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Saturday, February 20
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
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Saturday February 20, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Multi-Use Room

8:30am

Welcome and Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →
avatar for Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome

Director of Innovation and Technology
Director of Innovation and Technology, former K-5 Principal, ACSA Region 6 Principal fo the Year, East Bay CUE Site Leader of the Year, EdWeek guest blogger, NAESP blogger, CUE Rockstar Admin, runner, love Writers/Readers, husband/father - Co-Founder of @KidsDeserveIt #KidsDeserveIt and #principalsinaction


Saturday February 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Multi-Use Room

9:45am

Don't Just Watch. Learn!
Limited Capacity full

Just watching a video doesn’t necessarily lead to learning. Discover five killer ways to use online video to engage students and deepen learning – including Zaption. Zaption makes videos interactive with embedded questions, images, and discussions that deepen understanding and provide detailed analytics. You'll walk away from this session with the tools you need to make video more engaging and interactive for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh

CEO, Zaption
Chris Fitzgerald Walsh is an experienced K12 educator, web & media producer, and entrepreneur. Chris is currently the CEO of Zaption, an ed tech startup that engages learners through interactive video. Prior to Zaption, Chris led product development and strategic initiatives for New Tech Network (NTN), which supports more than 120 project based, high-tech schools nationwide. His past projects include Brightstorm, Edutopia’s Digital... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D1

9:45am

Exploravision
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to create Exploravision projects and lessons. They will interact with researching current technology and will practice their innovation skill by inventing a new piece of technology to help a need we have in today's world. Participants will use tools such as i-pads, the Exploravision website, digital tools such as Prezi, Adobe Voice, and Educreation.

Speakers
SM

Suleyma Moss

MDUSD- Cambridge Elementary



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
C3

9:45am

FREE and Fun Online Resources to Support Common Core Integration, emphasis on STEM activities
Limited Capacity full

Teachers should be prepared with a variety of teaching tools in their toolboxes. This session will present curriculum tools that can be modified easily to fit other areas of the curriculum, management tools, communication tools, and more. We will also share awesomely cool tools that you've discovered, so if you have one, please let us know about it! Link to our website.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Hawes

Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I have always been passionate about how technology can inspire students to learn more effectively, and have spent my whole teaching career doing and preaching this. I love to learn, and enjoy hearing presentations on new ideas to try. That's one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy conferences such as Fall CUE, EBCUE's Cool Tools, and our MDUSD Symposium. Other passionate people inspire me.



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D4

9:45am

Google Apps 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Lisa will go over Drive and Docs. If you're a beginner, we'll have students to help be your guides, and Lisa will lead the instruction. If you're new to Google Apps or Chromebooks, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Assistant Director of Technology, Lafayette School District
Lisa is a GCT, MIE, MERIT Fellow, MERIT Asst. Director, and CUE Lead Learner. She is also the moderator of the Stanley WIredCats tech team, a student-led ed tech support team that helps train teachers on effective classroom technology use.


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D5

9:45am

Kids Deserve It
Limited Capacity filling up

Again and again we hear as administrators what we could be doing that's best for kids. Come join the conversation as we share some ideas and crowdsource ideas that every administrator can easily be doing in their schools!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →
avatar for Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome

Director of Innovation and Technology
Director of Innovation and Technology, former K-5 Principal, ACSA Region 6 Principal fo the Year, East Bay CUE Site Leader of the Year, EdWeek guest blogger, NAESP blogger, CUE Rockstar Admin, runner, love Writers/Readers, husband/father - Co-Founder of @KidsDeserveIt #KidsDeserveIt and #principalsinaction



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Multi-Use Room

9:45am

Making Math Relevant
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to push students’ mathematical knowledge and thinking through collaboration and real-world application problems. Participants will be presented with an open-ended math situation. The instructor will teach the participants as if they were a class of middle school students. During the session, the instructor will also go over step-by-step instructions on how to teach this situation as a problem-based, collaborative unit. Questions will be answered as they develop throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher & TOSA, Valley View Middle School
I teach 7th and 8th grade math and provide support as a Math TOSA to teachers at Valley View in implementing the Common Core Standards in mathematics and Project-Based Learning through New Tech Network.



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
C4

9:45am

Get Hacking with Arduino!
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session participants will learn what Arduino is, how to get started with it, and build some basic projects! Using the Arduino software's built-in examples, you'll learn how to connect the Arduino to a computer, wire up a circuit on a breadboard, and grok the code that makes it all work.

Click here to download software and view session resources: bit.ly/hackinghardware

Bring a laptop if you have it to use the official Arduino software and program Arduinos! If you've only got a Chromebook, we can make that work. If you only have a tablet or phone, come anyway but be prepared to share!
 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Director of Educational Technology, Diocese of Oakland
Here's my deal: Born and raised in Long Island, NY. Attended Columbia University, where my first "technical" job was repairing equipment for the fencing team. Attended City College and taught middle school Math in the Bronx as a New York Teaching Fellow. Became a Tech teacher, then a district Instructional Technology Specialist. Followed my wife to Berkeley and became the Tech Coordinator at Christ the King in Pleasant Hill. Now I'm the... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D7

9:45am

Go Probe- Using Sensors and Apps to enhance learning
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participant will learn how to use the camera sensor and a variety of free Apps to create more than just images. The simple technology tools will include how to use the camera to model scientific concepts, online resources to enhance lesson/labs and the integration of data collection and graphing.

Speakers


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D6

9:45am

STEM in Action! Building a STEM Lab/Makerspace at Your Site.
Limited Capacity full

Participants will walk away from this session with many ideas of how to begin building a STEM lab. Participants will have the opportunity to work with high and low tech resources that engage students and get the creating, collaborating, engineering and designing to meet many NGSS, CCSS and technology standards. We will discuss ways to explore and extend the learning beyond the students' STEM Lab activities.

Speakers
avatar for Karly Moura

Karly Moura

TOSA, Mount Diablo Unified School District
Instructional Coach & Edtech Support Teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School
avatar for Amanda Young

Amanda Young

1st Grade teacher, Mi. Diablo



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
S2

9:45am

Weather Watchers
Limited Capacity seats available

DESCRIPTION: Develop exciting strategies for incorporating deeper thinking and questioning that includes science, art, music, mathematics, and visual literacy. Experience the Project-Based Learning of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards while engaged in exciting hands-on experiences using weather models, maps, and data.



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D3

9:45am

Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will guide teachers through the basics of PhotoStory 3 for Windows as each teacher creates their own slide show for use tomorrow in their classroom. Bring a flash drive or save your digital story to your Google drive. The first half of the session will be spent learning the basics of the software. The second half will be devoted to each teacher creating a custom slide show for the teacher's special audience. Prepare to be fascinated "hook-line-and sinker" by this great program!!  (Download the free software from Microsoft.) This session will be held in a computer lab so that teachers will have the opportunity to play with the software.

Speakers
GH

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
E3 (computer lab)

9:45am

Diving into NGSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will get access to an award-winning NGSS resources they can use in class this week: Mosa Mack Science's award-winning units are composed of three inquiry-lessons that progress upwards on Bloom's Taxonomy. 
Each unit begins with an animated mystery, followed by a hands-on lab and finally, culminates with an engineering challenge that enables students to apply what they've learned to solve real-world problems. Usage in various instructional models, including flipped, 5E, rotational and others will be discussed. 

Speakers

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
C5

9:45am

Teach Programming with the Linkbot
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents and school administrators see coding as an essential skill for 21st century job preparation. Certainly the US is woefully short of these skills in what is the fastest growing white collar job category, but most teachers consider themselves to be “digital immigrants” and struggle with coding. The Linkbot is designed specifically for a standard classroom with a student to teacher ratio of 32 to 1. Our robots are manageable, parts won’t get lost in the carpet, and they are flexible enough for the advanced after-school project group. The Linkbot is being used in over 160 public schools in California and Denmark to teach programming during the school day. Linkbots are being used successfully as low as elementary school and as high as university research labs at UCD and MIT.

California just passed three bills that make coding a core subject in public high schools. Math teachers are increasingly being asked to teach programming as these courses now count towards graduation as a math subject. Linkbot Labs bottles the attention-grabbing quality of robotics into a click-through curriculum that any first year teacher can use. These lessons go beyond teaching the “concepts” of coding and dive into industry-standard programming languages like Python and C++. Linkbot Labs makes digital content a hands-on learning experience that correlates to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We have also partnered with C-STEM from UC Davis to implement A-G approved curriculum as a Math and an Elective in public high schools.

Speakers
GR

Graham Ryland

Barobo, Inc.



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D8

9:45am

Teaching Common Core Math with Computing and Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce attendees to the UC-Davis Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) Center, a UC approved educational preparation program for undergraduate admission for all UC campuses. The core programs of the C-STEM Center, including C-STEM integrated curriculum, math courses with computing and robots, professional development, annual C-STEM Day event, and other informal education events and camps will be presented.  This session will also include information on how to integrate the C-STEM curriculum into all of your current classes; whether they be a low level class, an advanced class, and everything in between.

Speakers
NB

Naomi Bahr

UC Davis
Co-Department Chair | C-STEM advocate and leader for Woodland High and the C-STEM grant through UC Davis for all high schools in WJUSD | Common Core Curriculum Coordinator for Math 1 | WHS District Coordinator for Common Core book Pilot for Math 1, 2, and 3 | Avid Site Leader
avatar for Harry H. Cheng

Harry H. Cheng

Professor and C-STEM Center Director, UC Davis C-STEM Center



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
D2

11:15am

Digital Lesson Design with HyperDocs
Limited Capacity filling up

A HyperDoc is a digital tool that replaces the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Learn how creative packaging of digital web tools can be used to transform your lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. In this workshop we will explore the philosophy behind HyperDocs, how to create them, and receive many examples you can edit, revise, and use in your classroom. HyperDocs work for all grade levels and subjects, including administrators and coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hilton

Kelly Hilton

Teacher • Instructional Coach • Author, Pleasanton Unified School District
Kelly Hilton is a K-12 instructional coach, blended learning specialist, co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook.
avatar for Sarah Landis

Sarah Landis

Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
Passionate about blended learning, digital literacy, and creating HyperDocs to transform classrooms!



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
E7

11:15am

Digital Record Keeping
Limited Capacity seats available

Using notebooks, post-its, and other means to record observation notes for Writer’s Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Math Workshop, and more? This hands-on workshop will help you utilize options for digital record keeping. Keep your notes all in one place that’s accessible from anywhere you have access to the internet. No more worrying about where you left your record book anymore.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

Math & STEAM Coach, PAUSD
Math & STEAM Coach, Elements of Instruction trainer, servant-leader. Lifelong Learner.



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
E3 (computer lab)

11:15am

From Zero to Hero: Creating a District of Tech Rock Stars
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will highlight the characteristics of 21st Century instruction by revisiting the purpose and values of early classroom models in comparison to the shifting needs of today’s learners. Wilson Elementary School is used as a focal point to showcase how dynamic principal and teacher leadership can quickly transform a school culture. Participants will see how integration of technology is used to spark creativity and collaboration among students and staff, resulting in engagement, excitement, and ownership of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Allen

Tracey Allen

Principal, Gridley Unified School District
Tracey Allen is the principal of Wilson Elementary School in Gridley, California. Tracey has had the privilege of being an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant before embarking upon the role of lead learner/principal. Tracey also takes pride in being a connected educator and growing her PLN with other enthusiastic and innovative educators. You can follow Tracey on Twitter @PrincipalTallen and Wilson... Read More →
avatar for Rick Rubino

Rick Rubino

Superintendent, Gridley USD
avatar for Laurie York

Laurie York

4th Grade Teacher. #NorthStateCUE President. #Seesaw Ambassador., Gridley Unified School District



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Jaguar Den

11:15am

Google Classroom and GAFE in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session participants will be introduced to Google Classroom, and learn how to create daily assignments, quizzes and projects using it in conjunction with other GAFE apps. Tools covered will include Google Classroom, Lucid Chart, Forms, Flubaroo, and digital reader's/writer's notebooks. 

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

7th Grade Core Teacher, Stanley Middle
I teach 7th grade Core in Lafayette, CA. I have a one-to-one Chromebook classroom and love using tech to inspire my students and help them show what they've learned in new, creative, ways! Check out my website for a preview of what we'll work on in my session!


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D5

11:15am

iUSE Tech or Going Beyond Drive by PD
Limited Capacity seats available

In this sessions administrators will learn how the integration of technology into their teacher’s classrooms goes beyond purchasing devices or upgrading the school’s infrastructure. Clear, simple steps of sustained educational technology support will be outlined. You will learn how a small educational technology team applied a simple cycle of support to ensure teachers became independent users of new technology in their classrooms. You will see the digital tools the team used to track their support and learn how they worked as accountability partners for each other during the process. As a means of both promoting this new program and to recognize teachers the cycle is completed with teachers providing student work demonstrating the new technology integration as evidence which is posted on our online teacher showcase. PRESENTATION HERE:  bit.ly/iUseTechPrez



Speakers
avatar for Ann Tirrell

Ann Tirrell

Ed Tech Administrator, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
I am the Ed Tech administrator for the Mt. Diablo USD. Seeing kids discover the power of technology for learning and discovering their passion is what gets me up in the morning! Supporting educators to become virtual learning tour guides keeps at work late!




Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D1

11:15am

Making Math Relevant
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to push students’ mathematical knowledge and thinking through collaboration and real-world application problems. Participants will be presented with an open-ended math situation. The instructor will teach the participants as if they were a class of middle school students. During the session, the instructor will also go over step-by-step instructions on how to teach this situation as a problem-based, collaborative unit. Questions will be answered as they develop throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher & TOSA, Valley View Middle School
I teach 7th and 8th grade math and provide support as a Math TOSA to teachers at Valley View in implementing the Common Core Standards in mathematics and Project-Based Learning through New Tech Network.



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
C4

11:15am

Go Probe- Using Sensors and Apps to enhance learning
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participant will learn how to use the camera sensor and a variety of free Apps to create more than just images. The simple technology tools will include how to use the camera to model scientific concepts, online resources to enhance lesson/labs and the integration of data collection and graphing.

Speakers


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D6

11:15am

Linkbots? Say What?
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to code the Linkbot robots so that they can immediately be used in the classroom. This is a simple program that is aligned with common core math curriculum. You will learn basic coding skills, so that you can play with the Linkbots. 

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliot

Margaret Elliot

C-STEM Teacher/TIL, Foothill Middle School
Middle School Engineering and Robotics Teacher, Robotics Club Adviser, Technology Integration Leader, Nerd, Geek, Disneyland Lover, Tired!



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D8

11:15am

MyCS Intro to Computer Science Course for Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will learn how to implement an Intro to Computer Science course for Middle School students using Harvey Mudd's MyCS Curriculum. Topics covered will be units that introduce computer science as an engaging and relevant discipline, the development of foundational skills and knowledge in computer science, how to use CS to strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills, and using CS to foster creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Rothman

Andrew Rothman

Teacher, AP Giannini MS



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D7

11:15am

Orchestrating an Effective STEM Academic Night
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session each participant will learn how to create and organize a successful Academic STEM Night or Day at their school. A brief Google Slide Show will give an overview of the critical importance of providing STEM opportunities for young people. Participants will then break out into the 13 different hands on and engaging  STEM activity stations. Following the activities, participants will debrief and receive a link to all of the activiies and the Google Slide Presentation. You will be ready to host your own Academic STEM Night or Day. Special thanks to our middle school and high school volunteers for guiding each STEM station.

Speakers
avatar for Joanie Cuneo

Joanie Cuneo

Instructional Coach, MDUSD
avatar for Stephen  Slater

Stephen Slater

Vice Principal, MDUSD



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Library

11:15am

STEM in Action! Building a STEM Lab/Makerspace at Your Site.
Limited Capacity full

Participants will walk away from this session with many ideas of how to begin building a STEM lab. Participants will have the opportunity to work with high and low tech resources that engage students and get the creating, collaborating, engineering and designing to meet many NGSS, CCSS and technology standards. We will discuss ways to explore and extend the learning beyond the students' STEM Lab activities.

Speakers
avatar for Karly Moura

Karly Moura

TOSA, Mount Diablo Unified School District
Instructional Coach & Edtech Support Teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School
avatar for Amanda Young

Amanda Young

1st Grade teacher, Mi. Diablo



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
S2

11:15am

Weather Watchers
Limited Capacity seats available

DESCRIPTION: Develop exciting strategies for incorporating deeper thinking and questioning that includes science, art, music, mathematics, and visual literacy. Experience the Project-Based Learning of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards while engaged in exciting hands-on experiences using weather models, maps, and data.



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D3

11:15am

Sphero...Bringing Coding To The Physical World
Limited Capacity filling up

During our session, participants will learn about how one school has used Sphero in different grades, in both STEM and EdTech applications. Participants will leave with specific information about how Sphero can be used in the classroom, as well as having hands-on time with the robot. Information regarding the range of activities/lessons available for Sphero will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Amaral

Lucy Amaral

Computer Specialist, Burton Valley Elementary
As Computer Specialist, my focus is on giving students opportunities to learn, collaborate and problem solve. I want to challenge students with educational projects that makes them reason, question and judge with a discerning eye. I love hands-on projects, student-centered learning and getting to learn something new every day.


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
C3

11:15am

Teaching Common Core Math with Computing and Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce attendees to the UC-Davis Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) Center, a UC approved educational preparation program for undergraduate admission for all UC campuses. The core programs of the C-STEM Center, including C-STEM integrated curriculum, math courses with computing and robots, professional development, annual C-STEM Day event, and other informal education events and camps will be presented.

Speakers
NB

Naomi Bahr

UC Davis
Co-Department Chair | C-STEM advocate and leader for Woodland High and the C-STEM grant through UC Davis for all high schools in WJUSD | Common Core Curriculum Coordinator for Math 1 | WHS District Coordinator for Common Core book Pilot for Math 1, 2, and 3 | Avid Site Leader
avatar for Harry H. Cheng

Harry H. Cheng

Professor and C-STEM Center Director, UC Davis C-STEM Center



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D2

11:15am

What's Your Evidence?
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how claim, evidence, and reasoning can easily be integrated across the curriculum to make the most of instructional time. Participants will participate in interactive experiences that illustrate how to implement CER with K-5 students. Tools covered will include free online resources to make learning come alive in the classroom (i.e. padlet, kahoot, GAFE, and more)! The learning and sharing continues beyond the session as we expand our professional learning networks through cloud-based networking.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer DeWeerdt

Jennifer DeWeerdt

Martinez Unified School District
Life is good
MR

Michele Roche

Teacher, Martinez Unified School District



Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
D4

11:15am

Middle School Student Summit
Moderators
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Assistant Director of Technology, Lafayette School District
Lisa is a GCT, MIE, MERIT Fellow, MERIT Asst. Director, and CUE Lead Learner. She is also the moderator of the Stanley WIredCats tech team, a student-led ed tech support team that helps train teachers on effective classroom technology use.
avatar for Shauna Hawes

Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I have always been passionate about how technology can inspire students to learn more effectively, and have spent my whole teaching career doing and preaching this. I love to learn, and enjoy hearing presentations on new ideas to try. That's one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy conferences such as Fall CUE, EBCUE's Cool Tools, and our MDUSD Symposium. Other passionate people inspire me.

Saturday February 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
M3

12:30pm

Lunch
You are welcome to stay in the MU Room to hear the Student Roundtable. You may also go to the other classrooms/gathering areas to have a quieter lunch!

Saturday February 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Multi-Use Room

12:45pm

Student Roundtable
Students from our local middle and high school STEM programs will speak about their experiences. They will be on the stage in the MU Room during lunch, and will answer questions as well. 

Saturday February 20, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Multi-Use Room

1:30pm

Cool Tools with Middle Schoolers
Limited Capacity seats available

Students from the educational technology team at Stanley Middle School will show you how they use LucidPress to show what they learned about certain issues and topics.

Students will also show how to create Google Forms in creative, fun ways that will help students and teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Assistant Director of Technology, Lafayette School District
Lisa is a GCT, MIE, MERIT Fellow, MERIT Asst. Director, and CUE Lead Learner. She is also the moderator of the Stanley WIredCats tech team, a student-led ed tech support team that helps train teachers on effective classroom technology use.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
S2

1:30pm

Digital Lesson Design with HyperDocs
Limited Capacity filling up

A HyperDoc is a digital tool that replaces the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Learn how creative packaging of digital web tools can be used to transform your lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. In this workshop we will explore the philosophy behind HyperDocs, how to create them, and receive many examples you can edit, revise, and use in your classroom. HyperDocs work for all grade levels and subjects, including administrators and coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hilton

Kelly Hilton

Teacher • Instructional Coach • Author, Pleasanton Unified School District
Kelly Hilton is a K-12 instructional coach, blended learning specialist, co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook.
avatar for Sarah Landis

Sarah Landis

Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
Passionate about blended learning, digital literacy, and creating HyperDocs to transform classrooms!



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E7

1:30pm

Don't Just Watch. Learn!
Limited Capacity full

Just watching a video doesn’t necessarily lead to learning. Discover five killer ways to use online video to engage students and deepen learning – including Zaption. Zaption makes videos interactive with embedded questions, images, and discussions that deepen understanding and provide detailed analytics. You'll walk away from this session with the tools you need to make video more engaging and interactive for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh

CEO, Zaption
Chris Fitzgerald Walsh is an experienced K12 educator, web & media producer, and entrepreneur. Chris is currently the CEO of Zaption, an ed tech startup that engages learners through interactive video. Prior to Zaption, Chris led product development and strategic initiatives for New Tech Network (NTN), which supports more than 120 project based, high-tech schools nationwide. His past projects include Brightstorm, Edutopia’s Digital... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D1

1:30pm

Exploravision
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to create Exploravision projects and lessons. They will interact with researching current technology and will practice their innovation skill by inventing a new piece of technology to help a need we have in today's world. Participants will use tools such as i-pads, the Exploravision website, digital tools such as Prezi, Adobe Voice, and Educreation.

Speakers
SM

Suleyma Moss

MDUSD- Cambridge Elementary



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C3

1:30pm

Flipped and Blended Learning
Limited Capacity full

Flipped and Blended Learning turns the traditional classroom on its head. Under the flipped classroom model, students watch videos at home and class time is reserved for collaborative activities that help reinforce concepts and increase engagement.
This session will be a presentation of the Flipped and Blended Models of Instruction, provide a workflow to start flipping, and tools to create videos will be shared. The presentation created in Google Slides will be shared. Participants will receive a follow-up message about a month later (if emails are provided) with reminders, resources, and as a mean to continue to conversation of flipping and blending our instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

Math & STEAM Coach, PAUSD
Math & STEAM Coach, Elements of Instruction trainer, servant-leader. Lifelong Learner.



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D2

1:30pm

From Zero to Hero: Creating a District of Tech Rock Stars
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will highlight the characteristics of 21st Century instruction by revisiting the purpose and values of early classroom models in comparison to the shifting needs of today’s learners. Wilson Elementary School is used as a focal point to showcase how dynamic principal and teacher leadership can quickly transform a school culture. Participants will see how integration of technology is used to spark creativity and collaboration among students and staff, resulting in engagement, excitement, and ownership of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Allen

Tracey Allen

Principal, Gridley Unified School District
Tracey Allen is the principal of Wilson Elementary School in Gridley, California. Tracey has had the privilege of being an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant before embarking upon the role of lead learner/principal. Tracey also takes pride in being a connected educator and growing her PLN with other enthusiastic and innovative educators. You can follow Tracey on Twitter @PrincipalTallen and Wilson... Read More →
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Rick Rubino

Superintendent, Gridley USD
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Laurie York

4th Grade Teacher. #NorthStateCUE President. #Seesaw Ambassador., Gridley Unified School District



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Jaguar Den

1:30pm

Code Something Real: App Inventor for Middle School Students
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will get an overview of a realistic sequence for a Middle School coding program and explore App Inventor, MIT’s block-based coding platform. Participants will engage in a sample activity adapted for Middle School-Level Coding classes, and will build and take home a fully-functional app.

Speakers
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Andrew Rothman

Teacher, AP Giannini MS



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D7

1:30pm

Middle School Robotics & Engineering
Limited Capacity seats available

A whirlwind tour of my Middle School engineering program.  Ideas you can use on Monday.  Three demonstrations to immediately engage your students and my audience.  Participate in deeper thinking activity (Puzzling Boxes) that will get your students communicating, thinking, and sharing ideas at the deeper level.  Learn how to set up a robotics and engineering challenge program, manage the supplies, and receive a list of Robotics and Engineering challenges to get you started.  Learn how to create engineering challenges that will engage even the hardest to reach students using simple inexpensive materials. 

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Michael Meneghetti

Engineering/Robotics Teacher, Stanley Middle School
Engineering/Robotics Teacher, Girls' Maker Club organizer, Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Director/Organizer, Father, Husband, Avid Woodworker, Fly Fisherman, Hiker, Tinkerer, Maker of classroom apparatus, and designer of engineering activities.



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D6

1:30pm

Orchestrating an Effective STEM Academic Night
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session, each participant will learn how to create and organize a successful Academic STEM Night or Day at their school. A brief Google Slide Show will give an overview of the critical importance of providing STEM opportunities for young people. Participants will then break out into the 13 different hands on and engaging STEM activity stations. Following the activities, participants will debrief and receive a link to all of the activiies and the Google Slide Presentation. You will be ready to host your own Academic STEM Night or Day. Special thanks to our middle school and high school volunteers for guiding each STEM station.

Speakers
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Joanie Cuneo

Instructional Coach, MDUSD
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Stephen Slater

Vice Principal, MDUSD



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:30pm

Digital Science Notebooks
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how to guide students with creating a digital science notebook. Digital tools covered include Google sites and Blogger. How to use video, images and audio files recorder during a lab will be used to create a student digital notebook. A scientific lab report template with content scaffolded to support student writing lab reports outside of class will be provided. How to set up this digital notebook will be shown step-by-step so that teachers will be able to use this when they return to their classroom. How to assess these lab notebook will be covered with rubrics and formative teacher feedback during lab notebook creation.  PRESENTATION HERE:  bit.ly/DigiSciPrez

Speakers
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Ann Tirrell

Ed Tech Administrator, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
I am the Ed Tech administrator for the Mt. Diablo USD. Seeing kids discover the power of technology for learning and discovering their passion is what gets me up in the morning! Supporting educators to become virtual learning tour guides keeps at work late!




Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C4

1:30pm

Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will guide teachers through the basics of PhotoStory 3 for Windows as each teacher creates their own slide show for use tomorrow in their classroom. Bring a flash drive or save your digital story to your Google drive. The first half of the session will be spent learning the basics of the software. The second half will be devoted to each teacher creating a custom slide show for the teacher's special audience. Prepare to be fascinated "hook-line-and sinker" by this great program!! (Download the free software from Microsoft.) This session will be held in a computer lab so that teachers will have the opportunity to play with the software.

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Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E3 (computer lab)

1:30pm

Diving into NGSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will get access to an award-winning NGSS resources they can use in class this week: Mosa Mack Science's award-winning units are composed of three inquiry-lessons that progress upwards on Bloom's Taxonomy. 
Each unit begins with an animated mystery, followed by a hands-on lab and finally, culminates with an engineering challenge that enables students to apply what they've learned to solve real-world problems. Usage in various instructional models, including flipped, 5E, rotational and others will be discussed. 

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Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C5

1:30pm

Math, EdTech, and the Common Core
Trying to wade through Common Core Math? Learn about EdTech tools available to teachers and students.  During the session, participants will be encouraged to share ideas and suggestions about math apps, tools and strategies that they have used within their classrooms. We will showcase strategies and tools that allow for greater collaboration and sharing, as well as examples of different tools that we have used with students. Participants will explore new tools and find resources that will suit the needs of their learners, and share their discoveries.​​

Speakers
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Craig Yen

Teacher, MDUSD
Craig Yen - 4th grade teacher, Valle Verde Elementary. Lover of all things Edtech and learning with and from others.  Connect with me on Twitter @craigyen. 


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D5

1:30pm

Teach Programming with the Linkbot
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents and school administrators see coding as an essential skill for 21st century job preparation. Certainly the US is woefully short of these skills in what is the fastest growing white collar job category, but most teachers consider themselves to be “digital immigrants” and struggle with coding. The Linkbot is designed specifically for a standard classroom with a student to teacher ratio of 32 to 1. Our robots are manageable, parts won’t get lost in the carpet, and they are flexible enough for the advanced after-school project group. The Linkbot is being used in over 160 public schools in California and Denmark to teach programming during the school day. Linkbots are being used successfully as low as elementary school and as high as university research labs at UCD and MIT.

California just passed three bills that make coding a core subject in public high schools. Math teachers are increasingly being asked to teach programming as these courses now count towards graduation as a math subject. Linkbot Labs bottles the attention-grabbing quality of robotics into a click-through curriculum that any first year teacher can use. These lessons go beyond teaching the “concepts” of coding and dive into industry-standard programming languages like Python and C++. Linkbot Labs makes digital content a hands-on learning experience that correlates to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We have also partnered with C-STEM from UC Davis to implement A-G approved curriculum as a Math and an Elective in public high schools.

Speakers
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Graham Ryland

Barobo, Inc.



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D8

1:30pm

What's Your Evidence?
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will learn how claim, evidence, and reasoning can easily be integrated across the curriculum to make the most of instructional time. Participants will participate in interactive experiences that illustrate how to implement CER with K-5 students. Tools covered will include free online resources to make learning come alive in the classroom (i.e. padlet, kahoot, GAFE, and more)! The learning and sharing continues beyond the session as we expand our professional learning networks through cloud-based networking.

Speakers
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Jennifer DeWeerdt

Martinez Unified School District
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Michele Roche

Teacher, Martinez Unified School District



Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D4

1:30pm

High School Student Summit
Moderators
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Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I have always been passionate about how technology can inspire students to learn more effectively, and have spent my whole teaching career doing and preaching this. I love to learn, and enjoy hearing presentations on new ideas to try. That's one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy conferences such as Fall CUE, EBCUE's Cool Tools, and our MDUSD Symposium. Other passionate people inspire me.

Saturday February 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
M3

3:00pm