovation. She directs the annual #CUEBOLD Symposium, spreading her passion for... Read More →
avatar for Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, SFUSD
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works for San Francisco Unified School District in the Department of Technology. In his role as the Program Administrator... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Don't Steal That! Copyright Friendly Resources for your Classroom
Description
Teachers and students don’t need to violate copyright laws by downloading resources from the internet without permission. Free to use images, music, and video for multimedia projects are plentiful. Learn what you can use, where to find it, and how to cite it.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will know what the options are when it comes to selecting images, music, and video from online sources to be used in their own work and/or student projects. They will be able to find and identify which online resources may be reused and how to cite them if necessary.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will understand the importance of teachers as role models for digital citizenship and will be able to exhibit legal and ethical behavior when using online resources.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Students 2: Digital Citizen Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. 2c. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

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Speakers
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Las Virgenes USD
Nancy is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and has a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Nancy is one of the hosts of the TLC.ninja podcast. She blogs... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Envisioning and Refining a STEM Program or Initiative for Administrators
Envisioning and Refining a STEM Program or Initiative for Administrators

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avatar for Lego Education

Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Every Student, Every Time
Description
Even a great lesson can fall short of being the RIGHT lesson for EVERY kid. In this dynamic session, we will design a lesson live, using UDL principles blended with the magic of EduProtocols to reach every learner in your class. Join us to see how this design mashup works!

Learning Outcome #1
Understanding how to integrate UDL into lesson design is the explicit focus of this session. Participants will be able to use UDL strategies when designing lessons for students including using the UDL 'brain' page as a guide when designing learning for students and end of lesson reflection for students on how they learned best.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to use UDL strategies to remove learning barriers for individual students. Participants will be able to identify student learning barriers and will have learned tips for removing them such as identify the need, and correlate that to the learning process that the learner will engage in. They will also understand how to design a lesson for specific learners. Lastly, they will have learned the value of making those options available for all students to choose from.

Standards
1. Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

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Speakers
avatar for Marlena Hebern

Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Office of Education
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. | Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com
avatar for Steven McGriff

Steven McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Everyone Can Create—Ignite Creativity with iPad
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on Friday, at 7:15 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session.
 

Description: Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad.

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

HyperLearning with HyperDocs: Empowering Students with Voice and Choice
Description
This session will provide a foundational understanding of HyperDocs for interactive, personalized, and student-directed learning in your classroom. We will share samples of how we use the principles of UDL, the 5 Es, and Hyperdocs to intentionally design digital lessons with depth and complexity for student choice and voice.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will develop a foundational understanding of the pedagogy and structure of Hyperdocs to empower student learning in the classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to access resources to intentionally design and create standards-aligned Hyperdocs for their content and curriculum.

Standards
ISTE Student Standards: 1 Empowered Learner - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals. 3 Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences.

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Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Shafer

Kathleen Shafer

EdTech ToSA, Saddleback Valley Unified S.D.
Experienced teacher (30 years), EdTech ToSA, Google Level 2 Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador. Presented “Capturing the Creativity and Curiosity of the K-2 Learner” at the National CUE in 2016, "Activating the Power of Seesaw with Blended Learning Experiences" at the National CUE... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Integrating Educational Technology in the Redeveloped CalTPA, Pre-service Teacher Support
Description
The Commission’s newly redeveloped California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) will begin full implementation in the summer/fall of 2018. The redeveloped CalTPA will require, based on the updated Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), that all teacher candidates demonstrate that they are able to integrate educational technology, in their lesson planning, instruction, and assessments, within their student teaching or intern teacher placement.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will develop an understanding of the redeveloped CalTPA, how educational technology is integrated in the updated Teaching Performance Expectations. (TPEs)

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn about the up and coming technology support workshops that will be available to teacher candidates, university faculty, school district master and supervising teachers.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Teachers 2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards S

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Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bacer

Wayne Bacer

Consultant, CTC
Dr. Wayne Bacer for the past 11 years, has been the lead TPA Consultant for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He spent 13 years as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and has served as a site / district level technology mentor / coordinator. For 17... Read More →
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Amy Reising

Director of Performance Assessment Development, CTC
Amy Reising currently serves as the Director of Performance Assessment Development for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).She has extensive experience designing and implementing large scale performance assessment and exams programs in California. She is currently... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Know your condiments! Level up your TOSA dishes.
Description
As a technology TOSA, how can you add value to your dishes? Enhance your TOSA recipes with the proper condiments! This session will focus on strategies designed to amplify the 4Cs (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) recipes and elevate your TOSA culinary skills. Let’s get cooking!

Learning Outcome #1
Utilize alternative approaches to enhance instructional technology in the classroom that benefit both teachers and students

Learning Outcome #2
Address challenges inherent in providing TOSA/tech coaching support

Standards
ISTE-C 2d: Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (e.g., critical thinking, metacognition, and self-regulation)

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Leverage the latest in personalized, digital learning to supercharge reading growth
Description
Teachers see it all the time: reading levels all over the map and disengaged students just “tapping through” the latest and greatest solution. See what happens when you combine the latest reading research with the best-in-class, personalized, game design. (Hint: Students are so engaged, they don’t even realize they’re learning.)

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avatar for Amplify

Amplify

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of their students. Amplify serves more than three... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

PBL Tools to Rock Your Projects and Promote Equitable Student Learning Experiences
Description
Looking for tips & tools to help you facilitate great Project Based Learning (PBL) and address equity? Join members of the Buck Institute for Education’s National Faculty as they share best practices to help all learners succeed. This panel will share tips organized around the Gold Standard PBL Teaching Practices.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be exposed to the Gold Standard PBL Teaching Practices as a framework for facilitating PBL that helps all learners succeed.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be exposed to free and fee tools to help make the Gold Standard PBL Teaching Practices.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators, 5b, Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.A.

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Speakers
avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

Director of Online Learning, Buck Institute for Education
Rich is deeply involved and active in the EdTech community as a thought leader, keynote presenter, and workshop facilitator. He has been on the faculty of three schools of education teaching the instructional technology course, including his current role within the graduate school... Read More →

Partners

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Planning the Future for California Educational Technology
Description
Come learn about CUE’s early work in legislative advocacy and the difference it has made, then join us as we discuss how lessons from the past can guide current priorities. Get the latest updates on state and national politics, legislation and funding relevant to CUE members.

Learning Outcome #1
Understand the CUE Legislative Advocacy Committee's role in advocating for policies and programs relevant to CUE members

Learning Outcome #2
Learn how they can participate in supporting key efforts and influence policies that will support professional development and technology use in schools.

Standards
N/A

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Speakers
avatar for John Cradler

John Cradler

Education Consultant, Educational Support Systems
Education technology policy, legislation, evaluation, and advocacy are my current speciality areas. I initiated the CUE legislative advocacy services in 1988. Since that time have been directly involved in developing, advising, and coordinating advocacy activities for over 20 State... Read More →
avatar for Ann Kruze

Ann Kruze

Retired Instructional Tech, School2Home
avatar for Bonnie Marks

Bonnie Marks

Ed Tech Advocate
Recently retired after a long career working with technology in California schools. Still learning new things, sharing with educators and advocating for ed tech.
avatar for Dr. Barbara Nemko

Dr. Barbara Nemko

Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Napa COE
Dr. Barbara Nemko has served as Napa County Superintendent of Schools since 1997. She was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to his Transition Team, Technology Task Force, Blueprint I and II Committees and “Kitchen Cabinet.” Before... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Powerschool Unified Classroom - saving teachers time to focus on instruction
Eliminate traditional tech silos and empower teachers to efficiently manage the entire instructional process. With the award-winning PowerSchool Unified Classroom™, student-centric technology connects the classroom and home.

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Saving Democracy: Educator's Survival Guide to Fake News Across the Curriculum
Description
Every student must be web literate. Research shows that the majority of our students are over confident about their research skills. A teacher’s role is more important than ever. This popular session provides step-by-step teaching tips for helping students think critically about internet information.

Learning Outcome #1
Audience will be challenged with search problems to compare results with advanced search skills.

Learning Outcome #2
Audience will be challenged to design an assignment in their content area that directly teaches students to be web literate

Standards
For Students: Empowered Learner Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process. Digital Citizen Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices. Innovative Designer Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant... Read More →
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director, Literacies, Outreach and Libraries, Encinitas Union School District
Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries at Encinitas Union School District. He is an advocate for extreme personalization of student learning through the integration of multiple literacies including media information literacy, design thinking, and social... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Streamline your Workflow 3.0: Free and Easy Tools for Teacher Leaders
Description
Sharing model tools from practicing educators to simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to identify at least one area where they could use their time more effectively and then minimally, create an account for a tool that will save them time, or ideally, learn how to use a tool more effectively by accessing personalization features. For instance, the settings of a particular application often go undervalued (like in the case of Google Chrome settings); and yet, if a participant can learn how to personalize those settings, seconds, and ultimately hours, can be shaved off of one's work, in order to spend more time face-to-face with students and other teachers.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to create and implement a time-saving professional task using an IFTTT recipe. IFTTT allows for integrations across hundreds of applications in simple, easy-to-use “recipes”. In this session, participants will walk away with a recipe that will work for them and save them time.

Standards
ISTE Administrator 2b. - Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning ISTE Administrator 3c. - Promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital age tools

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Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

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

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Student Journals: Scissors & Glue Sticks Not Required
Description
It’s time to bring student academic journals into the 21st Century. Explore Google online supports and Chromebook-friendly templates that will digitize and revolutionize your student’s subject-specific journals in writing and other core subjects.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session participates will be better able to use student digital journals to support core instruction in the areas of math, language arts, history and science using differentiated and Universally-Designed methods to encourage all learners in the classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be supplied with and acquainted with a variety of classroom-ready digital student journal templates supported by Google. Further, they will have explored how they are created and navigated.

Standards
Writing (CCSS W.7) Research to Build and Present Knowledge 7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. Corresponding College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standard 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Dean Butler

Dean Butler

Teacher, Pleasant Valley School District
Dean Butler is an Education Specialist with Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo, CA. As a proponent of Universally-Designed learning environments, Dean currently is participating in a pilot program for his District implementing a Learning Center model designed to provide... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Want to build an inclusive classroom? Learning Tools is your superpower
It is important for educators to design authentic activities that acknowledge and accommodate for all variations of learners. Learning Tools brings advanced accessibility options for a wide range of students with proven success in reading and writing achievement.

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

What’s New from Apple
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on Friday, at 7:15 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session. 


Description: Learn about the latest education tools and resources from Apple. Discover new iOS, macOS, and tvOS features for education. Find out how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. And see how the Classroom and Schoolwork apps make it easy to guide how students use devices and apps in the classroom and provide teachers valuable insight into each student’s progress."

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

#BuJo Meetup (What is BuJo anyway?)
Come and meet up with other bullet journalers and learn more about why BuJo is so amazing and how to use it for work and life!

Speakers
avatar for Cicely Day Butler

Cicely Day Butler

Fab Lab TOSA, West Contra Costa Unified School District
I am a teacher, maker, coach, photographer, mother, wife, sister, aunt and an all around awesome human being!


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Hilton Patio 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

The CUE Escape Experience
Meet on the Convention Center Esplanade at the iSchool Initiative Bus for a quick orientation for the challenge. Teams will depart for the Exhibit Hall, promptly, 5 minutes after the orientation.


Participants will engage in an active learning experience, working in teams and competing against other conference attendee's to be the first to "escape". After participating in this experience, you will leave with ideas on how to develop problem solvers in your district, design engaging professional learning activities, and learn about innovative ed-tech solutions levering the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
PSCC Esplanade 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

With Literacy and Learning for All
What does literacy and the 4 C’s look like across the curriculum? Whether you teach math, social studies, science, or English, we’ve got you covered! Come one, come all!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Biology & AVID Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Carlmont High School
Melissa Hero is biology and AVID teacher and technology coordinator at Carlmont High School. Melissa believes that good teaching requires strong pedagogy, and if used correctly, technology can enhance a lesson and student learning. Melissa teaches using the flip class model and... Read More →
avatar for Kristan Morales

Kristan Morales

Math Teacher/Tech TOSA, Chaparral High School Temecula Valley Unified
I'm a HS Math teacher,Tech TOSA and have my Masters Degree in Educational Technology and am a CTA Liaison to CA Math Council. I'm Google Certified and Leading Edge Certified. I am an Instructional Leadership Corps member with Stanford University and CTA where I provide Common Core... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Yung

Stacy Yung

Teacher, Irvine Unified School District
I am a Middle School History Teacher, Tech Coach, Google Certified Educator & Innovator, Apple Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and Flipgrid Teacher. I strongly believe in the power of student voice and am passionate about empowering students to be better citizens in the classroom, community... Read More →
avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →
avatar for Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong


Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Bring Coding to Life with Raspberry Pi
Sessions and workshops are first come, first served. Adding the session or workshop to your Sched does not guarantee a spot in the session or workshop. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.


Description
What is the Raspberry Pi computer and how can I use it with students? During this hands-on workshop, educators will learn about the emerging field of digital making and experience what makes the Raspberry Pi a powerful tool for bringing STEM and computer science learning to life.

Learning Outcome #1
By attending our workshop, educators will learn the pedagogy of digital making through a blend of project-based learning and computer science practice.

Learning Outcome #2
Educators will receive guided, hands-on experience with Raspberry Pi computers and experiment with a variety of physical computing projects. They will learn how to use Python to code with circuitry. They will also explore the idea of using computers as a material to create with.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Augustin

Dana Augustin

Educator Program Coordinator, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Dana Augustin supports the Raspberry Pi Certified Educator community in North America. She’s passionate about cultural diversity and equity. She enjoys painting, exploring new places, meeting new people, and eating great food.
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Andrew Collins

Educator Training Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Andrew Collins leads educator training programs for the Raspberry Pi Foundation in North America. He's passionate about connecting with educators interested in digital making, engaging youth in technology, and hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

CUE Live
CUE Live is the heartbeat of CUE Conferences. Members of CUE's Communication Committee conduct the interviews, which are a mix of pre-planned and spontaneous discussions with CUE Conference attendees, speakers, and notable personalities. CUE Live is broadcast to CUE's Facebook page, so CUE members can watch live during Fall and Spring CUE Conferences. Interviews are available to anyone with access to Facebook during and after the events!

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer Renaissance Hotel, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Bring Coding to Life with Raspberry Pi
Sessions and workshops are first come, first served. Adding the session or workshop to your Sched does not guarantee a spot in the session or workshop. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.


Description
What is the Raspberry Pi computer and how can I use it with students? During this hands-on workshop, educators will learn about the emerging field of digital making and experience what makes the Raspberry Pi a powerful tool for bringing STEM and computer science learning to life.

Learning Outcome #1
By attending our workshop, educators will learn the pedagogy of digital making through a blend of project-based learning and computer science practice.

Learning Outcome #2
Educators will receive guided, hands-on experience with Raspberry Pi computers and experiment with a variety of physical computing projects. They will learn how to use Python to code with circuitry. They will also explore the idea of using computers as a material to create with.

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Dana Augustin

Dana Augustin

Educator Program Coordinator, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Dana Augustin supports the Raspberry Pi Certified Educator community in North America. She’s passionate about cultural diversity and equity. She enjoys painting, exploring new places, meeting new people, and eating great food.
avatar for Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

Educator Training Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Andrew Collins leads educator training programs for the Raspberry Pi Foundation in North America. He's passionate about connecting with educators interested in digital making, engaging youth in technology, and hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

All Aboard for Early Learning Coding Success
Early Education STEAM Support

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avatar for Lego Education

Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Be a Better Principal: Lead by Example
Description
In this session, you will hear from a middle school principal who shares what works and what doesn't in making our schools great. You'll learn about being #bettertogether and prepare for the flood of #leadwild, forward-thinking flow. Change the way you admin. Be a better principal... lead by example.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will walk away with ideas that not only work to improve their admin life but are Monday-ready for implementation. They will learn about specific tech tools that make their daily routines easier in order to increase their kid-focused school life. They will be provided with time (both during the session and after) to play, practice, and grow together.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will not only hear about specific tech tools but will gain specific non-tech ideas to build community within their school sites. Topics like ball pits, blogging, holding #noofficeday, and reimagining how a principalship can create culture onsite.

Standards
All of the ITSE Standards for Administrators are covered within this session, especially Standard 1 (Visionary Leadership) and Standard 3 (Excellence in Professional Practice).

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Todd Feinberg

Todd Feinberg

Principal, Union School District
I'm a middle school principal who is heavily involved in keeping our parent, student, and teaching community informed on what's going on at our school. Also, I'm relentless in seeking out professional development opportunities and inviting my staff to join me in these adventures... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Bootstrap Algebra: Coding Videogames with Algebra
Description
Teach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this free Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Your students will program their own video game using code and Algebra(order of operations, linear equations, piecewise functions, compound inequalities, and distance formula).

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, teachers will be able to utilize the Bootstrap Circles of Evaluation to teach Order of Operations, Function Composition, and Domain/Range concepts along with a rich experience in the 8 mathematical practices.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, teachers will be able to utilize the cloud-based programming environment, WeScheme, to teach Geometric Transformations such as Translations, Dilations, Reflections, and Rotations.

Standards
Standard For Mathematical Practice #6: Look for and make use of structure

Session Resource Link

Speakers
avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Bootstrap Trainer & Social Media Outreach, Brown University
Ed is a Program Trainer for Brown University Computer Science departments' Bootstrap: Algebra curriculum. He also is the Bootstrap Social Media Outreach Coordinator. He has 13 years of experience as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Cultivating a Growth Mindset Culture at your School using Design Thinking
Description
Are you a principal or district leader feeling challenged with helping your teachers shift their practice to support a personalized learning model, while also leveraging the use of technology in their classrooms? Come learn how to practice a growth mindset, during our session, and walk away with ideas for helping your school or department embrace a growth mindset culture.

Learning Outcome #1
Define, practice, and reflect on growth mindset and how they might transform their own practice

Learning Outcome #2
Identify ways to get stakeholder buy in to shift the culture in your school, district or department towards that which embraces a growth mindset

Standards
3: Empowering Leaders create a culture where teachers and learners are empowered to use technology in innovative ways to enrich teaching and learning.

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Michael Bloemsma, Ed.D.

Program Administrator, Technology & Innovation, SFUSD
Dr. Michael Bloemsma has over 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. Michael works for San Francisco Unified School District in the Department of Technology. In his role as the Program Administrator... Read More →
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Julia Maynard

Teacher, SFUSD
Hello. I have been teaching sixth grade for twelve years. For the first six years, I was in a self-contained class and then taught history, English, and many various iterations of a tech class. Currently, I am a founding teacher at Willie L. Brown Middle School in San Francisco and... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Drive efficient school leadership coordination and reduce workload with Microsoft Teams and Staff Notebook
Administrators are called on to create and promote a digital age learning culture in their school systems but are often left without an effective tool kit. Staff Teams combined with Staff Notebooks offers time-saving, successful collaboration that is proven to reduce email churn and allow for positive staff interactions all year long.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Educational Eye Candy: 5 Brain-Friendly Google Drawings Activities
Description
The verbal/visual connection has huge brain benefits. Get students creating with what they’ve learned using these Google Drawings activities. You’ll learn how to create infographics, visual notes, interactive posters and more!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to encourage students to create visual products to demonstrate learning.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to implement brain-friendly practices using visuals in the classroom.

Standards
For Students: Creative Communicator Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

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Matt Miller

Author & Educator, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Formative Assessments That Go Beyond Multiple Choice
Description
In this hands-on session, participants will explore two free online tools that allow for multiple types of formative assessment. Both tools, Mentimeter and GoFormative, are cross-platform and easily accessible from any device and go beyond short-answer and multiple choice. Participants will create formative assessments that they can use immediately with both tools.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to identify the unique features of Mentimeter and GoFormative (that go beyond multiple choice and short answer formats)

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will create at least two formative assessments for use in gathering data in their work

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators #1a "....apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness ISTE Standards for Students #1c "use technology to seek feedback that informs and imporves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in variety of ways."

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Jenifer Cox

Technology TOSA, San Juan Unified School District
Go Tech! I am a lifelong learner and lover of technology, encouraging all people to embrace technology as a way to make their lives easier. Teaching for 23 years in Computer Science, Media Broadcasting, Science and Theatre taught me to work smarter, not harder.... which leads right... Read More →
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Nicole Naditz

Program Specialist, Instructional Technology, San Juan Unified School District
Passionate about planning for learning rather than for teaching, Nicole taught French to grades 3 through 12, including AP French Language for more than 24 years before transitioning to her current role as the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology K-12 for San Juan Unified... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Gaming as a Learning Platform: Minecraft in the Classroom
Description
We will explore the elements of Minecraft, why it is so engaging, and how it is being used in schools. If you're considering integrating Minecraft in your classes, come demystify the game and score some geek cred with your kids. You will come away with resources and further reading and video content you will thoroughly enjoy.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to select and plan curricular activities using Minecraft.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to explore further resources for bringing games like Minecraft into their classrooms.

Standards
ISTE Standard 5: Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. (applies to 5a, 5b, and 5c)

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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John has been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years. He was awarded an MA in Education and loves to dive deep into instructional design. In 2017 John was recognized as a finalist for California Teacher of the Year and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Global Civic Engagement: The Positive Side of Digital Citizenship
Description
Increase students' civic engagement through global digital citizenship. Learn how to incorporate research-based global pro-active digital citizenship into curriculum and instruction. Help your students become global citizen journalists and scientists.

Learning Outcome #1
Increase students' civic engagement through global pro-active digital citizenship.

Learning Outcome #2
Incorporate research-based global pro-active digital citizenship into curriculum and instruction.

Standards
Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

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Lesley Farmer

Professor and Program Coordinator, CSULB
Dr. Lesley Farmer coordinates the librarianship program at CSULB, and manages the CSU ICT Literacy project. Her research interests are digital citizenship, literacies, assessment, and collaboration. See her websites http://k12digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com and http://cyberfami... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Got Level 1?
Description
Interested in finding out more about Google Certification Level 1? This is your one stop shop for all the information in a quick session! We will cover all the basics and give some additional tips!!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to leave with a solid foundations of the expectations of the exam.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to leave with a network of people to seek advice and help from when preparing to take the exam.

Standards
set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

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Jen Rodgers

HMS Ed Tech & Science Teacher, Salinas Union High School District
8th Grade Science Teacher | HMS Educational Technologist | Monterey Bay CUE Board of Directors | Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2 | Harden STEAMpunk Academy Coordinator | RAFT Teacher Fellow

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

How to Become a Google Certified Educator!
This session will teach participants how to study for and pass the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. I will reference my Google Certified Educator Training HyperDoc to help guide participants preparation.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

It Doesn't Get Better Than This: EduInnovators Unite!
Description
San Diego's best educators share their 'one best thing' innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning. You're guaranteed to walk out of this session with your mind blown!

Learning Outcome #1
have a better understanding of ways in which technology can engage students in deeper, meaningful learning.

Standards
ISTE Teacher Standard 1 - Learner

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Laura Spencer

Executive Director of Innovation and Design, Del Mar Union School District
When I unwrapped that Commodore Vic-20 computer Christmas morning of my 3rd grade year, little did I know my destiny would be sealed. It wasn’t just a computer I received for Christmas; I received the freedom to create; to inquire; and to teach. I never looked back. From that moment... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

K-2 Chromebook Warriors
Description
Come create Chromebook Warriors. Participants will learn how to effectively utilize Chromebooks during daily instruction for primary students. This includes tech tools, teacher management tips, and interactive activities for young students. Come create a technology enriched environment with Chromebooks for your Littles!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to manage and use Chromebooks for effectively primary grade instruction in a 1:1 environment.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able integrate digital tools to create a technology enriched learning experiences in a primary classroom.

Standards
ISTE-T 2a: Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

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Bhavini Patel

Technology TOSA, PSUSD
Bhavini is a Technology TOSA for PSUSD. She is an Apple Teacher, Level 1 and 2 Certified Google Educator. She has taught both first grade and fifth grade.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Leroy's Big Idea
Four innovative classroom lesson ideas will be shared live with the audience and a panel of experts. All the Leroy Finalists have already won $1000 for their ideas. The audience and Leroy Finkel panel will vote for one of the lessons shared that will get an additional $1000 for their idea and a free trip to ISTE this Summer. Join the fun and see four great classroom ideas! CUE's Jon Corippo and Cate Tolnai will host a fun "Shark Tank" style lesson sharing session that will determine which BIG IDEA gets more funding.

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Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →
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Cate Tolnai

Director of Member Engagement, CUE
Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fifteenth 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 of Member Engagement... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

One-click Classroom Management: Teachers and IT Staff Save Time
Description
Join us to learn about classroom monitoring tools your teachers will actually use! Vision for Chromebooks saves teachers up to 10 minutes of instructional time per class with easy-to-use features that are controlled with the click of a button. IT benefits as well with automatic Google classroom integration and less time spent on teacher training and onboarding.

Learning Outcome #1
Learn how to use Vision for Chromebooks

Learning Outcome #2
Easily keep students safe and on-task in the digital classroom

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Kaitlin Trujillo

Senior Account Manager, Netop Tech, Inc
Kaitlin Trujillo is a former educator with 10 years of classroom experience. She has taught in both California and Oregon secondary English classrooms including ESL and reading intervention. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, a TESOL Certification, and spent 5 years working... Read More →

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Netop Vision

Easily monitor and modify student activity on computers with Vision classroom management software for Chrome and Windows. Keep students on-task by viewing student activity in real-time and redirecting attention with one click. With six million users worldwide, Vision helps teachers... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Putting UDL Into Practice with G Suite
Description
How do we meet the needs of all students? Dive deep into Universal Design for Learning, and use Dr. Novak’s UDL Progression Rubric and G Suite for Education to meet the needs of diverse learners. For tech-comfortable teachers who are looking to level up their instructional practices.

Learning Outcome #1
Use G Suite to create a few, targeted UDL lessons

Learning Outcome #2
Examine their current practices through the UDL Progression Rubric.

Standards
CA Math, Social Studies, and ELA Frameworks, The Equity and Access Chapters

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Rotate, Rotate, Switch
Description
Rotations and stations aren't just for elementary students! Come see how we utilize them for high school and middle students, to get students moving, collaborating, and discussing by creating stations and rotations. Learn quick and easy ways to modify your DBQs and other existing lessons plans.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of our session participants will be able to take the ideas they have learned and directly implement them into their classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
By the end of our session participants will be able to take their preconceived lessons and kick them up a notch, by re-imaging them to increase student engagement.

Standards
5b Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning. 5cExplore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

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Joel Carlisle

Social Science Teacher, La Habra High School
I am a social science teacher and soccer coach at La Habra High School. I am the Director of the Highlander Marketing and Business and a Nearpod Certified Educator. I have presented at FJUHSD EDTECH and helped present at OCCUE.
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Danielle Carlisle

Teacher, NLMUSD
I am a 6th grade teacher at Los Coyotes Middle School in NLMUSD. I am a Nearpod Pionear, Apple Certified Teacher, and my school's Tech Lead. I have presented at EdTech Teacher Summit, OCCUE Tech Fest and the NLMUSD Blended Learning Summit.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Student-Driven Coaching Cycles: Data Drives the Work
Description
Learn how focusing on students connects teacher and coach in a unified purpose. Experience components of a student-centered coaching cycle by analyzing authentic student work which will then be used to identify learning targets and instructional practices. Finally, hone your coaching moves after delving into a case study student.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will understand the value of using student work and data to drive coaching cycles rather than focusing on teacher moves.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will analyze student data to develop instructional practices linked to learning targets. They will hone their coaching moves by pinpointing specific strategies and tools to best support a case study student.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Coaching: #2 Teaching, learning, and assessments: Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students. #3 Digital age learning environments: Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.

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Pamela Rabin @pamrabin

Project Specialist Educational Technology, San Diego County Office of Education
I am a masters swimmer who loves ocean swimming, gardening, and traveling with my husband and family both locally and abroad. I have two daughters who practice the art form of disheveling my patience on a continuous basis--but whom I think I will keep. I have two ferocious shih-tzus... Read More →
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Julie Garcia

Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District
Julie Garcia has served 20 years as a math teacher and technology advocate for San Diego Unified School District implementing various technology based initiatives and instructional models while adhering to state standards. She recently served as a technology resource teacher where... Read More →
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Lauren Leathers

Instructional Technology Coach, SDUSD
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Claudja Van Orden

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Claudja Van Orden is a SDUSD Instructional Technology Resource teacher where she is in charge of collaborating with teachers in the integration of technology. Claudja’s love for technology started when she first started teaching as she managed the Triton and Patterns Project at... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Steinemann

Cheryl Steinemann

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Student-led Conferences for Student-centered Education
Description
How can we get students to take greater ownership of their learning and see how education supports their own goals? How can we better individualize instruction, promote reflection and growth, and create more authentic experiences? Come learn about student-led conferences, then design your own with our fail-proof plans and resources!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will have a plan to implement their own student-led conferences with the help of our examples, resources, and shared materials.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to communicate the purposes and benefits of student-led conferences.

Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Marisa Thompson @MarisaEThompson

Teacher, PD Instructor, Carlsbad Unified
I blog about what works best for me and my students on unlimitedteacher.com. With more than a dozen years of classroom experience, I support other teachers as a University of San Diego professional development instructor, a conference presenter, and a designated cooperating teacher... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The AppToolBox and IT’s role with Digital Safety
Description
Teachers are constantly looking for digital applications to use and recommend to students. Is the application age appropriate? Does it meet the privacy, safety, and security specifications of your district? This process can be daunting and time-consuming. Attend this session for a demo of Houston ISD's interactive AppToolBox solution. We will discuss our collaboration with Clever to customize HISDs dashboard.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to effectively search HISD's AppToolBox, which is opened to the public, for safe digital resources to implement into the classroom.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to locate short video-tutorials and how to guides for various digital resources.

Standards
Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for students and teachers.

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Letonya Brown

Senior Education Technology Specialist, Houston ISD
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Sherri Powell

Ed Tech Specialist, Houston Independent School District
Sherri Powell is an Education Technology Specialist with the Houston Independent School District. She holds an Ed.S. in Technology Management & Administration, M.S. in Technology Education, and a B.S. in Education. With over 19 years in Education, her specialty areas include providing... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Thinking Critically about the (Fake!!) News
Description
Fake news is nothing new, but social media and the Internet make it easy to spread misinformation.Thinking critically about fake news requires media literacy skills! Come explore resources and strategies to help evaluate the truth in what we read, see, and hear in the wild west of today’s news sources.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will explore and evaluate multiple resources that empower students to think critically about information found on the Internet.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave session ready to implement media literacy strategies and/or lessons in their own classrooms and teaching assignments.

Standards
ISTE Standard 3: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others 3b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

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Rob Appel

Educational Technologist, Salinas Union High School District
Rob Appel is an ed tech for the Salinas Union High School District. This is his 20th year in education. He has taught social studies, web design, and digital video production. Prior to that he taught English in Japan and coached basketball in the Central African Republic, China, and... Read More →
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Gail Desler

Tech 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... Read More →
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Kelly Mendoza

Sr. Manager, Professional Development, Common Sense Education
Kelly Mendoza manages the professional development program for Common Sense Education. She develops multimedia tutorials, videos, and trains educators on teaching digital literacy and citizenship, integrating technology into teaching, engaging parents, and helping students harness... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

We are Digital Citizens: New Resources for Classroom Teachers
Description
How do you incorporate the concepts of digital citizenship into your classroom? Common Sense has revised its digital citizenship curriculum to include new topics and Google Drive compatibility. Hear from teachers about how they are using the editable slides, customizable Docs and Forms for easy integration.

Learning Outcome #1
Articulate the importance of digital citizenship and its place in the lives of our students and their communities.

Learning Outcome #2
Identify relevant lessons and implement digital citizenship lesson plans in their classrooms.

Standards
This session directly supports ISTE educator Standard 3b: Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

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Speakers
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Merve Lapus

Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education
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Jamie Nunez

Bay Area Regional Manager, Common Sense Education
| Jamie is the Bay Area Regional Manager at Common Sense and has spent the last 15 years leading education initiatives by learner centered design. With both high school teaching and administration experience, Jamie has designed creative labs for educators, researched learning styles... Read More →
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Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Education, Common Sense
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense in Chicago by partnering with educators and parents to help them create a culture where students use technology in a meaningful, thoughtful, and respectful way. Since moving... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The CUE Escape Experience
Meet on the Convention Center Esplanade at the iSchool Initiative Bus for a quick orientation for the challenge. Teams will depart for the Exhibit Hall, promptly, 5 minutes after the orientation.


Participants will engage in an active learning experience, working in teams and competing against other conference attendee's to be the first to "escape". After participating in this experience, you will leave with ideas on how to develop problem solvers in your district, design engaging professional learning activities, and learn about innovative ed-tech solutions levering the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
PSCC Esplanade 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Badging and Micro-Credentialing for Adult Learners
Description
The SCOE Badge Project is a program that has been initiated by the Stanislaus County Office of Education in the state of California for adult learners. Come and learn about how the SCOE Badge Project has become a tremendous success in their county for professional development purposes and experience how to create a digital badge for your learning environment.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of our session, participants will have a solid understanding of digital badging, specifically the way the SCOE Badge Project operates to assist adult learners.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of our session, participants will be able to create their own specific digital badge criteria, as well as design the look of their badge to utilize if they so wish within their own work setting.

Standards
ISTE Standard 5 - Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.

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avatar for Gregg Eilers

Gregg Eilers

Project Coordinator, Ed Tech, Stanislaus County Office of Education
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Brandon Schut

Program Coordinator, Educational Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
A few people mistake me for a young Ryan Reynolds.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Bring the World to your Classroom Using Google Geo Tools
Description
The Google geo tools enable everyone to interpret and understand the concept of “place” meanwhile making connections to cultures, nature, locations, physical features, environmental changes, and more. Increase students’ geo-literacy skills, by giving them tools to help them reason about, and make decisions, regarding Earth systems.

Learning Outcome #1
Make student thinking visible and use inquiry working with Google Maps, My Maps, new Google Earth, and Tour Builder.

Learning Outcome #2
Use immersive experiences to listen, watch, and tell stories with Street View, YouTube, Expeditions, Tour Creator, and Story Spheres.

Standards
Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

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Kelly Kermode

Integrated Learning Strategist, Forest Hills Public Schools
Kelly Kermode currently serves as an Innovative Specialist for Forest Hills Public Schools. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Kelly loves to think big and explore ways to think outside the box. In the past few years, Kelly has been found teaching high school... Read More →
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Kim Randall

Educational Technology Consultant, Global Educational Technology Consultant
Kim Randall is a global educational technology consultant and the co-author of Bring the World to Your Classroom: Using Google Geo Tools. She leads professional development workshops for schools and districts, centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational technologies... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

CUE BOLD: Take a Deep Dive Into the World of Blended and Online Lesson Design
Description
Curious about CUE BOLD? Ready to find out what all of the buzz around the blended and online lesson design symposium is about? Come experience a simulation focused on rethinking traditional lesson design!

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Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District and as Adjunct Faculty for Foothill College/ Krause Center for Innovation. She directs the annual #CUEBOLD Symposium, spreading her passion for... Read More →
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Ben Cogswell

Edtech TOSA, Alisal Union School District
teacher, edtech TOSA, husband, dad, foodie, gamer, lifelong learner | Team @TOSAchat | @edcampsalinas | @MBCUE | @GSuiteEduhelp | #cuerockstar | #alisalstrong
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Melissa Hero

Biology & AVID Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Carlmont High School
Melissa Hero is biology and AVID teacher and technology coordinator at Carlmont High School. Melissa believes that good teaching requires strong pedagogy, and if used correctly, technology can enhance a lesson and student learning. Melissa teaches using the flip class model and... Read More →
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Steven McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →
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Teresa Ozoa

University HS English Teacher, Irvine Unified SD
Teacher of British Lit, rhetoric and writing, 2015 UHS Teacher of the Year, CUE Lead Learner, Google Certified Educator, UCI Writing Project Teacher/Consultant, lapsed lawyer, wife, mother, singer, surfer, knitter, reader, writer, scifi geek and cosplayer -- able to fix anything with... Read More →
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David Platt

David identifies himself as a husband, father, and Edtech Evangelist. David is a teacher and technology trainer at Covina High School. He has served in Covina-Valley Unified for 16 years. During that time he has been a model classroom teacher, technology mentor and trainer, and assisted... Read More →
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Valerie Sun

EmpowerED Consulting
Valerie is a K-12 edtech and dual-immersion practitioner and researcher. She likes to find student-centered tools that can be adapted to bilingual classrooms. Currently she teaches middle school STEM PBL and French. She enjoys flipping her classes with Nearpod, EdPuzzle, and Google... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Design Your Way to a Student Centered Classroom!
Description
Design Thinking is a process that fosters student innovation and ownership. Workshop attendees will learn meaningful ways to address simple and complex problems in their environment with time to practice questioning techniques, clarify ideas, and take charge of problem solving across their K-12 curriculum.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, workshop participants will see examples of DT in action, practice the specific steps, get and give feedback, and feel more comfortable participating in and facilitating Design Cycles.

Learning Outcome #2
Workshop participants will walk out with knowledge of an issue DT could address in their environment and a vision of ways the technique could be applied for the greater good.

Standards
ISTE.6a-Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings. ISTE.6c-Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

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Linda Berger

Teacher, Santa Clara Unified School District
Empathy and Design Thinking drive the work I do with students. When we give them the right tools, their curiosity and creativity shines. Let's talk so we can find ways to make your own ideas a reality.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Google Classroom 2.0-The Basics and Beyond
Description
Mastered creating and assigning in google classroom? Ready to see what Google Classroom can do for you and your students? Ready to see what Google can do for your classroom? Activities include: Customized and individualized assignments,topic Scheduling assignments Quick exit tickets and polls Apps and extensions Real time feedback

Learning Outcome #1
Educators will be able make more classrooms paperless.

Learning Outcome #2
Educators will be able to use Google classroom to increase lesson engagement and feedback availability.

Standards
Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning

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Teri Dix

TOSA, Lodi Unified School District
I've been in education for 26 years and never get tired of learning new things. Google level1&2 educator and Google Trainer


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Reading is Rocket Science: Developing Reading Scientists through Online PD
Description
Building high quality professional development to build a cadre of literacy experts within school districts is essential to student success. Learn the essential components to integrate online PD into district structures.

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Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Hotel 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

A POSTER SESSION STRAND POWERED BY: Technology Leaders Network
Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Changing demands of teachers: how PD has changed too
Description
The New Media Consortium has identified in 2017 that teacher roles are changing as are the ways we are expected to participate in professional development. This session will indentify some of those changes and ways to most effectively engage in productive PD.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session learners will walk away with several tools and methods to connect with other educators to take control of their PD.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session learners will be empowered with a personal developed plan of PD self implementation.

Standards
ISTE-E 1. Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

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Stephanie Campbell

Ed Tech Online Masters Faculty, CSU Fullerton

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

It’s All About YOU- Personalizing Professional Development
Description
Learn how we are personalizing professional development by offering voice and choice to teachers. Minimize the need for sub days, increase collaboration, and model best practices via a subscription based PD opportunity. You will receive a comprehensive planning guide, a complete sample, commentary from subscribers, etc.

Learning Outcome #1
Learners will be able to construct an alternative professional development opportunity for their audience.

Learning Outcome #2
Learners will be able to personalize professional development grounded in research based best practices.

Standards
Leader Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

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Kimberly Voge

Digital Learning Instructional Coach, Placentia Yorba Linda USD
I enjoy helping teachers find new ways to enhance student learning. Many people find safety in paper...and I try to encourage them that they are one click away from success! Tech is full of "happy little accidents" that lead to innovative ways to present material and construct meaning... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Key Ingredients in Cultivating Future Ready Administrators
Description
As a Future Ready district, Vancouver Public began with the question, “What is a Future Ready Administrator?” Come learn how VPS conceived, designed, implemented, & sustained their Future Ready Admin initiative and supported district administrators to lead, support, & model future ready work in their schools.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will discuss an admin learning initiative that builds principal capacity for leading digital transformation personalized professional development.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will discuss an admin learning initiative that builds principal capacity for leading and sustaining innovative instructional design through personalized professional development.

Standards
ISTE Visionary leadership: Educational Administrators inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformation throughout the organization.

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Sally Kroon

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Vancouver Public Schools

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Making Science
Description
Let’s take the modeling beyond paper and pencil and MAKE something! We can combine making and science to get our students to really experience and explore science concepts.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will leave the session with ideas for how they can incorporate making into their science instruction and also address the NGSS.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave the session with a understanding of how making can be used to create models of NGSS concepts.

Standards
NGSS: MS-ETS 1-4- Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

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Speakers
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Kimberly Calderon

Science/STEM Teacher, Fowler Unified
Kim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

So Much to Do, So Little Time: Leveraging Technology for Leadership
Description
Fill your toolbox with time-saving technologies and web-applications that are easy to use to increase productivity and free up time for assisting the people you lead in improving their practice and impacting student learning. Includes tools and resources for communication, social media, professional development, document creation, formative assessment and more.

Learning Outcome #1
Utilize specific apps, web-based applications and resources to increase productivity and communication.

Learning Outcome #2
Model best practices of effective use of technology integration for teachers, students, staff and the school community.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators #2: Leader - Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and improve teaching and learning. (2c Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.)

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Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

10 things you can do with Office 365 Online
Did you know that Office 365 is a one stop solution for educators and students to manage learning and increase productivity?  Join our Microsoft Expert Educators to learn how Office 365’s tools for organizing, presenting, and collaborating can help everyone achieve more.  

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone.

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Bring Coding and Robotics to Life - What Language Do You Speak?
Expand your LEGO Education Programs with Coding!

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Sponsors
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Lego Education

For over 35 years, LEGO® Education has offered playful learning experiences to enable every student to succeed. From preschool to elementary to middle school and high school, LEGO® Education believes in a hands-on, minds-on approach in the classroom. Through innovative STEM solutions... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Bull$h!+ Skills: Tools for Fighting False/Fake News
Description
Do you want to still be reading ALL CAP TWEETS in the future? Didn’t think so. How do you teach digital-age learners to powerfully and critically create and consume information and ideas? Learn about tools and resources to craft savvy knowledge constructors and information curators in your schools.

Learning Outcome #1
Create imperative for leaders and practitioners to plan and implement information literacy solutions in their schools.

Learning Outcome #2
Provide support and tools for practitioners to establish a culture and strategies which support information literacy learning in their schools.

Standards
ISTE Student: Empowered Learner, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Constructor; ISTE Educator: Learner, Leader, Citizen

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Speakers
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Kristina Ishmael

Public Interest Technology & Education Policy Fellow, New America
Kristina Ishmael is a Public Interest Technology and Education Policy Fellow at New America where she supports states, districts, and educators transitioning to Open Educational Resources (OER) to shift how we think about instructional materials. Previously, she was the K-12 Open... Read More →
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Mark Ray

Librarian Advisor, Future Ready Schools
Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator,  Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Climbing the SAMR Ladder with Adobe Spark
Description
Teachers can easily climb the SAMR ladder of substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition by infusing technology into their teaching and student learning with Adobe Spark Post, Spark Page, or Spark Video. Adobe Spark allows students to take their presentations to a whole new level by transforming their ideas into visual stories.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will be able to create an Adobe Spark Post, Spark Presentation, and a Spark Video.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will be able to choose a media to help their students climb the SAMR ladder, taking their presentations to a whole new level by transforming their ideas into visual stories.

Standards
ISTE 2a: Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

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Marco Arellano

STEM Coordinator, El Centro Elementary School District
STEM Coordinator | El Centro Elementary School District
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Susan Millan

EdTech Resource Teacher, El Centro Elementary School District
My passion has always been to inspire lifelong learning in children of all ages, watching them become intrinsically motivated to explore every opportunity set before them!

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Come On Down!!! Let’s Play some games
Description
Learning and having fun are NOT mutually exclusive! We will talk all about games, but most importantly we will PLAY! Here you will learn about games, game based learning and gamification. Participants play game shows, learn how to maximize student participation and walk out knowing they can create their own

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to create their own rich and exciting game experience

Learning Outcome #2
They will also learn how to think about creating their own games

Standards
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

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Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSARocklin Unified School District

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

CUELA Palooza - Spring CUE Edition
Description
Join us for an awesome session where CUELA members will share their favorite tips, tools, and ideas.

Speakers
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Ryan Bradford

Director of Technology and Integration, YPI Charter Schools
Ryan is a former teacher and current administrator. Ryan is passionate about having teachers use technology to enhance learning. Ryan believes that students should be using tech to innovate and create, not just consume. Ryan is an active member of the local education community and... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Culture, Time and Tech: Makings of a Phenomenal PLC
Description
What makes some groups click and others clash? Culture is key to a functional PLC. We will show you the five factors that make a group a team, and the tech tools we leverage to collaborate with our teams. Collective teacher efficacy accelerates student achievement, do it for the kids.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session participants will be able to look at their own PLC through a fresh lens to see what they might adjust to make teacher collaboration more effective. And/Or approach their next collaborative project with more knowledge about how to make it effective for teachers and students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session participants will be able to take away planning templates and shareable examples of what effective PLC work looks like. They may need these to advocate for support for their team.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators #4: Collaborator This session is focused directly on successful collaboration to support teachers improving their practice and model effective adult collaboration for their students. With the factors of effective teams in mind, teachers will be better able to solve problems, share resources, and improve their practice.

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Speakers
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Judy Blakeney

English/CTE Teacher & Instructional Coach, Capistrano Unified SD
Judy Blakeney is a Google Certifed Trainer and Innovator, with a passion for strength based education. She works as a middle school English/CTE Teacher and Instructional Coach at Aliso Viejo Middle School. She has a passion for self-directed learning using social media, particularly... Read More →
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Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, Point Loma High School
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Deepening Media Literacy Practices: Engaging Online + Building Digital Citizenship
Description
In this session, learn practical approaches to incorporate new digital citizenship tools from Common Sense into students’ digital citizenship practice.Then, get an articulation of the impact, challenges and strategies employed by San Francisco Unified School District to leveraged KQED resources to deepen media literacy practices.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will identify key components needed for large scale implementation of media literacy with examples from a wide variety of districts’ professional learning supports and classroom implementation approaches.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn strategies for integration of high quality free content from Common Sense and KQED to support online civic engagement and get examples of proven implementation approaches.

Standards
ISTE Teacher Standards 3b, 3c:Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

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Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Elizalde

Ricardo Elizalde

TSA, San Francisco USD/Pepperdine University
I have been an educator for twenty years. My focus has been on language acquisition and the humanities. In May, I will graduate with a doctorate in learning technologies. My research focused on long term english learners. It bridged academic language scaffolds with media making and... Read More →
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Education, Common Sense
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense in Chicago by partnering with educators and parents to help them create a culture where students use technology in a meaningful, thoughtful, and respectful way. Since moving... Read More →
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Almetria Vaba

Associate Director, Partnerships and Distribution, KQED
Almetria Vaba supports organizations and education agencies in leveraging KQED's resources and services to advance media literacy in a variety of learning environments.

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Ditch the Lists... Using Technology for Vocabulary Instruction that Works!
Description
Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. This session will demonstrate how to effectively use technology to teach vocabulary in research driven, interactive, and dare I say, fun ways!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session participants will be able to design a variety of vocabulary activities for students integrating technology.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session participants will experience vocabulary building activities that promote student interaction, collaboration and learning.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators Designer - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. ISTE Standards for Students Empowered Learner- Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

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Denise Douglas

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

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Don't Put That Password Under the Keyboard! 10 Daily Security Fails
Description
A Cybersecurity session focused on the classroom teacher and/or school administrator. Give them quick, easy tips to help them keep information secure. Our goal is not to scare them, but rather to educate them on the small steps they can take not to fall victim to scams we all see and hear about every day!

Learning Outcome #1
Help the end user be more cognizant of what Cybersecurity is and understand it from a non technical perspective

Learning Outcome #2
Give them a few tips to help them change their practice (like NOT leaving their password on a sticky note, better understand what Phishing scams are and how to avoid them

Standards
ISTE- Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.

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Reina Bejerano

Oxnard Union High SD
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Jennifer Maples

Director of Technology, WUSD

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

EdTech Padawan to EdTech Master: District Wide Tiered Professional Development
Description
Come and learn how a group of EdTech Yodas, also known as our Technology Teacher Leadership Team, created a series of tiered professional development to build the capacity of our teachers to leverage technology to create stronger collaborative teams and accelerate student learning.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to reach out to teachers and set up a strucutre for a leadership team that can make significant learning occur for Teachers and Students.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to utilize various strategies to structure ongoing professional development that impacts teacher behavior over time.

Standards
ISTE 5.f. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and selfrenerwal of the teaching profession and of their school and community California Standards for Educational Leaders 2A1: Establish coherent, research-based professional learning aligned with organizational vision and goals for educator and student growth

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Benjamin Boesch

I have had the good fortune to serve the students of Bakersfield City as a teacher, academic coach, and most recently an Educational Technology Specialist with the Curriculum and Instruction department at Bakersfield City School District.
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Rayshell Fambrough

Educational Technology Specialist
Currently serving as an Educariinal Technology Specialist for Bakersfield City School District. Passionate about student creation, collaboration and communication using technology. Technology gives us access to workds beyond. My job is to help other turn that access into knowledge... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Google Slides: More Than a Presentation Tool
Forget presentations - Google Slides does more than you think! Make great looking newsletters? Showcase student learning? Quick and easy student journals? Choose your own adventure stories? Create an interactive study guide? The options are endless. Come explore the power and possibility of Google Slides.


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Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Instructional Design in a Digital World
Description
Like any lesson, the instructional design of digital lessons must be deliberate and thoughtful. This session explores how to package and deliver clear instruction that engages students, maximizes the use of technology, and creates transformational learning experiences.

Learning Outcome #1
Identify the key components of an effective digital lesson.

Learning Outcome #2
Begin building their own digital lesson.

Standards
ISTE NETS for Educators 5b Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

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Dan McDowell

Director of Instructional Technology, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Leveraging Social Capital and Networks to Build Community and Increase Impact
Description
The diffusion of innovation is impacted by the degree of social connection. Often, the underlying social structures are predictive of the depth and speed of change. This session will focus on building community and how to draw on the collective wisdom that is essential for successful, deep and lasting change.

Learning Outcome #1
Use social capital and collaborative network and tools to engage virtually with experts and peers, to make an impact locally and globally.

Learning Outcome #2
Understand how to create networks where resources and expertise are exchanged through relationships.

Standards
ISTE Educator Standard 4: Collaborator Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.

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Devin Vodicka

Chief Impact Officer, Alt School

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Maps, Data, and Dialogue: Social Justice PBL for the Information Age
Description
At this critical juncture in our nation’s history, technology makes it easier than ever for students to get involved with issues they care about. This session provides resources and strategies for PBL that leverages digital tools to empower students to construct knowledge and critically engage authentic and relevant social justice issues.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of this session, participants will be able to design PBL experiences that empower their students to leverage Google Forms, Sheets, and MyMaps, as well as many other free digital resources to address social-justice issues (which can be local, national, or global in scope) of interest and relevance to students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of this session, participants will be able to use digital resources such as Google Slides, Docs, and Sites to provide differentiated scaffolds for all students to promote development of critical thinking and creative communication skills.

Standards
ISTE Standard #3: Knowledge Constructor. Students will "build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems" and "create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions".

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S. Taylor Wichmanowski

Instructional Technology Facilitator, LAUSD
Steven Taylor Wichmanowski has worked for more than 10 years as a high school biology and environmental science teacher in urban schools in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his M.Ed. from UCLA and has since served as a mentor to... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Preparing a Staff for Major Change
Description
Going 1:1, major schedule changes, building renovations, etc., are not just to improve schools, but also opportunities to strengthen teams. We'll look at approaches to communication, planning, and promotion designed to help use the exploration of change to build staff morale and move toward genuinely better schools.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will identify common barriers to effectively exploring possibilities for change.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn to structure meetings in order to improve discussion and teachers' personal and professional satisfaction.

Standards
Visionary Leadership (ISTE Standards for Administrators 1a): This session is designed to help leaders leverage technology and change efforts to build teamwork and morale by exploring novel approaches to implementation and meetings. Participants will learn to tap talents and insights of stakeholders to make exploring change as constructive as possible.

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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Removing Barriers to Education for Neurodivergent Students using Microsoft Tools
Description
Microsoft Learning Tools builds bridges over a student’s labeled disability and provides access to grade level content. In this session we will learn how Microsoft tools align with UDL and target tools for neurodivergent students. Along the way, participants will see the power, equity and efficiency technology can bring.

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session participants will be able to identify the free Microsoft tools which enable access to education for neurodivergent students.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session participants will be able to connect two technology strategies with one of the 13 disabilities identified by IDEA.

Standards
ISTE.5

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Elsbeth Seymour

Education Specialist, Fontana Unified School District
Elsbeth is a technology activist, advocating for equity in classrooms and believes technology is the key to breaking down barriers to education. Currently the ringmistress of 7th grade Special Education English Language Arts classrooms, Elsbeth uses technology to ensure access to... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Sanger Learns: One District's Approach to a Curriculum & Instruction Website
Description
Come explore and discuss how a team of TOSAs from Sanger Unified School District's Curriculum & Instruction department leveraged the Design Thinking framework to build a website that provides equitable access to teachers and the community. The SangerLearns website streamlines content, resources, and professional development from a variety of sources all on one central location.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to articulate and begin the process of creating a district website to streamline content, resources, and professional development.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave inspired with ideas about how to leverage different media to provide access to resources to teachers.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Teachers 3: Model digital age work and learning, specifically Communicate relevant information and ideas using a variety of media.

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Theresa Blanchard

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Teacher. Coach. Student. Lifelong Learner. Follow me on Twitter @CarteBlanchard
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Katie Gault

District Instructional Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
I am a teacher on special assignment working in Sanger Unified School District (in the Central Valley) as a District Instructional Specialist focusing on Instructional Technology and K-8 Math. I feel the thoughtful and meaningful application of technology can do wonders in the classroom... Read More →

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Social Justice: More than Heroes and Holidays
Description
Ready to move beyond heroes and holidays, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a jam-packed hour of digital resources to support your practice. Learn about the social justice standards and gain lessons to implement at your grade level. Transform your daily curriculum with social justice!

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will leave with a digital toolbox to equip them to teach lessons with a social justice lens. Teaching Tolerance’s social justice standards will be used as the starting point to give a framework for instruction. These standards, available online, give specific indicators for four large social justice strands within each grade level. The strands are: identity, diversity, justice, and action. Through these standards, teachers are able to tailor their instruction to their specific grade level. At the end of the session, participants will be able to effectively navigate these standards and utilize them in their daily lessons.

Learning Outcome #2
Once participants have an understanding of the social justice standards, the session will focus on free online lesson design tools emphasizing social justice and how to integrate them into a social justice framework for instruction. Various perspectives, multiple voices, and intersectional “enabling texts” (Tatum, 2009) will be highlights of these online tools. Participants will leave the session with a range of online resources to integrate into their daily lessons, and have the opportunity to explore these resources during the session. Student work and projects reflecting the social justice standards and resources will be shared throughout the session.

Standards
ISTE Standards for Educators - Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: 5b: Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning. Note: The Social Justice Standards will also be emphasized.

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Speakers
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Susie Wren

Cotsen Mentor, Woodcrest
Cotsen Mentor and Technology Coordinator at Woodcrest School in Fullerton, CA

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Start a Coding Club
Sessions and workshops are first come, first served. Adding the session or workshop to your Sched does not guarantee a spot in the session or workshop. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.


Description
Interested in starting a code club at your school? Join us as we share best practices for organizing a coding club and explore teaching resources for Scratch, HTML, Python, and more! You'll also learn about the Code Club community, which supports educators leading code clubs across the world.

Learning Outcome #1
Learn about free resources available to support students in learning coding through a project-based learning approach.

Learning Outcome #2
Experience a coding session as a participant and discuss facilitation strategies to support their Code Club environment.

Standards
Code Club encourages young learners to use technology to solve problems (4a-5d), express themselves creatively (6a-d), and have fun. The content in the program is project-based and gives students agency over their learning journey (1a-d) while teaching concepts of computational thinking (5a-d).

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Speakers
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Andrew Collins

Educator Training Manager, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Andrew Collins leads educator training programs for the Raspberry Pi Foundation in North America. He's passionate about connecting with educators interested in digital making, engaging youth in technology, and hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Teach Serious Code in a Seriously Fun Way on iPad
A ticket is available for this Apple session. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on Friday, at 7:15 AM at the Apply Playground in the Convention Center Lobby. iPad devices will be provided at each session.  


Description: Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world.

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Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Digital Pirate: TECH Like a PIRATE
Description
In “Teach Like a PIRATE,” author Dave Burgess shows teachers how to use passion and presentational skills to engage students and create memorable experiences. You'll learn specific tools in combination with PIRATE engagement hooks for plenty of “use tomorrow” content. Includes a FREE ebook with 20 ideas!

Learning Outcome #1
At the end of my session, participants will be able to brainstorm and execute highly experiential lesson ideas using technology.

Learning Outcome #2
At the end of my session, participants will be able to apply engaging presentation skills to their instruction.

Standards
ISTE Standard 5 for Educators -- 5c: Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

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Speakers
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Matt Miller

Author & Educator, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Future is Now: How iPad Management in Education has Evolved
Description
There has never been a better time to use iPads in the classroom. With new productivity apps for students, better classroom management tools for teachers and more robust management frameworks for IT, Apple has made it easier than ever to empower schools with the technology they need.

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Jamf

Since 2002, Jamf has made it easy for businesses, schools and organizations to manage Apple devices. With Jamf Pro, IT departments have the industry’s single best tool to inventory, image, configure, secure and distribute software and apps on every Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV... Read More →