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Saturday, November 2
 

9:40am

I Do, WeDo, You Do: Integrating a K-5 CS Progression
This session will take a look at the K-5 CS progressions implemented at America's first computer science elementary school. Promoting a 21st Century Curriculum and supporting skills students will need for the world of work, participants will gain ideas for how to create an integrated CS curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Cotton

Taylor Cotton

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Taylor Cotton is a 5th grade teacher at America's First Computer Science Elementary School in Cajon Valley. As a passionate educator, Taylor consistently strives to create innovative and engaging activities for his students.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
M10

9:40am

CS Made Practical - Simple Box Projects Illustrate Everyday Physical Computing
The world is now filled with computationally-enabled devices, from traffic lights and thermostats to automatic door openers and self-driving cars. See how students can get a first-hand understanding of the everyday "smart" objects in their world and make computer science more relevant and less abstract.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Director of Technology Integration, MakerBit
Matthew Evans, M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology, authorized Google Education Trainer, is an experienced educator, currently teaching prospective educators how to integrate technology in their curriculum at the University of San Diego. He has served as an Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner

Inventor, MakerBit-HyperDuino
Roger Wagner is a former math & science teacher, creator of HyperStudio, and most recently, the creator of the MakerBit & HyperDuino, which have pioneered new ways of interconnecting digital media and physical student-made projects.As an educator and educational technology innovator... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 11:30am
E5

9:40am

Design Thinking Through the Lens of UDL
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. We will focus on the why, what and how of learning using the stages of design thinking to create inclusive settings.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Gilbert

Kelly Gilbert

Educational Services Coordinator, Lakeside Union School District
avatar for Dahlia Rinck

Dahlia Rinck

English Teacher, Lakeside Union School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 11:30am
SS4

9:40am

Develop, Explore, Experience: Virtual Reality for All Students
In this workshop, creators will dive into storytelling, modeling and designing to build a virtual reality experience. Get ready to rethink traditional artistic techniques for students in any content area by transforming the learning process and empowering them to represent their identities in a new media.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Johal

Alicia Johal

Middle School Robotics Teacher & Assistant Director of Center for Innovation, San Diego Jewish Academy
Alicia Johal is the assistant director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at the San Diego Jewish Academy. She has been an educator for 9 years teaching 7th and 8th grade science, biotechnology and marine biology. She works to create opportunities on and off... Read More →
EN

Elizabeth Nebo

San Diego Jewish Academy


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 11:30am
SS2

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
CP

Cory Pukini

WILDCOAST


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

9:40am

When High-Tech Becomes Old-Tech: Upcycled Science Classroom Activities
Divert that old smartphone from the landfill to the science classroom. Conduct experiments, analyze & interpret data and design solutions using the sensors on old hand-held smart devices and free mobile apps.

Speakers
JM

Jason Mizerek

Fleet Science Center


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 11:30am
SS14

10:40am

Adventures in Coding
This session is designed to help preK-5 educators teach young students the basics of Computer Science and the foundations of computational thinking. codeSpark Academy is a completely free resource for teachers! You will leave this session with lesson plans and plenty of resources to begin a fantastic coding adventure with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Smith

Amy Smith

K-6 Technology Specialist, Del Mar Union School District
*K-6 TECHNOLOGY!*media projects*green screen projects*ipad app smashing*coding*digital citizenship*Hyperdocs


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
M3

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

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

12:20pm

3D Building with Chromebooks: Tinkercad, Sketchup, 3DC
Looking for cloud-based CAD software you can use with Chromebooks? I have three options for you: Tinkercad, SketchupEDU, and 3DC. In this session, we will discuss ways to integrate 3D printing into your curriculum and take a brief tour of each CAD solution.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Nguyen

Judy Nguyen

Teaching & Learning Consultant, All Covered Education
Judy, Teaching & Learning Consultant for All Covered, has been an educator for over 15 years. She previously taught in a 1:1 laptop environment at Rosary Academy. When Rosary adopted a campus-wide 1:1 laptop program, Judy accepted the position of Director of Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Bre Smith

Bre Smith

Education ITSC, All Covered Education


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
E3

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

Interactive Maker Projects: Student Showcase Projects Made Stellar
Attend this workshop to see how Inexpensive devices like the BBC micro:bit and Arduino now make it possible to link student-made videos and other digital media to classic classroom projects such as dioramas and posterboards, while also creating a springboard to coding and robotics.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Director of Technology Integration, MakerBit
Matthew Evans, M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology, authorized Google Education Trainer, is an experienced educator, currently teaching prospective educators how to integrate technology in their curriculum at the University of San Diego. He has served as an Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner

Inventor, MakerBit-HyperDuino
Roger Wagner is a former math & science teacher, creator of HyperStudio, and most recently, the creator of the MakerBit & HyperDuino, which have pioneered new ways of interconnecting digital media and physical student-made projects.As an educator and educational technology innovator... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 2:10pm
E5

12:20pm

Providing Equitable Learning Opportunities to Explore the World of Work
Participants will learn how Chula Vista Elementary School District is helping students build self-efficacy through exploring their strengths and interests and helping them to see their future selves in the World of Work. Participants will also engage in career exploration and maker-centered learning activities designed in collaboration with industry partners.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes

6th Grade teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District
avatar for Michael Bruder

Michael Bruder

Instructional Services Coordinator, Innovation & Instruction, Chula Vista Elementary School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 2:10pm
SS13

1:20pm

Innovative Art Lessons for Every Maker
The arts are an important part of the STEAM movement. Learn how to incorporate VAPA standards into lessons to keep students engaged, expose them to diversity, help them think creatively and as a way to equalize education. Participants will be able to walk away with lots of lessons and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Dixon

Christine Dixon

Innovation Coordinator TOSA, Double Peak K8 School/San Marcos Unified
Christine Dixon is the Innovation Coordinator TOSA for Double Peak K8 School in San Marcos Unified School District. She leads the Innovation Program for all TK-8 grades in the area of technology, coding, robotics, engineering, design thinking, and making in the school’s Makerspace... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Kniseley

Heidi Kniseley

Art/Inquiry Teacher, Double Peak/SMUSD
Heidi Kniseley has worked to create an engaging, standards-based art curriculum at the middle school level. She has taught art at the elementary level, she co-created a year-long social entrepreneurship class to 6th-graders and taught middle school Language Arts at Double Peak K8... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
M4