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Thursday, March 19
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, March 20
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers
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 →


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

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

Implementing a Digital Content Solution for your School
Hear best practices from OverDrive, the leading digital distributor to over 30,000 schools and libraries, to learn the most effective ways to implement a program that meets your curriculum goals.
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avatar for Jay Greenlinger

Jay Greenlinger

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Pleasant Valley School District
Jay is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo, CA, following 3 years as the Director of Instructional Technology and 4 years as the Principal of La Mariposa School in Pleasant Valley. Prior to that, he was the Dean of Students at Medea Creek Middle School and a teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park USD. In 2013, he earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from... Read More →



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

3:30pm

Leveling the Playing Field of Student Success
An overview of products that serve needs of every classroom: How to differentiate among varying levels of mastery while covering the standards required under Common Core, and setting students up for Smarter Balanced next spring.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm

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
Presenter Resources



Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Professional Video Production in Every Classroom
Develop techniques for professional results in you and your students’ work. Using a free Final Cut Pro iTunes U Course designed for educators, Apple Certified Trainers offer step-by-step demonstrations to support new and experienced users.
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Taking your iTunes U Course from Good to Great!
Take your iTunes U course to the next level. Discover innovative uses of iTunes U, and explore creative ways to use courses for student learning or professional development. Updated Speaker
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Friday March 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center
 
Saturday, March 21
 

8:30am

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!
Presenter Resources



Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

A Plan for Creating Real Change
Meaningful change isn’t about buying technology. Many schools have purchased technology, but had limited success. Discover how you can create a shared vision, change strategies, and learn new capacity-building strategies.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Deploying and Managing iOS 8 in Education
iOS 8 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions with ease. Join Apple System Engineers for a session on how to configure, deploy, and manage iOS 8 in an education environment.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

STEAM up Your Class with Apps That Will Challenge Your Students
Using a multitude of mostly free apps, including Pages, Keynote, and iMovie, we will explore the potential of many apps that cover STEAM elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

StoryStarter - Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers with LEGO® Education StoryStarter
LEGO® Education StoryStarter is a hands-on learning tool that enhances students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. With StoryStarter, students use LEGO bricks to build storyboards, write, present, and digitally publish their work. This exciting approach to ELA results in students who are engaged and motivated to read and write.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

Teach to Students, Not to Tests: The Future of Edtech
Achieve more with education technology. Teachers, schools, and districts have the opportunity to focus on technology-enhanced formative and interim assessments—shifting their gaze away from high ­stakes standardized tests.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

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.
Presenter Resources

Speakers


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

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.
Presenter Resources



Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Go Big, Go Pro, Go Now: Take Your Students to Their Future
Positioning students as young professionals creates opportunities for real and relevant learning. Learn how Keynote, iBooks Author, Final Cut, iMovie, and more, can build professional skills for success now and in the future.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

How Can Daily Formative Assessment Revolutionize Literacy Instruction?

LightSail embeds in-text assessments in the very best books, delivering instant data that changes the game for educators. Come learn why Bill Gates calls LightSail a 'breakthrough tool for teachers.'


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Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am

Next Generation Assessments & Actionable District Data
Edulastic makes it easy for teachers to deliver SBAC and PARCC-styled assessment practice to students—allowing K-12 districts and schools to integrate and manage the performance data to inform instruction.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

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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Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

Transforming Assessment with iPad
Explore a variety of FREE student response tools that give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions.Using your iOS device,learn how to leverage these tools to personalize learning and make thinking visible.
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avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

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


Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

10:00am

WeDo - Tackle Multiple Subjects in STEM Learning with LEGO Education
Discover how elementary students can practice STEM learning through digital technology! LEGO® Education WeDo consists of LEGO bricks; a simple, age-appropriate software; and a variety of activity packs correlated to CCSS. Experience how to create engaging, cross-curricular lessons that develop 21st-century skills while inspiring students to become lifelong learners.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

Achieving Visibility With Application Control and URL Content Filtering
Are you using a separate URL Content Filter with your Next Generation Firewall? Combining platforms will greatly lower costs as well as achieve greater visibility with WatchGuard Firebox and Dimension.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

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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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

1:30pm

Flipping the Classroom with Discovery Education
Put the power of learning at your student’s fingertips with My DE for Students. Flip your classroom with student accounts where students can access Discovery Education. We will demonstrate new ways to deliver resources to motivate students, engage critical thinking, and achieve learning goals with the support of the Discovery Education Classroom Manager and Builder Tools.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Robotics in the Classroom – Getting Started
Robotics is a proven and effective way to capture students’ attention and keep them engaged in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math lessons. This session is for educators just getting started with LEGO® MINDSTORMS Education EV3 or considering how to incorporate MINDSTORMS into the classroom. Learn firsthand how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3 can get your students excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges, all while building the critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will serve them well for a lifetime.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

1:30pm

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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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

1:30pm

Skype in the Classroom
Skype in the classroom is a free global community of teachers who are working together to create inspiring Skype lessons.
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avatar for Kelly Spector

Kelly Spector

Librarian, NEW Academy Canoga Park



Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

Skype in the Classroom
Skype in the classroom is a free global community of teachers who are working together to create inspiring Skype lessons.
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avatar for Kelly Spector

Kelly Spector

Librarian, NEW Academy Canoga Park



Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm

Turn Up the Volume!
This hands-on session ROCKS! Be free of music copyright concerns for your next class movie. Create your own soundtrack! It’s simple to write an original song with Garage Band for iPad. NO musical talent required!
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Saturday March 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center