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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

Bright Futures. Endless Possibilities: Empowering students to learn about their strengths through hands-on career experiences.
Come learn how Poway Unified developed curriculum and hands-on simulation tasks aligned to ELA and NGSS to provide all K-5 learners access to careers that may be underrepresented in their communities, or by their race, gender, or socioeconomic background. The purpose of the Launch Lab focuses on helping students better understand their strengths, interests, and aspirations to prepare them for the unknown careers of the future through purposely planned learning activities.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Gillies

Brenda Gillies

Innovation Coach, Poway Unified School District
avatar for Lana Nguyen

Lana Nguyen

Director of Technology and Innovation, Poway Unified School District
avatar for Laura Snow

Laura Snow

Education Specialist, Pomerado Elementary School


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
E6

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

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

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 →
AS

Anthony Stirpe

New Rochelle High School


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

9:40am

Order Up at the Bookmarks Bar
Rather than focus on 1 program or idea, the premise of this session is to equip educators with a full tool belt of educational technology programs that will increase their capacity with assessment, personalized learning for students, gamification, and student engagement.

Speakers
JD

Joshua Ducharme

Associate Principal, Hawking STEAM Charter School 2
avatar for Anne Barnes

Anne Barnes

6th Grade Teacher, Hawking STEAM Charter School 2


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
M2

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

Student Led Adventures with VR Tour Creator
VR Tour Creator empowers students and teachers to easily make a VR tour using imagery from Google Street View. Create virtual field trips while students design virtual tours of their communities, historical sites, ecosystems, the possibilities are endless.

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 9:40am - 10:30am
WL7

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

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 →
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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

3 Techniques for Teaching Social Justice: Virtual Reality, Podcasts, Polling
Are you looking for new ways to address tough issues in your classroom? Together we will explore three techniques--360° Video and Images, Podcasts/Audio Resources, and Online Polling Tools. Each of these techniques provide unique perspectives and sensory experiences that can help guide students to their own conclusions when discussion contemporary social justice issues.

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 →
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Diane D'Alba

Rosary Academy


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
E3

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

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

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 Canvas Invasion!
Come explore Canvas LMS and its great functionalities from submitting assignments, assigning grades, as well as personalized features for individual students.Canvas provides users with a clean, user-friendly interface with a dashboard page that quickly summarizes assignments, announcements and other relevant information across course sites.

Speakers
avatar for Claudja Van Orden

Claudja Van Orden

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, SDUSD
Claudja Van Orden is a SDUSD Instructional Technology Resource teacher where she is in charge of collaborating with teachers in the integration of technology. Claudja’s love for technology started when she first started teaching as she managed the Triton and Patterns Project at... Read More →
JK

John Keast

Teacher, SDUSD


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
M2

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

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

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
TB

Tiffani Brown

Grossmont Union High School District


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

12:20pm

Build Digital Lessons with UDL Mindset
This session will look at how to integrate specific strategies related to Universal Design for Learning into Google Doc-based digital lesson and HyperDocs. By embracing the UDL mindset, you can broaden engagement, provide options, and support all of yours students.

Speakers
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Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont Union High School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
M4

12:20pm

Capable Kinders: Scaffolding Tech for Young Learners
Technology has become more prevalent in the lives of young learners. It is vital to support them as they begin to understand technology as a learning tool and not just a means of entertainment. Participants will learn strategies for introducing, managing, and scaffolding technology for our youngest learners to flourish.

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 12:20pm - 1:10pm
E6

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

Digitizing Literacy Tasks for the Primary Classroom
Transform your classroom.This session focuses on how technology can be utilized in 1:1 classrooms, with an emphasis on literacy learning. Learn how to integrate technology within a balanced literacy in an elementary classroom. The session is a hands on session for primary 1:1 classroom. Please bring your laptop/chromebook and iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Bhavini Patel

Bhavini Patel

TOSA, Palm Springs USD
Bhavini is a Technology TOSA for PSUSD. She is an Apple Teacher, Level 1 and 2 Certified Google Educator. She has taught both first grade and fifth grade.


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
M2

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

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

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

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

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
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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.

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Shannon Tabaldo

Loyola Marymount University
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Amanda Johnston

K-8 Principal, St. Mary School, Escondido


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

1:20pm

Blended Learning and Inclusionary Practices
This session will discuss how incorporating blended learning strategies and personalized learning supports students with special needs in a general education setting and creates an inclusive community. Come learn about how an Education Specialist and General Education Teacher at a traditional school site work together to build lessons to support all learners through co-teaching and innovative practices.

Speakers
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Laura Snow

Education Specialist, Pomerado Elementary School
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Paula Allison

Pomerado Elementary School


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
M11

1:20pm

Counting Matters!
Take a look into a child’s mathematical thinking through Counting Collections! Observing children count gives you a unique look into their organizational system & strategies for counting. It helps guide next steps for developing number sense for all ages.

Speakers
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Jennifer Rolf

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Santee School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
M2

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
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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 →
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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

1:20pm

Integrating Virtual Reality in Upper Elementary Social Studies
Learn how Tamura Elementary's 3rd graders and St. Columban's 4th graders used Google Tour Creator to create Virtual Reality tours to show off Orange County and our beautiful state of California. In this session, you will participate in a Google Expedition and watch a 360 video using your smartphone and VR viewer. You will also learn how to create your very own tour using Google Tour Creator.

Speakers
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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 →
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Bre Smith

Education ITSC, All Covered Education


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

1:20pm

Just In Time Teaching to Free Up your Weekends
How to use Blended Learning in your ELA classroom to amplify and individualize student learning while downsizing teacher grading workload.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Cruikshank

Grace Cruikshank

Interim Assistant Principal/Teacher, Saddleback Unified School District


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:20pm - 2:10pm
E2

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.

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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
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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 →
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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

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
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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
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Amy Fousek

Technology and Innovation Coach, Poway Unified School District
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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