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Friday, April 3
 

8:30am

Seeing Ourselves
How do we get students to move from doing what's asked to asking more of themselves? How do we get them to see themselves as capable of excellence. Much of how we conduct our classes now is built on assumptions that we feel will bring out the best in our students, but on closer examination, is counter-productive for many and perhaps most of them. In this talk, we'll look at some of the questions we all ask, and how we see what we do in order to guide us to a better place for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Gymnasium

9:45am

Google Maps and Earth
Make and take. In this session we'll create our very own custom maps and look at classroom applications of Google Earth.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 15

9:45am

Google Sheets 101
This session is a true intro to Google Sheets. For those who have heard that spreadsheets are amazing, but have yet to dive in, this is a great place to start. Participants will learn the basics of creating and organizing tabs, auto-sorting lists, formatting cells, rows and columns, as well as begin to use formulas such as split, sum, merge and more.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 10

9:45am

Chrome Stuff
Come learn about all things Chrome! We will talk browser, operating system, Chromebook, extensions and plenty of fun tips and tricks for Google's ecosystem. 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Miller

Simon Miller

EdTech Director, KELLOGG JOINT SD DISTRICT OFFICE
Currently working as as the Technology Coordinator for the Kellogg School District in Idaho, Simon is a Google For Education Certified Innovator(GCI), Google For Education Certified Trainer (GET), Google for Education Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator, and an all around technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 24

9:45am

iOS Photo Editing and Digital Art
Anyone can be a creator of photographic, visual storytelling, and artistic content. Learn how to use your favorite iOS device and a creative imagination to creative beautiful images. In this session, you will see live demos of various apps for photo editing and digital art while getting inspiration for how to use these skills creatively in the classroom.
(for iPads, iPod Touches, or iPhones)
K-5

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 1

9:45am

Minecraft: 4th Grade Mission
If you are using Minecraft - or are interested in using Minecraft - come see a district technology coach show you the ins and outs using 4th grade as a backdrop. 

Speakers
EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 8

9:45am

Screencasting: Broadcast Your Teaching & Learning in your Classroom!
Overview and practical application of screen casting for tutorials, personalized learning, and assessment in the diverse learner's community.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 22

9:45am

Number Talks
A low-floor, high-ceiling routine that gives students the opportunity to become flexible and articulate mathematicians. Come see how technology is helping to leverage and spread this Common Core math strategy. 

Speakers
avatar for Duane Habecker

Duane Habecker

Mathematics Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
I am the K-5 Mathematics Instructional Coach for PUSD. Feel free to talk to me about math pedagogy, number talks, relationship-based teaching, techie stuff, or any other topic on your heart.


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 32

9:45am

Google Art and Cultural Institute
In this fun and fast paced session we will go beyond "virtual" field trips and look at ways to bring the classic art and cultural treasures into your classroom via the Google Art Project and Cultural Institute. More than just looking at these great resources, in this session we will explore ways to tie these resources directly into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 12

9:45am

Hyperdocs- Innovative Digital Lesson Planning for Inspired Learning
With one shortened link, students can access a lesson that contains instructions, links, tasks, and many clever ways to get kids thinking. Focusing on creating opportunities for choice, exploration, and ways for kids to apply their knowledge is key to creating a truly innovative HyperDoc.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 23

9:45am

You Don't Know YouTube!

If you thought that YouTube was only useful for your students in their never-ending quest to destroy all that is copyright…you are missing out. YouTube has many features that you may not know of that can be useful for delivering content, content creation, and content curation. See how YouTube can enhance the education experience and change the way you think about it as a viable instructional tool. Plus we offer a 100% guarantee of no Drake videos. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave Childers

Dave Childers

CEO/President, Level 33 Consulting
By day, Dave Childers manages a multi-million dollar Title V technology grant program at Fresno City College for the State Center Community College District. By night, he has spent 10 years teaching Educational Applications of Technology for future teachers in the Kremen School of... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 30

9:45am

Easy Peasy Movie Makers
Are you looking for easy ways for you or your students to create videos on the run? During this session we will review a few simple movie-making apps, learn how to transform presentations into videos and discuss ways video can ehance learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Diane Darrow

Diane Darrow

Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Diane Darrow is a Technology Integration Specialist who speaks and writes about how meaningful use of technology deepens the learning experience for students. Her teaching career spans 25 years and extends from pre-school, to University level instruction. She designs curriculum experiences... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 36

9:45am

Web 2.0 and the Common Core
The Common Core standards explicitly include the use of digital media and technology as outcomes students need to achieve as part of meeting the standards in math and English/Language Arts. Discover some fun Web 2.0 tools that educators and students can use to increase engagement, and take students to those higher levels of learning. Bring your laptop or tablet so you can dive in too!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Lead Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and site administration. During this time I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 3

9:45am

Blogging Across the Curriculum
How are your students going to share their work online? Blog it! You'll outfit a free class blog complete with widgets, pages, and a welcome post as well as discover other classroom bloggers at your grade level. You'll learn how simple it is to embed audio and video files, slideshows, and other web content directly into any post that you or your students write.

Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 31

9:45am

Creating Spoken Word Poetry to Inspire Social Change
Words may not be the only way to communicate anymore, but they're still powerful. Spoken word poetry creates powerful messages that you can't help but share. This session will lead you through how to empower students to create their own spoken word poetry videos to inspire social change in your subject area. See examples from one seventh grade class, learn the process, and begin creating your own example to share with your students. Be inspired by the possibilities and abilities our students have to change the world.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 34

9:45am

Subtext for close reading on the iPads
Students and teachers in grades kindergarten through 5th can annotate and collaborate in documents for close reading. Informational websites can be converted to annotate-able text - all on your classroom iPads. 

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 25

9:45am

Remixing and Modding in the Math Classroom, Grades 1-5
Learn how to remix and develop a unique blended instructional approach in your math classroom. Discover tools and strategies for creating a groundbreaking learning culture that takes mathematics beyond the textbook and helps teachers become lesson designers using the standards and student data as a base to build concepts and personalize learning.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

STEM Coach, Los Altos Elementary


Friday April 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 5

11:00am

Introduction to Minecraft
You have heard all the buzz about Minecraft, now come see the basics of using this engaging and exciting tool in your own classroom. Even if you have never heard of Minecraft, you will learn all of the basics in this extended session. 

Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 31

11:00am

Mobile Photography
Learn the art of making pictures on your mobile device. We’ll cover tricks for developing your imagery skills while thinking creatively about how to use it in any grade level or subject area to improve teaching and learning. Learn tips for better photo taking. Find out how to use mobile devices to get kids to go outside, and to become more curious and creative.
Learn how to take photo walks with your students and what to look for while exploring.
We will also discuss the best ways to share photos (with students of any age group) using social media or other tools. We will also explore cross curricular applications involving visual literacy to foster a highly creative, motivated environment of teaching and learning.
(BYOD: any mobile device, Android or iOS)

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 1

11:00am

Extreme Pedagogy Makeover Using Mutimedia Text Sets
Multimedia text sets are collections of content that you can curate, package, and efficiently push out to students using Google Docs, Forms, and Spreadsheets. This session will take a look at how using Google apps for packaging and workflow can greatly enhance your reading and writing instruction by maximizing the time you have in the classroom. Multimedia text sets can be powerful inquiry based learning tools that allow students to explore your Common Core curriculum. We will also explore innovative ways that all students’ voices can be heard through the use of free web tools such as Edmodo, Padlet, and Today’s Meet. Each participant will leave the session with new thinking about how to effectively integrate digital instruction, along with multiple lessons and ideas for use in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 23

11:00am

Google Forms for Adaptive Assessment
Raise your hand if you have been on the receiving end of a Google Form? I thought so. Did you know you can use Google Forms as an assessment tool that can send your students to different content depending on their responses? In this session you will build an adaptive assessment, so bring your lesson plans with you!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Lead Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and site administration. During this time I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 3

11:00am

Welcome to Google Classroom
Your workflow is about to change as you go from regular classroom to Google Classroom. Come learn the basics of how to manage student work, comments, and transform from paper-heavy to a more digital classroom work environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Miller

Simon Miller

EdTech Director, KELLOGG JOINT SD DISTRICT OFFICE
Currently working as as the Technology Coordinator for the Kellogg School District in Idaho, Simon is a Google For Education Certified Innovator(GCI), Google For Education Certified Trainer (GET), Google for Education Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator, and an all around technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 24

11:00am

iBooks Author
Make and take. In this session we'll create our very own iBooks for use in your K-5 classroom. Bring your iOS device to maximize your learning.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 15

11:00am

Multimedia Presentations and iPads
Haiku Deck is one of the best multimedia apps for the iPad. Come learn how to create simple but gorgeous presentations for your kindergarten through 5th grade classroom - and see how easy it will be to get elementary students at all grades to start creating their own. Leave with your first deck, suitable for use on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 25

11:00am

Building Google Sites as Collaboration Tools
Participants will learn to create shared Google Sites to use collaboratively with their teaching team. During this session, members will build a site, adjust fonts and settings, create hyperlinks to shared Google Docs, Folders, etc. For those teams who need a place to organize their most frequently used shared tools, this session is a must!

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 10

11:00am

Dig Deep into Canva
Come get an in-depth look into Canva - a remarkable design app that will work great on your mobile devices. See how Canva provides a wonderful design academy, and how you can leave with your very own designs in hand. 

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 22

11:00am

iMovie on the iPad
Discover how this personal device can engage students and enhance learning using the multimedia powerhouse iMovie. Rethink assessment and creativity and get comfortable with iMovie's mobile platform. 

Speakers
avatar for Diane Darrow

Diane Darrow

Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Diane Darrow is a Technology Integration Specialist who speaks and writes about how meaningful use of technology deepens the learning experience for students. Her teaching career spans 25 years and extends from pre-school, to University level instruction. She designs curriculum experiences... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 36

11:00am

My Maps in the Classroom
Google Maps Engine does more that just find the way to the nearest store, so much more. In this session you will learn practical tips and ideas for incorporating this tool into your everyday lessons, from math to history Maps Engine has a place in every lesson. Pull public or private data and visualize it using My Maps and other Google tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 12

11:00am

Shall We Play a Game?
Not everyone realizes the amazing potential of games. Those who play know that games challenge us, push the boundaries of possibility, and feed our imaginations. They often give players a safe place to express themselves, to take on difficult tasks, connect with others, and develop important skills through practice. How might we harness this incredible experience in the classroom? In this session, explore Game-Based Learning and Gamification in education. Learn how research has shown that the concepts of “fiero” and “flow” can foster engagement with both teachers and students. In the classroom, transform curriculum through game-based experiences using both technology and other game based strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Kami Thordarson

Kami Thordarson

Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Campbell Union School District
I am an educator who is passionate about exploring with students, engaging them with real-world content and tasks, and learning with them side by side. I am also passionate about digital storytelling, gaming, and learning more about the constantly changing world around me. Twitter... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 5

11:00am

The Power of Story
Digital Storytelling offers educators a unique way to use technology across the curriculum. Story is a powerful tool for sharing ideas, persuading, informing, and entertaining. Many businesses are embracing the concept of storytelling as they develop products and present information. In this session, teachers will learn why story is a powerful tool, how today’s workplaces are grasping the concept, and how to use digital tools to create learning opportunities in their classrooms. Teachers will also learn how cross-curricular units build deeper learning and create a better story.

Speakers
EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:00am

Debating with Google Docs
Google Docs can help you bring a very Common Core ELA strategy to life! Come learn how to set up invigorating classroom debates while leveraging the collaborative power of Google Docs. 

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 34

11:00am

Digital Citizenship
Kids today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with ethical issues that arise from students’ use of technology, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in a digital world. In this session, join Common Sense Media to learn about three elements necessary to create a positive culture around digital citizenship. 

Speakers
ML

Merve Lapus

Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Media


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 30

11:00am

Inside Eureka/EngageNY Math
With Eureka/EngageNY math being used in so many classrooms to address the Common Core math standards, come see a breakdown - including videos - of how to implement these lessons and technology in your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Duane Habecker

Duane Habecker

Mathematics Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
I am the K-5 Mathematics Instructional Coach for PUSD. Feel free to talk to me about math pedagogy, number talks, relationship-based teaching, techie stuff, or any other topic on your heart.


Friday April 3, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 32

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday April 3, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Gymnasium

1:30pm

Beyond Searching...Finding
Everyone knows how to Google, it has become a verb. But what are you going to do with those 325,892,471 search results? By learning how search works as well as tips and tricks you can whittle those results down and save time. Take your search skills to the next level by attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Consultant, EdTechTeam
Positive Change Agent


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 12

1:30pm

Google Sites and the Power of an Authentic Audience
Learn how to motivate students to demonstrate and share their learning with digital portfolios and cross-curricular, common core aligned projects using Google Sites and other Google tools. See students samples and learn how this is being used in the 4th grade classroom while getting ideas on how to modify for any grade level or subject area.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1

1:30pm

Organizing Your Life with Google Calendar
Google Calendar is full of useful features that can help everyone from administrators to classroom teachers be more efficient. Come see some of what you have been missing in the Calendar features.

Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 31

1:30pm

Digital Literacy and Common Core
Your students are digital writers at home. What about at school? Examine the use of blogs, wikis, Google Docs, and video to build the schools our students need and meet the digital literacy demands of Common Core.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 15

1:30pm

Google Drive for the Intermediate User
If you have a basic understanding of Google applications, this class is for you. We will discuss Google Research, Forms, Translate and Slides - kicking them all up a notch! Bring your lesson plans so you can work on integrating these tools into your lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Larson

Karen Larson

Lead Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I joined the Educational Technology Services team at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 2013. My prior experience includes 15 years of teaching and site administration. During this time I have lived and breathed the integration of technology into my curriculum, and now... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 3

1:30pm

Google Slides: Remixed
Come check out an "Iron Chef" approach to rethinking multimedia projects in your classroom. Using Google Slides, you will get going and learn how to get your students really going toward optimal presenation design. 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Miller

Simon Miller

EdTech Director, KELLOGG JOINT SD DISTRICT OFFICE
Currently working as as the Technology Coordinator for the Kellogg School District in Idaho, Simon is a Google For Education Certified Innovator(GCI), Google For Education Certified Trainer (GET), Google for Education Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator, and an all around technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24

1:30pm

Informing with Infographics
Infographics engage students in non-fiction topics and inspire them to make a difference. Empower students to raise awareness by giving them the space to create their own infographics.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 34

1:30pm

Student Creations
Take a look at multiple apps, programs and sites that will get your students' creative juices flowing. We will talk about ThingLink, Educreations, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimbley

Will Kimbley

Educational Technology Coordinator, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District | Monterey, CA


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 25

1:30pm

Auto-Scoring and offering Automated Feedback through Google Forms
In this session, participants will use three methods to automate the workflow of grading student assessments and offering feedback. This is an exciting intermediate/advanced session, participants will be using add-ons such as Flubaroo, Yet Another Mail Merge and Autocrat.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 10

1:30pm

Augment your Classroom Reality!
Make your classrooms come alive! Learn what it is and how you can enhance your current curriculum with these fascinating and exciting augmented reality tools!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Cisneros

Martin Cisneros

Academic Innovation Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe & TheTechProfe.com) is an Academic Innovation Specialist, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from Silicon Valley! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Innovation.sccoe.org), Martin develops and facilitates... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 22

1:30pm

Minecraft: 7th and 8th Grade Examples
If you are using Minecraft - or are interested in using Minecraft - come see a district technology coach show you the ins and outs for getting middle school students engaged. 

Speakers
EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Assessment - Engaging & Transformative
Explore a variety of FREE student response services that work on any device and give teachers the government to make informed instructional decisions. Bring a device to fully participate in this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Diane Darrow

Diane Darrow

Teacher, Palo Alto Unified School District
Diane Darrow is a Technology Integration Specialist who speaks and writes about how meaningful use of technology deepens the learning experience for students. Her teaching career spans 25 years and extends from pre-school, to University level instruction. She designs curriculum experiences... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 36

1:30pm

MMMMM
Making Math More Meaningful with Models. Too often we push our students directly to abstract algorithms without first giving students the prerequisite experience with models such as empty number lines, number bonds, arrow method, area model, etc. Perfect for addressing Common Core math standards. 

Speakers
avatar for Duane Habecker

Duane Habecker

Mathematics Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
I am the K-5 Mathematics Instructional Coach for PUSD. Feel free to talk to me about math pedagogy, number talks, relationship-based teaching, techie stuff, or any other topic on your heart.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 32

1:30pm

Graphite

Educators must sift through a sea of digital media to determine what apps, websites, and games are of high quality for student learning. In this session, learn how to discover, use, and integrate the best digital learning products using the free platform Graphite by Common Sense Education. Teachers can find rigorous reviews of learning products, covering a broad range of core academic subjects, and all products are aligned to Common Core State Standards. On Graphite, teachers can search for digital tools learning by grade level, subject area, or Common Core Standard, and all tools are reviewed by teachers. 


Speakers
ML

Merve Lapus

Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Media


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 30

1:30pm

Remixing and Modding in the Math Classroom, Grades 6-8
Learn how to remix and develop a unique blended instructional approach in your math classroom. Discover tools and strategies for creating a groundbreaking learning culture that takes mathematics beyond the textbook and helps teachers become lesson designers using the standards and student data as a base to build concepts and personalize learning.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

STEM Coach, Los Altos Elementary


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5

1:30pm

Going Places with Google Maps
Use custom maps to create integrated, powerful, inquiry-based learning activities that inspire thinking, creativity, and curiosity. Maps are perfect for every grade level and subject, engaging students with meaningful opportunities for learning.
Time will be spent learning the tips and tricks of creating custom maps, collaborating about ways to package and share activities, and project creation time.

Speakers
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Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23

2:45pm

Closing
Friday April 3, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Gymnasium