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Friday, April 19
 

8:30am

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 312

8:30am

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity filling up

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 312

8:30am

Audio Production with Soundtrap
Limited Capacity full
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Turn your classroom into a studio! Join this sessions to learn the basics of audio/song production from beat creation, adding vocals, and adding final touches to your song. We'll use Chromebook friendly software!

Speakers
avatar for Kenyatta Forbes

Kenyatta Forbes

Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator
Kenyatta is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator. She spent two years working with Mozilla Foundation as a Community Manager stewarding the internet as a tool for innovation and learning globally. Kenyatta facilitates presentations, and leads... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 216

8:30am

Geo-Tools: Google Maps & MyMaps
Limited Capacity filling up

This series focuses on the many ways teachers of all subject areas might consider including Geo-Tools in their classrooms - especially as a way to build relationships with students. We all know the tools don't matter, but I'm guessing you'd still like to know what you'll learn. So... in this session we will share, discuss, and create with Google Maps and MyMaps (at least)! We will maintain a focus on amplifying student voices and digital publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a teacher who has been fortunate to learn with tech ninjas from kindergarten to graduate school. While working to help all learners find an audience and purpose for their work, he has become an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, Google... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 205

8:30am

Believe the HYPE: Transformative Learning with HyperDocs
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What’s all of the hype about HyperDocs? Can one tool truly transform teaching and learning? Yes! HyperDocs are innovative student centered digital lessons that will open the door to learning possibilities and differentiation for students. During this session, attendees will identify the components of a HyperDoc, explore HyperDoc examples, and personalize HyperDocs for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 221

8:30am

Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Docs, Slides & More
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Do you remember reading the Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were growing up? Now it is possible for your students to create these types of books as well. Join us as we dive into Google Docs, Google Slides and more to create our own Choose Your Own Adventures.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 202

8:30am

Moving from Consumption to Creation!
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Got Chromebooks but don't know what to do with them? Join this session to see how these amazing devices can be used to deepen understanding through student creation. Specifically, we will explore how tools like Google Drawing can serve as formative assessment and explore some powerful creation apps/extensions like Flipgrid, Book Creator and Loom!

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 209

8:30am

Creating Visual Arguments with Google Slides
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It’s important for students to consider and examine both sides of an argument, especially when diving into controversial topics. Instead of one class debate on a single topic, have each student research their own topic of interest! Use Google Slides to create visual arguments, then Screencastify to share both viewpoints.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 301

8:30am

Google Forms and Sheets 101
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In this session, we will cover Google Forms and how you can use them in your classroom. Forms are a quick way to create an online survey. The responses are then collected in Google Sheets. Teachers can use Forms in a variety of ways, including assessing student knowledge, giving quick quizzes, creating exit tickets, and receiving feedback from students and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rounds

Mark Rounds

Career AcademyTeacher, Monarch School
Mark Rounds teaches for San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools at The Monarch School, a public K-12 serving the homeless population in downtown San Diego. He is lead teacher in the CTE Academy, building a deeper learning methodology and environment for at-risk teens, striving... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 308

8:30am

History Interactive
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Intro:
Let's ask students to think critically and creatively about history by asking students to examine tough choices historic figures have faced and tough choices current leaders and everyday people must make to survive or thrive.

Create:
We'll start by brainstorming historical events where figures have faced tough decisions and the potential difficult outcomes of those decisions. We'll map out those decisions and outcomes on Post-it Notes and then begin designing an interactive experience using Google Sites to map those choices with texts and images. Participants will design models of interactive history sites to provide students.

Reflect:
How else can this kind of interactive activity be deployed? What other possibilities are there for the future?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 215

8:30am

Math: Infinity and Beyond
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We will explore collaborative math activities, Google Hangouts for expanding your classroom, unique discussion and community problem solving strategies, and interactive lessons using forms. This is a hands-on workshop designed to help you integrate Google Tools and Apps into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Janel White Taylor

Janel White Taylor

Dr. Janel D. White-Taylor is an Educational Technology Clinical Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Project eXcellence, Faculty Associate for the George Lucas... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 212

8:30am

Publishing To Authentic Audiences For The ELA CLassroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will guide attendees through multiple ways for students to publish their work using Google Tools. We will discuss tools and the ways to foster student publication and portfolio creation.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 304

8:30am

Publishing Using Digital Tools
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When students know their work will be seen by others, they want it to be good. When they know it's just for the teacher, they want it to be good enough. Using the digital storytelling tool Book Creator, we'll talk about how and why to create things others will see, and explore techniques for getting them to push themselves in projects using this and similar tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 303

8:30am

Ted-ED Platform: Spark, Create, and Share Interactive Ideas
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Educators will learn how to use The TED-Ed platform. Learn how to customize lessons for different classes and individual learning needs — and then track the results.
The TED-Ed Clubs program supports students in discovering, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Director of Blended Learning, Lancaster ISD
Kimberly Lane Clark, Ed.S. is an award-winning educator and keynote speaker based in Texas. She is the Director of Blended Learning and a computer science/ed-tech consultant. Kim began her career in educational technology 11 years ago, teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 219

8:30am

Understanding the Special Needs Learner
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In this session teachers will understand the meaning of a diverse learner and experience what it feels like to have a learning disability. The session will also delve into defining safe, fair and equitable pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 210

8:30am

Accountable Talk: Convos That Avoid Privileged Dominance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Classroom conversations and everyday talk that has anything to do with culture or identity can at times be misunderstood or worse yet alienate and offend. We will explore a few strategies and norms that can be implemented to improve class conversations. Participants will investigate microaggressions and unconscious bias to better monitor our everyday talk and wrap with important language shifts we can use with families, colleagues, and students. To close the session, a lengthy resource bank (prof books, kid lit, lesson plans, social media accounts, podcasts etc.) will be provided to continue the heart and mind work around equity, diversity, and cultural responsiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 201

8:30am

Introduction to School Status
Limited Capacity filling up

SchoolStatus integrates overwhelming amounts of data and puts it in one easy-to-access place delivering a powerful and meaningful communication tool right to your fingertips. With a focus on the data, so educators can focus on education.  PCSSD district-wide solution. 

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Cummings

Tyler Cummings

Educator Training Manager, SchoolStatus
SchoolStatus is your one stop shop for all your student data and communication needs. You can call and text parents WITHOUT giving out your cellphone number. I'm excited to have a chance to show you this new tool.



Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Seminar Room

8:30am

K2 Media Arts - Drawing, Painting, Sculpting
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This session will expose you to some amazing apps for getting creative with the iPad - specifically for drawing, painting, and sculpting with your Kindergarten through second grade students. Come explore how you can simulate 3D projects and replicate a variety of artistic styles. Whether you have one iPad or a full classroom set, you will find innovative and practical ideas for using iPads in your art class.

Speakers
avatar for Cutia Blunt

Cutia Blunt

Director of Academic Technology, The Galloway School
Cutia (Ka-TEE-ah) Blunt serves as the Director of Academic Technology at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this role, she was the Assistant Principal of Early Learning at Galloway. She also spent 14 years as a classroom and gifted program teacher. Cutia has earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 207

8:30am

Primarily Google: Google Classroom for Little Learners
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#K2CanTOO! In this introductory level session, we will go step by step through the basics of Google Classroom with a focus on use with very young students. We'll address the basics of logging in and connecting students to Google Classroom. We'll also look at how to share links, resources, and activities that are especially designed to build foundations in technology use with our youngest scholars.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 306

8:30am

Seesaw 101
Limited Capacity full
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In this beginning session you will learn about using SeeSaw in the classroom. We will look at the basic tools in Seesaw and how to set it up. Be ready to learn, practice and explore new tools and gaining experience so that you can be ready to use Seesaw in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stephens

Katie Stephens

Technology Teacher on Special Assignment, Ed Tech Team
Katie Stephens is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Desert Sands Unified School District. With 8 years of teaching experiences, Katie is responsible for working with teachers and students on district technology implementations. She provides technology training to teachers... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 213

9:55am

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 312

9:55am

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity seats available

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 312

9:55am

Google Drawings Did That?!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will cover how to use Google Drawings creatively. Google Drawings is no longer just for Infographics! Create beautiful illustrations that mirror the complexity of photoshop. We will review the user interface, develop some basic drawings, and then kick it up a notch by looking at ways to use Google Drawings creatively.

Speakers
avatar for Kenyatta Forbes

Kenyatta Forbes

Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator
Kenyatta is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator. She spent two years working with Mozilla Foundation as a Community Manager stewarding the internet as a tool for innovation and learning globally. Kenyatta facilitates presentations, and leads... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 216

9:55am

Music, Art, & Student Voice
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session focuses on the many ways teachers of all subject areas in grades 3-12 might consider including Music and Art in their classrooms - especially as a way to build relationships with students. We all know the tools don't matter, but I'm guessing you'd still like to know what you'll learn. So... in this session we will share, discuss, and create with Google Drawings and SoundTrap (at least)! We will maintain a focus on amplifying student voices and digital publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a teacher who has been fortunate to learn with tech ninjas from kindergarten to graduate school. While working to help all learners find an audience and purpose for their work, he has become an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, Google... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 205

9:55am

Attention Beginners: Rock Your Classes with Google Classroom! (Gr. 3-5)
Limited Capacity full
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Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for managing student workflow…and much more! Create classes easily, post announcements, make assignments, provide feedback and homework grades, help students stay organized, communicate with students, and more with this great tool. Take the time during this workshop to familiarize yourself not only with Classroom but with the Google Drive apps like Drawings, Forms, Docs, and Slides. Then tie it all together so that you leave with your Classroom and assignments set up!

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 209

9:55am

Full STEM Ahead with Google Tools
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STEM is fully integrated into many elementary classrooms. Find the most useful Google tools to use with your STEM curriculum. Come learn how to create and publish with these digital tools.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 202

9:55am

Go Digital: GSuite Tools for Reader’s Workshop
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Reader’s Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class to facilitate reading growth and development. Transform your reader’s workshop into a digital learning experience using GSuite. During this session, teachers will experience a reader’s workshop using Google tools and develop a plan to go digital with their reader’s workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 221

9:55am

Amplifying Students' Voices
Limited Capacity full
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Perhaps nothing is more powerful for a student's sense of possibility than seeing and hearing what he or she has gone to the trouble of doing well. We'll look at tools and approaches to giving students reasons to up their game on what they make using simple audio and video editing tools, simple screencasting, and free contests as a way of helping them understand what it means to have an audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 303

9:55am

Bring Math to Life with 8-Bit Characters!
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Let your students’ creativity shine with 8-bit characters in math class. Not only do students make their characters come to life, but also they practice converting fractions, ratios, and percents!

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 301

9:55am

Create Mini Lessons through Google Slides
Limited Capacity full
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Do you have a Lesson, Announcement, or a quick tool you would like to show staff members but do not have time to reach all in one setting.... Learn how to create flipped lessons, self paced lesson, blended learning activities by creating mini lessons by using Google Slides where teachers can go through at their own pace.

Participants will learn how to create mini lessons by using google slides where students or teachers can learn at their own pace, navigate through important materials, assess their knowledge where teachers can provide immediate feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Director of Blended Learning, Lancaster ISD
Kimberly Lane Clark, Ed.S. is an award-winning educator and keynote speaker based in Texas. She is the Director of Blended Learning and a computer science/ed-tech consultant. Kim began her career in educational technology 11 years ago, teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 219

9:55am

Hidden Google Tools For The Secondary History Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will guide attendees through the many hidden tools that Google provides that can flip your History classroom on it's head! Attendees will learn about Google Arts & Culture, Google Earth Engine, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 304

9:55am

Interactive ELA
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Intro
Let's ask students to think critically and creatively about narratives by asking students to examine tough choices literary figures face and tough choices current individuals must make to survive or thrive.
Create
We'll start by brainstorming literature where characters face tough decisions and the potential difficult outcomes of those decisions. We'll map out those decisions and outcomes on Post-it Notes and then begin designing an interactive experience using Google Sites to map those choices with texts and images. Participants will design models of interactive literature sites to provide students.
Reflect
How else can this kind of interactive activity be deployed? What other possibilities are there for the future?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 215

9:55am

Leveraging GoGuardian in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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GoGuardian is a tool that will help a teacher manage students' Chromebook use and help to keep track of student web activity. In this session, we will cover the GoGuardian Teacher user interface and share best practices for the tool's use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rounds

Mark Rounds

Career AcademyTeacher, Monarch School
Mark Rounds teaches for San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools at The Monarch School, a public K-12 serving the homeless population in downtown San Diego. He is lead teacher in the CTE Academy, building a deeper learning methodology and environment for at-risk teens, striving... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 308

9:55am

Science…Kaboom!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to explore several new and innovative strategies for teaching science to middle and high school students using Google Suite and Apps. We will explore collaborative activities, unique teaching strategies using Google tools and activities, and many different science resources.

Speakers
avatar for Janel White Taylor

Janel White Taylor

Dr. Janel D. White-Taylor is an Educational Technology Clinical Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Project eXcellence, Faculty Associate for the George Lucas... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 212

9:55am

Understanding the EL Student
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Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will discuss the obstacles faced by students trying to acquire the English language, explore the meaning of BICS vs. CALP and how that effects pedagogical practices, and what SDAIE strategies are most effective.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 210

9:55am

Accountable Talk: Convos That Avoid Privileged Dominance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Classroom conversations and everyday talk that has anything to do with culture or identity can at times be misunderstood or worse yet alienate and offend. We will explore a few strategies and norms that can be implemented to improve class conversations. Participants will investigate microaggressions and unconscious bias to better monitor our everyday talk and wrap with important language shifts we can use with families, colleagues, and students. To close the session, a lengthy resource bank (prof books, kid lit, lesson plans, social media accounts, podcasts etc.) will be provided to continue the heart and mind work around equity, diversity, and cultural responsiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 201

9:55am

Introduction to School Status
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

SchoolStatus integrates overwhelming amounts of data and puts it in one easy-to-access place delivering a powerful and meaningful communication tool right to your fingertips. With a focus on the data, so educators can focus on education.  PCSSD district-wide solution. 

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Cummings

Tyler Cummings

Educator Training Manager, SchoolStatus
SchoolStatus is your one stop shop for all your student data and communication needs. You can call and text parents WITHOUT giving out your cellphone number. I'm excited to have a chance to show you this new tool.



Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Seminar Room

9:55am

An Audience to Shine For with Seesaw
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Wish there was just one app that did it all? Then let me introduce you to Seesaw, The Learning Journal! More than just a digital portfolio, the Seesaw app gives all students a voice, provides a safe space for students to learn digital citizenship skills, allows teachers to simply scaffold lessons for all learners, provides parents with a window into the classroom, connects students with an authentic audience, and much, much more. In this session, you will experience both the student and teacher side of this amazing tool! This tools works on iOS, Android, as well the Chrome Browser.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 306

9:55am

Hands-On, Minds-On Coding for Littles
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Early elementary (Kindergarten - 2nd grade) educators are invited to explore hardware and software used to introduce coding and programing concepts to our littlest students! This session will begin with a discussion of coding and programming objectives appropriate for these grade levels. Then, we’ll explore the following resources: Blue-Bots from Terrapin: Tools for Thinking, Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop, Coding Awbie and Coding Jam from Osmo, and Kubo from Pitsco Education.

Speakers
avatar for Cutia Blunt

Cutia Blunt

Director of Academic Technology, The Galloway School
Cutia (Ka-TEE-ah) Blunt serves as the Director of Academic Technology at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this role, she was the Assistant Principal of Early Learning at Galloway. She also spent 14 years as a classroom and gifted program teacher. Cutia has earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 207

9:55am

Seesaw Activities and Beyond
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this intermediate session we will explore more features in Seesaw including Activities. We will learn how to use, edit, and create Activities in Seesaw. Be ready to learn, practice and explore these tools and gaining experience so that you can be ready to use Seesaw Activities in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stephens

Katie Stephens

Technology Teacher on Special Assignment, Ed Tech Team
Katie Stephens is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Desert Sands Unified School District. With 8 years of teaching experiences, Katie is responsible for working with teachers and students on district technology implementations. She provides technology training to teachers... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 9:55am - 11:10am
Room 213

11:10am

Lunch
Friday April 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm
Cafeteria

12:10pm

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.

Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 312

12:10pm

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity seats available

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.

Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 312

12:10pm

Create Student Portfolios and Class Sites with Google
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Create stunning Classroom sites or Student Portfolios in Google Sites.  Learn how to create one stop shops for all your classroom content and student work.

Speakers
avatar for Kenyatta Forbes

Kenyatta Forbes

Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator
Kenyatta is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator. She spent two years working with Mozilla Foundation as a Community Manager stewarding the internet as a tool for innovation and learning globally. Kenyatta facilitates presentations, and leads... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 216

12:10pm

Geo-Tools: Tour Builder and Google Arts & Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This series focuses on the many ways teachers of all subject areas in grades 3-12 might consider including Geo-Tools in their classrooms, especially as a way to build relationships with students. We all know the tools don't matter, but I'm guessing you'd still like to know what you'll learn. So... in this session we will share, discuss, and create with Tour Builder and the Google Arts & Culture website (at least)! We will maintain a focus on amplifying student voices and digital publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a teacher who has been fortunate to learn with tech ninjas from kindergarten to graduate school. While working to help all learners find an audience and purpose for their work, he has become an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, Google... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 205

12:10pm

G Suite in the STEM Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

GSuite provides an ideal productivity and collaboration cloud for STEM. Come explore a STEM design challenge that incorporates GSuite tools. During this session, attendees will explore an example STEM design process, experience a design challenge, and plan a challenge for later use using GSuite.

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 221

12:10pm

Google Classroom for the Elementary Teacher
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Google Classroom keeps improving with each school year. Come and learn practical ways to use Google Classroom with your elementary aged students. You will leave with your classroom set up and ready to go with a plan on taking it to the next level.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 202

12:10pm

Learning More than Geography with Mystery Hangouts! (Gr. 3-5)
Limited Capacity filling up

You may have heard of Mystery Calls, where two classes somewhere in the world have to figure out where the other is located using only yes/no questions. Well, now it’s your turn to experience one yourself! You’ll also get yourself set up in Google’s Connected Classroom and learn some tips & tricks so you can quickly and easily find other educators to connect with from anywhere in the world!

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 209

12:10pm

Engage! In the Secondary ELA Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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In this session attendees will learn about, and have time to play with, multiple tools for student engagement and amplification of student voice in the ELA classroom. Attendees will leave with with a tool box full of classroom ready resources.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 304

12:10pm

Flipped History
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Flipping the history classroom is a great way to maximize time for differentiated instruction, project based learning, and one-on-one student interaction. Let's look at ways to get students involved in video creation, preparing them with an important future-ready skill while developing an understanding of important historic concepts.

Intro
We'll discuss the flipped model of instruction, its benefits, and troubleshooting some of its pitfalls. We'll take a look at models of good history flipped videos and share some of our favorites to use as models.

Create
Let's start building a video that we'll use as a model for our students. We'll start by writing a short script and collect images that we can use to support our ideas. We'll look at ways to make sure our images are legal to use on YouTube and properly cited.

Reflect
What will this kind of activity look like for your students? How can your students make these videos help them tell their story? Can they connect historic concepts to their own experiences?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 215

12:10pm

Leveraging GoGuardian in the Classroom
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GoGuardian is a tool that will help a teacher manage students' Chromebook use and help to keep track of student web activity. In this session, we will cover the GoGuardian Teacher user interface and share best practices for the tool's use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rounds

Mark Rounds

Career AcademyTeacher, Monarch School
Mark Rounds teaches for San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools at The Monarch School, a public K-12 serving the homeless population in downtown San Diego. He is lead teacher in the CTE Academy, building a deeper learning methodology and environment for at-risk teens, striving... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 308

12:10pm

Publishing Using Digital Tools
Limited Capacity filling up

When students know their work will be seen by others, they want it to be good. When they know it's just for the teacher, they want it to be good enough. Using the digital storytelling tool Book Creator, we'll talk about how and why to create things others will see, and explore techniques for getting them to push themselves in projects using this and similar tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 303

12:10pm

Shake Up Your Classroom with New Math Apps and Tools
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Have you ever wanted to shake up what you are doing in your classroom? Or maybe try something new to engage students in different ways. During this session, we will explore many different tools and resource for teaching math. This is a hands-on workshop designed to enhance your teacher toolkit. We will add a new twist to the way you are using Google Tools and Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Janel White Taylor

Janel White Taylor

Dr. Janel D. White-Taylor is an Educational Technology Clinical Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Project eXcellence, Faculty Associate for the George Lucas... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 212

12:10pm

Tech Tools for Students with Special Needs
Limited Capacity full
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This hands on session is all about discovering and trying out tech tools that best fit the needs of diverse learners.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 210

12:10pm

Using Google Workflows to Improve Student Writing
Limited Capacity full
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Did you know you can use Google Forms as a scaffold for complex writing tasks? Build students’ Claim-Evidence-Reasoning and other informative writing capacity with this nifty workflow. By pairing Forms + Sheets + Docs + Autocrat Add-on, teachers will see a drastic improvement in students’ writing quality. Templates and classroom examples will be provided for all attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 301

12:10pm

Where my Girls At? Shifting the paradigm
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Equity is not just about whether Computer Science classes are available, but also about how those classes are taught, how students are recruited, and how the classroom culture supports diverse learners and promotes retention. Participants will learn about effective practices for broadening participation in computing, including an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching practices in the classroom. As an interactive session, participants will be immersed in and reflect on pedagogical practices and strategies that support CS for All students and lead to broadened participation in computing.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Director of Blended Learning, Lancaster ISD
Kimberly Lane Clark, Ed.S. is an award-winning educator and keynote speaker based in Texas. She is the Director of Blended Learning and a computer science/ed-tech consultant. Kim began her career in educational technology 11 years ago, teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 219

12:10pm

Affirming Identities
Limited Capacity full
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We will explore a few strategies that can be utilized to celebrate identity. We’ll write together, discuss changes that can be made to the learning environment to decenter white patriarchy, and look at how our choices lead to our legacy. To close the session, a lengthy resource bank (prof books, kid lit, lesson plans, social media accounts, podcasts etc.) will be provided to continue the heart and mind work around equity, diversity, and cultural responsiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 201

12:10pm

Chrome and Chromebooks 101
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to use Chromebooks and the Chrome browser like a pro. We'll dive into what a Chromebook is and how to use it. We'll then take a look at the Chrome Browser and find out why people like it so much.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Petty

Kate Petty

Director of Events, EdTechTeam
Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 307

12:10pm

Introduction to School Status
Limited Capacity seats available

SchoolStatus integrates overwhelming amounts of data and puts it in one easy-to-access place delivering a powerful and meaningful communication tool right to your fingertips. With a focus on the data, so educators can focus on education.  PCSSD district-wide solution. 

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Cummings

Tyler Cummings

Educator Training Manager, SchoolStatus
SchoolStatus is your one stop shop for all your student data and communication needs. You can call and text parents WITHOUT giving out your cellphone number. I'm excited to have a chance to show you this new tool.



Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Seminar Room

12:10pm

Develop Early Literacy Skills with Seesaw
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Let's dig deeper into Seesaw to see how this great tool can be used to build early literacy skills in our youngest learners. We'll explore the Seesaw activity library for ready-to-use content, as well as create a few activities of our own! Phonics, fluency, and close reading... Seesaw can do it all!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 306

12:10pm

K-2 Math on iPads
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In this session we will learn and explore apps to use with students in the classroom. This session provides instruction, modeling, and workshop time using apps that support Math. These apps may include Seesaw, Google Slides, and Math Learning Center Apps. We will be exploring apps that pair well together for student learning and creation. Be ready to learn, practice and explore these tools and gaining experience so that you can be ready to use them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stephens

Katie Stephens

Technology Teacher on Special Assignment, Ed Tech Team
Katie Stephens is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Desert Sands Unified School District. With 8 years of teaching experiences, Katie is responsible for working with teachers and students on district technology implementations. She provides technology training to teachers... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 213

12:10pm

K2 Media Arts - Photography and Movie Making
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Come explore just how easy it is for students as young as Kindergarten to practice photography and movie making with the iPad! Whether you have one iPad or a full classroom set, you will find innovative and practical ideas for using iPads in your art class.

Speakers
avatar for Cutia Blunt

Cutia Blunt

Director of Academic Technology, The Galloway School
Cutia (Ka-TEE-ah) Blunt serves as the Director of Academic Technology at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this role, she was the Assistant Principal of Early Learning at Galloway. She also spent 14 years as a classroom and gifted program teacher. Cutia has earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Room 207

1:35pm

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 312

1:35pm

Stop The Bleed
Limited Capacity seats available

“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that provides the public with proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. The program trains bystanders to be immediate volunteer responders and gives them the skills to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations in order to save lives until professional responders arrive.


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 312

1:35pm

Geo-Tools: Google Earth, Cardboard, & Expeditions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This series focuses on the many ways teachers of all subject areas in grades 3-12 might consider including Geo-Tools in their classrooms - especially as a way to build relationships with students. We all know the tools don't matter, but I'm guessing you'd still like to know what you'll learn. So... in this session we will share, discuss, and create with Google Earth, Google Cardboard, and Google Expeditions (at least)! We will maintain a focus on amplifying student voices and digital publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a teacher who has been fortunate to learn with tech ninjas from kindergarten to graduate school. While working to help all learners find an audience and purpose for their work, he has become an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, Google... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

1:35pm

Podcasting 101
Limited Capacity full
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Learn the basics of creating a podcast! Join this session to learn about format, content, recording, and editing.

Speakers
avatar for Kenyatta Forbes

Kenyatta Forbes

Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator
Kenyatta is a Google Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 Google Educator. She spent two years working with Mozilla Foundation as a Community Manager stewarding the internet as a tool for innovation and learning globally. Kenyatta facilitates presentations, and leads... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 216

1:35pm

Anyone Can Code with CS First
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Computer science is a 21st-century skill that enables kids to be creators, rather than just consumers, of technology. Coding can seem overwhelming for students and teachers alike. CS First through Google allows you to teach students how to code with no computer science experience needed. Join us as we dive into the curriculum together.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 202

1:35pm

Go Digital: G Suite Tools for Writer’s Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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Each student is an author, and Writer’s Workshop is a powerful way to structure your writing time to facilitate reading growth and development. Transform your writer’s workshop into a digital learning experience using G Suite. During this session, teachers will experience a writer

Speakers
avatar for Knikole Taylor

Knikole Taylor

Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
Knikole Taylor is an international professional development trainer, curriculum developer, speaker and author who has been privileged to travel the world to pour her learning into others. It is her firm belief that anyone can succeed with tailored support. Knikole works to assist... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 221

1:35pm

Storytelling with Google Tour Builder!
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Why reserve geography only for social studies? There are so many math, literature, art, science, music and sports stories waiting to be told using Google’s powerful Tour Builder tool. We’ll discover Google Lit Trips and even make our own Tour! Tours can be valuable teaching tools (teacher-created) as well as creative outlets for student assessment (student-created)! We’ll also explore how to do this in Google Earth!

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 209

1:35pm

Amplifying Students' Voices
Limited Capacity full
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Perhaps nothing is more powerful for a student's sense of possibility than seeing and hearing what he or she has gone to the trouble of doing well. We'll look at tools and approaches to giving students reasons to up their game on what they make using simple audio and video editing tools, simple screencasting, and free contests as a way of helping them understand what it means to have an audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 303

1:35pm

Desmos: We Can Graph That
Limited Capacity full
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Engage your students with graphing using Desmos, a free graphic calculator. Choose from pre-made or custom-built activities that will guide students through mathematical thinking and practical tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 301

1:35pm

Earth, Maps, and Tourbuilder, Oh My!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will show attendees how students can create and publish interactive maps and tours with Google tools. Attendees will have ample time to explore each tool and will leave ready to have students crafting maps and tours in their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer

Samantha Duchscherer is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Jacksonville North Pulaski School District in Jacksonville, Arkansas (just North of Little Rock). She is a former Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who began her teaching career in California. Samantha earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 304

1:35pm

Flipped ELA
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Flipping the ELA classroom is a great way to maximize time for differentiated instruction, project based learning, and one-on-one student interaction. Let's look at ways to get students involved in video creation, preparing them with an important future-ready skill while developing an understanding of important ELA concepts.
Intro
We'll discuss the flipped model of instruction, its benefits, and troubleshooting some of its pitfalls. We'll take a look at models of good ELA flipped videos and share some of our favorites to use as models.
Create
Let's start building a video that we'll use as a model for our students. We'll start by writing a short script and collect images that we can use to support our ideas. We'll look at ways to make sure our images are legal to use on YouTube and properly cited.
Reflect
What will this kind of activity look like for your students? How can your students make these videos help them tell their story? Can they connect literary concepts and devices to their own experiences?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brookhouser

Kevin Brookhouser

Director of Technology, York School
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students and Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming. He teaches product design, computer programming, and digital media at York School in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 215

1:35pm

Google Docs and Slides 101
Limited Capacity full
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In this session, we will be covering the nuts and bolts of these two ubiquitous tools, sharing new and essential elements of both to increase productivity and creative output.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rounds

Mark Rounds

Career AcademyTeacher, Monarch School
Mark Rounds teaches for San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools at The Monarch School, a public K-12 serving the homeless population in downtown San Diego. He is lead teacher in the CTE Academy, building a deeper learning methodology and environment for at-risk teens, striving... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 308

1:35pm

Science: Go Where No One Has Gone…
Limited Capacity full
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We will explore research strategies and tools, Google Hangouts for expanding your classroom, unique discussion strategies, interactive lab books, and science adventure stories. This is a hands-on workshop designed to help you integrate Google Tools and Apps into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Janel White Taylor

Janel White Taylor

Dr. Janel D. White-Taylor is an Educational Technology Clinical Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of Project eXcellence, Faculty Associate for the George Lucas... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 212

1:35pm

Tech Tools for English Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This hands on session is all about discovering and trying out tech tools that best fit the needs of English Learners.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Chavez

Fernando Chavez

National Board Certified Teacher
Born in Los Angeles, California and growing up in a low income/at-risk community section of the San Fernando Valley, overcoming obstacles has been at the forefront of Fernando’s empowerment. After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, he decided to pursue his passion which... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 210

1:35pm

Where My Girls At? Shifting the Paradigm
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Equity is not just about whether Computer Science classes are available, but also about how those classes are taught, how students are recruited, and how the classroom culture supports diverse learners and promotes retention. Participants will learn about effective practices for broadening participation in computing, including an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching practices in the classroom. As an interactive session, participants will be immersed in and reflect on pedagogical practices and strategies that support CS for All students and lead to broadened participation in computing.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Lane Clark

Kimberly Lane Clark

Director of Blended Learning, Lancaster ISD
Kimberly Lane Clark, Ed.S. is an award-winning educator and keynote speaker based in Texas. She is the Director of Blended Learning and a computer science/ed-tech consultant. Kim began her career in educational technology 11 years ago, teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 219

1:35pm

Diverse Literature to Increase Visibility
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop participants will share their favorite books written by authors from marginalized communities (feel free to bring a copy if you'd like!). We will use f to post quick book talks to create a touchstone of #BookLove to look back on later. We'll wrap with a quick discussion on intersectionalism and then spend the remainder of the time creating personalized book lists that increase visibility of marginalized communities tailored to units of study for the learners they serve.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 201

1:35pm

Introduction to School Status
Limited Capacity filling up

SchoolStatus integrates overwhelming amounts of data and puts it in one easy-to-access place delivering a powerful and meaningful communication tool right to your fingertips. With a focus on the data, so educators can focus on education.  PCSSD district-wide solution. 

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Cummings

Tyler Cummings

Educator Training Manager, SchoolStatus
SchoolStatus is your one stop shop for all your student data and communication needs. You can call and text parents WITHOUT giving out your cellphone number. I'm excited to have a chance to show you this new tool.



Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Seminar Room

1:35pm

Flipgrid in the K-2 Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session we will explore and learn the basics of Flipgrid and how to use it in the K-2 Classroom. We will learn how to setup and manage your own grid, add/edit content, and share what your students have learned. Be ready to learn, practice, and explore this tool by gaining experience so that you can be ready to use Flipgrid in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stephens

Katie Stephens

Technology Teacher on Special Assignment, Ed Tech Team
Katie Stephens is a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment for Desert Sands Unified School District. With 8 years of teaching experiences, Katie is responsible for working with teachers and students on district technology implementations. She provides technology training to teachers... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 213

1:35pm

K2 iPad Apps
Limited Capacity full
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When used effectively, iPads make a great learning tools for our "littles". This session will focus on several iOS apps that can be used with students in grades Kindergarten - second. The featured apps are all FREE and span all content areas. Most of them focus on creating with the iPad, rather than just consuming. Please make sure you have the ability to download apps during our time together (meaning you have the needed iTunes login information for the iPad you'll be bringing/using.)

Speakers
avatar for Cutia Blunt

Cutia Blunt

Director of Academic Technology, The Galloway School
Cutia (Ka-TEE-ah) Blunt serves as the Director of Academic Technology at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this role, she was the Assistant Principal of Early Learning at Galloway. She also spent 14 years as a classroom and gifted program teacher. Cutia has earned... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 207

1:35pm

We Love Books! Digital Reading Resources for the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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What if your students had an unlimited library of texts to access right from their computer? In this session, we'll explore options for sharing digital copies of high-interest informational text and popular literature with your young learners. Epic Books is an amazing FREE classroom resource for books with read-to-me audio options and other supports in place for your early and non-readers. Assign read-aloud texts to students during centers, Daily 5, or workshop time.

We'll also explore other options for text, including YouTube for Read Alouds, and teacher or student created books in Google Slides. Finally, we'll discuss options for recording student reading for sharing and assessment.

Participants will:
Explore Epic Books as a source for age/Lexile appropriate text.
Create a book collection in Epic to share with students.
See Epic reading response activities captured in SeeSaw.
Create a YouTube Playlist of read-alouds.
Assign Google Slide High-Frequency/Sight-Word Readers in Google Classroom.
Record student reading with Screencastify or Seesaw.

Speakers
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Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Room 306