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Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cafeteria

5:00pm

Opening Ceremony & Keynote

Sarah Thomas is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  She is also a Google Certified Innovator and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common areas of interest.  Sarah is a doctoral candidate in Education at George Mason University.



Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch


Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Theater

6:45pm

Become a Future Ready Leader!
Do you have a Future Ready vision for your students, staff, and community? Prepare to explore some key elements of what it means to be a Future Ready leader. From C&I approaches to technology infrastructure and professional development the US Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative will assist in aligning your goals and building your capacity for the future of education. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. Currently he is the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Jason is a Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, and a national presenter in educational technology. Jason serves as Secretary on the CUE Board of Directors.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Theater

6:45pm

Can't Stop The Adobe???
Acrobat is the MOST universal file format out there..."pdf". Learn how you can harness the power of Adobe Acrobat in the classroom with students, parents, and the community. A special guest performance by Justin Timberlake of "Can't Stop The Feeling?" will also be included.

Speakers
avatar for Snehal Bhakta

Snehal Bhakta

CTE Innovator, CCSD
Take a #selfie with me and let's be friends!


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 718

6:45pm

Creating Documents with Google Forms
Many teachers use Google Forms to collect data, but that data is presented in an ugly and unusable way. This session shows teachers how to use Google Forms with the Form Publisher add-on to publish documents such as rubrics, class letters, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Armitage

Ryan Armitage

Ryan began his teaching career in 1998. He started teaching in CCSD 10 years ago. He graduated from California State University Sacramento. He received his teaching credential from National University and his Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Touro University Nevada. | | Ryan has taught 4th and 5th grade in Clark County. He was a technology integration specialist at an inner city school in North Las Vegas. He... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 717

6:45pm

Blended Learning in Elementary: How do I start?
Blended learning sounds great in theory, but what does it look like in practice? A third grade teacher from Clark County shows exactly how she implemented the station rotation model for math and reading in her elementary classroom. She will also share specific tips and tricks for scheduling stations, managing transitions, investing students in data, and getting more technology into the hands of students.

Speakers

Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 730

6:45pm

Going Green for Green Screen
Come discover green screen technology! Explore how green screen can be utilized across the curriculum to transform teaching and learning and motivate students. Play and learn about tools that will empower students to dive deeper into content in a more creative way.   

Speakers
avatar for Anita Thompson

Anita Thompson

K-5 Engineering Specialist, Clark County School District
I have been teaching for six years. Prior to my current position, I have taught kindergarten, first, and fourth grade. I am a Google Certified Educator and currently serve on the CUE-NV board.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 731

6:45pm

Making Learning Visible: Harness the power of Google Sites for Meaningful Student Reflection
This session will be a workshop to show you how easily students can create a custom Google Site to regularly reflect on the standards they are learning in class. The honest individual feedback will help you adapt your instruction and track the growth of your students throughout the year. I'll share the triumphs and pitfalls I've experienced the last few years implementing this technology with my students while I help you create your own Google Site to use in your classroom.

Speakers
RD

Robert Davis

English Teacher, Southwest C.T.A.
Ask me about how you can harness the power of Google Sites for Digital Portfolios and Project Management.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 719

6:45pm

Using the Connected Classroom for Brain Based Learning
This session will highlight the classroom use of smart devices (cell phones, tablets, and computers) as part of a brain-based learning classroom. Attendees will receive information on brain-based teaching/learning and how to apply research findings in the connected classroom. This will be an interactive presentation for attendees with smart devices.

Speakers
DR

Dennis Ryan

Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
This is my 19th year as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Clark County School District. I have always had an interest in technology as well as how the brain learns. My connection is how to use technology to help with learning.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 712

8:00pm

Hustle-Based Learning
“The hustle is an art; I painted what I would think.”
-William Leonard Roberts II
We stand at the precipice of a permanent revolution. We no longer hold the monopoly on knowledge; we no longer represent the apex of information in a classroom. Instead, we are the designers of experiences, the creators of puzzles. We are artists meant to delicately interweave concepts, goals, and ideas like a set of Matryoshka dolls for our students to unpack. At the end of this session, you will walk away with a basic understanding of hustle-based learning and a lookbook of ideas to put into action on Monday.


Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 717

8:00pm

Flipping the Math Classroom
This session is designed to help teachers flip their classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Leimbach

Bradley Leimbach

Math Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
I have been a math teacher in CCSD for 8 years. I use as much technology in my classroom as I possible can. For the last three years I have flipped my classroom. Since I flipped my classroom I have found a new joy for teaching math. Now, there is enough time to teach the standards and challenge the students. Can you say the same thing?


Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 731

8:00pm

Promoting Student Success with Seesaw
Empower your students to document their learning through videos, blogging, photos, and voice. Parents are notified when students turn in an assignment, upload to their account and can even leave feedback as well as classmates. Feedback is important to a child's growth. This is a great way to show student growth.

Speakers

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Theater

8:00pm

Pear Deck: A Formative Assessment Tool
In this session, you will learn about Pear Deck, a great tool for one to one and GAFE schools. Pear Deck does offer a free version and premium version but both work for quick formative assessments and allows teachers to make Google Slides and PowerPoints more engaging for students. We will go over the pros and cons of each version as well as allow time for you to create one that you can use in your classroom. 

Speakers

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 730

8:00pm

The Mysteries of #MysterySkype
Students love mysteries, including Mystery Skype. Increase your students’ geographic understanding and writing skills by connecting with the US. Using technology, students think critically, communicate, creatively develop questions and display new information in a variety of ways all while collaborating with their classmates and peers nationwide to meet the CCSS.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

Teacher, Arcadia Unified
Wonder Lead Ambassador | Newsela Certified Educator | Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator | Remind Connected Educator | Local PBS Digital Innovator | Front Row Ambassador


Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 712

8:00pm

iPad Use in Health Science
Interested in getting a list of free apps to use with your health science or anatomy classes? Let me share with you a list I have developed, show you some app smashing lesson ideas and how you can use them to engage your students in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 719
 
Saturday, October 1
 

8:00am

BRAND NEW Learn360! New Videos, Clips, Khan Academy, Interactive Programs, Read Along Transcripts and Much More
Partnering with Vegas PBS, all Clark County Schools get Learn360.

• The Learn360 library has more the doubled since last year!

• With Learn360 teachers and students can stream and/or download from a library of over 325,000 full videos, video clips, teacher guides, audio programs, original source newsreels, images, math activities, science diagrams, timelines and other valuable resources.

• You will see videos and video clips for all grades and all topics from over 220 of the industry’s leading producers including; A&E History, Bio, Reading Rainbow, Films for the Humanities. TED, NBC, National Geographic, Sunburst Media, Films for the Humanities, Shopware, BBC, Film Ideas, National Science Foundation, Phoenix Learning Group, Scholastic Audio Books, Weston Woods, and more.

Visit this session and discover how you can access this deep library of videos, video clips that are second to none.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Finch

Steve Finch

National Accounts Manager, Infobase Learning and Learn360
Infobase Learning is the premier source for award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community, with online databases, eBooks, and streaming video spanning a variety of core subject areas and grade levels. For more than 70 years, Infobase Learning has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting K-12, and academic curriculum. Customers count on Infobase for delivering flexible options for accessing essential... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 717

8:00am

Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons: What?!
Attend this session to learn the difference between apps, extensions, and add-ons when working with Google Apps for Education. We'll talk about some great tools to use with students as well as those that just help the teacher with everyday workflow. Best of all, they are all free!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Myers

Jody Myers

Coordinator, Professional Development Education, CCSD
Jody Myers is the Coordinator of K-12, Professional Learning and Distance Education in the Instructional Design and Professional Learning Division of CCSD. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Pacific University and her Master's degree in Instructional Technology from Nova Southeastern University. She has been a Google Apps for Education domain administrator for 4 years and has been an avid Google Docs user since 2007 shortly... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 712

8:00am

I have a Google Classroom… Now What?
Setting up your google classroom is just the beginning. Let’s take the Google experience to the next level by seeing how to incorporate all of the other Google Apps for Education (including the new Google Quizzes) to expand your classroom to awesome heights while getting Google certified at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Steven New

Steven New

Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
Steven New is a Graduate from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Music Education. Steven was a business owner for 22 years in the Film and Video industry in California. During that time he became a computer program enthusiast where he wrote many business applications for his Film Business. After teaching Instrumental Music for 8 years the opportunity arose to go back to the world of Multimedia where he has taught Video... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 719

8:00am

Exceptional Student Education in a Digital Learning Environment
Digital learning now bridges the gap between regular education programs and special needs programs for exceptional learners. Special population students are no longer limited in their educational options. Come and learn from an FLVS Global expert about how digital learning can fulfill the learning needs of exceptional students. In this interactive session, participants will be equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of exceptional learners in a digital environment. Participants will explore the educational needs of diverse learners in large and small group discussions, and discover how to implement accommodations and differentiated digital instruction. In addition, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of challenges exceptional learners face in the classroom. With the help of digital resources, participants will emulate the challenges experienced in a regular classroom by an exceptional learner. Furthermore, participants will be furnished with resources and techniques to help special populations succeed in the online classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Florida Virtual Schools Global

Florida Virtual Schools Global

Digital Education Specialist, FLVS Global
National Board Certified Teacher Jennifer Gaulier has been a teacher, lead teacher, and Digital Education Consultant for 14 years. Ms. Gaulier earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Florida in Social Sciences Education, 6-12, in 2003 and her National Board Certification in Social Studies, History/Early Adolescence in 2007. She has spent the last 6 years in the online and blended school environments. She currently... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 731

8:00am

Student Led Learning
Student voice is where it's at. Having students use their voice for choice is the road map to the future! By utilizing student passion, we can best tap into the deeper learning of our students! 

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 730

8:00am

Critical Skills for Digital Leaders
Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? From financial literacy to digital citizenship, and business planning, EverFi courses help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will register for their free EverFi account and learn how to integrate EverFi's no cost, online courses to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Benedict

Dana Benedict

Schools Manager, EverFi
Passionate educator, born and raised in Las Vegas, working hard to bring critical skills resources to Nevada schools


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 718

8:00am

CUE STEAMPunk Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with robots, programming tools and more to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and coding and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with lessons and a love for STEAM in your classroom. Sign up to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground.



Speakers
avatar for Heidi Carr

Heidi Carr

Elementary Educator, CUE-Nevada/Clark County School District
Heidi currently works for Clark County School District as 4th grade teacher for Scherkenbach Elementary School. Heidi has also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. She is an avid learner who is passionate about her career. Additionally, she has experience working at a Title 1 school with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population as well as an affluent, high achieving school. She is President of CUE-Nevada.
avatar for Margie Zamora

Margie Zamora

Digital Learning Coach/Tech Support, Clark County School District


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

8:00am

Code.org K5 Workshop - 3.5 Hour Session
Code.org curriculum was developed to allow even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials including “unplugged” activities that require no computer. Over 10,000 teachers have attended one of these workshops that now teach CS to 400,000 students and have rated our workshops 4.8 on a 5-point scale. The majority say it’s the best professional development they’ve ever attended.  You will also receive FREE Code.org curriculum guide and swag bag. 

This is a 3.5-hour session! 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Lee, Ph.D.

Nancy Lee, Ph.D.

Facilitator, Code.org
No previous programming experience needed! It's a fun and engaging workshop that shows you how kids can explore the world of Computer Science through "unplugged" classroom activities and online puzzles. The White House announced the “CS for All” initiative which proposes $4 billion in funding and additional support for training teachers to bring computer science to students. Check out the president’s remarks Jan. 2016 and Code.org was... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Room 716 Computer Lab

9:15am

Digital Content and the Changing School Landscape
Learn how schools are evolving with eBooks from OverDrive’s Kevin Coon. Join the leading school digital content provider to schools to learn what you can and should expect from a digital content solution. Whether you are just starting out or farther along on your journey, Kevin will explain best practices and help answer your questions.

Speakers
avatar for OverDrive

OverDrive

OverDrive
OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students can read and listen on all major devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only). Serving 12,000+ schools and districts worldwide.


Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 730

9:15am

Get More Out of Your Forms
Google forms can be used for more than just a quick survey. Discover all the amazing things you can do with forms from having parents sign-up to volunteer to writing an online quiz for students.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Myers

Jody Myers

Coordinator, Professional Development Education, CCSD
Jody Myers is the Coordinator of K-12, Professional Learning and Distance Education in the Instructional Design and Professional Learning Division of CCSD. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Pacific University and her Master's degree in Instructional Technology from Nova Southeastern University. She has been a Google Apps for Education domain administrator for 4 years and has been an avid Google Docs user since 2007 shortly... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 712

9:15am

Unleash the Magical Powers of Google
Deep down in the magical land of Google there are many tools waiting to be used in your classroom. Let's explore Google lab creations and connect our standards to provide the ultimate learning experience for our students!

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 718

9:15am

Next Gen Pro Dev - Twitter Chats & EdCamps
Are you ready to take your Professional Development to the next level? Do you
want to do something that's out of the ordinary and more enjoyable than just
"sit and get"? Do you want to be able to choose your own adventure when it comes to Professional Development?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this session is for you! We
will be discussing how you can use Twitter for more than just playing around by
taking advantage of some very helpful Twitter Chats. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that
will make following along as well as contributing a snap!

We'll also discuss EdCamps and why you should consider attending one as well as possibly starting one of your own. You'll see how EdCamps follow the "unconference" model and how you can actually come away from an EdCamp even more excited than after a full-on conference.

Come join us as we move into the Next Generation of Professional Development, a more personalized form of PD that's anything BUT the standard sit-and-get!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 717

9:15am

I have a Google Classroom… Now What?
Setting up your google classroom is just the beginning. Let’s take the Google experience to the next level by seeing how to incorporate all of the other Google Apps for Education (including the new Google Quizzes) to expand your classroom to awesome heights while getting Google certified at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Steven New

Steven New

Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
Steven New is a Graduate from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Music Education. Steven was a business owner for 22 years in the Film and Video industry in California. During that time he became a computer program enthusiast where he wrote many business applications for his Film Business. After teaching Instrumental Music for 8 years the opportunity arose to go back to the world of Multimedia where he has taught Video... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 719

9:15am

Pear Deck: A Formative Assessment Tool
In this session, you will learn about Pear Deck, a great tool for one to one and GAFE schools. Pear Deck does offer a free version and premium version but both work for quick formative assessments and allows teachers to make Google Slides and PowerPoints more engaging for students. We will go over the pros and cons of each version as well as allow time for you to create one that you can use in your classroom. 

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 731

9:15am

CUE STEAMPunk Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with robots, programming tools and more to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and coding and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with lessons and a love for STEAM in your classroom. Sign up to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground.



Speakers
avatar for Heidi Carr

Heidi Carr

Elementary Educator, CUE-Nevada/Clark County School District
Heidi currently works for Clark County School District as 4th grade teacher for Scherkenbach Elementary School. Heidi has also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. She is an avid learner who is passionate about her career. Additionally, she has experience working at a Title 1 school with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population as well as an affluent, high achieving school. She is President of CUE-Nevada.
avatar for Margie Zamora

Margie Zamora

Digital Learning Coach/Tech Support, Clark County School District


Saturday October 1, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Cafeteria

10:30am

Unleash the Magical Powers of Google
Deep down in the magical land of Google there are many tools waiting to be used in your classroom. Let's explore Google lab creations and connect our standards to provide the ultimate learning experience for our students!

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 718

10:30am

Reimagine Learning with the Classroom Trifecta of ClassDojo, Kahoot!, and GoNoodle
Do you want to help your class run smoother, more effective, and still have time to allow your students to get their wiggles out? If so, this is the session for you! We will be going over three great FREE tools to help you get your class in order for more success and more fun.

First is Class Dojo, a great tool to help your students (and their parents) track daily behaviors. Next is Kahoot!, an excellent way to get your students excited about review and formative assessment. Third is GoNoodle, a website that will allow you to give your students a needed movement break, even if Mother Nature isn't playing nice.

Come see how to keep learning while still getting great academic results!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 717

10:30am

Happy Grader: Cut Your Grading Time in Half!
Happy Grader is a semi-automated, computer-based grading program that can assign both full- and partial-credit for ANY type of assessment question, even open-ended responses! After students submit their responses in a Google Form, teachers can use Happy Grader on a PC with Microsoft Excel to interactively create a scoring guide that can then be reapplied and shared with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Simon

Jeff Simon

Math Department Chair, Sage Creek High School
Jeff is the math department chair and 2015 Teacher of the Year at Sage Creek High School, a STEM-based school in Carlsabd, CA. He has taught math and science at the secondary level for over twenty years and has a background in electrical engineering.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 730

10:30am

PBL in the Clouds: Demonstrating Content Mastery Through Digital Storytelling
Do your students publish? Use media in diverse formats? showcase their practical understanding?  Probably in some way, but this session will highlight the ways in which cloud-based tools can be used to easily do all three-- with and without Google Apps!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Borgen

Jason Borgen

Director of Learning & Innovation, Portola Valley School District
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. Currently he is the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Jason is a Google Certified Teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, and a national presenter in educational technology. Jason serves as Secretary on the CUE Board of Directors.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 731

10:30am

Using the Connected Classroom for Brain Based Learning
This session will highlight the classroom use of smart devices (cell phones, tablets, and computers) as part of a brain-based learning classroom. Attendees will receive information on brain-based teaching/learning and how to apply research findings in the connected classroom. This will be an interactive presentation for attendees with smart devices.

Speakers
DR

Dennis Ryan

Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
This is my 19th year as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Clark County School District. I have always had an interest in technology as well as how the brain learns. My connection is how to use technology to help with learning.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 719

10:30am

CUE STEAMPunk Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with robots, programming tools and more to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and coding and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with lessons and a love for STEAM in your classroom. Sign up to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground.



Speakers
avatar for Heidi Carr

Heidi Carr

Elementary Educator, CUE-Nevada/Clark County School District
Heidi currently works for Clark County School District as 4th grade teacher for Scherkenbach Elementary School. Heidi has also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. She is an avid learner who is passionate about her career. Additionally, she has experience working at a Title 1 school with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population as well as an affluent, high achieving school. She is President of CUE-Nevada.
avatar for Margie Zamora

Margie Zamora

Digital Learning Coach/Tech Support, Clark County School District


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Cafeteria

11:30am

Lunch with Lexia
Thank you to Lexia Learning for sponsoring lunch! 

Blended Learning is more than teaching with technology for technology sake. It requires a well-designed instructional model and continuously adaptive diagnostic tools. In this session learn how the right mix of teacher-led lessons, small group, and online instruction, and adaptive technology can help build students fundamental literacy skills.

Presenters: Terese Rose, M.Ed., Implementation Manager, Lexia Learning
John Long, Account Executive, Lexia Learning

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cafeteria

12:15pm

Tech Smackdown
Want to see what your new friends are doing in their classroom and see competition at its finest?  Check out this total nerd session on the latest and greatest in edtech and who will win bragging rights!  

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Cafeteria

1:15pm

A Traveler's Guide to Authentic Assessment
When experiencing a new country, one goes in search of the most authentic culinary representations of that area appreciating the nuanced cuisine shaped by the ingredients of the region. Join The Intelligent Hoodlums on an epic trek through authentic assessment. You'll experience and build the ingredients and tools into a personalized digital "cookbook" for preparing your own authentic assessments. Bon appetite!


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 718

1:15pm

Edtech & Innovation: A Student Perspective
What do edtech and innovative teaching look like through a student's eyes? How are you affecting your students' learning, enthusiasm, and motivation? In this session, you will gain perspective through the eyes of Araam Zare, a student at Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, NV. He will show you what edtech and innovation mean to him as a learner and lead a discussion on how as teachers, you can reach more of your students.  

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 731

1:15pm

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online
tools available to help you increase your productivity and perfect your computer
skills.

This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password
management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of
the five areas includes multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of
choice and availability of assortment.

The different areas contain multiple tools, including; online flash drives,
applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save
your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and computers, sharing your
bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners.

Each of the areas contains both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone
the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances. 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 717

1:15pm

Google Tools for Everyone
Get ideas for differentiating instruction with Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbars inside Google Docs, PDF and ePub files, and websites in the Chrome browser. Help students master standards and prepare for SBAC Assessments.
Download links for free tools here: http://bit.ly/RW4GClinks

Suitable for all levels and abilities; great for ELL and Special Needs students.
Explore tools playing Bingo with hyperdocs.
Today's Focus is on tools for PC/Mac/Chromebook , so bring your device and join in!
Participants will get access to toolbars, open resources, and a chance to win Bingo prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Nora Trentacoste

Nora Trentacoste

Territory Sales Director, Texthelp Systems
I love Nevada teachers! It's always a treat for me to work with you on assistive technology, google, literacy skills, and English language learners. Most of you know me as the Read&Write lady, but it's my pleasure to be part of anything you've got going on in your schools.



Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 730

1:15pm

Going Green for Green Screen
Come discover green screen technology! Explore how green screen can be utilized across the curriculum to transform teaching and learning and motivate students. Play and learn about tools that will empower students to dive deeper into content in a more creative way.   

Speakers
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Anita Thompson

K-5 Engineering Specialist, Clark County School District
I have been teaching for six years. Prior to my current position, I have taught kindergarten, first, and fourth grade. I am a Google Certified Educator and currently serve on the CUE-NV board.


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 719

1:15pm

Close Reading with ThingLink
Inspire students to interact and closely "read" images. Walk away with a creative activity to use in your classroom the next day combining Close Reading tactics and ThingLink. This website is highly effective at enhancing the learning experience in my classroom engaging ALL students including GATE and ELL students. 

Speakers
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Leticia Citizen

Teacher, Arcadia Unified
Wonder Lead Ambassador | Newsela Certified Educator | Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator | Remind Connected Educator | Local PBS Digital Innovator | Front Row Ambassador


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 712

1:15pm

CUE STEAMPunk Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with robots, programming tools and more to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and coding and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with lessons and a love for STEAM in your classroom. Sign up to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground.



Speakers
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Heidi Carr

Elementary Educator, CUE-Nevada/Clark County School District
Heidi currently works for Clark County School District as 4th grade teacher for Scherkenbach Elementary School. Heidi has also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. She is an avid learner who is passionate about her career. Additionally, she has experience working at a Title 1 school with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population as well as an affluent, high achieving school. She is President of CUE-Nevada.
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Margie Zamora

Digital Learning Coach/Tech Support, Clark County School District


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cafeteria

2:30pm

Can't Stop The Adobe???
Acrobat is the MOST universal file format out there..."pdf". Learn how you can harness the power of Adobe Acrobat in the classroom with students, parents, and the community. A special guest performance by Justin Timberlake of "Can't Stop The Feeling?" will also be included.

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Snehal Bhakta

CTE Innovator, CCSD
Take a #selfie with me and let's be friends!


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 717

2:30pm

Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Tell Me More
How can professional development evolve to include choice, honor prior learning, and meet the needs of each educator while also covering content that is important for their job? Let’s explore the role that digital badges and micro-credentials can play to innovate a learning space.
Participant Objectives:
-Learn what digital badges and micro-credentials are within the education community and how they can create personalized learning opportunities
-Discover the components of a digital badge
-Explore open source tools that allow participants to create and manage their own digital badges / micro-credentials
-Discover online communities of others who use badging for PD
-Explore best practice for using badges to promote competency based EdTech PD practices with K12 educators
-ISTE Standards•C & T and Essential Conditions will be embedded in the workshop.
-Evidence of success: Participants will earn their own badge during the workshop with easy to use tools in order to grow their vision and knowledge
What exactly is a digital badge / micro-credential and why should you earn one? Imagine all of the skills that teachers develop and apply in their classrooms. Some of these high­-level skills require focused effort and training, while others are a natural part of professional growth. However these skills are learned, they are perfected and honed through application. Currently, once a credential is earned, teachers do not have a way to highlight the additional skills they acquire through professional developments sessions, social networking, and open-source courses and conversations (ie. MOOCs, webinars, online tutorials). Micro-­credentials address this problem by offering educators a way to demonstrate competency in specific skills in order to receive physical recognition (digital badge/micro-­credential) for higher­-level skills. These badges/micro-­credentials serve to create pathways for teachers to demonstrate their skills, exhibit leadership opportunities, and grow in their professionalism, placement status, and influence.¹

By earning a unique and portable badge/micro-­credential, educators can substantiate their learning and competency.4 These certifications mean that districts can potentially verify skills and qualifications to match candidates for job placement and growth opportunities.² As educators move through their careers, they can continue to master new skills, build capacity, and have portable digital evidence of learning knowing that their efforts can easily be communicated to current and future employers via badge / credential collections. .

This session will provide an overview of digital badging to facilitate competency-based learning across grade levels and content areas. Participants will gain experience earning a badge, practical tips that begin to put this knowledge into practice right away, and vision for how this competency based learning approach can leverage technology to transform teaching and learning for students and educators.³ Participants will also learn about platforms to support their next steps in digital badging with their students and fellow teachers.
"ISTE Standards - Teachers." ISTE Standards. ISTE, 2008. Web. 27 Sept. 2015. <https://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf.
Moroder, Krista. "Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners."Edutopia. N.p., 7 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 Sept. 2015. <http://www.edutopia.org/blog/micro-credentials-empowering-lifelong-learners-krista-moroder>.
Finkelstein, Jonathan, Erin Knight, and Susan Manning. "The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners." The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners. Literacy Information and Communication System, 2013. Web. 27 Sept. 2015. <https://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-716>.
U. S. Department of Education. Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States. Feb. 2015. Web. <http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/making-skills.pdf>

ISTE standards addressed: ISTE Standards•C 1,2 & 4 + ISTE Standards•T 2

Speakers
avatar for Rich Dixon

Rich Dixon

VP of Professional Learning Services, PD Learning Network
Rich Dixon, VP of Professional Learning Services with PD Learning Network and has an M.A., TESL, with more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, IT director, and curriculum coordinator. In his current position he has the opportunity to develop online and live PD for schools and districts across the country. He is currently working on a project to bring competency based PD to schools through digital badging... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 719

2:30pm

"Tech"nically Learning
Explore and learn innovative ways to combine the 4C’s, CCSS, technology, and project-based learning using free and low-cost programs to increase student engagement and academic success.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

Teacher, Arcadia Unified
Wonder Lead Ambassador | Newsela Certified Educator | Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator | Remind Connected Educator | Local PBS Digital Innovator | Front Row Ambassador


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 712

2:30pm

Making Learning Visible: Harness the power of Google Sites for Meaningful Student Reflection
This session will be a workshop to show you how easily students can create a custom Google Site to regularly reflect on the standards they are learning in class. The honest individual feedback will help you adapt your instruction and track the growth of your students throughout the year. I'll share the triumphs and pitfalls I've experienced the last few years implementing this technology with my students while I help you create your own Google Site to use in your classroom.

Speakers
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Robert Davis

English Teacher, Southwest C.T.A.
Ask me about how you can harness the power of Google Sites for Digital Portfolios and Project Management.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 718

2:30pm

Slicing into the Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 Quad Core Computer that can fit in an Altoids box. Moving beyond the basics, attendees will be guided through a multitude of useful classroom projects and functions to introduce and engage students to the world of hardware and software development.   

Speakers
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Steven New

Teacher, East Career and Technical Academy
Steven New is a Graduate from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Music Education. Steven was a business owner for 22 years in the Film and Video industry in California. During that time he became a computer program enthusiast where he wrote many business applications for his Film Business. After teaching Instrumental Music for 8 years the opportunity arose to go back to the world of Multimedia where he has taught Video... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 731

2:30pm

Take Formative Assessment to the 21st Century
This session will focus on how teachers can integrate technology into their classrooms in order to formatively assess students and get real-time feedback and opportunities for differentiation. Through a variety of different applications, teachers will leave with a toolbox of formative assessment tools that will truly help them to embrace 21st-century learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allie Eckert

Allie Eckert

Digital Coach, Adobe Middle School
I am a true believer in the power of technology as not only does it provide a platform for students to learn about 21st-century skills it also allows students to receive individualized instruction and offers equitable access to for all students. Currently, I am lucky to work as the Digital Coach at Adobe Middle School in Elko, Nevada in a 1:1 initiative with Nevada Ready 21, however, have also taught in Reno and inner city Los Angeles. My goal... Read More →
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Sarah Jolley

Social Studies Teacher, Adobe Middle School
Majored in Social Science Teaching from Brigham Young University with a Minor in Political Science. Taught Social Studies at Adobe Middle School since 2007. Presented and trained teacher at technology conferences and in professional development. Recipient of the Nevada Pathways Project Grant in 2010.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 730

2:30pm

CUE STEAMPunk Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in incorporating STEAM in your classroom? Not sure where to start? Come learn and play with robots, programming tools and more to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and coding and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum. Hands-on fun is in store! Leave with lessons and a love for STEAM in your classroom. Sign up to see the future of teaching that you can join right now at the CUE STEAMpunk Playground.



Speakers
avatar for Heidi Carr

Heidi Carr

Elementary Educator, CUE-Nevada/Clark County School District
Heidi currently works for Clark County School District as 4th grade teacher for Scherkenbach Elementary School. Heidi has also taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. She is an avid learner who is passionate about her career. Additionally, she has experience working at a Title 1 school with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population as well as an affluent, high achieving school. She is President of CUE-Nevada.
avatar for Margie Zamora

Margie Zamora

Digital Learning Coach/Tech Support, Clark County School District


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cafeteria

3:45pm

Closing Ceremony & Keynote
Justin Schleider currently teaches physical education, health, and technology in Springfield Elementary School serving grades PreK-6th in New Jersey. He has been at Springfield ES for 5 years but previously taught for 5 years at Mercer County Special Services and Lambertville Public School respectively. He is the brain behind #slowchatpe and slowchatpe.wordpress.com, which is the impetus for the slow chat. The slow chat consists of a question a day on Twitter and Voxer. He is also the co-creator of voxerpe.com and Voxer physical education chat, which has over 500 physical education teachers from all over the world. In addition, he was his 5th-grade chess champion and ate a full pizza at Pete and Elda's in Neptune, NJ for a free t-shirt. 

Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Theater