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Saturday, February 24
 

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

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

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