2018 TCOE #TechRodeo Session Schedule
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208The Seven Types of Creative TeachersCreativity is often viewed through an artistic lens. The creative teacher is the one who is doing things wildly different. However, creativity can manifest itself in different ways on campus. In this workshop, we explore the five creative mindsets used in the classroom. The goal is for teachers to identify and analyze their creative identity while also empowering students to embrace creativity in the process.  
John SpencerJohn Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of Launch and Empower. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking.
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate Designing Learning
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216From Fear to Filament: Our Journey with 3D PrintingWe are just beginning our journey with 3D printing on a budget, and want to impart what we have learned with those who might not be sure where to start. Participants will explore TinkerCAD, Thingiverse, Design Thinking and the Engineering process, and learn some logistics for seeing a project from 3D model to printed artifact.Ginger Miller and Martha ThomasGinger Miller has been a Tulare City Schools teacher for 10 years, currently at Alpine Vista School. She teaches 8th grade math and 21st Century Learning (STEM). Some of her favorite things to do with students have included coaching Science Olympiad, creating challenges for students to use with the engineering design process, and making sure that everyone is getting their hands dirty and stretching their thinking (especially her).K-8 Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieBeyond the Walls of the Classroom
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217To the Twittersphere and Beyond!From building your PLN, sharing student work, and communicating with parents Twitter can do it all! Learn about hashtags, dashboard management, and who and what to follow. The world of Twitter has it all! Come discover how Twitter can become the most useful tool in your classroom.Sarah StuhrSarah Stuhr, ​is a 5th grade teacher and building tech coach in Summit County, CO! She is a Google Certified Innovator and Educator. When Sarah isn't teaching, you will find her outside hitting the slopes, running, biking, and hiking. She is also a self proclaimed foodie! She resides in Frisco, CO with her husband, Josh, and two dogs, Woodstock & Aspen. K-12 BeginnerMaking Assessment Matter
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202Lights! Camera! Assess!Why should students be judged on how well they understand content with a paper/pencil test. Use video as an assessment tool. WeVideo, Screencastify, Flipgrid, Green screen, stop-motion, the opportunities are limitless.Dianne CsotoDianne has been teaching for over 20 years in elementary classrooms. Dianne is a Technology Co-Leader at Mountain View Elementary School, where she also heads the Student-led Tech Squad. She uses innovative teaching practices in her classroom through student blogging, flexible seating, online and blended learning, and project based learning activities. Dianne is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. Dianne is a frequent participant in the #ditchbook and #learnlap Twitter chats and a moderator of #svtchat and #svtbook.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie Leadership/
Admin
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207Flippity Floppity Flip: The Magic of FlipgridExplore how video discussion can increase student voice and empower learning. Leverage video to cultivate connections, collaborations, and relationships within and beyond the classroom.
Katie McNamaraFuture Ready Teacher Librarian that loves learning and trying new things to engage, empower, and excite other teachers and students. Enjoys inspiring others to be innovative and global digital leaders. Active tweeter and voxer. California School Library Association Southern Region Representative, Mackin Transform Your School Library Advocate, #calibchat co-founder, and Ed Change Global organizer. Create. Inspire. Empower. Repeat.
K-12, Leadership Beginner, IntermediateSTEAM/
Integrate to Innovate
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206DTC: Set Your Sites on GalleriesMaking copies of graphic organizers and sifting through student paperwork is annoying to manage. Rethink student work display and management with virtually paperless, 21st century skill-laden appsmash. This session is part of the Ditch that Copier (DTC) series.Adam JuarezAdam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. He leads teachers in implementing technology into their lessons through one-on-one coaching, demo lessons and professional development. He is the founder of the Cardinal Innovation Center: A Model Virtual and Physical Learning Space Designed to Empower. In addition, he is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist and co-founder of the Twitter chat #CVTechTalk.K-12 Intermediate, Super TechieStudents Teaching Teachers
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21421st Century Admin: Using Google to Enhance School-wide SystemsIf you're a current or aspiring administrator, this session is geared toward helping focus your energy on improving school-wide systems (PBIS, discipline, PLC collaboration, etc.) with the power of Google. Through hands-on practice, you will create Google Forms, Docs and Sheets and learn to use "Add-On's" for enhancements. Please plan to bring a Chromebook or Laptop to the session. Looking forward to learning alongside you!Jake BowkerThough I'm originally from the Central Valley, I went to school in So Cal and ended up as a high school math teacher at Avalon K-12, located on Catalina Island, for eight years. Now that I've relocated back to the Central Valley, I've entered the realm of administration, where I'm currently an Assistant Principal at Ridgeview Middle School in Visalia, CA. I enjoy using skills I've learned and adapted with technology as a teacher to makeover some of the school-wide systems that are vital to daily needs in our data-driven education system. Thanks to the design thinking process, I am fortunate to continue to analyze the effectiveness of our systems and revise with power of Google Leadership Intermediate, Super Techie
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213Hyped Up for HyperdocsIn this hands-on session, you will learn why everyone is talking about Hyperdocs. Learn how to start creating these interactive lesson designs yourself using Google Docs, Slides and Drive. Participants will create a multimedia text set as a springboard for creating a more in-depth Hyperdoc and many resources to use immediately in the classroom.Christine MongeChristine is the Assistant Director of Film and Media Arts at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, one of the first schools in the U.S. to have a 1:1 iPad program. She teaches Film and Television Production and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer as well as a Google Level 1 and 2 Educator. Christine holds a BA in Humanities from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from University of Phoenix.K-12, Leadership Intermediate
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204100% Student Engagement with Pear DeckEvery teacher strives for 100% student engagement. But this is very hard to achieve.By the end of the session, you will be a Pear Deck expert and have a Pear Deck lesson you can use on Monday!Kaitlin MorganKaitlin is a fifth year history teacher at Minarets High School, 21st century high school that is 1:1 with MacBook Air. She is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Level 1 & 2, Pear Deck Certified Coach, Remind Connected Educator, PBS Digital Innovator, and a member of the Prezi Educator's society. Throughout her five years, she has been presenting at various conferences, including CUE conferences, GAFE Summits, and last year's TechRodeo. K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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225Flip that Bloom'sRemember good ol’ Bloom’s Taxonomy? Let’s flip it on its head and start students off with creating. When students are asked to create, they are accessing all the other levels of Bloom’s. Transform flights of creative fancy via hashtags and doodles, mashups and maker boxes, Oreo cookies, and LEGO bricks into pathways for students to demonstrate content knowledge, critical thinking, collaboration and the problem solving that will serve them best no matter what their futures may bring. Structured to maximize takeaways and hand on experiences, learn how lesson design, explanation, rationale, and intentionality elevate our classrooms into places where students shift from passive riders to active adventurers.Cori OrlandoK-4 teacher for 14 years who is currently a TOSA (teacher on special assignment) in Simi Valley USD. Cori has helped implement the roll out fo 14,000 chromebooks in her K-12 District. This includes initial and follow up training as well as follow up job embedded training within the classroom. Through her belief in #failforward, she encourages others to step outside of their comfort zone and #riskforward. Cori is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 and helps run #SVTChat. Cori's Blog Site: http://leadinginlimbo.weebly.com/K-12, Beginner, Intermediate
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215Creating Digital Portfolios with Google SitesThis session will demonstrate how Google Sites can be used to safely display student created work. See how I promote creativity and collaboration to build student ownership using tools in Google Sites. Participants will be able to walk away with tips and tricks on how to start their own Google Site in their classroom. Kirstie ThiessenAfter attending 2017 CUE Conference in Palm Springs, I have been inspired to look at how I can better innovate my students and myself in my classroom. I love to share ways that get my students creating, collaborating and and taking ownership in their work. Google Certified Level 1 and 2. Four years with a 1:1 Classroom.K-12, Leadership Beginner, Intermediate
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205Let Doctopus and Goobric release you from the bonds of essay gradingAre you tired of spending hours grading essays? Are you frustrated by student's inability to use a rubric to improve their writing? Then let Doctopus and Goobric set you free. Raul ContrerasRaul Contreras
9th year High School English Teacher
3rd year at Monache High School-English 3P, AP Language and Composition, ASB Student Council Advisor
2016 Central Valley CUE Outstanding Emerging Educator Award Winner
Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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203Give Students a VoiceThere is power in voice! This session will focus on apps and websites that get kids talking to show what they know. Learn how to use apps such as Tellagami, Chatterpix, Clips, and Adobe Spark to add voice to student presentations. Use for a quick check for understanding or a longer more formal presentation.Mackenzie FerreiraMackenzie Ferreira is currently a sixth grade teacher in Los Banos, Ca. This is my 18th year in education. I have been a Tech TOSA for 2 years. I am a Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Teacher, and a Seesaw Ambassador.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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223Get Your Crazy Ideas FundedHave some awesome ideas for your school or classroom? How will you fund those awesome ideas? We'll discuss ways to get funding for your crazy ideas through different grant programs. Let's walk through the process that most grants follow and look at how to write a successful grant that will make those Crazy Ideas come to life.Kim CalderonKim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds a BS degree in Biology from Cal Poly, SLO and a MA in Ed Admin from Fresno Pacific. Kim loves all things science and is proud to be a NERD!!!K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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221Little Learners Love Videos! YouTube Tips for the Primary ClassroomYouTube is an amazing resource for elementary learning content! Let's explore some best practices and resources for using YouTube SAFELY with very young students. This session is designed for users of any experience level on any device.Susan Stewart and Josh HarrisSusan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation of a 1:1 program using Chromebooks and the Google Suite. She regularly works with individual and teams of teachers to promote best practices for using technology to enhance instruction, foster creativity, support and supplement content, and improve assessment. Josh Harris is an educator who is passionate about bringing equity to all student through the use of and access to digital tools and the global community of learners. He has been in public education since 1999. He started in education as an ASL interpreter. From 2000 to 2013 he has worn many different classroom hats, and has taught nearly everything you can teach in a middle school. In October of 2013 he left the classroom to become and Education Technology Specialist (TOSA), supporting over 150 teachers in K-12.
In 2016, he became the Director of Educational Technology at Alisal Union School District, an elementary school district in Salinas, CA. In addition to being an authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Certified Innovator, he is an avid SF Giants and New England Patriots fan, and is an avocational art historian.
K-2 Beginner, Intermediate
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GymIf You Give Them a Photobooth...I will show you everything you need to create a photobooth using Simplebooth and some items from Amazon. Simplebooth is an app for iPads. Learn how to create lasting memories for school events and functions. We will go through the process of setting it up, how to print, and what options is best for different functions. Eric KwongEric is the Technology Coordinator at Pixley Union School District.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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218Creating 3D Models and VR Across the CurriculumCome to this session for authentic project-based experiences and lessons in 3D modeling for math, science, language arts, and social studies. This mini workshop will be a unique student-driven event that dives into 3D printing and scanning, creating 3D models, and exporting 3D models into virtual reality experiences.Edward Gonzalez and Cattrice TolesEdward is a 7th grade math and science teacher in the Bakersfield City School District and lead instructor for the educational technology course at CSU Bakersfield. In 2016 Edward received the Edwin Carr Fellow Award from CSU Fullerton and is currently in CSU Bakersfield's inaugural doctoral studies program.Grades 6-12 Intermediate, Super Techie
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222360 Degree Math: A Classroom RevolutionFlip the script in the math class by putting your students center stage with 360 degree math. Transform the learning environment with any given budget. Get your students up, performing, solving, and persevering by livening up the environment with whiteboard surfaces, music cues, and visible random groupings. Use an iPad and Airserver to untether yourself from your doc cam and fully mobilize yourself in the classroom. Attendees will experience what it's like teach and learn in a 360 degree math class and leave with the resources(inventory, implementation, tech integration) to go back to their sites and have their classrooms join the 360 Math revolution. Ed CamposEd is currently a program trainer for Brown University and the Bootstrap Team. He worked as a Software Consultant for 3 years in Silicon Valley before pursuing his true passion as an educator. Ed has spent 13 years as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom redesign, especially rethinking the learning space in the math classroom. He’s a Level 2 Google Educator, a CUE Innovative Educator, as well as a LEC Online/Blended Instructor. He's also an ambassador for Bootstrap, a free Common Core aligned curriculum that teaches Algebra through Computer Science. He currently serves on the board of directors for Global Exploration for Educators Organization(GEEO.org) and CVCUE(the Central Valley CUE affiliate).Ed's mission is to change fixed mindsets about math and technology and empower students and adults with a growth mindset in these areas.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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220Google Superpowers: Collaboration Hacks Using GSuiteParticipants will learn how to use G Suite Tools to power up their collaboration with other educators, students, and professional learning network. In this session, educators will practice using tools presented, including Google Hangouts, planning team meetings using Google Calendar, collaborating on Google Documents, Screencasting, and more. We will have a Google Hangout with co-presenter Becky Shorey, a Google Trainer and Innovator from Colorado, to demonstrate online collaboration. Judy Blakeney & Becky ShoreyJudy Blakeney is a Instructional Coach at Capistrano Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, Flipgrid Ambassador, and CUE Lead Learner, who loves sharing her passion for all things Google. She focuses on finding new and innovative ways to collaborate, enhancing learning for all.
K-12, Leadership, Intermediate
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Student Poster SessionsIn contrast to a formal presentation, interactive poster sessions are much more informal. Students ages 4-18 have selected a topic, and will teach educators practical ways of leveling up technology use in their classroom.
Students Students aged 4-18 from across Central California submitted applications, including a one minute video, demonstrating their proficiency to teach educators about a technological tool to be used in the classroom.K-12, Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie, Leadership
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208The Power of Maker ChallengesLimitations and challenges can be frustrating. However, they can also be the creative constraint that leads to problem-solving and divergent thinking. Over the years, I’ve learned that students love challenges that they find engaging, intriguing and meaningful. Some of these are practical and real-world. Others are fantastical and require a bold imagination. In this session, we explore what it looks like to create maker challenges to spark student creativity.John SpencerJohn Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of Launch and Empower. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking.
Grades 4-12 BeginnerDesigning Learning
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210The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and InquiryWe all want to engage students at a higher level. But how do we do that? Join A.J. for an interactive session to learn how to develop student-centered activities with choice and inquiry. He will field questions from attendees after his presentation. This session will benefit K-12 teachers and administrators.A.J. JulianiA.J. Juliani is a leading educator in the area of innovation, design thinking, and inquiry-based learning. Juliani has worked as a middle and high school English teacher, a K-12 technology staff developer, and is currently an administrator for a public school district with the title: education and technology innovation specialist.Grades K-12, Beginner, IntermediateBeyond the Walls of the Classroom
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221Gamify Learning with BreakoutEDUAre you ready for something different? Breakout EDU is an innovative learning experience for students of ALL ages that requires communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.Susan Stewart and Kim CalderonSusan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation of a 1:1 program using Chromebooks and the Google Suite. She regularly works with individual and teams of teachers to promote best practices for using technology to enhance instruction, foster creativity, support and supplement content, and improve assessment.K-12 Beginner, IntermediateMaking Assessment Matter
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214Rope 'em in! New Paradigms for PDIf Professional Development doesn't change what happens in the classroom for students, take it personally. Then take action.This technology-rich session will address the difficulty every administrator faces when trying to deliver top-quality, highly important professional development to staff. This session includes a discussion of the progressive and unconventional methods to professional development. Since professional development is 24/7, administrators need to be empowered to lead by example. Participants will leave this session armed with a collection of free tools and techniques that will revamp professional development. Insights include using Google Classroom/Sites/forms, flipping meetings, technology alternatives and other methods of honoring teacher-mindsets.Crystal MillerGoogle Certified Innovator/Mentor (#TOR16 & #SYD17) & Educator 1-2, principal, interested in innovation & changing systems http://thegentlelead.weebly.com/ Leadership Beginner, IntermediateLeadership/
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212Robot & Coding CorralDrop in for a hands-on experience on a variety of Bots for schools. Learn to code robots such as Sphero, Ollies, and Lego WeDo 2.0 , as well as learn to code using Osmo. Walk away with information on where to get lesson plans for all ages.
Gustavo Rojo, Jose Vasquez, Juan Lopez & Eric GarciaGustavo Rojo is a 5th grade multiple-subject/PLTW-Launch teacher for the Porterville Unified School District in Porterville California. He is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator, Apple Teacher and CUE #STEAMpunklab faculty. Follow Gustavo on Twitter @rojo5thK-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieSTEAM/
Integrate to Innovate
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220Get ConnectED! Tear Down Your Walls!Get out of your cave and share your classroom with the world! The 21st century classroom has no walls. Come learn how to give every student in your classroom a voice with back channels, open up their world with social media and invite guest speakers digitally and broadcast your amazing lessons live to the world. Learn how to cultivate a classroom of great Digital Citizens. Technology has connected our world, why can’t it connect our classrooms! Teaching is the most important job in the world so let's see your classroom and students shine!.Joe MarquezJoe is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rockstar Lead Learner, and speaks about the power of educational technology across the Unitied States. Learn more about Joe on his website: www.sonsoftechnology.comK-12 Beginner, IntermediateStudents Teaching Teachers
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207If You Give a Kid a Camera...Warning: Patience required ahead.
Video transforms lessons into an EduAwesome Adventures. Imagine what happens when you hand a camera to a student? Let them capture what they see as it makes learning even more fun!
Rebekah Remkiewicz & Connor McCurdyRebekah is a Central Valley middle school educator and #TeacherMom who enjoys #Eduawesome #Adventure with her students and her two young children. She is a Google Educator and past presenter at CUE affiliate events as well as 2016 Fall CUE and 2017 CUE National. Rebekah will be joined by her son Connor, who will be presenting with her.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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216Creating "Future-Ready" Publishers"To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas.” Come and learn how to create a Future Ready-Literate Classroom. In this session we will explore the power of developing printed and digital build books on your tablet, laptop, or desktop. This will be a make and take-session. Attendees will learn how to integrate video, audio, images, links, learn how to utilize green screen technology and will leave with their own personalized e-book.Efrain TovarEfraín Tovar is the Valley's only Bilingual/Biliterate Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator. Tovar has 22 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national and international conferences, addressing how to utilize technology to meet the linguistic/digital needs of second language learners and their parents. He is the founder of @CAellchat, a global Professional Learning Network for teachers who teach second language learners. Tovar currently serves on the Central Valley Computer Using Educators (@CVCUE) Board. Learn more about Tovar by visiting www.tovar.us.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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217Are you Itching to Learn about SCRATCH?Teachers talk about integrating coding into the curriculum all the time. However, do you wonder what that looks like? How it works? Come and find out! You will also create your first program!Sherri JohnstonSherri is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment, Instructional Technology for the Clovis Unified School District. Before becoming a TOSA , she was a primary classroom teacher for 16 years. She is passionate about assisting teachers in the integration of technology into their instruction to better motivate, engage and educate students. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Common Sense Digital Citizenship Ambassador, and Apple Teacher. She has presented at ISTE, EdTech Summits, National CUE, and many local technology conferences.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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218Formative Assessment + Engagement = PearDeckYou strive each day to engage all of your students, but let's face it: the struggle is real! Make that struggle a thing of the past with Pear Deck! Between Pear Deck's interactive formative assessment tools, real time assessment checks, and the vocabulary factory, your struggles with engagement will be a thing of the past! Come check out why Pear Deck should be a part of your tool kit! Kyle AndersonKyle is currently serving as a physical education teacher at Peterson Academic Center in Las Vegas, NV. Kyle previously taught social studies for 11+ years, served as a technology coach and as a middle school administrator prior to returning to the classroom. Kyle is a Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, a Pear Deck Certified Coach, and an Apple Teacher. Follow Kyle on Twitter (@AndersonEdTech) and visit his website at www.andersonedtech.net to keep the #edtech conversation going!
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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202Blogging: Writing in a 21st Century ClassroomStudents want to know how what we teach matters to their life outside of school. Blogging provides an authentic audience and an ability to see beyond the classroom walls. Topics can be tied to any Common Core standards, making blogging accessible for all subject areas. Various blogging platforms will be assessed to see which best meets the needs of your students. Walk away with sample blogs that will help your students get started within the first week of the school year. Please bring your own device.Dianne CsotoDianne has been teaching for over 20 years in elementary classrooms. Dianne is a Technology Co-Leader at Mountain View Elementary School, where she also heads the Student-led Tech Squad. She uses innovative teaching practices in her classroom through student blogging, flexible seating, online and blended learning, and project based learning activities. Dianne is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2. Dianne is a frequent participant in the #ditchbook and #learnlap Twitter chats and a moderator of #svtchat and #svtbook.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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215Computational Thinking in a Virtual Reality Environment (Holy crap!)The story of how a chance email lead to the creation of a computer language. The journey of a group of 3rd through 5th graders through collaboration, iteration, creation and self-discovery via a virtual reality makerspace. The end result was a syntactical computer language designed to operate a human "computer."Mark LoundyMark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional technology specialist in Silicon Valley.

He founded and operates the first makerspace in the Cupertino Union School District and leads both the video production team and afterschool tech team. The tech team is currently creating a coding language to operate a human "computer" in a virtual reality environment.
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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205Google Sites: The Next Generation of Online PortfolioIn a classroom filled with technology...How do you display your student work? The answer.... an Online Portfolio. In this class you will learn about Google Sites and how to setup a free online teacher webpage as well as a student webpage.Ben CooperMy name is Ben Cooper and this is my 14th year in education. I have taught every grade level from Kindergarten through sixth grade in Tulare City Schools. I am known throughout Tulare as Mr. SpongeBob. I am currently the 3rd Grade Head Teacher Tech Lead at Alpine Vista Elementary School.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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203The Bugs are Breaking In! "The Bugs Are Breaking In" is an NGSS aligned BreakOut.edu activity. This session includes sharable links to pre-game lesson content critically important identification and eradication of invasive pest species.Julie CatesSixth Grade Teacher embracing Agriculture and Nutrition Education for all! Julie was a finalist for the 2017 CUE LeRoy Finkel Fellowship.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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223Advanced Graphic Design & Student Publishing with #SlidesYearbook Bring a computer and get down n' dirty using Google Slides skills to learn graphic design. Get all-fired up to improve presentations, write graphic novels and even publish a yearbook!Jennifer ScottIn the year 2000, the promise of educational technology lured me to the pre-teen turmoil of junior high school. And, while the technology has changed since then, the desire to use technology to empower students and teachers, has not. As classroom teacher, I focus on student learning, not the latest and greatest. As a Google Certified Trainer, I support fellow teachers as they blend tech with proven educational strategies. As a Google Innovator, I empower students to create, collaborate, and share. K-12, Leadership Intermediate, Super Techie
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2132 See 2 Saw & 2 Do, Oh Yeah!A brief intro and overview of the digital portfolio app Seesaw. Learn a variety of ways to use the app (including recent upgrades), create a class, and have time for some serious “sand boxing!” to try it on your own!Sissie LolaI am a 1st grade teacher at Niles Elementary School (20+ years). Since 2000, I have continued to integrate technology with my students in and out of the classroom. I have been a CUE member since 2007. Over the years, I have attended and travelled through different parts of the world in order to attend numerous EdTech training (MACWorld, ISTE, CUE, CUE RockStar, Apple, Lawrence Livermore Lab, GAFE Summits [recently Sydney, Australia], Master Class World Tour and Online). Last year, I completed my LEC-ACOE Online Blended Teacher Certification. In addition, I taught my students coding and robotics last year successfully. A few months ago, I became SeeSaw Ambassador. K-3 Beginner, Intermediate
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206Break the Walls Down: Reimagine ImagesStudents love images. Learn to empower students to meet Common Core speaking & listening standards by learning creative ways of taking, creating and sharing images. This session demonstrates ideas for engaging students with images using Google Photos, Snapchat and Google Drawings. You will experience strategies from a student perspective such as using Google Photos to initiate academic discussions, Snapchat to have students engage in #booksnaps to make reading/note taking more meaningful, and Google Drawings to create memes and non-verbal representations.Adam JuarezAdam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. He leads teachers in implementing technology into their lessons through one-on-one coaching, demo lessons and professional development. He is the founder of the Cardinal Innovation Center: A Model Virtual and Physical Learning Space Designed to Empower. In addition, he is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist and co-founder of the Twitter chat #CVTechTalk.K-12 Intermediate
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222Bootstrap: Coding Video Games with AlgebraTeach your students to code and reinforce their Algebra skills using this FREE Common Core aligned curriculum that runs on a Chromebook! Students write, compile, and troubleshoot their code with WeScheme, a cloud based programming environment. With Bootstrap, your students will program their own video game using code and Algebra(order of operations, linear equations, piecewise functions, compound inequalities, and distance formula).
Ed CamposEd is currently a program trainer for Brown University and the Bootstrap Team. He worked as a Software Consultant for 3 years in Silicon Valley before pursuing his true passion as an educator. Ed has spent 13 years as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom redesign, especially rethinking the learning space in the math classroom. He’s a Level 2 Google Educator, a CUE Innovative Educator, as well as a LEC Online/Blended Instructor. He's also an ambassador for Bootstrap, a free Common Core aligned curriculum that teaches Algebra through Computer Science. He currently serves on the board of directors for Global Exploration for Educators Organization(GEEO.org) and CVCUE(the Central Valley CUE affiliate).Ed's mission is to change fixed mindsets about math and technology and empower students and adults with a growth mindset in these areas.6-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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204Google Classroom and BeyondAre you looking to transform your classroom into a green classroom all the while engaging your students? If so, come join us for a hands-on, electronic Google Classroom experience. Learn how to navigate through Google Classroom and some of the additional apps and websites that will keep your students engaged all the while you go paperless as you teach and assess learning. Introduce all the great things Google Classroom can do to help teachers be organized, give assignments, quizzes, questions and grades to students.Kari FlorezKari Florez has been a teacher for 21 years in both high school and junior high. She has taught math and technology. Kari regularly presents in her district and throughout California.
K-12, Beginner
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Student Poster SessionsIn contrast to a formal presentation, interactive poster sessions are much more informal. Students ages 4-18 have selected a topic, and will teach educators practical ways of leveling up technology use in their classroom.
Students Students aged 4-18 from across Central California submitted applications, including a one minute video, demonstrating their proficiency to teach educators about a technological tool to be used in the classroom.K-12, Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie, Leadership
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208We Want Students to be Creative But How Do We Assess That?With the explosion of the maker movement, schools are beginning to embrace creativity. However, what does this mean for assessment? Should we assess the creative process? Should we assess the finished product? Does assessing creativity actually make kids more risk-averse? In this session, we explore what it means to assess both the creative process and the creative product without leading to risk aversion.  John SpencerJohn Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of Launch and Empower. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking.
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieDesigning Learning
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210Genius Hour (and 20% time) in the ClassroomIn January of 2012 I launched the "20% Project (like Google)" in my class. I had no idea at the time how this project would change my teaching forever. Since then I've been an advocate for "inquiry-based education" — where students are able to learn what they want to learn in school. This session brings together my own classroom experience, research in the field, and stories from a variety teachers, leaders, and learners using 20% Time and Genius Hour specifically in the Middle School. Come away with step-by-step guidance on implementing, running, and guiding an inquiry-based learning experience with your students.
A.J. JulianiA.J. Juliani is a leading educator in the area of innovation, design thinking, and inquiry-based learning. Juliani has worked as a middle and high school English teacher, a K-12 technology staff developer, and is currently an administrator for a public school district with the title: education and technology innovation specialist.Grades 6-12, Beginner, IntermediateBeyond the Walls of the Classroom
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217Saddle Up! Its time to ride with VR.Explore the world of VR through Google Expeditions, YouTube 360, and Street View. Design a lesson to implement in your classroom when you return whether you have 1 device or a class set. Sarah StuhrSarah Stuhr, ​is a 5th grade teacher and building tech coach in Summit County, CO! She is a Google Certified Innovator and Educator. When Sarah isn't teaching, you will find her outside hitting the slopes, running, biking, and hiking. She is also a self proclaimed foodie! She resides in Frisco, CO with her husband, Josh, and two dogs, Woodstock & Aspen. K-12 IntermediateMaking Assessment Matter
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206Break the Walls Down: Begin to Connect with Tech Resistant TeachersLearn tips and tricks to start reaching tech-resistant teachers including personalizing PD, growing PLN and demystifying tech integration. This session was featured at the 2017 ISTE EdTech Coaches Playground.Katherine Goyette and Adam Juarez #adakatKatherine Goyette and Adam Juarez (Google Certified Trainers & Innovators) regularly hold professional development sessions across California for teachers, coaches, and administrators regarding EdTech integration in the classroom. Katherine is an EdTech Integration Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education, and Adam is a Tech Integration Coach for grades 6-12 in Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. Katherine and Adam are co-founders of the Twitter hashtag, #CVTechTalk, a platform for collaborative conversations. They host #CVTechTalk’s weekly edchat, which has been featured on a local news segment. #adakatLeadership Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieLeadership/
Admin
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218"Keep" Your Ideas & Sanity with Google KeepDo you have sticky notes all over the place reminding you of things to do and great ideas that you have for lessons? Do you wish you could magically transform those reminders and ideas to your digital calendar and presentations? Wish no more because Google Keep is here to save your sanity! Come learn about how Google Keep can be your digital sticky notes, seamlessly plug into Slides, Docs, and Drawings, and perform some other tricks that will blow you away! Kyle AndersonKyle is currently serving as a physical education teacher at Peterson Academic Center in Las Vegas, NV. Kyle previously taught social studies for 11+ years, served as a technology coach and as a middle school administrator prior to returning to the classroom. Kyle is a Google Certified Educator, Level 1 & 2, a Pear Deck Certified Coach, and an Apple Teacher. Follow Kyle on Twitter (@AndersonEdTech) and visit his website at www.andersonedtech.net to keep the #edtech conversation going!
K-12, Leadership BeginnerSTEAM/
Integrate to Innovate
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220The Google Salon: Let's Add Some Extensions!Come join me in the Google Salon to give your chrome browser a much needed makeover. Chrome extensions are ways to highlight and brighten up your browser through useful tasks for both teachers and students. Come see how to maximize your workflow and minimize common headaches. Add extensions to turn chrome into an interactive whiteboard, easily add common notes to any assignment, quickly create and share a list of important web links, and so much more. You work hard, let the Google Salon pamper you! Joe MarquezJoe is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rockstar Lead Learner, and speaks about the power of educational technology across the Unitied States. Learn more about Joe on his website: www.sonsoftechnology.comK-12 Beginner, IntermediateStudents Teaching Teachers
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202The Play's the Thing!What happens when you have a theatre lover in a middle school classroom reading a play? Add in a love for technology and meaningful constructive criticism and you have a great environment for teaching students about constructive critique. In this workshop we will go through a lesson on how to encourage students to give meaningful feedback on their peers' work and bolster the academic dialogue through Google Classroom. For this workshop you will get a lesson plan outline, dialogue resources, and other resources to help bolster your teaching practice. Renee NewloveRenee is an 8th grade English teacher who is passionate about integrating technology into her classroom. She just completed her Master's Degree focusing on Digital Citizenship in the classroom. She loves all things Google and is excited to be sharing that passion. Grades 6-12 Intermediate
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216Global Collaboration with Google HangoutsLearn how you can use Google Hangouts to expose your students to new places, different cultures and new perspectives. Break down the walls of your classroom and collaborate with classes near and far, and connect with experts of the content you are studying. Lesson ideas, management strategies, and resources for connecting with other classrooms will be shared. Come learn how you can teach your students about the importance of collaborating globally.Martha ThomasMartha Thomas is the Technology Curriculum Specialist for Tulare City School District. She is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and an Apple Teacher.
Martha has experience teaching at the elementary and middle school levels and is committed to harnessing the power of collaboration to help educators connect their classrooms and ideas in creative ways.
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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205Digital Storytelling on ANY Device with SwayDigital storytelling is the ancient art of storytelling. Digital storytelling derives its power by weaving images, music, narrative, media, and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences and insights.Lemarr TreadwellLemarr Treadwell, M.Ed.
25+ years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes
15+ years teaching in Title 1 schools in Fresno CA
Masters Degree in Education – Concordia University, Portland OR.
Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE) Trainer & Certified
Flipgrid Ambassador
ScreenTime Cyber Partners, Owner
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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215Why Do We Still Have a Night for Open House? Let's Do It All Year Long!Are you stuck in the 80's and want to get out! Open House night is a relic from the past and now we have the ability to showcase student work all year long. We will explore and dip our toes into the waters of digital portfolios or digital showcases using Google Sites. (We will be using Google Sites for this session, but there are other tools that you can use if you are not in a Google district/school).Dustin EllisI am an EdSherpa. I don't need to be up front, instead I will help others to achieve their educator goals. I have been an educator for 18 years, the last 5 as Ed Tech TOSA in the Simi Valley Schools. Creator of #edcampVC and #SVTChat, Treasurer of @GoldCoastCUE, Co moderator of #cuechat, #CUERockstar faculty, M.A. EdTech, #GoogleCT, #AppleTeacher Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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221Desmos with DanielThis session we are going to take what seems to be a fun activity and use it as a hook to connect students to the mathematics that we need them to walk away with. Is this even math? It was so much fun. Daniel RochaDaniel is a passionate teacher that loves to help children make connections. After teaching mathematics for a number of years, he now serves the students of the Central Valley as a Math Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education.Grades 6-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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204The 2nd Renaissance: 3D Printers in the Classrooms (ocMakerChallenge)Real-world examples of how the Engineering Design Process has been implemented though the OC Maker Challenge and 3D Printing and delivered in the classroom over several consecutive years, with an overview of classroom processes, student work examples, and teacher resources.Eva WolfEva Wolf, bachelor of science in Business Management, worked for 15 years in the government bond field. Then she discovered 3D printing through her husband and hasn’t looked back since. She co-founded Airwolf3D, a California-based company selling 3D printers, filament, and educational support. They also offer a custom-made and well-received 3D printer called AXIOM. Airwolf’s customer base includes Boeing, John Deere, Raytheon, Saleen Automotive and Honeywell, as well as schools and home hobbyists. Nearly half of the Airwolf3D staff is women.

In an interview with Women in 3D Printing she stated that “female intuitiveness and creativity is a definite advantage for any tech company.”
Grades 6-12 Intermediate, Super Techie
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214WHAT? Technology in Primary? In the session we will walk through how to sign-up for both Nearpod and Seesaw. We will have time to explore the applications. I will then give example on how I use them in my classroom. We will then go in to explore mode, along with ask and answer question about the apps and its use in the primary grade level. Participants will walk away with examples and new ideas on how to use technology as a resource in their classroom. Antoinette PenaAntionette is a Kindergarten teacher in Dinuba Unified, where she implements technology into her classroom and uses the power of digital portfolios to communicate with parents.K-2 Beginner, Intermediate
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207What is this thing called Makerspace?What is a Makerspace? How do I get started? Makerspace provides a hands-on creative way for students to design, experiment, build and invent.Phillip CazarezPhillip Cazarez has a core value of helping people achieve their dreams. He believes that one key to dream actualization is having the opportunity to create! He has had the opportunity to share his passion for teaching through presenting at the 2017 CVCUE STEAM Powered Education. Phillip was recognized as the 2017 CVCUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher of the Year. He is currently in his 3rd year of teaching 4th grade for Exeter Unified School District.K-6 Beginner
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213Multimedia Awakens with ScreencastifyTeach students to use Screencastify. Why?
When students record themselves, they have the opportunity to read, write, listen, and speak multiple times. Students can watch and re-watch themselves affording the opportunity for reflection and revision.
Students recording themselves also offers them another avenue for authentic communication with an authentic audience.
Bring your Laptop or Chromebook and join in on the fun!
Ken WalkerScience, technology, and PLTW Gateway teacherK-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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203KICKstart Student Learning with Classkick! Give quality, real-time feedback when students need it most.In 60 minutes we will create an assignment, view student work live and provide individualized feedback. Classkick is the one of the best ways for: Teachers to check for understanding, and Students to get individualized help they need, instantly.Tyler ToewsTyler Toews is an education specialist and has been teaching with Dinuba Unified for 6 years. He has spent these 6 years teaching 7th and 8th grade Math and started teaching ELA this year. Tyler is a Classkick Mentor and has been the Minecraft Club advisor on campus at Washington Intermediate School for 3 years now.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate Super Techie
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212Robot & Coding CorralDrop in for a hands-on experience on a variety of Bots for schools. Learn to code robots such as Sphero, Ollies, and Lego WeDo 2.0 , as well as learn to code using Osmo. Walk away with information on where to get lesson plans for all ages.
Gustavo Rojo, Jose Vasquez, Juan Lopez & Eric GarciaGustavo Rojo is a 5th grade multiple-subject/PLTW-Launch teacher for the Porterville Unified School District in Porterville California. He is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator, Apple Teacher and CUE #STEAMpunklab faculty. Follow Gustavo on Twitter @rojo5thK-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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225Meaningful Math Served Two WaysMath is complex...teaching math is even more complex. We need different ideas and strategies to meet the diverse needs of our learners. Let’s build our toolkit. From analog to digital, participants will explore how mathematics is best served from a variety of vantage points. Participants will experience the learning from the point of view of a student, and will walk away with strategies and the tools to implement their learnings the next day. Jeremiah Ruesch & Cori OrlandoJeremiah is a Math Coordinator and teacher for the Burton School District in Porterville, California. Jeremiah is passionate about fostering curiosity and promoting a growth mindset in mathematics for all learners. Cori Orlando was K-4 teacher for 14 years who is currently a TOSA (teacher on special assignment) in Simi Valley USD. Cori has helped implement the roll out fo 14,000 chromebooks in her K-12 District. Through her belief in #failforward, she encourages others to step outside of their comfort zone and #riskforward.Cori is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 and helps run #SVTChat. Cori's Blog Site: http://leadinginlimbo.weebly.com/K-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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Student Poster SessionsIn contrast to a formal presentation, interactive poster sessions are much more informal. Students ages 4-18 have selected a topic, and will teach educators practical ways of leveling up technology use in their classroom.
Students Students aged 4-18 from across Central California submitted applications, including a one minute video, demonstrating their proficiency to teach educators about a technological tool to be used in the classroom.K-12, Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie, Leadership
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208What Can Pixar Teach Us About Creativity?Pixar continues to produce some of the most epic stories in all of cinema (well, except for Cars 2, which we’ll pretend never happened). But they don’t start out that way. In fact, they start out as pretty awful concepts that develop through iterations into genius works of art. In this session, we explore some of the processes that Pixar uses to inspire and sustain creativity and discuss what it would mean to attempt these in a K-12 classroom.John SpencerJohn Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is the co-author of Launch and Empower. In 2009, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking.
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieDesigning Learning
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210Student Centered Classrooms for Today's Student: Engaging All Learners through Choice, Technology, & Innovative PracticesOur learners today live in a completely different world than we did 25, 15, or even 10 years ago. In today's world, technology is growing exponentially, change is an expected part of our lives, and we have tools that have revolutionized the way we think about teaching and learning. Yet, on the fundamental level of learning we know that all of this change needs to be channeled for it to have a positive impact on our students and in our classrooms. This session goes into detail on how to build a student-centered classroom that promotes authentic learning experiences for all students.
A.J. JulianiA.J. Juliani is a leading educator in the area of innovation, design thinking, and inquiry-based learning. Juliani has worked as a middle and high school English teacher, a K-12 technology staff developer, and is currently an administrator for a public school district with the title: education and technology innovation specialist.K-12, Beginner, Intermediate, Super TechieBeyond the Walls of the Classroom
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220Google's Secret Menu!Psssst! Want to get a little Geeky with me? Come to a session with me and learn some super secret tips for all thing Google. Google docs/slides/forms/chrome . This is not an overview, rather little known, hidden, and short Geeky tips to show you once and for all why we say Google is GSuite! Don't just order off the Google Menu, Order off the Secret Menu!!!Joe MarquezJoe is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rockstar Lead Learner, and speaks about the power of educational technology across the Unitied States. Learn more about Joe on his website: www.sonsoftechnology.comK-12 Beginner, IntermediateMaking Assessment Matter
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216Harness the POWER of Google FormsCalling ALL administrators and power users! Use Google forms? Want to harness the POWER of Google form's sheets, scripts, add-ons, and Google Translation? Then this session is for you! Come learn from the Valley's only Bilingual/Biliterate Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator. This session is for intermediate and advanced (experienced) users but all are welcome. This will be a hands-on session. #makeandtakeEfrain TovarEfraín Tovar is the Valley's only Bilingual/Biliterate Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator. Tovar has 22 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national and international conferences, addressing how to utilize technology to meet the linguistic/digital needs of second language learners and their parents. He is the founder of @CAellchat, a global Professional Learning Network for teachers who teach second language learners. Tovar currently serves on the Central Valley Computer Using Educators (@CVCUE) Board. To learn more about Tovar visit www.tovar.us.Leadership Intermediate, Super TechieLeadership/
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225Wonder DotsParticipants will interact with mathematics in a visual way as they express their creativity
Expressing creativity in a visual way, participants will dance with the Mathematical Practices, have fun, and learn.
Jeremiah RueschJeremiah is a Math Coordinator and teacher for the Burton School District in Porterville, California. Jeremiah is passionate about fostering curiosity and promoting a growth mindset in mathematics for all learners. K-12 Beginner, IntermediateSTEAM/
Integrate to Innovate
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221#WhereAreWeGoingNext? Little Global Citizens in a Great Big Digital WorldMany of our young students have not had opportunities to explore the world beyond their own schools and neighborhoods. Let’s discuss best practices to help our little learners become participants and creators in the larger digital learning community. Susan StewartSusan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation of a 1:1 program using Chromebooks and the Google Suite. She regularly works with individual and teams of teachers to promote best practices for using technology to enhance instruction, foster creativity, support and supplement content, and improve assessment.K-3 Beginner, IntermediateStudents Teaching Teachers
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212Can Mature Quadruped Mammals Master State-of-The-Art Techniques?This presentation requires a PC running the Windows Operating System, a working email address, and an intuitive mind. A mouse is recommended but not required. We will be having all participants register with scratch.mit.edu and we will be instructing them in using Scratch to animate, create games, and create art. Then we will explain how knowledge obtained from the use of Scratch can be applied to other programming languages, specifically Java. They will be taught the basic principles of coding that can be applied to the problem solving process. Scott Wegley, Darrian Rosario, Andrew Card, Victor Carillo, Mrs. RichardsI'm currently a 14 year old Eighth Grader at Ridgeview Middle School where I am enrolled in the Advanced Exploring Technology course. I am president of the Ridgeview RoboRaptors Robotics Club and a second year member of FTC team #11232. I am an experienced coder. My expertise includes Java, Python, C++, Arduino, and Scratch. I will be joined by my peers and coach.6-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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206Break Down the Walls of Your Classroom: Hashtag Your TeachingIn this session, learn to leverage Twitter to facilitate academic conversations, concept discussions, debates and review for assessments. If Twitter is blocked in your district, learn no-tech ways to leverage the engagement power of social media. Develop and use hashtags to moderate Twitter Chats with all of your students and create content to real-life connections.Adam JuarezAdam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. He leads teachers in implementing technology into their lessons through one-on-one coaching, demo lessons and professional development. He is the founder of the Cardinal Innovation Center: A Model Virtual and Physical Learning Space Designed to Empower. In addition, he is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist and co-founder of the Twitter chat #CVTechTalk.K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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213Teacher Website and Digital Portfolios with the NEW Google Sites Students can easily create DIGITAL PORTFOLIO with the new Google Sites. Teachers can create a Google Site to communicate with their parents, post resources, post lesson plans for subs, or to start their own blog! Bring your laptop or Chromebook for this hands on session where you will create your first Google website.
Ken WalkerScience, technology, and PLTW Gateway teacherK-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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214Dynamic Digital DiscourseThis interactive session will integrate technology into live academic discourse (discussions). With focus on live-feeds, immediate feedback, and questioning utilizing tech, all learners will be able to engage in the discourse in real time.Scott PierceScott Pierce is an English Language Arts Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist for Tulare County Office of Education.
Scott’s background includes an M.A. in Reading from CSU Fresno, with a focus on secondary literacy issues facing underachieving adolescent students and is currently a doctoral candidate at USC. Scott's dissertation is focused on access and equity of high quality literacy instructionfor marginalized adolescent students. Scott’s experience includes being a middle and high school classroom teacher, literacy coach, and presenter.
Grades 6-12 Intermediate, Super Techie
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224Diving into NGSS Labs & Activities with TabletsExperience NGSS claim, evidence, reasoning and other science labs/activities with tablets. Easy/cheap labs that pack a lot of conceptual punch and use a variety tablet applications. Karla Orosco25 year veteran educator of Preschool through Adult School with most time served in middle school. Proudly teach at Akers ES at NAS Lemoore. Original group of Google Certified Teachers in 2006, Raspberry Pi Certified, Amplify Science Field-Tester, and 1-1 iPad Classroom since 2010. K-8 Beginner, Intermediate
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204Level Up with PBLLearn how PBL can level up your classroom instruction. Not only will we have a crash course on PBL, we will discuss the benefits of PBL as well as how to implement PBL with help of Google. By the end, participants will walk away with their own PBL lesson. Kaitlin MorganKaitlin is a fifth year history teacher at Minarets High School, 21st century high school that is 1:1 with MacBook Air. She is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Level 1 & 2, Pear Deck Certified Coach, Remind Connected Educator, PBS Digital Innovator, and a member of the Prezi Educator's society. Throughout her five years, she has been presenting at various conferences, including CUE conferences, GAFE Summits, and last year's TechRodeo. Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate
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202To Question or Not to Question...We want our students to live in a world of inquiry, but how to we encourage our students to ask questions and engage with one another in that questioning process? Using Rothstein & Santana's questions process with Recap, explore how to give students the tools to become question makers! Learn how to use Recap and the Question Formulation Technique to help students become more inquisitive in your classroom! Powered by Recap and Google Classroom. Renee NewloveRenee is an 8th grade English teacher who is passionate about integrating technology into her classroom. She just completed her Master's Degree focusing on Digital Citizenship in the classroom. She loves all things Google and is excited to be sharing that passion. Grades 4-12 Intermediate
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215Elementary Makerspaces: Why and How (In That Order)So you want to open a makerspace? We'll talk about why and we'll talk about how. But the "why" is far more important. " - Background on how the maker movement fits into progressive education.
- How to build your own makerspace
- It's not ""just shop class with a 3-D printer.""
- What do you need for a makerspace?
- The mandatory mindset for maker educators.
- What's a design cycle?
- Do you need a space to have a makerspace?"
Mark LoundyMark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional technology specialist in Silicon Valley.

He founded and operates the first makerspace in the Cupertino Union School District and leads both the video production team and afterschool tech team. The tech team is currently creating a coding language to operate a human "computer" in a virtual reality environment.
K-6, Leadership Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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207These are the (An)Droids You're Looking For AKA: TechRodeo, There's An App For That!At this session you will hear about how the Tech Rodeo app made by the AP Computer Science students at Orosi High School. Joshua Woods will share how he structured the project to blend PBL, technology tools, and software development practices to give students an authentic experience of software developers working for a client. The client, in this case, was Katherine Goyette, director of the Tech Rodeo. Katherine collaborated with teachers and students throughout the project, from ideation to development to delivery. The students involved will present their versions of the Tech Rodeo app and share their experience working on the project.Joshua Woods & StudentsJoshua Woods is a Computer Science teacher at Orosi High School where he has taught Computer Science at levels ranging from Middle School to AP. He has twice been a Project Lead the Way pilot teacher for Project Lead the Way's Computer Science pathway. He is currently a California PLTW Advocate and contributed to the California Computer Science Standards Focus Groups.Grades 9-12 Intermediate, Super Techie
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223Give Students a VoiceWe will discuss how and why you should give your students a voice. Listening and Speaking are skills that are important for all of our students, yet many teachers do not give students time to verbalize and vocalize their thinking. This session will focus on ways that we can do that in our classrooms. We will talk about tech and non-tech ways to give students a voice. Participants will leave with tools they can use Monday in the classroom with their students.Kim CalderonKim is a Science/STEM teacher in Fowler Unified. She has taught 6th-8th grade Science and is currently teaching and developing curriculum for 7th & 8th grade STEM classes. In addition to her teaching duties Kim also coaches the Lego Robotics Team and Science Olympiad teams. Kim holds a BS degree in Biology from Cal Poly, SLO and a MA in Ed Admin from Fresno Pacific. Kim loves all things science and is proud to be a NERD!!!K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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205Introduction to Microsoft TeamsParticipants will understand:
How to create a Microsoft Team in Office 365.
The multiple functions Microsoft Teams can serve
Visualize how Microsoft Teams can work for them.
Lemarr Treadwell
Lemarr Treadwell, M.Ed.
2017-2018 MIE – Expert and Trainer
2018 USA Microsoft Innovative Educator – Education Training Partner
CUE Lead Leader
Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Education Program, Fresno Pacific University
Family Zone Cyber Safety Expert
Flipgrid Ambassador
Small Business Owner
K-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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203StoryBoard That: A Brief IntroductionStoryboardThat! is a web tool that allows students and teachers to prepare dynamic and engaging comic-strip style graphics with scenes, characters, and textables. Participants will have a chance to take the program for a test-drive using the free version, along with practical advice on how to integrate the program into instruction with examples from various grade levels and subject areas. The presenter is an Education Technology Specialist at a public K-12 school district that recently adopted the program's premium version, so best practices and helpful hints will be shared.Brian Wise and Mariana SandovalBrian Wise is a District Education Technology Specialist; Google for Education Certified Trainer; former high school science teacher with 20 years of experience. K-12 Beginner
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222Check For Understanding Before You Wreck The Understanding with Desmos & Quizzizz."Liven up your classroom practice and formative assessments and Check For Understanding like a boss. Use Quizzizz to inject fun and energy into your classroom while your students practice and review recent topics. Use Desmos Activity Builder to engage your students in self-directed, student centered activities, that let them practice, analyze, & improve their written mathematical reasoning in an fun, safe, and anonymous environment. Participants will experience these 2 amazing CFU tools, learn where to access libraries of pre-existing resources, and create their own activities. Let Desmos & Quizzizz allow you to provide timely feedback and re-teaching when it’s needed,.. immediately!"Ed CamposEd is currently a program trainer for Brown University and the Bootstrap Team. He worked as a Software Consultant for 3 years in Silicon Valley before pursuing his true passion as an educator. Ed has spent 13 years as a high school math & computer science teacher and is a huge advocate for classroom redesign, especially rethinking the learning space in the math classroom. He’s a Level 2 Google Educator, a CUE Innovative Educator, as well as a LEC Online/Blended Instructor. He's also an ambassador for Bootstrap, a free Common Core aligned curriculum that teaches Algebra through Computer Science. He currently serves on the board of directors for Global Exploration for Educators Organization(GEEO.org) and CVCUE(the Central Valley CUE affiliate).Ed's mission is to change fixed mindsets about math and technology and empower students and adults with a growth mindset in these areas.Grades 4-12 Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie
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Student Poster SessionsIn contrast to a formal presentation, interactive poster sessions are much more informal. Students ages 4-18 have selected a topic, and will teach educators practical ways of leveling up technology use in their classroom. Students Students aged 4-18 from across Central California submitted applications, including a one minute video, demonstrating their proficiency to teach educators about a technological tool to be used in the classroom.K-12, Beginner, Intermediate, Super Techie, Leadership
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