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Saturday, March 11
 

8:00am PST

Art, Music, and Media - Creative Lesson Add-ons to enrich every classroom.
There’s a great chance you have artists in your classroom! Together, we will create opportunities for them to use technology (along with art and music!) to share their learning and respond to your assignments. You will leave this session with some electronic exit ticket strategies using Google tools such as slides, and drawings. You’ll find out about free Chrome apps that can enhance your instruction. You’ll discover extensions that can help you bring student voice into your classroom in new ways! Of course, throughout our time together, we will work with plenty of web-based art and music creation tools.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Elementary STEAM(L)ab Director, Denver Public Schools
Chris Moore, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Educator, and recipient of the National School Board Association's Technology & Leadership Network "20 To Watch 2009" award has been an elementary classroom teacher for over fifteen years. He has been a presenter at conferences and professional... Read More →



Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 512
  Creativity

8:00am PST

Big Ideas, Design Thinking, and Google
The process of design thinking provides a valuable methodology for schools and educators who wish to become more creative and innovative in how they approach their craft. This process has a wide range of applicability, from supporting the creation of such things as a framework for a 1:1 initiative to providing a pedagogical foundation for classroom learning. In all cases, the process provides an effective pathway for working and learning in new ways that can lead to new, creative, and compelling working and learning opportunities for school organizations and its educators. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn the pathway of design thinking by directly engaging in an educational issue worth developing solutions for. We'll engage you in a series of design charettes where you will experience each element of design thinking process and have the time to master the skills required to employ the process. We'll challenge you to learn how to approach problems with empathy, how to ideate, prototype and iterate your way to creative insights. If this process sounds interesting, join us for an intense workshop on design thinking, where you’ll be introduced to a process that can be used to fuel imagination and drive creative solution finding. We’ll form design teams, ideate and prototype solutions, and expand and apply the process to everything Google. Post-It Notes and Sharpies provided!

Workshop Outcomes
Describe how the process of design thinking promotes the development of a mindset grounded in creativity and innovative thought.
Explain the steps of the design thinking process and how each work towards solution finding.
Apply the process of design thinking to address a contemporary issue in education.
Use elements of the Google Apps for Education to support engaging in design thinking.
Discuss how design thinking can be used as a pedagogical process that can support inquiry and project-based learning.
Create a foundation of understanding that can be used for further study and individual study around the application of design thinking to education.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris is a Math & Science Teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader for Montreal and Canada, and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Chris often presents for EdTechTeam at events... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 608

8:00am PST

Boost Math Instruction and Engagement with G Suite (Elementary)
"**This workshop is for Elementary Teachers (3rd - Grade 6) Struggling with how to bring technology in math classrooms? How do you use technology when typing math expressions is so difficult? In this workshop, we will explore the many tools available for math educators to help students become engaged in their learning and make the use of technology in mathematics seamless. From creating math worksheets effectively to artwork graphing, we look at apps, extensions, add-ons, and web tools that help create interactive and meaningful math opportunities and focus on deep understanding.

Workshop Outcomes
Understand how technology can deepen your students' understanding of mathematics allowing them to play with math concepts easier.
Balance demands of a math classroom (practice with exploration).
Use Apps & Websites systems to help students take control of their learning and self-assess.
Allow students to explore mathematics, make connections and deepen understanding based on examples of lessons, units and activities."

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 602

8:00am PST

Breakout EDU Digital

This workshop will focus on creating interactive gaming experiences for students to learn content in a fun and engaging way. Participants will experience a Breakout and then brainstorm and create one that focuses on a specific content area of their choice. 

Workshop Outcomes
Learn about and experience Breakout EDU.
Create a custom Breakout Experience.
Understand concepts of design thinking.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 504

8:00am PST

CCSS ELA: Google Tools for the Common Core
Picture this: Close Reading + Chromebooks + Google Classroom + Google Docs + Google Slides…Come see how it turned out!

In the Common Core, students have a new relationship with text. In this session, we’ll look at examples of using a variety of Google Apps in Google Classroom for activities to support the major shifts in the K-12 ELA/Literacy standards, including Close Reading and an emphasis on expository text. We will also look at some sample ELA performance tasks and resources that support the CCSS ELA standards.

Attendees will explore tools and strategies for answering the following questions:
 
What are the major shifts in the Common Core ELA?
Balancing Literary and Informational Text
Build Knoweldge in the Disciplines
Staircase of Text Complexity
Text-Based Answers
Writing from Sources
Building Academic Vocabulary

What digital resources exisit to support those shifts? 
CommonLit.Org
Newsela
Listenwise
Readworks.org and digital.readworks.org
Storyline Online
YouTube
JustBooksReadAloud.com
Wordsift
EPIC

How Can Google Tools be Integrated to Address the Shifts?
Google Docs for graphic organizers and digital active reading stratgies
Google Drawings/Slides for graphic organizers and response activities  
Google MyMaps for summarizing and retelling
Google Forms for exploring literary elements
Google Classroom "Ask a Question" for literary discussion
ELA Performance Task built in Google Classroom: PDF Passages, Google Draw synthesis activity, Google Docs writing task.

Screencastify/GreenScreen Samples

What will participants CREATE?
A Google MyMap
A Graphic Organizer w/Docs or Drawings
A Google Forms Listening Activity
A Google Slides/Drawings Reading Response Activity
An ELA Performance Task 



Strands: #beginner, #intermediate
Type of Session: General Session
Audience: #primary, #middle, #secondary



Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 603

8:00am PST

Differentiate Lessons, Content, and Assignments with Google for Education
Now that you've got the basics down, come explore how to integrate the use of Google Apps into your classroom. During this workshop, we will dive into different activities that can be used in grade 3 - 12 classrooms. Activities for the core content areas (ELA, Science, Math, and Social Studies) will be covered.

Workshop Outcomes
  • Learn how to design, implement and manage Google tools to create an interactive classroom.
  • Engage in interactive activities that you can utilize as a part of your lessons for creating a collaborative student-centered learning environment that help students exercise 21st century skills.
  • Create media-rich Google environments (lessons and activities) for collaboration, communication, homework help, anytime/anywhere learning opportunities, and innovative and creative outlets for student assessments.


Speakers
avatar for Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

Staff Development Specialist, Individual
Ari is an innovative educator with eight years of experience in education and specializes in pedagogy-first technology integration to enhance practices and student achievement. Her passion is inspiring others to others share their stories and skills through technology. In everything... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 502

8:00am PST

Multimedia Text Sets: The Gateway to HyperDocs

Multimedia text sets are collections of content that you can curate, package, and efficiently push out to students using Google Docs. This session will take a look at how using Google Apps for packaging and workflow can greatly enhance your instruction by maximizing the time you have in the classroom. We will share a ton of examples on how text sets can be used to enhance student learning. Each participant will leave the session with new thinking about how to effectively integrate digital instruction, along with multiple lessons and ideas for use in any classroom. You will even have a chance to develop your own!

Session Resources 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Landis

Sarah Landis

Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
Sarah Landis (@sarahlandis) is an Instructional Coach in the Bay Area, California with over 18 years of experience in education. She has a Masters in Curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook, but... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 609

8:00am PST

SAMR, Digital Lesson Design & Google Apps
This workshop begins with an interactive review of SAMR, the 4Cs, and strategies that help teachers push their pedagogy into the transformational stages of modification and redefinition. We will challenge you to critically analyze a number of digital project examples from multiple perspectives. You will leave this workshop with a project and the knowledge to begin designing and/or modifying existing lessons in your stockpile into quality digital lessons.

Workshop Outcomes
  • Gain a deeper and practical understanding of the SAMR model and the 4Cs.
  • Analyze and categorize a series of sample lessons that incorporate various Google Apps for Education tools.
  • Start to build a project that falls into the Modification or Redefinition categories.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →



Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 501
  Lesson Design

8:00am PST

Assess with Google for Secondary Classrooms
Come and explore the many different options for assessing students and providing feedback in the digital age. We'll explore mostly formative assessment tips and tools, as well as creative ways teachers can provide individualized feedback to students for projects and assignments. In this hands-on session, we'll explore Google Forms with the new Quiz feature, a few Google Spreadsheet Add-Ons such as Doctopus and Goobric for rubric grading of Google Classroom assignments, Flubaroo for auto-grading formative assessments, Autocrat for personalized feedback on assessments. If there’s time, we’ll explore other feedback and assessment tools such as Formative, Socrative, Kahoot and more! Attendees will focus on assessment, feedback, assignments, peer assessment, etc.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Nate Kellogg

Nate Kellogg

Director of Personalized Learning, ReNEW Schools
Nate is the Director of Personalized Learning for ReNEW Schools, a Charter Management Organization serving 4,000 students across 7 schools in New Orleans, LA. Prior to ReNEW, Nate taught for 6 years at public, private, and charter schools in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. A Google... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am PST
Room 503

10:15am PST

ReCharge Your Classroom with YouTube & Screencasts
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Got great playlists of instructional YouTube videos? We’ll explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using YouTube. Set up and customize your YouTube Channel, organize your playlists, subscribe to awesome EDU channels, and explore the YouTube Editor. Plus, take it to the next level, and create your own content with a Chrome App called Screencastify!  

Workshop Outcomes
  • Experience YouTube lessons & activities as a student and create as a teacher.
  • Explore a variety of instructional strategies for using YouTube media.
  • Set up, customize and create your own YouTube channel.
  • Learn the basics of creating original screencasts using Screencastify.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 501

10:15am PST

Big Ideas, Design Thinking, and Google
The process of design thinking provides a valuable methodology for schools and educators who wish to become more creative and innovative in how they approach their craft. This process has a wide range of applicability, from supporting the creation of such things as a framework for a 1:1 initiative to providing a pedagogical foundation for classroom learning. In all cases, the process provides an effective pathway for working and learning in new ways that can lead to new, creative, and compelling working and learning opportunities for school organizations and its educators. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn the pathway of design thinking by directly engaging in an educational issue worth developing solutions for. We'll engage you in a series of design charettes where you will experience each element of design thinking process and have the time to master the skills required to employ the process. We'll challenge you to learn how to approach problems with empathy, how to ideate, prototype and iterate your way to creative insights. If this process sounds interesting, join us for an intense workshop on design thinking, where you’ll be introduced to a process that can be used to fuel imagination and drive creative solution finding. We’ll form design teams, ideate and prototype solutions, and expand and apply the process to everything Google. Post-It Notes and Sharpies provided!

Workshop Outcomes
  • Describe how the process of design thinking promotes the development of a mindset grounded in creativity and innovative thought.
  • Explain the steps of the design thinking process and how each work towards solution finding.
  • Apply the process of design thinking to address a contemporary issue in education.
  • Use elements of the Google Apps for Education to support engaging in design thinking.
  • Discuss how design thinking can be used as a pedagogical process that can support inquiry and project-based learning.
  • Create a foundation of understanding that can be used for further study and individual study around the application of design thinking to education.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris is a Math & Science Teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader for Montreal and Canada, and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Chris often presents for EdTechTeam at events... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 608

10:15am PST

Assess with Google for Elementary Classrooms
In this workshop, I introduce ways that many digital tools can be used for both formative and summative assessments. We'll also explore creative ways teachers can provide individualized feedback to students for projects and assignments. We will use examples from a range of subject areas and tools to inform our discussion about their advantages over traditional means of gathering assessment and implications for classroom practice. We will use Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Drawings to create assignments, check for understanding, provide feedback, and modify instruction. We will then use Google Classroom to grade assignments and Google Sites to share assignments with an authentic audience. 

Attendees will be prepared to integrate real-time note taking and respond to anonymous questions, utilize comments and screencasts, create surveys and quizzes, and publish and receive feedback on student work.


Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 603

10:15am PST

Google’s Geo Tools Suite: Bring the world to your students
 Recently Google released several new geo tools designed to help connect people to places and beyond. These new tools have the potential to change how teachers teach and students learn about their communities and the world as a whole. Most people have heard of Google Maps and Earth, but there is a rich suite of other Google Geo applications that provide a toolset for geospatial learning. This workshop will introduce and describe how to use Maps, My Maps, Street View, Tour Builder, Cultural Institute, Photospheres, and Cardboard to create these interactive and engaging learning opportunities. Participants will be actively involved in creating maps, tours, and other projects as they learn about the powerful features of each tool. By the end of this workshop, you will have a solid understanding of how these tools can be used in your classroom.



Workshop Outcomes
In depth understanding of Google’s Geo tools & classroom uses.
Hands-On exploration and creation with Google Geo tools & resources.
Cross-curricular connections & uses for Google Geo.



Session Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Nate Kellogg

Nate Kellogg

Director of Personalized Learning, ReNEW Schools
Nate is the Director of Personalized Learning for ReNEW Schools, a Charter Management Organization serving 4,000 students across 7 schools in New Orleans, LA. Prior to ReNEW, Nate taught for 6 years at public, private, and charter schools in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. A Google... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 503

10:15am PST

Differentiated Lessons, Content, and Assignments with Google for Education
Now that you've got the basics down, come explore how to integrate the use of Google Apps into your classroom. During this workshop, we will dive into different activities that can be used in grade 3 - 12 classrooms. Activities for the core content areas (ELA, Science, Math, and Social Studies) will be covered.

Workshop Outcomes
  • Learn how to design, implement and manage Google tools to create an interactive classroom.
  • Engage in interactive activities that you can utilize as a part of your lessons for creating a collaborative student-centered learning environment that help students exercise 21st century skills.
  • Create media-rich Google environments (lessons and activities) for collaboration, communication, homework help, anytime/anywhere learning opportunities, and innovative and creative outlets for student assessments.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

Staff Development Specialist, Individual
Ari is an innovative educator with eight years of experience in education and specializes in pedagogy-first technology integration to enhance practices and student achievement. Her passion is inspiring others to others share their stories and skills through technology. In everything... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 502

10:15am PST

Using Google Workflows to Improve Student Writing
Did you know you can use Google Forms as a scaffold for complex writing tasks? Build students’ Claim-Evidence-Reasoning and other informative writing capacity with this nifty workflow. By pairing Forms + Sheets + Docs + Autocrat Add-on, teachers will see a drastic improvement in students’ writing quality. Templates and classroom examples will be provided for all attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 504

10:15am PST

Google Drawings for Teachers and Students
Google Drawings is one of the most versatile visual creation tools available to students and it can be used to demonstrate learning in so many ways. Google Drawings can enhance learning through the creation of venn diagrams, graphic organizers, flow charts, badges, interactive images, maps, mathematics e-inking, templates, and many more uses left to the imagination. In this hands-on session, we’ll take a look at many examples and templates that you can use right away with your students. We’ll learn about the features of this great tool and you will become familiar with the power of drawings by creating a fantastic visual of your own.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Elementary STEAM(L)ab Director, Denver Public Schools
Chris Moore, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Educator, and recipient of the National School Board Association's Technology & Leadership Network "20 To Watch 2009" award has been an elementary classroom teacher for over fifteen years. He has been a presenter at conferences and professional... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 512

10:15am PST

HyperDocs: What's All the Hype?

Have you heard about HyperDocs and wondered what all the hype is about? This session is an introduction to the concept of HyperDocs. HyperDocs are innovative digital lesson designs that will completely shift your classroom to a student-centered learning environment. During this session, we will:

  • Define a HyperDoc
  • Explain theory and pedagogy behind digital lesson design
  • Discuss blended learning options and models for implementation
  • Explore HyperDoc examples and various packaging options
  • Provide templates to copy and personalize

 

HyperDocs are for educators who are already using Google Apps, and are ready to take tech integration to a transformational level.

Session Resources 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Landis

Sarah Landis

Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
Sarah Landis (@sarahlandis) is an Instructional Coach in the Bay Area, California with over 18 years of experience in education. She has a Masters in Curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook, but... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 609

10:15am PST

Boost Math Instruction and Engagement with Google Apps (Secondary)
This hands-on workshop features how we can integrate technology into the math classroom for 7th-12th grade. Come learn the ins-and-outs of these tools that allow math concepts to be learned and showcased so that we can best support student learning outcomes and provide meaningful feedback. We will be exploring how these tools, apps and websites can promote collaboration, deep understanding and learning with students on a daily basis.

Session Resources


Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PST
Room 602

12:15pm PST

Lunch
Saturday March 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm PST
TBA

1:15pm PST

Gearing Up with Google: Intermediate-Advanced Docs, Drive and Classroom
So you've been using Google Classroom for the past year, but now you're ready to move beyond the basics? Are you sick of only using it as a "Digital Photocopier"? Maybe you just want to see what new features have been added to the tool over the past couple of months? Come learn how to take your students' learning to the next level in Classroom, all while giving them the freedom to easily create, curate, and collaborate along with their classmates on any assignment! It's time for Google Classroom, 2.0! Beyond Classroom we will explore lesson design in Google Docs, and advanced background design for your Google Drive.
Workshop Outcomes
Use Google Classroom to create formative and/or summative assessments.
Facilitate long-term student projects using Google Classroom.
Incorporate rubrics and standards based grading into Google Classroom assignments.
Create no-hassle student digital portfolios.
If students have access to mobile devices, attendees will learn how the app can be used to transform field trips/outside of the classroom learning.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Teacher, Lester B. Pearson School Board
Chris is a Math & Science Teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, Google Educator Group Leader for Montreal and Canada, and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Chris often presents for EdTechTeam at events... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 608

1:15pm PST

Audience and Purpose for All
Participants in this workshop will be part of a hands-on workshop in which they build a simple Blogger website. But don't be fooled, the focus is really on understanding how to make your student or classroom blogs a raging success! The secret lies in teaching students how to leverage the concepts of audience and purpose. Students across the globe are blogging with each other, learning from each other, and just itching to write for a real audience, with a real purpose. Their writing is amazing, and they can't wait to revise their work. If you'd like to have these problems in your classroom, this is the PD for you. Participants will leave with a working understanding of Blogger. Participants will leave with incredible blogs and websites ready to go for class the next day. Participants will be ready to help their students share their work outside the walls of their classrooms and schools.

Session Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Elementary STEAM(L)ab Director, Denver Public Schools
Chris Moore, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Educator, and recipient of the National School Board Association's Technology & Leadership Network "20 To Watch 2009" award has been an elementary classroom teacher for over fifteen years. He has been a presenter at conferences and professional... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 512

1:15pm PST

Narrative and Creative Writing with Google Slides

Let's look beyond the slideshow! Google Presentations can be used for so much more than bulleted talking points. In this session, we'll see how Google Slides can be used to support and develop creative writers.

From comic books to graphic novels, mock Tweets and Instagram posts, to "choose your own adventure" stories - you’ll explore some of the innovative and creative ways your students can use Google tools to demonstrate their learning.

In this workshop, we will:

*Create REALLY FUN STUFF!
* Discuss Google Slides as a tool in the writing process.
* Share ideas how the use of mentor texts can enhance students understanding of literary elements such as narrative shifts and dialogue.
* Share options for digital student/teacher/peer feedback.
* Explore design principles of color and layout.
* Find free image resources that promote digitally-aware citizens.
* Investigate publishing possibilities including slides as an e-pub tool as well as inexpensive printing options.  



Speakers
avatar for Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart

Instructional Technology Coach, Fowler Unified School District
K-2 Can, TOO is the motto of this lead learner! Susan Stewart is Google Education Innovator and Trainer. She is currently the K-12 Instructional Technology Coach for Fowler Unified School District in Central California. Within her district, Susan has facilitated the implementation... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 603

1:15pm PST

ReCharge Your Classroom with YouTube & Screencasts
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Got great playlists of instructional YouTube videos? We’ll explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using YouTube. Set up and customize your YouTube Channel, organize your playlists, subscribe to awesome EDU channels, and explore the YouTube Editor. Plus, take it to the next level, and create your own content with a Chrome App called Screencastify!  

Workshop Outcomes
  • Experience YouTube lessons & activities as a student and create as a teacher.
  • Explore a variety of instructional strategies for using YouTube media.
  • Set up, customize and create your own YouTube channel.
  • Learn the basics of creating original screencasts using Screencastify.
Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Dan McDowell

Dan McDowell

Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont UHSD
Dan is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Grossmont Union High School District. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher at West Hills HS. In 2008, he was selected as a district teacher of the year. Dan serves as an educational technology... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 501

1:15pm PST

Breakout EDU Digital

This workshop will focus on creating interactive gaming experiences for students to learn content in a fun and engaging way. Participants will experience a Breakout and then brainstorm and create one that focuses on a specific content area of their choice. 

Workshop Outcomes
Learn about and experience Breakout EDU.
Create a custom Breakout Experience.
Understand concepts of design thinking.

Session Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 504

1:15pm PST

Forms & Sheets for the Techie Teacher
Learn how to collect data from students, parents, and teachers in a more efficient way with the newest version of Google Forms! We will get you creating your own forms, and explore a variety of uses for them, whether you are a classroom teacher or a school administrator. A laptop or Chromebook device is required for this session. The second part of this workshop will focus on using Forms in even more creative ways. You’re going to fall in love with Forms all over again in the second half of this session. We’ll take a look at some “outside the box” uses of Forms, learning a variety of tips and tricks to help build Amazing Races, Choose Your Own Adventure stories, Digital BreaktoutEDU games, “Impossible to Fail” quizzes, and more! You will be amazed at the flexibility and versatility of this one, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use Google tool!
Workshop Outcomes:
Using Forms to support efficiency, learning, interaction and engagement.
Creating Forms that streamline workflow and data collection.
Using Forms as both formative and summative assessment tools.
Explore Add-Ons that augment the functionality of Forms.
Use Forms as a tool for fostering creative and critical thinking.

Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 602

1:15pm PST

HyperDoc Design School

Join us for HyperDoc Design School! During this session we will share methods of creating digital lessons, and then jump in to create your own. You can choose to “file>make a copy” of a template, “remix” someone else’s HyperDoc, or start from scratch. Become a designer, and start implementing transformative lessons in your own blended learning classroom. Once the secrets of the HyperDoc Design school are unlocked, you will be able to personalize your own brand of digital lessons. 

Session Resources 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Landis

Sarah Landis

Instructional Coach, Pleasanton Unified School District
Sarah Landis (@sarahlandis) is an Instructional Coach in the Bay Area, California with over 18 years of experience in education. She has a Masters in Curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook, but... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 609

1:15pm PST

The Inquiry Design Model
Avoid over prescription and stop denying your students the chance to explore by implementing The Inquiry Design Model (IDM).  Learn how to create a quality IDM lesson, practice question writing, integrate appropriate technology tools, and collaborate with others to create a lesson you can use next year.  IDM lessons help students practice a variety of skills such as integrating and evaluating content from a variety of media and formats, analyzing and comparing two or more texts, and reading closely to make and support logical inferences and conclusions.  Come join the fun and explore the world of IDM.


Skills

Understand what and IDM is

Create compelling questions for an IDM

Create supporting questions for an IDM

Understand the levels of differentiation 

Review technology tools for IDM alignment

Create summative activities for an IDM

Speakers
avatar for Ari Flewelling

Ari Flewelling

Staff Development Specialist, Individual
Ari is an innovative educator with eight years of experience in education and specializes in pedagogy-first technology integration to enhance practices and student achievement. Her passion is inspiring others to others share their stories and skills through technology. In everything... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 502

1:15pm PST

Assess with Google for Secondary Classrooms
Come and explore the many different options for assessing students and providing feedback in the digital age. We'll explore formative assessment tips and tools, as well as creative ways teachers can provide individualized feedback to students for projects and assignments. In this hands-on session, we'll explore Google Forms with the new Quiz feature, a few Google Spreadsheet Add-Ons such as Doctopus and Goobric for rubric grading of Google Classroom assignments, Flubaroo for auto-grading formative assessments, Autocrat for personalized feedback on assessments.   If there’s time, we’ll explore other feedback and assessment tools such as Formative, Socrative, Kahoot and more! Attendees will focus on assessment, feedback, assignments, peer assessment, etc.

Session Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Nate Kellogg

Nate Kellogg

Director of Personalized Learning, ReNEW Schools
Nate is the Director of Personalized Learning for ReNEW Schools, a Charter Management Organization serving 4,000 students across 7 schools in New Orleans, LA. Prior to ReNEW, Nate taught for 6 years at public, private, and charter schools in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. A Google... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Room 503