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Sunday, July 21
 

12:30pm EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to incorporate movie making, social media, and mobile learning technology into your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how movies have a place in your idea marketing and collecting evidence of learning for the school, parents and students. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the national curriculum.

This framework will help revolutionize your classroom; it can transform it into the most important space of your school– if not the community. Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable movie making process and a cool project to share! This is the best way to showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today. A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!


Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference  Repeated Session
  • Suggested Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General (all audiences)
  • Attendee Requirements Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop or iPad with either iMovie or Photo Story, and a video or photo camera (if you have one).
  • Price $500
  • Capacity 25

1:00pm EDT

Apps Task-Onomy, Part 1: Digging into the Application of Apps

Apps Task-onomy: Digging Deeper Into the Application of APPS.

The iPad (or iPod touch or iPhone) with its apps opens many new opportunities for learning. At the same time, it offers a slightly different wrapper for older learning opportunities. Both can be worthwhile, but it would be a shame if teachers missed the former for the latter. And, if past experience and research is any indication, educators are much more likely to co-opt the new technology to accomplish the status quo.

This workshop is designed to help teachers think through both opportunities and to categorize those apps that lend themselves to either or both. Participants will start by exploring a variety of apps, some that lend themselves to learning content such as math facts or spelling words and others that can be used in open ended content creation such as storytelling or photography. Then, participants will examine a set of lessons that use these apps. Finally, we will use a "taxonomy" such as Bloom’s Taxonomy, SAMR, LoTi, ETaP, Prensky, etc. and attempt to classify/categorize where the apps fall. Most likely, participants will need to contextualize the app to a particular use/activity. Ideally, teachers will realize that in most cases it is not the app itself, but the context and way in which it is used that determines where it falls and that the apps belong in multiple places.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jordy Whitmer

Jordy Whitmer

Learner, Teacher, Facilitator, BalancEdTech
Jordy is a 3rd-8th grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School in Birmingham MI. Always curious, Jordy has: taught in 3 different districts for 20+ years; designed and facilitated school and district level initiatives for Birmingham; served as Educator-On-Loan for the Michigan Department... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)
  Pre-conference
 
Monday, July 22
 

8:00am EDT

So you just got some iPads. Now what?

So you just got some iPads. Now what? How will you manage a set? Will students be able to download apps or will the teacher? How do you control who buys what if you share an iTunes account? Should you get volume licensing and apps at 50% off?

Come to this hands on session to build lesson and unit ideas. Learn how to wirelessly project any iPad onto a screen. Learn how to transfer files from an iPad. Learn how to find reviews of apps and lesson ideas for using apps.

Use iPads for creation vs. consumption to do things like create books, portfolios, digital stories, dialogs in a different language and more.

We will look at the work flow that puts students in control of their own learning. We will send you a list of apps to download prior to coming to the session. You MUST know your apple ID and password PRIOR to coming. Bring your charging cable and, IF POSSIBLE, bring a laptop but don’t worry if you don’t have one. Bring your iPad (laptop if possible, cables to connect iPad, Apple ID) and join Julia for this hands-on, popular session that fills quickly.

 


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 →


Monday July 22, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)
  Pre-conference
  • Suggested Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General (all audiences), Middle (6-8), Secondary (9-12)
  • Attendee Requirements You MUST know your apple ID and password PRIOR to coming. Bring your charging cable and IF POSSIBLE, bring a laptop, but don’t worry if you don’t have one. Bring your iPad (laptop if possible, cables to connect iPad, Apple ID)
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 30

9:00am EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to incorporate movie making, social media, and mobile learning technology into your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how movies have a place in your idea marketing and collecting evidence of learning for the school, parents and students. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the national curriculum.

This framework will help revolutionize your classroom; it can transform it into the most important space of your school– if not the community. Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable movie making process and a cool project to share! This is the best way to showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today. A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!


Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference  Repeated Session
  • Suggested Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General (all audiences)
  • Attendee Requirements Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop or iPad with either iMovie or Photo Story, and a video or photo camera (if you have one).
  • Price $500
  • Capacity 25

1:00pm EDT

First 5 Days: Building a Culture for Year Long Success

There is a significant opportunity in the first five days of school to set the tone concerning powerful, engaging and self-directed learning. By giving students ownership of their learning and having them develop tools and networks that will support them throughout the school year, we better prepare them for the global economy. In this session, participants will consider the broad opportunities that await in the first five days of school, including information literacy, student roles, global collaboration and more. They will then select a theme for the first five days of their year, break into smaller groups by theme and design the appropriate elements needed to bring this theme to life, just in time to return to school this Fall.




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 →


Monday July 22, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)
  Pre-conference
  • Suggested Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience Elementary (1-5), Middle (6-8), Secondary (9-12)
  • Attendee Requirements Laptop and/or iPad (it's possible that some tools won't work on the iPad). Accounts with Google, Twitter and Diigo. Install Jing.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 40
 
Tuesday, July 23
 

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Newbury - 4th Floor
  Pre-conference

8:00am EDT

iPads for Learning? It’s Elementary! (Part 1: Getting Started)

Are you new to iPads for learning? This pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad in the elementary classroom. This hands-on workshop will start off with the basics of how to use an iPad so you and your students are as efficient as possible in order to maximize instructional time.

This includes tips and tricks to get even more out of your Internet communication device. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate, interact with experts, and produce creative works! We will examine the iPad’s iOS platform, unique features that support student learning, and applications and activities that support mobile learning. Participants need to bring their own iPad to fully participate in this hands-on session. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.

 


Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference
  • Suggested Level(s) Beginner
  • Intended Audience General (all audiences)
  • Attendee Requirements Participants need to bring their own iPad and install free apps emailed by me the week prior to our workshop to fully participate in this hands-on session.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 30

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Newbury - 4th Floor
  Pre-conference

1:00pm EDT

iPads in the Middle Years for Math & More

We learn by doing; in this workshop we'll create together and then discuss effective ways to make our classrooms active learning environments. This workshop will also outfit teachers with the tools, skills, and pedagogical perspectives necessary to be successful in a 1-to-1, iPad or BYOD class. We'll share valuable educational apps for iPods and iPads across various content areas with some attention paid to mathematics. We will design an integrated suite of tools that help students learn and show what they know to the world. Learn how to design effective learning experiences by "mashing up" different apps to create your own app-tivities. Even if you don't teach a 1-to-1 or BYOD class you'll walk away from this session with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of using technology in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. His relaxed... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Stanhope - 4th Floor (C Wing)
  Pre-conference

1:00pm EDT

Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning)

We thought about titling this session, "Stop Giving Them The Answer: Let Them Figure It Out Themselves!", but thought that sounded a little too edgy. Join us for a strategy-building session on how to foster student-owned learning in the classroom (and live!). Don’t expect one size fits all answers – but questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward silences…

Join us as we explore ways to:

  • Engage and empower students as critical thinkers, questioners, connectors and creators of content
  • Build student repertoire of problem-solving strategies
  • Promote and develop student capacity for finding the right information, right relationships and right resources, all at the right time
  • Challenge learners to mine mistakes, wrong turns and “failures” for the richer learning opportunities embedded within

Speakers
avatar for Jordy Whitmer

Jordy Whitmer

Learner, Teacher, Facilitator, BalancEdTech
Jordy is a 3rd-8th grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School in Birmingham MI. Always curious, Jordy has: taught in 3 different districts for 20+ years; designed and facilitated school and district level initiatives for Birmingham; served as Educator-On-Loan for the Michigan Department... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Pre-conference
 
Wednesday, July 24
 

8:15am EDT

Welcome and Keynote - Dr. Yong Zhao
Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:15am - 10:00am EDT
Imperial Ballroom
  Keynote

10:20am EDT

Writing Across the Curriculum and the Common Core
In an interactive, interdisciplinary session, learn how to use universal writing prompts and assessments to engage learners and boost literacy across all subjects. With Common Core Standards and Six Traits in focus, new strategies for teaching writing across all subjects empower both teachers and students to “own” their literacy skills. Using multimedia tools, varieties of examples across all disciplines, and student-driven responses, this session will address writing from all angles, as it continues to be an expressive and unifying foundational skill for students and educators alike!


Presentation Resources: http://www.slideshare.net/CaitlinKrause




Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her book Mindful by Design and through her organizational consulting, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

10:20am EDT

Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Common Core

Discover how 21st century skills have been integrated into the Common Core. Free resources, digital tools, lessons and exemplars will be shared. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools/resources in meaningful and effective ways.

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free tools and resources that allow administrators, teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, be creative and think critically in a Common Core world
-Participate in a collaborative activity that can be replicated with staff and students


Speakers
DC

Dr. Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am EDT

Creative learning through Gaming

Students today want to be active learners, finding their own information and resources, collaborating with their peers around the world and sharing ideas and opinions. Games can provide more engagement than lessons because that is the designer's focus.

The session, will focus on why and how gaming can change classroom practice and equip students with 21st century learning skills, inspire them to stretch and enrich their knowledge and understanding, and demonstrate how Middle School students at Knox Grammar School are learning through creative integrated assessment tasks using Minecraft and other rich classroom gamed based learning experiences.

The outcomes of this workshop will demonstrate:

How gaming can enhance creativity and innovation
How Minecraft was used for an integrated assessment task
How ARC (alternative reality games) was integrated into a language unit
Examples of student work, and
A demonstration of how to use tools such as video, blogs, Edmodo and Quia to gamify the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Beilharz

Michael Beilharz

ICT Teaching and Learning Integrator, Knox Grammar School


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am EDT

Learn Like a Kid - 24/7 Learning Networks with Mobile Devices

This session is an extended version of Lainie's TEDx Talk. It goes more into specifics and gives educators practical information to get connected.

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This fast-paced session will explore ways that students can use the mobile devices to curate their own learning networks comprised of experts, practitioners, teachers and other students around the world to make learning a 24/7 experience. With mobile devices such as the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate and produce creative works! During this session we will also discover tips and tricks to make connections. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for communication and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile device to participate.


Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm EDT

Oral History as a Flagship Project: The Perfect Marriage of 21st Century Technology and Traditional Historical Methods

Inspired by the vision of our Head of School, Joan Holden, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes History Department designed a signature Oral History Project. Together with the assistance of our IT Department students create a polished 10-12 minute documentary based on recording the oral history of a family member at least one full generation removed. Using Blogs, Macs, iMovie and the internet students are fully supported in this endeavor. Established benchmarks must be met during the process including selecting a subject, researching the time period of the subject’s life, composing at least 20 questions, and filming 45-60 minutes of raw video footage. Once these benchmarks are reached students use class time to edit their projects, integrating images and music to form a cohesive documentary theme. This project has replaced the midterm exam for our 11th grade students in a school wide effort to equip our graduates with the 21st century skills of communication, creativity and digital literacy.


Speakers
avatar for Steven J. Ebner

Steven J. Ebner

History Department Chair, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Steven J. Ebner has been the Upper School History Department Chair for St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past 9 years. He has taught AP Government, US History, World History and a Practical Economics elective the he designed on Financial Literacy and... Read More →
avatar for Caroline English

Caroline English

Upper School History Teacher, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
Caroline English currently teaches 9th grade World History and 11th grade AP U.S. History at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. In an effort to transition the curriculum into one that incorporates more 21st century learning skills, she has stressed critical... Read More →
avatar for Daryl &quotGus" Grissom

Daryl "Gus" Grissom

Upper School Latin & History Teacher, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Dr. Daryl “Gus” Grissom teaches both History and Classics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation focused on Thucydides’ analysis of the Peloponnesian War... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:35pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

2:35pm EDT

Get Inspired! Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement - Lesson Capture, LMS’s and Virtual Fieldtrip

Find new ways to engage students using the things they already do in their free time!  Students watching a video of a math lesson is no different, in practice, than watching a YouTube video, and this can easily be done with lesson capture where, most importantly, content is viewed by students on devices they already have - computers, tablets, smart phones.  Adding in a Learning Management System (LMS) gives students the same format to interact with their peers and teachers online much like they do with their social networking sites - posting, responding, engaging with their peers.  Finally, taking the class on virtual fieldtrips helps them cross over country lines and time zones to connect with other classes using real-time video conference software just like when they chat with their friends or family abroad. Come learn how these can all be easily implemented without a lot of extra cost or time.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

Education Consultant
Melissa taught high school math for seven years at Monmouth-Roseville High School in Illinois. Her passion is for finding new ways to integrate technology into the classroom, and to make learning a little more fun and interesting for students. Last year, she decided to leave the classroom... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm EDT

Advanced Searching For Inquiry Meets The Common Core

Uncovering information through inquiry is essential to common core learning. In this engaging and fast paced session you will explore search strategies that put students at the center of their search. Mike will guide you through five search engines as you practice using different search strategies and techniques with him. You will discover and explore search engines built on the basis of peer review, computation, readability indexes, social media (education style), and informational searches (advanced but simple). Perhaps you or your students may wish to build their own search engine. Learn some of Mike’s important search strategies that were recently featured in Alan November’s newest book, Who Owns The Learning. You will walk away with ideas and tools that will allow you to address the Common Core while putting students truly at the center.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman

Dir of Professional Development, Southwest Allen County Schools
Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm EDT

Oral History as a Flagship Project: The Perfect Marriage of 21st Century Technology and Traditional Historical Methods

Inspired by the vision of our Head of School, Joan Holden, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes History Department designed a signature Oral History Project. Together with the assistance of our IT Department students create a polished 10-12 minute documentary based on recording the oral history of a family member at least one full generation removed. Using Blogs, Macs, iMovie and the internet students are fully supported in this endeavor. Established benchmarks must be met during the process including selecting a subject, researching the time period of the subject’s life, composing at least 20 questions, and filming 45-60 minutes of raw video footage. Once these benchmarks are reached students use class time to edit their projects, integrating images and music to form a cohesive documentary theme. This project has replaced the midterm exam for our 11th grade students in a school wide effort to equip our graduates with the 21st century skills of communication, creativity and digital literacy.


Speakers
avatar for Steven J. Ebner

Steven J. Ebner

History Department Chair, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Steven J. Ebner has been the Upper School History Department Chair for St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past 9 years. He has taught AP Government, US History, World History and a Practical Economics elective the he designed on Financial Literacy and... Read More →
avatar for Caroline English

Caroline English

Upper School History Teacher, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
Caroline English currently teaches 9th grade World History and 11th grade AP U.S. History at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. In an effort to transition the curriculum into one that incorporates more 21st century learning skills, she has stressed critical... Read More →
avatar for Daryl &quotGus" Grissom

Daryl "Gus" Grissom

Upper School Latin & History Teacher, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Dr. Daryl “Gus” Grissom teaches both History and Classics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation focused on Thucydides’ analysis of the Peloponnesian War... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)
 
Thursday, July 25
 

10:20am EDT

Research, Inquiry and the Common Core: A Collaborative Journey and Smackdown

The Common Core State Standards ask students to build knowledge through research--through assessing the credibility of their reading, through synthesizing information form multiple sources, through responding critically to informational texts, through supporting an argument with solid evidence. How can teachers and librarians work together to unpack the CCSS and inspire learning? Joyce, Michelle, and Shannon share their collaborative experiences K-12, followed by a CCSS Smackdown!


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Luhtala

Michelle Luhtala

Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School
New Canaan High School, edWeb.net, Library Journal "Movers and Shakers" All presentations and resources from my sessions can be found at http://bit.ly/iasl16keynote
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Kasman Valenza

Joyce Kasman Valenza

Teacher Librarian, Springfield Township High School
Joyce Kasman Valenza loves her work as the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA)! For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She currently blogs for School Library Journal. She considers herself a mother and a founding... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Terrace - Lower Lobby

10:20am EDT

The three essential tech tools to create, collaborate and update student learning

Need help getting started with technology integration in your classroom? In a world filled with BYOD, apps and “100 best” lists, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Join Mike and Garth as we discuss the three essential tools for technology integration. No matter what the device, subject or experience level, you can use these three tools to go from beginner to teacher-leader. GoogleDocs, Skype and student-created blogs are the essential technology tools needed to create your classroom window-to-the-world. Just three tools, that’s it! We promise no lists, rapid fire explanations or a myriad of downloads. We will discuss the philosophy and practicality of each tool through real-world examples. Actual teachers, actual success stories and a common sense approach to technology will allow you to leave this session ready to tackle technology in the new school year.


Speakers
avatar for D. Garth Holman

D. Garth Holman

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Beachwood Middle School
Garth Holman and Mike Pennington have a combined twenty-five years 7th grade social studies teaching experience. Garth currently teaches in Beachwood City Schools where he piloted their 1:1 initiative ten years ago. Mike teaches for Chardon Local Schools and is currently piloting... Read More →
avatar for Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

10:20am EDT

Learn Like a Kid - 24/7 Learning Networks with Mobile Devices

This session is an extended version of Lainie's TEDx Talk. It goes more into specifics and gives educators practical information to get connected.

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This fast-paced session will explore ways that students can use the mobile devices to curate their own learning networks comprised of experts, practitioners, teachers and other students around the world to make learning a 24/7 experience. With mobile devices such as the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate and produce creative works! During this session we will also discover tips and tricks to make connections. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for communication and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile device to participate.


Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Common Core

Discover how 21st century skills have been integrated into the Common Core. Free resources, digital tools, lessons and exemplars will be shared. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools/resources in meaningful and effective ways.

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free tools and resources that allow administrators, teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, be creative and think critically in a Common Core world
-Participate in a collaborative activity that can be replicated with staff and students


Speakers
DC

Dr. Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Creative learning through Gaming

Students today want to be active learners, finding their own information and resources, collaborating with their peers around the world and sharing ideas and opinions. Games can provide more engagement than lessons because that is the designer's focus.

The session, will focus on why and how gaming can change classroom practice and equip students with 21st century learning skills, inspire them to stretch and enrich their knowledge and understanding, and demonstrate how Middle School students at Knox Grammar School are learning through creative integrated assessment tasks using Minecraft and other rich classroom gamed based learning experiences.

The outcomes of this workshop will demonstrate:

How gaming can enhance creativity and innovation
How Minecraft was used for an integrated assessment task
How ARC (alternative reality games) was integrated into a language unit
Examples of student work, and
A demonstration of how to use tools such as video, blogs, Edmodo and Quia to gamify the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Beilharz

Michael Beilharz

ICT Teaching and Learning Integrator, Knox Grammar School


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am EDT

Tweets for Family and Global Communication

It is not just for celebrities anymore! Twitter has quickly become one of the easiest and most effective tools for educators to promote home/school connections. Learn how one kindergarten teacher uses Twitter to keep parents informed, promote student/parent dialogue about learning and provide followers with a virtual classroom experience. Hear parent feedback on Twitter’s impact and learn how easy it is to implement in your classroom.
· Learn the basics of navigating Twitter, including account creation and
set up

· Receive sample letter templates to help parents use Twitter

· Find education professionals and interests to follow on Twitter

· Crack the code of common Twitter lingo and characters


Speakers
avatar for Ann Graboski

Ann Graboski

Kindergarten Teacher, West Hartford Public Schools
Ann Graboski is a kindergarten teacher in West Hartford, CT. Ann is an advocate for using technology to strengthen the home/school bond, enhance learning experiences and to create academic connections for her students and their families. Ann is certified in early childhood education... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

2:35pm EDT

Quality feedback using technology

Online feedback among peers who know one another is effective. Studies have shown that students can be more comfortable with and adept at critiquing and editing written work if it is exchanged over a computer network with students they know. According to Hattie and Timperley, “…feedback is information with which a learner can confirm, add to, overwrite, tune or restructure.’ With an abundance of cheaper tablets, laptops and phones, the ‘student’ has never been more connected. Teachers have a mandate to make use of this technology to enhance feedback for all learners.

This session looks at the theory of feedback and how technology can provide quality feedback in a quick and meaningful way. It demonstrates ways that technology can be used to enhance feedback, providing students with immediate feedback that can be saved, reflected upon and used as future reference when needed."

This presentation will demonstrate the use of various programs including: Wikis, Blogs, Voicethread, Google Apps, Podcasts/Vodcast, Quia as well as various iPad applications. It will also discuss a global project between a class from Australia and the United States and show how students communicated and provided feedback throughout the task.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Beilharz

Michael Beilharz

ICT Teaching and Learning Integrator, Knox Grammar School


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

4:00pm EDT

The iPad Journey: An Honest Story

Monte Vista was the world's first adopter of iPads, placing them in the classroom the day of their sale, in April 2010, and has continued with a current 1:1 program for all students, 6th through 12th grade, teachers, administrators and a large part of the support staff. We have hosted visitors from states across the country, as well as representatives from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan. We have also hosted 5 iPad conferences, with 2 more to come in this school year. This session will be a story of that journey, from its beginning to the present, with an honest evaluation of our successes and failures, and the leadership that has kept us going forward. The purpose of the session is to give schools who are considering an iPad program some valuable insights to help launch their own programs.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas White

Thomas White

Special Projects, Monte Vista Christian School
Thomas White has been a secondary teacher from 1998 - 2010, teaching in Canada and the United States, in public schools, Catholic schools, Adult Education and private schools.  He has taught a variety of courses, in Science, Math, English and Technology throughout his teaching career... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)
 
Friday, July 26
 

10:20am EDT

Tweets for Family and Global Communication

It is not just for celebrities anymore! Twitter has quickly become one of the easiest and most effective tools for educators to promote home/school connections. Learn how one kindergarten teacher uses Twitter to keep parents informed, promote student/parent dialogue about learning and provide followers with a virtual classroom experience. Hear parent feedback on Twitter’s impact and learn how easy it is to implement in your classroom.
· Learn the basics of navigating Twitter, including account creation and
set up

· Receive sample letter templates to help parents use Twitter

· Find education professionals and interests to follow on Twitter

· Crack the code of common Twitter lingo and characters


Speakers
avatar for Ann Graboski

Ann Graboski

Kindergarten Teacher, West Hartford Public Schools
Ann Graboski is a kindergarten teacher in West Hartford, CT. Ann is an advocate for using technology to strengthen the home/school bond, enhance learning experiences and to create academic connections for her students and their families. Ann is certified in early childhood education... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

Get Inspired! Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement - Lesson Capture, LMS’s and Virtual Fieldtrips
Find new ways to engage students using the things they already do in their free time!  Students watching a video of a math lesson is no different, in practice, than watching a YouTube video, and this can easily be done with lesson capture where, most importantly, content is viewed by students on devices they already have - computers, tablets, smart phones.  Adding in a Learning Management System (LMS) gives students the same format to interact with their peers and teachers online much like they do with their social networking sites - posting, responding, engaging with their peers.  Finally, taking the class on virtual fieldtrips helps them cross over country lines and time zones to connect with other classes using real-time video conference software just like when they chat with their friends or family abroad. Come learn how these can all be easily implemented without a lot of extra cost or time.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

Education Consultant
Melissa taught high school math for seven years at Monmouth-Roseville High School in Illinois. Her passion is for finding new ways to integrate technology into the classroom, and to make learning a little more fun and interesting for students. Last year, she decided to leave the classroom... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am EDT

Sensing Science: Temperature Readiness for K-2
Children learn by exploring their world through everyday activities and developing intuitive understandings. Testing representations using data collection helps us learn about temperature preconceptions. Concepts involving temperature and heat are among the phenomena children experience most frequently, yet they are all but ignored in early elementary education because of their abstract and invisible nature. Sensing Science uses existing surface temperature sensors and infrared devices in conjunction with a computer, enabling K-2 students to interact with their assumptions, record and replay their actions and reflect on their archived data. Using sensors, models, drawings, and other representations make it possible for children to explore their world, investigating the widest possible range of scenarios throughout the classroom, on the playground and elsewhere. We closely observed students' actions and actively elicited spontaneous ideas in order to test and revise assumptions about common preconceptions regarding temperature and heat. Based these preconceptions we designed visualizations and explorations. As part of a National Science Foundation grant, initial design tests took place in Littleton Public Schools (MA) during the first year. The materials were tested with two classrooms in each grade K-2 during the first year.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Staudt

Carolyn Staudt

Senior Scientist, Concord Consortium
Carolyn is a curriculum and professional development designer for technology and Internet-based projects, including directing many projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Carolyn is especially intrigued with allowing students to collect real-time data with portable... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)

1:10pm EDT

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 EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor
  Regular Conference

1:10pm EDT

Being Smart with Graphs
SmartGraphs is a project that studies the educational value of digital objects embedded in graphs that “know” about themselves and that provide scaffolding to students to help them learn about graphs and the concepts conveyed in graphs.

Digital SmartGraphs can be authored or customized by teachers and accept inputs from students’ responses, sketches, functions, models, and probes. The software analyzes the graphs for the kinds of features that experts recognize and then engages students in conversations that instruct and assess student knowledge.

SmartGraphs is guided by collaboration between the Concord Consortium and the Pennsylvania State Department of Education Classrooms for the Future program, through which 145,000 laptop computers are deployed to serve 500,000 students. Other states, districts, or schools that are also interested in providing meaningful software to help students interpret visual graphical data from existing graphs or real time data collected with probes will thrill with this free Open Source software tool!

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Staudt

Carolyn Staudt

Senior Scientist, Concord Consortium
Carolyn is a curriculum and professional development designer for technology and Internet-based projects, including directing many projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Carolyn is especially intrigued with allowing students to collect real-time data with portable... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 1:10pm - 2:35pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)