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Monday, February 1
 

8:00am

Pre Conference Workshops
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Workshop: February 1, 2016.
Join us on February 1st for a full day of hands-on learning with expert instructors and innovative leaders.

iPads in the K-8 Classroom
Advanced Creation and App Smashing
High Tech High & Project Based Learning
Design Thinking & Maker Spaces
Leading & Learning in Innovative Schools
Coding & STEAM
Creating and Curating with Google Apps


This requires an extra ticket only purchased during registration.  

Monday February 1, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 2
 

7:30am

Registration
Registration opens at 7:30 with refreshments.

Tuesday February 2, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
Lobby

8:00am

Keynote: Transforming Learning: Beyond the $1,000 Pencil
This workshop is based on Alan’s New York Times best selling book, “Who Owns the Learning” and a powerful new 6 step model of designing transformational learning experiences.  If the answer is no to all 6 questions chances are very good that the assignment has not leveraged the power of technology.



  1. Did the assignment build capacity for critical thinking on the web?



  2. Did the assignment develop new lines of enquiry?



  3. Are there opportunities to broaden the perspective of the conversation with authentic audiences from around the world?



  4. Is there an opportunity for students to publish – across various media with capacity for continuous feedback?



  5. Is there an opportunity for students to create a contribution (purposeful work)?



  6. Does the assignment provide “best in the world” examples of content and skill? 


Additional topics can include building collaborative classrooms, teaching students to self assess and a range of quality teacher feedback strategies.



Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. In 1984, while working a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he became one of the first teachers in the world to have a student project online - a database for the handicapped. In his career, he has been director of an alternative high school, computer... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
15 A&B

9:30am

Easy Ways to Differentiate in the Classroom Using Google and Chrome Apps and Extensions
There are so many tools available that it can be overwhelming and time consuming for teachers. More and more teachers are using Google apps for Education. We will guide teachers in how to use the simplicity of Google and Chrome apps and extensions to easily differentiate classroom instruction. We will share really easy ways that teachers can utilize Google apps for education to enhance instruction in their classroom and examples from across curriculum and grade levels
Presentation Slides


Speakers
avatar for Tina Kelly

Tina Kelly

Classroom Teacher, Andover Public Schools
Tina Kelly is a veteran science and math teacher with a passion for technology use in the classroom . She is currently interning with the Director of Digital Learning for Andover Public Schools and pursuing her doctorate in Education Leadership and Supervision.
avatar for Joanne Najarian

Joanne Najarian

Director of Digital Learning, Andover Public Schools
Technology Education, 4Cs, Blended Learning and Online Learning



Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
17B

9:30am

Collaborative Digital Storyboarding with iPad
The power of storytelling has captivated and challenged people since the beginning of time, and some of the best stories begin as storyboards. Without a doubt, you have a story to tell. But as educators, we should also be asking ourselves: Do my students have a story to tell? And what is the best way to encourage them to share their experiences and personal journeys?In this session, we will look at some of the basic patterns in storytelling throughout the ages, and will be challenged to use iPad and a variety of common apps to collaboratively create storyboard narratives that resonate with others. For the best experience, you are encouraged to come to the session with a sketching app (i.e., 53 Paper, Brushes, etc.) already on your iPad. Not to worry - “artistic ability” is not a prerequisite! This is storyboarding, after all. But you will be encouraged to collaborate with others and contribute your ideas toward a story that needs to be heard - in the same way that we want to challenge our students to do the same. 

Presenter's Materials 

Speakers
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Ben Mountz

Physics instructor, Downingtown East High School


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
14B

9:30am

iLab- Engage Every Student with Nearpod
Limited Capacity full

Nearpod empowers teachers to facilitate lessons in a way that will spark students’ curiosity, excitement, and motivation. Teachers can share multimedia activities, receive real-time feedback, and instantly gauge student understanding. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate this powerful tool in your classroom, and leave with an interactive lesson to share with your studentstomorrow.

>> Learn more about Nearpod from Beth and Sabba

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 Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Instructor, Presenter, EdTechTeacher
As Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sabba works with faculty to redesign curriculum and supports students with developing digital literacy skills. Prior to joining USC, Sabba led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative for grades 6-12 at Fairmont Private Schools in Orange County, California. In 2010, she deployed iPads and... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
13

9:30am

From Zero to Infinity and Beyond
According to makerspace.org: “A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. As new hardware and software tools for making, digital design, and fabrication are emerging, we’re working together — with teachers and community leaders — to place those tools into the hands of a wider audience. We’re building the infrastructure for more kids and adults to connect to a future in which they can personally change, modify or “hack” the physical world, creating things that were nearly impossible to do on their own just a few years ago. Making is about getting hands-on, using these new technologies and basic tools, to do real and personally meaningful work.”

Children learn best by experiences which they get by making. Making facilitates the process of high level thinking skills in children which is an integral part of the Common Core standards. It enables them to broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of the concepts.

Having incorporated the district’s first Makerspace last year, inspiring every site in the district to start their own, it has been not just immensely rewarding but fantastic to see how and experience student creativity in such an environment, while automatically dealing with behavioral, cultural & language related issues.

Participants will get ideas on incorporating various Making projects into their curriculum, including 3D design and printing, coding, robotics, circuitry, science & engineering projects; They will see completed student projects, ongoing projects, and talk about future possibilities.
- Outline of the presentation:
- Introduction to making in and outside the classroom.
- How a Maker Space
- Some do’s and don’t’s in creating a Maker Space
- Examples of student projects, challenges and use of the Maker Space
- Educational Tools & Activities available for a basic Maker Movement including costs: What is the biggest bang for the buck?
- Resource listings for specific technology projects
- Conclusion

Speakers
avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Educational Technology TOSA, Palo Alto Unified School District
Smita is the Educational Technology TOSA for Barron Park Elementary school in Palo Alto. She is a passionate educator, who enjoys trying out new ideas, sharing, collaborating, making new friends, building long-term relationships and reaching out to each student.Coding and Makerspaces starting from Kindergarten are two of her biggest passions as an Education Technology Specialist. She has pioneered the following in the Palo Alto Unified School... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
17A

9:30am

The Wearable Classroom: How Wearable Technology is Transforming Learning
Come discover how Apple Watch, FitBit, Google Cardboard, and other wearable devices are changing the way we view the world, and how the world views us. The wearable revolution is here, driven by data that is portable, transparent, and may soon describe every facet of our waking lives. What does this look like in the classroom? How does the easy availability of personalized data on every student create opportunities for specialized learning, as well as challenges for privacy, ownership, and interpretation of that data? Explore these questions and more as we look at some hypothetical, and real, examples of how personalized data is transforming learning.

Sketchnotes on Doug's presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
17B

9:30am

iLab- Image is Everything: Exploring Critical Thinking with Visual Literacies
Limited Capacity full

From cave walls to Facebook walls, we have always embraced visual communication. Dual coding theory of cognition reiterates the importance of visual imagery in respect to our thinking processes - that in fact we need visual language in addition to verbal or text-based coding of stimuli. With the changing media landscape, our streams, memes, and zines have exploded with imagery, ushering in a need for visual literacy skills. We are quickly moving from images as decoration and augmentation to images as sole content and communication tool. We have some false beliefs about visual language - that it is equated with “art”, requiring “talent” from “creative types” - and therefore it is unfortunately often not overtly taught and practiced in schools. Technology has affected knowledge in such a way as to diminish the value of “raw” information and increase the value of sense-making, as well as chip away at attention spans, sparking a need for distillation of complex ideas. Images can essentialize the cumbersome in beautiful ways. They have a “stickiness” for the viewer and challenge the critical thinking of the creator.

This hands-on session will explore the “Whys” of visual literacy and offer participants an opportunity to tinker and play with:
iconography and metaphorical thinking
pictograms, “Shortology”, emoji, meme stories, and gifs
graphic design, graphic facilitation, infographics and sketchnotes
photography, cinemagrams (moving photos)
icon-based annotations and marginalia
using images to leverage CVs, social media, and presentations

We’ll experiment with ways to use visual language for personal knowledge management, amplification of knowledge and creative work, critical thinking, social interaction (conversation), and other forms of creative and intellectual expression.

Trailer for workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYNQ2hzbeQI


Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
12

9:30am

Building the iPad Teacher
For years, EdTechTeacher has been working with schools and districts in all stages of iPad integration. One fundamental truism has emerged: The real challenge for educators is not learning the iPad. It’s working to develop a pedagogical vision of what’s possible and implementing a strategic plan to make it happen. From concepts to practice, this session will focus on progressing the iPad classroom and iPad program from "1.0 to 3.0.” It begins with a vision of what we want students to do and a plan for how we get there. It includes positioning the iPad as a portable media creation device to support all learners in diverse student performances of understanding. It involves constructing activities that encourage ingenuity and nurture innovative, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial minds. It integrates specific classroom strategies, such as “challenge-based” instruction, “Evergreen App” convergence, and "App-Smashing" creations. Whether beginning an iPad classroom or assessing an iPad program, this session will help you develop and nurture an iPad "culture of innovation”— an environment that encourages students to be active, immersed, and creative thinkers.

Presentation Slides 

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.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
14A

10:45am

Chromebook as a Creation Studio
Chromebooks are typically viewed as the device that allows for quick access to Google Drive, Classroom and Docs. This session will explore the creative potential of Chromebooks to shift the thinking about the capacity of the device. Through the lense of media creation & publishing, the creative potential of Chromebooks will unleashed through the creation of audio, video, screencasting & publishing to the web.

Presentation Slides 

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
16B

10:45am

iLab- Engaging Parents of ELLs: Bridging the Digital/Language Divide via Social Media
Limited Capacity full

The cell phone is the most quickly adopted consumer technology in the history of the world. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 91% of adults own a cell phone. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the latest research on technology usage. Participants will also leave with research driven strategies and tools that empower ELL parents with invaluable information about their district (e.g., DELAC, DAC, etc.), school (e.g., SSC, ELAC, PTA, events, etc.), and classroom (e.g., homework assignments, classroom news, etc.) via cell phones/smart phones.

Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience first-hand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach-out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with five different free, web-based, applications that will engage and communicate with parents.

PRESENTATION LINK:  goo.gl/IzOtWl

Speakers
avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

Coordinator of Information & Technology Services, Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a former ELD/Newcomers Teacher/EL Coach at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Information and Technology Services for Selma USD. Efraín has 22 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences, addressing how to utilize technology to meet the linguistical/digital needs of second language learners and... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
12

10:45am

iLab- Tech-Infused Writer's Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Participants will walk out of this workshop with an arsenal of ideas to infuse technology into their writer's workshop experience. I will explain the tools with "hacks" on how to make these resources work seamlessly in the classroom. The participants will get concrete ideas on how to refresh the writer's workshop model with engaging and exciting technology. Participants will use the interactive whiteboard app Explain Everything to build student voice while making publishing very simple. They will also learn how to use multi-app approaches to publish student-writing pieces using Explain Everything. Participants will see how apps like Lego Maker Movie make stop-motion animation accessible to elementary students. They will also see how green screen brings their students stories to life while building presentation and voice building skills. We will also learn how students can code stories using the app Scratch Jr.

Presenter's Materials

Speakers
avatar for Jake Lee

Jake Lee

Teacher, Punahou School
I have been an early childhood educator for 12 years. I am currently teaching first grade, in a 1:1 iPad classroom, at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. My passion is sharing how to use technology in concrete and creative ways that give students choice and voice in their learning. I have a strong belief that powerful technology integration is not about tool but rather what teachers do with it! I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and have... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
13

10:45am

Beyond Constraints: Design Thinking for School-wide Change
How can design thinking help leaders meet the challenges of modern education? The presenters will share real examples from the elementary and middle school level to illustrate how design thinking can be used to move beyond constraints, give form to fresh, new ideas, create a collaborative spirit, and craft a shared vision for the future.

Prezi link: http://goo.gl/TPumou 

Speakers
avatar for Erik Burmeister

Erik Burmeister

Assistant Superintendent, Menlo Park City School District
Erik Burmeister is the Assistant Superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, having recently served as Principal of the district's Hillview Middle School, a model 21st Century School and 2015 California Gold Ribbon School. In partnership with the Stanford Design School, Erik has become an expert in applying design to solving a variety of education challenges. Erik was named Middle Grades Principal of the Year for the... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Fox

Theresa Fox

TOSA-Technology Coach, Menlo Park City School District
Theresa is a teaching geek who loves technology. She brings a wide range of experiences to her current role as a technology coach at Laurel. She has been a paraeducator, PE teacher, 2nd-5th grade teacher, middle school librarian, and assistant principal. She is passionate about engaging all students through inquiry (especially project based learning and design thinking) and supporting teachers' professional growth.
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Sandra Horwitz

5th Grade Teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Laurel School, Menlo Park City School District. Sandra is a long-time 2nd grade teacher at Laurel who is passionate about the possibilities of redesigning traditional curriculum to be cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based, and global-minded.
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Andrea Madison

3rd Grade Teacher, Menlo Park City School District
Andrea is an experienced 3rd grade teacher at Laurel who has been prototyping the use of design thinking in the classroom as a strategy for engaging all of her students, particularly her English learners.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
17A

10:45am

More Than the Sum of its Parts: Maximizing Learning Through Thoughtful Sharing of Student Work
The due date should not be the end of student work. What are we doing with the powerful work that our students create. How can teachers and leaders maximize the power of student work, converting indivdual learning into meaningful growth for your entire school and community.   

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. 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 teacher and Social Studies department chair at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He is also an... Read More →



Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
14A

10:45am

Re-Imagining the K-12 'Operating System'
The K12 education-industrial community has spent vast resources and endless focus on changing elements of learning like curriculum, textbooks, computer hardware and software, the norms of standardized tests, and making small changes to daily schedules. The problem is that there has been no fundamental upgrade or reimagining of the basic “operating system” of education for 150 years. Upgrading K-12 education to a system that is dramatically better-tuned to the needs of students' futures will require challenging the archaic fundamental assumptions of the system. We will explore what some elements of that new OS might be based on input from thousands of K-12 educators at more than 100 schools around the country.  Attendees will take away concrete steps for how to design and build a stakeholder-sourced, ecosystem-based education operating system uniquely tuned to their school.

After the session, Grant will be signing copies of his book, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Lichtman

Grant Lichtman

Chief Provocateur, Future of K-12 Education
Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators in both public and private schools. He is the author of two books, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School. For almost 15 years, Grant was a senior administrator at one of the largest and oldest K-12 independent schools in... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
17B

10:45am

Technology and Tradition: How a parochial school rich in history implemented its 1:1 iPad program.
Three years ago, when Chaminade High School began its move towards 1:1, the specious prescription was to to incorporate iPad technology into our traditional teaching framework without altering much of the daily pedagogy. However, in those three years, our administration, faculty, and students have realized that while a 1:1 program delivers some challenges, it also allows for previously-unimagined educational opportunities that fundamentally modify educational practice. Our presentation will focus on the implementation of the iPad program from three perspectives: the administrator in charge of academics, the administrator in charge of technology integration, and a classroom teacher. These three visions span a range of address from school philosophy to technology infrastructure to daily teaching practice. Collectively they display the scope of bringing this transformative technology into the hands of 1700 students and 100 teachers while still maintaining the institution’s culture and identity.

Speakers
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Patrick Hoey

Assistant Principal of Academics at Chaminade High School
GK

Gregory Kay

Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Technology, Chaminade High School
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Graham Otton

English Teacher, Chaminade High School
English teacher



Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
14B

11:45am

Book Signing with Grant Lichtman
Join Grant as he signs copies of his book, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education. Books available for purchase on site. 

Speakers
avatar for Grant Lichtman

Grant Lichtman

Chief Provocateur, Future of K-12 Education
Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators in both public and private schools. He is the author of two books, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School. For almost 15 years, Grant was a senior administrator at one of the largest and oldest K-12 independent schools in... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Lobby

11:45am

Book Signing: iPads in the Classroom
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.
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.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Lobby

11:45am

Lunch
Lunch is provided. Grab a box lunch and enjoy the sunshine with new collegues. 

Tuesday February 2, 2016 11:45am - 10:00pm
Lobby

1:00pm

10 Tips for a 1:1 Chromebook Classroom in a GAFE District
Now that you're in a 1:1 environment, don't let collaboration fall off the radar. This session is designed for elementary school teachers looking to level-up their collaborative projects and ideas. Let's talk tips for collaborating using Chromebooks and GAfE. Better yet, walk away from this session with 10 tips and actionable steps that will set your students on a path to becoming curators of their own content.

Speakers
avatar for Nicol Howard

Nicol Howard

Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Nicol Howard, PhD is a dynamic, passionate educator, who has taught at the high school level (9th – 12th grades and Special Education) in the Compton Unified School District and grades K through 4 in the Corona-Norco Unified District and the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). Nicol is a Program Specialist (Personalized/Blended Learning) in the Learning Innovation with Technology department at SAUSD. Dr. Howard is also an Adjunct... Read More →



Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17B

1:00pm

iLab- Digital Portfolios: A Continuum of Complexity
Limited Capacity full

Beginning a journey into digital portfolio creation can be both exciting and daunting. While there are so many benefits to the creation of digital portfolios, they don't have to be as complex as most people think! In this session, we'll examine a variety of ways that digital portfolios can be created. From simple to complex, we will explore many different ways that you can start creating a digital portfolio today!

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
13

1:00pm

A K-20 Creative Design Team Approach to Addressing Problems of Practice in a Future Ready Middle School Setting
Presentation Slides

Learning teams work at their best when diverse perspectives, expertise, and skill sets from across all levels of the educational community unite to imagine creative ways for tackling authentic, context-specific challenges. This session describes a K-20 collaborative partnership approach to identifying and addressing problems of practice related to technology integration in schools. A creative design team—comprised of in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, a university faculty instructor, school administrator, and library & information technology teacher (LITT)—was developed to help advance the school's Future Ready mission to "maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship" (see: http://futureready.org/). Iterative design thinking was used to:

• establish a common understanding of specific challenges faced by teachers in the school;
• research, generate insights, and ideate solutions for how to address the problems using technology;
• develop and implement prototypes across different classrooms; and
• evaluate what worked and share the outcomes with the broader school community.

Some project outcomes included exploring apps for differentiating instruction, creating an open educational resource (oer) for digital citizenship, and organizing an 'hour of code' event school wide.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Zijdemans Boudreau

Anita Zijdemans Boudreau

Educator, School of Learning & Teaching, Pacific University
Anita is professor with 20 years experience in teacher preparation and educational technology consulting. Her work as a research practitioner is informed by interests in the performing arts, human development, culturally responsive practice, and participatory action research. Tech exploration ranges from virtual space and knowledge media design to open education, multimodal F2F - Blended - Online delivery, social media networked learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
14B

1:00pm

From Learning Space to Learning Commons
In the mobile era, what is the role of physical learning spaces when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in their pocket? How does ubiquitous access impact literacy and learning? While the fact that students need these skills may not change, the associated tasks certainly evolve and transform when they have access to technology. In this talk, we will explore how learning spaces can transform from archives of information to places of knowledge co-construction.

>> Presentation Slides 

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 →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17A

1:00pm

Beyond 'Doing an iPad project”
When learning with technology, our tools tend to drive our objectives, rather than the other way around. Too often, our students set out to create iMovies, Explain Everythings, and Digital Books - instead of setting out to learn through the use of apps and technological tools. “Doing an iPad project” is not the essence of what we are trying to accomplish. Rather, as educators who integrate technology, we need to guide students in understanding how and why they use the iPad to enter new dimensions of learning previously unachievable without technology. As we move towards truly invisible technology, students will understand the value and purpose of the tools at their fingertips, and how to utilize their power to create and curate meaningful experiences in learning - and in life.  

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Director of Educational Technology, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Rabbi Michael Cohen is the creator of the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, institutions, and a featured article on MindShift.com. Due to this innovative approach, Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Michael is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. He holds... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
14A

1:00pm

If You Give a Student an iPad: A Scenario-Based Conversation on Engagement
As we approach 2020 consider: who will be sitting in your classroom? Join members of the Framingham State University Education Technology team in an opportunity to hear and to interact with peers about the changing needs of students, the future of education, and the ways we will engage new learners. Using scenarios as the focus, participants are invited to discuss and share their current pedagogy in new situations to develop best practices that will be sustainable in these changing times.

Presentation materials can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/iPadCookie


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Cohen

Stacy Cohen

Instructional Technologist, Framingham State University
Stacy Cohen is the Instructional Technologist at Framingham State University. In addition to supporting the teaching and learning systems on campus, she works closely with the Education Technology and Interactive Media teams to assist faculty, staff, and students in the appropriate application and implementation of technology in the teaching and learning environment. Stacy’s projects include teaching with mobile devices, supporting the... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
16B

1:00pm

iLab - Creating & Publishing Dynamic Digital Stories with Book Creator
Limited Capacity full

Storytelling provides students with opportunities to construct narrative, express their ideas, and stretch their imaginations. With the Book Creator app, students of all ages can combine text, drawing, images, video, audio, and more to create and publish their own books. In this hands-on, collaborative session, you will learn how to harness the power of this app to develop student projects for any grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with the goal of guiding students to take ownership of their learning. She spent 17 years teaching grades 2-5, and as technology evolved began to integrate tech tools into... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
12

2:15pm

Google Tour Builder: Putting Your Story on the Map!
Are your students sick and tired of presenting information in the same way (a Google doc, iMovie, Prezi, etc)? Do you want your learners to connect more deeply with literature, geography, or whatever it is you are teaching them? Then, it's time you introduce them to the amazing tool called Tour Builder!

Google Earth's Tour Builder marries the power of Google Earth with the beauty of digital storytelling. In this session, participants will create their own tour and discover a variety of ways this wonderful tool could be implemented across the curriculum and grade levels (elementary to university!).  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Tour Builder is not yet available for tablets. If you want to be able to create a tour, please bring your LAPTOP!

Presentation can be found HERE 

Speakers
avatar for EMILY ROTH

EMILY ROTH

Leadership & Professional Learning Specialist, University of San Diego, Mobile Technology Learning Center
Originating from St. Louis, Emily has spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching abroad in international schools in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala and Trinidad. Currently, she serves as a Leadership & Professional Learning Specialist at The University of San Diego. She has gained accolades as a Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer, as well as an Apple Foundations Trainer and Common Sense Digital... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
16B

2:15pm

iLab- Hands-on Science Activities & iPad Applications: Enhancement and Excitement to Every SCIENCE Class
Limited Capacity full

Change the science student from passive to active by utilizing hands-on activities and iPad applications in the learning environment. Teaching science with hands-on activities improves understanding, provides greater ownership, motivation, excitement, and retention towards a student’s learning. Utilizing iPad technologies in a science class provides students with a wealth of science resources, colorful animations and visualizations in both two and three dimensional modeling, simulations, and experimental data collection applications. Utilizing this technology in a science class makes learning visual, active, resourceful, collaborative, and fun. Learn both hands-on activities and iPad applications used in teaching a chemistry class. Learn about a fifteen year evolution to the development of a fun and successful approach to learning and teaching chemistry. Hands-on activities in chemistry:  Matter and Energy  Measurement  Physical and Chemical Properties  Chemical Compounds  Chemical Reactions  Gas Properties  Solutions  Polymers iPad applications in chemistry:  Visual Periodic Tables  Physical Properties of Material  Atom, Ionic, and Molecular Modeling and Building  Chemical Reaction Simulations and Recordings  Chemistry Research and News Resources  Lab Data Collections and Simulations  Measurement Conversions and Calculations  Video Lessons  Note Taking and Presenting

Presenter's Materials 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hilton

Kim Hilton

Chemistry Professor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
"Kim is known as Chemical Kim; a full-time Chemistry Professor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Science Outreach Presenter in Southwest, Michigan. Her focus in teaching science is to motivate students to investigate their world through experimentation. Part of Kim's science outreach involves being the resident scientist on ABC affiliate WZZM 13 My West Michigan, featuring biweekly science segments. She presents a blend of smart and... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
13

2:15pm

Are You Indispensable? A Design Thinking Approach to Education
In an era where machines are replacing many people’s jobs, linchpins are individuals who are unique, who do emotional work, and are passionate about what they do ultimately serving as the creative problem solvers in their communities and organizations. We are often told that education must nurture these skills within our youth, yet as educators we face the challenge of how to enhance and develop these skills. Together we will explore how a design thinking approach to curriculum can help overcome the traditional structures in classrooms nurturing a culture of innovation. In this interactive session participants will have the opportunity to discuss ideas for how they can begin implementing a design thinking approach into their curriculum as you help create the future problem solvers of tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Instructor, Presenter, EdTechTeacher
As Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sabba works with faculty to redesign curriculum and supports students with developing digital literacy skills. Prior to joining USC, Sabba led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative for grades 6-12 at Fairmont Private Schools in Orange County, California. In 2010, she deployed iPads and... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17A

2:15pm

Why Change? Making the Case for Design Thinking and Technology Integration in Schools
How can we best prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world? What are the skills and competencies that students need to be effective citizens and empowered workers and business creators? What role do new technologies and new pedagogies play in preparing young people for their future? In this presentation we'll explore a series of effective arguments and stories for building stakeholder support--parents, teachers, businesses, and communities--for new initaitives around technology, making, and design thinking in schools. 

Presentation Slides 

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.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17B

2:15pm

AppSmashing & Visible Thinking
Capturing the process of student thinking is a challenging prospect, yet by combining the thinking routines assiciated with Visible Thinking, with the creative potential of AppSmashing, students have the capacity to capture, share and create a meaningful artifact of their thinking, learning and creative process. This session will explore the crossroads of iPads, Visible Thinking and AppSmashing to unlock both the creative potential of iPads while grounding the process in meaninful thinking routines.

Presentation Slides 

Project Zero Visible Thinking  

Project Zero Visible Thinking Routines 

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
14A

2:15pm

Design, Create, Print: Challenge Students to Make and Code Within Your Curriculum!
How can I create authentic opportunities for students to learn about and demonstrate their understanding of essential science concepts? How can I develop engaging learning activities for students that focus on cutting-edge technologies and critical 21st century skills? How can I fuse maker space values and coding principles with my school’s curriculum while meeting my students’ needs for differentiation in the classroom? These are a handful of the questions I posed throughout the iterative development of two curricular units: Simple Machines and Coding in Earth Science.

From its roots in photocopied prescribed procedures of inquiry labs and simulations, to its modern status as collaborative files on Google Drive with learning objectives, open ended procedures, differentiated simulations, and culminating authentic assessment, this Simple Machines Unit presents a case study of the evolution of innovation within curriculum. The culminating project for the unit has included a load/mechanical advantage challenge; writing a children’s book and making augmented reality vocabulary walls; building with k’nex and VEX; and most recently designing and building or 3D printing a playground with functional simple and compound machines.

Coding in Earth Science grew out of the need to provide students with coding skills within a setting authentic to our middle school curriculum. Two years in the making, this pilot unit asks my 8th graders to use coding to develop and teach a 5-10 minute lesson on a concept in earth science to 5th and 6th graders from our local elementary school. Explore how and why these projects and units have evolved, while reflecting on how you might adjust a current unit or project to add making, coding, and tech fluency goals for your students. Leave with access to unit plans, project guidelines, and targeted inspiration to challenge your students to make and code within your curriculum!

Presenter Slides: http://designcreateprint.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lamont

Lisa Lamont

Educational Technology Specialist, Windward School
avatar for Geraldine M. Loveless

Geraldine M. Loveless

Science Teacher, Directory of Inclusivity, Windward School


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
14B

2:15pm

iLab- Explain Everything 'Master Class': Create, Collaborate, Communicate
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on Innovation Lab provides participants the opportunity to apply three C’s — Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication — with Explain Everything in the service of student and teacher learning. Creativity: Learn about the design, animation, and screencast editing features of the interactive whiteboard and how they can be used in support of creative expression. Collaboration: Utilize the real-time collaboration [brand new in 2016!] of the Explain Everything Collaborative Whiteboard for next-generation group activities, brainstorming, and problem solving. Communication: Optimize content workflows and remove technical barriers so that technology truly supports, if not enhances, human relationships and the content and contexts created around them.

 

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
12

3:30pm

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

Use this link for the Google Slides Presentation: http://bit.ly/classroomworkflow


 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.



Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
14A

3:30pm

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink + Google Apps
Learn to embrace the powerful possibilities that are available by combining ThingLink interactive images and video with Google Apps. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout any student driven learning experience. ThingLink’s media rich platform displays published Google Docs right on top of any image or inside of a video. Google Docs are useful for collecting data for assessment, collect feedback and even provide opportunities for reteaching and challenge. Better yet, those Google Docs are live and interactive so students don’t have to navigate to another page. Join this session to learn more about this truly great combination of tools for engaging students in personalized learning experiences with ThingLink and Google Docs.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Data and Tech Integration Coach, Oak Park Elementary Schools
I am an educational instructional designer and consultant who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Outside of the school day, I enjoy presenting at conferences, hosting webinars, facilitating hands-on training sessions and blogging at GettingSmart.com and Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. I believe in constructive play! Follow me on Twitter @soxnevad



Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
17A

3:30pm

Design Thinking in Practice (K-8)
Interested in fostering creativity, innovation, and problem solving? Learn how to implement Design Thinking in your school or classroom. Learn more about the Design Thinking process, steps to facilitate successful projects, and examples of real problems solved by K-8 students.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Eveleth

Kelly Eveleth

6/7 Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
avatar for Stacey Lamb

Stacey Lamb

4/5 Leaning Experience Designer, Design39Campus



Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
14B

3:30pm

Designing and Creating Makerspaces

1. Pedagogy of learning


  • Makerspaces aren’t just about robotics!


2. Examples of makerspaces from around the world

3. School Leadership: How can you make this happen in your school?


  • Making the case to admin

  • Funding a makerspace

  • Community connections

  • Parent involvement

  • Mentoring


4. Q & A

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 Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
17B

3:30pm

iLab- Prescriptiion for Innovation... Play
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever needed to teach a child to play a video game? What makes that experience draw kids to learn so much, so quickly, and invest so much time and effort? Learn powerful ways to infuse "play to learn" into your classroom, school and district. These strategies will not only allow for student innovation, but staff innovation as well. Have your device powered up for this interactive session. Scott shares his framework and adaptable ideas for infusing play into your daily lessons to maximize instructional impact. Who's ready to play?

Presenter Slides 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley, an award winning educator, has been recognized as the Tech Alliance/Project Tomorrow's Innovation Award: High Impact Teacher in STEM, Irvine Unified School District Elementary Teacher of the Year, Orange County Teacher of the Year, and Orange County CUE (Computer Using Educators) Outstanding Teacher. His practices have been featured in O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The NY Times, The Los Angels Times, and other media... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
12

3:30pm

Video Content in the Classroom
There are so many different ways of creating videos to engage your students and have your students create video to show their knowledge through iPads. This session will show you the different workflows for all levels of video media creators from the newly creative to the more experienced creators. We will navigate through all the great tools and devices to utilize in your classroom and the amazing apps such as Adobe Voice, Premiere Clip, DoInk, TouchCast, StagePro, and others.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Intructional Technology Analyst, Syracuse University
Jason has always been fascinated with the use of iPads in the classroom, from the time the iPad 2 showcased the new camera abilities and iMovie till now with all of the new and emerging apps that make creating video content extremely easy. As an Online Learning Analyst at Syracuse University, Jason works with faculty at the university and local high schools to show off digital content created through video. He has masters degrees from Oswego... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
16B

3:30pm

iLab- The Use of iPads as a Digital Tool to Facilitate K-12 Student Literacy Achievement and Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Due to the continued expansion of standardized, computer-based assessments in K-12 education, it is essential that students are proficient in their ability to read in an electronic format. Additionally, there is an increased need to expose students to informational text literacy materials that assist in their development of college and career readiness skills. This presentation will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of a unique literacy initiative that utilizes iPads in a K-12 school to provide students with access to electronic literacy resources and the use of various digital tools to enhance their learning. Recent educational research and data on electronic reading will be discussed and how this instructional literacy approach impacts student reading achievement. Participants will acquire important knowledge about the use of iPads to enhance the reading achievement levels of students who have varying skill levels. Participants will receive practical instructional strategies and ideas on how to plan and implement an electronic reading initiative in which students utilize iPads and digital tools at the elementary, middle, and high school level. During the presentation, the presenter will provide all participants with an iPad to utilize that will be pre-loaded with electronic literacy materials including e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, and literacy digital tools. The participants will experience the electronic reading approach through the perspective of a student and engage in hands-on activities that demonstrate how powerful the use of iPads can be when used for student learning, with a specific emphasis on literature, informational text, and the unique digital tools in several iPad apps that facilitates literacy achievement and differentiation among students of all reading levels. The presenter will facilitate a group brainstorming activity to foster collective input from session participants about their educational ideas regarding the use of iPads for student literacy purposes in K-12 schools.

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Collum

Rudy Collum

Associate Director, FAU School District
avatar for Brittany Steele

Brittany Steele

Program Development & Outreach Specialist, FAU Lab School District
Brittany Steele is the Program Development and Outreach Specialist at the A.D. Henderson/FAU High School in the Florida Atlantic University Lab School District. She has over 12 years of teaching and instructional coaching experience and has presented research at various international, national, and state conferences. She has a Master’s degree in K-12 Reading Education and a Specialist degree in K-12 Educational Leadership. In 2010, Ms. Steele... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
13

4:30pm

Creation Station Social
Join us after the last session for some hands on fun with the EdTechTeacher staff and the Vendors to learn some new apps, hacks, and tips with our favorite tools. A Cash Bar and Snacks will be available as well so get to know your new collegues and EdTechTeacher during this fun social event. 

Tuesday February 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lobby
 
Wednesday, February 3
 

7:30am

Registration
Registration opens at 7:30 with refreshments.

Wednesday February 3, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
Lobby

8:00am

Keynote: Behind the Science of Innovation: Bringing About Significant Positive Change
Scott Berkun defines *Innovation* as "Significant Positive Change." Our goal  as educators is to foster that change within our students and colleagues. We will journey from research to practice to identify the drivers of innovation and magnify how we can nurture our current pockets of excellence into a community of innovation.

>> Presentation Slides 

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 Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. 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 teacher and Social Studies department chair at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He is also an... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
15 A&B

9:30am

iLab- Student Creations with Google Drive Add-Ons, Chrome Extensions & More
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Apps for Education and Chrome Extensions provide creative and collaborative learning opportunities for Chromebook and laptop classrooms. In this session we will explore uses of Google Drive, the Chrome Browser, and select Google Apps in ways that facilitate creative student demonstrations of learning. Participants will be introduced to valuable "Add-Ons" that extend the functionality of Google Drive, "Extensions" that boost Chrome's capabilities, as well as Google-friendly apps that facilitate a wide range of innovative possibilities. Showcased tools include Kaizena, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, Snagit, Movenote, and more. In all, this session will provide participants with a strong foundation for powerful and creative student Google integration.

Presentation Slides 

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.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
12

9:30am

Think Globally, Act Googley
Preparing your lessons as if you will reach a global audience will transform the way you teach. Learn ways in which educators can leverage multiple Google tools to change the mindset from simply producing work for the teacher to creating work for the world. . .even if the work never leaves the classroom (K-20).

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Heil

Jeffrey Heil

Jeff is an instructional technology coach for the San Diego County Office of Education, an adjunct professor of educational technology for California State University San Marcos, and a Google Certified Innovator and Education Trainer. His mission in life is to spread his love of technology as a tool to transform student learning. A frequent conference presenter (CUE & ISTE), he strives to transform education. He was selected as the Classroom of... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
14B

9:30am

Friends Don't Let Friends Use Comic Sans: Teaching Effective Visual Communication
While it's daunting to begin developing a skillful approach to visual communication (which may takes years to develop!), everyone is able to acquire fundamental skills to the thoughtful use of text style, color, shape, and layout. Learn how to better understand visual communication to create dynamic, thoughtful, and beautiful designs to help enhance the way we share ideas. 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Director of Educational Technology, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Rabbi Michael Cohen is the creator of the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, institutions, and a featured article on MindShift.com. Due to this innovative approach, Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Michael is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. He holds... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
17B

9:30am

Mapping the Journey: Using formative assessment to create a community of learning..
In the minds of many students and teachers, assessment still means “test.” Electronic assessment tools can go beyond that definition to allow information and data to flow to the teacher, the student and ultimately to the entire class.  If our ultimate goal is to have students become responsible for driving their own learning, then we should share as much formative data as possible so that they can make enlightened choices about their learning. In the process, we can change our view of formative assessment from a momentary classroom event into an information rich environment.  

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. 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 teacher and Social Studies department chair at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He is also an... Read More →



Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
17A

9:30am

Stop Talking About Technology; Proven Strategies for Integrating Technology
Learn the goals and strategies successful Ed Tech coaches use to assist teachers, even reluctant ones, to use technology to accelerate standards-based, deep learning activities. Teachers, technology integration specialists and Ed Tech coaches will rethink their goals for integrating technology. Instead of using technology to deliver content for student consumption, participants will explore ways students can use technology as a means to do things in the real world. Participants will also explore how to use the strategies adopted by successful coaches, like using pedagogy to drive the use of technology to accelerate student learning with technology in their classrooms. And learn a bit about the value Ed Tech Coaches could add in your school.

Presenter's Materials 

Speakers
avatar for Les Foltos

Les Foltos

Director, Peer-Ed
For the last fifteen years I have helped educators in more than 40 countries around the world develop the skills to coach colleagues to offer student deep learning activities. Prior to the I was the Director of Educational Technology for Seattle Schools.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
14A

9:30am

Sketchnoting 2.0
Sketch Noting is emerging an effective approach to consuming and capturing ones thoughts while listening to a speaker, reading an article or watching video footage. While the sketch noting process is both effective and reasonably created with paper, the potential of sketch noting with an iPad allows for creation not attainable with paper alone.

This session will explore the philosophical approach to sketch noting, the intersection of paper and iPads, techniques to get started with the process and sketch noting 2.0 or Hybrid Sketch Noting. Sketch Noting 2.0 refers to the process of combining paper sketches, images, digital sketching and potentially video to create a final product that is a natural extension of paper sketch noting. By extending the sketch noting process to the digital realm and beyond the restraints of digital paper alone, sketch notes can be brought to life in video form to create a powerful and shareable story of ones unique understanding of a concept. The session will refer to the following apps in the sketch noting process: Paper 53, Keynote, Explain Everything, Green Screen by DoInk, Adobe Voice and TiltShift Video. Note - the apps listed are not required while attending the session. 

Speakers
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 →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
16B

9:30am

iLab- Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity
Limited Capacity full

TWO GUYS AND SOME IPADS, Drew Minock and Brad Waid lead this session together:

True innovation happens when collaboration and creativity are given the opportunity to run wild! Finding many different solutions to the same problem creates outside the box thinking. Using technology with this approach breeds innovation. During this workshop we will tackle an abundance of iOS applications, and iPad accessories to get students reaching new heights. Come explore how to use technology as a tool to inspire student innovation, collaboration, and creativity!

Speakers
avatar for Drew Minock

Drew Minock

Education Program Manager, DAQRI
A rising star in the world of educational technology and motivational speaker, Drew Minock is an expert at using augmented reality to deepen comprehension and enhance the learning experience. He has worked with educators and students around the world as an Education Evangelist for DAQRI, the world’s leading augmented reality developer. Drew is the Co-Founder of the globally recognized educational blog, Two Guys and Some iPads, and the popular... Read More →
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
13

10:45am

Hack Google Classroom
If you are currently a Google Classroom user, this session will go beyond the basics to show you how to get the MOST out of Google Classroom. You will learn to use Chrome extensions to enhance your use of Google Classroom and dive into using Add Ons and Scripts to hack what you can do with Google Classroom. This practical, hands on, and fun session is a MUST for anyone who wants to take Google Classroom to the next level. Please note: The best device to have for this session is a laptop. Add ons and chrome extensions do not work on a tablet. Tablet users will learn great tips and tricks but many will need to be practiced later on a computer.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

In addition to being a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, and Microsoft Innovative Educator, Alice Keeler taught high school math for 14 years and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at California State University, Fresno. She is Co-Author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom, a number one best-seller on Amazon in Computers and Technology Education, and has... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
14A

10:45am

Podcasting in the 1:1 Classroom
Whether your students have iPads, Chromebooks or are BYOD, podcasting is a powerful approach to capturing student thinking and expressing creativity. Recently, the ability to capture, edit and publish audio and podcasts has become easier and more accessible to 1:1 classrooms. This session will explore a range of tools that will cross all platforms including iPads & Chromebooks that will allow podcasting to become a part of every classroom.

Presentation Slides 

Speakers
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 →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
16B

10:45am

iLab- Hacking Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wanted to completely change up something in your school or classroom but don’t even know where to start? Is there a problem or need that you’ve been dying to solve but can’t think of that just-right solution? Come “hack” with us as we work together to ideate and prototype rapid solutions that you can take back with you to test on Monday. A high-speed version of the Design Thinking Process will be used, so drink a lot of coffee and come with a few ideas in mind. Will you redesign your literacy block? Hack your schedule? Revamp your classroom layout? We can’t wait to see what solutions will be hauled out from under the sticky notes and blue tape by the end of the session. Looking forward to hacking with you.

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Speakers
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
Mindy Ahrens teaches 4th/5th grade at an innovative public school, Design39Campus, in Poway, CA. Prior to this position, she spent 15 years teaching students from preschool to 8th grade in various settings. She studied Project Based Learning techniques in depth and earned a M.Ed. degree in teacher leadership from the High Tech High charter school organization.
avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
4/5 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
13

10:45am

Creating Coherence- Connecting Learning Goals to Technology
In too many U.S. school districts, technology purchases and programs are not connected to strategic learning goals for students. Districts and schools make technology purchases, and then teachers are left to individually use the technology however they see fit. This model can promote pockets of excellence, but it rarely leads to systematic adoption of technology in support of meaningful learning. In this interactive session, we'll explore a case study of competing and complementary approaches to connecting learning goals to a technology integration plan. Participants will leave the session with a variety of effective strategies for helping teams, departments, schools and districts strategically use technology to support student learning and achievement. This session will be almost entirely participant small-group discussions of a case study--a great chance to meet new people and have rich conversations about complex problems. (For those more interested in a lecture from Justin, see his other session).

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.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
17A

10:45am

Leveling Up: How Video Game Design Teaches More Than Just Coding
While computer programming is a central element of video game design, creating a successful game requires a multitude of other skills that do not require the use of technology. To create a compelling game, students must utilize creative problem solving, design thinking and perspective taking; as well as tap into their skills as creative writers, researchers, teachers, artists, critics and storytellers.
Explore how a middle school elective uses game design to teach not only coding, but also collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and how to give and receive constructive feedback.
Participants will learn how principles of game design can be incorporated into any classroom to approach content through a new epistemological lens. In this session, they will explore how teaching game design can be implemented at all levels and in all disciplines, with or without the use of technology. Participants will be introduced to a formal approach to game design, much like those taught at professional gaming conferences, and walk away with tools that they can incorporate into their teaching.

Find the presentation and more at LevelingUp.weebly.com  !

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lamont

Lisa Lamont

Educational Technology Specialist, Windward School


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
17B

10:45am

iLab- Learn to Code through Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity full

Learning to code doesn't have to begin with learning a programming language. With apps like Hopscotch and Scratch Jr., learning to code becomes the by-product of creation process. In this Innovation Lab, we will explore the apps available to create digital stories using logic and animations. You will be having so much fun creating and sharing that you won't even notice you are also learning to code. Teachers looking to introduce coding into their classrooms are welcome.

Presentation Slides, Challenges, and Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Founder & Designer, risingT
Kate Wilson believes a rising tide lifts all boats. As a designer, educator, and technology enthusiast with a passion for continuing learning, Kate started her own company to help people take their goals to the next level through web development, graphic design, marketing, and communications.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
12

10:45am

What Does a 21st Century Administrator Look Like?
A 21st Century administrator effectively models digital-age skills and leadership to communicate and interact digitally with their staff. These administrators always redefine ways to infuse technology for inspiring staff and students in the transformation of school culture and learning environments. Administrators in Coachella Valley USD have learned to leverage multiple forms of digital media to their school’s advantage. Utilizing visionary leadership, administrators help to create a culture and vision that leads to boundless innovation. With their vision, the innovative administrator evaluates and coaches the effectiveness of using tools and resources to improve teaching and learning.

Presenter's Materials

Speakers
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Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District
avatar for Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services/CTO, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Michelle Murphy managed the deployment of over 18,000 iPads to students in grades PreK-12. After the deployment's success, Michelle uses her CETPA Chief Technology Officer Training to manage all district technology, including this year's deployment, as well as Ed Tech Training for every CVUSD staff member.
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Israel Oliveros

Mobile Technology Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Israel Oliveros demonstrated his abilities and passion for technology as a Systems Technician for Coachella Valley Unified School District. Israel’s natural abilities to organize and develop action plans led him to become the Director of Technology to oversee CVUSD’s Mobile Learning Initiative under the direction of Dr. Darryl Adams and Michelle Murphy. As Director of Technology, Israel remains one of the key individuals who ensures success... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
14B

11:45am

Book Signing with Alice Keeler
Join Alice as she signs copies of her book, 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Books available for purchase on site. 

Speakers
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

In addition to being a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, and Microsoft Innovative Educator, Alice Keeler taught high school math for 14 years and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at California State University, Fresno. She is Co-Author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom, a number one best-seller on Amazon in Computers and Technology Education, and has... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Lobby

11:45am

Lunch
Lunch is provided. Grab a box lunch and enjoy the sunshine with new collegues. 

Wednesday February 3, 2016 11:45am - 10:00pm
Lobby

1:00pm

Publish All About It: The Power of Publishing with Google & Web Tools
The power of a wider, more authentic audience can be the factor that takes student work from just mediocre to great. It can be the drive that brings JOY back into learning. When students are introduced to the feeling of producing an artifact of learning that is then shared with people beyond the classroom walls, motivation is born. In this session, we will explore a variety of tools and strategies to help students get bitten by the "publishing bug."

LINK to presentation slides 

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
16B

1:00pm

iLab- Broadening Your Assessment Arsenal
Limited Capacity filling up

Register in the Google Classroom for this Workshop using Code 1p1x5x.
You will need:

  1. iPad

  2. Installed on your iPad you will need the GoodNotes 4 and Google Drive Apps

  3. Rubrics saved to your Google Drive in PDF format

  4. A Stylus and wireless keyboard are optional, but helpful

21st Century Assessment Tools that Will Revolutionize Your Assessment--
As demand on teachers to differentiate instruction and provide timely and meaningful assessment for learning, teachers need to find ways to work more efficiently because we all know, first hand, that we can’t work any harder! In this hands-on workshop, participants will integrate existing or curriculum-established rubrics into GoodNotes on their iPads, simulate in-class assessments using this powerful note-taking app and then learn how to efficiently share the assessment feedback with students and parents using Google Drive. Participants must have several different rubrics in PDF format, the GoodNotes App, and Google Drive installed on their iPads to get the most out of this workshop! 

All resources will be stored in the Google Classroom noted above, however, you can access a copy of the presentation and additional teacher resources at http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/tullochs/?page_id=371

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Bembridge

Shelly Bembridge

Y2k Teacher, Halifax Regional School Board
Shelly Bembridge is a 21st century classroom educator at Bedford South School in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Shelly came to the education field from the business world 15 years ago and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Global Business Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies. After deciding to switch careers after the birth of her first child 11 years ago, she has worked hard to infuse her... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
13

1:00pm

iLab- Student Created Animations in Science
Limited Capacity full

Using student created animations in science can significantly increase student understanding of complex processes and improve their engagement. Come to this hands on session to learn the why and the how to use student created animations in your science classroom.

Presenter Materials 

Speakers
avatar for Wes Molyneaux

Wes Molyneaux

Wes is an anatomy and physiology teacher and technology staff development coordinator at New Trier High School. Wes has been teaching an a 1:1 iPad environment for the last 4 years where he has been innovating new ways to help students better understand the complex processes of the human body. In addition to his role in classroom, Wes works with teachers district wide to successfully implement technology into their classrooms. Wes has... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
12

1:00pm

Disrupting School Culture
Do you wish you could be “that school”? The school that has enabled its faculty to take risks, motivated them to embrace change and truly encouraged them to share? The school that has moved well beyond the traditional classroom model, using technology in purposeful and rich ways? Do you long to personalize your program to cater to a broad scope of learners and tap into each child’s unique needs?

At Holy Trinity, we believe we are on the right trajectory to a place where the mindset is that of an innovator. We will share a number of our best practices, including our ground-breaking faculty growth model and our strategies for ongoing professional development. Our leadership model is one that bridges a deep collaboration between academic leaders and our technological leaders . As a learning institution, we are all learners, foster a flexible and agile mindset, a portfolio that celebrates and honours the teacher’s learning and their students, and we intentionally work towards breaking down the silos that are remnants of an outdated model of schools. There are three key pillars to our workshop: Visionary Leadership, Innovative Teaching and Learning and Ongoing Professional Development. Together these pillars support our work in building a strong future for our school that is not only relevant today, but meaningful and purposeful well into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Pereira-Raso

Helen Pereira-Raso

Deputy Head, Holy Trinity School
Lover of all things learning, passionate educator, learner, thinker and most of all dreamer. My teaching career began in 1999 in the public school system in Ontario. Over the past 16 years I have been privileged to teach grades 7-12 in both the public school system and the independent schools in Ontario. The last two roles of my professional career brought me the greatest growth, challenges and joy. As Lead Teacher: Curriculum Innovation and... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Stephens

Stephanie Stephens

Executive Director of Innovation, Holy Trinity School
In every aspect of Stephanie's current role, she has had the opportunity to imagine and be creative. Whether it be in the development of new projects with teachers, building and evolving innovative professional development program or supporting student technology learning. As Executive Director of Innovation and Technology at Holy Trinity School, Stephanie's role is to disrupt teaching and learning practices and ensure that effective change... Read More →



Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
14B

1:00pm

Teaching Coding for the Non-Coding Teacher
Not a coder? Not a problem! In this interactive session, discover how simple games and hands-on activities can help kids to develop the thinking skills, collaboration skills, and computational skills to understand the basics of coding and computer programming. Pick up tips on teaching students to code, regardless of computer or internet access. This is a friendly introduction for teachers with little to no experience in coding. 

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17B

1:00pm

Collaborative Whiteboard Screencasting: A Next Generation Experience for Knowledge Building and Sharing
Join Explain Everything Co-Founder Reshan Richards and Senior Developers Maciek Kupczak and Lukasz Krystek as they provide an exclusive look into their latest innovations. Attendees will have the chance to play around with and experience a real-time collaborative experience unlike any other previously seen for the iPad. Together, we’ll brainstorm potential ways that this new kind of experience can best support student creativity, learning, idea development, and demonstration of understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17A

1:00pm

Augmented Reality in the iPad Classroom
TWO GUYS AND SOME IPADS, Drew Minock and Brad Waid lead this session together:

Why will kids sit for hours immersed in a Minecraft world, but have trouble staying engaged during class? We will showcase how using an iPad and augmented reality, (AR) empowers you and your students the power to create meaningful learning experiences that combine the digital and physical worlds. This session will call attention to the best augmented reality applications available in the App Store so you can implement this game changing technology into your classroom now. We address how we can take existing curriculums, and enhance them to appeal to the Minecraft Generation.


Speakers
avatar for Drew Minock

Drew Minock

Education Program Manager, DAQRI
A rising star in the world of educational technology and motivational speaker, Drew Minock is an expert at using augmented reality to deepen comprehension and enhance the learning experience. He has worked with educators and students around the world as an Education Evangelist for DAQRI, the world’s leading augmented reality developer. Drew is the Co-Founder of the globally recognized educational blog, Two Guys and Some iPads, and the popular... Read More →
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
14A

2:15pm

Travel the World Through a Chromebook
Have you ever wanted to take a field trip to Paris but found that the school budget is a little thin on overseas flight money? Have you wanted to take your students to the base of the Grand Canyon, but found that some are scared of the donkeys? Well have no fear, Google Maps and Street View Treks can take you and your class anywhere in the world with just a few clicks. In this session, we will explore how to use Google Maps, implement Google Maps into your curriculum, and create a lesson that will engage your learners! Come discover how the power of this simple tool can transform your students’ learning experience into a worldwide adventure!

Use this link for the Google Slides Presentation:  http://bit.ly/travelviachromebook


Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17B

2:15pm

iLab - Better Visual Communication with Canva
Limited Capacity full

What we see has a profound effect on what we learn and remember. Graphic design and photo editing used to be left to the experts, but no longer! The Canva app and website provide a simpler way to create presentations, posters, and other designs. During this hands-on session, we will combine Canva with some basic design literacy guidelines to help your students create better visual presentations that strengthen their ability to communicate what they know, think, and feel.

An iPad or laptop can be used.

Presenter's Materials 

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Baird

Alexandra Baird

Technology Integration Coach, Saint Andrew's School


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
12

2:15pm

BLT - Literacy and Technology
A balanced literacy program is most effective when children are given direct instructional support and a variety of daily reading and writing experiences needed in the complex process of becoming independent readers and writers. Integrating technology into a balanced literacy classroom is not an overnight process. (Shettel & Bower, 2013) However with the tools we will provide in our session, participants will have a better grasp on ways to incorporate technology into their balanced literacy classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brandee Ramirez

Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises for Age of Learning/ABCmouse.com, is a UCI Writing Project Fellow, was Teacher of the Year-2013. She also works closely with COTSEN and Educator's Cooperative. She has... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
14B

2:15pm

PD in Your PJs: Personalized, Just-In-Time, Bite-Sized Resources to Help Your Teachers Innovate
Just as we want our students to be part of classrooms that inspire, teachers should participate in professional development that is offered in an exciting and efficient manner.  We can't ask our teachers to redesign their classrooms with technology in innovative ways without modeling professional development that is personalized, current, and relevant to their practice.

In this session, learn about new bite-sized professional development resources that guide teachers step by step to build fundamental skills and to develop new ideas and understandings of EdTech. We will demonstrate how to move beyond being "app-centric," and connect product to practice, by modeling a formative assessment hands-on activity designed for teachers. Plus, we'll introduce you to ways to inspire your own teachers to create tech-rich lesson plans and connect with peers to get at the heart of what EdTech innovation is about: continuous learning. 

The presentation will be delivered using the Nearpod platform:  http://tinyurl.com/zl5b4z8

Speakers
avatar for Darri Stephens

Darri Stephens

Exhibitor, Common Sense Education
Darri Stephens is a former member of Teach for America and a seasoned educator, with more than 10 years' experience in Los Angeles and New York City public schools. She has also worked for education-focused media companies including Nickelodeon, IMAX, EdSurge, and Discovery Education. With master's degrees in education from both Harvard and Stanford, she's passionate about creative curriculum development that pushes boundaries, especially... Read More →
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
14A

2:15pm

Idea Garden: Turning Evergreen Apps into Performances of Understanding
There are incredible opportunities for active, immersed learning emerge when educators consider how a small suite of apps can support diverse student performances of understanding. In this session, we'll explore how to turn a small set of “Evergreen Apps” into almost limitless instructional possibilities. Evergreen Apps—such as Book Creator, iMovie, Explain Everything, Notability, Tellagami, Padlet, Thinglink and others —are non-subject apps useful throughout the year for speaking, writing, listening, drawing, annotating, collaborating, sharing, and more. Using apps that help students consume, curate, create, and collaborate, educators have more than enough firepower to develop creative and purposeful activities that extend the entire academic year.

NOTE: We will explore apps specific to the iPad, but many are available for use in non-iPad environments

Presentation Slides

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.


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
16B

2:15pm

iLab- AppSmashing in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

AppSmashing, the process of fluently navigating between multiple apps in order to create an artifact as evidence of understanding, can seem like an overtly complex taks. However, even the youngest of students can AppSmash! This concept helps early learners develop technology fluency, critical thinking, and creativity. Come learn what's possible for elementary students to create when we remove all technical limitations.

>> Presentation Slides 

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 →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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