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Saturday, November 2
 

9:40am

Beyond the Essay: Designing PBL in the ELA Classroom
Are you an ELA teacher looking to inspire literacy skills through the use of Project Based Learning? Tired of just having essays as the focus of your units? Learn how to design mini-PBL units inspired by CCSS standards and text types (informational, opinion/argument, and narrative) that leverage students’ skills around essay writing to impact beyond the classroom. Learn the basics of PBL, how you can embed CCSS in reading and writing into a PBL unit, and how technology can support PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
WL1

9:40am

CAL-TPA New Teacher's Technology ToolKit
What's in your technology toolkit? The CDE has a new requirement for teacher candidates that includes a rigorous rubric to evaluate technology integration. This interactive session will invite participants to share tech resources and best practices for new teachers.
Join online at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XwKwe25podLqybbTx7V-9AHNPgZnA9aTACk5AYJsOSw/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

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



Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
E4

9:40am

Design Think Your Way to Distributive Leadership
Join us to find out how we used a Design Thinking approach to develop a distributive leadership model. We will share the step by step details of the planning we used to transform our school from chaotic to calm and thriving.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright

Instructional Coach, Emerald Middle School, Cajon Valley
I am a mom of 2, a teacher, facilitator and technology guru. I enjoy connecting with others to share and develop ideas!
avatar for Amanda Silva

Amanda Silva

Principal, Emerald Middle School, Cajon Valley


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
M1

9:40am

Empowering Students (Including This One!)
Led by an active classroom teacher and current high school student, this session will explore ways to empower student learning through choice, voice, and partnership.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Jacoub

Sophia Jacoub

EL Coordinator/Teacher, GUHSD
Sophia is an English teacher, Digital Learning Coach, and the EL Coordinator for Santana High School. She has been teaching in San Diego for the past 10 years. She has her masters degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University. Sophia is also a trained Google... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Bockert

Jordan Bockert

Student, GUHSD
I am a senior at Santana High School. After graduating I have hopes of attending the United States Naval Academy, so I can pursue a career in engineering as a Naval Officer. My passions include the ocean, writing, sports, and advocating for women's equality and better educational... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
E2

9:40am

Google: Bringing the World into Your Classroom
Do you want to learn how you can bring your lessons to life using Google's Geo tools? In this session, we will explore Google My Maps and Google Tour Builder and the various ways you can use them in to create or enhance interactive and engaging lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Alaniz

Christina Alaniz

5th grade Teacher, Palm Springs Unified
I am a wife, mother, and 5th grade teacher who loves all things techy and geeky. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Filpgrid Student Voice Ambassador. I believe in bringing dynamic teaching to my students in order to foster their love of learning and I love sharing... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
WL5

9:40am

Leveraging Technology and Creativity for Social Change
Everyone can create change. As educators, we have the ability to leverage technology so students are not only learning, they are creating a social impact. This session will not only provide ideas for creative learning, teachers will explore ways that existing lessons can be modified for maximum social impact.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Program Manager, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
Julie Garcia has served 20 years as a math teacher and technology advocate for San Diego Unified School District implementing various technology based initiatives and instructional models while adhering to state standards. She recently served as a technology resource teacher where... Read More →
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Anthony Stirpe

New Rochelle High School


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
M3

9:40am

Sites on Sites on Sites
Tired of the standard Google Sites themes? Want your students to personalize their Sites creations? There's no need to be a code ninja or a graphic designer learn how using familiar G-Suite tools can take your Google Sites to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Raul Cortez

Raul Cortez

CTE Teacher, San Diego Mission Academy
I am a Google Certified Trainer with a passion for EdTech! With so many online tools available; my goal is to help individuals sort through the madness and access what will best assist their learning needs.I created Stay Learning in 2018. Stay Learning is a mindset for life-long learners... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
WL3

9:40am

The Big Game: Designing for Peak Moments
What "Big Game" experiences do students at your school have to publicly share their learning? In this session, we will explore how designing peak moment opportunities like student-led conferences, presentations of learning, and exhibitions can empower students to have agency over their learning.

Speakers
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Reuben Hoffman

San Diego Unified School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
SS7

9:40am

The Power of Sketch
A picture is worth 1,000 words, imagine how powerful sketchnoting can be! So you think you can’t draw? You CAN sketchnote. Simple images and symbols are widely understood, no matter your language. Integrating visual notetaking can help all learners succeed. Come explore the fun and power of sketchnotes!

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
E1

9:40am

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and ocean conservation
WILDCOAST has developed a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Education and Outreach toolkit for San Diego County. The "MPA Toolkit" contains NGSS aligned lesson plans and activities. WILDCOAST staff will be onsite to present the MPA Toolkits, train educators in their use, and answer questions.

Speakers
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Cory Pukini

WILDCOAST


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 11:30am
SS13

10:40am

Amplifying Student Voice & Choice to Empower Learning
In this session, you will learn how to create choice boards and digital portfolios to support differentiation and increase engagement in your classroom using GSuite and other web tools. Join me to learn how to empower your students to use their voice to share their learning beyond the classroom walls.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Alaniz

Christina Alaniz

5th grade Teacher, Palm Springs Unified
I am a wife, mother, and 5th grade teacher who loves all things techy and geeky. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Filpgrid Student Voice Ambassador. I believe in bringing dynamic teaching to my students in order to foster their love of learning and I love sharing... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL5

10:40am

Bento Box Design Thinking
Little compartments of goodness that connect Design Thinking with tech tools, Social-Emotional Learning, and more! Join us for DT strategies using Flipgrid and Podcasting & learn ways connect DT to SEL. In this session, we will focus on the Empathy, Define, & Test/Feedback components of the DT process.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Morey

Holly Morey

Teacher, Torrey Hills School/Del Mar Union School District
Holly Morey is an innovative educator working with 6th graders in the Del Mar Union School District. She has led her students through multiple design thinking projects including the K-16 STEM Innovative award winning Tiny Home unit. With experience teaching Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd... Read More →
avatar for Kate Daniel

Kate Daniel

Teacher, Ocean Air School/Del Mar Union School District
Kate Daniel is a teacher in Del Mar Union School District who loves to say, “yes!”. She has helped design multiple Design Thinking experiences for her students that bridge social studies, literacy, technology, and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals. Kate is passionate about... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
M1

10:40am

Bringing California State Parks into your Classrooom with PORTS!
Come experience PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students), an award winning FREE distance learning program that connects your classroom curriculum to 15 California State Parks, via real-time Virtual Field Trips. Discover the different parks your class can visit, and the ways that these programs connect to your curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Gates

Erin Gates

PORTS Program Coordinator & K12 Access Project Coordinator, California State Parks PORTS Program
Erin has been actively engaged in the field of interpretation for over 15 years. Graduating from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources Interpretation, Erin began her career as a field interpreter among the majestic Redwoods in northern California. She has blended... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL1

10:40am

Designing with G-Suite
The Designing with G-Suite session will empower teachers to create visually engaging content for their students. Attention spans have shortened due to the mass consumption of digital media which takes place every day. We must compete with this content to engage student learning. There is no need to purchase expensive graphic design software when G-Suite offers 2 powerful tools in Slides and Drawings. Infographics, HyperSlides, apps, logos/badges, e-magazines, the possibilities are endless.

Speakers
avatar for Raul Cortez

Raul Cortez

CTE Teacher, San Diego Mission Academy
I am a Google Certified Trainer with a passion for EdTech! With so many online tools available; my goal is to help individuals sort through the madness and access what will best assist their learning needs.I created Stay Learning in 2018. Stay Learning is a mindset for life-long learners... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL3

10:40am

Don’t Worry, Be Happy - and Copyright Friendly!
Copyright laws are confusing for teachers and students, but you don’t need to break the law to get the perfect resource for your multimedia project. Free to use images, music, and video are plentiful. Learn what you can use, where to find it, and how to cite it.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

i4Coach/Tech TOSA, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL6

10:40am

Google Forms: A Teacher’s Best Friend
You've heard about Google Forms and recognize the awesomeness - now what? Come and learn some practical ways to use Google Forms in the classroom to improve communication with parents, streamline your workflow, and scaffold student learning. Join me to learn why Google Forms is a teacher's best friend!

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
E1

10:40am

Leveraging Spreadsheets for Literacy: 5 Ways Sheets Can Save You
Sheets can save you time and make your students more literate. Come see how an experienced ELA teacher is using sheets to support evidence based writing, evaluate reading progress, manage book checkouts, keep track of regrade requests, and group students for instruction. You’ll leave with copies you can use in your own ELA classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
SS7

10:40am

Online Professional Learning Platform
This session will go through the creating and implementing stages of creating a district-wide online professional learning platform. Participants will see how our district has taken ideas from other districts in order to create our own online professional learning platform along with an open badging system using all free resources.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Avera

Stephanie Avera

Director, Educational Technology, Capistrano Unified School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
M11

10:40am

Removing Barriers by Building HyperDocs
Apply UDL strategies to build HyperDocs to meet the various needs of learners. Curated resources for all content areas make the building easier for teachers. This session removes barriers for CREATING the HyperDoc...UDL for teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Voge

Kimberly Voge

Educator, PYLUSD
Kim Voge has been an educator for 26 years. As an instructional coach for seven years, her strengths lie in focused, streamlined experiences that can be applied to a variety of content areas and educational situations. Kim’s G-Suite trainings incorporate best practices including... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
E2

10:40am

Techquity- Cultural Responsive Teaching in the diverse 21st Century Classroom
This session addresses how technology can be used effectively to support underrepresented groups, dispels the myths behind culturally relevant teaching, and provides practical solutions for upgrading your digital cultural competency.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Cross

Eric Cross

Science Teacher, Albert Einstein Academy Middle School
Eric Cross is a full-time 7th grade science/technology teacher, grade level lead, and Digital Learning Innovator for Albert Einstein Academies, International Baccalaureate schools. He is also Adjunct Professor of Learning and Technology at the University of San Diego and a Google... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL7

10:40am

The Power of Storytelling in Modern Education
In this session, participants will look at a variety of ways to share stories of risk taking in the classroom with various stakeholders. Through the lens of real life examples, participants will see how the power of sharing our successes can shift an entire school culture.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Plocinski

Amanda Plocinski

Instructional Coach, Montgomery Middle School/Cajon Valley Union School District
Upon receiving her California single-subject credential in English-Language Arts as well as a Master of Education specializing in curriculum and instruction, Amanda Plocinski spent five years in the middle school English classroom. Never being one to shy from taking risks in the classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
M4

10:40am

Universal Design for... Reading
See how UDL (Universal Design for Learning) applies to reading and how you can support ALL students as readers. Topics include: using reading levels with nuance & evaluating text complexity more holistically, increasing diverse representation of readings, and valuing multiple reading formats (e.g., comics) & forms of delivery (e.g., audiobooks).

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Sannwald

Suzanne Sannwald

Teacher Librarian, West Hills High School
Anthony Devine, Stephanie Macceca, and Suzanne Sannwald are Teacher Librarians from the Grossmont Union High School District. In addition to collaborating together as part of the district’s Library Council, they actively participate with others via site, district, and professional... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Devine

Anthony Devine

Teacher Librarian, El Cajon Valley High School
I like talking about digital portfolios and getting students to make their thinking visible. I want students to prove that they have met learning goals by being able to demonstrate their learning through digital portfolio curation. Currently I'm working on ways to collect and display... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Macceca

Stephanie Macceca

Teacher Librarian, Valhalla High School
Anthony Devine, Stephanie Macceca, and Suzanne Sannwald are Teacher Librarians from the Grossmont Union High School District. In addition to collaborating together as part of the district’s Library Council, they actively participate with others via site, district, and professional... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
WL2

12:20pm

Baby Flaps: Get going with Twitter!
Start from the ground up and explore best practices and pro tips! Session is intended for those who have not used Twitter before, or those who want a refresher.

Speakers
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Tiffani Brown

Grossmont Union High School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
WL1

12:20pm

CoSpaces Virtual Reality Museum Development
CoSpaces (VR) has developed a K-12 centric browser based environment that unlocks limitless tech potential with CAD, code, multimedia, and endless learning methods and modalities. Use SDSU's Learning Design & Technology Virtual Museum Website to guide students/teachers through the experience of VR Museum Development for any age/subject!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin White

Kevin White

Teacher, TLC Academy / Teacher Tech Rescue
Social Science, Computer Science and STEM K-12 educator at TLC Academy. 3D Printing, Google Apps, CAD and PBL Social Science are what I do best.
avatar for Minjuan Wang, Ph.D.

Minjuan Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Learning Design & Technology, San Diego State University
Dr. Minjuan Wang is Professor of Learning Design and Technology, San Diego State University; and an Executive Board Member of the Immersive Learning Research Network.  In her 19 years at SDSU, she teaches Methods of Inquiry, Designing and Developing Learning for the Global Audience... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
WL3

12:20pm

Empower and Engage Students with Gameful Learning
Do students race to your room to begin working before the bell? Leverage gameful learning strategies to transform classroom culture and create a more engaging learning environment. See how two high school teachers have done just that since 2011.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Skocko

Mike Skocko

Teacher, Valhalla High School
Mike began teaching Digital Arts at Valhalla High School in 2002 after 20 years as a graphic and fine artist. Recognitions include an Inspire Award from the Classroom of the Future Foundation and a Global Impact Award from Adobe Systems. Mike's strategies and techniques are employed... Read More →
avatar for Mick McMurray

Mick McMurray

Teacher, Mount Miguel High School
Mick McMurray enjoys building, fixing, and creating things both inside and outside the classroom. He has been teaching at Mount Miguel High School for 16 years--most of that time in a Photography and Digital Arts classroom. In the classroom, in addition to helping students make art... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
E4

12:20pm

Enhancing School Climate and Student Learning Through Trauma-Informed Practices
Learn how trauma effects student learning and what we as educators can do using trauma-informed practices to provide a safe and supportive environment at school.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Gigliotti

Edward Gigliotti

School Counselor, Santee School District - Pepper Drive School



Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
M3

12:20pm

Google Slides: More Than a Presentation Tool
Forget presentations - Google Slides does more than you think! Make great looking newsletters? Showcase student learning? Quick and easy student journals? Choose your own adventure stories? Create an interactive study guide? Social media posts? Animated flip books? Student-created magazines? The options are endless. Come explore the power and possibility of Google Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Teacher/Author, San Diego Unified School District
Jen Roberts is a high school English teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego where she teaches pre-service teachers about learning and technology... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
E1

12:20pm

Ignite Wonder Using QFT in NGSS!
The question formulation technique is an amazing way for students K-12 to explore the wonders of NGSS science. Ignite science units by using this simple yet revolutionary strategy!

Speakers
avatar for James Staton

James Staton

Teacher on Special Assignment, Encinitas Union School District
I have been an elementary school educator for 28 years. I am from Sheffield, in the UK and I am passionate about technology, especially Google's ability to inspire and innovate. I believe in taking risks and learning from mistakes. I love to collaborate with educators who have a brilliant... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
WL5

12:20pm

Me, Myself, and AI
Whether we know it or not, we interact with Artificial Intelligence (AI) every day. Google, YouTube, and Facebook’s algorithms are designed to keep us engaged as long as possible. This session will focus on techniques and resources for helping students’ have greater control of their relationships with technology.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

Associate Faculty/Tech Coordinator, National University/LACOE
I have worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. I work as an Instructional Technology Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. I've taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I have had educational management... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
SS7

12:20pm

Student-Led Conferences for Student-Centered Education
How can we get students to take greater ownership of their learning and see how education supports their own goals? How can we better individualize instruction, promote reflection and growth, and create more authentic experiences? We have successfully transformed the parent-teacher conference week into a community-building event which also saves teachers time. Come learn about student-led conferences, then design your own with our fail-proof plans and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Tobia

Brooke Tobia

Teacher, Carlsbad Unified
Brooke Tobia has over ten years of teaching experience within the fields of Mathematics, Science and English. She specializes in project based learning, student self-assessment, and innovation within the classroom. Brooke is currently part of Calavera Hills Middle School’s Math... Read More →
avatar for Marisa E Thompson

Marisa E Thompson

Teacher, PD Instructor, Coach, Carlsbad Unified, University of San Diego
Marisa Thompson (M.A. Teacher Education) has fourteen years of experience teaching various levels of English including advanced and support classes. As a district leader, she assesses success and develops goals and curriculum, K-12, and designed a role to become their first Innovation... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
WL7

12:20pm

Be Dangerous! Assign A Video Project...and Get Out of The Way!
92% of teachers rate digital creation tools extremely or very effective for developing student’ content knowledge or skills in a specific subject area per Common Sense. WeVideo for Schools rocks digital creation on any device! Its built-in digital library will cut student project time in half. WeVideo empowers students to find their voice and demonstrate their knowledge in any subject, at any grade level.
One school will win full WeVideo access until March 2020. Every attendee will receive access to a Digital Storytelling Toolkit and other classroom resources. We’ll begin with a quick overview of WeVideo for Schools; most of the session will be hands-on exploration time. Please bring a laptop with a Chrome browser. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo Inc
I taught on the college level before moving into educational publishing and product development - probably shocking many of my K-12 teachers. Yes, I was an energetic child! I've worked with WeVideo after many happy years at Apple. I was able to see the impact that iMovie had in... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
M1

12:20pm

Create your own (virtual) reality
Explore tools to create and customize your own virtual reality content. You can deliver virtual reality lessons or have kids create 3D digital stories with maps, images, and audio clips, while writing for an authentic audience.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

i4Coach/Tech TOSA, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 2:10pm
WL6

12:20pm

Daydream Believers
Participants in this facilitated daydreaming session will discover how neuroscience and nature connect to inclusively enhance learning, increase agency, problem-solving skills, and well-being. Engage in a service design sprint, explore high and low-tech applications, and craft a prototype for implementing intentional daydreaming in your learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Intravaia

Paula Intravaia

Design Engineer, Del Mar Union School District
Influenced by innovative childhood home and school experiences, informed by future focused educational thinkers and organizations around the globe, with interests in blockchain and XR technology, Paula Intravaia has aspired to bring joyful and meaningful learning to students as a... Read More →
avatar for Sierra Thernes

Sierra Thernes

SPED/SEAS K-3 Teacher, Carlsbad Union School District
Always striving to better herself, Sierra Thernes is currently a K-3 Social Emotional Academic Support Education Specialist with a background working in several early childhood educational settings, including preschool, in-home care, and tutoring.  Quick to laugh, to celebrate student... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 2:10pm
SS14

12:20pm

Unlocking Student Potential Through Strengths, Interests, and Values
In this workshop, participants will unlock career exploration by deciphering their strengths, interests and values in an engaging quest to be the first to escape from career indecision.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Rhoads

Lauren Rhoads

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
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Chris Collins

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 2:10pm
SS4

1:20pm

Amplifying Administration: Enhancing the Effectiveness of a ConnectED Leader
The school administrator role has evolved, requiring administrators to evaluate and adjust the educational experience to enhance student learning. This interactive session will identify 5 key roles (Opportunity Seeker, Experience Architect, Rule Breaker, Producer, Storyteller) of design-inspired leaders that will allow admins to make positive changes to impact student learning. You'll explore practical strategies to imagine these new roles, detailing what it looks like and how to achieve them.

Speakers
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Shannon Tabaldo

Loyola Marymount University
avatar for Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

K-8 Principal, St. Mary School, Escondido


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
E4

1:20pm

Land the gig! Updating your resume and interview skills
The application process has evolved and those looking to seize the next opportunity in their EduCareer need an innovative toolkit. Chat with facilitators who recently landed their dream jobs in education. We'll explore resume strategies, tips for interviews, and how to stand out in a field of outstanding candidates.

Speakers
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Tiffani Brown

Grossmont Union High School District
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Johanna Simko

Cajon Valley USD


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
WL1

1:20pm

Make Them Interact: Co-Creating Content to Galvanize Students & Inspire Learning
No more gotcha quizzes or exit tickets! Featured on Cult of Pedagogy, The TQE Method & Ongoing Conversations have inspired teachers to revamp their students’ daily experience. Teachers implementing these strategies appreciate the simplicity, efficacy, and depth of insight students achieve. Come learn why students and teachers from kindergarten to college prefer these to a sit-and-get experience. Need another reason? The time spent preparing materials and grading is almost zero!

Speakers
avatar for Marisa E Thompson

Marisa E Thompson

Teacher, PD Instructor, Coach, Carlsbad Unified, University of San Diego
Marisa Thompson (M.A. Teacher Education) has fourteen years of experience teaching various levels of English including advanced and support classes. As a district leader, she assesses success and develops goals and curriculum, K-12, and designed a role to become their first Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Jeffery Frieden

Jeffery Frieden

Teacher, Alvord Unified School District
Jeffery E. Frieden has 15 years of experience teaching high school ELA. After eight years as a department chair, Jeffery’s mission to impact teachers grew beyond his school site. He created a blog and a podcast where he encourages educators to connect and amplify their impact in... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
WL7

1:20pm

Social (Emotional) Networking
Participants will experience the possibilities of social networking as a professional development learning tool, while engaging and nurturing student social-emotional learning. Participants will be shown the tools to setting up educator social media accounts for networking and how to create a positive, growth mindset classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Moe

Lisa Moe

4th Grade Teacher, Chino Valley Unified
Lisa Moe teaches 4th Grade at Eagle Canyon Elementary in Chino Valley Unified School District and is known as "Miss MOE-tivation". She recently received a GATE certification from University of California, Riverside and a second Masters degree in Educational Technology from California... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
M3

1:20pm

Strategies to "Keep" Up
Google Keep is more than digital sticky notes! It works on all your devices and runs within your favorite G Suite Apps like Gmail and Docs. Take notes, create reminders, create easily accessible feedback for students, collaborate with others, and more! Join me to learn some strategies to “Keep” up.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

Educational Technology Coach, Santa Fe Christian Schools
Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for 9 years, teaching both 5th and 3rd grades. She worked her way through college as a computer technician and brought her love of technology into the classroom. She is now serving her school as an Ed Tech Coach and enjoys empowering other... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
E1

1:20pm

Using Verifiable Digital Badges to Motivate Training Participants
This session will walk participants through how to create their own Verifiable Digital Badges to motivate attendees at their next PD or training. Best practices will be addressed by sharing a case study (client/intern project) from SDSU's Learning Design & Technology program. Technology solutions will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Krisha Moeller

Krisha Moeller

Regional Ed Tech Specialist, Innovation High School San Diego
My name is Miss Moeller (Miss Moe) and I'm an EdTech Specialist for a number of schools in San Diego. I possess an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from SDSU. I am also a Google Certified Trainer, Administrator, and IT Support Specialist. I have recently been working with students... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
WL3

1:20pm

What Did You Say? Leveraging Tech for Listening Comprehension
Research demonstrates that active listening helps students retain knowledge and increase comprehension. Learn how to scaffold the process of active listening and engage students in auditory learning. Participants will explore tech tools and the steps for integrating these tools into all subject areas in order to meet student needs.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Fousek

Amy Fousek

Technology and Innovation Coach, Poway Unified School District
avatar for Lauren Swissman

Lauren Swissman

Technology and Innovation Coach, Poway Unified School District
Lauren is a lifelong learner with teaching experience in over five different states and various TK-12 grade levels. Her experience as both an educator and learner, through the M.A. Technology Specialist program at Columbia University, Teachers College, have allowed her to gain a deep... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
E6

1:20pm

Getting Rid of Multi-tab Teaching and Using Formative Assessment Data to Drive Instruction with Nearpod
How do you use the devices in your classroom?  This is a question that is becoming more and more common.  The answer is simple.  I use devices to create a two way street of learning.  I control the lesson on my students device. This allows us to interact with assessment tools that I push out.  I use that data to guide my lessons.  Because of this approach, I can bring my students anywhere in the world with VR lessons.  I can gamify assessments.  I can use media, social media, and student creativity to enrich the learning environment.  Best of all, I can do all of this while never leaving my Teaching and Learning platform.  

*Attendees who attend this session will be entered to win a Year long Platinum Nearpod Licence.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand Nearpod and its key features
2. Experience Nearpod from the perspective of a student, discovering how formative assessment can be used to make personalized learning decisions for students.
3. Discover how the on-the-fly feature can be used to guide students based upon choice and voice of students.
4. Leave the session with the knowledge of how to implement Nearpod in your own classroom.
5. Leave the session with the understanding of how to create your own Nearpod to meet the needs of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Bess, M. Ed.

Corey Bess, M. Ed.

Regional Sales Manager, Nearpod
I'm a former Math/Science teacher (Vista and Carlsbad) prior to becoming an administrator for both middle and high school (San Dieguito District). I've joined Nearpod to change the paradigm of education technology use in education institutions. I'd love to meet you!


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
WL5