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Friday, March 20
 

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


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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avatar for Valerie Sun

Valerie Sun

Technology Coordinator, Bridges Academy


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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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 →


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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avatar for Lainie Rowell

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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avatar for Delaine Johnson

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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avatar for Terrence Loftus

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