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Join us in Boston November 13-14th, 2015 for our annual iPad Summit. Registration and more details at ettipad.org/Boston

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Thursday, November 13
 

8:00am

Keynote: 'Integrating the New Literacies into Every Classroom: Digital, Media, and Global'
Three new 21st century literacies need focused integration in curriculum planning, assessment design and teaching approaches: digital, media, and global.  How can we engage every member of the school community into digital literacy upgrades?  How do we help our students critique and create media that prepares them for future careers and college? How can we cultivate globally connected learners by opening the portals to our classroom?   These questions will be addressed in this lively and engaging action lab.   Dr. Jacobs will share her newest model that provides practical steps in identifying each literacy in classroom practice and show their intersection in dynamic project design for learners K-12. Based on her recently released four book series with Solution Tree, Contemporary Perspectives on  the New Literacies Heidi will focus on how to make the transition from dated practices to a dynamic approach with your faculty.  Special attention will given to aligning to standards and mission statements.  Please bring your laptops or tablets for a productive session!  



Speakers
HH

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning. She is the author of seven books, most recently, Curriculum 21... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom B (3rd floor)

9:30am

'Launching Up a Blended Learning Classroom' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Ready to try out blended learning in your classroom, but not sure how to start? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the basics of implementing blended learning in their classroom, including collaborative activities and online programs. The room will be set up as a “station rotation” model, and participants will have the chance to move through each station and play with different tools.

Speakers
avatar for Roshni Lakhi

Roshni Lakhi

Blended Learning Specialist, Highlander Institute
Roshni Lakhi is a Blended Learning Specialist at the Highlander Institute, leading the organization’s operations in New York. She is a former Teach For America corps member, during which she taught 7th and 8th grade math and was the Director of Technology Integration in Providence, RI. She is a founding member of the EdUnderground and EdTechRI initiatives, bringing the best of educational technology to educators to enhance student learning... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
205
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators

9:30am

'Analog to Digital: How to SAMR-rize Your Classrooms'
Learn how to take great analog lessons and "SAMR-ize” them through the use of various apps and tools. Seminar includes a general overview of the SAMR Model, as well as activities to assist teachers to identify where assignments fit on the model. Examples of lessons in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science will be shared, as well as utilizing tools on how to align Common Core Standards and 21st Century Learning Learning Skills to "SAMR-ized” lessons. Please have devices with QR code readers and web access when attending.

Speakers
avatar for Susan David

Susan David

LAUSD
Susan taught Mathematics for 8 years and was the AVID coordinator, a lead TGDC coach, and a cooperating teacher. Her love for teaching Mathematics blossomed with an undergraduate in Mathematics, Master's in Administrative Leadership, and now she is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at USC. She craves knowledge, technology in the classroom, and is a lifelong learner!
avatar for Dawn Thuong Ha

Dawn Thuong Ha

Virtual Learning Complex Facilitator, LAUSD
Dawn taught second and third grade for 12 years before becoming a Virtual Learning Complex Facilitator. As a Mainstream English Language Development Fellow with a background in Physics, Dawn deeply believes that education should be integrated and driven by exploration of big questions.
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Allison Jonas

Accomplished and results driven education professional with more than thirteen years teaching experience and a commitment to student growth, development, and academic success. Thirteen years of expertise in implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom, and extensive work teaching at-risk students as well as students with behavior disorders, gifted, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities.
avatar for Lance Wren

Lance Wren

Instructional Technology Facilitator, LAUSD
Eleven years of classroom teaching experience. Lead technology teacher, mentor, and coach. Two years as a TOSA. Designed and facilitated numerous tech-based professional developments. Currently, Instructional Technology Facilitator for 1:1 device implementation and management of four schools in the district, totaling over 4500 devices. MS in Ed Technology, December 2014. | | If we are not learning from our students, especially in... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
208
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators

9:30am

'Five Essential Edtech Skills that Support Instructional Design'
With over 65,000 educational apps in the App Store, how do you find which ones are best for your students? Learn about five essential skills that help you identify quality apps and incorporate them into your instruction, using the free resource Graphite by Common Sense Education. First, learn how to find quality educational apps by grade level, subject area, skill, and that support Common Core Standards, beyond just “Googling” it. Second, learn the different factors you should look for in order to evaluate whether an app is good for learning. A third essential skill is curating and organizing your favorite educational apps into useful, shareable collections. The fourth essential skill is being able to integrate apps effectively into your lesson design to reach learning goals. Learn how to reimagine your lessons as App Flows, a framework that weaves technology into lessons, while sticking with backward design principles and the SAMR Model. Lastly, learn practical tips on how to collaborate with others to share best practices with other teachers using apps for student learning. In a time where finding and integrating educational apps can be overwhelming, learn about these five practical skills you can use immediately. 

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Sullivan

Louisa Sullivan

Education Community Manager, Common Sense Education
lsullivan@commonsense.org | Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing educators and families free tools and resources to help young people think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
207
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators

9:30am

'Shakespeare Through a New Lens'
7th graders at National Cathedral School learn media analysis skills while making short films based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Participants in this workshop will learn about iPad based tools for teaching visual analysis as well creating original content. This workshop is hands on, offers project tips and challenges, and also offers inspiration for replicating this model in other subjects and disciplines.  

Speakers
avatar for James Lucas

James Lucas

Instructional Media Coordinator/Film Teacher, National Cathedral School
I am the Instructional Media Coordinator and Film Teacher at the National Cathedral School, an independent girls school (4-12) in Washington, DC. I have an extensive background in TV, Film and Digital Media Production and love teaching these skills to my students. I love that iPads have made the process of creating, producing, and sharing media projects accessible to everyone. I enjoy being able to share my passion and excitement in this field... Read More →
avatar for Jessica North Macie

Jessica North Macie

English Teacher, National Cathedral School
Jessica North Macie is a Middle School English Teacher with experience teaching humanities, drama, and writing. She enjoys working with students and teachers to develop a more multicultural and inclusive school community. Jessica is a National SEED Project leader and regional diversity advocate.


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
209
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, Curriculum Designers

9:30am

Follow-up to Keynote: 'Integrating the New Literacies into Every Classroom: Digital, Media, and Global'
Three new 21st century literacies need focused integration in curriculum planning, assessment design and teaching approaches: digital, media, and global.  How can we engage every member of the school community into digital literacy upgrades?  How do we help our students critique and create media that prepares them for future careers and college? How can we cultivate globally connected learners by opening the portals to our classroom?   These questions will be addressed in this lively and engaging action lab.   Dr. Jacobs will share her newest model that provides practical steps in identifying each literacy in classroom practice and show their intersection in dynamic project design for learners K-12. Based on her recently released four book series with Solution Tree, Contemporary Perspectives on  the New Literacies Heidi will focus on how to make the transition from dated practices to a dynamic approach with your faculty.  Special attention will given to aligning to standards and mission statements.  Please bring your laptops or tablets for a productive session!  



Speakers
HH

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning. She is the author of seven books, most recently, Curriculum 21... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
204

9:30am

'Bringing PLCs to Life with Google +'
Teachers today have unlimited access to digital information, yet they are hard pressed for time to collaborate with others in the profession let alone their own buildings. With the lack of time, substitutes, and money we need a solution to help solve the issue. We have the possibility of communicating through social media, but how can this be successful to a community? This session will focus on learning how to engage your community of teachers by connecting them through Google+. Your learning community will be able to share resources, questions, advice, tips, and showcase student projects. As @E_Sheninger stated “Connectedness is no longer an option, but rather a standard and a professional obligation.” Let’s give teachers an option to drive their learning where and when they want to in a timely manner. #sharingiscaring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7lE6qwN1bw 

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Garrett

Jordan Garrett

Instructional Director, Berwyn South School District 100
Jordan is an educator from Chicago who works in Berwyn South School District 100. Her first few years of teaching were spent in first and fourth grade teaching with 1:1 iPads. She has taken her 1:1 classroom experience to the coaching side. She is now an iCoach, instructional coach, where she travels between eight buildings working with teachers to effectively integrate iPads and MacBooks into the curriculum. She is the district leader of iSWAT... Read More →
avatar for Mona Towner

Mona Towner

iCoach, Berwyn South School District 100
Ramona "Mona" Towner is an Instructional Coach in Berwyn South School District 100. The district offers 4,000+ K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad. As an Instructional Coach, she travels to 8 buildings working with teachers to help them meet the standards and integrate technology. She serves on the district's Professional Development Team, Google Apps Administrator, Social Media Manager and VPP Manager for the iPad program for the District.


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
201
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Higher Ed Professionals, Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, Curriculum Designers, Special Education Specialists, School, District, or College/University Administrators

9:30am

'Unleashing Classroom Creativity'
The Ultimate Evidence of Learning is Creation, but what will it take to make the creative classroom a reality? This session will explore the many possible avenues for creative student expression made possible with the iPad or Chrome books.  The focus will be on what is necessary to create a CULTURE of creation in your school or classroom. Other topics to be addressed include assessing creative products, student choice, sharing student creations and using creation as formative and summative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a Social Studies teacher and department... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom B (3rd floor)

10:45am

'The Flipped Classroom: Transforming Learning at Home and School' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Don't record yourself as the sage on the stage, harness the power of TouchCast to be the guide on the side as you challenge your viewers to explore and investigate learning. Success in a flipped learning environment ultimately lies with being able to engage your viewers in an experience that has them hooked, yearning to learn more and excited to apply their knowledge to collaborate and create. In this hands on session, we'll explore how to create interactive and engaging videos using TouchCast. We'll take a look at three crucial planning steps when designing flipped instruction, the different vApps that can be used to create an interactive experience, and how you can assess learning to plan your time together. From parent engagement videos to newscasts you’ll leave with a plethora of ideas. This app isn't just for you! We'll also take a look at how students can use TouchCast to collaborate and create projects and even create digital portfolios. We’ll explore alternatives to TouchCast that can be used on all devices and participants will leave with a free e-book, “The Flipped Classroom: Transform Learning at Home and School” so you can take everything you learned back to your learning community and continue the conversation.  

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
205
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Higher Ed Professionals, Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, Curriculum Designers, Special Education Specialists

10:45am

'5 Days, 5 Weeks, 5 Months: What Great Teachers Do with iPads'
An iPad provides unprecedented opportunities for mobile, personalized, and differentiated learning. So, what do skillful teachers do in the first 5 days, 5 weeks, or 5 months of an iPad classroom? By and large, great teachers identify important learning goals and construct innovative ipad-integration activities that help students reach these objectives. Come explore a range of creative and authentic K-12 tablet activities developed by talented and progressive educators from across the country -- and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom B (3rd floor)

10:45am

'App-mazing Math Through Visible Thinking'
Virtual manipulatives are great tools. However, they’re even more effective when used to make student thinking visible. App Smash math, and creation apps, with screencasting to take comprehension deeper. Recording drawing and "think alouds" offers educators a better picture of student understanding.

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 iPads, collaborates and co-teaches to promote technology integration. Visit her at ZigZagsTech.com


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
208
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists

10:45am

'Designing Innovative Spaces in Elementary Schools'
How can the design of a room, impact learning? What can you do to create an environment that allows for collaboration, creativity, and communication and critical thinking? Trinity School has made a shift and redesigned their learning spaces to promote a non-structured learning environment. Participants will come and see how these new design strategies have impacted teaching and learning at Trinity. Through the implementation and use of a makerspace, learning commons and iDea Lab, the attendees will learn about how redesigning of school spaces promote effective pedagogical and curricular approaches in the information age.

Speakers
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Marsha Harris

Marsha currently serves as the Director of Curriculum at Trinity School in Atlanta where she's passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students through the integration of technology in the curriculum. Through her strategic PD, Marsha has been able to reach out to hundreds of teachers and show them how to seamlessly integrate technology into their classroom. Implementing new and emerging technologies to meet the needs... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Morrison

Jeff Morrison

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 12 years of teaching and 5 years of educational technology leadership experience in both formal and informal educational settings. He holds professional teaching certifications in nine content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. He has a Masters Degree in Science Education and an Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. He is currently a PhD... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
206
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, Curriculum Designers, School, District, or College/University Administrators

10:45am

'Watch and Learn Mobile Learning System in 5 Steps Pilot Project '
This project applied at Bahcesehir colleges with 5860 iPad. Bahcesehir colleges have 48 kindergartens, 35 primary and secondary schools and 17 high schools.

The iPad integration project for first and fifth grade students has started last year. This project drew attention from all education area in Turkey. This year, the project enlarges from first to second and fifth to six grade. In 3 years, the project will include all grades in primary and secondary schools, high schools and also kindergartens. In addition to this, medicine students in Bahcesehir University will also use iPad in classroom. Some specific appliations and curriculum created by teacher of the faculty of medicine and educational technologies specialist of Bahcesehir Colleges.

Our aim is to share this project with people from other countries and develop with their reviews. Previously, the project has presented to University of Oxford and John D. Couch who is Vice President of Education Apple. The presentation includes general information about project, integration of iPad in classroom, application with some lesson examples. 

Speakers
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Yanki Celik

Yankı Celik graduated from Bahcesehir University as secondary student of Faculty of Educational Sciences. He is currently working at bahcesehir colleges as an educational technologies specialist. As an educational technologies specialist he is responsible for the iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom. Previously, he was a computer teacher and IT specialist at Umraniye Bahcesehir College. He is also doing a master degree at Bahcesehir... Read More →
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Burak Gencay

Burak Gencay is currently Educational Technologies Coordinator and lT Manager to Bahcesehir Colleges in Turkey. Prior to this he was Educational Technologies Specialist at Education Institutes. His previous professional experience includes computer teacher for eight years at different schools. He holds a bachelors and master degree from Marmara University and PhD from Yildiz Teknik University.


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
209
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers, School, District, or College/University Administrators

10:45am

'Redesigning Professional Development: How to Slay the Sit and Get Dragon'
Far too frequently, Professional Development (PD) is synonymous with lecture. It seems we forget about pedagogy and good teaching and ask teachers to just Sit and Get -- even lecturing about the importance of avoiding lectures in our own classrooms! It is time to slay the "Sit and Get Dragon! This session will explore ways to develop a differentiated technology integration PD model, a model that recognizes the importance of accommodating your staff’s wide range of learning styles and of supporting their varying skills and experiences with technology integration. At the heart of differentiated PD is the assumption that teaching and learning, and NOT the technology itself, must form the core of all of our continuing education programming and that meaningful technology integration requires far more than dressing up the old factory model wolf in digital sheep’s clothing. Participants will leave the session with numerous practical examples of blended and differentiated PD models as well as with a wealth of suggestions about how to begin transforming PD organically and/or District-wide at home.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Werner

Jonathan Werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Bio: Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network. After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer. Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to Maine in 2005. Though he will... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
207
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

10:45am

'iPads in the Art Room - Adding Dimension to Art'
iPads are an excellent tool for adding dimension to visual art through talking pictures, moving images, augmented reality, and design for 3D printing. Explore how students create paintings and photographs on iPads and bring them to life with apps for video, animation, sound clips, and by combining these apps. Investigate the process by which middle school art students are designing models for 3D printing on iPads through integrated STEM/STEAM curriculum.

 

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, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
204
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators Instructional Technology Specialists Curriculum Designers

1:00pm

'App-Smashing' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, 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 afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205

1:00pm

'Create, Integrate, Demonstrate'
This interactive presentation is focused on helping teachers design engaging multimedia projects that their students can complete on their iPads. Along with learning about great apps for creating videos, interactive images, and audio recording, in this presentation teachers will pick up tips and tricks for planning multimedia projects. There is something in this presentation for every K-12 teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom B (3rd floor)

1:00pm

'None to 1:1 - A Story of Transformation in an Elementary Classroom'
Come see what happens when we let students take control of their learning. We will explore the transformation of a classroom from almost no technology to a 1:1 iPad environment, from a teacher-centered instruction model to a student-centered, personalized model that has integrated topics into major projects. It is exciting, engaging and messy.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ackley

Amy Ackley

Assistant Professor of Innovation in Education, Doceo Center- Northwest Nazarene University
Amy is a 15-year professional educator with a background in elementary education. She has her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, a M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, & Innovation, and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Amy successfully transformed her classroom to an innovative environment, integrating effective instruction with blended and personalized learning. She is co-author and creator of the H.A.C.K. Model of Innovative Instruction. Now... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, School, District, or College/University Administrators

1:00pm

'Throw Out the PIZZA BOX! My Learning- The Evolution of One School’s Work with Digital Portfolios. '
As educators, we have the unique opportunity to curate and archive experiences for our students through digital means. Learn about how Trinity School in Atlanta is using Evernote for their digital portfolio process and how each portfolio looks developmentally as children grow to become reflective, metacognitive individuals so that they can begin to understand themselves as learners. Throw out the “pizza box” and join the information age of digital portfolios.

Speakers
MH

Marsha Harris

Marsha currently serves as the Director of Curriculum at Trinity School in Atlanta where she's passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students through the integration of technology in the curriculum. Through her strategic PD, Marsha has been able to reach out to hundreds of teachers and show them how to seamlessly integrate technology into their classroom. Implementing new and emerging technologies to meet the needs... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
208
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers, School, District, or College/University Administrators

1:00pm

'From Old School to Bold School - An Administrator's Perspective on Embracing Technology'
In this session, we will explore the challenges and the benefits of embracing technology in your building. This interactive session will explore the steps required to manage the change process to promote a culture of innovative instruction using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Russell

Gregg Russell

Professor, Northwest Nazarene University
Gregg graduated from Boise State University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2009, Gregg graduated with his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. He spent 6 years as an principal and in 2012 was named the Idaho Education Association Region 8 Outstanding Principal of the Year. Gregg has extensive experience working with the McRel Leadership Framework, Professional Learning Communities, and is Teachscape Certified in Charlotte... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
201
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers, School, District, or College/University Administrators

1:00pm

'Canvas: An LMS and Beyond'
As schools adopt new technologies and learning initiatives to keep pace with changes in education, learning management systems are more critical than ever to help unify teaching tools and to manage change. Learn how the Canvas LMS enables teachers and administrators to streamline instructional delivery, communication, student tracking, and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Sauter

Kristy Sauter

K-12 Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Kristy Sauter has been helping schools discover, evaluate, and begin implementing the Canvas learning platform for over 3 years at Instructure. Kristy started her career teaching Special Education, and felt strongly that educational technology was a very positive thing in the classroom to reach all students. After joining Instructure in 2011, Kristy began working with colleges, universities, K-12 schools & districts, and corporate/non-profit... Read More →
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Jamie Woodard

Jamie Woodard - Solutions EngineerWhen it comes to K-12 online and blended learning, she am no padawan! Originally haling from the Clark County School District in NV and recently relocating to New York City, Jamie has been system administrator for many different LMSes for the CCSD Virtual HS, collaborated in the development of an online and blended certification program for professional development, consulted in the planning of 1:1 and BYOD and... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
204

1:00pm

'IGNITE! Design and Implement 1:1 on a Budget'
The presentation will involve the contribution from four presenters, Don Langenhorst, the Dedham District Director of Technology will discuss creating, formulating and implementing a change initiative including the process of planning and implementation.  Christine Casali, a high school science teacher will discuss free or inexpensive Science apps and iPads use in the high school classroom, Joanne Devine, a high school senior will discuss iPads use from a student perspective and Judy Foley, K-12 Technology will discuss crossing platforms and making the iPads implementation effective in a high school environment.  Each presenter will be prepared to present their content in a fast-paced “IGNITE” format to demonstrate the iPad potential in a high school from the administration and control, to the classroom, in the hands of a student and how these technologies integrate with other platforms in the district.  

Speakers
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Christine Casali

Christine Casali has taught science for five years at Dedham High School, where she is enthusiastically | participating in the school's 1:1 IPad initiative. She attended Roger Williams University for her  | undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry. She is currently working on her Master's of  | Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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JoAnn Devine

JoAnn Devine is a high school senior at Dedham High School. She has presented at school committee | meetings as well as high school teacher professional development meetings. She does very well in  | school, especially where technology and science are involved. After high school, she hopes to go to  | college to get a doctorate degree in medicine. She aspires to be a Pediatrician or a Surgical Physician’s  | Assistant... Read More →
avatar for Judy Foley

Judy Foley

Technology Integrator K-12, Dedham Public Schools
Hi, I'm Judy Foley. For the past several years I have worked as the K-12 District Technology Integrator at Dedham Public Schools. This position has given me the opportunity to be involved in many awesome educational experiences including implementation and support of iPad and Chromebook 1:1 implementations, planning of a variety of professional development events, evaluation, training and support of software, assistive technology and technology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Don Langenhorst

Dr. Don Langenhorst

Technology Director, Dedham Public Schools
Dr. Langenhorst, Technology Director, Dedham Public Schools, also teaches for Framingham State University’s Master of Education programs.His dissertation was online education for adolescents. Prior to moving to Massachusetts he was a teacher and administrator in Oregon, Alaska and Holland.Currently, he oversees all technology related components of the school system and is a department head for various disciplines.Over the past five years, he... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
209

2:15pm

'Creating Collaborative E-books in Your Classroom' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the joy of creating E-books in and for their classrooms through multi-departmental collaboration. Specifically, presenters will share examples of E-books created by Ethical Culture’s 2014 first grade students, in collaboration with technology, art and library. Discussions of how multiple disciplines can work together to create an integrated experience for students and a hands-on creative “how to” demonstration will follow. Participants will experience how creating E-books can engage students in their learning process and deepen research, reading, and writing skills. We recommend you come to the session with the Book Creator app installed on your iPad and if possible iBooks Author on you Mac.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Deveaux

Kim Deveaux

Academic Technology Integrator, Ethical Culture (PK-5), Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Kim Deveaux is currently the Ethical Culture (PK-5) Academic Technology Integrator at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, NY.
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Andrea Dolloff

Pre-K - 2nd grade Librarian, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Andrea Dolloff, Ethical Culture Fieldston SchoolAndrea K Dolloff is currently the head librarian for Pre-K - Second grade at the Ethical Culture School in New York City. She is one of the four founding members of the classification system Metis. She recently co-authored "Are Dewey's Days Numbered?" in School Library Journal, and "One Size Does Not Fit All" in Knowledge Quest. Andrea Co-presented Organizing by Genre...Why Stop There? at AASL's 16... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, Curriculum Designers

2:15pm

'Transforming Project-Based Learning (PBL) with the iPad'
This presentation will explore how best to integrate iPad technology in the project-based learning (PBL) classroom. Tapping into powerful and cost-effective applications, educators can design projects in (and out) of the classroom to engage students with diverse learning styles. Any instructor can apply these strategies to achieve personalized learning goals and to challenge students to develop their writing, research, communication, and media skills. Resources covered include Google Drive, Blogger, Youtube, iMovie, Voice Record Pro 7, and more. This session will begin with a lecture but also feature an interactive workshop so that participants can experiment with these tools, receive immediate feedback, and network with others.

Speakers
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Ah-Young Song

English instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy
Ah-Young Song is an English instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy as well as a Google certified educator and trainer. She is invested in exploring educational technology as a means to foster productive learning environments. In 2014, she has also presented at the Bilingual Google Summit in Ottawa, East Asia Regional Council of Schools Conference in Thailand, and the Taiwan Educators Association Conference in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She has previously... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
207
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Higher Ed Professionals

2:15pm

'A Novel Approach to Enculturation of our 'Digital Natives''
Enculturation is the process by which an individual learns the traditional content of a culture and assimilates its practices and values. At PDS we have embarked on creating a culture of positive digital citizenship by developing common language and practices for all grades. This approach required us to step away from the traditional Appropriate Use Policy to move to Appropriate Use Guidelines that encourage dialogue between community members. Come join us to learn more about this approach and share your own stories. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Scully

Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.
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Derrick Willard

Asst. Head of School for Academic Affairs, Providence Day School
Derrick Willard is a currently the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  Derrick presented at the first two EdTechTeacher iPad Summits.  He has been integrating social media applications as instructional tools for the last five years, as well as piloting classes employing iPad tablets for the last three years.  Derrick writes about his projects here: http://pdsblogs.org/derrickwillardblog/


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
209
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, School, District, or College/University Administrators

2:15pm

'Disruption Is The Business of Educators--Not Educational Technologies'
Technology is as necessary in schools today as much as the teachers and administrators which technology helps to serve, but who should decide what role technology plays in each school? This session will propose that true educational “disruption” can--and should--come from teacher-led technology initiatives. District and administrative leaders canfoster the desired policy changes by supporting these faculty-led and student-centric technology initiatives. By focusing on the philosophy and process of this model, Matthew will provide a roadmap for creating a “teaching incubator” for new uses of technology, which specifically enhance teaching and learning.

The presentation will also take a critical look at how the Disruptive Innovation Theory is currently being applied in Education. Matthew seeks to engage attendees in asking the question, “How can educators use technologies in the service of teaching and learning, looking beyond the hype of technology solutions, to “disrupt” current educational paradigms while preparing students for the remaining decades of 21st century life?” 




Speakers
avatar for Matt Reininger

Matt Reininger

Educational Technologist, Trinity School
Matthew is a social science teacher, administrator, and educational technologist. Through his work in independent schools in both Florida and New York, Matthew has constructed several working models for educational technology integration through strategic partnerships with faculty and start-ups. His professional interests lie at the intersection of educational psychology, critical pedagogy,  technology, school leadership, and educational... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
204
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

2:15pm

'The Shared iPad Cart: Challenges and Successes in Newton Public Schools'
Participants will be introduced to the “Shared iPad Cart Model” implemented in all 21 schools of the Newton Public School System. Our elementary, middle schools and high schools share carts that vary from classroom sets to some smaller carts of 5, 8 or 20 in various departments and classrooms. The iPad was intended to be a 1:1 device and in order to make the sharing process work, we’ve developed some protocols and procedures we will present. Jason Agress is the district’s Network Media Specialist. He will be discussing implementation and management using Lightspeed Mobile Manager. Documentation and examples will be provided. Brenda will present examples of how the teachers and students are using the shared model in her school and she’ll provide accessibility options, suggestions for workflow and student work examples for implementing this model.


Speakers
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Jason Agress

Jason Agress is a Network Media Specialist in the Newton Public Schools. In this role, he engages in a variety of activities that ultimately support teaching and learning with technology: network and systems administration, designing and implementing multimedia tools, and training teachers and administrators. He serves as the district's lead for iPads, recently presenting on Newton's “teacher empowerment” philosophy for iPad management at the... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
201
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

2:15pm

'iSee, iCreate, iUnderstand: Video Projects that Strengthen Learning and Promote Digital Literacy'
Discover simple ways to design student video projects that beef-up learning, actively engage students, and promote digital literacy. Independent and collaborative movie making projects encourage students to use creative thinking and problem-solving skills, as learners reflect on ways to share their personal research, knowledge, and stories. Like reading and math, digital literacy skills should be taught and used in every grade level, with a variety of content, to prepare students for a technology rich future.

In this session, participants will view examples of simple to elaborate student produced video using iPad apps and/or free computer software. They’ll get resources to share with learners about taking better photos and video, finding and adding copyright free music and sound, and examining techniques for effective video production.

Storyboards and rubrics will be shared to show their importance in successfully guiding learners. Participants will examine ways to create differentiated projects that are achievable yet challenging for learners of all skill levels. In addition, digital etiquette expectations will be reviewed.

By the end of this session, participants will not only have resources to share with students, but they will have clear-cut steps for incorporating simple to advanced, innovative video projects that inspire learners to learn more, develop robust digital literacy skills, and create projects that exceed teacher expectations. 

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Perry

Cindy Perry

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Charleston Day School
MEd (Educational Technology) University of South Carolina; BA Kent State University | Cindy is an educational technology consultant collaborating with others to create efficient 1:1 iPad/technology environment, an instructor who engages students in creative, problem-based learning, and a technology coach. She worked as the educational technology coordinator/instructor and led the 1:1 iPad initiative at Charleston Day School in SC. She worked... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
208
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Library Media Specialists

2:15pm

'The Paperless Classroom Made Simple - Workflow Tips & Tricks with Showbie'
Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work on the iPad. Hear from local teacher and Showbie expert, Elizabeth Solomon, as she shares her top tips & tricks to master workflow in the paperless classroom. Whether you’re a tech newbie or tech ninja, this interactive presentation will help you take the next step towards a creative, engaging and paperless classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Wagner

Amanda Wagner

Showbie Inc.
I come to Showbie first and foremost as a teacher, who after some time in the classroom, decided I wanted to work with teachers and support the great work they do in the classroom. After completing my MEd, I taught preservice teachers at the University of Alberta about best practice in classroom assessment. I offer my perspective as a teacher, a teacher trainer, and someone who believes the paperless classroom is a reality.


Thursday November 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206

3:30pm

i-Expert Session: 'A Beginner's Guide to Twitter'
The 3 panels of "i-Experts" will each give a 10 minute presentation to the group. Then attendees will break-out with the "Experts".

This session demonstrates, at a beginner level, the power of Twitter in regard to increasing student interest and bringing about well-rounded teaching. Teachers who are considering starting a Twitter account or who have just began would benefit the most from this presentation. Different techniques on how to effectively utilize social media and properly interact with students online will boost student drive and interest, and these techniques will be modeled in the presentation. This session will also share popular follows and where to find lesson materials on Twitter while also providing the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other educators who are on Twitter, connecting educators across the world digitally to empower each of our individual classrooms.

This will be shared by an "iExpert".

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bruno

Christopher Bruno

Christopher Bruno is a Social Studies teacher at Plymouth North High School. He is also a part-time Master of Education student at Boston University's School of Education, where he completed his undergraduate degree. Mr. Bruno has used Twitter as an everyday platform in his classroom for homework, classwork, and review purposes as 21st century communication trends in that direction as well.


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206

3:30pm

i-Expert Session: 'Thayer Academy Student Technology Fellows Programs'
 
The 3 panels of "i-Experts" will each give a 10 minute presentation to the group. Then attendees will break-out with the "Experts".

To encourage student interest, participation, and leadership in the area of technology, the Center will sponsor a Student Technology Fellow Program. Motivated students will apply to become a Fellow. These young men and women will be trained to provide support to their peers and faculty in dealing with a wide range of technology issues, most notably the integration of technology in the classroom. Technology Fellows will also work on assigned and independently crafted technology projects and will help maintain & support technology equipment. Where possible and appropriate, The Hanflig Technology Center will also facilitate technology internships and employment during the summer.

This will be shared by an "iExpert".

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Jay

Theresa Jay

Director Technology, Thayer Academy
Theresa Rubico Jay is an engineer, educator, lecturer, and Director of Technology at Thayer Academy. She worked designing computer processing chips until her classroom experience teaching electronics began in 1994. By 1997 she was the Director of Technology in Arlington securing a half a million dollars in technology grant funding.  Theresa enjoys designing clever ways to integrate technology into the curriculum. She has devoted her tech... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206

3:30pm

i-Expert Session: 'We LOVE iTunes U !'
The 3 panels of "i-Experts" will each give a 10 minute presentation to the group. Then attendees will break-out with the "Experts".

This past school year, RMS embarked on a 1 to 1 iPad program for all 8th graders. There was a tremendous amount of learning that transpired for not only the students. The student feedback named iTunes U as the most important app they used this year to help them keep organized and on track with their courses. Come hear from Carla, John, Stephanie and Patti about how iTunes U transformed learning for all students at RMS!

This will be shared by "iExperts" 

Speakers
avatar for Carla Balch

Carla Balch

Math teacher, Richmond Middle School, Hanover, NH
I have been a math teacher at the Richmond Middle School for 22 years. We are in the third year of a 1:1 iPad program with our 8th graders. We have learned a lot!
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Patti Dodds

Learning Specialist, Richmond Middle School
Learning Specialist and co-teacher of English in the 8th grade at the Richmond Middle School. We are in our second year of our 1:1 iPad program and are encourage, and excited, by the level of our students' learning and engagement with the technology. | I am passionate about using technology to implement UDL principles into my teaching.
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Erin Madory

Spanish teacher


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206

3:30pm

'Google Classroom: A Workflow that Really Works' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Tired of paper jams, empty toner cartridges and waiting lines at the copier? You need fast, effective workflows that don’t simply trade the piles of paper in your office to an endless flood of emails in your inbox. Managing digital work from students doesn’t have to be complicated. With the new Google Classroom, teachers can quickly create and distribute assignments in a few clicks! Student work is automatically organized into folders by assignment for the teacher. Each course is represented in the student’s Google Drive by a unique folder that houses their work for that course. Assignments can be posted in Classroom with their associated due date, instructions and links, which makes it easier for kids to stay on top of their work. By leveraging the powerful collaboration features of the Google Suite, teachers can provide timely and meaningful feedback. Participants of this interactive workshop will join a “test class” in Google Classroom to view this tool from the student perspective and learn how to set up their own Google Classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer L. Scheffer

Jennifer L. Scheffer

Instructional Technology Specialist/Mobile Learning Coach, Burlington Public Schools
Jennifer L. Scheffer, M.Ed. has worked for Burlington Public Schools, a 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for Education district, for the past four years. Currently, Jennifer is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Fox Hill Elementary School. She previously worked as a Mobile Learning Coach and led the globally-recognized, student-run Burlington High School Help Desk Program for three years (2013 through 2016). Jennifer's work leading and... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
205
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists

3:30pm

'Panel Discussion: iPads in the Elementary Classroom'
Speakers
avatar for Jordan Garrett

Jordan Garrett

Instructional Director, Berwyn South School District 100
Jordan is an educator from Chicago who works in Berwyn South School District 100. Her first few years of teaching were spent in first and fourth grade teaching with 1:1 iPads. She has taken her 1:1 classroom experience to the coaching side. She is now an iCoach, instructional coach, where she travels between eight buildings working with teachers to effectively integrate iPads and MacBooks into the curriculum. She is the district leader of iSWAT... Read More →
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Marsha Harris

Marsha currently serves as the Director of Curriculum at Trinity School in Atlanta where she's passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students through the integration of technology in the curriculum. Through her strategic PD, Marsha has been able to reach out to hundreds of teachers and show them how to seamlessly integrate technology into their classroom. Implementing new and emerging technologies to meet the needs... Read More →
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... 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 iPads, collaborates and co-teaches to promote technology integration. Visit her at ZigZagsTech.com


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
207

3:30pm

'Panel Discussion: iPads in the Middle/High School Classroom'
Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →
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, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, 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 afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →
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Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →
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Jonathan Werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Bio: Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network. After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer. Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to Maine in 2005. Though he will... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Willard

Derrick Willard

Asst. Head of School for Academic Affairs, Providence Day School
Derrick Willard is a currently the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  Derrick presented at the first two EdTechTeacher iPad Summits.  He has been integrating social media applications as instructional tools for the last five years, as well as piloting classes employing iPad tablets for the last three years.  Derrick writes about his projects here: http://pdsblogs.org/derrickwillardblog/


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
208

3:30pm

'Panel Discussion: Leadership'
Panel members will discuss iPad professional development and leadership and address attendee's questions.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bartelli

Brian Bartelli

Director of Instructional Technology, Pembroke Hill School
Brian Bartelli is a former middle school science teacher and current Director of Instructional Technology at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri. Brian has worked in the field of education for fifteen years. He developed and successfully launched Pembroke Hill School’s 1:1 iPad program for grades 6-12, and he continues to help teachers and students fulfill their technology-related learning objectives. Brian has co-authored an... Read More →
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.
avatar for Kenneth Frank

Kenneth Frank

Computer Department Chairman, Kellenberg Memorial High School
Ken is an English Teacher and Computer Department Chair at Kellenberg Memorial High School, a Catholic school serving grades 6-12 in Uniondale, NY. With the school's 1:1 iPad transition, Ken oversaw the creation of the school's digital texts, working with teachers to create course-length iBooks and ePubs. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (2015) and a BookCreator Ambassador.
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Nathalie Lemelin

Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Lower Canada College
Nathalie Lemelin, Ph.D. is Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Nathalie implemented Action Research for professional development and IT integration program assessment. She has recently conducted an action research on an iPad implementation with a grade 3 teacher as well as rolled out a 1:1 iPad program in Middle School. In 2013, she organized a conference called “The Future of Education” aimed at... Read More →
avatar for Eric Tracy

Eric Tracy

Eric is currently the principal of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. For the last 24 years he has been a technology teacher, coach and school administrator who supports innovation in the classroom and is an advocate for innovative learning spaces. He continues to develop and manage programs that will have a long lasting impact in today’s innovative, technological education climate while working to integrate global 21st century... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
209

3:30pm

'Lights, Camera, Understanding: Making Use of Student Videos as an Assessment Tool'
Learn how students use video to demonstrate understanding of flipped classroom content and learning at the conclusion of a lesson. Examples of student work will be shown. The lessons presented are adaptable to a range of content areas, grade levels, socioeconomic backgrounds, and device set-ups.


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 are in the past.   Rich has implemented the use of robotics in an English Language Arts class with great success. | | Julie and Rich have presented together at... Read More →
avatar for Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott

Science Teacher, Foxcroft Academy
Science teacher (Chemistry, Physics, Forensics and Greenhouse Management), iTunesU Author, 1:1 iPad implementation | Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013 | @WillcottJulie | julie.willcott.com


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
204
  • Target Audience High School Educators, Curriculum Designers

3:30pm

'Top 10 Tips for a Successful 1:1 Implementation'
Learn how Minnetonka has successfully integrated 1:1 iPads with over 4,500 students in grades 7-12 and transformed teaching and learning over the past four years. Recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program in 2013 and again in 2014, and selected as an NSBA Technology Site Visit host site twice in the past seven years, Minnetonka School District and the 1:1 iPad Project provides a template for focusing technology on learning. Learn about the background of our process for implementing the program, training teachers, working with students, and communicating with parents and community. Push your understanding of iPad integration to higher levels and experience how to transform teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, implementations, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Dave spent four years as an elementary school teacher and four years as a middle school teacher prior to his current position. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Stanerson

Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the district.  Ben actively worked to incorporate new technology into his teaching, starting with Vernier science probes, then SMART Boards, to Schoology, Google Apps... Read More →


Thursday November 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
201
 
Friday, November 14
 

8:00am

9:30am

'Big Ideas in the Digital BioLab - Assessing Crosscutting Concepts in Science' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

What happens when we say “yes” to mobile devices in an Advanced Placement Biology laboratory? Discover the answer by becoming a Digital BioLab student. Your inquiry-based challenge will be to conduct an investigation of seeds. Are seeds alive? Use cutting-edge devices such as digital microscope cameras and portable hand-held scientific probeware to accelerate your exploration of seeds and plants.

In this hands-on laboratory experience, adapted for a conference room environment, you will learn how active learning strategies and technology integration can improve science instruction. We will highlight why today’s AP Biology students need to shift their thinking to Big Ideas based upon the College Board’s redesign of the AP Biology curriculum. You will learn to facilitate laboratory experiences that support authentic questions. Discover how mobile apps such as Nearpod can be used to assess learning progress, engage a wide range of learners and calibrate instruction. Rapidly generate multimedia presentations using the new Adobe Voice iPad app to communicate understanding of scientific ideas. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives on creating innovative performance-based assessments based upon the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) call to measure crosscutting science concepts.

The Digital BioLab initiative is an active collaboration between Boston Public Schools and Harvard Medical School’s Hinton Scholars AP Biology program. A team composed of an AP Biology teacher, science curriculum specialist, program coordinator and several Boston Latin Academy high school students will facilitate this session. Attendees do not need a scientific background to fully participant, but should bring their curiosity.

  

Speakers
avatar for Robert Rochlin

Robert Rochlin

Hinton Scholars Project Coordinator, Harvard Medical School
Robert Rochlin- Hinton Scholars Program Coordinator | | Bob is a retired Boston Public High School science teacher. He currently serves as a Hinton program coordinator supervising a team of lab assistants from Harvard graduate and postdoctoral research programs. Bob has over a decade of experience collaborating on the development of various science outreach programs sponsored by Harvard Medical School's Office of Diversity Inclusion and... Read More →
avatar for Ivelisse Santos

Ivelisse Santos

Biology Teacher, Boston Latin Academy
I teach 9th grade biology at Boston Latin Academy and co-teach the Hinton Scholars program at Harvard Medical School with Latin Academy's AP Biology students and their teacher Ally Via. At Hinton, the students use cutting edge Vernier probes, LabQuest interfaces, and iPads to collect their AP Biology Laboratory data. Can't wait to meet you at iPad Summit Boston 2014!
avatar for Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson

Science Curriculum Specialist, Harvard Medical School
Robert is the science curriculum specialist at Harvard Medical School in the K-12 Educational Outreach program in the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership. He manages a team of Harvard scientists and educators providing tutoring and hands-on lab experiences for Boston students. He creates innovative learning environments using a wide range of technologies. Robert is also an Adobe Education Leader.


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
205
  • Target Audience High School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

9:30am

'Climbing the SAMR Ladder: E- Learning Adventures from Edmunds Elementary School'
Students and teachers from Edmunds Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont have been climbing Ruben Puendetura’s SAMR ladder, aspiring to effectively experience the modification and transformation levels of this best practice model of technology integration.

Join two second grade teachers and a technology integration specialist as they share their e-learning experiences while transitioning from the one iPad classroom to a shared iPad environment. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned during classroom units such as, "If this Building Could Talk" and "Echo and E-books". During these projects, students used community resources (i.e., local library, state university, science center) and their iPads to develop inquiry questions, research, document, cite evidence, articulate understanding and share their work with a larger audience. In the classroom, student teams synthesized their learning and collaborated to create and publish e-books with titles such as, “Newts and Mudpuppies: Different and Alike” and promotional videos such as, “Stories from Long Ago: Old Mill”.

What community resources are available in your area and how can you leverage these to support student learning? What apps can be used across disciplines to meet multiple learning objectives? What is the best way to share e-books across platforms? These are some of the questions we will address during this session. Interact with student work samples that represent CCSS ELA standards, gather resources for a shared iPad classroom that lead to modification and transformational uses of technology and learn about the professional development model that kickstarted these learning opportunities.

Edmunds Elementary is a K-5 school in Burlington, Vermont with 360 students, 23 languages and is located .5 mile from Lake Champlain.

Speakers
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Janet Bellavance

Janet Bellavance, Edmunds Elementary School | | Janet has been teaching for thirty years. She received her undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Masters degree in Special Education from Saint Michael's College. She has been teaching at Edmunds Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont for the past fifteen years. She loves working in a city school and being able to use all the resources the community offers with... Read More →
avatar for Heather McMorris

Heather McMorris

2nd grade teacher, Edmunds Elementary
Heather McMorris has been teaching for 13 years, and has taught grades 1-6. Heather has B.A.s in Elementary Education and History from Saint Michael’s College and a M.A.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashford University. She has been teaching at Edmunds Elementary school for 9 years. She loves watching students learn and grow, and finds that she is constantly learning from them. In her free time, she loves to run, read, and spend time... Read More →
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Amy Truchon

Tech Integration, Burlington School District
Amy has been an elementary Technology Integration Specialist for eleven years. Amy was formerly a grades 5-6 multi-age teacher. She has a Masters in Education from St. Michael’s College and a BA from Middlebury College. She is a Highly Qualified Google Educator. Amy has presented at the Vermont Fest and Dynamic Landscape conferences in Vermont and the iPad Summit in Boston.


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
204
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Library Media Specialists, Special Education Specialists

9:30am

'Student Led Conferences: Using the iPad to Create Portfolio Driven Discussions with Families'
Sixth Graders at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington VT piloted Student-Led Conferences this past spring. Instead of a typical parent-teacher conference, parents were invited into the school for 20 minute meetings with their child and the teacher. Goals of student led conferences include moving our students to become self-directed learners, complex thinkers, and collaborative contributors. The students presented their parents with an annotated portfolio of class work reflecting on the collective goals of what students should know and be able to demonstrate in the 6th grade. Our students utilized #appsmashing techniques with Telegami, iMovie, Skitch, Pic Collage, Evernote, Explain Everything, and more (much more) which allowed students to collect and curate the best of their learning and creatively reflect on their process and accomplishments. Each student then harnessed the power of the iPad camera and Voice Recorder to annotate digital portfolios of their work in Book Creator.    

Speakers
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Laura Botte

6th Grade Teacher, Edmunds Middle School
Passionate about convincing students that they are capable and talented. Math and science geek who loves to play outdoors. Trying to be innovative about prepping my students for the 21st century.
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Valerie Lodish

Technology Integration Specialist, Burlington School District


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
207
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators

9:30am

'The Power of Screen Time! Reading, Writing, & Devices'
The Association of Pediatrics recommends limits on screen time. Researchers have recently proven note taking with laptops to be ineffective for retaining higher-order cognitive knowledge. However, rather than blame the tools, let's examine the what students are actually DOING. In this session, we will look at the power of screens to scaffold, enrich, and augment the processes of reading, writing, research, and note taking. When we combine the functionality of technology with re-envisioned tasks, amazing things can happen!

Speakers
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Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom B (3rd floor)

9:30am

'Sharing Lessons Learned To Inform Programs in Other Schools'
Thompson Elementary School (K - 5, 400+ students) is entering its 3rd year as a one-to-one school. Participants will learn how the lessons learned at Thompson informed the design of the one-to-one pilot initiative in a sixth grade cluster at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, which began in the December 2014, and will be entering its second year in the fall of 2014. Presenters will share use of MDM, workflow management strategies, student Tech-sperts in order to support use in the classroom, professional development strategies, how a K - 8 articulated STEM curriculum supported the expansion of the program, and data gathered from students, parents, and teachers.

Speakers
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Susan Bisson

Susan Bisson is an instructional technology specialist, Arlington Public Schools
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Johanna Bradley

Arlington Public Schools
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Laura Chesson

Assistant Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
Laura Chesson, Arlington Assistant Superintendent has led instructional technology efforts in rural, suburban, and urban schools over the last 18 years. She implemented the first utilization of the Internet in rural New Mexico, was a teacher in the inaugural year of Virtual High School, and designed and implemented a one-to-one environment at Maynard High School. She is currently working with the Arlington Instructional Technology Study Group... Read More →
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Jessica Keweshan

Grade 6 ELA Teacher, Ottoson Middle School
Jessica Keweshan is a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, MA. This is her second year working with the 1-1 iPad pilot. She is particularly interested in using iPads to differentiate literacy instruction at the middle school level.
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Nicole Melnik

First Grade Teacher, Thompson School
Nicole has taught K, 1st, and 2nd grade in Arlington, MA. Currently she's a first grade teacher in the newly rebuilt Thompson School, a 1:1 iPad environment. Prior to this, the school had a model of 2 shared iPad carts. To communicate with parents, she blogs daily so parents can continue conversations at home. Her students love Kidblog and comments are posted throughout the week by parents and students. She uses Twitter and Pinterest to... Read More →
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Lillian O'Donnell

Lillian O'Donnell is a learning specialist in the sixth grade at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, MA. This is her second year working with the 1-1 iPad pilot. With another team member, she created and led the iPad Council, a group of student leaders. The Council presented to various groups and solicited feedback from their classmates to improve the use of the iPads across the four main content areas.


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
209
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, School, District, or College/University Administrators

9:30am

'Eliminate the Noise with Schoology: Building Learning Communities and iPad Workflow Tricks'
The proliferation of mobile devices in our culture has created a need for a cohesive communication and sharing of materials hub in schools. In this Schoology session, be prepared to have some fun collaborating on different ways to turn your school, professional development, PLCs or classrooms into communities of practice! Users of all levels welcome – we will be knowledge sharing. 
The Monticello CSD team will be presenting.  This team is comprised of K-7  teachers, 3 staff developers and the Director of Technology. 

 

Speakers
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Matthew Davies

Matt Davies works with school districts at various levels to implement and support device driven/ Blended Learning initiatives using Schoology. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich, communication driven formative experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement. 
SG

Steve Garby

Technology Integration Specialist, Sullivan County BOCES
Tech integrator for one-to-one iPad classrooms, primarily in 5th grade classrooms.
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Shelley Rossitto

Administrator, Monticello CSD
iPad mobile learning initiative (one to one)


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
206

9:30am

'Plan a Flawless Rollout and End of Year iPad Collection'
With two years of experience, this session will provide you with a plan for distributing 2600 iPads and training the students who received them. In our first year, Apple employees said, "This is one of the best rollout's I've seen and is a model for other schools. I've already started using your website and process as a model for other schools."

In this session, you will also learn how to crowd source collecting iPads from students who don't want to give them up!

Having a plan and providing good information to students and parents has helped with an amazing implementation and less than 2% lost, damaged, or stolen iPads!

Speakers
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Christy Steffen

Technology Instructional Coach, Noblesville Schools
I am in my fourth year as a technology instructional coach in Noblesville Schools. Our district is 1:1 with iPads in grades 5-12. I am passionate about purposeful planning technology integration in the classroom!


Friday November 14, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
201
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

10:45am

'Keeping It All Together - How Skaffl Keeps Students Organized and Learning in the 1:1 iPad Classroom' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

If you are a 1:1 iPad teacher looking for fun new ways to use creative apps we have the session for you. In this workshop session we’ll play with some great apps that you may have overlooked, and learn together how to app-smash to unleash your student’s creativity. No matter what grade or subject you teach you will find something new that you can take back to the classroom with you next week. Bring your iPad and a list of your favorite apps for this hands on learning experience.

This session will also show you how to master the workflow on an iPad, something that can be one of the most challenging aspects of using iPads in the classroom. I’ll show you how with Skaffl you can not just have students turn in their great work for assessment, but keep them organized and learning from what they have created.

Speakers
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Rita Chesterton

Rita is a former teacher and technology specialist at a 1:1 iPad district with over 5 years experience providing technology focused PD to educators in grades K-12. She helped to organize EdCamp NYC and EdCamp Lehigh Valley. In 2014, she left the classroom to go full time with the company she co-founded, Skaffl. Skaffl develops an app for the iPad classroom that saves teachers time and keeps students organize by simplifying workflow.


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
205

10:45am

'How to Bring Your Lab Notebook into the 21st Century: The Ultimate STEAM App Smash'
The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the need for students to do science and not just learn about science. What do you need to do science in the classroom? A lab notebook. Keeping a lab notebook is an essential part of the science or engineering process. Researchers use lab notebooks to document their thoughts, methods, experimental results, and analyses. For students, a lab notebook can help them practice science by providing them with a tool to support thinking, guide teacher instruction, build literacy skills, and help to different instruction. Turn that lab notebook into an digital lab notebook, and students can also develop 21st century learning skills including: creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; and communication and collaboration.

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to guide their students through the ultimate STEAM app smash to create engaging, collaborative digital lab notebooks. We will explore the use of Evernote, Google Drive, Notability and BookCreator to curate lab notes. We will discuss how to use apps like Google Sheets, Desmos and Vernier Graphical Analysis to analyze data as part of the experimental process. We will also look at how you can create and incorporate art and multimedia into a lab notebook through apps like Paper53, Explain Everything, Skitch, Hyperlapse and more. Finally, we will talk about how digital lab notebooks can be used to encourage collaboration between students and beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Speakers
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Maggie Keeler

Teacher Mentor, MassBioEd
Maggie Keeler has over 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher, mentor and instructional technology specialist. She strives to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration while working with teachers on curriculum and instruction. Maggie is currently working as a presenter for EdTechTeacher, a teacher mentor for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation and as an education consultant for schools in New England hoping to... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
208
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Higher Ed Professionals, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

10:45am

'iLiterature: Using the iPad to Put Texts Back into Students' Hands'
During this presentation, attendees will be shown some ways to use the iPad to make literature more engaging for students by focusing on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and a few selected works of poetry. Participants will be given tips on how to use the vast range of the iPad's capabilities to make teaching more interactive and engaging for students.

Speakers
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Shaun Kirk

Director: Learning Commons, Bridge House School
I am the director of the Learning Commons, a creative, collaborative, 21st Century Learning centre at Bridge House School in Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about helping young people realise their innate potential and I believe that every individual has the capacity for greatness. I am currently involved in helping the school move towards a 1:1 device programme as a part of trying to move education in a more progressive and relevant... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
206
  • Target Audience High School Educators, Library Media Specialists, Curriculum Designers

10:45am

'Technically Invisible: Getting Started with Mobile Devices in the Elementary BYOD Classroom '
The idea of allowing elementary students to bring mobile devices to school can be intimidating. Finding meaningful ways to integrate myriad devices can be even more daunting. Careful planning and flexible thinking are key to any successful pilot or implementation. Attendees in this session will learn practical ways to integrate BYOD in elementary classrooms with a particular focus on safety, digital citizenship, logistics, cooperative learning, and maximizing resources. Cross-platform tools will be explored, as well as ways to share limited access to district-owned iPads and devices. Ideas for introducing iPads and mobile devices to young students as learning tools will also be shared. Once students are up and running with mobile devices, how can they be used? The possibilities are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
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 am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
201
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists

10:45am

'Apps Are Free for a Reason'
Learn how to review and evaluate instructional Apps. Participants will interact with rubrics, resources and tools for selecting, evaluating and utilizing Apps with students. This session provides foundational practices for reviewing, evaluating and implementing Apps into classroom instruction. As we design digital-age learning experiences for students, educators must review and evaluate all tools, resources and materials used in the instructional realm. Evaluating Apps prior to incorporating them into classroom instruction is critical to ensure that the App is applicable to the subject area, appropriate for classroom use, and information presented in the App is acceptable.  

Speakers
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Kristy Sailors

Director - Educational Technology, Blue Valley School District
Twitter @bvedtec


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
207
  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

10:45am

'The School Leader's iPad Implementation Checklist'
Your school has decided to go ahead with that iPad pilot or rollout: what now? Or you are a year or two into the process, and the crisis fires are out and the dust has settled: how do you keep the focus on improving student learning? In this session, we'll examine some of the critical considerations for teacher-leaders, IT staff, principals and other administators leading iPad efforts in schools and districts. We'll explore a checklist of key strategies for success, drawn from educational research and the example of the most successful early iPad implementations. 

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 for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
204

10:45am

'Transforming Learning at LBPSB'
This workshop will explore how to successfully integrate educational technology throughout a school system. Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is the largest English School Board in Quebec, Canada. Practical strategies for ensuring success in our schools will be shared. I will outline such initiatives as the Digital Citizenship Program, 1:1 learning (iPad and Laptop), BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) STEM Robotics inquiry-based challenges, Google Apps in the classroom and more. Many valuable resources will be shared.

Administrators and teacher leaders will leave the workshop with the materials and tools they need to implement technology in their schools. Note: Participants will be encouraged to use their phones, iPads or laptops to participate during the session.

Speakers
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Sam Bruzzese

Lecturer & 'retired' LBPSB principal, McGill University
Sam Bruzzese, is a retired school principal, who lectures at McGill University. He has given many courses and workshops on the transformative/disruptive power of educational technology in schools. He provides pedagogical support for several BYOD public high schools. His current research focuses on ‘mobile technologies’, ‘distant reading’, and the ‘digital humanities’. Website: sbruzzese.org, Twitter... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
209
  • Target Audience Administrators

1:00pm

'Rapid Progress for Boys' Writing* (*Girls' Too!)' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full


This lively, practical and action packed session combines accessible and engaging innovation with a structured, progressive whole-school approach to teaching writing in the 21st Century primary classroom.With an emphasis on engaging even the most reluctant young writers, the carefully structured activities follow a process based on best classroom practice and harnessing the transformative power of the iPad to ensure maximum impact on learning.

Featuring many opportunities for drama and role play, planning, drafting, editing, and publishing this full day will allow educators to ensure that classroom technology is used to raise standards of writing in all curriculum areas.iPads and a number of key apps will be used throughout the day demonstrating how new technology can transform outcomes for all pupils in speaking and listening, reading and writing.

This session will give educators:
◦ A clear and structured approach to teaching all genres of writing using popular games as a stimulus.
◦ A whole-school approach to teaching cross-curricular writing which was developed for The UK National Literacy
◦ A bank of activities which raise standards, secure rapid progress and make a sustained impact on all young writers, even those who are most reluctant.
◦ A transferable cross-curricular approach demonstrating a clear, accessible progression covering: Talk for writing/ oral rehearsal, planning, drafting, feedback/collaboration and digital publishing.
◦ Activities which support all pupils, with significant impact on reluctant writers, pupils with special educational needs

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING APPS PRIOR TO THE EVENT IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THIS SESSION:
Book creator
Tiny tap
Tellagami
Strip designer
Pettson's inventions  

Speakers
avatar for Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Chris been a UK primary school teacher for 18 years, including 2 years teaching in Special Education. His main areas of interest include integrating the use of technology to promote pupil progress and independence. Chris has recently reduced his teaching hours to build a training business with a colleague, David Andrews, to share some of their work, particularly in the application of iPads. Chris is married with 2 two daughters.


Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Curriculum Designers, Special Education Specialists

1:00pm

'Metamorphosis of the Biology Textbook'
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a new interactive HS biology textbook and iTunes U course for iPad, packed with rich media, and available for free. The scale of the project was unprecedented for development of a textbook. The goal was to discover and refine the digital presentation motifs that would deliver the richest and most memorable experience possible for students. We’ll fill you in on how we did it, what we learned, and we’ll explain our excitement about iBooks, iTunes U, and the future of digital textbooks

Speakers
avatar for Gael McGill

Gael McGill

Gaël McGill, Ph.D. | Founder & CEO, Digizyme Inc. | Director of Molecular Visualization, Harvard Medical School | Co-author & Digital Director, E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth | Dr. Gaël McGill is co-author and digital director for E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iBooks biology textbook. He is also faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics at Harvard Medical School... Read More →
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Morgan Ryan

CEO and President, Wilson Digital
Morgan Ryan has 25 years of experience developing science textbooks for university and high school students. In recent years he has focused on the potential of scientific visualization and digital media to replace textbooks and enrich the learning experience of students. He is the president and CEO of Wilson Digital, Inc., and was project director and co-author of E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth.


Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
209

1:00pm

'PBL + iPad = Limitless Possibilities'
As the educators enter, a video that compiles many of St. John’s PBLs will be looping. My opening statement will include a quick poll to see if the participants need more PBL information or if we can concentrate on the iPad’s role.
I’ve collected videos, photographs and other artifacts from nine different elementary PBL projects. As we discuss the different stages of planning and executing a PBL, we’ll look at slides & videos that exemplify that particular stage. These examples represent 17 different apps and iPad functions. There’s a lot of smashing going on! Teachers will walk away with a link that gives them a host of resources. These resources include a copy of the nine PBL lesson plans on the BIE lesson plan form. A copy of the Keynote presentation and other BIE resources are also included.
Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with & resources for different PBLs. 

Speakers
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Debbie Carona

Technology Integration, St. John's Episcopal School
For the past 10 years, Debbie Carona has been a Technology Integration Specialist at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. During her time at St. John’s, she began her training in project based learning. After completing her initial training with the Buck Institute for Education, she went to the PBL World Conference to pursue additional training. She has presented at a number of professional conferences, including EdTechTeacher and... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

1:00pm

'Going 1:1 in a Math Classroom #yikes'
Have you thought about going 1:1? Does it seem daunting? Well it can be...but in this session you will learn the challenges and successes, pitfalls and celebrations of what it was like moving from paper to paperless and how students can enhance their engagement and learning.

What does a hashtag even mean? What do we use it for? In this session we will explore the workflow from Google Drive to Notability to Evernote and how (hash)tagging can be taught and used. We will discuss the “what if...”s and how to help all students use technology for better understanding of the math concepts.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to go 1:1 in a math classroom and embrace 21st century learning in your classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
206
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators o Middle School Educators o High School Educators o Higher Ed Professionals o Instructional Technology Specialists o Library Media Specialists o IT Director or IT Staff o Curriculum Designers, School, District o College/University Administrators

1:00pm

'The Construction Zone: Building an i-School '
This session is for 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. Over a two year period, Blake Middle School implemented mobile learning classroom pilots (iPad and Nexus) to help the district assess which model would best meet the needs of students with the vision of a 1:1 structure for grades 6-12. After these successful pilots, Blake Middle School launched a 1:1 Bring Your Own iPad Initiative for grades 6-8.

By following four core principles, students and educators from Blake Middle School brought an engaging student-centered model to fruition:
- Program Development (evolution from 1:1 pilot to full-scale 6th-8th grade initiative)
- Classroom Implementation (Student/Teacher demonstrations across curricula demonstrating the applications of the program)
- Professional Development Structure (ETT, common planning, internal structures, appropriate staffing)
- Reflection/Evaluation Systems (determinants of success, systems for continual feedback, student/teacher reflections)

Participants will walk away with increased knowledge of an infrastructure for communication, exemplars of teaching and lessons, links to surveys for students and parents, and a template for an implementation plan. We will exhibit our methods of transparency and communication with the parents and greater community, philosophy of mistakes, and professional development model. Aspects to be shared include our approach to thematic professional development, a culture of collaboration, policies and procedures, purposeful learning, and digital citizenry.

We will offer the participants a timeline with steps we took in Medfield at the middle school, from a ‘process perspective’ to the actual implementation in the classes with the students. Attendees will also be given an opportunity to self-reflect on their own school’s readiness for a mobile learning initiative. 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
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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.
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Seth Hellerstein

Blake Middle School
Seth Hellerstein is an 8th grade English teacher at Blake Middle School.
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Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, T.A. Blake MS
Diane is the Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! She has a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. Her current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. Diane is also highly involved in the Global Technovation Competition to encourage young girls... Read More →
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Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
201
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, School, District, or College/University Administrators

1:00pm

'PROOF: How to Be 100% Sure You're Increasing Achievement'
Jessica Reid Sliwerski shares a rubric for evaluating ed tech products for their effect on student outcomes: what are the must-haves and the potential gotchas? How do you kick the tires on potential products? She also describes literacy and math case studies in clear student achievement gain from regional classrooms.

Speakers

Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
208

1:00pm

'Rolling Out an iPad Program Over a Special Orientation Week'
We will share lessons learned during our first 1:1 iPad roll out in the Middle School.
Together, with a number of Middle School teachers, we have developed a one-week 
orientation for grade seven students that focuses on helping students get organized 
for the school year. During the week, students attend a variety of workshops that 
help them set up with their device. Workshops include organizing their e-agenda 
(Cogito app), learning the basics of Notability and accessing/submitting work 
online. In addition, students attend a couple of sessions on digital citizenship. At 
the end of the week, students work together with their advisory to create their 
own Acceptable Use Policy and put it together in a collaborative book using Book 
Creator. As part of our Middle School 1:1 iPad program, we have also initiated what 
we call the iPride Squad; a group of student experts that help their peers and faculty 
members with their device.

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Lemelin

Nathalie Lemelin

Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Lower Canada College
Nathalie Lemelin, Ph.D. is Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Nathalie implemented Action Research for professional development and IT integration program assessment. She has recently conducted an action research on an iPad implementation with a grade 3 teacher as well as rolled out a 1:1 iPad program in Middle School. In 2013, she organized a conference called “The Future of Education” aimed at... Read More →
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michele owen

Middle School English Teacher and Integration Specialist, Lower Canada College
Michele Owen, B.Ed. is a Middle School English teacher and IT integration specialist at Lower Canada College. She has been integrating technology in her curriculum for several years and has recently moved from using MacBooks to iPads as a teaching and learning tool. This year, she helped coordinate and organize several sessions for the grade seven orientation week, as well as with the roll out of the 1:1 iPad program in grade seven. In... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
204

2:15pm

'Social Media is Learning Media'
This session will look at concrete examples of how social media tools can be used by staff and students to enhance learning.   Burlington Public Schools (MA) has incorporated social media resources to increase engagement  levels for students, staff, and parents. In addition, the school district’s use of these tools has created some unique opportunities for students.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206

2:15pm

'Programming on the iPad in the K-2 Classroom' i-Lab
Limited Capacity full

Come play with us and learn how we teach fundamental computer science concepts to students in grades K-2 using the iPad. Through exploring some innovative apps we will walk through our approach to programming from what is code to solving complex problems. You'll gain ideas and strategies for using the iPads as a way to encourage student exploration of computer science.

Speakers
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Martha Cunningham

Martha Cunningham is the Director of Technology and Information Services at Maret School. With three years of experience working with iPads in the classroom, she has worked with a wide range of applications. Her latest adventure has been teaching computer science concepts in K-2 classrooms using the iPad as the gateway into programming.


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

2:15pm

'Making Accommodations for Students with Special Needs with the iPad'
Participants will work with the Accessibility features on the iPad to learn how to accommodate student needs. They will also learn ways to teach students to make their own accommodations with the device in ways that a teacher may have done for them in the past.

Speakers
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Amy Everhart

Special Education Coordinator, Liberty-Perry Schools
Amy is the Special Education Coordinator & District Technology Coach for Liberty-Perry Schools, which is 1:1 iPads in grades 6-12. Prior to this, Amy taught English at the middle school level while doing her school's 1:1 pilot. Most of her career has been spent teaching special education at the high school & undergraduate level at Ball State University. Amy's passion has always been meeting the needs of diverse learners & she loves how technology... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
201
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Special Education Specialists

2:15pm

'Pairing Picture Books and Apps for Contextualized Language-Based Instruction'
Planning learning activities that are engaging and relevant to classroom content can be difficult and time consuming! Two tools can come to the rescue of teachers and special educators: picture books and interactive apps. Picture books have a long history of support as a literacy tool and continue to engage students across the grade levels. Interventions and lessons can include fun, humorous picture books that include relevant classroom or social contexts, discourse structures and critical sentence structures and vocabulary. The broad world of apps, on the other hand, can be viewed through the lens of potential contextual pairings and features that align with language and literacy development. This presentation will present exemplar pairings of books and apps for instruction as well as strategies to generalize within your own book and app library.

Speakers
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Sean Sweeney

Speech-Language Pathologist/Program Coordinator, The Ely Center LLC
Hi! My name is Sean Sweeney and I am a speech-language pathologist and special educator. I combine my experience in school settings with a special interest and training in technology integration to address student learning goals. My enthusiasm for these combined pursuits led me to start a blog (www.speechtechie.com) and while I work in private practice currently and support many public schools in the Boston area through consultation, I travel... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
204
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Special Education Specialists

2:15pm

'Why change? A Journey Toward the Development of a 1-1 iPad Environment'
Why change? Our test scores are strong; our students attend strong four year colleges. Why do we need a 1-1 program? Won’t this disrupt the experience of our students? These are questions that we faced as we investigated the possibility of a 1-1 environment. This session is designed as a roadmap to help schools move from a no/low tech environment to a 1-1 or BYOD environment. We will use Kotter’s Theory of Change as a foundation to discuss our experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from our successes and our not so successful moments - there have been many of both. We also will discuss how we have guided the implementation of the 1-1 program through an environment of increased expectations from the outside.


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Menegoni

Bryan Menegoni

Assistant Principal, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
avatar for Eric Tracy

Eric Tracy

Eric is currently the principal of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. For the last 24 years he has been a technology teacher, coach and school administrator who supports innovation in the classroom and is an advocate for innovative learning spaces. He continues to develop and manage programs that will have a long lasting impact in today’s innovative, technological education climate while working to integrate global 21st century... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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  • Target Audience Instructional Technology Specialists, IT Director or IT Staff, School, District, or College/University Administrators

2:15pm

'Augmented Reality: A Tool to Teach Generation Z'
As education professionals we are in a unique position to influence the students in our care.  This presentation will talk about how to use Augmented Reality technology to create a learning environment to suit the the needs of Generation Z, the students who were born after 1995 and sit before us in our classrooms.

If you are a teacher who is a beginning or novice user of Augmented Reality then this session will provide an explanation of a series of content specific and age appropriate Augmented Reality apps.  If you are a seasoned or advanced user of AR then this session will provide information on how to leverage AR content creation tools to transform your learning environment to create "rock start" moments that lead to higher levels of student engagement and student achievement with AR.

This session will mark the United States debut of the BilppAR Educational Platform so get ready to have your educational reality augmented, modified, and redefined with this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Pepe

Courtney Pepe

Educator, Monroe Township Public Schools
Mrs. Pepe has eight years of educational experience in which she has taught every single grade ranging from kindergarten to grade 12. She currently teaches math and science to high school students in a New Jersey public school that has a 1 to 1 iPad initiative with over 2, 000 students. Mrs. Pepe is consistently implementing emergent technologies such as Google Glass and iBeacons in her 1 to 1 environment to improve student engagement and... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

'Project-based Learning: Workflow & Learning Styles'
The benefits of placing students at the center of their own authentic inquiry have been well-documented as a means to develop understanding.  It is no surprise that students thrive when given the opportunity to generate questions based on their curiosity about real-world challenges.  In addition to outlining expectations and providing mentor-based feedback, the primary role of the teacher in a project-based learning environment is to get out of the way.  However, before the teacher can confidently step aside and assume the role of mentor,  it is essential to teach a series of foundational tools that support a variety of learning styles.

Smartphones, iPads and laptops empower students in a project-based learning environment.  Moving beyond consuming information, these devices are powerful creation vehicles.  However, one of the largest hurdles in maximizing efficiency is understanding how they can all work together.  Students that have a working knowledge of a variety of AppSmashing workflows - in a project-based learning environment - are more nimble, organized, flexible, creative and more effective in USING the tool to PRODUCE what they want.  Ultimately, the teacher is focused on setting up his/her students for success by using whatever tools are available to unlock critical thinking as a means to solve authentic challenges.

This presentation will outline and provide examples of useful project-based learning workflows that support a variety of learning styles.  

Speakers
avatar for Adam Jones

Adam Jones

EdTech Integration Director, Proctor Academy
I am a passionate experiential educator. Energized by teachers and students using technology in meaningful ways. | I am a husband and father of twin three year old boys! I live where I work, and deeply value building sustainable communities. | Just getting started with blogging over at adamjonesed.com. Excited to make friends and build connections!


Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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