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

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Saturday, February 2


Coding Deep Dive: Moving from blocks to text
In this hands-on session, attendees will learn about resources, including Code.org and Scratch, to introduce and teach block coding as well see how Codesters' drag-to-text toolkit and project-based curriculum leverages best practices to help you bring powerful coding instruction to your upper elementary and middle school students. Attendees will have the knowledge and resources to successfully and confidently implement a coding program at their school.

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Matthew Evans

Director of Technology Integration, MakerBit
Matthew Evans, M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology, authorized Google Education Trainer, is an experienced educator, currently teaching prospective educators how to integrate technology in their curriculum at the University of San Diego. He has served as an Educational Technology... Read More →


Saturday February 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
NHHS - Room 151 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663


ocMaker Challenge: An Integration Model for Instructional Delivery
Help students hone the skills necessary to thrive in the 4th Industrial age of Automation and A.I. Learn how a maker-based project guides students in using highly defensible skills in the selection, design and production of a product that solves a real world problem within any curricular area.

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Paul Weir

OCDE Coordinator, Career Ed, pweir@ocde.us
A career educator of more than 25 years with a passion for integrating CTE and Core instruction. Serving students in multiple roles with notable positions as High School and Middle School Teacher, High School Principal, Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 Director of... Read More →


Orange County Department of Education/CTEp

Information regarding the ocMaker Challenge

Saturday February 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
NHHS - Room 143 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663


Agile Ways of Working: Applications for Education
Bio-Medical Devices, Machine Learning, Self-Driving Cars....

These are just a few of the types of products being developed using Agile ways of working.

In this session, we will discuss and simulate some of the practices within Agile product development and explore how they might apply to education. 

These industry practices build hi-tech career readiness and can be applied to maker spaces, coding projects, project-based learning, student video production, team-building. 

"Agile" is an umbrella term that refers to team management and product development practices that lend themselves to adapting quickly to change and delivering value early.

While Agility has its roots in the software development industry, it is being applied in a variety of contexts including filmmaking, finance, nutrition, and education.

Agile in Education
The Agile Classroom
Agile - In Education (agile42)
Agile Schools

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Cliff Rosa

Manager and Curator, Distinguished Trainers and Events, cliff@rocketninesolutions.com
Cliff Rosa works for Rocket Nine Solutions, an OC-based Agile training and coaching firm. "Agile" is an umbrella term that refers to team management and product development practices that lend themselves to adapting quickly to change and delivering value early. These software industry... Read More →


Rocket Nine Solutions

Student Video Production Set up and Training

Saturday February 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
NHHS - Media Room (Library) 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663


How to Become a Google Certified Educator!
You've got mad Google skills, so share that with the education community! Learn how to become a Google Certified Educator and earn your Google badge! Stacy Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and NBCT with the Santa Ana Unified School District and she has tips and tricks and a fabulous GCE HyperDoc study guide that she has created to help you pass your exam and get certified! You got this!

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Stacy Kline

Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District
I am a middle and high school teacher with the Advanced Learning Academy Early College, a personalized & flexible learning environment where our students' needs & input are paramount. Students have individualized learning plans & may adjust their program due to their current competency... Read More →

Saturday February 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
NHHS - Media Room (Library) 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663