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Tuesday, January 30
 

8:00am

Keynote: School Models That Foster Deeper Student Learning and Engagement
A wide variety of school and classroom models enable 1) deeper student thinking instead of just recall and regurgitation, 2) student empowerment instead of bored passivity, and 3) authentic, meaningful, community-embedded work instead of isolated, artificial classroom assignments. From passion projects to course redesign to whole-scale school restructuring, we will walk through these organizational models together and discuss which might be feasible options for your school system(s). Together we'll take an inside look at schools around the world that are empowering students in amazing ways!

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Tuesday January 30, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Primrose Ballroom B

9:15am

Implementing Technology into a PBL Classroom - POSTER
Educators will get fresh ideas on implementing rigorous lessons, research, discussions, and project-based learning. Students will be engaged and motivated with hands on learning through the use of movies, art, technology, and cross-curricular activities. 

Speakers
SG

Sarah Greif

Academy for Academic Excellence


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Convention Center Lobby

9:15am

Be Internet Awesome: Helping students be safe, confident explorers of the online world
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make safe, smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital safety and citizenship so they can explore the online world with confidence. In this session, Connor Regan (Program Lead) will share how and why the program was created, as well as an overview of its various resources. You'll also be able to get your game on with a hands-on product demo and Q&A session.

Speakers
avatar for Connor Regan

Connor Regan

Be Internet Awesome
Connor serves as Program Lead on Be Internet Awesome, a new program from Google that aims to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. He is passionate about technology and educational equity, and is a strong supporter of America's public schools. Outside his role at Google, he serves on the board of Best Buddies California, an organization dedicated to building opportunity for friendship, employment and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Connor hails from sunny Southern California and received his Bachelors in Learning... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Primrose Ballroom D

9:15am

Better Visual Communication with Canva
Colors, fonts, and pictures, oh my! A presentation’s message can get lost in a sea of bright colors, fun fonts, and too many pictures. During this hands-on session, we will use Canva, a tool that makes graphic design and photo editing simple, to explore a few basic design literacy guidelines to help your students make professional and powerful presentations. Please create a free Canva account and bring your laptop or tablet to participate in the session.


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite A

9:15am

Get Hyped for Hyperdocs!
Combine the power of Google Slides and your curriculum to create engaging lessons that promote collaboration, communication, reflection, and creativity among students! In this session, you'll learn the key components of a HyperDoc, explore subject-specific examples, and take away valuable resources by grade level. Bring your computer to begin designing your first HyperDoc to use right away with your students!

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with... Read More →
avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite C

9:15am

Going Digital with Formative Assessment - POSTER
Good Formative assessment has as great an impact on teacher practice as it does on student learning. It is an invaluable tool for teachers, but it is time consuming to do it right. So why not go digital? This session will explore digital methods of formative assessment that you can use in class tomorrow. 

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Brame

Jordan Brame

Teacher, Westwind School Division
avatar for Russ Sommerfeldt

Russ Sommerfeldt

Teacher, Westwind School Division


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Convention Center Lobby

9:15am

PicCollage: The Little App that Could - POSTER
Learn how to use this simple app for rigorous student products that move along the SAMR levels. In this session you will learn how this free app can be used for creating interactive collages, vocabulary development, reading comprehension and even presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker

Technology Integration Coach, Norwalk La Mirada USD
My passion is being creative and thinking creatively. I am just your not so normal English teacher turned Technology Integration Coach trying to keep up with the tech craze. I love to try new ideas and be on the bleeding edge. Making mistakes makes us better teachers and learne... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Convention Center Lobby

9:15am

The Art of Reflection in the Classroom: Using Technology to Help Students Reflect and Build on their Learning
Formal opportunities for reflection allow us to pause, look back, and analyze the points we can and should improve upon as we move forward. Great teachers regularly engage in reflection, if our first lesson of the day did not go well, we reflect back on what needs improvement and adjust to ensure that the same mistakes do not happen again. If, as teachers, we use the power of reflection to improve student learning, then it should be important to promote reflection with our students. In this session we will explore how technology can help students in the reflection process. We will look at strategies, apps, and web tools that will assist students in the reflection process, and allow them to grow as learners.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite B

9:15am

Virtual Field Trips: Free to Travel, Unlimited Possibilities - POSTER
Do rising costs, collecting permission slips, and limited options have you worried about exposing your students to the world by attending field trips? Have no fear, this session has some amazing FREE resources that you can use with your students to take them around the world and expose them to the wonderful place we live. Come participate in a Mystery Hangout (live), and learn about using Google Tour Builder and Google Arts and Culture to bring your classroom to life! 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Dougherty

Edward Dougherty

Ed is an Innovation Specialist with Charleston County School District in South Carolina. As an Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, and Apple Teacher, he enjoys sharing his passion for educational technology with teachers all over the world. During his career, he... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Convention Center Lobby

9:15am

Design Thinking for School Leaders
Design Thinking is a powerful toolkit for solving all kinds of problems, including those faced by teachers and administrators in schools. In this hands-on workshop, we will practice strategies for bringing design thinking to the challenges of learning space, time, and pedadogy to unlock new opportunities for our students. For new ways of learning and working to spread in schools, the adults in the building need to embrace and model them, and this workshop will provide some of the tools to do so. Come prepared to be creative, have fun, and imagine new futures for schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, MIT


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Primrose Ballroom C

9:15am

Personalized Learning: Thinking Beyond Adaptive Learning Software
Although the concept of “personalized learning” has gained considerable traction, there is still much confusion regarding what this complex set of ideas actually means. To further muddy the waters, many educational software companies claim that their product alone can personalize instruction for all students. Fortunately, we have seen a convergence among definitions and frameworks for personalized learning that share common themes and attributes, those that go well beyond a software solution. We now also have the opportunity to learn from innovative schools across the nation that have effectively leveraged personalized learning to help reach their goals. In this session, participants will explore the rapidly emerging concept of personalized learning along with justifications for its role in transformative education. Through an examination of current research and practical examples of personalized learning in action, participants will identify key elements of personalization and how these approaches can advance learning for all students. Some ideas explored will include: dynamic learner profiles, flexible pathways and progressions, learner agency, and blended learning environments that support personalized learning. Attendees will leave this session with a firm grasp of personalized learning along with practical takeaways that they can readily implement in their educational settings.

Speakers
avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
As a Director of Digital Learning (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology. Tom’s career in... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite D

9:15am

Start your own Student Film Festival! - POSTER
The rapid adoption of mobile devices in the classroom has drastically change how students engage in multimedia content creation. Education professionals have the ability to promote student-made content though a district/school wide film festival. Participants will explore several tips for getting a district or school wide student film festival started from the initial steps to the day of the event.  

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Escudero

Roberto Escudero

Multimedia Integration Specialist, Burton School District


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Convention Center Lobby

9:15am

Redesigning Lessons for Deeper Learning and Student Agency
We often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for us as we had hoped. This in-depth workshop is for teachers, principals, and instructional and technology coaches who wish to push their school's technology-infused pedagogy to new levels. In this very hands-on, discussion-rich session, we will learn how to use the trudacot technology integration discussion protocol to redesign lessons for deeper learning, greater student agency, and authentic work. We will use actual lesson plans and video exemplars from a variety of grade levels and subject areas to facilitate our work. Please bring a willingness to rethink learning and teaching, a lack of defensiveness, and, if possible, a tablet or laptop computer. Let's make school different!


Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom A

10:30am

Social Emotional Learning: Constructing Understanding with Gaming and Design
Giving students ownership of their learning through the design thinking process, lets the student think about their thinking to create games that develop their understanding of social emotional competencies. Attendees will explore how to use the design process, gamification, technology including 3D printing, Scratch, Makey Makey, Inklewriter, and maker materials to help students dive deep into SEL. Attendees will see student work that illustrates a process with clear learning outcomes and walk away with a structure they can use to apply to their own SEL and technology curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Beebe

Sarah Beebe

Technology Specialist, Francis W. Parker School
Sarah Beebe and Mary Catherine Coleman teach together in Chicago, IL. | We work with JK-5th grade teachers to create collaborative learning experiences that encourage creativity, collaboration, and adaptability. We integrate fun and and developmentally appropriate tech (fun is i... Read More →
avatar for Mary Catherine Coleman

Mary Catherine Coleman

Librarian, Francis W. Parker School


Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite D

10:30am

Virtual Reality In EDU
With the rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality and the reality of classroom integration, this session will explore the implications of virtual reality in a classroom setting as well as a the tools and resources that are readily available to begin integrating this potentially transformative technology. From consumption to creation session attendees will walk away with both a framework and tools to begin exploring pre-created VR content and VR as a storytelling platform.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom C

10:30am

Assistive Technology Through Google Apps and How to Engage Students
Speakers
avatar for Sharia Huda

Sharia Huda

Educational Technology Integrator
Do you teach students with learning disabilities? Interested in tools that can empower students with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia? Have you had pushback from integrating tools into your classes? Let's chat, explore and innovate!


Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite A

10:30am

Mastering your Teaching Superpowers
Have you ever wondered how to multiply yourself or how technology can help you scaffold learning to meet student needs? Have you been looking for better ways to enable collaboration & create authentic audience experiences as students drive the learning in your classroom? In this session we will harness your teacher superpowers as we explore several tools that can be utilized across all subject areas and the expanse of grade levels to transform the old classroom dynamic and empower your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Kokladas

Jody Kokladas

Technology Integration Specialist, Shady Side Academy
I have over 15 years experience in PreK-12 education as a teacher and Technology Integration Specialist. I am a SMART certified trainor, DEN Star, and Google certified Educator. I love working with educators to integrate technology in effective ways that will engage and challenge... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom D

10:30am

Design Thinking Tools
Looking to add design thinking to your curriculum but not sure where to start? At Design39Campus in San Diego we use the Design Thinking Process to make content relevant to students and to connect them to the past, present and future world around them. This session will introduce you to the many tools and protocols we use to spark projects, conduct empathy field work, and help children practice the prototype-test-revise cycle we know leads to a growth mindset. Join us for a hands-on session with tons of take-aways.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Learning experience designer, D39C
Mindy designs meaningful and relevant learning experiences with students in elementary and middle school grades. She has a passion for blending Design Thinking, Personalization and Project Based Learning together to create hands-on, engaging projects that connect students to the... Read More →
avatar for Billy Corcoran

Billy Corcoran

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
Billy’s work stretches from coast-to-coast as an Learning Experience Designer at Design39Campus in San Diego, California and an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. Billy, an Apple Distinguished Educator, loves kids and is a tireless advocate... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite B

10:30am

Scaling Innovation: Action Steps for School and District Leaders
Developing and scaling transformative teaching and learning with technology requires a collaborative, strategic approach to innovation. Tom will provide guidance and examples of actions steps that leaders can take to leverage technology in ways that personalize instruction and promote deeper learning for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
As a Director of Digital Learning (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology. Tom’s career in... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite C

11:30am

Lunch - On your own
Tuesday January 30, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Ignite Talks
Mason Mason - The True "R"

Tom Driscoll - Personalized Learning: The Role of Agency and Personal Connections

Mindy Ahrens - Teacher as Design Thinker: Where do Project Ideas Come From?

Sue Thotz - Sex Ed and Digital Citizenship: Time to Have "The Talk"

Justin Reich - Envisioning the Graduate of the Future

Moderators
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Learning experience designer, D39C
Mindy designs meaningful and relevant learning experiences with students in elementary and middle school grades. She has a passion for blending Design Thinking, Personalization and Project Based Learning together to create hands-on, engaging projects that connect students to the... Read More →
avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
As a Director of Digital Learning (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology. Tom’s career in... Read More →
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, MIT
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Education Manager, Common Sense Education
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integratio... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Primrose Ballroom B

2:00pm

The 360 Experience: Travel the World with Your Students
The 360 Experience is a hands-on, cross-curricular, real-world immersion! Come learn how easy it is to bring explorable first-person images of the world to your students. Using Google Street View, Google Forms, and Google My Maps, participants will be able to create their own experiences in an engaging platform that can be utilized by students immediately.

Session taught by Greg Kulowiec. Resources provided by Edward Dougherty.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Dougherty

Edward Dougherty

Ed is an Innovation Specialist with Charleston County School District in South Carolina. As an Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, and Apple Teacher, he enjoys sharing his passion for educational technology with teachers all over the world. During his career, he... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite D

2:00pm

Building a Culture of Inquiry with Visible Thinking using Recap Queue, Journey & Video Responses
Build a culture in your classroom (or anywhere!) that values questioning, guides students towards independent research and practice, and deepens traditional in-class discussion with engaging visuals and video. In this session, teachers will learn how to use the Recap Queue, Journey & Video Response tools to make student learning visible privately or in groups, and engage students beyond traditional in-class questioning strategies by harnessing digital tools and videos to develop more sophisticated communication, performance and critical thinking skills. Participants will practice using Recap features to access prior knowledge, gather student questions, prioritize, give feedback, share highlights and take-aways from a lesson, practice speaking & performance skills, review important material, and build a video journal that showcases student learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Heisler

Tracey Heisler

Instructor, Notre Dame Preparatory High School


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite A

2:00pm

Fostering Creativity with iPad
Fostering Creativity with iPad shows educators how to engage students in the creative process using multiple iOS apps in a connected workflow. We will explore Apple’s creativity suite of apps and innovative ways to use them on the iPad. 

Cultivate student curiosity and let creativity blossom with iPad. Versatile and mobile, iPad includes apps and features that let educators and their students write, record, sketch, and gather inspiration from others and the world around them. And when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, educators and their students have all the tools needed to share compelling learning stories as poets, engineers, musicians, and filmmakers. 

This session is designed to help educators show their students how they can use iPad to support creativity. It focuses on three phases of the creative process—brainstorming, gathering inspirational resources, and telling compelling stories—that can help make learning more meaningful for students. Educators will find this process helpful in establishing a structure that will foster creativity in their classrooms and allow their students the freedom to use iPad to express learning in innovative ways.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C

2:00pm

Google Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing & Feedback
Discover some of the best Google Add-Ons and Extensions that provide an excellent array of research, writing and editing tools perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Also learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance. Among the tools featured include: WriteWell for Google Docs, Google Explore, SAS Writing Reviser, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, and others. Examine how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

CEO, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, CEO and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and speaks at variou... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose Ballroom A

2:00pm

Using G-Suite for Digital Differentiation
Moving from an analog environment to a digital one has never been more important or easier. It can be challenging to design learning experiences which allow students voice and choice while providing opportunities to support diverse learning styles. Digital differentiation using G-Suite, allows information to be presented in multiple ways and encourages students to take ownership of their learning. In this session, participants will learn strategies to enhance student access, provide for differentiation and student productivity with G Suite for EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B

2:00pm

Is All This Innovation Working? Evaluating New Initiatives in Schools
Every important new initiative in schools should be regularly evaluated to see if its actually changing learning experiences and outcomes for students. If your school has launched a one-to-one program with iPads or Chromebooks, built a Maker space, conducted professional development around design thinking, or made new apps or software available to your teachers and students, then people in your school should be taking stock to see how these investments of time and resources are having an impact on kids' lives and learning. In this session, we'll evaluate a variety of strategies--surveys, interviews, instructional rounds, and looking at student work--that help school communities come together to evaluate innovation and use formative program assessment to improve teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, MIT


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose Ballroom C

2:00pm

Developing Literacy With Design Thinking
Build the key literacy skills of empathy and inferencing for a character’s needs by creating solutions through the design thinking process.

Speakers
avatar for George Garcia

George Garcia

STEAM TOSA, Santa Clara Unified School District
I love learning new things! I have really taken a deep dive on the following topics: STEAM, PBL, Design Thinking, and personalized learning.


Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Primrose Ballroom D

3:15pm

Robotics - The gateway to coding - SPHERO
You may know Sphero in the form of BB-8™, the app-enabled Droid™. But Sphero, the world's first app-enabled robotic ball, is being used in classrooms to teach robotics and programming. In this talk, Jeff Couch, Education Sales Manager, will discuss how a growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents are all learning together through play. We will also present our work creating engaging STEAM learning experiences for K-12 students and educators throughout California.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Couch

Jeff Couch

Sphero


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Primrose Ballroom C

3:15pm

Creating Interactive Learning Experiences for Elementary Classrooms with G Suite EDU
Our youngest students do NOT need to be left behind in the G Suite classroom. From writing and narrating a story to exploring new ideas to reflecting on their learning process in a digital portfolio, the Chromebook offers a variety of opportunities for engaging young learners. In this session, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities with Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite B

3:15pm

Flipping Without Flopping: How to Create a Flipped-Learning Classroom While Keeping the Teacher at the Center of the Equation
We know, “flipped learning” is just one of the many educational buzz-words circulating that promises much but delivers very little, right? WRONG! Flipped learning can and will have a profound impact on you and your students. Trust us - we started down this path in our algebra classes almost 5 years ago, and we haven’t looked back since! It’s become one of the best things we have undertaken to grow as professionals and better serve our students.

If you are thinking of flipping your classroom or even just a single lesson or unit, you will come away with ideas for immediate implementation of flipped learning. We have discovered the “magic sauce” that makes the flipped classroom successful. We will share the pitfalls to avoid, how to efficiently create teacher-produced videos, ways to guide students to use video instruction effectively, how to anticipate student issues and questions, and the importance of using daily formative assessment with immediate feedback. We also will dispel the myth that technology and videos will replace the teacher since we are still the “center of the equation” in our classrooms but now with the dual roles of both teacher and coach. 

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Eisner

Lynn Eisner

Science & Math Teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Lynn currently teaches high school algebra and 8th grade science in a one-to-one iPad school. She has been teaching at the middle school level for the past 19 years. Never one who wants to be bored, she thrives on innovation. Besides piloting flipped learning at my school, she al... Read More →
avatar for Lexy Keller

Lexy Keller

math & history teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Lexy Keller has been teaching middle school for 20 years. She has taught multiple levels of math (through geometry), language arts, history, and French. Currently, she is teaching High School Algebra and 8th grade history and is focusing on implementing new approaches to gradin... Read More →



Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite D

3:15pm

Redefining the 1:1 Mathematics Classroom
Question: "How do I get my students to write math equations on a chromebook?"
Answer: You don't.
The 1:1 mathematics classroom must be a place where teaching and learning are redefined, no longer finding a way to just integrate technology into pre-existing lessons, but developing new, never before possible experiences for students to engage in and display their mathematical understanding. Come learn how to use the most effective mathematics learning tools, online experiences, chrome extensions and addons, and instructional strategies focused on displaying student understanding in the 1:1 classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Denis Sheeran

Denis Sheeran

K-12 District Mathematics Supervisor, Weehawken Township Schools
Denis Sheeran is currently the Supervisor of Mathematics, grades K – 12 in Weehawken, NJ and adjunct mathematics professor at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. Denis has a B.A. in Mathematics Education, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and is a Level 2 Google Cert... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite C

3:15pm

Who Carries the Bag? Technology as a Tool to Foster Confidence and Independence
Ever notice a correlation between independence and confidence? What can students learn by making mistakes? We will share hands-on ways we have found to build resilience, develop a growth mindset, and empower students to become responsible for their own learning and growth. By becoming creative problem solvers, students become more independent and begin “carrying their own bag”.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Goldsmith

Michelle Goldsmith

Lower School Technology, The Hockaday School
avatar for Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Instructional Technology Coordinator, The Hockaday School


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mesquite A

3:15pm

Will Teachers Be Replaced By Robots?
They’re already in medicine, law, transportation, banking, sales, agriculture, service, and other industries… Are the bots coming for educators too? In this fun, interactive, and maybe mindblowing session, we will look at examples of automation across various societal sectors – both commercial and creative – and then dive into a deep discussion about workforce and economy needs. Our conversation will have a special focus on school staffing, technology deployments, adaptive learning systems, and blended learning models. We might start with a short film so bring snacks!

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Primrose Ballroom A
 
Wednesday, January 31
 

8:00am

Keynote: Educated By Design: Discovering The Potential In The Unconventional
In Education today, creativity is still an add-on. We define it by artistic talent, hindering many from ever attempting to discover their “creative” potential. In 2017, spending on media creation is set to top $600 billion in the US alone. Fortune 500 companies are shifting their view of creative tendencies from a “nice to have” to a “must have”. How can we prepare our students to design solutions to challenges that result in academic excellence while giving them the skills that 2020 will demand from them? Discover how we can prepare students to produce content with an assessable output that is more than just a test score, but an artifact that brings value to those around them and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Chief Inspiration Officer, The Tech Rabbi LLC
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi is a designer and technologist turned educator. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Trainer who advocates, speaks, writes, and facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation. He works with schools on a local and national le... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Primrose Ballroom B

9:15am

Coding your story - How Coding can help empower writers in the elementary classroom
Coding is not just a process, but a language and means of communication. When considering its role in education, it is often siloed as an after-school program, or isolated as an independent course. While these approaches can have a positive impact on students, it does not give all students access and opportunities to discover coding's role in their learning and life. Come learn how I developed a course that synthesizes coding and writers workshop in the elementary classroom. Beyond the benefits and skills gained through coding, it allows the writing process to become visual and hands-on, giving students a completely new way to develop their writing and coding literacies. Without question, coding will have a role in our students future, and it is up to us to empower them today for tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Chief Inspiration Officer, The Tech Rabbi LLC
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi is a designer and technologist turned educator. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Trainer who advocates, speaks, writes, and facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation. He works with schools on a local and national le... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Primrose Ballroom A

9:15am

Hands On Robotics=All In Learning and Leading
Computer Science is kind of a big deal. Providing elementary students a fun space to learn computer science and develop leadership skills is the focus of this session. Hear about the implementation of a lunch time robotics club and how it can be successfully run for grades kindergarten-6th to support the development of grit, coding, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and leading. This session will use iPads, Sphero Robots, Bee Bots, Blue Bots, and Dash Robots.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Cruz

Stephanie Cruz

Technology TOSA, Sulphur Springs Union School District


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite D

9:15am

5 Steps for Integrating Social Media in Your Classroom to Enhance Your Instruction
Social media can provide so many opportunities for student learning but with potential pitfalls and an ever changing technology landscape, educators could use some guidance to get things started. In this session, you will learn 5 practical steps for implementing social media effectively, safely and purposefully in the classroom. You will leave with digital citizenship resources to set the stage for social media use and practical ideas for integrating social media tools in your instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Education Manager, Common Sense Education
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integratio... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite B

9:15am

iPads & Video AppSmashing
App-Smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content that could not have been created with just one app. Integrating the power and flexibility of the iPad iOS, appsmashing with video in particular provides students and teachers the ability to create truly remarkable content on an iPad. In this session, participants will learn app-smash possibilities with a small but versatile app toolkit that facilitates student-created content. Apps used will include, but are not limited to, iMovie, Explain Everything, Tellagami, Shadow Puppet Edu, Green Screen and Book Creator.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

CEO, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, CEO and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and speaks at variou... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Primrose Ballroom D

9:15am

Artificial Intelligence & EdTech
With Articificial Intelligence poised to have an impact in many facets of our society, it is critical that we begin to consider and explore the implications for AI in education and the classroom. The session will explore the current state of AI and will be an entry point to begin the discussion about where AI is going in education in the near future.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Primrose Ballroom C

9:15am

Planning for Serendipity
This panel discussion will focus on how we've implemented a one-to-one program focused on allowing for serendipitous use of technology by students in our schools. We will begin with a brief history of our program, vision, and technology integration strategies. Following that introduction, we will engage in a moderated discussion of what has taken in place in our classrooms to allow for this kind of student engagement with technology. We will conclude with time for audience members to ask questions of the panel.


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Mesquite A

9:15am

Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia
Explore an activity that brings the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students the ability to tell a powerful visual story. This presentation will guide educators through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of media literacy, filmmaking, and the digital storytelling process.

Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District
Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Don speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and professional development workshops offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multimedia, and media literacy into the classroom. Don was a part of the 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator class. Connect with Don at DonGoble.com... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
Mesquite C

10:30am

Foster Creativity in your Classroom using Chrome Apps and Extensions
G Suite for Education, Chrome Extensions, Add-ons, and Chrome Apps provide creative and collaborative learning opportunities for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Learn some of the best uses of Google Drive Add-Ons and explore helpful Chrome apps and extensions. Among the tools featured are Adobe Spark, EquatIO, Book Creator, a slew of Add-Ons for Docs and Slides and many other extensions! Explore how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities and plan effectively for integration strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →



Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom A

10:30am

Improving Student Creativity and Productivity with iPad
iPad changes the way teachers teach and students learn. With the wealth of new features in iOS 11, students can increase their productivity and efficiency. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators who share examples of workflows and uses of these new features from their own classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom D

10:30am

iOS11: Your iPad Will Never Be the Same
Do you want to learn the ins and outs of iOS11? We will explore what’s hiding beneath the surface in Apple’s latest update. This fast-paced, hands-on workshop, will teach you the secret features found in iOS11. Customizing the Control Center, WiFi password sharing, QR code support,document scanning and Screen Recording are just a few. We will look at ways these new features will enhance teacher and student accessibility and productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with... Read More →
avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite D

10:30am

Utilizing Nearpod for Student Engagement
This is a make and take presentation! Teachers will learn how to create and utilize Nearpod to take students on learning journeys that extend far beyond a basic ppt. Teacher will learn how to take their students on virtual field trips, embed videos, and assessments directly into their already created and brand new presentations. By the end sessions teachers will create Nearpod accounts and create their own presentation for immediate use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Carlisle

Danielle Carlisle

Teacher, NLMUSD
I am a 6th grade teacher at Los Coyotes Middle School in NLMUSD. I am a Nearpod Pionear, Apple Certified Teacher, and my school's Tech Lead. I have presented at EdTech Teacher Summit, OCCUE Tech Fest and the NLMUSD Blended Learning Summit.


Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite A

10:30am

Don’t build a Maker Space, Found a Design Firm
Is your goal to train the next furnace assembly person, the next furnace maintenance person, or the creator of Nest? In our new “Economy of Ideas”, we need to train students how to develop creative solutions to real-world problems, not just a baseline level of competency with soon-to-be-replaced technology. To accomplish this goal, we propose using the analogy of a Design Firm, rather than that of a Maker Space. In our scenario, students choose (or are assigned) an area to work in, have outside adult stakeholders they are responsible to, identify real problems that exist in the area, learn to use the tools they need to accomplish their goal, and must present their solutions to the stakeholders. This approach values a diverse skill set - interviewing and observing people, analysis in teams, creativity and sketching, persuasive presentation of solutions - in addition to engineering/”making”. Additionally, students who might not think of themselves as looking like “traditional” engineers are now invested in a problem they care about and are motivated to learn whatever tools they need to complete the project, despite any stigmas. This approach has grown significantly at the university level and we believe it can be adopted at the K-12 level. This interactive session will describe an implementation of this model, demand creative work from the audience, and offer lessons to be shared for those interested.

Speakers

Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Primrose Ballroom C

10:30am

Introducing code in the classroom
Teachers Learning Code (a Canada Learning Code project) is for educators who want to inspire kids to be builders – not just consumers - of technology through coding activities and challenges.

We’ve combined our experiences teaching tens of thousands of youth across Canada to code in to tips and tricks to get started, resources to familiarize yourself with code, plus lots of easy to follow and even easier to implement coding activities to empower and teach the future generation of technologists across Canada. Our goal is to help educators foster an entire generation to use critical thinking, imagination and technology skills to solve problems and build a better future.

In this session, we will discuss tips & tricks and accessible tools that can be used to introduce youth ages 6 to 12 years old to code in a fun, collaborative, and hands-on way, through existing school subjects and curriculum - including those beyond the areas of STEM. 

Let's shape how technical education is introduced in schools - together!

Speakers
avatar for Kassandra Lenters

Kassandra Lenters

Content Design Lead, Canada Learning Code


Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite B

11:30am

Lunch - On your own
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Igniting Student Passions through Genius Hour!
In the session participants will be introduced to the genius hour concept, aka 20% Time, aka Passion Projects. This framework allows students roughly an hour per week to work on a project of their choice. Students then present their learning to their class as a culminating activity.

Speakers
avatar for George Garcia

George Garcia

STEAM TOSA, Santa Clara Unified School District
I love learning new things! I have really taken a deep dive on the following topics: STEAM, PBL, Design Thinking, and personalized learning.


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Primrose Ballroom D

1:00pm

It IS Easy Being Green!
Experience the MAGIC and FUN of Green Screen. Green Screen animation creates an opportunity for innovation and creativity to combine to transform learning experiences. From digital storytelling to news reports and time travel, Green Screen animation opens doors to new worlds. Using the app, Green Screen by DoINK, participants will be immersed into two hands-on, unique creation stations that will introduce some of the concepts and skills necessary to Green Screen animation production.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Primrose Ballroom A

1:00pm

Enhancing Productivity with iPad
Maximize learning time and help students focus on meaningful tasks using iPad. Powerful and versatile, iPad includes apps and features that let you and your students manage and prioritize everyday tasks. And when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, you can show your students that they have all the tools they need to get and stay organized, streamline learning processes, and save time so they can be more engaged in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite D

1:00pm

Seesaw: Student Engagement, Parent Involvement, Google Classroom, APPSmashing & More! EDU Awesome
Seesaw is a student driven digital portfolio that just exceeds all expectations! This session is extremely interactive. You will learn how to use all the tools by creating, see examples from prek-12th grade & walk away with so many ideas to start tomorrow. Plus GIVE AWAYS! Just come & See the magic!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean

Teacher, Desert Sands Unified School District
I am beginning my 4th year teaching! I have taught TK, 2nd grade and now 1st Grade. I am a Seesaw ambassador who loves engaging students and parents in the classroom. I have also completed my Google Educator Certification for Level 1 and 2. I am always looking for new ways to int... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite B

1:00pm

What? Instructional Leaders Modeling Tech?
Two middle school principals will share how modeling the use of technology as a learning tool with staff helps elevate the embedded use of technology as a learning tool in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Hoff

Paula Hoff

Paula Hoff, EdD, has been the principal at Minnetonka Middle School West since 2014. Paula is a believer in the incredible potential that technology has to drastically impact the learning experience of our students. Utilizing technology to recreate and redesign the learning is a... Read More →



Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Primrose Ballroom C

1:00pm

Developing Citizen Journalists: Helping students create and share stories
Explore effective tips and strategies to empower your students as citizen journalists. Learn important interviewing skills that will help your students share the stories of your class, school, and community. Use simple apps, along with free content on iTunes U to support the creation of informational texts for your videos using the built-in media resources on iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District
Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Don speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and professional development workshops offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multimedia, and media literacy into the classroom. Don was a part of the 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator class. Connect with Don at DonGoble.com... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite C

1:00pm

When Data Lies – The Culture Shift of Generations and Why College May be the Wrong Answer
Does 98% college acceptance rate equal success? It does if you assume that students should go straight into college after high school. There is a key element missing in college bound data – generational shift.

There is unused data painting a different picture of success for our students. Over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen a change in several pillars of our traditions: students are staying at home well into their later 20s, Millennials and Gen Z are changing careers more rapidly and the path to success has been diversified. This session will dive into unique approaches K-12 schools can take to gather better data designed to reveal clearer options for college or career ready students. 

Speakers
avatar for Jabez LeBret

Jabez LeBret

Chief of Schools, Sisu Academy
I am opening a tuition-free boarding high school with an embedded entrepreneurship program that will cover all our long-term funding. I am co-founder of two companies in the legal profession, a highly sought after speaker who has presented over 1,000 presentations to companies in... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite A

2:15pm

Chromebooks 2.0 - Unlocking Chromebooks as Multimedia Creation Devices
Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity and organization. The workshop will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! Participants, will explore various apps, web tools and extensions available to create multimedia such as interactive images, video, and audio. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be woven throughout.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Primrose Ballroom C

2:15pm

Learn to Code with iPad
Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Join Apple to learn how you can engage elementary and middle school students in the world of coding on iPad with Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Primrose Ballroom D

2:15pm

Teaching Innovation in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is widely recognized as the world's premier hub of innovative design and development. Entrepreneurship and technology is routinely espoused by startup hopefuls, as well as the very largest of corporations world wide. Yet, before five years ago, almost none of our public Silicon Valley schools offered classes to reflect this culture or give opportunity to students seeking to participate in such endeavors. SEARCH class (Science Enrichment And Research) works to merge learning science with business and technology to teach innovation en masse. This semester long science elective class is offered to all 7th and 8th grade students at Joaquin Miller Middle School, a part of the Cupertino Union School District. The presentation will be about my journey as a classroom teacher to create and implement this class that makes applicable all science learned by imposing a business perspective on every student driven project and truly integrate the use of technology for collaborative and creative means. A sampling of the computer applications most useful for the prototyping needs of students and insight into the outcomes that result when students conduct genuine, collaborative, scientific research will be discussed. Hint: students learn more about themselves than anything else in a class like this. SEARCH class provides students a metaphorical playground to explore what it means to bring an idea to fruition. This is the ethos of Silicon Valley.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Chou

Terry Chou

Science Teacher, Miller Middle School
Email me: chou_terry@cusdk8.org | | CEEF Innovative Teacher Award Winner 2015 | Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award 2016 | FabLearn Conference 2016 speaker at Stanford | Imagine K12 Advisory Board Member 2016 | EdTechTeacher Conference 2018 speaker


Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mesquite B

2:15pm

Building a Coding Course from Non-Coding Teacher
Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mesquite D

2:15pm

Friends Don't Let Friends Say "Computer Specialist"
The days of "Oregon Trail" are gone. And soon the days of "computer specialists" will be, as well. So what does digital learning look like today? It's easy to do things just because they're shiny and new, but how do we pursue authentic learning in digital age?

Speakers
avatar for Jim Pigato

Jim Pigato

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Goleta Union School District
A self-proclaimed digital technology evangelist, Jim Pigato is in his tenth year as technology curriculum specialist at El Camino School. He's seen first hand how digital technology can transform the learning environment both in the classroom and throughout a school district. I... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mesquite A

2:15pm

Get In The Game: Level Up Your Classroom Practice with Gamified Instruction
Attendees of this presentation will learn the basics of game-based learning and gamified instruction and the differences between these two concepts. Using a series of anchor games (like anchor papers in writing instruction), attendees will learn how to create gamified experiences for their students using a number of different models and will be given the opportunity to develop a simple lesson model to take back to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan	Cassie

Jonathan Cassie

Director of Curriculum and Innovation, TVT Community Day School
I am Director of Curriculum and Innovation at TVT Community Day School, an independent school in Orange County and my book on game-based learning and gamified instruction, "Level Up Your Classroom," was published in 2016 by ASCD. | | Folks should talk to me about games, gam... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Primrose Ballroom A

3:15pm

Closing
Wednesday January 31, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Primrose Ballroom B