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Monday, October 12
 

8:00am

Welcome, Breakfast, Sign-In
Kick off your day of professional learning with a continental breakfast, and mingle with your GUSD colleagues and Rock Star Faculty.

Monday October 12, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Guardian Community Center Guardian Community Center, Corner of E. Spruce Street and Fairview Drive

8:30am

Shred Sessions
The CUE Rock Star Camp kicks off with "Shred Sessions", where the Rock Star Faculty literally "sing for their supper" and try to
attract attendees to their sessions - attendees get entertained...and they don't have to pick sessions from a blurb ever.

Monday October 12, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Guardian Community Center Guardian Community Center, Corner of E. Spruce Street and Fairview Drive

9:00am

20% Time / Genius Hour: Moving Students Toward Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
Learn about all of the necessary tools to ignite student creativity and passion with 20% Time and Genius Hour projects.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Massa

Darren Massa

Science Teacher, Chico Country Day School
Darren is a middle school science teacher and Technology Coordinator at Chico Country Day School. He is also a proud Google Certified Innovator and CUE Lead Learner. Darren previously worked in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Paradise, and was a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year nominee in 2003. Darren is also a former sketch comedian, performing with the sketch troupe Ten West. He has used his skills to teach improv classes at CCDS and... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 108 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

A Little for You, A Little for Me: Using Social Media for PLCs and Community
Are you ready for the ultimate social media experience? One where the ideas keep flowing, and the stories are accurate? It’s easier than you think! Learn how to use Twitter, Remind, and Facebook to connect with other educators, students, and our local community!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie York

Laurie York

4th Grade Teacher. #NorthStateCUE President. #Seesaw Ambassador., Gridley Unified School District


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 112 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Code to Learn: The Why and How of Coding in the Classroom
Discover the skills that students learn as they learn to code. Learn some of the basics of coding and how to apply this to unplugged lessons, coding websites, iPad apps, and operating Spheros.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Allen

Sandra Allen

First Grade Teacher, Gridley Unified School District
Sandra has been a teacher for 20 years. She has taught second grade, reading intervention for 2nd-5th grades, and is currently a first grade teacher. Sandra is a Google Certified teacher and a member of her district's technology committee where she is helping primary teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum with the goal of creating classrooms that have interactive learning environments. Seesaw Ambassador and Wonderbox Ambassador


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 211 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Flipping Learning with Google Forms
Participants learn to embed video and images into Google Forms creating flipped learning modules, as well as, build adaptive assessments that auto-score student work!

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 305 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Less is More: Practical Uses of Technology in the Classroom
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the technology being thrown your way? Discover how to use technology as a tool to enhance your lessons, enable collaboration, exchange feedback, and empower your students.

Speakers
LA

Liz Ayon

Teacher/Yearbook Adviser, Sycamore Middle School


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 301 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Making a Love Connection with Student Feedback Tools
Ever felt investing time and effort with a website is like going on a bad date? Wish you got to know the site before you invested the time? Well this is the session for you if you are interested in using a website for student feedback. Use sites like Socrative, Kahoot, & Formative for informal assessments. Participants will explore, create, and share their findings. Will you make a love connection?

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake 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 of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Library Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Two Apps Walk Into a Bar: Humor, Teaching, & Tech
Everyone benefits from a chuckle here and there - especially in a classroom when learning and risk-taking can feel pretty intense. Let’s go shopping for iOS and Web Apps that will help you integrate fun into your instruction. Get hands-on time searching and creating memes and GIFs on your iPads, Chromebooks, smartphones, and laptops. You’ll walk away feeling like the ROCKSTAR that you are!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 110 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

9:00am

Using Google Add-Ons to Tackle Classroom Writing
With the help of three Chrome Add-Ons and Google Classroom, participants will learn how to save precious time by creating a “paperless” paper environment to evaluate student work more effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Story

Gary Story

History / Social Studies, Gridley High School
Gary is a World History & Government/Economics teacher at Gridley High School. A happy husband and proud father, he's happy to chat about integrating technology in the classroom to make learning more engaging for 21st-century students.


Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Rm 206 Gridley High School, 300 E.Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

11:00am

Unconference Lunch
Join in on the "unconference" style lunch. During this two
hour lunch session, faculty and attendees have an opportunity to carry on deep conversations and flesh out ideas that change teaching and
learning. CUE Rock Star is about the powerful "what if" conversations that happen after sessions end.

Monday October 12, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Guardian Community Center Guardian Community Center, Corner of E. Spruce Street and Fairview Drive

1:00pm

20% Time / Genius Hour: Moving Students Toward Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
Learn about all of the necessary tools to ignite student creativity and passion with 20% Time and Genius Hour projects.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Massa

Darren Massa

Science Teacher, Chico Country Day School
Darren is a middle school science teacher and Technology Coordinator at Chico Country Day School. He is also a proud Google Certified Innovator and CUE Lead Learner. Darren previously worked in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Paradise, and was a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year nominee in 2003. Darren is also a former sketch comedian, performing with the sketch troupe Ten West. He has used his skills to teach improv classes at CCDS and... Read More →


1:00pm

A Little for You, A Little for Me: Using Social Media for PLCs and Community
Are you ready for the ultimate social media experience? One where the ideas keep flowing, and the stories are accurate? It’s easier than you think! Learn how to use Twitter, Remind, and Facebook to connect with other educators, students, and our local community!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie York

Laurie York

4th Grade Teacher. #NorthStateCUE President. #Seesaw Ambassador., Gridley Unified School District


1:00pm

Code to Learn: The Why and How of Coding in the Classroom
Discover the skills that students learn as they learn to code. Learn some of the basics of coding and how to apply this to unplugged lessons, coding websites, iPad apps, and operating Spheros.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Allen

Sandra Allen

First Grade Teacher, Gridley Unified School District
Sandra has been a teacher for 20 years. She has taught second grade, reading intervention for 2nd-5th grades, and is currently a first grade teacher. Sandra is a Google Certified teacher and a member of her district's technology committee where she is helping primary teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum with the goal of creating classrooms that have interactive learning environments. Seesaw Ambassador and Wonderbox Ambassador


1:00pm

Flipping Learning with Google Forms
Participants learn to embed video and images into Google Forms creating flipped learning modules, as well as, build adaptive assessments that auto-score student work!

Speakers
avatar for John Eick

John Eick

Executive Director, Westlake Charter School
John’s first edu-gig was volunteering to direct a high school play. Little did he know that 15 years later he would have been a teacher, a department chair, a vice principal and eventually the proud principal of that same school. During his teaching tenure, he wrote grants to launch the school’s first film studio. As principal he launched Google Apps for Education for over 1700 students and staff. As the director of instructional technology... Read More →


1:00pm

Less is More: Practical Uses of Technology in the Classroom
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the technology being thrown your way? Discover how to use technology as a tool to enhance your lessons, enable collaboration, exchange feedback, and empower your students.

Speakers
LA

Liz Ayon

Teacher/Yearbook Adviser, Sycamore Middle School


1:00pm

Making a Love Connection with Student Feedback Tools
Ever felt investing time and effort with a website is like going on a bad date? Wish you got to know the site before you invested the time? Well this is the session for you if you are interested in using a website for student feedback. Use sites like Socrative, Kahoot, & Formative for informal assessments. Participants will explore, create, and share their findings. Will you make a love connection?

Speakers
avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake 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 of coding and robots, and has always been a nut for hands on Science. Brian is  most excited about STEAM is the creating of projects and getting... Read More →


1:00pm

Two Apps Walk Into a Bar: Humor, Teaching, & Tech
Everyone benefits from a chuckle here and there - especially in a classroom when learning and risk-taking can feel pretty intense. Let’s go shopping for iOS and Web Apps that will help you integrate fun into your instruction. Get hands-on time searching and creating memes and GIFs on your iPads, Chromebooks, smartphones, and laptops. You’ll walk away feeling like the ROCKSTAR that you are!

Speakers
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Cate Tolnai is an Academic Technology Specialist at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. In her fourteenth year in education, she is dedicated to supporting teachers & administrators throughout the state as they initiate and continue their professional learning journeys. She serves as Director on the Capitol CUE Board, and as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, she works to integrate technology and teaching across grade levels and... Read More →


1:00pm

Using Google Add-Ons to Tackle Classroom Writing
With the help of three Chrome Add-Ons and Google Classroom, participants will learn how to save precious time by creating a “paperless” paper environment to evaluate student work more effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Story

Gary Story

History / Social Studies, Gridley High School
Gary is a World History & Government/Economics teacher at Gridley High School. A happy husband and proud father, he's happy to chat about integrating technology in the classroom to make learning more engaging for 21st-century students.