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Sunday, July 21
 

1:00pm

Implementing the Three Pillars of Web Literacy

In a series of recent articles, Alan November and Brian Mull explain that Web literacy now expands beyond understanding how to effectively use a search engine for research. Now, it is vital for teachers and students to understand the three pillars of Web literacy to maximize the critical thinking process.

First, there must be an understanding of effective search and validation strategies when using search engines like Google. Secondly, there needs to be an organizational method for effectively harnessing this content. Finally, there is a need for students to connect and collaborate with others around the world to gain further insight into the knowledge they find.

This session will look at how effective search and validation techniques combined with tools like Diigo and Twitter can build better researchers.

Read more at http://nlrng.us/PxIADT, http://nlrng.us/R3kGPg and http://nlrng.us/TNGq60 



Presentation Resources:


http://www.novemberlearning.com/resources

http://brianmull.wikispaces.com 




Speakers
avatar for Brian Mull

Brian Mull

Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
Brian Mull got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth grade position at a local school, where he also served as the... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)
 
Tuesday, July 23
 

8:00am

Creating Flipped Classroom Videos with Camtasia Studio (Windows)

This workshop is designed for teachers that interested in the flipped classroom concept but do not know where to start. We will start with the basics of how to get started with screencasting. With hands-on guidance and demonstrations, participants will learn how easy it is to record, edit and share their flipped lessons using Camtasia (a free copy of Camtasia Studio will be provided to each attendee). Participants will learn to create, organize and present crisp, professionally-pleasing screencasts. Other topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of the flipped class approach and when it should (and should not) be used
  • Flipped classroom myths
  • How to manage a flipped class
  • Pen-based input tools (Tablet PC, Electronic Whiteboard, USB Tablets, etc.)
  • Tips on microphones and recording high quality audio

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

Academic Solutions Engineer, TechSmith
I'm a former teacher (and still a teacher at heart) now working with TechSmith to help teachers become successful with digital content in their class.
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
Newbury - 4th Floor

8:00am

Learning Catalytics: Socrates Meets Facebook and High Academic Standards

Most — if not all — of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom. Peer construction is a research-based pedagogy that introduces rigorous problem solving while providing teachers with invaluable real time data. The process has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding and personalize instruction, even in large classes. While successfully implementing Peer Instruction doesn’t require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, and dramatically increase learning.

In this workshop you will learn how to use Learning Catalytics — a web-based technology — to empower your students to develop critical thinking skills across the curriculum. You will get hands-on experience designing effective questions — not just multiple-choice but also open-ended questions where students produce textual, numerical, or graphical responses. You will also see how to use Learning Catalytics to manage the discussions students have during class and promote engagement and conceptual understanding. Applies across upper elementary, secondary, and higher ed and across all subjects.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Lukoff

Brian Lukoff

Co-founder and CEO, Learning Catalytics
Brian Lukoff, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and Education at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where his research focuses on using technology to develop innovative ways of improving student engagement and learning in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1981, Dr. Mazur came to Harvard University in 1982. In 1984 he joined the faculty and obtained tenure six years later. Dr. Mazur has made important contributions to spectroscopy... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:00pm

Creating Flipped Classroom Videos with Camtasia (Mac)

This workshop is designed for teachers that interested in the flipped classroom concept but do not know where to start. We will start with the basics of how to get started with screencasting. With hands-on guidance and demonstrations, participants will learn how easy it is to record, edit and share their flipped lessons using Camtasia (a free copy of Camtasia for Mac will be provided to each attendee). Participants will learn to create, organize and present crisp, professionally-pleasing screencasts. Other topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of the flipped class approach and when it should (and should not) be used
  • Flipped classroom myths
  • How to manage a flipped class
  • Pen-based input tools (Tablet PC, Electronic Whiteboard, USB Tablets, etc.)
  • Tips on microphones and recording high quality audio

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

Academic Solutions Engineer, TechSmith
I'm a former teacher (and still a teacher at heart) now working with TechSmith to help teachers become successful with digital content in their class.
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Newbury - 4th Floor

1:00pm

Mobile learning with iPads for Intermediate-Secondary Grades

What real questions do you need to consider in implementing mobile technologies into a school culture? How does teaching and learning change when you have access to a mobile device and an over abundance of information? What is the work flow for students to own their learning? Learn how to personalize learning with mobile devices, how to manage sets of iPads, how to use it for creation rather than just consumption to do things like create books, portfolios, digital stories, dialogs in a different language and more.

See practical examples of using iPads for grades 5-12. This is not a session showing yet another list of the latest apps. We will look at the work flow that puts students in control of their own learning. Bring your iPad and be prepared to share an idea of how you are using iPads to change the structures of learning. Join Julia for this hands on popular session that fills quickly. Bring you Apple ID and password. Download the recommended apps prior to coming to the session. For more experienced users.

 


Speakers
avatar for Julia Leong

Julia Leong

Technology Integration Specialist
Julia Leong is a technology integration specialist who develops innovative teacher professional development programs for school districts internationally. She inspires technology infused learning that engages teachers to examine their practice and encourages students to demonstrate... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)
 
Wednesday, July 24
 

10:20am

Classroom Activities Go Global: Blending Everyday Teaching and Learning with Virtual Cross-cultural Collaboration Activities

The advancement of technologies has made it common to share our daily life and work together with others across the globe. Such an interconnected society requires schools to prepare our kids to be competent in cross-cultural communications and global working environments.

Then, what should the school activities look like?  Should we design additional curricula focusing on global issues and or cultural information? What are the effective ways to transform teaching and learning methods to fulfill the requirement?

In exploring the answers through this session, participants will:

  • Understand how regular classroom activities could be blended with cross-culturally situated virtual learning environments.
  • Be introduced to one of the best practices in transforming local school curricula to be interculturally rich and globally collaborative.  
  • Ascertain the roles of class teachers, resource teachers, administrators and district offices in internationalizing school activities.
  • Discover the implications for adopting Common Core curriculum and assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eunhee Jung

Dr. Eunhee Jung

Founder & Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling
I am an ambitious and persistent scholar and education transformer. My life goal is to contribute to making a better world by educating future generation to become interculturally competent global citizens. ------- Bio Dr. Eunhee Jung is the Founder and Executive Director of IVECA... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kidder

Rachel Kidder

School Library Media Specialist, Sunderland Elementary School
I have been a School Library Media Specialist for 3 years. I love my job and the students and teachers I am lucky enough to work with every day. I am passionate about helping students access, evaluate, use, create and share information. I especially love encouraging students to read... Read More →
avatar for Tim Merritt

Tim Merritt

Principal, Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts
I am presently an Elementary Principal in the western part of Massachusetts. Prior to my work in adminstration, I taught secondary English including Advanced Placement Literature, Journalism and Composition. Before entering Education, I led Sales and Marketing teams in the High Tech... Read More →
avatar for Ellen VonFlatern

Ellen VonFlatern

Grade Six Classroom Teacher, Sunderland Elementary School
I have been teaching elementary school for approximately 14 years in a small town in rural Western Massachusetts. I love my school, my job and learning news things in order to help me be the most effective teacher possible. I was fortunate to be a participant in the IVECA program... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Arlington - 2nd Floor
 
Friday, July 26
 

1:10pm

Be a Fear Fighting Facilitator: How to Empower Teachers to Overcome Fear, Learn from Failure and Take Risks

Teachers are not afraid of technology. Teachers are not afraid of change. Teachers are afraid of the failure that can come along with technology and change . In the age of high-­stakes testing and performance-­relatedpay, teachers are afraid to take risks in their teaching and create a dynamic classroom that will benefit student learning and progress. In this session, we will explore how we can help teachers overcome their fear of failing and embrace change in instructional practice and use of technology. We will discuss strategies for creating a community of risk­ takers who are willing to give students control of their learning, get messy, and learn from failures rather than avoid them.


In this session participants will:
● Discuss the role of administrators as leaders in change, facilitators of overcoming fear, and cheerleader in risk taking
● Identify strategies for creating an environment where failure is a temporary side effect of change and taking risks is welcomed when helping students become independent learners
● Understand the significance of modeling risk taking, embracing failures and allowing students to navigate their learning
● Discuss ways to celebrate and share teachers’ students’ success and learning.
● Understand the need for creating a welcoming forum, such as Twitter or Edmodo, where teachers can passively share successes, post questions, share resources and collaborate


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gohagon

Michelle Gohagon

Regional School District 13
Michelle Gohagon is a technology integration specialist in Regional School District 13 for grades K­6. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of Hartford in History and Secondary Education, a Master’s in Special Education from Simmons College and studied Educational... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Lussier

Jenny Lussier

Library Media Specialist, John Lyman Elementary School
Jenny Lussier is a teacher librarian for grades K-4 and formerly a fifth/sixth grade teacher in Regional School District 13 in Durham & Middlefield, CT. She has a passion for research, children’s literature, and technology and loves to share and learn with kids and adults! Jenny... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

1:10pm

Building Your Common Core “Apptitude”

Attend this session and explore an array of useful apps and resources that will keep you up to speed as a busy administrator implementing Common Core. You'll leave with a toolkit of apps that will get you through a full day of productivity.


Speakers
DC

Dr. Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Orange County Department of Education


Friday July 26, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Statler - 2nd Floor