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Saturday, November 15
 

8:30am

Best Practices for Designing and Leading Online Class Discussions
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore ways to engage students, enhance learning & improve online discussions so everyone’s involved & interacting. Best practices from the audience will be shared—ice breakers, strategies for developing critical thinkers, fun ways to keep students excited about participating!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Henne

Andrea Henne

Assistant Professor, DeVry University
Higher Education Leadership, Educational Technology, Distance Learning


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
431

8:30am

Digital Literacy: Have you read a good image lately?
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrate images to support students thinking with, about, and through photographs and political cartoons. Learn strategies to evaluate images, their messages, questioning prompts, scaffolding techniques, and quick writing to encourage students to critically assess images for deeper meaning.

Speakers
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Pamela Rabin @pamrabin

Project Specialist Educational Technology, San Diego County Office of Education
I am a masters swimmer who loves ocean swimming, gardening, and traveling with my husband and family both locally and abroad. I have two daughters who practice the art form of disheveling my patience on a continuous basis--but whom I think I will keep. I have two ferocious shih-tzus... Read More →
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Renea Jaeger

STEAM Resource Teacher, SDUSD


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
331

8:30am

Google Form Add-ons
Limited Capacity seats available

We all hope technology will make our lives easier. With the form add ons you can change your hope into reality. Let me show you how to use a Google Form and new form add-ons to make your life a little easier!

 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

Ed Tech, Science and CAASPP Coordinator, San Marco Unified School District
Ryan Archer, an EdTech Coordinator for San Marcos Unified, has a passion for helping teachers use technology in the classroom. As a middle and high school science teacher for 16 years, he has always worked to help students and educators experiment and ask questions. With the help... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
351

8:30am

Graphite - a source for the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

Graphite, by Common Sense Media is a curated site for reviews of the best apps, games, and websites. Find out what Graphite has to offer and how you can be a part of this thriving community.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Curtis

Victoria Curtis

Blended & Online Learning Teacher, Vista Unified School District, CA
BOLT, Vista Unified School District/Innovation Department
avatar for Donna Markey, NBCT

Donna Markey, NBCT

Online/Blended Learning Teacher, Vista Visions Academy
Middle and High School Science Teacher, NGSS Early Implementor, Extensive experience in science curriculum development, National Board Certified (Early Adolescent Science) and Leading Edge Certified (Online Instruction),


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
511

8:30am

How to Build a Digital Resource Team of Teachers and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss how to create a team of teachers and a team of students on a school site who specialize in technology and who help build an innovative and creative technology setting in the school.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Josephson

Kirsten Josephson

Middle School Art Teacher, Escondido Union School District
Visual Art


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
440

8:30am

Cool Coding for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Go from beginner to "Scratch-Master" in this hand-on workshop. Scratch is a free programming tool from MIT.

In this workshop, participants with no programming experience can create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art using Scratch.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
301

8:30am

iPhoneography, Photography, and the Digital Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Mobile devices have democratized photography. This sessions will include a look at tips for taking better photos on your phone, a short photo walk, a walk through several apps, and a discussion on how photography can be integrated into any classroom.

Speakers
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Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology
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Stephen

Middle School English Teacher, Anaheim Union High School District
I love living in suburbia and eating ice cream...I take pictures, too.... rushtheiceberg.com @rushtheiceberg on Twitter and Instagram


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
302

9:30am

Inside A Student's Mind: Google Docs isn't enough. Let students help you learn.
Limited Capacity seats available

Students need a voice. Teachers need to encourage that voice by providing choice, opportunities, and audience. Forcing all students in to one tech container, like Google Drive, limits that voice. A HS student shares her ideas for engaging student voice through a variety of technology approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Bockert

Alex Bockert

Student
I love to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms and always encourage people to try new things. Currently my school is trying out our own online magazine, and it's super exciting!
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Director, Educational Technology
After teaching in a 1:1 program that received national attention, Laura moved on to become an Ed Tech Director for a K-8 Apple Distinguished district. Her pride is transforming a low-performing, non-tech school in to a PBL, technology integrated school that received two Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
Theater

9:30am

#YOURchat?! Leveraging Twitter for maximum PD!
Limited Capacity seats available

Create and join networks of other educators and organizations. Session leaders will explore how they began a local edchat. Discover the tools, tips and pitfalls to avoid in creating your own educational community on Twitter. Catch our beginners’ session before and expanded session after.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffani Brown

Tiffani Brown

Vice Principal, Santee School District
@SanteeSchDist, JH Teacher, SDCUE VP, Jet Setter, Google Trainer, Edtech Jedi, let's talk about Star Wars.
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Joe Kemery

Teacher, Pride Academy


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
412

9:30am

Do you Gooru?
Limited Capacity seats available

With Gooru the best free learning materials can be found, rated, remixed, and shared. Learn how to get started with Gooru to create personalized learning and measure your students’ engagement, comprehension, and progress across the collections and quizzes you’ve assigned to them.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Murrell

Leigh Murrell

Technology Integration Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education
Leigh Murrell has her Masters in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has been an educational technology staff developer for over 8 years. She is currently a Instructional Technology Specialist at the San Diego County Office of Education. Prior to this, she... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
431

9:30am

Think Different- iPads and Chromebooks are NOT the only way.
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in providing your students with what they need from technology, without asking if there is an "app for that?" Tired of spending hours uploading and updating your iPads? Want to use all of those educational materials you have worked on for your entire career?

Speakers
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Allen Brooks

Technology Teacher, San Elijo Middle School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
410

9:30am

What the FLIP?- resources for Flipping your classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2012 we Flipped our 7th grade science classrooms for the first time, and in that time have learned so much. In this session we will share with you the ways we use The Flip, our website and homework structure, tested video apps and samples, as well as students and parent survey data.

Speakers
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Chris Faist

Life Science Teacher
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Tracy McCabe

Life Science Teacher, Carmel Valley Middle School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
323

12:45pm

How Real is Real Enough? Virtual and Augmented Reality for Learning.
Limited Capacity seats available

That QuickTime movie of a volcano you've used in science class may soon start looking flat, as VR and AR make their way into the mainstream. Prepare for a wave of hype but also for a wave of genuinely engaging and effective new learning tools. We'll overview what's here and what's coming and demonstrate Oculus Rift, Google's Cardboard, ARIS, and my 1955 Viewmaster.

Speakers
avatar for Bernie Dodge

Bernie Dodge

SDSU Professor of Learning Design, SDSU
Professor of Learning Design and Technology at San Diego State University. The WebQuest guy. CEO, Co-owner at QuestGarden, Inc. Peace Corps Math Teacher, Sierra Leone.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Theater

12:45pm

#CAedchat Live
Limited Capacity seats available

Putting on a #CAedchat live for people to join and learn how Twitter chats work.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Archer

Ryan Archer

Ed Tech, Science and CAASPP Coordinator, San Marco Unified School District
Ryan Archer, an EdTech Coordinator for San Marcos Unified, has a passion for helping teachers use technology in the classroom. As a middle and high school science teacher for 16 years, he has always worked to help students and educators experiment and ask questions. With the help... Read More →
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
430

12:45pm

Augment Your Writing Program with Augmented Reality!
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage your students and augment their writing using this fascinating new technology. Learn how to use moving pictures as writing prompts, and learn how student-created augmented projects blend writing with the 4 Cs and Common Core. You'll walk away with ideas your students will love!

Speakers
avatar for Katy Hammack

Katy Hammack

Curriculum Resource Teacher, PRIDE Academy
This is my 29th year teaching for the Santee School District. I am passionate about using technology in ways that will engage and motivate my students. For the past four years I have taught with 1:1 iPads and iPod Touches. This year, I am one of four curriculum resource teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
341

12:45pm

Celebrating the Process through Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Feedback is essential to maximize learning. Create feedback opportunities using 3 methods: Using a differentiated google form for student to student and teacher to student feedback, utilizing Snagit to create annotated images or video feedback, and giving voice comments through the Kaizena app.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Edtech Coordinator, Los Al Ed Services & Los Al Connects
Dan Bennett is an EdTech Coach and Science Teacher at Los Alamitos High School. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. Within the classroom he has supported student learning in 1:1 iPad, chromebook and PC laptop environments. Beyond the classroom Dan provides... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
360

12:45pm

Chromando Training Part Deux: More Chrome Apps & Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

Unleash the power of Google Chrome with Chrome Apps and Extensions. Block any ad, improve searches, clear browser history, customize YouTube videos, share desktop screens, create screencasts, create QR codes, save items to Google Drive, leave voice comments on student work, and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
400

12:45pm

Infographics: Digital storytelling for Non- fiction!
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes an infographic powerful and meaningful? How does this impact your students' learning? Explore a free resources for creating infographics. Plus, its all common-corey, and stuff. Do it Monday in ANY subject!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffani Brown

Tiffani Brown

Vice Principal, Santee School District
@SanteeSchDist, JH Teacher, SDCUE VP, Jet Setter, Google Trainer, Edtech Jedi, let's talk about Star Wars.
avatar for Gilly Ryan

Gilly Ryan

Teacher, PRIDE Academy
I teach 6th graders at PRIDE Academy in Santee. I love being part of a learning enviroment where I get to witness kids learning and exploring the world around them.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
412

12:45pm

Leadership in a Blended Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Provide insight into key areas of developing a 1:1 strategy, the leadership role of the teacher in the overall execution of the strategy. Understanding the dynamics of the students and methodology of developing a high performing team.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Director, Educational Technology
After teaching in a 1:1 program that received national attention, Laura moved on to become an Ed Tech Director for a K-8 Apple Distinguished district. Her pride is transforming a low-performing, non-tech school in to a PBL, technology integrated school that received two Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
340

12:45pm

Microsoft’s ConnectED Initiative: Our $1 Billion Investment into US Education
Learn more about Microsoft's CCSS/SBAC relevant tools and resources from our joint announcement with the White House. Experience a live demonstration of our REALLY COOL video game development, math, science and collaboration tools. Also, find out if you qualify for 5 free copies of Microsoft Office!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

Academic Account Manager, Microsoft


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
501

12:45pm

Productive, Purposeful Programming: The Hows and Whys of Student Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore tools and techniques for student programming. Students awill be empowered to create games, stories and animations. They use problem-solving skills and can express themselves in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
461

12:45pm

The Google Classroom of the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

For any Google Apps school district, Google Classroom is the new must have tool. Classroom allows teachers to share and collect assignments. This session will go through the workflow of Classroom and provide resources for teachers wanting to use this exciting new tool with their students.

Speakers
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Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
351

12:45pm

Time To Play...With The PSA (Public Service Announcements)
Limited Capacity seats available

Public Service Announcements are the perfect way to get your students to use their critical thinking skills while they dive into pertinent information and explore a meaningful call to action. This persuasive video can be created for any core subject.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Whitney

Tamara Whitney

Media Arts Teacher, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
410

12:45pm

Creating Audio Books to Support Readers In/Out of Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating audio books through Garage Band and iMovie can give your students the support at home they would receive in class. Learn how to record on Garageband, mix background music & pictures on iMovie, and publish your track to YouTube. Lastly, we'll create a playlist of the chapters of your book.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Garcia

Chris Garcia

6th Grade Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I'm Chris Garcia and I'm honored to be teaching some of the brightest and most creative minds (I'll always say that about my classes) in Chula Vista. I love everything about the 21st century, from collaborating, digital literacy, to every tech gadget that exists. More important... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
502

12:45pm

Infographics: Research Projects Students won't Dread
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about using infographics in your classroom or technology lab. Assign rigorous research projects that inspire critical thinking, creative communication, and opportunities for collaboration.

Help students to create a solid digital portfolio.

Speakers
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Janice Gilmore-See

District Librarian


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
510

1:45pm

Google Certified Teacher Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Local Google Certified Teachers will share the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and tools for Google Apps and other Googly Things. Thse fast-paced micro presentations will enlighten and inspire.

Moderators
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Theater

1:45pm

Adventures in Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

What is this new technology? What does it look like in the classroom? How can your students create with it? Join us to see examples of Augmented Reality and walk away with ideas you can implement with students on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Eveland

Kelly Eveland

Teacher, Sycamore Canyon School
avatar for Katy Hammack

Katy Hammack

Curriculum Resource Teacher, PRIDE Academy
This is my 29th year teaching for the Santee School District. I am passionate about using technology in ways that will engage and motivate my students. For the past four years I have taught with 1:1 iPads and iPod Touches. This year, I am one of four curriculum resource teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
341

1:45pm

Microsoft’s ConnectED Initiative: Our $1 Billion Investment into US Education
Learn more about Microsoft's CCSS/SBAC relevant tools and resources from our joint announcement with the White House. Experience a live demonstration of our REALLY COOL video game development, math, science and collaboration tools. Also, find out if you qualify for 5 free copies of Microsoft Office!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

Academic Account Manager, Microsoft


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
440