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Wednesday, July 16
 

10:20am EDT

Teaching Literacy with iPads
Can an iPad really help you to teach literacy in your elementary classroom? The answer is ""yes""! Whether you have access to only one iPad or several, we'll explore apps, tools and methods that can help you to take advantage of this powerful learning tool. You’ll leave with

· A list of apps to support each component of the curriculum
· Ideas for supporting learning in a one or two iPad classroom
· Tips for getting the most out of your iPads
· An online handout with information from the session

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy

Grade One Teacher,
Kathy Cassidy is an award-winning Canadian first grade teacher who is passionate about literacy and about connecting her classroom with the world. Her students regularly learn from and with people and classrooms from around the world. Kathy has a classroom blog and her students each have their own blogs which are digital portfolios reflecting their learning in all subject areas. These portfolios include images, video, podcasts and other evidence of their learning. In addition to teaching, Kathy is an author and speaker. You can also find... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

11:45am EDT

Engaged in the Digital Age: Transforming the Way You Teach
This session will discuss how the use of technology can transform traditional learning models into self-paced, collaborative learning environments. Screencasts used as part of blended learning are coupled with virtual environments to create a platform for teaching. Emphasis is also placed on the need for tools that allow for collaboration amongst students as well as assessment providing immediate feedback for teachers and students alike.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Boydstun

Chrissy Boydstun

English Teacher, Mansfield High School
Chrissy is passionate about transforming learning in the digital age as students transition from direct teach to a blended model in an effort to break down the walls of education that limit learning to a class period or school day. Always eager to teach innovative lessons that inspire... Read More →
avatar for Brian Boydstun

Brian Boydstun

Biology Teacher, Summit High School
Brian Boydstun is an innovative teacher of biology at Summit High School, which is part of the Mansfield Independent School District in Mansfield, Texas. He received his Masters in Education from the University of Arkansas and has been teaching in Texas for the past twelve years... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

A Student Centered Approach to Assessment and Self-Reporting

Supported by current rigorous research on the power of student reflection and self- reporting, the desire to further refine our feedback / feed forward strategies and placing greater value on student voice, St Mary’s Primary School Tauranga has been guided by a learning vision ‘to develop Assessment Capable Students, Teachers, Leaders and Parents’.  These workshops will explore their journey, inspiration and development of a school vision incorporating a student centred pedagogy and how students have experienced a rich and receptive localised curriculum, designed to meet the needs of personalised learning.


Speakers
JM

Janet McCarroll

Deputy Principal, St. Mary’s Catholic School
Janet McCarroll is Deputy Principal and Curriculum and Assessment Leader at a New Zealand primary school, with a roll of 410 students, located on the  Tauranga  estuary. Janet has shared her school's journey developing a  vision which supports student self assessment and self reporting... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

Common Core: Transform Your Low-Tech Class with a Mobile Makeover
Are you frustrated by the lack of technology in your classroom? Harness the power of mobile devices to engage your students, amplify their curiosity and transition to the Common Core Standards. Teach your students how to leverage their mobile devices to research, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create! Only a fraction of your students actually need a mobile device for you to successfully create a high-tech classroom. Explore free education apps, learn how to use QR codes in the classroom and walk away with ideas for how you can use mobile devices to create a student-centered classroom.exts
leveraging technology to support vocabulary development



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Catlin Tucker

Dr. Catlin Tucker

Educator, Trainer, Coach, Speaker & Author, catlintucker.com
Link to Catlin's Presentation --> bit.ly/BellinghamPresoCatlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 in Sonoma County where she taught for 16 years. Catlin is pursuing her doctorate... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

4:00pm EDT

A Student Centered Approach to Assessment and Self-Reporting

Supported by current rigorous research on the power of student reflection and self- reporting, the desire to further refine our feedback / feed forward strategies and placing greater value on student voice, St Mary’s Primary School Tauranga has been guided by a learning vision ‘to develop Assessment Capable Students, Teachers, Leaders and Parents’.  These workshops will explore their journey, inspiration and development of a school vision incorporating a student centred pedagogy and how students have experienced a rich and receptive localised curriculum, designed to meet the needs of personalised learning.


Speakers
JM

Janet McCarroll

Deputy Principal, St. Mary’s Catholic School
Janet McCarroll is Deputy Principal and Curriculum and Assessment Leader at a New Zealand primary school, with a roll of 410 students, located on the  Tauranga  estuary. Janet has shared her school's journey developing a  vision which supports student self assessment and self reporting... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Stuart - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Common Core: Integrating Informational Texts & Teaching Academic Vocabulary
Literacy is at the heart of the Common Core. The focus on informational texts has left many teachers wondering, how do I balance fiction and informational texts? Where do I find informational texts? How can I better support vocabulary development? This session will explore strategies for:
identifying “complex texts”
using digital texts with students
teaching active reading and annotation strategies
pairing informational texts with nonfiction titles
using web 2.0 tools to engage students in conversations about complex texts
leveraging technology to support vocabulary development



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Catlin Tucker

Dr. Catlin Tucker

Educator, Trainer, Coach, Speaker & Author, catlintucker.com
Link to Catlin's Presentation --> bit.ly/BellinghamPresoCatlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 in Sonoma County where she taught for 16 years. Catlin is pursuing her doctorate... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor
 
Thursday, July 17
 

10:20am EDT

Developing Professional Learning Magazines using Flipboard

Face it. Some of your teachers simply have no desire to be on Twitter—even if you explain all the resources that can be found there. I get it! However as an administrator, technology coordinator or curriculum coach, you still have a responsibility to help your staff continue their learning and to keep them informed about the latest news and resources in their fields. In this session, learn how you can take the relevant articles and resources you find on Twitter (and in other places), and easily create customized, digestible, electronic learning magazines for free using Flipboard. These can easily be shared with teachers, parents or other specific groups.


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor