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Saturday, January 23
 

8:00am

10 Must-have Tech Tools for Admin With Jonathan & Kelly Eagan
During this workshop participants will learn various technology resources in the areas of personal efficiency, data collection and information dissemination, staff meeting and collaboration, and evaluation. Tools will cover Chrome Extensions, iPad/iPhone Apps, online tools, and social media tools. Attendees will leave with concrete tools they can start using immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Eagan

Jonathan Eagan

Assistant Superintendent, MDUSD
avatar for Kelly Eagan

Kelly Eagan

Assistant Principal, Northgate High School



Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 7

8:00am

3D Modeling with Blender with Francisco Nieto
Participants will learn the basics of working with Blender, a free and robust tool for creating 3D models, which can be incorporated into games, simulations, 3D printing, animations, and more.
Topics covered include: Creating and working with shapes and objects. Understanding the user interface, working textures and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Nieto

Francisco Nieto

EdTech Program Manager, Alameda County Office of Education
Francisco Nieto has taught in the East San Francisco Bay for over 14 years. He currently works coaching and training teachers and administrators on the effective use of instructional technology, including computer programming and digital content creation. He is also a mobile app and web developer building tools for school, teachers and students.


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 24

8:00am

Capture Learning with Seesaw with Gayle Horsma
During this workshop, participants will explore and create digital items that can be added to a digital journal using Seesaw. Capture learning through pictures, drawings, text and videos within Seesaw.

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Horsma

Gayle Horsma

Educational Technology Specialist, FSUSD
Gayle Horsma is coding her way through K as an Educational Technology Specialist in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. She supports Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms explore the vast world of educational technology. Gayle is a Seesaw Ambassador and loves how this tool has transformed the way teachers and students can capture their learning. Before jumping into the role of an Educational Technology Specialist, Gayle... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 3

8:00am

Complement your classroom with interactive, online learning with Versal
During this workshop, participants will learn how to create engaging online courses, quick homework assignments, student-led learning projects, and more. Attendees will learn how to create content from scratch in the Versal course creator using text, video, images, interactive diagrams, simulations, and more. They will also learn how to embed existing content into their Versal creations from resources such as Google Docs, Quizlet, GeoGebra, and Versal’s free marketplace of pre-made content. This workshop will also cover how students may create with Versal for class projects, teaching their peers, personal portfolios, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Cereseto

Monica Cereseto

Teacher success, Versal
Every day I help teachers make interactive educational materials with the snap of a finger! I'm continually inspired by how teachers are using online education to enrich and engage learners.


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 21

8:00am

Digital Storytelling with PhotoStory 3 for Windows with Gary Hensley
In this workshop teachers will download and install PhotoStory 3 for Windows and then be shown how to use the program to make a story. In the second half of the 90 minute session, teachers will be given time to start a project that they can use for Monday's lesson plan!!

Speakers
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Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 2

8:00am

Game of Chromes with Ed Campos
Participants will walk away from my workshop ready to get the most out of their 1:1 Chromebook classroom. Attendees will explore Chrome browser tips/tricks, Chromebook basics(Apps & Extensions), the best creation apps/websites to use on a Chromebook, and formative tools to engage their students and improve their learning environment

Speakers
avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Math/Technology Teacher, Orosi High School
Ed is a high school math & computer science teacher with 12 years of teaching experience and 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 presented at numerous CVCUE, Fall CUE, National CUE, Google Summits, and CUE Rockstar Teacher Camps. | He currently serves on the board of... Read More →


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 22

8:00am

Google Classroom Strategies with Samantha Duchscherer
During this session participants will learn how to actively employ Google Classroom and learn how to use other Google Apps. Tools covered will include Google Classroom, LucidChart, and an assortment of online resources to enhance lesson content.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

7th Grade Core Teacher, Stanley Middle
I teach 7th grade Core in Lafayette, CA. I have a one-to-one Chromebook classroom and love using tech to inspire my students and help them show what they've learned in new, creative, ways! Check out my website for a preview of what we'll work on in my session!


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 27

8:00am

Grantwriting Tips for the Classroom Teacher with Eileen Walters

During this session, teachers will learn the basics of grant writing and learn about a variety of available funding sources, how to apply for classroom grants.

Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 29

8:00am

Making Movie Magic with Stop Motion with Thuy Pham
Learn how to use stop motion animation to add a creative twist to your classroom curriculum. Collaboratively engage your students in hands-on projects that will take their love of a subject to 21 century learning. Apply it to writing, spelling, math, social studies, science, or have fun with it. Students will be so engaged they won’t realize they’re learning. It’s fast and easy for any grade level!

Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 4

8:00am

Read and Write Bingo with Nora Trentacoste
Come learn about Read&Write for Google literacy tools: get free teacher access and hands on practice to support SBAC, CCSS, ELL and more.Session focus for Mac, PC and Chromebook users- Hands on Bingo with Google Play prize!

Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 5

8:00am

STEM Design Challenges with Adam Randall and Tammy Creighton
Many teachers struggle with finding the proper way to implement important STEM activities in their own classroom. They know that they can be essential to their students’ success in the future, but don’t know where to begin. This workshop will remedy that problem by introducing participants to the basics of using STEM design challenges in the K-8 classroom. We will go over tons of engaging challenges including catapults, roller coasters, boats, towers, the egg drop, as well as some quick “unplugged” activities. After learning the why these are so important for students, participants will actually get to participate in some of the challenges themselves. Resources and materials will be provided for you to begin implementing these into your class on Monday. So get ready to have some fun while learning about STEM design challenges!

Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 23

8:00am

The Write Stuff with Kathy Nichols

How do we teach students to write well using the latest digital tools? We will look at ways to use innovation and technology to navigate the writing process from pre-writing to publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Nichols

Kathy Nichols

Teacher, Pleasanton Middle School
Kathy Nichols teaches English and Media Journalism in Pleasanton CA. With 20+ years teaching experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and Malaysia, she is currently teaching 8th grade English Language Arts, Media Journalism, and Yearbook at Pleasanton Middle School. Kathy is passionate about literacy and the use of technology in meaningful and creative ways in the English classroom where she has taught 1:1 laptop English since 2005. Kathy's... Read More →


Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 1

9:45am

11:00am

Cancelled - Stump the IT Director with Joe Ayala

Sometimes teachers fear the tech side of EdTech. My session is to take live questions and solve them on the spot. The hardest questions will be rewarded with a Starbucks gift card.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
  • Presentation Link joeayala.net

11:00am

Cancelled - Writing Research Papers in Teams with Mitch Ward

Writing a research paper begins with an essential question. Students must do research to discover what is known about the question. This research is then shared with teammates. Ideas are developed and shared during discussion. Students then write their first draft of their research papers. These drafts are shared and discussed with teammates. Final drafts are then written.

This process has several benefits over writing individual research papers.

1. More research can be accomplished by teams than individuals.
2. Teams bring more personal experience to the discussion.
3. More and higher quality ideas are created by teams than individuals.
4. Students learn from reading and critiquing essays written by other students.
5. Cooperation and competition motivate students to higher levels of achievement.
6. Evaluating the work of other students helps recognize quality work.
7. The burden of teaching is no longer solely in the hands of the teacher because students are learning to become self-educators.

The Internet is used for research. Word processing is used for note taking and references. Word processing is used for writing drafts and final essays. Presentation software can be used to enhance presentations. A learning management system is use correcting.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled

11:00am

21st Century Skills in a 20th Century Classroom with Katie Almonte
During the session participants will be shown a lesson where students will be creating Google Sites to showcase their understanding and learning. Topics covered include how to use Google Sites for collaboration and curating on a given subject.

Speakers
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Katie Almonte

Teacher, Carondelet High School


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 21

11:00am

Bootstrap: Coding Videogames with Algebra with Ed Campos
Teach 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. Your students will program their own video game using code and Algebra(order of operations, linear equations, piecewise functions, compound inequalities, and distance formula).

Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. At the end of the module, students have a completed workbook filled with word problems, notes and math challenges, as well as a videogame of their own design, which they can share with friends and family. Unlike most programming classes, Bootstrap uses algebra as the vehicle for creating images and animations, and is designed from the ground up to be aligned with Common Core standards for algebra.
Bootstrap also builds in a pedagogical approach to solving Word Problems called the Design Recipe. Students solve word problems to make a rocket fly (linear equations), respond to keypresses (piecewise functions) or explode when it hits a meteor (distance formula). In fact, this same technique has been successfully used at the university level for decades.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Campos

Ed Campos

Math/Technology Teacher, Orosi High School
Ed is a high school math & computer science teacher with 12 years of teaching experience and 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 presented at numerous CVCUE, Fall CUE, National CUE, Google Summits, and CUE Rockstar Teacher Camps. | He currently serves on the board of... Read More →


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 22

11:00am

Building Elementary Numeracy with Motion Math with Brendan Appold (Vendor)
Explore Motion Math's delightful games for teaching the toughest K - 6 foundational math concepts. Learn how local educators are using Motion Math in their classrooms and spend most of the session playing Motion Math games to experience their engaging and conceptual nature firsthand. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free two month pilot.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5

11:00am

Distance Learning with California State Parks with Heather Holm
During this session participants will learn how to blend videoconference technology and real world applications of history and science content into classroom curriculum through the California State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program. The PORTS program brings unique park resources and access to content specialists directly into the classroom virtually through free, live interactive videoconferencing. This presentation will explore methods of enhancing classroom curriculum, program opportunities, and the technology involved.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Holm

Heather Holm

PORTS Program Coordinator, California State Parks
Heather Holm, a Regional Interpretive Specialist, has 12 years of experience in museum education and public history, having worked in various non-profit museums, archives, and California State Parks. Serving as program coordinator in Northern California for the California State Parks' Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Distance Learning Program. | | Course Resources on Schoology 


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2
  • Presentation Link www.ports.parks.ca.gov

11:00am

East Bay CUE 2015 Grant Winners - See and hear about last year's winning projects
Spheros, Chromebooks, and iPads were among last year's winning grants. Learn about how they were used, what students learned, and how it changed these three teachers' classrooms.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29

11:00am

Flipping the Classroom with EdPuzzle & Zaption with Ravi Prabhala
Have you wanted to flip your classroom, but were not sure how? EDPuzzle and Zaption are free and easy-to-use tools to use to flip your classroom. With both of these tools, you can crop videos, add formative assessment questions to actively engage students, and add your own voice-over comments. You can see students’ responses, understand their level of understanding, and know how much of the video each student saw as well as what parts they needed to see multiple times. Because students are being held accountable as they watch, they are more focused and remain engaged. Videos can be embedded into your class site so that students can watch the video at home and come to class ready for hands-on or project based learning. Use Zaption and EDpuzzle flip your classroom to deliver asynchronous lessons to enrich learning experiences.

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28

11:00am

Future Ready in 50 Minutes with Andrew Schwab
From Infrastructure to PD and everything in between, learn how one district is growing into a future ready learning organization with 1:1 chromebooks and ipads, flexible learning environments, lean infrastructure, continuous multi-tiered Professional Development, a comprehensive "support in depth" technology support strategy and more.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Schwab

Andrew Schwab

Associate Superintendent, Learning & Innovation, USD
Union School District


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7

11:00am

Multimedia Text Sets + Google Docs = Hyperdocs with Kristen Berg
Come learn how to harness the power of Google Docs to create...Hyperdocs! In this session, we’ll use Google tools to curate multimedia resources to provide students with multiple lenses or perspectives on a topic. See how to use Google docs to scaffold student thinking and create performance tasks to assess student learning. All while working towards Common Core standards!

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Berg

Kristen Berg

Instructional Technology Coach, SRVUSD


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 24

11:00am

Symbaloo- The Game Changer with Pat McCauley
You will leave this session and change the way you access and share websites forever. Symbaloo is free, easy to use, and lets you access websites via tiles in collections you create. Share it with your students, colleagues, and friends and see why it is a game changer!

Speakers
avatar for Pat McCauley

Pat McCauley

Math TSA, San Ramon Unified School District



Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 3

11:00am

Teaching the Foundations of STEM Readiness with Hayley Craig (Vendor)
"Striking a balance between technology integration and engagement can be challenging when teaching traditional science, engineering and math concepts to elementary and middle school students. By using online modules, EverFi brings science, math and engineering concepts to life by teaching critical skills online.

Teachers will preview and register for our STEM Suite of courses:

- Future Goals - Hockey Scholar (Grades 4-8) explores real-life applications of STEM concepts such as area/volume of an ice rink, conservation of energy of a falling puck, and speed/velocity using skates. Students will also learn about behind-the-scenes STEM careers - such as equipment managers and ice technicians - that make a hockey game possible.
- Ignition - Digital Literacy & Responsibility (Grades 5-8) informs students on how technology works while placing them in virtual environments to tackle issues surrounding digital citizenship. Students demonstrate their mastery of digital skills, such as creating a blog, managing a social networking site, and working to resolve a cyber bullying situation.
- Radius - STEM Readiness™ (Grades 8-12) features 16 modules, covering topics ranging from the real world application of algebra to basic computer science and STEM career exploration. Students will learn and apply skills to solve real world challenges, such as repairing a bridge using linear equations, while using basic coding and HTML exercises that build upon one another.

All courses are aligned to NGSS and CCSS. "

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23

11:00am

Transitioning To New EdTech Possibilities through Hapara with Martha Campos
During this session participants will learn how navigate Hapara’s teacher dashboard while making learning visible using Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Teachers are able to provide formative feedback to students while using all Google Applications and efficiently keep track of all their projects. A new EdTech tool for modern learning using Hapara is Workspace. This platform provides a highly flexible learning tool for teachers to create activities for student-centered learning pathways based on student needs and differentiation.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Campos

Martha Campos

EdTech Specialist, Berryessa USD


Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 27
  • Presentation Link goo.gl/SK6wUz

11:00am

Using Google Extensions with Your Students with Julie Janzen and Michelle Seugling
During this session participants will learn how to use the power of Google extensions as tools for their students. A variety of extensions will be covered and each of them will be demonstrated. There will be time to explore extensions and find ways of incorporating them in your classroom. Note that while teachers can also use many of these extensions themselves, the focus will be on empowering students to utilize them to extend their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Janzen

Julie Janzen

Elementary Technology Specialist, LVJUSD
I am an Elementary Technology Specialist (TOSA) in Livermore and a former Middle School Teacher. I work at four school sites and absolutely love working with tech and teachers. My areas of interest include student portfolios using Google sites, all apps in the Google suite, google extensions and google classroom. So, it is pretty much all things google and publishing student work. Come talk to me/email me anytime. | jjanzen@lvjusd.org... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Seugling

Michelle Seugling

Elementary Educational Technology Specialist, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District



Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 26

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday January 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Garaventa Center

1:00pm

Cancelled - Build Your Own Kahoot with Joe Ayala

Step by step instructions on how you can build your own Kahoot quiz.

Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cancelled
  • Presentation Link joeayala.net

1:00pm

60 Minutes of Practical STEM Integration with Margaret Agbowo
This session will review a number of STEM activities that are easy to integrate into any curriculum, and at different price points and experience levels. Given that CCSS increases not just writing but also TECHNOLOGY, it is imperative that all classroom teachers become comfortable with and knowledgable of tools and activities to provide experiential learning and increase student engagement. Tools to be reviewed include coding, math, science, green energy, circuitry, and as much as can be fit into 60 minutes! Humanities will not be left out: we will brainstorm ways to integrate these activities into humanities courses.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Agbowo

Margaret Agbowo

Technology Integration Specialist, New Haven Unified School District
Tech Teacher * Tech Integrator * Tech Thinker || Integrating technology into the educational experience, connecting learning to goals and careers, and hands-on, project-based experiences where all students benefit ... that's the goal of this Tech Teacher * Tech Integrator * Tech Thinker! || See the resources I presented at ShoestringSTEM.com or bit.ly/agbEdsurge2016


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23

1:00pm

Elementary Robots - What's Not to Like? with Terry Smith
We’ve been piloting and experimenting with 6 relatively inexpensive programmable robots in grades 1-5. Students participated in the selection process and we purchased a selection for use in classrooms. This presentation will include the steps in the decision process, and an introduction to each of the robots considered – with their respective pros and cons. Robots will be present and available for participant experimentation along with a sampling of activities including video of students engaged with them in various classroom activities.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Smith

Terry Smith

STEAM Education Specialist, STEAM-In.org
STEAM Advocate and Educator, Technology Coordinator, Artist



Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 24
  • Presentation Link www.steam-in.org

1:00pm

Free & Fun CCSS Resources with Sara Armstrong & Shauna Hawes
Teachers should be prepared with a variety of teaching tools in their toolboxes. This session will present curriculum tools that can be modified easily to fit other areas of the curriculum, management tools, communication tools, and more.

Speakers
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Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
avatar for Shauna Hawes

Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I have always been passionate about how technology can inspire students to learn more effectively, and have spent my whole teaching career doing and preaching this. I love to learn, and enjoy hearing presentations on new ideas to try. That's one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy conferences such as Fall CUE, EBCUE's Cool Tools, and our MDUSD Symposium. Other passionate people inspire me.


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 3

1:00pm

Free Sites for Paperless Classrooms with Ted Dunn
"There are not many free LMS (Learning Management Systems) out there and using these programs have helped me turn my classroom into a virtual paperless classroom. This session will cover 3 digital tools that will engage all students in collaborative lesson participation in K-12 classrooms. Participants will learn about three digital tools, Edmodo, Google Classroom, and Padlet. Most importantly there is no need for e-mail to run this program.

To start a class a teacher can utilize Edmodo to have the students (and parents) see the agenda and start a do now or warm up. Then they can use the site as a back-channel to get questions answered and get more information about the current subject from other students while the teacher is pushing out information. This will also be the main communication tool between students and teachers instead of using e-mail.

Google Classroom is a tool from GAFE (Google Apps for Education) your school has to already have it to utilize Google Classroom. The real advantage of this program is that it is a great tool to pass out and collect work that is assigned in the classroom. More importantly you can share your presentations almost instantly and push out a template of an assignment to all students in one place.

Padlet provides virtual space for teachers to collect and present students’ ideas. Using Padlet, teachers can quickly create and manage a collaborative digital forum where all students demonstrate their engagement through real time, written response.
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Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 21

1:00pm

Get Onboard with Blended Teaching with Eileen Walters

Teachers will gain an understanding of the types of activities they can use to extend their students' learning beyond the school day. They will be introduced to specific tools and techniques that will help them understand how to develop interactive activities that will keep their students engaged outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Walters

Eileen Walters

Volunteer Leadership/LEC Coordinator, CUE
Currently Eileen serves CUE in two roles. First as Volunteer Leadership Coordinator and secondly as Leading Edge Certification Coordinator.


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 27

1:00pm

Get Teched Up! with Arlene Simpelo and Linda Wu
During this sessions K-2 teachers will learn about a variety of highly engaging ed tech tools that will allow them to reach a diversity of learning styles. Ed tech tools covered include iPad apps and online resources that will support & enhance what teachers and students are already doing in the classroom.

Speakers
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Arlene Simpelo

Teacher, Lydiksen Elementary School
LW

Linda Wu

Teacher, Pleasanton USD



Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29
  • Presentation Link bit.ly/1Pjkkaw

1:00pm

Got $550? Get Minecraft EDU with Traci Bonde
We'll explore the model being deployed at Murray elementary in Dublin CA in all grades. Who can manage? What teachers really need to know, PD from students, etc..

Speakers
avatar for Traci Bonde

Traci Bonde

CTO, Dublin USD
Traci is the Chief Technology Officer of Dublin Unified. In this role, she’s implementing social media standards, digital citizenship, tech planning, working with all to move thinking forward on use of technology in instruction. She really digs technology and PBL in classrooms. Her professional background includes Business Analyst, West Contra Costa Unified; Director of Technology, Madera Unified School District; Data & Educational Technology... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7

1:00pm

Making History with Tech at the Middle School with Julie Garrahan
During this sessions participants will learn how to using design thinking techniques to create lessons that focus on deepening the understanding of civilizations' contributions in history and to reverse engineer novels that they are studying with the use of green screen and jeopardylabs.

Speakers
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Julie

Teacher, Los Cerros


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5

1:00pm

Middle Schoolers Talk Tech with Stanley WiredCats

Middle School is Cool: The WiredCats student tech team teaches technology tools to teachers. Come sit with them and ask all the questions you have about technology use in the classroom. They'll provide a round table discussion and some 1:1 help on whatever you need from what you've learned today.

Speakers
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Betsy Balmat

Asst. Principal, Stanley Middle School


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26

1:00pm

Student Research Using Google Tools with Melissa Hero
In this quick paced workshop, you will learn how you and your students can use Google tools to complete research for class projects. Learn how to help students successfully search the web, find and analyze credible sources, organize their research, collaborate on writing and editing, and cite their sources.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero

Biology Teacher, Carlmont High School
CUE Rockstar Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#GTASWE 2013), Google for Education Certified Trainer (2015), Smart Exemplary Educator (2008).


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 22

1:00pm

Transform Student Presentations with Pecha Kucha with Joan Tracy

During this session, participants will (1) learn what a Pecha Kucha is and why it is a superior presentation format and (2) learn how to teach students to make a Pecha Kucha using iMovie.
Tools covered will include a digital collection of sample Pecha Kuchas, a sample Pecha Kucha assignment, and step-by-step instructions on how to make one.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Tracy

Joan Tracy

Educator, Carondelet High School


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28

1:00pm

Turbo Charge your Docs, Sheets & Forms with Add-ons with Josh Harris
Are you and your students already Google Docs & Drive adepts, but you’re looking for more functionality out of what are already pretty cool tools? Come and learn about the new face of Google scripts--The Add-On. In this session we will go shopping for Add-Ons, We will also investigate a handful of Add-ons for Docs, Sheets, and Forms each and experiment with how we can leverage them for our students and our partner teachers. Participants will leave with new tools they can use right away.

Please note: this is NOT a tablet friendly session. Add-ons do not work on mobile.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Director of Educational Technology, Alisal Union School District
Joshua Harris 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 supporting over 150 teachers in grades K-12, coaching them on technology integration.  In august of 2016 he became the... Read More →


Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2

1:00pm

Using the Schoology LMS for Teaching an Online English Arts Class with Kevin Cushing
During this session participants will learn how to design a sequential online or blended course for the English language arts. There will be an emphasis on the use of the Schoology LMS but aspects of course design are transferrable to any LMS platform. Course creation will focus on the creation of learning units or modules, use of introductory activities for each lesson, creating a collegial, interactive class environment, effective pacing, clear and effective assessments, and specific strategies related to formative assessment. Embedding audio, video, and outside links and resources will also be discussed with an emphasis on practical information that students will actually use.

Speakers
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Kevin Cushing

Principal, Carondelet High School



Saturday January 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1

2:00pm

Unconference: sign ups at lunch, sessions posted by 2pm

A chance to select your session topic, meet with interested attendees, and leave with new knowledge, the Unconference format ensures you learn what you want to learn! Write down your topic preference at lunch and rooms will be assigned by 2pm.

Saturday January 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:15pm

2:15pm

Cool PD: How to lead it/Gamify it
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 26

2:15pm

Genius Hour
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 3

2:15pm

Google Classroom (all grades)
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 24

2:15pm

How to start a makerspace at your school
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:15pm

Things that Suck
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Garaventa Center

2:15pm

Where to start?
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Closing Session
Saturday January 23, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Garaventa Center

3:00pm

Evaluation for Raffle Prizes!
Complete the survey to be eligible for fabulous prizes!
http://j.mp/cooltools2016

Saturday January 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Garaventa Center