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Wednesday, July 24
 

10:20am EDT

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 EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

10:20am EDT

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 EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

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 EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

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 EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm EDT

How can I use Yahki to transform my 1st 5 days?

This session explores ways to set up a successful year in the 1st5days, using Yahki. Come prepared for hands-on best-practice activities including:

-       Negotiated student goal setting
-       Flipped and AIM Framework approaches; student media curation and idea hatching
-       Learner democracy - student interests and choices
-       Formative assessment by Day 4
-       Student-led learner network building
-       Leveraging learner analytics with students
-       Reflective learning approaches
-       Involving parents and guests
-       Celebrating and featuring learner success across your community.


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 →
avatar for Ashraf Tawakkol

Ashraf Tawakkol

CEO, Taya IT - Yahki Founder
Architect, inventor, designer, entrepreneur and accidental education disrupter. Born and raised in the USA but based in Egypt and UAE. Ashraf started a social network in the midst of democratic rumblings and ended up with an exciting new tilt on learning in the Web 2.0 space – something... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
  Sponsor Session

2:35pm EDT

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

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


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

4:00pm EDT

Awakening Your Creative Genius

Awakening Your Creative genius does exactly what the title suggests. It causes people to become aware of their own creative potential and understand how to harness it in education. This session takes creativity out of the confines of just art and music. Keep an open mind as this experience is not meant to teach the audience anything new, but rather to get people to see what they already know from a different perspective - causing a paradigm shift.


Speakers
avatar for Arvin Ross

Arvin Ross

Director of Professional Development, iSchool Initiative
Arvin Ross is the Director of Professional Development for iSchool Initiative and a Junior at Kennesaw State University. He is an international voice known an “Awakener”. Overcoming a broken home and a background of drugs, fighting, and  gang life, his words carry the weight... Read More →


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

10:20am EDT

Collect, Mash, Share, Learn. Yahki 101

This session is 50% hands-on. Experience Yahki for the first time. Build Your Own Learning Community with Yahki in minutes. Create stories and challenges for students.  Stock up on a raft of fresh ideas to put your students in the driver’s seat for their learning. See how a social networking tool designed for the pursuit of democracy abroad has evolved into a vehicle for an ‘Education Spring’ for schools worldwide with the invention of ‘the education channel’ for each school globally. This is a BLC ‘first’.


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 →


Thursday July 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
St. James - 4th Floor (C Wing)
  Sponsor Session

10:20am EDT

Flip with Precision: If the first step of the journey is the Flip, the second has to be Precision.
The Precision Teaching Initiative has been designed to improve understanding of effective teaching and learning in order to support teachers in continually tailoring educational opportunities to each student’s level of need and ability. Inspired by the work of Prof. Eric Mazur, Precision Teaching is the perfect partner to the flipped classroom; taking flip data collected from students prior to the lesson and then using classroom technologies, including 1:1 and BYO devices and high quality questioning, to collect on-demand, actionable student data within the lesson, in order to inform what happens next.

This hands-on workshop will share examples of how teachers in Australia have been using essential student in-class data to constantly reflect upon and inform their own practice. Participants will be introduced to some simple strategies that have been shown to offer unique visibility on learning, whilst supporting high quality learning conversations, meaningful collaboration and measurably higher levels of understanding.


Speakers
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


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

11:45am EDT

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 EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am EDT

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 EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor

2:35pm EDT

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 EDT
Terrace - Lower Lobby
 
Friday, July 26
 

10:20am EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

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


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

11:45am EDT

Awakening Your Creative Genius

Awakening Your Creative genius does exactly what the title suggests. It causes people to become aware of their own creative potential and understand how to harness it in education. This session takes creativity out of the confines of just art and music. Keep an open mind as this experience is not meant to teach the audience anything new, but rather to get people to see what they already know from a different perspective - causing a paradigm shift.


Speakers
avatar for Arvin Ross

Arvin Ross

Director of Professional Development, iSchool Initiative
Arvin Ross is the Director of Professional Development for iSchool Initiative and a Junior at Kennesaw State University. He is an international voice known an “Awakener”. Overcoming a broken home and a background of drugs, fighting, and  gang life, his words carry the weight... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm EDT

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 EDT
Clarendon - 2nd Floor