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Saturday, February 23
 

9:25am

Crowd-sourced Protocols!
Help build the set-list for this session with a little crowd-sourced action! Come see how protocols can be used in your classroom and how you can train students to use these awesome frameworks. Protocols are adaptable to all content, engage students in the curriculum, and get kids out of the worksheet cycle and using the 4 Cs. Let's see how they work across all subjects and all grade levels while streamlining your lesson planning. We’ll try out these awesome frameworks and learn some new variations of some old protocol favorites that you can start using on Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Cannon-Johann

Meghan Cannon-Johann

Teacher, FSUSD
Meghan Cannon-Johann has been an educator for fourteen years with experience spanning four grade levels.  She is passionately dedicated to encouraging wonder and growth-mindset in all students.  For the past 3 years she has run a successful BYOChromebook program with 2nd graders... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
E7

9:25am

Digital Portfolios
Looking for a simple way to keep all students' work in one place, sharing easily with parents and innovative way to show their work at open house. Look no further, come stop. This session is just for YOU! Google Sites to create Digital Portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Nupur Sethi

Nupur Sethi

Middle School Teacher, Oak Grove School District
Nupur Sethi is a middle school teacher in San Jose, California. As a Merit'18 Fellow and Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, Nupur is passionate about innovation and integration of technology in classrooms to support the development of creativity, critical thinking... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
B2

9:25am

Google Forms for Elementary, Quizzes, and Beyond
Tired of piles of paper? Quizzes, exit tickets, grading rubrics, and more can really stack up. Collecting and organizing data can be done more efficiently with Google Forms, with applications ranging from quizzes to tracking anecdotal data. Then, we’ll use Google Sheets to view and organize the data.

Speakers
avatar for Janine Mains

Janine Mains

4th grade teacher, LVJUSD, #MERIT18


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am
A4

10:50am

Empowering ELLs in the Google Age
Get your ELLs speaking and writing more through these highly engaging, low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies that support academic language development. Using Google Cultural Institute, StreetView, and YouTube, these lessons allow students to practice high-level cognitive skills while considering the world from different perspectives.

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 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
B6

10:50am

Getting the Most out of Google Slides
This session will provide user-friendly tips for Google slides, such as how to make a more effective presentation, lesson, or document (including tools for Reader's and Writer's Workshop). Participants will also learn various uses for Google Slides, including "Choose your own adventure" style lessons, collaborative slide decks for students, Hyperdocs, memes, handouts, etc. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to make their Google slides' products more aesthetically pleasing to further students' digital literacy, enrich learning, and enhance engagement. Sandbox time will be given so that teachers can collaborate and experiment with our guidance and walk away with a new and practical skill set.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Dowd

Lauren Dowd

Teacher, MDUSD
8th grade Core (English and History) teacher at Foothill Middle School.
avatar for Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin

I'm a middle school teacher and teach 8th grade Core (English and History combined). One of my favorite parts about teaching is getting to know my students and helping them to grow academically and individually throughout the year. Besides teaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
D8

10:50am

Google Forms and Sheets, a Match Made in Heaven
Participants will complete a series of challenges that will allow them to create a variety of Google Forms and use conditional formatting in Google Sheets to make their life easier. For example, they will create a daily check in and format the accompanying spreadsheet to color code responses to quickly alert them to students requiring immediate attention. They will also make a form using choice eliminator that can be used for conferences. In the end, they will have the resources to complete all challenges whether or not they finish during the session. Click here for presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Hughes

Terri Hughes

2nd Grade Teacher and Technology Coach, Campbell Union School District
I have been a teacher in the district since 1991. During my years, I have worked hard to extend my knowledge and skills through participation in professional development. I have taught all subjects, and fifth through seventh grades. I strive to teach innovative, culturally relevant... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
A5

10:50am

I want my students to podcast, HELP!
We have been presenting at past CUE conferences for adults using podcasts and the number one question we get is, “ How do we get our students to podcast?” We really didn’t have the time to answer until now! In this session, we will be discussion how to get your students podcasting and several example on how and what to podcast. Most importantly...why you should have your students podcast. You’ll want to check this out!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
D5

10:50am

The Great Wide Open: Leveraging Creativity with Low-Tech and High-Tech Options
Learners will participate in open-ended, cross content area activities that optimize divergent and higher order thinking. First and foremost, though, we'll get our creativity on in ways beyond conventional artistry.

Session resources: bit.ly/ebcreate1

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Almerido

Jonathan Almerido

Teacher, ARUSD
Jonathan Almerido is a fourth grade teacher at L.U.C.H.A. Elementary in East San José, California, where he's entering his third year as a teacher. In his first two years, he's taught third through fifth grade, with an emphasis on social justice, purposeful tech integration, and... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:50am - 12:00pm
B7

1:00pm

Bring VR & AR into Any Classroom
Virtual and Augmented Realities are technologies that we’ve been hearing about for awhile. There are now tools to make these accessible to all classes. This session will show teachers how to these bring immersive experiences to their classes and how they can have their students make their own. This session will show the potential which VR and AR have in helping to create new learning experiences. Participants will be shown many of the tools which teacher can now bring into their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Brian Briggs is the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Brian enjoys working with teachers and students teaching, training and learning alongside them with new and exciting topics in Educational Technology. He loves the use... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
D5

1:00pm

Getting the Most out of Google Slides
This session will provide user-friendly tips for Google slides, such as how to make a more effective presentation, lesson, or document (including tools for Reader's and Writer's Workshop). Participants will also learn various uses for Google Slides, including "Choose your own adventure" style lessons, collaborative slide decks for students, Hyperdocs, memes, handouts, etc. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to make their Google slides' products more aesthetically pleasing to further students' digital literacy, enrich learning, and enhance engagement. Sandbox time will be given so that teachers can collaborate and experiment with our guidance and walk away with a new and practical skill set.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Dowd

Lauren Dowd

Teacher, MDUSD
8th grade Core (English and History) teacher at Foothill Middle School.
avatar for Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin

I'm a middle school teacher and teach 8th grade Core (English and History combined). One of my favorite parts about teaching is getting to know my students and helping them to grow academically and individually throughout the year. Besides teaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
D8

1:00pm

Grow Social Skills in a New World: Minecraft in Your Classroom
If we want to support our students and their successful futures, they need a balanced education. Recent research focuses on the need of explicit Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons in our classrooms. This is even more important as the number of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder increases each year. Educators need to find ways to address this area in a way that is student friendly, educational, and engaging. Minecraft hits the sweet spot of all three. Session will include specific K-12 examples of SEL development so participants will walk away with models, knowledge, practice, and ways they can immediately apply with students who need it most.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Berger

Linda Berger

Teacher, Santa Clara Unified School District
Empathy and Design Thinking drive the work I do with students. When we give them the right tools, their curiosity and creativity shines. Let's talk so we can find ways to make your own ideas a reality.


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
C4

1:00pm

The Great Wide Open: Leveraging Creativity with Low-Tech and High-Tech Options
Learners will participate in open-ended, cross content area activities that optimize divergent and higher order thinking. First and foremost, though, we'll get our creativity on in ways beyond conventional artistry.

Session resources: bit.ly/ebcreate2

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Almerido

Jonathan Almerido

Teacher, ARUSD
Jonathan Almerido is a fourth grade teacher at L.U.C.H.A. Elementary in East San José, California, where he's entering his third year as a teacher. In his first two years, he's taught third through fifth grade, with an emphasis on social justice, purposeful tech integration, and... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
B7