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Thursday, November 14
 

8:15am

KEYNOTE: "The Shape of Knowledge in a Networked World."
Speakers
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Dr. David Weinberger

Senior Researcher at the prestigious Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and a former Franklin Fellow at the United States State Department (2010-12), David Weinberger has written several books including Small Pieces Loosely Joined and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. He’s been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio’s All... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 8:15am - 9:15am
302-304-306

9:30am

Game Changers - Using IPads to Teach Everyone Anything in An Inclusion Title I Classroom.
This presentation will use a workshop style to coach educators in how to incorporate iPads into all aspects of their classroom instruction. During the 2012-2013 school year the presenter used iPads on a daily basis in her 4th grade inner-city inclusion classroom. Students participating were ELL, autism spectrum disorder, gifted and talented, learning disabled, and from 7 different countries, yet the iPads were the great equalizer in the classroom. None of the students had any experience using touch screen technology in the classroom and all of them, even the most challenged, became adept at research, math, writing and reading on the iPads. Students used a variety of apps to achieve success across the curriculum while at the same time meeting common core standards. The children used the iPads:
• to build math skills from addition to solving multistep word problems
• to increase vocabulary
• to build fluency
• for reluctant readers to become excited, engaged readers
• to conduct research
• to participate in project based learning in science, social studies, literacy and math
• And for each student, regardless of challenges, to write and illustrate their own novel.
Educators who attend this workshop will be given an overview of the year-long integration and hands-on strategies in how to incorporate iPads into their classrooms. The iPads were bought through a grant the presenter wrote and the presenter was self-educated in how to use the iPads. So in other words – any willing educator can have the same success in his/her classroom! Appropriate apps, teaching strategies, and classroom grant writing hints will be presented and supporting materials will be distributed. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Ingle

Jeanne Ingle

Jeanne Carey Ingle holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Connecticut. For the past 10 years Jeanne has taught in elementary and middle schools Title I inclusion classrooms. She has been a teacher mentor, cooperating teacher, teacher of the year, and the recipient of several grants including the multi-year iSuccess program introducing inner-city students to STEM careers using iPads in the classroom. She currently is an assistant... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
306

9:30am

iPad at the Center: A Student Journalist's Most Versatile Tool
Using student journalism as a model for project based learning, learn proven methods for putting the iPad at the center of student learning and doing. Building from the device's inherent consumption strengths, the iPad can become a versatile gathering device for producing a variety of multimedia content. For the student journalist, the iPad can be a versatile production tool.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Haas

Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
301

9:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
303

9:30am

Marrying Technology and Language Learning
This presentation will focus on shifting our thinking in a way that will allow us to use technology in the world language classroom in order to better relate to our students. Participants will be encouraged to move past using traditional text books and pen and paper. It will also show how using technology can teach our students to communicate more effectively in the language. The focus will be on the use of social media, superb websites, and iPads and apps which can better facilitate this process.  

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Loyola

Sarah Loyola

Upper School Spanish Teacher, Providence Day School
Sarah Loyola is in her thirteenth year as an Upper School Spanish teacher at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  She is the Spanish team leader and a technology mentor at her school.  She teaches a paperless course titled "Spanish Through Technology and Social Media" which is a hybrid of language learning and exploring new technologies.  Her course was named one of the "5 Classes Most Likely to Pique Student Interest" by South... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
305

9:30am

App-Smashing
Why limit students to one app to create original multimedia content when they can smash together 3, 4 or even 5 apps to create a final product. App-Smashing, the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content from an iPad to create content that could never have been created with just one app. With the increasingly flexibility of the iPad iOS and the ability to share content on one iPad from app to app, from iPad to iPad, and from an iPad to the web, both students and teachers have the ability to create truly remarkable creations on an iPad. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to begin the process of app-smashing as well as a small app toolkit to facility student created app-smashes. Apps used will include but are not limited to: iMovie, ExplainEverything, Tellagami, Paper53, Garageband, Google Drive, Dropbox, Book Creator and Creative Book Builder.

Featured Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
302

9:30am

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

Featured 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.


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
304

9:30am

A Strategic Analysis of an iPad Implementation
This presentation will focus the strategic implementation of iPads in the classroom environment from a technical and pedagogical standpoint. Attendees will gain a better understanding on the questions that need to be addressed and discussed prior and during the implementation of iPads in the classroom. We will focus on how to strategically align the operational management of iPads with the new pedagogical methods needed for affective implementation in the classroom. Topics such as the Configurator Tool, iPad Pedagogy, and strategic visioning are a few of the topics that will be covered.

Moderators
avatar for Eugene Horn

Eugene Horn

IT Manager, Trinity School
Trinity School | | LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/eugenehorn/ | Twitter: @ehorntech

Speakers
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Jeff Morrison

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
313

9:30am

Technology Together: Whole School Professional Development for Capability and Confidence

The workshop will highlight how we used and adapted the Technology Together model to implement several large scale technology initiatives in our school board. Our successes/challenges will be discussed and the program materials with over 70 resources (surveys, checklists, pd activities, etc.) will be given to the workshop participants.

Professional development for technology integration can be challenging for many reasons, not least of which are rapidly changing technologies and the varying levels of ICT competencies within a school. "Technology Together" is a research based model that originated in Australia. that at it's core "fosters a school-wide culture of collaboration and support" while helping individual teachers to develop positive attitudes toward ICT.

Participants will learn how the metacognitive approach of this professional development program can be used with any technology initiative (1 to 1, iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD, etc.) in any setting.


Speakers
avatar for Sam Bruzzese

Sam Bruzzese

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
300

10:45am

"Going Green While Gathering STEaM: A Model for Implementing iPads into the Lower and Middle School Science Curriculum "
Because this is a "hands-on" session, we ask that you download the Apps "Nearpod"(free) and "Notability" ($2.99 or download any PDF notation application) PRIOR to arriving at the conference. Thank you!

In this hands-on session, participants will explore how our 3rd and 5th grade science classes successfully integrated iPads into the curriculum to heighten student engagement, develop 21st century skills, replace traditional documenting and reporting of scientific exploration, and create a greener classroom. The presentation will give the participants the opportunity to: participate in a sample classroom experience, engage in a discussion about the student and teacher experience of the pilot project, learn about the behind the scenes technical aspects of implementing such a project, discuss the potential successes/pitfalls, and as explore a variety of applications that facilitate STEAM learning and assessment, digital note taking, collaboration, and cloud storage.

This session will address several National Science Standards by providing a model that promotes scientific inquiry, technology integration and the ability to communicate scientifically.


Speakers
KB

Kelly Bornmann

Kelly Bornmann is the Lower School Science Coordinator at Collegiate School in New York City. She has over 20 years of classroom experience and enjoys exploring the world of science and technology with her students.


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
301

10:45am

Curricular Integration with iPads and Innovative Learning Spaces in Elementary Education
Experience how teachers and students at Trinity School are using the iPad to enrich all aspects of their classroom experience. You will see how the device can provide you with FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT on your students and how to archive that information. Explore examples of SELF REFLECTION and how to use that in the assessment process. Learn about relevant applications being used for CREATIVITY purposes and CURRICULAR INTEGRATION. Join this session to learn about purposeful examples and see how this school is using technology and new learning spaces to it's full potential.

Follow Marsha on Twitter: @marshamac74

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Harris

Marsha Harris

Director of Curriculum, Trinity School
Marsha Harris has been an educator for 15 years. She began in the traditional classroom teaching elementary school for 9 years. After she received her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, she began working as an Instructional Technology Specialist. Marsha's goal is to effectively integrate the classroom curriculum through the use of technology with relevant and engaging activities. She works with students, faculty and parents and helps to... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
302

10:45am

Global Connections with iTunes U
Through the use of iTunes U, learners can be empowered to educate others through innovative lessons. See how a course in iTunes U gained over 70,000 subscribers in less than 5 months and connected a high school science class in Texas to Nigeria, New Zealand, Chicago, and a nursing school in South America. Beginning in the fall of 2013, learners in my class are developing a free, online open course in Health and Nutrition that includes learner developed tutorials, inquiry based science labs, useful apps, review resources and a chance to Skype with our class for a Q&A at the conclusion of the lesson. Participants will also be invited to run simultaneous science experiments and compile worldwide data into a shared spreadsheet to see how mass collection of data improves scientific reliability. Learn how to empower your students to connect globally and share.

Questions that session would address:

How can educators connect to classrooms across the world and allow students to learn from each other?

How can classes be set up in a way that encourages learner ownership in the course?

How does using open educational resources encourage creativity and innovation?

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell High School
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 18 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
305

10:45am

Research and Writing in the 1:1 History/Social Studies Classroom
The connected classroom changes the economy of information in a social studies classsroom. The teacher is no longer the sole provider of historical content and the textbook is no longer the best learning resources for historical fact. This session will focus on how create an environment for historical research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writng skills.      

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
300

10:45am

Transformative Game Changer: Unleashing the Possibilities
It is widely accepted that iPads provide access to learning activities and materials for any learner with a specialized learning difference. Yet as exceptional as these devicesk are for students with learning challenges, the iPad is so much more. It is a game-changer. With effective integration by educational staff, the iPad can make it possible for all learners to engage in lessons, demonstrate their understanding and give each student a chance to excel in the classroom. Based in the fundamental tenets of Universal Design for Learning and best practices, this presentation will highlight device and app features and demonstrate alternatives. Topics discussed include content creation, innovative ways to offer support and scaffolding, strategies to enhance students’ organization and study skills, and possibilities that give students choice in the assessment process. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with other participants. Although a working knowledge of the universal access features of the iPad is beneficial, all levels of iPad users will benefit. 

Moderators
KJ

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology Specialist, Newton Public Schools and Assistive Technology Consultant, EdTech Solutions, Reading, MA.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Sockalosky

Tracy Sockalosky

Teacher - MS, Wilson Middle School


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
313

10:45am

How the iPad is Perfect for the Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom turns learning on its head.  Come learn from  flipped learning pioneer Jon Bergmann as he shows how the iPad is the perfect tool to flip your classroom. Learn how the flipped classroom leads to deeper learning, more student engagement, student creation, and increased student achievement.  See how the flipped classroom is actually turning learning right side up.

(more of an overview of Flipped Learning and the iPad--big picture)

Featured Speakers
avatar for Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann

Flipped Learning Pioneer, Flipped Learning LLC
jon@jonbergmann.com | Jon Bergmann is considered one of the pioneers in the Flipped Class movement. He co-wrote the book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Jon believes educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for the students in my classroom? To the best of his abilities, he has done this in his 26 years as an educator. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
306

10:45am

Challenge-Based, One-Screen and T21: The EdTechTeacher Approach to iPad PD
Learn about EdTechTeacher's philosophical and practical approach to iPad professional development and explore a blended model that provides sustained individual and community support. Explore how EdTechTeacher moves teachers through a consumption-curation-creation-connection pedagogical spectrum and helps them nurture creative learning environments. We will look at particular strategies to make hands-on and online iPad PD dynamic, interactive, and meaningful to teacher practice. 

Featured Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
304

10:45am

iOS Management and Deployment
As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors and staff to learn about iOS and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to configure, manage and deploy iPad in an educational setting. This session will focus on deploying iPads in both a personal and shared use setting. Head here: http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/education/ to learn more about enhancements related to deployment with iOS 7.



Thursday November 14, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
303

12:30pm

Meet and Greet EdTechTeacher Instructors: Elementary
Grab a quick lunch for the Hynes Concession and come meet and chat with ETT Instructors.

Speakers
HC

Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally on Pad integration as well as on using Google Apps for Education to empower student learning. 
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 Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Teacher/Consultant, Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with 20 years experience in K-12 schools. She has worked as a teacher, an elementary and middle school technology coordinator and an assistant principal. She has presented throughout the country and is a Google Certified Teacher and has contributed to books, magazines and television shows discussing special issues education. She is passionate about technology and its potential to transform education. Teacher... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
306

12:30pm

Meet and Greet EdTechTeacher Instructors: Leadership
Grab a quick lunch at the Hynes Concession and then meet and chat with ETT Instructors.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →

Featured 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.
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
304

12:30pm

Meet and Greet EdTechTeacher Instructors: Middle/High School
Grab a quick lunch at the Hynes Concession then meet and chat with ETT Instructors.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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

Shawn McCusker

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

Featured Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
302

1:15pm

10 Things NOT to do in an iPad 1:1 Implementation.
While having acces to ubiquitous technology like the iPad has its benefits, there are a lot of pitfalls to look out for before, during and after implementation. In this session be prepared to laugh and learn as @mrhooker takes you through an informative 3-year journey of his district's 1:1 iPad implementation. Whether you are a classroom teacher, an administrator, or a tech director, knowing what mistakes to avoid will help put your school on the path to 1:1 success. 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
302

1:15pm

1:1 Mobile Tablet Project- Enhancing Teaching and Learning with iPads
This presentation will highlight a two year project on mobile tablets as a 1:1 device in five rural schools in Northern Alberta. It will include a brief overview of this project, as well as what was learned about the impact of introducing a class set of iPads in a Bretfort cart to the learning ecosystem of five rural inclusive classrooms. The approach of peer mentors and monthly coaching by an Assistive Technology for Learning consultant to support teachers in developing their TPACK and leverage iPads for teaching and learning will discussed. The challenges and celebrations of using iPads as both an educational and assistive technology during the life of this project will be shared. The results of this project will also be shared.

Speakers
BC

Belina Cassie

Belina is an Assistive Technology for Learning Consultant with Inclusive Learning currently on secondment to the University of Alberta. She also is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Calgary. Her focus is Educational Technology on technology-enhanced inclusive learning environments and mobile devices. Belina has a BA (English), BSc (Psychology), BEd (K-9 Generalist), MEd (Curriculum Studies: Learning and Technology), and MEd... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
303

1:15pm

Collaboration 3.0 - Breaking Down Your Classroom Walls
 If you are not collaborating with other schools, it is time to jump on board! As one of the essential 21st Century learning skills, collaboration should be at the heart of every curriculum. In this session you will learn ways you can use iPads to foster student engagement through global online collaborations. From “mystery skypes” to political debates with students from other continents you will definitely be amazed at how you can transform your classroom with these cutting-edge collaboration ideas. 

Speakers
HC

Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally on Pad integration as well as on using Google Apps for Education to empower student learning. 


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
304

1:15pm

Designing Learning Spaces for a Mobile World
Mobile technology is breaking the mold of teacher-student dynamics in the classroom. A teacher does not have to teach from the front of the classroom. There isn’t even a need for a “front” anymore. Students can share work with the class or classmates with a flick of their finger. A huge array of resources and tools fit into a device that weighs only a couple pounds and takes up no more space than a composition book. Students want to move and learn - not just sit still, lecture style. How do you redesign a classroom to take advantage of the opportunities mobility offers and tap into some of those essential skills everyone is talking about? This presentation describes the HillbrookiLab project, an experimental agile classroom, its expansion into other spaces at Hillbrook, and the continuation of research that asks the question: how does an agile classroom affect teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
306

1:15pm

Hacking The Humanities: The iPad and Interdisciplinary Studies
When we look at technology integration on the classroom level, the big push appears to be towards using the iPad in S.T.E.M. studies. Participants in Hack The Humanities: The iPad and Interdisciplinary Studies will learn how the iPad can be used in the humanities. This session will demonstrate how iOS and other technologies put the Arts into S.T.E.A.M. Students in the humanities can use the iPad to go beyond studying art, literature, philosophy and music. Using the right apps, they learn to interact with classroom material. Examples of student-generated material will be shown along with lessons that are easily adaptable across the humanities curriculum. Throughout this presentation, participants will see how the iPad can transform assessment. With a little creativity, teachers will be able to move beyond the traditional essay or test to assess understanding. They’ll see that suddenly students have new ways to express that they “get it.” Demonstrations of multi-touch books, video production and other technologies will allow attendees will leave with ideas on how they implement in their classrooms immediately.  

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reiff

Lawrence Reiff

English Language Arts Teacher, Roslyn Public Schools
Lawrence Reiff is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. He earned his Master’s Degree in Adolescent English Education from Long Island University in 2006. In 2007, he completed the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Teaching Shakespeare Institute” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2011, Lawrence was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for his work with iPads and other technologies in the classroom. In... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
300

1:15pm

Innovation Spaces: A Shared iPad Cart Model
What if your district can’t afford 1:1 iPads? This presentation will provide an overview of the planning, and implementation process of how the Blue Valley School District developed and deployed a shared iPad cart model in five elementary schools.

During the 2011-12 school year, Education Services developed an innovation technology project that would create technology rich classrooms where teachers would demonstrate seamless technology integration into classroom instruction. The project was designed to provide students with instructional activities to increase engagement, application and personalize their learning.

During the presentation, participants will gain an understanding of the project, implementation specifications, view student work, and review the evaluation data collected during the initial phase of the project. Participants will also gain access to the district’s planning materials, App evaluation process, selection, and rubrics.   

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Sailors

Kristy Sailors

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
313

1:15pm

Tap Into Teen Minds With iPad 2
Experience a day in the life of the Tap Into Teen Minds iPad paperless math classroom with Apple Distinguished Educator and Apple PD Certified Trainer, Kyle Pearce.

Kyle will demonstrate how you can engage students in ANY classroom through the use of a single iPad, or a one-to-one iPad classroom by using the iPad for all classroom tasks.

Topics include the use of:
- Dropbox to create a digital (and paperless) classroom
- Google Drive to use iPads and other mobile technology as a free classroom "clicker" system as well as for assessment and evaluation.
- Create student digital portfolios using Evernote or similar
- Splashtop Remote Desktop to eliminate the need for an Interactive Whiteboard
- Apple TV to allow students to mirror their iPad screens to the projector for "Digital Bansho"
- iPad as a wireless & portable document camera
- Utilizing video screencast apps to record your lessons for sharing online and to allow students to demonstrate their deep understanding of course learning goals.
- Free online resources which make your classroom a dynamic and engaging learning environment on the iPad
- And many more...

As always, the focus of the workshop can be tailored to fit the teacher learning needs for this particular conference.

It is recommended that attendees bring their own iPad and/or laptops to access online resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Teacher, Apple Authorized Education Trainer, Math Coach, Tap Into Teen Minds
Kyle Pearce is a Secondary Math Department Head, Teacher and Intermediate Level Math Coach from Belle River, Ontario, Canada.His work with iPads in math class earned the designation of Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Education Trainer, and Google Certified Teacher, leading professional development in both mathematics and technology across North America. Kyle also serves as a member on the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
301

1:15pm

Using Social Media to Communicate Student Outcomes to Parents
Gaining parental support for new curriculum and instruction initiatives often problematic, but is particularly difficult in high-performing districts. In the 2012 - 2013 school year the Stratton teachers were facing the challenge of implementing Tools of the Mind (a new curriculum and instructional model for Kindergarten), the Commons Core State Standards, increasing their use of technology to support their learning goals, and piloting a new RTI model at the same time. In order to increase parental awareness and support for these initiatives the teachers at the Stratton Elementary School utilized social media - Twitter, YouTube, and blogs - to go beyond just communicating to parents the details of their initiatives, to providing regular vivid examples of what those initiatives look like in their students' classrooms by posting short weekly iMovies on YouTube. They spark parents interest in the videos by frequent Tweets throughout the week. To help foster parent-student communication about the student's learning they provide conversation starters to parents on a regular basis. This use of social media has also had an unexpected bi-product of providing a source of professional sharing among the teachers in the school. Teachers began getting ideas from their colleagues for pedagogical choices by following each other on Twitter and reading each other's blogs. By the end of the school year a short survey given to parents evidenced the strong support for these new initiatives and the new methods of communiation that the teachers had adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Marie Abbott

Ann Marie Abbott

Elementary School Teacher
Ann Marie Abbott has been working for Arlington Public Schools for 10 years. She is passionate about integrating technology into her life and the lives of her students. Most recently she has been using iMovie, YouTube and Twitter to communicate with parents, collaborate with colleagues and evaluate student performance. Ann Marie is part of the APS Elementary School iPad pilot. Currently, she is working with colleagues to create technology... Read More →
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Nicole Melnik

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
305

2:30pm

Designing Thinking with Thinglink
This little app is a powerhouse for app synergy, differentiated instruction, student learning, and ePortfolios. From handwritten mind maps and notes on a chalkboard to photos, maps, and infographics, see how a mere image can be digitally transformed into a thoughtful learning tool or artifact. This session will showcase how Thinglink can be used PreK-20+ and stretched across the curriculum to design and scaffold instruction, foster inquiry and exploration, and guide formative assessment and enrichment. 

Speakers
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
300

2:30pm

Digital Storytelling on the iPad
Digital stories take students beyond traditional assignments while learning 21st century skills of creating, communicating and collaborating. Students become creators of content not just consumers. Digital storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Weave images, music, and voice together, giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations and experiences. They can be created in all content areas and at all grade levels.
iPads take digital storytelling to a new level by making the process easier and able to engage students and teachers art every grade level. We will use iPads to create digital stories while enhancing writing and critical thinking skills. Digital Storytelling on the iPad can transform student writing into video masterpieces ready to be shared with the world. 

Speakers
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Samantha Morra

Teacher/Consultant, Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with 20 years experience in K-12 schools. She has worked as a teacher, an elementary and middle school technology coordinator and an assistant principal. She has presented throughout the country and is a Google Certified Teacher and has contributed to books, magazines and television shows discussing special issues education. She is passionate about technology and its potential to transform education. Teacher... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
313

2:30pm

Electronic Portfolios and Making Thinking Visible
This session is for teachers who are looking for ways to level up assessment practices to match the rich learning that is taking place in our classrooms. As we focus on process, creativity, communication, collaboration, problem solving, and inquiry we begin to have more opportunities for capturing thinking and artifacts efficiently and easily along the way. When we change the way we teach, it is also time to change how to measure student success. This session is about the tools, workflow, and thinking habits that make thinking visible through electronic portfolios.

Educators participating in this session will see examples of ePortfolios from students in grades 3, 4 and 7. Come and explore how students gather, showcase, and reflect on learning with iPad. See how the classroom teacher can use ePortfolios to provide feedback and encourage self-evaluation and peer evaluation.  

Speakers
MC

Michelle Cordy

"Michelle teaches grade 3 and 4 with 1:1 iPads in London, Ontario. She leads workshops throughout North America on educational technology. She is curious and passionate about making thinking visible, assessment, electronic portfolios, maker spaces, innovative learning, collaboration and creativity. | | In 2011, Michelle was part of a team that received funding to pursue research on electronic portfolios. The team analyzed, implemented and... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
306

2:30pm

Explain Everything: Formative Assessment with Multimedia Design.
Screencasting (capturing on screen visuals, action, and audio narration) on the iPad has become an increasingly popular approach since the dawn of this transformative device. But what happens when students, not just teachers, are engaged in the process of creating multimedia representations of their understanding? This session shares contextual findings from recently completed research on iPads, screencasting, and formative assessment and also explores creative ways to use Explain Everything for iPad in a variety of classroom settings and disciplines. Whether this is your first time hearing about screencasting or you are an experienced Explain Everything (or any other iPad screencasting tool for that matter) user, this session is designed to make you think, collaborate, create, and share!

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
302

2:30pm

Inside Out: Flipping and Differentiating Your Elementary Classroom and How to Make it Work For You
Ever get the feeling that reaching every student in your class, every day puts you in a race against the clock? Make one-to-one instruction a reality with meaningful teacher-student interaction using your iPad! This presentation will be participant-centered; your needs and interests will drive the direction of your learning, and you’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other teachers from settings similar to your own. Learn how to maximize your use of student iPads through engaging teaching videos, projects, and presentations. Get in on the ground floor of differentiated instruction with the help of straightforward apps like Screen Chomp or Educreations, or ramp up the caliber of your flipped presentations by discovering more about the features of Explain Everything or learning how to create those cool RSA videos you’re seeing everywhere. Say hello to your new best friends: Socrative, Dropbox, Pocket, Confer, and Google Apps for Education. Integrate valuable, practical formative assessment and manage student workflow and feedback by evaluating those options, and then learning which structures work best for you and how to get them (or keep them) up and running in your classroom. Hear firsthand the benefits of flipping your instruction in ANY elementary classroom environment, regardless of location, financial resources, or degree of tech support! Wherever you are on the iPad continuum, you’ll leave with some valuable takeaways about how to best differentiate for your variety of learners. With advice from elementary iPad pilot project veterans (and 2012 Summit attendees) who can help you avoid pitfalls and give you the 411 on successful differentiation techniques, you truly can get on the fast track to interacting with each child on a daily basis- and you won’t even have to clone yourself. 

Moderators
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Rachelle Alvarez

4/5th grade Instructional Coach, Cedar Springs Public Schools
Rachelle is an instructional coach at a 4/5th grade building in a district in West Michigan. Real world application and problem based learning has been a driving force in creating a 'growth mindset' for students in Rachelle's classrooms. Having enjoyed teaching a 1:1 iPad 4th grade inclusion classroom, Rachelle's passion is to fluidly integrate the iPad as an additional and essential tool for student growth, engagement, and ownership of student... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Avink

Kyle Avink

First Grade Teacher, Cedar Springs Public Schools
Kyle Avink teaches at Cedar Springs Public Schools in Cedar Springs, MI. He currently teaches First Grade in a 1:1 iPad classroom and also enjoys broadening his perspective on education as the Boys Varsity Soccer coach.

Speakers
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Carlie Post

Third Grade Teacher, Cedar Springs Public Schools
Carlie Post is a third grade teacher in Cedar Springs Public Schools in Cedar Springs, Michigan, a high-needs yet progressive public district. Carlie’s classroom is home to the 21st Century Learning program, a grant-funded 1:1 iPad pilot. She has worked with all elementary grade levels, in a variety of demographic settings, and is part of the Master's in Educational Technology core at Michigan State University. Carlie’s special areas of... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
303

2:30pm

The 10 Essentials of the iPad Classroom
Most expeditions, like most lesson plans, begin with an end in mind. However, what turns does a journey take when the destination has not previously existed? What skills do we need when the end is undefined? We are all on this journey right now as we bring iPads into our classrooms.

In the 1930's a Seattle group called The Mountaineers compiled a list of 10 Essentials for surviving in the wilderness. What should we pack for our collective adventure into an era of iPads and mobile devices? In a mobile classroom, we need to acquire a different set of 10 Essentials: communication, collaboration, citizenship, inquiry, mobility, fluency, questioning, curation, creation, and connection. This session will offer up suggestions, strategies, and ideas for how to start packing.

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 →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
304

2:30pm

Using iPads to Support the Introverted Learner
Introverts are often mistaken as shy or withdrawn, or as people who can't speak up. Introverts can speak up, but don't always prefer to as they have a different set of social needs from extroverts. Forcing introverts to come to the front of the room to practice speaking up is not not the answer. This session will explore how iPads can be used to support introverts in a way that allows them to easily participate in a deep and meaningful way. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Schersten

Ben Schersten

Technology Integration Specialist, Burlington Public Schools
Ben is a career educator currently working as a Technology Integration Specialist at Francis Wyman Elementary School in Burlington, MA. He has taught in classrooms across the elementary spectrum: Pre-K, kindergarten, grade 3, and grade 5. He also spent two years as a curriculum developer with the Museum of Science, Boston. His blog can be found at blog.benschersten.com and he can be found on twitter at @benschersten.


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
301

2:30pm

Technology in Education: To use, or not to use, that is the question.
Technology in schools is ubiquitous. But just because it is, does not mean it is being used in appropriate ways nor does it mean it is not being left out when it should be. Given a thumbtack and cork board, most would agree that using one's thumb is the better tool, over a hammer or computer. Yet, we think nothing of making sure we turn on the lights (technology) to see well when writing a paper. This presentation will give insight as to why technology should be transparent and never the means to an end. It will highlight its best uses and demonstrate examples of when it should be put aside or included so we use our best tool, our human brain, to problem solve creatively, communicate, collaborate, and think critically.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
305

3:30pm

Discussion Panel: IOS
Speakers
DD

Dan DelVecchio

Senior Systems Engineer, Apple Inc
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Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →
PK

Peter Kidwell

Technology Integration Special; Weston Middle School
JM

John Marcus

Sharon Public Schools Director of Technology


Thursday November 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
300

3:30pm

Discussion Panel: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Marsha Harris

Marsha Harris

Director of Curriculum, Trinity School
Marsha Harris has been an educator for 15 years. She began in the traditional classroom teaching elementary school for 9 years. After she received her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, she began working as an Instructional Technology Specialist. Marsha's goal is to effectively integrate the classroom curriculum through the use of technology with relevant and engaging activities. She works with students, faculty and parents and helps to... Read More →
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →
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Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Kristen Wideen has been an elementary teacher for over 15 years. She currently teaches in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and is in her second year of teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad program. She is very passionate about technology, the inquiry process and installing a passion of lifelong learning in her students. Along with being an Apple Distinguished Educator and completing her Masters in The Art of Teaching she also enjoys blogging about her... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
306

3:30pm

Discussion Panel: iPads in the Middle/High School Classrooms
Speakers
HC

Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally on Pad integration as well as on using Google Apps for Education to empower student learning. 
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Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

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

Head of Technology (Teaching), Orewa College
"Richard Wells is a Art & Design Graduate, Microsoft Certified Engineer turned Apple Fan, Head of Department & Teacher. Originally from England, he has been teaching for 10 years and is Head of Technology at a New Zealand high school. Richard is recognised in New Zealand and by thousands online for his expertise in classroom iPad use and social media in schools. He has helped a number of schools with their iPad rollouts and writes a... Read More →

Featured Speakers
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Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
302

3:30pm

Discussion Panel: Leadership
Room 304

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Banios

Mary Beth Banios

Shrewsbury Public Schools
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Theresa Jay

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

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

Featured Speakers
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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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Tom Daccord

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


Thursday November 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
304
 
Friday, November 15
 

8:15am

KEYNOTE: Of Lively Sketchbooks and Curiosity Amplifiers: Thoughts on the iPad and Learning
Featured Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ruben Puentedura

Dr. Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 8:15am - 9:15am
302-304-306

9:30am

Beyond the Flipped Classroom: Creating at Home Exploratory and Problem-Based Learning
Participants in this session will learn how to engage students in authentic at home learning using the ideas of the flipped classroom alongside exploratory and problem-based learning. Moving introduction to content outside the classroom frees up valuable class time for group-work, extension activities, and coaching – all of which push students to content mastery. When it comes to STEM subjects, however, the flipped classroom is a challenge. Students learn best through doing, and moving exploratory labs and investigations to “homework” is a delicate process. This session will explore how to leverage a variety of iPad applications, online programs, and content delivery systems in order to create digital at home exploratory and problem-based learning. By the end of this session, participants will learn how to modify a 5-E lesson plan to fit the flipped classroom teaching model, and will be exposed to a variety of ways to create online labs, investigations, and exploratory learning environments. While iPads will be used to create the digital learning environment, by the end of the session, participants will be able to deliver their online learning or through an iPad or Internet connected computer. Students do not need an iPad to benefit from the ideas of this session.  

Speakers
AQ

Aaron Quigley

Aaron Quigley holds a Master of Science in education from The Johns Hopkins University and is a Teach for America alumni with experience teaching in inner-city schools and implementing instructional best practices for diverse student populations. Aaron is currently the middle-School lead teacher and a member of the school-wide Instructional Leadership Team at Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School. Outside the classroom, he is an educational... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
305

9:30am

Spectral Learning - Augmented Reality from A to Z - Why AR is the Next Big Game Changer in Ed Tech
This presentation will explore the role that Augmented Reality apps play in making the 21st century digital classroom a wicked awesome place to teach and learn. The research behind the Augmented Reality phenomena will be presented to show that it is a sound educational practice. Most importantly elementary, middle, and high school teachers as well as college professors will leave this session with several tools in their tool belt. Participants will understand which Augmented Reality apps are appropriate choices for their individual learning environment. The instructor will share how Augmented Reality can be embedded into the curriculum as well sharing a bevy of instructional activities that will make your head spin thinking of the possibilities of using this cutting edge technology in your classrooms. The presenter collaborates with various Augmented Reality lovers from all over the world and will share global examples of AR best practice with the audience. Get ready to have your mind blown!!

Speakers
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Courtney Pepe

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


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
300

9:30am

The Connected Classroom
Get a glimpse of what it really looks like to use iPads in meaningful ways in an elementary classroom. Daily implementation of iPads into best practice to create a classroom that is innovative, choice driven and collaborative will be shared in detail. Video conferencing, tweeting, blogging, creating videos and books, teaching and learning from other peers in the classroom, in the school and in the world about what students are interested in is embedded into the daily instruction of the classroom. Come experience a day in the life of the connected classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Kristen Wideen has been an elementary teacher for over 15 years. She currently teaches in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and is in her second year of teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad program. She is very passionate about technology, the inquiry process and installing a passion of lifelong learning in her students. Along with being an Apple Distinguished Educator and completing her Masters in The Art of Teaching she also enjoys blogging about her... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
304

9:30am

The iPad: Technology, Personalized Learning, and Effective Classroom Instruction.
The Millis Middle School has implemented the iPad in a 1:1 setting in grade eight for the past four years in an ongoing journey to personalize learning for all students. Our teachers use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework when planning the delivery of instruction for students. Universal Design for Learning allows all students access to the curriculum. The iPad has proven to be invaluable for the delivery of this type of personalized instruction, which encourages all students to take ownership of their learning. Teachers use an online learning management system daily to ensure that the lesson is accessible to every student and transitions within the lesson are seamless.

The iPad has enabled our teachers to consistently deliver research-based models of instruction, including Blended Learning, UDL, Understanding by Design, and differentiation to meet the learning goals of each student. This also includes universal screenings, progress monitoring, and intervention strategies that are research based, timely, and effective. The iPad ensures that our instruction is personalized, content is represented in different ways, and ensures that student engagement is at a premium.

Participants will come away with an understanding of how the iPad can transform teaching and enhance learning in the classroom. Participants will see actual classroom tested lessons that utilize the ideas and strategies of effective instruction.

Moderators
MK

Maureen Knowlton

Maureen Knowlton has been in public education for the past thirty years as a special education teacher. She was a finalist for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2012.
SM

Sharon Monaghan

Sharon Monaghan has been an English/Language in grade eight for the past ten years. Last year she was a finalist for the Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.

Speakers
AZ

Andrew Zitoli

Principal of the Millis Middle School, Millis Public School
Andrew Zitoli is the principal of Millis Middle School in Millis MA. He has been the principal of that school for the past sixteen years. Millis Middle School has been awarded the Spanish Immersion School of the Year in North America and just last year won the Apple Distinguished School Award for innovative leadership.


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
306

9:30am

All You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom
"Are you asking yourself these questions-- How do I figure out a sound way to pick iPad apps to use for support of teaching and learning? How do I assess student work via the iPad? What are the choices for collaboration among students using the devices? What does the workflow in the iPad classroom look like?

If so, this presentation will provide you, no matter what level you teach, with tips, ideas, and pedagogical strategies for both teaching and learning with the iPad. Successful practices for teaching with the iPad will be highlighted. iPad apps for use by students will be presented that target the cognitive levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy (2000). Both formative and summative assessment utilizing the iPad and synchronous and asynchronous collaboration between teacher and student and student to student, will also be addressed. In addition, some strategies for effective workflow in the iPad classroom will be included. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions via a backchannel site during the presentation. Time will be left for other questions you might have too! Support page: http://ipds4teaching.net "

Featured Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. | | She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
302

9:30am

Student Response Systems
With a growing number of student response system platforms available for the iPad, teachers have the ability to quickly assess the understanding of every student in their classroom. However, thoughtfully using thses platforms to achieve powerful results can be a difficult task. The workshop will explore varied student response platforms including, but not limited to: Socrative, Polleverywhere, InfuseLearning & Nearpod to determine the strengths of each platform 

Featured Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
301

9:30am

iLeadership
With the infusion of iPads and other digital tools in our schools, it is important that school administrators, department heads, and other school leaders stay up to date with these resources and model best practice in order to maintain their place as instructional leaders. This session will focus on some of the ways that administrators can model best practice while also improving communication and collaboration. 

Speakers
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Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is the newly appointed Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to this, Patrick served 15 years as a building level administrator at the high school level. He was recently selected as one of three national Digital Principal Award winner by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).  In addition, he was recently featured in an article in... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
303

9:30am

Implementing a 1:1 iPad Initiative - Lessons Learned to Date
This presentation will provide participants with an overview of three critical areas needed in successfully launching a 1:1 initiative including: Communication, Professional Development, and IT considerations. Links to district documents that have been developed to support this initiative will be shared. Our Director of Technology and Middle Level Curriculum Coordinator will be co-presenting this session.

Moderators
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Jonathan Green

Shrewsbury Director of Technology
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Pamela Poitras

Pamela Poitras, Curriculum Coordinator

Speakers
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Mary Beth Banios

Shrewsbury Public Schools


Friday November 15, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
307

10:45am

Breaking the Barrier: Using iBook Textbooks in the Language Classroom
This session will present the amazing ways that an iPad can transform a world language classroom. The author of the Breaking the Spanish Barrier and Breaking the French Barrier iBook textbooks will demonstrate all of the innovative features that these iBooks provide. The pathway to fluency is beautifully paved with this approach. Participants will get to see videoclips of students who share their experience using these iBooks on their iPads in the classroom. The author will show all of the ways that these texts on an iPad can make students truly confident in their ability to learn a new language.

Speakers
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John Conner

Breaking the Barrier
Publisher of world language materials available in print and digital formats.


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
307

10:45am

Delivering Instruction in an Online and Blended Learning Environment
Online and blended learning are changing how students learn and teachers teach. Across the country, schools and districts are using online and blended learning in unique ways to deliver core curriculum, help students recover credits, expand AP and world language programs, introduce students to career paths, differentiate instruction, and more. In this session, participants will:
• Learn about the different blended learning models that schools across the country are implementing to help students succeed
• Explore Edgenuity’s online curriculum and learning management system, both of which are fully iPad compatible
• Share best practices, as well as obstacles, in planning for and implementing an online program.
• Receive a comprehensive planning workbook to set your online or blended learning program up for success

Moderators
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Janice Rotella

Janice E. Rotella, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Wareham Public Schools, Wareham, MA. Prior Experience: Principal, Dudley Middle School, Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, Dudley, MA. Curriculum Coordinator and Middle School Building Project Manager, Dudley-Charlton Regional School District.

Speakers
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Jennifer Slackman

Since joining Edgenuity in 2012, Jennifer has been working with school and district leaders across the country, helping them plan and implement online and blended learning programs. Additionally, Jennifer works with educators to understand the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards. Prior to joining Edgenuity, Jennifer worked at the College Board and Scholastic, supporting schools and districts in the areas of assessment, reading... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
301

10:45am

FluidMath Makes the iPad a Dynamic Math Learning Tool
It is now possible for your iPad to be a dynamic math writing surface that, based on your own handwriting, will create graphs and tables, simplify expressions, and solve equations. The session will introduce FluidMath.net, an easy-to-use web application that interprets your math notation handwritten on an iPad with your finger or a stylus. The session is ideal for teachers of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Precalculus. Topics will involve both student discovery activities & teacher demonstrations. The session will include activities that take advantage of Fluidmath's robust computer algebra system. If you have been frustrated by the lack of iPad apps for High School mathematics, this session is for you!

Speakers
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Nils Ahbel

Deefield Academy
Nils studied Mechanical Engineering and then earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1984, with a concentration in Microeconomics. Following graduate school he worked in Germany as a project engineer for five years and then, searching for his passion he returned to the US to give prep school life a try. Already in his second year of teaching he was chosen to be an author for the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, working... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
303

10:45am

Reading Meet 21st Century/21st Century Meet Subtext: Using Subtext to Engage Readers and Deepen Understanding
Subtext is a collaborative reading app that provides teachers with a platform to embed their own great instruction right in the pages of books, articles, and PDFs. It allows teachers to make student groups, interact collaboratively with the reading, ask comprehension questions and add additional visual information to expand student comprehension of reading material. With Subtext, teachers can address all learning styles and easily differentiate instruction. It works seamlessly with GAFE so students and teachers can paste reading passages into Google Docs for easy reading reflections and learning moments- empowering connected learning experiences. Subtext bridges the gap between reading and text dependant writing. If you are not reading with Subtext, by the end of this session you will be ready to use it in your classroom. Subtext is pure educational bliss for teachers. Subtext is available on the iPad, Edmodo and the Web today. Bring your iPad to this hands-on demo-and-do session to learn how to integrate Subtext into your classroom.

Moderators
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Julie Walthour

"Julie Walthour | | With 37 years of experience in teaching literacy in Hopkins, MN Julie Walthour finds engagement the key to effective reading practices with students and with colleagues. With the advent of a 1:1 iPad initiative, looking for an iPad app to engage readers was a mission – accomplished with the discovery of Subtext. In Hopkins Julie has implemented a secondary RtI program, led a school-wide literacy initiative and... Read More →

Speakers
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Sara Speicher

Digital Content Specialist, Hopkins Public Schools
Sara is a 9th grade reading and AVID teacher at Hopkins West Junior High School, Minnetonka, MN. Sara is a Tech Integration Specialist and a member of the Digital Content Team in the Hopkins School District. She is a Google Apps for EDU Trainer and has presented at conferences and trainings throughout the Twin City area. Sara is passionate about using technology to engage students, enhance curriculum, and bolster academic performance across... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
306

10:45am

We're Not a BYOD or a 1:1 School, But I Do Have One iPad"
Participants will gain actionable ideas and strategies to improve instruction, assessment and classroom behavior in their classrooms. Teachers with limited technology at their schools without BYOD possibilities or 1:1 technology resources will take away 3 specific apps that will transform their outdated classrooms into 21st century hubs for learning. The session will start with an overview of how I, personally, turned from engaging students in a classroom with a chalkboard to now creating multimedia presentations using just a single iPad. With visual examples from class to show its real-world application and effectiveness, I will empower educators of all technology skill sets to feel more excited and comfortable to integrate technology in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Nghiem Bui

Nghiem Bui

Elementary School Teacher, William H. Ray Elementary School
I am passionate about educational equity and relevant learning for all students. I believe that access to education through technology can help bridge the learning and achievement gap and ensuring that school and classrooms reflect students needs in today's constantly changing and developing world.


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
305

10:45am

The iPad in Practice: Designing Flows and Ladders for the Classroom
Searching through the app store can be an exhilarating, yet exhausting experience. All those bright, shiny apps - but which ones should we choose? How many? How should we bring them together? In this session, we will examine these questions through the dual lens of the SAMR model and the EdTech Quintet, seeing how a few well-chosen apps can support a broad range of learning projects. We will see how to integrate these apps into flows, and how to design "SAMR ladders" that leverage these flows to transform classroom outcomes. Everyone is encouraged to bring questions about their own teaching scenarios, so that the knowledge gained can be put to good use right away.

Featured Speakers
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Dr. Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
302

10:45am

How New Zealand’s Whole School System is Built for Student Centered Learning & iPads
The iPad and the New Zealand education system are both personal devices. The entire NZ education system is designed to recognise the individual’s skills in different settings and environments. The iPad is having a big impact in New Zealand education because the flexibility of the device is matched by that of the system. I will explain how the New Zealand system can offer such flexibility whilst still maintaining standards. In fact, our students are recognised by success in what we call “Standards,” which indicate a level of understanding or skill in a specific area. How one gives evidence of an understanding is also flexible. In New Zealand we recognise that students’ talents for expression take many forms but that all can prove a deep understanding. Students can study at their learning level rather than being fixed within their school grade and use the iPad as best fits them in their assessments.

Speakers
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Richard Wells

Head of Technology (Teaching), Orewa College
"Richard Wells is a Art & Design Graduate, Microsoft Certified Engineer turned Apple Fan, Head of Department & Teacher. Originally from England, he has been teaching for 10 years and is Head of Technology at a New Zealand high school. Richard is recognised in New Zealand and by thousands online for his expertise in classroom iPad use and social media in schools. He has helped a number of schools with their iPad rollouts and writes a... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
300

10:45am

Navigating the 1st Year in a 1:1 Classroom
What can a classroom teacher expect to face during their first year with iPads in the classroom. Beyond learning the new apps and devices, what other skills and competencies will a classroom teacher need? This session will focus on educational philosophy, classroom management strategies, changing classroom relationshsips and frameworks for helping teachers to understand what the transition entails.

Speakers
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Shawn McCusker

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


Friday November 15, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
304

1:15pm

"Cloud Nine Instead of Chaos "
Classroom management with iPads is the one area teachers ask about most frequently. It doesn’t have to be hard, but sometimes things must change a bit when mobile devices enter the classroom. We’ll share teachers’ tried and true tips for classrooms that work beautifully. Whether you have 1:1 iPads or 3 in a classroom center, you’ll walk away with free resources and hear the “What Not to Do” list from three years of iPad deployment.

Moderators
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Terice Schneider

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC
Terice T. Schneider began her career as a secondary English teacher for 15 years. Recently, she started EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Vicki Ventura after working for 12 years as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. The goal of EnvisionEd Consulting is helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. | For the last three years Terice focused on planning... Read More →

Speakers
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Vicki Ventura

Consultant, EnvisionEd Consulting
Vicki Ventura began EnvisionEd Consulting, LLC with Terice Schneider after 32 years in education, most recently as Instructional Technology Coordinator for 15 years. They are passionate about helping school systems empower teachers to use every means possible, including technology, to engage students in their own learning. Their vision is to promote engagement and student ownership of learning. Vicki offers engaging staff development and also... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
300

1:15pm

Creatively Integrate iPad Math & Presentation Apps, CCSS, & Questioning Techniques Into Math Classes
Participants will see how to merge these essential instructional methods for student success. Take photos with your iPad and immediately model the curves with an equation or a geometric figure – on your iPad! Obtain and “play” over 1000 FREE interactive classroom ready activities – including teacher notes and solutions for grades 6 – 12, many of these align with the Common Core State Standards. Each student is engaged and working at his/her own pace on such tough-to-teach-and-learn topics as: domain and range, sum of infinite geometric series, the unit circle, investigate slope interactively, area formulas, and many more. Participants will learn how to cleverly utilize these apps: Reflector, Splashtop, Dropbox, and TI-Nspire. All five of these – Graph, Calculate, Geometry, Spreadsheets, Data & Statistics – work together in concert with TI-Nspire. Reflector allows the user how to wirelessly project what is on the iPad screen to the class. Splashtop allows the user to use the iPad as a wireless mouse and control any program on the desktop computer remotely. Access activities directly from your Dropbox and interact with them immediately. The presenter will also emulate skillful questioning techniques and strategies that are endorsed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Participants can see how these questioning techniques work within the presentation. All 8 of the CCSS Math Practices will be addressed and illustrated with the examples and problems that we do during this session. Participants will be given access to all activities and ideas presented. Everything is shared!
Including my favorite Big Bang Theory video snippets that address mathematics in a cool and entertaining way.
Pedagogy + Formative Assessment + Interactive Activities + Technology = Success.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies. | I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students to better understand Transformational Geometry.


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
305

1:15pm

iPads and AP, IB, and Dual Credit: How They Lived Happily Ever After Together
Maybe your school is talking about getting iPads, or maybe they have already arrived. For many teachers, especially of advanced courses, the iPads seem like just “toys”. And “who has time for those toys, when we’ve got REAL curriculum to cover?” The demands for rigorous curriculum are constantly increasing. Common core and teacher evaluation processes, as well as state and nationally mandated tests all impress on us a need for challenging, relevant curriculum. How is a teacher to address all of these needs and encourage responsible use of technology that also is demanding of students? If you are looking for answers to that question, this session is for you.

Presenters in this session will demonstrate apps and strategies for moving the iPads from toys to tools, especially addressing the need for rigor and relevance in the classroom. Learn new strategies for using e-books to enhance comprehension and analysis. See how word clouds can be used to evaluate online sources. Preview Learning Management Systems and learn the benefits of each. This session will be jam packed with practical ideas for using iPads as another tool in the teacher toolbox. Participants in this session can expect to leave with practical ideas and resources they can take home and try out in their own classrooms, or share with their teachers immediately following this session.

Speakers
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Mitch Lawson

Mr. Lawson is a veteran teacher, having served more than twenty years in public schools. After many years as an elementary teacher, Mr. Lawson moved to a position as library media specialist. In this position he serves as the point person for implementation in a 1:1 iPad school. Mr. Lawson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master's Degree from IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University... Read More →
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Melissa Lawson

Northeastern Junior-Senior High School
Mrs. Lawson is a high school English teacher, with 20 years of experience teaching students from a variety of grade and ability levels and two years of experience teaching using iPads in the classroom. She currently teaches dual credit English courses for both Vincennes University and Northeastern Jr/Sr High School. She also serves as the department chair at Northeastern Jr/Sr High School. Mrs. Lawson graduated from Indiana University with a... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
301

1:15pm

Managing a 1:1 iPad Classroom
Participants will gain tips on how to set up procedures, expectations, etc. for their 1:1 iPad classroom. They will also learn methods to hold students accountable for their work as well as giving them choices. Finally they will take an old lesson and give it an iPad makeover to make it engaging enough to keep students on task.

Speakers
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Kellie Arnold

Educational Technology Facilitator, Spring Branch ISD
I'm a workaholic project-based learning math teacher in a 1:1 iPad environment. This is where I get to combine my creativity of my youth with my knack and yes, love of math and technology. I keep myself sane by playing like a kid on my yoga mat while my cat tries to help!


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
303

1:15pm

Student Digital Portfolios: Rethinking Assessment Using Google and iPads
Rethinking Assessment Using Google and iPads
In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important - to how we can use Google Drive and Google Sites to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work using GAFE -with a focus on the best iPad apps that integrate with Google Drive. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator in 2014!


Speakers
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Holly Clark

Instructor & Presenter, EdTechTeacher
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. A Google Certified Teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher, she has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2003. Holly has presented nationally and internationally on Pad integration as well as on using Google Apps for Education to empower student learning. 


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
302

1:15pm

Redefining Learning: Characteristics of Innovative School Technology Leaders
Come explore how innovative school leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Singapore are thinking beyond a device and promoting conscientious innovation with learning technologies. Participants will walk away with a vision, a mission, a clear pedagogical framework, and a set of practices for transforming mobile learning spaces to better meet the demands of an increasingly connected and cognitively demanding world.

Featured 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.


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
304

1:15pm

Creating an #iPadnado 1 (Evolution of iPad Pilot to BYOiPad Initiative)
This session is geared towards districts and administrators, walking them through how the middle school interdisciplinary team/school approached the iPad and mobile learning initiative for the district - from a process end to the actual implementation in the classes with the students (including the evaluative approach we used with parent engagement, workshops, etc.) - really walking through our 'year at Blake' - evolving from an idea to a district-purchased pilot to being able to launch a BYOiPad Initiative. The lessons we learned and approach we took as a team benefiting our students could offer much to others, sharing our approach, successes, mistakes, and growth process. Ideas and topics addressed during this presentation: philosophy of mistakes, professional development outline, transparency/communication with parents. We aim to make this presentation interactive for participants.

Moderators
JH

Jason Heim

Grade 8 Science Teacher/Team Leader
DH

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist

Speakers
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Nat Vaughn

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


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
307

1:15pm

IOS Tips and Tricks
You and your students have upgraded your iPads and everything is going great. But you're doing the same old thing. Learn how to leverage some of the new features in iOS 7 to enhance your classroom and the way your students and you use these schools.


Speakers
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Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →
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Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
306

2:30pm

Creative Content Integration
Do you find that you never have enough time in the day to teach the information you need? Would you love for your students to study the core subject-matter throughout the entire day no matter what class they are attending? Using technology tools and core content Integration techniques, this can become a reality. During this session, best practices on subject integration across the curriculum will be shared and the Creative Content Integration method will be discussed. Using this method, teachers and curriculum planners will have the ability to help their students dive deeper into class material.

Creative Content Integration is the process of taking a subject-area theme or skill and incorporating it into all classes the child experiences throughout the day. Children are able to manipulate content in reading, math, art, music, physical education and other subject-areas.  This process takes careful planning and support of enrichment teachers. The presenter will discuss her experience using the Creative Content Integration technique. Elementary grade level examples will be presented and discussed with participants. Example student work and planning templates will be shown as well. Like Project Based Learning, students can work to produce a single project which is supported and assessed in all content areas or students can work on separate projects in each area supported by a common theme.

1. Presenter will make introductions and give background
2. Presenter will define and discuss the basics of the Creative Content Integration (CCI) technique
3. The presenter will show examples of CCI projects in elementary grades 1, 2, 3, and 4.
4. The presenter will share planning templates
5. Presenter will discuss meeting agendas and assessment ideas to effectively execute the project. 

Moderators
Speakers
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Melissa Herring

Second Baptist School
"Melissa Herring has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and is a certified Texas Master Technology Teacher. Melissa Herring and her co-presenters work as Technology Specialists in a Distinguished Apple School which has a 1:1 iPad program in third and fourth grade, and a 1:1 Mac laptop program in fifth through twelfth grade. Melissa has written three iBooks which have been downloaded internationally."


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
301

2:30pm

Digital Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship
Ready for some real cool tools to teach digital citizenship? In this double play session, try your hands on Common Sense Media’s new interactive eBooks for iPads and Digital Passport Mobile. Now in eBook format for iPad, the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum offers books for both teachers and students. The eBook Teacher Edition covers curriculum lessons, class activities, videos, and embedded professional development such as background on the curriculum topics, quizzes and reflections, and videos of lessons in action. The accompanying eBook Student Workbooks include interactive, drag and drop lesson activities, videos, lesson and unit-level assessments, and the ability for students to submit work from the book to the teacher. The eBooks are available by grade level K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

The second resource, Digital Passport.org, is an interactive learning game for grades 3-5 that teaches and tests the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship. Students learn foundational skills from online games and videos, while deepening their learning through collaborative offline activities. Topics include: multitasking and cell phones, privacy and sharing, cyberbullying, effective online searching, and creative credit. Students collect badges along the way towards earning a Digital Passport certificate. Teachers are provided a robust dashboard including additional classroom activities, student reporting, and a training center. Digital Passport can be an entirely student-guided experience, or in conjunction with accompanying lessons and activities. The site is also available in a mobile app version for iOS and Android. Attendees will take a tour of Digital Passport and learn how they can implement it immediately in their blended elementary classroom. Digital Passport received a Bronze Medal in the 2012 International Serious Play Awards. 

Speakers
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Darri Stephens

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


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
304

2:30pm

e-Rupting Education: How Digital Classrooms Are About More Than Just Technology
Digital technology like iPads, eTextbooks and smartboards are at the forefront of the changing classroom model. Ask any school with a successful digital model and they'll tell you It's not as easy as adapting old teaching models to include technology, that's only part of it. We call the process e-Rupting education. You have to meet kids at their level, where they work and live, and if you are behind the times, you are doing them a disservice. Join us to learn best practices for modifying and re-defining elements of your curriculum to best prepare your students for the future.


Now two years into their iPad program, come hear about South Kent Schools’ advances in curriculum and how it has changed the classroom to truly prepare students for college and beyond. Instead of high-level over-generalizations, you'll hear real on-the-ground experiences from teachers, administrators and students - what works and what doesn’t work and the partners that can make it a reality.

Moderators
avatar for Phil Darrin

Phil Darrin

Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, South Kent School
Phil Darrin, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at South Kent School, is a key player in one the country’s most digitally progressive preparatory schools. South Kent boasts a 99% digital ebook adoption rate across all grade levels. Darrin’s expertise has been overseeing the faculty and curriculum development parts of the digital classroom switch. Darrin, working in tandem with South Kent’s Chief Information Officer Gonzo Garcia, has... Read More →

Speakers
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Gonzalo Garcia

Chief Information Officer, South Kent School
Gonzo Garcia, Chief Information Officer at South Kent School, is the technological leader in one the country’s most digitally progressive preparatory schools. Beginning in the Spring of 2011 the school converted from a traditional learning environment and now boasts a 99% digital ebook adoption rate across all grade levels. Garcia’s expertise has been overseeing many of the details of the deployment from upgrading the network infrastructure... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
303

2:30pm

iPads and Projects and Apps, OH MY! Effectively Integrating iPads into Your Science Classroom
The focus of this session is to help you introduce and use iPads into your science classroom. We will offer suggestions for getting your classroom started to setting up labs, projects and activities, as well as talk about the infrastructure needed to get things going. Our goal is to help you learn how to navigate between using the iPad as a tool for consumption and as a tool of creation in your science classroom. Featured content topics will be genetics, forensic science, cellular processes, anatomy/physiology, dissection, and more. We will also discuss our plan from proposal to integration of ipads and the technical needs and challenges. Whether you have a 1:1 program, shared carts or class sets of iPads, our presentation applies to you. This is a great session for anyone starting out with iPads to those of us who have experience and are looking for more ideas! 

Moderators
EP

Ed Patterson

Director of Academic Technology, Norfolk Academy
finding the right tool to take students from content to knowledge!

Speakers
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Elizabeth Glassman

Biology Teacher, Norfolk Academy
Elizabeth Glassman is a biology teacher at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia who strives to maintain balance between tradition and technology in her classroom. This is her third year using shared iPads and e-texts.


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
305

2:30pm

Mirror, Mirror...Student Self-assessment and ePortfolios through the iPad Looking Glass
Tag it, you’re it! - create, capture, curate, and celebrate learning using iPads to demonstrate mastery. When iPads and Evernote entered the picture for one Vermont school committed to overhauling graduation requirements to measure whole-school proficiencies, something magical happened. Proficiency-based graduation requirements and portfolios transformed assessment from something done to students to the reality of engaged student ownership of learning.

Participants will see how all middle level teachers and students in our school are using Evernote and a suite of apps to encourage self reflection toward mastery, ongoing formative reflection, and transformed student-led conferences. Our motto: “always capturing, always collaborating, always reflecting.”

During the presentation, participants will create an Evernote notebook, capture their real-time learning, tag it, and share. Following this hands-on experience, they will see examples of student app use (Aurasma, iMovie, Explain Everything, etc.) to demonstrate learning and how this evidence gets captured and curated in their Graduate Expectations Evernote Notebook and shared with their parents and teachers in student-led conferences. Participants will come to understand that tagging is the key to a portfolio structured upon school-wide proficiencies (the answer to the question who is the fairest of them all?). We will then share how this process, adopted district-wide, leads to a transformed proficiency-based assessment scheme.

The presentation culminates with a frank assessment of our work and our next steps from the lens of a student’s perspective. After watching the short video 10 Expectations from LeavingtoLearn.org we will take a good hard look in the mirror and share our rating of our work with evidence for each of the 10 Expectations in our own Evernote notebook. Participants will leave with a shared Evernote notebook of resources to include how-to videos created by both teachers and students, our school’s Graduation Expectations & rubrics, and portfolio reflection organizers.

Moderators
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Jodie Curran

Jodie Curran, Special Educator | Jodie Curran brings with her 15 years of experience as a special educator at the Middle Level. She has a passion for investigating ways to use technology in order to level the playing field for her students and currently facilitates district professional development opportunities focused on integrating technology for special education students. Last spring she presented “Using the iPad to level the... Read More →
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Jon Potts

Jon Potts, 7th grade English Teacher - http://humsenglish7.wordpress.com/ | Jon taught himself Flash, first to promote his freelance writing and later to build an interactive portfolio that helped him get his first full-time teaching job. Ten years later, he’s still approaching new technologies head-on, investigating open-badges, Schoology, MailChimp, and other aspects of an interactive parent portal. His recent presentations emphasize a... Read More →
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Brian Wagner

Teacher, Harwood Union Middle School
Brian Wagner, 8th grade Science Teacher | Brian complements his four years of teaching with 23 years of experience working as a chemist and staff scientist for environmental engineering and consulting firms. His philosophy that science is best learned by doing is augmented by the use of digital technology that allows students to create their own personal understanding of science content. Brian’s recent presentation to Vermont colleagues... Read More →

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Susan Hennessey

Professional Development Coordinator, University of Vermont Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education
Susan Hennessey is the Professional Development Coordinator for the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont, where she facilitates teacher and student learning supported by digital tools. Before becoming part of the TIIE team, Susan was the Library Media Specialist and former English teacher and English Department Chair at Harwood Union Middle High School in South Duxbury, VT. In addition she taught courses in... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads
Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, mind-mapping apps, multimedia, and collaborative documents, all available on iPad and other mobile devices, redefine the writing process. In this session, we will discuss their impact as well as how they can transform the ways in which we think about the development of new literacies across grade levels.

First, we will discuss the potential for these tools to meet a diverse set of learners, highlighting strategies to support students who may struggle with reading, output, organization, or editing. From there, we will explore the potential for collaborative writing and editing. Finally, we will look beyond traditional writing assignments and describe the potential for alternative assessments given the capabilities of mobile technology.

Participants will leave this presentation with a host of tools, ideas, and resources to support the writing process with mobile devices.

Speakers
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Beth Holland

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

Teacher/Consultant, Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with 20 years experience in K-12 schools. She has worked as a teacher, an elementary and middle school technology coordinator and an assistant principal. She has presented throughout the country and is a Google Certified Teacher and has contributed to books, magazines and television shows discussing special issues education. She is passionate about technology and its potential to transform education. Teacher... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Using iBooks Author to Generate Content for the Classroom – Explore iBooks Textbooks and learn how you can make your own

With iPads students have the world at their fingertips. They can search, take pictures, create video, generate multimedia reports, and simulate virtual tours. And now you can join your curriculum content with the consumption, curation, and creativity activities the iPad facilitates. Come and explore the iBooks texts developed for high school social studies by Brown University’s Choices Program, learn why we chose this path and some of the advantages and pitfalls we’ve discovered, hear about research comparing the use of this new medium vs print, and learn how you can develop content for your classroom using this new development tool.  You’ll also leave with access to a free sample unit you can use in your classroom.



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Susan Graseck

Director, The Choices Program-Brown University
Susan Graseck is the founding director of the Choices Program at Brown University and a Senior Fellow at Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies. Choices is a national education initiative that develops teaching resources that engage students in substantive exploration of multiple perspectives on complex international issues and provides professional development for teachers at the secondary level. Graseck is leading the... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Successful iPad Pilot to Schoolwide Deployment: Student Survey Perspectives

As a tech director implementing change and moving our community to a 1 to 1 computing environment I‘m always asked “How do I measure the success of my programs?” Well I start my measuring the impact of the iPad on teaching & learning. The assessment of Thayer student perceptions on learning and engagement is observational and functional. Student reactions were measured using a survey to rate their learning & engagement. Other findings are classroom observations. Our research is applicable for iPad deployment at Thayer Academy.

There are many questions that define our assessment project. Would the iPad enhance student learning? Did the iPad change the educational dynamics of the classroom? Does the iPad support the student’s creativity & innovation? Did the iPad support collaborative learning thru social media? Are students’ self-directed learners after the iPad program? Did the iPad help them learn using different styles: visual, auditory or kinesthetic?

In our talk we will discuss the student survey, discover student experiences with the iPad and present student observations. You will walk away with the students’ perception on how the iPad has enhanced learning at Thayer Academy.  

Moderators
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Rachel Goffin

Student, Thayer Academy
Rachel Goffin is a Jr. and Technology Fellow at Thayer Academy. She studied psychology at UCLA this past summer and is interested in studying cognitive science and statistics in the future. As a Thayer Academy Technology Fellow, she is currently working on collecting data for the iPad program.

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Theresa Jay

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


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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