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Saturday, November 15
 

8:30am

Best Use of Apps in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. In this session you will learn the best uses of iOS apps to integrate the 4 Cs of the Common Core. Learn how to build and sustain a culture of creative app smashers!

Speakers
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 8:30am - 9:15am
Theater

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

Classroom Management Apps That THRIVE in a Digital Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Utilize some of the BEST Classroom Management Apps that allow your students to learn & manage their behaviors in a digital learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rolf

Jennifer Rolf

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Santee School District


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
412

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

Knocking it out of the Park: Redefining and Evaluating in a SAMRized Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

When stepping up to the tech plate, SAMR integration creates the perfect pitch. Previously inconceivable tasks get redefined to hit the edu-possibilities over the fence. Experience a line-up of tools, meaningful evaluation, and classroom activities you can take to your next at bat.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Glynn

Dena Glynn

4ht/5th Grade Teacher, Poway Unified School District
I am currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary school who is passionate about all things ed. tech! For six years, I've been lucky enough to work in a 1:1 iPad environment at an Apple Distinguished elementary school in Poway.
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Evan Grant

4/5 Teacher, evanmichaelgrant@gmail.com


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
330

8:30am

What Do I Do with One iPad in a Kindergarten Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

What if you only have one ipad? Then what? Come and find out the myriad of activities and opportunities just one ipad can give to a kindergarten or first grade classroom.

Speakers
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Jaimie Knudson

Teacher, Cajon Park
Teacher, Cajon Park
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Erica Trafton

Kindergarten Teacher, Cajon Park
Teacher, Cajon Park


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
341

8:30am

What Does Student-Centered Learning Look Like?
Limited Capacity seats available

In a student-centered class, the teacher’s role is more that of facilitator than instructor. Students are active learners & problem-solvers who look to & learn from each other. We’ll look at activities that students can engage in independently or in groups to build both autonomy & collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Browne

Courtney Browne

Principal, SDUSD
avatar for Laurel Rice

Laurel Rice

Ed Tech Resource Teacher, SDUSD


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
410

8:30am

Evernote: Shoot, Share, Store, Speak & Snip Stuff You Can't with Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Need something that can read handwriting, capture pictures, clip websites, record & dictate audio, keep attachments, search it all and even share publicly or privately?

Evernote can!

Learn how to capture, organize and find your stuff. Bring laptop, smartphone/tablet & clutter to eliminate.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Norris

Matt Norris

Teacher & Tech Coordinator, West Hills HS


Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30am - 10:15am
501

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
DM

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

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
MB

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

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

Engaging Students in Learning Science through Mobile Apps and Free Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about tools, resources and lessons developed for mobile devices including iPADS/tablets, and laptops focusing on Next Generation Science Standards. Lessons developed through iQUEST and CyberQUEST, NSF funded projects, and a variety of innovative practices will be shared.

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
avatar for Katherine Hayden

Katherine Hayden

Professor, CSU San Marcos
I work with teachers to identify interactive ways to integrate technology to support student learning. Grants include QUEST CT, CyberQUEST, iQUEST and ACT. I am currently working in the following areas: STEM, Computational Thinking, and virtual learning.


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
341

9:30am

Google Docs Common Core Smack Down!
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Docs is an easy and effective way to implement Common Core reading and writing skills into your class. This session will cover document analysis, collaborative writing, research tools, and much more. Come see how to domoinate the Common Core by using Googe Docs.

Speakers
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Josh Reyes

Social Science Teacher, West Hills High


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
351

9:30am

ipods, Little Kids, and Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how we incorporated ipods into our daily language arts block for both students and the teacher. Learn great uses for ipods/ipads during guided reading, independent time, and writing. We will also show you how to incorporate Google forms to keep track of student progress.

Speakers
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Brenda Heil

teacher, Escondido Union School District
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Mary Saavedra

teacher, Felicita Elementary


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
340

9:30am

Modeling real life with Math using video and other multi-media.
Limited Capacity seats available

"Meet some whole class on-line activities that will strengthen your students' number sense. Great web sites you can start using Monday.
Find out how students can begin to see the math in their surroundings. A camera, an interested teacher and some student problem solvers is all you need!"

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously... Read More →
TK

Ted Kirkbride

Assistant Principal, Oak Hill Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
460

9:30am

Run, Run, As Fast As You Can! Common Core with PBL is in our Plan!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how kindergarten and first grade classrooms can effectively use Common Core standards to guide project based learning into their curriculum. Student work and photos will be shared, along with suggestions for technology integration.

Speakers
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Megan Houfek

Kindergarten Teacher, PRIDE
Teacher, PRIDE Academy
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Meghan McMahon

Kindergarten Teacher, PRIDE Academy
Teacher, PRIDE


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
400

9:30am

Starting a Student Broadcast Program at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from the trials and tribulations of a small district! What worked and what didn't as we rolled out the Ada Harris Student News with our 1-to-1 iPad adoption. See how to use your LMS as a hub and watch your sixth graders take off as broadcast journalists in the age of the Content Creators.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Grisafe

Mark Grisafe

EdTechTeacher, Ada Harris/ Cardiff School
Teaching and Technology!


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
440

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

12:45pm

#KidsCanCode - Coding to Learn
Limited Capacity seats available

Kids can code at any age and have fun! We believe the earlier the better. Come & learn why computer programming is the new digital literacy all kids should learn. You will take away some computer & iPad applications that any teacher can use with students to introduce coding & ignite their interest.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Christina Lee • #EdTech learner & supporter • Co-Founder @CoderDojoSB • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.8 • Edmodo Support Ambassador • MBUSD Edmodo Administrator • MBUSD Google Apps for Education Administrator • MBUSD LEA Secondary Coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Reed

Jeanne Reed

Educational Technologist, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Jeanne is an enthusiastic high-energy educator who spent three years as a computer lab specialist teaching K-5 students and currently is an Educational Technologist consulting for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD). Jeanne shares a passion for comprehensive integration... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
500

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

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

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

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

Paper-less Science!
Limited Capacity seats available

How to incorporate technology into your science classroom to use less paper with the goal of moving past using technology to simply do what we have done before and start allowing students to integrate it into their learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rachael Tarshes

Dr. Rachael Tarshes

Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Dr. Tarshes teaches 8th grade science at Mann Middle. Previous to coming to the district in 2008, she taught in Seattle, New York City, and China. She has her EdD in Instructional Leadership and is a NBST.


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
460

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
DM

Dan McDowell

Director, Instructional Technology


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

12:45pm

Now you can build iTunes U courses on your iPad!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create your own iTunes U course with an iPad. We will explore the wide variety of resource types avaialble and discuss best practices for course creation. We will also exampine best practices as well as tips and tricks. This is a hands on session. iPads available for use during the workshop.

Speakers
MB

Matt Baier

Dir of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm
303

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

Beyond the Newsletter - Practical Ways to Strengthen School-Home Communication Using Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how teachers and administrators can use technology to go beyond the paper newsletter to engage families and provide parents and students a 24/7 window into the classroom and school. Acquire practical ideas you can use on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Brent Coley

Brent Coley

Principal, Alta Murrieta Elementary School
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He has a passion for... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
410

1:45pm

Classroom Management in the 1:1 Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers with 3 years experience teaching in a 1:1 classroom share insight, tips and strategies for managing student behavior with devices.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Garcia

Kathy Garcia

Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School
Director of Educational Technology and ASL teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017.
avatar for Melissa Padgett

Melissa Padgett

Social Science Department Chair/Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
330

1:45pm

Digital Photography for Elementary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

My 2/3 students document school experiences with a digital camera to share them online. I also use several free or inexpensive apps to create artwork my classroom. Please join me for a hands-on tutorial on how to start using a classroom camera, share pictures and videos, and use related apps.

Speakers
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Trevor Mattea

2/3 Teacher, Stevenson PACT Elementary School


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
512

1:45pm

Google Sites with Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Sites is where all of the Google Apps for Education come together. This session will show you how to successfully use Google Sites with your students. You will learn how your students can create digital portfolios and why Google Sites is a excellent tool for group projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jarrod Carman

Jarrod Carman

Social Studies Teacher, West Hills High School


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
351

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
BS

Barak Smith

Photography Teacher, Escondido Union High School District


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