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Thursday, November 3
 

8:00am

Keynote: Innovation in Learning Organizations: A Systems Thinking Approach

In schools where students are having incredible learning experiences, adults are also having incredible learning experiences. In these environments, innovation thrives because everyone in the system has a chance to learn and grow through collaboration, experimentation, and constructive feedback. Peter Senge, founder of the Society for Organizational Learning and Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Business, has spent a career helping schools and other institutions understand the challenges of complex systems.

LINK TO PETER'S PRESENTATION SLIDES 


Speakers
avatar for Peter Senge

Peter Senge

Founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning North America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Lecturer at MIT, Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, Renown Author


Thursday November 3, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
205 ABC

9:30am

Engaging The Shy & Reluctant Learner
How do we engage those students who suffer extreme shyness or social anxiety disorders? Not every student is a "hand raiser.” Imagine you're a student that knows the answers, but the idea of raising your hand fills you with panic? 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help. The typical age of onset is 13 years old. As a teacher in an alternative education program, I quickly realized that I had students that understood the course material, they we’re just unable to express that they “got it.” I quickly learned that technology could give these students a voice in my classroom.

Technology can be a powerful tool for alleviating social fears a student may have. Avatar application such as Morfo or iFunFace allow students to interact with course material in exciting new ways. When combined with green screening apps and other recording feature, students that typically avoid work will show and increased level of engagement. Apps that change a students voice allows them to participate in discussions with a level of anonymity that makes them more comfortable. Tools such as TodaysMeet & Kahoot allow students to share information without the anxiety that may come with public speaking.

For example, a student will extreme social anxiety disorder was asked to do a short presentation on an element in her chemistry class. The idea of speaking in front of her peers and teachers had reduced her to tears. After working with her teacher on a solution, this was the final product:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0Y9kY7i1DQ

In the past, Courtney would have received an “F.” By combining Tellagami, iMovie, and Keynote, Courtney was able to complete her project.

This session will show student created projects along with explanations on how they were created. Attendees will leave with innovative ideas and tools that they can apply in their classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reiff

Lawrence Reiff

English Language Arts Teacher, Roslyn Public Schools
Lawrence Reiff is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. He earned his Master’s Degree in Adolescent English Education from Long Island University in 2006. In 2007, he completed the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Teaching Shakespeare Institute... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
204B

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Creating Innovators through Design Thinking
Design thinking is often a framework reserved for makerspaces and innovation labs. Our panelists will discuss how you can overcome the traditional structures in your classroom and create a culture of innovation where your students can think, play, dream and design. We will discuss ideas for how to implement design thinking into your classroom so you can help your students develop an innovator's mindset. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Cantwell

Mary Cantwell

Design Thinking Expert & Author of DEEPdt
Mary Cantwell is a design thinker & K12 educator. She dove DEEP into design thinking, encouraged visible thinking, & sparked a rapid transformation into 21st Century learning, thinking, & creating. Currently, Mary travels around the world facilitating & collaborating with schools... Read More →
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

K12 Development Executive Apple Education Apple Inc., Apple
avatar for jonathan r. werner

jonathan r. werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Jonathan R. Werner is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist at the Library and Learning Commons at Cape Elizabeth Middle School in Maine. He is the Immediate Past President of ISTE Librarians Network and a co-organizer of #1to1techat (Weds at 9PM EST). He also presents... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
204A

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Igniting Inquiry Through Project Based Learning
For many, the first step in solving a problem is to start asking questions. By using inquiry, we foster conversation to find a solution and solve the problem. So why does the traditional education system often leave this questioning process out of the classroom in favor of repeated and expected answers? As teachers look to shift and bring a focus on inquiry into their classrooms, they are turning toward Project Based Learning (PBL). PBL encourages students to become the question askers and knowledge seekers, igniting a new level of inquiry in the classroom. Join this great panel of PBL experts as we discuss ways to bring inquiry into the classroom through Project Based Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Boyer

Christine Boyer

Curator of School Makerspace & Elementary Teacher, Heathcote School
Christine Boyer has been teaching elementary school for 23 years in the capacity of classroom teacher. She is passionate about project based learning, making, student led learning, design thinking, curriculum hacking, student choice, and connecting with like minded educators. Christine... Read More →
avatar for Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell Middle School East
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 20 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In this... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
206B

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Inspiring Creativity in Young Learners
Amazing teachers across the country are inspiring creativity in young learners. In this panel discussion, three amazing educators will share their ideas and expertise. 

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I... Read More →
avatar for Tim Kaegi

Tim Kaegi

Tim Kaegi is in his ninth year as a primary grade teacher in the Chicagoland area. He enjoys mixing old-school practices with new-age innovations to create impactful, all-encompassing experiences for his students. Given all of the tools at our disposal, he is a big believer in the... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Zigmond

Meghan Zigmond

1st grade teacher, Instructional Technology, Port Aransas ISD
Meghan Zigmond has been a first grade teacher for over ten years. She has a masters in Library Science, and is passionate about sharing her love for collaboration, creativity and technology integration. In her role as both teacher and technology facilitator, she manages all classroom... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
203

9:30am

Launching Innovation in Schools: Keynote Followup
Continue the conversation as EdTechTeacher co-founder hosts a Q&A with keynote speaker Peter Senge about Launching Innovation in Schools. Learn more about the new, free Massive Open Online Course they are offering on EdX: Launching Innovation in Schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Co-Founder & Director of PK12, EdTechTeacher & MIT
Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center... Read More →
avatar for Peter Senge

Peter Senge

Founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning North America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Lecturer at MIT, Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, Renown Author


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
206A

9:30am

The Best Excuse to Get Your Hands Dirty: Experiential Tech Learning in the Elementary Classroom
Experiential education boosts creativity, student agency and the freedom to experiment, leaving enough room for tinkering, exploration and multiple answers. Grassroots Makerspace in schools is where learning, teaching and making coexist. Innovative Technology is essential for schools' Makerspaces and it is also crucial to shaping students’ future-readiness. However, it is often easier to bring tech hands-on learning experience to after-school programs, camps and libraries rather than to classrooms. At the same time, elementary school educators are traditionally teaching content through making and creative interaction with physical objects, utilizing the fact that tactile experience and hand-brain coordination are two of the driving forces of intellectual and emotional growth. It is beneficial to implement technology-rich Makerspaces into existing K-2 curriculum, using maker mindset as a foundation of STEAM skills and project-based curriculum. Customized tech kits and portable tech bundles, designed as teaching tools and selected appropriately to the age, topic and educational standards, may greatly enhance the authentic learning experience in elementary classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Eduporium

Eduporium

VP Strategy and Communications, Eduporium
Irina Tuule is a Co-Founder and VP of Strategy & Communications at Eduporium. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education as well as vast experience in teaching and pedagogical research. She is passionate about bringing tech to schools and boosting student creativity and inventiveness... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
208

9:30am

Your Technology Plan Isn't About Technology
We tend to focus on the word or the task; the technology, the project, the outcome. But how often do we focus on the underlying reason, the why? Why is the makerspace a place you need to go to? Why are we using words like iPads and Chromebooks on a technology plan? Why are we not “making” spaces throughout our buildings? Why are we not designing technology plans that highlight creation, collaboration, and voice, rather than device?

A technology plan, which seems to be the overarching framework that includes edtech, STEM, STEAM, and makerspace, always has great terms and phrases highlighting products, places, and things.

But what if it didn’t? What if your technology plan spent more on the why and less on the what? What if your technology plan wasn’t about technology at all…

This session will look at ways to rethink plans and spaces, to take the maker out of a space, to remove the computer lab from the equation, to start thinking less about where we do things and what we do, and more about why we’re doing it.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Casal

Chris Casal

Purveyor of Geekery, Heathcote School, Scarsdale Public Schools



Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
207

10:45am

20% Time in Education
20% Time is a way for teachers to allow students to pursue their passions during the school day. Google made 20% Time famous by encouraging Googlers to spend time at work pursuing independent endeavors from which came Gmail, Google Classroom and Google Cardboard to name a few. These were projects born from passion, not an assignment. When motivation is high, the learning is authentic and meaningful. Traditional classrooms can't prepare our children for the future that awaits them. Adopting a 20% Time mindset will foster problem-solving skills, boost creative thinking and make you re-think your role as a teacher in the classroom. 

Session Resources (PDF) 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Boyer

Christine Boyer

Curator of School Makerspace & Elementary Teacher, Heathcote School
Christine Boyer has been teaching elementary school for 23 years in the capacity of classroom teacher. She is passionate about project based learning, making, student led learning, design thinking, curriculum hacking, student choice, and connecting with like minded educators. Christine... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
207

10:45am

Effective? Future Ready? Introducing the Teacher-Librarian!
Did you know you can't live without your School Librarian? It's true! Gone are the days of bifocals, shushing and hair pulled back in tight buns. So what's the new gold standard? Flexible, helpful, engaging, tech-savvy, Teacher-Librarians who can help transform teaching and learning in your classrooms, schools and Districts. Moreover, both ESSA and the Future Ready campaign demand having trained Librarians to support primary and secondary schools. This session will help introduce you to 21st Century Libraries and Librarians and to the new norm of effective, indispensable, Future Ready Librarianship.

Speakers
avatar for jonathan r. werner

jonathan r. werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Jonathan R. Werner is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist at the Library and Learning Commons at Cape Elizabeth Middle School in Maine. He is the Immediate Past President of ISTE Librarians Network and a co-organizer of #1to1techat (Weds at 9PM EST). He also presents... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
208

10:45am

How Problem/Project Based Learning and STEAM Can Change Everything
See how an unorthodox elementary teacher and high school teacher transform their classrooms into problem/project based learning environments that are blended/flipped learning and guided by student inquiry. Multiple models and methodologies (including the elements of STEAM) that allow for observation, critical thinking, intervention, and critical feedback from the teacher and students will be shared. Learn how to incorporate competitions for students to enter, STEAM, social justice, and education technology within a PBL plan that yields high student growth and proficiency levels. Also, learn how to incorporate Competition Based Learning into curricula to increase authenticity, enhance student/parent buy-in, and provide potential visibility to school-based programs. These competitions, usually sponsored by large corporation and nonprofit organizations, challenge elementary, middle and high school student to develop comprehensive innovative solutions to contemporary societal and global STEM issues. CBL can be an integral part of a curriculum in ANY subject area and yield meaningful discussions, scaffolded lessons with formative assessments (checkpoints) and vibrant digital portfolio documentation with reflections.

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Mason

Chantell Mason

PBL + STEAM Teacher, Ritenour School District
Chantell has been an elementary teacher in the Ritenour School District for 9 years and is the 2016 Lead PBS Digital Innovator for Missouri. Currently she is a 4th grade, departmentalized PBL + STEAM teacher. Her classroom follows a Project Based Learning structure combined with the... Read More →
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Leon Tynes

Leon Tynes came to Connecticut from a corporate background in the San Francisco Bay Area and has served the past four years as the science department chair for technology at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS). He developed the technology program from inception... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
204B

10:45am

The Science of Improvement: How to Systematically Innovate Classroom Practice
In 2003, economists Autor, Levy, and Murnane published a paper about the changing task composition of the labor market. They claimed that to be successful in today's knowledge economy, workers will need to possess skills that cannot be replicated by a computer. The demand for these nonroutine cognitive capabilities such as problem-solving in novel situations, complex communications, and synthesizing information, has resulted in the need for a more highly educated workforce. However, how do we prepare students for a 21st-Century world within a 20th-Century education model? For teachers to shift their classroom practice so that students can gain these critical new skills, they need a system that supports their innovation. In this session, we will examine the tenets of successful systems and use the Science of Improvement to explore ways to implement new supports within districts and schools. 

>> Presentation Slides 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
206A

10:45am

Amplifying PBL Through EdTech Redesign
LINK TO PRESENTATION: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oyulJq_2QfQ2Swqeni1xpGltqd7IUhvQMfSN0geXtb4/edit?usp=sharing  

How might we redesign tasks to catapult students from problem solvers to problem seekers, question askers, and knowledge creators? Come learn how to transform curriculum and instruction through Project Based Learning EdTech Redesign. In this session, we will reimagine student learning to boost engagement, relevance, and critical thinking. Participants will explore components of PBL, create driving questions, collaborate with colleagues, and curate resources and examples to support their own EdTech Redesign. 

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
206B

10:45am

DEEP Design Thinking Revolution (K12 & Beyond)
What is Design Thinking? When you ask this question, usually you either get blank stares or a bunch of long-winded malarky. Design Thinking isn’t rocket science-- it is simply a human-centered approach to learning, creating, and being through empathy. In this session, participants will go through a fast 101 introduction of Design Thinking (DT), but more importantly, they will learn that there is not just one way to screw in the proverbial DT light bulb. Participants will zero in on a K12 teacher designed and tested methodology called #DEEPdt (Discover Empathize Experiment Produce). They will also go through a DEEP Rapid Cycle where they will get their feet wet and curiosity unleashed through a methodology that can be utilized in class on Monday to revolutionize instruction and solve real-world problems through a posture of empathy, collaboration, and risk taking.

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  


Speakers
avatar for Mary Cantwell

Mary Cantwell

Design Thinking Expert & Author of DEEPdt
Mary Cantwell is a design thinker & K12 educator. She dove DEEP into design thinking, encouraged visible thinking, & sparked a rapid transformation into 21st Century learning, thinking, & creating. Currently, Mary travels around the world facilitating & collaborating with schools... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
204A

10:45am

How To Publish Writing as Amazing Videos
Join this interactive session where you’ll discover "How To" publish writing in the "How To" genre as movies on the iPad. We’ll plan a How To story, use a menu of creative tools like Adobe Spark, ChatterPix, Book Creator and more. You’ll walk away with a video, an app menu, and the tools to help your young students publish any type of writing on their own in amazing ways!

Please download the following prior to arrival at the session: Book Creator App (the free version will work to test out / play for the day), Spark Video (Adobe), ChatterPix Kids, and Paper (or any drawing tool). 

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Zigmond

Meghan Zigmond

1st grade teacher, Instructional Technology, Port Aransas ISD
Meghan Zigmond has been a first grade teacher for over ten years. She has a masters in Library Science, and is passionate about sharing her love for collaboration, creativity and technology integration. In her role as both teacher and technology facilitator, she manages all classroom... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
203

1:00pm

Global Competency as a Force for Innovation in School
Global Competency is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance. It provides an umbrella framework to organize our innovative efforts around sustainability, diversity, service-learning, design-thinking and technology into a more powerful structure for impacting students' experience of school. Some schools are doing this work already, others don't yet have it on their radar. Come learn about what's out there and share your own knowledge and experience.

Speakers
avatar for Demetri Orlando

Demetri Orlando

Director of Information Technology, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
Demetri is the Director of information technology at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge and consultant for ed-tech. Prior to BB&N, he rolled out one-to-one tablet PCs at Battle Ground Academy in Tennessee, and before that managed one-to-one laptops at Norwood School in... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
208

1:00pm

Telling the Story of Learning
As educational practices move away from traditional techniques, proving that learning is happening in a new age classroom can be increasingly difficult. Telling the story of learning requires progressive pedagogy, thoughtful planning, and intentional efforts to capture media that will showcase the process of learning, including goals and outcomes. This session will provide numerous elementary level examples of innovative projects that have been thoughtfully documented to display learning in the classroom, all the while following the Common Core standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Kaegi

Tim Kaegi

Tim Kaegi is in his ninth year as a primary grade teacher in the Chicagoland area. He enjoys mixing old-school practices with new-age innovations to create impactful, all-encompassing experiences for his students. Given all of the tools at our disposal, he is a big believer in the... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207

1:00pm

Not Another Paper! Innovative Video Creation
As more and more devices enter into our classrooms, teachers are presented with an opportunity to expand the way students are able to demonstrate their learning. Traditionally, teachers have opted for the essay, but with all of the technology currently available to students, alternate ways of presenting knowledge are readily available. Video creation can be a powerful alternative to written composition. In this session, participants will be presented with the benefits of student created videos, along with tools for creating those videos on both the iPad and Chromebook. Potential tools may include include: iMovie, DoInk, WeVideo, YouTube Creator Studio, Screencastify, and Snagit.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In this... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
206A

1:00pm

iPads, Projects, and Apps, OH MY!
Are you ready to experience a hands-on session to see how you can truly use iPads in your classroom? Join me to not only talk about strategies that work, but actually experience activities from a student’s point of view. My goal is to help you navigate between using iPads as tools for consumption and tools for creation in your science classroom. Featured content topics will be “hAPPy Friday” challenges, cellular biology, genetics, forensic science, anatomy/physiology, dissection, and more. Whether you have a 1:1 program, shared carts, or class sets of iPads, my presentation applies to you. This is a great session for anyone starting out with iPads or for those of us who have experience and are looking for more ideas! 

Please download Explain Everything, iMovie, and Tellagami prior to arrival to session.

Link to Session Resources (Google Slides)
 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Glassman

Elizabeth Glassman

Shared iPad Biology Teacher, Norfolk Academy
Elizabeth Glassman has been teaching biology at Norfolk Academy for 15 years and has incorporated iPads for 4 years. She focuses on maintaining the traditions of her classroom with the ever changing technology that will enhance student learning. She has presented for EdTechTeacher... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
204B

1:00pm

Google & iPads
Google Drive provides a robust collaborative platform, and iPads present a host of powerful multimedia creation tools. By combining them, students and teachers unlock a new level of creative possibility. This workshop will provide a simulated, hands-on environment where participants will engage in multiple collaborative creative processes using both the core Google apps such as Docs and Slides as well as audio and video creation tools. Further, participants will be provided with multiple ideas and approaches towards classroom use, particularly in a 1:1 classroom. 

If attending this session, please download the following apps prior to the conference:
Required:
Google Drive
Google Docs
Google Slides
Google Sheets
Voice Record Pro (Free)
TouchCast Studio (Free)
Book Creator (Free)

Optional:
iMovie
Opinion Podcast
Explain Everything (Blue icon version)
Book Creator (Paid)

Slide & Resources Link


TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
206B

1:00pm

Google & Screencasting
With the ability to capture voice, video, and student interactions on a screen, screencasting can be a powerful tool for making student thinking visible and creating an opportunity for collaboration between students using multimedia. Using the power of Google Chrome extensions, Google Drive, YouTube, and more, this session will explore strategies for incorporating screencasts across the curriculum to strengthen understanding and empower student learning. 

If you are attending this session, please download the following prior to arrival at the conference:
 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
204A

1:00pm

iPads and the Creative Elementary Classroom
The iPad is a favorite device of many elementary educators for a variety of reasons: flexibility, portability, engagement, intriguing apps, and more. From digital storytelling to multimedia presentations, we will explore "evergreen" apps such as Shadow Puppet Edu, Tellagami, KomaKoma, Green Screen Do Ink, and others that increase the device's creative potential. We'll also explore "app smashing" scenarios that facilitate wonderful combinations of text, handwriting, images, audio, video and animation. Attendees will leave with tools and strategies designed to make iPad integration dynamic, immersive, and meaningful. 

Please download the listed apps prior to arrival to this session.

Link to Presentation Slides (Keynote File)
Link to Presentation (Google Slides w/ no Videos)

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
203

2:15pm

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World
All too often, digital citizenship emphasizes prohibition and danger. How can we rethink our approach to emphasize the positive impact we can have in our digital communities. These practices will help you build a culture of empathy in your 21st century classroom and help connect parents teachers and students in your school or district. Dr. Devorah Heitner,  founded Raising Digital Natives to serve as a resource for schools and organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. 

Administrators, Tech Directors, and teachers will find this session informative.  Devorah will be selling and signing her book for $19.95, Raising Digital Natives, during the lunch break.

Speakers
avatar for Devorah Heitner

Devorah Heitner

Raising Digital Natives
An experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Dr. Heitner founded Raising Digital Natives to serve as a resource for schools and organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. She enjoys working with excellent public and independent schools... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
208

2:15pm

Is All This Innovation Working? Evaluating New Initiatives in Schools
LINK TO PRESENTATION MATERIALS

Every important new initiative in schools should be regularly evaluated to see if its actually changing learning experiences and outcomes for students. If your school has launched a one-to-one program with iPads or Chromebooks, built a Maker space, conducted professional development around design thinking, or made new apps or software available to your teachers and students, then people in your school should be taking stock to see how these investments of time and resources are having an impact on kids' lives and learning. In this session, we'll evaluate a variety of strategies--surveys, interviews, instructional rounds, and looking at student work--that help school communities come together to evaluate innovation and use formative program assessment to improve teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Co-Founder & Director of PK12, EdTechTeacher & MIT
Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
207

2:15pm

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Share Your Story with Live Video
Throughout human history, one of the few constants that remains is the joy of telling and sharing stories. With many social media platforms introducing live video, the possibilities for how we tell stories is changing. Sharing the stories of what we do in education is not something new. We constantly hear, “If you do not tell your story then someone else will.” Using Gary Vaynerchuk’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook framework, we’ll explore how to use live video with intention and purpose to share the story of your learning community. You’ll see examples and learn best practices for creating powerful stories that can change the way you share the story of your school.

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

K12 Development Executive Apple Education Apple Inc., Apple



Thursday November 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206A

2:15pm

Can You Blend It?
Would you like to learn how to relevantly use technology, differentiate for learners and reduce your workload? Join me for a blended learning workshop. We will start with an informative session on blended learning, tips and tricks with vetted tools and move into a lesson design workshop. Resources will be shared as we discuss lesson design. Bring your lesson plans and let’s blend them! Open to all contents and grade levels!


 I want to intro with general information about blended learning, will talk about LMSs (Schoology, Edmodo, iTunes U) and some go to resources like CK-12, Youtube, and helpful websites. Some Apps I will be highlighting are Tackk, EdPuzzle, Puppet Edu, Vittle, Comic Maker, and Book Creator. I will discuss Notability, however, that is a paid App. Free apps for note-taking are Evernote and Skitch or use notes on iPad. I want to end (hopefully majority of time) with participants designing for their content/classroom and leave with products and plenty of ideas.  

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Richardson

Sunny Richardson

Blended Learning & Science Instructional Coach, Coppell ISD
Sunny is an early adopter of technology in the classroom with an emphasis on relative, authentic projects with learner voice and has taught blended learning in Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. She is currently the Blended Learning Specialist at Coppell Middle School West, a 1:1 iPad... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
204B

3:30pm

Innovation and STEM Integration for Social Emotional Learning: Creating a Virtual Toolbox to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Do you see STEM concepts related to coding and robotics as just “one more thing” to integrate into your classroom? By focusing on activities that are accessible to all we will inspire you to incorporate 21st century learning tools into every corner of your school from general education to music/art classes or special education resource rooms and every subject in between. This session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss your individual classroom goals and illustrate the importance of future ready schools to better serve all students. Participants will develop an action plan and create a virtual toolbox of activities that cover STEM concepts like coding, robotics, 3D modeling/printing and more.
Join us to learn about how to map out a plan for innovation and integration that meets the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Gilbert

Jen Gilbert

Instructional Technology Coach, Fairview South School, District 72
Jen Gilbert is a Learning and Behavior Specialist certified in Early Childhood Technology with a Masters in Science Education. When not creating innovative activities with teachers or working on social media integration projects, she can be found presenting on education technology... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
208

3:30pm

Scaffolding Classroom Innovation through Project-Based Learning
Research has shown that when students engage in more intellectually challenging work, they also gain the skills that they need to succeed on more traditional forms of assessment. However, teachers often struggle with the process of “letting go” and empowering students to take ownership of the learning process. Project-Based Learning (PBL) offers one avenue for scaffolding teacher instructional design. In this session, we will explore the potential of using PBL as a process rather than a pathway to project and address the driving question: how do we encourage our students to become problem seekers versus problem solvers?

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Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206A

3:30pm

Supporting Reading, Writing, and Inquiry Through Google Resources and Tools
LINK TO PRESENTATION:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12gnz1Y1ng1LlG9KWI6o9m6-gWPV_H2KLeevfT5BtsUg/edit?usp=sharing 

Explore little known Google resources and tools to support literacy in the classroom. Discover resources, apps, and extensions that will have your kids reading, writing, and thinking! This session is geared towards educators at the MS or HS level, but applicable across disciplines!

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
207

3:30pm

6 Ways to Use Whiteboarding and Screencasting for Teaching and Learning
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about,and practice six ways to use whiteboarding and screencasting too support of instruction, feedback, knowledge building, and assessment of learning. These ways include: synchronous instruction and feedback, asynchronous instruction and feedback, instructor-driven template creation, student note-taking, student-driven tutorial production, and student interaction with templates.

Explain Everything for iPad or Chromebook will be the primary tool used in the workshop, though any other combination of screencasting and whiteboarding tools will be sufficient for meaningful participation. By exploring these 6 approaches, participants will have a better understanding of how open ended tools can support communication, thinking and understanding.

Please download required apps prior to arrival at the event. 

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
204B

3:30pm

Contexts that Inspire Creativity and Curiosity in Project Based Learning
How can we as educators nurture the creativity of our children by providing real and meaningful contexts and materials that provoke inquisitiveness and encourage tinkering and a willingness to explore? What does a teacher’s role look like as we research the world alongside our children? Why is teacher collaboration a powerful tool for Project Based Learning? In this workshop, participants will gain insight into the how and where to begin inquiry-based learning projects with their students. Teachers will experience firsthand the Project-Based Learning process as they engage in their own inquiry within different contexts and mediums and gain strategies for how to inspire their students to be curious and look closely. Attendees will also explore ways to make thinking and learning visible on the iPad and set-up Digital portfolios to document, organize, and share their students’ processes of learning.

Please download Explain Everything, Seesaw, Paper 53and Book Creator (free veresion is fine) before attending this session. 

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
DR

Donna Reid-Hayes

Donna Reid-Hayes teaches kindergarten at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Her passion is to nurture the creativity, initiative, and resilience in young children through a unique blend of inquiry, technology, nature, and the arts. She has engaged fellow educators in this work... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
204A

3:30pm

Creativity and Chromebooks in the 21st Century Classroom
As 21st century learners, it is essential that our students learn to create. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to explore a variety of resources that work with Chromebooks to help foster student creativity in the middle and high school classroom. This workshop will provide hands-on practice with Google Apps and other tools like Padlet, WeVideo, and audio recording tools that can allow us to engage our students while they show us what they know by creating innovative products. In addition, some samples and ideas for creative student products will be shared.


TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  


Speakers
avatar for Rosalynn Lucas

Rosalynn Lucas

Midlothian Middle School
Dr. Rosalynn Lucas is a Spanish teacher and World Language Department Chair at Midlothian Middle School in Virginia. She is a Google Certified Educator who loves using technology to enhance her student’s learning experiences and engage them in class activities.



Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
203

3:30pm

Sparking the Maker Mindset
Here is the link to the presentation - http://steam.lesley.edu/edtech-teacher-innovation-summit-sparking-the-maker-mindset/

This is the story of a spark that started with a parent talking about robotics; then skipped to a principal reaching out to his faculty inspiring conversations about new ways of knowing; then jumped to a teacher sharing her excitement about bringing STEAM activities to life for her students; and from there, the spark ignited as students burst into their newly formed Makerspace and did what children do best - engaging in play, tinkering, and exploring the boundaries of learning.

This interactive workshop is structured for participants to experience a constellation of different maker activities from using BeeBots to TinkerCAD to Stop Motion Animation and Green Screen. Each of these activities was designed through a partnership between Lesley University and the Kennedy School to recruit engagement, build capacity, and begin the process of scaling the maker mindset in an urban K - 8 public school setting.

So, come and be part of our story! Join the team from Lesley University and the Kennedy School for this hands-on exploration of the maker activities that united students, educators, and community members in the creation of the school’s first Makerspace, and the district’s first experience with the maker mindset.

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Cusack

Susan Cusack

Asst Professor, Dir. Lesley STEAM Learning Lab, Lesley University
Sue teaches in the Educational Technology programs, and is the co-director of the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab (makerspace). Sue’s work involves designing maker learning experiences; using technology to facilitate meaningful and inclusive and culturally responsive learning oppor... Read More →
avatar for Jacy Edelman

Jacy Edelman

Assistant Director, Lesley STEAM Learning Lab, Lesley University
As the Assistant Director for Lesley STEAM Learning Lab at Lesley’s Graduate School of Education, Jacy co-facilitates coursework focused on STEAM integration and supports innovative technology integration through several public school partnerships. With a background in creative... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Tosches

Lindsey Tosches

Grade 6 STEAM; Makerspace Coordinator, John F Kennedy Elementary School; Somerville Public Schools
Lindsey Tosches is a 6th grade STEAM educator at the John F. Kennedy School in Somerville Public Schools. She works with 6th graders to engage them in authentic learning experiences that foster deeper levels critical thinking and personal expression. Lindsey has been a key player... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206B

4:30pm

"Creation Station" Social
Please join us after the Thursday sessions for "hands-on" demos by our instructors and exhibitors. There will be a cash bar and munchies.  

Relax, mingle, enjoy!!

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE ADD TO YOUR SCHEDULE SO WE CAN GET A COUNT FOR FOOD. 


Thursday November 3, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibitor area
 
Friday, November 4
 

8:00am

Keynote: Jaime Casap
Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of fostering inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with educational organizations and leaders building innovation and iteration into our education practices. He speaks on the subject of technology, education, and innovation at events around the world.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of Boards, including the Arizona Science Foundation, Seed Spot NEXT, and Inquire Schools. He serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on education, technology, and equity. Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.

You can read Jaime’s education blog at www.jcasap.com and can reach him on Google+ You can also follow him on Twitter at @jcasap


Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Education Evangelist, Google
Google Global Education Evangelist


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
205 ABC

9:30am

Design Thinking Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Imagine eighth grade students, after experiencing ten years of persistent digital citizenship lessons and experiences, applying all that they have learned to create authentic school-wide marketing campaigns using design thinking. That’s what students at The Meadowbrook School of Weston (Massachusetts) are doing as a culminating activity on digital citizenship, creating content and materials aimed at educating specific groups within the community:
- Online Safety - Parents and JK-2 Students
- Online Security - 5th Graders
- Digital Footprints - Teachers & Middle Schoolers
- Fair Use - 8th Graders
- Cyberbullying - 6th Grade
- Online habits - 4th Graders
In addition to creating slogans and posters, students create a marketing distribution strategy, using the school’s social media channels - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube - as identified by them. Enabling students to practice the design thinking process as they work to understand the needs of their target audiences, and then creatively design their messages through the mediums of their choice (social media, print, video, song, and more!) creates a lasting and authentic digital citizenship experience that benefits not only the eighth grade students who are creating the campaigns, but the entire school community (students, teachers, parents) who benefit with needed digital citizenship education.

In this hands on session, learn how to design think your digital citizenship curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Scafati

Mike Scafati

Teacher - Technology, Film, Social Studies, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Mike is a Common Sense Education Ambassador for digital citizenship who teaches technology, filmmaking, and drama at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. Mike co-developed, implemented and now runs Meadowbrook’s K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and has presented on it nationally... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Schmid

Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan Schmid is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts, which was recently recognized as an exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. Jonathan led the team behind the EurekaLab, a makerspace at The Meadowbrook... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
206A

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Bringing STEM and Making into any Curriculum
Too often, STEM and Maker Spaces are viewed as separate programs or courses. In this panel discussion, come hear from educators who have discovered ways to bring these concepts into ANY class or curriculum.

Thank you to Drawp for sponsoring this Knowledge Sharing Session! 

>> Presentation Slides 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Casal

Chris Casal

Purveyor of Geekery, Heathcote School, Scarsdale Public Schools
avatar for Elizabeth Glassman

Elizabeth Glassman

Shared iPad Biology Teacher, Norfolk Academy
Elizabeth Glassman has been teaching biology at Norfolk Academy for 15 years and has incorporated iPads for 4 years. She focuses on maintaining the traditions of her classroom with the ever changing technology that will enhance student learning. She has presented for EdTechTeacher... Read More →
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →
avatar for Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott teaches science including chemistry, physics, and sustainable agriculture & food systems.  Her classrooms can look like controlled chaos as students are out of their seats, asking questions, and engaging in their own learning. Julie was selected as an Apple Distinguished... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
206B

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Leadership
Our panelists will discuss steps school leaders can take to nurture school and district cultures that promote effective and conscientious innovation -- specifically in tech-laden learning environments. In particular, we'll discuss three core questions in education technology: -What Does Change Look Like? Envisioning and enacting innovative instruction and learning.-How Do We Bring About Change?  Developing a process to move from pockets of excellence to systemic reform.-How Do We Assess Change? Monitoring progress towards systemic reform.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Banios

Mary Beth Banios

Shrewsbury Public Schools
avatar for Melanie Hutchinson

Melanie Hutchinson

Associate academic dean for technology and curriuculum, Collegiate School for Boys
Collegiate School
avatar for Daniel Mayer

Daniel Mayer

Daniel Mayer has been an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for 12 years.  Over the last three years he has worked with educators and administrators to transform Westborough into a technology rich school system.  The transformation started after Westborough Public... Read More →
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
203

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Unleashing Student Creativity & Making Thinking Visible
Creativity, Technology & Innovation, three concepts that could stand alone as panel discussions. Join us as we explore the crossroads of these three concepts with a diverse and experience panel that spans grade levels and content from Math to the Arts. Bring your ideas and join the discussion! Panelist guest Reshan Richards (creator of Explain Everything) will be live sketching the conversation as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is a teacher at Duxbury Schools with over a decade of experience and years of experience with integrating iPads in Mathematics class and working in a 1:1 Macbook environment. Ryan has training on competency based learning, performance assessments, and writing across the... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hebda

Tim Hebda

Classroom Teacher & Dean of Professional Growth, Waynflete School
Tim has been teaching third, fourth, and fifth graders in Connecticut and Maine for 19 years. He is a leader in technology integration focusing on creativity, documentation, and empowering students. In addition to his classroom work, Tim is Dean of Professional Growth at Waynflete... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Iacadoro

Stephanie Iacadoro

Mathematics Supervisor, grades 6-12, Duxbury Public Schools
Stephanie is the Mathematics Supervisor for grades 6-12 in a 1:1 Macbook district. In her role she supports curriculum development, professional development, and the evaluation of Mathematics Educators. Stephanie's experience and training include competency based learning, performance... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →
avatar for Blake Waldman

Blake Waldman

Educational Technology Coordinator, Trinity School
Blake has been an advocate for technology in the classroom and the media for the past 8 years, teaching adults and students the advantages of tech as a learning tool. She currently serves as the middle school educational technology coordinator for Trinity, NYC and spends her summers... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
204A

9:30am

Student Designed, Globally Connected: STEAM in Action
Encourage your classroom to create, design, publish and make a global impact.

Learn how a STEAM classroom connected 7th graders from 3 schools to 4 different countries and 5 global organizations to raise awareness of conservation efforts at the Dallas Zoo.

See specific examples of student designed projects and understand the workflow for student designed curriculum and a learner centered classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell Middle School East
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 20 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.



Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
207

9:30am

What Are These Kids THINKING??
As teachers, HOW are we able to meet the needs of our students if we do not know what they are thinking? When they solve problems, when they consider solutions, when they meet challenges, when they develop ideas.... How do we tune into their thoughts? How do we meet their individual needs? Technology levels the playing field for students... allowing each and every one to have a voice; to share ideas. Come see how iPads, Chromebooks and tablets can be a window through which we glimpse student understanding. 

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
208

9:30am

Powerful Ways to Engage Students using Google Classroom
One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the struggle of organizing all the digital documents.  Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track? What will you do without that massive bag of papers to haul home and grade every night? Your answer is Google Classroom!  Google Classroom was released by Google at the start of the 2014 school year.  Since then it has grown tremendously and provided teachers and students a learning space to organize and effectively manage digital course work.  This presentation will combine explanation and exploration of Google Classroom as a means of streamlining workflow while engaging students in authentic learning experiences.  If participants have access to Google Classroom, they will be given the opportunity to build a class in conjunction with the presentation.  If they do not have access, a class will be created in Google Classroom during the presentation demonstrating all of the powerful capabilities.  Google Classroom will revolutionize your class’s digital experience!



Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In this... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
204B

10:45am

Blending Online and Offline Practices for Effective Teaching and Leadership
Online tools give teachers and leaders more choices than ever, and as a result, persistent questions have emerged: when should we teach online, when should we lead offline, and when should we blend the two approaches? What’s best, day-to-day and long-term, for the teachers and students in our schools, some of whom grew up with internet 24/7 and some of whom encountered the internet after working without it for a decade or more? Join the co-author of Blending Leadership for an interactive presentation and discussion on the intersection of organizational leadership, schools, and technology. Participants will leave with clear, actionable online and offline moves to address thought leadership, design, sharing, meetings, and school mission.

Speakers


Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
208

10:45am

iPads and Self Esteem in Teenagers
Educational technology can impact the academic process, and can also bring good results in strengthening the self-esteem of teenagers. iPad´s can be great for the emotional and personal topics.

Speakers
avatar for Alci Cruz

Alci Cruz

Principal, Conexus
Alci is an Educational Leader, with degrees in Education and Educational Psychology. He is a Systemic Coach, Speaker, Author, and Educational Consultant.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
207

10:45am

The Why Files: A Voyage Into Student Centered Research
Students need opportunities to develop research skills through inquiry based learning. This presentation shows teachers how students control their own learning by developing a STEAM research topic of interest. Students as young as third grade can learn research skills that will prepare them for the global world that awaits them. Using paper and pencil and transitioning to digital tools in Google Apps for Education students watch their skills grow and evolve each month. Starting with the Why Files in grade 3, teachers will learn explicit ways to teach their students how to research. Transitioning to Discovery Quests in grades 4/5 teachers will watch their students take the reins, including interactive components to their presentations. Teachers will leave with all the tools they need to work with their students in their classrooms. Resources for teaching students digital citizenship will also be shared as students need to know about copyright laws, fair use, and plagiarism at a young age. I would also love to bring students to discuss their work and the process, working with teachers to develop skills to use this project in their own classrooms. Teachers will try out this project on their own, taking on the role of the student.

This project was done with a variety of learners who all did not have access to technology at home. Strategies for how to help those students will also be offered. This project was also done in a classroom without Wi-Fi so a lot of hurdles will be discussed with humor. Teachers have to be innovative as well when planning project based learning activities for students! If you have any questions or need more information please do not hesitate to ask! 

Speakers
avatar for Rayna Freedman

Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 18th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. She is working on her doctorate through Northeastern as she hopes to change the field of education some day. Rayna is President-Elect of the... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
204B

10:45am

How Do We Change? Promoting Purposeful Innovation
EdTechTeacher believes that schools should be leveraging computers and devices as “hubs of innovation” that schools can use to nurture learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that provide students essential skills for tackling new and demanding societal challenges. With the increased mobility, personalization, and differentiation possible in a world of online devices, how do we shape a new culture of student learning at an institution? Discover how innovative school leaders in the U.S. and beyond promote conscientious innovation with learning technologies and explore pedagogical frameworks, support systems, and a set of practices for transforming learning environments to better meet the demands of an increasingly connected and cognitively demanding world.

Speakers


Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
206A

10:45am

The Chromebook Creation Studio
Chromebooks have evolved into a tool that extends beyond the boundaries of Google Drive and the web. Through a combination of audio, video, and screencasting tools, Chromebooks can be transformed into a multimedia creation studio providing students with a unique outlet to create content that extends beyond a document or slides. This session will demonstrate the creative power of Chromebooks and will provide attendees with the tools and resources needed to begin multimedia creation in their own Chromebook environment.

Presentation Slides

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
204A

10:45am

Using Spheros to Foster Empathy
In this session, participants will learn how Sphero robotic balls are being used in classrooms and other learning spaces to help students develop empathy. Using Spheros, students reenact stories and narratives with greater engagement. The students develop a deepened understanding of the challenges faced by literary characters and historical figures. Spheros can be programmed to reflect aspects of different characters. Lesson plans and examples of student work will be provided. The session will include an opportunity to experience the use of Spheros in a hands-on activity. 

If attending this session, please download prior to arrival: SPRK Lightning Lab app.
For iOS devices, the link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sprk-lightning-lab-programming/id1017847674?mt=8.
For Android devices, the link is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sphero.sprk&hl=en.
 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers
avatar for Richard Perry

Richard Perry

Richard Perry is an English teacher and Tech Mentor at Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. In 2013, Rich became an Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovative use of technology in the classroom. He believes the days of a 44 minute lecture in a brick and mortar classroom... Read More →
avatar for Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott teaches science including chemistry, physics, and sustainable agriculture & food systems.  Her classrooms can look like controlled chaos as students are out of their seats, asking questions, and engaging in their own learning. Julie was selected as an Apple Distinguished... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
206B

10:45am

We Are Makers: Educating the Next Generation of Innovators
The We Are Makers workshop will lead participants in hands-on activities that utilize the design process to engage the next generation of Makers. We will explore different ways to make thinking visible, whether for ideation or iteration and solution in any level classroom.          Participants will work together on challenges and document their process. Each will walk away with a toolbox of Maker and design education techniques and examples for inspiring their students and themselves as they work through the steps of innovation while tapping creativity.
     The session will begin with an introduction to Maker Education with examples shared. Participants will engage in collaborative Making with a group and will document their steps along the way. They will then share their results and thoughts about the process and the session work.
     A resource list will be provided, including various Maker Spaces publications, my Sketchnotes from my own experiences in the "Thinking and Learning in the Maker Centered Classroom" and "Making Thinking Visible" courses (Harvard Graduate School of Education), and "Creating Innovators Design Thinking & Maker Spaces" workshop (EdTechTeacher), as well as my own experiences teaching in a Maker centered classroom.

TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  


Participants will use collaborative sites like Padlet, Poll Everywhere, Google docs, Google keep, etc to share and collaborate. If you don't already have these apps, please download prior to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
203

1:00pm

Building Executive Function Skills in the Digital World with Studyo
Teacher-student communications used to be simple: teachers would write tasks on the blackboard and students would note them in their planner. With the advent of the digital age, teachers are now leveraging thousands of fantastic digital tools to engage students, yet, making it much harder for students to track everything expected of them, especially with different teachers using different strategies. In this workshop, explore how schools are currently using Studyo to support the development of organizational skills and help students track all their work in one single place.

Speakers
RB

Renaud Boisjoly

Studyo
Renaud has over 30 years of experience in the EdTech world, 19 of which were spent at Apple Education helping educators engaging students by leveraging digital tools. Then, as Coordinator of Innovation for the Eastern Townships School Board, he helped design and rethink their one-to-one... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
206A

1:00pm

Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom Through Video Creation

Students are often limited throughout their rigorous academic year in terms of how and when they may express their creativity.  Even when opportunities arise, there are usually specific limitations still holding them back.  At the end of the day, it is important to remember that our students need time to decompress, have fun and explore some “outside-the-box” techniques when it comes to schoolwork, and that is where the potential for video creation and stop motion tools come in.

This session will focus mainly on the stop motion final project I have been assigning to my 6th grade technology class for the past two years.  It will outline the objectives and expectations I have for the students while also providing attendees with a surplus of take-away resources and examples.  They will receive screenshots of what our LMS page has looked like, complete with a table of contents depicting what each part signifies, and links to any and all videos and articles used in the inspiration process.

Our students learn and produce work in various styles which is why it’s important to attract our visual, linguistic and tactile creators and help get them excited about their assignments and what they might achieve.  This same thought extends to those students with learning disabilities and special needs.  

In addition to stop motion, we’ll be looking at two other video creation tools: MoveNote and WeVideo.  Both are web-based options that also work with Tablets and iPads.  Visual examples will be shared of how my students have used these tools with their Chromebooks and Macbooks to better connect with what they were learning about in History class and how they were able to make more meaning from it.  Takeaways will be provided for the attendees regarding where to find these online tools and some additional planning worksheets.  

The overall goal of this session is for all who attend to leave feeling excited, engaged, supported and inspired to go off and try including video creation into their own classrooms and curriculums and see what creativity awaits them!


Speakers
avatar for Blake Waldman

Blake Waldman

Educational Technology Coordinator, Trinity School
Blake has been an advocate for technology in the classroom and the media for the past 8 years, teaching adults and students the advantages of tech as a learning tool. She currently serves as the middle school educational technology coordinator for Trinity, NYC and spends her summers... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
208

1:00pm

The Mathematics Classroom of the Future: Examining Competency based Performance Assessments in Mathematics
We will review how to create meaningful, competency based, performance assessments aligned to the Common Core and infused with technology, writing and connecting Mathematics to the Real World. Our focus question will be "How can I use Mathematical Modeling to understand the world around me?

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is a teacher at Duxbury Schools with over a decade of experience and years of experience with integrating iPads in Mathematics class and working in a 1:1 Macbook environment. Ryan has training on competency based learning, performance assessments, and writing across the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Iacadoro

Stephanie Iacadoro

Mathematics Supervisor, grades 6-12, Duxbury Public Schools
Stephanie is the Mathematics Supervisor for grades 6-12 in a 1:1 Macbook district. In her role she supports curriculum development, professional development, and the evaluation of Mathematics Educators. Stephanie's experience and training include competency based learning, performance... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207

1:00pm

Using Google Apps for Education & SeeSaw to Create Digital Portfolios
A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Google Apps for Education (now G Suite) is a wonderful, collaborative platform that allows students to create, collect, and curate these artifacts. Even better, students can use their Google account to log in to a SeeSaw class learning journal to share their creations and reflections. While there are a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, in this workshop, we'll explore ways that the G Suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation and SeeSaw can support publishing.

Please download SeeSaw prior to arrival at this workshop.


TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  
 



Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
204B

1:00pm

Democratize Innovation with Design Thinking
While we cannot predict what the future looks like, we do know that innovation and creativity are skills that our students will need for success. Seth Godin refers to these people as linchpins - individuals who are unique, who do emotional work, who are passionate about what they do, and who ultimately serving as the creative problem solvers in their communities and organizations. As the challenges and opportunities in education grow more complex, Design Thinking is a proven framework to nurture the mindsets of creative problem solvers and seekers in and out of a traditional curriculum. In this hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss ideas for how they can begin implementing a design thinking approach in their classrooms. 

If attending this session, please download the following prior to arrival at the conference:
 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

K12 Development Executive Apple Education Apple Inc., Apple



Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
204A

1:00pm

iPads & Creativity
The iPad is a favorite device of many elementary and middle school educators for a variety of reasons: flexibility, portability, engagement, intriguing apps and more. From digital storytelling to multimedia reports and tutorials, BookCreator facilitates wonderful combinations of text, handwriting, images, audio, video and more. In this workshop, you’ll create a multimedia book using Book Creator and practice useful "app smashing" scenarios with Tellagami and Shadow Puppet EDU.

If you are attending this session, please download the following prior to arrival:
Required:
Optional:Paper 53 (MS & HS classrooms)
Pic Collage for Kids (Elementary classrooms ) Pic Collage (MS & H)
Moma Art Lab (Elementary) 


TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers


Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
203

1:00pm

Multimedia Publishing Using the Chromebook
Chromebooks can be so much more than just a tool for word processing, web browsing, and accessing Google Drive. With a host of Chrome Apps, extensions, and web tools available, it has the ability to become a powerful multimedia creation and publishing device. In this session, participants will get hands-on experience using a combination of WeVideo and Soundtrap to create and publish. While the tools of creation are extremely important to understand, strategies for sharing and publishing student work to a wider audience will also be discussed and investigated. After exploring the wide variety of ways these tools can be used across the curriculum, teachers will return to their classrooms with an arsenal of strategies to help unlock the creative minds of their students.

If attending this session, please download the following prior to arrival at the conference: 
 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In this... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
206B

2:15pm

Advancing Creative Mindsets
LINK TO PRESENTATION: tinyurl.com/creativemindset

Are you wrestling with these questions - now what? What can we do with these devices? How do you encourage staff to innovate? How do you reflect? How do we make sure we are not just using ‘expensive pieces of paper’? How do you proceed? We will walk participants through our process of answering this essential question - ‘How Can We Cultivate and Curate the Progression of Student Learning and Growth?’

This session is aimed towards both building-based secondary-level educators, administrators, and district administrators who are exploring or are involved in the implementation of a mobile learning initiative. Through the voice of administrators, teachers and students, participants will experience first hand how Blake Middle School engaged students and educators in the transformation from a computer lab/wireless cart model to the 1:1 environment.

By following four core principles (Program Development, Classroom/Curriculum Implementation/Integration, Professional Development, and Reflection/Evaluation), students and educators from Blake Middle School have brought an engaging student-centered model to fruition. This session will zoom in on two of these core principles…
- Classroom/Curriculum Implementation/Integration (Student/Teacher demonstrations across curricula demonstrating the applications of the program; Fostering creativity/redefinition and reflections/curation via student portfolios)
- Professional Development Structure (ETT, common planning, internal structures, appropriate staffing)

Participants will walk away with a framework to help address these questions, highlighting our approach to thematic professional development, a culture of collaboration, student creativity, purposeful learning, and digital citizenry. We will exhibit our methods of transparency and communication with the parents and greater community, philosophy of mistakes, and professional development model. The lessons we learned and approach we took as a team to enhance the learning for our students will hopefully help with sharing our approach, successes, mistakes, and process of growth.  

Speakers
JH

Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! I have a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. My current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking... Read More →
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
208

2:15pm

Circle Up: How to Up-Level Your Literature Circle
This presentation will discuss how to create a literature circle project that utilizes iOS apps to redefine the learning process experienced in literature circles by promoting literacy skills, high level understanding of content, innovation, collaboration, and problem solving skills across grade levels and content not possible without the integration of technology. It will take attendees through a general process that involves the creation of an essential question, the declaration of an essential skill, and the development of scaffolded reading instruction and literature circle traditions followed by the addition of app-smash work and writing used to up-level the learning process and take students into the “redefinition” realm of Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model. The presentation will feature a showcase of an iTunes U Lessons for the Classroom course: “Stories of War: A Literature Circle Project,” (published by Apple) the presenter wrote to guide teachers through this process as well as exemplar student work. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to design a literature circle project that will facilitate high level learning experiences and specific project ideas to inspire students’ innovation and learning. *Please note the link to the video below will direct you to a presentation I delivered with the same title, but the presentation I plan to deliver for the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit 2016 will be slightly different and will feature my Lessons for the Classroom iTunes U Course: “Stories of War: A Literature Circle Project."*

Speakers
avatar for Casey Cohen

Casey Cohen

English Department Chair, String Theory Schools
An Apple Distinguished Educator, Casey is the English Department Chair at Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School where she leads the curriculum writing of the high school English courses, all published in iTunes U. Casey has 10 years of experience in the classroom. She earned... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
207

2:15pm

Leveraging Google Apps to Foster Student Inquiry with HyperDocs & Interactive Digital Notebooks
A traditional perspective and approach toward the core Google Apps for Education tools of Google Docs and Google Slides is to have students write papers and create presentations.  However, there is immense potential in both of these tools to create rich, inquiry focused and student-centric working environments by simply changing the perspective on the role of the tool.  By moving beyond simply digitizing work and replacing paper with Google Apps for Education, the kind of work students can create and the method by which they explore ideas can move beyond linear text in a digital form.   This session will explore the potential to transform Google Docs into a dynamic student work environment through the combination of text, images, video, linked collaborative work-spaces and digital organization.  Further, we will explore the capacity to transform Google Slides into a student digital workspace and notebook that includes pre-populated instructional content, independent and collaborative workspaces that provide structure for students while exploring content within their Digital Notebook.  Attendees in this session will walk away with a creative approach to leveraging the two core Google Apps for Education tools (Docs and Slides) as well as concrete examples and two digital templates to begin the process of integrating these ideas into their classroom or school.

HyperDoc Template

Link to Session Slides



Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206A

2:15pm

Creating and Publishing Dynamic Digital Stories with Book Creator

Storytelling provides students with opportunities to construct narratives, express  ideas, and stretch imaginations.  In this hands-on, collaborative session, you will participate in writing activities to experience how Book Creator can assist writers to author creative and interactive digital best sellers. But wait there's more…you'll also take away resources and lots of ideas to use someday and Monday!

 

With the Book Creator app, writers of all ages can combine text, drawings, images, video, and audio to create and publish their own digital books.  To get the most out of this session install the Book Creator Free app on your iPad and bring it to the session.  

Link to Session Website / Resources 

 
TABLES ARE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP. NAMES ARE LISTED OUTSIDE THE ROOM. OTHERS MAY SIT IN THE CHAIRS IN THE BACK.  

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
204B