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Saturday, November 15
 

8:30am

1 iPad 1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to integrate the 1 iPad as a teaching tool into your classroom. We will show a variety of different apps and strategies that will help keep students engaged in 21st Century learning and best meet the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Hanel

Colin Hanel

Site Based Resource Teacher, Escondido Union School District
TOSA Quantum Academy Link to session handout http://goo.gl/7dLNWU


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
340

8:30am

Creating and Collaborating in the Classroom and Beyond with Google Drive
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Drive is a powerful educational tool. In this session, participants will explore ways to engage students in collaborating and creating using various applications of Google Drive including Docs, Forms, Presentation, and Draw. I will be sharing tips as well as organization within the classroom.

Speakers
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 8:30am - 9:15am
350

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
avatar for Pamela Rabin   @pamrabin

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

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

Hour of Code and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the Hour of Code, an initiative that introduces students to coding. Students cultivate skills involving system-based thinking, creative problem solving, art and aesthetics, writing and storytelling, and STEM. We will include some resources to go beyond the Hour of Code.

Speakers
avatar for Chia Grossmann

Chia Grossmann

Educational Technology Specialist, Escondido Union School District
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Scott Soucy

Education Techology Specialist


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
323

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

Beyond Editing: Using Googledocs for Student-led Revision Groups
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a protocol created by SDAWP, participants will use Googledocs to effectively manage and facilitate revision of writing across content areas. Specific lessons on format and structure will be shared along with strategies for training students to give and receive academic feedback.
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Speakers
avatar for Janet Ilko

Janet Ilko

ELD/Leadership Teacher, Cajon Valley Middle School
I am passionate about empowering middle school students to read and write about things they feel are important. The past two years have been spent focusing on long term English Learners, looking for projects and writing activities that spark their interest and help develop language... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
510

8:30am

Bodacious Blogging: Be excellent to yourself. Get a blog started.
Limited Capacity seats available

Blogs are flexible tools for running your class, organizing your materials, sharing your discoveries, and inspiring your students. This session will cover some key blogging skills such as, adding links and images, scheduling posts in advance, posting via email and customizing your sidebar.

Speakers
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 →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
502

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

The Art of Juggling Chainsaws - Google and the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will interact with Common Core Anchor Standards with a focus on standards relating to technology integration. They will investigate and co-create (with facilitator) ways in which technology, particularly Google Apps, can transform student learning while meeting the common core.

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
310

8:30am

Unleashing the Creativity of Teachers & Students with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity seats available

iBooks Author is a FREE tool that educators and students are using to create their own personalized, interactive, engaging textbooks. In this workshop you will create an iBook with text, images, video, widgets and more. If you are bringing your own MacBook please have iBooks Author installed. MacBooks will also be available for use during the workshop.

Speakers
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Matt Baier

Dir of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic High School
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
Julie Garcia has served 20 years as a math teacher and technology advocate for San Diego Unified School District implementing various technology based initiatives and instructional models while adhering to state standards. She recently served as a technology resource teacher where... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
303

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

Animations with Animoto and Voki
Limited Capacity seats available

See examples of how Animoto and Voki can be used to TEACH concepts and how students can PRESENT their knowledge and ideas. Get tips and tricks in creating effective animations and be ready to create your own!

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 9:30am - 10:15am
512

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

9:30am

Writing in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With the new Common Core Standards and the integration of technology, students are being asked to use various tools during the writing process. Come and find out how I use technology during writing to engage students and improve writing.

Speakers
avatar for Kyra Bowers

Kyra Bowers

Technology Coach, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
331

12:45pm

Capture It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn the tools needed to create screencasts for their students, the tools and options for posting and finally best practices for sharing.

Each will produce, record and share a short screencast.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Campo

Stacey Campo

Digital specialist
I am a teacher educator who engages the teaching and learning process through the tools of technology


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
331

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

Communicating with Digital Natives: Twitter in education
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session I would like to share my research collected in 2010 that found significant data to prove that students who followed me on Twitter did better on standardized tests and overall grades in my 8th grade science class.

Speakers
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Corey Bess

Assistant Principal, Diegueno Middle School


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
413

12:45pm

How to Become a Google Search Ninja. . . (A lesson in the obvious?)
Limited Capacity seats available

What if I told you that I could transform your life using only the power of Google search? Give me 45 minutes to show you how to unlock the power of Google Search to transform the way you interact with information on the Internet and how to teach students to become amazing search ninjas!

Speakers

Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
330

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

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

Video Production Starting with the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

This session gives an overview of the video production process via the abilities of the iPad. With an iPad you can shoot, edit, add special effects, and publish a finished video. You can also use only it a camera, export a rough cut, then edit on a fuller capacity computer.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Mattox

Todd Mattox

Educational Technology Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment
Educational Technology Specialist, Escondido Union School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
302

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

1:45pm

Mobilize Classroom Content with Roovy
Limited Capacity seats available

See how classroom teachers are saving time using Roovy to review student digital media assignments. Roovy is a new way to share all types of content - Google docs, photos, video, PowerPoint, Word and more - within a protected school community. 

Speakers
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Barak Smith

Photography Teacher, Escondido Union High School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
501