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Wednesday, March 18
 

4:30pm

Shuttle Service 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttles pick up is located at the front of each hotel and Esplanade of the PSCC. If you are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, the Marquee Villas or the Comfort Inn please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours below.

Wednesday March 18, 2015 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

5:00pm

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

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

5:00pm

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

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

5:00pm

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

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

5:00pm

Hang out Blogger's Cafe
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel The Bloggers’ Cafe is an informal, couch, chairs, floor gathering area in the Renaissance Hotel for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers’ Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it.

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel
 
Thursday, March 19
 

6:30am

Shuttle Service 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttles pick up is located at the front of each hotel and Esplanade of the PSCC. If you are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, the Marquee Villas or the Comfort Inn please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours below.

Thursday March 19, 2015 6:30am - 6:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

Concessions
Concessions available for purchase.


Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 4:00pm
East Lawn, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

Hang out Blogger's Cafe
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel The Bloggers’ Cafe is an informal, couch, chairs, floor gathering area in the Renaissance Hotel for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers’ Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it.

Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel

7:00am

ITM Live!
Infinite Thinking Machine is CUE’s Internet TV show. Every year, we broadcast from CUE’s Annual Conference in Palm Springs as ITM Live! Through an engaging talk show format, leading education and technology experts discuss the ways that innovative uses of technology are making a positive impact on education across the world. Members of CUE’s Communication Committee conduct the interviews and produce the episodes. Each show is archived and available online allowing the thousands of CUE attendees to reconnect with their experience after the conference in Lobby, PSCC. View these at www. youtube.com/cueinc and www.infinitethinking.org after the conference and don’t forget to subscribe!

Thursday March 19, 2015 7:00am - 5:30pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:45am

First-Timers Orientation
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 19, 2015 7:45am - 8:45am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:00am

Creating with the Chromebook
Creating is the highest order thinking skill. The creating level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy has students designing, constructing, producing, devising, and making. This workshop will provide participants with ideas and hands-on practice creating instructional projects with the Chromebook. Participants will come away with tons of ideas for formative and summative assessments for students to showcase their mastery of content knowledge! Come with your Chromebook charged and ready to go! For grades K-5. Participants must bring their own Chromebook.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:00am

iPad Academy 101 (includes iPad Air 2 wifi only 16GB)
This academy will show you how to make the most of your iPad. The iPad changes the way teachers and students create, learn, share. A major focus will be on applications that can be used in the classroom to engage and ignite student learning and creativity. We will help you find some of the best educational Apps available, including Apps for creating content and media! be ready to take your teaching and learning to another level. Updated Speaker
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avatar for Kathi Felder

Kathi Felder

Director C & I, Kings County Office of Education


Thursday March 19, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:15am

Hacking the Daily 5: Practical Tech Integration in Elementary Language Arts
The Daily 5, developed by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser has become an elementary classroom staple across North America. Learn to blend technology into this choice-based, student-centered program, transforming their Language Arts experience. Develop literacy skills through hands-on tasks, self-assessment, iPad language applications, social media, and screencasts. Participants need to bring their own device.
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avatar for Victoria Olson

Victoria Olson

West Langley Elementary School, West Langley Elementary School
Victoria is a Grade 3/4 and Tech Teacher at West Langley Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She is a graduate student in the Masters of Educational Technology program offered through the University of British Columbia. Victoria co-founded #bcedchat in a hope to connect BC educators and to enrich the focus on professional development and educational discussions within the province. She is highly involved in her school... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 8:15am - 10:00am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:30am

Unconference Morning Session Board Brainstorming

Morning Session Board Brainstorming ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


Thursday March 19, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Unconference Sessions 1

20% Time Projects- passion projects


Make it or Break it- Maker Spaces


1:1 Blended Learning- pitfalls and best practices


Flipped PD- Changing up PD


Social Media Nightmares- how to spin it back to positive


Sphero Playtime- What are these things?


#Classroom- back channeling and social media with students


Blow up your classroom- Using Google Classroom


Gamification- Game-based learning


Mystery Skype- Connect with classrooms around the world


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 9:55am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:00am

Applying Best Practices in a 1:1 Environment
Join three teachers, one with a 1:1 classroom with MacBooks, one with a mostly 1:1 classroom with Chromebooks, and a technology integration specialist with a 1:1 class of iPads, in looking at the best practices for those environments. We will discuss lesson design and pedagogy, classroom and device management, and student-created media. Together, we represent three very different 1:1 classrooms spanning many content areas and grade levels and we will help you implement or optimise your own 1:1 environment.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? This session addresses copyright, fair use, Creative Commons, and remix culture in a CCSS and information literacy framework. Help student creators harness their rights/responsibilities!
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

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

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate about books, information literacy, digital citizenship, and the role of technology in enhancing life-long learning and engaging students.


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

CANCELED Playful Learning: Bringing Game-Based Learning to your Classroom!
Deeper learning with a game? YES! Playful Learning is a national initiative supporting and connecting educators on the benefits and strategies of harnessing the exploding field of high quality learning games.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

CANCELED Using Probeware in the Science Classroom
Have you felt the pressure of meeting the needs and goals of the Math Common Core Standards? Do you see the need and have the desire to integrate with science but are unsure of how to move forward? Come and see how to take baby steps to integrate math and science in the classroom.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Common Core for Uncommon People

The CCSS  present both opportunities and challenges for students with special needs. This session will answer your most pressing concerns and support you in applying  the best tools and resources that can immediately  help your students succeed.


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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Davidson and Corippo: Sharing (your) Weapons of Mass Instruction

Welcome yourself to CUE 2015 with a session that is what CUE is all about: sharing. Hall Davidson, with assistance from Jon Corippo, will be the emcee of MAIN event to get you in the sharing mood! Do you have a tech tip that the whole world needs to know? A cool workaround, gadget or website? Come up on stage, grab the mic and join the CUE conference in a very “hands-on” way. Just want to enjoy and watch about 20+ cool must have ideas? Feel free to just watch too. This event will be live streamed. Award winning student short films will be screened, and you can learn inside tips about the TOTAL CUE EXPERIENCE in Palm Springs, including outside events, venues and sites to see. ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
http://www.cue.org/jcorippo



Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

EdTech Teacher Leadership for the 21st Century: One District’s Journey
Districts are working towards meeting 21st century demands. It’s imperative schools build teachers’ capacity for technology integration. Learn about Pomona’s journey: sustaining teacher leaders through its Technology Teacher Leader Initiative.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

Genius Bar: Promoting Student Leadership
Create student technology leaders! Genius Bar is a student-run technology leadership organization where students help their peers and teachers with technology needs. Students are paired with a staff buddy and support their teacher/administrator in implementing technology in the classroom and throughout the school.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

Get Organized with Google Calendar!
Come get organized using Google Calendar! Learn to create events and calendars, share them with others, attach items from Drive to events, and start a video chat in an event. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Hapara Teacher Dashboard and Interact for Google Apps
Hapara makes tools for Google Apps using educators that turn ongoing formative assessment into a habit. Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google Apps environment by class, by application, and then by student. Educators see dashboards of activity in Drive, Gmail, Sites, Blogger, even Google Plus. Hapara Interact provides educators real-time views of student browser activity in Chrome on any machine.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

How they do it! Effective Technology Integration in Special Education Instruction
This presentation explains the process leading to exemplary integration of technology into special education instructional practice. Four foundational themes leading to successful technology adoption into the classroom will be presented. While obstacles exist, they can ultimately be overcome or overlooked. Implications provide insight that can improve pre-service coursework and professional development for technology integration within special education instruction.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

How We are Flipping the Script
"Flipping" is a hot educational buzzword of 2014, but what exactly does it mean? Discover why a middle school ELA/Technology Integration teacher has fallen head over heels.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Information Gone Wild!
Have students create infographics to demonstrate critical thinking skills from their Google account. In a few simple steps, you and your students can make beautiful infographics illustrating their learning!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

MindShift Teacher Community: A Deep Dive
Delve into MindShift for interactive professional learning and join the community of educators focused on exploring the future of learning. Learn how you can grow as a professional through the launch of MindShift's teacher community. Start your journey with like-minded colleagues today.
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avatar for Robin Mencher

Robin Mencher

Director of Education and Media Learning, KQED
Robin Mencher oversees all educational content development and distribution as well as outreach to and professional enrichment opportunities for formal and informal educators on how to utilize public media and how to make media to advance learning.  Prior to KQED, she worked with San Francisco public schools directing teacher leadership and professional development programs.  A former classroom teacher, her work in education... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

Open the Shed
Successfully integrating Speaking, Writing, and ELD is as easy as 1-2-3. See how using The Literacy Shed has transformed one classroom from boring to dynamic.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

9:00am

Read Naturally's Read Live!
This web-based intervention efficiently applies the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the motivating steps to develop fluency and phonics skills, support comprehension, and improve vocabulary. Track student progress easily and use the data to differentiate instruction with Read Naturally Live. Because the software and data are "in the cloud," there's no server to set up or maintain. Students can access the program from desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, or iPads.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Remixing the Do Now and Exit Slip in a 1:1 Classroom
In this interactive session, participants will walk away with practical tips on how-to maximize student learning during the first and last five minutes of class in a 1:1 classroom.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

SketchUp in the Classroom for Conceptual Thinking
Come, learn, create and see how you can instruct with your own 3D models and teach students to communicate the mental models that lie dormant in their minds with SkecthUp. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

STEAMy to the CORE
Games and comics are gaining credibility as viable education tools. This presentation gives teachers design ideas for both game design and comics creation that integrate common core standards in an artistic, multimedia rich environment. Turn students from content consumers into content creators in a project-based learning structure. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Stop Teaching and Start Learning
Let’s talk about why we teach and work so much when students should be doing all the work. How can we change? This WON’T be a lecture. Participation is CHERISHED.


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

Student Publishing in Primary Grades with Book Creator and iPads
Discover student voices with digital authoring. Learn to leverage Book Creator in the Writing Workshop to develop young writers ideas, skills, and understandings of writing for diverse purposes and audiences.
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avatar for Ellen Kraska

Ellen Kraska

District Instructional Coach, Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Kraska is passionate about designing learning experiences that integrate collaboration and creativity within agile learning environments.   | | Ellen designs and facilitates professional learning experiences for educators across twelve elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified.  Beyond designing and facilitating professional development, as an Instructional Coach, Ellen enjoys encouraging and supporting teachers in redesigning... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool - OneNote
With Microsoft OneNote, you can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and education outcomes across disciplines and tasks, such as writing, reading, mathematics, science, history, CTE, and elective courses. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels, and use OneNote to compile and organize unstructured information, research, and content. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing, and academic requirements.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

UDL Apps From an APPoholic
Participants will learn the What, How, and Why of UDL (Universal Design for learning) and what iOS apps support the principles that will help create an inclusive classroom.
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avatar for Tracey Antista

Tracey Antista

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Working SMARTer In Your 21st Century Classroom
Educators need a platform that supports quick and easy transitions between whole-class, small-group and individual learning activities that encourage student collaboration on individual devices. In this hands-on session put-to-practice the strategies teachers are using to increase the effectiveness of their student device implementation. Product Spotlight includes: SMART Notebook Software, SMART Response VE, XC Collaboration and SMART Notebook Maestro.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

Writing to and From Sources by Creating Interactive iBooks!
Learn how iBooks can enhance writing and how easy it is to create one! Students quickly create iBooks with text, drawings, music, audio narration, and videos using Book Creator App.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

You Can Use Social Media For That?? Research Supported Strategies To Engage
In this one hour session, learn how you can meet the student learning expectations of your curriculum in an engaging and collaborative way. Social Media, with the right supports in place can extend your curricular boundaries and create and environment where learning for all in an exponential way is attained.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Your Google Classroom Ecosystem
Each classroom has its own ecosystem, the way teaching and learning happens. Google tools, including Classroom, allow you to completely manage this process for you, your students and their parents.
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avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am

Apple Leadership and Learning Event
Engage in the start of a discussion about what’s working in education, what’s possible, and new strategies for personalizing learning. Hear from a panel of visionary leaders who are leveraging mobile technology to transform teaching and learning in their districts. Ask questions and share ideas for creating a learning environment where all students can excel. The Apple Leadership and Learning Event is intended for district curriculum directors, associate superintendents of curriculum, and principals who want to explore how digital content is changing the education landscape.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00am

Google Workshop for Educators (Beginners/Intermediate)
Brought to you by CUE, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. This workshop is for beginners/intermediate users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring their own laptop not a tablet. Updated Speaker
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Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

9:00am

College Credit
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available in the Mesquite Hallway of the Palm Springs Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuition fee is $75 for each unit. Payment may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. A written assignment will be required. Details provided at the time of registration. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800)372- 5505 for more information.

Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mesquite Hallway, Palm Springs Convention Center

9:30am

ADEC Digital Learning Summit
The Alliance for Distance Education in California (ADEC) is conducting its 26th Digital Learning Summit at the Annual CUE 2015 Conference. Topics include: How Can Technology Help to Bridge the Skills Divide? – Teacher Resources: Are They Adequate to Meet the New Demands? – Common Core: How Is the Implementation Going and What Effect Does This Have on K-20? – Futures Thinking: Technological Advances, Social Factors, Facilitating Change.

Discussion is encouraged before the Summit on the ADEC online community. Join like-minded professionals to network and exchange ideas throughout the Summit, during the panel sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and during the breaks. For Summit updates and discussions, visit www.adec-ca.org


Thursday March 19, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:00am

Unconference Sessions 2

20% Time Projects- passion projects


Make it or Break it- Maker Spaces


#Classroom- back channeling and social media with students


Blow up your classroom- Using Google Classroom


Gamification- Game-based learning


Mystery Skype- Connect with classrooms around the world


1:1 Blended Learning- pitfalls and best practices


Flipped PD- Changing up PD


Social Media Nightmares- how to spin it back to positive


Sphero Playtime- What are these things?


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:00am - 10:55am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:30am

Students, Science, and Social Media: Tweeting for the Common Core
Bring social media into the classroom to engage high school students in discussing current science events, make real-world connections with science topics, and promote critical thinking, communication and literacy skills.
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avatar for Andrea Aust

Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

21st Century Note-Taking
The digital focused-note creates a living document with which students interact. Participants will be able to implement an important teaching strategy and use the digital tools in their classroom that meets the demands of our 21st Century digital age. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

30 Free Microsoft Tools in 60 Minutes
Come for a whirlwind ride through 30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a problem-based learning environment.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

50 of My Favorite Apps
Need some new app ideas for your K-6 classroom? These apps have been tested in classrooms all over the world! Come and see my 50 favorites and share some of yours, too!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Blogging Across the Curriculum: Inspire Student Voice, Address Common Core
Help students practice writing, reflection, find their voices, explore/share personal interests, learn information literacy, technology, and digital citizenship skills, and connect with a global community - all through blogging.
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate about books, information literacy, digital citizenship, and the role of technology in enhancing life-long learning and engaging students.


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Choose Your Own Web Tool Adventure
Modern Technology Has Changed Teaching FOREVER! “Choose Your Own Adventure” as we explore how to increase student engagement by using cutting edge, web-based tools. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Common Core = Technology Integration

Gone are the days of teaching a "technology lesson" a few times a year, as the Common Core State Standards have technology integration and digital literacy skills embedded in standards starting in Kindergarten. Come dig into the standards and discuss the need for cultural change towards technology integration into all curriculum areas.


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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Common Core Performance Tasks... and Zombies
This presentation focuses on engaging all learners in a cross-curricular performance task for 8th graders using technology to research and write about an imaginary trip culminating in the Zombie Apocalypse.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Connect and Collaborate with Edmodo
Come and see why Edmodo, a safe and secure social media tool for education, has connected over 30,000,000 people globally. You will learn the basics of Edmodo and how it can enhance your classroom connectivity and dynamic.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Create Your Own Interactive Learning Materials with iBooks Author
Description: Stop searching for just the right resource. Make it! Teachers and students can create interactive books for the Mac and iPad to reach learning goals and communicate ideas. Come see possibilities and experience iBooks Author.Updated Speaker
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Don’t Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
The story of how San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod on iPads. Sample lessons will be demonstrated. iPads with Nearpod app highly recommended.
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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Empower Students with Industry Certification
Discuss how the combination of learning (curriculum, courseware, textbooks, e-learning), practice tests, and certifications from companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk, can be effectively implemented to prepare students with a successful pathway to career and college readiness.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

From Common Chore to Common Core: Repurposing iPad Apps to Engage ALL Learners
This session will discuss how iPad apps and other technology can be repurposed in order to help meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. A variety of technology tools and apps will be discussed and interactively demonstrated. This session will benefit educators of both general and special education students, in all age groups.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Going Digital! Google Forms for School Administrators
As a school administrator, your list of tasks is endless. Digitize it! Leverage the power of Google to transform your intervention/discipline logs, registration records, classroom observation forms, and more. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Google Forms: May the Forms be With You
Take your Google Forms to the next level. Create Google Forms to use for quizzes, surveys, rubrics, and assignment dropboxes. Create quizzes in Google Forms, then use Flubaroo to autograde and provide student feedback. Take control of student Docs sharing nightmares and tracking assignments with Forms dropboxes. Create self-grading rubrics, use data validation and branch logic, and much, much more (Best on a laptop). Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Instructional Technology Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Will is currently the Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist for Instructional Technology & 21st Century Learning for Tulare County Office of Education. A former middle and elementary school teacher, and tech coach. He also provides independent professional development consulting as TeachInteractive, and is a regular conference speaker at CUE, ISTE, NSTA, MACUL, and Google Apps for Education Summits. He is a Google Certified Teacher, YouTube... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

Immerse Learners with Augmented Reality
Make lessons jump off the page…LITERALLY! Wow students with immediately engaging experiential learning opportunities. Harness the power of augmented reality to immerse learners into the content. Learning has never been so much fun!
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Rebecca Girard

science teacher and ed tech instigator, notre dame h.s.
I have been teaching high school science for the past 21 years. 3 years ago I took a leap and embarked on my master's degree in Education Media Design and Technology. I have found my educational passions, science and technology! I have a blast presenting as I love learning with other curious and passionate educators. | | I am also the lead Ed Tech Instigator for my school working to support and encourage my community to meaningfully... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

iPad Content Creation Awesomeness
iPads are not $500 worksheet generators! Come have fun, as we explore apps that enable you and your students to create content that demands critical analysis and synthesis of learning.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Certifications include Online and Blended Teacher, Digital Educator, Administrator, and Professional Learning Leader.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Online Broadcasting and Your School News Team in Today’s Digital Learning Environment
A showcase and presentation of best practices for implementing a daily, school-wide news program that is designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century Classroom, character education and school information.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

OT for ATs & Teachers-A Glimpse Through the Therapist's Lens
Learn to consider underlying motor capabilities in your decisions about accommodations, strategies & technology for your struggling students from the perspective of an Occupational Therapist. How Motor, Perceptual & Sensory Processing Abilities Affect a Student’s Academic Performance & Potential for Greater Success with Technology.
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Greta Binkley

I am an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist. I have worked in schools in both capacities for many years, most recently as an Independent Contractor. Please talk to me about setting kids up for success. :-)


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Scratch Crash Course
So, you’re ready to start, but a little scared of the “easy to use” Scratch? We’ll create a game in one hour that hits all the basics and is fun to play! Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

SMARTer Makerspaces & Learning Commons
There are a lot of conversations happening in education around how to facilitate collaboration as a core skill and the benefits of a collaborative
studio space for creative endeavors. Looking for student centered approach to teaching and learning? Interested in learning how to make the most of your existing technologies while seamlessly integrating individual devices in your classroom? This interactive session will demonstrate how to create and sustain innovative learning environments that inspire the 4 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking in your classroom. Product Spotlight includes: SMART Kapp, SMART’s newest collaborative board that functions without a projector and SMART amp collaborative software.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:30am

The Connected Classroom: Hangouts On-Air & Virtual Field Trips
This workshop addresses the educational benefits of maintaining a connected classroom by participating in virtual field trips via Google+ Hangouts On-air. We will practice how to access virtual field trip opportunities within Google+ Communities, prepare you and your students for upcoming events using tools like the Google+ Q&A app, and apply practical activities that support and encourage student engagement before, during, and after the virtual field trip experience.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Top 10 Questions Educators Must Ask BEFORE Launching 1:1 Programs
One-to-One Computing can be great boosts for learning or dismal failures for districts. We will examine the critical elements for leading and implementing successful, sustainable 1:1 programs in K-12 classrooms
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Transform Science Learning with PASCO’s Latest Hands-On Technologies.
Explore PASCO Scientific’s award-winning science learning environment, offering hands-on, inquiry-based science labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science. Integrating the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software, PASCO solutions are easy to use, cost-effective, and work on your devices: iPad, Chromebook, Android tablets, computers, and netbooks.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Use Augmented Reality to Differentiate Instruction
Heard of Augmented Reality (AR)? Work with Special Needs students? Want to create dynamic, out of this world learning experiences? Come and learn how Augmented Reality can bring education to life for Special Needs students.
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Jennifer Park

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Using Notability with Google Drive to Monitor Close Reading
Notability is an annotation app that allows students to import documents to annotate and then turn in via Google Drive. Students take notes or write short answers to be turned in digitally.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Your Online Class is Ready to Start: Did You Do it Right?
Your online class is almost set to begin. How do you get your students going in the right direction? Attendees will acquire a list of Web 2.0 Tools they can use to design effective Icebreakers to get the online class started.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am

Mobile Devices & Movie Making: 'I'm Ready for My Close Up'
This session will be all about the impact that movies and digital storytelling can make in any classroom. From storyboarding, shooting, editing and publishing we will cover all the steps that any teacher, from newbie to expert, will need to create powerful classroom videos. Participants need to bring their own device.
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avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology Plumas Lake Elementary School District
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 12:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:30am

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

Browse current exhibitor list.

Thursday March 19, 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm
Oasis 1-3, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am

Creating an Online Community of Artists

This session will focus on the benefits of creating an online art gallery that provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, interact with one another, and develop 21st century skills. 
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avatar for Kacey Kim

Kacey Kim

TK Teacher, Bellflower Unified School District


Thursday March 19, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am

Unconference Sessions 3

Come and hang with some awesome educators, including GCTs, ADEs, and MIEs

Twitter in the classroomShow parents how great Social Media can be in the classroom


20% Time Projects- passion projects


GCT Face-to-Face Hangout


Thursday March 19, 2015 11:00am - 11:55am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:20am

Minecraft Academy 101
You've heard about Minecraft, now come see what it is and try your hand at playing the game. We will look at how MinecraftEDU bolsters learner engagement and can be used as a platform for many learning activities. Participants need to bring their own Windows or Mac laptop. (NOT a Chromebook or iPad) Participation will include a “vanilla” Minecraft license.
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avatar for John Miller

John Miller

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 11:20am - 2:20pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

11:30am

Get Kids Coding K-12
Come hear how the Tustin Unified School District rolled out the Hour of Code to 24,000 students.
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avatar for Cari Williams

Cari Williams

Digital Learning Coach and TUSD Robotics Lead, Tustin Unified
Cari works closely with science and STEAM teachers as a Digital Learning Coach in the Tustin Unified School District to help reimagine curriculum and help transition teachers into NGSS. She also leads the competitive TUSD Robotics program, which currently serves approximately 500 students in grades 4th through 12th.


Thursday March 19, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Exclusive Exhibit Hall and Lunch
Opportunity to visit the Exhibitors, grab a bite, and not miss any sessions!

Thursday March 19, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Exhibit Hall, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Have iPad; Can Video Conference
Video Conferencing is a great way to extend learning beyond your campus. PORTS and CILC are two resources that you can use to connect your classroom to outside content using your iPad.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Total Student Engagement with Nearpod
Are students checking out, coasting along, or waiting for the answer? Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that will engage and inspire students of all ages and in all content areas.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

1:1 Classrooms--Management, Instructional Strategies, and More!
Ensuring educators’ digital capacity is a cornerstone for successful 1:1 initiatives. Attend this session to explore strategies for classroom management and instruction in 1:1 environments.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

21st Century Learners in a Primary Classroom
Come see how Google Apps can be integrated into your primary classroom instruction and which iPad apps you can use to effectively teach math and computer science, plus much more!
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avatar for Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Are you in the MIX?
Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson? Cool! We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included - right there inside PowerPoint. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation or add a video from elsewhere, write on slides as you talk to your students/colleagues, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like an AWESOME screencast.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

CANCELLED Go Big, Go Pro, Go Now- The PBL Kit
This session will demonstrate how your classroom and your school can take project based learning to the next level. We will provide student work examples and the framework within which these ground breaking projects have been created. We don't have all of the answers but we can give you the tools to make Project Based Learning successful for students in your context. Your students can be young professionals who are authoring, directing, researching, presenting, and creating amazing projects that are public. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Coding on iPads
Is it possible to learn to code if iPads are the devices available in your classroom? Come discover just some of the apps that available to do just that!
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avatar for Vicky Sedgwick

Vicky Sedgwick

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School
I love learning and helping others to learn as both a teacher and a presenter at conferences and as an Edcamp organizer. Prior to teaching, I had a career as a Software Designer & Computer Programmer writing business software and I currently do some website development in addition to teaching.


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Coding:It's Elementary (K-5)
Coding is the new language that everyone needs to know. Research shows that in order to meet the future need for programmers, it is crucial to reach children in the early years of their education - grades K-5. Learn how websites, applications and hands-on activities are providing a code rich environment for students at McKinna Elementary School.
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avatar for Leticia Batista

Leticia Batista

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

Collaborate to the Core
How using the new Interactive MimioClassroom to establish a collaborative environment in classrooms is a key method of empowering students to live and thrive in the real world. Discussion, cooperation, open-mindedness, a variety of viewpoints, higher order thinking skills, different curricular areas, disagreement, and debate are all elements that help students learn how to collaborate with others and thus become better educated individuals.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Collaboration Via Pinboards: Using Pinterest in Education
Effectively learn to use the fastest growing social network in education, Pinterest, in the classroom for everything from building PLNs, collaborating around the world, to project-based learning!
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avatar for Devrah Lawver

Devrah Lawver

6th, 7th and 8th grade core teacher, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
tech + crafts = pinterest


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Competency Based Education: Dashboard to Success
Brandman University is running the first fully online competency-based degree program in California. Join the CBE General Education team for the “behind the scenes” story of the program’s development.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

Digital Literacy: Publishing for a Wider Audience
In our digital age, we don’t have to confine publishing to print on a page.  Discover other ways that students can share and receive feedback on their work through social media, iTunes and more!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

Docs to Blogs, Sharing Our Stories
Come learn how to help your elementary students tell great stories with their lives and learning using Google Apps and Kidblog.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Enhance Your Digital Story Using Photoshop
Increase your knowledge of Photoshop and learn how you can create, enhance and edit slideshows and video making them more engaging without learning yet another program. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Improving iPad Workflow in a Google World
Using iPads and looking for apps the seamlessly integrate with Google Drive? Learn about apps that students can use to climb the SAMR ladder and play nice with Drive!
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avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and administration at a parochial school in Los Gatos, CA, my hometown. For the past 12 years I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now, into the Common Core. Follow me on our blog, Common Core and Ed Tech, at www.ccedtech.org!
avatar for Gene Tognetti

Gene Tognetti

Director of Professional Development, Presentation High School
I'm an experienced administrator, teacher and ed tech consultant. I pursue practical, useful (usually free) tech resources that students can use to help them learn. I co-author the Communicate..Create..Ed Tech blog, which explores ways to effectively integrate technology to support all types of learning.


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

IXL: A New Vision for Adaptive Software
One out of every ten students uses IXL software due to our unique philosophy. No test banks or generic remediation—true personalization. Find out why IXL is the most widely used Math/ELA subscription site in the world.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Opening Doors to Collaboration: The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange
US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange “opens the doors” to project-based learning involving youth development, service-learning, and successful school/community models of collaboration that support new education standards in the US and Russia.

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avatar for Yvonne Andres

Yvonne Andres

President & Founder, Global SchoolNet
Andres is former Oceanside teacher and is now President/Co-founder of GlobalSchoolNet.org and founder of iPoPP (International Projects or Partners Place.) Andres serves as the US co-chair for the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange. She is creator of International CyberFair and US State Department’s Doors to Diplomacy programs, met with President Bush to launch Friendship Through Education, and speaks at conferences worldwide. Andrés was named... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Redefining Learning in a Blended Classroom
Embrace learning in the 21st century where students use multiple devices for learning! In this BYOD session explore how to redefine learning through the lens of inquiry based learning.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Research Using Google Tools
Learn how to use Google tools to complete research projects including how to successfully search the web, find credible sources, organize research, collaborate on writing and editing, and cite sources. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Instructional Technology Specialist, Sequoia Union High School District
Melissa Hero is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Sequoia Union High School District and works with teachers to help them seamlessly integrate technology into their lessons. Melissa believes that good teaching requires strong pedagogy, and if used correctly, technology can enhance a lesson and student learning. Formerly a High School Biology and AVID teacher, Melissa taught using the flip class model and had a class set of iPads for... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Screencasting for Diverse Learners
Overview and practical application of screen casting for tutorials, personalized learning, and assessment in the diverse learner's community.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Students Show They Can Do It!!
Participants will be given ideas on using tools that are inexpensive or available in most classrooms to help provide students with access to curriculum.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Tame the Monitoring Monster with Effective Progress Monitoring
RTI is daunting and one of the most difficult parts to manage is monitoring students’ progress. Come hear how we implemented a successful progress monitoring system that supported student success!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Teaching Above the Line
Increase student digital literacy by teaching above the line. Define the use of technology by giving students a chance to develop their own voice and purpose in learning through SAMR.
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science at Beechwood School in Fullerton, CA. She then has since stepped out of the classroom to serve as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation and the effective use of technology to transform teaching and learning.


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

The Library of Congress Online: A Navigation Guide for Educators
Tour the Library of Congress online; learn to navigate the site and explore the LOC’s dynamic curriculum. Discover how primary source lessons meet the Common Core standards.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Transforming a District: Bringing Technology Infused PBL to ALL Students
This session will detail the work that leaders within Napa Valley Unified School District are doing to transform the entire district to be a student focused, 21st century learning organization that focuses on bringing technology infused project based learning to all students.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm

Working SMARTer In Your 21st Century Classroom
Educators need a platform that supports quick and easy transitions between whole-class, small-group and individual learning activities that encourage student collaboration on individual devices. In this hands-on session put-to-practice the strategies teachers are using to increase the effectiveness of their student device implementation. Product Spotlight includes: SMART Notebook Software, SMART Response VE, XC Collaboration and SMART Notebook Maestro.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:30pm

You are the Infinite Thinking Machine
Join the producers of the hit Internet TV show, the Infinite Thinking Machine, as we take a fun romp through our favorite tools, ideas, and classroom innovations featured in the shows. Warning: it may get ridonkulous!
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

You Must Do These Things!

Get on the train or lay on the tracks.  How and why you should: Reemphasize voc-ed with new virtual tools; open up closed captions for reading instruction; make math digital; use a 3D printer; start a media festival; get ban­­dwidth from surprising places. Most important, explore building examples that expose students to thinking they’ll need for career and life.


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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

You're Going to Keep Letting Me Take the iPad Home?
As your district or school moves towards a 1:1 program for iPads, wouldn’t it be great to hear from a group that has already done it? Listen to tips and tricks from a district that is three years into a 1:1 iPad deployment.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:45pm

Unconference Afternoon Session Board Brainstorming

Afternoon Session Board Brainstorming ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


Thursday March 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Using QR Codes in the Classroom
Students today have grown up with a smart device in their hands. What better way to hand out information or provide access to students, scan and go!
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NV

Natalie Valles

Teacher, CCSS Lead Teacher
Using QR Codes in the classroom. | | Preparing students with disabilities to be successful on the CAASPP. | | Differentiated Instruction. Scaffolding.


Thursday March 19, 2015 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:15pm

Unconference Sessions 4

Come and hang with some awesome educators, including GCTs, ADEs, and MIEs

Twitter in the classroom- Show parents how great Social Media can be in the classroom


20% Time Projects- passion projects


GCT Face-to-Face Hangout


Thursday March 19, 2015 1:15pm - 2:10pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:15pm

Move over Hollywood!
Learn how to create fantastically engaging videos with GoAnimate, WeVideo, and YouTube Editor. Your students will become the movie makers they've always wanted to be. This is a laptop or Chromebook session. If you wish to shoot videos for this session, it is recommended that you bring a smartphone, iPod touch, or tablet for the creation of a video-based project. A headset or earbuds with a mic is recommended. Participants need to bring their own laptop not a tablet.
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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

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

JR Ginex-Orinion

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 1:15pm - 3:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

1:30pm

A 20-minute Tour of Google Classroom
Get an "over the shoulder" look at Google Classroom as it's played out in a real classroom. Learn an effective workflow to distribute and grade assignments as well as provide timely formative feedback and facilitate online class discussions.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:30pm

4 Main Features of Learner-Centered Videos to Scaffold Learning
Looking for steps to follow when designing videos? Learn about learner-centered videos and how they can scaffold student inquiry, knowledge construction and learning.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

CANCELLED The Learning Hub: A Blended Learning Model
We will be presenting our Pilot Project through a Prezi, and look forward to engaging in discussion with our audience.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

STEAM ++ Common Core & NGSS Occupy Mars Classroom Learning Centers
Teachers at Super School K-12 International University are collaborating using STEAM ++ (science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, mathematics, computer and foreign languages). Explore ePortfolios, graphic organizers & learning centers.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

Student Tech Leadership: Digital Media Projects Supporting Schools and Communities
Students who collaborate, create, and use digital technologies present engaging projects supporting schools and communities.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) skills, along with Common Core Standards alignment, are demonstrated.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

20ish Chrome Extensions in 20 Minutes
Stop by for a quick look into some of the best Chrome Extensions for the classroom. In 20minutes you'll learn about Chrome Extensions that'll help your math, science, language arts, chemistry and more.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

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

Jo-Ann Fox

Learning Experience Designer, Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center
Jo-Ann is a teacher first, having taught in grades K-4. Currently, she is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Last year, Jo-Ann was a TOSA for EUSD tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes fostering the creative confidence in all students and helps students access content through STEAM learning, PBL, innovative use of... Read More →
avatar for David Theriault

David Theriault

Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Two things spurred my interest in reimagining what we do in the classroom. | | The first was my own experience with school. While I loved learning and reading, I was not the best student when it came to grades. I still remember that feeling when I look at my students. | | The second was the birth of my son. From the day he was born I knew that I only had eighteen years to transform his K12 experience. I share my experiments in the... Read More →


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Advanced Scratch: Going Beyond the Basics
Come learn how to implement an advanced game design lesson in Scratch that can be easily adjusted for all levels from advanced youngsters to new to Scratch older students.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Apple Tech Update for Education Q&A 
Apple continues to provide breakthrough software and amazing devices for education, offering a complete environment for learning. Apple System Engineers will answer your questions about how the latest product releases can support teaching and learning.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Connecting and Collaborating, Real Examples from Real Classrooms
The CCSS demand students connect and collaborate. How do you make powerful connections safely? See students do deep reading, writing, and mathematics because they are doing compelling, inquiry-based work.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Cross-Curricular 21st Century Digital Interactive Notebooks
The ease of pushing out assignments in Google Classroom makes it simple for students to organize work in Drive. Learn how students can go paperless and digitize their interactive notebooks.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Digital Resources: An Overview of the Best Practices and Solutions for Educators
This workshop focuses on the different Web based platforms providing digital resources and community group collaboration to county, district, and school staff to improve student outcomes.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Digital Storytelling Using iMovie in the Common Core Classroom
iMovie as a digital storytelling tool demonstrates and reinforces students’ understanding while ensuring they are learning through the 4 C’s of the Common Core: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Fusing 3D Printing with Language Arts to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs
Learn how we used 3D printing to teach language arts to eighth graders and give them a feel for running a business without letting the technology hamper their learning. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Bryan Kerr

Bryan Kerr

Technology Director, Garden Street Academy
I work at a small K12 independent school in Santa Barbara with a passion for implementing technology in the classroom to help create authentic and engaging learning experiences.


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Google Apps for Digital Feedback
Participants will explore Google Apps as a way to provide written commentary, audio streaming, and video recordings on student work to provide efficient feedback. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

iNACOL Blended Teaching Competencies
As blended learning models become more prevalent, the need to identify and foster core educator competencies for strong instructional practice becomes greater. iNACOL developed a blended teaching competency framework which will be shared.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

iPads with no Wi-Fi, No Problem
This session will focus on how iPads can be used with limit or no access to to wi-fi.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Learn, Teach, Help, Enjoy! Enhancing Your EdTech Superpowers!
We'll examine the emerging technology leader's role (site, district, etc) and how, through technology planning, tools and resources, they can be a more effective Technology Leader.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Measuring What Matters: Common Core Tools for Teachers
Join us to hear and see real examples of how teachers are using SchoolCity's Common Core Assessment & Curriculum platform to help prepare their students for the Common Core.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

OER 101: Open Educational Resources to Support CCSS & Student Learning
Learn about OER, Creative Commons, and how educators can expand the classroom to help students access content for personalized learning opportunities, through online resources like Gooru, ConnectEd and CK12.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Planning, Funding, and Implementing a 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative
Mobile Technology has greatly impacted education today. Come learn the nuts and bolts process Coachella Valley Unified School District used to implement a district-wide 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Preparing Students with Disabilities to Participate Successfully in the CAASPP
Many teachers are unaware of some very basic computer skills that students with disabilities may be lacking in order to participate successfully in the upcoming CAASPP testing. How will your students be impacted by CAASPP testing? Though CA is still in the emerging stages for the test and is still running pilot assessments, understand a few difficulties students with disabilities may experience and a few simple items you can do to help improve student motivation and success when they participate in the assessments.
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NV

Natalie Valles

Teacher, CCSS Lead Teacher
Using QR Codes in the classroom. | | Preparing students with disabilities to be successful on the CAASPP. | | Differentiated Instruction. Scaffolding.


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Programming, Coding, and 3D Printing Using iPads
Programming is a transformational literacy for today's learners. Learn how to get started, lessons learned, and extension ideas including how to PLAN + DESIGN + 3D PRINT - straight from an iPad. See examples for K-5 implementation.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

QRazy Codes
We’ll go over 20 different ways to start using QR Codes in your classroom tomorrow! Easy, quick, and VERY powerful!
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avatar for Cory Robertson

Cory Robertson

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


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Robotics and Programming for the 21st Century Classroom
Come play using programming and robots to teach content in grades K-5. We’ll create an environment with stations modeling programming and robots based learning for STEM, art, and computer science.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Safe, Mobile, Collaborative: Making Mobile Learning Work
Mobile Learning Essentials combines a content filter, LMS (My Big Campus) and MDM so you can do it all -- easily, safely, and effectively.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

SMARTer Makerspaces & Learning Commons
There are a lot of conversations happening in education around how to facilitate collaboration as a core skill and the benefits of a collaborative
studio space for creative endeavors. Looking for student centered approach to teaching and learning? Interested in learning how to make the most of your existing technologies while seamlessly integrating individual devices in your classroom? This interactive session will demonstrate how to create and sustain innovative learning environments that inspire the 4 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking in your classroom. Product Spotlight includes: SMART Kapp, SMART’s newest collaborative board that functions without a projector and SMART amp collaborative software.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Social Media: Bringing the Classroom Home
Extend your classroom out to the home and community through social media. We will present the pros and cons of twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, then provide examples and how-to's for using social media. This presentation is for the beginning or intermediate social media user.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

The Cloud Wars
What is the Cloud, and how do I ride? This session will explore several options using cloud technology, Pros & Cons, and how some cloud technologies can transform the classroom for collaboration projects.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

The Cloud Wars
What is the Cloud, and how do I ride? This session will explore several options using cloud technology, Pros & Cons, and how some cloud technologies can transform the classroom for collaboration projects.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

UDL Tools for All Learners (Especially Diverse Learners)
Participants will learn about various UDL tools, from low to mid tech levels. These tools will help all learners, especially the diverse learners, be successful in all types of classroom settings.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Use Infographics for Data Instruction
Diverse learners can create and use Infographics to make sense of data, while addressing the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Bring a laptop to create an Infographic with us!
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avatar for Jenny Thomas

Jenny Thomas

Digital Learning Project Specialist, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Using Technology to Help Girls Connect, Collaborate, and Create
Technology enables teachers to capitalize on the way girls learn best--through connection and collaboration. Increasingly diversified cloud-based tools enable authentic connections, collaborative opportunities, and the chance to create original work.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

WSQing your way to Flipclass Success
“Watch-Summarize-Question” (WSQ) is a flipped learning strategy that helps students to engage with the content both in class and at home, providing accountability, processing, organization, feedback, and discussion.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:15pm

Unconference Sessions 5

Come and hang with some awesome educators, including GCTs, ADEs, and MIEs

Twitter in the classroom- Show parents how great Social Media can be in the classroom


20% Time Projects- passion projects


GCT Face-to-Face Hangout


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:30pm

CUE would like you to be a Conference Presenter
Are interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2015 Annual Conference.
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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology for the Stanislaus County Office of Education. His primary responsibilities include implementing Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and online curriculum in both classroom and blended learning settings.


Thursday March 19, 2015 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:00pm

Developing your PLN Through Edmodo
Learn how to engage with other educators with greater precision in developing relationships to build your professional learning community through the use of Edmodo.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:15pm

Unconference Sessions 6

Come and hang with some awesome educators, including GCTs, ADEs, and MIEs

Twitter in the classroom- Show parents how great Social Media can be in the classroom


20% Time Projects- passion projects


GCT Face-to-Face Hangout


Thursday March 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:15pm

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:15pm

eLearning Learning Network Meeting
The mission of the eLearning Network (the California chapter of iNACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning through collaborative expertise and leadership in online teaching and learning.

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:15pm

First-Timers Orientation
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 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:15pm

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Agua Caliente, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:15pm

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

Making Mobile Magnificent! Simple Yet Powerful Tech Tips
Turn your Mobile Devices into Interactive Digital Creation and Presentation Tools!
Got iPads or tablets? Discover new ways of leveraging these powerful mobile devices inside - and outside - your classroom.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

4:00pm

Student Created Video Tutorials
Utilize technology to increase student collaboration, engagement, and subject matter comprehension. Help your students take ownership of their learning by showing them how to create their own video tutorial.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

4:30pm

Kickoff Keynote
Beware the Transformation Trap: Making Meaningful Change

So often we hear about how new devices, pedagogies or teaching philosophies are “transforming education”. We hear about models focused on redefinition and innovation. However, how closely aligned are these strategies, ideas and devices to the real focus of our schools - our students? This session explores the transformation trap - the idea that simply being “different” or new is better. It refocuses the discussion of innovation and educational technology back on the students and how these changes can truly support their learning in real classrooms.

 
Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 Chicago Public Schools, and previously taught math to 4th and 5th graders. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and CPS’ 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, Jennie has been working to redefine education through effective technology use. She explores how to leverage 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks and iPads to increase student collaboration, self-efficacy and creativity. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog TeachingLikeIt’s2999. 

: All conference attendees are invited to a special Kickoff Keynote.

Get there early, as space is limited.

Thursday Keynote -Jennie Magiera

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Thursday March 19, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

5:30pm

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

Thursday March 19, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Friday, March 20
 

6:30am

Shuttle Service 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Shuttle service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) to the Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sagurao Hotel, Ace Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Riviera Hotel. Shuttles pick up is located at the front of each hotel and Esplanade of the PSCC. If you are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, the Marquee Villas or the Comfort Inn please walk over to the Hilton to pick up the shuttle. If you are staying at the Palm Mountain Resort please walk over to the Hyatt Hotel to pick up the shuttle. There is no shuttle service from the Palm Canyon Resort, Desert Princess or any other hotels. The shuttle will arrive about every 15 minutes during the scheduled hours below.

Friday March 20, 2015 6:30am - 6:30pm
Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

Concessions
Concessions available for purchase.


Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 4:00pm
East Lawn, Palm Springs Convention Center

7:00am

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

Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

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

Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

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

Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

7:00am

Hang out Blogger's Cafe
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel The Bloggers’ Cafe is an informal, couch, chairs, floor gathering area in the Renaissance Hotel for bloggers, social media mavens, and anyone else who wants to find and connect with others. A beehive of constant activity and conversation, the Bloggers’ Cafe makes it hard to go do anything else once you discover it.

Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Renaissance Hotel

7:00am

ITM Live!
Infinite Thinking Machine is CUE’s Internet TV show. Every year, we broadcast from CUE’s Annual Conference in Palm Springs as ITM Live! Through an engaging talk show format, leading education and technology experts discuss the ways that innovative uses of technology are making a positive impact on education across the world. Members of CUE’s Communication Committee conduct the interviews and produce the episodes. Each show is archived and available online allowing the thousands of CUE attendees to reconnect with their experience after the conference in Lobby, PSCC. View these at www. youtube.com/cueinc and www.infinitethinking.org after the conference and don’t forget to subscribe!

Friday March 20, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:00am

General Session & Keynote


The Future of Learning

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to thedematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children’ seducation takes us through a series of startling results – children can self organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: Groups of children with access to the Internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata’s experimental results show a strange new future for learning. Using the TED Prize, he has now built seven ‘Schools in the Cloud’, of which some glimpses will be provided in the talk. TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra is at the forefront of a new approach to education which challenges how we teach today’s children in a technological age.

TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra is at the forefront of a new 
approach to education which challenges how we teach today’s children in a technological age.

He is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, 
UK and previously a Visiting Professor at MIT in the US.

Sugata is currently working on the School in the Cloud, 
which is the culmination of over a decade of research and observations from all over the world. The School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos - a community, place and experience to discover and explore children’s learning as a self-organising system.

From his earliest experiments while working at NIIT in Delhi with the Hole in the Wall project, through to setting up SOLEs (self organised learning environments), Sugata discovered that children’s innate sense of learning is magnified when they are given the freedom to explore the internet in small groups.

Children in these environments, regardless of who they are or 
what language they speak, can competently search for answers to ‘big questions’, drawing rational, logical conclusions from their research. These are questions far ahead of what is expected of them in their school curriculum.

In 1999 Sugata and his colleagues at NIIT made a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in Delhi, installed an internet-connected PC, and left to see what happened. Almost immediately, children from the slum began playing with the computer and in the process taught each other how to use it and get online.

This experiment, which inspired the book ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ 
that went on to become the Oscar winning film of 2009, was replicated in other parts of India, both urban and rural, with similar results.

It challenged some of the key assumptions of formal education, demonstrating that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity could result in learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge.

However, his research has shown that it’s not simply a case of 
taking teachers out of the equation: children in remote areas often perform poorly at school because they do not have access to good teaching.

As a result of further research which showed the importance of 
an encouraging adult in these circumstances, the Granny Cloud was born, after Sugata put out a plea for retired teachers in the UK to come forward who were willing to interact with children in India via Skype.

All conference attendees are invited to a special Kickoff Keynote.

Get there early, as space is limited.


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Friday March 20, 2015 8:00am - 9:45am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Common Core & NGSS STEAM ++ Graphic Organizers for K-12
Teachers are using high motivational graphic organizers to meet Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Students improve long and short-term memory; testing skills, project based-learning and planning skills.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Unconference Morning Session Board Brainstorming

Morning Session Board Brainstorming ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Digital Literacy Skills for the Common, Core Next Generation Assessments
As the Next Generation, Common Core assessments become our new way of assessing students, digital literacy skills must be integrated into daily lessons. Prepare your students using Web 2.0 tools.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Dive Deep into Discovery Education Streaming
Join us and we'll talk about the new and exciting enhancements and uncover some resources that you never knew you had! From the Common Core Standards in the Classroom to the new My Content, this session will prepare you to dive into deeper Discovery Education Streaming integration.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Engage Students and Empower Teacher with the Premier ELA Program
Explore StudySync, the leading digital ELA curriculum, designed to fully engages today’s students and advance reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening skills while addressing every language standard for grades 6-12.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

FALL IN! Get in Google FORMation!
Attention! We want YOU to get in Google FORMation! Join us as we train you how to create Google Forms that will keep your students engaged and on task. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Ann Kozma

Ann Kozma

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

Holly Steele

Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM, Fullerton School District
Holly Steele spent nine years teaching middle school science at Beechwood School in Fullerton, CA. She then has since stepped out of the classroom to serve as a Teacher on Special Assignment for STEM. Her current professional interests include NGSS implementation and the effective use of technology to transform teaching and learning.


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

From Playlist to Proficiency: Sequencing Learning Activities to Propel Achievement
On its own, a learning activity can bring instruction to life, but strategically combining multiple activities can lead to true content mastery. Learn how to sequence online activities into playlists that comprehensively address the Common Core.
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avatar for Neil Spears

Neil Spears

Executive Director, CFY-Los Angeles, PowerMyLearning (Powered by CFY)
Neil Spears is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles office of CFY, an education nonprofit that connects students in low-income communities, together with their families and teachers, to digital learning that transforms the way they can excel in school and in life. Neil developed his drive for educational equity as a middle school teacher and Teach For America corps member in east Los Angeles. Neil is also passionate about progressive... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Global Games - Connecting Your Classroom to the World
Eleven games you can play your first day back in your classroom after CUE and all the “How to” for creating a connected classroom globally through creative games and connected tools.
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Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com . He created Technology Applied Science Fair tasfair.com. Scott co-hosts The BedleyBros EdChat Show and Techlandia's Grumpy Old Teachers show... Read More →
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Jo-Ann Fox

Learning Experience Designer, Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center
Jo-Ann is a teacher first, having taught in grades K-4. Currently, she is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Last year, Jo-Ann was a TOSA for EUSD tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes fostering the creative confidence in all students and helps students access content through STEAM learning, PBL, innovative use of... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Going Mobile
Separate yourself from the noise! Take your message beyond the classroom as you inform and connect your students and school community to learning opportunities through media and their mobile devices.
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Louise Colbert

Teacher, Excelsior Middle School
Long time technology nut currently teaching middle school technology classes mixing good ol' CPUs and BYOD. Long time blogger and youngish teacher of blogging and the Student Blogging Challenge. Co-director of leadership where we all get to stretch ourselves and grow. Plus yearbook, because, why not? | Wife of a Portland Trailblazers fan, mother of three, dog lover, runner. Life long California girl. Always looking to make new EdTech... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Graphic Design Tips for Creating Infographics
Learn graphic design principles to transform your infographic from “ok” to WOW! Focused on the non-graphic designer educator, this session presents easy to apply graphic techniques for classroom projects.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Have iPad, Will Write!
Want to add some pizzazz to your writing unit? Learn to use several great iPad apps to support the prewriting process and enable your students to create dazzling digital books..
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Hey, Administrator! Transform Your School Through Personal Example
This practical session goes beyond giving you a shopping list for great apps; we discuss how and why you’d want to use them! Come, power up your creativity and efficiency!
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Informative Writing with Online Inquiry Tools
Learn how to research, organize, collaborate, peer edit efficiently using Google Tools, Investigate tools to lead your students in inquiry based activities as they prepare for informative writing.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Introduction to the New Aeries Gradebook
The Aeries Gradebook has been completely redesigned in the last 12 months. Come see the latest new features and functionality.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Making 1:1 Matter - Set Vision and Inspire Learners!
Are teachers implementing 1:1 as islands? Engage meaningfully with CCSS! Learn how school-wide vision and strategic planning foster teacher and student creativity. Gain resources to reinforce 1:1 initiatives.
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avatar for Hilda Flores

Hilda Flores

Principal, Fullerton School District


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:00am

Office 365 in the Classroom
Office 365 provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, free e-mail, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and video conferencing for students, faculty, and staff - and it is FREE to your district. In addition, your district may be eligible to provide Office to your students for their HOME USE.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

Programming, Coding, and 3D Printing Using iPads
Programming is a transformational literacy for today's learners. Learn how to get started, lessons learned, and extension ideas including how to PLAN + DESIGN + 3D PRINT - straight from an iPad. See examples for K-5 implementation.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

Project Based Learning in the Digital Age
Project Based Learning can take a digital leap forward in the 21st Century. Come learn how to leverage the technology you already have in your school or can get for free to get students interested in learning and sharing their knowledge with their peers, digitally!
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Redesigning Professional Development - Creating and Growing Teacher-Driven EdTech Events
Ever experienced bad PD? Learn how to grow and plan a grassroots PD experience created by teachers for teachers. Plant seeds to harvest an edtech learning experience like no other.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

10:00am

Student-Centered Authoring: iBooks Author in Action
Stop searching for just the right resource. Make it! Teachers and students can create interactive books to reach learning goals and communicate ideas. Come see possibilities and experience iBooks Author.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

The Maker Movement: Interactive Electronics Without Programming
See a physical model where students have created projects with sensors and other electronic interactivity, without any pre-requisite knowledge of scripted programming. Requires a Mac or Windows OS device.
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avatar for Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner

Founder, 1010 Technologies LLC
Roger Wagner is a former physics, chemistry and math teacher, and was named by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the top 5 "Most Important Educational Technology Gurus of the Past Two Decades", along with Seymour Papert, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. | | Roger currently serves on the Board of Directors of California CUE, and is also the founder of 1010 Technologies, which has pioneered new ways of interconnecting... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

The SETT Framework: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Join Joy Zabala, the developer of the SETT Framework, for a lively discussion of the myths that have developed over the last two decades and the realities that clarify the intents, purposes and uses of the SETT Framework as a collaborative decision-making tool.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

The Top Ingredients to a Blended Learning Classroom
What are the top ingredients to mixing up a blended learning classroom? Join this session as we walk you through the different types of data collection, tools, techniques, and design needed to generate a blended learning classroom.
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avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended Learning at the OETC 2014, ISTE 14, College Campus Technology Conference 14, and Teaching and Learning iPad Conference in North Carolina.


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Welcome to the (Google) Classroom of the Future
Google Classroom is a free LMS (learning management system) for Google Apps for Education designed to simplify the workflow of using Google Drive with students. Teachers can view, create, collect, & grade assignments, including one-click create an individual Google Document for each student and organize them into automatically created Drive folders for each assignment.
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avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Instructional Technology Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
Will is currently the Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist for Instructional Technology & 21st Century Learning for Tulare County Office of Education. A former middle and elementary school teacher, and tech coach. He also provides independent professional development consulting as TeachInteractive, and is a regular conference speaker at CUE, ISTE, NSTA, MACUL, and Google Apps for Education Summits. He is a Google Certified Teacher, YouTube... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

What do I do with all this Data?
Edmentum will provide a workshop to show how to track progress and insure that a school/district is on pace to meet and exceed its goals.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

With-it-ness: Becoming a Media Master for Classroom Engagement
Award winning Media and EdTech teacher Jon Corippo will share how kids, because of YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (for starters) have much higher expectations for media skills in the classroom. Teachers who aren't skilled in media production risk becoming irrelevant to their students. Don't be that teacher. Learn techniques and models for being a better teacher in EVERY subject, including video, photography, presentation, student made tutorials and more.
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
http://www.cue.org/jcorippo



Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

YouTube on Your Side
Learn how to leverage YouTube tools to benefit your students. In this session you'll make playlists, discover the best education content and leave ready to use the tools on Monday.
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Google Workshop for Educators (Advanced)
Brought to you by CUE, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. This workshop is for advanced users. CUE is an official Google Professional Development partner. Participants need to bring their own laptop not a tablet. Updated Speaker
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Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:00am

College Credit
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at the CUE Conference. Onsite registration will be available in the Mesquite Hallway of the Palm Springs Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuition fee is $75 for each unit. Payment may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. A written assignment will be required. Details provided at the time of registration. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800)372- 5505 for more information.

Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mesquite Hallway, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

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

Browse current exhibitor list.

Friday March 20, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
Oasis 1-3, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:15am

Show Me the Sites
Google Sites is a great way to share information, lessons, and curate students’ work. Learn to create a site for your classroom, student ePortfolio, or collaborative student Site. This session will guide you through the process of creating a website to suit your needs. All Google Products seamlessly integrate with Sites. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a website that meets your needs. Intermediate to Advanced. Participants need to bring their own laptop.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Media Specialist, LVUSD
Nancy has been teaching in one way or another most of her life. She holds several degrees, including a Master's degree in Educational Technology, and she is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. For the past 3 years, she has worked in the Las Virgenes Unified School District as a media specialist, helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. She is passionate about helping other educators to innovate their practices and has... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 10:15am - 12:00pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:30am

Create, Collaborate, and Share Using Virtual Bulletin Boards
Get your students to think visually, create, collaborate, and contribute on virtual bulletin boards. Follow their thought processes and check their contributions with Padlet, Muraly, Google Drawings, and Thinglink.
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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

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


Friday March 20, 2015 10:30am - 10:50am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

10:30am

Unconference Sessions 7

EdTech to Inform and Engage


BYOD- Get Parents and students to buy into bringing their own


Tech Addiction and Social and emotional development-


Google Classroom- How to get started - best practices



Friday March 20, 2015 10:30am - 11:25am
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:00am

Using the iPad and Green Screen Technology with the Classroom
Teachers will how and why they can use green screen technology on the iPad to engage students and make them appear as if they are anywhere, anytime, and place.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am

AAUW Tech Trek: Awesome Girls in STEM
Discover Tech Trek, a science, technology, engineering and math summer program for middle school girls, now becoming a National Program sponsored by AAUW. Learn about the program and why it works. Hear from Tech Trekkers about their experiences. Learn how to get your students involved.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am

CANCELED ELL and Technology:Tools for Growth
Attendees will be given tools that are engaging and will move language learners towards proficiency. The rationale behind the use of each tool as well as examples will be discussed.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am

How to Build a Personalized Learning System
You can build a coaching program that uses your own staff to personalize learning across your school or district. Start with shared beliefs that grows into a self-sustainable system.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am

Mentoring with Teachers and Teacher Educators on TPACK Integration
Often technology is taught as a stand alone course in K-12 and teacher training. This session will cover the ways a university formed teacher mentorships with teacher educators, key technology educators, content knowledge educators to integrate TPACK strategies into everyday instruction supporting a better model of instruction for future teachers.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am

Minecraft Madness: Collaboration and Team Building Skills
Minecraft has the possibility of huge educational benefits for children; it can help teach numerous subjects in a team building environment. Learning in Minecraft could be faster than traditional methods of education, as children are often far more motivated, get more practice, and feel that what they are learning is useful.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

CUE would like you to be a Conference Presenter
Are interested in sharing your instructional technology ideas during an upcoming CUE event? Stop by to find out how to submit a proposal to be a CUE Conference presenter. Learn about the different types of session proposals and how sessions will be selected for the 2015 Annual Conference.
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avatar for Burt Lo

Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology for the Stanislaus County Office of Education. His primary responsibilities include implementing Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, and online curriculum in both classroom and blended learning settings.


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Unconference Sessions 8

PD Best Practices- How to bring in the Techno-phobs


K-2 Tech Needs- Build foundational tech skills in our primary students


New Tech Trends- Newest trends in EDTech



Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

11:30am

#YOURCHAT? Leveraging Twitter for Maximum Professional Development
Create and join networks of other educators and organizations. Session leaders will explore how they began a local Edchat. Discover the tools, tips and pitfalls to avoid in creating your own educational community on Twitter.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

10 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
All things AR! Learn what it is and how you can enhance your current curriculum with this fascinating and exciting tool!
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
Did you know that Discovery Education Streaming has images, speeches, and sound effects? Did you know that Discovery Education is platform agnostic? From English to STEM, you will walk away from this session with hundreds of new integration strategies for the new Discovery Education Streaming!
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Accessibility - Unleashing the Power of Mobile Devices
You hold it in your hand, but do you really know about all it has to offer? By law, mobile devices must include support for persons with vision, hearing, learning, physical, and motor disabilities. For example, did you know that you could set your device to read a selection of text to you? Did you know that you could limit student access to just one App? In this session, participants will “speed date” through the accessibility features offered on iOS8 and Android-based devices.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Blended Learning in K-2 Math? It Adds Up!
Learn how to organize and develop a blended instructional approach in a K-2 math classroom. Discover tools and strategies for creating independent and differentiated math activities to personalize learning.
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avatar for Carrie Middleton

Carrie Middleton

1st Grade Teacher, Los Altos School District


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Civic Engagement: 20% Projects and Beyond
Involving students in civic engagement projects - 20% time - provide a myriad of valuable real world learning opportunities. This session will have participants applying Google Apps for Education to communicate, brainstorm, maintain, and assess effective 20% Projects in their classroom. This workshop will also introduce Google Apps teachers can use to teach digital literacy within civic engagement projects by using Google Docs or Presentations to research effectively, using the Blogger App to write for an authentic audience, and applying the Feedly app to maintain organization.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Coding in the Classroom
Want to incorporate coding in the classroom and not sure where to begin? Come and learn some fun activities to use with your curriculum with some hands on fun!
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avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology Plumas Lake Elementary School District


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

Create Powerful Learning Experiences with iMovie for iPad
With an iPad, every student is a videographer with the power to create digital stories with moving pictures, still images, stop motion, green screen and more. Learn how iMovie invites students assignments in creative ways.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

Flipping Over Edmodo
What does a flipped classroom look like? How does it help students?
Use Edmodo to flip classroom instruction.
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avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for teachers and GATE Program coordinators.You can visit www.pagegifted.org for information. She is currently teaching a 4th grade class, regular education. As a... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Free iPad Apps for Language Development
Three elementary dual-immersion teachers will present a handful of free, easily-implemented iPad applications for developing oral language, highlighting particular apps best suited for teacher and/or student use.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Good Questions + Good Answers = Thoughtful Projects
Developing good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Google, Common Sense Media, current brain research, and the Right Question Institute help address CCSS and NGSS.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Google Drive-ing the Common Core Classroom
Want to encourage self-directed learning while ensuring your students master Common Core Standards? Join us as we breeze through Google Drive basics to learn the best Google Drive workflows.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

It's Just a Tool: A 1:1 to Blended Learning Journey
This is an overview and discussion of our shift from a 1:1 school to a blended learning environment with a focus on student tasks and the tools we are using to implement Common Core.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Leverage Technology to Teach Common Core Literacy Standards
Many teachers are asked to teach 21st century skills without access to 21st century technology. Explore strategies for low-tech classrooms to get students reading, writing, and collaborating online using a variety of web 2.0 tools! UPDATED SPEAKER
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

Making Films to Save Lives
Learn about the new Whitehouse-endorsed program addressing mental health and stigma associated with mental disorders. See how video, pictures, and FREE editing tools can empower students to save lives.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Maximizing Google Drive on Student iPads
Come learn how to easily and effectively use Google Apps for Education with students on iPads. Participants will learn navigation and workflow solutions for using Google Apps on iPads.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Measuring What Matters: Common Core Tools for Teachers
Join us to hear and see real examples of how teachers are using SchoolCity's Common Core Assessment & Curriculum platform to help prepare their students for the Common Core.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Minecraft Projects for Every Classroom
This session is for educators that are familiar with Minecraft and are looking for project ideas to use in their classroom. Examples will be shared that can be applied to multiple grade, topic, and content areas such as STEM, literacy, second language acquisition, history, and performing arts.
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John Miller

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


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

SAMR SLAMR! Maximizing the Potential of Apps in the Classroom
An app is just an app. It’s in your hands to design transformative learning experiences. Participate in a showdown where we move great learning apps up the SAMR model to maximize their learning potential.
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Lainie Rowell

Learning Consultant, November Learning
Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator & Google Certified Innovator.


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

Show Me A Story- Video Modeling in the Classroom
Video modeling of appropriate behaviors is an excellent tool to help teach social skills. Learn how to create scripts and review sheets, and use video to enhance learning and behavior.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Standards Based Grading in Aeries
Come see how the Aeries Gradebook handles Standards Based Grading across all grade levels. This session will go over both Elementary and Secondary Standards Based Grading and Report Cards and show how this information is communicated to Parents and Students.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Sway into the Mix: New Office Apps to Present Ideas
Seeking new ways to capture attention and student responses? Learn how to create interactive online lessons and presentations using Mix. We’ll also build an interactive, web-based Sway to showcase ideas. Participants will need a free Microsoft account and Office 2013 for Mix, and OneDrive for Sway. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Delaine Johnson

Educational Technology Consultant, Fresno County Office of Education
As an educational technology enthusiast, I am happily employed at the Fresno County Office of Education, providing support to teachers and administrators via technology integration coaching. It's an exciting position, with new technologies pushing the boundaries of learning; I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing I am positively affecting the lives of students through enriching professional development! | | I have been a member of... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Technology in the Common Core Age
Common Core and the Smarter Balanced assessments are changing our classrooms. This session examines the specific role of technology in this transformation - including research, best practices, and the ideas gaining traction.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool - OneNote
With Microsoft OneNote, you can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and education outcomes across disciplines and tasks, such as writing, reading, mathematics, science, history, CTE, and elective courses. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels, and use OneNote to compile and organize unstructured information, research, and content. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing, and academic requirements.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

11:30am

Transformative Leadership for 21st Century Educational Program Design
Learn to break or re-write the rules.  Leaders need to be innovators, not managers.  We need educational leaders that are prepared to re-design the learning experience for all students. Learn to address the culture of learning at your site. This presentation goes beyond standards, assessments and the usual jargon/acronyms.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:30am

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Support Common Core
Students love to create, design and use images. Let them! Be efficient with your classroom time. Use Infographics across all content areas to support CCSS and student understanding.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Using Webtools to Create Collaborative Spaces for Revision in the English Classroom
Make student thinking and work visible by using web tools in your English classroom. Explore ways to give students multiple opportunities to share their work, workshop as a class, and model and encourage revision.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

Your Apps Are Watching: Digital Security & Privacy Skills for Educators
Digital privacy and security issues have recently become public conversation. Educators also face a range of threats; this session, geared toward security novices, will raise awareness and provide simple solutions.
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Terrence Loftus

Director, Facilities and Information Technology Services, Brea Olinda Unified School District


Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am

YouTube in Education - Are You Using It?
Come and find out all the cool ways you can use YouTube in the Classroom. You’ll be amazed at all the hidden gems that YouTube has to offer, both for the teacher and the student. Sure, YouTube has 100 hours of video uploaded every minute but there is so much more to YouTube than watching videos. Let us show you how YouTube can be a valuable creative tool in your classroom.
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Friday March 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Personalized Learning With PBS Productivity Tools
Learn how to personalize learning with new productivity tools from PBS including personalized storyboards and interactive lessons. Illustrate complex concepts by quickly designing interactive web pages using resources, graphics and images from PBS LearningMedia.
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Friday March 20, 2015 12:00pm - 12:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Exclusive Exhibit Hall and Lunch
Opportunity to visit the Exhibitors, grab a bite, and not miss any sessions!

Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm

Punk Rock DIY in the New Tech, Full Tech, You Tech Classroom
What do you want to do? Whatever it is, you can do it. You're given some tools and it's time to teach. How do you do it? How do you approach it? How do you make it happen? We will show you how we DIY (Do It Yourself) our high school classrooms with blogs, class blogs, student blogs, teacher blogs, online portfolios, 20% Time, Twitter among other tools.
We help our students be themselves and have a voice to express themselves and their opinions and learn by doing.
We want to help you be yourself in your classroom and have fun and success while teaching by doing. All with a punk rock soundtrack! To paraphrase Frank Sinatra via Sid Vicious, "We do it our way!" Participants need to bring their own device.
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Bob Kelly

Teacher/Coach, Minarets High School
LOVE! I love my family, history, and football. Sometimes the last two get mixed up. I’ve been a new school teacher since the 20th Century. I’ve been PBL since as long as I can remember as I graduated from the MERIT Program at the Krause Center. I’ve taught there as well. I love my students, too. My students help me innovate. We blog, 20% Time, tweet, Kickstarter, we travel, we very rarely use paper in our blended learning environment. I... Read More →
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David Theriault

Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Two things spurred my interest in reimagining what we do in the classroom. | | The first was my own experience with school. While I loved learning and reading, I was not the best student when it came to grades. I still remember that feeling when I look at my students. | | The second was the birth of my son. From the day he was born I knew that I only had eighteen years to transform his K12 experience. I share my experiments in the... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 2:15pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

12:45pm

Meet the Board Candidates at the HUB@CUE
An opportunity to get acquainted with the CUE 2015 Board of Director nominees.

Friday March 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:00pm

CUE Raffle at the HUB@CUE
: A raffle will be held during lunch on Friday in the HUB@CUE. Must be present to win. Prizes are generously donated by CUE exhibitors.

Friday March 20, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:30pm

Remix, Rebuild and Collaborate: Tech Tools You Can Use Today
This CUE Tip will demonstrate how to successfully integrate a range of
free media-making apps and tools into your classroom. You will explore
top applications, practical tips, and solutions for overcoming barriers
along the way.
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Friday March 20, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

1:45pm

Common 'Chrome' Academy 101
This workshop is designed to teach you how to use the Chromebook and Chrome Browser. This academy will harness your collaboration and creation power by building strong foundational skills to create limitless possibilities. This is 3 hours to support your own projects to help with instruction.
Learning Objectives:
o Recognize the educational features to your Chromebook
o Recognize the educational features to your Chrome browser
o Utilize Extensions and Apps
o Design an efficient setup in Google Drive
o Interact with Google Docs, Presentations, and Drawing
o Manage the Chromebook and Chrome Browser Environment
o Create Instructional Connections to CCSS, Habits of Mind, 21st Century Skills, and College and Career Readiness
Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Professional Developers
Participants must bring their own laptop not tablet.
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Friday March 20, 2015 1:45pm - 4:45pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

2:00pm

Unconference Sessions 9

This session is part of the CUE Unconference held at the Hard Rock Hotel upstairs "Club" suite of super-comfortable breakout rooms. Check back later as we plug in titles and descriptions brainstormed by YOU throughout the conference. Be sure to tweet out suggestions with the #CUEuncon hashtag or join us for the live brainstorming twice each day. ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

21st Century Skills and CSCS in the Classroom
Using technology, especially the Google Suite, can aid students with learning disabilities in the classroom as they learn to access the curriculum and improve on their 21st Century Skills. Presentation will include a pragmatic approach in the classroom.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

3 - 2 - 1 iPad! 30 Tools, 20 Student Examples in One Hour
Take the pain out of looking for apps and websites for the iPad and come check out proven tools for the classroom.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

30 Free Microsoft Tools in 60 minutes
Come for a whirlwind ride through  30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a problem-based learning environment.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Applying the SAMR Model to Blended Learning Programs
The SAMR Model identifies how technology can be used to transform teaching and engage learners. This session will show how the SAMR Model can be a measure for blended learning.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Chrome Ninja Training Takes You Beyond the Browser
Chrome can be a powerful tool. With Apps and Extensions, you and your students can use Chrome for more than just Search, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Presentations. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Complete Classroom Management: Chromebooks, BYOD, and Distance Teaching
Technology should enable education, not inhibit it. Come learn how LanSchool Classroom management software helps minimize distractions, enables collaboration and gives teachers the confidence to use technology to teach.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Creativity in Education: How to Transform Teaching and Learning
As educators, we are always looking for ways to make our lessons engaging and relevant to students, and for us, creativity is the key to both engagement and relevance. By leveraging technology and using a variety of innovative techniques, we have seen our students shift from consumers to creators. Join this panel discussion about the ways in which we make our classroom a haven of creativity, curiosity, and challenge.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Digital Tools for Reading and Writing
This sessions will present digital tools to help engage students in the reading and writing strands of the CCSS, along with practical strategies to help teachers use the tools effectively.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Discovery Education Board Builder
Board Builder from Discovery Education empowers students to curate, create, and synthesize content to express their personal curiosity, solve problems and demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge like never before. In this session, explore Board Builder and how the newly enhanced My DE for Students makes it easier than ever for students to explore content, complete assignments, and connect with the world.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Early Identification of At-Risk Students Using Aeries Analytics
Aeries Analytics provides advanced data analysis to identify At-Risk Students. This Early Warning System leverages multiple indicators to highlight students at an early age who are at greatest risk for not graduating.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Engage Students and Empower Teacher with the Premier ELA Program
Explore StudySync, the leading digital ELA curriculum, designed to fully engages today’s students and advance reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening skills while addressing every language standard for grades 6-12.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Essentials for Building an Ed Tech Department
An Educational Technology Department is essential for any technology rollout. Learn how CVUSD created an Educational Technology Department to facilitate deployment and provide PD to prepare staff for Common Core.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Excel Basics to Support Differentiated Common Core Instruction
This interactive presentation will guide participants through the basics of Excel. It will include strategies for effective teaching of 21st Century skills and Common Core learning activities.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

From Dreams to Designs: Writing Programs for 3D Printable Objects in OpenSCAD
DAVID THORNBURG WILL PRESENT THIS SESSION VIA SKYPE. This session explores a rich prgramming language students can use to create printable objects that would be hard to design any other way. The free programming tool we use, OpenSCAD, runs equally well under the MacOS and Windows. The goal is to transcend the mechanics of programming and to show pathways that dreams can become designs that can be made on any 3D printer available to students. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Gamify your Professional Development
Having difficulties with PD attendance? Come and learn how the Palm Springs Unified School District has gamified their professional development as an incentive to teachers to attend trainings. Teachers progress through the levels until the reach the ultimate level of Chrome Warrior.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Google Certified Teachers Panel
Google Certified Teachers share their favorite tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly things. These fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire. Prepare to be amazed.
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Alice Chen

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

Learning Experience Designer, Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center
Jo-Ann is a teacher first, having taught in grades K-4. Currently, she is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Last year, Jo-Ann was a TOSA for EUSD tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes fostering the creative confidence in all students and helps students access content through STEAM learning, PBL, innovative use of... Read More →
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Scott Moss

Teacher, Innovation MIddle School
I have worked in public education for the past 28 years. I have been fortunate enough to work with students at all levels; from pre-school through graduate university students. I am a Google Certified Teacher and have won the Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award. I am Associate Faculty in Educational Technology at National University. I have also developed and taught educational technology courses for San Diego State University, UCLA... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Got Ideas? Curriculum to Share? Publish in iBooks Author
Explore iTunes U, how to “publish” your (or student’s) work/curriculum, beginning basics of how to make your own iBook using iBooks Author.
Required: Mac with iBooks Author installed.
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Marlena Hebern

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


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Implementing the New CA ELD Using Technology
CCSS and New ELD Standards? This presentation focuses on using the iPad and Power apps to help English Language Learners become lifelong learners, problem solvers and critical thinkers.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

No Paper. No Pencil. No Problem. The Paperless ELA Classroom
Students use iPads, LMS, and more to digitally create, collaborate, and submit in a paperless ELA classroom. Learn to create your own paperless classroom to effectively utilize technology.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Picture This: Enhancing Student Projects Through Photography in Elementary Classrooms
In this session, participants will be shown ways to enhance student projects through digital photography principles using iPads. Exemplary student projects will be shown, and attendees will receive project ideas and tips to get started!
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Kay Little

Digital Learning Coach, Lakeside Union School District
Kay has taught in the elementary classroom for 21 years, and is presently a Digital Learning Coach in the Lakeside Union School District, with the task of transforming teaching and learning. She is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Best Practices. She is Leading Edge Certified, and was the Lakeside Union School District's Teacher of the Year in 2004. She is... Read More →
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Sandy Patterson

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


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Redefining Learning: Leveraging Apps to Engage and Challenge Today’s Learners
Transform lessons into authentic learning experiences. Explore ways to design instruction that leverages technology beyond substitution and augmentation with student-created projects using Explain Everything, Garageband, iMovie, iBooks, Book Creator and more.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

SAMR SLAMR: Maximizing the Potential of Technology in the Classroom
The ability to transform learning lies in the hands of the educator who designs the learning experience using technology. Join us for a showdown where we will take great learning opportunities and move them up the SAMR model to show their maximum potential.
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avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Learning Consultant, November Learning
Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator & Google Certified Innovator.


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Scratch - Hands-On Lab
Three elementary dual-immersion teachers will present the uses and benefits of implementing Scratch in the classroom in alignment with CCSS and digital media citizenship. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

So Flipping Cool! Flip Teaching with the iPad
Want to maximize your time in the classroom while making homework less stressful? Learn how to flip your classroom using your iPad and creativity.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Student Publishing in Primary Grades with Book Creator and iPads
Discover student voices with digital authoring. Learn to leverage Book Creator in the Writing Workshop to develop young writers ideas, skills, and understandings of writing for diverse purposes and audiences.
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Ellen Kraska

District Instructional Coach, Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Kraska is passionate about designing learning experiences that integrate collaboration and creativity within agile learning environments.   | | Ellen designs and facilitates professional learning experiences for educators across twelve elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified.  Beyond designing and facilitating professional development, as an Instructional Coach, Ellen enjoys encouraging and supporting teachers in redesigning... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Telling the Story: Lessons Learned from the Outside World
Research states facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, various examples of content presented this way, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00pm

Tricorders of the Brave New World

Your device reveals outer space (live), your own follicles, or close-ups of Van Gogh’s brush strokes. From opening locks to making replacement organs, see where life is headed and how classroom technology awakens student perspectives. Seismographs, sensors, heart beats, orrery, eyes for the blind, and more. Wearable tech, VR and AR have changed the world from auto repair to walks in the park. Let’s match Monday morning with tomorrow.


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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm

Up Your PBL Game with Technology: Panel Discussion
Talk to a panel of Edutopia bloggers about their experiences using technology in Project Based Learning. From iPads to Chromebooks, these PBL enthusiasts are here to help. Come with questions!
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm

Who Says you Need Paper for Reading Comprehension?
Explore apps and Web 2.0 tools to support your special needs students in Common Core Reading Comprehension. Increase student engagement, understanding and enthusiasm. Take student involvement to a new level!
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:30pm

Teach Computer Programming and 3D Modeling (Don't Tell It's Math)
Computer programming and 3D modeling are essential 21st century STEM job skills. We show their connection to math standards, and give an overview of free online tools to teach them.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:45pm

Leveraging Mobile Photography to Create Powerful and Engaging Learning
Mobile photography provides an opportunity to be artistic, analytical, share experiences, and incorporate the real world into personal learning. An image can be the springboard for expressing ideas and enhancing understanding through digital media, critical thinking skills encouraged through Common Core. Join us as we explore and discuss how students can use media to demonstrate their understanding of a topic as well as using images to create visual writing prompts for themselves and their classmates. Participants need to bring their own device.
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Friday March 20, 2015 2:45pm - 4:30pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

3:00pm

#NoWorksheetWeek Teacher Challenge
The #NoWorksheetWeek Teacher challenge is an opportunity for teachers to push their pedagogy forward and meet the needs of the students coming to our classrooms every day. See how this global movement is changing learning and how you can start a challenge in your own school or district.
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Rae Fearing

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


Friday March 20, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:00pm

Unconference Sessions 10

This session is part of the CUE Unconference held at the Hard Rock Hotel upstairs "Club" suite of super-comfortable breakout rooms. Check back later as we plug in titles and descriptions brainstormed by YOU throughout the conference. Be sure to tweet out suggestions with the #CUEuncon hashtag or join us for the live brainstorming twice each day. ADDENDUM NEW SESSION


Friday March 20, 2015 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Club Room, Hard Rock Hotel 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Use Twitter to Develop a Professional Learning Community
Instead of spending time you don’t have looking for new ideas and techniques, let the ideas come to you by using Twitter to develop a PLC available when you want it, tailored to your specific needs.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

IPads, Project Based Learning, ELLs, and Middle School: A Winning Combination!
Participants will learn how to utilize IPad technology to teach ELD standards in a rigorous and relevant Project Based Learning format that bridges language objectives with real world connections.Updated Speakers
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Lauren Steinmann

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


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Are you in the MIX?
Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson? Cool! We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included - right there inside PowerPoint. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation or add a video from elsewhere, write on slides as you talk to your students/colleagues, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like an AWESOME screencast. 
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Common Core with Discovery Education Streaming Plus
Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a multimedia offering that simultaneously excites and engages students while providing educators with instructional support to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. In this session, explore how Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides concrete tools and practical resources that empower educators to meet the demands of the CCSS with digital content, instructional strategies, model lessons, and assessments that are designed to address specific Mathematics and English Language Arts standards.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Designing Digital Tattoos - Helping Students Create Their Digital Presence
We talk about digital “footprints”, but digital identities are really tattoos, which aren't easily erased. Help students carefully design a digital identity to represent them.
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avatar for Adina Sullivan

Adina Sullivan

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


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling: From Pizza & Starbucks to Green Screen Movies
This interactive session will engage attendees and open their minds to new types of digital storytelling. Leave with a working green screen (while supplies last) and a new digital story.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

Do THIS, Not THAT – Simple Answers to Complicated 1:1 Questions
Attendees will experience best practices for 1:1s. This presentation covers Do’s and Don’ts because a guiding list of don'ts will expand your list of gotta-do's for any 1:1.
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Andrew Smith

Director of Digital Innovation, Rowan Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is the Director of Digital Innovation for Rowan Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. As director, Andrew oversees the district’s thirty-four technology facilitators and is charged with leading the district’s twelve million dollar 1:1 digital transformation, as well as, implementing innovative cutting edge technologies and the district’s professional development. Andrew received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Wake... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

Empowering Parents with Technology Skills
Empowering Parents with Technology Skills will provide families with the knowledge and skills to guide their children to behave ethically, act responsibly, and think critically when using technology.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

EVERY Day is a High Stakes Day!
Much attention is currently focused on accommodations in high-stakes testing. What do they “look like?” Who makes decisions about which students can use them? What impact do the accommodations allowed during the five days of large-scale assessment have on opportunities to learn during the other 175 days of the school year? Come participate in a discussion around these important issues and more!
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Flipping and Mixing Science Content: Students as Collaborative Curators
Explore how students can use free Web-based tools and apps to collaboratively curate science content. Learn how to help your students build content knowledge while becoming critical consumers of media.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Fusing 3D Printing with Language Arts to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs
Learn how we used 3D printing to teach language arts to eighth graders and give them a feel for running a business without letting the technology hamper their learning. Not recommended for programs with tablets. Updated Speaker, tittle and description
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avatar for Bryan Kerr

Bryan Kerr

Technology Director, Garden Street Academy
I work at a small K12 independent school in Santa Barbara with a passion for implementing technology in the classroom to help create authentic and engaging learning experiences.


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

Future Ready Schools: Key Elements to Get your LEA on the Right Track
Are you a leader who seeks to make your school, district or LEA Future Ready? Is your board or district office asking you to re-imagine school? Learn the mindset and strategies to re-imagine, recreate and prepare your classrooms, teachers and infrastructure to create a learning space that is Future Ready. Jon Corippo has served as a Core and Elective classroom teacher, IT Director, HS Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps is considered an expert in professional development.
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
http://www.cue.org/jcorippo



Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Game of Forms
Learn how to transform your classroom with Google Forms. You will learn how to use forms for formative assessment, gathering information, peer assessment, and a repository for student online work.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

Google Isn't An Answer Company, It's a Question Factory
Why bother teaching if Google has all the answers? We will show you how to use Google, the BRAWL activity, and the Question Formulaic Technique to drive Professional Development and learning in your classroom.
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avatar for David Theriault

David Theriault

Teacher, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Two things spurred my interest in reimagining what we do in the classroom. | | The first was my own experience with school. While I loved learning and reading, I was not the best student when it came to grades. I still remember that feeling when I look at my students. | | The second was the birth of my son. From the day he was born I knew that I only had eighteen years to transform his K12 experience. I share my experiments in the... Read More →


Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm

Gooru:Create, Remix, and Transform
Use Gooru Learning’s free platform of curated digital resources to create standards-aligned lessons and units. Be part of a community creating, remixing, and sharing engaging content to unleash student learning.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA