Welcome to the schedule site for the OCCUE 2019 Tech Fest set to be held at our beautiful host site, Newport Harbor High School, Saturday, February 2, 2019!

We’re looking forward to an exciting event. Should you have any questions, or need any information, please visit our website at occue.org

Thank you.

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Kim Thorsen

Laurel Elementary Magnet School
I am a classroom teacher of 25 years, working with elementary students at all age levels. Our school began a journey of creating our district’s first magnet school last year. Teaching at a Title 1 EL rich school meant (as we created a magnet school) must incorporate choice, innovation, scaffolding, and meaning to the projects we do at our site. The creation of a Makerspace was a culmination of much training (GAFE, CUE TOSA Rockstar, STEM Summer Camp, PBL World…) reading, and personalizing what other individuals/sites have done. I feel like my experience can help other teachers implement a Makerspace without a lot of money, while making it meaningful and experience-rich.