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eLearning (Online-Blended Learning or MOOCs) [clear filter]
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

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

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

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

Increase motivation and engagement by gamifying your curriculum.
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn why a growing number of educators are turning to a free WordPress plugin to re-energize their learning environments. Created by high school students over the past three years, Game On 2.0 is the tool many educators have been wishing for. To learn more, see http://bit.ly/GameOn20

Speakers
avatar for Mike Skocko

Mike Skocko

Teacher, Valhalla High School
If Mike were smart, he'd stick to the facts. Valhalla High School Teacher of the Year. GUHSD Innovator. Adobe Education Leader. Classroom of the Future Inspire Award. Adobe Systems Global Impact Award. The problem is, Mike would rather be honest. He adamantly believes that most teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
450

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 →
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Ted Kirkbride

Assistant Principal, Oak Hill Elementary School


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

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

Explore the Sea of Liberty with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello!
Limited Capacity seats available

Monticello’s websites for teachers contain innovative and free tools for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas. This interactive session highlights the resources available on the Monticello Classroom (classroom.monticello.org) and the Sea of Liberty websites (seaofliberty.org).

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pulido

Robin Pulido

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I've been teaching since 1975, experiencing many changes in education, and have taught grades K-12. I am currently teaching grades K-8 computers, gr. 8 US history, and coaching the gr. 6-8 Academic Decathlon team. I love theatre, music, reading, travel, watching some sports, and learning... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
511

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

Learn about Blackboard Learn Not Your Average LMS
Limited Capacity seats available

Blackboard Learn Version 9.1 is a powerful learning management system (LMS) that has been upgraded to meet the needs of K-20 education. Social media, YouTube, Wikis, and more wow.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Professor of EdTech, National University, Private Non-Profit University Sanford College of Education
I am passionate about connecting the digital dots with new technologies and learning theory. I love friends and colleagues who have consistently pushed, innovated, schmoozed, and created their own digital dots. Techno-Innovators such as Peter and Paul Reynolds, Barbara Bray, David... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
512

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

1:45pm

Tech Tools 4U: Google Classroom Preview
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on introducing participants to the functionality and teacher/student interface of Google Classroom as a communication, content delivery, and content creation platform.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hotchkiss

Joseph Hotchkiss

Systems Applications Engineer, King-Chavez Public Schools
I am a member of the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools' Technology Department. Even though I am a capable computer technician, my bread and butter is programming. Specifically, Google Apps Script. Have you heard of Flubaroo? No, I didn't make it, but I do make tools similar and... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Salazar

Carlos Salazar

Educational Technology Specialist, King-Chavez Public Schools
I'm the Educational Technology Specialist or 'Tech Coach' for King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools. I have been working in the technology field of education for 2 year, and prior to this I was in the classroom teaching Algebra with a Technology emphasis. My teaching and edtech experience... Read More →


Saturday November 15, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
400