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Thursday, March 19
 

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