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Monday, July 6
 

9:30am

Shred Sessions
What's a Shred Session check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5pnqdOPHw6

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Monday July 6, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Booktrailers to Rock the Common Core!
Are you looking for that ONE strategy that will get your students reading, writing, and talking about books? Book trailers are the best way to meet the digital literacy demands of the Common Core as students, read, write, and publish for a global audience. Join us for this hands-on workshop with special guest, Jennifer Kloczko, where you'll learn about book trailers and create them with your students. Bring any and all digital devices and we will show you how to publish your booktrailers to your own YouTube channel.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Creating Google Forms that Automate Workflow
The Common Core Classroom has projects and presentations to organize, as well as plenty of formative feedback to be offered: this solution helps teachers automate some of the workflow of the Common Core. Teachers may use auto-elimination Forms allowing students to sign up for presentation times; the auto-email response can offer canned responses as well as custom emails based on Form entries; and teachers can use the mail merge feature to offer feedback to the entire class, and allow Goolge to deliver it all in a click. This solution is appropriate for the intermediate Forms user.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Getting More Out of Your Chrome Browser
Unlock the potential of the GAFE single sign-in and unleash your browser as a time-saving workflow personal assistant! Streamline and automate everyday tasks so you can move away from your devices and spend more time with students. Increase engagement and work efficiently toward anchor standards in writing with Google Classroom, Google Docs, and enhancements like LucidPress, Permanent Clipboard, and Kaizena. Help students write (and care about) living documents across the range of genres emphasized by the CCSS. Customize reading levels and text complexity--in addition to locating high-interest content and discussion topics--using tools such as Newsela, Subtext, and Booktrack.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Google Add-Ons That Will Change Your Life
We want students collaborating with each other and with adults. Google Drive is a great place to start, but it can quickly get cluttered. You can organize your Drive and your life with Add-ons. This session is best suited for intermediate and advanced users who already use or know how to use Google Drive apps.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Helping Students put the YOU in YouTube: Creating & Hosting a Class YouTube Channel
It’s time to jump into the world of YouTube and see it for the powerful K-8 web tool that it is! In education, we have to figure out how to create web content with our students and still respect federal laws protecting the privacy of children under age 13. YouTube is a rich resource that can add a media platform, an instructional cornerstone, and a host to your classroom videos, but many schools and districts fear the unknowns of the tool. Get informed and arm yourself with awesome examples of how YouTube IS the right fit for the elementary classroom. Stop being a victim to the laws and restrictions and harness YouTube as the integral instructional Google App that it is.

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Let Google Manage Project Based Learning
Intermediate level. This session will allow you to fine tune your Google skills for collaboration and project management with students. I'll teach you how to manage the creation of e-portolfio projects using Drive, share with others, monitor progress, collaborate with comments, and monitor revisions. Portfolios are CCCS related for upper grade and secondary teachers.

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 →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Revving up with Google Drive
Are you ready to step on the gas and move your use of Google Drive to the fast lane? This session, intended for intermediate and advanced users, will show you ideas and best practices for many of the Google Drive tools from Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawing, and more. We’ll address the the “Four Cs”: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and how Google Drive can not just be replacement of existing tools, but truly a new way to look at the way you want to deliver instruction. Come ready and logged into your Google account!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Curriculum and Grade Level K-12

10:00am

The One Man Survey Crew

Bring your hard hats and come learn how construct some Google Forms for use in your classroom and how they can be used for parent communication, Exit Tickets and other uses to address the Common Core! We will even walk through some steps to create self correcting quizes and other easy to use add-ons!



Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Think outside of the DOC
It’s easy for teachers to say “our students collaborate, they use google docs!”. While docs IS an important collaboration tool, let’s branch out and explore how other google tools can increase student engagement while making it easier for you and the students. There are many add-ons, apps and other tools to help students explain their understanding, show their writing in different types of ways all while collaborating with their peers. We will also include ways for the teacher to connect with students as well as parents, guardians and the community (Instagram required!).

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

WeLearn with WeVideo
WeVideo conveniently provides students access to a comprehensive video editor, with their Google account. Using WeVideo, students can write arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. As well, students can create videos that draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Participants will use WeVideo to create book trailers to practice these Common Core standards.



Monday July 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

12:00pm

Lunch
A 2-hour lunch that is an "unconference" of its own. This is also daily social time built into the schedule, long lunches are on purpose. CUE Rock Star is about the powerful "what if" conversations that happen during this time, after sessions, and that carry on into the evening.

Monday July 6, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Booktrailers to Rock the Common Core!
Are you looking for that ONE strategy that will get your students reading, writing, and talking about books? Book trailers are the best way to meet the digital literacy demands of the Common Core as students, read, write, and publish for a global audience. Join us for this hands-on workshop with special guest, Jennifer Kloczko, where you'll learn about book trailers and create them with your students. Bring any and all digital devices and we will show you how to publish your booktrailers to your own YouTube channel.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kloczko

Jennifer Kloczko

K-5 Principal, Natomas Charter School - Star Academy
Jennifer Kloczko is an elementary principal at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento who has spent the last 18 years teaching and learning with amazing students and teachers in Northern California. She is also an Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant and leads K-12 professional development in literacy, technology and the Common Core. She is a CUE Lead Learner and CUE Rockstar presenter. She is passionate about technology and the power it has... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Creating Google Forms that Automate Workflow
The Common Core Classroom has projects and presentations to organize, as well as plenty of formative feedback to be offered: this solution helps teachers automate some of the workflow of the Common Core. Teachers may use auto-elimination Forms allowing students to sign up for presentation times; the auto-email response can offer canned responses as well as custom emails based on Form entries; and teachers can use the mail merge feature to offer feedback to the entire class, and allow Goolge to deliver it all in a click. This solution is appropriate for the intermediate Forms user.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Getting More Out of Your Chrome Browser
Unlock the potential of the GAFE single sign-in and unleash your browser as a time-saving workflow personal assistant! Streamline and automate everyday tasks so you can move away from your devices and spend more time with students. Increase engagement and work efficiently toward anchor standards in writing with Google Classroom, Google Docs, and enhancements like LucidPress, Permanent Clipboard, and Kaizena. Help students write (and care about) living documents across the range of genres emphasized by the CCSS. Customize reading levels and text complexity--in addition to locating high-interest content and discussion topics--using tools such as Newsela, Subtext, and Booktrack.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Google Add-Ons That Will Change Your Life
We want students collaborating with each other and with adults. Google Drive is a great place to start, but it can quickly get cluttered. You can organize your Drive and your life with Add-ons. This session is best suited for intermediate and advanced users who already use or know how to use Google Drive apps.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Helping Students put the YOU in YouTube: Creating & Hosting a Class YouTube Channel
It’s time to jump into the world of YouTube and see it for the powerful K-8 web tool that it is! In education, we have to figure out how to create web content with our students and still respect federal laws protecting the privacy of children under age 13. YouTube is a rich resource that can add a media platform, an instructional cornerstone, and a host to your classroom videos, but many schools and districts fear the unknowns of the tool. Get informed and arm yourself with awesome examples of how YouTube IS the right fit for the elementary classroom. Stop being a victim to the laws and restrictions and harness YouTube as the integral instructional Google App that it is.

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Let Google Manage Project Based Learning
Bring your hard hats and come learn how construct some Google Forms for use in your classroom and how they can be used for parent communication, Exit Tickets and other uses to address the Common Core! We will even walk through some steps to create self correcting quizes!

Beginner, Intermediate


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 →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Revving up with Google Drive
Are you ready to step on the gas and move your use of Google Drive to the fast lane? This session, intended for intermediate and advanced users, will show you ideas and best practices for many of the Google Drive tools from Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawing, and more. We’ll address the the “Four Cs”: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and how Google Drive can not just be replacement of existing tools, but truly a new way to look at the way you want to deliver instruction. Come ready and logged into your Google account!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Curriculum and Grade Level K-12

2:00pm

The One Man Survey Crew
Bring your hard hats and come learn how construct some Google Forms for use in your classroom and how they can be used for parent communication, Exit Tickets and other uses to address the Common Core!  We will even walk through some steps to create self correcting quizes!  

Beginner, Intermediate

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Think outside of the DOC
It’s easy for teachers to say “our students collaborate, they use google docs!”. While docs IS an important collaboration tool, let’s branch out and explore how other google tools can increase student engagement while making it easier for you and the students. There are many add-ons, apps and other tools to help students explain their understanding, show their writing in different types of ways all while collaborating with their peers. We will also include ways for the teacher to connect with students as well as parents, guardians and the community (Instagram required!).

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

WeLearn with WeVideo
WeVideo conveniently provides students access to a comprehensive video editor, with their Google account. Using WeVideo, students can write arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. As well, students can create videos that draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Participants will use WeVideo to create book trailers to practice these Common Core standards.



Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
 
Tuesday, July 7
 

9:30am

Shred Sessions
What's a Shred Session check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5pnqdOPHw6

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Tuesday July 7, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Design Thinking and Creativity with MinecraftEDU
Tomorrow's adults are today's learners, and we need them to be creative problem-solvers who are willing to take risks and try new things. We will use the MinecraftEDU game platform to solve problems and learn new skills by trial and error and FUN. Beginners welcome! LAPTOP (NOT iPad or Chromebook) REQUIRED

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Designing Custom Search Engines and Digital Portfolios to Focus Student Research
As the Common Core demands students Research to Build and Present Knowledge, Google will help teachers build a safe platform for this to take place. In this session, teachers will build a custom search engine, allowing students to search only those sites and blogs that the teacher deems appropriate to the topic, then place this search engine on a Google Site shared with the students. Participants will learn to grant each student a web page as a digital portfolio to present knowledge in the form of writings, slides, videos and more. This session is best suited for intermediate users.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Diff’rent Strokes - Inquiry Based Learning Featuring Google Forms and 20% Time
Inquiry is at the core of STEAM learning and leading today. We need to arm our students with daily practice at honoring their curiosities and then give them time to explore. We will be starting the inquiry process with picture books - the simple stuff. From there, you will plan ways to guide students down the paths of inquiry while leveraging 20% Time to make it happen. This session will provide you time to collaborate with other participants as you share and walk through project ideas together.

Session Motto: Different Strokes for Different Folks!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Every Image Has A Story: Visual Literacy and Digital Storytelling
Students at all ages are getting inundated with visual stimulus; this session will show how you teach visual literacy to your students by getting them to focus on observations and inquiry. From language arts to history and science to art, teachers will see how to create new lessons based around visuals and the types of prompts we can ask. You will learn how to search web, while understanding copyright and fair use and then be able to teach your students appropriate use as well. We’ll finish with learning to create your own visual stories

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Curriculum and Grade Level K-12

10:00am

Finding Learning Opportunities with Geocaching
Geocaching is an engaging activity that provides students with opportunties to follow precisely a multistep procedure for performing technical tasks. Join our geocaching adventure, and enhance the learning with podcasts and Google Maps to integrate quantitative information expressed in text with a version of that information expressed visually.



Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Introduction to Scratch
This session will explore scratch as a tool that can be used for the CCCS keyboard requirement and introduction to programming.

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 →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Out of this World - Uncovering Earth & Maps
Are you ready to feel yourself transported to a new reality? Are you prepared to see the Sun, Moon, and stars like never before? Through the power of Google Maps & Earth we will explore the world together and create our own digital stories using these geo-tools. Build your own Google Maps and Earth skills while also exploring content you can use with your students the first week of school.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Programming Playground: Coding in the Classroom
We all heard about Hour of Code, some did not know where to start.  Consider this the session where you take the leap.  We will go over some resources, lesson plans, and of course coding games to get you on track to go for the ""Hour of Code"" and beyond!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Stemming our brains and getting creative
It can be scary to let go of the reins but Students learn best when they are the ones exploring the content! Coming up with their own experiments, designing molecules and atoms and creating videos! Our classroom culture is one where students create, collaborate and learn from one another.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

The Sound of the Common Core Classroom
Retire that old boombox and enhance your classroom environment AND your students' learning! Participants will sample radio-style services such as Pandora and Songza, then learn the power of playlists and curation through on-demand music services such as Spotify and Grooveshark. Build playlists for your content area, for your students' interests, for current events, for seasonal moods, and for more efficient (and fun) classroom routines and transitions. Connect with other users to use their playlists. Most importantly, teach your students to curate playlists, make connections to academic content, and go beyond images and slideshows in meeting CCSS multimedia goals.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

12:00pm

Lunch
A 2-hour lunch that is an "unconference" of its own. This is also daily social time built into the schedule, long lunches are on purpose. CUE Rock Star is about the powerful "what if" conversations that happen during this time, after sessions, and that carry on into the evening.

Tuesday July 7, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Design Thinking and Creativity with MinecraftEDU
Tomorrow's adults are today's learners, and we need them to be creative problem-solvers who are willing to take risks and try new things. We will use the MinecraftEDU game platform to solve problems and learn new skills by trial and error and FUN. Beginners welcome! LAPTOP (NOT iPad or Chromebook) REQUIRED

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Designing Custom Search Engines and Digital Portfolios to Focus Student Research
As the Common Core demands students Research to Build and Present Knowledge, Google will help teachers build a safe platform for this to take place. In this session, teachers will build a custom search engine, allowing students to search only those sites and blogs that the teacher deems appropriate to the topic, then place this search engine on a Google Site shared with the students. Participants will learn to grant each student a web page as a digital portfolio to present knowledge in the form of writings, slides, videos and more. This session is best suited for intermediate users.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Diff’rent Strokes - Inquiry Based Learning Featuring Google Forms and 20% Time
Inquiry is at the core of STEAM learning and leading today. We need to arm our students with daily practice at honoring their curiosities and then give them time to explore. We will be starting the inquiry process with picture books - the simple stuff. From there, you will plan ways to guide students down the paths of inquiry while leveraging 20% Time to make it happen. This session will provide you time to collaborate with other participants as you share and walk through project ideas together.

Session Motto: Different Strokes for Different Folks!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Every Image Has A Story: Visual Literacy and Digital Storytelling
Students at all ages are getting inundated with visual stimulus; this session will show how you teach visual literacy to your students by getting them to focus on observations and inquiry. From language arts to history and science to art, teachers will see how to create new lessons based around visuals and the types of prompts we can ask. You will learn how to search web, while understanding copyright and fair use and then be able to teach your students appropriate use as well. We’ll finish with learning to create your own visual stories

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Curriculum and Grade Level K-12

2:00pm

Finding Learning Opportunities with Geocaching
Geocaching is an engaging activity that provides students with opportunties to follow precisely a multistep procedure for performing technical tasks. Join our geocaching adventure, and enhance the learning with podcasts and Google Maps to integrate quantitative information expressed in text with a version of that information expressed visually.



Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Introduction to Scratch
This session will explore scratch as a tool that can be used for the CCCS keyboard requirement and introduction to programming.

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 →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Out of this World - Uncovering Earth & Maps
Are you ready to feel yourself transported to a new reality? Are you prepared to see the Sun, Moon, and stars like never before? Through the power of Google Maps & Earth we will explore the world together and create our own digital stories using these geo-tools. Build your own Google Maps and Earth skills while also exploring content you can use with your students the first week of school.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Programming Playground: Coding in the Classroom
We all heard about Hour of Code, some did not know where to start.  Consider this the session where you take the leap.  We will go over some resources, lesson plans, and of course coding games to get you on track to go for the ""Hour of Code"" and beyond!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Stemming our brains and getting creative
It can be scary to let go of the reins but Students learn best when they are the ones exploring the content! Coming up with their own experiments, designing molecules and atoms and creating videos! Our classroom culture is one where students create, collaborate and learn from one another.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

The Sound of the Common Core Classroom
Retire that old boombox and enhance your classroom environment AND your students' learning! Participants will sample radio-style services such as Pandora and Songza, then learn the power of playlists and curation through on-demand music services such as Spotify and Grooveshark. Build playlists for your content area, for your students' interests, for current events, for seasonal moods, and for more efficient (and fun) classroom routines and transitions. Connect with other users to use their playlists. Most importantly, teach your students to curate playlists, make connections to academic content, and go beyond images and slideshows in meeting CCSS multimedia goals.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
 
Wednesday, July 8
 

9:30am

Shred Sessions
What's a Shred Session check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5pnqdOPHw6

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Are You Still Teaching in a 19th-Century Classroom?
This discussion-rich session will look at long-held assumptions about classroom design and layout. We will look at teachers' and researchers' findings on what kind of furniture, configurations, and movements are associated with positive outcomes and more engaged students. We will consider everything from room entry procedures and PBL group ergonomics to district purchasing traditions and the shape of custodians' vacuum cleaners. We will sample the innovations of makerspaces, Google offices, and cruise ship designs, then give you the time and two- or three-dimensional space in which to consider your own classroom and whether it could use a makeover.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Beginning MinecraftEDU: Getting Started and Building Class Community
When we ask students to write with attention to detail, they often lack interpersonal and life experiences from which to draw such details. Instead of "what would I do if," we can move to a "what did I do when" scenario for students while also building class community and giving students virtual experiences that surpass limitations the real world imposes.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Flip the Classroom Using Google Forms: Embed Videos, Images and Adaptive Assessments.
Teachers can address the demands of CCSS by flipping direct instruction and checking for understanding with adaptive assessment tools as homework, allowing class time to be spent on project based learning, and the CCSS focus on student collaboration. Participants will learn to embed instructional videos into Google Forms followed by adaptive assessment questions that can redirect students to reinstruction should they fail to demonstrate comprehension of the initial instruction. Participants in this session will also learn to automate feedback to students using mail merge features in the Google Form Response Sheet. This session is appropriate for the intermediate Forms user.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

For the students, by the students
With so much technology at our fingertips, teachers need to refocus the classroom so students get more face time and have time to work on projects IN the classroom. We will discuss how to flip your classroom to encourage students to work together. Let’s get our students to be the teachers while they research, explain, write and learn about the content! Topics include ways to flip and students using online tools as well as ipads.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Level Up with Gamification and Digital Badges
Are you curious about the “gamification” buzz word that’s been floating around lately? Maybe you’ve attempted to add digital badges to your curriculum but need some support for managing all the components. In this session you will learn about the pedagogy of gamification as well as participate as gamers. This interface will model great gaming strategies that you can bring back to your classroom. Additionally, you will fill your toolbox with free badging sites to help you quickly award your students for learning taking place. You will walk away with some clear next steps for getting your gamification on all while actually having fun!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Lights, Camera, Write!
Ready to redefine or modify your writing process? Let’s add some video to enhance the experience. Come learn how to use DoInk Green Screen and iStopMotion. No, you don't need expensive equipment, just an iPad (Yes, I have some for you to borrow) Lights, Camera, Write!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Maker Movement: Translated to your classroom
What is the Maker movement? Why should I care? Learn about MakerKids and the wonderful resources you can tap into for authentic project based learning and differentiation.

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 →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

Mobile Digital Storytelling
iOS and Android tablets are versatile devices that students can use to write informative texts that examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately. Additionally, there are great apps for students to create narratives that develop real or imagined experiences and events. This session will guide participants through processes that can be replicated in the classroom to technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.



Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

This is Flipping Incredible!
Either new new to flipping or you’ve tried it before, this session will have you become comfortable with both the theory behind flipping your lessons and the skills in how to create to create your own videos. Attendees will see why they may want to incorporate these type of videos in their class. From elementary to high school, we’ll look at examples and best practices of their use. Then we’ll demonstrate using different tools like iPads, Chromebooks and laptops on how to make one of your own before the day is done

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

10:00am

YouTube & You
Ready to move your classroom into 2015? Hope aboard Channel YouTube. During this session we'll discuss methods for using this ubquitous service to differentiate instruction, front-load content, and as a publication platform. Walk away with your own channel, curated playlists, and video content that YOU have created.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

12:00pm

Lunch
A 2-hour lunch that is an "unconference" of its own. This is also daily social time built into the schedule, long lunches are on purpose. CUE Rock Star is about the powerful "what if" conversations that happen during this time, after sessions, and that carry on into the evening.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Are You Still Teaching in a 19th-Century Classroom?
This discussion-rich session will look at long-held assumptions about classroom design and layout. We will look at teachers' and researchers' findings on what kind of furniture, configurations, and movements are associated with positive outcomes and more engaged students. We will consider everything from room entry procedures and PBL group ergonomics to district purchasing traditions and the shape of custodians' vacuum cleaners. We will sample the innovations of makerspaces, Google offices, and cruise ship designs, then give you the time and two- or three-dimensional space in which to consider your own classroom and whether it could use a makeover.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Hovey

Rich Hovey

Teacher, Grizzly Youth Academy
I am a teacher at Grizzly Challenge Charter School in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are a one-to-one Chromebook school with rich GAFE integration. I co-developed one of SLO County's first 1:1 schools and PBL programs at Del Rio Continuation High School in Atascadero (2006). With 15 years of experience in continuation schools and other at-risk programs, I specialize in delivering highly engaging, technology-rich instruction to underserved... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Beginning MinecraftEDU: Getting Started and Building Class Community
When we ask students to write with attention to detail, they often lack interpersonal and life experiences from which to draw such details. Instead of "what would I do if," we can move to a "what did I do when" scenario for students while also building class community and giving students virtual experiences that surpass limitations the real world imposes.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School - Campbell, CA
Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI. She is a Google Certified Teacher. Other EdTech activities... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Flip the Classroom Using Google Forms: Embed Videos, Images and Adaptive Assessments.
Teachers can address the demands of CCSS by flipping direct instruction and checking for understanding with adaptive assessment tools as homework, allowing class time to be spent on project based learning, and the CCSS focus on student collaboration. Participants will learn to embed instructional videos into Google Forms followed by adaptive assessment questions that can redirect students to reinstruction should they fail to demonstrate comprehension of the initial instruction. Participants in this session will also learn to automate feedback to students using mail merge features in the Google Form Response Sheet. This session is appropriate for the intermediate Forms user.

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

For the students, by the students
With so much technology at our fingertips, teachers need to refocus the classroom so students get more face time and have time to work on projects IN the classroom. We will discuss how to flip your classroom to encourage students to work together. Let’s get our students to be the teachers while they research, explain, write and learn about the content! Topics include ways to flip and students using online tools as well as ipads.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Goldsworthy

Erica Goldsworthy

Teacher, Jordan Middle School
I am currently an 8th grade science teacher in Palo Alto, CA. I have been teaching for 4 years and have always been into technology! I enjoy working with my students everyday but I also love sharing the awesomely fun things my students are doing in my classroom.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Level Up with Gamification and Digital Badges
Are you curious about the “gamification” buzz word that’s been floating around lately? Maybe you’ve attempted to add digital badges to your curriculum but need some support for managing all the components. In this session you will learn about the pedagogy of gamification as well as participate as gamers. This interface will model great gaming strategies that you can bring back to your classroom. Additionally, you will fill your toolbox with free badging sites to help you quickly award your students for learning taking place. You will walk away with some clear next steps for getting your gamification on all while actually having fun!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Lights, Camera, Write!
Ready to redefine or modify your writing process? Let’s add some video to enhance the experience. Come learn how to use DoInk Green Screen and iStopMotion. No, you don't need expensive equipment, just an iPad (Yes, I have some for you to borrow) Lights, Camera, Write!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District.  Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology.  He loves the use of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Maker Movement: Translated to your classroom
What is the Maker movement? Why should I care? Learn about MakerKids and the wonderful resources you can tap into for authentic project based learning and differentiation.

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 →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

Mobile Digital Storytelling
iOS and Android tablets are versatile devices that students can use to write informative texts that examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately. Additionally, there are great apps for students to create narratives that develop real or imagined experiences and events. This session will guide participants through processes that can be replicated in the classroom to technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.



Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

This is Flipping Incredible!
Either new new to flipping or you’ve tried it before, this session will have you become comfortable with both the theory behind flipping your lessons and the skills in how to create to create your own videos. Attendees will see why they may want to incorporate these type of videos in their class. From elementary to high school, we’ll look at examples and best practices of their use. Then we’ll demonstrate using different tools like iPads, Chromebooks and laptops on how to make one of your own before the day is done

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Technology TOSA Rocklin Unified School District


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

2:00pm

YouTube & You
Ready to move your classroom into 2015? Hope aboard Channel YouTube. During this session we'll discuss methods for using this ubquitous service to differentiate instruction, front-load content, and as a publication platform. Walk away with your own channel, curated playlists, and video content that YOU have created.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital writing, Minecraft, and pretty much anything Googley.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alder Creek Middle School 10931 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA 96161