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Monday, October 12


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.

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Darren Massa

STEM Coordinator, Glenn County Office of Education
After teaching middle school science for 18 years, Darren became the Science Coordinator for the Glenn County Office of Education in 2017. He is also a proud Google Certified Innovator and CUE Lead Learner. Darren previously worked in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Paradise, and Chico... Read More →


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!

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Laurie York

Educational Technology Coach, Butte County Office of Education
Laurie York is an Educational Technology Coach for the Butte County Office of Education. She spent thirteen years prior to this as a fourth-grade teacher. She is a co-founder and board member of North State CUE, a CUE affiliate inspiring innovative learners in Northern California... Read More →


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.

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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... Read More →


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!

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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... Read More →


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.


Liz Ayon

Teacher, Sycamore Middle School


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?

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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 →


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!

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Cate Tolnai

Director of Member Engagement, 1980
Cate Tolnai is a fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. In her fifteenth 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 of Member Engagement... Read More →


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.

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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.