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Saturday, March 21
 

12:00pm

Accelerating Reading Gains & Preparing Students for College & Career
Attendees will learn strategies they can use in their classrooms to help develop literacy and comprehension and support Lexile growth using non fiction text.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

AtoZ’s of Designing Effective Professional Development to Support Technology Integration
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn new ways to incorporate technology in order to provide successful, highly engaged professional development.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Beyond the Newsletter – Strengthening School-Home Communication Using Technology
Learn practical ways teachers/administrators can use technology to go beyond the paper newsletter to engage families and provide parents and students a 24/7 window into the classroom and school.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

CANCELED Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities, providing a blueprint for creating instruction and assessments that work for everyone.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Celebrating the Process: 3 Ways to Give Students Feedback
Learning is a process and feedback is essential for students to dig deep and maximize their learning. The session will examine how to create feedback opportunities for students using differentiated google forms, the Snagit extension, and the Kaizena app. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Collaboration Around the Common Core Using Digital Chalkboard
Sharing best practices and exchanging uses of resources to meet the new expectations of Common Core State Standards makes Digital Chalkboard a must-use tool for new and veteran teachers.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

CUE Annual Membership Meeting - Conference Registration NOT Required
This meeting will feature the introduction of Board of Directors officers and 2015 Board candidates. CUE's Board president will present a review of CUE programs, partnerships and the annual financial report. There will be a discussion of Affiliate and Learning Network activities and ways to get involved in their programs. We will also share and discuss the new Strategic Plan and future of the organization. The session will end with questions and answers.

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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Citizens
Come and explore the world of digital citizenship. We will talk about the reasons why digital citizenship is important and provide examples on how to keep your students safe online.
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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 →


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Discovery Education Student Technology Showcase: What's Old is New
Join us as we feature Discovery Educator Network STAR Bev Matheson and her students as they share what they're doing with digital media and technology in their classroom. You'll see real-life projects, hear lessons learned, and engage with your colleagues as you peek into a classroom.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Dive into Google Drive App on the iPad
Are you a beginner user to Google drive on the iPad? This session is for you. Join in on a hands-on step by step process and see what you can do with your students and workflow on the iPad with Google Drive apps. Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Sheets are Free Apps. Download these apps for the session!
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avatar for Barbara Barreda

Barbara Barreda

Principal, St Columban School
Barbara Barreda has been involved in the integration of technology across the curriculum since the early 1990’s first as a classroom teacher and for the last 14 years as a K-8 administrator in California. As an administrator she has initiated 1:1 programs, developed teacher training, coordinated numerous global projects and ran a technology conference at her school site. Her innovative ideas have been featured online, in magazines and as case... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Effective Math Tasks: How to Select & Facilitate with Confidence
Regularly incorporating rigorous math tasks into your practice provides students with the practice they need to develop mathematical reasoning. This, however, can be an uncomfortable transition as a teacher! Learn how to select and facilitate high quality math tasks, and discover great resources to help develop your practice.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Extend Your Learning Reach with iOS and Airplay in the Classroom
Teaching doesn't always need to take place from the front of the class. Discover how the iPad can make learning mobile and interactive whether you have a single iPad or one to one.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Getting to DOK 4: Depth of Knowledge and Information Literacy
Engage students with DOK4 intrinsically satisfying assignments through creative lesson design based on inquiry, challenge, simulation, experimentation and projects that demand higher order thinking, information literacy, and collaboration.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Harness the Power of Technology in the Language Arts K-6 Classroom!
You will learn how to use technology (SMART Notebook, Explain Everything, Educreations) to make your Language Arts lessons a place where students can collaborate and thinking critical to come up with main idea and talk about perspectives using fairy tales.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

Harness the power of the PLN (Partners in Learning Network)
Throughout this session we will explore the Microsoft Educators Network. The Microsoft Network offers many FREE tools to increase student engagement and teacher productivity that can be used Immediately. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:00pm

iChallenge: Using the iPad for Challenge-Based Learning
Challenge-based learning demands cross-disciplinary support for complex problem solving that fully engages students. Use iPads as the gateway to the world beyond your classroom in support of CBL.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

iOS Photo Editing and Digital Art
Learn to use your favorite iOS device and your creativity to take beautiful images. See demos of apps for photo editing and digital art. Be inspired to use these skills and ideas in your classroom.
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avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

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


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Literacy for Little Learners
Learn how to use creation apps in different ways to build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for primary students while fostering creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
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avatar for Emily Cruz

Emily Cruz

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students: Differentiating Lessons with 1:1
Learn how to support diverse students’ needs using 1:1 classroom technology through engaging apps and differentiated instruction. Teachers will walk away with their technology toolbox filled with fun activities and engaging strategies for any student level.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Number Sense Activities and Tech Tools = Engaging Mathematical Discourse
Participants explore tools that enhance math number sense activities and gather rich data. Interact with Reflector, Pear Deck, Google Forms, and Poll Everywhere. From BYOD to 1:1.
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avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Andrew Stadel has explored secondary math with students for over ten years in Orange County, California, before supporting teachers in his district as a Math and Digital Learning Coach. He believes estimation is key to building number sense and being a better problem solver. On his widely-acclaimed Estimation 180, Andrew shares estimation challenges each day of the school year with teachers and their students. Andrew also shares his passion and... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Pinterest for Teachers
Participants will see what Pinterest has to offer educators by means of a search, networking, sharing, organizational, and collaborative classroom tool. Come learn how to get PD units using Pinterest!
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avatar for Kevin Scritchfield

Kevin Scritchfield

Adjunct Professor, Fresno Pacific University
Continuing Education Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University, High school teacher with courses in Video Production, Web Design, Yearbook, Geometry, and Precalculus - trying to be innovative with integrating technology and best teaching practices in all my courses. Creator of Alge-Bingo - an Algebra Bingo game for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Putting Yourself Out There - Crafting a Digital Dossier for Common Core
CCSS requires students to create and publish original content on the Internet. Come learn how to encourage students to develop a professional digital dossier through blogging, digital portfolios and Twitter.
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

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

Erin Kahn

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School
I have been teaching high school science for eight years now, six of which have been at Notre Dame High School in Belmont. I’m happy to say that the initial enthusiasm I felt while becoming a teacher has only grown each year, especially at NDB. I find motivation to continually improve as a teacher from my students and fabulous colleagues. In the last few years my eyes have been opened to this wonderful world of integration of meaningful... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Reading and Writing in the Google Trenches
In a digital world, students need to experience learning how to read and write in a digital medium. Google Docs and Drive provide us that opportunity. This session will review practical strategies to engage and inspire your students and teachers.Updated Speaker
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Simple & Motorized Mechanisms - Exploring How Machines Work with the LEGO Education
With the LEGO® Education Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Set, your upper elementary students gain an in-depth understanding of the mechanical principles built into everyday machines. Through building, designing, and testing solutions, learners work as scientists and engineers, all while honing design technology, science, and math skills.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

SWAY Your Way Into a New Way to Share Ideas
This new, interactive, web-based tool from Microsoft makes it unbelievably simple to create and share interactive presentations. More than just an aggregator of digital information, it brings out the creative side of any teacher or student who logs in. It is available for use in any modern browser and iOS, and sharing is as easy as sending out a URL.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

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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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

There's No Place Like Chrome, Toto!
Bring your Chrome device to learn about apps and extensions that will create dynamic learning experiences for your students. Go beyond the worksheets to engage, captivate and encourage your class to create!
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm

Utilizing Mobile Devices for Activator and Summarizer Strategies
Determining what students know prior to classroom teaching with an activation strategy and helping them synthesize and retain what they have learned via a summarizer strategy is an important part of informing instruction. This presentation will help you develop ways to use common activators and summarizers via iPad/Android apps and tools, as well as presenting some new strategies that take advantage of the power of these mobile devices.. Each presented strategy will be mapped to a SAMR level to help you learn more about that pedagogical structure, too.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center