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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

10:20am

Creativity and Academic Excellence

Creativity is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration' - Thomas Edison.

The path to the creative society of the future goes straight through the classroom. When students have been taught the essential skills and knowledge of each subject they develop a deeper understanding of the material and are able to go beyond existing knowledge and transfer this knowledge to new situations. All of the research demonstrates that creativity only happens with sustained hard work, skill, and the confidence needed to take risks. According to Collard, ‘Creative skills aren't just about good ideas, they are about having the skills to make good ideas happen.’

We need to prepare our students to excel in examinations so that they can access the career paths they have chosen, but we also need to ensure that our students are to be able to enter the world as confident, creative individuals who can deal with the diverse and challenging problems they will encounter. Our students will have to master disciplinary knowledge and expertise to do well in tests, but if they are to flourish in the world, they must learn to uncover the learning, and understand how everything connects together, and how to link knowledge across disciplines. When we enable our students to achieve this their creativity will be unleashed.

This workshop will explore practical ways to unleash creativity in your students and enable them to flourish academically. A plethora of strategies, ideas and resources will be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Yager

Karen Yager

Deputy Head Student & Teaching Excellence K-12, Knox Grammar School
I am the Dean of Studies at Knox Grammar School, and an English Method Lecturer at the University of NSW (UNSW). In 2011, UNSW appointed me as the ICT Pedagogy Officer. In this role I have developed a wiki for students and lecturers that features a plethora of ways to use technology... Read More →


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

10:20am

Using the iPad for Assessment


For the past year my school has been running a one-to-one iPad pilot for students in grades 7 - 12. The iPad allows for both formative and summative assessments using a variety of Apps and projects. These Apps and projects provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts using all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy from remembering and understanding to evaluating and creating. In this session I will share our most successful projects and our favorite Apps. When iPads are used effectively, they are more than just a laptop replacement.
Apps will include

•Explain Everything
•iMovie
•iStopmotion
•iBooks
•Book Creator.
•Socrative
•Nearpod



Speakers
avatar for Liz Bleich Davis

Liz Bleich Davis

Director of Curriculum, Keys School


Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

10:20am

How apps can empower change and even save students!

Blake Copeland and Britt Knighton address the biggest issues facing education today, including: cutting edge methods for learning, making effective academically focused social networks, and combating campus emergency situations through smartphones.


Speakers
avatar for Blake Copeland

Blake Copeland

Student and iOS Developer, RETech, Inc.
As student who wouldn’t accept no for an answer when the school system wouldn’t (or couldn’t) teach him something, Blake took learning into his own hands. After writing an iPhone app at the age of 14, Blake decided that wasn’t enough and built two more the following year... Read More →
avatar for Britt Knighton

Britt Knighton

Marketing Director, ReTech
Britt is the creative director at Hole in the Roof marketing. He focuses on brand strategy and product design in the web, app, apparel, and promo product world. The son of two retired educators, His involvement with ReTech has been a joining of two passions: Dynamic design and bettering... Read More →


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

10:20am

Using the Power of Story to Advocate for the Most Critical 21st Century Skills - The "4C's" - Plus 1

Join twin brothers Peter H. Reynolds and Paul Reynolds as they challenge educators to incorporate the 4 C's plus 1, in their approach to teaching and learning:   Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, plus one - Compassion.   They share their short film, "Above and Beyond" along with a sneak peak of a new book called “Going Places". This fable helps show that content mastery with the 4 C's plus 1 can provide students with the "wings" they need to meet the demands of higher education, career, and life in a global society and world economy. In addition, hear about Peter's ‘essentials’ that foster creativity and innovation in the classroom. Participants leave with a renewed sense of engagement and a practical list of tools to tackle this challenge.




Speakers
avatar for Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

CEO, FableVision
Paul Reynolds can't quite remember the moment the egg split, altering his life forever, but he's thoroughly glad it did. His twin brother Peter has been a source of constant inspiration and cosmic companionship during his entire life journey. After a short incubator stay in a hospital... Read More →
avatar for FableVision Learning ~ Gold Sponsor

FableVision Learning ~ Gold Sponsor

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
About Peter H. ReynoldsPeter H. Reynolds (www.peterhreynolds.com) is a NY Times best-selling author and illustrator, creativity advocate, and founder of FableVision (www.fablevision.com), an award-winning educational multimedia development company co-located at the Boston Children's... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Georgian - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Creating a Participatory Culture in the Primary Classroom

Maria Knee and Amanda Marrinan create a participatory culture in their early years classrooms. They use simple but powerful social media tools that transform learning and offer authentic learning experiences. These learning experiences foster collaboration and communication skills and engage children in new media literacy skills while they learn traditional literacy skills. Amanda and Maria will discuss how they create a global classroom bulletin board where children’s learning is shared and enhanced by others around the world.

Attendees will become informed about
Blogs, wikis and twitter as learning tools in the early years classroom
Addressing specific Common Core standards
Young learners and the participatory culture
Collaborative classroom learning opportunities"


Speakers
avatar for Maria Knee

Maria Knee

Kindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School
About Maria KneeKindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, NH Maria Knee is an award winning New Hampshire educator who is passionate about teaching and learning. She continuously seeks ways to expand learning opportunities for her students and for herself. Maria... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Marrinan

Amanda Marrinan

Year 5 Teacher, St. John Vianney's School
Amanda Marrinan is an educator from Brisbane, Australia who uses Web 2.0 tools to support a child-centred and inquiry-based approach to learning in her classroom. To Amanda's students, the world is their classroom.  As learners and teachers, they have engaged in learning conversations... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Introduction to Personal Learning Networks & Connected Learning

Social Networking services often get the bad rap of 'time-wasters' or distractors. Yet, there are many social networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration. This session will explore these positive human networks as they apply to educators. Participants will learn how educator networks are transforming practice through the development of Personal Learning Networks. They will learn the most commonly used tools and techniques to support teaching and learning through social media. And, perhaps most importantly, participants will leave with the capability to extend and enhance their learning about this vital topic beyond the duration of the workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Teaching Literacy with Your iPad(s)

The recent explosion of social media and the connections that media allows have the ability to revolutionize classroom learning. Even primary students can be global learners and connect with people and classrooms outside of their building, city or country. We’ll discuss why you would want to do this, curriculum connections and the practicalities of how to make it work in YOUR classroom. You’ll leave with
• A list of tools that help young children to connect
• Ideas for using connections to enrich your curriculum
• Suggestions for choosing an effective blogging tool
• An online handout with the material from the presentation

Presentation Handout 

 


Speakers
avatar for Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy

Grade One Teacher,
Kathy Cassidy is an award-winning Canadian first grade teacher who is passionate about literacy and about connecting her classroom with the world. Her students regularly learn from and with people and classrooms from around the world. Kathy has a classroom blog and her students each have their own blogs which are digital portfolios reflecting their learning in all subject areas. These portfolios include images, video, podcasts and other evidence of their learning. In addition to teaching, Kathy is an author and speaker. You can also find... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby

11:45am

A Walk Around the World

In January of this year, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek began a seven-year walk around the world. Called "Out of Eden," the walk will retrace the path of human migration out of the Rift Valley of Africa, eastward through Asia, across the Bering Strait by boat, and down through the Americas to finish in Patagonia. He will be examining the great stories of our day – ethnic migrations, climate change, resource shortages, regional conflicts – as a walking global correspondent for National Geographic. The Pulitzer Center will be heading up the educational component of the walk, facilitating interaction between Salopek and your students along the way through e-mail Q and As, Skype talks, and other methods. We will share some exciting ways teachers have already begun to use the walk as an interactive learning tool and will show you how to get involved in this unique project. Come walk with Paul!


Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulte

Mark Schulte

Education Director, Pulitzer Center
Mark Schulte is the Director of Education Outreach for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He uses the journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center to engage students on under-­reported global topics such as water and sanitation, extractives and commodities, climate change, women... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

11:45am

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
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am

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 and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


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

11:45am

Personalized Learning: Beyond the Hype

Despite significant advances in technology for learning, today’s education systems remain largely “one-size-fits-all”, ignoring the individuality of students and forcing them into artificial timelines for learning. But what does Personalized learning really mean? In this presentation, we will go beyond the marketing hype around personalization to discuss a true Personalized Learning platforms that enable the creation of personal and social learning spaces to support learner-centered experiences and empower students to direct their own learning. In this session we will discuss successful examples and definitions of personalization approaches and how standards of interoperability are critical to the success of personalization for all.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Phillips

Jon Phillips

Managing Director, Strategy for Dell Services Global Education, Dell
With 20 years combined experience in providing leadership, strategic direction and hands-on management in the areas of: (1) operations management, (2) product development, (3) brand/marketing and  (4) business development with several large, medium size and start-up enterprises... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Statler - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Students as Tech Support

Very few schools have the amount of technical support that they need and one of the most overlooked technical resources schools have is their students! If you have staff who are reluctant with technology, having students work as in class liaisons is a great way to bring the teacher along while empowering the kids. The student learns by teaching and the teacher learns by listening. In this session, we will cover a variety of examples of how this is accomplished where the students, staff and school all benefit.


Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

1:10pm

Global Goods, Local Costs: Where Did All My Stuff Come From?

Our students know a lot about the things they wear, eat and use every day. After all, who pays more attention to the price and characteristics of a new iPod, outfit or shrimp dinner than a teenager? But in our globalized world, many of the basic resources that compose these goods are extracted, refined and processed far away under obscure systems that mask some hard truths. Using vivid reporting by Pulitzer Center journalists, we will explore the untold process that links shrimp, oil, chocolate, gold and other extracted resources to the products we buy at our local stores. You will learn how you can use Pulitzer Center reporting and educational materials to engage your students on these issues, weaving together themes of environmental awareness, workers' rights, human rights, national borders, ethnic migrations, urbanization and government and corporate transparency.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulte

Mark Schulte

Education Director, Pulitzer Center
Mark Schulte is the Director of Education Outreach for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He uses the journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center to engage students on under-­reported global topics such as water and sanitation, extractives and commodities, climate change, women... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Using the iPad for Assessment


For the past year my school has been running a one-to-one iPad pilot for students in grades 7 - 12. The iPad allows for both formative and summative assessments using a variety of Apps and projects. These Apps and projects provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts using all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy from remembering and understanding to evaluating and creating. In this session I will share our most successful projects and our favorite Apps. When iPads are used effectively, they are more than just a laptop replacement.
Apps will include

•Explain Everything
•iMovie
•iStopmotion
•iBooks
•Book Creator.
•Socrative
•Nearpod



Speakers
avatar for Liz Bleich Davis

Liz Bleich Davis

Director of Curriculum, Keys School


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Club Academia - Inspiring Ideas by Students
Is it safe to say that students are changing the world? In this session, you'll meet several who not only had, but have acted upon, powerful ideas celebrating what technology can do for teaching and learning. They run Club Academia; if you haven't heard of them yet, you will. They're creating videos by the hundreds, training their teachers and speaking all over the world, and now they're coming to you. Wear socks that you don't care about losing when they get blown off.

Speakers
avatar for Roya Huang

Roya Huang

Student - Co-Founder of Club Academia
Roya Huang, co-founder of Club Academia, is a freshman at Williams College pursuing a major in Biology and a concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Outside of schoolwork and Club Academia, Roya is involved in the Williams College Law Society (President) and volunteer... Read More →
avatar for Shilpa Yarlagadda

Shilpa Yarlagadda

Student - Founder of Club Academia, Club Academia
Shilpa is founder of Club Academia, a non-profit Ed-Tech company. Club Academia is built on the platform "of the student, by the students and for the students" as it hopes to provide a world-class education for all students through its concise video-tutorials. From her involvement... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm

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
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

2:35pm

Making Connections - Learning with Others

Maria Knee and Amanda Marrinan have connected their classrooms for many years. It has been a powerful learning experience for Maria and Amanda as well as for their students. Learn how Maria’s students shared the making of maple syrup with Amanda’s students in Brisbane and how Maria’s students learned more about Australian animals from Amanda’s students. Maria and Amanda will share their learning journey and share opportunities for others to connect. Come learn about and explore opportunities that are available. We will discuss how this can work in your classroom and how to get started.

Attendees will learn:
Tools that help classrooms connect.
How to make this work in your classroom.
Projects, resources and ideas for learning together."


Speakers
avatar for Maria Knee

Maria Knee

Kindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School
About Maria KneeKindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, NH Maria Knee is an award winning New Hampshire educator who is passionate about teaching and learning. She continuously seeks ways to expand learning opportunities for her students and for herself. Maria... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Marrinan

Amanda Marrinan

Year 5 Teacher, St. John Vianney's School
Amanda Marrinan is an educator from Brisbane, Australia who uses Web 2.0 tools to support a child-centred and inquiry-based approach to learning in her classroom. To Amanda's students, the world is their classroom.  As learners and teachers, they have engaged in learning conversations... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

2:35pm

Media and Visual Impact

2.0 has been around for awhile. Yet, many of our schools have failed to fully embrace its potential to enhance learning.  Our profession is not notorious for rapid response – and it should be! In this session we will explore structures and curricular features and successful examples that schools can implement now!


Speakers
avatar for Michael Lambert

Michael Lambert

Educator, Concordia International School
Michael currently teaches middle school students at Concordia International School Shanghai.  As an ADE, coupled with a heart for the Greater China community, Michael has written several articles, served on the advisory board for the K12 Horizon Report and presented at numerous conferences... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

2:35pm

Music Production for NON-Musicians!

Music is so important to all of us. And, for so many years, if one didn't catch the music instrument bug early (or frankly couldn't afford an instrument), you became a listener, not a participant. NOW..... STOP THE PRESSES! LISTEN! ANYONE CAN MAKE MUSIC! PROMISE! This workshop will focus on how digital technology has allowed us to have access to instruments and our own professional production studio. Also, we have easy access to a plethora of FREE online just-in-time lessons and tutorials. Now, from idea to having a song up on iTunes is a process now that can take a few hours (or less). Think about that! No longer do you need to worry about copyright issues (from using other people’s music) when your students are creating their own music. This will be a FUN and LOUD workshop. COME! Spend an hour with us and BECOME THE MUSICIAN YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE!


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 →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby

2:35pm

Building an Empathetic Student Writing Community

Recent surges in technological innovation connect educational communities worldwide, and have certainly changed the face of learning. Through various forms of media, we are each consumers and producers of stories that serve to connect us with others. This new wave of expression drives us to become not only informed learners, but empathetic global citizens. This hands-on session focuses on strategies to:

  • build a writing community within the classroom that focuses on empathy, trust, and the ability to understand others on a global scale
  • use interactive writing prompts that engage students
  • involve photography and videography with writing as a connective storytelling tool
  • encourage students to explore various styles, finding their own authentic voices



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




Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

Learning & Design Consultant: Mindfulness • Story • VR|AR|XR, 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 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

2:35pm

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
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm

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
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm

At the Core of Research: Databases and Wikis are Cool Tools that work for Grades K-2(CC)

The research process needs to begin as early as Kindergarten. Students in early childhood grades are able to access databases, record their findings and collaborate on wikis. These early learners are so proud of their accomplishments and view themselves as capable researchers, beginning at the age of five. You will be amazed to view some of their products and hear testimonials from teachers who were reluctant to begin the research process in the primary grades.


Speakers
avatar for Suzy Rabbat

Suzy Rabbat

Media Literacy and the Common Core Specialist, Arlington Heights School District 25
Suzy Rabbat is a school library media consultant in the Chicago area. After 16 years of classroom teaching experience, spanning grades Kindergarten through eight, she completed a Master’s of Library and Information Science Degree and shifted her instructional focus to research... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Dale Truding

Dr. Dale Truding

Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning, Arlington Heights District 25
Dr. Truding has 43 consecutive years in education in 7 different states and 11 different suburban school districts. Dr. Truding has served as a teacher, coach, consultant, principal, director and Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning. Truding has also designed two new schools... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

4:00pm

Collaborative Learning - Google Tools and the Common Core

Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google tools an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and make collaboration a natural way of learning in your Common Core school. If you are ready to move your school from content consumption to content creation and community building while developing more self-directed learners, this session is for you.

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific Google tools that provide an easy-to-use, integrated way for teachers and students to collaborate
-Explore practical workflow models for sharing and collecting assignments
-Participate in a collaborative activity that can be replicated in classrooms
-Discover how real-time collaboration, powerful sharing controls and seamless compatibility make learning more engaging and a teacher’s life easier


Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Reading Aware

Reading Aware
Literacy for productive citizens...sharing tools/ideas to empower students.
The session will focus on reading as a means to encourage problem-finding, as a means to encourage service, and as a means to encourage literacy. Students in a high school novels course connected, blogged and created authentic projects inspired by their texts. Follow an English teacher’s journey to create a meaningful, rigorous course where technology empowers and homework is a gift students give.


Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

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
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

4:00pm

Twitter as a Class Building Tool
Twitter is an exceptionally powerful--and seriously underused--capture tool. The platform is ideal for snaring dialogue--whether in a film or presentation, a meeting or class discussion. Conversations normally lost are easily recorded and archived for future use. Even notes on a whiteboard or personal notepad can be photographed and posted on Twitter.My senior students and I have been using Twitter to host our classroom, capturing our conversations in and out of class with people around the world, since October 2012. To date, we’ve amassing more than 11,000 tweets, all of them automatically archived in a Google spreadsheet and later mined, manipulated and visualized using google scripts. Participants will leave this session knowing:how to use hashtags to define the class "space" and themes, best practices for collaborative note-taking, how to automatically archive tweets and set up a Twitter visualization using Google scripting, how to use web tools to organize and archive collections of tweets around discussions and some legal considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad Ovenell-Carter has spent more than 15 years exploring the impact of technology on education. If there’s one thing he’s learned in all this, it’s that the essence of technology has nothing at all to do with anything technological.


Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor
 
Thursday, July 25
 

10:20am

Going Global - Learning Together in the Early Years

Tools such as classroom blogging, Skype calls and collaborative projects allow young learners to connect and learn from children who live far away. In addition, their classroom teachers can develop relationships that support their own learning. Come discover how you can connect and develop a classroom environment that spans time zones and empowers learners.

Attendees will become familiar with
Expanding learning opportunities by connecting classrooms
Tools to communicate, connect and learn.
Addressing specific Common Core standards.
The payoffs and the trade offs and what makes it work"


Speakers
avatar for Maria Knee

Maria Knee

Kindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School
About Maria KneeKindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, NH Maria Knee is an award winning New Hampshire educator who is passionate about teaching and learning. She continuously seeks ways to expand learning opportunities for her students and for herself. Maria... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Marrinan

Amanda Marrinan

Year 5 Teacher, St. John Vianney's School
Amanda Marrinan is an educator from Brisbane, Australia who uses Web 2.0 tools to support a child-centred and inquiry-based approach to learning in her classroom. To Amanda's students, the world is their classroom.  As learners and teachers, they have engaged in learning conversations... Read More →


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

10:20am

Learning Should Feel Like Play. Reducing Student Anxiety Levels Through the Flipped Model.

Imagine teaching an advanced placement calculus class with strong achievement expectations. How would you ensure that students’ anxiety in high stakes AP level courses would not undermine their ability to reach their full potential and master challenging topics? In this session, Stacey will explain how, through pre-recording lessons and sending the teacher-driven lecture home, students can regain a voice in the classroom, transforming the classroom environment into a more calm, excited, inspiring atmosphere where learning can truly thrive.

In this session, you will learn:
• How a teacher can leverage technology to reduce student anxiety
• How a teacher can foster independent and resourceful learning using a flipped approach
• How to reclaim class time for individualization and differentiation in the flipped classroom


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

10:20am

Telling Photo Tales

Over 80% of our brains are used interpreting visuals. It seems a waste not to take advantage this powerful channel into the minds of our students. What sorts of ways can a single image be used to tell stories and explore complex ideas in Math, Science, Language Arts or Languages classroom? What could we do with a series of pictures? How can we do this beyond the time and space of the classroom walls and have our students generate a bank of powerful visuals to inspire future students to create even more powerful learning imagery? What’s the best way to get stuff off the kids mobile devices and shared publically so our students learn while making a contribution to the global knowledge commons? We’ll touch on how all this feeds the essential 21st Century skills of Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Global Citizenship.

Bring your camera enabled mobile device. We’re gonna use it. And show you how to take better pictures in the process.


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 →


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

10:20am

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
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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 →
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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
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

10:20am

Creativity and Academic Excellence

'Creativity is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration' - Thomas Edison.

The path to the creative society of the future goes straight through the classroom. When students have been taught the essential skills and knowledge of each subject they develop a deeper understanding of the material and are able to go beyond existing knowledge and transfer this knowledge to new situations. All of the research demonstrates that creativity only happens with sustained hard work, skill, and the confidence needed to take risks. According to Collard, ‘Creative skills aren't just about good ideas, they are about having the skills to make good ideas happen.’

We need to prepare our students to excel in examinations so that they can access the career paths they have chosen, but we also need to ensure that our students are to be able to enter the world as confident, creative individuals who can deal with the diverse and challenging problems they will encounter. Our students will have to master disciplinary knowledge and expertise to do well in tests, but if they are to flourish in the world, they must learn to uncover the learning, and understand how everything connects together, and how to link knowledge across disciplines. When we enable our students to achieve this their creativity will be unleashed.

This workshop will explore practical ways to unleash creativity in your students and enable them to flourish academically. A plethora of strategies, ideas and resources will be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Yager

Karen Yager

Deputy Head Student & Teaching Excellence K-12, Knox Grammar School
I am the Dean of Studies at Knox Grammar School, and an English Method Lecturer at the University of NSW (UNSW). In 2011, UNSW appointed me as the ICT Pedagogy Officer. In this role I have developed a wiki for students and lecturers that features a plethora of ways to use technology... Read More →


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

10:20am

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 and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community... Read More →


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

11:45am

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
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am

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
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

11:45am

How apps can empower change and even save students!

Blake Copeland and Britt Knighton address the biggest issues facing education today, including: cutting edge methods for learning, making effective academically focused social networks, and combating campus emergency situations through smartphones.


Speakers
avatar for Blake Copeland

Blake Copeland

Student and iOS Developer, RETech, Inc.
As student who wouldn’t accept no for an answer when the school system wouldn’t (or couldn’t) teach him something, Blake took learning into his own hands. After writing an iPhone app at the age of 14, Blake decided that wasn’t enough and built two more the following year... Read More →
avatar for Britt Knighton

Britt Knighton

Marketing Director, ReTech
Britt is the creative director at Hole in the Roof marketing. He focuses on brand strategy and product design in the web, app, apparel, and promo product world. The son of two retired educators, His involvement with ReTech has been a joining of two passions: Dynamic design and bettering... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am

Personalized Learning: Beyond the Hype

Despite significant advances in technology for learning, today’s education systems remain largely “one-size-fits-all”, ignoring the individuality of students and forcing them into artificial timelines for learning. But what does Personalized learning really mean? In this presentation, we will go beyond the marketing hype around personalization to discuss a true Personalized Learning platforms that enable the creation of personal and social learning spaces to support learner-centered experiences and empower students to direct their own learning. In this session we will discuss successful examples and definitions of personalization approaches and how standards of interoperability are critical to the success of personalization for all.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Phillips

Jon Phillips

Managing Director, Strategy for Dell Services Global Education, Dell
With 20 years combined experience in providing leadership, strategic direction and hands-on management in the areas of: (1) operations management, (2) product development, (3) brand/marketing and  (4) business development with several large, medium size and start-up enterprises... Read More →


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

1:10pm

Creating a HS App Programming Computer Elective

This session will describe the structure, available resources, and pedagogy for creating a High School computer science elective that teaches students how to build Apps for Apple's iOS. It is based on a course that was successfully pioneered in 2011-2012, and continues today. The presenter is the course's current instructor, who does not have a degree in computer science, and who will demonstrate that a degree in computer science is not necessary for a successful offering of this course. Some topics to be covered include but are not limited to the following:
-Apple's SDK and Xcode;
-Dealing with the Apple Developer issue with the HS age group;
-Getting to the documentation with Dash;
-Using Stack Overflow;
-Using iTunesU in conjunction with iBooks materials;
-Introducing a business model to student development teams;
-Vetting the professional literature, from sources such as Big Nerd Ranch, and O'Reilly Media.


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 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm

iPad Apps To Support Literacy Strands

Most educators would agree that students' literacy is crucial to their academic success - and a great way to promote literacy across all strands is with the use engaging iPad apps. This presentation will explore a variety of iPad apps and how they can be used to enhance the different strands within literacy: listening, reading, speaking, vocabulary, storytelling, writing, spelling, and poetry. Shannon McClintock Miller will discuss in depth why she likes each app and provides examples of how they can be used in the classroom. You will walk away from this presentation ready to use an app or two within each of these strands. Get ready to have some fun with apps!


Speakers
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 →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Georgian - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Let's Start at the Very Beginning - Creating a Learning Environment for Young Learners(CC)

"Young learners are active, curious and motivated. Their learning environment should be filled with concrete and hands-on opportunities that engage them and inspire learning. Just as wooden blocks, Unifix cubes and water colors are tools used to explore and develop concepts, digital tools, such as netbooks, iPads, Roamer Robots, video cameras and interactive whiteboards can also enhance the learning in a primary classroom. Learn how digital tools support a learning environment that motivates students to be active, independent and reflective learners.

Attendees will:
Look inside a technology rich kindergarten classroom
Hear student reflections about their learning
Gain techniques for setting up and managing the learning environment
Have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.
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Speakers
avatar for Maria Knee

Maria Knee

Kindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School
About Maria KneeKindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, NH Maria Knee is an award winning New Hampshire educator who is passionate about teaching and learning. She continuously seeks ways to expand learning opportunities for her students and for herself. Maria... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Marrinan

Amanda Marrinan

Year 5 Teacher, St. John Vianney's School
Amanda Marrinan is an educator from Brisbane, Australia who uses Web 2.0 tools to support a child-centred and inquiry-based approach to learning in her classroom. To Amanda's students, the world is their classroom.  As learners and teachers, they have engaged in learning conversations... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

1:10pm

ThinkENG

Literacy for productive citizens...sharing tools/ideas to reveal student genius.

Digital technologies can amplify contemplation and create meaningful conversation offering opportunity for choice and for voice. Strategies to support learning, to encourage deep thinking and to reveal understanding will be shared along with examples for implementation. The assignment/the assessment can and should allow for creativity. Participate and experiment during the session: backchannels, screencasts, photography


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Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Understanding Student Aspirations: Enhancing the Learning Environment Through Student Voice

This presentation will describe the dynamic nature of student aspirations and the ways in which student voice has been turned into action across the country in states like Ohio, New Hampshire, Montana, and Texas, and internationally in the United Kingdom. 
Dr. Quaglia will share the conditions that need to be in place so that every student regardless of age or background can reach their fullest potential. This presentation will share data from over 800,000 students who have participated in the My Voice Survey.  Such data have implications regarding how schools are organized, the role of educators, and how we are assessing students. The presentation will also provide an understanding of the importance of student voice and how it can be used proactively in school reform initiatives designed to increase academic standards and in the overall develop of healthy productive citizens.


Speakers
avatar for Russell Quaglia

Russell Quaglia

President/Founder, Quaglia Insitute for Student Aspirations
Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is the president and founder of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. He is a pioneer in the field of education and has been described by national news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student aspirations... Read More →
avatar for Adam Ray

Adam Ray

Pearson Foundation


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Statler - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

A Walk Around the World

In January of this year, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek began a seven-year walk around the world. Called "Out of Eden," the walk will retrace the path of human migration out of the Rift Valley of Africa, eastward through Asia, across the Bering Strait by boat, and down through the Americas to finish in Patagonia. He will be examining the great stories of our day – ethnic migrations, climate change, resource shortages, regional conflicts – as a walking global correspondent for National Geographic. The Pulitzer Center will be heading up the educational component of the walk, facilitating interaction between Salopek and your students along the way through e-mail Q and As, Skype talks, and other methods. We will share some exciting ways teachers have already begun to use the walk as an interactive learning tool and will show you how to get involved in this unique project. Come walk with Paul!


Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulte

Mark Schulte

Education Director, Pulitzer Center
Mark Schulte is the Director of Education Outreach for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He uses the journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center to engage students on under-­reported global topics such as water and sanitation, extractives and commodities, climate change, women... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

2:35pm

Authoring Digital Content in the Early Years

How can we encourage young learners to develop their global voice? How do we encourage elementary aged students to become authors and creators of their own digital content? How do we use the legacy of children’s learning in inform, guide and enhance our instruction of future students? This workshop explores digital tools (both through the use if the iPad and through the use of Web 2.0 tools) to create opportunities for young learners to contribute to the world of learning.


Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Roberts-Walstrom M.E.T.

Lindsey Roberts-Walstrom M.E.T.

Curriculum Specialist for Technology Integration (preK-12), West Hartford Public Schools


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

2:35pm

Making Video Instruction a Less Passive Experience

Tools such as embedded quizzes, callout boxes and hotspots can be useful in creating a more interactive experience for students watching instructional videos. In this session, Stacey will explain what these tools are and how they can be applied to create a more engaged learning environment. Among the topics discussed will be how pre-assessments help set the tone for full-class discussion and aid in grouping students and how callout boxes and hotspots draw student attention to key concepts and provide a visual clue to important talking points.

In this session, you will learn:
• How self-assessment quizzes boost student productivity by providing feedback of comprehension and areas to review immediately
• How embedded quizzes provide teachers a quick snapshot of areas that need attention and one-on-one work
• How to help students flag essential concepts from the lecture using callout boxes and hotspots


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Statler - 2nd Floor

2:35pm

Building an Empathetic Student Writing Community

Recent surges in technological innovation connect educational communities worldwide, and have certainly changed the face of learning. Through various forms of media, we are each consumers and producers of stories that serve to connect us with others. This new wave of expression drives us to become not only informed learners, but empathetic global citizens. This hands-on session focuses on strategies to:

  • build a writing community within the classroom that focuses on empathy, trust, and the ability to understand others on a global scale
  • use interactive writing prompts that engage students
  • involve photography and videography with writing as a connective storytelling tool
  • encourage students to explore various styles, finding their own authentic voices



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




Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

Learning & Design Consultant: Mindfulness • Story • VR|AR|XR, 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 →


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

2:35pm

Club Academia - Inspiring Ideas by Students
Is it safe to say that students are changing the world? In this session, you'll meet several who not only had, but have acted upon, powerful ideas celebrating what technology can do for teaching and learning. They run Club Academia; if you haven't heard of them yet, you will. They're creating videos by the hundreds, training their teachers and speaking all over the world, and now they're coming to you. Wear socks that you don't care about losing when they get blown off.

Speakers
avatar for Roya Huang

Roya Huang

Student - Co-Founder of Club Academia
Roya Huang, co-founder of Club Academia, is a freshman at Williams College pursuing a major in Biology and a concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Outside of schoolwork and Club Academia, Roya is involved in the Williams College Law Society (President) and volunteer... Read More →
avatar for Shilpa Yarlagadda

Shilpa Yarlagadda

Student - Founder of Club Academia, Club Academia
Shilpa is founder of Club Academia, a non-profit Ed-Tech company. Club Academia is built on the platform "of the student, by the students and for the students" as it hopes to provide a world-class education for all students through its concise video-tutorials. From her involvement... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby

4:00pm

Creative RightENG the Core

Literacy for productive citizens...sharing tools/ideas to empower creative writers across contents.
The session will focus on using digital technologies to inspire and enhance writing. Participants in the session will explore the endless opportunity for inspiration through exploration of various design, image, creation and publishing tools. The learning experiences, connected to the core, will highlight writing projects teachers can adapt and can repurpose to foster creativity while revealing content understanding.


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm

Teachers and Students as Curators: Finding and Employing New Information and Resources for the Digital Classroom

Each year the amount of published information continues to expand at a staggering pace. From books and periodicals to web-based content, it's easy for teachers to get lost in this information explosion. How can we discover engaging resources that move the textbook as the focus while putting students at the center? What tools allow teachers and students to view and archive relevant information that helps them to understand new content? Join us as we explore a new category of web-based tools-tools for curating information-and see how these tools can help both teachers and students align with the new Common Core.


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 →


Thursday July 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

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
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

4:00pm

Global Goods, Local Costs: Where Did All My Stuff Come From?

Our students know a lot about the things they wear, eat and use every day. After all, who pays more attention to the price and characteristics of a new iPod, outfit or shrimp dinner than a teenager? But in our globalized world, many of the basic resources that compose these goods are extracted, refined and processed far away under obscure systems that mask some hard truths. Using vivid reporting by Pulitzer Center journalists, we will explore the untold process that links shrimp, oil, chocolate, gold and other extracted resources to the products we buy at our local stores. You will learn how you can use Pulitzer Center reporting and educational materials to engage your students on these issues, weaving together themes of environmental awareness, workers' rights, human rights, national borders, ethnic migrations, urbanization and government and corporate transparency.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Schulte

Mark Schulte

Education Director, Pulitzer Center
Mark Schulte is the Director of Education Outreach for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He uses the journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center to engage students on under-­reported global topics such as water and sanitation, extractives and commodities, climate change, women... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Make the APPsolute Fit! Select the Right Mobile Device Apps to Include Learners with Special Needs

Availability of free and low-cost apps for mobile devices grows exponentially. Many educators and families have turned to these less expensive tools and content hoping for a simple and affordable way to accommodate learners with special needs, especially in the general curriculum. However, we must keep already known decision-making processes in mind when designing and recommending interventions. Educators need to be careful of “magic wand syndrome”. Take care to make the fit for the learner just as you would for any other tool. This session will share a public resource wiki for guiding decisions about apps and strategies to consider for mobile device implementation for students with special needs.


Speakers
avatar for Madalaine Pugliese

Madalaine Pugliese

Assistive Learning Technology Specialist, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC
Ms. Pugliese has 40 years of experience in public education and is a nationally recognized speaker and authority in technology integration. Her achievements include: • President, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC • Director of Assistive Technology Graduate Program at Simmons... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Student Created Digital WIki-Textbook

Imagine if students, thirty miles apart, could collaborate on their own digital textbook. Now image students receive no grades for their work. Imagery, podcasts, text, PowerPoints, hyperlinks and more all created by students and shared with the world. In this presentation we will focus on how we built a 21st century learning environment between two school districts via a living digital textbook. We will explain how to collaborate on a common curriculum that engages and empowers students to collaborate, communicate and disseminate their story of world history using Skype, GoogleDocs and Wikispaces. Our students’ efforts over the past seven years have resulted in the creation of a digital textbook; several years before Apple’s iAuthor. Engaged with curriculum, motivated by a desire to understand the world in which they live and leaving digital footprints worth following.


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 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby
 
Friday, July 26
 

10:20am

An entire PROFESSIONAL production studio in your pocket! REALLY!

The iPhone, your iPod, and the iPad once were considered NON creative devices because one couldn't really create anything on these devices. Well, ITS NOT TRUE! Not only can you create an unlimited variety of things, we use them as (very) portable production studios!  You can use these tools to  document leaning at your school!  We can plan, produce, edit, and showcase a movie ALL DONE FROM my mobile devices. This WILL REVOLUTIONIZE LEARNING! In this session, we'll look at the different applications that can make this happen from cool planning tools, to amazing production resources, to powerful editing apps, and finally to our names on a marquee.Using the tools you have access to, whether it’s audio, video or photography, come learn how to collect evidence of learning in your classroom and how to share it with the world!


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 →


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

10:20am

Enabling Student Empowerment and Achievement - Google Apps and Hapara Teacher Dashboard

Learn how teachers around the world are empowering students and improving writing outcomes as they move to digital work environments with Google Apps for Education. At the Manaiakalani cluster in New Zealand, the Richland 2 district in South Carolina, and the Science Leadership Academy in Pennsylvania, educators are transforming pedagogy supported by Google’s free productivity, collaboration and social media tools, coupled with Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard for knowledge and classroom management. Hear how these emerging models of teaching and learning with cloud-based tools are enabling teachers to move the needle on student empowerment, student achievement, and perhaps most significantly, student joy.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Buja

Chris Buja

VP Business Development, Hapara
Chris Buja founded Summit Preparatory Charter High School, among the top ranked public high school in the country.  He serves as VP of Business Development for Hapara, the world's leading classroom platform for Google Apps for Education. His prior experience includes Google datacenters... Read More →
avatar for Donna Teuber

Donna Teuber

Innovation Program Designer, Richland School District Two
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of education with a passion for using design thinking to help schools implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. She currently serves as the Innovation Program Designer in Richland School District Two, Columbia... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)

10:20am

Storyfinding


In a word or two you remember the whole story: glass slipper, sour grapes, cold porridge. You remember more than the facts (a step mother & two step sisters, an absent father, a godmother) you remember the relationships and deeper connections between the characters (nasty step mom & sisters, warm but lonely friendships with the animals in the house, a dream of a better life).

The challenge for teachers and students is not to find problems but to find stories. Powerful narratives, in a word or two, bring to mind a wealth of ideas and relationships; more than just facts. How can we find the stories that make our teaching sticky? How do we help kids find, and more importantly tell, the stories that make their learning sticky?

We’ll look at some strong examples and send you on your way with a toolkit of ideas and practices to make teaching & learning sticky in your class.


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 →


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

10:20am

What makes learning great? A journey through provocative learning and planning student-owned curriculum topics

Of all the creative industries, the ad industry is probably the best known for its use of provocation to stick ideas in our minds and compel us into action. What would happen if we harnessed provocation for learning? Well, it's actually part of what we know makes learning great already, one of the core ingredients to make the difference between students being taught science or learning how to be scientists, being taught about language or being taught to become writers.
At the end of this session, participants will: - have an understanding of why provocation is a core part of both creative and critical thinking - see how the planning of student-owned learning depends upon strong, provocative exploratory topics - learn about different approaches to planning topics that tightly map curriculum but which offer freedom of choice in the students' learning journey.


Speakers
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


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

10:20am

Make the APPsolute Fit! Select the Right Mobile Device Apps to Include Learners with Special Needs

Availability of free and low-cost apps for mobile devices grows exponentially. Many educators and families have turned to these less expensive tools and content hoping for a simple and affordable way to accommodate learners with special needs, especially in the general curriculum. However, we must keep already known decision-making processes in mind when designing and recommending interventions. Educators need to be careful of “magic wand syndrome”. Take care to make the fit for the learner just as you would for any other tool. This session will share a public resource wiki for guiding decisions about apps and strategies to consider for mobile device implementation for students with special needs.


Speakers
avatar for Madalaine Pugliese

Madalaine Pugliese

Assistive Learning Technology Specialist, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC
Ms. Pugliese has 40 years of experience in public education and is a nationally recognized speaker and authority in technology integration. Her achievements include: • President, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC • Director of Assistive Technology Graduate Program at Simmons... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

10:20am

Student Created Digital WIki-Textbook

Imagine if students, thirty miles apart, could collaborate on their own digital textbook. Now image students receive no grades for their work. Imagery, podcasts, text, PowerPoints, hyperlinks and more all created by students and shared with the world. In this presentation we will focus on how we built a 21st century learning environment between two school districts via a living digital textbook. We will explain how to collaborate on a common curriculum that engages and empowers students to collaborate, communicate and disseminate their story of world history using Skype, GoogleDocs and Wikispaces. Our students’ efforts over the past seven years have resulted in the creation of a digital textbook; several years before Apple’s iAuthor. Engaged with curriculum, motivated by a desire to understand the world in which they live and leaving digital footprints worth following.


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 →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am
Terrace - Lower Lobby

10:20am

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF & Global Citizenship

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is the voice for UNICEF in the United States, working for the survival of children around the world through fundraising, education and advocacy.  For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization. This session will educate attendees on UNICEF's global impact through the concept of  “global citizenship”, specifically as someone who understands global interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge inequalities and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful. Attendees will also be engaged with specifics around the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s global impact, domestic campaigns and the TeachUNICEF global education resource.


Speakers
avatar for Nick Leisey

Nick Leisey

Global Citizenship Fellow, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Nicholas Leisey is a passionate advocate for human rights and utilizes his natural instincts for civic engagement and grassroots mobilization to engage multiple communities around the country to unite on behalf of the world’s children. After earning his degree in public relations... Read More →


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

10:20am

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
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

10:20am

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
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am

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
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)

11:45am

Tiny Researchers: Creating Mindful Researchers in the Age of Common Core

Session Description
Children are born researchers-­from a very young age they are questioning ­EVERYTHING. How do we foster children’s natural curiosity so that they become mindful researchers? How do we facilitate young students’ research so that they can arrive at and demonstrate new learning? In this workshop, we will examine how to create mindful researchers at the lower grades, how to help them demonstrate their learning as they research, and how to publish and share what they know. Additionally, we will identify how doing this aligns with the Common Core Standards and how to create mindful researchers across the curriculum.

In this session, participants will:
● Identify strategies for empowering K­4 students to ask meaningful questions
● Identify methods for collecting research in grades K­4
● Discuss how to assist young learners in synthesizing their research, continue to question and research, and then arrive at a new understanding
● Examine how students can share and publish their new learning in a variety of mediums
● Discuss how developing mindful researchers can benefit learning across curriculum and meet Common Core Standards


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 11:45am - 12:50pm
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF & Global Citizenship

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is the voice for UNICEF in the United States, working for the survival of children around the world through fundraising, education and advocacy.  For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization. This session will educate attendees on UNICEF's global impact through the concept of  “global citizenship”, specifically as someone who understands global interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge inequalities and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful. Attendees will also be engaged with specifics around the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s global impact, domestic campaigns and the TeachUNICEF global education resource.


Speakers
avatar for Nick Leisey

Nick Leisey

Global Citizenship Fellow, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Nicholas Leisey is a passionate advocate for human rights and utilizes his natural instincts for civic engagement and grassroots mobilization to engage multiple communities around the country to unite on behalf of the world’s children. After earning his degree in public relations... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Twitter as a Class Building Tool
Twitter is an exceptionally powerful--and seriously underused--capture tool. The platform is ideal for snaring dialogue--whether in a film or presentation, a meeting or class discussion. Conversations normally lost are easily recorded and archived for future use. Even notes on a whiteboard or personal notepad can be photographed and posted on Twitter.My senior students and I have been using Twitter to host our classroom, capturing our conversations in and out of class with people around the world, since October 2012. To date, we’ve amassing more than 11,000 tweets, all of them automatically archived in a Google spreadsheet and later mined, manipulated and visualized using google scripts. Participants will leave this session knowing:how to use hashtags to define the class "space" and themes, best practices for collaborative note-taking, how to automatically archive tweets and set up a Twitter visualization using Google scripting, how to use web tools to organize and archive collections of tweets around discussions and some legal considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad Ovenell-Carter has spent more than 15 years exploring the impact of technology on education. If there’s one thing he’s learned in all this, it’s that the essence of technology has nothing at all to do with anything technological.


Friday July 26, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Do You Really Know Your Students? Flipping the Classroom to Increase Personalization.

Imagine teaching an advanced placement calculus class with strong achievement expectations. How would you ensure that you are able to address each student’s questions, concerns and comprehension levels in a difficult subject? In this session, Stacey will explain how using the flipped model and iPads have changed her student’s learning environment. Outcomes include increased comprehension, reduced anxiety levels and grade improvements without increased homework or class time.

In this session, you will learn:
• How one teacher flipped her AP Calculus class
• How iPads can be used for student-created video content
• How to better connect with students’ individual learning through the flipped model


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


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

1:10pm

How an actual revolution led to the creation of a democratic learning tool
Yahki founders, American-Egyptian architect and designer, Ashraf Tawakkol, and Australian global education entrepreneur, Mark Lamont, share a unique story of how social media R&D in the context of overseas democratic uprisings and the confluence of social media led to the development of Yahki -  a toolset that now offers breath-taking ‘learner democracy and liberation’. The R&D focused on content curation, mash up, and sharing in the public domain, not just at school, leading to the invention of the ‘education channel’. The channel enables everyone to move seamlessly between their public and school social media worlds. The outcomes and new opportunities for learners, teachers, parents and schools are amazing, for the 1st5days and beyond. This is a ‘world first’ not to be missed.”

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lamont

Mark Lamont

CEO, Yahki
International education transformation researcher and entrepreneur. Currently deep into learner analytics, scalable social media pedagogies,  macro cloud education developments, and micro #1st5days best practice. Running projects worldwide, witnessing global convergence. Founder... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 1:10pm - 2:35pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor