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Saturday, February 24
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Registration will be in the hallway as you enter Valley View Middle from the front of the school. After registering, join us in the Multi-Use Room for breakfast and networking!

Saturday February 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Multi-Use Room

8:30am

Introductions, Awards, and Keynote by Jon Corippo
Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Multi-Use Room

9:30am

Gather and Share Ideas
A2 is available for participants to gather with colleagues, eat lunch, and share learning.

Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 2:45pm
A2

9:45am

How to Lead with EdTech
Learn how to lead your school effectively and efficiently. Jon will share insight and ideas for administrators in the admin-focused session.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
M3

9:45am

Awesome Tools to Show What You Know
Bored with the same-old-same-old? Come learn how to arm your students with fun tools that will help them show what they know.

Resources: www.lisadelapo.com

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Board of Directors, CUE, Inc
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE's Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She currently works as the Innovator in Residence at Krause Center... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B8

9:45am

Digitize Your Interactive Notebook
Stacks of falling notebooks with torn up rubrics got you down? Disorganized students leaving you disillusioned and questioning life? Feeling angry or frustrated with the amount of time wasted on taping paper or dried out glue sticks? Interactive notebook has been around since the beginning of time, along with fire and other prehistoric things, but give this oldie-but-a-goodie tool a grand makeover with a digital flair. With the help of Google Docs (or Slides/Sites), turn this drabby nightmare of interactive notebooks into a sensational and innovative way for students to organize their notes, use it effectively during class, and prepare them for whatever comes their way.  You will leave this session - hopefully - inspired, revitalized, and best of all, stocked with resources to implement this in your own classroom immediately.

Resources: http://bit.ly/godigital_INB

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Spafford

Jeffrey Spafford

teacher, Moreland School District
Jeffrey teaches 8th grade core at Latimer School in Moreland School District.  A lifelong learner, every year feels like his first (actually his 8th and more to come!) because he's always changing, shaping, learning, growing, and updating his classroom with the help of his students... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
D2

9:45am

Do You Desmos? Engaging Activities for the Math Classroom
Come learn from a Desmos Fellow!  I will be sharing activities and teacher moves that have created deeper learning, more relevant and thoughtful discussions, and a greater level of engagement in my classroom through Desmos’ Activity Builder. These are activities and ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom.  Link to Hyperdoc.



Speakers
avatar for Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson

Middle School Math Teacher, Seven Hills School


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
D3

9:45am

Don't Sleep on Google Keep
Organize and manage all your notes, reminders, and checklists all in one place, most importantly, access it ANYWHERE! Google Keep is your one stop shop!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young

Middle School Literature, Saint Brigid School
Jennifer teaches Middle School Literature at Saint Brigid School in San Francisco, and part of the amazing MERIT17 cohort. Something that she is promoting in her classroom is having students be a part of the Jedi Learner experience by using the Force of Knowledge to emphasize being... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B2

9:45am

Hacking the Mindful Mindset
Participants will learn tools - both technological and human based -  to live into a culture that believes systems are hack-able. Learn to hack your mindset to welcome barriers, open to diverse perspectives, and begin inviting failure and response. Hacking is mindset that  incorporates growth mindset and mindfulness which transforms everyday actions into innovative influence.  Session will include: minds-on resources, recommended apps, and other tools. slides available at http://bit.ly/HackingMind_Doyle

Speakers
avatar for Joan Doyle

Joan Doyle

Elementary TOSA


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
D8

9:45am

Language Learners Speak Up
There are a number of recording apps and multimedia archives for student practice and publication, which can get overwhelming and disorganized. With a Google Apps for Edu account, you and your students can capture, archive, and share speaking in any language in a simple, organized way. Make the space for your language learners to showcase their speaking with a personalized playlist that lasts beyond the school year. Whether reading aloud for fluency, authentic writing, dialogue, grade-level text, or even speaking on demand, this organized and diverse record of speaking is a source for demonstrating growth, confidence building, and is fun.

Speakers
avatar for Alita Acianoh

Alita Acianoh

5th Grade Dual-language Teacher, MDUSD


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
C7

9:45am

Personalized Learning-SIMPLIFIED!
In this session, educators will learn the fun and simple steps to create a digital springboard with programs tailored to the needs of all students with just ONE click away!

Resources: http://bit.ly/2zC5wma

Speakers
RK

Richard Kyle Tashman

Redwood Shores Elementary School, Belmont Redwood Shores School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
D4

9:45am

Start With The End In Mind - Then Get Out of the Way
a.k.a "How do I make textbook units more learner-centered?"  What do you want your students to learn, practice, and explore?  Focus on the big picture.  Start with the goals and questions, and then add the appropriate EdTech tool to deepen understanding, relevance, and motivation.  Combining essential questions with the GSuite and other EdTech applications deepens student critical thinking, communication, creativity, choice, and collaboration.  Lesson design templates will be provided.  The examples will center on ELA and history, but the process will transfer to any subject.  This workshop is best for intermediate-level EdTech users, but all are welcome.

Resources: http://bit.ly/2hhNoDK

Speakers
avatar for Bronia Whipp

Bronia Whipp

Burlingame Intermediate School


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B4

9:45am

Learn to Solder - SESSION FULL - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SESSION FULL
Participants will learn the basics of soldering and how to bring soldering into their own classrooms.
Safety and material selection will be covered.  Recommended for 6-8th grade teachers

Speakers
avatar for Mike Meneghetti

Mike Meneghetti

Robotics/Engineering Teacher, Stanley Middle School Lafayette School District
Michael Meneghetti is a Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Finalist, a Eukel Award Winner, and kid at heart. He teaches middle school engineering and robotics, with a strong background in science and math.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
A3

9:45am

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
A4

9:45am

Phenomena and Engineering : An Alarming Idea
Engineering with Phenomena =NGSS! Learn how to use phenomena and engineering to create exciting, NGSS aligned experiences for your students.

Speakers
JR

Jan Robertson

Science TOSA
avatar for Mandi Smith

Mandi Smith

STEM TOSA - Sun Terrace


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B1

9:45am

Teaching Graphics, Animation and Sound Programming (Vendor)
Professional software developer and part-time teacher Dave Briccetti will share how he teaches students to write programs that use 2D and 3D graphics and animation, as well as sound, including speech synthesis and recognition. He’ll guide you, during the session, through writing a short JavaScript program to animate 3D objects, using p5.js. Then he’ll show some more advanced programs, in Java, Scala, and Python that students can work up to, while pointing out areas where this work overlaps with geometry, trigonometry and physics.

All software presented is free or open source.

Resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yTVaL2QB3V9Z4I_LIkiKpe24w4dce7Mu

Speakers
avatar for Dave Briccetti

Dave Briccetti

Owner, Dave Briccetti Software LLC
Programming, sound, music, computer speech, Arduino, Raspberry Pi.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
S3

9:45am

“On your mark, get set, go!”
Come experience a math lab where students design LEGO pull-back cars and collect data by racing vehicles! This hands-on session provides STEM integration and a fun way to introduce functions, units rates, etc. to elementary through middle schools students.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ashleycourtney

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Wells Middle School, Dublin USD


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
B6

9:45am

Cybersecurity and Privacy for Educators
Cybersecurity, privacy and compliance are important topics that affect us all. However, explaining these complex and fast moving topics can often be challenging.  Join one of Microsoft's top cybersecurity experts in conversation with the student leader of VVMS' JagTech team to learn how to engagingly talk about these fields to your students and colleagues, understand career opportunities in the industry, and use common sense techniques to protect yourself in a connected world.

Resources: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuzU9_ws5pSMkwe_pRVDmgXbr6KL

Speakers
avatar for Rupert Scammell

Rupert Scammell

Enterprise Security Executive, Microsoft
Rupert is responsible for security strategy and executive relationships for a group of Microsoft’s global financial services customers in the banking, brokerage, insurance and technology sectors. He has had a twenty year career in cybersecurity, and is a subject matter expert in... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
C1

9:45am

How to Become a Certified Google Trainer and Innovator
Wondering how to (or why you should) become a Google Certified Trainer and/or Innovator?  Join me as I share all the tips and tricks of the application process (including a guide for the Trainer exam and advice for the Innovator project) as well as what to expect once accepted, and a sneak peek into the resources and supports within each program.   Is the process worth it?  ABSOLUTELY!  These two programs have significantly enhanced my career and I highly encourage everyone to apply!

Resources: www.EdTechChristina.com

Speakers
avatar for Christina Whitmire

Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look forward... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
C2

9:45am

Integrated STEAM Education with Cubit (Vendor)
During this session, participants will complete a hands-on, STEAM oriented lesson using Cubit. They will experience first-hand how multiple contents can be integrated to allow students to utilize true design thinking in the classroom. All while supporting the required standards in authentic learning situations. Participants will leave with an understanding of ways design thinking can be scaffolded and how encouraging creative thinking can benefit the entire classroom.
*** It would be helpful if participants download Cubit Workshop: https://cubit.cc/workshop/downloads/ Software is NOT compatible with iPads.***

Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tdxMHsyrfmbZeDg8-Zeg73iuw6fePPnV?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Shana Krallman

Shana Krallman

Curriculum Writer, Cubit
Shana is a Curriculum Writer for Cubit focused on developing engaging integrated STEAM lessons with student and teacher support resources. The goal is to make coding, programming, and robotics a comfortable experience for all levels of technological comfort.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
E2

9:45am

Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing in the Classroom
Want to kick-start a successful 3D design element in your classes? In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of 3D design tools (using Tinkercad) and how they can be applied across the curriculum. Access to a 3D printer is not a requirement to include 3D design in your classroom. Learn how and why to incorporate these skills. This is a beginners session. No previous 3D design experience required. Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Julie Janzen

Julie Janzen

District Integrated Technology Specialist, LVJUSD
I am a technology coach (ToSA) in Livermore and a former Middle School Teacher. I support grades 6-12 as the Integrated Technology Specialist as well as coordinate a fantastic team of Elementary Tech ToSAs. My areas of interest include robotics, 3D printing, raspberry pis, anything... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
E5

9:45am

LEGO Mindstorms NXT/EV3 for Sensory Based Computing
Expand your robotics and computing experience by learning how to control LEGO Mindstorms NXT/EV3 robots with the freely available C-STEM software and curriculum. Combining Ch Mindstorms Controller and coding opens a world of possibilities for robot control, sensory based computing, and creativity with multiple NXT/EV3 robots. Explore the recently released textbook “Learning Robot Programming with LEGO Mindstorms for the Absolute Beginner”, and gain ideas for incorporating the robots into the classroom. LEGO Mindstorms robots can be integrated into Math, Computer Science, Engineering, and Robotics courses, including afterschool programs and summer camps.
*** Attendees bring their own LEGO Mindstorms NXT/EV3 robots. Please make sure that the latest firmware is installed. Attendees bring their own laptop (Windows XP or Mac OS 10.7.5) and pre-install C-STEM software from http://cstem.ucdavis.edu/downloads/ You must have administrative privileges on the laptop to install software.*)**

Speakers
GB

Graham Bough

UC Davis C-STEM Center
KC

Kylie Cooper

UC Davis C-STEM Center
DW

Daniel Wang

UC Davis C-STEM Center


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
Library

9:45am

Making an Impact Using Video Creation
Students can learn so much by creating videos to teach one another about different topics and tools. School staff can also share their school stories in a way that will grab their audience using videos as well. This session will share different resources to make videos and ideas about topics for videos.

Resource: http://bit.ly/makingimpact

Speakers
avatar for Shayna Peeff

Shayna Peeff

Principal, Happy Valley Elementary


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
C3

9:45am

Put the Fun Back in your Lesson by Coding with Scratch
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. It helps teachers to extend their lesson with a fun activity that kids worldwide are starting to love. This is a beginning session for the those with little to no experience with Scratch.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Valley View Middle--Mt Diablo Unified
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 11:00am
E1

9:45am

Raspberry Pi Workshop: Crash Course in Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED - SESSION FULL
Bring coding to life in your classroom by integrating physical computing and digital making projects with the Raspberry Pi computer! In this hands-on workshop you'll discover how to use the Raspberry Pi computer to make STEM learning relevant for students by combining electronics projects with programming in popular applications like Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

Resources: goo.gl/H6xx2y

Speakers
AH

Amanda Haughs

Campbell Union School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 3:00pm
E6

9:45am

CPHS Falcon X FIRST Robotics Team
You will find the College Park FIRST Robotics team, called FalconX.  Have the students show off their newly finished robot and answer questions about the game, building process, and other components of being a FIRST team!

Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 3:00pm
S1

9:45am

STEM Playground --- MDUSD Lending Library
Visit our STEM Lending Library playground, meet other teachers, and play.  We will show off some Raspberry Pi projects, which little computers with big possibilities. The Valley View Jag Tech Team students will help you figure out different ways to utilize tools from the Lending Library in your own MDUSD classroom. They will also will be showing off the laser cutter and some of the fun things we've done with it.  If you have a picture accessible online, you can try engraving a tile or a name tag.

Saturday February 24, 2018 9:45am - 3:00pm
S2

11:15am

Ah-ha iPad - Take On Me - Interactive and Fun
Ah-ha- Take on the iPad in classroom to empower their students to use to create, solve problems, and collaborate with their peers. Participants should bring their iPad to take action as they build action folders, tips and tricks for iPad integration in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Silverman

Jonathan Silverman

1st Grade Teacher, Los Cerritos Elementary School, South San Francisco Unified School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B2

11:15am

Cultivating Creativity, Curiosity, and Connectivity
Learn high-tech and low-tech strategies to develop a culture of curious, creative, and connected learners in your classroom. Walk away with strategies you can use Monday morning.

Resources: bit.ly/creativity0224

Speakers
avatar for Abby Almerido

Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Abby is an ed-tech evangelist and proud member of the MERIT14 cohort. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available resources to help students construct learning whether it be through LEGOs, drama or baking. She is excited and committed... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D6

11:15am

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom
Studies show that students think best and revise most mindfully when they're thinking and writing for their peers--people they consider a real audience. Discovering their public voice within the safe space of high school is key to students’ growth as digital citizens. As high school teachers in two different schools and fields, we will share our goals and methods for using blogging and websites in our AP Literature and Biology and Environmental Science classes. We will offer a hands-on exploration of the why, the what, and the how of using and assessing digital portfolios in the high school classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Harrison

Vicki Harrison

English teacher, Notre Dame High Schools (San Jose)
I chair the English department while teaching freshman and senior (AP Lit) students at Notre Dame High School. I love that I keep turning corners to discover more I want to learn.
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C6

11:15am

Digitize Your Interactive Notebook
Stacks of falling notebooks with torn up rubrics got you down? Disorganized students leaving you disillusioned and questioning life? Feeling angry or frustrated with the amount of time wasted on taping paper or dried out glue sticks? Interactive notebook has been around since the beginning of time, along with fire and other prehistoric things, but give this oldie-but-a-goodie tool a grand makeover with a digital flair. With the help of Google Docs (or Slides/Sites), turn this drabby nightmare of interactive notebooks into a sensational and innovative way for students to organize their notes, use it effectively during class, and prepare them for whatever comes their way.  You will leave this session - hopefully - inspired, revitalized, and best of all, stocked with resources to implement this in your own classroom immediately.

Resources: http://bit.ly/godigital_INB

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Spafford

Jeffrey Spafford

teacher, Moreland School District
Jeffrey teaches 8th grade core at Latimer School in Moreland School District.  A lifelong learner, every year feels like his first (actually his 8th and more to come!) because he's always changing, shaping, learning, growing, and updating his classroom with the help of his students... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D2

11:15am

Do you Desmos? Engaging Activities for the Math Classroom
Come learn from a Desmos Fellow!  I will be sharing activities and teacher moves that have created deeper learning, more relevant and thoughtful discussions, and a greater level of engagement in my classroom through Desmos’ Activity Builder. These are activities and ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom.  Link to Hyperdoc.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson

Middle School Math Teacher, Seven Hills School


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D3

11:15am

GIF = Great Interactive Fun: Storytelling through GIFs
Give GIFs a chance! Stories and presentations come to life with images, so why not MOVING IMAGES… THAT LOOP?!? Learn not just why and how to include GIFs in presentations, but also how to make them yourself with both web tools and apps. Anything that’s better with a visual is betterer with a GIF...

Resources: https://sites.google.com/view/edtechyoda/home

Speakers

Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D8

11:15am

Google Forms for Auto-Grade Quizzes
There are many new functions which have been added and made Google Forms easier to use.  These new functions can save teachers valuable time when grading.  The objective of this presentation is provide teachers with the ability to use more of the embedded functions of Google Forms, for automating quizzes.  This will allow the participants to create more engaging, easier to use and time-saving assessments.  Participants will have the opportunity to see different samples of completed forms including quizzes, forms, surveys, choose your own adventure, exit tickets and more.  These skills can then be immediately applied to the classroom or educational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Zac Hansel

Zac Hansel

6th Grade Teacher, Santa Rita Elementary
Merit 17 participantNational Board applicantGoogle Certified Educator


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C4

11:15am

Language Learners Speak Up
There are a number of recording apps and multimedia archives for student practice and publication, which can get overwhelming and disorganized. With a Google Apps for Edu account, you and your students can capture, archive, and share speaking in any language in a simple, organized way. Make the space for your language learners to showcase their speaking with a personalized playlist that lasts beyond the school year. Whether reading aloud for fluency, authentic writing, dialogue, grade-level text, or even speaking on demand, this organized and diverse record of speaking is a source for demonstrating growth, confidence building, and is fun.

Speakers
avatar for Alita Acianoh

Alita Acianoh

5th Grade Dual-language Teacher, MDUSD


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C7

11:15am

Making Stories Come Alive Through Technology
Our district is currently adopting a new curriculum, as we do our best to use all of our resources accordingly and as much as we can, it is in detriment of our students if we don’t include the use of technologies. Participants will walk away ready to implement new ideas and feel confident about the use of technology in the classroom to go above and beyond student achievement while making learning fun and engaging.
***Attendees will need to download Chatter Pix, Vidmaker and Splice (movie maker). 

Speakers

Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
M3

11:15am

Personalized Learning-SIMPLIFIED!
In this session, educators will learn the fun and simple steps to create a digital springboard with programs tailored to the needs of all students with just ONE click away!

Resources: http://bit.ly/2zC5wma

Speakers
RK

Richard Kyle Tashman

Redwood Shores Elementary School, Belmont Redwood Shores School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D4

11:15am

Start With The End In Mind - Then Get Out of the Way
a.k.a "How do I make textbook units more learner-centered?" What do you want your students to learn, practice, and explore?  Focus on the big picture.  Start with the goals and questions, and then add the appropriate EdTech tool to deepen understanding, relevance, and motivation.  Combining essential questions with the GSuite and other EdTech applications deepens student critical thinking, communication, creativity, choice, and collaboration.  Lesson design templates will be provided.  The examples will center on ELA and history, but the process will transfer to any subject.  This workshop is best for intermediate-level EdTech users, but all are welcome.

Resources: http://bit.ly/2hhNoDK

Speakers
avatar for Bronia Whipp

Bronia Whipp

Burlingame Intermediate School


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B4

11:15am

Supporting Newcomers/ELLs with Technology
An increasing number of newcomers are entering our school systems without appropriate support it’s hard on them and their teachers. Learn how to take advantage of technology tools to engage and differentiate for Newcomers and ELLs.  Use Blended Learning to scaffold your lessons without reducing the rigor.  Help ELLs get tech skills as they improve their English. Most of all empower students to use tech to help themselves improve their academic skills.  Learn about readily available online apps that can support your students in the content areas.  

Resources: 

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Vázquez

Alicia Vázquez

Ed Tech TOSA, Santa Clara USD
Alicia Vazquez is committed to student success inside the classroom and in life. She has 10 years of teaching experience. Vazquez began her career as a Bilingual teacher at George Mayne Elementary. She has been serving as an Educational Technology Teacher on Special Assignment... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
E7

11:15am

Video Projects Using Adobe Spark
This session will share the collaborative and creative possibilities of video projects. Sample video projects will be shared with attendees and pedagogical methods will be explored. Attendees will spend a major portion of the session creating their own Adobe Spark presentation to ultimately share with the group. Video projects are an ideal way for students to have voice, a global audience, and ownership of their learning. Sample lessons and student work will be shown to illustrate the usage of such projects. *NOTE that students must be 13 years old to use Adobe Spark account.

Resources: http://bit.ly/spark18

Speakers
avatar for Erin Vallejo

Erin Vallejo

Teacher, Dublin Unified (Dublin High School)


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
D5

11:15am

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit#slide=id.p

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
A4

11:15am

Start a Vex Robotics Club or Competition Team!
Vex IQ is an entire robotics ecosystem, including hardware, curriculum, competition, and community! With Vex, activities can range from building bots from instructions to designing, fabricating, and programming a custom robot to compete! Each year, students have to engineer a new robot to play a different game, challenging them to grab, sort, lift, and move objects. Come join students and teachers of the Diocese of Oakland to learn how you can get started with Vex robotics competition!
***Resources: www.dreyf.us/sym18


Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Catholic Schools Diocese Of Oakland
EBCUE Communications DirectorDirector of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland
avatar for Heather Gibbons

Heather Gibbons

Tech Coordinator, Saint Leo the Great and Our Lady of Grace Schools
I have spent 20 years in STEM education with the goal of inspiring an interest in STEM and making STEM accessible to everyone. I am currently focussed on Tech Education as a tool for empowering education.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
M2

11:15am

Teaching Graphics, Animation and Sound Programming (Vendor)
Professional software developer and part-time teacher Dave Briccetti will share how he teaches students to write programs that use 2D and 3D graphics and animation, as well as sound, including speech synthesis and recognition. He’ll guide you, during the session, through writing a short JavaScript program to animate 3D objects, using p5.js. Then he’ll show some more advanced programs, in Java, Scala, and Python that students can work up to, while pointing out areas where this work overlaps with geometry, trigonometry and physics.

All software presented is free or open source. 

Resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yTVaL2QB3V9Z4I_LIkiKpe24w4dce7Mu

Speakers
avatar for Dave Briccetti

Dave Briccetti

Owner, Dave Briccetti Software LLC
Programming, sound, music, computer speech, Arduino, Raspberry Pi.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
S3

11:15am

What is Computer Science?
What is computer science and why is it important? This session will focus on what computer science is and how you start this in your classroom. Code.org has comprehensive K-12 CS Curriculum. The curriculum is Free and accessible to all teachers.
Please bring a device to look at the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

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



Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C1

11:15am

“On your mark, get set, go!”
Come experience a math lab where students design LEGO pull-back cars and collect data by racing vehicles! This hands-on session provides STEM integration and a fun way to introduce functions, unit rates, etc. to elementary through middle schools students.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ashleycourtney

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Courtney

Ashley Courtney

Math Teacher, Wells Middle School, Dublin USD


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B6

11:15am

2 See 2 Saw and 2 Do!
I will introduce and show teachers how to use the application Seesaw (including new additions from Seesaw). Teachers will then have some time to do some playing in Seesaw.  For the last 30-45 minutes, I will walk everyone through creating an account and sharing exercises their students can do when they return to their class on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Sissie Lola

Sissie Lola

1st Grade Teacher, Niles Elementary School, Fremont Unified
Since I was in grade school, I had always wanted to be a teacher. Years later and after much personal heartache and change, I got on track at Cal State, Hayward, CA and declared my undergrad major in Liberal Studies (education sector) in 1993. Four years later with a B.A., an M.A... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C8

11:15am

Basics of XCode Swift with Students: Teaching kids to build Apps
No coding experience necessary in order to attend this workshop. Interested in empowering your students with programming apps? XCode Swift is a great tool to teach students about the design process and help build confidence and curiosity in coding. I’ll share the video tutorials I use with my students along with how and why coding helps support the empowered learner! Attendees will walk away creating 3 simple apps. *Attendees can have XCode 9 installed on their laptop if they choose participate in the hands-on coding portion of this workshop OR  those curious can just come and listen. Yes, Everyone Can Code! 
***  Xcode 9 : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?mt=12

Speakers
avatar for Jen Gaspar-Santos

Jen Gaspar-Santos

Dir. Ed Tech & Innovation, SI College Prep SF
Jen is passionate about education first and technology second. She has over twelve years of Ed Tech experience working in independent schools. Prior to joining as dir of ed tech & innovation at St. Ignatius College Prep, she was dir of academic tech at Castilleja School and also... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B7

11:15am

Bringing a Customizable 6-12th Grade Coding Platform to Your School (Vendor)
Learn how to leverage the CodeHS platform to teach a high-quality computer science course at your school. Our workshop will cover a variety of topics to help set up your computer science class. Topics will include an overview of our full 6th-12th grade pathway, teacher tools & resources, professional development opportunities, and CodeHS best practices. Whether you are a new or experienced computer science teacher, our workshop is designed to empower you with the skills, pedagogical knowledge, and confidence to go into the classroom and start teaching. You’ll also walk away knowing how to make real mobile apps with React Native!

Resources: codehs.com/edtechsymposium2018

Speakers
avatar for Erin Grady

Erin Grady

Director of Customer Success, CodeHS


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
B8

11:15am

Hands-on RoboBlockly for Teaching Coding, Robotics, Math, Science, and Art
This program will introduce educators to RoboBlockly and its applications in the classroom. RoboBlockly (roboblockly.ucdavis.edu) is a Blockly based environment for learning coding and math with robotics.  All math activities in RoboBlockly are aligned with CCSS for Mathematics. RoboBlockly prepares students to program in Ch/C/C++. Activities on RoboBlockly are accessible to students from grades 1 to 12 and are categorized by subject and appropriate grade levels. This session also will go over how to interact with Linkbots and Mindstorms NXT/EV3 using code generated on RoboBlockly, along with some fun activities that teach programming concepts.
***Attendees need to download the C-STEM Software from http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/downloads/ In addition internet access to http://roboblockly.ucdavis.edu is needed.  You must have administrative privileges on the laptop to install software.***

Speakers
GB

Graham Bough

UC Davis C-STEM Center
KC

Kylie Cooper

UC Davis C-STEM Center
DW

Daniel Wang

UC Davis C-STEM Center


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
Library

11:15am

How to Become a Certified Google Trainer and Innovator
Wondering how to (or why you should) become a Google Certified Trainer and/or Innovator?  Join me as I share all the tips and tricks of the application process (including a guide for the Trainer exam and advice for the Innovator project) as well as what to expect once accepted, and a sneak peek into the resources and supports within each program.   Is the process worth it?  ABSOLUTELY!  These two programs have significantly enhanced my career and I highly encourage everyone to apply!

Resources: www.EdTechChristina.com

Speakers
avatar for Christina Whitmire

Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look forward... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C2

11:15am

Integrated STEAM Education with Cubit (Vendor)
During this session, participants will complete a hands-on, STEAM oriented lesson using Cubit. They will experience first-hand how multiple contents can be integrated to allow students to utilize true design thinking in the classroom. All while supporting the required standards in authentic learning situations. Participants will leave with an understanding of ways design thinking can be scaffolded and how encouraging creative thinking can benefit the entire classroom.
*** It would be helpful if participants download Cubit Workshop: https://cubit.cc/workshop/downloads/ Software is NOT compatible with iPads.***

Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tdxMHsyrfmbZeDg8-Zeg73iuw6fePPnV?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Shana Krallman

Shana Krallman

Curriculum Writer, Cubit
Shana is a Curriculum Writer for Cubit focused on developing engaging integrated STEAM lessons with student and teacher support resources. The goal is to make coding, programming, and robotics a comfortable experience for all levels of technological comfort.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
E2

11:15am

Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing in the Classroom
Want to kick-start a successful 3D design element in your classes? In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of 3D design tools (using Tinkercad) and how they can be applied across the curriculum. Access to a 3D printer is not a requirement to include 3D design in your classroom. Learn how and why to incorporate these skills. This is a beginners session. No previous 3D design experience required.  Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Julie Janzen

Julie Janzen

District Integrated Technology Specialist, LVJUSD
I am a technology coach (ToSA) in Livermore and a former Middle School Teacher. I support grades 6-12 as the Integrated Technology Specialist as well as coordinate a fantastic team of Elementary Tech ToSAs. My areas of interest include robotics, 3D printing, raspberry pis, anything... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
E5

11:15am

Making an Impact Using Video Creation
Students can learn so much by creating videos to teach one another about different topics and tools. School staff can also share their school stories in a way that will grab their audience using videos as well. This session will share different resources to make videos and ideas about topics for videos.

Resource: http://bit.ly/makingimpact

Speakers
avatar for Shayna Peeff

Shayna Peeff

Principal, Happy Valley Elementary


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
C3

11:15am

Teaching Coding with Scratch
This session is for the teacher with a modest knowledge of Scratch and is interested in starting to use it in their lesson plans. It will begin with a very brief review of Scratch 2.0. Then I will share several web sites to find interesting lessons, as well as show you what I do in my classroom. I will include several of the student-made projects in my presentation. The session will also include a peek at the newest version, Scratch 3.0, which will soon be launched from MIT.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Valley View Middle--Mt Diablo Unified
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
E1

11:15am

True STEAM Integration with Cubit Robotics (Vendor)
With all the demands teachers have to prepare students for future careers, finding ways to provide activities that integrate computer science principles, engineering practices, and core content can seem daunting. This workshop will discuss the true meaning and purpose of STEAM learning. Participants will see examples of integrated STEAM projects that move beyond programming a robot. Cubit will help demonstrate that incorporating multiple areas of STEAM into standards-based projects can help develop a classroom full of excited problem solvers!

Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g0M0G7Kxl4ltmcIHIvUPoKTTQVZk8Zkr?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Jason Gouw

Jason Gouw

Founder, Cubit
Jason loves to inspire and encourage young people. He is an inventor, creator, and tinkerer.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
E4

11:15am

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

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p_Si4l6t5YxB_z--JWPkGt9C6Gq3xTF1oGvg_rXtFB4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Speakers
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

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


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
A5

11:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clausen

Chris Clausen

Principal, MDUSD
Title I SchoolEL School1:1 School (almost)


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
B1

11:15am

Gather and Share Ideas
A3 will be available for participants to meet with colleagues, eat lunch, and share their learning.

Saturday February 24, 2018 11:15am - 2:45pm
A3

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday February 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Multi-Use Room

1:30pm

Ah-ha iPad - Take On Me - Interactive and Fun
Ah-ha- Take on the iPad in classroom to empower their students to use to create, solve problems, and collaborate with their peers. Participants should bring their iPad to take action as they build action folders, tips and tricks for iPad integration in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Silverman

Jonathan Silverman

1st Grade Teacher, Los Cerritos Elementary School, South San Francisco Unified School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B2

1:30pm

Design Thinking Meets Ed Tech
Design Thinking Meets Digital Citizenship. This session will  be HANDS ON and outline the process of design thinking as it relates to digital citizenship.  Both Advocates and Skeptics too are encouraged to come! Learn ways to leverage the iPad and other mobile technologies to make this process collaborative and accessible. Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving  but how exactly does it help me a better teacher? How might teachers leverage this process and best use technology to support creative problem solving and empower future designers!  
*** Optional: Participants can download iPad apps: Padlet and Popplet. Also visit the  Teachers Guild because it's AWESOME and a data mine of innovative/creative ideas https://www.teachersguild.org

Speakers
avatar for Jen Gaspar-Santos

Jen Gaspar-Santos

Dir. Ed Tech & Innovation, SI College Prep SF
Jen is passionate about education first and technology second. She has over twelve years of Ed Tech experience working in independent schools. Prior to joining as dir of ed tech & innovation at St. Ignatius College Prep, she was dir of academic tech at Castilleja School and also... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B7

1:30pm

GIF = Great Interactive Fun: Storytelling through GIFs
Give GIFs a chance! Stories and presentations come to life with images, so why not MOVING IMAGES… THAT LOOP?!? Learn not just why and how to include GIFs in presentations, but also how to make them yourself with both web tools and apps. Anything that’s better with a visual is betterer with a GIF...

Resources: https://sites.google.com/view/edtechyoda/home

Speakers

Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D8

1:30pm

Google Forms for Auto-Grade Quizzes
There are many new functions which have been added and made Google Forms easier to use.  These new functions can save teachers valuable time when grading.  The objective of this presentation is provide teachers with the ability to use more of the embedded functions of Google Forms, for automating quizzes.  This will allow the participants to create more engaging, easier to use and time-saving assessments.  Participants will have the opportunity to see different samples of completed forms including quizzes, forms, surveys, choose your own adventure, exit tickets and more.  These skills can then be immediately applied to the classroom or educational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Zac Hansel

Zac Hansel

6th Grade Teacher, Santa Rita Elementary
Merit 17 participantNational Board applicantGoogle Certified Educator


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C4

1:30pm

Making Stories Come Alive Through Technology
Our district is currently adopting a new curriculum, as we do our best to use all of our resources accordingly and as much as we can, it is in detriment of our students if we don’t include the use of technologies. Participants will walk away ready to implement new ideas and feel confident about the use of technology in the classroom to go above and beyond student achievement while making learning fun and engaging.
***Attendees will need to download Chatter Pix, Vidmaker and Splice (movie maker). 

Speakers

Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
M3

1:30pm

Reading, Writing, and Learning with Google and Games
Dive in deep with Google Apps and see how they can be used to support writing and reading objectives with English learners in engaging ways through game play. Learn how to blend your content with board game mechanics to create unforgettable lessons.
Resources

Speakers
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B4

1:30pm

Recipe for a Rockin’ Digital Notebook
Looking for the perfect Digital Interactive Notebook recipe? Take one Google SlideDeck. Add a cup multi-media, 3T collaboration, an ounce of differentiation, a dash of creativity. Blend It, Flip It… any style! The award-winning recipe will engage students and deliver content. Participants will cook up their own lessons and leave with samples!

Session Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VOoaWQpB2F5rhimXKgeZLexjMXjajZd5653bbmmfarY/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Guardino

Lisa Guardino

Middle School ELA, Union School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D2

1:30pm

Slide Wars: The Path to the Dark Slide
The path to the DARK SLIDE: Using slides strictly for bad presentations. Creativity isn't about thinking outside of the box, but rather, what else can this box become? A slide is just a Box… What are you going to do with your box? That is the question. Learn the ways of the force that is Google Slides and become a Slides Jedi today.

Resources: https://sites.google.com/view/msmarshallslides/home

Speakers
avatar for Heather Marshall

Heather Marshall

Heather Marshall is a 6th grade English and History teacher with 18 years of k-8 teaching experience. In addition to teaching, she has mentored teachers as a BTSA coach, Literacy coach, PAR mentor, and an Instructional/technology coach. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and... Read More →


Slides Jedi gslides

Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C3

1:30pm

Supporting ELs in the Google Age
Get your ELs speaking and writing more through these highly engaging, low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies that support academic language development.

Resources: bit.ly/mdusd0224

Speakers
avatar for Abby Almerido

Abby Almerido

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Abby is an ed-tech evangelist and proud member of the MERIT14 cohort. Although a strong advocate for adeptly using tech in the classroom, she uses any available resources to help students construct learning whether it be through LEGOs, drama or baking. She is excited and committed... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D6

1:30pm

Supporting Newcomers/ELLs with Technology
An increasing number of newcomers are entering our school systems without appropriate support it’s hard on them and their teachers. Learn how to take advantage of technology tools to engage and differentiate for Newcomers and ELLs. Try out readily available online apps that can support your students. Save time with access to curated slideshows, created to get your students learning day one. The slideshows include videos, reading, practice and assessment all created from online tools that you can easily replicate or modify for your own needs.

Resources: https://sites.google.com/view/teachinglearningdigitally/ellsnewcomers?authuser=1

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Vázquez

Alicia Vázquez

Ed Tech TOSA, Santa Clara USD
Alicia Vazquez is committed to student success inside the classroom and in life. She has 10 years of teaching experience. Vazquez began her career as a Bilingual teacher at George Mayne Elementary. She has been serving as an Educational Technology Teacher on Special Assignment... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E7

1:30pm

Video Projects Using Adobe Spark
This session will share the collaborative and creative possibilities of video projects. Sample video projects will be shared with attendees and pedagogical methods will be explored. Attendees will spend a major portion of the session creating their own Adobe Spark presentation to ultimately share with the group. Video projects are an ideal way for students to have voice, a global audience, and ownership of their learning. Sample lessons and student work will be shown to illustrate the usage of such projects. *NOTE that students must be 13 years old to use Adobe Spark account.

Resources: http://bit.ly/spark18

Speakers
avatar for Erin Vallejo

Erin Vallejo

Teacher, Dublin Unified (Dublin High School)


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D5

1:30pm

Nature Advocates (Vendor)
We want to support school science programs to include STEM and STEAM concepts and to be leaders in environmental education. The Gardens’ has taught NGSS to students across Contra Costa County and inspires them to ask questions, record data and use their results to make changes.  We will teach teachers as if they were the students in one or two of our Natural Science classes.  We will ask them to investigate the nature they see on campus or explore and compare what they find in a fossil dig.  We will then build on this teacher experience in an interactive workshop focused how to guide students to be nature advocates. Some examples that we have seen so far this year have been a regular trash pick-ups on campus and building barriers to protect potential habitats against foot traffic.  Finally, we will show teachers how to use the resources available through the California Education and Environmental Initiative to extend the lessons and ideas that we present to their students at all grade levels.

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JDBzv7NTADFwsige_zJ2nAmgozKaLI8_i2oRUhGJ5yw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
TB

Tascha Barnes

Gardens at Heather Farms
AM

Arlene Molina

Gardens at Heather Farms
NP

Noelle Pipa

Gardens of Heather Farms
RS

Rei Scampavia

Gardens at Heather Farms
MT

Miyase Tuncman

Gardens at Heather Farms


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A4

1:30pm

Start a Vex Robotics Club or Competition Team!
Vex IQ is an entire robotics ecosystem, including hardware, curriculum, competition, and community! With Vex, activities can range from building bots from instructions to designing, fabricating, and programming a custom robot to compete! Each year, students have to engineer a new robot to play a different game, challenging them to grab, sort, lift, and move objects. Come join students and teachers of the Diocese of Oakland to learn how you can get started with Vex robotics competition!
***Resources: www.dreyf.us/sym18


Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Catholic Schools Diocese Of Oakland
EBCUE Communications DirectorDirector of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland
avatar for Heather Gibbons

Heather Gibbons

Tech Coordinator, Saint Leo the Great and Our Lady of Grace Schools
I have spent 20 years in STEM education with the goal of inspiring an interest in STEM and making STEM accessible to everyone. I am currently focussed on Tech Education as a tool for empowering education.


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
M2

1:30pm

What is Computer Science?
What is computer science and why is it important? This session will focus on what computer science is and how you start this in your classroom. Code.org has comprehensive K-12 CS Curriculum. The curriculum is Free and accessible to all teachers.
Please bring a device to look at the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Elliott

Margaret Elliott

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



Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
S3

1:30pm

2 See 2 Saw and 2 Do!
I will introduce and show teachers how to use the application Seesaw (including new additions from Seesaw). Teachers will then have some time to do some playing in Seesaw.  For the last 30-45 minutes, I will walk everyone through creating an account and sharing exercises their students can do when they return to their class on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Sissie Lola

Sissie Lola

1st Grade Teacher, Niles Elementary School, Fremont Unified
Since I was in grade school, I had always wanted to be a teacher. Years later and after much personal heartache and change, I got on track at Cal State, Hayward, CA and declared my undergrad major in Liberal Studies (education sector) in 1993. Four years later with a B.A., an M.A... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C8

1:30pm

Bringing a Customizable 6-12th Grade Coding Platform to Your School (Vendor)
Learn how to leverage the CodeHS platform to teach a high-quality computer science course at your school. Our workshop will cover a variety of topics to help set up your computer science class. Topics will include an overview of our full 6th-12th grade pathway, teacher tools & resources, professional development opportunities, and CodeHS best practices. Whether you are a new or experienced computer science teacher, our workshop is designed to empower you with the skills, pedagogical knowledge, and confidence to go into the classroom and start teaching. You’ll also walk away knowing how to make real mobile apps with React Native!

Resources: codehs.com/edtechsymposium2018

Speakers
avatar for Erin Grady

Erin Grady

Director of Customer Success, CodeHS


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B8

1:30pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Using Story Telling and Google Slides to Teach Conservation
Allow students to teach each other about ecology and conservation by creating a Choose Your Path Adventure via G-Suite and Youtube. This presentation will show you a way to meet the new NGSS standards about the human impact on ecosystems.

Slides: https://tinyurl.com/edtechstemCYOA


Speakers
avatar for Jerell Maneja

Jerell Maneja

Milpitas High School, Milpitas USD
I am a science teacher at Milpitas High School. I have been teaching for five years and contribute to my campus in numerous ways, including Life Science PLC Lead, Varsity Badminton Coach, Class of 2020 Advisor, Club Advisor for Board Game Club, Cancer Club, and HOSA, and Project-Based... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
B1

1:30pm

Cybersecurity and Privacy for Educators
Cybersecurity, privacy and compliance are important topics that affect us all. However, explaining these complex and fast moving topics can often be challenging.  Join one of Microsoft's top cybersecurity experts in conversation with the student leader of VVMS' JagTech team to learn how to engagingly talk about these fields to your students and colleagues, understand career opportunities in the industry, and use common sense techniques to protect yourself in a connected world.

Resources: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuzU9_ws5pSMkwe_pRVDmgXbr6KL

Speakers
avatar for Rupert Scammell

Rupert Scammell

Enterprise Security Executive, Microsoft
Rupert is responsible for security strategy and executive relationships for a group of Microsoft’s global financial services customers in the banking, brokerage, insurance and technology sectors. He has had a twenty year career in cybersecurity, and is a subject matter expert in... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C1

1:30pm

Digital Storytelling with PhotoStory
Learn how Photostory3 can effortlessly motivate your students to effectively write fluently and purposefully for an authentic audience.  Photostory3, FREE and Fun-To-Use, brings photos to life as students narrate, add panning motion, captions, titles and music.



Speakers
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Teacher, Valley View Middle School
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hensley

Gary Hensley

Valley View Middle--Mt Diablo Unified
I thoroughly enjoy teaching alongside Shauna Hawes here at Valley View. Of all my lessons presented, my computer students enjoy coding with Scratch the most. Originally, I thought HyperStudio was the best program ever. But I have found that I am going back to my roots of computer... Read More →



Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E1

1:30pm

Makerspaces and Libraries
We'll share our journey at Dublin High HUB (library) and show attendees resources online to implement their own Makerspace in their library.

Resources: https://makingmakersinedu.com/makeredu-classroom-resources/

Speakers
DB

Doreen Bonde

Dublin Unified School District


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
C6

1:30pm

Physical Computing with Arduino
Join this hands-on session to learn freely available C-STEM physical computing with Arduino curriculum.You will get a deeper understanding of computing with Arduino microcontrollers through Ch Arduino.  Learn about the endless exciting possibilities of physical computing and how to incorporate making into your classroom. Arduino boards can be integrated into Math, Computer Science, Engineering, and Robotics courses, including afterschool programs and summer camps. Bring your own laptop of Windows or Mac OSX .  We will provide C-STEM Starter Kit for you to get hands-on experience on Arduino for physical computing.
***Attendees may need to download C-STEM software from http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/downloads/ ***

Speakers
GB

Graham Bough

UC Davis C-STEM Center
KC

Kylie Cooper

UC Davis C-STEM Center
DW

Daniel Wang

UC Davis C-STEM Center


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:30pm

True STEAM Integration with Cubit Robotics (Vendor)
With all the demands teachers have to prepare students for future careers, finding ways to provide activities that integrate computer science principles, engineering practices, and core content can seem daunting. This workshop will discuss the true meaning and purpose of STEAM learning. Participants will see examples of integrated STEAM projects that move beyond programming a robot. Cubit will help demonstrate that incorporating multiple areas of STEAM into standards-based projects can help develop a classroom full of excited problem solvers!

Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g0M0G7Kxl4ltmcIHIvUPoKTTQVZk8Zkr?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Jason Gouw

Jason Gouw

Founder, Cubit
Jason loves to inspire and encourage young people. He is an inventor, creator, and tinkerer.


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
E4

1:30pm

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

Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p_Si4l6t5YxB_z--JWPkGt9C6Gq3xTF1oGvg_rXtFB4/edit?usp=drivesdk

Speakers
avatar for Joe Young

Joe Young

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


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A5

1:30pm

WE ALL WIN WITH STEM! K-12 Assessment (Vendor)
STEM jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector.  STEM careers are non-minority and male dominated, with this demographic there will not be enough well-trained future STEM professionals to fill these jobs, which could help lead to a collapse of our economy. The Solution is we must diversify participation in STEM studies because interest in this field needs to fit the demographic of America’s emerging workforce, as nearly half of U.S. children are girls and an increasing number are underserved minorities. Our resolution for this problem is to provide underserved children in under-resourced communities, access to hImarQs™ STEM Edition software coupled with our WE ALL WIN WITH STEM! (WAWS!) Academic Achievement Program to direct our children’s educational pathways to lead to careers in STEM- not only because these are the global economy jobs of the future, but this will also help to create a more evolved and inclusive society. The Workshop includes; Federal K12 STEM Assessment Initiative, K12 STEM Assessment Tool, WAWS Program Enrollment for Districts, Federal STEM Ed Funding

Resources: thestemfuturefoundation.org

Speakers
avatar for Sharee Joseph

Sharee Joseph

Executive Director, The STEM Future Foundation
avatar for Dr. Margaret Spicereddy

Dr. Margaret Spicereddy

Board Executive, The STEM Future Foundation


Saturday February 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
D3

3:00pm