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Saturday, February 25
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Saturday February 25, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
MU Room

8:00am

Lending Library, STEM Tools Playground, Vendor Show in S2
Visit our STEM Lending Library playground, meet some of our vendors, and play.  We have Vince, a student from Berkeley, who is showing off Raspberry Pi and Chip, little computers with big possibilities. The Valley View Mouse Squad students will help you figure out different ways to utilize tools from the Lending Library in your own MDUSD classroom. Hayoun will be showing off the laser cutter and some of the fun things we've done with it.  If you have a picture accessible online, you can try engraving a tile or a name tag. 

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
S2

8:15am

Newcomer Orientation
Are you new to the EdTech Symposium? Do you want to learn how to earn badges and Tweet what you've learned?  Join us for a quick orientation to Chrome Warrior, today's events, and how to get the most out of your day.

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
A2

8:30am

Introductions and Keynote by Nick Zefeldt
Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Zefeldt

Nicholas Zefeldt

Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Contra Costa County Office of Education


Saturday February 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
MU Room

9:45am

Digital Learning Journals with Seesaw
Seesaw is easy enough for a kindergarten student and sophisticated enough to give your older students a platform to share their work. Digital learning journals increase student achievement by improving the home-school connection and giving students an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw is an app where student can create work samples demonstrating their learning, or share work from other apps including Google apps for Education. Students can blog using the Seesaw app, and safely collaborate with other classes. Seesaw’s FREE program is web based and works across device platforms including Chromebooks, iPads, Computers and Kindle Fire.
This session is geared toward teachers that are brand new to Seesaw. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Albright

Megan Albright

Teacher - 4th Grade, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
CC

Chrissie Cattalini

Walnut Acres/MDUSD



Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
C4

9:45am

Global Citizen Passports- a physical portfolio you can add to each year
Forget binder portfolios- your students will showcase their work in a realistic passport with VISA stamps (QR codes) linking to past work and reflections. Celebrate students’ progress as global citizens.  

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jXE9cfK93O4jvxEYVzCKnbqcxy5TUOCmsP_69OBqQf8/edit#slide=id.g14204c593d_0_60


(This is in Spanish- I will change this to English)

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
C5

9:45am

Googledy, Googledy- Make Your Math Instruction More Than Just ‘Aight!
Discover ways to use the Google Suite to create lessons today that will prepare students for tomorrow. Explore Google apps suite such as Forms, Slides, Drawing, YouTube, Maps and more to add creative, tech-infused lessons to your math instruction. This will be a hands-on session, please bring a device.

https://padlet.com/markab_tobin/NCTM2016

Speakers
avatar for Karly Moura

Karly Moura

TOSA, Sun Terrace Elementary, MDUSD
Instructional Coach & Edtech Support Teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School
MT

Mark Tobin

Student


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D5

9:45am

Personalize Your Classroom Newsletters
In this session, educators will learn practical steps for creating and sending newsletters that are personalized to their specific students and/or classes, resulting in more engaging communication with families.

http://bit.ly/2eYZFKQ

Speakers
avatar for Jen Gripman

Jen Gripman

4th grade teacher, Cornell Elementary School


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
E3

9:45am

Silos to Chatty Cathys: Getting Everyone Connected
Everyone can get connected online, whether you are in a silo or a “chatty Cathy”, through face to face connections and collaborative lurking. You will start with a common need (a topic you would like more resources on) and find others with a similar need. Together, you will learn about Pinterest, Twitter, or YouTube, and then use these tools together to create a common board, favorites, or playlist.

Get Connected, Part 1: https://goo.gl/i5FyZm
Exploding Silos I: https://goo.gl/nBR72h

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D1

9:45am

Ten Must-Have Apps for Admins
Designed for site administrators, this session will focus on ten must-have apps that make administrators more efficient and will foster positive relationships and enhance immediate communication between administrators and site staff.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Eagan

Jonathan Eagan

Assistant Superintendent, MDUSD


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D3

9:45am

APPsmash for Visual Essays in Kinder
Primary grade students will use 3-5 apps to create their first classroom essays in a visual format.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jne-V0DwDgBN3WOKzEI4NUxvhjSLp7Xwea0X3W-DeQc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Traci Bonde

Traci Bonde

CTO, Dublin USD
Traci is the Chief Technology Officer of Dublin Unified. In this role, she’s implementing social media standards, digital citizenship, tech planning, working with all to move thinking forward on use of technology in instruction. She really digs technology and PBL in classrooms. Her professional background includes Business Analyst, West Contra Costa Unified; Director of Technology, Madera Unified School District; Data & Educational Technology... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D8

9:45am

Browser-Based Programming with the Linkbot Hub
The Linkbot is an award-winning teaching tool that's turn-key for teachers and makes learning programming hands-on and engaging for students. There's no installation required; Linkbots are controlled through the browser out of the box. Our curriculum is aligned to the NGSS and gets kids coding fast.

Speakers
GR

Graham Ryland

Barobo, Inc.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
Library

9:45am

CodeHS: Comprehensive Coding Platform for High School and Middle School
In this session learn about how to teach coding in your middle school or high school with CodeHS, the most widely used platform for high school computer science. Get a chance to dive in and do your own coding in JavaScript, build your own portfolio web page in HTML and CSS, try out some Python, and learn about how to manage a blended coding classroom. We'll get a chance to do some coding but also learn some tricks for implementing computer science successfully in your school or district. This is sure to be a lively, informative, and engaging session, presented by Jeremy Keeshin, the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, who has visited over 100 schools nationally for computer science. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Keeshin

Jeremy Keeshin

CEO, CodeHS
Jeremy is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, a site for helping high schools teach computer science. Talk to him about how you are trying to bring computer science classes to your school!


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
M3

9:45am

Connecting the Dots: Integrating Writing with STEM
You've done the activity. The kids have talked about it. Now what? This session explores the many ways teachers can include quick bursts of on demand writing as well as the writing process in developing their STEM lessons and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Ireland

Joanne Ireland

Instructional Coach, Pittsburg Unified


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
B3

9:45am

Digital Storytelling with Photostory
Learn how Photostory can effortlessly motivate your students to effectively write fluently and purposefully for an authentic audience. Photostory, FREE and Fun-To-Use, brings photos to life as students narrate, add panning motion, captions, titles and music.​

Speakers
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School



Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
E1

9:45am

Explore, Experience, and Play with the MDUSD STEM Lending Library Items
Come and play with the items available in the MDUSD STEM Lending Library! All of the items are available for check out to MDUSD teachers. Some items may also be in Room S1.
The following items are a part of the library:
Sphero
Dash and Dot
Osmo Wonder Kits
Makey Makey Classic
Makey Makey Go
Ozobot
Davinci 3D printer
Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitors
Linkbot Starter kit
PocketLab Sensors/Cases
Viewmaster 3D Viewers
Galaxy Phones for 3D Viewers
Parrot Drone
Squishy Circuit Kits
BreakOut EDU boxes
Ricoh Theta Spherical Camera
Bee-Bots
 

Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
S2

9:45am

Fun with Spheros
Wanna learn how to use Spheros before you check them out of the Lending Library???? Come and play, so that you can be comfortable using this technology in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

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 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
E7

9:45am

Gamify Learning with BreakoutEDU!
How is this? What better way to learn about Breakout EDU than to experience it? In this hands-on session participants will get a chance to play a game and learn how to gamify ANY content area, professional development or staff meeting with BreakoutEDU.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clausen

Chris Clausen

Principal, El Dorado Middle School
Title I SchoolEL School1:1 School (almost)


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D2

9:45am

Genius Hour: Inspiring Passion Projects
What is Genius Hour? How do you start this with your students? Learn how implementing Genius Hour with your students helps them find their passion. Teach them to research ideas, prepare presentations/demonstrations, and present their ideas EdCamp style.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer DeWeerdt

Jennifer DeWeerdt

4th Grade Teacher, Martinez Unified School District
4th grade teacher at John Swett Elementary in Martinez Unified. My students are 1:1 with laptops and we are a Google Apps school. We tweet, Flubaroo, use Google Apps, Padlet, Kahoot, and so much more to help build the little Geniuses of the future.
MR

Michele Roche

Teacher, Martinez Unified School District



Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
D4

9:45am

Media Projects: A View from the Mountaintop
Come learn how to develop rich projects that integrate research, writing, collaboration, and technical skills. View samples and plans for student-created videos, podcasts, websites, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

EBCUE Communications Director | Director of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
C3

9:45am

Relationships Above All

In this interactive session we'll explore why fostering supportive and caring relationships in the classroom is paramount not only for students well-being but for meaningful and lifelong learning to take place.  You'll be introduced concepts from interpersonal neurobiology to simple improv games all in the name of creating healthy relationships in your classroom.


Speakers
RH

Roni Habib

Teacher and Ed-Tech Coordinator, Gunn High School
Roni is the Educational Technology Coordinator and a Teacher at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He is a consultant for Ed-Tech companies and leads Ed-Tech professional development workshops for educators in California. He is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Teacher, and has taught subjects from Algebra to Positive Psychology. He currently leads the "Happiness in Education" initiative. Roni lived in Israel and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
B4

9:45am

Vendor Show in S1, Hands-On Robotics, and CPHS Robotics Team visit
In S1, which is going to be our new MakerSpace next year, you can find some hands-on activities and demonstrations from the STEM Lending Library and our vendors. Our venders include WeVideo, The Gardens at Heather Farms, Mouse Squad of California, and more!

You can also meet some of the College Park FIRST Robotics team members and hear about their newly build robot. They'll be competing with it next month, so we're only looking and not trying it! Hear about our new space, along with our plans for making it amazing.

Saturday February 25, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
S1

11:15am

Digital Learning Journals with Seesaw
Seesaw is easy enough for a kindergarten student and sophisticated enough to give your older students a platform to share their work. Digital learning journals increase student achievement by improving the home-school connection and giving students an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw is an app where student can create work samples demonstrating their learning, or share work from other apps including Google apps for Education. Students can blog using the Seesaw app, and safely collaborate with other classes. Seesaw’s FREE program is web based and works across device platforms including Chromebooks, iPads, Computers and Kindle Fire.
This session is geared toward individuals that have some experience with Seesaw and are looking to do more with it, and get implementation tips. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Albright

Megan Albright

Teacher - 4th Grade, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
CC

Chrissie Cattalini

Walnut Acres/MDUSD



Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
C4

11:15am

Evolving Your Reading Program
Create a community of readers: keep it social, infuse technology and have fun.
http://www.thebooksomm.com/contact.html

Speakers
avatar for Heather Marshall

Heather Marshall

Teacher, Carquinez Middle School
I attended Lisa Highfill's Hyperdoc session at the CUE conference and loved the idea. I began creating hyperdocs and sharing them with Lisa and the @TsGiveTs community on Twitter. I have held several playdate style tech workshops in my district this year and host a website for these workshops filled with teacher resources: http://www.middleschoolmind.com/professional-development.html#/ I teach full time and have spent years coaching and mentoring... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
D6

11:15am

Showcase Student Learning with WeVideo: All Devices, Anytime!
Come and learn how video can help you move toward student-centered learning. You'll learn more about WeVideo for Schools and how its managed, collaborative ecosystem makes video a more effective teaching tool.

Please have Chrome installed on your laptop or Chromebook.
https://goo.gl/h1PDZ0
 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo Inc
Why learn more about WeVideo? Because video let students add emotion to their personal passion story. It sparks multi-learning and critical thinking. It redefines and transforms learning per the SAMR model. Video can make learning more engaging for a broad spectrum of your 21st Century students. If you have BYOD, Chromebooks, or mobile devices - we are the best video creation ecosystem you can use. The school version offers managed, collaborative... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
E3

11:15am

Using Blended Learning to Inform, Engage and Motivate
This fun and fast-paced session will give you a variety of online resources to effectively engage, motivate, and formatively assess your students. We will be using Quizzez, Kahoot, Plickers, Google forms, and many more tools to impact discourse and inquiry in the classroom. 

https://sites.google.com/view/holznercourtney/home

https://sites.google.com/view/holznercourtney/home

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Dublin Unified School District
https://sites.google.com/view/holznercourtney/home


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
C3

11:15am

Who R U? A Digital Partner Presentation for Day 1
Help students get to know their peers, define culture, and become familiar with the multimedia features of google slides through creating 1 minute “about me” slides for their partners

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RDLNykvogtYcw7pYP9a6bCU1OKs-Ajw7uGTVCls2g80/edit#slide=id.g108b1cbc00_0_4

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
C5

11:15am

The Power of Play and Connection!

It's time to take play, connections, and joy in the classroom seriously.  In this session, you're not only going to learn why these are so critical to actualizing the potential of your students, you will feel it yourself!  Warning - this session will be active, super fun, and you’ll learn a ton!  Let’s do it!


Speakers
RH

Roni Habib

Teacher and Ed-Tech Coordinator, Gunn High School
Roni is the Educational Technology Coordinator and a Teacher at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He is a consultant for Ed-Tech companies and leads Ed-Tech professional development workshops for educators in California. He is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Teacher, and has taught subjects from Algebra to Positive Psychology. He currently leads the "Happiness in Education" initiative. Roni lived in Israel and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
B4

11:15am

Accessible Tech for Students with Special Needs
This class will focus on how to incorporate both EdTech and STEM within the SDC classroom. Students with moderate to severe disabilities require extensive accommodations and modifications. Thus, it is often overwhelming for education specialist to consider integrating technology. This class will demonstrate with hands on examples just how easy it can be to infuse Tech throughout an SDC program. Such integration is transformative and our session will cover how to maximize usefulness of iPads/computers/Chromebooks and accessible coding with robots. Technology within the SDC classroom enhances already established curriculums across all subject matter and promotes equal access among students. 

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
D4

11:15am

APPsmash for Visual Essays in Kinder
Primary grade students will use 3-5 apps to create their first classroom essays in a visual format.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jne-V0DwDgBN3WOKzEI4NUxvhjSLp7Xwea0X3W-DeQc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Traci Bonde

Traci Bonde

CTO, Dublin USD
Traci is the Chief Technology Officer of Dublin Unified. In this role, she’s implementing social media standards, digital citizenship, tech planning, working with all to move thinking forward on use of technology in instruction. She really digs technology and PBL in classrooms. Her professional background includes Business Analyst, West Contra Costa Unified; Director of Technology, Madera Unified School District; Data & Educational Technology... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
D8

11:15am

Browser-Based Programming with the Linkbot Hub
The Linkbot is an award-winning teaching tool that's turn-key for teachers and makes learning programming hands-on and engaging for students. There's no installation required; Linkbots are controlled through the browser out of the box. Our curriculum is aligned to the NGSS and gets kids coding fast.

Speakers
GR

Graham Ryland

Barobo, Inc.


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Library

11:15am

CodeHS: Comprehensive Coding Platform for High School and Middle School
In this session learn about how to teach coding in your middle school or high school with CodeHS, the most widely used platform for high school computer science. Get a chance to dive in and do your own coding in JavaScript, build your own portfolio web page in HTML and CSS, try out some Python, and learn about how to manage a blended coding classroom. We'll get a chance to do some coding but also learn some tricks for implementing computer science successfully in your school or district. This is sure to be a lively, informative, and engaging session, presented by Jeremy Keeshin, the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, who has visited over 100 schools nationally for computer science. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Keeshin

Jeremy Keeshin

CEO, CodeHS
Jeremy is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, a site for helping high schools teach computer science. Talk to him about how you are trying to bring computer science classes to your school!


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
M3

11:15am

Connecting the Dots: Integrating Writing with STEM
You've done the activity. The kids have talked about it. Now what? This session explores the many ways teachers can include quick bursts of on demand writing as well as the writing process in developing their STEM lessons and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Ireland

Joanne Ireland

Instructional Coach, Pittsburg Unified


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
B3

11:15am

Easy Coding with Scratch
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Using a set of about 100 commands that can be snapped together visually, you can create just about anything and learn the fundamentals of more advanced languages.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School



Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
E1

11:15am

Ed Tech Awesomeness Across Your Campus
Code, program robots, and fly some drones with your entire campus!

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
D3

11:15am

Explore, Experience, and Play with the MDUSD STEM Lending Library Items
Come and play with the items available in the MDUSD STEM Lending Library! All of the items are available for check out to MDUSD teachers.We have Vince, a student from Berkeley, who is showing off Raspberry Pi and Chip, little computers with big possibilities. The Valley View Mouse Squad students will help you figure out different ways to utilize tools from the Lending Library in your own MDUSD classroom. Hayoun will be showing off the laser cutter and some of the fun things we've done with it.  If you have a picture accessible online, you can try engraving a tile or a name tag.  Some items may also be in Room S1.
The following items are a part of the MDUSD lending library:
Sphero
Dash and Dot
Osmo Wonder Kits
Makey Makey Classic
Makey Makey Go
Ozobot
Davinci 3D printer
Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitors
Linkbot Starter kit
PocketLab Sensors/Cases
Viewmaster 3D Viewers
Galaxy Phones for 3D Viewers
Parrot Drone
Squishy Circuit Kits
BreakOut EDU boxes
Ricoh Theta Spherical Camera
Bee-Bots
 

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
S2

11:15am

Fun with Spheros
Wanna learn how to use Sphero's before you check them out of the Lending Library???? Come and play, so that you can be comfortable using this technology in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

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 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
E7

11:15am

Vendor Show in S1, Hands-On Robotics, and CPHS Robotics Team visit
In S1, which is going to be our new MakerSpace next year, you can find some hands-on activities and demonstrations from the STEM Lending Library and our vendors. Our venders include WeVideo, The Gardens at Heather Farms, Mouse Squad of California, and more!

You can also meet some of the College Park FIRST Robotics team members and hear about their newly build robot. They'll be competing with it next month, so we're only looking and not trying it! Hear about our new space, along with our plans for making it amazing.

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
S1

11:15am

Virtual Fieldtrips with Google Expeditions!
Google Expeditions allow students to have a 360 degree experience of places around the world. In this session we will share information about leading students on your own expeditions and will have View Master VR and Google Cardboard viewers to try out.

https://padlet.com/mourakd/m5k58nxfiswc

Speakers
avatar for Karly Moura

Karly Moura

TOSA, Sun Terrace Elementary, MDUSD
Instructional Coach & Edtech Support Teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

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


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
D5

12:30pm

Lunch
Weather permitting, lunch will be served in the breezeway outside of the MU. Students will be available to answer questions and discuss their opinions and experiences with robotics and school in general. Attendees staying in the MU room will enjoy the opportunity to listen and ask questions.
Attendees wanting to meet and collaborate with others should find space outside of the MU. Seating is available in A2, A3, and M3, as well as outside. 

Saturday February 25, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
MU or A2 or A3

1:30pm

Collaborative E-Publishing: How Your Class Can Publish a Book in <1 Month
Create a professional, 100% student written and edited epublication using free google apps. Learn all steps and tools needed to start tomorrow. A sample Spanish epublication will be shared. 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9jPPdYWt2tBZFF1bW84YS1KMlE?usp=sharing#

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C5

1:30pm

Elementary Design Thinking
The Design Thinking process focuses on students using empathy to determine a design-need or problem. They then ideate, prototype, test, refine and retest until a solution can be found. This seminar explores what makes design thinking lessons work, how it brings the 4Cs to life and how it helps create curious, engaged, active learners.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Amaral

Lucy Amaral

Computer Specialist, Burton Valley Elementary
I'm a MERIT 16 Cohort, a Google Certified Educator Level 2 and a technology integration specialist. I facilitate tech-infused opportunities for students and staff at my site. With my students, my focus is on giving them opportunities to learn, collaborate and problem solve. With my teachers, I work as our technology coordinator, site-tech resource specialist, webmaster and lesson facilitator. I love challenging students with educational... Read More →
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Director of Innovation, Design, & Technology, Lafayette School District
Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator, a CUE Lead Learner, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, East Bay CUE President, a MERIT13 fellow, Assistant Director of the MERIT15 and MERIT16 program, and the Director of the MERIT17 program. She is also the recipient of a CUE Gold Disk (2016). Lisa loves project-based and inquiry-based learning as well as STEM and computer science.


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D4

1:30pm

Intro to Google Forms
Need to collect data, register people for an event, or find out what students are thinking? Solicit responses to a picture or video? THINK GOOGLE FORMS! Forms is an easy-to-use form tool that integrates with Sheets to provide a complete data collection and manipulation system. Learn how to create surveys and quizzes with a variety of question types. Add images and video. Interact with the data collection spreadsheet for detailed and summary views of responses. Get resources to help you move forward with Forms.

Session Resources: https://goo.gl/W8fZxo

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Politzer

Stephen Politzer

Board Member, East Bay CUE
Now retired, Stephen is a long-time ed tech advocate, presenter, teacher, tech administrator, as well as past president and current East Bay CUE board member.


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:30pm

It IS easy being Green Screen!
Speakers
CC

Chrissie Cattalini

Walnut Acres/MDUSD
avatar for Karly Moura

Karly Moura

TOSA, Sun Terrace Elementary, MDUSD
Instructional Coach & Edtech Support Teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D5

1:30pm

Movies the New Books
Using a short film as a text is a scaffold that enables struggling students to actively participate in discussions with peers about literary terms, without the barrier of their difficulty comprehending complex text and/or language.

http://www.thebooksomm.com/about.html

Speakers
avatar for Heather Marshall

Heather Marshall

Teacher, Carquinez Middle School
I attended Lisa Highfill's Hyperdoc session at the CUE conference and loved the idea. I began creating hyperdocs and sharing them with Lisa and the @TsGiveTs community on Twitter. I have held several playdate style tech workshops in my district this year and host a website for these workshops filled with teacher resources: http://www.middleschoolmind.com/professional-development.html#/ I teach full time and have spent years coaching and mentoring... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D6

1:30pm

No More Boring Sub Plans! Digitizing Lesson Plans
Why change lessons just because you have a sub in your classroom? Students know when they are being given busy work, and why should they read and answer questions just because you are not present? Sometimes sub lessons impede unit pacing, and there are no guarantees that the substitute is going to give the information to the class as intended. Remove the middleman and create interactive lessons designed for the students to follow, while the sub monitors behavior. Utilize Google Classroom, Google Suite, #hyperdocs, and YouTube to create complex, thought-provoking or collaborative lessons for your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Vallejo

Erin Vallejo

Technology Coordinator / English Teacher, Dublin High School


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D8

1:30pm

Showcase Student Learning with WeVideo: All Devices, Anytime!
Come and learn how video can help you move toward student-centered learning. You'll learn more about WeVideo for Schools and how its managed, collaborative ecosystem makes video a more effective teaching tool.

Please have Chrome installed on your laptop or Chromebook.
https://goo.gl/h1PDZ0
 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gardner

Greg Gardner

Regional Sales Manager, WeVideo Inc
Why learn more about WeVideo? Because video let students add emotion to their personal passion story. It sparks multi-learning and critical thinking. It redefines and transforms learning per the SAMR model. Video can make learning more engaging for a broad spectrum of your 21st Century students. If you have BYOD, Chromebooks, or mobile devices - we are the best video creation ecosystem you can use. The school version offers managed, collaborative... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E3

1:30pm

Students Put Their Story on the Map using Google Tour Builder
Promote storytelling and global awareness by letting students put their stories on the map using Google Tour Builder. Tour Builder is an easy to use tool that lets you pick locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. This tool can be applied in a variety of grade levels and curricular areas. 

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avatar for Megan Albright

Megan Albright

Teacher - 4th Grade, Mt. Diablo Unified School District


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C4

1:30pm

Using Blended Learning to Inform, Engage and Motivate
This fun and fast-paced session will give you a variety of online resources to effectively engage, motivate, and formatively assess your students. We will be using Quizzez, Kahoot, Plickers, Google forms, and many more tools to impact discourse and inquiry in the classroom. 

https://sites.google.com/view/holznercourtney/home

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avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Dublin Unified School District
https://sites.google.com/view/holznercourtney/home


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C3

1:30pm

What Makes You Think This Is New?
EdTech: the buzzword of the 21st Century. But what makes tech in the classroom relevant to our digital native students? When was the last time we as educators sought to learn from students and collaborated on significant EdTech possibilities? Creativity is at the core of innovation. Without it, technology is just a tool. How might we explode the paradigm that technology and arts are opposing ends of the edu-spectrum? The design-thinking method mirrors the creative methods of arts, circulated for generations. So what makes you think this is new? Let’s bridge the gap and get the best of both worlds.

tahiraedu.weebly.com

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Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B3

1:30pm

Let it Rot: Composting and School Gardens
Dig in and investigate the science of soil and decomposition and discover our role in green waste recycling.  

https://sites.google.com/a/gardenshf.org/natural-science-classroom/

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JD

Jenn Diggs

Natural Science Educator, The Gardens at Heather Farm
AM

Arlene Molina

the Gardens at Heather Farm


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D3

1:30pm

STEM for Middle School
Teachers will participate in a simple Engineering challenge and learn about other activities they can easily implement in their classrooms. Sources for materials will be provided.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E7

1:30pm

"Wait... What? Writing and Coding with Scratch Junior"
“Wait...What? Writing and Coding with Scratch Jr.” Participants will learn to thoughtfully integrate technology into a writing lesson, utilizing the Scratch Jr. app, to code and revise their writing to have students write more. This hands on lesson will incorporate math, language arts and STEM for greater student engagement and outcomes. 

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avatar for Sandra Rowlett

Sandra Rowlett

4th/5th Grade Teacher
I am in the MERIT 2016-2017 cohort and complete the program in March. | I love integrating Ed Tech with my lessons and watching the engagement on my students' faces. I have also been integrating Design Thinking and Coding into my classroom this year, and feel like I have achieved a lot of success. I am happy to share and discuss all of my new ideas!


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E1

1:30pm

CodeHS: Comprehensive Coding Platform for High School and Middle School
In this session learn about how to teach coding in your middle school or high school with CodeHS, the most widely used platform for high school computer science. Get a chance to dive in and do your own coding in JavaScript, build your own portfolio web page in HTML and CSS, try out some Python, and learn about how to manage a blended coding classroom. We'll get a chance to do some coding but also learn some tricks for implementing computer science successfully in your school or district. This is sure to be a lively, informative, and engaging session, presented by Jeremy Keeshin, the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, who has visited over 100 schools nationally for computer science. 

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avatar for Jeremy Keeshin

Jeremy Keeshin

CEO, CodeHS
Jeremy is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, a site for helping high schools teach computer science. Talk to him about how you are trying to bring computer science classes to your school!


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
M3

1:30pm

Explore, Experience, and Play with the MDUSD STEM Lending Library Items
Come and play with the items available in the MDUSD STEM Lending Library! All of the items are available for check out to MDUSD teachers. Some items may also be in Room S1.
The following items are a part of the library:
Sphero
Dash and Dot
Osmo Wonder Kits
Makey Makey Classic
Makey Makey Go
Ozobot
Davinci 3D printer
Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitors
Linkbot Starter kit
PocketLab Sensors/Cases
Viewmaster 3D Viewers
Galaxy Phones for 3D Viewers
Parrot Drone
Squishy Circuit Kits
BreakOut EDU boxes
Ricoh Theta Spherical Camera
Bee-Bots
 

Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
S2

1:30pm

Gamify Learning with BreakoutEDU!
How is this? What better way to learn about Breakout EDU than to experience it? In this hands-on session participants will get a chance to play a game and learn how to gamify ANY content area, professional development or staff meeting with BreakoutEDU.

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avatar for Chris Clausen

Chris Clausen

Principal, El Dorado Middle School
Title I SchoolEL School1:1 School (almost)


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D2

1:30pm

Literacy K-2 Meets the Acronyms (DT, PBL, STEM)
This K-2 session with 3 developed ideas on how to blend literacy with all the new acronyms! Do you know a little bit about Project Based Learning, STEM, and Design Thinking but are stuck on implementation? I will share how I get all three styles of teaching and learning into my classroom (full permission to ‘steal’ my ideas)! We will also walk you step-by-step through a planning process and you will walk away with one project thought through from your own curriculum! We will make it a lesson your students won’t forget!

Presentation Slides on Drive (in progress) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VJ5ToiuJdG3Zn1Ts8VHDHJHJg9oMxxLABCKE_-02p5U/edit?usp=sharing

Planning Template to be used by Participants on Drive (in progress)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iabwD6WZ1K9w5xvASbrE0Jo5ogHzISTDMuzEGcN7jH4/edit?usp=sharing

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avatar for Shelby Regner

Shelby Regner

Teacher, LASD
True ed-geek here! I enjoy connecting with people and would love to talk anything education or otherwise with you!


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D1

1:30pm

Robots & Coding in Elementary
Ready to learn about coding in the elementary classroom? Let's explore coding, both unplugged and plugged, and look at the benefits of teaching children how to code. During this session, you will learn about how to integrate coding into the curriculum. You will also be given time to explore and play with a variety of robots, including beebots, Dash from Wonder Workshop, ozobots and spheros. Ready? Set? Let's play!

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Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B4

1:30pm

Vendor Show in S1, Hands-On Robotics, and CPHS Robotics Team visit
In S1, which is going to be our new MakerSpace next year, you can find some hands-on activities and demonstrations from the STEM Lending Library and our vendors. Our venders include WeVideo, The Gardens at Heather Farms, Mouse Squad of California, and more!

You can also meet some of the College Park FIRST Robotics team members and hear about their newly build robot. They'll be competing with it next month, so we're only looking and not trying it! Hear about our new space, along with our plans for making it amazing.

Saturday February 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
S1

3:00pm