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Saturday, April 8

9:55am PDT

(NEW) Computational Thinking in a VR Environment
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Mark Loundy

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cupertino Union School District
Mark Loundy is a former journalist, photographer and social media pioneer. As an online community manager at GeoCities at the turn of the century, he helped build the foundations of what we now call social media. He brings all of those skills to education as an innovative instructional... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am PDT
Room 204

9:55am PDT

Appsmashing in the STEM classroom
Transform your lessons into interactive experiences through the use of technology. Participate as a student and learn how to use a multitude of tools to create differentiated learning products. From hyperdocs to gamification, appsmashing will revolutionize the way you teach.


Samantha McMillan

Social Studies Teacher, AdVENTURE STEM
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Mariana Garcia Serrato

STEM Teacher, Oak Grove School District
Hi STEM teachers. I am a founding teacher at the award-winning AdVENTURE STEM program. From PBL to gamification, I infuse my STEM classroom with making and inquiry, all in search of that spark of engaging rigor. I am an Edmodo Ambassador, Better Lesson Master Teacher, Legends of Learning... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am PDT
Room 202
  Session 1

9:55am PDT

Scratch the Curriculum
Coding can be used across the curriculum to deepen students’ understanding, while introducing them to programming. In this session, try your hand at Scratch, which lets users create games, animations, and interactive stories. Let’s explore how you can use this resource to support math, science, history, reading, and writing.

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Jennifer Johnson

Teacher, Donald Rheem ES

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:55am - 10:55am PDT
Room 206

11:00am PDT

Makey Makey Some Fun in Your Classroom!
Explore creative ways to combine STEAM and physical computing to engage your students in learning! Makey Makeys allow students to extend their computers so they are controlled by everyday objects, making it possible to create a banana piano, a tinfoil alarm, or a playdough game controller. Come join in the fun with this hands-on session!

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Bill Marsland

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
Bill Marsland (@billmarsland) coordinates the computer science programs at 60+ elementary schools in SFUSD. He also writes elementary computer science curriculum and leads teacher professional development for the district. He is passionate about connecting computer science with other... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 203

12:50pm PDT

Building a More Empathetic Future in our Technology Driven Society
This session will engage our STEM educators and students to look beyond the screen to empathize, communicate, explore, and take action to build a stronger future. We will share Mouse_California’s mission to support the growing capacity of youth to apply technology, engineering, and design skills toward solutions that effect social change.

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Katherine Rosas

Program Coordinator, Mouse_CA
Implementing STEM education in diverse ways.
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Diana Wong

Program Manager, MOUSE_California
Diana is the program manager of Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. We’re committed to helping schools and educators empower their students to realize their full potential—and the potential of technology—to solve real... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 201

12:50pm PDT

Creating, Sharing and Finding Great Teaching Resources
We all have that great lesson that never fails. Learn how to share what you know with colleagues all over the world! Find amazing curated resources including lesson plans, web sites and apps to re-ignite your teaching. Attendees will learn about Edmodo's Spotlight and Creative Commons licensing.

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Sandra McConnell

Chief cook and bottle washer, Me
I love to find new ways to make learning engaging and meaningful for learners, myself included! I am consultant helping educators, districts and companies bring technology meaningfully into the classroom. Before becoming a public school educator, I worked in high tech for 20 years... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206

12:50pm PDT

Digital Citizenship For All Grades
This session will give you some ideas about games, activities, and lessons that will help your students (and staff) become better digital citizens. Topics addressed include: cyberbullying/harassment, privacy & protection, digital footprint, and media literacy.

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Daniel Frost

Digital Learning Partner, SFUSD

Saturday April 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 202

1:55pm PDT

Having Fun with Gamified Staff PD and Classroom Learning!
PD that is fun and exciting? I'll share a gamified PD program that I created to encourage everyone in my district to not only learn more about Google, but also how to integrate it while building a supportive and collaborative community. Can be applied in the classroom too!

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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 April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Room 206

1:55pm PDT

Student Leaders = Grant Writers (6-12 grades)

Guidelines for writing successful Student Led Grants with Donor’s Choose.
Learn easy steps to help students develop leadership & grant writing!
Students will
1. create a project,
2. work with the teacher to write the grant including requested materials
3. let potential funders know about their grant

Examine examples of successful grants; draft description of class & prepare template for your student leaders.

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Kay Hones

Librarian, SFUSD
KE Hones is a National Board Credentialed Librarian.

Saturday April 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm PDT
Room 202