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Tuesday, February 7
 

8:00am

Introductions and Ignite Session
Ignite Talk Topics:
The Innovation Summit will begin with a series of short Ignite style talks from EdTechTeacher Co-Founders Thomas Daccord and Justin Reich, EdTechTeacher Instructor Greg Kulowiec and featured speaker Grant Lichtman.  The first three fast paced talks will be 10 minutes long and our featured speaker Grant Lichtman will deliver a longer 20 minute talk.  Join us Tuesday morning to kick off the Innovation Summit with a four insightful talks! 

Link to Greg, Tom & Justin's Ignite Talk slides

Greg Kulowiec - 10 minute talk
What Virtual Reality & Innovation, Insights into the Future of EdTech  

Thomas Daccord - 10 minute talk
Media Literacy & Empowering Students

Justin Reich - 10 minute talk
Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

Grant Lichtman - 20 Minute Talk 

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 Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 →
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 →
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 7, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
15A & 15B

9:30am

Engage, Motivate, and Excite Your Students with Interactive Lessons
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 students tomorrow.

Create a FREE Teacher Account at Nearpod.com 

Speakers
JT

Joshua Tappan

Professional Development Manager, Nearpod
Joshua Tappan is the Professional Development and Teacher Community Manager at Nearpod. Josh began his career as a science teacher in Atlanta Public Schools. After 3 years in the classroom, he attended graduate school to earn his masters in Technology and Innovation in Education at Harvard. Josh then moved to the Bay Area to work at a non-profit doing educational investment work. In January 2015, Josh joined Nearpod to lead PD and teacher... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
17B

9:30am

It’s Complicated: What’s the right 1:1 device for your school?
At Chadwick School, our campuses in Palos Verdes, CA and Songdo, South Korea, have a complicated relationship with 1:1 devices: younger students have iPads, Middle Schoolers have Mac laptops, and Upper School students can bring whatever device they choose.

Why on earth would we make our lives so complicated? Because it makes sense to invest in the best tools for each user. How did we arrive at our decisions?

Most recently, we took a hard look at the pros and cons of using iPads vs. using other devices in our Middle School. Through a formalized review process, we changed to a 1:1 Mac laptop program for the 2016-17 school year.

In this seminar/conversation, we will discuss the hows and whys of Chadwick's program and draw parallels to others' programs. Because we included stakeholders from all aspects of the Chadwick community, we will discuss the balance we reached between parents, educators, administrators and students. The financial, infrastructure, and social implications will all be looked at in detail.

Because this is a discussion, the plan for audience participation is to have an open Q&A continuing throughout the session. We will welcome questions at anytime, and look forward to the conversations about the hard issues and often controversial subjects that arise. 

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy

Sr. Tech Integration Specialist, Chadwick School
Deborah Levy, Ed.M., has more than 25 years’ experience in ed tech. She helped to pioneer educational software, producing the original “Math Blaster” series and the digital database ProQuest’s SIRS “Discoverer". Deborah has been leading tech integration at Chadwick School for the past 12 years, bringing them to a 1-to-1 mixed environment. She is a leader of Chadwick’s STEM program, innovating to make future programs more robust, fun... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
12

9:30am

Tonka Teacher Talks: A Best Practice Showcase of 1:1 Grade 5-12 iPad Classrooms
Last time at EdTechTeacher, this session was standing room only! Back by popular demand, it will feature Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1:1 iPad teachers' examples of iPad integration in a variety of elementary, middle & high school curricular areas. Learn how Minnetonka has developed a Framework for Teaching & Learning beyond SAMR ladders & pools that includes eight dimensions to create more meaningful, deeper, and engaging learning experiences for students.

Minnetonka is a suburban school district near Minneapolis in the sixth year of a 1:1 iPad program. All 6,250 students in grades 5-12 are issued an iPad. The program uses digital curriculum materials, student collaboration tools, and individualized instruction in all subject areas with the goal of enhancing student learning.
Come see the great things happening in Minnetonka classrooms harnessing the power of iPads for teaching and learning!

Presentation

More about Minnetonka's 1:1 iPad Program:

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

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

Paula Hoff

Paula Hoff, EdD, has been the principal at Minnetonka Middle School West since 2014. Paula is a believer in the incredible potential that technology has to drastically impact the learning experience of our students. Utilizing technology to recreate and redesign the learning is a necessary skill and mindset for educators. As a principal, she believes that she must lead this type of learning and usage. She models with the staff at MMW how... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Price

Patricia Price

Patricia Price, M.A.Ed., has been with the Minnetonka Public School district since 2011. She has taught General and Honors Physical Science, as well as, General and AP Chemistry. Patricia developed and teaches a Pre-AP Chemistry course for Minnetonka's Tonka Online program. In addition to teaching AP Chemistry, Patricia is currently a Technology Integration Coach at Minnetonka High School.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
13

9:30am

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

Moderators
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 →
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology & Engineering Literacy... Read More →

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 Michael Moran

Michael Moran

Facilitator, SBUSD
Facilitating the exploration of the natural and technological world for younger students with IEPs.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
14A

9:30am

Teaching Media Literacy in a World of Memes and Fake News
Media Literacy might be the most important critical thinking skill of our time, especially in a 1:1 learning environment. What programs should we have in place to evaluate facts, identify bias and discern truth across the curriculum? This session will take a look at how we have taught media literacy in the past and the new challenges we face in teaching students who, device in hand, are connected to information at all times. Bring your devices, this session will use web-based tools and practice classroom strategies for students of all ages. 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 23 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 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
17A

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for 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
avatar for Billy Corcoran

Billy Corcoran

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
Billy’s work stretches from coast-to-coast as an Learning Experience Designer at Design39Campus in San Diego, California and an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. Billy, an Apple Distinguished Educator, loves kids and is a tireless advocate for how kids learn best, speaking on this topic at Maine’s biggest conferences such as Leveraging Learning, ACTEM, Maine DOE Move the Needle, and at Apple’s 2015... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Jennings

Stacy Jennings

Learning Experience Designer, Design 39 Campus
I have been an educator for 20 years in San Diego County. My credentials are in both General Ed/Multiple Subject and Special Ed/Learning Handicapped with a Resource Specialist Certificate. My passions are: Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Wondering, Creative Confidence, Adaptive Schools, Thrively, Real World Scholars, Improv, and disrupting the norm!
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Instructor & Director of Innovation, EdTechTeacher & USC
My mission is to help empower people to become creative problem solvers. Every day, I meet people who are both fascinated and overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change and concerned about how to leverage the technology around them. I work with students, educators and business organizations to bridge the digital divide and create cultures that allow people to thrive. | | Today, as Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
16B

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for 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 Benjamin Gaines

Benjamin Gaines

Principal, Rancho Minerva Middle School
Through his 4 years at RMMS, Benjamin has led the school as a Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning School, where students received 24/7 connectivity as a 1:1 iPad School. Under his leadership, Rancho Minerva has been in the national spotlight as a P21 Exemplar School for their unique approach to teaching and learning.
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.
avatar for Kate Sprague

Kate Sprague

Instructional Technology Coach, Mill Valley School District


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
14B

10:45am

Let's Get Personal: Leading a Personalized Learning School
Join this session to learn about one principal's journey in leading a school that is 1:1 and shifting the paradigm of teaching and learning to leverage this powerful tool. What were the steps to prepare teachers, students, and the community? What did the initial days and weeks of 1:1 look like? How do you shift teaching and learning from one that is teacher-centered to one that is driven by student agency? What has been different about year two? What have been the lessons learned?



Speakers
avatar for Alison Francis

Alison Francis

Personalized Learning Coach, Holcomb Bridge MS
This is Alison's sixth year as an educator and second year as our personalized learning coach. She works to create confidence in teachers to move forward in relevant and engaging learning for their students.
avatar for Chris Shearer

Chris Shearer

Principal, Holcomb Bridge MS
I have been in education for 18 years; the past three years as principal of Holcomb Bridge. It is the most diverse middle school in Fulton County. With that diversity, come opportunities. To capitalize on the opportunities, our goal is to move the needle for every student. We are shifting the instructional paradigm in the building through project-based learning and a more personalized learning environment. Since Oct. 2015, every child in our... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
13

10:45am

Design, Document, Display, & Distribute with Book Creator
The power of Book Creator lies in its absolute simplicity, elegance, and flexibility. Whether you want your students to draw and narrate a story, document the engineering and production of a STEM project, engage in a guided inquiry project, or jump into the language of coding and computational thinking, Book Creator provides the perfect platform for all students. In this session, you will get ideas and examples for how this one app can offer you and your students a myriad of possibilities for designing, documenting, as well as displaying multimedia work, and now - with the latest update to Book Creator - distributing those creations to a broader audience.

>> Published Book Creator Project 

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 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
17A

10:45am

Design Thinking for School Leaders
Design Thinking is a powerful toolkit for solving all kinds of problems, including those faced by teachers and administrators in schools. In this hands-on workshop, we will practice strategies for bringing design thinking to the challenges of learning space, time, and pedadogy to unlock new opportunities for our students. For new ways of learning and working to spread in schools, the adults in the building need to embrace and model them, and this workshop will provide some of the tools to do so. Come prepared to be creative, have fun, and imagine new futures for schools.

Slides here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16riZLNsQsB7WfMymdsvrKt1OQBG_7IRNYYGOtdnnLOY/edit#slide=id.g1c6f9e2d5e_0_77 

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 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
14A

10:45am

PBL Gets a “Make”-Over – Prompts, Scaffolding, and Assessment for the Maker Classroom
Of course students should have powerful hands-on project-based experiences in the classroom – but how does that happen? This session will explore how to design engaging prompts with helpful (but not TOO helpful) scaffolding. We will also discuss how to manage the project process when students are using cutting edge technology integrated with iterative design. Participants will learn about new research on assessment for projects and real classroom practices with students using modern technology and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology & Engineering Literacy... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
16B

10:45am

Youth Documentary Filmmaking: Latest Research and Newest Practices
In this hands-on, minds-on presentation, participants will learn how recent shifts and turns in the converging fields of education, technology and transnational filmmaking have brought us to an exciting moment in youth and media culture. As educators strive to build critical and creative thinkers for the 21st century, 'citizen documentary-filmmaking' in the classroom is an incredible opportunity to create with their peers in both in face-to-face and online classrooms. Documentary filmmaking classroom provides rich opportunities for problem-based learning about real world matters using collaboration and innovation. Making a short citizen documentary is now within the reach and ability of educators and youth who want to create change and have a say in their world. Moreover, it is not limited to media arts or tech classes; students are making films in many subject areas including history, geography, science and civics, to name only a few. This session will provide participants with inside tips and skills to navigate and access free public domain and creative commons media including music, videos, stills and more, from a seasoned documentary film educator. Participants will be taken through workflow suggestions using Google Apps to store media and collaborate with peers during the production process. Those using mobile devices during the session can do this simultaneously with the presenter. We will share suggestions and tips on how to get started on some of the newest collaborative video editing platforms on the internet today using mobile devices such as ipads, iphones and laptops. As a take-away, participants will be provided with information and internet links shared during the session. 

Speakers
AM

Alison Mann

Alison is an award-winning Film and Media educator with over 18 years of teaching experience, and is currently pursuing a full time Ph.D. at University of Toronto in media literacy and technology. As both teacher and academic, she has become adept at staying on the pulse of emerging technologies designed to enhance critical and creative thinking skills. Alison's academic and professional areas of interest include: critical media literacy... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
12

10:45am

Is It A PBL?
You've worked on your lesson plans and you want your students to have a clear understanding of the material, but is this a project or is it project-based learning? Join us as we define what PBL is and then de-construct a project to see if it meets the Gold Standards of a PBL. We'll share resources and the planning forms for PBLs that we've taught in our pre k through 8th grade independent school.

Presentation Resources: goo.gl/0u7cjZ

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Carona

Debbie Carona

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

Katie Specht

St. John's Episcopal School
classroom teacher


Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
14B

10:45am

Tech-Infused Writer's Workshop
Participants will walk out of this session with an arsenal of ideas to infuse technology into their writer's workshop experience. Jake 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.

Please download the following apps prior to arrival at the session:
Explain Everything, Book Creator, iMovie for the iPad, ChatterKid, Lego Movie Maker, Do Ink Green Screen, and Scratch Jr.  

Speakers
avatar for Jake Lee

Jake Lee

Technology Integration Specialist
I have been an early childhood educator for the past 12 years having taught preschool, kindergarten and first grade. I am currently a contract based technology integration specialist living in Portland, Oregon. I have a passion for Educational Technology and I look forward to seeing where this Master's will take me! | | I am taking the next year off from the classroom to be at home with our newly adopted son and transition our family from... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
17A

11:45am

Book Signing -
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 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 →
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology & Engineering Literacy... Read More →
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.
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 7, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Vendor area

1:00pm

KEYNOTE: Full Stack Teaching
Ten teachers teach that really popular STEM lesson one of your colleagues found online. What separates the spectacular classes from the disasters? How do we ask questions from the entire "stack" of questions and not just from a thin layer? We'll discuss answers to these questions, along with task makeover strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Chief Academic Officer, Desmos
Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. He speaks internationally and was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
15A & 15B

2:15pm

Unlocking Innovative Teachership and Leadership: Lessons from Global Staffrooms and Classrooms
We know that innovation is happening all around us, just not at scale required to truly transform approaches. In this session Mark will draw upon recent global examples of schools exploring new ways of designing physical spaces, leveraging digital and re-framing curriculum to develop students with the knowledge, skills and predispositions to not only ‘get a job’ but to be able to create opportunities, improve processes and products and contribute positively to society.
 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Sparvell

Mark Sparvell

Mark Sparvell is an award winning educator and school leader originally from Australia. Across 25 years, Mark has held roles in education departments, University faculties and professional institutes. He currently coordinates Microsofts global school leader audience strategy with a focus on whole school transformation approaches. Mark is currently struggling to complete research into the lived experiences of leadership in online communities of... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
12

2:15pm

What School Leaders need to know about Design Thinking, Making, and PBL
Have you heard that 3D printers, design thinking, and makerspaces are all the rage? Skeptical of yet another “learning revolution” that might be just another expensive shopping list or distraction from real learning? Let’s untangle the hype from the reality grounded in four important aspects of change leadership: place, culture, process, and the underlying beliefs about teaching and learning. Get up to speed on these growing trends and leave with leadership lessons that will meet your community’s unique needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology & Engineering Literacy... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17B

2:15pm

Tech Tools for Formative Assessment
Largest gains in student achievement are often attributed to identification of students’ needs and differentiating instruction. Avoid the upside-down data triangle by harnessing the power of formative assessment to inform instruction. Technology use in formative assessment provides educators just-in-time data to make instructional decisions. In this session, we will explore the best tech tools to support formative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
16B

2:15pm

Competency Based Professional Learning: Earn Your Badge & Level Up
Competency based badges can be a great tool to increase professional learning. By focusing on learner outcomes, we can transform professional learning from a sit and get event to an ongoing showcase of skills and knowledge that have the power to positively impact teaching and learning. In this session we will examine learner outcomes, discuss how to create badges, and explore various platforms to host badges.

Click here to access the resources 

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Miller

Brandi Miller

Instructional Technology TOSA, Rowland Unified School District
Brandi is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Rowland Unified School District and previously taught grades 1-4 for 11 years. She works with teachers TK-12 on thoughtfully integrating technology to enhance teaching and student learning. She is a Google Innovator (#MTV16), Google Trainer, and LEC Digital Educator. Brandi has a passion for personalized learning for both educators and students and is working on creating self-paced, personalized... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
13

2:15pm

App-Smashing Combinations for the K-8 iPad Classroom
App-Smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content that could not have been created with just one app. Integrating the power and flexibility of the iPad iOS, appsmashing provides students and teachers the ability to create truly remarkable content on an iPad. In this session, participants will gain hands-on experience app-smashing with a versatile app toolkit perfect for K-8 classrooms that facilitates student-created content.

Slides: tinyurl.com/ett-appsmashing

If attending this session, please download the following apps prior to arrival:
Book Creator ($$) OR Book Creator Free
Shadow Puppet EDU
Pic Collage for Kids
Draw & Tell
Moma Art Lab
Tellagami (free version)
Google Drive
Chatter Pix Kids
iBooks
Toontastic

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 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:15pm
14B

2:15pm

An Extraordinary Challenge: Bring Design Thinking into Any Classroom
The design thinking process encourages students to engage in empathy, inquiry, problem solving, and iteration. Though usually associated with the creation of a tangible product, it can also be considered an avenue for deeper learning and reflection. In this session, we will work through an activity using the Extraordinaire's Design Studio; but instead of creating a tangible product, we will explore ways that the process could be applied to any classroom or curriculum.

>> 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 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:15pm
14A

2:15pm

Hacking GSuite
Join us for this session that will examine the core set of tools within GSuite for Education from a creative and unique perspective. From Docs & Slides to Sheets, Forms & Drawings, we will look to "hack" these tools to provide rich classroom approaches and techniques to support assessment of student work, rich working environments and creative outlets to demonstrate student understanding.
NOTE: Some of the strategies and approaches used in the workshops will be created in a full web environment ( laptop / chromebook ). 

Please download the following prior to this iLab session:
Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Googe Maps 

Link to Session Slides (Google Slides) 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 7, 2017 2:15pm - 4:15pm
17A

3:30pm

Using Digital Tools to Leverage Personalized Learning
A highly engaging session that will allow participants to see the digital transformation at Rancho Minerva Middle School, a P21 Exemplar school as they moved from a traditional school to a Personalized Learning school. Rancho Minerva is the only comprehensive public middle school in San Diego County who has been accepted into the Summit Basecamp Personalized Learning program. This session will track our journey, giving participants relevant, applicable steps they can take to use digital tools to leverage personalized learning in any setting.
Link to  slide presentation:  https://goo.gl/Z2AtZ3

Speakers
JB

Jessica Borah

Rancho Minerva Middle School
Jessica Borah currently serves as the Personalized Learning Coach at Rancho Minerva Middle School. Having spent 10 years in the classroom as a Math Teacher, Jessica brings a host of experience in working with students of diverse backgrounds. She has been part of the Personalized learning transformation since the beginning at Rancho Minerva Middle School.
avatar for Benjamin Gaines

Benjamin Gaines

Principal, Rancho Minerva Middle School
Through his 4 years at RMMS, Benjamin has led the school as a Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning School, where students received 24/7 connectivity as a 1:1 iPad School. Under his leadership, Rancho Minerva has been in the national spotlight as a P21 Exemplar School for their unique approach to teaching and learning.
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Lisa Harrison

Digital Learning Coach, Rancho Minerva Middle School
Lisa currently serves as the digital learning coach for RMMS. She also teaches both Science and Project Lead the Way. Lisa spends her days supporting teachers with tech integration as well as contributing to the vision and direction of RMMS. She brings over 10 years experience to the team. Lisa is an integral part of the Personalized Learning transformation at Rancho Minerva.
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Joanna Murray

Joanna brings over 20 years experience in teaching to the team. She has been a key part of the digital learning/personalized learning team from the Humanities side. Joanna teaches 6th grade Humanities and supports teachers with personalizing their teaching for our students.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
12

3:30pm

Makerfication! How Blended Making and Gaming Can Enhance Student Centered Learning by Encouraging Students to Actively Problem Solve, Collaborate, and Think Critically
Makerfication is a look into how gamification and the maker movement can together help enhance engagement in the classroom and increase excitement in PBL. In the spirit of making, the audience will be divided into teams and given a challenge to make something collaboratively with the given set of rules, while also scoring as many points as possible. The team with the most points in the challenge will win. 

Prior to attending this session, please download a QR scanner and have a web enabled device. Having access to Google suites is a plus, but not a need.

Click Here for you "Project Resource Pack" containing all the information related to todays Makerfication!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Funes

Rick Funes

Makerspace Facilitator, Gulliver Schools
Rick Funes has been teaching for over 20 years. He has taught a wide variety of subjects that speak to the creative mind, such as video editing, drama, creative writing, and speech. He currently facilitates a Maker Space at Gulliver Schools where he helps young minds to harness the power of creating to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills.
avatar for Andres Joubert

Andres Joubert

Math Teacher and Tech Facilitator, Gulliver Schools
I'm a mathematics teacher living in Miami, FL. I teach, coach youth sports, and facilitate with technology at Gulliver Schools. I like to make, create, and tinker using many different mediums. I am always seeking ways to innovate and re-imagine everything around me. I grew up playing sports and video games all the time! I also developed an interest for all things techie. What can I say? I'm a nerd!



Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
16B

3:30pm

Google & Screencasting
With the ability to capture voice, video, and student interactions on a screen, screencasting can be a powerful tool for making student thinking visible and creating an opportunity for collaboration between students using multimedia. Using the power of Google Chrome extensions, Google Drive, YouTube, and more, this session will explore strategies for incorporating screencasts across the curriculum to strengthen understanding and empower student learning.
Please note: this session will explore screencasting on a Chromebook or computer with Google Chrome.  If you want to follow along and try it as demonstrated, please install the Google Chrome Extension, Screencastify.  It will be a web-based.

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 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
13

3:30pm

Find and be Found: Design Thinking and Digital Portfolios
By creating a digital portfolio and a professional learning network, students can build a platform that shines as a spotlight on who they are beyond the traditional measurements often used to categorize them. We'll explore how using the design thinking process will empower students to explore their interests and create a presence that allows them to find and be found. This session will explore strategies, tools and best practices for scaffolding the portfolio process and helping students transition from documenting their learning to building their professional identity.

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Instructor & Director of Innovation, EdTechTeacher & USC
My mission is to help empower people to become creative problem solvers. Every day, I meet people who are both fascinated and overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change and concerned about how to leverage the technology around them. I work with students, educators and business organizations to bridge the digital divide and create cultures that allow people to thrive. | | Today, as Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
17B

4:30pm

Creation Station Social
Please join the EdTechTeacher Team and our Exhibitors after the Tuesday sessions for "hands-on" demos.  

Relax, mingle, enjoy.

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

Tom Daccord - Green Screen Video Creation with iPad

Greg Kulowiec - Explore & Create Virtual Reality

Avra Robinson - Image & Video Management with Google Photos

Shawn McCusker & Shaelynn Farnsworth - Formative Assessment with Drawp

Beth Holland - Creating Digital Books with Book Creator

Sabba Quidwai - Social Learning with SeeSaw

Reshan Richards - Collaborative Drawing with Explain Everything

 

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 Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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

Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 →
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 23 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 →
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Instructor & Director of Innovation, EdTechTeacher & USC
My mission is to help empower people to become creative problem solvers. Every day, I meet people who are both fascinated and overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change and concerned about how to leverage the technology around them. I work with students, educators and business organizations to bridge the digital divide and create cultures that allow people to thrive. | | Today, as Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More →
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 →
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 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Vendor area
 
Wednesday, February 8
 

8:00am

KEYNOTE: Mobile Learning Mindset
The world has become mobile, but how have schools taken to this change? Have they embraced it or run away from it? In this talk, hear from the author of the book Mobile Learning Mindset on ways to meaningfully implement mobile learning in a variety of ways to engage learners. We’ll look at what skills students will truly need to be successful in their future life beyond K-12. It’s not about the device, it’s about the learning.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, iPadpalooza Founder, Eanes Independent School District
Carl Hooker is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator. As Director, he utilizes his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
15A & 15B

9:30am

Teaching the Next Generation of Innovators
STEM, innovation, 1:1 technology, creativity, and 21st century skills shouldn’t just be buzzwords in your district. Learn how one district started building all of these skills in classrooms across the district. Through a mix of STEM kits, PBL units, PLTW lessons, iPads, and Chromebooks, Center Grove Community School Corporation has found a variety of ways to foster creativity and innovation in today’s classrooms. Come connect with four members of Center Grove's Connected Learners Team and discuss how these best practices can be planned and implemented in your own district.

www.cgi3.tech 

Session Flyer

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Cooper

Jenna Cooper

Coordinator of Connected Learning, Center Grove Community School Corporation
Jenna Cooper is the Coordinator of Connected Learning for Center Grove Community School Corporation in Greenwood, Indiana. She will be joined by Jason Taylor (Chief Technology Officer), Matt Ehresman (STEM Instructional Coach), and Nancy McDowell (STEM Instructional Coach and Media Specialist). Together these four plan, implement, and support STEM, PBL, technology, innovation, and more in their district.
avatar for Matt Ehresman

Matt Ehresman

STEM Instructional Coach
avatar for Nancy McDowell

Nancy McDowell

STEM Instructional Coach/Media Specialist, Center Grove Comm School Corp
avatar for Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

Chief Technology Officer, Center Grove Community School Corporation
Legos, Ron Swanson quotes, Bears, Cubs, Hoosiers.



Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
16B

9:30am

From Zero to Sixty with Seesaw in One Year
At the 2016 Innovation Summit in San Diego, ten teachers and administrators from Goleta Union School District first heard about Seesaw, a student-driven digital portfolio. By the end of the school year, over a dozen teachers in the district were using it. By the beginning of this school year, Seesaw was adopted district-wide as a "must-do." In this session, you'll hear why the district embraced Seesaw so heartily and some of the many ways in which students and teachers are using it.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Pigato

Jim Pigato

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Goleta Union School District
A self-proclaimed digital technology evangelist, Jim Pigato is in his tenth year as technology curriculum specialist at El Camino School. He's seen first hand how digital technology can transform the learning environment both in the classroom and throughout a school district. In addition to serving on district technology committees, Jim also consults for schools in the Santa Barbara area.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
12

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Carona

Debbie Carona

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

Susan Devetski

Primary School Principal, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Currently the building administrator at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Susan previously served as teacher, curriculum leader, and university professor. As education chair at a liberal arts college, Devetski created an innovative blended learning course pairing current teachers with undergraduates. Inspiring innovation with young makers is her current passion. Devetski received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Indiana University... Read More →
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 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
14B

9:30am

Knowledge Sharing Panel: Unleashing Student Creativity & Making Thinking Visible
Creativity, Technology & Innovation, three concepts that could stand alone as panel discussions. Join us as we explore the crossroads of these three concepts with a diverse and experience panel that spans grade levels and content from Math to the Arts. Bring your ideas and join the discussion! 

Discussion Questions 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, iPadpalooza Founder, Eanes Independent School District
Carl Hooker is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator. As Director, he utilizes his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its... Read More →
avatar for Adam Jones

Adam Jones

EdTech Integration Director, Proctor Academy
Adam is the founder and primary story collector behind the Adam Jones Education Podcast. Additionally, he is a Global Studies classroom teacher, EdTech Director and Community Service Learning Program Director at Proctor Academy - a private independent boarding school in central NH. Adam is a dorm parent, advisor, coach, wilderness orientation leader - and former Mountain Classroom Instructor (10-week full immersion (mobile classroom) experiential... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 →
avatar for Jake Lee

Jake Lee

Technology Integration Specialist
I have been an early childhood educator for the past 12 years having taught preschool, kindergarten and first grade. I am currently a contract based technology integration specialist living in Portland, Oregon. I have a passion for Educational Technology and I look forward to seeing where this Master's will take me! | | I am taking the next year off from the classroom to be at home with our newly adopted son and transition our family from... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
14A

9:30am

Student Creativity with Adobe Spark
Jump in and start creating. Adobe Spark is a powerful tool for creation that you can use for students of any age. Easily create and share pictures, videos and web pages. Spark is a great way to get students sharing their learning and finding their unique voice. This hands on session will have you creating in minutes. Chromebook & iPad friendly. 

For this session I-Pad users should download Adobe Spark Post, Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Spark Video
Chromebook or Laptop participants might want to considered creating an Adobe Spark account prior to attending, but is is not required. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sMWahZmGTk3TavinMLmcJyXHEO5iekTPvosguUWjWtA/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 23 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 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
17B

9:30am

Your School is Amazing! Share Unapologetically
In an educational landscape far, far away... within the mindset of long, long ago, showcasing the amazing happenings of one's school or classrooms may have been interpreted as boastful, vainglorious, or bumptious. Thankfully, we're well into the 21st century and sharing has been identified as a way of building communities and helping other educational leaders. This session will help you learn how to easily share campus activity with parents, board members, your PLN, and other important constituents while shining a spotlight on your faculty's hard work and students' great gains. 


Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Innovation & Technology, Founder of Miami Device, & Google Trainer, Gulliver Schools, Miami
Felix Jacomino loves learning and sharing. Over the last 16+ years, he has experienced a great transformation in education as technology has made its way into every discipline across all curricula. His main focus and interest are in ensuring that teachers understand when, why, and how to best use technology to accomplish learning objectives and empower students to be critical thinkers who own their learning. Felix leads a team of technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
13

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

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



Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
17A

10:45am

K-3 Chromies Hands-On Edition
Hands-on, using Hyperdocs, explore strategies to introduce Chromebooks to primary students by investigating Google Classroom, Camp Chromebook and management ideas. Next, examine meaningful integration of Chromebooks by creating activities such as drag-and-drop lessons, Hyperdocs or choice menus.  

This document will give you an idea of what will be covered.  If you want to follow along, download any apps you don't already have.

Session Materials: https://goo.gl/cMZtQ6

Materials for sharing with your staff  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CU-nBD_i6p6jmUMqkubC-9h3SDjLhF-6pyU7gzKIEcQ/edit

Speakers
avatar for Lucretia Anton

Lucretia Anton

Instructional Technology Coach, Arcadia Unified School District
Lucretia Anton joined the Arcadia Unified Instructional Technology program in the fall of 2016 after serving as an elementary classroom teacher and Academic Program coach for over 15 years. Her patient manner is a comfort to both students and technology newbies alike as she strives to help others integrate meaningful uses of technology in their classroom.
avatar for Jennifer Meikle

Jennifer Meikle

Instructional Technology Coach, Arcadia Unified School District
Jennifer Meikle brings an enthusiasm and fresh perspective to the instructional technology team. Having worked in positions from elementary teacher to intervention specialist, her wide range of experiences inform her practice. Jennifer enjoys working with all grade levels and is particularly interested in bringing technology to our youngest learners.
avatar for Jessica Vannasdall

Jessica Vannasdall

Instructional Technology Coach, Arcadia Unified School District
Beginning her career teaching mouse skills to students, Jessica has evolved in her philosophy and methods. With 15 years as a classroom teacher and 2 years as tech coach, Jessica uses her experience and knowledge of child development to help teachers craft technology rich lessons that meet the needs of all learners. Having presented at CUE, the Arcadia Innovation Summit, and Think.Create.Share she is known for presentations that are hands-on... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
14B

10:45am

Merging Classrooms (Egypt and New Hampshire) — Walking the Talk of Global Citizenship
The goal was to connect students across the world, share ideas, and root the course’s curriculum in real-world events. A shared class of 26 students from Egypt’s Schutz American School and Proctor Academy engaged in asynchronous (and occasionally live) discussions about culture, current events, and politics. Students connected and shared about what’s happening in the world and what it’s like to be a teenager in each country. From welcome videos shared on YouTube and cross-Atlantic partners on research papers to an in person, face-to-face, gathering and discussion at the end of the term — these students experienced what it means to connect, work rigorously and exchange cross-culturally. Not least of which, genuine friendships were made and plans for future gatherings established. At the end of the term, students asked…”How can we build on this? We are so much more alike than I realized!” In this session, I will unpack the whole process — brainstorming, assignment creation, class structure, feedback loops, etc. and all the Edtech tools that supported our work. As a full year high school elective course, it was a wild and joyful ride full of challenges and highlights. As a lifelong learner, I was thrilled to co-create our curriculum and approach right alongside my students. We made a ton of mistakes that I am really proud of! And oh yeah -- all this amazing student-directed and motivated learning happened without the traditional system of handing out numerical grades on student work and effort! You’ll leave the session inspired by a real-world example of global citizenship learning in action — and be challenged to bring these types of learning opportunities to your school. Support Materials (some of which will be included in the presentation): Globalization Course Uses Chalkup to Connect with Sister Class in Egypt: Proctor Academy Globalization Class Introduction F’15: Schutz School Global Studies Class Introduction F’15: Proctor Academy & Schutz School Collaboration 2016 Group Discussion:CoolcatTeacher -- Episode 214: Vicki Davis Interview: MERGING CLASSROOMS: HOW I SHARED MY STUDENTS WITH A CLASS IN EGYPT:  Proctor Academy Video

Presentation Video 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Jones

Adam Jones

EdTech Integration Director, Proctor Academy
Adam is the founder and primary story collector behind the Adam Jones Education Podcast. Additionally, he is a Global Studies classroom teacher, EdTech Director and Community Service Learning Program Director at Proctor Academy - a private independent boarding school in central NH. Adam is a dorm parent, advisor, coach, wilderness orientation leader - and former Mountain Classroom Instructor (10-week full immersion (mobile classroom) experiential... Read More →



Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
13

10:45am

#Brainbreaks: Using Improv to Inspire Creativity
Risk-taking and celebrating failure can be great ways to stimulate creativity in the classroom. During this very interactive session, we'll go through a series of improv activities designed to help students activate the creative side of their brain. Come prepared to move, think, and leave your inhibitions at the door. 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, iPadpalooza Founder, Eanes Independent School District
Carl Hooker is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator. As Director, he utilizes his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
14A

10:45am

Virtual Reality - Exploring & Creating Immersive Virtual Environments

VR Session: From the Virtual Reality Bus to Google Cardboard and everything in between, this session will explore the potential of virtual reality in the classroom. With the recent emergence if virtual reality environments in education, much of the VR content on the market for classroom use is pre-created by VR developers. However, there are VR creation platforms emerging that allow both teachers and students to capture environments and create virtual reality environments of their own. Join us as we explore the spectrum of possibilities in this emerging field and critically evaluate the potential use in the classroom.
NOTE: Multiple devices will be used in the session to both consume and create the VR content (mobile phone, laptop & iPad)

EdTechTeaher Virtual Reality Page 

Session Slides



Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
16B

10:45am

Young Makers--Leading Innovation
Maker Spaces are popping up everywhere. Acquiring the space and hardware is a big endeavor but figuring out how to integrate project based learning and creativity in the already jammed schedule can be nearly impossible. Gain insights from one school's lessons learned as they constructed and explored their first maker space. Strategies shared are being used to inform the design of their newest innovation spaces and can be used in yours. Themes of disrupting current curriculum, integration, making thinking visible, and more are integral. Explore how maker spaces and maker thinking can happen in your school with other professionals in a lively interactive setting.

Speakers
LC

Louis Coronel

Technology Coordinator/Integration Specialist
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Susan Devetski

Primary School Principal, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Currently the building administrator at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Susan previously served as teacher, curriculum leader, and university professor. As education chair at a liberal arts college, Devetski created an innovative blended learning course pairing current teachers with undergraduates. Inspiring innovation with young makers is her current passion. Devetski received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Indiana University... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
12

10:45am

Deeper Learning Through Design Thinking
Are you looking for a way to blend the Common Core standards with the Deeper Learning Skills you know kids need today? The Design Thinking Process allows students to practice content skills while growing their collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity skills. Join us to experience the Design Thinking Process for yourself through an integrated challenge. Tools and scaffolds will be provided along the way that you can take directly back to the classroom.

Speakers
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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.
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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
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Billy Corcoran

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
Billy’s work stretches from coast-to-coast as an Learning Experience Designer at Design39Campus in San Diego, California and an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. Billy, an Apple Distinguished Educator, loves kids and is a tireless advocate for how kids learn best, speaking on this topic at Maine’s biggest conferences such as Leveraging Learning, ACTEM, Maine DOE Move the Needle, and at Apple’s 2015... Read More →
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Stacy Jennings

Learning Experience Designer, Design 39 Campus
I have been an educator for 20 years in San Diego County. My credentials are in both General Ed/Multiple Subject and Special Ed/Learning Handicapped with a Resource Specialist Certificate. My passions are: Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Wondering, Creative Confidence, Adaptive Schools, Thrively, Real World Scholars, Improv, and disrupting the norm!


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
17A

10:45am

Let's Get Hyper
Google Docs, Draw, Slides and Map provide students with creative design opportunities, as well as interactive learning activities that increase engagement and provide virtual simulations. Kick your creativity into high-gear with inspiring examples and ample time to explore for personal application.

Prior to attending this session, please download: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Draw, Google Forms, Google My Maps, Google Drive, Google Chrome  

Speakers
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Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
17B

11:45am

Book Signing
Speakers
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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.
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Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, iPadpalooza Founder, Eanes Independent School District
Carl Hooker is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District. Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator. As Director, he utilizes his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its... Read More →
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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.
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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 8, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm
TBA

1:00pm

The Internet of Things... Personalized

"Hey Siri, remind me to attend Felix's session!" "Alexa, purchase the book, 'iPads in the Classroom.'" Are you leveraging the many digital assistants available to you today? Learn how to automate a multitude of tasks with various tools, services, and devices as we move further into the "Internet of Things." In this session, you will learn how to become more efficient, one automation at a time. Bring your device, a creative mind, and a desire to make the Internet work for you. We will dig in to the amazingly powerful and free tool, IFTTT (If This, Then That), which allows you to customize triggers and actions across everything from your email to your cloud tools, and even your home appliances.

If you use services listed here: felixj.me/iotp, then this session is for you!
In preparation for this workshop, please create an account at ifttt.com.

Speakers
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Felix Jacomino

Director of Innovation & Technology, Founder of Miami Device, & Google Trainer, Gulliver Schools, Miami
Felix Jacomino loves learning and sharing. Over the last 16+ years, he has experienced a great transformation in education as technology has made its way into every discipline across all curricula. His main focus and interest are in ensuring that teachers understand when, why, and how to best use technology to accomplish learning objectives and empower students to be critical thinkers who own their learning. Felix leads a team of technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17B

1:00pm

Nurturing Creativity and Inquiry
In this presentation, participants will learn how they can give students a creative outlet in their learning as well as getting them to ask (sometimes teacher anticipated) questions about the content and how to encourage them to answer these questions themselves while sharing their results creatively in the process. 

Speakers
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Fabian Hofmann

German Teacher, Albert Einstein Academies
"- Born on 9/26/1980 in Regensburg, Germany | - graduated University of Heidelberg in 2009 with a M.A. in English and History | - 2009-2011 Teacher training which includes teaching, sitting in lectures and a final thesis and oral exam | - 2012 - 2013 taught German in San Francisco, CA at Goethe Institute | - 2013 - 2014 taught Humanities at High Tech High in San Diego, CA | - 2014 - present taught German and Technology at Albert Einstein... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
16B

1:00pm

Teaching Foundational Programming and Robotics, a Technology & Computer Science Curriculum for PreK-1
At Pine Crest, it is our goal that our youngest students develop fundamental computer program concepts through plugged and unplugged activities. Students are introduced to electronic components, applications, and "tech toys". Students gain an understanding of algorithmic thinking through collaborative programming work. They learn the basic concepts of coding, debugging, and conditionals. Students also gain an understanding of some of the societal impacts of computing as well explore the basics of robotics. Join this session to see how classes are structured, taught, and which learning tools are used. The presentation will include some lecture, tech toy demos, and time for questions and answers. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12FpRy_Qh0iMQuT_TzvOvoaxZEFbyzcz04oIa1tupyow

Speakers
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Ella Yankelevich

Educational Technologist, Pine Crest School
Ella Yankelevich is the CompSci & Tech Specialist for Pine Crest School, Grades PK-1. She is a Florida Certified Teacher with degrees from UF as well as a Google Certified Educator. She is also a doctoral student at FAU. Ella uses her knowledge of curriculum, instruction, & technology to support students and faculty. Her professional and academic interests include 1:1 mobile device implementation, authentic teacher PD, media literacy and the... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
13

1:00pm

Google Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions for Writing, Research, and Feedback
Google Apps, Google Drive Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions provide an excellent array of research, writing and editing tools perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Discover some of the best new Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions for Middle School and High School classrooms and also learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance.

Speakers
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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 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
17A

1:00pm

Instruction, Feedback, and Design with Explain Everything
This hands-on, project oriented session will lead participants through activities and challenges to consider and experience ways to use whiteboarding and screencasting in support of instruction, feedback/assessment, and design. Explain Everything for iPad will be the primary tool used in this workshop, but any device or combination of whiteboarding and screencasting tools on any device will be sufficient for meaningful participation. Come with your curiosities and leave with generative ideas, useful artifacts, and Explain Everything wizardry.

Please install Explain Everything on your device prior to the session. If you have an expired trial of the current version of the app, please email reshanrichards@gmail.com.
iPadExplain Everything - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1020339980?mt=8
ChromebookExplain Everything  - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/explain-everything/abgfnbfplmdnhfnonljpllnfcobfebag
WindowsExplain Everything - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/explain-everything/9nblggh5gcw8
AndroidExplain Everything - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explaineverything.explaineverything

Visit www.constructivisttoolkit.com after the conference for additional materials!

Speakers
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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 8, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
14A

1:00pm

Creating Interactive Learning Experiences with G Suite for the K-3 Classroom
Our youngest students do NOT need to be left behind in the G Suite classroom. From writing and narrating a story to exploring new ideas to reflecting on their learning process in a digital portfolio, the Chromebook offers a variety of opportunities for engaging young learners. In this session, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities with Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.
Participants should have access to the G Suite Edu programs on Google Chrome on a laptop or Chromebook. 

Speakers
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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 8, 2017 1:00pm - 3:15pm
12

1:00pm

Teaching for Decades to Come
As educators redesign learning to suit the needs of 21st century learners how are you utilizing technology? Are you using it as instructional media or are you using it to create experiences where students are thinking critically, problem-solving, collaborating and demonstrating their creativity? In this session we will explore a core set of apps that can be used across all devices. We’ll take a look at planning instruction so that you can create a student-centered learning experience that transcends the four walls of your classroom. We’ll explore tools that will allow you to build and develop a professional learning network so that you can support one another as you journey through these exciting times. You might be teaching in this decade, but after this session the next time you sit down to plan a learning experience for students in your classroom, you’ll be preparing them for the decades to come.

Speakers
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Sabba Quidwai

Instructor & Director of Innovation, EdTechTeacher & USC
My mission is to help empower people to become creative problem solvers. Every day, I meet people who are both fascinated and overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change and concerned about how to leverage the technology around them. I work with students, educators and business organizations to bridge the digital divide and create cultures that allow people to thrive. | | Today, as Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:00pm - 3:15pm
14B

2:15pm

Getting Personal: OER Curation
Content is key when it comes to succeeding in implementing a blended learning classroom. The right online text, video or multimedia clip guides self-directed student learning. However, curating is an art. As teachers begin integrating resources into their blended learning courses, the art of curation, especially Open Educational Resources, can make the difference between an excellent, interactive lesson and the equivalent of a digital worksheet. Expert curation means knowing the criteria and strategies for aggregating, sifting, and selecting the best resources. Open Educational Resources are not free if you pay a service to aggregate for you - nor are they personalized. Learn the strategies to maximize the use of free, online content - and then hire your Library Media Specialist to help support you.

Link to presentation materials: https://goo.gl/n39pvA

Please download Chrome browser and if possible, have a Google Apps account prior to arrival at this session. 

Speakers
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Fran Kompar

Regional Coordinator, Media Services, C.E.S.
Fran currently Director, Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, Wilton Public Schools in Wilton, CT. She also serves as an Educational Consultant for Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S) where she implemented a multi-year program entitled Re-Imagining the School Library (14 districts, over 133 schools represented). She has presented on various topics, most recently on the LMS in a Digital Transition, Open Educational Resources... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
16B

2:15pm

Podcasting In the Classroom on Any Device
Whether your students have iPads, Chromebooks or are BYOD, podcasting is a powerful approach to capturing student thinking and express 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.

Workshop Slides 

Speakers
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Greg Kulowiec

Teacher, EdTech
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 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17A

2:15pm

Building the STEAM Shop
Palisades Charter High School (PCHS) has built one of the premeire public school maker spaces in California by tackling the challenges of resource allocation, curriculum innovation, and University of California admission requirements. Our program won the 2016 CTE (Career Tech Ed) Makeover Challenge. We are a maker space with a mission: innovation access for all!

Speakers
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Donna Mandosa

Director of Technology, Palisades Charter High School
Driven by an insatiable curiosity about all things tech, Donna Mandosa has been a leader in the Southern California educational technology community since her graduation from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2003. Powered by a passion for using technology to achieve social transformations, Ms. Mandosa has worked in private, non-profit and public sectors. Now as Director of Technology at Palisades Charter High School, Ms. Mandosa leads... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
13

2:15pm

Modeling and Facilitating the Design Process for Student Success
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Many teachers around the country at the high school level have been working to integrate the design process as a framework for their students to apply what they are learning in their classes. The problem is how to effectively communicate, organize and showcase all of that work on a scalable level, while at the same time finding a way to connect teachers and students to each other. Using multi-platform apps such as Slack (Industry standard for team communications) and Trello (team project management tool ) to empower teachers and students to produce award winning projects can make a difference in the world. 

Speakers
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Claude Charron

Claude Charron serves as a PLTW Master Teacher, training hundreds of teachers from across the country each year to instruct PLTW’s Engineering courses at their own schools. At Gulliver Preparatory, Charron’s students have received numerous national and international awards, including three National Championships in the Conrad Foundation’s Spirit of Innovation Challenge.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
17B