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Saturday, September 24
 

8:00am

Registration/Check-In
On-site registration and pre-registration check-in

Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Parish Hall Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

8:30am

Opening Keynote: Kelly Hilton, co-author of Hyperdocs
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Parish Hall Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Maker Space
Drop in and experience a Maker Space!

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Tech Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Coding for Cool Kids
There are so many choices and options out there for teachers who want to introduce coding to their students. We will introduce and play with programs and options appropriate to different grade levels, and even show off some coding tools and apps used to work with devices. The goal of this is to have fun so that you are excited to share your learning with your students.

Workshop Resources:
https://sites.google.com/site/codingforthecoolkids/

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!
avatar for Shauna Hawes

Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher, MDUSD- Valley View Middle School
Shauna Hawes has integrated technology into her teaching in both elementary and middle schools. Now a technology teacher, she continued with integration projects such as robotics and after-school robotics club, and summer technology camp programs for girls and another for boys. Shauna... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Science Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Digital Citizenship
Students are spending more and more time online and with electronic media. The new Common Core State Standards will only increase this! How can you help students to make good choices? The answer is Common Sense Media (CSM), a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, providing FREE trustworthy information and tools so that students can learn safe, responsible online behavior and families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. Start with CSM’s comprehensive K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to empower students to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate their fast-paced digital world. Continue with movie, video and game reviews to help parents, kids, and families make informed viewing choices. Go to the Advice videos for tips, advice, and solutions for problems kids face online and with digital media. Apps for special needs students? They've got those too. Starting a 1-to-1 program? Check out CSM's 1-to-1 Essentials. Need credible research on children's use of media and technology and the impact it has on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development? CSM is the nation's leading independent nonprofit advocating for kids.. and your one-stop destination for informed media and technology use.

Workshop Resources 

Michael's Resources

Hands-On: Build your own sharable collection of resources! Use the group Padlet or create your own! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Michael Dreyfus-Pai

Catholic Schools Diocese Of Oakland
EBCUE Communications DirectorDirector of Educational Technology - Diocese of Oakland


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Grade 5 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Google Classroom 101
Have a Google Classroom ready to go for Monday morning. Google Classroom can make your workflow easier. Lisa and Jen will show you how they use Classroom and give you the time to build your own Google Classroom. Please make sure you have a laptop and Google Classroom enabled on your Google Apps for Education account.

Google Classroom Resources (from Google)

Everything You Need To Know About Google Classroom (from BetterCloud):

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 September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Grade 6 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Introduction to HyperDocs: Transformative Pedagogy and Digital Lesson Design
This workshop 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 explore the world of using Google Apps to create interactive digital lessons, define a HyperDoc, explain theory and pedagogy behind digital lesson design, provide templates to copy and personalize, review HyperDoc examples and various packaging options, and discuss blended learning options and models for implementation.

Workshop Resources:
http://bit.ly/HyperDocHype

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Grade 7 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Read & Write Bingo
At last, a true accessibility tool for Google users! Participants in this hands-on workshop can learn the basics of supporting learners of all ages and abilities in Reading, Writing and Research/Study Skills with Read&Write for Google.

Suitable for educators looking to differentiate instruction for guided and independent practice. We'll show how selecting and implementing the right tools in your instruction will help students demonstrate their understanding on the Smarter Balanced Assessments with examples from SBAC.

If you plan to attend this workshop, please do the following in advance:
  1. Download the Read&Write for Google extension from the Chrome Web Store
  2. Register for free teacher access to Read&Write for Google
Workshop Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Nora Trentacoste

Nora Trentacoste

Regional Director, Text Help
At Texthelp we help all students read and respond to content. Read&Write for literacy, WriQ for Writing, EquatIO for math: All means ALL!


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Grade 4 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45am

Reading Resources for the Multilevel Classroom
Few classrooms have students with only one reading level. So, where can you find reading resources for the multilevel classroom - for free? Yes, free! Explore amazing open educational resources (OER), including Newsela, ReadWorks, Tween/TeenTribune, and TT Junior. Plus, correlate different reading level scales, such as Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell, Dra, and others. The majority of these resources are targeted for grades 3-12, however, there are some resources for grade 2 as well.

Workshop Resources:
https://goo.gl/tX5rgR

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Politzer

Stephen Politzer

Now, retired, Stephen has been active in education technology for more than 30 years. He is Leading Edge certified, as well as a published ed tech author, innovator, and presenter with sessions and workshops for CUE, East Bay CUE, ACOE, EdTech Team Summits, Google, and more. A long-time... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Grade 8 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Maker Space
Drop in and experience a Maker Space!

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Tech Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Becoming a Connected Educator
During this session participants will learn how to use social media tools including Twitter to be able to connect with other educators.  They will learn tios and tricks to help manage the social media stream.

Session Resourcexs:
Yen4teaching.blogspot.com 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Yen

Craig Yen

Teacher, MDUSD
Craig Yen - 4th grade teacher, Valle Verde Elementary. Lover of all things Edtech and learning with and from others. Connect with me on Twitter @craigyen.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grade 7 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Effective Digital Reading
Digital reading requires so much more than reading text on a page. The reader must interact with the text. In this session participants will learn how to actively engage students in the digital reading process by embedding various Google tools such as Docs, Drawings, Slides, Forms and Sheets into their classroom reading instruction.

Session Resources:
http://bit.ly/readingcooltools

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Nichols

Kathy Nichols

Teacher, Pleasanton Middle School
Kathy Nichols teaches English and Media Journalism in Pleasanton CA. With 20+ years teaching experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and Malaysia, she is currently teaching 8th grade English Language Arts, Media Journalism, and Yearbook at Pleasanton Middle School. Kathy is passionate... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grade 4 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Flipping the Classroom with Ed Puzzle
Have you wanted to flip your classroom, but were not sure how? Do you want your students to interact with curriculum instead of merely reacting to it? If so, learn about EDPuzzle, a free and easy-to-use tool to flip your classroom. With EDPuzzle, you can crop videos, add formative assessment questions to actively engage students, and add your own voice-over comments. You can see students’ responses, understand their level of understanding, and know how much of the video each student saw as well as what parts they needed to see multiple times. You will leave this session with concrete examples in enhancing student learning outcomes to flip your classroom tomorrow.

Session Resources:
bit.ly/cooledpuzzle

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Prabhala

Ravi Prabhala

Integrated Technology Specialist, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Educator and lifelong learner. Star Wars fan


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grade 6 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Google Drive
As more and more (and more) educational organizations adopt Google Apps for Education, Google Drive is becoming and essential tool for document storage, sharing AND collaboration. Come up to speed during this hands-on workshop. Creating new documents and folders, organizing and managing, uploading documents and folders, sharing and collaboration, and help resources. You'll walk away a Drive master. Google Drive? I got this!

Session Resources:
https://goo.gl/uiLqSP

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Politzer

Stephen Politzer

Now, retired, Stephen has been active in education technology for more than 30 years. He is Leading Edge certified, as well as a published ed tech author, innovator, and presenter with sessions and workshops for CUE, East Bay CUE, ACOE, EdTech Team Summits, Google, and more. A long-time... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grade 8 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Google Extensions for your Classroom
During this session participants will learn how to download and use extensions for themselves and with their students. The focus for student extensions will be in the upper elementary and middle grades but the teacher extensions can benefit all.

bit.ly/extensionsforedu



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 September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grade 5 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

11:30am

Invention Convention
During this session participants will learn how to easily motivate students and staff to participate in a school-wide Invention Convention.  We will discuss how the “Maker” movement, "STEM" process, and “Design Thinking” concepts targeted towards even the youngest students can be used to reinvigorate the old science fair slump experienced by staff & students.  We will cover how the Invention Convention uses a true cross curriculum model that can involve the entire school including enrichment classes. We'll touch on how it links to the California Common Core State Standards & Next Generation Science Standards.  Age appropriate worksheet samples & information will be provided for students PK - 8th Grade.

Session Resources to come

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Science Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Maker Space
Drop in and experience a Maker S

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tech Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Easy Graphic Design
This session illustrates the power of applying six graphic design principles to create visually appealing instructional materials that enhance readability and comprehension. The “actions” (contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity) are applied to two basic design elements (type and shape) to create a focal point, reading flow, hierarchy, and therefore, coherence of information in the visual project. These principles are easy for anyone at any creative level to use in the graphic design or page layout software of their choice; it is not necessary to know sophisticated image editing techniques or possess highly creative artistic ability. Google Draw will be used to show how the principles can be used.

Fundamentally, visual projects are meant to present ideas, help learners perform procedures, learn facts, and organize data to help the reader develop deeper understanding. Studies have shown that well designed instructional materials hold the reader’s attention more effectively than materials designed without following graphic design principles (Mayer, 2001). Materials designed using these principles can help increase learning performance and comprehension of complex information by guiding the reader through the elements of the visual piece like a well written story. The more attention and engagement the reader gives to instructional materials, the more likely the message is read and understood. Creatively designed visuals capture readers’ attention and effectively guide them to focus on the relevant content. When the learner is focused and distractions from visual clutter are reduced, comprehension increases. Yeah!

Session Resources:
http://www.stevenmcgriff.com/

Speakers
avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grade 8 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in Your Own Classroom
Though it may sound daunting, with a good plan and a few guidelines, a BYOD program can be put in place giving students access to the world well beyond the walls of your classroom. Make the Internet available to students with the use of PED’s at school. Watch collaboration become meaningful and authentic. After this session, you will change the way you teach with technology in your classroom.

Session Resources:
https://goo.gl/k5dOjy

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grade 5 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Math and Edtech
In this session participants will explore and share math edtech tools that they can use with students.  Tools can be used with 1-to-1 or limited devices.

Session Resources:
Yen4teaching.blogspot.com 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Yen

Craig Yen

Teacher, MDUSD
Craig Yen - 4th grade teacher, Valle Verde Elementary. Lover of all things Edtech and learning with and from others. Connect with me on Twitter @craigyen.


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grade 7 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Piper Computer Kit
Use raspberry Pi in the classroom with Minecraft. We will introduce the Piper computer, basic gameplay, and our coding API.

Session Resources to come

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bouman

Chris Bouman

Piper
Hands-on STEAM solutions for grades 3 - 8


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Science Lab School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Sphero & Blubot: Coding in the Elementary Classroom
Incorporate robotics into lessons. Play is a powerful teacher. Learn how a simple robotic ball and a motorized ‘bee’ can capture the imagination, engage students in the learning process, challenge them to think critically, creatively and cooperatively, and give them hands-on STEM and technology experiences ­- all while having a blast.

Session Resources:
to come 

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Amaral

Lucy Amaral

Computer Specialist, Lafayette School District
I'm a MERIT 16 Cohort, a Google Certified Educator Level 2 and a technology integration specialist. I facilitate tech-infused opportunities for students and staff at my site. With my students, my focus is on giving them opportunities to learn, collaborate and problem solve. With my... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grade 6 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

1:30pm

Stop Motion Meets Makerspace
Explore simple recycled materials as a makerspace base. In addition, participants will have experience creating their own stop motion video.

During this session, participants will learn how to create a hassle free markerspace with recycled items. The products from this space can serve as a setting/backdrop for stop motion / Stop animation videos. Simple a settings and props will be created by participants for their own stop motion video project. Tools covered will include resources to support a unit or lesson, project option, or after school club.

Session Resources:
http://tinyurl.com/hbtgfvk 

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Suminski

Felicia Suminski

Intervention Specialist, Dublin Unified School District
Intervention, Student Podcasting, Student Generated Films, Makerspaces, Teacher Support, CUE


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grade 4 School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

2:45pm

Unconference/Roundtable Discussions
What's on your mind? Join other participants with similar interests in participant-led discussions. Tweet your finds to #cooltools16.
  • Cool Tools to Use on Monday (Room 8) -- Stephen
  • How To Incorporate Tech in the Classroom (Room 6) -- Craig
  • Maker and Raspberry Pi (Science Lab) -- Cicely
  • PBL & Design Thinking (Room 5) -- Lisa
  • Using Tech with Small Groups (Room 7) -- Michael
 

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Rooms to be determined School of the Madeleine, use church parking lot @ 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

3:30pm

Closing Keynote: Roni Habib, Founder of EQ Schools
Speakers
RH

Roni Habib

Founder of EQ Schools


Saturday September 24, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Parish Hall Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

4:30pm

Cool Tools in the Fall - Evaluation
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Saturday September 24, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
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4:30pm

Prizes & Awards
Saturday September 24, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Parish Hall Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709